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The Oxford History of the Reformation


Peter Marshall

01 September 2022

Oxford Histories

The Oxford History of the Reformation is the story of one of the truly epochal events in world history, and how it helped create the world we live in today

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land


Robert G. Hoyland, H. G. M. Williamson

08 August 2022

Oxford Illustrated History

The story of the Holy Land, encompassing the three millennia that saw the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and is highly illustrated with paintings, photographs, and ancient texts.

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Dignified Retreat: Writers and Intellectuals in the Age of Richelieu


Robert A. Schneider

01 April 2022

A panoramic study of the vibrant literary and intellectual culture that emerged in seventeenth-century France, drawing on the writings of over 100 men and women of letters, 'the generation of 1630', to understand the rise and refinement of the French language and the development of the literary culture of French classicism.

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Making Murder Public: Homicide in Early Modern England, 1480-1680


K. J. Kesselring

10 February 2022

Making Murder Public explores the emergence, in the sixteenth century, of a formal distinction between murder and manslaughter and the significant reduction in the rates of homicides individuals perpetrated on each other.

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The Voices of Nîmes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc


Suzannah Lipscomb

20 January 2022

Most of the women who ever lived left no trace of their existence on the record of history. In this book, Suzannah Lipscomb recovers the lives and aspirations of ordinary sixteenth- and seventeenth-century French women, using rich source material to show what they thought about their lives, menfolk, friendships, faith, and sex.

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Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans


Malcolm Gaskill

22 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

24 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

25 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

26 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

23 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

29 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

22 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

27 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

31 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

15 February 2001

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Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction


John Morrill

10 August 2000

Very Short Introductions

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Tudor England


John Guy

25 January 1990

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