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Major Works: Early Modern History 1500-1750

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New and Published Books

  1. Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603

    By G.B. Harrison

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Shakespeare in Performance

    Shakespeare against the background of his times, his world of the theatre and his dramatic development through the last years of Elizabeth’s reign. Originally published in 1933 and republished in 1958, this great work is an imagining, in plain narrative, of the life of Shakespeare backed with...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women and Work in Pre-industrial England

    Edited by Lindsey Charles, Lorna Duffin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This book surveys women and work in English society before its transition to industrial capitalism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The time span of the book from 1300 to 1800 allows comparison of women’s work patterns across various phases of economic and social organisation. It was...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Death Comes to the Maiden

    Sex and Execution 1431-1933

    By Camille Naish

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Women in Stuart England and America

    A Comparative Study

    By Roger Thompson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia. Incorporating both new research on the subject, and the findings of other scholars on...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Women as Mothers in Pre-Industrial England

    Edited by Valerie Fildes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1990, this book met the rising interest in the subject of women in pre-industrial England, bringing together a group of scholars with diverse and wide-ranging interests; experts in social and medical history, demography, women’s studies, and the history of the family, whose...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  6. English Historical Documents 1558–1603

    Edited by Ian W. Archer, F. Douglas Price

    Series: English Historical Documents

    Praise for the series: ‘Perhaps the most important historical undertaking of our age... one of the most valuable historical works ever produced.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘A landmark in the field of historical endeavour... the most admirable collection of sources on English history that exists.’...

    Published June 29th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Four Centuries of Witch Beliefs (RLE Witchcraft)

    By R. T. Davies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Witchcraft

    Originally published in 1947, it is the essential purpose of this book to investigate attitudes of leading Elizabethan and Stuart statesmen, ask whether witchcraft was of any importance in seventeenth-century English history, or even influenced the Great Rebellion. The reader is placed in...

    Published June 24th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Scientific Revolution

    By Peter Harman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1983.This volume outlines some of the important innovations in astronomy, natural philosophy and medicine which took place in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows how the transformation in world-view during the period was affected by broader historical terms....

    Published August 18th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Francis Bacon: From Magic to Science

    By Paolo Rossi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1968. This volume discusses Francis Bacon’s thought and work in the context of the European cultural environment that influenced Bacon’s philosophy and was in turn influenced by it. It examines the influence of magical and alchemical traditions on Bacon and his opposition to...

    Published August 15th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Key Writings on Subcultures, 1535-1727

    Classics from the Underworld

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    This collection is a facsimile reprint of five exceptional books that provide fascinating insights into subversive movements from the sixteenth through to the eighteenth centuries. These volumes will be of interest to researchers in sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century history and also to...

    Published March 28th 2008 by Routledge