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Banishment in the Later Roman Empire

by Daniel Washburn

This book offers a reconstruction and interpretation of banishment in the final era of a unified Roman Empire, 284-476 CE. Author Daniel Washburn argues that exile was both a penalty and a symbol. It applied...


A History of Social Justice and Political Power in the Middle East: The Circle of Justice From Mesopotamia to Globalization

by Linda T. Darling

This book provides a comprehensive survey of the exercise of political power and justice in the Middle East from ancient Mesopotamia through into the 20th century, through a detailed examination of "the Circle...


Islamic Civilization in South Asia: A History of Muslim Power and Presence in the Indian Subcontinent

by Burjor Avari

Muslims have been present in South Asia for 14 centuries. Nearly 40% of the people of this vast land mass follow the religion of Islam, and Muslim contribution to the cultural heritage of the sub-continent has...


The European Jews, Patriotism and the Liberal State 1789-1939: A Study of Literature and Social Psychology

by David Aberbach

The fragility of the liberal democratic state after 1789 is illustrated in the history of the European Jews from the French Revolution to the Holocaust. Emancipation and hope of emancipation amongst the European...


The Ends of History: Questioning the Stakes of Historical Reason

by Amy Swiffen & Joshua Nichols

The Ends of History? considers how, despite the fact that events in the past 20 years have called Francis Fukuyama's infamous announcement of the end of history into question, the issue of the end of history...


Fiction and the Philosophy of Happiness: Ethical Inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment

by Brian Michael Norton

This book examines the eighteenth-century novel in the context of emerging theories of happiness in early Enlightenment Europe. This important and richly interdisciplinary book offers both a new understanding...


Titanic: A Fresh Look at the Evidence by a Former Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents

by John Lang

In The Titanic Revisited John Lang brings his expertise as a naval investigator to reexamine the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage in April 1912, which became one of the defining moments of the twentieth...


The Moral Imagination: From Adam Smith to Lionel Trilling

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

The Moral Imagination describes how some of the most provocative thinkers of modern times, coming from different traditions, responding to different concerns, and writing in different genres, shared a moral...


The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis

by James G. Blight & janet M. Lang

On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, The Armageddon Letters: Kennedy, Khrushchev, Castro in the Cuban Missile Crisis recreates the drama of those tumultuous days as experienced by the leaders...


Freud: From Individual Psychology to Group Psychology

by M. Andrew Holowchak

Freud: From Individual Psychology to Group Psychology, by M. Andrew Holowchak, explores Freudian psychoanalysis as a full-fledged science, as it relates psychoanalytically to issues of individual psychology...


The Savage Storm: Britain on the Brink in the Age of Napoleon

by David Andress

Britain's defeat of Napoleon is one the great accomplishments in our history. And yet it was by no means certain that Britain itself would survive the revolutionary fervour of the age, let alone emerge victorious...


Roger, Sausage and Whippet: A Miscellany of Trench Lingo from the Great War

by Christopher Moore

Roger: A code word for a gas cylinder and a nickname for rum. Sausage: An observation balloon. Whippet: A small, light type of tank with a top sped of eight m.p.h. The First World War raged for four years, taking...


Gentlemen & Players: The Death of Amateurism in Cricket

by Charles Williams

Gentlemen v Players was a first-class cricket match, first played in 1806, which was subsequently an annual fixture at Lord's between teams consisting of amateurs (the Gentlemen) and of professionals (the Players)....


A History of the World

by Andrew Marr

Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional...


Indigenous Religion and Cultural Performance in the New Maya World

by Garrett W. Cook, Thomas A. Offit & Rhonda Taube

Based on more than thirty years of ethnographic fieldwork in Highland Guatemala, this study of Maya diviners, shamans, ritual dancers, and religious brotherhoods describes the radical changes in traditional...


Inka Human Sacrifice and Mountain Worship: Strategies for Empire Unification

by Thomas Besom

In this study, Besom explores the ritual practices of human sacrifice and the worship of mountains, attested in both archaeological investigations and ethnohistorical sources, as tools in the establishment and...


Imagining Geronimo: An Apache Icon in Popular Culture

by William M. Clements

Clements's study samples the repertoire of Geronimo stories and examines Americans' changing sense of Geronimo in terms of traditional patterns-trickster, social bandit, patriot chief, sage elder, and culture...


No Mere Shadows: Faces of Widowhood in Early Colonial Mexico

by Shirley Cushing Flint

Three generations of women in one family are the characters in this intimate historical study of what it meant to be a widow in sixteenth-century Mexico City.


Frontier Cavalry Trooper: The Letters of Private Eddie Matthews, 1869-1874

by Douglas C. McChristian

During his five years in the army, Private Edward L. Matthews wrote a series of exceptionally detailed and engaging letters to his family back home in Maryland describing his life in the Arizona and New Mexico...


New Mexico's Spanish Livestock Heritage: Four Centuries of Animals, Land, and People

by William W. Dunmire

The Spanish introduced European livestock to the New World-not only cattle and horses but also mules, donkeys, sheep, goats, pigs, and poultry. This survey of the history of domestic livestock in New Mexico...