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Scotland: Mapping the Nation

by Chris Fleet, Margaret Wilkes & Charles W.J. Withers

Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This is the first book to take maps seriously as a form...


Historical Dictionary of Morocco

by Thomas K. Park & Aomar Boum

This book provides a comprehensive introduction, which focuses on Morocco's history, provides a helpful synopsis of the kingdom, and is supplemented with a useful chronology of major events. Hundreds of cross-referenced...


Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

by Joop W. Koopmans & Arend H., Jr. Huussen

The Netherlands, frequently but erroneously called Holland, is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. In the past few decades, it has been undergoing many transformations made possible by...


Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949)

by James Z. Gao

The Historical Dictionary of Modern China (1800-1949) offers a concise but comprehensive examination of political, military, economic, social, and cultural development of modern China. Instead of focusing merely...


Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age

by T. Adams Upchurch

The Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age relates the history of the major events, issues, people, and themes of the American "Gilded Age" (1869-1899). The Gilded Age was a time of nationalism, unprecedented...


Serving Victoria

by Kate Hubbard

During her sixty-three-year reign, Queen Victoria gathered around herself a household dedicated to her service. For some, royal employment was the defining experience of their lives; for others it came as an...


The A to Z of the Petroleum Industry

by M. S. Vassiliou

The A to Z of the Petroleum Industry presents a concise but complete one-volume reference on the history of the petroleum industry from pre-modern times to the present day. This is done through a chronology,...


The A to Z of the Civil War and Reconstruction

by William L. Richter

This one-volume dictionary, with more than 800 entries covering the significant events, persons, politics, and economic and social themes in the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction, is a research tool for all...


Discourse and Culture: The Creation of America, 1870-1920

by Alun Munslow

Written history is literary artifact: taking this as its starting point, Discourse and Culture argues that the Foucauldian concept of the shifting scale of linguistic and historic values must be the central...


Law of the Sea in East Asia: Issues and Prospects

by Keyuan Zou

Law of the Sea in East Asia selects the most prominent maritime legal issues that have emerged since the post-LOS Convention era for a detailed discussion and assessment. The current marine legal order in East...


Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

by Mark Dike DeLancey, Rebecca Mbuh & Mark W. Delancey

The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon relates the turbulent history of Cameroon through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced...


The Little Wonder: The Remarkable History of Wisden

by Robert Winder

John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first overseas cricket tour. In 1864, after his retirement,...


Fit Work for Women

by Sandra Burman

This book presents a collection of papers which discuss the origins of the domestic ideal and its effects on activities usually undertaken by women: not only on women's wage work, but also on activities either...


Leninism, Stalinism, and the Women's Movement in Britain, 1920-1939

by Sue Bruley

This book offers a detailed examination of the interaction between socialism and feminism through the lens of one particular socialist organisation, the Communist Party of Great Britain, from its foundation...


Separate Spheres: The Opposition to Women's Suffrage in Britain

by Brian Harrison

The British feminist movement has often been studied, but so far nobody has written about its opponents. Dr Harrison argues that British feminism cannot be understood without appreciating the strength and even...


Eighteenth-Century Women: An Anthology

by Bridget Hill

When it was first published in 1984, this book filled an acknowledged gap in the social history of the period and made available hitherto inaccessible sources. The work draws on newspapers and journals, memoirs,...


Historical Dictionary of the Kurds

by Michael M. Gunter

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kurds greatly expands on the first edition through an updated chronology, an introductory essay, an expanded bibliography, maps, photos, and over 400 cross-referenced...


The A to Z of the Reagan-Bush Era

by Richard S. Conley

The Reagan-Bush era witnessed some of the most dramatic events of the latter half of the 20th century: the collapse of the Soviet Union, a presidential assassination attempt, political scandal, a stock market...


Historical Dictionary of the Napoleonic Era

by George F. Nafziger

This work is intended as a broad review, devoting a majority of its attention to the military and political events and personalities of the period, while also surveying the major artistic, social and cultural...


Historical Dictionary of the League of Nations

by Anique H.M. van Ginneken

Created in 1919, the League of Nations proved to be a training ground for the United Nations and the countless other organizations, both governmental and non-governmental, which now surround us. Just what the...