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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...


Who Was Who at Waterloo: A Biography of the Battle

by Christopher Summerville

Everyone knows about the Battle of Waterloo – or do they?

This book presents the battle as never before: through the personal stories of over 150 people present at the battle or its immediate aftermath. A reference...


The Great Powers and the European States System 1814-1914

by F.R. Bridge & Roger Bullen

This book illuminates, in the form of a clear, well-paced and student-friendly analytical narrative,  the functioning of the European states system in its heyday, the crucial century between the  defeat of...


The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

by Martin McCauley

'An expert in probing mafia-type relationships in present-day Russia, Martin McCauley here offers a vigorously written scrutiny of Soviet politics and society since the days of Lenin and Stalin.'

John Keep, Professor...


Ruling England, 1042-1217

by Richard Huscroft

A new history of post-conquest England which makes the new kingdom accessible through a focus on its kings and how it was ruled, featuring the empire building dynasties.

The central theme of the book is the...


Europe Between the Wars

by Martin Kitchen

Martin Kitchen's compelling account of Europe between the wars sets the twenty-year crisis within the context of the profound sense of cultural malaise shared by many philosophers and artists, the economic crises...


Sixties Britain: Culture, Society and Politics

by Mark Donnelly

Sixties Britain provides a more nuanced and engaging history of Britain. This book analyses the main social, political, cultural and economic changes Britain undertook as well as focusing on the 'silent majority'...


Europe 1850-1914: Progress, Participation and Apprehension

by Jonathan Sperber

This innovative survey of European history from the middle of the nineteenth century to the outbreak of the First World War tells the story of an era of outward tranquillity that was also a period of economic...


The Third Reich: Charisma and Community

by Martin Kitchen

The twelve years of the Third Reich casts a dark shadow over history. Fierce debates still rage over many of the hows, whys and wherefores of this perplexing period.

Leading expert on German history, Martin Kitchen,...


The Great War: 1914-1918

by Ian F. W. Beckett

The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller...


History: An Introduction to Theory, Method, and Practice

by Peter Claus & John Marriott

Why should history students care about theory? What relevance does it have to the "proper" role of the historian?

Historiography and historical theory are often perceived as complex subjects, which many history...


The Scramble for Africa

by M.E. Chamberlain

In 1870 barely one tenth of Africa was under European control. By 1914 only about one tenth - Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Liberia - was not. This book offers a clear and concise account of the 'scramble' or 'race'...


Russia in the Twentieth Century: The Quest for Stability

by David R. Marples

The history of Russia, as the natural successor to the Soviet Union, is of crucial importance to understanding why communism ultimately lost out to Western democracy and the free market system.  David Marples...


History on Film/Film on History

by Robert A. Rosenstone

History on Film/Film on History demonstrates how films can be analyzed as historical sources. It offers undergraduates an introduction to some of the first issues involved with studying historical films. 

Rosenstone...


Our New Masters Cb: Our New Masters

by Thomas Wright

First published in 1969. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Struggle for Secession, 1966-1970: A Personal Account of the Nigerian Civil War

by Ntieyong U. Akpan

First published in 1972. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


In Search of the True Gypsy: From Enlightenment to Final Solution

by Wim Willems

It has only been recognised tardily and with reluctance that during the Second World War hundreds of thousands of itinerants met the same horrendous fate as Jews and other victims of Nazism. Gypsies appear to...


Lolita in Peyton Place: Highbrow, Middlebrow, and Lowbrow Novels of the 1950s

by Ruth Pirsig Wood

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Parthenon Enigma

by Joan Breton Connelly

Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent...


Sands of Empire: Missionary Zeal, American Foreign Policy, and the Hazards of Global Ambition

by Robert W. Merry

In Sands of Empire, veteran political journalist and award-winning author Robert W. Merry examines the misguided concepts that have fueled American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. The emergence...