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Anglo-Italian Relations in the Middle East, 1922-1940

by Massimiliano Fiore

Between 1923 and 1934, Britain and Italy waged war by proxy in the Middle East. This book provides in-depth analysis of the factors leading to the interwar breakdown of Anglo-Italian relations. Enhancing our...


British Generalship during the Great War: The Military Career of Sir Henry Horne (1861-1929)

by Simon Robbins

Following the career of one relatively unknown First World War general, Lord Horne, this book adds to the growing literature that challenges long-held assumptions that the First World War was a senseless bloodbath...


The British Way in Warfare: Power and the International System, 1856-1956: Essays in Honour of David French

by Keith Neilson & Greg Kennedy

In his groundbreaking book The British Way in Warfare (Routledge, 1990), David French outlined the skillful combination of maritime, economic and diplomatic power employed by Britain to achieve its international...


The Co-operative Movement and Communities in Britain, 1914-1960: Minding Their Own Business

by Nicole Robertson

The co-operative movement has played a notable role in the retail, wholesale, productive, political, educational and cultural life of Britain. This book provides the first major national study of the growth...


State and Financial Systems in Europe and the USA: Historical Perspectives on Regulation and Supervision in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Stefano Battilossi & Jaime Reis

During the twentieth century the financial sector became possibly the most regulated area of the economy in many advanced and developing countries. The essays in this collection shed light on different aspects...


The International Order of Asia in the 1930s and 1950s

by Shigeru Akita & Nicholas J. White

This book reconsiders the nature and formation of Asia's economic order during the 1930s and 1950s in light of the new historiographical developments in Britain and Japan. Recently several Japanese economic...


Standard Languages and Language Standards - Greek, Past and Present

by Alexandra Georgakopoulou & Michael Silk

This volume brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions...


Empire, Politics and the Creation of the 1935 India Act: Last Act of the Raj

by Andrew Muldoon

Situating the Government of India Act of 1935 in its political, cultural and intellectual contexts, this rich and nuanced study asks the question; what led British administrators to believe that the Act would...


Reassessing Suez 1956: New Perspectives on the Crisis and its Aftermath

by Simon C. Smith

Although much has been written on the nationalization of the Suez Canal, and the subsequent military action, this study provides fresh perspectives by reflecting the latest research from leading international...


Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City: New Historic Approaches

by Michèle Dagenais & Irene Maver

Municipal Services and Employees in the Modern City considers the roles played by local institutions and particular processes that shaped the urban fabric. It rediscovers from models and maps the constituent...


Spain: A Modern European Economy

by Joseph Harrison & David Corkill

Written in a straight forward and engaging manner, Spain: A Modern European Economy engages with research from a wide variety of disciplines, and will be of interest to anyone with a specific interest in modern...


Europe's Third World: The European Periphery in the Interwar Years

by Derek H. Aldcroft

Economic historians have perennially addressed the intriguing question of comparative development, asking why some countries develop much faster and further than others. Focusing primarily on Europe between...


Nazism as Fascism: Violence, Ideology, and the Ground of Consent in Germany 1930-1945

by Geoff Eley

 Offering a dynamic and wide-ranging examination of the key issues at the heart of the study of German Fascism, Nazism as Fascism brings together a selection of Geoff Eley's most important writings on Nazism...


The Price of Honor: The Life and Times of George Brinton McClellan Jr.

by M. Barbara Mulrine

This biography of George Brinton McClellan Jr., son of the Civil War general by the same name, a congressman, and mayor of New York (1904-1910), studies political courage and honor. The study emphasizes McClellan's...


Brewster F2A Buffalo Aces of World War 2

by Kari Stenman & Chris Davey

Entering service with the US Navy as a carrier-borne fighter, the Brewster F2A, later named Buffalo by the British and simply the Brewster by the Finns, saw relatively little service with its own nation. Indeed,...


The British Army 1939-45 (1): North-West Europe

by Martin Brayley & Mike Chappell

The Second World War was Britain's last as a world power. For a year it saw Britain standing alone against the fascist dictatorships; winning it cost the sacrifice of the entire national wealth. This first book...


The British Army 1939-45 (3): The Far East

by Martin Brayley & Mike Chappell

The lightning Japanese offensives in the Far East in 1941/42 inflicted a series of costly defeats on the ill-prepared and badly supported British Commonwealth forces in Malaya and Burma. The 'forgotten' 14th...


British Territorial Units 1914-18

by Ray Westlake & Mike Chappell

In his Army Reforms of 1906/07 the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane, provided for an expeditionary force - the Regular Army supplemented by the old Militia - and a new organisation intended...


The Algerian War 1954-62

by Martin Windrow & Mike Chappell

It is hard to convey the public impact of France's war to maintain her colonial grip on Algeria; yet in the late 1950s this ugly conflict dominated Europe's media to almost the same extent as would Vietnam ten...


The Polish Army 1939-45

by Steven Zaloga & Richard Hook

Poland was the first of the Allied nations to succumb to German aggression in the Second World War, but by the most tortuous of routes her army managed to remain in the field through all five years of bloody...