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Major Works: Early Modern History 1500-1750

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  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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. English Historical Documents 1558–1603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    Series: English Historical Documents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 28th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  4. English Historical Documents, 1603–1660

    Edited by Barry Coward, Peter Gaunt

    Series: English Historical Documents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 December 12th 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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 17th 2008 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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 27th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Frances Yates:Select Works 10v

    By Frances Yates

    Series: Routledge Library Editions

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 25th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Crisis and Order in English Towns 1500-1700

    Edited by Peter Clark, Paul Slack

    This collection of essays in English urban history covers a period which has been called 'the Dark Ages in English Economic History', on which it directs a revealing light. The essays range from a discussion of the role of ceremony in the civic life of Coventry at the end of the Middle Ages to the...

    Published December 20th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Arts of Perception

    The Epistemological Mentality of the Spanish Baroque, 1580-1720

    By Jeremy Robbins

    Arts of Perception offers a new account of a key period in Spanish history and culture and a fundamental reassessment of its major writers and intellectuals, including Gracián, Quevedo, Calderón, Saavedra Fajardo, López de Vega, and Sor Juana. Reading these figures in the context of European...

    Published November 12th 2006 by Routledge