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The Portuguese in the Age of Discovery 1300-1580

by David Nicolle

From humble beginnings, in the course of three centuries the Portuguese built the world's first truly global empire, stretching from modern Brazil to sub-Saharan Africa and from India to the East Indies (Indonesia)....


Glorious Misadventures: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America

by Owen Matthews

Two centuries ago, shortly after the U.S. was formed, a Russian expedition set its sights on the Pacific Northwest. It could have changed history.

At the dawn of the nineteenth century two empires met on the...


For the Good of the Farmer: A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture

by Frederick Whitford

The key role that farming plays in the economy of Indiana today owes much to the work of John Harrison Skinner (1874-1942). Skinner was a pioneering educator and administrator who transformed the study of agriculture...


Holocaust Mothers and Daughters: Family, History, and Trauma

by Federica K. Clementi

An astonishing analysis of Jewish mother-daughter relations before, during, and after the Shoah as described in daughters’ memoirs


Leisured Resistance: Villas, Literature and Politics in the Roman World

by Michael Dewar & Thomas Harrison

Leisured Resistance examines the varied ways in which cultured Roman aristocrats, of very different periods, used their country estates as a political and literary tool. While for some the villas were retreats...


The A to Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism

by Scott B. Noegel & Brannon M. Wheeler

The A to Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism treat each entry as a compilation of relevant data culled from these different traditions in order to take the reader beyond the expected parameters of research. Originally...


The 1848 Revolutions

by Peter Jones

The book offers a broad ranging investigation of the social, economic and political circumstances which led to the revolutions of 1848 as well as an account of the revolutions themselves. An accessible and valuable...


Philip II

by Geoffrey Woodward

Any assessment of Philip II's rule assumes the appearance of a paradox. In analysing the nature and impact of Philip II's rule and government, this history examines the extent of the changes in royal finance,...


Napoleon: Conquest, Reform and Reorganisation

by Clive Emsley

Probably no other single individual has had such a profound impact on the development of modern France and on that of nineteenth century Europe as Napoleon. Clive Emsley brings the subject up-to-date historiographically...


The American Civil War, 1861-1865

by Reid Mitchell

The American Civil War caused upheaval and massive private bereavement, but the years 1861-1865 also defined a great nation. This accessible introduction to the American Civil War looks at the social history...


Japan Faces the World, 1925-1952

by Mary L. Hanneman

 By 1925 the process of Japan's transition to a modern industrialised, westernised state was pretty much complete. Not only had the imperial tradition been restored with the Meiji Restoration in 1868, but some...


The Arab-Israeli Conflict

by Kirsten E. Schulze

In this fully revised new edition, Kirsten Schulze brings us to a new understanding of the causes, course and consequences of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Schulze analyses the dynamics of the violence and explores...


The Birth of Industrial Britain: 1750-1850

by Kenneth Morgan

The Industrial Revolution had a profound and lasting effect on socioeconomic and cultural conditions in Britain.

The Birth of Industrial Britain examines the impact of early industrialisation on British society...


China Since 1949

by Linda Benson

One of the most remarkable stories of the last century is the emergence of China as a modern economic giant, poised at the beginning of the 21st century to become a great world power. China has embraced the...


The Medieval Natural World

by Richard Jones

How did medieval people make sense of their surroundings, and how did this change over the years as understanding and knowledge expanded?

This new Seminar Study is designed to familiarise students of medieval...


Origins of the First World War: Revised 3rd Edition

by Gordon Martel

Origins of the First World War summarizes and analyses the policies, issues and crises that brought Europe to war in 1914. Martel explains the position of each of the great powers, and their place in the system...


The Formation of the Greek People

by A. Jarde

Originally published between 1920-70,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 of...


Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East

by Rashid Khalidi

Begun as the United States moved its armed forces into Iraq, Rashid Khalidi's powerful and thoughtful new book examines the record of Western involvement in the region and analyzes the likely outcome of our...


The Exchange Artist: A Tale of High-Flying Speculation and America's First Banking Collapse

by Jane Kamensky

The riveting story of the country's first banking scandal in the first decades of the American republic

This enthralling historical narrative of the birth of speculative capitalism in America opens in the 1790s...


Language and History in Adorno's Notes to Literature

by Ulrich Plass

Language and History in Theodor W. Adorno's Notes to Literature explores Adorno's essays on literature as an independent contribution to his aesthetics with an emphasis on his theory and practice of literary...