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France Before the Revolution

by J. H. Shennan

This fully revised second edition takes account of historical work produced during the last decade. Covering the period between Louis XIV's death in 1715 and the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, it...


Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English Romance: Normans and Saxons

by Dominique Battles

This book explores how the cultural distinctions and conflicts between Anglo-Saxons and Normans originating with the Norman Conquest of 1066 prevailed well into the fourteenth century and are manifest in a significant...


Useful Toil: Autobiographies of Working People from the 1820s to the 1920s

by Proffessor John Burnett & John Burnett

Useful Toil engages freshly and directly with the `ordinary' people of the nineteenth century. John Burnett has assembled twenty seven telling extracts from the diaries and autobiographies of working people...


Sex, Dissidence and Damnation: Minority Groups in the Middle Ages

by Jeffrey Richards

For the authorities in medieval Europe, dissent struck at the roots of an ordered, settled world. It was to be crushed - initially by reason and argument, eventually by torture. Jeffrey Richards examines the...


The Security Implications of the New Taiwan

by Bernice Lee

How can fresh conflict between China and Taiwan be avoided? This paper argues that unless the key players - Taiwan, China and the US - accept the existence of a new and increasingly democratic Taiwan, the...


Nuclear Policies in Europe

by Bruno Tertrais

While international security has radically changed since 1989, nuclear weapons remain a subject of debate and contention. This paper provides an analytical framework for understanding post-Cold War Europe's...


Identities and Security in East Asia

by Koro Bessho

East Asia has been relatively free from large-scale conflict in the 1990s, but the absence of security organisations or even of a sense of community within the region has raised doubts about its future security....


Political-Military Relations and the Stability of Arab Regimes

by Risa Brooks

Arab leaderships have been remarkably stable since the 1970s, particularly given the frequency of military coups in preceding years. Nonetheless, the military remains a key force in most Arab states and political...


Reshaping Defence Diplomacy: New Roles for Military Cooperation and Assistance

by Andrew Cottey

Analyses changing patterns of international military cooperation and assistance and shows that Western defence diplomacy is increasingly being directed towards new goals. The new defence diplomacy runs alongside...


Defence Reform in Croatia and Serbia--Montenegro

by Timothy Edmunds

This book examines defence reform in Croatia and Serbia-Montenegro since 2000, focussing particularly on the institution and consolidation of democratic and civilian control of the armed forces, the reform of...


European Crisis Management and Defence: The Search for Capabilities

by Hans-Christian Hagman

Assesses the EU and NATO's tools to prevent conflicts and manage international crises. It offers a unique insight into European security policy and questions the realism of the political goals. It argues for...


Saudi Arabia and the Illusion of Security

Disintegrating Indonesia?: Implications for Regional Security

by Tim Huxley

Since the collapse of President Suharto's New Order regime in 1998 and the international intervention in East Timor in 1999, there has been much speculation in South-east Asia and the West over whether Indonesia...


Dealing with the Threat of Cruise Missiles

by Dennis M Gormley

How can the core transatlantic Allies make coalitions more effective?  One year on from Kosovo, disparities in the capabilities of the coalition partners, as well as uneven levels of prior coordination, persist. ...


The Limits of Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership

by Jennifer Anderson

Russia and China claim to have established a "strategic partnership". Jennifer Anderson argues that this relationship merely overlays a diplomatic agenda established in the late 1980s, and that China's pragmatic,...


Maintaining Nuclear Stability in South Asia

by Neil Joeck

Argues that, while nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles cast a shadow over Indo-Pakistani relations, they do not create strategic stability.  He asserts that the development of command and control mechanisms...


Russia and North-East Asia

by Chikahito Harada

Russia has recently strengthened its diplomatic relations with its North-East Asian neighbours - China, Japan, and North and South Korea. But without much more reform at home, Russia will be neither attractive...


Non-Proliferation Incentives for Russia and Ukraine

by John C Baker

Given their protracted economic difficulties, the nuclear and aerospace industries in Russia and Ukraine are tempted to export dual-use technologies that can contribute to the proliferation of weapons of mass...


Multinational Military Forces: Problems and Prospects

India Redefines Its Role

by Shekhar Gupta

First published in 2005