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Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture

by Sheng-mei Ma

This book offers an incisive and ambitious critique of Asian Diaspora culture, looking specifically at literature and visual popular culture. Sheng-mei Ma's engaging text discusses issues of self and its relationship...


A Sweet and Glorious Land

by John Keahey

In the winter of 1897-1898, Victorian writer George Gissing made a well-chronicled journey throughout southern Italy. The result was a book, By the Ionian Sea, in which he detailed the influence of ancient Greece...


The Victorian Reinvention of Race

by Edward Beasley

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The Institutional Dynamics of China's Great Transformation

by Xiaoming Huang

This book examines the role of institutions in China's recent large-scale economic, social and political transformation. Unlike existing literature, it offers perspectives from a variety of disciplines - including...


The Forum on China- Africa Cooperation (Focac)

by Ian Taylor

This book seeks to detail the origins, structure, workings and activities of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and its development over the last nine years.


Female Piety and the Catholic Reformation in France

by Jennifer Hillman

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Exile and Religious Identity, 1500-1800

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Queer Cities, Queer Cultures: Europe since 1945

by Jennifer V. Evans & Matt Cook

Queer Cities, Queer Cultures examines the formation and make-up of urban subcultures and situates them against the stories we typically tell about Europe and its watershed moments in the post 1945 period. The...


The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It

by David A. Bell

The twentieth century is usually seen as “the century of total war,” but as the historian David Bell argues in this landmark work, the phenomenon actually began much earlier, in the age of Napoleon. Bell...


VCs of the First World War: The Final Days 1918

by Gerald Gliddon

The latest volume in the series covering the final days of the war on the Western Front from the Allied Armies being poised to capture the Hindenburg Line to the Armistice on 11 November 1918. The book opens...


Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Games

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The Early Modern City 1450-1750

by Christopher R Friedrichs

A pioneering text which covers the urban society of early modern Europe as a whole. Challenges the usual emphasis on regional diversity by stressing the extent to which cities across Europe shared a common urban...


Italian Wars 1494-1559, The: War, State and Society in Early Modern Europe

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The Italian Wars of 1494-1559 had a major impact on the whole of Renaissance Europe. In this important text, Michael Mallett and Christine Shaw place the conflict within the political and economic context of...


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Mussolini

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Benito Mussolini was a brilliant Socialist journalist who in 1914 declared war, put himself at the head if the anti-Socialist movement in Italy, manoeuvred himself into power by 1933 and ruled the country until...


The War of Austrian Succession 1740-1748

by M.S Anderson

Set in motion by the disputed succession of Maria Theresa and her husband to the lands and dignities of Emperor Charles VI, this series of major conflicts (1740-48) involved far more than just the fate of the...


The Formation of English Common Law: Law and Society in England from the Norman Conquest to Magna Carta

by John Hudson

During the Anglo-Norman period a concept of law developed, binding ruler and ruled alike and which was based on custom common throughout the country. This was Common Law and it was from this that subsequent...


Popular Disturbances in England 1700-1832

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John Stevenson has revised and expanded his standard but long-unobtainable work on Popular Protest and Public Order 1700-1870 in two self-sufficient volumes. The first (1700-1832) appeared in 1992; this is its...


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