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Transforming Rural China: How Local Institutions Shape Property Rights in China

by Chih-Jou Jay Chen

It is often assumed that privatization leads to profit, and that well-delineated property rights and a strong private sector will help boost an economy. This book investigates the property rights in Chinese...


Down at the Docks

by Rory Nugent

In the opening pages of Moby Dick, Herman Melville called New Bedford, Massachusetts, “the dearest place to live in, in all of New England.” But the old fishing port and manufacturing center—once one of...


The International Politics of the Asia Pacific: Second Edition

by Michael Yahuda

Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook introduces students to the International Politics of the Asia Pacific region since 1945.


Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History Vol.2: From World War II to the Present Day

by Robert Aldrich & Garry Wotherspoon

Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present Day is a comprehensive modern biographical survey of homosexuality in the Western world.


Travel and Geography in the Roman Empire

by Colin Adams & Ray Laurence

The remains of Roman roads are a powerful reminder of the travel and communications system that was needed to rule a vast and diverse empire. Yet few people have questioned just how the Romans - both military...


Sex, Sin and Suffering: Venereal Disease and European Society Since 1870

by Roger Davidson & Lesley A. Hall

This volume brings together for the first time a series of studies on the social history of venereal disease in modern Europe and its former colonies. It explores, from a comparative perspective, the responses...


Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century African History

by Dickson Eyoh & Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

With nearly two hundred and fifty individually signed entries, the Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century African History explores the ways in which the peoples of Africa and their politics, states, societies, economies,...


Year of the Four Emperors

by Kenneth Wellesley

A welcome reissue of Kenneth Wellesley's classic study, this is the only book to tackle this crucial period in detail and will appeal to scholars, students and the general reader alike.


The Making of Modern Korea

by Adrian Buzo

This new revised edition of this popular text provides an accurate, balanced and readable history of Korea from 1910 to the present day.


Doing Greek Philosophy

by Robert Wardy

This lively and original guidebook offers an invitation to the study of Greek philosophy and signposts to lead the student deeper. The reader is drawn in to the questions the philosophers posed.

Doing Greek...


Imperial Tombs in Tang China: The Politics of Paradise

by Tonia Eckfeld

Intellectually and visually stimulating, this important landmark book looks at the religious, political, social and artistic significance of the Imperial tombs of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). It traces the...


Rethinking History

by Keith Jenkins

The perfect introduction to the discipline of history. It guides the reader through the controversies and debates that surround historical thinking and offers readers the means to make their own discoveries....


Vietnamese Supernaturalism: Views from the Southern Region

by Thien Do

The beliefs and practices surrounding the meanings and symbols of the spirit world in Vietnam are explored in detail in this innovative study on popular religion in the country. The author shows an abiding interest...


Internationalisation of Retailing in Asia

by Sang Chul Choi, John Dawson & Roy Larke

European retailers have successfully internationalised their activities in Europe but have been less successful in North America. American retailers have been successful in their home market but less so in Europe....


Rome and Its Frontiers: The Dynamics of Empire

by C R Whittaker

Do the Romans have anything to teach us about the way that they saw the world, and the way they ran their empire? How did they deal with questions of frontiers and migration, so often in the news today?

This...


New Sinn Fein: Irish Republicanism in the Twenty-First Century

by Agnès| Maillot

As a consequence of Sinn Féin's connection with the IRA, the military side of the republican movement has tended to overshadow the political, both in terms of its internal operation and strategic choices and...


Mary Queen of Scots

by Retha M. Warnicke

"Scholars now have Warnicke to use as their chief one volume study of Mary"

Julian Goodare, University of Edinburgh

In this biography of one of the most intriguing figures of early modern European history, Retha...


British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War: The British Battalion in the International Brigades, 1936-1939

by Richard Baxell

During the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 almost 2,500 men and women left Britain to fight for the Spanish Republic. This book examines the role, experiences and contribution of the volunteers who fought in...


Regional Security in the Middle East: A Critical Perspective

by Pinar Bilgin

This is an accessible yet critical analysis of regional security in the Middle East. Using a non-realist approach, Bilgin provides a comprehensive study of the past, present and future of security in the region....


Samurai, Warfare and the State in Early Medieval Japan

by Karl F. Friday

Karl Friday, an internationally recognised authority on Japanese warriors, provides the first comprehensive study of the topic to be published in English. This work incorporates nearly twenty years of on-going...