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The Network Society: Economic Development and International Competitveness as Problems of Social

by Dirk Messner

The author argues that the countries that, at the end of the 20th century, have economic, social and ecological success will not be unleashed market economies but "active and learning societies" that attempt...


Action Directe: Ultra Left Terrorism in France 1979-1987

by Michael Y. Dartnell

In defining Action Directe's mixture of millenarianism, workerism and nihilism, this study explains why the group turned to a strategy of murderous strikes and how a revolutionary political faction emerged in...


Sourcebook in Late-Scholastic Monetary Theory: The Contributions of Martin de Azpilcueta, Luis de Molina, and Juan de Mariana

by Stephen J. Grabill

The Sourcebook is a thematically unified collection of seminal texts in the history of economics on the topic of money and exchange relations (cambium)_its nature, purpose, value, and relationship to justice...


Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941

by Justus D. Doenecke

Prominent historian Justus Doenecke analyzes the personalities, leading action groups, and major congressional debates surrounding the U.S. decision to participate in World War II.


The Gods Left First: The Captivity and Repatriation of Japanese POWs in Northeast Asia, 1945-1956

by Andrew E. Barshay

At the time of Japan's surrender to Allied forces on August 15, 1945, some six million Japanese were left stranded across the vast expanse of a vanquished Asian empire. Half civilian and half military, they...


The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union

by Herman Belz

The debates between Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and Robert Hayne of South Carolina gave fateful utterance to the differing understandings of the nature of the American Union that had come to predominate...


Liberty and Order

by Lance Banning

Liberty and Order is an ambitious anthology of primary source writings: letters, circulars, debate transcriptions, House proceedings, and newspaper articles that document the years during which America’s founding...


American Reformers, 1870-1920: Progressives in Word and Deed

by Steven L. Piott

In this new work, historian Steven L. Piott explores the fascinating and provocative lives of twelve influential American reformers placed in the historical context of the Gilded Age, Populist and Progressive...


Postcards from the Rio Bravo Border: Picturing the Place, Placing the Picture, 1900s-1950s

by Daniel D. Arreola

Between 1900 and the late 1950s, Mexican border towns came of age both as tourist destinations and as emerging cities. Commercial photographers produced thousands of images of their streets, plazas, historic...


The Musical Iconography of Power in Seventeenth-Century Spain and Her Territories

by Sara Gonzalez

As Spain encountered economic and political crises in the seventeenth century, the imagery of musical performance was invoked by the state to represent the power of the monarch and to denote harmony throughout...


An Onslaught of Spears: The Danish Conquest of England

by Jeffrey James & Neil Faulkner

The Danish invasions in the second decade of the 11th century came after unprecedented Viking attacks stretching back 30 years. Earlier kings of Wessex had held and pushed back the tide of Danish encroachment,...


Intelligent and Honest Radicals: The Chicago Federation of Labor and the Politics of Progression

by Mitchell Newton-Matza

Intelligent and Honest Radicals explores the Chicago labor movement's relationship to Illinois legal and political system. Newton-Matza focuses on the significant era between the great strike in 1919 to Franklin...


Patrick Henry-Onslow Debate: Liberty and Republicanism in American Political Thought

by H. Lee, Jr. Cheek, Sean R. Busick & Carey M. Roberts

In 1826 Americans witnessed the spectacle of President John Quincy Adams and Vice-President John C. Calhoun taking to the press to debate the nature of power and liberty under the pseudonyms “Patrick Henry”...


The Politics of Childhood in Cold War America

by Ann Marie Kordas

This study examines how childhood and adolescence were shaped by - and contributed to - Cold War politics in America.


Crime and the Fascist State, 1850-1940

by Tiago Pires Marques

By studying the development of Italy's penal system, Pires Marques provides valuable insights into the wider political culture of European society. Focusing on the rise of fascism in Spain and Portugal as well...


John Bale and Religious Conversion in Reformation England

by Oliver Wort

Focusing on the life and work of the evangelical reformer John Bale (1485-1563), Wort presents a study of conversion in the sixteenth century.


Anglo-German Relations and the Protestant Cause: Elizabethan Foreign Policy and Pan-Protestantism

by David Scott Gehring

Challenging accepted notions of Elizabethan foreign policy, Gehring argues that the Queen's relationship with the Protestant princes of the Holy Roman Empire was more of a success than has been previously thought....


Between Silk and Cyanide: A Code Maker's War 1941-45

by Leo Marks

NEW, UPDATED EDITION OF ONE OF THE LAST GREAT SECOND WORLD WAR MEMOIRS. In 1942, with a black-market chicken under his arm, Leo Marks left his father's famous bookshop, 84 Charing Cross Road, and went to war....


Medieval Pirates: Pirates, Raiders and Privateers 1204-1453

by Jill Eddison

In the Medieval Period the English Channel was an especialy perilous stretch of water. It has two distinct (and often conflicting) functions. It was a rich commercial seaway, on which the rising economy of the...


Who Killed William Shakespeare?: The Murderer, The Motive, The Means

by Simon Andrew Stirling

William Shakespeare lived in violent times; his death passed without comment. By the time he was adopted as the national poet of England the details of his life had been concealed. He had become an invisible...