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The Little Book of the 1950s

by Stuart Hylton

The Little Book of the 1950s is a fast-paced and entertaining account of life in Britain during an extraordinary decade, as we moved from post-war austerity to the swinging sixties. There are dramas, tragedies,...


As Thick As Thieves: Foolish Felons & Loopy Laws

by Richard O Smith

Standing in an ID parade of incompetence, waiting to be picked out as Britain's stupidest criminal, we've assembled a line-up of bungling burglars, asinine assailants and thick thieves. Meet the man who handed...


Nanny Knows Best: The History of the British Nanny

by Katherine Holden

Not quite part of the family and definitely an employee; idealised or deominsed, the nanny has had a difficult role in family life over the past 200 years. Any discussion of nannies arouses strong emotions in...


The Wartime Housewife: A No-Nonsense Handbook for Modern Families

by Biff Raven-Hill

The Wartime Housewife will bring old fashioned values and skills to our very modern world! In this book, she shares recipes and tips on budgeting, repairing things, mending and scavenging; ideas for the school...


Representing Humanity in the Age of Enlightenment

by Alexander Cook, Ned Curthoys & Shino Konishi

The Enlightenment era saw European thinkers increasingly concerned with what it meant to be human. This collection of essays traces the concept of 'humanity' through revolutionary politics, feminist biography,...


The Romans: All That Matters

by John Manley

In The Romans: All That Matters, John Manley focuses on some of the fundamental aspects of the Roman Empire, especially those topics that have relevance beyond the study of Antiquity itself - how its material...


Across Cultural Borders: Historiography in Global Perspective

by Eckhardt Fuchs & Benedikt Stuchtey

This ambitious work offers the first comprehensive transcultural history of historiography. The contributors transcend a Eurocentric approach not only in terms of the individual historiographies they assess...


Geographers Biobibliographical Studies: Volume 32

by Hayden Lorimer & Charles W. J. Withers

This volume of Geographers Biobibliographical Studies brings together essays on four Frenchmen, a Czech, and three Englishmen. The lives of our subjects extend from the late Enlightenment and the era of 'polite...


What's in a Surname?

by David McKie

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Surnames are much more than convenient identity tags; they are windows into our families' pasts. Some suggest ancestral trades (Butcher, Smith, Roper) or physical appearance (Long,...


Africa in Europe: Interdependencies, Relocations, and Globalization

by Stefan Goodwin

Africa in Europe, in two volumes, is an interdisciplinary work about Europeans that demonstrates fluid boundaries and connections between them and Africans from antiquity until the present. Written by a scholar...


Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

by John Boswell

Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the...


Travel and Travellers of the Middle Ages

by Arthur Newton

Originally published between 1920 and 1970,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period...


Historical Research: A Guide for Writers of Dissertations, Theses, Articles and Books

by Bill Mcdowell

This is the first practical guide to cover the various stages of a history research project, from the selection of the topic and the organization and interpretation of source material, through to the completion...


Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations

by Beverly Southgate

.Why Bother With History? argues for an increasingly important role for a revitalised historical study. Examining the motivations of past historians, the author rejects the ancient aspiration to a 'history...


Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street

by Mark Bray

An insider's account of the anarchists who ignited Occupy Wall Street.


Medici Money: Banking, metaphysics and art in fifteenth-century Florence

by Tim Parks

The Medici are famous as the rulers of Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. Their power derived from the family bank, and this book tells the fascinating, frequently bloody story of the family and...


Irish Identities in Victorian Britain

by Roger Swift & Sheridan Gilley

Recent studies of the experiences of Irish migrants in Victorian Britain have emphasized the significance of the themes of change, continuity, resistance and accommodation in the creation of a rich and diverse...


A Brief History of Circumnavigators

by Derek Wilson

"Going round the world" is an idea that has excited people ever since it was realized that the earth was a sphere. The appeal has something to do with encompassing all the known environment and exploring the...


Wickedness and Crime: Laws of Homicide and Malice

by Penny Crofts

The criminal legal system defines and authoritatively enacts the boundaries of permissible and impermissible behaviour, with a focus on that which is prohibited or transgressive. Wickedness and Crime: Laws of...


The Routledge Guide to Interviewing: Oral History, Social Enquiry and Investigation

by Sean McConville & Anna Bryson

The Routledge Guide to Interviewing sets out a well-tested and practical approach and methodology: what works, difficulties and dangers to avoid and key questions which must be answered before you set out. Background...