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Tag Archives: RSA 2020

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  • 27
    Dec

    2019

    Violence, past and present

    In my recent Cambridge University Press book, A Renaissance of Violence, I document a frightening rise in civil violence in the Italian city of Bologna in the seventeenth century. I show how what began...

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  • 16
    Dec

    2019

    Cannibals: When England Became Imperial

    Why put a Native American object on the cover of a book about Jacobean politics? The image that appears on the cover of The Making of an Imperial Polity is a headdress from Guiana (now Guyana), a region...

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  • 4
    Oct

    2019

    Money, Marriage, and Murder in Early Modern...

    I decided to write Women of Fortune when I discovered that Grace Bennet, widow of a rich mortgage and loan banker and mother of the Countess of Salisbury, had been murdered by the local butcher in 1694. ...

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