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The Irish in the Atlantic World

by David T. Gleeson

A new vision of the Irish diaspora within the Atlantic context from the eighteenth century to the present


Culture Clash: An International Legal Perspective on Ethnic Discrimination

by Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter

This book provides readers with a better understanding of the issue of ethnic discrimination and inequality. It aims to increase the likelihood of achieving equality at both the national and international levels...


Victorian Women and the Economies of Travel, Translation and Culture, 1830-1870

by Judith Johnston

Using the metaphor of the published journey, whether it involves actual travel or translation, Johnston focuses on the relationships of various British women travellers, translators and journalists, mainly with...


Modern Chinese Real Estate Law: Property Development in an Evolving Legal System

by Gregory M. Stein

With massive growth taking place in the real estate industry, how can China develop a free market and private ownership of land while still officially subscribing to Communist ideology? This study uses fieldwork...


Constitutional Evolution in Central and Eastern Europe: Expansion and Integration in the Eu

by Kyriaki Topidi & Alexander H.E. Morawa

This book examines EU enlargement by studying how domestic constitutional evolution in the new member states contributes to European integration. Contrasting to the usual top-down analytical pattern, this volume...


The Supreme Court and Benign Elite Democracy in Japan

by Hiroshi Itoh

Innovatively interpreting Japanese politics as a 'benign elite democracy', and based on unprecedented access to former and current justices of the Supreme Court of Japan, this book represents the first empirical...


The Politics of Academic Autonomy in Latin America

by Fernanda Beigel

Academic autonomy has been a dominant issue among Latin American social studies, given that the production of knowledge in the region has been mostly suspected for its lack of originality and the replication...


Early Trench Tactics in the French Army: The Second Battle of Artois, May-June 1915

by Jonathan Krause

In the English-speaking world the First World War is all too often portrayed primarily as a conflict between Britain and Germany. The vast majority of books focus on the Anglo-German struggle, and ignore the...


Resisting the Place of Belonging: Uncanny Homecomings in Religion, Narrative and the Arts

by Daniel Boscaljon

This book challenges our assumptions about the value of home, arguing for the ethical value of our feeling displaced and homeless in the 21st century. Home is explored in places ranging from digital keyboards...


Transnational Gothic: Literary and Social Exchanges in the Long Nineteenth Century

by Monika Elbert & Bridget M. Marshall

Presenting a variety of approaches to late eighteenth-and nineteenth-century Gothic literature, this collection provides a transnational view of the emergence and flowering of the Gothic. Its focus on British,...


Nineteenth-Century British Travelers in the New World

by Christine DeVine

By creating an 'idea of America,' popular New World travel writing offered an understanding of America through British eyes, and a lens through which nineteenth-century Britain could view itself. Nineteenth-Century...


Matthew Boulton: Enterprising Industrialist of the Enlightenment

by Kenneth Quickenden & Sally Baggott

Matthew Boulton was a leading industrialist, entrepreneur and Enlightenment figure. Often overshadowed through his association with James Watt, his Soho manufactories put Birmingham at the centre of what has...


The British Pacific Fleet Experience and Legacy, 1944-50

by Jon Robb-Webb

The British Pacific Fleet (BPF) was formed in October 1944 and dispatched to fight alongside the USN in the Central Pacific under Admiral Nimitz. This study explores the role of the BPF and its legacy through...


Performing Nordic Heritage: Everyday Practices and Institutional Culture

by Peter Aronsson & Lizette Gradén

The performance of heritage takes place in prestigious institutions such as museums and archives, in officially sanctioned spaces such as jubilees and public monuments, but also in more mundane, ephemeral and...


The Guild and Guild Buildings of Shakespeare's Stratford: Society, Religion, School and Stage

by J.R. Mulryne

The guild buildings of Shakespeare's Stratford represent a rare instance of a largely unchanged set of buildings which draw together the threads of the town's civic life. With its multi-disciplinary perspectives...


Twentieth-Century Music and Politics: Essays in Memory of Neil Edmunds

by Pauline Fairclough

When considering the role music played in the major totalitarian regimes of the century it is music's usefulness as propaganda that leaps first to mind. But as this volume demonstrates, there is a complex relationship...


The Politics of Energy and Memory between the Baltic States and Russia

by Agnia Grigas

The Baltic states share similar histories and resources, and face the same geopolitical challenges. All are dependent on Russia for energy yet, as this fascinating study reveals, they have pursued very different...


A History of Eastern Europe 1740-1918: Empires, Nations and Modernisation

by Ian D. Armour

This book is an authoritative inquiry into some of the most turbulent events in the history of Eastern Europe. By considering three key themes: modernism, nationalism and empire, Armour analyzes how the foundations...


The Army in British India: From Colonial Warfare to Total War 1857 - 1947

by Kaushik Roy

The army in India was the principal pillar of British power in South Asia from the mid-nineteenth century until Indian independence. This volume aims to evaluate the combat effectiveness of the army in British...


The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800

by D. E. Mungello

For the Chinese, the drive toward growing political and economic power is part of an ongoing effort to restore China's past greatness and remove the lingering memories of history's humiliations. This widely...