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The Later Medieval City: 1300-1500

by David M Nicholas

The Later Medieval City, 1300-1500, the second part of David Nicholas's ambitious two-volume study of cities and city life in the Middle Ages, fully lives up to its splendid precursor, The Growth of the Medieval...


The German Bourgeoisie (Routledge Revivals): Essays on the Social History of the German Middle Class from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth C

by David Blackbourn & Richard J Evans

First published in 1991, this collection of original studies by British, German and American historians examines the whole range of modern German bourgeoisie groups, including professional, mercantile, industrial...


Gold: Firsthand Accounts from the Rush That Made the West

by John Richard Stephens

 The Gold Rush era was an amazing time in our country’s history. California had just been occupied during the Mexican-American War and wasn’t officially a U.S. territory yet when gold was discovered in...


Wigston in the First World War: 1914-1918

by Duncan Lucas, Derek Seaton & Patricia Berry

Wigston Magna, in the heart of tranquil Leicestershire, was transformed from a peaceful existence in August 1914, as war-clouds swept across the skies of Europe. This village, the home of farming folk and framework...


Founders and Famous Families of Cincinnati

by Wendy Hart Beckman

Bringing to life the founding families’ histories, Founders and Famous Families of Cincinnati shares these intertwined and fascinating tales with readers near and far. This approachable overview of Cincinnati...


Zinn for Beginners

by David Cogswell & Joe Lee

Zinn For Beginners describes the life and work of the most vital historian of our time. Howard Zinn led a revolution in the writing of history by telling the story not from the standpoint of conquerors and...


Untold Histories of the Middle East

by Amy Singer & Christoph

This book examines the historiography of the Middle East and the consequent silences or omissions. It provides a collection of important histories from the modern era, particularly relating to the break-up of...


Water Resources and Development

by Clive Agnew & Philip Woodhouse

Water Resources and Development explores water management strategies through scientific, social and political perspectives, and uses case studies to exemplify four key development challenges: economic growth,...


Atlas of Jordan

by Myriam Ababsa, Anne Michel, Bethany Walker & Jean-Paul Pascual et al.

The challenge of a geographical, historical and contemporary atlas This atlas aims to explain the formation of Jordanian territories over time. Jordanian, European and American experts associated with the Institut...


Queer Cities, Queer Cultures: Europe since 1945

by Jennifer V. Evans & Matt Cook

Queer Cities, Queer Cultures examines the formation and make-up of urban subcultures and situates them against the stories we typically tell about Europe and its watershed moments in the post 1945 period. The...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Grace Higgens's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Grace Higgens's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. This unique history tracks the housekeeper's fortunes during a period of relentless social change - starting shortly...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Hannah MacKenzie's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Hannah Mackenzie's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Hannah Mackenzie's career in domestic service encompassed the Victorian industrialist middle classes, the Edwardian...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Sarah Wells's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Sarah Wells's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Mrs Wells was bad at accounts, bad at managing her girls, ill experienced in buying stores and economising - and this...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Ellen Penketh's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Ellen Penketh's story, one of the five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. Erddig - or Erthig, to the Welsh - was an anchor in a fast-changing world. For five years it was home to Ellen Penketh,...


The Housekeeper's Tale - Dorothy Doar's Story: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

by Tessa Boase

This is Dorothy Doar's story, one of five stories that make up The Housekeeper's Tale. As one of the cabal that ran the estate of the Duke of Sutherland, this is an evocative and poignant story providing a moving...


Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Games

by Matthew P. Llewellyn

On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 summer Olympic Games to the city of London, opening a new chapter in Great Britain's rich Olympic history. Despite the prospect of hosting...


Gender in English Society 1650-1850: The Emergence of Separate Spheres?

by Robert B. Shoemaker

A lively social history of the roles of men and women - from workplace to household, from parish church to alehouse, from market square to marriage bed. Robert Shoemaker investigates such varied topics as crime,...


Disorderly Women in Eighteenth-Century London: Prostitution and Control in the Metropolis, 1730-1830

by Tony Henderson

This is the first full-length study of prostitution in London during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It is a compelling account, exposing the real lives of the capital's prostitutes, and also...


The Transformation of the Media: Globalisation, Morality and Ethics

by Nicholas Stevenson

The changing pattern of contemporary media is one of the most striking and important transformations of our age. This major new work seeks to understand the implications of a series of mediated processes in...


Revolutionary Europe, 1780-1850

by Jonathan Sperber

 Providing a continent-wide history, this major survey covers the key political events of this turbulent period. Jonathan Sperber also looks at lives of ordinary people and considers broad social and economic...