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The Writings

Hugh Trevor-Roper : The Historian

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...A bibliography of Trevor-Roper’s publications can be found at www.hughtrevorroper.co.uk or www.history.ox.ac.uk/research/project/hugh-trevor-roper/bibliography.htm . Those listed below are the ones published...

Historicizing New Beginnings, 1400–1650

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Renaissance The revival of knowledge of, and interest in, Classical literature, which played a major role in the Renaissance, provided not only information on the Ancient world that helped foster further...

Representations of Women in Tudor Historiography

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...John Bale, a Carmelite friar turned reformer, appropriated the writings of two women for the uses of protestant polemic. These works, Anne Askew’s account of the interrogations that would lead to her death at the stake, and the Princess...

Machiavelli’s Democratic Turn

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Against the common opinion that says that peoples, when they are princes, are varying, mutable, and ungrateful, I affirm that . . . a prince unshackled from the laws will be more ungrateful, varying, and imprudent than a people...

Visual pedagogy

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Catechesis as a method of religious instruction has existed since the beginning of the Christian church. However, prior to the Reformation, high illiteracy rates and the predominance of Latin-language texts restricted the accessibility...

A Bastard Sister: Magic as an Object of Study in the Twentieth Century

Stuart McWilliams

Stuart McWilliams is Lecturer in English at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. His research interests include English literary and intellectual history, medieval studies and the philosophy of history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Thinking : History, Possibility and the Idea of the Occult

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012

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...I must plunge again and again in the water of doubt.The academic study of magic by non-practitioners is a relatively new area of scholarship, but in one sense the explorations of the uninitiated critic can be traced back to the Church...

Guicciardini and the Humanist Historians

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Guicciardini’s relation to the tradition of humanist historiography remains problematic despite considerable study over the past thirty years. Early attempts to dissociate Guicciardini were flawed by misunderstanding of the fundamental...

Sceptical History and the Myth of the Historical Revolution

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...There has been a wealth of significant research into the writing and use of historical narrative from the late middle ages to the seventeenth century in the last decade. This work has provided us with a more carefully nuanced understanding...

Antiquarianism as an Archival “Science”

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...One of Peiresc’s Four Great projects, according to his biographer, Pierre Gassendi, was a History of Provence (the others were studies of the Calendar of 354 CE, of the newly discovered moons of Jupiter, and of ancient vases). Of them all...

Burning issues

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Genre paintings of the Dutch Golden Age give an impression of seventeenth-century interiors in Holland. Several of these paintings – for example by Jan Steen (1626–79) and Pieter de Hooch (1629–84) – show inhabitants eating, drinking...