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Central Europe Since 1945

by Paul G. Lewis

Central Europe - here, Poland, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia and Hungary - is at the centre of international attention since the Soviet collapse. An understanding of its postwar history is critical...


Suleyman the Magnificent and His Age: The Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern World

by Metin Kunt & Christine Woodhead

Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (r.1520-1566) dominated the eastern Mediterranean and Ottoman worlds - and the imagination of his contemporaries - very much as his fellow sovereigns Charles V, Francis I and...


King Stephen

by R. H. C. Davis

This well-known text, the standard account of the subject, is essential reading for students and scholars of the Norman period from undergraduate level upwards, and was hailed on first publication as: " a landmark...


The Franks in the Aegean: 1204-1500

by Peter Lock

Despite the enormous literature on the crusades, the Frankish states in the Aegean (set up in the wake of the Fourth Crusade in 1204) have been seriously neglected by modern historians. Yet their history is...


The Eighteenth-Century Town: A Reader in English Urban History 1688-1820

by Peter Borsay

The eighteenth century represents a critical period in the transition of the English urban history, as the town of the early modern era involved into that of the industrial revolution; and since Britain was...


The Reign of Mary Tudor: Politics, Government and Religion in England 1553-58

by D. M. Loades

`...by far the best overall history of the reign to date.'American Historical Review

Within a chronological framework, David Loades adopts a thematic approach to the reign.


Anglo Saxon England and the Norman Conquest

by H. R. Loyn

This celebrated account of society and economy in England from the first Anglo-Saxon settlements in the fifth century to the immediate aftermath of the Norman Conquest has been a standard text since it first...


The East India Company: A History

by Philip Lawson

This is the first short history of the East India Company from its founding in 1600 to its demise in 1857, designed for students and academics. The Company was central to the growth of the British Empire in...


The Conservative Party and British Politics 1902 - 1951

by Stuart Ball

The history of the Conservative Party during the first half of the twentieth century was marked by crisis and controversy, from Joseph Chamberlain's tariff reform campaign through the Lloyd George coalition...


The Heath Government 1970-74: A Reappraisal

by Stuart Ball & Anthony Seldon

Only now is it possible to see Edward Heath's controversial administration (1970-1974) in balanced historical perspective - and increasingly it seems a turning-point for postwar Britain. This timely volume explores...


The Baltic Nations and Europe: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Twentieth Century

by John Hiden & Patrick Salmon

Of all the Soviet Union's subject nationalities, the three Baltic republics, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, were the most determined and best organised in seizing the opportunities created by glasnost and perestroika...


Ottoman Wars: An Empire Besieged

by Virginia H. Aksan

The Ottoman Empire had reached the peak of its power, presenting a very real threat to Western Christendom when in 1683 it suffered its first major defeat, at the Siege of Vienna.  Tracing the empire’s conflicts...


Elizabethan Parliaments 1559-1601

by MICHAEL A. R. GRAVES

Michael Graves provides a clear summary of conflicting interpretations of Elizabethan parliaments and presents a new perspective, striking a balance between business and politics.


The Origins of the Vietnam War

by Fredrik Logevall

Why did the US make a commitment to an independent South Vietnam? Could a major war have been averted? Fredrik Logevall provides a concise, comprehensive and accessible introduction to the origins of the Vietnam...


The Russian Revolution

by Anthony Wood

A popular concise guide - one of the clearest available on the Russian Revolution.


Britain Under Thatcher

by Anthony Seldon & DANIEL COLLINGS

This concise, accessible, and balanced historical analysis of the Thatcher years and their consequences analyzes many controversial aspects of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, including the Falklands War, the...


The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598-1661

by Alan James

This controversial study takes the provocative line that the French monarchy was a complete success. James turns the idea of royal ‘absolutism’ on its head by redefining the French monarchy’s success from...


Germany 1989: In the Aftermath of the Cold War

by Lothar Kettenacker

In autumn 1989 the world watched transfixed as East German citizens, demonstrating under the banner 'We are the people!', staged the only successful, totally peaceful revolution in German history. By October...


The Cold War: The Great Powers and Their Allies

by J.P.D. Dunbabin

The Cold War offers a brief but detailed treatment of one of the most complex eras of the 20th Century.

In this fully revised second edition, J.P.D. Dunbabin, drawing on international scholarship and using much...


British Imperialism: 1688-2000

by P.J. Cain & A.G. Hopkins

A milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism, and truly global in its reach, this magisterial account received numerous accolades from reviewers in its first edition. The first to coin...