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On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State

by Joseph R. Strayer, William Chester Jordan & Charles Tilly

The modern state, however we conceive of it today, is based on a pattern that emerged in Europe in the period from 1100 to 1600. Written from the experience of a lifetime of teaching and research in the field,...


The Federalist

by Jacob E. Cooke

The definitive edition of the historic essays by ALEXANDER HAMILTON, JAMES MADISON and JOHN JAY, fully annotated and reproduced from the original text.


Patriot Battles: How the Revolutionary War was Fought

by Michael Stephenson

Drawing on hundreds of specialist sources, contemporary and archival, Patriot Battles is the comprehensive one-volume study of the military aspects of the War of Independence. The first part of the book offers...


Bringing It All Back Home

by Philip F. Napoli

A collection of heartrending oral histories that topples assumptions about the people who served in Vietnam

The Vietnam War was a defining event for a generation of Americans. But for years, misguided and sometimes...


Anne Frank

by Melissa Muller

Updated and filled with striking new revelations, the bestselling, “superb” biography that “honors in full a life we thought we knew” (Newsweek)

Praised as “remarkable,” “meticulous,” and “long...


The Map of Africa by Treaty

by Sir E. Hertslet

First published in 1895, this is a guide to the stages and bargains by which the present African frontiers have been created.


Aphrodite and Eros: The Development of Greek Erotic Mythology

by Barbara Breitenberger

This book offers a groundbreaking revision of the popular image of Aphrodite and Eros that lives on in Roman poetry (Venus and Cupid) and has inspired artists for centuries. An interdisciplinary analysis of...


Global Geostrategy: Mackinder and the Defence of the West

by Brian Blouet

This is a new examination of Halford Mackinder's seminal global geostrategic work, from the perspective of geography, diplomatic history, political science, international relations, imperial history, and the...


Medicine and the Reformation

by Andrew Cunningham & Ole Peter Grell

The tremendous changes in the role and significance of religion during Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation affected all of society. Yet, there have been few attempts to view medicine and the ideas...


Soldier Heroes: British Adventure, Empire and the Imagining of Masculinities

by Graham Dawson

Presents a ground-breaking exploration of the imagining of masculinities in adventure stories, considering such great hero-figures as T.E. Lawrence and Henry Havelock. It traces a history from nineteenth century...


Society and Politics in Germany: 1500-1750

by G. Benecke

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945

by David Crew

The image of the Third Reich as a monolithic state presiding over the brainwashed, fanatical masses, retains a tenacious grip on the general public's imagination. However, a growing body of research on the social...


Tragic Seneca: An Essay in the Theatrical Tradition

by A. J. Boyle

Tragic Seneca undertakes a radical re-evaluation of Seneca's plays, their relationship to Roman imperial culture and their instrumental role in the evolution of the European theatrical tradition.

Following an...


The Roman House in Britain

by Dominic Perring

This authoritative and original work sets the results of recent archaeological research in the context of classical scholarship, as it explores three main aspects of Romano-British buildings:

* general characteristics...


A History of Greece: From the Time of Solon to 403 BC

by George Grote, M.O.B. Caspari & J.M. Mitchell

Grote's History of Greece is one of the classic works of historical interpretation and scholarship. George Grote - banker, MP and a founder of London University - was the first historian to give a high value...


Legacy of Soviet Dissent

by Robert Horvath

During the 1970s, dissidents like Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn dominated Western perceptions of the USSR, but were then quickly forgotten, as Gorbachev's reformers monopolised the spotlight. This book restores...


Tax Systems and Tax Reforms in Latin America

by Luigi Bernardi, Alberto Barreix & Anna Marenzi

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of tax systems and tax reforms in a number of Latin American countries since the early 1990's, including Argentina and Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico, Paraguay, Colombia,...


Among Righteous Men: A Tale of Vigilantes and Vindication in Hasidic Crown Heights

by Matthew Shaer

Inside the hidden world of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn's Crown Heights--a close-knit but divided community.

On a cold night in December, the members of a Hasidic anti-crime patrol called the Shomrim are summoned...


Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill

by Antonia Juhasz

A searing look at the human face of BP's disaster in the gulf

It is the largest oil disaster in American history, and it could happen again. It is more than a story of ruined beaches, dead wildlife, corporate...


Harry Potter and History

by Nancy Reagin

A guide to the history behind the world of Harry Potter--just in time for the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part II)

Harry Potter lives in a world that is both magical and historical....