Exploring Russia in the Elizabethan commonwealth

The Muscovy Company and Giles Fletcher, the elder (1546-1611)
Author: Felicity Stout
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1784996874
Category: History
Page: 288
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Exploring Russia in the Elizabethan commonwealth examines English relations with Russia, from the 'strange and wonderfull discoverie' of the land in 1553 and Elizabeth I's correspondence with Ivan the Terrible, to the corrupt culture of the Muscovy Company and the political sensitivities surrounding writing on Russia. Focusing on the life and works of Giles Fletcher, the elder, ambassador to Russia in 1588, this work explores two popular subject areas of Elizabethan history: exploration, travel and trade and late Elizabethan political culture. As well as examining these two subjects as inextricably linked, this book seeks to redress the imbalance in scholarship of the 'discovery era' that has so often looked to the 'New World' of the Americas at the expense of northern sites of exploration and exploitation. By analysing the pervasive languages of commonwealth, corruption and tyranny found in both the Muscovy Company accounts and in Fletcher's writings on Russia, this monograph explores how Russia was a useful tool for Elizabethans to think with when they contemplated the nature of contemporary government, the politics of the Elizabethan commonwealth and the changing face of monarchy in the late sixteenth century. Foregrounding early modern reading practices and censorship, alongside analysis of mercantile and diplomatic documents, this work will appeal to academics and students of Elizabethan political culture and literary studies, as well as those of early modern travel and trade.

Apostasy and Jewish Identity in High Middle Ages Northern Europe

'Are You Still My Brother?'
Author: Simha Goldin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719095778
Category: History
Page: 176
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The attitude of Jews living in the medieval Christian world to Jews who converted to Christianity or to Christians seeking to join the Jewish faith reflects the central traits that make up Jewish self-identification. The Jews saw themselves as a unique group chosen by God, who expected them to play a specific and unique role in the world. This study researches fully for the first time the various aspects of the way European Jews regarded members of their own fold in the context of lapses into another religion. It attempts to understand whether they regarded the issue of conversion with self-confidence or with suspicion, and whether their attitude was based on a clear theological position, or on issues of socialisation. The book will primarily interest students and lecturers of Jewish/Christian relations, the Middle Ages, Jews in the Medieval period, and inter-religious research.

Chaplains in Early Modern England

Patronage, literature and religion
Author: Hugh Adlington,Tom Lockwood,Gillian Wright
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526110687
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Chaplains in early modern England: Patronage, literature and religion surveys the roles and significance of chaplains between the late sixteenth and early eighteenth centuries. Chaplains, though often neglected in scholarly accounts of the early modern period, were culturally pivotal figures who made important contributions both to the public sphere and to domestic life throughout the nation. Well-educated and often well-connected, chaplains occupied an ambivalent position within early modern culture: socially subordinate to the patrons who employed them, they nonetheless frequently enjoyed high levels of spiritual, cultural and even political authority. This collection explores both the ambiguities and the opportunities involved in early modern chaplaincy, and also shows how appreciating this complex role can illuminate our understanding of early modern English religious, political and literary cultures. This remarkable volume represents a pioneering collaboration between leading early modern historians and literary scholars. Chapters by Kenneth Fincham, David Crankshaw and Mary Morrissey analyse the legal structures governing the appointment and remit of chaplains and map their roles and functions within early modern England. Case studies by Hugh Adlington, Tom Lockwood, Angus Vine, Christopher Burlinson, Erica Longfellow, William Gibson and Grant Tapsell examine individual chaplains, including discussion both of their more religiously focused activities - serving and advising their patrons, shaping church policy and theology, participating in interconfessional dialogues - and of their more literary and cultural roles, as poets, scribes and editors. This interdisciplinary volume will be of interest to academics and students working on early modern English history, religion and literature.

A Rough Climate


Author: Edward Archibald Markham
Publisher: Anvil PressPoetry Limited
ISBN: 9780856463372
Category: Poetry
Page: 119
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The seventh collection of poems by one of contemporary poetry's most exciting writers.

Courtship and Constraint

Rethinking the Making of Marriage in Tudor England
Author: Diana O'Hara
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719062513
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
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This book is the first major study of courtship in early modern England. It blends historical and anthropological perspectives to suggest novel and exciting approaches to the making of marriage in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Aspects of English Protestantism C. 1530-1700


Author: Nicholas Tyacke
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719053924
Category: History
Page: 354
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Aspects of English Protestantism examines the reverberations of the Protestant Reformation, which contented up until the end of the 17th century. In this wide-ranging book Nicholas Tyacke looks at the history of Puritanism, from the Reformation itself, and the new marketplace of ideas that opened up, to the establishment of the freedom of worship for Protestant non-conformists in 1689. Tyacke also looks at the theology of the Restoration Church, and the relationship between religion and science.

Black Bartholomews Day

Preaching, polemic and Restoration nonconformity
Author: David J. Appleby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1847794459
Category: History
Page: 272
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Black Bartholomew's Day explores the religious, political and cultural implications of a collision of highly-charged polemic prompted by the mass ejection of Puritan ministers from the Church of England in 1662.David Appleby's book, the first in-depth study of this heated exchange, centres on the departing ministers' farewell sermons. Many of these valedictions, delivered by hundreds of dissenting preachers in the weeks before Bartholomew's Day, would be illegally printed and widely distributed, provoking a furious response from government officials, magistrates and bishops. Black Bartholomew's Day re-interprets the political significance and ostensibly moderate and marginalised Puritan clergy posed a credible threat to the restored political order. This book approaches the texts, their authors and audiences from a number of angles: investigating the preachers' need to reconcile political loyalty with religious integrity; considering nonconformist and conformist sermons in terms of performance and rhetorical content and revealing how political comment could be surreptitiously broadcast. Appleby demonstrates how the nonconformist message was affected by the process of scribal and printed circulation, discussing authorship , reception, marketing and censorship. In exploring the polemical responses to the farewell sermons, he argues that individuals within the Restoration establishment exploited the texts to pursue an anti-Puritan agenda which served to further their personal careers. Finally, an epilogue charts how the farewell sermons have been regularly repackaged over subsequent centuries.This book is aimed at readers interested in historicism, religion, nonconformity, print culture and the political potential of preaching in Restoration England.

Oddball Florida

A Guide to Some Really Strange Places
Author: Jerome Pohlen
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569764646
Category: Reference
Page: 306
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This entertaining guide directs travelers to the off-the-wall and offbeat destinations in Florida, home of gator wrestlers, school bus demolition derbies, Hemingway wannabes, the Fountain of Youth, the Nudist Hall of Fame, and a utopian community based on the premise that the earth is not round, but concave. Additional oddball attractions include a graveyard for roosters, the world's largest strawberry, the world's smallest police station, and museums dedicated to seashells, hamburgers, oranges, teddy bears, sponges, air conditioning, and one very old petrified cat. Documenting local oddities and forgotten history, this travel guide covers Florida in six regions with maps and detailed directions for each site as well as phone numbers, hours, web sites, and various photographs.

Communities in Early Modern England

Networks, Place, Rhetoric
Author: Alexandra Shepard,Phil Withington
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719054778
Category: History
Page: 276
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This volume attempts to rediscover the richness of community in the early modern world - through bringing together a range of fascinating material on the wealth of interactions that operated in the public sphere. Divided into three parts the book looks at:the importance of place – ranging from the Parish, to communities of crime, to the place of political culture,Community and Networks – how individuals were bound into communities by religious, professional and social networksthe value of rhetoric in generating community – from the King’s English to the use of ‘public’ as a rhetorical community. Explores the many ways in which people utilised communication, space, and symbols to constitute communities in early modern England. Highly interdisciplinary - incorporating literary material, history, religion, medical, political and cultural histories together, will be of interest to specialists, students and anyone concerned with the meaning and practice of community, past and present.

Doubtful and Dangerous

The Question of Succession in Late Elizabethan England
Author: Susan Doran,Paulina Kewes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1847799302
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Doubtful and dangerous examines the pivotal influence of the succession question on the politics, religion and culture of the post-Armada years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Although the earlier Elizabethan succession controversy has long commanded scholarly attention, the later period has suffered from relative obscurity. This book remedies the situation. Taking a thematic and interdisciplinary approach, individual essays demonstrate that key late Elizabethan texts - literary, political and polemical - cannot be understood without reference to the succession. The essays also reveal how the issue affected court politics, lay at the heart of religious disputes, stimulated constitutional innovation, and shaped foreign relations. By situating the topic within its historiographical and chronological contexts, the editors offer a novel account of the whole reign. Interdisciplinary in scope and spanning the crucial transition from the Tudors to the Stuarts, the book will be indispensable to scholars and students of early modern British and Irish history, literature and religion.

Charitable Hatred

Tolerance and Intolerance in England, 1500-1700
Author: Alexandra Walsham
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052392
Category: History
Page: 364
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Charitable Hatred offers a challenging new perspective on religious tolerance and intolerance in early modern England. Setting aside traditional models charting a linear progress from persecution to toleration, it emphasizes instead the complex interplay between these two impulses in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Deism in Enlightment England

Theology, Politics, and Newtonian Public Science
Author: Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719078725
Category: HISTORY
Page: 238
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This complete study of English deists as a group argues for a new interpretation of deism in the English Enlightenment. With extensive analysis of less known figures such as Anthony Collins, Matthew Tindal, Thomas Chubb, and Thomas Morgan, it offers a broader assessment of what deism entitled in the 18th century.

Catholics and the 'Protestant Nation'

Religious Politics and Identity in Early Modern England
Author: Ethan H. Shagan
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719057687
Category: History
Page: 213
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This book brings together leading historians of Catholicism and other notable historians of early modern English society in order to pull Catholicism back into the mainstream of English historiography, and to ask readers to suspend their assumptions and prejudices about the nature of Catholic history. Its primary assertion is that many of the fundamental issues of English history cannot be adequately understood without taking into account a Catholic perspective, while many of the fundamental issues of Catholic history cannot be understood in isolation from the rest of English society.

Britain's Lost Revolution?

Jacobite Scotland and French Grand Strategy, 1701-8
Author: Daniel Szechi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526106833
Category:
Page: 272
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This book is a frontal attack on an entrenched orthodoxy. Our official, public vision of the early eighteenth century demonises Louis XIV and France and marginalises the Scots Jacobites. Louis is seen as an incorrigibly imperialistic monster and the enemy of liberty and all that is good and progressive. The Jacobite Scots are presented as so foolishly reactionary and dumbly loyal that they were (sadly) incapable of recognising their manifest destiny as the cannon fodder of the first British empire. But what if Louis acted in defence of a nation's liberties and (for whatever reason) sought to right a historic injustice? What if the Scots Jacobites turn out to be the most radical, revolutionary party in early eighteenth-century British politics? Using newly discovered sources from the French and Scottish archives this exciting new book challenges our fundamental assumptions regarding the emergence of the fully British state in the early eighteenth century.

Brave Community

The Digger Movement in the English Revolution
Author: John Gurney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719061032
Category: History
Page: 256
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"First published by Manchester University Press in hardback, 2009"--Title page verso.

Studies in Scottish History

Chiefly Ecclesiastical
Author: Alexander Taylor Innes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Presbyterian Church
Page: 341
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Cromwell's Major-Generals

Godly Government During the English Revolution
Author: Christopher Durston
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719060656
Category: History
Page: 260
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The first full-scale study of the rule of Cromwell’s major-generals over England and Wales during 1655 and 1656. This is a period which had a dramatic impact upon contemporaries and has remained a powerful symbol of military rule down to the present day. Contains chapters on the three most important aspects of the major-generals' work: the collection of the decimation tax; the attempt to improve the security of the regime; and the struggle to build the 'Godly Nation'. Concludes with an investigation of the 1656 election and the major-generals subsequent unexpected fall from power. Fills a major gap in the historiography of Cromwellian England.

Cycling the Erie Canal, Revised Edition

A Guide to 400 Miles of Adventure and History Along the Erie Canalway Trail
Author: Parks & Trails New York
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438461607
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 152
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An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike across the state or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours. Great for walkers, boaters, and auto travelers, too. The Erie Canalway Trail is a cycling destination for riders of all abilities. Following one of the world’s most famous manmade waterways, it spans New York State between Albany and Buffalo. Whether enjoying a leisurely ride from one village to another, or spending a week completing the entire 360 miles, the Erie Canalway Trail offers endless adventures exploring the charming towns, living history, scenic beauty and cultural attractions of New York State. The trail route follows both active and historic sections of the Erie Canal. For more than thirty years, state and local governments have been transforming the old towpath and abandoned rail corridor into a 360-mile multi-use pathway; by 2015, more than three-quarters of the off-road route was in place. The guidebook is designed primarily for use by bicyclists, but it is also useful for those planning to enjoy the trail on foot, travelling the canal system by boat, or visiting the Canal corridor’s many sites by car. The revised edition includes new inset maps to guide trail users through complicated stretches. All new trail segments developed since 2012 have been added, along with on-road routing updates. The guide’s comprehensive listings of attractions, historic sites, visitor centers, and parks make it an indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike across the state or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours.

One Flight Up

A Novel
Author: Susan Fales-Hill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439149782
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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What happens after happily-ever-after fades? Can the answer be found one flight up? India, Abby, Esme, and Monique have all been friends since their days at Manhattan’s Sibley School for Girls. From the outside, these four women—all grown up now—seem to be living ideal lives, yet each finds herself suddenly craving more. India Chumley is a whip-smart divorce lawyer who routinely declines the marriage proposals of her charming French boyfriend, Julien. She’s taking the first plunge by moving in with him, but she’s keeping her own apartment—and keeping it a secret from him. Abby Rosenfeld Adams is an irrepressibly upbeat gallery owner who married her WASP college sweet heart, a passionate but tormented sculptor. When she suspects he is cheating on her, she realizes that perhaps there’s more to life than reassuring her husband of his artistic brilliance. Esme Sarmiento Talbot is a Colombian Scarlett O’Hara, bored with her proper Connecticut life and her tame, all-American husband. In order to satisfy her sensuality, she escapes to Manhattan and distracts herself with casual encounters. A card-carrying member of Harlem’s thriving buppie-ocracy and a successful gynecologist, Monique Dawkins-Dubois is married to a powerful but dull financier who barely notices her anymore. When an attractive coworker beckons, Monique can’t help but be flattered. The most straitlaced of them all, India is dismayed by her friends’ illicit activities. That is, until her ex-fiancé, the love of her life and the destroyer of her heart, reappears in New York— and she finds herself caught between the dependable man she thought was her future and the man she never quite let go of. Dazzling and sexy, One Flight Up is an irresistible comedic romp through the boardrooms, bedrooms, and ballrooms of Manhattan and Paris.

A Cornish Stranger


Author: Liz Fenwick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781409148227
Category: Cornwall (England : County)
Page: 293
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There's an old Cornish saying: 'Save a stranger from the sea, he'll turn your enemy...' When her reclusive grandmother becomes too frail to live alone, Gabriella Blythe moves into the remote waterside cabin on Frenchman's Creek which has been her grandmother's home for decades. Once a celebrated artist, Jaunty's days are coming to a close but she is still haunted by events in her past, particularly the sinking of Lancasteria during the war. Everything is fine until a handsome stranger arrives in a storm, seeking help. Fin has been left a family legacy: a delicate watercolour of a cabin above the creek which leads him to this beautiful stretch of Cornish water. As Fin begins to pick at the clues of the painting, he is drawn into the lives of Gabe and Jaunty, unraveling a remarkable story of identity and betrayal... In this delightful novel, Liz Fenwick weaves a spell-binding tale of romance and intrigue, set against the gorgeous Cornish coast.