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Britain and IslamA History from 622 to the Present Day

Britain and Islam: A History from 622 to the Present Day

Martin Pugh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300234947
eISBN:
9780300249293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300234947.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In this broad yet sympathetic survey — ranging from the Crusades to the modern day — this book explores the social, political, and cultural encounters between Britain and Islam. The book looks, for ... More

Cursed BritainA History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times

Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times

Thomas Waters

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300221404
eISBN:
9780300249453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221404.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book unveils the enduring power of witchcraft, curses, and black magic in modern times. Few topics are so secretive or controversial. Yet, whether in the 1800s or the early 2000s, when disasters ... More

The Decline of MagicBritain in the Enlightenment

The Decline of Magic: Britain in the Enlightenment

Michael Hunter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243581
eISBN:
9780300249460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243581.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In early modern Britain, belief in prophecies, omens, ghosts, apparitions and fairies was commonplace. Among both educated and ordinary people the absolute existence of a spiritual world was taken ... More

Florence Under SiegeSurviving Plague in an Early Modern City

Florence Under Siege: Surviving Plague in an Early Modern City

John Henderson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300196344
eISBN:
9780300249286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196344.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Plague remains the paradigm against which reactions to many epidemics are often judged. This book examines how a major city fought, suffered, and survived the impact of plague. Going beyond ... More

Gentlemen of Uncertain FortuneHow Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England

Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen's England

Rory Muir

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300244311
eISBN:
9780300249545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300244311.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In Regency England the eldest son usually inherited almost everything while his younger brothers, left with little inheritance, had to make a crucial decision: what should they do to make an ... More

Hitler's Jewish RefugeesHope and Anxiety in Portugal

Hitler's Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal

Marion Kaplan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300244250
eISBN:
9780300249507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300244250.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book describes the experience of Jewish refugees as they fled Hitler to live in limbo in Portugal until they could reach safer havens abroad. As the Nazis launched the Holocaust, Lisbon emerged ... More

Provincializing Global HistoryMoney, Ideas, and Things in the Languedoc, 1680-1830

Provincializing Global History: Money, Ideas, and Things in the Languedoc, 1680-1830

James Livesey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300237160
eISBN:
9780300249521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300237160.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book explores the subtle transformation of the coastal province of the Languedoc in the eighteenth century. Mining a wealth of archival sources, the book unveils how provincial elites and ... More

The Warrior, the Voyager, and the ArtistThree Lives in an Age of Empire

The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Kate Fullagar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Today, the portrait of the Pacific Islander, Mai, painted by Joshua Reynolds is world-renowned as a symbol of empire and of the eighteenth century. But Reynolds painted other visitors from the New ... More

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