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Fundamentalism and Intellectuals in Egypt, 1973-1993

by David Sagiv

This study examines the attitude of Egyptian intellectuals towards Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt. They believe that to establish an Islamic state would mean a return to the Middle Ages and that Western values...


Moguls and Mandarins: Oil, Imperialism and the Middle East in British Foreign Policy 1900-1940

by Marian Kent

A study of Britain's imperial policy in the Middle East over oil, finance and defence. This book brings together different accounts of British policy in the early 20th century, particularly in the Ottoman Empire,...


The Wages of Slavery: From Chattel Slavery to Wage Labour in Africa, the Caribbean and England

by Michael Twaddle

The transition from chattel slavery to forced labour in Africa and the Caribbean during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has commanded increasing attention from scholars in recent years. The Wages...


Southeast Asia and the Great Powers

by Nicholas Tarling

The success of regionalism in Southeast Asia depends on the attitudes of the states within the region but also on the attitude of those outside it. This book is an erudite and stimulating study on the latter....


The Origins of the Second Arab-Israel War: Egypt, Israel and the Great Powers, 1952-56

by Michael B. Oren

This book represents the first scholarly examination of the origins of the 1956 Sinai campaign between Egypt and Israel. Utilising a wide range of primary sources, the study analyses the reasons for the breakdown...


The Popularization of Medicine

by Roy Porter

In the early modern centuries a body of popularized medical writings appeared, telling ordinary people how they could best take care of their own health. Often written be doctors, such books gave simple advice...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 (Routledge Revivals): Vol. V: Egypt Under Rameses the

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


Life in a Medieval Castle

by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies

"The authors allow medieval man and woman to speak for themselves through selections from past journals, songs, even account books."--Time


The Knight in History

by Frances Gies

"A carefully researched, concise, readable, and entertaining account of an institution that remains a part of the Western imagination."--Los Angeles Times


Cities and Social Change in Early Modern France

by Philip Benedict

The major changes experienced by France's cities over the period from the end of the middle ages to the eve of the Revolution are explored by six French and North American historians.


From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency: Historical Perspectives on People with Learning Disabilities

by Anne Digby & David Wright

From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency is the first book devoted to the social history of people with learning disabilities in Britain. Approaches to learning disabilities have changed dramatically in recent years....


Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim

by Ravi Palat

This book situates the evolution of capitalist economies along Asia's Pacific Rim after the Second World War within broader global, political and economic changes. Specifically, it charts their growth at the...


International History of the Twentieth Century

by Anthony Best, Antony Best & Jussi Hanhimäki

This major new global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward.

Using their thematic and regional expertise, the...


The Armies of the Caliphs: Military and Society in the Early Islamic State

by Hugh Kennedy

The first major study of the relationship between army and society in the early Islamic period, which reveals the pivotal role of the military in politics and offers a timely reassessment of the early Islamic...


The Quiet World

by Douglas Brinkley

A riveting history of America's most beautiful natural resources, The Quiet World documents the heroic fight waged by the U.S. federal government from 1879 to 1960 to save wild Alaska—Mount McKinley, the Tongass...


North Korea: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

by Ian Jeffries

There is much intense interest in North Korea at present. This partly arises from questions about Korea's nuclear capability and intentions, and about the extent to which North Korea may be viewed as 'a rogue...


Rethinking Europe: Social Theory and the Implications of Europeanization

by Gerard Delanty & Chris Rumford

Dominant approaches to the transformation of Europe ignore contemporary social theory interpretations of the nature and dynamics of social change. Here, Delanty and Rumford argue that we need a theory of society...


Pursuit

by Clint Johnson

“A Spellbinding Tale Of The Last Days Of The Confederacy.” --David J. Eicher, author of The Longest Night

In the only book to tell the definitive story of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’s chase,...


Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison

by Michael Daly

In 1903, on Coney Island, an elephant named Topsy was electrocuted, and over the past century, this bizarre, ghoulish execution has reverberated through popular culture with the whiff of urban legend. But it...


Buffalo Bill's British Wild West

by Alan Gallop

Presents the story of how William F Cody, army scout, Indian fighter, stagecoach driver and buffalo hunter, became a 'dime novel' hero and acting sensation in the United States and then followed it up with fame...