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Historical Dictionary of Mali

by Pascal James Imperato & Gavin H. Imperato

The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mali, through its chronology, bibliography, introductory essay, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions...


Ancient Mesoamerican Warfare

by Kathryn M. Brown & Travis W. Stanton

Collection of articles providing new research on warfare in ancient Maya and other Mesoamerican societies based on archaeological, ethnohistorical, and linguistic evidence


Women in Antiquity: Theoretical Approaches to Gender and Archaeology

by Sarah Milledge Nelson

Part One of Nelson's 'Handbook of Gender in Archaeology.'


Below Stairs

by Mona Hearn

A hundred years ago servants underpinned middle- and upper-class life in Ireland, and domestic service was the major source of employment for women before social conditions changed utterly after the First World...


My Generation: Rock 'n' Roll Remembered, An Imperfect History

by Antony Farrell & Vivienne Guinness

A fascinating compilation - Some of the recollections are funny, others are moving, and some reveal more about the contributor's life than their taste in music. My Generation is Desert Island Discs With Attitude.'...


The Book That Started It All: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous

by Anonymous

An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous, with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians.

The Book That Started It All offers fresh insights into...


The Salvation Army

by Susan Cohen

Best known for their brass bands and uniformed officers, the Salvation Army is uniquely recognizable worldwide. What is less known is the extent of their work which goes far beyond a commitment to temperance,...


The Victorian Detective

by Alan Moss

Procedural drama TV shows consistently top the ratings and this book explores the very roots of crime solving, telling the story of the iconic Victorian detective and how he shrewdly cracked criminal cases...


The Ritual Culture of Victorian Professionals: Competing for Ceremonial Status, 1838-1877

by Albert D. Pionke

Focusing on the middle decades of the nineteenth century, Pionke's book historicizes the relationship of ritual, class and public status in Victorian England. Through analysis of magazines, court cases, law...


Sweden in the Eighteenth-Century World: Provincial Cosmopolitans

by Göran Rydén

Eighteenth-century Sweden was deeply involved in the process of globalisation: ships leaving Sweden's central ports exported bar iron that would drive the Industrial Revolution, whilst arriving ships would bring...


The Enemy Within: A Short History of Witch-hunting

by John Demos

With the vision of a historian and the voice of a novelist, prize?winning author John Demos explores the social, cultural, and psychological roots of the scourge that is witch-hunting, both in the remote past...


Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times

by Lucy Lethbridge

The vividly told lives of British servants and the upper crust they served. From the immense staff running a lavish Edwardian estate and the lonely maid-of-all-work cooking in a cramped middle-class house to...


The Winter Whale

by Jim Crumley

In late November, 1893, a humpback whale - as rare a sight in the North Sea then as it would be now - followed herring shoals into the Tay estuary, and travelled as far upstream as Dundee docks to linger in...


Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave

by Margaret Bennett

‘Yet again Margaret Bennett has produced a fascinating book...excellent value for money' – J.C. Massy, Lore and Language 'Margaret Bennett has given us another magic book, brought together from many books...


Black Rock and Blue Water: The Great Hurricane of October 1867 and the Wreck of the Royal Mail Ship Rhone

by Andrew C. Jampoler

RMS Rhone, just three years old then and the pretty queen of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company’s fleet, sank in the great St. Narciso hurricane of late October 1867, a devastating category three storm that...


William Diamond'S Drum: The Beginning of the War of the American Revolution

by Arthur Bernon Tourtellot

William Diamond's drum roll in 1775 was the call to arms for the farmers and villagers in Massachusetts that began the American revolution. The book is a well researched history of the war and various battles...


A History of the American Revolution

by John Alden

The history of the American rebellion against England, written by one of America’s preeminent eighteenth-century historians, differs from many views of the Revolution. It is not colored by excessive worship...


Reflections on the Civil War

by Bruce Catton

Edited from tapes that the Pulitzer prize-winnng historian made before his death, this moving, informative book paints an intimate portrait of war. It's a chronicle of motives and emotions, from larger than...


Geographers Biobibliographical Studies: Volume 32

by Hayden Lorimer & Charles W. J. Withers

This volume of Geographers Biobibliographical Studies brings together essays on four Frenchmen, a Czech, and three Englishmen. The lives of our subjects extend from the late Enlightenment and the era of 'polite...


Dreams and Dreaming in the Roman Empire: Cultural Memory and Imagination

by Juliette Harrisson

The history and literature of the Roman Empire is full of reports of dream prophecies, dream ghosts and dream gods. This volume offers a fresh approach to the study of ancient dreams by asking not what the ancients...