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Gender in Motion: Divisions of Labor and Cultural Change in Late Imperial and Modern China

by Bryna Goodman & Wendy Larson

Bringing together the work of distinguished China historians, anthropologists, and literary and film scholars, Gender in Motion raises provocative questions about the diversity of gender practices during the...


Prelude to Catastrophe: FDR's Jews and the Menace of Nazism

by Robert Shogan

The Jews who so deeply admired Roosevelt made up the richest, most influential Jewish community in the world, leaders in government, commerce, and the arts. Yet by the time Franklin Roosevelt died in office,...


When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail

by Eric Jay Dolin

Ancient China collides with newfangled America in this epic tale of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships. Brilliantly illuminating one of the least-understood areas of American history, best-selling...


English Churches Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

In this illustrated colour guide, Trevor Yorke places the period style of church fabric and decoration into an easy to read form, packed with photographs and informative diagrams.


Maharanis: The Extraordinary Tale of Four Indian Queens and Their Journey from Purdah to Parliament

by Lucy Moore

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Canadian Folk: Portraits of Remarkable Lives

by Peter Unwin

A collection of lives and stories that provides a fascinating look at the eminent and no so eminent characters who came before us and left their colourful mark on Canada's history.


Identity, Aesthetics, and Sound in the Fin de Siecle: Redesigning Perception

by Dariusz Gafijczuk

This book is an analytic and historical portrait of the volatile decades at the beginning of the 20th century. Engaging with avant-garde art and thought, and concentrating on two of the most controversial and...


A Provincial History of the Ottoman Empire: Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Nineteenth Century

by Marc Aymes

Provincializing the history of the Ottoman Empire, this book provides a critical approach to the projects of 'modernity' that took place in the Eastern Mediterranean over the past two centuries.

Leaving their...


Power Transition and International Order in Asia: Issues and Challenges

by Peter Shearman

This edited volume examines how the transition and diffusion of power in global politics is impacting on stability and order in Asia.

Both in the academic field of International Relations (IR) and among policymakers,...


Irish Insanity 1800-2000: 1800 2000

by Damien Brennan

The national public asylum system in Ireland was established during the early nineteenth century and continued to operate up to the close of the twentieth century. These asylums / mental hospitals were a significant...


Naval Modernisation in South-East Asia: Nature, Causes and Consequences

by Geoffrey Till & Jane Chan

This edited volume analyses the naval arms race in South-East Asia, and reviews the content, purposes and consequences of the naval policies and development of the main countries of the region.

The rise of naval...


Northern Security and Global Politics: Nordic-Baltic Strategic Influence in a Post-Unipolar World

by Ann-Sofie Dahl & Pauli Järvenpää

This book takes a comprehensive approach to security in the Nordic-Baltic region, studying how this region is affected by developments in the international system.

The advent of the new millennium coincided...


Creating the Arabian Gulf: The British Raj and the Invasions of the Gulf

by Paul J. Rich

Whether called 'Arabian' or 'Persian,' the Gulf is one of the most politically important regions of the world, and its history is necessary in understanding the contemporary Middle East. Paul Rich draws on previously...


Engaging Europe: Rethinking a Changing Continent

by Evlyn Gould & George J., Jr. Sheridan

What and where and who is Europe? This unique collection contends that Europe cannot be defined as simply a particular geographic location or a group of citizens who inhabit the same place and share a culture....


U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Oscar J. Martínez

The U.S.-Mexican borderlands form the region where the United States and Latin America have interacted with the greatest intensity. In U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Oscar Martinez has brought together both scholarly...


Crisis in the Southwest: The United States, Mexico, and the Struggle over Texas

by Richard Bruce Winders

The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured...


Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina

by Peter Dale Scott

Peter Dale Scott's brilliantly researched tour de force illuminates the underlying forces that drive U.S. global policy from Vietnam to Colombia and now to Afghanistan and Iraq. He brings to light the intertwined...


Debating Vietnam: Fulbright, Stennis, and Their Senate Hearings

by Joseph A. Fry

In the midst of the Vietnam War, two titans of the Senate, J. William Fulbright and John C. Stennis, held public hearings to debate the conflict's future. Their shared aim was to alter the Johnson administration's...


The Women's Revolution in Mexico, 1910-1953

by Patience A. Schell, Stephanie Mitchell & Katherine Elaine Bliss

This book reinvigorates the debate on the Mexican Revolution, exploring what this pivotal event meant to women. The contributors offer a fresh look at women's participation in their homes and workplaces and...


From Peasant to Patriarch: Account of the Birth, Upbringing, and Life of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

by Ioann Shusherin, Kevin Kain & Katia Levintova

This book chronicles Nikon's entire life, focusing on the patriarch's relationship with the Romanov royal family and his monastery building program. The narrative also features rare eyewitness accounts of monumental...