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Historiae Mundi: Studies in Universal History

by Bloomsbury Publishing

"Universal History" is a type of history that attempts to explain the world beyond the immediate surroundings of the author. It reflects a desire to synthesise the mass of written and oral knowledge about the...


The Imperial Season: America's Capital in the Time of the First Ambassadors, 1893-1918

by William Seale

This story of the young city of Washington coming up in the international scene is populated with presidents, foreign diplomats, civil servants, architects, artists, and influential hosts and hostesses who were...


The War Room: Political Strategies for Business, NGOs, and Anyone Who Wants to Win

by Warren Kinsella

Using personal anecdotes, practical wisdom, historical examples, and humour, Kinsella reveals what it takes to survive challenges not just in politics but in any kind of business.


Experiencing Byzantium: Papers from the 44th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011

by Claire Nesbitt & Mark Jackson

From the reception of imperial ekphraseis in Hagia Sophia to the sounds and smells of the back streets of Constantinople, the sensory perception of Byzantium is an area that lends itself perfectly to an investigation...


Power and Subversion in Byzantium: Papers from the 43rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 2010

by Dimiter Angelov & Michael Saxby

The 43rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies in 2010 drew together historians, art historians, and scholars of literature, religion and philosophy, who discussed shared and discipline-specific approaches to...


Vicarious Consumers: Trans-National Meetings between the West and East in the Mediterranean World (1730-1808)

by Manuel Pérez-García

The birth of a mass consumer society in Western Europe has been the subject of much scholarly debate in recent years. In order to come to a further understanding of the issue, this book adopts an analytical...


The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England: Memorial Cultures of the Post Reformation

by Andrew Gordon & Thomas Rist

The early modern period inherited and refashioned a culture of remembrance deeply-ingrained in the customs of Christian community. The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England maps the new terrain of remembrance...


Staging Authority in Caroline England: Prerogative, Law and Order in Drama, 1625-1642

by Jessica Dyson

Considering plays by Philip Massinger, Richard Brome, Ben Jonson, John Ford and James Shirley, this study addresses the political import of drama as it engages with contemporary struggles over authority between...


Childhood and Child Labour in Industrial England: Diversity and Agency, 1750-1914

by Nigel Goose & Katrina Honeyman

The purpose of this collection is to bring together representative examples of the most recent work that is taking an understanding of children and childhood in new directions. The two key overarching themes...


Lord Robert Cecil: Politician and Internationalist

by Gaynor Johnson

Lawyer, politician, diplomat and leading architect of the League of Nations; Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, was one of Britain's most significant statesmen of the twentieth century. Yet despite...


Collision of Empires: Italy's Invasion of Ethiopia and its International Impact

by G. Bruce Strang

Italy's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 marked a turning point in interwar Europe. The last great European colonial conquest in Africa, the conflict represented an enormous gamble for the Fascist dictator Benito...


Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Campaign

by Christopher Hibbert

Waterloo was the climax of almost twenty years of war in Europe. It dramatically ended Napoleon's dream of a lasting empire. Through the skillful use of original source material, noted historian Hibbert recreates...


The Tide of War: The 1814 Invasions of Upper Canada

by Richard Feltoe

Throughout 1812 and 1813, Upper Canada had been the principle target for a succession of American invasions and attacks. Fortunately they all had been repulsed, but at a high cost in lives and the devastation...


The Ultimate Book of Impostors: Over 100 True Stories of the Greatest Phonies and Frauds

by Ian Graham

Think You Know Who Your Friends Are?

Think again...

From Mata Hari to D. B. Cooper, history is littered with people pretending to be someone else. Some go undetected for years, cultivating their false identities...


Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's

by Gil Troy

Did America's fortieth president lead a conservative counterrevolution that left liberalism gasping for air? The answer, for both his admirers and his detractors, is often "yes." In Morning in America, Gil Troy...


Twelve Who Ruled: The Year of the Terror in the French Revolution

by R. R. Palmer & Isser Woloch

In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a "reign of...


States at War, Volume 1: A Reference Guide for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont in the Civil War

The Best School in Jerusalem: Annie Landau's School for Girls, 1900-1960

by Laura S. Schor

Recounts the remarkable tenure of Annie Landau as principal of the Evelina de Rothschild School in Jerusalem


Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution

by Pascal Blanchard, Sandrine Lemaire & Nicolas Bancel

This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory,...


Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russia: The Ritual Murder Trial of Mendel Beilis

by Robert Weinberg

On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder,...