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Early Modern History - 1500 to 1700



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Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans


Malcolm Gaskill

October 2020

The transatlantic story of how the English settlers of seventeenth century North America became Americans - from the near-calamitous first settlement at Jamestown in 1607 to the drama of the Salem witch trials.

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Dynasty: A Very Short Introduction


Jeroen Duindam

October 2019

Very Short Introductions

Combining history and anthropology in a global examination of families and power, this book connects medieval kings and queens to contemporary family business empires. Its sweeping overview of five millennia of rulership uncovers recurring predicaments of bloodline succession, and sheds light on divergence and change in dynastic practice.

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Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Quentin Skinner

July 2019

Very Short Introductions

Quentin Skinner introduces Niccolò Machiavelli, Florentine diplomat, politician, and the writer known for that most infamous Early Modern work, The Prince. He explores Machiavelli's theory of princely virtù, tracing its roots in ancient historians and moralists, and considering its influence on contemporary politics.

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The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction


Joachim Whaley

July 2018

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction explores the thousand-year history of the Holy Roman Empire, from its origins in 800 as Charlemagne's Frankish kingdom, to its destruction by Napoleon. Throughout, Joachim Whaley analyses the empire's crucial impact and role in the history of European power and politics.

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The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction


Martyn Rady

March 2017

Very Short Introductions

The Habsburg Empire reached at various times across most of Europe and the New World. At all the critical moments of European history it is there - confronting Luther, launching the Thirty Years War, repelling the Ottomans, and taking on Napoleon. Martin Rady introduces the fascinating and colourful history of the Habsburgs.

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The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


John Guy

August 2013

Very Short Introductions

In this revised and updated edition of The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction, John Guy offers a compelling and authoritative guide to all aspects of the Tudor period. From politics, religion, and economics, to gender, art, and culture, this is a fascinating exploration of the leaders of the day and the culture of the time.

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The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction


Peter Marshall

October 2009

Very Short Introductions

The Reformation was a seismic event in European history, and one which changed the medieval world. Much which followed in European history can be traced back to this event. In this Very Short Introduction Peter Marshall seeks to explain the causes and consequences of religious and cultural division and difference in western Christianity.

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Northern Renaissance Art


Susie Nash

November 2008

Oxford History of Art

The history of northern Renaissance art, from the late 14th to the early 16th century, drawing on a rich range of sources to show how northern European art dominated the visual culture of Europe in this formative period

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Second Edition


Timothy Darvill

July 2008

Oxford Quick Reference

The most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and up-to-date dictionary of archaeology available. Over 4,000 entries cover artefacts, techniques, terminology, people, places, and periods. The second edition includes strong coverage of archaeological resource management and archaeological theory. An essential book for amateurs and professionals alike.

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Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History


Euan Cameron

February 2001

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Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction


John Morrill

August 2000

Very Short Introductions

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Tudor England


John Guy

January 1990

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