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Spice Islands

by Ian Burnet

Cloves and nutmeg are indigenous to the Spice Islands of Eastern Indonesia. The book tells of the many uses of these exotic spices and the history of their trade over a period of more than 2000 years. It describes...


Framing a Legend: Exposing the Distorted History of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

by M. Andrew Holowchak

A penetrating critical perspective on the question of Thomas Jefferson's paternity that will make you rethink recent conventional wisdom.

It is accepted by most scholars that Jefferson had a lengthy affair with...


A Comprehensive History Of Western Ethics: What Do We Believe?

by Warren Ashby

Our intellectual history spans more than 2,000 years, yet, surprisingly, we have had no adequate history of Western ethics. A Comprehensive History of Western Ethics fills this void by providing an engaging,...


State of 'The Union': Marriage and Free Love in the Late 1800s

by Sandra Schroer

This study of the Free Love Movement in the mid-to-late 1800s examines the situated knowledge of women and men who participated in the movement, how they articulated the platform, and contributed to its exposure...


Egyptian Language (Routledge Revivals): Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

by E.A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


The Famine Ships

by Edward Laxton

Between 1846 and 1851, more than one-million people--the potato famine emigrants--sailed from Ireland to America. Now, 150 years later, The Famine Ships tells of the courage and determination of those who crossed...


The Baby Chase

by Leslie Morgan Steiner

From the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love comes a riveting new narrative about surrogate pregnancy from both sides of the equation—the parents and the gestational carrier.

Once considered a...


The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman: Texts and Interpretations of Twenty Great Speeches

by David Lowenthal

The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman provides the original texts for 20 of Lincoln's speeches alongside a critical analysis of each speech. Arranged in chronological order, these speeches...


Reading the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine: American Literature and Culture, 1870-1894

by Mark J. Noonan

During the 1870s, the organization and stewardship of American culture by the upper classes began to take hold on a mass scale, due in part to the founding of museums, municipal libraries, symphony halls, theaters,...


Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

by Patrick Hunt

The world’s greatest archaeological finds and what they tell us about lost civilizations

Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise...


Modern Arab Historiography: Historical Discourse and the Nation-State

by Youssef Choueiri

This work is a major contribution not only to the study of Arab historiography but to our understanding of modern Arab thought.


Some Early and Later Houses of Pity (Routledge Revivals)

by John Morrison Hobson

From around the eleventh century until the Reformation, a close connection between the Church and hospitals was formed as they became a refuge for the ill, ostracised and poor. First published in 1926, John...


Britten

by David Matthews

A uniquely personal and centenary-year biography by fellow composer, former assistant, and lifelong friend of Benjamin Britten, David Matthews.


Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street

by Mark Bray

An insider's account of the anarchists who ignited Occupy Wall Street.


The Pocketbook of Aussie History

by Brendan Gullifer

When was the first Melbourne cup, and which horse won?

Who was the first woman to stand for federal parliament?

What's the second verse of 'Advance Australia Fair'?

And why was Vegemite renamed Parwill in 1928?...


Quarterly Essay 23 The History Question: Who Owns The Past?

by Inga Clendinnen

In the third Quarterly Essay for 2006, Inga Clendinnen looks past the skirmishes and pitched battles of the history wars and asks what's at stake - what kind of history do we want and need? Should our historians...


The Little Book of the 1950s

by Stuart Hylton

The Little Book of the 1950s is a fast-paced and entertaining account of life in Britain during an extraordinary decade, as we moved from post-war austerity to the swinging sixties. There are dramas, tragedies,...


As Thick As Thieves: Foolish Felons & Loopy Laws

by Richard O Smith

Standing in an ID parade of incompetence, waiting to be picked out as Britain's stupidest criminal, we've assembled a line-up of bungling burglars, asinine assailants and thick thieves. Meet the man who handed...


On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History

by Nicholas A. Basbanes

A Best Book of the Year: Mother JonesBloomberg News, National PostKirkus Reviews 

A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and...


Nanny Knows Best: The History of the British Nanny

by Katherine Holden

Not quite part of the family and definitely an employee; idealised or deominsed, the nanny has had a difficult role in family life over the past 200 years. Any discussion of nannies arouses strong emotions in...