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Women in Medieval Europe: 1200-1500

by Jennifer Ward

Women in Medieval Europe were expected to be submissive, but such a broad picture ignores great areas of female experience. Between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, women are found in the workplace as...


Modern Prussian History: 1830-1947

by Philip G. Dwyer

 The rise of Prussia and subsequent unification of Germany under Prussia was one of the most important events in modern European history.However, the fact that this unification was brought about as a result...


Women's Agency in Early Modern Britain and the American Colonies

by Rosemary O'Day

Women in early modern Britain and colonial America were not the weak husband- and father-dominated characters of popular myth. Quite the reverse, strong women were the norm.  They exercised considerable influence...


Revolutionary Europe, 1780-1850

by Jonathan Sperber

 Providing a continent-wide history, this major survey covers the key political events of this turbulent period. Jonathan Sperber also looks at lives of ordinary people and considers broad social and economic...


Social Democracy and the Working Class: in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Germany

by Stefan Berger

This is a powerful and original survey of German social democracy breaks new ground in covering the movement's full span, from its origins after the French Revolution, to the present day. Stefan Berger looks...


Britain before the Reform Act: Politics and Society 1815-1832

by Eric. J Evans

In the years1815-1832, Britain came close to revolution. Fewer than twenty years separate the Battle of Waterloo from the passing of the 'Great' Reform Act but during this period Britain's political elite was...


The English Church, 940-1154

by H.R. Loyn

 This book discusses the development of the English Church during a rich and turbulent two centuries of European history. It provides a comprehensive survey covering the late Anglo-Saxon period through the...


Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England 1558-1689

by John Coffey

This fascinating work is the first overview of its subject to be published in over half a century. The issues it deals with are key to early modern political, religious and cultural history.

The seventeenth century...


Women in Eighteenth Century Europe

by Margaret Hunt

Was the century of Voltaire also the century of women?  In the eighteenth century changes in the nature of work, family life, sexuality, education, law, religion, politics and warfare radically altered the...


The Paris Commune 1871

by Robert Tombs

The Paris Commune was the biggest and last popular revolution in western Europe - ending the cycle of revolutions that started in 1789. The Parisians, reeling from defeat in the Franco-Prussian War set up their...


The Post-Reformation: Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 1603-1714

by John Spurr

The 17th century was a dynamic period characterized by huge political and social changes, including the Civil War, the execution of Charles I, the Commonwealth and the Restoration. The Britain of 1714 was recognizably...


Ancient Boats in North-West Europe: The Archaeology of Water Transport to AD 1500

by Sean Mcgrail

At last a paperback edition of this standard work on marine archaeology. Séan McGrail's study received exceptional critical acclaim when it was first published in hardback in 1987 and it is now revised and...


The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans: Context and Consequences

by Michael Angold

The fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans in 1453 marked the end of a thousand years of the Christian Roman Empire. Thereafter, world civilisation began a process of radical change. The West came to identify...


Longman Companion to the Formation of the European Empires, 1488-1920

by Muriel E. Chamberlain

The European empires as they existed from the Age of Discovery until after the First World War shaped the modern world. So great has been their political, economic and cultural influence that to fully understand...


William III

by Tony Claydon

William III, William of Orange (1650-1702), is a key figure in English history. Grandson of Charles I and married to Mary, eldest daughter of James II, the pair became the object of protestant hopes after James...


The British Working Class 1832-1940

by Andrew August

In this insightful new study, Andrew August examines the British working class in the period when Britain became a mature industrial power, working men and women dominated massive new urban populations, and...


Tanaka: The Making of Postwar Japan

by James Babb

Kakuei Tanaka was the most powerful politician in Japan for nearly two decades, and his followers have dominated Japanese politics for most of the country's recent history. This account of the life and times...


Scotland in the Eighteenth Century: Union and Enlightenment

by David Allan

This is an introduction to Scottish history in the 18th which is completely up-to-date and gives equal emphasis to politics and religion. Once a small and isolated country with an unenviable reputation for poverty...


Longman Companion to Slavery, Emancipation and Civil Rights

by Harry Harmer

This Companion provides the essential background to the defining fate of the African diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Central to the book are detailed chronologies...


Re-presenting the Past: Women and History

by Ann-Marie Gallagher, Cathy Lubelska & Louise Ryan

 Feminist history continues to change the way history is written, and in doing so changes our view of the past. The authors of this collection explore how issues of sexuality, class, nationalism and colonialism...