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New and Published Books

  1. The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte

    Edited by Judith Chaffee, Oliver Crick

    From Commedia dell’Arte came archetypal characters that are still with us today, such as Harlequin and Pantalone, and the rediscovered craft of writing comic dramas and masked theatre. From it came the forces that helped create and influence Opera, Ballet, Pantomime, Shakespeare, Moliere, Lopes de...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Friendship and Queer Theory in the Renaissance

    Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern England

    By John S. Garrison

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    In this volume, the author offers a substantial reconsideration of same-sex relations in the early modern period, and argues that early modern writers – rather than simply celebrating a classical friendship model based in dyadic exclusivity and a rejection of self-interest – sought to innovate on...

    Published December 27th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Age of Absolutism (Routledge Revivals)

    1660-1815

    By Max Beloff

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The end of eighteenth century is often regarded as the watershed between the feudal Europe of the Middle Ages and the modern Europe of the nineteenth century and beyond. The chronology covered in this title, first published in 1954, is vast, but covers an intellectually stimulating and exciting...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Female Agency in the Urban Economy

    Gender in European Towns, 1640-1830

    Edited by Deborah Simonton, Anne Montenach

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    This innovative new book is overtly and explicitly about female agency in eighteenth-century European towns. However, it positions female activity and decisions unequivocally in an urban world of institutions, laws, regulations, customs and ideologies. Gender politics complicated and shaped the...

    Published March 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans

    Context and Consequences

    By Michael Angold

    Series: Turning Points

    The fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans in 1453 marked the end of a thousand years of the Christian Roman Empire. Thereafter, world civilisation began a process of radical change. The West came to identify itself as Europe; the Russians were set on the path of autocracy; the Ottomans were...

    Published September 28th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598

    3rd Edition

    By R. J. Knecht

    Series: Seminar Studies

    In the second half of the sixteenth century, France was racked by religious civil wars and peace was only restored when Henry of Navarre finally converted to Catholicism, deciding – in his immortal phrase – that 'Paris is worth a mass'. In this lucid introduction to a complex period in French...

    Published June 10th 2010 by Routledge

  7. The Italian City Republics

    4th Edition

    By Daniel Philip Waley, Trevor Dean

    Daniel Waley and Trevor Dean illustrate how, from the eleventh century onwards, many dozens of Italian towns achieved independence as political entities, unhindered by any centralising power. Until the fourteenth century, when the regimes of individual ‘tyrants’ took over in most towns, these...

    Published December 18th 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598-1661

    By Alan James

    Series: Seminar Studies

    This controversial study takes the provocative line that the French monarchy was a complete success. James turns the idea of royal ‘absolutism’ on its head by redefining the French monarchy’s success from 1598 - 1661. The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598-1661 maintains that...

    Published April 13th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Spanish Society, 1400-1600

    By Teofilo F. Ruiz

    Series: Social History of Europe

    Spanish Society depicts a complex and fascinating country in transition from the late Middle Ages to modernity. It describes every part of society from the gluttonous nobility to their starving peasants. Through anecdotes, a lively style and portraits of figures such as St Teresa of Avila and...

    Published March 20th 2001 by Routledge

  10. Catherine de'Medici

    By R J Knecht

    Series: Profiles In Power

    Catherine de' Medici (1519-89) was the wife of one king of France and the mother of three more - the last, sorry representatives of the Valois, who had ruled France since 1328. She herself is of preeminent importance to French history, and one of the most controversial of all historical figures....

    Published December 12th 1997 by Routledge