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Taiwan's Defense Reform

by Martin Edmonds & Michael M. Tsai

The stand-off across the Straits of Taiwan continues to be one of the most dangerous confrontations in Asia. The technical superiority of the Taiwanese forces has been a major factor in maintaining balance,...


Russian Constitutionalism: Historical and Contemporary Development

by Andrei Medushevsky

Medushevsky examines constitutionalism in Russia from Tsarist times to the present. He traces the different attitudes to constitutionalism in political thought, and in practice, at different periods, showing...


Peacekeeping Intelligence: New Players, Extended Boundaries

by David Carment & Martin Rudner

This is a new evaluation of the role, dynamics and challenges of intelligence in peacekeeping activities and its place in a much wider social, economic and political context.

It assesses the role of coalition...


Freedom Has a Face: Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson's Virginia

by Kirt von Daacke

In his examination of a wide array of court papers from Albemarle County, a rural Virginia slaveholding community, Kirt von Daacke argues against the commonly held belief that southern whites saw free blacks...


The Citizenship Revolution: Politics and the Creation of the American Union, 1774-1804

by Douglas Bradburn

Most Americans believe that the ratification of the Constitution in 1788 marked the settlement of post-Revolutionary disputes over the meanings of rights, democracy, and sovereignty in the new nation. In The...


A History of Korea: From "Land of the Morning Calm" to States in Conflict

by Jinwung Kim

Contemporary North and South Korea are nations of radical contrasts: one a bellicose totalitarian state with a failing economy; the other a peaceful democracy with a strong economy. Yet their people share a...


China's Tibet?: Autonomy or Assimilation

by Warren W., Jr. Smith

This groundbreaking book explores China's efforts to assimilate Tibet, in the process rewriting Tibetan history to conform to its own goals. Warren W. Smith Jr. argues that Beijing fears any genuine autonomy...


Jewish Responses to Persecution: 1933-1938

by Jürgen Matthäus & Mark Roseman

Jewish Responses to Persecution, 1933–1946 offers a new perspective on Holocaust history by presenting documentation that describes the manifestations and meanings of Nazi Germany's "final solution" from the...


Antebellum Women: Private, Public, Partisan

by Carol Lasser & Stacey Robertson

Antebellum Women: Private, Public, Partisan explores how diverse women understood, and acted upon, their varied constraints and worldviews in American society from the Revolution through the Civil War. Combining...


Thomas Cromwell: Machiavellian Statecraft and the English Reformation

by Patrick J. Coby

Thomas Cromwell, chief architect of the English Reformation, served as minister of Henry VIII from 1531 to 1540, the period during which more political and religious reform was accomplished than at any other...


The Vital Roots of European Enlightenment: Ibn Tufayl's Influence on Modern Western Thought

by Samar Attar

The Vital Roots of European Enlightenment is a collection of essays dealing with the influence of Ibn Tufayl, a 12th-century Arab philosopher from Spain, on major European thinkers. Had Edward Said known about...


Gods in the Desert: Religions of the Ancient Near East

by Glenn S. Holland

Gods in the Desert explores the fascinating religious cultures of the ancient Near East. From the mysterious pyramids, tombs, and temples of Egypt to the powerful heroes, gods, and legends of Mesopotamia, Glenn...


American Indian Sovereignty and Law: An Annotated Bibliography

by Wade Davies & Richmond L. Clow

American Indian Sovereignty and Law: An Annotated Bibliography covers a wide variety of topics and includes sources dealing with federal Indian policy, federal and tribal courts, criminal justice, tribal governance,...


War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust

by Doris L. Bergen

In examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of...


The Peace Corps in Cameroon

by Julius A. Amin

The Peace Corps was established in 1961 during the Kennedy administration, symbolizing a new direction in foreign policymaking for the United States. Founded on large aid programs staffed by volunteers, the...


Women of Fair Hope

by Paul Gaston

During the depression of the 1890s, a young Iowa newspaperman, indignant over the excesses of the Gilded Age, led a group of midwesterners to the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, where they established a model community...


Man and Mission: E.B. Gaston and the Origins of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony

by Paul Gaston

In Man and Mission: E. B. Gaston and the Origins of the Fairhope Single Tax Colony, historian Paul Gaston relates his grandfather's 1864 founding of the utopian community of Fairhope, Alabama. The twenty-eight...


Times Past in Korea: An Illustrated Collection of Encounters, Customs and Daily Life Recorded by Foreign Visitors

by Martin Uden

In earlier times, for the Chinese, Korea was 'the country of courteous people from the east', and for westerners 'the land of the morning calm' or 'hermit kingdom'. In this fascinating collection of writings...


The Intellectual Revolution of the Seventeenth Century (Routledge Revivals)

by Charles Webster

Intellectual history and early modern history have always occupied an important place in Past and Present. First published in 1974, this volume is a collection of original articles and debates, published in...


Alfred Von Schlieffen's Military Writings

by Robert Foley

A collection of some of the writings of Generalfeldmarschall Alfred Graf von Schlieffen, one of the more intriguing of Imperial Germany's military figures. Schlieffens 15 years as Chief of the General staff...