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Literary Texts and the Roman Historian

by David Potter

Literary Texts and the Roman Historian looks at literary texts from the Roman Empire which depict actual events. It examines the ways in which these texts were created, disseminated and read.

Beside covering...


Reconsidering Sputnik: Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite

by Roger D. Lanius, John M. Logsdon & Robert W. Smith

This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration...


Vision for London, 1889-1914

by Susan D. Pennybacker

The London County Council was a the world's largest municipal government and a laboratory for social experimentation before the Great War. It sought to master the problems of metropolitan amelioration, political...


Entomology, Ecology and Agriculture: The Making of Science Careers in North America, 1885-1985

by Paolo Palladino

This study is facilitated by following economic entomologists' and ecologists' changing ideas about different pest control strategies, chiefly 'chemical', 'biological', and 'integrated' control. The author then...


International Relations in Europe, 1689-1789

by J.H. Shennan

Shennan examines the changing criteria upon which European relations were based between 1688 & 1763. Through concise analysis of a complex set of issues he treats concepts that are still highly relevant in the...


The Black Power Movement: Rethinking the Civil Rights-Black Power Era

by Peniel E. Joseph

Peniel Joseph has collected the freshest and most impressive list of contributors around to write original essays on the Black Power Movement. Taken together these studies provide a critical and much needed...


Why History?

by Keith Jenkins

Why History is an introduction to the issue of history and ethics. Designed to provoke discussion, the book asks whether a knowledge and understanding of the past is a good thing to have and if so, why.


Trade, Traders and the Ancient City

by Helen Parkins & Christopher Smith

Trade, exchange and commerce touched the lives of everyone in antiquity, especially those who lived in urban areas. Trade, Traders and the Ancient City addresses the nature of exchange and commerce and the effects...


Women in Early American Religion 1600-1850: The Puritan and Evangelical Traditions

by Marilyn J. Westerkamp

Women in Early American Religion, 1600-1850 explores the first two centuries of America's religious history, examining the relationship between the socio-political environment, gender, politics and religion....


Christian Heretics in late Imperial China

by Lars Peter Laamann

Following the prohibition of missionary activity after 1724, China's Christians were effectively cut off from all foreign theological guidance. The ensuing isolation forced China's Christian communities to become...


Ethnicity and Violence: The Case of Radical Basque Nationalism

by Diego Muro

This book provides a genealogy of radical Basque nationalism and the means by which this complex, often violent, political movement has reinforced Basque identity. Radical nationalists are mobilized by a shared...


Past Human Migrations in East Asia: Matching Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics

by Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, Roger Blench & Malcolm D. Ross

The study of the prehistory of East Asia is developing very rapidly. In uncovering the story of the flows of human migration that constituted the peopling of East Asia there exists widespread debate about the...


Women in Science: A Social and Cultural History

by Ruth Watts

The first book of its kind to provide a comprehensive historical grounding of the contemporary issues of gender and women in science, this book provides a highly theoretical and informed understanding of the...


China, East Asia and the Global Economy: Regional and Historical Perspectives

by Takeshi Hamashita, Mark Selden & Linda Grove

This book presents a selection of essays from Takeshi Hamashita's ouevre on Asian trade to introduce this important historian's work on China and East Asia's incorporation to the world economy to the English...


Teaching History Online

by John F. Lyons

Bringing history teaching into the twenty-first century, Teaching History Online is a concise guide to developing and using internet resources in history instruction. It offers practical, jargon-free advice...


Material Powers: Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn

by Tony Bennett & Patrick Joyce

This edited collection is a major contribution to the current development of a 'material turn' in the social sciences and humanities.  It does so by exploring new understandings of how power is made up and...


Righteous Persecution: Inquisition, Dominicans, and Christianity in the Middle Ages

by Christine Caldwell Ames

Inquisitors from the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, crafted and promoted Christian meanings for their persecution of heresy in medieval Europe. With a mixture of existing religious beliefs, new interpretations,...


Enigma: The Battle for the Code

by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

"cracking stuff . . . vivid and hitherto unknown details."-Sunday Times (London)

The complete untold story of the cracking of the infamous Nazi code

Most histories of the cracking of the elusive Enigma code focus...


The Great Fire of London: In That Apocalyptic Year, 1666

by Neil Hanson

Acclaim for The Great Fire of London

"Popular narrative history at its best, well researched, imaginatively and dramatically written. . . . The author marshals his story and his mass of contemporary quotations...


The Rescue: A True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II

by Steven Trent Smith

Praise for The Rescue

"Steven Trent Smith grapples boldly with several big subjects: the Japanese occupation of the Philippines; the capture of Japan's 'Z Plan' (the decisive-battle strategy for destroying the...