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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 Armies of the Caliphs is the first major study of the relationship between army and society in the early Islamic period, and reveals the pivotal role of the military in politics.

Through a thorough examination...


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...


The London Blue Plaque Guide

by Nick Rennison

A guide to London's distinctive Blue Plaques - commemorating the remarkable men and women who have lived in the capital. It describes the careers of more than 700 individuals. It features well-known names such...


Forgotten Battlefronts of the First World War

by Martin Marix-Evans

The struggle between Germany and the Allies along the Western Front is one of the most familiar elements of the First World War. This book reveals many less well-known theatres of conflict that were key to the...


Conscripts

by Iliana R Bet-El

Drawing on diaries, letters and personal accounts from British conscripts who served on the Western Front in the latter half of the Great War, this book explores the contribution they made to the war effort....


Aviation Disasters: The World's Major Civil Airliner Crashes Since 1950

by David Gero

Flying as an airline passenger is, statistically one of the safest forms of travel. Even so, the history of civil aviation is littered with high-profile disasters involving major loss of life. This work presents...


Men Behind the Medals: A New Selection

by Graham Pitchfork

A glorious tribute to the bravery of those who fought in the skies during the Second World War.


Folklore of Sussex

by Jacqueline Simpson

A collection of tales from Sussex. It includes such colourful themes as lost bells, buried treasures, dragons, fairies and the devil.


Folklore of Essex

by Sylvia Kent

Essex, the witch hunting county, is especially rich in traditions, legends, dialect and stories. This book explores the origins and meanings of its traditions to create a sense of the influence of the customs...


Folklore of Northamptonshire

by Peter Hill

This book describes the reaction of the common people to some of the tumultuous events which occurred in Northamptonshire and shaped England's history, and how this gave rise to many colourful folklore traditions....