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Title: 1688
ISBN: 9780300171433
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Authors: Steve Pincus
Pub. Date: 20110222

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Based on new archival information, this book upends two hundred years of scholarship on England’s Glorious Revolution to claim that it—not the French Revolution—was the first truly modern revolution

For two hundred years historians have viewed England’s Glorious Revolution of 1688–1689 as an un-revolutionary revolution—bloodless, consensual, aristocratic, and above all, sensible. In this brilliant new interpretation Steve Pincus refutes this traditional view.

By expanding the interpretive lens to include a broader geographical and chronological frame, Pincus demonstrates that England’s revolution was a European event, that it took place over a number of years, not months, and that it had repercussions in India, North America, the West Indies, and throughout continental Europe. His rich historical narrative, based on masses of new archival research, traces the transformation of English foreign policy, religious culture, and political economy that, he argues, was the intended consequence of the revolutionaries of 1688–1689.

James II developed a modernization program that emphasized centralized control, repression of dissidents, and territorial empire. The revolutionaries, by contrast, took advantage of the new economic possibilities to create a bureaucratic but participatory state. The postrevolutionary English state emphasized its ideological break with the past and envisioned itself as continuing to evolve. All of this, argues Pincus, makes the Glorious Revolution—not the French Revolution—the first truly modern revolution. This wide-ranging book reenvisions the nature of the Glorious Revolution and of revolutions in general, the causes and consequences of commercialization, the nature of liberalism, and ultimately the origins and contours of modernity itself.


Title: 1812
ISBN: 9780674034778
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Authors: Jon Latimer
Pub. Date: 20100330

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In the first complete history of the War of 1812 written from a British perspective, Jon Latimer offers an authoritative and compelling account that places the conflict in its strategic context within the Napoleonic wars. The British viewed the War of 1812 as an ill-fated attempt by the young American republic to annex Canada. For British Canada, populated by many loyalists who had fled the American Revolution, this was a war for survival. The Americans aimed both to assert their nationhood on the global stage and to expand their territory northward and westward.

Americans would later find in this war many iconic moments in their national story--the bombardment of Fort McHenry (the inspiration for Francis Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner"); the Battle of Lake Erie; the burning of Washington; the death of Tecumseh; Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans--but their war of conquest was ultimately a failure. Even the issues of neutrality and impressment that had triggered the war were not resolved in the peace treaty. For Britain, the war was subsumed under a long conflict to stop Napoleon and to preserve the empire. The one lasting result of the war was in Canada, where the British victory eliminated the threat of American conquest, and set Canadians on the road toward confederation.

Latimer describes events not merely through the eyes of generals, admirals, and politicians but through those of the soldiers, sailors, and ordinary people who were directly affected. Drawing on personal letters, diaries, and memoirs, he crafts an intimate narrative that marches the reader into the heat of battle.


Title: 1914-1918
ISBN: 9788323336389
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Authors: Andrzej Chwalba
Pub. Date: 20140515

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1914?1918: An Anatomy of Global Conflict recounts a history of the First World War from an anthropological perspective. It shares the stories of individual participants, which include soldiers, civilians, and women. The study revisits the events of the war through the lens of everyday life, economic affairs, migration, invasion, military occupation, the role of civilian infrastructure, and the impact of the national question; and it undertakes a clinical analysis of various models of ground warfare.
Title: 1971
ISBN: 9780674728646
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Authors: Srinath Raghavan
Pub. Date: 20131112

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The war of 1971 was the most significant geopolitical event in the Indian subcontinent since its partition in 1947. At one swoop, it led to the creation of Bangladesh, and it tilted the balance of power between India and Pakistan steeply in favor of India. The Line of Control in Kashmir, the nuclearization of India and Pakistan, the conflicts in Siachen Glacier and Kargil, the insurgency in Kashmir, the political travails of Bangladesh--all can be traced back to the intense nine months in 1971.

Against the grain of received wisdom, Srinath Raghavan contends that far from being a predestined event, the creation of Bangladesh was the product of conjuncture and contingency, choice and chance. The breakup of Pakistan and the emergence of Bangladesh can be understood only in a wider international context of the period: decolonization, the Cold War, and incipient globalization. In a narrative populated by the likes of Nixon, Kissinger, Zhou Enlai, Indira Gandhi, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Tariq Ali, George Harrison, Ravi Shankar, and Bob Dylan, Raghavan vividly portrays the stellar international cast that shaped the origins and outcome of the Bangladesh crisis.

This strikingly original history uses the example of 1971 to open a window to the nature of international humanitarian crises, their management, and their unintended outcomes.


Title: 1975
ISBN: 9781740311311
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Authors: Mark Juddery
Pub. Date: 20100108
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1975 in Australia was a year marked by political upheaval and cultural revival, a time when it was exciting to be an Australian. In this fascinating book, journalist Mark Juddery examines the year that marked a complete turning point in Australian history; politically, socially and most of all, on the international stage. Comprising of interviews with prominent Australians who remember the year well, as well as issues of the time, 1975 explores: The Whitlam Dismissal; the introduction of Medibank, PNG's independence from Australia; the return of native land to Aborigines in the Northern Territory; the first time unemployment soared passed 5%; the first Australian political sex scandal to make headlines; Malcolm Fraser's egging in Darwin soon after the Dismissal; Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock being shown to an international audience; release of Australia's highest selling album by AC/DC, the launch of Radio 2JJ (which became Triple J); and the year Australia admitted that the Vietnam War was a mistake!
Title: 1995
ISBN: 9780520273993
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Authors: W. Joseph Campbell
Pub. Date: 20150102

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A hinge moment in recent American history, 1995 was an exceptional year. Drawing on interviews, oral histories, memoirs, archival collections, and news reports, W. Joseph Campbell presents a vivid, detail-rich portrait of those memorable twelve months. This book offers fresh interpretations of the decisive moments of 1995, including the emergence of the Internet and the World Wide Web in mainstream American life; the bombing at Oklahoma City, the deadliest attack of domestic terrorism in U.S. history; the sensational ?Trial of the Century,? at which O.J. Simpson faced charges of double murder; the U.S.-brokered negotiations at Dayton, Ohio, which ended the Bosnian War, Europe's most vicious conflict since the Nazi era; and the first encounters at the White House between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, a liaison that culminated in a stunning scandal and the spectacle of the president's impeachment and trial. As Campbell demonstrates in this absorbing chronicle, 1995 was a year of extraordinary events, a watershed at the turn of the millennium. The effects of that pivotal year reverberate still, marking the close of one century and the dawning of another.

Title: 28-Jun
ISBN: 9781908323750
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Pub. Date: 20141015

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On June 28, 1919, the Peace Treaty was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, five years to the day after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo triggered Europe's precipitous?descent into war. This war was the first conflict to be fought on a global scale. By its end in 1918, four empires had collapsed, and their minority populations, which had never before existed as independent entities, were encouraged to seek self-determination and nationhood.

Following on from Haus's monumental thirty-two Volume series on the signatories of the Versailles peace treaty, The Makers of the Modern World, 28?June?looks in greater depth at the smaller nations that are often ignored in general histories, and in doing so seeks to understand the conflict from a global perspective, asking not only how each of the signatories came to join the conflict but also giving an overview of the long-term consequences of their having done so.

Title: A Blueprint for War
ISBN: 9780300244342
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Authors: Susan Dunn
Pub. Date: 20190611

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One hundred days that set the stage for the American Century

In the cold winter months that followed Franklin Roosevelt’s election in November 1940 to an unprecedented third term in the White House, he confronted a worldwide military and moral catastrophe. Almost all the European democracies had fallen under the ruthless onslaught of the Nazi army and air force. Great Britain stood alone, a fragile bastion between Germany and American immersion in war. In the Pacific world, Japan had extended its tentacles deeper into China. Susan Dunn dramatically brings to life the most vital and transformational period of Roosevelt’s presidency: the hundred days between December 1940 and March 1941, when he mobilized American industry, mustered the American people, initiated the crucial programs and approved the strategic plans for America’s leadership in World War II. As the nation began its transition into the preeminent military, industrial, and moral power on the planet, FDR laid out the stunning blueprint not only for war but for the American Century.

Title: A Blueprint for War
ISBN: 9780300203530
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Authors: Susan Dunn
Pub. Date: 20180417

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In the cold winter months that followed Franklin Roosevelt’s election in November 1940 to an unprecedented third term in the White House, he confronted a worldwide military and moral catastrophe. Almost all the European democracies had fallen under the ruthless onslaught of the Nazi army and air force. Great Britain stood alone, a fragile bastion between Germany and American immersion in war. In the Pacific world, Japan had extended its tentacles deeper into China. Susan Dunn dramatically brings to life the most vital and transformational period of Roosevelt’s presidency: the hundred days between December 1940 and March 1941, when he mobilized American industry, mustered the American people, initiated the crucial programs and approved the strategic plans for America’s leadership in World War II. As the nation began its transition into the preeminent military, industrial, and moral power on the planet, FDR laid out the stunning blueprint not only for war but for the American Century.

Title: A Brief History of Fascist Lies
ISBN: 9780520346710
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Authors: Federico Finchelstein
Pub. Date: 20200414

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"There is no better book on fascism's complex and vexed relationship with truth."––Jason Stanley, author of How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them
 
In this short companion to his book From Fascism to Populism in Historyworld-renowned historian Federico Finchelstein explains why fascists regarded simple and often hateful lies as truth, and why so many of their followers believed the falsehoods. Throughout the history of the twentieth century, many supporters of fascist ideologies regarded political lies as truth incarnated in their leader. From Hitler to Mussolini, fascist leaders capitalized on lies as the base of their power and popular sovereignty.

This history continues in the present, when lies again seem to increasingly replace empirical truth. Now that actual news is presented as “fake news” and false news becomes government policy, A Brief History of Fascist Lies urges us to remember that the current talk of “post-truth” has a long political and intellectual lineage that we cannot ignore.


Title: A Brief Natural History of Civilization
ISBN: 9780300245912
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Authors: Mark Bertness
Pub. Date: 20200623

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A compelling evolutionary narrative that reveals how human civilization follows the same ecological rules that shape all life on Earth

Offering a bold new understanding of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going, noted ecologist Mark Bertness argues that human beings and their civilization are the products of the same self?organization, evolutionary adaptation, and natural selection processes that have created all other life on Earth. Bertness follows the evolutionary process from the primordial soup of two billion years ago through today, exploring the ways opposing forces of competition and cooperation have led to current assemblages of people, animals, and plants.  
 
Bertness’s thoughtful examination of human history from the perspective of natural history provides new insights about why and how civilization developed as it has and explores how humans, as a species, might have to consciously overrule our evolutionary drivers to survive future challenges.

Title: A Business of State
ISBN: 9780674984561
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Authors: Rupali Mishra
Pub. Date: 20180507

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At the height of its power around 1800, the English East India Company controlled half of the world's trade and deployed a vast network of political influencers at home and abroad. Yet the story of the Company's beginnings in the early seventeenth century has remained largely untold. Rupali Mishra's account of the East India Company's formative years sheds new light on one of the most powerful corporations in the history of the world.

From its birth in 1600, the East India Company lay at the heart of English political and economic life. The Company's fortunes were determined by the leading figures of the Stuart era, from the monarch and his privy counselors to an extended cast of eminent courtiers and powerful merchants. Drawing on a host of overlooked and underutilized sources, Mishra reconstructs the inner life of the Company, laying bare the era's fierce struggles to define the difference between public and private interests and the use and abuse of power. Unlike traditional accounts, which portray the Company as a private entity that came to assume the powers of a state, Mishra's history makes clear that, from its inception, the East India Company was embedded within?and inseparable from?the state.

A Business of State illuminates how the East India Company quickly came to inhabit such a unique role in England's commercial and political ambitions. It also offers critical insights into the rise of the early modern English state and the expansion and development of its nascent empire.


Title: A Cold Welcome
ISBN: 9780674971929
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Authors: Sam White
Pub. Date: 20171016

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When Europeans first arrived in North America, they faced a cold new world. The average global temperature had dropped to lows unseen in millennia, and its effects were stark and unpredictable: blizzards and deep freezes, droughts and famines, and winters when even the Rio Grande froze. This period of climate change has come to be known as the Little Ice Age, and it played a decisive role in Europe's encounter with the lands and peoples of North America. In A Cold Welcome, Sam White tells the story of this crucial period in world history, from Europe's earliest expeditions in an unfamiliar landscape to the perilous first winters at Santa Fe, Quebec, and Jamestown.

Weaving together evidence from climatology, archaeology, and the written historical record, White describes how the severity and volatility of the Little Ice Age climate threatened to freeze and starve out the Europeans' precarious new settlements. Lacking basic provisions and wholly unprepared to fend for themselves under such harsh conditions, Europeans suffered life-threatening privation, and their desperation precipitated violent conflict with Native Americans.

In the twenty-first century, as we confront an uncertain future from global warming, A Cold Welcome reminds us of the risks of a changing and unfamiliar climate.


Title: A Cold Welcome
ISBN: 9780674244900
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Authors: Sam White
Pub. Date: 20200204

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Cundill History Prize Finalist
Longman?History Today Prize Finalist


?Meticulous environmental-historical detective work.?
?Times Literary Supplement

When Europeans first arrived in North America, they faced a cold new world. The average global temperature had dropped to lows unseen in millennia. The effects of this climactic upheaval were stark and unpredictable: blizzards and deep freezes, droughts and famines, winters in which everything froze, even the Rio Grande. A Cold Welcome tells the story of this crucial period, taking us from Europe's earliest expeditions in unfamiliar landscapes to the perilous first winters in Quebec and Jamestown. As we confront our own uncertain future, it offers a powerful reminder of the unexpected risks of an unpredictable climate.

?A remarkable journey through the complex impacts of the Little Ice Age on Colonial North America?This beautifully written, important book leaves us in no doubt that we ignore the chronicle of past climate change at our peril. I found it hard to put down.?
?Brian Fagan, author of The Little Ice Age

?Deeply researched and exciting?His fresh account of the climatic forces shaping the colonization of North America differs significantly from long-standing interpretations of those early calamities.?
?New York Review of Books


Title: A Companion to Ancient History
ISBN: 9781118451366
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Pub. Date: 20121207
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This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the study of ancient history.

  • Examines the forms of evidence, problems, approaches, and major themes in the study of ancient history
  • Comprises more than 40 essays, written by leading international scholars
  • Moves beyond the primary focus on Greece and Rome with coverage of the various cultures within the ancient Mediterranean
  • Draws on the latest research in the field
  • Provides an essential resource for any student of ancient history

Title: A Companion to Ancient Macedonia
ISBN: 9781405179362
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Pub. Date: 20101119
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The most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on ancient Macedonian history and material culture, A Companion to Ancient Macedonia is an invaluable reference for students and scholars alike.
  • Features new, specially commissioned essays by  leading and up-and-coming scholars in the field
  • Examines the political, military, social, economic, and cultural history of ancient Macedonia from the Archaic period to the end of Roman period and beyond
  • Discusses the importance of art, archaeology and architecture
  • All ancient sources are translated in English
  • Each chapter includes bibliographical essays for further reading

Title: A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Languages
ISBN: 9781119193296
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Pub. Date: 20200302
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Covers the major languages, language families, and writing systems attested in the Ancient Near East 

Filled with enlightening chapters by noted experts in the field, this book introduces Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) languages and language families used during the time period of roughly 3200 BCE to the second century CE in the areas of Egypt, the Levant, eastern Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Iran. In addition to providing grammatical sketches of the respective languages, the book focuses on socio-linguistic questions such as language contact, diglossia, the development of literary standard languages, and the development of diplomatic languages or “linguae francae.” It also addresses the interaction of Ancient Near Eastern languages with each other and their roles within the political and cultural systems of ANE societies.

Presented in five parts, The Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Languages provides readers with in-depth chapter coverage of the writing systems of ANE, starting with their decipherment. It looks at the emergence of cuneiform writing; the development of Egyptian writing in the fourth and early third millennium BCI; and the emergence of alphabetic scripts. The book also covers many of the individual languages themselves, including Sumerian, Egyptian, Akkadian, Hittite, Pre- and Post-Exilic Hebrew, Phoenician, Ancient South Arabian, and more.

  • Provides an overview of all major language families and writing systems used in the Ancient Near East during the time period from the beginning of writing (approximately 3200 BCE) to the second century CE (end of cuneiform writing)
  • Addresses how the individual languages interacted with each other and how they functioned in the societies that used them
  • Written by leading experts on the languages and topics

The Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Languages is an ideal book for undergraduate students and scholars interested in Ancient Near Eastern cultures and languages or certain aspects of these languages.


Title: A Companion to Ancient Thrace
ISBN: 9781119016182
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Pub. Date: 20200110
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A Companion to Ancient Thrace presents a series of essays that reveal the newly recognized complexity of the social and cultural phenomena of the peoples inhabiting the Balkan periphery of the Classical world.

? Features a rich and detailed overview of Thracian history from the Early Iron Age to Late Antiquity

? Includes contributions from leading scholars in the archaeology, art history, and general history of Thrace

? Balances consideration of material evidence relating to Ancient Thrace with more traditional literary sources

? Integrates a study of Thrace within a broad context that includes the cultures of the eastern Mediterranean, southwest Asia, and southeast Europe/Eurasia

? Reflects the impact of new theoretical approaches to economy, ethnicity, and cross-cultural interaction and hybridity in Ancient Thrace


Title: A Companion to Ancient Thrace
ISBN: 9781444351040
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Pub. Date: 20150605
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A Companion to Ancient Thrace presents a series of essays that reveal the newly recognized complexity of the social and cultural phenomena of the peoples inhabiting the Balkan periphery of the Classical world.

? Features a rich and detailed overview of Thracian history from the Early Iron Age to Late Antiquity

? Includes contributions from leading scholars in the archaeology, art history, and general history of Thrace

? Balances consideration of material evidence relating to Ancient Thrace with more traditional literary sources

? Integrates a study of Thrace within a broad context that includes the cultures of the eastern Mediterranean, southwest Asia, and southeast Europe/Eurasia

? Reflects the impact of new theoretical approaches to economy, ethnicity, and cross-cultural interaction and hybridity in Ancient Thrace


Title: A Companion to Contemporary Britain 1939 - 2000
ISBN: 9780631220404
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Pub. Date: 20050406
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A Companion to Contemporary Britain covers the key themes and debates of 20th-century history from the outbreak of the Second World War to the end of the century.

  • Assesses the impact of the Second World War
  • Looks at Britain?s role in the wider world, including the legacy of Empire, Britain?s ?special relationship? with the United States, and integration with continental Europe
  • Explores cultural issues, such as class consciousness, immigration and race relations, changing gender roles, and the impact of the mass media
  • Covers domestic politics and the economy
  • Introduces the varied perspectives dominating historical writing on this period
  • Identifies the key issues which are likely to fuel future debate

Title: A Companion to Early Twentieth-Century Britain
ISBN: 9781405189996
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Pub. Date: 20081219
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This Companion brings together 32 new essays by leading historians to provide a reassessment of British history in the early twentieth century. The contributors present lucid introductions to the literature and debates on major aspects of the political, social and economic history of Britain between 1900 and 1939.
  • Examines controversial issues over the social impact of the First World War, especially on women
  • Provides substantial coverage of changes in Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as in England
  • Includes a substantial bibliography, which will be a valuable guide to secondary sources

Title: A Companion to Europe Since 1945
ISBN: 9781118729984
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Pub. Date: 20131227
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A Companion to Europe Since 1945 provides a stimulating guide to numerous important developments which have influenced the political, economic, social, and cultural character of Europe during and since the Cold War.
  • Includes 22 original essays by an international team of expert scholars
  • Examines the social, intellectual, economic, cultural, and political changes that took place throughout Europe in the Cold War and Post Cold War periods
  • Discusses a wide range of topics including the Single Market, European-American relations, family life and employment, globalization, consumption, political parties, European decolonization, European identity, security and defence policies, and Europe's fight against international terrorism
  • Presents Europe in a broad geographical conception, to give equal weighting to developments in the Eastern and Western European states

Title: A Companion to Europe, 1900 - 1945
ISBN: 9781444338409
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Pub. Date: 20101123
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This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe.
  • Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars.
  • Provides an overview of current thinking on the period.
  • Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time.
  • Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry.
  • Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.

Title: A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds
ISBN: 9781405187671
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Pub. Date: 20101217
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families.
  • Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history
  • Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars
  • Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings
  • Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers

Title: A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography
ISBN: 9781444339239
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Pub. Date: 20101126
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This two-volume Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography reflects the new directions and interpretations that have arisen in the field of ancient historiography in the past few decades.
  • Comprises a series of cutting edge articles written by recognised scholars
  • Presents broad, chronological treatments of important issues in the writing of history and antiquity
  • These are complemented by chapters on individual genres and sub-genres from the fifth century B.C.E. to the fourth century C.E.
  • Provides a series of interpretative readings on the individual historians
  • Contains essays on the neighbouring genres of tragedy, biography, and epic, among others, and their relationship to history

Title: A Companion to Greek and Roman Political Thought
ISBN: 9781118451359
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Pub. Date: 20121207
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Comprises 34 essays from leading scholars in history, classics, philosophy, and political science to illuminate Greek and Roman political thought in all its diversity and depth.
  • Offers a broad survey of ancient political thought from Archaic Greece through Late Antiquity
  • Approaches ancient political philosophy from both a normative and historical focus
  • Examines Greek and Roman political thought within historical context and contemporary debate
  • Explores the role of ancient political thought in a range of philosophies, such as the individual and community, human rights, religion, and cosmopolitanism

Title: A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities
ISBN: 9781405195720
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Pub. Date: 20131213
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A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities presents a comprehensive collection of original essays relating to aspects of gender and sexuality in the classical world.

  • Views the various practices and discursive contexts of sexuality systematically and holistically
  • Discusses Greece and Rome in each chapter, with sensitivity to the continuities and differences between the two classical civilizations
  • Addresses the classical influence on the understanding of later ages and religion
  • Covers artistic and literary genres, various social environments of sexual conduct, and the technical disciplines of medicine, magic, physiognomy, and dream interpretation
  • Features contributions from more than 40 top international scholars

Title: A Companion to Greek Art
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A comprehensive, authoritative account of the development Greek Art through the 1st millennium BC.
  • An invaluable resource for scholars dealing with the art, material culture and history of the post-classical world
  • Includes voices from such diverse fields as art history, classical studies, and archaeology and offers a diversity of views to the topic
  • Features an innovative group of chapters dealing with the reception of Greek art from the Middle Ages to the present
  • Includes chapters on Chronology and Topography, as well as Workshops and Technology
  • Includes four major sections: Forms, Times and Places; Contacts and Colonies; Images and Meanings; Greek Art: Ancient to Antique

Title: A Companion to Greek Tragedy
ISBN: 9781405175494
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Authors: Justina Gregory
Pub. Date: 20080328
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The Blackwell Companion to Greek Tragedy provides readers with a fundamental grounding in Greek tragedy, and also introduces them to the various methodologies and the lively critical dialogue that characterize the study of Greek tragedy today.

  • Comprises 31 original essays by an international cast of contributors, including up-and-coming as well as distinguished senior scholars
  • Pays attention to socio-political, textual, and performance aspects of Greek tragedy
  • All ancient Greek is transliterated and translated, and technical terms are explained as they appear
  • Includes suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, and a generous and informative combined bibliography

Title: A Companion to Greeks Across the Ancient World
ISBN: 9781118271568
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An innovative, up-to-date treatment of ancient Greek mobility and migration from 1000 BCE to 30 BCE

A Companion to Greeks Across the Ancient World explores the mobility and migration of Greeks who left their homelands in the ten centuries between the Early Iron Age and the Hellenistic period. While most academic literature centers on the Greeks of the Aegean basin area, this unique volume provides a systematic examination of the history of the other half of the ancient Greek world. Contributions from leading scholars and historians discuss where migrants settled, their new communities, and their connections and interactions with both Aegean Greeks and non-Greeks.

Divided into three parts, the book first covers ancient and modern approaches and the study of the ancient Greeks outside their homelands, including various intellectual, national, and linguistic traditions. Regional case studies form the core of the text, taking a microhistory approach to examine Greeks in the Near Eastern Empires, Greek-Celtic interactions in Central Europe, Greek-established states in Central Asia, and many others throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. The closing section of the text discusses wider themes such as the relations between the Greek homeland and the edges of Greek civilization. Reflecting contemporary research and fresh perspectives on ancient Greek culture contact, this volume: 

  • Discusses the development and intersection of mobility, migration, and diaspora studies
  • Examines the various forms of ancient Greek mobility and their outcomes
  • Highlights contributions to cultural development in the Greek and non-Greek world
  • Examines wider themes and the various forms of ancient Greek mobility and their outcomes
  • Includes an overview of ancient terminology and concepts, modern translations, numerous maps, and full references

A Companion to Greeks Across the Ancient World is a valuable resource for students, instructors, and researchers of Classical antiquity, as well as non-specialists with interest in ancient Greek mobilities, migrations, and diasporas.


Title: A Companion to Hellenistic Literature
ISBN: 9781118782903
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Offering unparalleled scope, A Companion to Hellenistic Literature in 30 newly commissioned essays explores the social and intellectual contexts of literature production in the Hellenistic period, and examines the relationship between Hellenistic and earlier literature.
  • Provides a wide ranging critical examination of Hellenistic literature, including the works of well-respected poets alongside lesser-known historical, philosophical, and scientific prose of the period
  • Explores how the indigenous literatures of Hellenized lands influenced Greek literature and how Greek literature influenced Jewish, Near Eastern, Egyptian, and Roman literary works

Title: A Companion to Julius Caesar
ISBN: 9781119025573
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A Companion to Julius Caesar comprises 30 essays from leading scholars examining the life and after life of this great polarizing figure.
  • Explores Caesar from a variety of perspectives: military genius, ruthless tyrant, brilliant politician, first class orator, sophisticated man of letters, and more
  • Utilizes Caesar?s own extant writings
  • Examines the viewpoints of Caesar?s contemporaries and explores Caesar?s portrayals by artists and writers through the ages

Title: A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism
ISBN: 9781119113621
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An innovative approach to the study of ten centuries of Jewish culture and history

A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism explores the Jewish people, their communities, and various manifestations of their religious and cultural expressions from the third century BCE to the seventh century CE. Presenting a collection of 30 original essays written by noted scholars in the field, this companion provides an expansive examination of ancient Jewish life, identity, gender, sacred and domestic spaces, literature, language, and theological questions throughout late ancient Jewish history and historiography.

Editors Gwynn Kessler and Naomi Koltun-Fromm situate the volume within Late Antiquity, enabling readers to rethink traditional chronological, geographic, and political boundaries. The Companion incorporates a broad methodology, drawing from social history, material history and culture, and literary studies to consider the diverse forms and facets of Jews and Judaism within multiple contexts of place, culture, and history. Divided into five parts, thematically-organized essays discuss topics including the spaces where Jews lived, worked, and worshiped, Jewish languages and literatures, ethnicities and identities, and questions about gender and the body central to Jewish culture and Judaism. Offering original scholarship and fresh insights on late ancient Jewish history and culture, this unique volume: 

  • Offers a one-volume exploration of “second temple,” “Greco-Roman,” and “rabbinic” periods and sources
  • Explores Jewish life across most of the geographic places where Jews or Judaeans were known to have lived
  • Features original maps of areas cited in every essay, including maps of Jewish settlement throughout Late Antiquity
  • Includes an outline of major historical events, further readings, and full references

A Companion to Late Ancient Jews and Judaism: 3rd Century BCE - 7th Century CE is a valuable resource for students, instructors, and scholars of Jewish studies, religion, literature, and ethnic identity, as well as general readers with interest in Jewish history, world religions, Classics, and Late Antiquity.


Title: A Companion to Latin Literature
ISBN: 9781405161312
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A Companion to Latin Literature gives an authoritative account of Latin literature from its beginnings in the third century BC through to the end of the second century AD.

  • Provides expert overview of the main periods of Latin literary history, major genres, and key themes
  • Covers all the major Latin works of prose and poetry, from Ennius to Augustine, including Lucretius, Cicero, Catullus, Livy, Vergil, Seneca, and Apuleius
  • Includes invaluable reference material ? dictionary entries on authors, chronological chart of political and literary history, and an annotated bibliography
  • Serves as both a discursive literary history and a general reference book

Title: A Companion to Nazi Germany
ISBN: 9781118936887
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A Deep Exploration of the Rise, Reign, and Legacy of the Third Reich 

For its brief existence, National Socialist Germany was one of the most destructive regimes in the history of humankind. Since that time, scholarly debate about its causes has volleyed continuously between the effects of political and military decisions, pathological development, or modernity gone awry. Was terror the defining force of rule, or was popular consent critical to sustaining the movement? Were the German people sympathetic to Nazi ideology, or were they radicalized by social manipulation and powerful propaganda? Was the “Final Solution” the motivation for the Third Reich’s rise to power, or simply the outcome?

A Companion to Nazi Germany addresses these crucial questions with historical insight from the Nazi Party’s emergence in the 1920s through its postwar repercussions. From the theory and context that gave rise to the movement, through its structural, cultural, economic, and social impacts, to the era’s lasting legacy, this book offers an in-depth examination of modern history’s most infamous reign.

  • Assesses the historiography of Nazism and the prehistory of the regime
  • Provides deep insight into labor, education, research, and home life amidst the Third Reich’s ideological imperatives
  • Describes how the Third Reich affected business, the economy, and the culture, including sports, entertainment, and religion
  • Delves into the social militarization in the lead-up to war, and examines the social and historical complexities that allowed genocide to take place
  • Shows how modern-day Germany confronts and deals with its recent history

Today’s political climate highlights the critical need to understand how radical nationalist movements gain an audience, then followers, then power. While historical analogy can be a faulty basis for analyzing current events, there is no doubt that examining the parallels can lead to some important questions about the present. Exploring key motivations, environments, and cause and effect, this book provides essential perspective as radical nationalist movements have once again reemerged in many parts of the world. 


Title: A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Europe, 1789 - 1914
ISBN: 9781405192590
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This Companion provides an overview of European history during the 'long' nineteenth century, from 1789 to 1914.
  • Consists of 32 chapters written by leading international scholars
  • Balances coverage of political, diplomatic and international history with discussion of economic, social and cultural concerns
  • Covers both Eastern and Western European states, including Britain
  • Pays considerable attention to smaller countries as well as to the great powers
  • Compares particular phenomena and developments across Europe

Title: A Companion to Ovid
ISBN: 9781118451342
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A Companion to Ovid is a comprehensive overview of one of the most influential poets of classical antiquity.
  • Features more than 30 newly commissioned chapters by noted scholars writing in their areas of specialization
  • Illuminates various aspects of Ovid's work, such as production, genre, and style
  • Presents interpretive essays on key poems and collections of poems
  • Includes detailed discussions of Ovid's primary literary influences and his reception in English literature
  • Provides a chronology of key literary and historical events during Ovid's lifetime

Title: A Companion to Roman Art
ISBN: 9781119077893
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A Companion to Roman Art encompasses various artistic genres, ancient contexts, and modern approaches for a comprehensive guide to Roman art.
  • Offers comprehensive and original essays on the study of Roman art
  • Contributions from distinguished scholars with unrivalled expertise covering a broad range of international approaches
  • Focuses on the socio-historical aspects of Roman art, covering several topics that have not been presented in any detail in English
  • Includes both close readings of individual art works and general discussions
  • Provides an overview of main aspects of the subject and an introduction to current debates in the field

Title: A Companion to Roman Britain
ISBN: 9781405156813
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This major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain spans the period from the first century BC to the fifth century AD.

  • Major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain
  • Brings together specialists to provide an overview of recent debates about this period
  • Exceptionally broad coverage, embracing political, economic, cultural and religious life
  • Focuses on changes in Roman Britain from the first century BC to the fifth century AD
  • Includes pioneering studies of the human population and animal resources of the island.

Title: A Companion to Russian History
ISBN: 9781118730003
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This companion comprises 28 essays by international scholars offering an analytical overview of the development of Russian history from the earliest Slavs through to the present day.
  • Includes essays by both prominent and emerging scholars from Russia, Great Britain, the US, and Canada
  • Analyzes the entire sweep of Russian history from debates over how to identify the earliest Slavs, through the Yeltsin Era, and future prospects for post-Soviet Russia
  • Offers an extensive review of the medieval period, religion, culture, and the experiences of ordinary people
  • Offers a balanced review of both traditional and cutting-edge topics, demonstrating the range and dynamism of the field

Title: A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome
ISBN: 9781119100706
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Pub. Date: 20191115
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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives.

  • Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives
  • Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance
  • Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society
  • Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes

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Title: A Companion to the Ancient Near East
ISBN: 9781405160018
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Pub. Date: 20070717
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A Companion to the Ancient Near East offers students and general readers a comprehensive overview of Near Eastern civilization from the Bronze Age to the conquests of Alexander the Great.

  • Covers the civilizations of the Sumerians, Hittites, Babylonians, Assyrians, Israelites and Persians
  • Places particular emphasis on social and cultural history
  • Covers the legacy of the Ancient Near East in the medieval and modern worlds
  • Provides a useful bibliographical guide to this field of study

Title: A Companion to the Classical Greek World
ISBN: 9781444334128
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Pub. Date: 20091218
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This Companion provides scholarly yet accessible new interpretations of Greek history of the Classical period, from the aftermath of the Persian Wars in 478 B.C. to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C.
  • Topics covered range from the political and institutional structures of Greek society, to literature, art, economics, society, warfare, geography and the environment
  • Discusses the problems of interpreting the various sources for the period
  • Guides the reader towards a broadly-based understanding of the history of the Classical Age

Title: A Companion to the Early Middle Ages
ISBN: 9781118425138
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Drawing on 28 original essays, A Companion to the Early Middle Ages takes an inclusive approach to the history of Britain and Ireland from c.500 to c.1100 to overcome artificial distinctions of modern national boundaries.
  •  A collaborative history from leading scholars, covering the key debates and issues
  • Surveys the building blocks of political society, and considers whether there were fundamental differences across Britain and Ireland
  • Considers potential factors for change, including the economy, Christianisation, and the Vikings

Title: A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson
ISBN: 9781444335415
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A Companion to the Era of Andrew Jackson offers a wealth of new insights on the era of Andrew Jackson. This collection of essays by leading scholars and historians considers various aspects of the life, times, and legacy of the seventh president of the United States.
  • Provides an overview of Andrew Jackson's life and legacy, grounded in the latest scholarship and including original research spread across a number of thematic areas
  • Features 30 essays contributed by leading scholars and historians
  • Synthesizes the most up-to-date scholarship on the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of the Age of Andrew Jackson

Title: A Companion to the Etruscans
ISBN: 9781118352748
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This new collection presents a rich selection of innovative scholarship on the Etruscans, a vibrant, independent people whose distinct civilization flourished in central Italy for most of the first millennium BCE and whose artistic, social and cultural traditions helped shape the ancient Mediterranean, European, and Classical worlds.

  • Includes contributions from an international cast of both established and emerging scholars
  • Offers fresh perspectives on Etruscan art and culture, including analysis of the most up-to-date research and archaeological discoveries
  • Reassesses and evaluates traditional topics like architecture, wall painting, ceramics, and sculpture as well as new ones such as textile archaeology, while also addressing themes that have yet to be thoroughly investigated in the scholarship, such as the obesus etruscus, the function and use of jewelry at different life stages, Greek and Roman topoi about the Etruscans, the Etruscans’ reception of ponderation, and more
  • Counters the claim that the Etruscans were culturally inferior to the Greeks and Romans by emphasizing fields where the Etruscans were either technological or artistic pioneers and by reframing similarities in style and iconography as examples of Etruscan agency and reception rather than as a deficit of local creativity

Title: A Companion to the Holocaust
ISBN: 9781118970522
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Provides a cutting-edge, nuanced, and multi-disciplinary picture of the Holocaust from local, transnational, continental, and global perspectives

Holocaust Studies is a dynamic field that encompasses discussions on human behavior, extremity, and moral action. A diverse range of disciplines – history, philosophy, literature, social psychology, anthropology, geography, amongst others – continue to make important contributions to its scholarship.

A Companion to the Holocaust provides exciting commentaries on current and emerging debates and identifies new connections for research. The text incorporates new language, geographies, and approaches to address the precursors of the Holocaust and examine its global consequences. A team of international contributors provides insightful and sophisticated analyses of current trends in Holocaust research that go far beyond common conceptions of the Holocaust’s causes, unfolding and impact.

Scholars draw on their original research to interpret current, agenda-setting historical and historiographical debates on the Holocaust. Six broad sections cover wide-ranging topics such as new debates about Nazi perpetrators, arguments about the causes and places of persecution of Jews in Germany and Europe, and Jewish and non-Jewish responses to it, the use of forced labor in the German war economy, representations of the Holocaust witness, and many others. A masterful framing chapter sets the direction and tone of each section’s themes. Comprising over thirty essays, this important addition to Holocaust studies:

  • Offers a remarkable compendium of systematic, comparative, and precise analyses
  • Covers areas and topics not included in any other companion of its type
  • Examines the ongoing cultural, social, and political legacies of the Holocaust
  • Includes discussions on non-European and non-Western geographies, inter-ethnic tensions, and violence

A Companion to the Holocaust is an essential resource for students and scholars of European, German, genocide, colonial and Jewish history, as well as those in the general humanities.


Title: A Companion to the Medieval World
ISBN: 9781118425121
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Drawing on the expertise of 26 distinguished scholars, this important volume covers the major issues in the study of medieval Europe, highlighting the significant impact the time period had on cultural forms and institutions central to European identity.
  • Examines changing approaches to the study of medieval Europe, its periodization, and central themes
  • Includes coverage of important questions such as identity and the self, sexuality and gender, emotionality and ethnicity, as well as more traditional topics such as economic and demographic expansion; kingship; and the rise of the West
  • Explores Europe?s understanding of the wider world to place the study of the medieval society in a global context

Title: A Companion to the Punic Wars
ISBN: 9781119025504
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Pub. Date: 20150508
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A Companion to the Punic Wars offers a comprehensive new survey of the three wars fought between Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 BC.
  • Offers a broad survey of the Punic Wars from a variety of perspectives
  • Features contributions from an outstanding cast of international scholars with unrivalled expertise
  • Includes chapters on military and naval techniques, strategies, logistics, and Hannibal as a charismatic general and leader
  • Gives balanced coverage of both Carthage and Rome

Title: A Companion to the Punic Wars
ISBN: 9781405176002
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A Companion to the Punic Wars offers a comprehensive new survey of the three wars fought between Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 BC.
  • Offers a broad survey of the Punic Wars from a variety of perspectives
  • Features contributions from an outstanding cast of international scholars with unrivalled expertise
  • Includes chapters on military and naval techniques, strategies, logistics, and Hannibal as a charismatic general and leader
  • Gives balanced coverage of both Carthage and Rome

Title: A Companion to the Roman Army
ISBN: 9781444339215
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Pub. Date: 20101123
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This companion provides an extensive account of the Roman army, exploring its role in Roman politics and society as well as the reasons for its effectiveness as a fighting force.
  • An extensive account of the Roman army, from its beginnings to its transformation in the later Roman Empire
  • Examines the army as a military machine ? its recruitment, training, organization, tactics and weaponry
  • Explores the relationship of the army to Roman politics, economics and society more broadly
  • Considers the geography and climate of the lands in which the Romans fought
  • Each chapter is written by a leading expert in a particular subfield and takes account of the latest scholarly and archaeological research in that area

Title: A Companion to the Roman Republic
ISBN: 9781444334135
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This Companion provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of Roman Republican history as it is currently practiced.
  • Highlights recent developments, including archaeological discoveries, fresh approaches to textual sources, and the opening up of new areas of historical study
  • Retains the drama of the Republic?s rise and fall
  • Emphasizes not just the evidence of texts and physical remains, but also the models and assumptions that scholars bring to these artefacts
  • Looks at the role played by the physical geography and environment of Italy
  • Offers a compact but detailed narrative of military and political developments from the birth of the Roman Republic through to the death of Julius Caesar
  • Discusses current controversies in the field

Title: A Companion to the U.S. Civil War
ISBN: 9781119716143
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A Companion to the U.S. Civil War presents a comprehensive historiographical collection of essays covering all major military, political, social, and economic aspects of the American Civil War (1861-1865).

  • Represents the most comprehensive coverage available relating to all aspects of the U.S. Civil War
  • Features contributions from dozens of experts in Civil War scholarship
  • Covers major campaigns and battles, and military and political figures, as well as non-military aspects of the conflict such as gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory

Title: A Companion to Women in the Ancient World
ISBN: 9781119025542
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Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title
Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world.

  • The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world
  • Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more
  • Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation
  • Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity
  • Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity

Title: A Companion to World History
ISBN: 9781118977514
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Pub. Date: 20141205
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A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate.
  • Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars
  • Explores a wide range of topics and themes, including and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, and global approaches to writing world history
  • Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone approaches to the topic
  • Considers issues of both scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale

Title: A Companion to World War I
ISBN: 9781119968702
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Pub. Date: 20120120
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A Companion to the First World War brings together an international team of distinguished historians who provide a series of original and thought-provoking essays on one of the most devastating events in modern history.
  • Comprises 38 essays by leading scholars who analyze the current state of historical scholarship on the First World War
  • Provides extensive coverage spanning the pre-war period, the military conflict, social, economic, political, and cultural developments, and the war's legacy
  • Offers original perspectives on themes as diverse as strategy and tactics, war crimes, science and technology, and the arts
  • Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE

Title: A Companion to World War II
ISBN: 9781405196819
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Pub. Date: 20121207
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A Companion to World War II brings together a series of fresh academic perspectives on World War II, exploring the many cultural, social, and political contexts of the war. Essay topics range from American anti-Semitism to the experiences of French-African soldiers, providing nearly 60 new contributions to the genre arranged across two comprehensive volumes. 

  • A collection of original historiographic essays that include cutting-edge research
  • Analyzes the roles of neutral nations during the war
  • Examines the war from the bottom up through the experiences of different social classes
  • Covers the causes, key battles, and consequences of the war

Title: A Convert's Tale
ISBN: 9780674237537
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Authors: Tamar Herzig
Pub. Date: 20191203

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An intimate portrait, based on newly discovered archival sources, of one of the most famous Jewish artists of the Italian Renaissance who, charged with a scandalous crime, renounced his faith and converted to Catholicism.

In 1491 the renowned goldsmith Salomone da Sesso converted to Catholicism. Born in the mid-fifteenth century to a Jewish family in Florence, Salomone later settled in Ferrara, where he was regarded as a virtuoso artist whose exquisite jewelry and lavishly engraved swords were prized by Italy's ruling elite. But rumors circulated about Salomone's behavior, scandalizing the Jewish community, who turned him over to the civil authorities. Charged with sodomy, Salomone was sentenced to die but agreed to renounce Judaism to save his life. He was baptized, taking the name Ercole ?de' Fedeli? (?One of the Faithful?). With the help of powerful patrons like Duchess Eleonora of Aragon and Duke Ercole d'Este, his namesake, Ercole lived as a practicing Catholic for three more decades. Drawing on newly discovered archival sources, Tamar Herzig traces the dramatic story of his life, half a century before ecclesiastical authorities made Jewish conversion a priority of the Catholic Church.

A Convert's Tale explores the Jewish world in which Salomone was born and raised; the glittering objects he crafted, and their status as courtly hallmarks; and Ercole's relations with his wealthy patrons. Herzig also examines homosexuality in Renaissance Italy, the response of Jewish communities and Christian authorities to allegations of sexual crimes, and attitudes toward homosexual acts among Christians and Jews. In Salomone/Ercole's story we see how precarious life was for converts from Judaism, and how contested was the meaning of conversion for both the apostates' former coreligionists and those tasked with welcoming them to their new faith.


Title: A Cultural History of Heredity
ISBN: 9780226213484
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Authors: Staffan Muller-Wille Hans-Jorg Rheinberger
Pub. Date: 20141024

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It was only around 1800 that heredity began to enter debates among physicians, breeders, and naturalists. Soon thereafter it evolved into one of the most fundamental concepts of biology. Here Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger offer a succinct cultural history of the scientific concept of heredity. They outline the dramatic changes the idea has undergone since the early modern period and describe the political and technological developments that brought about these changes.

Müller-Wille and Rheinberger begin with an account of premodern theories of generation, showing that these were concerned with the procreation of individuals rather than with hereditary transmission. The authors reveal that when hereditarian thinking first emerged, it did so in a variety of cultural domains, such as politics and law, medicine, natural history, breeding, and anthropology. Müller-Wille and Rheinberger then track theories of heredity from the late nineteenth century?when leading biologists considered it in light of growing societal concerns with race and eugenics?through the rise of classical and molecular genetics in the twentieth century, to today, as researchers apply sophisticated information technologies to understand heredity. What readers come to see from this exquisite history is why it took such a long time for heredity to become a prominent concept in the life sciences and why it gained such overwhelming importance in those sciences and the broader culture over the last two centuries.


Title: A Cultural History of Heredity
ISBN: 9780226545707
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Authors: Staffan Muller-Wille Hans-Jorg Rheinberger
Pub. Date: 20120626

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It was only around 1800 that heredity began to enter debates among physicians, breeders, and naturalists. Soon thereafter it evolved into one of the most fundamental concepts of biology. Here Staffan Müller-Wille and Hans-Jörg Rheinberger offer a succinct cultural history of the scientific concept of heredity. They outline the dramatic changes the idea has undergone since the early modern period and describe the political and technological developments that brought about these changes.

Müller-Wille and Rheinberger begin with an account of premodern theories of generation, showing that these were concerned with the procreation of individuals rather than with hereditary transmission. The authors reveal that when hereditarian thinking first emerged, it did so in a variety of cultural domains, such as politics and law, medicine, natural history, breeding, and anthropology. Müller-Wille and Rheinberger then track theories of heredity from the late nineteenth century?when leading biologists considered it in light of growing societal concerns with race and eugenics?through the rise of classical and molecular genetics in the twentieth century, to today, as researchers apply sophisticated information technologies to understand heredity. What readers come to see from this exquisite history is why it took such a long time for heredity to become a prominent concept in the life sciences and why it gained such overwhelming importance in those sciences and the broader culture over the last two centuries.


Title: A Deadly Legacy
ISBN: 9780300192049
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Authors: Tim Grady
Pub. Date: 20170822

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Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018

This book is the first to offer a full account of the varied contributions of German Jews to Imperial Germany’s endeavors during the Great War. Historian Tim Grady examines the efforts of the 100,000 Jewish soldiers who served in the German military (12,000 of whom died), as well as the various activities Jewish communities supported at home, such as raising funds for the war effort and securing vital food supplies. However, Grady’s research goes much deeper: he shows that German Jews were never at the periphery of Germany’s warfare, but were in fact heavily involved.
 
The author finds that many German Jews were committed to the same brutal and destructive war that other Germans endorsed, and he discusses how the conflict was in many ways lived by both groups alike. What none could have foreseen was the dangerous legacy they created together, a legacy that enabled Hitler’s rise to power and planted the seeds of the Holocaust to come.

Title: A Dictionary of British and Irish History
ISBN: 9780631201540
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Pub. Date: 20201203
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An authoritative and extensive resource for British and Irish history 

Quickly access basic information on the history of the British Isles from this reliable resource. A Dictionary of British and Irish History provides concise information covering all periods of prehistory and history for every part of the British Isles. Within this one book, you’ll find summary accounts of events, biographies, definitions of terms, and far more. 

Using alphabetically organized headwords, readers will easily locate the content and details they seek. A Dictionary of British and Irish History not only serves as a reference tool, but also stimulates broader learning. Entries are interrelated and cross-referenced to help you expand your knowledge of different areas of history.  

  • Discover comparable entries on England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales 
  • See overviews of major topics and historical events 
  • Get facts instantly or browse entries 
  • Use the Dictionary as an information source or a launch point for expanding knowledge 

This reference book will become an essential resource for students of British and Irish history as well as for professionals, journalists, teachers, and those who use historical information in their work. Further, anyone wanting to establish the basics of the history of the British Isles will find this a valuable addition to their library.   


Title: A Dictionary of British and Irish History
ISBN: 9780631201557
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Pub. Date: 20201203
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An authoritative and extensive resource for British and Irish history 

Quickly access basic information on the history of the British Isles from this reliable resource. A Dictionary of British and Irish History provides concise information covering all periods of prehistory and history for every part of the British Isles. Within this one book, you’ll find summary accounts of events, biographies, definitions of terms, and far more. 

Using alphabetically organized headwords, readers will easily locate the content and details they seek. A Dictionary of British and Irish History not only serves as a reference tool, but also stimulates broader learning. Entries are interrelated and cross-referenced to help you expand your knowledge of different areas of history.  

  • Discover comparable entries on England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales 
  • See overviews of major topics and historical events 
  • Get facts instantly or browse entries 
  • Use the Dictionary as an information source or a launch point for expanding knowledge 

This reference book will become an essential resource for students of British and Irish history as well as for professionals, journalists, teachers, and those who use historical information in their work. Further, anyone wanting to establish the basics of the history of the British Isles will find this a valuable addition to their library.   


Title: A Dictionary of Contemporary History
ISBN: 9780631209379
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Authors: Duncan Townson
Pub. Date: 19990404
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This book is a concise guide to the ideas, events, people and movements that have shaped the world from the end of the Second World War to the present.
Title: A Flourishing Yin
ISBN: 9780520208292
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Authors: Charlotte Furth
Pub. Date: 19990305

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This book brings the study of gender to Chinese medicine and in so doing contextualizes Chinese medicine in history. It examines the rich but neglected tradition of fuke, or medicine for women, over the seven hundred years between the Song and the end of the Ming dynasty. Using medical classics, popular handbooks, case histories, and belles lettres, it explores evolving understandings of fertility and menstruation, gestation and childbirth, sexuality, and gynecological disorders.

Furth locates medical practice in the home, where knowledge was not the monopoly of the learned physician and male doctors had to negotiate the class and gender boundaries of everyday life. Women as healers and as patients both participated in the dominant medical culture and sheltered a female sphere of expertise centered on, but not limited to, gestation and birth. Ultimately, her analysis of the relationship of language, text, and practice reaches beyond her immediate subject to address theoretical problems that arise when we look at the epistemological foundations of our knowledge of the body and its history.

Title: A Fortress in Brooklyn
ISBN: 9780300231090
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Authors: Nathaniel Deutsch Michael Casper
Pub. Date: 20210713

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Hasidic Williamsburg is famous as one of the most separatist, intensely religious, and politically savvy communities in the entire United States. Less known is how the community survived in one of New York City’s toughest neighborhoods during an era of steep decline, only to later oppose and also participate in the unprecedented gentrification of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
 
Nathaniel Deutsch and Michael Casper unravel the fascinating history of how a community of determined Holocaust survivors encountered, shaped, and sometimes fiercely resisted the urban processes that transformed their gritty neighborhood, from white flight and the construction of public housing to rising crime, divestment of city services, and, ultimately, extreme gentrification. By showing how Williamsburg’s Hasidim avoided assimilation, Deutsch and Casper present both a provocative counter-history of American Jewry and a novel look at how race, real estate, and religion intersected in the creation of a quintessential, and yet deeply misunderstood, New York neighborhood.

Title: A Furious Sky
ISBN: 9781631495274
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Authors: Eric Jay Dolin
Pub. Date: 20200904
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From the moment European colonists laid violent claim to this land, hurricanes have had a profound and visceral impact on American history—yet, no one has attempted to write the definitive account of America’s entanglement with these meteorological behemoths. Now, best-selling historian Eric Jay Dolin presents the five-hundred-year story of American hurricanes, from the nameless storms that threatened Columbus’ New World voyages, to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the escalation of hurricane season as a result of global warming. Populating his narrative with unlikely heroes such as Benito Vines, the nineteenth-century Jesuit priest whose revelatory methods for predicting hurricanes saved countless lives, and journalist Dan Rather, whose coverage of a 1961 hurricane would change broadcasting history, Dolin uncovers the often surprising ways we respond to natural crises. A necessary work of environmental and cultural history, A Furious Sky will change the way we understand the storms on the horizon of America’s future.
Title: A Furious Sky
ISBN: 9781631499067
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Authors: Eric Jay Dolin
Pub. Date: 20210702
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From the moment European colonists laid violent claim to this land, hurricanes have had a profound and visceral impact on American history—yet, no one has attempted to write the definitive account of America’s entanglement with these meteorological behemoths. Now, best-selling historian Eric Jay Dolin presents the five-hundred-year story of American hurricanes, from the nameless storms that threatened Columbus’ New World voyages, to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the escalation of hurricane season as a result of global warming. Populating his narrative with unlikely heroes such as Benito Vines, the nineteenth-century Jesuit priest whose revelatory methods for predicting hurricanes saved countless lives, and journalist Dan Rather, whose coverage of a 1961 hurricane would change broadcasting history, Dolin uncovers the often surprising ways we respond to natural crises. A necessary work of environmental and cultural history, A Furious Sky will change the way we understand the storms on the horizon of America’s future.
Title: A German Officer in Occupied Paris
ISBN: 9780231127400
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Authors: Ernst Junger
Pub. Date: 20190122

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Ernst Jünger was one of twentieth-century Germany's most important-and most controversial-writers. Decorated for bravery in World War I and the author of the acclaimed western front memoir Storm of Steel, he frankly depicted war's horrors even as he extolled its glories. As a Wehrmacht captain during World War II, Jünger faithfully kept a journal in occupied Paris and continued to write on the eastern front and in Germany until its defeat-writings that are of major historical and literary significance.

Jünger's Paris journals document his Francophile excitement, romantic affairs, and fascination with botany and entomology, alongside mystical and religious ruminations and trenchant observations on the occupation and the politics of collaboration. While working as a mail censor, he led the privileged life of an officer, encountering artists such as Céline, Cocteau, Braque, and Picasso. His notes from the Caucasus depict the chaos after Stalingrad and atrocities on the eastern front. Upon returning to Paris, Jünger observed the French resistance and was close to the German military conspirators who plotted to assassinate Hitler in 1944. After fleeing France, he reunited with his family as Germany's capitulation approached. Both participant and commentator, close to the horrors of history but often distancing himself from them, Jünger turned his life and experiences into a work of art. These wartime journals appear here in English for the first time, giving fresh insights into the quandaries of the twentieth century from the keen pen of a paradoxical observer.

Title: A Global History of Gold Rushes
ISBN: 9780520294547
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Pub. Date: 20181016

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Nothing set the world in motion like gold. Between the discovery of California placer gold in 1848 and the rush to Alaska fifty years later, the search for the precious yellow metal accelerated worldwide circulations of people, goods, capital, and technologies. A Global History of Gold Rushes brings together historians of the United States, Africa, Australasia, and the Pacific World to tell the rich story of these nineteenth century gold rushes from a global perspective. Gold was central to the growth of capitalism: it whetted the appetites of empire builders, mobilized the integration of global markets and economies, profoundly affected the environment, and transformed large-scale migration patterns. Together these essays tell the story of fifty years that changed the world.

Title: A Global History of Gold Rushes
ISBN: 9780520294554
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Nothing set the world in motion like gold. Between the discovery of California placer gold in 1848 and the rush to Alaska fifty years later, the search for the precious yellow metal accelerated worldwide circulations of people, goods, capital, and technologies. A Global History of Gold Rushes brings together historians of the United States, Africa, Australasia, and the Pacific World to tell the rich story of these nineteenth century gold rushes from a global perspective. Gold was central to the growth of capitalism: it whetted the appetites of empire builders, mobilized the integration of global markets and economies, profoundly affected the environment, and transformed large-scale migration patterns. Together these essays tell the story of fifty years that changed the world.

Title: A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama
ISBN: 9781118455128
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Authors: Ian C. Storey Arlene Allan
Pub. Date: 20140113
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This newly updated second edition features wide-ranging, systematically organized scholarship in a concise introduction to ancient Greek drama, which flourished from the sixth to third century BC.

  • Covers all three genres of ancient Greek drama ? tragedy, comedy, and satyr-drama
  • Surveys the extant work of Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and includes entries on ?lost? playwrights
  • Examines contextual issues such as the origins of dramatic art forms; the conventions of the festivals and the theater; drama?s relationship with the worship of Dionysos; political dimensions of drama; and how to read and watch Greek drama
  • Includes single-page synopses of every surviving ancient Greek play

Title: A Guide to Latin Elegy and Lyric
ISBN: 9781119227083
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Authors: Barbara K. Gold Genevieve Liveley
Pub. Date: 20210709
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Provides the necessary context to read elegiac and lyric poetry, designed for novice and experienced Classics and Latin students alike

A Guide to Latin Elegy and Lyric explores the language of Latin poetry while helping readers understand the socio-cultural context of the remarkable period of Roman literary history in which the poetry was composed. With an innovative approach to this important area of classical scholarship, the authors treat elegy alongside lyric as they cover topics such as the Hellenistic influences on Augustan poetry, the key figures that shaped the elegiac tradition of Rome, the motifs of militia amoris ("the warfare of love") and servitium amoris (“the slavery of love”) in Latin love elegy, and more.

Organized into ten chapters, the book begins with an introduction to the literary, political, and social contexts of the Augustan Age. The next six chapters each focus on an individual lyric and elegiac poet—Catullus, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, Ovid, and Sulpicia—followed by a survey of several lesser-known poets and post-Augustan elegy and lyric. The text concludes with a discussion of major tropes and themes in Latin elegy and lyric, and an overview and analysis of key critical approaches in current scholarship. This volume:

  • Includes full translations alongside the Latin throughout the text to illustrate discussions
  • Analyzes recurring themes and tropes found in Latin poetry such as sexuality and gender, politics and patronage, myth and religion, wealth and poverty, empire, madness, magic, and witchcraft
  • Reviews modern critical approaches to elegiac and lyric poetry including autobiographical realism, psychoanalysis, narratology, reception, and decolonization
  • Includes helpful introductory sections: "How to Read a Latin Elegiac or Lyric Poem" and "How to Teach a Latin Elegiac and Lyric Poem"
  • Provides information about each poet, an in-depth discussion of some of their poetry, and cultural and historical background
  • Features a dedicated chapter on Sulpicia, offering readers an ancient female viewpoint on sex and gender, politics, and patronage

Part of the acclaimed Blackwell Guides to Classical Literature series, A Guide to Latin Elegy and Lyric is the perfect text for both introductory and advanced courses in Latin elegy and lyric, accessible for students reading the poetry in translation, as well as for those experienced in Latin with an interest in learning a different approach to the subject.


Title: A Historical Atlas of Tibet
ISBN: 9780226732442
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Authors: Karl E. Ryavec
Pub. Date: 20150508

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Cradled among the world’s highest mountains—and sheltering one of its most devout religious communities—Tibet is, for many of us, an ultimate destination, a place that touches the heavens, a place only barely in our world, at its very end. In recent decades Western fascination with Tibet has soared, from the rise of Tibetan studies in academia to the rock concerts aimed at supporting its independence to the simple fact that most of us—far from any base camp—know exactly what a sherpa is. And yet any sustained look into Tibet as a place, any attempt to find one’s way around its high plateaus and through its deep history, will yield this surprising fact: we have barely mapped it. With this atlas, Karl E. Ryavec rights that wrong, sweeping aside the image of Tibet as Shangri-La and putting in its place a comprehensive vision of the region as it really is, a civilization in its own right. And the results are absolutely stunning.

The product of twelve years of research and eight more of mapmaking, A Historical Atlas of Tibet documents cultural and religious sites across the Tibetan Plateau and its bordering regions from the Paleolithic and Neolithic times all the way up to today. It ranges through the five main periods in Tibetan history, offering introductory maps of each followed by details of western, central, and eastern regions. It beautifully visualizes the history of Tibetan Buddhism, tracing its spread throughout Asia, with thousands of temples mapped, both within Tibet and across North China and Mongolia, all the way to Beijing. There are maps of major polities and their territorial administrations, as well as of the kingdoms of Guge and Purang in western Tibet, and of Derge and Nangchen in Kham. There are town plans of Lhasa and maps that focus on history and language, on population, natural resources, and contemporary politics.

Extraordinarily comprehensive and absolutely gorgeous, this overdue volume will be a cornerstone in cartography, Asian studies, Buddhist studies, and in the libraries or on the coffee tables of anyone who has ever felt the draw of the landscapes, people, and cultures of the highest place on Earth. 



Title: A History of Ancient Egypt
ISBN: 9780631193968
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Authors: Nicolas Grimal
Pub. Date: 19941013
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This is an account of the rise and fall of the civilization in the Nile Valley, covering the first human settlement (c 120,000 BC) to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 333 BC.
  • This is the first history of ancient Egypt for 25 years
  • Brings together the very latest textual and archaeological evidence
  • The index, bibliography and appendices make this an invaluable reference tool
  • New guide to further reading in English especially commissioned for the paperback edition

Title: A History of Ancient Egypt
ISBN: 9781119620877
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Authors: Marc Van De Mieroop
Pub. Date: 20210204
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Explore the entire history of the ancient Egyptian state from 3000 B.C. to 400 A.D. with this authoritative volume

The newly revised Second Edition of A History of Ancient Egypt delivers an up-to-date survey of ancient Egypt's history from its origins to the Roman Empire's banning of hieroglyphics in the fourth century A.D. The book covers developments in all aspects of Egypt's history and their historical sources, considering the social and economic life and the rich culture of ancient Egypt.

Freshly updated to take into account recent discoveries, the book makes the latest scholarship accessible to a wide audience, including introductory undergraduate students. A History of Ancient Egypt outlines major political and cultural events and places Egypt's history within its regional context and detailing interactions with western Asia and Africa. Each period of history receives equal attention and a discussion of the problems scholars face in its study. The book offers a foundation for all students interested in Egyptian culture by providing coverage of topics like:

  • A thorough introduction to the formation of the Egyptian state between the years of 3400 B.C. and 2686 B.C.
  • An exploration of the end of the Old Kingdom and First Intermediate period, from 2345 B.C. to 2055 B.C.
  • An analysis of the Second Intermediate Period and the Hyksos between 1700 B.C. and 1550 B.C.
  • A discussion of Greek and Roman Egypt between 332 B.C. and A.D. 395.

Perfect for students of introductory courses in ancient Egyptian history and as background material for students of courses in Egyptian art, archaeology, and culture, A History of Ancient Egypt will also earn a place in the libraries of students taking surveys of the ancient world and those seeking a companion volume to A History of the Ancient Near East.


Title: A History of Ancient Persia
ISBN: 9781444350920
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Authors: Maria Brosius
Pub. Date: 20201120
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An innovative approach to the history of the First Persian Empire, offering an accessible historical narrative for students and general readers alike

A History of the Achaemenid Empire considers archaeological and written sources to provide an expansive, source-based introduction to the diverse and culturally rich world of ancient Achaemenid Persia. Assuming no prior background, this accessible textbook follows the dynastic line from the establishment and expansion of the empire under the early Achaemenid kings to its collapse in 330 BCE. The text integrates the latest research, key primary sources, and archaeological data to offer readers deep insights into the empire, its kings, and its people.

Chronologically organized chapters contain written, archaeological, and visual sources that highlight key learning points, stimulate discussion, and encourage readers to evaluate specific pieces of evidence. Throughout the text, author Maria Brosius emphasizes the necessity to critically assess Greek sources—highlighting how their narrative of Achaemenid political historyoften depicted stereotypical images of the Persians rather than historical reality. Topics include the establishment of empire under Cyrus the Great, Greek-Persian relations, the creation of a Persian ruling class, the bureaucracy and operation of the empire, Persian diplomacy and foreign policy, and the reign of Darius III. This innovative textbook:

  • Offers a unique approach to Achaemenid history, considering both archaeological and literary sources
  • Places primary Persian and Near Eastern sources in their cultural, political, and historical context
    Examines material rarely covered in non-specialist texts, such as royal inscriptions, Aramaic documents, and recent archaeological finds
  • Features a comprehensive introduction to Achaemenid geography, Greek historiography, and modern scholarship on the Persian War

Part of the acclaimed Blackwell History of the Ancient Worldseries, A History of the Achaemenid Empire is a perfect primary textbook for courses in Ancient History, Near Eastern Studies, and Classical Civilizations, as well as an invaluable resource for general readers with interest in the history of empires, particularly the first Persian empire or Iranian civilization.


Title: A History of Babylon, 2200 BC - AD 75
ISBN: 9781405188982
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Authors: Paul-Alain Beaulieu
Pub. Date: 20180202
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Provides a new narrative history of the ancient world, from the beginnings of civilization in the ancient Near East and Egypt to the fall of Constantinople

Written by an expert in the field, this book presents a narrative history of Babylon from the time of its First Dynasty (1880-1595) until the last centuries of the city’s existence during the Hellenistic and Parthian periods (ca. 331-75 AD). Unlike other texts on Ancient Near Eastern and Mesopotamian history, it offers a unique focus on Babylon and Babylonia, while still providing readers with an awareness of the interaction with other states and peoples. Organized chronologically, it places the various socio-economic and cultural developments and institutions in their historical context. The book also gives religious and intellectual developments more respectable coverage than books that have come before it.

A History of Babylon, 2200 BC – AD 75 teaches readers about the most important phase in the development of Mesopotamian culture. The book offers in-depth chapter coverage on the Sumero-Addadian Background, the rise of Babylon, the decline of the first dynasty, Kassite ascendancy, the second dynasty of Isin, Arameans and Chaldeans, the Assyrian century, the imperial heyday, and Babylon under foreign rule.

  • Focuses on Babylon and Babylonia
  • Written by a highly regarded Assyriologist
  • Part of the very successful Histories of the Ancient World series
  • An excellent resource for students, instructors, and scholars

A History of Babylon, 2200 BC - AD 75 is a profound text that will be ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses on Ancient Near Eastern and Mesopotamian history and scholars of the subject.


Title: A History of Babylon, 2200 BC - AD 75
ISBN: 9781405188999
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Authors: Paul-Alain Beaulieu
Pub. Date: 20180202
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Provides a new narrative history of the ancient world, from the beginnings of civilization in the ancient Near East and Egypt to the fall of Constantinople

Written by an expert in the field, this book presents a narrative history of Babylon from the time of its First Dynasty (1880-1595) until the last centuries of the city’s existence during the Hellenistic and Parthian periods (ca. 331-75 AD). Unlike other texts on Ancient Near Eastern and Mesopotamian history, it offers a unique focus on Babylon and Babylonia, while still providing readers with an awareness of the interaction with other states and peoples. Organized chronologically, it places the various socio-economic and cultural developments and institutions in their historical context. The book also gives religious and intellectual developments more respectable coverage than books that have come before it.

A History of Babylon, 2200 BC – AD 75 teaches readers about the most important phase in the development of Mesopotamian culture. The book offers in-depth chapter coverage on the Sumero-Addadian Background, the rise of Babylon, the decline of the first dynasty, Kassite ascendancy, the second dynasty of Isin, Arameans and Chaldeans, the Assyrian century, the imperial heyday, and Babylon under foreign rule.

  • Focuses on Babylon and Babylonia
  • Written by a highly regarded Assyriologist
  • Part of the very successful Histories of the Ancient World series
  • An excellent resource for students, instructors, and scholars

A History of Babylon, 2200 BC - AD 75 is a profound text that will be ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses on Ancient Near Eastern and Mesopotamian history and scholars of the subject.


Title: A History of Byzantium
ISBN: 9781405184717
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Authors: Timothy E. Gregory
Pub. Date: 20091218
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This revised and expanded edition of the widely-praised A History of Byzantium covers the time of Constantine the Great in AD 306 to the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
  • Expands treatment of the middle and later Byzantine periods, incorporating new archaeological evidence
  • Includes additional maps and photographs, and a newly annotated, updated bibliography
  • Incorporates a new section on web resources for Byzantium studies
  • Demonstrates that Byzantium was important in its own right but also served as a bridge between East and West and ancient and modern society
  • Situates Byzantium in its broader historical context with a new comparative timeline and textboxes

Title: A History of Childhood
ISBN: 9780745651668
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Authors: Colin Heywood
Pub. Date: 20171124
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Colin Heywood's classic account of childhood from the early Middle Ages to the First World War combines a long-run historical perspective with a broad geographical spread. 

This new, comprehensively updated edition incorporates the findings of the most recent research, and in particular revises and expands the sections on theoretical developments in the 'new social studies of childhood', on medieval conceptions of the child, on parenting and on children’s literature. Rather than merely narrating their experiences from the perspectives of adults, Heywood incorporates children’s testimonies, 'looking up' as well as 'down'. Paying careful attention to elements of continuity as well as change, he tells a story of astonishing material improvement for the lives of children in advanced societies, while showing how the business of preparing for adulthood became more and more complicated and fraught with emotional difficulties. 

Rich with evocative details of everyday life, and providing the most concise and readable synthesis of the literature available, Heywood's book will be indispensable to all those interested in the study of childhood.

Title: A History of China
ISBN: 9781119604181
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Authors: Morris Rossabi
Pub. Date: 20210319
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Discover the complexity of China’s past with this multi-faceted portrayal of the storied nation from a leading expert in the field

The newly revised Second Edition of A History of China delivers a comprehensive treatment of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of China that covers all major events and trends that have shaped the country over the centuries. The book is written in a clear and uncomplicated style, sure to be of assistance to undergraduate students with little prior background knowledge in the subject matter.

The text examines Chinese history through a global lens to better understand how foreign influences affected domestic policies and practices. It includes discussions of the roles played by non-Chinese ethnic groups in China, like the Tibetans and Uyghurs, and the Mongol and Manchu rulers who held power in China for several centuries.

The distinguished author takes pains to incorporate the perspectives and narratives of people traditionally left out of Chinese history, including women, peasants, merchants, and artisans. Readers will also enjoy the inclusion of:

  • A thorough introduction to early and ancient Chinese history, including classical China, the first Chinese empires, and religious and political responses to the period between 220 and 581 CE
  • An exploration of the restoration of Empire under Sui and Tang, as well as post-Tang society and Glorious Song
  • A discussion of China and the Mongol world, including Mongol rule in China and the isolationism and involvement on the global stage of the Ming dynasty
  • A treatment of China in global history, including the Qing era, the Republican period, and the Communist era

Perfect for undergraduate students of courses on Chinese history and Central Asian History, the Second Edition of A History of China will also earn a place in the libraries of students studying global history and related classes in history departments and departments of Asian studies.


The Blackwell History of the World Series

The goal of this ambitious series is to provide an accessible source of knowledge about the entire human past, for every curious person in every part of the world. It will comprise some two dozen volumes, of which some provide synoptic views of the history of particular regions while others consider the world as a whole during a particular period of time. The volumes are narrative in form, giving balanced attention to social and cultural history (in the broadest sense) as well as to institutional development and political change. Each provides a systematic account of a very large subject, but they are also both imaginative and interpretative. The Series is intended to be accessible to the widest possible readership, and the accessibility of its volumes is matched by the style of presentation and production.


Title: A History of Data Visualization and Graphic Communication
ISBN: 9780674975231
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Authors: Michael Friendly Howard Wainer
Pub. Date: 20210608

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A comprehensive history of data visualization?its origins, rise, and effects on the ways we think about and solve problems.

With complex information everywhere, graphics have become indispensable to our daily lives. Navigation apps show real-time, interactive traffic data. A color-coded map of exit polls details election balloting down to the county level. Charts communicate stock market trends, government spending, and the dangers of epidemics. A History of Data Visualization and Graphic Communication tells the story of how graphics left the exclusive confines of scientific research and became ubiquitous. As data visualization spread, it changed the way we think.

Michael Friendly and Howard Wainer take us back to the beginnings of graphic communication in the mid-seventeenth century, when the Dutch cartographer Michael Florent van Langren created the first chart of statistical data, which showed estimates of the distance from Rome to Toledo. By 1786 William Playfair had invented the line graph and bar chart to explain trade imports and exports. In the nineteenth century, the ?golden age? of data display, graphics found new uses in tracking disease outbreaks and understanding social issues. Friendly and Wainer make the case that the explosion in graphical communication both reinforced and was advanced by a cognitive revolution: visual thinking. Across disciplines, people realized that information could be conveyed more effectively by visual displays than by words or tables of numbers.

Through stories and illustrations, A History of Data Visualization and Graphic Communication details the 400-year evolution of an intellectual framework that has become essential to both science and society at large.


Title: A History of Ethiopia
ISBN: 9780520224797
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Authors: Harold G. Marcus
Pub. Date: 20020222

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In this eminently readable, concise history of Ethiopia, Harold Marcus surveys the evolution of the oldest African nation from prehistory to the present. For the updated edition, Marcus has written a new preface, two new chapters, and an epilogue, detailing the development and implications of Ethiopia as a Federal state and the war with Eritrea.

Title: A History of Florence, 1200 - 1575
ISBN: 9781405182423
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Authors: John M. Najemy
Pub. Date: 20080516
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In this history of Florence, distinguished historian John Najemy discusses all the major developments in Florentine history from 1200 to 1575.
  • Captures Florence's transformation from a medieval commune into an aristocratic republic, territorial state, and monarchy
  • Weaves together intellectual, cultural, social, economic, religious, and political developments
  • Academically rigorous yet accessible and appealing to the general reader
  • Likely to become the standard work on Renaissance Florence for years to come

Title: A History of Germany 1918 - 2020
ISBN: 9781119574170
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Authors: Mary Fulbrook
Pub. Date: 20210506
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The new edition of the acclaimed textbook on modern German history, written by a leading scholar in the field

Now in its fifth edition, A History of Germany 1918-2020 provides a clear and well-balanced survey of German history from the creation of the Weimar Republic to the era of Angela Merkel’s Chancellorship. Guiding readers through the complex patterns of the nation’s historical development using clear and compelling narrative, this classic textbook introduces readers to the key themes of modern German history while tracing the social, cultural, and political tensions that have challenged German stability and unity across more than a century.

Fully updated for the next generation of readers, A History of Germany 1918-2020 extends its framework for exploring legacies of the past into the 21st century. The fifth edition includes enhanced coverage of the extremes of nationalism, military aggression, and genocide under Nazism, as well as an expanded analysis of the Berlin Republic and the changing character of Germany in the Europe of 2020. Presenting readers with a panoramic overview of the past 100 years of German history, this compelling textbook:

 

  • Provides a concise yet thorough account of the turbulent history of Germany from the end of the First World War to the present
  • Examines the character and consequences of World War II and the Holocaust
  • Explores the development of a capitalist democracy in West Germany and a communist dictatorship in East Germany during the Cold War
  • Covers East and West German history in equal depth from the perspectives of instability, division, and reunification
  • Analyses the fall of Communism and the unification of an enlarged Federal Republic in 1989-90
  • Traces unified Germany’s development as a globally respected state playing a pivotal role in Europe today

 

A History of Germany 1918-2020: The Divided Nation, Fifth Edition remains the ideal text for undergraduate students in courses on modern German or European history, as well as for general readers with interest in the subject.


Title: A History of Greece, 1300 to 30 BC
ISBN: 9781405190336
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Authors: Victor Parker
Pub. Date: 20140124
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A History of Greece: 1300?30 BC, offers a comprehensive introduction to the foundational political history of Greece, from the late Mycenaean Age through to the death of Cleopatra VII, the last Hellenistic monarch of Egypt.

  • Introduces textual and archaeological evidence used by historians to reconstruct historical events during Greece?s Bronze, Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods
  • Reveals the political and social structure of the Greek world in the late Mycenaean period (thirteenth century BC) through analysis of the Linear B tablets, the oldest surviving records in Greek
  • Features numerous references to original source materials, including various fragmentary papyri, inscriptions, coins, and other literary sources
  • Provides extensive coverage of the Hellenistic period, and covers areas excluded from most Greek history texts, including the Greek West
  • Features judicious use of illustrations throughout, and considers instructors? teaching needs by structuring the later sections to facilitate teaching a parallel course in Roman History
  • Balances scholarship with a reader-friendly approach to create an accessible introduction to the political history of one of most remarkable ancient civilizations and sophisticated periods of world history

Title: A History of Greek Art
ISBN: 9781444350159
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Authors: Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell
Pub. Date: 20150116
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Offering a unique blend of thematic and chronological investigation, this highly illustrated, engaging text explores the rich historical, cultural, and social contexts of 3,000 years of Greek art, from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period.

  • Uniquely intersperses chapters devoted to major periods of Greek art from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period, with chapters containing discussions of important contextual themes across all of the periods
  • Contextual chapters illustrate how a range of factors, such as the urban environment, gender, markets, and cross-cultural contact, influenced the development of art
  • Chronological chapters survey the appearance and development of key artistic genres and explore how artifacts and architecture of the time reflect these styles
  • Offers a variety of engaging and informative pedagogical features to help students navigate the subject, such as timelines, theme-based textboxes, key terms defined in margins, and further readings.
  • Information is presented clearly and contextualized so that it is accessible to students regardless of their prior level of knowledge
  • A book companion website is available at www.wiley.gom/go/greekart with the following resources: PowerPoint slides, glossary, and timeline

Title: A History of India
ISBN: 9781405195096
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Authors: Burton Stein
Pub. Date: 20100312
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This new edition of Burton Stein's classic A History of India builds on the success of the original to provide an updated narrative of the development of Indian society, culture, and politics from 7000 BC to the present.
  • New edition of Burton Stein?s classic text provides a narrative from 7000 BC up to the twenty-first century
  • Includes updated and extended coverage of the modern period, with a new chapter covering the death of Nehru in 1964 to the present
  • Expands coverage of India's internal political and economic development, and its wider diplomatic role in the region
  • Features a new introduction, updated glossary and further reading sections, and numerous figures, photographs and fully revised maps

Title: A History of Japan
ISBN: 9781405123594
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Authors: Conrad Totman
Pub. Date: 20041125
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This is an updated edition of Conrad Totman?s authoritative history of Japan from c.8000 BC to the present day.
  • The first edition was widely praised for combining sophistication and accessibility.
  • Covers a wide range of subjects, including geology, climate, agriculture, government and politics, culture, literature, media, foreign relations, imperialism, and industrialism.
  • Updated to include an epilogue on Japan today and tomorrow.
  • Now includes more on women in history and more on international relations.
  • Bibliographical listings have been updated and enlarged.

Title: A History of Modern Britain
ISBN: 9781118869017
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Authors: Ellis Wasson
Pub. Date: 20160108
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Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Britain: 1714 to the Present provides a comprehensive survey of the social, political, economic and cultural history of Great Britain from the Hanoverian succession to the present day.
  • Places Britain in a global context, charting the rise and fall of the British empire and the influence of imperialism on the social, economic, and political developments of the home country
  • Includes revised sections on imperialism and the industrial revolution that have been updated to reflect recent scholarship, a more reflective view on New Labour since its demise, and  an all new section on the performance of the Conservative – Lib/Dem coalition that came into office in 2010
  • Features illustrations, maps, an up-to-date bibliography, a full list of Prime Ministers, a genealogy of the royal family, and a comprehensive glossary explaining uniquely British terms, acronyms, and famous figures
  • Spans topics as diverse as the slave trade, the novels of Charles Dickens, the Irish Potato Famine, the legalization of homosexuality, coalmines in South Wales, Antarctic exploration, and the invention of the computer
  • Includes extensive reference to historiography

Title: A History of Modern Europe
ISBN: 9781405121866
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Authors: Albert S. Lindemann
Pub. Date: 20130125
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A History of Modern Europe surveys European history from the defeat of Napoleon to the twenty-first century, presenting major historical themes in an authoritative and compelling narrative. 

  • Concise, readable single volume covering Europe from the early nineteenth century through the early twenty-first century
  • Vigorous interpretation of events reflects a fresh, concise perspective on European history
  • Clear and thought-provoking treatment of major historical themes
  • Lively narrative reflects complexity of modern European history, but remains accessible to those unfamiliar with the field

 


Title: A History of Modern Europe
ISBN: 9781405121873
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Authors: Albert S. Lindemann
Pub. Date: 20130125
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A History of Modern Europe surveys European history from the defeat of Napoleon to the twenty-first century, presenting major historical themes in an authoritative and compelling narrative. 

  • Concise, readable single volume covering Europe from the early nineteenth century through the early twenty-first century
  • Vigorous interpretation of events reflects a fresh, concise perspective on European history
  • Clear and thought-provoking treatment of major historical themes
  • Lively narrative reflects complexity of modern European history, but remains accessible to those unfamiliar with the field

 


Title: A History of Modern Germany
ISBN: 9780470655818
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Authors: Martin Kitchen
Pub. Date: 20110408
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Featuring revised and extended coverage, the second edition of A History of Modern Germany offers an accessible and engagingly written account of German history from 1800 to the present.
  • Provides readers with a long view of modern German history, revealing its continuities and changes
  • Features updated and extended coverage of German social change and modernization, class, religion, and gender
  • Includes more in depth coverage of the German Democratic Republic
  • Examines Germany's social, political, and economic history
  • Covers the unification of Germany, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, post-war division, the collapse of Communism, and developments since re-unification
  • Addresses regional history rather than focusing on the dominant role of Prussia

Title: A History of Modern South Asia
ISBN: 9780300196948
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Authors: Ian Talbot
Pub. Date: 20160225

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Noted historian Ian Talbot has written a new history of modern South Asia that considers the Indian Subcontinent in regional rather than in solely national terms. A leading expert on the Partition of 1947, Talbot focuses here on the combined history of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh since 1757 and specifically on the impact of external influences on the local peoples and cultures. This text explores the region’s colonial and postcolonial past, and the cultural and economic Indian reaction to the years of British authority, thus viewing the transformation of modern South Asia through the lens of a wider world.

Title: A History of Rome
ISBN: 9781405183277
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Authors: Marcel Le Glay Jean-Louis Voisin Yann Le Bohec
Pub. Date: 20090109
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Spanning 1,300 years, this popular history of Rome has been thoroughly revised and updated, reinforcing its stature as an indispensable resource on the history and enduring influence of one of the world's greatest empires.
  • New format: two-color text throughout; new pedagogical features, such as glossary terms in margins; chronological tables and genealogies are made clearer for student use
  • Includes revised text throughout, updated guides to further reading, and new sources for Roman history
  • Expands coverage of the late Republic period
  • Retains its emphasis on the importance of multi-disciplinary interpretations of literary sources and new archaeological evidence

Title: A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, Volume II
ISBN: 9780631210399
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Authors: David Christian
Pub. Date: 20180302
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Provides an all-encompassing look at the history of Russia, Central Asia, and Mongolia

Beginning with the breakup of the Mongol Empire in the mid-thirteenth century, Volume II of this comprehensive work covers the remarkable history of “Inner Eurasia,” from 1260 up to modern times, completing the story begun in Volume I. Volume II describes how agriculture spread through Inner Eurasia, providing the foundations for new agricultural states, including the Russian Empire. It focuses on the idea of “mobilization”—the distinctive ways in which elite groups mobilized resources from their populations, and how those methods were shaped by the region’s distinctive ecology, which differed greatly from that of “Outer Eurasia,” the southern half of Eurasia and the part of Eurasia most studied by historians. This work also examines how fossil fuels created a bonanza of energy that helped shape the history of the Communist world during much of the twentieth century.

Filled with figures, maps, and tables to help give readers a fuller understanding of what has transpired over 750 years in this distinctive world region, A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia: Volume II: Inner Eurasia from the Mongol Empire to Today, 1260-2000 is a magisterial but accessible account of this area’s past, that will offer readers new insights into the history of an often misunderstood part of the world.

  • Situates the histories of Russia, Central Asia, and Mongolia within the larger narrative of world history
  • Concentrates on the idea of Inner Eurasia as a coherent ecological and geographical zone
  • Focuses on the powerful ways in which the region’s geography shaped its history
  • Places great emphasis on how “mobilization” played a major part in the development of the regions
  • Offers a distinctive interpretation of modernity that highlights the importance of fossil fuels
  • Offers new ways of understanding the Soviet era

A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia: Volume II is an ideal book for general audiences and for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in world history. 


Title: A History of Silence
ISBN: 9781509517350
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Authors: Alain Corbin
Pub. Date: 20180427
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Silence is not simply the absence of noise. It is within us, in the inner citadel that great writers, thinkers, scholars and people of faith have cultivated over the centuries.

It characterizes our most intimate and sacred spaces, from private bedrooms to grand cathedrals – those vast reservoirs of silence. Philosophers and novelists have long sought solitude and inspiration in mountains and forests. Yet despite the centrality of silence to some of our most intense experiences, the transformations of the twentieth century have gradually diminished its value. Today, raucous urban spaces and a continual bombardment from different media pressure us into constant activity. We are losing a sense of our inner selves, a process that is changing the very nature of the individual.

This book rediscovers the wonder of silence and, with this, a richer experience of life. With his predilection for the elusive, Corbin calls us to listen to another history.

Title: A History of Silence
ISBN: 9781509517367
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Authors: Alain Corbin
Pub. Date: 20180427
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Silence is not simply the absence of noise. It is within us, in the inner citadel that great writers, thinkers, scholars and people of faith have cultivated over the centuries.

It characterizes our most intimate and sacred spaces, from private bedrooms to grand cathedrals – those vast reservoirs of silence. Philosophers and novelists have long sought solitude and inspiration in mountains and forests. Yet despite the centrality of silence to some of our most intense experiences, the transformations of the twentieth century have gradually diminished its value. Today, raucous urban spaces and a continual bombardment from different media pressure us into constant activity. We are losing a sense of our inner selves, a process that is changing the very nature of the individual.

This book rediscovers the wonder of silence and, with this, a richer experience of life. With his predilection for the elusive, Corbin calls us to listen to another history.

Title: A History of Solitude
ISBN: 9781509536580
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Authors: David Vincent
Pub. Date: 20200424
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Solitude has always had an ambivalent status: the capacity to enjoy being alone can make sociability bearable, but those predisposed to solitude are often viewed with suspicion or pity.

Drawing on a wide array of literary and historical sources, David Vincent explores how people have conducted themselves in the absence of company over the last three centuries. He argues that the ambivalent nature of solitude became a prominent concern in the modern era. For intellectuals in the romantic age, solitude gave respite to citizens living in ever more complex modern societies. But while the search for solitude was seen as a symptom of modern life, it was also viewed as a dangerous pathology: a perceived renunciation of the world, which could lead to psychological disorder and anti-social behaviour.

Vincent explores the successive attempts of religious authorities and political institutions to manage solitude, taking readers from the monastery to the prisoner’s cell, and explains how western society’s increasing secularism, urbanization and prosperity led to the development of new solitary pastimes at the same time as it made traditional forms of solitary communion, with God and with a pristine nature, impossible. At the dawn of the digital age, solitude has taken on new meanings, as physical isolation and intense sociability have become possible as never before. With the advent of a so-called loneliness epidemic, a proper historical understanding of the natural human desire to disengage from the world is more important than ever.

The first full-length account of its subject, A History of Solitude will appeal to a wide general readership.