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Foundations of Modernity: Human Agency and the Imperial State

by Isa Blumi

Investigating how a number of modern empires transform over the long 19th century (1789-1914) as a consequence of their struggle for ascendancy in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, Foundations of Modernity:...


Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century: Domestic, Regional and Global Perspectives

by Gunter Schubert & Jens Damm

As we look to enter the second decade of the 21st century, Taiwan's quest for identity remains the most contentious issue in the domestic arena of Taiwanese politics. From here, it spills over into the cross-Strait...


The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: Ad 395-700

by Averil Cameron

This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, now covering the period 395-700 AD, provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity and a direct challenge to...


The Holocaust and Representations of Jews: History and Identity in the Museum

by K. Hannah Holtschneider

The Holocaust and Representations of Jews examines how prominent national exhibitions in Europe represent the Jewish minority and its cultural and religious self-understandings, historically and today, in particular...


Representing Enslavement and Abolition in Museums: Ambiguous Engagements

by Laurajane Smith, Geoff Cubitt & Kalliopi Fouseki

The year 2007 marked the bicentenary of the Act abolishing British participation in the slave trade. Representing Enslavement and Abolition on Museums- which uniquely draws together contributions from academic...


Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads

by Aili Aarelaid-Tart & Li Bennich-Björkman

This book brings together life stories from five generations of Balts, living through the diverse and recurring transformations of the twentieth century: occupations, war, independence, totalitarianism, and...


The Memory of the Argentina Disappearances: The Political History of Nunca Mas

by Emilio Crenzel

Memory of the Argentina Disappearances examines the history of the production, public circulation, and the interpretations and reinterpretations of the Nunca Más report issued by Argentina's National Commission...


Nature, Class, and New Deal Literature: The Country Poor in the Great Depression

by Stephen Fender

Working through close rhetorical analysis of everything from fiction and journalism to documents and documentaries, this book looks at how popular memory favors the country Depression over the economic crisis...


Vaccinations and Public Concern in History: Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception

by Andrea Kitta

Vaccinations and Public Concern in History explores vernacular beliefs and practices that surround decisions not to vaccinate. Through the use of ethnographic, media, and narrative analyses, this book explores...


Global Cold War Literature: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives

by Andrew Hammond

In countries worldwide, the Cold War dominated politics, society and culture during the second half of the twentieth century. Global Cold War Literatures offers a unique look at the multiple ways in which writers...


Multipolarity in the 21st Century

by Donette Murray & David Brown

This book seeks to help shape the debate surrounding power and polarity in the twenty-first century, both by assessing the likelihood of US decline and by analysing what each of the so-called 'rising powers'...


Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece, Revised edition

by Victor Davis Hanson

The ancient Greeks were for the most part a rural, not an urban, society. And for much of the Classical period, war was more common than peace. Almost all accounts of ancient history assume that farming and...


Battling for Saipan

by Francis A. O'Brien

When Lt. Gen. Holland M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith and his V Amphibious Corps were preparing for the invasion of the Marianas -- Guam, Tinian, and Saipan -- they were expecting an easy fight. The Japanese appeared...


Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan

by Robert D. Kaplan

First time in paperback, with a new Introduction and final chapter

World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D. Kaplan braved the dangers of war-ravaged Afghanistan in the 1980s, living among...


The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007

by Paul Silverstone

The Navy of the Nuclear Age, 1947-2007, the fifth volume in the monumental U.S. Navy Warship series, presents an all-inclusive compendium of the ships that served in the U.S. Navy from the Cold War up through...


The History of Mexico

by Philip Russell

The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires that were devastated by the Spanish conquest through the election of 2006 and its...


Nineteenth-Century Theatre and the Imperial Encounter

by Marty Gould

In this study, Gould argues that it was in the imperial capital's theatrical venues that the public was put into contact with the places and peoples of empire. Plays and similar forms of spectacle offered Victorian...


The Nuremberg Trials - The Complete Proceedings Vol 5: The Concentration Camps

by Bob Carruthers

This is the fifth volume in the complete proceedings of the Nuremberg trial of the German major war criminals before the International Military Tribunal sitting at Nuremberg, Germany.
Taken from the original...


The Rise and Fall of Arab Jerusalem: Palestinian Politics and the City Since 1967

by Hillel Cohen

This book examines Palestinian politics in Jerusalem since 1967, and in particular since the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000, focusing on the city's decline as an Arab city and the identity...


Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution

by Richard Beeman

In May 1787, in an atmosphere of crisis, delegates met in Philadelphia to design a radically new form of government. Distinguished historian Richard Beeman captures as never before the dynamic of the debate...