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The Etruscan World

by Jean MacIntosh Turfa

In the past fifteen years striking advances have been made in scholarship and research techniques for Etruscan Studies. In this volume, over 60 experts provide insights into all aspects of Etruscan culture, with...


Ancient Near East: The Basics

by Daniel C. Snell

Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great's conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment...


The Magdalenes: Prostitution in the Nineteenth Century

by Linda Mahood

The nineteenth century witnessed a discursive explosion around the subject of sex. Historical evidence indicates that the sexual behaviour which had always been punishable began to be spoken of, regulated, and...


Silent Sisterhood: Middle-Class Women in the Victorian Home

by Patricia Branca

This perceptive book studies the Victorian woman in the home and in the family. One of the central purposes is to rescue Victorian woman from the realm of myth where her life was spent in frivolous trifles and...


Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legend

by Paul Acker & Carolyne Larrington

Bringing alive the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend, this new collection offers accessible, ground-breaking and inspiring essays which introduce and analyse the exciting legends of the two doomed Helgis...


The Socialist Sixties: Crossing Borders in the Second World

by Anne E. Gorsuch & Diane P. Koenker

The 1960s have reemerged in scholarly and popular culture as a protean moment of cultural revolution and social transformation. In this volume socialist societies in the Second World (the Soviet Union, East...


Ethnographic Encounters in Israel: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork

by Fran Markowitz

Israel is a place of paradoxes, a small country with a diverse population and complicated social terrain. Studying its culture and social life means confronting a multitude of ethical dilemmas and methodological...


Big Guns and Brave Men: Mobile Artillery Observers and the Battle for Okinawa

by Rodney Earl Walton

Although it was the largest and final battle of the Pacific War, the Battle for Okinawa has long been overshadowed by other dramatic events in 1945. The books that have been written about it emphasize the role...


Fallujah Awakens: Marines, Sheiks, and the Battle Against al Qaeda

by Bill Ardolino

The cradle of an insurgency that plunged Iraq into years of chaos and bloodshed, Fallujah conjures up images of the brutal house-to-house fighting that occurred during the 2004 U.S. invasion of the iconic city....


Asia Overland: Tales of Travel on the Trans-Siberian & Silk Road

by Bijan Omrani

The story of travel through the centuries along Eurasia's great land routes, told through the observations and accounts of many of the world’s great travelers, and enhanced by wonderful illustrations both...


Reconstructing Russia: The Political Economy of American Assistance to Revolutionary Russia, 1917-1922

by Leo C. Bacino

In an original and stimulating manner, Reconstructing Russia focuses on the Wilson administration's efforts to find some way to provide economic support to Russian Siberia as a counterpoint to German economic...


The German Question and the Origins of the Cold War

by Nicolas Lewkowicz

The book analyses the role of the German Question in the origins of the Cold War. The work evaluates the transformation which occurred in Germany and the post-war international order due to the inter-Allied...


Narziss and Goldmund

by , Geoffrey Dunlop

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


A Living from the Land

by , William Budington Duryee

The present movement of people back to the land is of a different type and has different objectives from those which prevailed when a continent was to be conquered and exploited. Today we know that many urban...


The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic

by Peter Linebaugh & Marcus Rediker

Winner of the International Labor History Award

Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured...


Advice to Wives on the Management of Themselves, During the Periods of Pregnancy, Labour and Suckling

by Pye Henry Chavasse

A historic guide for young women who may not have understood the changes their bodies would go through during and after pregnancy. A fascinating read for any fan of medical history, an interesting window on...


Dynamic Meteorology and Hydrology

by Vilhelm Bjerknes

A fascinating and in-depth scientific treatise on the study of dynamic systems inside meteorology and hydrography.


Morals And Independence - An Introduction To Ethics

by John Coventry

A perfect guide for all philosophy students wishing to better understand the field of ethics. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and...


The Indo-Sumerian Seals Deciphered - Discovering Sumerians of Indus Valley as Phoenicians, Barats, Goths & Famous Vedic Aryans 3100-2300 B.C.

by L. A. Waddell

An in-depth historical analysis of one of the most fascinating eras of ancient history. Often overlooked for the gold and pyramids of Egypt, the Indus valley is considered one of the cradles of civilization....


Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University (May 19, 1869-May 19, 1909)

by Eugen Kuehnemann

Eugene Kühnemann was a German philosopher and literary critic . This essay was originally written for the Deutsche Rundschau of Berlin as a homage of Germany to President Eliot on his retirement from office...