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Privateering was legal whereas piracy was illegal. That much everyone knows. But what exactly was privateering? Answering this question turns out to depend not so much on the relationship between privateering and piracy as on the relationship between privateering and other forms of maritime raiding that had been considered legal long before the word ‘privateering’, or the practice it denoted, came into existence. This book clarifies all these relationships and explains how privateering emerged as a new legal category in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The subject is approached from a British perspective, in the light of developments elsewhere, including the movement towards a new understanding of the law regulating relations between nations.
Exploring the nexus of music and religious education concerns fundamental questions regarding music itself, including what music is, how to interpret music, and why music is important, in relation to both education and religious practice into which it is integrated.
This cross-disciplinary volume of essays offers the first comprehensive set of studies to examine the role of music in educational and religious reform and the underlying notions of music in early modern Europe. It elucidates the context and manner in which music served as a means of religious teaching and learning during that time, thereby identifying the religio-cultural and intellectual foundations of early modern European musical phenomena and their significance for exploring the interplay of music and religious education today.
This groundbreaking book is the first comprehensive study of Italian communication on the Revolt in the Low Countries. Nina Lamal provides a compelling account of the deep Italian involvement in this long conflict, also known as the Eighty Years’ War. Drawing upon a wide range of sources in manuscript and print, including newsletters, printed pamphlets, political treatises and historical narratives, Lamal investigates how news on the conflict was brought to the Italian peninsula, how it influenced political debates as well as historical discourses. She unravels why it had such an impact in this complex political environment. In doing so, she also casts new light on the meaning of the Revolt itself.
With A Catalogue of Early Printed Books containing Anglo-Saxon 1566–1705
This book offers something new, a full-length study of printing Anglo-Saxon (Old English) from 1566 to 1705, combining analysis of content and form of production. It starts from the end-product and addresses the practical issues of providing for printing Anglo-Saxon authentically, and why this was done. The book tells a story that is largely Cambridge-orientated until Oxford made an impact, largely thanks to Franciscus Junius from Leiden. There is a catalogue of all books containing Anglo-Saxon, with full details of their use of manuscript or printed sources. This information allows us to see how knowledge of Anglo-Saxon grew and developed.