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Stories from the Crusades

by Janet Kelman

Once upon a time there was an ugly little boy called Peter, who lived in his father's castle in France. He was a restless boy, and liked always to do or to hear something new. His home was very quiet, for his...

The Byzantine Empire

by George Finlay

An excellent, captivating history of the fabled Byzantine Empire, spanning from 717 to 1453 AD. George Finlay’s masterful history covers the period of Byzantine history from the onset of decay to the ultimate...

Homes Away from Home

by Sarah Wobick-Segev

How did Jews go from lives organized by synagogues, shul, and mikvehs to lives that—if explicitly Jewish at all—were conducted in Hillel houses, JCCs, Katz's, and even Chabad? In pre-emancipation Europe,...

On the Ganges

by George Black

Journey along one of the world’s greatest rivers and catch a glimpse into the lives and cultures of the people who live along its banks

The Ganges flows through northern India and Bangladesh for more than 1,500...

The Plunder

by Daniel Unowsky

In the spring of 1898, thousands of peasants and townspeople in western Galicia rioted against their Jewish neighbors. Attacks took place in more than 400 communities in this northwestern province of the Habsburg...

Asia Folklore The Legends of Matsuyama Mirror Bilingual Edition English & Spanish

by Xenoharunai Sakura

Long years ago in old Japan there lived in the Province of Echigo, a very remote part of Japan even in these days, a man and his wife. When this story begins they had been married for some years and were blessed...

Historical Dictionary of Botswana

by Barry Morton & Jeff Ramsay

The death of Botswana’s last founding father, Sir Ketumile Quett Masire, in June 2017, marked the end of an era. Since the release of the Fourth Edition of Historical Dictionary of Botswana in 2008, Botswana...

Object Lessons

by Sarah Anne Carter

Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World examines the ways material things--objects and pictures--were used to reason about issues of morality, race, citizenship,...

The Royal Air Force

by John Buckley & Paul Beaver

In 1918, the Royal Air Force became the first major independent air force in the world. Formed to serve a strategic need in the most intensive war that Britain had then fought, the RAF continued in the inter-war...

The London Restaurant, 1840-1914

by Brenda Assael

This is the first scholarly treatment of the history of public eating in London in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The restaurant played host to many of the most significant societal changes to occur in this...

The Ties That Bind

by Bernard Capp

The family is a major area of scholarly research and public debate. Many studies have explored the English family in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, focusing on husbands and wives, parents and children....

Living in Palestine between tablets, walls, the Bible and the Koran

by Giovanni Verga

Living in Palestine between Tablets, Walls, The Bible and The Koran” is a book that reports the daily life in West Bank through population’s direct experiences and the reconstruction of historical facts...

Kingdoms of Faith

by Brian A. Catlos

Prior accounts have portrayed Islamic Spain either as a paradise of enlightened tolerance, or as the site where civilisations clashed. Award-winning historian Brian A. Catlos taps a wide array of original sources...

The Oxford History of the French Revolution

by William Doyle

Since its first publication to mark the bicentenary of the French Revolution in 1989, this Oxford History has established itself as the Revolution's most authoritative and comprehensive one-volume history in...

Emperors and Usurpers in the Later Roman Empire

by Adrastos Omissi

One of the great maxims of history is that it is written by the victors, and nowhere does this find greater support than in the later Roman Empire. Between 284 and 395 AD, no fewer than 37 men claimed imperial...


by Jordanna Bailkin

Today, no one really thinks of Britain as a land of camps. Camps seem to happen 'elsewhere', from Greece, to Palestine, to the global South. Yet over the course of the twentieth century, dozens of British refugee...

Ghost Riders

by Mark Felton

April 1945. As Allied bombs rain down on Europe, a 400-year-old institution looks set to be wiped off the face of the Earth. The famous white Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, unique...

Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

by Richard S. Newman

From early slave rebels to radical reformers of the Civil War era and beyond, the struggle to end slavery was a diverse, dynamic, and ramifying social movement. In this succinct narrative, Richard S. Newman...

Henry Clay

by James C. Klotter

Charismatic, charming, and one of the best orators of his era, Henry Clay seemed to have it all. He offered a comprehensive plan of change for America, and he directed national affairs as Speaker of the House,...

The American Military

by Joseph T. Glatthaar

Since the first English settlers landed at Jamestown with the legacy of centuries of European warfare in tow, the military has been an omnipresent part of America. In The American Military: A Concise History...