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From Sappho to de Sade: Moments in the History of Sexuality: Moments in the History of Sexuality

by Jan N. Bremmer

The history of sexuality has been the subject of increased interest in recent years and more widely acknowledged importance in the interpretation of past mentalités. Yet historians have only recently begun...


A History of British Elections since 1689

by Chris Cook & John Stevenson

A History of British Elections since 1689 represents a unique single-volume authoritative reference guide to British elections and electoral systems from the Glorious Revolution to the present day.

The main...


Violence Against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform

by Carol E. Jordan

For more than two centuries, Kentucky women have fought for the right to vote, own property, control their wages, and be safe at home and in the workplace. Tragically, many of these women's voices have been...


History, Memory, and Trans-European Identity: Unifying Divisions: Unifying Divisions

by Aline Sierp

This book questions the presupposition voiced by many historians and political scientists that political experiences in Europe continue to be interpreted in terms of national history, and that a European community...


Space in the Medieval West: Places, Territories, and Imagined Geographies

by Meredith Cohen & Fanny Madeline

In the last two decades, research on spatial paradigms and practices has gained momentum across disciplines and periods, including the field of medieval studies. Responding to this 'spatial turn' in the humanities,...


Historical Dictionary of Sikhism

by Louis E. Fenech & W. H. McLeod

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on...


Opium

by Donald Wigal

Opium, once used for ritual purposes, is a substance which dulls pain and offers access to an artificial world, and has long been idealized by artists and markets. Baudelaire, Picasso, and Dickens were all inspired...


Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

by Alastair Bonnett

A tour of the world’s hidden geographies—from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts—and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today

At a time when Google Maps Street View can take...


U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare, 17752007

by Richard G. Davis

Presents fifteen papers from the 2007 Conference of Army Historians. Examines irregular warfare in a wide and diverse range of circumstances and eras.


A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States

by Ilan Stavans

This edition is only readable on tablets. Enough with the dead white men! The true story of the United States lies with its most overlooked and marginalized peoples—the workers, immigrants, housewives, and...


Parliamentary Enclosure in England: An Introduction to its Causes, Incidence and Impact, 1750-1850

by Gordon E Mingay

Enclosure transformed the old open fields and common lands of England to create the modern rural landscape. It changed forever the life of many villages, but provided food for a rapidly rising population. Its...


Growth of the Medieval City, The: From Late Antiquity to the Early Fourteenth Century

by David M Nicholas

The first part of David Nicholas's massive two-volume study of the medieval city, this book is a major achievement in its own right. (It is also fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use it...


Markets and Manufacture in Early Industrial Europe

by MAXINE Berg

This edited collection, first published in 1991, focuses on the commercial relations, marketing structures and development of consumption that accompanied early industrial expansion. The papers examine aspects...


The Asylum as Utopia (Psychology Revivals): W.A.F. Browne and the Mid-Nineteenth Century Consolidation of Psychiatry

by Andrew Scull

What Asylums Were, Are, and Ought to Be, first published in 1837, was of considerable significance in the history of lunacy reform in Britain. It contains perhaps the single most influential portrait by a medical...


Lenin

by Beryl Williams

Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life, ideology and...


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...