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The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy

by Jo Marchant

Unraveling the mysteries of Tutankhamun’s mummy—a story of history, archaeology, crime, business, politics, and science


The Immobile Empire

by Alain Peyrefitte

In 1793, Lord George Macartney and an enormous delegation—including diplomats, doctors, scholars, painters, musicians, soldiers, and aristocrats—entered Beijing on a mission to open China to British trade....


A Companion to Richard M. Nixon

by Melvin Small

This companion offers an overview of Richard M. Nixon’s life, presidency, and legacy, as well as a detailed look at the evolution and current state, of Nixon scholarship.

  • Examines the central arguments and...


Popular Culture in Ancient Rome

by J. P. Toner

The mass of the Roman people constituted well over 90% of the population. Much ancient history, however, has focused on the lives, politics and culture of the minority elite. This book helps redress the balance...


Hamas: The Islamic Resistance Movement

by Beverley Milton-Edwards & Stephen Farrell

Declared a terrorist menace yet elected to government in a free election, Hamas now stands as the most important Sunni Islamist group in the Middle East.

How did Hamas grow to be so powerful? Who supports it?...


Disease and the Modern World: 1500 to the Present Day

by Mark Harrison

In this lively and accessible book, Mark Harrison charts the history of disease from the birth of the modern world around 1500 through to the present day.


The Strange Non-death of Neo-liberalism

by Colin Crouch

Winner of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung prize

The financial crisis seemed to present a fundamental challenge to neo-liberalism, the body of ideas that have constituted the political orthodoxy of most advanced...


Power in the 21st Century: Conversations with John Hall

by Michael Mann

Michael Mann is one of the most influential sociologists writing today. His three-volume work The Sources of Social Power, the third volume of which has just been completed, has transformed our way of thinking...


India and Pakistan: Continued Conflict or Cooperation?

by Stanley Wolpert

Beginning in 1947, when "India and Pakistan were born to conflict," renowned India scholar Stanley Wolpert provides an authoritative, accessible primer on what is potentially the world's most dangerous crisis....


The World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia

by James Fergusson

The first authoritative account of the Somali region, its history, and the Islamic extremists operating there today


Signs of God: Miracles and their Interpretation

by Mark Corner

Signs of God reveals why discussion of the nature of miracles is of central rather than marginal importance where belief in God is concerned. This accessible book examines the nature of miracles both in philosophical...


Reconciliation, Nations and Churches in Latin America

by Iain S. Maclean

This book examines the recent phenomenon in Latin America of national Truth and Reconciliation commissions. Few studies have examined the role of Churches or religion in political processes that proclaim valued...


Engaging with Contemporary Culture: Christianity, Theology and the Concrete Church

by Martyn Percy

Theology and the churches are often considered to be at the margins of contemporary culture, frequently struggling for identity and attention. In this important new book Martyn Percy argues that a rich form...


Pain, Pleasure and Perversity: Discourses of Suffering in Seventeenth-Century England

by John R. Yamamoto-Wilson

Luther's 95 Theses begin and end with the concept of suffering, and the question of why a benevolent God allows his creations to suffer remains one of the central issues of religious thought. In order to chart...


The Making of a World Trading Power: The European Economic Community (EEC) in the GATT Kennedy Round Negotiations (1963-67)

by Lucia Coppolaro

Following its foundation in 1957, the European Economic Community set about establishing itself as a major player on the world stage. One of the first key arenas in which the new organisation began to make its...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

by Allyson M. Poska & Jane Couchman

This Ashgate Research Companion presents an authoritative review of the current research on women and gender in early modern Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective. The authors examine women's lives, ideologies...


Haig and Kitchener in Twentieth-Century Britain: Remembrance, Representation and Appropriation

by Stephen Heathorn

Lord Kitchener and Lord Haig are two monumental figures of the First World War. Their reputations, both in their lifetimes and after their deaths, have been attacked and defended, scrutinized and contested....


Landscape and Identity in North America's Southern Colonies from 1660 to 1745

by Catherine Armstrong

Through an analysis of textual representations of the American landscape, this book looks at how North America appeared in books printed on both sides of the Atlantic between the years 1660 and 1745. A variety...


Veteran MPs and Conservative Politics in the Aftermath of the Great War: The Memory of All That

by Richard Carr

Between 1918 and 1939, 448 men who performed uniformed service in the First World War became Conservative MPs. This relatively high-profile cohort have been under-explored as a distinct body, yet a study of...


Meeting Places: Scientific Congresses and Urban Identity in Victorian Britain

by Louise Miskell

The four national associations studied in this book are the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (NAPSS), the Royal Archaeological...