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Reading and Writing History from Bruni to Windschuttle: Essays in Honour of Gary Ianziti

by Christian Thorsten Callisen

Featuring work by researchers in the fields of early modern studies, Italian studies, ecclesiastical history and historiography, this volume of essays adds to a rich corpus of literature on Renaissance and early...


The Formation of the Child in Early Modern Spain

by Grace E. Coolidge

Employing a variety of creative, interdisciplinary approaches, contributors examine early modern Spanish children's lives, the role of children within the larger family, adult perceptions of childhood, images...


Little 'Red Scares': Anti-Communism and Political Repression in the United States, 1921-1946

by Robert Justin Goldstein

Anti-communism has long been a potent force in American politics, capable of gripping both government and popular attention. Nowhere is this more evident that the two great 'red scares' of 1919-20 and 1946-54;...


When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923

by Vally Lytra

This book addresses a gap in scholarly literature by bringing together specialists from different disciplinary traditions - history, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, literature, ethnomusicology and international...


The Next War in the Air: Britain's Fear of the Bomber, 1908-1941

by Brett Holman

In the early twentieth century, the technology of flight changed warfare. Writers argued that the main strategic risk to Britain was the possibility of a sudden, destructive aerial bombardment of Britain's cities....


The Tragic Era - The Revolution After Lincoln

by Claude G. Bowers

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


An Collins and the Historical Imagination

by W. Scott Howard

The first edited collection of scholarly essays to focus exclusively on An Collins, this volume examines the significance of an important religious and political poet from seventeenth-century England. An Collins...


A World Apart

by Gustav Herling

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian

by Steven Lubar & Kathleen M. Kendrick

The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846. What do its vast collections -- from the ruby slippers to a piece of Plymouth Rock, first ladies' gowns to patchwork quilts, a Model T Ford to...


Angolan Rendezvous: Man and Nature in the Shadow of War

by Tamar Ron & Tamar Golan

Ostensibly, this book is in two voices: Tamar Golan, Israel's first Ambassador to Angola, deals with the political/diplomatic aspects, while the stories on gorillas, the Black giant sable and Nature are by zoologist/ecologist,...


The Archaeology of a Great Estate: Chatsworth and Beyond

by Nicola Bannister & John Barnatt

The Peak District is a historic upland landscape, with a rich palimpsest of features which invoke the many generations of people who have inhabited the area. The great estate of Chatsworth reflects the Peak...


Inhabiting the Landscape: Place, Custom and Memory, 1500-1800

by Nicola Whyte

The discipline of landscape history has recently taken a new turn: away from the analysis of past land use and environments towards an understanding of landscape as a social construct. This book is a significant...


Interpreting the English Village: Landscape and Community at Shapwick, Somerset

by Mick Aston & Dr. Christopher Gerrard

An original and approachable account of how archaeology can tell the story of the English village. Shapwick lies in the middle of Somerset, next to the important monastic centre of Glastonbury: the abbey owned...


The Ecology and Enclosure: The Effect of Enclosure on Society, Farming and the Environment in South Cambridgeshire, 1798-1850

by Shirley Wittering

South Cambridgeshire has some of the richest arable land in England and has been cultivated for millennia. By the turn of the nineteenth century industrialisation and massive population growth had resulted in...


Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

by Brian Gee, Anita McConnell & A.D. Morrison-Low

Working from original documents consulted for the first time, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of an eighteenth-century mathematical and optical instrument maker, Francis Watkins, who played an important...


International Intervention, Stabilisation and Peace: The Search for Stability

by Christian Dennys

This book examines international military interventions that have supported stability in four communities in Afghanistan and Nepal, in an attempt to analyse their success and improve this in future.

This is...


NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc: Alliance Analysis and Reporting, 1951-69

by Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

This book examines the NATO reports on the Soviet bloc's political and economic system, from 1951 to the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and the beginning of detente.

As part of the wider...


The Crusades

by Jonathan Phillips

This new and considerably expanded edition of The Crusades, 1095-1204 couples vivid narrative with a clear and accessible analysis of the key ideas that prompted the conquest and settlement of the Holy Land...


Magic and Medieval Society

by Anne Lawrence-Mathers & Carolina Escobar-Vargas

Magic and Medieval Society presents a thematic approach to the topic of magic and sorcery in Western Europe between the eleventh and the fifteenth century. It aims to provide readers with the conceptual and...


Greek History the Basics

by Robin Osborne

Greek History: The Basics is a concise and compelling introduction to the study of Ancient Greece from the end of the Bronze Age to rule by Rome.

With a chapter on each crucial period of Greece's ancient history,...