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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

January 2013; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: social and cultural history. 774 pages.710219 words.

Over 700 entries

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History offers a record of the nation’s values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

Edited by Hans J. Hillebrand.

January 1996; published online January 2005.

Book. Subjects: early modern history (1500 to 1700). 1550 pages.1654995 words.

Winner of the Roland H. Bainton Prize for reference works

1996 Choice Outstanding Academic Book

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation is the definitive...

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The History of the British Coal Industry: Volume 1: Before 1700

John Hatcher.

June 1993; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: early modern history (1500 to 1700). 642 pages.

Well before 1700, Britain had become heavily dependent upon coal for its fuel, and coalmining had taken its place among the nation's staple industries. This book traces the production and...

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Enclosure and the Yeoman

Robert C. Allen.

April 1992; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: early modern history (1500 to 1700). 492 pages.

This book traces the shift from medieval to modern institutions in English agriculture. It explores their importance for productivity growth, income distribution, and the contribution of...

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India’s Ancient Past

R. S. Sharma.

January 2007; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: ancient history (non-classical, to 500 CE). 320 pages.

This book presents a complete and accessible description of the history of early India. It starts by discussing the origins and growth of civilizations, empires, and religions. It also...

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India's Culture

Balmiki Prasad Singh.

February 2009; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: social and cultural history. 316 pages.

This book takes us on a fascinating journey of exploring India through analyses of broader themes and events and some personal accounts. It investigates India's diversified cultural base —...

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Monasteries and Patrons in the Gorze Reform

John Nightingale.

May 2001; published online January 2010.

Book. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500). 336 pages.

This book explores the prominent role of monasteries in the early medieval period and their relationship to the nobility in Lotharingia throughout the 9th and 10th centuries. It focuses on...

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Orthodoxy and the Courts in Late Antiquity

Caroline Humfress.

October 2007; published online January 2008.

Book. Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500). 368 pages.

This book approaches the subject of late Roman law from the perspective of legal practice revealed in courtroom processes, as well as more ‘informal’ types of dispute settlement. From at...

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The Development of Agrarian Capitalism

Jane Whittle.

May 2000; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: early modern history (1500 to 1700). 376 pages.

This book is an important new scholarly study of the roots of capitalism. The author's penetrating examination of rural England in the 15th and 16th centuries ...

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Radio London and Resistance in Occupied Europe

Michael Stenton.

October 2000; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: modern history (1700 to 1945). 440 pages.

This book examines British attempts to wage political warfare in the countries occupied by Germany in the Second World War. It describes the slow construction of political warfare machinery...

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