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The Great Powers and the European States System 1814-1914

by F.R. Bridge & Roger Bullen

This book illuminates, in the form of a clear, well-paced and student-friendly analytical narrative,  the functioning of the European states system in its heyday, the crucial century between the  defeat of...


Europe 1850-1914: Progress, Participation and Apprehension

by Jonathan Sperber

This innovative survey of European history from the middle of the nineteenth century to the outbreak of the First World War tells the story of an era of outward tranquillity that was also a period of economic...


Forge of Empires: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made, 1861-1871

by Michael Knox Beran

In the space of a single decade, three leaders liberated tens of millions of souls, remade their own vast countries, and altered forever the forms of national power:

  • Abraham Lincoln freed a subjugated race...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill

Mill's eloquent 1859 treatise asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty in a democratic society. Enduringly influential study.


Technology and the Mid-Victorian Royal Navy: Ironc: Royal Navy Crisis in the Age of Palmerston

by Howard J. Fuller

This book examines British naval diplomacy from the end of the Crimean War to the American Civil War, showing how the mid-Victorian Royal Navy suffered serious challenges during the period.

Many recent works...


The Road to Koniggratz: Helmuth Von Moltke and the Austro-Prussian War 1866

by Quintin Barry

Before the War of 1866 the name of Helmuth Von Moltke was scarcely known outside the Prussian army. His appointment as Chief of the General Staff was in many ways surprising, and he certainly did not himself...


1809 Thunder On The Danube: Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs, Vol. III: The Final Clashes of Wagram and Znaim

by Jack Gill

In this third volume John H. Gill brings to a close his magisterial study of the 1809 war between Napoleonic France and Habsburg Austria. This final volume begins with the principal armies of both antagonists...


Access To History: Great Britain and the Irish Question 1798-1921 [Third Edition]

by Mike Byrne

The second edition of this popular title provides both a narrative and analysis of the relationship between Great Britain and Ireland, from its origins and the Act of Union in 1800 to the Anglo Irish settlement...


Writing a Small Nation's Past: Wales in Comparative Perspective, 1850-1950

by Neil Evans & Huw Pryce

This is the first volume to examine how the history of Wales was written in a period that saw the emergence of professional historiography, largely focused on the nation, across Europe and in the United States....


Everyday Heroism: Victorian Constructions of the Heroic Civilian

by John Price

Heroism in the 19th and early 20th centuries is synonymous with military endeavours, imperial adventures and the �great men of history�. There was, however, another prominent and influential strand of the...


The Farmer in England, 1650-1980

by Richard W. Hoyle

Farmers held a pivotal role in the capitalist agriculture that emerged in England in the eighteenth century, yet they have attracted little attention from rural historians. Farmers made agriculture happen. Our...


When Britain Burned the White House: The 1814 Invasion of Washington

by Peter Snow

As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. Shortlisted for the Paddy Power Political History Book of the Year Award 2014. In August 1814 the United States' army is defeated in battle by an invading force just...


Access to History: War and Peace: International Relations 1878-1941: War and Peace: International Relations 1878-1941 [Third Edition]

by David Williamson

Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series' combination of in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging...


Liberty and Liberticide: The Role of America in Nineteenth-Century British Radicalism

by Michael J. Turner

Liberty and Liberticide focuses on the influence America exerted over the ideas and activities of nineteenth-century British radicals. While some looked on America as the model of liberty, others associated...


Hell Riders

by Terry Brighton

On the 150th anniversary of the world's most famous cavalry charge comes a revisionist retelling of the battle based on firsthand accounts from the soldiers who fought there

In October 1854, with the Crimean...


The 1848 Revolutions

by Peter Jones

In 1848 revolutions broke out all over Europe - in France, the Habsburg and German lands and the Italian peninsular. This Seminar Study considers why the revolutions occurred and why they were so widespread....


The Birth of Industrial Britain: 1750-1850

by Kenneth Morgan

The Industrial Revolution had a profound and lasting effect on socioeconomic and cultural conditions in Britain.

The Birth of Industrial Britain examines the impact of early industrialisation on British society...


Heroes: A Companion for in Her Majesty's Name

by Charles Murton & Fabien Lascombe

It is 1895 and the future depends not upon the actions of governments but upon those of the Adventuring Companies, and will be shaped by countless engagements in city streets, ancient ruins, dense jungles, high...


British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography

by Harold E., Jr. Raugh

British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents,...


Nineteenth-Century Worlds: Global Formations Past and Present

by Keith Hanley & Greg Kucich

This volume assembles a wide range of studies that together provide-through their interdisciplinary range, international scope, and historical emphases-an original scholarly exploration of one of the most important...