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Historians Debate the Rise of the West

by Jonathan Daly

How and why did Europe rise to world pre-eminence? Providing an overview of this central historical conundrum of modern times, Historians Debate the Rise of the West enables students to grasp major scholars'...


Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America from Settlement to the Civil War

by Julie Winch

Between Slavery and Freedom explores one of the central ironies of racial dynamics in this nation’s history from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War.


Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon

by William Lewis Herndon & Gary Kinder

In 1857, Captain William Lewis Herndon sacrificed his life trying to save 600 passengers and crew when his ship foundered in a hurricane off the Carolina coast. Memorialized in Gary Kinder's best-selling book...


The Big Spenders: The Epic Story of the Rich Rich, the Grandees of America and the Magnificoes, and How They Spent Their Fortunes

by Lucius Beebe

The Big Spenders was Lucius Beebe's last and many think his best book. In it he describes the consumption of the Gilded Age. Beebe enjoys it all immensely, and so do we his readers, whether it is James Gordon...


The Great Famine: Ireland's Agony 1845-1852

by Ciar¿n ¿ Murchadha

Over one million people died in the Great Famine, and more than one million more emigrated on the coffin ships to America and beyond. Drawing on contemporary eyewitness accounts and diaries, the book charts...


The Human Face of War

by Jim Storr

Warfare is hugely important. The fates of nations, and even continents, often�rests on the outcome of war and thus on how its practitioners consider war. The Human Face of War is a new exploration of military...


Prime Time: A History of the Middle Aged in Twentieth-Century Britain

by John Benson

Numerous studies consider the history of childhood, adolescence and old age, yet the middle aged, consistently the most productive and powerful of age groups have been consistently ignored. In this pioneering...


Pre-Colombian Cities

by Jorge Enrique Hardoy

What visitor to Mexico City, unaware of its pre-Hispanic history, could imagine that right under a Christian Church may still lie the remains of the sinister tzompantli, the Aztecs' altar of skulls? Professor...


Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

by Emizet Francois Kisangani

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks back at the nearly 48 years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, and even earlier kingdoms and groups...


History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions

by Gavin Hannah

History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions features a wealth of exam-style questions based on the format of the new ISEB Common Entrance exam. Exam Practice Answers is available to accompany this...


History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Answers

by Gavin Hannah

This book contains answers to all questions featured in the accompanying title History for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions. - Features worked examples of answers to the evidence and essay questions...


Historical Dictionary of International Organizations

by Michael G. Schechter

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of International Organizations provides a comprehensive overview of the major international organizations, both intergovernmental and international intergovernmental,...


Ireland in the World: Further Reflections

by Garret FitzGerald

A collection of essays, many of which have not previously appeared in print, on Irish history and politics, contemporary Irish society and world affairs by twice former Taoiseach and respected columnist Garret...


Every Dark Hour: A History of Kilmainham Jail

by Niamh O'Sullivan

Kilmainham Jail is perhaps the most important building in modern Irish history. A place of incarceration since its construction in the late eighteenth century, it housed a succession of petty criminals, including...


The D-Day Companion: Leading Historians explore history's greatest amphibious assault

by Jane Penrose

Published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, ‘The D-Day Companion’ book brings together the perspectives and opinions of leading military historians from both sides of the Atlantic....


A History of English Field Names

by John Field

Field names are not only interesting in themselves, but also a rich source of information about the communities originating them. The earliest recorded names often describe only the location or nature of the...


Social Orders and Social Classes in Europe Since 1500: Studies in Social Stratification

by M. L. Bush

This pioneering survey evaluates the notions of class and order throughout European history since 1500. After a general theoretical section on the concept of orders and class, the book provides discussions and...


The A to Z of World War II: The War Against Japan

by Anne Sharp Wells

The A to Z of World War II: The War Against Japan traces the brutal conflict from Japan's seizure of Chinese territory in 1931, through the onset of war with the Western Allies in 1941, to the use of atomic...


Western Europe: Economic and Social Change Since 1945

by Max-Stephan Schulze

This major new text offers a clearly structured introduction to the economic and social development of Western Europe since the Second World War. A team of experts explore key aspects of postwar Europe's economy...


Gender and the Historian

by Johanna Alberti

Why are most famous historians men? How have women changed the writing of history over the last decades? What lives and stories have been hidden from history?

Until recently history was predominantly the domain...