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Archaeology of Early Buddhism

by Lars Fogelin

How do archaeologists explore the various dimensions of religion? Lars Fogelin uses archaeological work at Thotlakonda in Southern India as his lens in a broader examination of Buddhist monastic life. He discovers...


NATO and the Warsaw Pact: Intrabloc Conflicts

by Mary Ann Heiss

There is no shortage of literature addressing the workings, influence, and importance of NATO and the Warsaw Pact individually or how the two blocs faced off during the decades of the Cold War. However, little...


The Imperfect Revolution: Anthony Burns and the Landscape of Race in Antebellum America

by Gordon S. Barker

On June 2, 1854, crowds lined the streets of Boston, hissing and shouting at federal authorities as they escorted the fugitive slave Anthony Burns to the ship that would return him to his slaveholders in Virginia....


Reading the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine: American Literature and Culture, 1870-1894

by Mark J. Noonan

During the 1870s, the organization and stewardship of American culture by the upper classes began to take hold on a mass scale, due in part to the founding of museums, municipal libraries, symphony halls, theaters,...


California Fruits, Flakes, and Nuts: True Tales of California Crazies, Crackpots and Creeps

by David Kulczyk

A freewheeling catalog of misfits, eccentrics, creeps, criminals, and failed dreamers, this compendium profiles 45 bizarre personalities who exemplify the Golden State’s well-deserved reputation for nonconformity....


Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

by Patrick Hunt

The world’s greatest archaeological finds and what they tell us about lost civilizations

Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise...


On the Threshold of Central Africa (1897): A Record of Twenty Years Pioneering Among the Barotsi of the Upper...

by Francois Coillard

An eye-witness account of the events which shook South-Central Africa before the advent of Colonial rule. It presents an account of the Lozi, a record of Coillard's journeys and his work in establishing the...


Records Relating to the Gold Coast Settlements from 1750 to 1874

by Major J.J. Crooks

First Published in 1973. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The British Press and the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910

by Hirokichi Mutsu

The Japan-British exhibition in London, 1910 was the most concerted and systematic attempt by Meiji Japan to explain its traditional society and arts, modern industry and empire, to its most important international...


Modern Arab Historiography: Historical Discourse and the Nation-State

by Youssef Choueiri

Inclusing a new introduction and conclusion, this revised second edition deals with a vital yet neglected ingredient in modern Arab culture. It is the only scholarly study of Arab historiography. It covers...


Some Early and Later Houses of Pity

by John Morrison Hobson

From around the eleventh century until the Reformation, a close connection between the Church and hospitals was formed as they became a refuge for the ill, ostracised and poor. First published in 1926, John...


Refractions of Violence

by Martin Jay

A new collection of essays by the internationally recognized cultural critic and intellectual historian Martin Jay that revolves around the themes of violence and visuality, with essays on the Holocaust and...


Fighting the Good Fight: The Story of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, 1865-1977

by Houston Bryan Roberson

The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church played an important role in the Civil Rights movement-it was the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott, which served as a model for other grassroots demonstrations and...


Literary Dollars and Social Sense: A People's History of the Mass Market Book

by Ronald J. Zboray & Mary Saracino Zboray

Prior to the Civil War, publishing in America underwent a transformation from a genteel artisan trade supported by civic patronage and religious groups to a thriving, cut-throat national industry propelled by...


Crisis and Conflict in Han China

by Michael Loewe

First published in 1974.

This volume illustrates the growth of two attitudes towards government in China during the first century B.C., the one progressive, realist and forward looking, the other conservative,...


Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals - Who Have Been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or Oth

by Arthur L. Hayward

Lives of the Most Remarkable Criminals was originally published in three volumes and sold by John Osborn on Paternoster Row. The volumes recount the lives, crimes and executions of eighteenth century lawbreakers....


A   General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates - From Their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence to t

by Captain Charles Johnson & Arthur L. Hayward

A General History of the Pirates has long been a classic of seafaring literature and was inspiration to both Robert Louis Stevenson and J.M. Barrie. Nothing is known about Captain Charles Johnson, and it is...


A   Complete History of the Lives and Robberies of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, Footpads, Shoplifts and Cheats of Both Sexes: Previously Published 1

by Captain Alexander Smith & Arthur L. Hayward

A Complete History of the Highwaymen discloses the most secret and barbarous murders, unparalleled robberies, notorious thefts and unheard of cheats, setting them in a true light and exposing them to public...


Mussolini and Fascism

by Patricia Knight

The early twentieth century in Italy was a crucial period in its history. Mussolini and Fascism surveys all the important issues and topics of the period including the origins and rise of Fascism, Mussolini...


Mirage of Power Pt3 V5

by Lowe and Dockrill

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.