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By David Worthington

when a lot fresh scholarly paintings has sought to put early glossy British and Irish historical past inside a broader continental context, such a lot of this has inquisitive about western or northern Europe. as a way to redress the stability, this new examine via David Worthington explores the connections linking writers and expatriates from the later Tudor and Stuart kingdoms with the 2 significant dynastic conglomerates east of the Rhine, the Austrian Habsburg lands and Poland-Lithuania. Drawing on a number of assets, together with journals, diaries, letters and trip debts, the e-book not just exhibits the excessive point of scholarly curiosity evidenced inside modern English language works concerning the area, yet what number extra British and Irish humans ventured there than is mostly acknowledged. in addition to the warriors, retailers and diplomats one may possibly count on, we find extra unforeseen and vibrant characters, together with a polymath Irish ethical theologian in Vienna, an orphaned English poetess in Prague, a Welsh humanist in Cracow, and a Scottish doctor and botanist on the Vasa courtroom in Warsaw. This exam of the varied diversity of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English non secular, highbrow, political, army and advertisement contacts with critical Europe presents not just a extra balanced view of British and Irish historical past, but additionally keeps the method of reintegrating the histories of the eu areas. additionally, by means of extending the focal point of analysis past broadly studied parts, in the direction of different extra illuminating, overseas facets, the booklet demanding situations students to examine those networks inside much less parochial, and extra transnational settings.

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