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Routledge Handbook on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Joel Peters & David Newman

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most prominent issues in world politics today. Few other issues have dominated the world's headlines and have attracted such attention from policy makers, the academic...


The Political Worlds of Women: Gender and Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain

by Sarah Richardson

Traditional analyses of nineteenth-century politics have assigned women a peripheral role. By adopting a broader interpretation of political participation, the author identifies how middle-class women were able...


Men After War

by Stephen McVeigh & Nicola Cooper

This book is an innovative collection of original research which analyzes the many varieties of post-conflict masculinity. Exploring topics such as physical disability and psychological trauma, and masculinity...


The Prehistory of Iberia: Debating Early Social Stratification and the State

by María Cruz Berrocal & Leonardo García|Gilman, Antonio Sanjuán

The origin and early development of social stratification is essentially an archaeological problem. The impressive advance of archaeological research has revealed that, first and foremost, the pre-eminence of...


Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introduction, 2nd edition: An Introduction

by Marc Lanteigne

This updated and expanded new edition of Chinese Foreign Policy examines the patterns of engagement with various domestic and international actors that have shaped Beijing's foreign policy since the Cold War....


Justice as Improvisation: The Law of the Extempore

by Sara Ramshaw

Justice as Improvisation: The Law of the Extempore theorises the relationship between justice and improvisation through the case of the New York City cabaret laws. Discourses around improvisation often imprison...


America's Condemned: Death Row Inmates in Their Own Words

by Dan Malone

With virtually every poll in America citing crime as one of the public's biggest concerns, in late 1994 and early 1995, the Dallas Morning News sent a questionnaire to every man and woman in the country on Death...


Lost Letters of Medieval Life: English Society, 1200-1250

by Martha Carlin & David Crouch

Drawn from two medieval collections of form letters for all manner of business and personal affairs, Lost Letters of Medieval Life depicts early thirteenth-century England through the everyday correspondence...


Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914

by Aaron D. Anderson

Builders of a New South describes how, between 1865 and 1914, ten Natchez mercantile families emerged as leading purveyors in the wholesale plantation supply and cotton handling business, and soon became a dominant...


An Age of Infidels: The Politics of Religious Controversy in the Early United States

by Eric R. Schlereth

Eric R. Schlereth places religious conflicts between deists and their opponents at the center of early American public life. This history recasts the origins of cultural politics in the United States by exploring...


The Jet Sex: Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American Icon

by Victoria Vantoch

Victoria Vantoch takes us on a fascinating journey into the golden era of air travel. The Jet Sex explores the much-mythologized stewardess within the context of the Cold War, globalization, and the emerging...


Tropical Whites: The Rise of the Tourist South in the Americas

by Catherine Cocks

Tropical Whites explains how the tropical beach resort came to symbolize the iconic vacation landscape. Catherine Cocks argues that the tourism industry romanticized and commodified tropical nature in the global...


Inventing the Egghead: The Battle over Brainpower in American Culture

by Aaron Lecklider

Throughout the twentieth century, popular songs, magazine articles, plays, posters, and novels alternated between representing intelligence as empowering and as threatening. In Inventing the Egghead, Aaron Lecklider...


Defenses of Pearl Harbor and Oahu 1907-50

by Glen Williford & Chris Taylor

At the beginning of the 20th century, the military importance of the Hawaiian Islands became clear. Oahu in particular was a key bastion in projecting America's military power in the Pacific. The island was...


World War II Soviet Armed Forces (3): 1944-45

by Nigel Thomas & Darko Pavlovic

This book presents a detailed analysis of the Soviet armed forces during the final days of the war, covering the soldiers that successfully turned the tide against the Nazi onslaught and pushed it back into...


Sekigahara 1600: The Final Struggle for Power

by Anthony Bryant

Osprey's Campaign title for Sekigahara  (1600), which was the most decisive battle in Japanese history. Fought against the ritualised and colourful backdrop of Samurai life, it was the culmination of a long-standing...


World War II Desert Tactics

by Paddy Griffith & Adam Hook

Osprey's study of desert tactics employed in North Africa during World War II (1939-1945). In 1940-43 North Africa saw the first major desert campaign by modern mechanized armies. The British, Italians, German...


American Civil War Fortifications (1): Coastal Brick and Stone Forts

by Angus Konstam & Donato Spedaliere

The 50 years before the American Civil War saw a boom in the construction of coastal forts in the United States of America. These stone and brick forts stretched from New England to the Florida Keys, and as...


London 1917-18: The Bomber Blitz

by Ian Castle & Christa Hook

Osprey's Campaign title for the Gotha and the massive Staaken 'Giant' bomber raids against London during World War I (1914-1918). On a sunny May afternoon in 1917, the peace of an English seaside town was shattered...


Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65

by Angus Konstam & Tony Bryan

At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use....