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The Idea Of Israel: A History Of Power And Knowledge

by Ilan Pappé

Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued...


James & Dolley Madison: America's First Power Couple

by Bruce Chadwick

This revealing new portrait of James and Dolley Madison introduces the reader to America’s first power couple. Using recently uncovered troves of letters at the University of Virginia, among other sources,...


A Renegade History of the United States: How Drunks, Delinquents, and Other Outcasts Made America

by Thaddeus Russell

In this groundbreaking book, noted historian Thaddeus Russell tells a new and surprising story about the origins of American freedom. Rather than crediting the standard textbook icons, Russell demonstrates that...


Partner to Partition: The Jewish Agency's Partition Plan in the Mandate Era

by Yossi Katz

In this work Yossi Katz shows that the Jewish Agency Executive's partition plan, though never implemented, was not an isolated episode, but had short- and long-term implications from the Jewish perspective -...


The Red Rose and the White: The Wars of the Roses, 1453-1487

by John Sadler

If Richard III had not charged to his death at Bosworth, how different might the history of Britain have been?

Beginning in 1453 and ending in 1487, The Red Rose and the White provides a gripping overview of...


The Making of Russian Absolutism 1613-1801

by Paul Dukes

Revised and expanded, the second edition of this fascinating study surveys the first two centuries of Romanov rule from the foundation of the dynasty by Michael Romanov in 1613 to the accession of Alexander...


Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britain

by Helen Jones

Few things tell us more of a nation's general well-being than the development of the life-expectancy of its citizens; the rising standards of health that they come to demand; and how evenly that improvement...


de Gaulle

by Andrew Shennan

If any modern democratic leader has believed in the "great man'' theory of history and acted self-consciously in accordance with it, it was surely de Gaulle. On both occasions when he came to power it was in...


A World in Flames: A Short History of the Second World War in Europe and Asia 1939-1945

by Martin Kitchen

A concise account of the war - including the war in Asia and the Pacific as well as the European arena. Covers the formation of the victorious Grand Alliance and to the problems that beset it, and to Nazi Germany's...


War and Society in Britain 1899-1948

by Rex Pope

Rex Pope reassesses the impact of war on the political and social structures of British society during the first half of the twentieth century, and introduces the reader to current debates about the relationship...


Bismarck

by Katharine Anne Lerman

How did Bismarck, Germany's greatest nineteenth century leader, extend and maintain his power? This new Profile examines his strengths as statesman and all the facets of his political career. His many direct...


Central Europe Since 1945

by Paul G. Lewis

Central Europe - here, Poland, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia and Hungary - is at the centre of international attention since the Soviet collapse. An understanding of its postwar history is critical...


Suleyman the Magnificent and His Age: The Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern World

by Metin Kunt & Christine Woodhead

Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (r.1520-1566) dominated the eastern Mediterranean and Ottoman worlds - and the imagination of his contemporaries - very much as his fellow sovereigns Charles V, Francis I and...


King Stephen

by R. H. C. Davis

This well-known text, the standard account of the subject, is essential reading for students and scholars of the Norman period from undergraduate level upwards, and was hailed on first publication as: " a landmark...


The Eighteenth-Century Town: A Reader in English Urban History 1688-1820

by Peter Borsay

The eighteenth century represents a critical period in the transition of the English urban history, as the town of the early modern era involved into that of the industrial revolution; and since Britain was...


The Reign of Mary Tudor: Politics, Government and Religion in England 1553-58

by D. M. Loades

`...by far the best overall history of the reign to date.'American Historical Review

Within a chronological framework, David Loades adopts a thematic approach to the reign.


Anglo Saxon England and the Norman Conquest

by H. R. Loyn

This celebrated account of society and economy in England from the first Anglo-Saxon settlements in the fifth century to the immediate aftermath of the Norman Conquest has been a standard text since it first...


The Heath Government 1970-74: A Reappraisal

by Stuart Ball & Anthony Seldon

Only now is it possible to see Edward Heath's controversial administration (1970-1974) in balanced historical perspective - and increasingly it seems a turning-point for postwar Britain. This timely volume explores...


The Baltic Nations and Europe: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Twentieth Century

by John Hiden & Patrick Salmon

Of all the Soviet Union's subject nationalities, the three Baltic republics, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, were the most determined and best organised in seizing the opportunities created by glasnost and perestroika...


Elizabethan Parliaments 1559-1601

by MICHAEL A. R. GRAVES

Michael Graves provides a clear summary of conflicting interpretations of Elizabethan parliaments and presents a new perspective, striking a balance between business and politics.