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The Tombs of Pompeii: Organization, Space, and Society

by Virginia L. Campbell

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation,...


Remembering the First World War

by Bart Ziino

Remembering the First World War brings together a group of international scholars to understand how and why the past quarter of a century has witnessed such an extraordinary increase in global popular and...


In the Footsteps of Abraham Ulrikab: The Events of 1880-1881

by France Rivet

In August 1880, Abraham and seven other Inuit, aged from 9 months to 50 years old, were recruited by Norwegian Johan Adrian Jacobsen to become the latest exotic attraction in Carl Hagenbeck's ethnographic shows....


Criminal Irish Drunkards: The Inebriate Reform System 1900-1920

by Conor Reidy

This book examines the Inebriate Reformatory system in Ireland from its foundation in 1900 until its closure in 1920 and the three institutions charged with punishing or rehabilitating habitual drunkards: the...


Founding Visions: The Ideas, Individuals, and Intersections that Created America

by Lance Banning, Todd Estes & Gordon S. Wood

Lance Banning was one of the most distinguished historians of his generation. His first book, The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology, was a groundbreaking study of the ideas and principles...


From the Cradle to the Coalmine: The Story of Children in Welsh Mines

by Ceri Thompson

This is an accessible, richly illustrated book, telling the story of the children and young people who worked in the Welsh coalfields.


Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate

by Reinhold Messner

Everest by fair means – that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me … In reaching for the oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest … a climber who doesn’t rely on his own strength and...


The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

by Toby Wilkinson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption...


The Essays of Montaigne: Book the First

by Michel de Montaigne

The present publication is intended to supply a recognised deficiency in our literature—a library edition of the Essays of Montaigne. This great French writer deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only...


Who Will Write Our History?: Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto

by Samuel D. Kassow

In 1940, in the Jewish ghetto of Nazi-occupied Warsaw, the Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine scholarly organization called the Oyneg Shabes to record the experiences of the ghetto's...


Crime and Poverty in 19th-Century England: The Economy of Makeshifts

by A.W. Ager

It has long been suggested that poverty was responsible for a criminal underclass emerging in Britain during the nineteenth century. Until quite recently, historians did little to challenge this perception....


Messiah: Love, Music and Malice at a Time of Handel

by Sheena Vernon

The faltering steps of Harry Walsh as he makes his way to success and happiness performing in the playhouses of Georgian London.


Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-For-Gold in the Age of Austerity

by Yesenia Barragan

Are we pawning our golden immortality for a fistful of cash?


Irresistible North: From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers

by Andrea Di Robilant

From the author of A Venetian Affair and Lucia comes a charming odyssey in the path of the mysterious Zen brothers, who explored parts of the New World a century before Columbus, and became both a source of...


The International Directory of Pirates, Buccaneers, and Other Rogues

by Philip Gosse

Over 700 Biographical Listings. The Definitive Who's Who from the Golden Age of Piracy. They say "dead men tell no tales." That's certainly true, but it doesn't mean that tales can not be told about those men....


River of Ink: [An Illustrated History of Literacy]

by Thomas Christensen

Thomas Christensen’s previous title 1616: The World in Motion looked at a single year in the age of early maritime globalism--PW gave it a starred review, calling it “a stunning overview of the nascent modern...


Friendship in Medieval Iberia: Historical, Legal and Literary Perspectives

by Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

This book contributes to the study of the history of emotions and cultural histories of the Middle Ages, while also adding another crucial piece to the broader historiographical debate currently challenging...


Lives and Times: Individuals and Issues in American History: To 1877

by Cottrell Browne

Lives and Times is a biographical reader designed for use in American history courses, with each volume consisting of thirteen chapters in which two significant individuals are examined in the context of a major...


The Sailor's Word: A Complete Dictionary of Nautical Terms from the Napoleonic and Victorian Navies

by W.H. & Belcher, H. Smyth

Almost 800 pages • 12,764 Definitions. The Most Complete Reference of Its Kind It's one thing to compile a dictionary of nautical terms from the Age of Sail; but it's quite another when the people doing the...


Empire of Cotton: A Global History

by Sven Beckert

The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.

 

Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding...