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Working Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960: Gender, Class and Ethnicity

by Prof Joanna Bourke & Joanna Bourke

Integrating a variety of historical approaches and methods, Joanna Bourke looks at the construction of class within the intimate contexts of the body, the home, the marketplace, the locality and the nation to...


Marcus Aurelius: A Biography

by Anthony R Birley

An accessible and scholarly study of an emperor who was human and just throughout his long reign which was frequently punctuated by wars with the northern tribes.


The Witchcraft Sourcebook

by Brian P. Levack

This fascinating collection of documents illustrates the development of ideas about witchcraft from ancient times to the twentieth century. Many of the sources come from the period between 1400 and 1750, when...


Transforming Rural China: How Local Institutions Shape Property Rights in China

by Chih-Jou Jay Chen

It is often assumed that privatization leads to profit, and that well-delineated property rights and a strong private sector will help boost an economy. This book investigates the property rights in Chinese...


Travel and Geography in the Roman Empire

by Colin Adams & Ray Laurence

The remains of Roman roads are a powerful reminder of the travel and communications system that was needed to rule a vast and diverse empire. Yet few people have questioned just how the Romans - both military...


Sex, Sin and Suffering: Venereal Disease and European Society Since 1870

by Roger Davidson & Lesley A. Hall

This volume brings together for the first time a series of studies on the social history of venereal disease in modern Europe and its former colonies. It explores, from a comparative perspective, the responses...


Doing Greek Philosophy

by Robert Wardy

This lively and original guidebook offers an invitation to the study of Greek philosophy and signposts to lead the student deeper. The reader is drawn in to the questions the philosophers posed.

Doing Greek...


Imperial Tombs in Tang China: The Politics of Paradise

by Tonia Eckfeld

Intellectually and visually stimulating, this important landmark book looks at the religious, political, social and artistic significance of the Imperial tombs of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). It traces the...


Vietnamese Supernaturalism: Views from the Southern Region

by Thien Do

The beliefs and practices surrounding the meanings and symbols of the spirit world in Vietnam are explored in detail in this innovative study on popular religion in the country. The author shows an abiding interest...


Internationalisation of Retailing in Asia

by Sang Chul Choi, John Dawson & Roy Larke

European retailers have successfully internationalised their activities in Europe but have been less successful in North America. American retailers have been successful in their home market but less so in Europe....


Rome and Its Frontiers: The Dynamics of Empire

by C R Whittaker

Do the Romans have anything to teach us about the way that they saw the world, and the way they ran their empire? How did they deal with questions of frontiers and migration, so often in the news today?

This...


New Sinn Fein: Irish Republicanism in the Twenty-First Century

by Agnès| Maillot

As a consequence of Sinn Féin's connection with the IRA, the military side of the republican movement has tended to overshadow the political, both in terms of its internal operation and strategic choices and...


Mary Queen of Scots

by Retha M. Warnicke

"Scholars now have Warnicke to use as their chief one volume study of Mary"

Julian Goodare, University of Edinburgh

In this biography of one of the most intriguing figures of early modern European history, Retha...


British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War: The British Battalion in the International Brigades, 1936-1939

by Richard Baxell

During the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 almost 2,500 men and women left Britain to fight for the Spanish Republic. This book examines the role, experiences and contribution of the volunteers who fought in...


Regional Security in the Middle East: A Critical Perspective

by Pinar Bilgin

This is an accessible yet critical analysis of regional security in the Middle East. Using a non-realist approach, Bilgin provides a comprehensive study of the past, present and future of security in the region....


Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan

by Karl F. Friday

Karl Friday, an internationally recognised authority on Japanese warriors, provides the first comprehensive study of the topic to be published in English. This work incorporates nearly twenty years of on-going...


Reorganising Power in Indonesia: The Politics of Oligarchy in an Age of Markets

by Vedi Hadiz & Richard Robison

Reorganising Power in Indonesia is a new and distinctive analysis of the dramatic fall of Soeharto, the last of the great Cold War capitalist dictators, and of the struggles that reshape power and wealth in...


Ireland in Transition, 1867-1921

by D. George Boyce & Alan O'Day

This wide-ranging collection brings together multiple perspectives on a key period in Irish history, from the Fenian Rising in 1867 to the creation of the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland in 1921, with...


Capital of the Mind

by James Buchan

A triumph of fact-based, imaginatively expressed writing' - Magnus Magnusson 'Buchan's confident and astringent study is based on an informed love of Scotland and its stories are told to excellent effect' -...


St Valery: The Impossible Odds

by Bill Innes

Examines the fateful chain of events in 1940, and reassesses some of the myths that arose in the intervening years. This book includes accounts that present the chaos and horror of war and the grim deprivation...