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Roman Political Institutions

by Leon Homo

Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of...


The Baltic and the North Seas

by Merja-Liisa Hinkkanen & David Kirby

Exploring the themes of the human relationship with the marine environment and the ways in which the peoples of Northern Europe have experienced and exploited their seas, this book reveals how human perception...


The German Urban Experience: Modernity and Crisis, 1900-1945

by Anthony McElligott

By the 1930s over two-thirds of Germans lived in towns and cities, and those who did not found themselves inexorably affected by the ever-growing urban vortex. The German Urban Experience 1900 - 1945 surveys...


Consumption and the World of Goods

by John Brewer & Roy Porter

The study of past society in terms of what it consumes rather than what it produces is - relatively speaking - a new development. The focus on consumption changes the whole emphasis and structure of historical...


Nutrition in Britain: Science, Scientists and Politics in the Twentieth Century

by David Smith

This volume brings together for the first time a collection of essays, based on original research, which focus on the history of nutrition science in Britain. Each chapter considers a different episode in the...


The Great Powers, Imperialism and the German Problem 1865-1925

by John Lowe

This is a lucid and well-structured text dealing with key issues in international affairs from the period of German unification to the aftermath of World War I. It:

* Provides excellent explanation and analysis...


The Confederate Nation

by Emory M. Thomas

We have for years needed a serious, scholarly, readable work on the Confederate nation that rounds up modem scholarship and offers a fresh and detached view of the whole subject. This work fills that order admirably...


The Making of Victorian England

by G. Kitson Clark

Based on the Ford Lectures, delivered at Oxford in 1960, the author describes some of the forces which created what we call `Victorian England'.


Late Victorian Britain 1875-1901

by J.F.C. Harrison

Drawing heavily on the recollections and literature of the people themselves, Harrison places late Victorian Britain firmly in its social and political context.


A History of Ireland: From the Earliest Times to 1922

by Edmund Curtis

Starting in about 6000 BC, Peter Somerset Fry and Fiona Somerset Fry present a concise and enjoyable history of Ireland taking the story up to the 1980s. `A welcome introduction.' - Belfast Telegraph


Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine

by W. F. Bynum & Roy Porter

This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled...


Libertys Folly: Polish Lithuan

by Jerzy Tadeusz Lukavski

In the closing years of the 18th century, the old Polish state paid the price of over 100 years of ungovernability in political extinction. Between 1772 and 1795 an area of Eastern Europe larger than France...


London's Teeming Streets, 1830-1914

by James Winter

The streets of Victorian London became increasingly congested with vehicles, fast and furious drivers, pedestrians, costermongers, prostitutes, brass bands, homeless children and other obstacles to safe and...


A Social History of England 1851-1990

by Francois Bedarida

In this, the second edition of A Social History of England, Francois Bédarida has added a new final chapter on the last fifteen years.

The book now traces the evolution of English society from the height of...


Plenty and Want: A Social History of Food in England from 1815 to the Present Day

by Proffessor John Burnett & John Burnett

What did Queen Victoria have for dinner? And how did this compare with the meals of the poor in the nineteenth century? This classic account of English food habits since the industrial revolution answers these...


Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth Century England

by Frank McLynn

McLynn provides the first comprehensive view of crime and its consequences in the eighteenth century: why was England notorious for violence? Why did the death penalty prove no deterrent? Was it a crude means...


Withstanding Hitler

by Michael Balfour

This is the first book in English to give a comprehensive account of how soldiers, officials, Christians and workers in Germany fought together to frustrate Hitler's aims.


Continuity and Change in Israeli Security Policy

by Mark A. Heller

How should Israel respond to the changing external threats that confront it? This paper argues that the country's traditional security concept is obsolete and must be reformulated. How this is achieved depends...


The Future of Africa: A New Order in Sight

by Jeffrey Herbst

This book provides a review of recent development in Africa. It reviews NEPAD and the AU and suggests what must be done for African countries to reverse their growth and security trajectories by asking if any...


Iraq at the Crossroads: State and Society in the Shadow of Regime Change

by Toby Dodge

A war against Iraq will spur radical changes in the way the country is governed, how its people live, and its relationship to its neighbours and to the West. This book depicts the evolution of Iraq under Saddam...