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'Boredom is the Enemy': The Intellectual and Imaginative Lives of Australian Soldiers in the Great War and Beyond

by Amanda Laugesen

Exploring the concept of military boredom, this book investigates how soldiers spent their time when not engaged in battle, work or training through a study of their creative, imaginative and intellectual lives....


Commerce and Culture: Nineteenth-Century Business Elites

by Robert LEE

This volume presents a collection of interrelated essays by international scholars working on the relationship between commerce and culture from c. 1750 to the early-twentieth century. Considerable attention...


Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourg: The Cathedral's Book of Donors and Its Use (1320-1521)

by Charlotte A. Stanford

The Book of Donors for Strasbourg cathedral is an extraordinary medieval document dating from ca. 1320-1520, with 6,954 entries from artisan, merchant and aristocratic classes. This study is the first to comprehensively...


Governing Masculinities in the Early Modern Period: Regulating Selves and Others

by Susan Broomhall & Jacqueline Van Gent

Documenting lived experiences of men in charge of others, this collection creates a social and cultural history of early modern governing masculinities. Through a wide range of case studies, contributors explore...


Marks of an Absolute Witch: Evidentiary Dilemmas in Early Modern England

by Orna Alyagon Darr

Exploring the crime of witchcraft in early modern England, this book focuses on legal questions of proof. As a capital crime - yet one that was uniquely difficult to prove - witchcraft investigations and trials...


England's Wars of Religion, Revisited

by Charles W. A. Prior & Glenn Burgess

In this collection, leading scholars address John Morrill's suggestion the constitutional conflict that wracked the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century was fuelled primarily by religious beliefs, rather...


William Robert Broughton's Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific 1795-1798

by Andrew David & Introduction by Barry Gough

Edited and richly annotated by Lt Cdr Andrew David, this volume offers for the first time a complete transcript of the handwritten journal kept by William Broughton on his voyage to the North Pacific (1795-1798),...


A Decent Provision: Australian Welfare Policy, 1870 to 1949

by John Murphy

This book is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime, from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. It places the development of a welfare state in the 1940s in...


Crusading as an Act of Vengeance, 1095-1216

by Susanna A. Throop

To date, historians of the crusades have not thoroughly investigated the theme of crusading as an act of vengeance, despite its frequent appearance in crusading sources. This has led to inaccurate assumptions...


Contested Spaces of Nobility in Early Modern Europe

by Matthew P. Romaniello & Charles Lipp

European nobility faced a number of religious, political and military challenges. Many sought to increase their status, or maintain their privileges, by negotiating with various political and religious authorities,...


Democracy and the Vote in British Politics, 1848-1867: The Making of the Second Reform Act

by Robert Saunders

The Second Reform Act, passed in 1867, created a million new voters, doubling the electorate and propelling the British state into the age of mass politics. This study provides the first analysis of the subject...


The Ties that Bind: Essays in Medieval British History in Honor of Barbara Hanawalt

by Linda E. Mitchell & Katherine L. French

This collection of essays reflects both the broad range of topics Professor Hanawalt has broached as a medieval historian and also those her graduate students felt empowered to explore when working with her....


Routledge Handbook of the History of Nursing

by Patricia D'Antonio, Julie A. Fairman & Jean C. Whelan

The Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the art and science of nursing history, as a generation of researchers turn to...


Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam

by Jatswan S. Sidhu

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam substantially updates the first edition through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography,...


Historical Dictionary of Liberia

by Elwood D. Dunn, Amos J. Beyan & Carl Patrick Burrowes

Building on the first edition, this updated volume focuses on the personalities, from the founders of Liberia, to the soldiers who are responsible simultaneously for destruction and the hope of stability. Along...


Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

by Guo Jian, Yongyi Song & Yuan Zhou

The Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China started in 1966 and lasted about a decade. This revolutionary upsurge of Chinese students and workers, led by Mao Zedong, wreaked havoc in the world's...


Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone Around the World

by Joshua Slocum & Tim Flannery

Joshua Slocum was the first man to circumnavigate the world single-handed. This classic account of his voyage remains one of the most thrilling and entertaining travel narratives of all time, from encounters...


Guillotine: The Timbers of Justice

by Robert Frederick Opie

Robert Frederick Opie takes the reader on a sometimes terrifying journey tracing the development of the guillotine over nearly two centuries, recounting the stories of famous executions and some of the most...


Aristocratic Splendour: Money and the World of Thomas Coke, Earl of Leicester

by D P Mortlock

What was life like on a great aristocratic estate such as Thomas Coke's Holkham in Norfolk? Where did the money come from? Using the Holkham archives, this book details the lives of the great people of eighteenth-century...


Home Fires Burning: The Great War Diaries of Georgina Lee

by Gavin Roynon

A moving account of how Britain coped with the ravages of the First World War on the Home Front.