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The Modern Middle East

by Ilan Pappé

This hugely successful, ground-breaking book is the first introductory textbook on the Modern Middle East to foreground the urban, rural, cultural and women's histories of the region over its political and economic...


The Weimar Republic

by Stephen J. Lee

The Weimar Republic provides a comprehensive introduction to Germany in the aftermath of the First World War. Exploring themes including the formation of the Republic, the impact of the Treaty of Versailles...


Women's Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook

by Emilie Amt

Praise for the first edition:

'It is difficult to imagine another book in which one could find all this diverse material, and no doubt Amt's collection, in its richness, and in its genuine clarity and simplicity...


Art History Through the Camera's Lens

by Helene E. Roberts

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


Israeli Democracy at the Crossroads

by Raphael Cohen-Almagor

In recent years, the discussion about Israel was dominated by post-Zionist, post-Israeli opinions. Important voices that represent large sectors of Israeli society were not heard. To somewhat change this situation,...


American Culture: An Anthology

by Anders Breidlid, Fredrik Chr. Brøgger & Oyvind T. Gulliksen

This second edition of American Culture includes contemporary events and provides an introduction to American civilization. Extracts are taken from diverse sources such as political addresses, articles, interviews,...


Was Mao Really a Monster?: The Academic Response to Chang and Halliday's "Mao: The Unknown Story"

by Gregor Benton & Lin Chun

Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was published in 2005 to a great fanfare. The book portrays Mao as a monster - equal to or worse than Hitler and Stalin - and a fool who won power by native...


Komatke Gold

by Benjamin Vance

An adventure novel dealing with brutal murders, smuggling, archeological discovery, and a life's validation.

An unsuspecting retired military officer attempts to retrace steps of early manhood by revisiting...


The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph

by Albert O. Hirschman, Amartya Sen & Jeremy Adelman

In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of...


Vermont: A History

by Charles T. Morrissey

For many Americans, Vermont still seems what the United States at least in myth once was--a bucolic landscape of wooded hills, neat farms, and handsome villages--before modern forces transformed our agrarian...


Utah: A History

by Charles S. Peterson

A place apart, Utah began as an undefined land in the middle of the continent, a place that meant little to the few natives who lived there and even less to the fewer travelers who passed through.

 Utah is...


South Carolina: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Louis Booker Wright

Louis Wright's masterful telling of South Carolina's story will fascinate residents and non-residents alike. A land whose people knew the joy of great victories and the sadness of bitter defeats, South Carolina...


Oregon: A History

by Gordon B. Dodds

To many Americans, Oregon is an idyllic, fruitful garden on the northwestern shore of a troubled urban nation. But, as author Gordon B. Dodds explains in this thoughtful history, behind that image lies the story...


Oklahoma: A History

by H Wayne Morgan

Few other states can match Oklahoma's reputation as a last frontier. Indians, pioneers, land rushes, and oil dominate many an American's picture of Oklahoma's history. Incomplete as such an impression is, the...


Ohio: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Walter Havighurst

Historically, Ohio seems to have had everything--great physical beauty; rich resources of coal, oil, gas, and fertile soil; a central location with easy means of transportation by land and water; inventive and...


New York: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Bruce Bliven

From the Big Apple to Niagara Falls, the state of New York has always had enormous fascination for Americans. From the Empire State have come major influences on almost every aspect of American life. Particularly...


New Jersey

by Thomas J. Fleming

When members of the colonial assembly warned Governor Philip Carteret in 1668 that he should abandon any expectations "that things must go according to your opinions," they struck a keynote for the New Jersey...


Mississippi: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by John Ray Skates

What life has really been like for most Mississippians is the story told in this intriguing history. To many Americans, Mississippi means Natchez and Vicksburg, white columns and cotton. For the people who have...


Pennsylvania: A History

by Thomas C. Cochran

Who would have guessed, three centuries ago, that William Penn's "greene" province and "countrie towne" on the Delaware would become the keystone of American industrialization and the source of some of the nation's...


Wyoming: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Taft Alfred Larson

For centuries Wyoming was a land no one wanted--high, dry, and remote--more often a thoroughfare on the way to some place else than a final destination. Many of the sweeping developments that overtook the rest...