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The third volume of The History of Evil encompasses the early modern era from 1450–1700. This revolutionary period exhibited immense change in both secular knowledge and sacred understanding. It saw the fall of Constantinople and the rise of religious violence, the burning of witches and the drowning of Anabaptists, the ill treatment of indigenous peoples from Africa to the Americas, the reframing of formal authorities in religion,... more...

Once celebrated as “the English Sappho,” Mary Robinson was a major figure in British Romanticism. This volume offers a comprehensive study of Robinson’s achievement as a poet, professional writer, formative influence on the Romantic movement, and a participant in the literary, political, and social  scene of the late 1700s.

How does the law regard and define mental incompetence, when faced with the problem of meting out justice? To what extent has the law relied on extra-legal authorities--be they religious or scientific--to frame its own categories of mental incompetence and madness? Wild Beasts and Idle Humours takes us on an illuminating journey through the changing historical landscape of human nature and offers an unprecedented look at the legal... more...