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A History of Food in 100 Recipes

by William Sitwell

A riveting narrative history of food as seen through 100 recipes, from ancient Egyptian bread to modernist cuisine.

We all love to eat, and most people have a favorite ingredient or dish. But how many of us know...


Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society: Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania

by Milda Ališauskiene & Ingo W. Schröder

Since the end of state repression against religion, two major processes have taken place in the formerly socialist countries: historically dominant churches strive to reassert their position in society, while...


African Pilgrimage: Ritual Travel in South Africa's Christianity of Zion

by Retief Müller

This book describes a South Africa that is made up of a number of different fragmented worlds. The focus is on the Zion Christian Church, one of the largest religious movements in southern Africa, and a good...


Naturalism, Theism and the Cognitive Study of Religion: Religion Explained?

by Aku Visala

This book provides a critical philosophical analysis of the claim that contemporary cognitive approaches to religion undermine theistic beliefs. The book argues that such naturalism is not necessary for the...


Educational Philosophy in the French Enlightenment: From Nature to Second Nature

by Natasha Gill

Natasha Gill offers the first comprehensive analysis of French educational thought before Rousseau. She situates Emile in the context of a pedagogical debate that had been under way for a century before its...


Friars on the Frontier: Catholic Renewal and the Dominican Order in Southeastern Poland, 1594-1648

by Piotr Stolarski

Focusing on the Dominican Order's activities in south-eastern Poland from the late sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth centuries this book reveals the renovation and enduring popularity of the pre-existing Mendicant...


New Worlds Reflected: Travel and Utopia in the Early Modern Period

by Chloë|| Houston

Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in early modern globalization, travel and travel literature, whilst utopian literature has proved to be a continuing source of fascination for students of the...


Britain, Palestine and Empire: The Mandate Years

by Rory Miller

In 1948, British troops withdrew from the Palestinian lands, ending over 30 years of the British Mandate of Palestine. Taking a fresh look at the years of the British mandate; its politics, economics, and culture,...


British Nuclear Weapons and the Test Ban 1954-1973: Britain, the United States, Weapons Policies and Nuclear Testing: Tensions and Contradictions

by John R. Walker

Focusing on a key twenty year period, this study explores Britain's role in efforts to bring about a nuclear test ban treaty between 1954 and 1973. Taking a broadly chronological approach, it examines the nature...


Anglo-Italian Relations in the Middle East, 1922-1940

by Massimiliano Fiore

Between 1923 and 1934, Britain and Italy waged war by proxy in the Middle East. This book provides in-depth analysis of the factors leading to the interwar breakdown of Anglo-Italian relations. Enhancing our...


Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt

by Hibba Abugideiri

Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt investigates the use of medicine as a 'tool of Empire' to serve the state building processes in Egypt by the British colonial administration, which...


Civic Catechisms and Reason in the French Revolution

by Adrian Velicu

At the heart of the French Revolution there lay a fundamental paradox: how to liberate the minds of the people whilst simultaneously ensuring their loyalty to the new regime. It is an exploration of the facts...


The Debate on the Trial of the Templars (1307-1314)

by Jochen Burgtorf & Paul F. Crawford

In October 1307, all the brothers of the military-religious order of the Temple in France were arrested on the instructions of King Philip IV and charged with heresy and other crimes. In 1312, Pope Clement V,...


British Generalship during the Great War: The Military Career of Sir Henry Horne (1861-1929)

by Simon Robbins

Following the career of one relatively unknown First World War general, Lord Horne, this book adds to the growing literature that challenges long-held assumptions that the First World War was a senseless bloodbath...


Heinrich Heshusius and Confessional Polemic in Early Lutheran Orthodoxy

by Michael J. Halvorson

Heinrich Heshusius (1556-97) became a leading church superintendent and polemicist during the early age of Lutheran orthodoxy, and played a major role in the reform and administration of several German cities...


The Politics of Provisions: Food Riots, Moral Economy, and Market Transition in England, c. 1550-1850

by John Bohstedt

The 'politics of provisions' - forceful negotiations over sustenance - has created surprising contests in world history, particularly in times of market transition. In England a 'politics of provisions' evolved...


Money, Power and Politics in Early Islamic Syria: A Review of Current Debates

by John Haldon

The transformation of the eastern provinces of the Roman empire from the middle of the seventh century CE under the impact of Islam has attracted a good deal of scholarly attention in recent years, and as more...


The Crusade of Frederick Barbarossa: The History of the Expedition of the Emperor Frederick and Related Texts

by G.A. Loud

This is the first English translation of the main contemporary accounts of the Crusade and death of the German Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa (ruled 1152-90). The main text here, the 'History of the Expedition...


Commonwealth and the English Reformation: Protestantism and the Politics of Religious Change in the Gloucester Vale, 1483-1560

by Ben Lowe

Taking the Vale of Gloucester as a case study, the book refocuses attention onto issues left unfinished in the wake of current Reformation scholarship. By examining the connections between local gentry, city...


Clerical Celibacy in the West: c.1100-1700

by Helen Parish

The issue of clerical celibacy has played a long and profound role in the history of the Christian church. From the first Christian centuries to the present day, the question of whether clergy should be allowed...