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EU Labour Migration in Troubled Times: Skills Mismatch, Return and Policy Responses

by Béla Galgóczi & Janine Leschke

Building on the earlier Ashgate publication EU Labour Migration Since Enlargement, the editors have assembled a team of experts from across Europe to shed light on the critical issues raised by internal labour...


The A to Z of the Gulf Arab States

by Malcolm C. Peck

The A to Z of the Gulf Arab States comes at a time when the world's attention is riveted on the Middle East. The small states covered in this volume-Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates...


Texas Highway Humor

by Wallace O. Chariton

In the beginning, it was happy trails. Then someone invented the horseless carriage and things haven't been the same since. As ribbons of concrete spread over the horse trails, so did the fun and frustration.This...


The History and Mystery of the Menger Hotel

by Docia Schultz Williams

Founded in 1859, the Menger Hotel is renowned for colorful, fascinating, and intriguing events that have made it a landmark hotel in San Antonio. Replete with photographs and anecdotes, the book will also keep...


The Human Tradition in Modern France

by Steven K. Vincent & Alison Klairmont-Lingo

This engaging textbook provides a human perspective of the history of France from 1789 to the present through essays that highlight individuals and intriguing events that too often have been lost under labels...


Old Stories Retold: Narrative and Vanishing Pasts in Modern China

by Andrew G. Stuckey

Old Stories Retold delves into intertextual resonances cultivated with traditional literature in modern Chinese fiction from both the mainland and Taiwan. These resonances develop alternative historical sensibilities...


Democracy in Iraq: History, Politics, Discourse

by Benjamin Isakhan

This book proposes a significant reassessment of the history of Iraq, documenting democratic experiences from ancient Mesopotamia through to the US occupation. Taking an interdisciplinary approach and referring...


Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle

by Anne Van Arsdall & Timothy Graham

Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West brings together eleven papers by leading scholars in ancient and medieval medicine and pharmacy, honoring John M. Riddle, a pioneer...


Early Modern Encounters with the Islamic East: Performing Cultures

by Sabine Schülting & Sabine Lucia Müller

An exploration of early modern encounters between Christian Europe and the (Islamic) East from the perspective of performance studies and performativity theories, this collection offers new perspectives on how...


The Indian Army, 1939-47: Experience and Development

by Alan Jeffreys & Patrick Rose

This volume examines the Indian Army between the outbreak of war in 1939 and the partition of India in 1947. With contributions from many of those at the forefront of the study of the Indian Army and Commonwealth...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy

by Emilian Kavalski

This companion draws a vivid picture of the full spectrum of topics, issues, and relationships that define China's international interactions. The collection therefore provides a relevant point of departure...


George Buchanan: Political Thought in Early Modern Britain and Europe

by Caroline Erskine & Roger A. Mason

George Buchanan (1506-82) was the most distinguished Scottish humanist of the sixteenth century with an unparalleled contemporary reputation as a Latin poet, playwright, historian and political theorist. This...


'Regimental Practice' by John Buchanan, M.D.: An Eighteenth-Century Medical Diary and Manual

by Paul Kopperman

In 1746, Dr John Buchanan, a recently retired medical officer in the British Army, produced a manuscript, 'Regimental Practice, or a Short History of Diseases common to His Majesties own Royal Regiment of Horse...


The Making of the First World War

by Ian F.W. Beckett

Nearly a century has passed since the assassination of Austria-Hungary's Archduke Ferdinand, yet the repercussions of the devastating global conflict that followed echo still. In this provocative book, historian...


From Peace to Freedom

by Brycchan Carey

In the first book to investigate in detail the origins of antislavery thought and rhetoric within the Society of Friends, Brycchan Carey shows how the Quakers turned against slavery in the first half of the...


Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

by Karl Raitz & Nancy O'Malley

Eighteenth-century Kentucky beckoned to hunters, surveyors, and settlers from the mid-Atlantic coast colonies as a source of game, land, and new trade opportunities. Unfortunately, the Appalachian Mountains...


Fusiliers: The Saga of a British Redcoat Regiment in the American Revolution

by Mark Urban

The American Revolution from a unique perspective--as seen through the eyes of a redcoat regiment.


The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

by Paul Kennedy

About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W....


The Apocalypse of Ahmadinejad: The Revelation of Iran's Nuclear Prophet

by Mark Hitchcock

He stands only 5-foot-4 and smiles incessantly. But behind that charismatic persona beats the heart of a genocidal terrorist.

Meet the World’s Most Dangerous Man

In his provocative, well-researched exposé of...


Germany's Wild East: Constructing Poland as Colonial Space

by Kristin Kopp

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, representations of Poland and the Slavic East cast the region as a primitive, undeveloped, or empty space inhabited by a population destined to remain uncivilized...