The new open-access monograph “The Early Modern Dutch Press in an Age of Religious Persecution” by David de Boer investigates the rise of the printing press as a powerful weapon against state persecution in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The study takes us back to the news revolution when people first discovered the press as a powerful tool to combat religiously inspired maltreatment, executions, and massacres.
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Read more about how colleagues from different humanities disciplines have reviewed our edited volume “Revolts and Political Violence in Early Modern Imagery”, published with BRILL in 2021.
New book: Uprisings in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Mediation & the Transformation of Political Culture
“Uprisings in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Mediation & the Transformation of Political Culture” examines how the British Empire contained revolution by integrating opposition agents as new spaces of power opened up. The study re-evaluates the challenges posed to the Empire by the Glorious Revolution, the Jacobite Rebellion, the American Revolution, and Jacobin threats of the late 18th century.
In the early modern period, rebellions and diplomacy were closely intertwined. Our edited volume to be published with Routledge in May 2023 covers cross-border perceptions of uprisings as well as diplomats’ active interventions in conflicts of mid- to late-seventeenth-century Europe.
In a contribution to volume 4 of “Bloomsbury’s Cultural History of Color” series, Monika Barget has analysed the importance of colours in representations of power and in the construction of political identities of the Enlightenment Age.