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An Archaeology of Land Ownership

by Maria Relaki & Despina Catapoti

Within archaeological studies, land tenure has been mainly studied from the viewpoint of ownership. A host of studies has argued about land ownership on the basis of the simple co-existence of artefacts on the...


Women & Cross Dressing 1800-19

by Heike Bauer

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.


The Fort Pillow Massacre: North, South, and the Status of African Americans in the Civil War Era

by Bruce Tap

On April 12, 1864, a small Union force occupying Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a fortress located on the Mississippi River just north of Memphis, was overwhelmed by a larger Confederate force under the command of...


The 1980 Presidential Election: Ronald Reagan and the Shaping of the American Conservative Movement

by Jeffrey D. Howison

Ronald Reagan's victory in the 1980 presidential election marked a watershed moment in the history of the United States, heralding the triumph of the American conservative movement. Once a supporter of the New...


Germany, France, Russia and Islam

by Heinrich von Treitschke

Heinrich Von Treitschke was a prolific German historian and political writer during the nineteenth century. In Germany, France, Russia and Islam, first published in 1915, he considers European diplomatic relations...


Monks, the Pope, and the Origins of the Crusades: A Selection from Christianity (Penguin Tracks)

by Diarmaid MacCulloch

A fascinating history of the growth in monastic and papal power that preceded the Crusades—excerpted from Diarmaid MacCulloch’s award-winning New York Times bestseller, Christianity: The First Three Thousand...


A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional Hockey

by Stephen J. Harper

Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, histories of the sport, and newspaper files, Canada’s Prime Minister delves into the fascinating early years of ice hockey.

In the tumultuous beginnings...


The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend

by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

An acclaimed New York Times bestseller, selected by Salon as a best book of the year, the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: “a page-turner with remarkable immediacy…and...


The American South: A History

by William J., Jr. Cooper & Thomas E. Terrill

In The American South, Cooper and Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the South from the history of the United States. Each volume includes a substantial biographical...


Figuratively Speaking: Rhetoric and Culture from Quintilian to the Twin Towers

by Sarah Spence

Although rhetoric is a term often associated with lies, this book takes a polemical look at rhetoric as a purveyor of truth. Its purpose is to focus on one aspect of rhetoric, figurative speech, and to demonstrate...


Greek and Roman Calendars

by Robert Hannah

The smooth functioning of an ordered society depends on the possession of a means of regularising its activities over time. That means is a calendar, and its regularity is a function of how well it models the...


Nation, Empire, Decline: Studies in Rhetorical Continuity from the Romans to the Modern Era

by Nancy Shumate

The overlapping discourses of nationalism and imperialism, along with related ideas of social decline, have been central in 19th and 20th-century Anglo-European views. This book offers four readings of Latin...


Absent Without Leave: The private war of Private Stanley Livingston

by Paul Livingston

A touching, surprising, controversial and original family memoir, from the unique mind of well-known comedy figure Paul Livingston - aka Flacco.


Sir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Sir Henry Parkes: Father of Federation, Premier of NSW, Statesman, Visionary, Political Leader, Poet, Humanist May 27, 2015 brings the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Parkes. After he died, the London...


Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War

by Joan Beaumont

The Australian experience of war in all its complexity - from the homefront as well as the battlefront - as the men and women who experienced it chose to understand and remember it.


Great Disasters in Australian History

by Jonathan King

From the sinking of the Waratah to the West Gate Bridge collapse to the Granville train disaster to the Black Saturday bushfires, here are twenty-three peacetime disasters that changed Australia forever.


Mr. Selden's Map of China: Decoding the Secrets of a Vanished Cartographer

by Timothy Brook

From the author of the award-winning Vermeer's Hat, a historical detective story decoding a long-forgotten link between seventeenth century Europe and China.

Timothy Brook's award-winning Vermeer's Hat unfolded...


Daughter of Jerusalem

by Joanne Otto

"Daughter of Jerusalem" takes its 21st-century readers on a journey back to the first-century world of a young rabbi named Yeshua-better known to us as Jesus. Mara, the young heroine of this story, gets to mingle...


Buried in the Sands of the Ogaden: The United States, the Horn of Africa, and the Demise of Detente

by Louise P. Woodroofe

When the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) between the Soviet Union and United States faltered during the administration of Jimmy Carter, National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski claimed that "SALT...


Democratic Narrative, History, and Memory

by Carole A. Barbato & Laura L. Davis

The essays in this volume explore the complex relationships among events, memory, and portrayal of those events and the deepest questions of human experience, all viewed through a range of disciplinary lenses...