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Libertys Folly: Polish Lithuan

by Jerzy Tadeusz Lukavski

In the closing years of the 18th century, the old Polish state paid the price of over 100 years of ungovernability in political extinction. Between 1772 and 1795 an area of Eastern Europe larger than France...


London's Teeming Streets, 1830-1914

by James Winter

The streets of Victorian London became increasingly congested with vehicles, fast and furious drivers, pedestrians, costermongers, prostitutes, brass bands, homeless children and other obstacles to safe and...


A Social History of England 1851-1990

by Francois Bedarida

In this, the second edition of A Social History of England, Francois Bédarida has added a new final chapter on the last fifteen years.

The book now traces the evolution of English society from the height of...


Plenty and Want: A Social History of Food in England from 1815 to the Present Day

by Proffessor John Burnett & John Burnett

What did Queen Victoria have for dinner? And how did this compare with the meals of the poor in the nineteenth century? This classic account of English food habits since the industrial revolution answers these...


Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth Century England

by Frank McLynn

McLynn provides the first comprehensive view of crime and its consequences in the eighteenth century: why was England notorious for violence? Why did the death penalty prove no deterrent? Was it a crude means...


Withstanding Hitler

by Michael Balfour

This is the first book in English to give a comprehensive account of how soldiers, officials, Christians and workers in Germany fought together to frustrate Hitler's aims.


Continuity and Change in Israeli Security Policy

by Mark A. Heller

How should Israel respond to the changing external threats that confront it? This paper argues that the country's traditional security concept is obsolete and must be reformulated. How this is achieved depends...


The Future of Africa: A New Order in Sight

by Jeffrey Herbst

This book provides a review of recent development in Africa. It reviews NEPAD and the AU and suggests what must be done for African countries to reverse their growth and security trajectories by asking if any...


Iraq at the Crossroads: State and Society in the Shadow of Regime Change

by Toby Dodge

A war against Iraq will spur radical changes in the way the country is governed, how its people live, and its relationship to its neighbours and to the West. This book depicts the evolution of Iraq under Saddam...


The Role of the G8 in International Peace and Security

by Risto Penttilä

This Adelphi Paper is the first concise yet comprehensive analysis of the role of the G8 in international peace and security. It argues that the G7/8 has a long and impressive history in the field of international...


Intervention in Contemporary World Politics

by Neil Macfarlane

Examines multilateral interventions in civil conflicts and the evolution of the role of such interventions in world politics. It focuses primarily on the Cold War and post-Cold War eras and the differences between...


Globalisation and Insurgency

by John Mackinlay

The central proposition of this book is that global changes have altered the nature of insurgency by weakening some governments and empowering the forces that seek to overthrow them. The book identifies four...


Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages

by Frances Gies

A compelling, lucid, and highly readable chronicle of medieval life written by the authors of the bestselling Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval City

Historians have only recently awakened to the...


Perpetua's Passion: The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman

by Joyce E. Salisbury

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Investing in Peace: Aid and Conditionality After Civil Wars

by James K. Boyce

This book analyzes the provision of aid to countries that have undergone negotiated settlements to civil wars, drawing on recent experiences in Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It focuses on the...


Enhancing Indo-Us Strategic Cooperation

by Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu

Argues that a carrot-and-stick policy is likely to be more effective than a stick-only approach in curbing India's nuclear ambitions. Increased strategic cooperation between India and the US is the ideal incentive,...


American Soldiers in Iraq: McSoldiers or Innovative Professionals?

by Morten G. Ender

American Soldiers is the first book to examine the collective social experiences of soldiers in the Iraq War.


Social Welfare in Britain 1885-1985

by Rex Pope, Alan Prat & Bernard Hoyle

This collection of documents follows the same format as Pope and Hoyle's British Economic Performance (1984), to provide a survey of the main developments in social welfare. Students of economic and social history...


Strangers, Aliens and Asians: Huguenots, Jews and Bangladeshis in Spitalfields 1666-2000

by Anne Kershen

Exploring the dynamics that drive the processes of immigrant settlement and assimilation, this fascinating book looks at whether these are solely the outcome of the temporal setting, cultural background, and...


The Cultural Cold War in Western Europe, 1945-60

by Hans Krabbendam & Giles Scott-Smith

The idea of the Cold War as a propaganda contest as opposed to a military conflict is being increasingly accepted. This has led to a re-evaluation of the relationship between economic policies, political agendas...