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Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing

by Patrick R. Query

Query examines the ways interwar writers use three European ritual forms-verse drama, bullfighting and Roman Catholic rite-to articulate ideas of European cultural identity. Although these ritual forms were...


Dickens and Benjamin: Moments of Revelation, Fragments of Modernity

by Gillian Piggott

Placing the works of Charles Dickens and Walter Benjamin in conversation with one another, Piggott argues that the two writers display a shared vision of modernity. Her analysis of their works shows that both...


Ireland's 1916 Rising: Explorations of History-Making, Commemoration & Heritage in Modern Times

by Mark McCarthy

In light of its upcoming centenary in 2016, this book explores why, how and in what ways the memory of Ireland's 1916 Rising has persisted over the decades? It breaks new ground by offering a wide-ranging exploration...


The First Hollywood: Florida and the Golden Age of Silent Filmmaking

by Shawn C Bean

Jacksonville, Florida, was the king of the infant film industry. Devastated by fire in 1901, rebuilt in a wide variety of architectural styles, sharing the same geographic and meteorological DNA as southern...


Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing

by Catherine J Golden

Although "snail mail" may seem old fashioned and outdated in the twenty-first century, Catherine Golden argues that the creation of the Penny Post in Victorian England was just as revolutionary in its time as...


Thunder on the River: The Civil War in Northeast Florida

by Daniel L Schafer

When the Civil War finally came to North Florida, it did so with an intermittent fury that destroyed much of Jacksonville and scattered its residents. The city was taken four separate times by Federal forces...


Merchant Mariners at War

by George J Billy & Christine M Billy

Thousands of cargo ships sailed in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of World War II manned by young men who braved blockades, torpedoes, and bombings to deliver vital supplies to the Allied forces and...


The Limits of Empire: European Imperial Formations in Early Modern World History: Essays in Honor of Geoffrey Parker

by Tonio Andrade & Reger

Exploring early-modern European empires within a global perspective, this collection focuses on the limits of empire: those centrifugal forces - sacral, dynastic, military, diplomatic, geographical, informational...


Female Patients in Early Modern Britain: Gender, Diagnosis, and Treatment

by Wendy D. Churchill

This investigation contributes to the existing scholarship on women and medicine in early modern Britain by examining the diagnosis and treatment of female patients by male professional medical practitioners...


The Cult of Saint Katherine of Alexandria in Late-Medieval Nuremberg: Saint and the City

by Anne Simon

Saint Katherine of Alexandria was - after the Virgin Mary - arguably the most important female religious figure within medieval Europe. Yet despite this many gaps in our knowledge remain as regards the significance...


An Environmental History of the Middle Ages: The Crucible of Nature

by John Aberth

The Middle Ages was a critical and formative time for Western approaches to our natural surroundings. An Environmental History of the Middle Ages is a unique and unprecedented cultural survey of attitudes...


A History of History

by Alun Munslow

In a provocative analysis of European and American historical thinking and practice since the early 18th century, A History of History confronts several basic assumptions about the nature of history. Among these...


The Woman of the Eighteenth Century: Her Life, from Birth to Death, Her Love and Her Philosophy in the Worlds of Salon, Shop and Street

by Edmond de Goncourt & Jules de Goncourt

This translation of the French Femme au dix-huitiéme siécle from 1862, first published in English in 1928, traces the life of the Eighteenth Century woman in an historical account. Through discussion of evidence...


Sex and Class in Women's History: Essays from Feminist Studies

by Judith L. Newton, Mary P. Ryan & Judith R. Walkowitz

The essays collected in this volume reflect the upsurge of interest in the research and writing of feminist history in the 1970s/80s and illustrate the developments which have taken place - in the types of questions...


The Feminists: Women's Emancipation Movements in Europe, America and Australasia 1840-1920

by Richard J. Evans

Originally published in 1977, this book brings together what is known about liberal feminist and socialist movements for the emancipation of women all over the world in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries....


First Family: Abigail and John Adams

by Joseph J. Ellis

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, best-selling author of Founding Brothers and His Excellency brings America’s preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American...


Ancient Medicine

by Vivian Nutton

The first edition of Ancient Medicine was the most complete examination of the medicine of the ancient world for a hundred years. The new edition improves upon the last by including the key discoveries since...


The China Reader: The Reform Era

by Orville Schell & David Shambaugh

Current Affairs/Asian Studies

Perhaps no nation in recent history has undergone as total a transformation as China has in the past twenty-five years. For Chinese leaders, the death of Mao Zedong, the rise of...


History on Television

by Ann Gray & Erin Bell

History on Television considers recent changes in the media landscape, which have affected to a great degree how history in general, and whose history in particular, appears onscreen. Through a number of case...


Women as Mothers in Pre-Industrial England

by Valerie Fildes

Originally published in 1990, this book met the rising interest in the subject of women in pre-industrial England, bringing together a group of scholars with diverse and wide-ranging interests; experts in social...