A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History contains 79 short essays, each comprised of a primary source (of a manageable length and translated into English) and an explanation of the source's context and meaning. Spanning the period from c. 1450 to c. 1750 and including primary sources from across early modern Europe, from Spain to Transylvania, Italy to Iceland, and the European colonies, this book provides an excellent sense of the diversity and complexity of human experience during this time whilst drawing attention to key themes and events of the period. It is ideal for students of early modern history, and of early modern Europe in particular. Published in honor of Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Director Emerita of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and Regents' Professor Emerita of History at the University of Arizona.
About Alison Futrell
My interests lie in the discourse, performance, and imagery of power in imperial Rome, with special interest in spectacle and gender. I am likewise alert to manifestations of the ancient Mediterranean in modern popular culture, particularly film and television, with publications on The Viking Queen (1967), Spartacus (1960 and 2010-13), HBO’s Rome (2005, 2007) and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001). I have appeared as a talking head on a number of documentaries for the History Channel and A & E, including "Hannibal", "The True Story of Gladiators", "Cleopatra's World: Alexandria Revealed", "Boudica: Warrior Queen", and, most recently, "Bible Rules".
Areas of Study
Ancient Rome, Gender and Sexuality,
Spectacle and Performance, Film and Theater
I am the author of Blood in the Arena (1997) and Roman Games (2006), co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World and am working on Dangerous Histories: Mystic Truths, Exotic Doom and Deadly Queens in the Cinematic Past.
Imperial Rome, Power, Spectacle, Gender, the reproduction of the Ancient Mediterranean in film and television
Recent courses include Survey of Roman History (Hist/Clas 205), the upper division sequence on Rome's Republic and Empire (Hist/Clas 404/504A & B), Performance, Sport, a& Spectacle in the Ancient Mediterranean (Hist/Clas 497/597B), Cleopatra: Power, Passion, Propaganda (Hist/Clas/GWS 404/504C), The Ancient Mediterranean in Film (Hist/Clas 486-586) and the Teaching Workshop (Hist 597A).