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Tourism in China: Destination, Cultures and Communities

by Chris Ryan & Gu Huimin

China is forecast to be the primary tourist destination and tourist-generating country by 2020. However, much of the writing on tourism in China has come from people within the English academic world who are...


Health and the Modern Home

by Mark Jackson

Health and the Modern Home explores shifting and contentious debates about the impact of the domestic environment on health in the modern period. Drawing on recent scholarship, contributors expose the socio-political...


Violence, Memory, and History: Western Perceptions of Kristallnacht

by Colin McCullough & Nathan Wilson

This edited collection delves into the horrors of November 1938 and to what degree they portended the Holocaust, demonstrating the varied reactions of Western audiences to news about the pogrom against the Jews....


A Letter to a Hindu

by Leo Tolstoy

The letter printed below is a translation of Tolstoy's letter written in Russian in reply to one from the Editor of Free Hindustan. After having passed from hand to hand, this letter at last came into my possession...


Yac̔ūb Ṣannū ̒, ̒Abd Allāh Nadīm and the New Egyptian Reading Public

by Laura Aletti

This essay will try to shed light on the development of new speech genres in the 19th century Egyptian context as a result of the birth of a new reading public. Thus, it will address Ṣannū ̒ and Nadīm's...


A Brave New China. The big Change

by Francesco Sisci

How the Chinese look at themselves, the world, and the challenges of the future. Where is China, What is China: Where are the traditional pigtails of the old mandarins, the Mao’s bicycles and his suits? Where...


The Constitution of the United States of America: 1787 (Annotated)

by Various Authors

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution originally consisted of seven Articles. The first Amendments are known as the Bill of Rights. The first...


Fighting the Boche Underground

by Harry Davis Trounce

IT has been frequently suggested to me that I write of my experiences at the front. As one of the advance-guard of the American army who participated in the great struggle for freedom long before the United...


Exporting Legality

by Mariya Tait Slys

How did two radically different legal cultures, those of the Ottomans and the Chinese, gradually acquire a legal architecture analogous to that of Europe? This Paper attempts to answer this question by providing...


Magellan 20 september 1519

by Pietro Pigafetta

This is the story of events that actually happened and that you will read later on. Pietro Pigafetta, a descendant of Antonio Pigafetta, tells this story. Thanks to documents and memoirs, passed down from generation...


Stearns County and the Dakota War of 1862

by Vincent P. Botz

During the year 1862, the United States was in turmoil as the Civil War continued. Minnesota would start its own war in August with the Dakota Indians. From the Dakota's loss of lands, encroachments by whites,...


History and Hauntings of the Halloween Capital

by Roxy Orcutt

History and Hauntings of the Halloween Capital takes a look into why the small village of Anoka, Minnesota, has been declared (by Congress and everything!) to be The Halloween Capital of the World. This fun...


The Book of Lord Shang

by Shang Yang

The Book of Lord Shang was an early Legalist work generally attributed to the eponymous Lord Shang. The Book of Lord Shang teaches that laws are designed to maintain the stability of the state from the people,...


A History of Market Performance: From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World

by R.J. Van der Spek, Jan Luiten van Zanden & Bas van Leeuwen

This exciting new volume examines the development of market performance from Antiquity until the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.

Efficient market structures are agreed by most economists to serve as evidence...


Stormtroopers (RLE Nazi Germany & Holocaust): A Social, Economic and Ideological Analysis 1929-35

by Conan Fischer

This examination of Hitler's stormtroopers provides vital insights into the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the establishment of the Nazi state. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources and extensive...


Expedition into Empire: Exploratory Journeys and the Making of the Modern World

by Martin Thomas

Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based...


Nazi Propaganda (RLE Nazi Germany & Holocaust): The Power and the Limitations

by David Welch

Based on a detailed examination of specific aspects of Nazi propaganda, this book (originally published in 1983) enhances the understanding of National Socialism by revealing both its power and its limitations....


Hitler's Followers (RLE Nazi Germany & Holocaust): Studies in the Sociology of the Nazi Movement

by Detlef Muhlberger

When originally published in 1991, this book was the first systematic, detailed evaluation of the social structure of the Nazi Party in several regions of Germany during its so-called Kampfzeit phase.

Based...


Luxury and Gender in European Towns, 1700-1914

by Deborah Simonton, Marjo Kaartinen & Anne Montenach

This book conceives the role of the modern town as a crucial place for material and cultural circulations of luxury. It concentrates on a critical period of historical change, the long eighteenth and nineteenth...


Contested Objects: Material Memories of the Great War

by Nicholas J. Saunders & Paul Cornish

Contested Objects breaks new ground in the interdisciplinary study of material culture. Its focus is on the rich and varied legacy of objects from the First World War as the global conflict that defined the...