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When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963

by Bill Mercer, Bob Huffaker & George Phenix

For four reporters (Huffaker, Mercer, Phenix, and Wise) at CBS affiliate KRLD-TV in Dallas on November 22, 1963, there was not a dress rehearsal for what they had to do in the aftermath of the assassination...


Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure, and Vacation

by Al Gini

Drawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so...


World War II in the Pacific: An Encyclopedia

by Stanley Sandler

Stanley Sandler, one of America's most respected and best-known military historians, has brought together over 300 entries by some 200 specialists in the field to create the first encyclopedia specifically devoted...


Modern Egypt: Studies in Politics and Society

by Sylvia G. Haim & Elie Kedourie

First published in 1980, 'Modern Egypt, Studies in Politics and Society' is an important contribution to the field of History.


Khedive Ismail's Army

by John P. Dunn

Khedive Ismail's Army examines military failure in the age of imperialism.

On paper, the mid-nineteenth century Egyptian army seems a formidable regional power. It had a tradition of success, modern weapons,...


Women Workers and Technological Change in Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

by Gertjan De Groot & Marlou Schrover

From the traditional stereotyped viewpoint, femininity and technology clash. This negative association between women and technology is one of the features of the sex-typing of jobs. Men are seen as technically...


From Tsar to Soviets

by Christopher Reed

Written from the perspective of the factory worker and peasant at the ground level, this study of Russia during the Revolution 1917-21 aims to shed light on the realities of living through and participating...


Urban Society in Roman Italy

by Tim J. Cornell & Kathryn Lomas

This collection of original essays focuses upon Roman Italy where, with over 400 cities, urbanization was at the very centre of Italian civilization. Informed by an awareness of the social and anthropological...


A Knight at the Movies: Medieval History on Film

by John Aberth

Imagining the Middle Ages is an unprecedented examination of the historical content of films depicting the medieval period from the 11th to the 15th centuries. Historians increasingly feel the need to weigh...


Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness: The Birth of a Genre from Archaic Greece to Augustan Rome

by Paul Allen Miller

Lyric Texts and Lyric Consciousness presents a model for studying the history of lyric as a genre. Prof Miller draws a distinction between the work of the Greek lyrists and the more condensed, personal poetry...


Human Rights in Ancient Rome

by Richard Bauman

The concept of human rights has a long history. Its practical origins, as distinct from its theoretical antecedents, are said to be comparatively recent, going back no further than the American and French Bills...


The State of Germany Atlas

by Bernhard Schafers

The State of Germany Atlas highlights the most significant political, social and economic trends in Germany today.

Thirty five maps in double page spreads show how Germany is changing, the impact of unification,...


Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England

by Alan Macfarlane

This is a classic regional and comparative study of early modern witchcraft. The history of witchcraft continues to attract attention with its emotive and contentious debates. The methodology and conclusions...


Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Development and Emergent Democracy

by Gareth R. V. Stansfield

The Iraqi Kurds have enjoyed de facto statehood in the north of Iraq for over a decade but Intra-Kurdish fighting, military incursions by Turkey and Iran and the constant threat posed by Saddam Hussein have...


Latin Verse Satire: An Anthology and Reader

by Paul Allen Miller

A wide variety of texts by the Latin satirists are presented here in a fully loaded resource to provide an innovative reading of satire's relation to Roman ideology.

Brimming with notes, commentaries, essays...


Chinese Spatial Strategies: Imperial Beijing, 1420-1911

by Jianfei Zhu

Chinese Spatial Strategies presents a study of social spaces of the capital of Ming Qing China (1420-1911). Focusing on early Ming and early and middle Qing, it explores architectural, urban and geographical...


Nero

by David Shotter

The reign of Nero is often judged to be the embodiment of the extravagance and the corruption that have, for many, come to symbolise ancient Rome. David Shotter provides a reassessment of this view in this accessible...


The Hand of Cicero

by Shane Butler

Hundreds perished in Rome's Second Proscription, but one victim is remembered above all others. Cicero stands out, however, not only because of his fame, but also because his murder included a unique addition...


State and Society in 21st Century China: Crisis, Contention and Legitimation

by Peter Hays Gries & Stanley Rosen

Written by a team of leading China scholars, this book explores the dynamics of state power and legitimation in twenty-first century China, and the implications of changing state-society relations for the future...


Muslim Societies: Historical and Comparative Aspects

by Sato Tsugitaka

This volume examines Muslim societies across Europe, North Africa, Central Asia and South Asia from the eighteenth century to the present, providing fresh insight through comparison. Movements and populations...