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This Luminous Coast
Walking England's Eastern Edge
Jules Pretty
Over the course of a year, Jules Pretty walked along the shoreline of East Anglia in southeastern England and here takes the reader with him on his journey over land and water.



What Galileo Saw
Imagining the Scientific Revolution
Lawrence Lipking
Lawrence Lipking offers a new perspective on how to understand the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, emphasizing the role that imagination played in the birth of modern science and modern ways of viewing the world.



Feeling Like Saints
Lollard Writings after Wyclif
Fiona Somerset
Fiona Somerset examines the lollard movement by closely reading their own writings, which provide rich evidence for how lollard writers collaborated with one another and with their readers to produce a distinctive religious identity based around structures of feeling.



The Secret Within
Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England
Wolfgang Riehle
Wolfgang Riehle offers the first comprehensive history of English medieval mysticism in decades—one that will appeal to anyone fascinated by mysticism as a phenomenon of religious life.



A Union Forever
The Irish Question and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Victorian Age
David Sim
David Sim examines how Irish nationalists and their American sympathizers tried to convince legislators and statesmen to use the global influence of the United States to achieve Irish independence.



Writing History for the King
Henry II and the Politics of Vernacular Historiography
Charity Urbanski
Both a reassessment of the reign of Henry II and an original contribution to our understanding of the rise of vernacular historiography in the high Middle Ages.



Freedom Burning
Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain
Richard Huzzey
Combining groundbreaking research, powerful argument, and arresting writing, Freedom Burning offers the first complete history of anti-slavery politics and culture in Queen Victoria's Britain and her Empire.



Anglo-Saxon Art
Leslie Webster
This is the first new introduction to Anglo-Saxon art in twenty-five years and the first book to take account of the 2009 discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard—the largest cache of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet found.



Christian Masculinity
Men and Religion in Northern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Here we meet Catholic and Protestant men struggling with and for their Christian faith as priests, missionaries, and laymen, as well as ideas and reflections on Christian masculinity in media, fiction, and correspondence of various kinds.



Separated by Their Sex
Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World
Mary Beth Norton
A bold genealogy of gender in the Anglo-American public sphere from the 1640s to the 1760s.



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