Sunday, 30 June 2013

" To Have no Newes is good Newes"

Book Reviews

The Undivided Past: History Beyond Our Differences-David Cannadine London, Allen Lane, 2013, ISBN: 9781846141324; 352pp.; Price: £20.00 Reviewer:Dr Beverley Southgate University of Hertfordshire

Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides during the English Civil Wars Andrew Hopper Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN: 9780199575855; 272pp.; Price: £65.00 Reviewer:Dr Elliot Vernon URL:

Women and the Bible in Early Modern England by Femke Molekamp Times Higher Education by Lucy Wooding

Pamela O. Long. Artisan/Practitioners and the Rise of the New Sciences, 1400-1600. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2011. xii + 196 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87071-609-6; ISBN 978-0-87071-647-8.Reviewed by Lesley Cormack (University of Alberta)Published on H-Albion (May, 2013)Commissioned by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

New Books

The English Revolution C. 1590 1720: Politics, Religion and Communities [Paperback] Nicholas Tyacke Publisher: Manchester University Press (1 Sep 2013)ISBN-10: 0719090083


Conference on Hugh Trevor-Roper in Oxford in January, 2014 Hugh Trevor-Roper 1914-2014 A series of papers and discussions to mark the centenary of his birth (on 15 January) and to appraise aspects of his thought and writing. The occasion is arranged by the Dacre Trust and will be held on   Saturday 11 January 2014 in Corpus Christi College Oxford.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

" To Have no Newes is good Newes"

A new feature of this blog will be a bi- monthly collection of articles, reviews, new books from the world of Early Modern history.

Aaron Graham from Jesus College, Oxford has reviewed a number of books under the title of Mercantile Networks in the Early Modern World. The Historical Journal Vol. 56 Issue 01. A difficult task but the review is highly informative and useful for anyone studying this subject.

Bernard Capp reviews Ann Hughes book Gender and the English Revolution in English Historical Review. April 2013

Sam Jordison reviews Robert Newman new book The Trade Secret published by Cargo. Cargo have kindly agreed to send me a review copy.  The book promises to be a ripping yarn about the early origins of capitalism.

History is where the great battles of public life are now being fought From curriculum rows to Niall Ferguson's remarks on Keynes, our past is the fuel for debate about the future by Tristram Hunt.

Memory and the Construction and Experience of Elite Masculinity in the 17th Century Autobiography of Lord Herbert of Cherbury. By Christine Jackson Vcol25 Issue 1 April 2013 Gender & History

Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century Geoffrey Parker 672 pages: Yale University Press (22 Feb 2013) ISBN-10: 0300153236. Will be reviewed for this blog at a later date. Christopher Hill wrote that Parker was “Perhaps the most perceptive modern historian of the subject”. 

History Today June edition reviewer Paul Dykes. BBC History Magazine has another review of the above book in its June edition author Penny Roberts

In the Journal of Modern History March 2013 Tom Webster reviews Godly Reading: Print, Manuscript and Puritanism in England, 1580-1720 (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History) Andrew Chambers author.

The Public Face of Early Modern England Artfully Revealed is reviewed by Helen Pierce at Reviews in History website

History through the Eyes of the Working Man is an appreciation of the work of E P Thompson especially his major work The Making of the English working Class which saw its 50th birthday this year. Review is by David Priestland BBC History Magazine. June edition.

Hobbes's Leviathan: A tale of two bodies Stephen B. Hequembourga The Seventeenth Century Volume 28, Issue 1, 2013.

Marxist Review March/April edition Reviews John Gurney’s wonderful book Gerrard Winstanley.

Paul Lay writing in April’s edition of Literary Review casts a critical eye over Leviathan; The Rise of Britain as a World Power by David Scott Harper Press

Last and by no means least Thomas L Leng from the University of Sheffield thought provoking appreciation of the life of William Sykes. ‘His neighbours land mark’: William Sykes and the campaign for ‘free trade’ in civil war England Historical Research Volume 86, Issue 232, pages 230–252, May 2013