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VSA03-005 The Routledge Handbook of Muslim Iberia
  Maribel Fierro/ 9781138649149/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover This handbook offers an overview of the main issues regarding the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual and artistic history of the Iberian Peninsula during the period of Muslim rule (eighth–fifteenth centuries). A comprehensive list of primary and secondary sources attests the vitality of the academic study of al-Andalus (= Muslim Iberia) and its place in present-day discussions about the past and the present. The contributors are all specialists with diverse backgrounds providing different perspectives and approaches. The volume includes chapters dealing with the destiny of the Muslim population after the Christian conquest and with the posterity of al-Andalus in art, literature and different historiographical traditions. The chapters are organised in the following sections: •Political history, concentrating on rulers and armies •Social, religious and economic groups •Intellectual and cultural developments •Legacy and memory of al-Andalus Offering a synthetic and updated academic treatment of the history and society of Muslim Iberia, this comprehensive and up-to-date collection provides an authoritative and interdisciplinary guide. It is a valuable resource for both specialists and the general public interested in the history of the Iberian Peninsula, Islamic and Medieval studies.
VSA03-004 The Routledge Handbook of Reenactment Studies
  Vanessa Agnew/ 9781138333994/ Price:£ 175.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Reenactment Studies provides the first overview of significant concepts within reenactment studies. The volume includes a co-authored critical introduction and a comprehensive compilation of key term entries contributed by leading reenactment scholars from Europe, North America, and Australia. Well into the future, this wide-ranging reference work will inform and shape the thinking of researchers, teachers, and students of history and heritage and memory studies, as well as cultural studies, film, theater and performance studies, dance, art history, museum studies, literary criticism, musicology, and anthropology.
VSA03-004 The Routledge Companion to Big History
  Craig Benjamin/ 9781138905818/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Big History guides readers though the variety of themes and concepts that structure contemporary scholarship in the field of big history. The volume is divided into five parts, each representing current and evolving areas of interest to the community, including big history’s relationship to science, social science, the humanities, and the future, as well as teaching big history and ‘little big histories’. Considering an ever-expanding range of theoretical, pedagogical and research topics, the book addresses such questions as what is the relationship between big history and scientific research, how are big historians working with philosophers and religious thinkers to help construct ‘meaning’, how are leading theoreticians making sense of big history and its relationship to other creation narratives and paradigms, what is ‘little big history’, and how does big history impact on thinking about the future? The book highlights the place of big history in historiographical traditions and the ways in which it can be used in education and public discourse across disciplines and at all levels. A timely collection with contributions from leading proponents in the field, it is the ideal guide for those wanting to engage with the theories and concepts behind big history.
VSA03-004 Routledge Handbook of Revolutionary China
  Alan Baumler/ 9781138647558/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Revolutionary China covers the evolution of Chinese society from the roots of the Republic of China in the early 1900s until the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. The chapters in this volume explain aspects of the process of revolution and how people adapted to the demands of the revolutionary situation. Exploring changes in political leadership, as well as transformation in culture, it compares the differences in experiences in urban and rural areas and contrasts rapid changes, such as the war with Japan and Communist ‘liberation’ with evolutionary developments, such as the gradual redefinition of public space. Taking a comprehensive approach, the themes covered include: • War, occupation and liberation • Religion and gender • Education, cities and travel. This is an essential resource for students and scholars of Modern China, Republican China, Revolutionary China and Chinese Politics.
VA03-224 The History of Science, 6-Vols/Set.
  Massimo Mazzotti/ 9780415744416/ Price:£ 1190.00
Book Cover Science is one of the main features of the contemporary world, and shapes our lives to an extent that has no precedents in history. Yet science as we know it today is the outcome of contingent social processes, and its global success is far from self-explanatory. How did it happen? How did science emerge in history and became the most authoritative source of knowledge available in late modern societies? This set of volumes addresses these crucial questions through a selection of exemplary publications spanning antiquity to the present day. The reader will find an effective survey of the best scholarship in this rapidly growing field, and a map of the main revolutions as well as the long-term continuities that have characterized our understanding the world and our attempts to control it. The collection brings together areas of inquiry that have become increasingly distant and specialized, such as the history of antique science or Cold War studies, within broader narratives of the making of the modern world. They also reassess the traditional assumption of the exclusively Greek and Western origins of modern science, situating relevant knowledge, practices, and artefacts within the global networks that sustained them: in ancient as well as in modern times. The gathered materials address key historiographical issues, such as the relationship between science, magic, and religion; the role of science in nation-building processes; and the relationship between science and technology.
SA03-492 Surviving the Great War: Australian Prisoners of War on the Western Front 1916-18
  Aaron Pegram/ 9781108486194/ Price:£ 44.99
SA03-492 Communication and the First World War
  John Griffiths/ 9781138343603/ Price:£ 120.00
SA03-492 Local States in an Imperial World: Identity, Society and Politics in the Early Modern Deccan
  Roy S. Fischel/ 9781474436076/ Price:£ 80.00
SA03-491 Japan's Living Politics: Grassroots Action and the Crises of Democracy
  Tessa Morris-Suzuki/ 9781108490078/ Price:£ 75.00
SA03-489 Sacred and Secular Martyrdom in Britain and Ireland since 1914
  John Wolffe/ 9781350019270/ Price:£ 85.00
SA03-489 Nomads and Soviet Rule
  Alun Thomas/ 9781350143685/ Price:£ 28.99
SA03-489 Willi Munzenberg: Fighter against Fascism and Stalinism
  John Green/ 9780367344726/ Price:£ 34.99
SA03-489 Europe's Cold War Relations
  Ulrich Krotz/ 9781350104518/ Price:£ 85.00
SA03-488 A Social History of Early Rock ‘n’ Roll in Germany
  Julia Sneeringer/ 9781350139534/ Price:£ 28.99
SA03-488 Fighting Rommel: The British Imperial Army in North Africa during the Second World War, 1941–1943
  Kaushik Roy/ 9780367358242/ Price:£ 36.99
SA03-488 Marginalized Groups, Inequalities and the Post-War Welfare State: Whose Welfare?
  Monika Baar/ 9781138388826/ Price:£ 115.00
SA03-487 Holocaust Representations in History
  Daniel H. Magilow/ 9781350091801/ Price:£ 21.99
SA03-487 Daniel Gookin, the Praying Indians, and King Philip's War: A Short History in Documents
  Louise A. Breen/ 9781138745322/ Price:£ 32.99
SA03-486 Nineteenth-Century Germany: Politics, Culture, and Society 1780-1918
  John Breuilly/ 9781474269469/ Price:£ 24.99
SA03-485 Africans and the Holocaust: Perceptions and Responses of Colonized and Sovereign Peoples
  Edward Kissi/ 9780367195373/ Price:£ 120.00
VSA03-004 The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas
  Olaf Kaltmeier/ 9780815352631/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The colonial heritage and its renewed aftermaths – expressed in the inter-American experiences of slavery, indigeneity, dependence, and freedom movements, to mention only a few aspects – form a common ground of experience in the Western Hemisphere. The flow of peoples, goods, knowledge and finances have promoted interdependence and integration that cut across borders and link the countries of North and South America together. The nature of this transversally related and multiply interconnected region can only be captured through a transnational, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive approach. The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas explores the history and society of the Americas, placing particular emphasis on collective and intertwined experiences. Forty-four chapters cover a range of concepts and dynamics in the Americas from the colonial period until the present century: •The shared histories and dynamics of Inter-American relationships are considered through pre-Hispanic empires, colonization, European hegemony, migration, multiculturalism, and political and economic interdependences. •Key concepts are selected and explored from different geopolitical, disciplinary, and epistemological perspectives. •Highlighting the contested character of key concepts that are usually defined in strict disciplinary terms, the Handbook provides the basis for a better and deeper understanding of inter-American entanglements. This multidisciplinary approach will be of interest to a broad array of academic scholars and students in history, sociology, political science cultural, postcolonial, gender, literary, and globalization studies.
VSA03-003 Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History
  Victor Cunrui Xiong/ 9781138847286/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The resurgence of modern China has generated much interest, not only in the country’s present day activities, but also in its long history. As the only uninterrupted ancient civilization still alive today, the study of China’s past promises to offer invaluable insights into understanding contemporary China. Providing coverage of the entire Imperial Era (221 BCE–1912 CE), this handbook takes a chronological approach. It includes comprehensive analysis of all major periods, from the powerful Han empire which rivalled Rome, and the crucial transformative period of the Five Dynasties, to the prosperous Ming era and the later dominance of the non-Han peoples. With contributions from a team of international authors, key themes include: •Political events and leadership •Religion and philosophy •Cultural and literary achievements •Legal, economic, and military institutions This book transcends the traditional boundaries of historiography, giving special attention to the role of archaeology. As such, the Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History is an indispensable reference work for students and scholars of Chinese, Asian, and World History.
VSA03-003 The Routledge Companion to Animal-Human History
  Hilda Kean/ 9781138193260/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Animal-Human History provides an up-to-date guide for the historian working within the growing field of animal-human history. Giving a sense of the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of the field, cutting-edge contributions explore the practices of and challenges posed by historical studies of animals and animal-human relationships. Divided into three parts, the Companion takes both a theoretical and practical approach to a field that is emerging as a prominent area of study. Animals and the Practice of History considers established practices of history, such as political history, public history and cultural memory, and how animal-human history can contribute to them. Problems and Paradigms identifies key historiographical issues to the field with contributors considering the challenges posed by topics such as agency, literature, art and emotional attachment. The final section, Themes and Provocations, looks at larger themes within the history of animal-human relationships in more depth, with contributions covering topics that include breeding, war, hunting and eating. As it is increasingly recognised that nonhuman actors have contributed to the making of history, The Routledge Companion to Animal-Human History provides a timely and important contribution to the scholarship on animal-human history and surrounding debates.
VSA03-003 The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies
  Matthias Middell/ 9781138718364/ Price:£ 260.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies brings together the various fields within which transregional phenomena are scientifically observed and analysed. This handbook presents the theoretical and methodological potential of such studies for the advancement of the conceptualization of global and area-bound developments. Following three decades of intense debate about globalization and transnationalism, it has become clear that border-crossing connections and interactions between societies are highly important, yet not all extend beyond the borders of nation-states or are of truly world-wide reach. The product of extensive international and interdisciplinary cooperation, this handbook is divided into ten sections that introduce the wide variety of topics within transregional studies, including Colonialism and Post-Colonial Studies, Spatial Formats, International Organizations, Religions and Religious Movements, and Transregional Studies and Narratives of Globalization. Recognizing that transregional studies asks about the space-making and space-formatting character of connections as well as the empirical status of such connections under the global condition, the volume reaches beyond the typical confines of area and regional studies to consider how areas are transcended and transformed more widely. Combining case studies with both theoretical and methodological considerations, The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies provides the first overview of the currently flourishing field of transregional studies and is the ideal volume for students and scholars of this diverse subject and its related fields.
VSA03 Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment
  Elizabeth Franklin Lewis/ 9781138747791/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment is an interdisciplinary volume that brings together an international team of contributors to provide a unique transnational overview of the Hispanic Enlightenment, integrating both Spain and Latin America. Challenging the usual conceptions of the Enlightenment in Spain and Latin America as mere stepsisters to Enlightenments in other countries, the Companion explores the existence of a distinctive Hispanic Enlightenment. The interdisciplinary approach makes it an invaluable resource for students of Hispanic studies and researchers unfamiliar with the Hispanic Enlightenment, introducing them to the varied aspects of this rich cultural period including the literature, visual art, and social and cultural history.
VSA03 The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Revolt
  Justine Firnhaber-Baker/ 9780367143763/ Price:£ 39.99
Book Cover The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Revolt charts the history of medieval rebellion from Spain to Bohemia and from Italy to England, and includes chapters spanning the centuries between Imperial Rome and the Reformation. Drawing together an international group of leading scholars, chapters consider how uprisings worked, why they happened, whom they implicated, what they meant to contemporaries, and how we might understand them now. This collection builds upon new approaches to political history and communication, and provides new insights into revolt as integral to medieval political life. Drawing upon research from the social sciences and literary theory, the essays use revolts and their sources to explore questions of meaning and communication, identity and mobilization, the use of violence and the construction of power. The authors emphasize historical actors’ agency, but argue that access to these actors and their actions is mediated and often obscured by the texts that report them. Supported by an introduction and conclusion which survey the previous historiography of medieval revolt and envisage future directions in the field, The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Revolt will be an essential reference for students and scholars of medieval political history.
SA03-492 The History of Taiwan
  Xiaobing Li/ 9781440861253/ Price:US$ 65.00
SA03-491 Transnational Nazism: Ideology and Culture in German-Japanese Relations, 1919-1936
  Ricky W. Law/ 9781108474634/ Price:£ 90.00
SA03-491 The Politics of the Past in Early China
  Vincent S. Leung/ 9781108425728/ Price:£ 75.00
SA03-489 Sir Stamford Raffles and Some of His Friends and Contemporaries: A Memoir of The Founder of Singapore
  John Bastin/ 9789813277663/ Price:US$ 148.00
SA03-488 Reassessing Japan's Cold War: Ikeda Hayato's Foreign Politics and Proactivism During the 1960s
  Oliviero Frattolillo/ 9781138599772/ Price:£ 115.00
SA03-485 Alternative Histories of the Self
  Anna Clark/ 9781350118898/ Price:£ 28.99
SA03-485 Imperial Military Transportation in British Asia: Burma 1941-1942
  Michael W. Charney/ 9781350089457/ Price:£ 85.00
SA03-484 Agrarianism as Modernity in 20th-Century Europe
  Alex Toshkov/ 9781350090552/ Price:£ 85.00
SA03-484 Sallust's Histories and Triumviral Historiography: Confronting the End of History
  Jennifer Gerrish/ 9781138218567/ Price:£ 120.00
SA03-484 Scotland in Revolution, 1685 1690
  Alasdair Raffe/ 9781474452212/ Price:£ 24.99
SA03-484 Embers of Empire in Brexit Britain
  Stuart Ward/ 9781350113794/ Price:£ 19.99
GA03-159 US State Department Bureau of Intelligence & Research: Country Intelligence Reports on Korea (1941-1961), 3-Vols/Set.
  / 9789814846905/ Price:US$ 1350.00
This collection contains facsimile reproductions of 68 research and intelligence reports pertaining to Korea, prepared between 1941 and 1961 by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research and preceding organizations. Totaling 1763 images and arranged numerically with various office symbols preceding the numbers the reports vary from short memorandums to detailed, documented studies. The topics also vary from individual commodities or countries to the economic and political characteristics of whole regions. Numbers were issued when the reports were assigned. Key topics covered in this collection include: activities of Korean independence groups; economics surveys of Korea; the united Korean Committee in America; the Korean Provisional Government in Chongqing; administration of railroads; analyses of major ports; Korea's trade and industry; post-WWII land reform; labor movements and communist activities; political and economic conditions in the North and South; biographic reports on politicians and key figures; Soviet and Chinese influence; the Korean War and truce; North Korea's Three-year plan; South Korea's international relations; and Syngman Rhee's rise to power.
GA03-158 Human Memory: Solid Evidence of the Nanjing Massacre
  Zhang Xianwen/ 9789814839600/ Price:US$ 300.00
Book Cover On December 13, 1937, the Japanese army captured Nanjing and went on to wantonly massacre disarmed Chinese soldiers and defenseless civilians in flagrant violation of international conventions. The Nanjing Massacre forms one of the darkest chapters in 20th-century world history. Researching this major historical event requires scholars worldwide to collect a variety of primary source material in different languages. Compiled by a group of historians from about ten universities and research institutions based in China and abroad, Human Memory: Solid Evidence of The Nanjing Massacre represents a major effort in this regard. Consisting of textual and pictorial evidence reproduced from major archives and libraries around the world, the book falls into four parts—Chinese, Japanese, English, and other Western languages. The book covers material created by victims, perpetrators, and important third parties in a diversity of formats: diaries, petitions, investigation reports, news articles, tribunal documents, and photographs. To help readers to better understand the wide range of evidence, the editors have provided very useful annotations for each document or photograph. Without a doubt, this publication holds some of the most vivid and sobering scenes in humanity’s collective memory.
GA03-157 A History of the Nanjing Massacre
  Zhang Xianwen/ 9789814839068/ Price:US$ 200.00
Book Cover A History of the Nanjing Massacre is the first comprehensive narrative of the massacre written by a group of Chinese scholars from Nanjing. From the fall of the city, to the atrocities themselves, to the international community’s efforts to save refugees, and finally to the trials of the war criminals, the book offers a complete story of the massacre from the Chinese, Japanese, and Western perspective. The book is based on a substantial amount of primary source material collected by a group of Chinese and foreign scholars led by Professor Zhang Xianwen of Nanjing University from major archives and libraries around the world.
Licentious Worlds: Sex and Exploitation in Global Empires
  Julie Peakman/ 9781789141405/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover Licentious Worlds is a history of sexual attitudes and behaviour through five hundred years of empire-building around the world. In a graphic and sometimes unsettling account, Julie Peakman examines colonization and the imperial experience puttting women back in the picture, showing their role in the building of empires, but also how marginalized men and women were almost invariably exploited. Women acted as negotiators, brothel-keepers, traders and peacekeepers, but they were also oppressed, forced into marriages and raped. The book describes daily life in Turkish harems, Mughal zenanas and Japanese geisha houses, as well as in royal palaces, private households and on board ships. The stories are drawn from many sources – from captains’ logs, missionary reports and cannibals’ memoirs to travellers’ letters, traders’ accounts and reports on prostitution. From debauched clerics and hog-sodomizing Pilgrims to sexually fluid cannibals and homosexual samurai, Licentious Worlds takes history where it has never been before.
The Braganzas: The Rise and Fall of the Ruling Dynasties of Portugal and Brazil, 1640-1910
  Malyn Newitt/ 9781789141252/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover For 270 years, the House of Braganza provided the kings and queens of Portugal. During a period of momentous change, from 1640 to 1910, this influential family helped to establish Portuguese independence from their powerful Spanish neighbours. They ruled the vast empire of Brazil from 1822 to 1889, successfully creating a unified nation and preventing the country from splitting into small warring states, and they saved the monarchy and government from total destruction by the marauding armies of Napoleon. In his fascinating reappraisal of the Braganza dynasty, Malyn Newitt traces the rise and fall of one of the world’s most important royal families. He introduces us to a colourful cast of innovators, revolutionaries, villains, heroes and charlatans, from the absolutist Dom Miguel to the ‘Soldier King’ Dom Pedro I, and recounts in vivid detail the major social, economic and political events that defined their rule. Featuring an extensive selection of artworks and photographs, Newitt offers a timely look at Britain’s ‘oldest ally’ and the role of monarchy in the early modern European world.
Paracelsus: An Alchemical Life
  Bruce T. Moran/ 9781789141443/ Price:£ 15.95
Book Cover Throughout his controversial life the alchemist, physician and social radical known as Paracelsus combined traditions that were magical and empirical, scholarly and folk, learned and artisanal. He endorsed both Catholic and Reformation beliefs, but believed devoutly in a female deity. He travelled constantly, learning and teaching a new form of medicine based on the experience of miners, bathers, alchemists, midwives, barber-surgeons and executioners. He argued for changes in the way the body was understood, how disease was defined and how treatments were created, but he was also moved by mystical speculations, an alchemical view of nature and an intriguing concept of creation. Bruce T. Moran tells the story of how alchemy refashioned medical practice, and brings to light the ideas, workings and major texts of an important Renaissance figure, showing how his tenacity and endurance changed the medical world for the better, and brought new perspectives to the study of nature.
Radio: Making Waves in Sound
  Alasdair Pinkerton/ 9781789140781/ Price:£ 18.00
Book Cover Radio is a medium of seemingly endless contradictions. Now in its third century of existence, the technology still seems startling modern; despite frequent predictions of its demise, radio continues to evolve and flourish in the age of the internet and social media. This book explores the history of the radio, describing its technological, political and social evolution, and how it emerged from Victorian experimental laboratories to become a near-ubiquitous presence in our lives. The book is shaped by radio’s multiple characters and characteristics – radio waves occur in nature, but have been harnessed and moulded by human beings to bridge oceans and reconfigure our experience of space and time. This is an informative and thought-provoking book for all enthusiasts of an old technology that still has the capacity to enthuse, entertain, entice and enrage today
Mexico City: Cradle of Empires
  Nick Caistor/ 9781789140736/ Price:£ 14.95
Book Cover Mexico City has always been a seat of empire. In its grandiose pretentions and sheer swagger, it gives the impression of power exercised over great distances. And yet this power has frequently been contested, lending the city a tough, battle-hardened look. At the same time, life in the Mexican capital can be carefree and intoxicating, and it continues to offer any visitor not only glimpses of past grandeur, but a fascinating wealth of the culture of Mexico today. This book explores how the city has grown over the centuries from the Tenochtitlan city-state, to the capital of the Spanish empire’s ‘New Spain’, to French intervention, revolution, to the newly branded CDMX. Nick Caistor leads us through centuries of history and into the material city of today: from recently constructed museums and shopping malls, to neighbourhoods where centuries-old traditions still appear to be the norm. Whether sampling ice cream at Xochimilco, watching freestyle wrestling at the Arena Mexico, or savouring long Mexican breakfasts, Nick Caistor reveals why the city continues to fascinate.
Fabulosa!: The Story of Polari, Britain's Secret Gay Language
  Paul Baker/ 9781789141320/ Price:£ 15.99
Book Cover Polari was a language used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution – or worse – Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expressing humour, and a means of identification and of establishing a community. Its roots are colourful and varied – from eighteenth-century Cant to Lingua Franca to prostitutes’ slang – and in the mid-1960s it was thrust into the limelight by the characters Julian and Sandy, voiced by Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams, on the BBC radio show Round the Horne. (‘Oh Mr Horne, how bona to vada your dolly old eke!’) Paul Baker recounts the story of Polari with skill, erudition and tenderness. He traces its historical origins and describes its linguistic nuts and bolts, explores the ways and the environments in which it was spoken, explains the reasons for its decline, and tells of its unlikely re-emergence in the twenty-first century. With a cast of drag queens and sailors, Dilly boys and macho clones, Fabulosa! is both an essential document of recent history and a fascinating and fantastically readable account of this funny, filthy and ingenious language.
Shapeshifters: A History
  John B. Kachuba/ 9781789140798/ Price:£ 16.00
Book Cover There is something about a shapeshifter – a person who can transform into an animal – that captures our imagination; that causes us to want to howl at the moon, or flit through the night like a bat. Werewolves, vampires, demons and other weird creatures appeal to our animal nature, our ‘dark side’, our desire to break free of the bonds of society and proper behaviour. Rituals in early cultures worldwide seemingly allowed shamans, sorcerers, witches and wizards to transform at will into animals and back again. Today, there are millions of people who believe that shapeshifters walk among us and may even be world leaders. Real or imaginary, shapeshifters lurk deep in our psyches and remain formidable cultural icons. The myths and magic surrounding shapeshifters is brought vividly to life in John Kachuba’s compelling and original cultural history. Featuring a fantastic and goulish array of examples from history, literature, film, TV and computer games, Shapeshifters explores our secret desire to become something other than human.
Corridors: Passages of Modernity
  Roger Luckhurst/ 9781789140538/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover We spend our lives moving through passages, hallways, corridors and gangways, yet they do not feature in architectural histories, monographs or guidebooks. They are overlooked, undervalued and unregarded; seen as unlovely parts of a building’s infrastructure rather than ‘architecture’. This book is the first definitive history of the corridor, from its origins in country houses and utopian communities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, through reformist Victorian prisons, hospitals and asylums, to the ‘corridors of power’, bureaucratic labyrinths, and housing estates of the twentieth century. The book takes in wide range of sources, from architectural history to fiction, film and TV, to explore how the corridor went from a utopian ideal to a place of unease: the archetypal stuff of nightmares.
Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life
  Christopher E. Forth/ 9781789140620/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover Fat: such a little word evokes big responses. While ‘fat’ describes the size and shape of bodies, our negative reactions to corpulent bodies also depend on something tangible and tactile; as this book argues, there is more to fat than meets the eye. Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life offers a historical reflection on how fat has been perceived and imagined in the West since antiquity. Featuring fascinating historical accounts, philosophical, religious and cultural arguments, including discussions of status, gender and race, the book digs deep into the past for the roots of our current notions and prejudices. Three central themes emerge: how we have perceived and imagined obesity over the centuries; how fat as a substance has elicited disgust and how it evokes perceptions of animality; but also how it has been associated with vitality and fertility. By exploring the complex ways in which fat, fatness and fattening have been perceived over time, this book provides rich insights into the stuff our stereotypes are made of.
The Europe Illusion: Britain, France, Germany and the Long History of European Integration
  Stuart Sweeney/ 9781789140606/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover In The Europe Illusion, Stuart Sweeney considers Britain’s relationships with France and Prussia-Germany since the map of Europe was redrawn at Westphalia in 1648. A timely and far-sighted study, it argues that integration in Europe has evolved through diplomatic, economic and cultural links cemented between these three states, and that – as wars became increasingly destructive and economic expectations were elevated – states struggled to survive alone. Yet it has been rare for all three to be friends at the same time. While common trends can be seen within the European states, there is an illusion of unity, since cultural particularisms have always tempered full integration. In this broader context, setbacks like Brexit can be seen as predictable and manageable. After all, the federal project has a strong pedigree, with roots in the Holy Roman Empire, and the EU remains a formidable institution of twenty-seven states. While Britain is left to forge a role outside the EU, Sweeney identifies a familiar semi-detachment, highlighting pragmatism and historical constancy at the heart of Europe.
Gilded Youth: Privilege, Rebellion and the British Public School
  James Brooke-Smith/ 9781789140668/ Price:£ 18.00
The British public school is an iconic institution, a training ground for the ruling elite and a symbol of national identity and tradition. But beyond the elegant architecture and evergreen playing fields is a turbulent history of teenage rebellion, sexual dissidence and political radicalism. James Brooke-Smith wades into the wilder shores of public-school life over the last 300 years in Gilded Youth. He uncovers armed mutinies in the late-eighteenth century, a Victorian craze for flagellation, dandy-aesthetes of the 1920s, quasi-scientific discourse on masturbation, Communist scares in the 1930s and the salacious tabloid scandals of the present day. Drawing on personal experience, extensive research and public school representations in poetry, school slang, spy films, popular novels and rock music, Brooke-Smith offers a fresh account of upper-class adolescence in Britain and the role of elite private education in shaping youth culture. He shows how this central British institution has inspired a counter-culture of artists, intellectuals, and radicals – from Percy Shelley and George Orwell, to Peter Gabriel and Richard Branson – who have rebelled against both the schools themselves and the wider society for which they stand. Written with verve and humour, this is a highly original cultural history in the tradition of Owen Jones’s The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It.
A History of Feelings
  Rob Boddice/ 9781789140675/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover What does it mean to feel something? What stimulates our desires, aspirations and dreams? Did our ancestors feel in the same way to us? Historians have tried to make sense of our feelings, passions, moods, emotions and sentiments over the last decade in a wave of new research. For the first time, however, Rob Boddice brings together the latest findings to trace the complex history of feelings from antiquity to the present. A History of Feelings is a compelling account of the unsaid – the gestural, affective and experiential. Rob Boddice argues that how we feel is the dynamic product of the existence of our minds and bodies in moments of time and space. Using a progressive approach that integrates biological, anthropological and social and cultural factors, he describes the evolution of emotional encounters and individual experiences across the globe. Written by one of the world’s leading scholars of the history of emotions, this epic exploration of our affective life is essential reading for all those fascinated by our own well-being.
The Political and Economic History of China (1977–1992), Volume 3: Political Reform and Political Crisis
  Hu Angang/ 9781623201470/ Price:US$ 138.00
A detailed chronicle of an era of chaos and political turbulence, The Political and Economic History of China is a must-read series for anyone interested in the history of modern China. Continuing on from his first series, which covered the years 1949–1976, Hu Angang returns with a new installment detailing the political and economic development in the People’s Republic of China from 1977 to 1992. This period saw the political transition from the end of the Cultural Revolution to the Reform and Opening-up era under Deng Xiaoping. Hu explains the numerous policy changes that transformed China during this period from an isolated and underdeveloped country to a global political and economic power, as well as the Politburo’s management of domestic political challenges as it set the precedence for future leadership transitions.
The Political and Economic History of China (1977–1992), 3-vols/set
  Hu Angang/ 9781623201494/ Price:US$ 374.00
A detailed chronicle of an era of chaos and political turbulence, The Political and Economic History of China is a must-read series for anyone interested in the history of modern China. Continuing on from his first series, which covered the years 1949–1976, Hu Angang returns with a new installment detailing the political and economic development in the People’s Republic of China from 1977 to 1992. This period saw the political transition from the end of the Cultural Revolution to the Reform and Opening-up era under Deng Xiaoping. Hu explains the numerous policy changes that transformed China during this period from an isolated and underdeveloped country to a global political and economic power, as well as the Politburo’s management of domestic political challenges as it set the precedence for future leadership transitions.
Economic Development during Reform and Opening-Up (1977–1991), Volume 2: Economic Development during Reform and Opening-up
  / 9781623201456/ Price:US$ 138.00
A detailed chronicle of an era of chaos and political turbulence, The Political and Economic History of China is a must-read series for anyone interested in the history of modern China. Continuing on from his first series, which covered the years 1949–1976, Hu Angang returns with a new installment detailing the political and economic development in the People’s Republic of China from 1977 to 1992. This period saw the political transition from the end of the Cultural Revolution to the Reform and Opening-up era under Deng Xiaoping. Hu explains the numerous policy changes that transformed China during this period from an isolated and underdeveloped country to a global political and economic power, as well as the Politburo’s management of domestic political challenges as it set the precedence for future leadership transitions.
The Political and Economic History of China (1977–1992), Volume 1: Political Transition from Mao to Deng (1977–1981)
  Hu Angang/ 9781623201432/ Price:US$ 138.00
A detailed chronicle of an era of chaos and political turbulence, The Political and Economic History of China is a must-read series for anyone interested in the history of modern China. Continuing on from his first series, which covered the years 1949–1976, Hu Angang returns with a new installment detailing the political and economic development in the People’s Republic of China from 1977 to 1992. This period saw the political transition from the end of the Cultural Revolution to the Reform and Opening-up era under Deng Xiaoping. Hu explains the numerous policy changes that transformed China during this period from an isolated and underdeveloped country to a global political and economic power, as well as the Politburo’s management of domestic political challenges as it set the precedence for future leadership transitions.
VSA03-003 The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties: Between Protest and Nation-Building
  Jian, Chen/ 9781138557321/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover As the fiftieth anniversary of 1968 approaches, this book reassesses the global causes, themes, forms, and legacies of that tumultuous period. While existing scholarship continues to largely concentrate on the US and Western Europe, this volume will focus on Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. International scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds explore the global sixties through the prism of topics that range from the economy, decolonization, and higher education, to forms of protest, transnational relations, and the politics of memory.
VSA03-003 Routledge Handbook of Early Chinese History
  Paul R. Goldin/ 9781138775916/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The study of early China has been radically transformed over the past fifty years by archaeological discoveries, including both textual and non-textual artefacts. Excavations of settlements and tombs have demonstrated that most people did not lead their lives in accordance with ritual canons, while previously unknown documents have shown that most received histories were written retrospectively by victors and present a correspondingly anachronistic perspective. This handbook provides an authoritative survey of the major periods of Chinese history from the Neolithic era to the fall of the Latter Han Empire and the end of antiquity (AD 220). It is the first volume to include not only a comprehensive review of political history but also detailed treatments of topics that transcend particular historical periods, such as: •Warfare and political thought •Cities and agriculture •Language and art •Medicine and mathematics Providing a detailed analysis of the most up-to-date research by leading scholars in the field of early Chinese history, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Chinese history, Asian archaeology, and Chinese studies in general.
VSA03-003 The Culture of Animals in Antiquity: A Sourcebook with Commentaries
  Lewis, Sian/ 9780415817554/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Culture of Animals in Antiquity provides students and researchers with well-chosen and clearly presented ancient sources in translation, some well-known, others undoubtedly unfamiliar, but all central to a key area of study in ancient history: the part played by animals in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. It brings new ideas to bear on the wealth of evidence – literary, historical and archaeological – which we possess for the experiences and roles of animals in the ancient world. Offering a broad picture of ancient cultures in the Mediterranean as part of a wider ecosystem, the volume is on an ambitious scale. It covers a broad span of time, from the sacred animals of dynastic Egypt to the imagery of the lamb in early Christianity, and of region, from the fallow deer introduced and bred in Roman Britain to the Asiatic lioness and her cubs brought as a gift by the Elamites to the Great King of Persia. This sourcebook is essential for anyone wishing to understand the role of animals in the ancient world and support learning for one of the fastest growing disciplines in Classics.
VSA03-002 Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History
  Saaler, Sven/ 9781138815186/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History is a concise overview of modern Japanese history from the middle of the nineteenth century until the end of the twentieth century. Written by a group of international historians, each an authority in his or her field, the book covers modern Japanese history in an accessible yet comprehensive manner. The subjects featured in the book range from the development of the political system and matters of international relations, to social and economic history and gender issues, to post-war discussions about modern Japan's historical trajectory and its wartime past. Divided into thematic parts, the sections include: •Nation, empire and borders •Ideologies and the political system •Economy and society •Historical legacies and memory Each chapter outlines important historiographical debates and controversies, summarizes the latest developments in the field, and identifies research topics that have not yet received sufficient scholarly attention. As such, the book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese history, Asian history and Asian Studies.
VSA03-002 The Routledge History of the American South
  Morehouse, Maggi M./ 9781138784949/ Price:£ 150.00
Book Cover The Routledge History of the American South looks at the major themes that have developed in the interdisciplinary field of Southern Studies. With fifteen original essays from experts in their respective fields, the handbook addresses such diverse topics as southern linguistics, music (secular and non-secular), gender, food, and history and memory. The chapters present focused historiographical analyses that, taken together, offer a clear sense of the evolution and contours of Southern Studies. This volume is valuable both as a dynamic introduction to Southern Studies and as an entry point into more recent research for those already familiar with the subfield.
VSA03-002 The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military
  Vuic, Kara D./ 9781138902985/ Price:£ 150.00
Book Cover The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military is the first examination of the interdisciplinary, intersecting fields of gender studies and the history of the United States military. In twenty-one original essays, the contributors tackle themes including gendering the "other," gender and war disability, gender and sexual violence, gender and American foreign relations, and veterans and soldiers in the public imagination, and lay out a chronological examination of gender and America’s wars from the American Revolution to Iraq. This important collection is essential reading for all those interested in how the military has influenced America's views and experiences of gender.
VSA03-002 The Routledge History of Disability
  Hanes, Roy/ 9781138193574/ Price:£ 180.00
Book Cover The Routledge History of Disability explores the shifting attitudes towards and representations of disabled people from the age of antiquity to the twenty-first century. Taking an international view of the subject, this wide-ranging collection shows that the history of disability cuts across racial, ethnic, religious, cultural, gender and class divides, highlighting the commonalities and differences between the experiences of disabled persons in global historical context. The book is arranged in four parts, covering histories of disabilities across various time periods and cultures, histories of national disability policies, programs and services, histories of education and training and the ways in which disabled people have been seen and treated in the last few decades. Within this, the twenty-eight chapters discuss topics such as developments in disability issues during the late Ottoman period, the history of disability in Belgian Congo in the early twentieth century, blind asylums in nineteenth-century Scotland and the systematic killing of disabled children in Nazi Germany. Illustrated with images and tables and providing an overview of how various countries, cultures and societies have addressed disability over time, this comprehensive volume offers a global perspective on this rapidly growing field and is a valuable resource for scholars of disability studies and histories of disabilities.
VSA03 The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History
  Alan Forrest/ 9781138333734/ Price:£ 43.99
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History engages with some of the most recent trends in French revolutionary scholarship by considering the Revolution in its global context. Across seventeen chapters an international team of contributors examine the impact of the Revolution not only on its European neighbours but on Latin America, North America and Africa, assess how far events there impacted on the Revolution in France, and suggest something of the Revolution’s enduring legacy in the modern world. The Companion views the French Revolution through a deliberately wide lens. The first section deals with its global repercussions from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean and includes a discussion of major insurrections such as those in Haiti and Venezuela. Three chapters then dissect the often complex and entangled relations with other revolutionary movements, in seventeenth-century Britain, the American colonies and Meiji Japan. The focus then switches to international involvement in the events of 1789 and the circulation of ideas, people, goods and capital. In a final section contributors throw light on how the Revolution was and is still remembered across the globe, with chapters on Russia, China and Australasia. An introduction by the editors places the Revolution in its political, historical and historiographical context. The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History is a timely and important contribution to scholarship of the French Revolution.
VSA03 The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military
  Geoffrey Jensen/ 9781138482913/ Price:£ 43.99
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding race in the American military establishment from the French and Indian War to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest research on race and ethnicity into the field of military history, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades at the intersection of these two fields. The discussion goes beyond the study of battles and generals to look at the other peoples who were involved in American military campaigns and analyzes how African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Chicanos helped shape the course of American History—both at home and on the battlefield. The book also includes coverage of American imperial ambitions and the national response to encountering other peoples in their own countries.   The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race in the American Military defines how the history of race and ethnicity impacts military history, over time and comparatively, while encouraging scholarship on specific groups, periods, and places. This important collection presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field.
VSA03 The Routledge Handbook of the War of 1812
  Donald R. Hickey/ 9781138482906/ Price:£ 43.99
Book Cover The War of 1812 ranged over a remarkably large territory, as the fledgling United States battled Great Britain at sea and on land across what is now the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada. Native people and the Spanish were also involved in the war’s interrelated conflicts. Often overlooked, the War of 1812 has been the subject of an explosion of new research over the past twenty-five years. The Routledge Handbook of the War of 1812 brings together the insights of this research through an array of fresh essays by leading scholars in the field, offering an overview of current understandings of the war that will be a vital reference for students and researchers alike. The essays in this volume examine a wide range of military, political, social, and cultural dimensions of the war. With full consideration given to American, Canadian, British, and native viewpoints, the international group of contributors place the war in national and international context, chart the course of events in its different theaters, consider the war’s legacy and commemoration, and examine the roles of women, African Americans, and natives. Capturing the state of the field in a single volume, this handbook is a must-have resource for anyone with an interest in early America.
VSA03 The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography
  Dean Phillip Bell/ 9781138193611/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography provides an overview of Jewish history from the biblical to the contemporary period, while simultaneously placing Jewish history into conversation with the most central historiographical methods and issues and some of the core source materials used by scholars within the field. The field of Jewish history is profitably interdisciplinary. Drawing from the historical methods and themes employed in the study of various periods and geographical regions as well as from academic fields outside of history, it utilizes a broad range of source materials produced by Jews and non-Jews. It grapples with many issues that were core to Jewish life, culture, community, and identity in the past, while reflecting and addressing contemporary concerns and perspectives. Divided into four parts, this volume examines how Jewish history has engaged with and developed more general historiographical methods and considerations. Part I provides a general overview of Jewish history, while Parts II and III respectively address the rich sources and methodologies used to study Jewish history. Concluding in Part IV with a timeline, glossary, and index to help frame and connect the history, sources, and methodologies presented throughout, The Routledge Companion to Jewish History and Historiography is the perfect volume for anyone interested in Jewish history.
SA03-488 Modern Times in Southeast Asia, 1920s-1970s
  Susie Protschky/ 9789004372610/ Price:EUR 105.00
SA03-481 An Historical Sketch of Chinese Historiography
  Huaiqi Wu/ 9783662562529/ Price:EUR 129.99
SA03-476 Lesser Dragons: Minority Peoples of China
  Michael Dillon/ 9781780239118/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover Lesser Dragons is a timely introduction to the fascinating and complex world of China’s ‘national minorities’. Based on detailed research, including the author’s first-hand fieldwork in several minority areas, it introduces the major non-Han peoples of China, including the Mongols, the Tibetans, the Uyghurs of Xinjiang and the Manchus, and traces the evolution of their relationship with the Han Chinese majority. Each chapter discusses one of the most important minority groups, while an additional chapter is devoted to the parallel but different world of inter-ethnic relations in Taiwan. Lesser Dragons will interest anyone who wishes to understand the reality behind the region’s conflicts that are increasingly being reported in the Western media, including the tense security situation in Xinjiang, China’s attitude to Tibet and the Dalai Lama, and the resistance of Mongolian herders to the loss of their grasslands. It examines cliches, such as those found in the Chinese press that portray the ethnic minorities as colourful but marginal people, and shows how their religions, cultures and above all their languages mark them out as distinct from the Chinese majority yet endangered by forces of integration.
GA03-156 China's Path Toward National Rejuvenation: Review and Reflections
  Chuanjia, Zhang/ 9789814698191/ Price:US$ 150.00
Book Cover China's Path Toward National Rejuvenation: Review and Reflections presents the tortuous journey the Chinese nation has gone through in pursuing and achieving the socio-political ideal of national rejuvenation for more than 100 years since the first Opium War (1840-1842). Beginning with a critical account of the late-Qing historical events such as the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Movement, the Westernization Movement, the Hundred Days' Reform of 1898, and the Revolution of 1911, it goes on to focus on how the Communist Party of China (CPC), through integrating the theory of Marxism with the actual conditions and concrete practices in China, eventually led the Chinese people to win the victory in the New Democratic Revolution (1919-1949). The founding of the People's Republic ushered in a new era of building socialism with Chinese characteristics, as aptly represented by the country's reform and opening up program undertaken since 1978. Divided into four parts, the book examines the entire historical process of and reveals the basic patterns behind such a huge endeavor and achievement of the Chinese nation, and also reflects upon the experiences and lessons learned in the course of pursuing national rejuvenation. KEY FEATURES - Documents China's path toward national rejuvenation and the lessons learned. - Allows international readers to better understand China's reemergence as an international power through the lens of an insider. - Covers various major events in modern Chinese history, including the two Opium Wars, the Revolution of 1911, and the epochal reform and opening up since 1978.
Fairies: A Dangerous History
  Richard Sugg/ 9781780238999/ Price:£ 16.00
Book Cover How dangerous were fairies? In the late seventeenth century, they could still scare people to death. Little wonder, as they were thought to be descended from fallen angels, and to have the power to destroy the world itself. Despite their modern image as gauzy playmates, the fairies feared by ordinary people caused them to flee their homes, to revere fairy trees and paths, and to abuse or even kill infants or adults held to be fairy changelings. Such beliefs, along with some remarkably detailed sightings, lingered on in places well into the twentieth century. Often associated with witchcraft and black magic, fairies were also closely involved with reports of ghosts and poltergeists. In literature and art fairies often retained this edge of danger. From the wild magic of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, through the dark glamour of Keats, to the improbably erotic poem ‘Goblin Market’ or the paintings inspired by opium dreams, the amoral otherness of the fairies ran side-by-side with the newly delicate or feminized creations of the Victorian world. In the past thirty years the enduring link between fairies and nature has been robustly exploited by eco-warriors and conservationists, from Ireland to Iceland. This book tells the story of the many fairy terrors which lay behind Titania or Tinkerbell.
Afghanistan: A History from 1260 to the Present
  Jonathan L. Lee/ 9781789140101/ Price:£ 30.00
Book Cover Located at the intersection of Asia and the Middle East, Afghanistan has been strategically important for thousands of years. Its ancient trade routes and strategic position between India, Inner Asia, China, Persia and beyond has meant the region has been subject to frequent invasions. Modern Afghanistan is a culturally and ethnically diverse country, but one divided by conflict, political instability and by mass displacements of its people. Jonathan L. Lee places the current conflict in Afghanistan in its historical context and challenges many of the West’s preconceived ideas about the country. Lee chronicles the region’s monarchic rules and the Durrani dynasty, focusing on the reigns of each ruler and their efforts to balance tribal, ethnic, regional and religious factions, moving on to the struggle for social and constitutional reform and the rise of Islamic and Communist factions. He offers new cultural and political insights from Persian histories, the memoirs of Afghan government officials, British government and India Office archives, recently released CIA reports and WikiLeaks documents. Lee also sheds new light on the country’s foreign relations, its internal power struggles and the impact of foreign military interventions such as the ‘War on Terror’.
Arthur: God and Hero in Avalon
  Christopher Fee/ 9781780239996/ Price:£ 16.00
Book Cover For fifteen centuries, legends of King Arthur have inspired generations. In the misty past of a Britain under siege, half-remembered events became shrouded in ancient myth and folklore. The resulting tales were told and retold, until over time Arthur, Camelot, Avalon, the Round Table, the Holy Grail, Excalibur, Lancelot and Guinevere all became instantly recognizable icons. Along the way, Arthur’s life and times were recast in the mould of the hero’s journey: his miraculous conception at Tintagel through the magical intercession of his shaman guide, Merlin; the childhood deed of pulling the Sword from the Stone through which Arthur was anointed King; the Quest for the Holy Grail, the most sacred object in Christendom; the betrayal of Arthur by his wife and champion; and the apocalyptic battle between Good and Evil, ending with Arthur’s journey to the Otherworld. Arthur: God and Hero in Avalon views Arthur in terms of comparative mythology, and argues that the Once and Future King remains relevant because his story speaks so eloquently about universal human needs and anxieties. The book discusses the tales of King Arthur, from the very earliest versions to the most recent film and television adaptations, and offers readers an insight into why Arthur remains so popular.
Dinomania: Why We Love, Fear and Are Utterly Enchanted by Dinosaurs
  Boria Sax/ 9781789140040/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover At once reptilian and avian, dinosaurs enable us to imagine a world far beyond the usual boundaries of time, culture and physiology. We have envisioned them in diverse and contradictory ways, reflecting, in part, our changing conceptions of ourselves. Their discovery, around the start of the nineteenth century, was intimately tied to our awareness of geological time; their vast size and power called to mind railroads, battleships and factories, making dinosaurs, paradoxically, emblems of modernity. At the same time, their world was nature at its most pristine, and they simultaneously symbolized childhood innocence and wonder. Dinosaurs provided a sort of code that has enabled people to speak indirectly about the possibility of our own extinction. Not unlike humans today, dinosaurs seem both powerful – almost godly – and helpless in the face of cosmic forces even mightier than themselves. Dinomania tells the story of our romance with the titanic saurians, from early stories that were inspired by their bones to the dinosaur theme parks of today. It concludes that, in our imaginations, dinosaurs are, and always have been, essentially dragons, and their contemporary representation is once again blending with the myth and legend from which it emerged at the start of the modern period.
Company Curiosities: Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874
  Arthur MacGregor/ 9781789140033/ Price:£ 40.00
Book Cover For nearly three hundred years, the East India Company dominated British trade and relations with Asia. It made handsome profits for shareholders but also provided collectors in Europe with natural specimens and man-made rarities that were prized for their scientific, aesthetic or cultural value. An array of administrators, soldiers and surveyors spent much of their lives attempting to inventory and to comprehend India’s vast country, its teeming populations and its myriad rituals and wildlife: nearly forty species of mammals and over 120 species of birds were discovered in the Katmandu valley alone; astonishing wall paintings from the fifth-century were unearthed in caves at Ajanta; and spectacular fossil fauna arrived from the Siwalik Hills. Company Curiosities: Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600–1874 offers the first-ever overview of the remarkable role of the East India Company and its servants in collecting and showcasing a treasure-house of natural specimens and man-made objects – craft materials, paintings and sculptures, weapons, costumes, jewels and ornaments – that established the look and the feel of India for those who had never ventured abroad. Arthur MacGregor tells the stories behind the remarkable discoveries and collections, and those responsible 20 for them, and their impact on natural science, commerce and industry, and personal taste.
The Mafia: A Cultural History
  Roberto M. Dainotto/ 9781780239934/ Price:£ 9.99
Book Cover What makes Tony Soprano so likeable? Why would we rather leave the cannoli and take the gun? Do we truly want Scarface’s Tony Montana to succeed? Is Michael Corleone a misunderstood hero or a despicable villain? In The Mafia, now available in paperback, Roberto M. Dainotto traces the complex and fascinating development of the mafia: its rural beginnings in Western Sicily; its growth into what has been aptly described as a global multinational of crime; and its parallel evolution in music, print and on the big screen. The book probes the tension between the real mafia – its brutal and often violent reality – and how we imagine it to be: a mythical assembly of codes of honour, family values and chivalric masochism. Rather than dismissing such mafia stereotypes as untrue, Dainotto sets out to understand what needs and desires, material and psychic longings, are satisfied by our mafia fantasies. Exploring the rich array of films, books, television, music and even video games portraying and inspired by the mafia, this book offers not only a social, economic and political history of the mafia but a new way of understanding our enduring fascination with what lurks behind the sinister omerta of the 22 family business.
Darkness: A Cultural History
  Nina Edwards/ 9781780239828/ Price:£ 16.99
Book Cover Darkness divides opinion. Some are frightened of the dark, or at least prefer to avoid it, and there are many who dislike what it appears to stand for. Others are drawn to its strange domain, delighting in its uncertainties, lured by all the associations of folklore and legend, by the call of the mysterious and of the unknown. The history of attitudes to what we cannot quite make out, in all its physical and metaphorical manifestations, challenges the notion that the world is possible to fully comprehend. Nina Edwards explores darkness as both physical feature and cultural image, through themes of sight, blindness, consciousness, dreams, fear of the dark, night blindness, and the in-between states of dusk or fog, twilight and dawn, the point or period of obscuration and clarification. Taking readers through different historical periods, she interrogates humanity’s various attempts to harness and suppress the dark, from our early use of fire to the later discovery of electricity. She reveals how the idea of darkness pervades art, literature, religion and every aspect of our everyday language. Darkness: A Cultural History shows us how darkness has fed our imagination. Whether a shifting concept or real physical presence, it always conveys complex meaning.
Inventing American Tradition: From the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo
  Jack David Eller/ 9781780239866/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover What really happened on the first Thanksgiving? How did a British drinking song become the national anthem of the United States? And what makes Superman so darned American? Every tradition, even the noblest and most cherished, has a history, nowhere more so than in the usa, which was born with a relative indifference, if not hostility, to the past. Most Americans would be surprised to learn just how recent – and controversial – the origins of their traditions are, as well as how those origins are often related to the trauma of the Civil War and to fears for American identity stemming from immigration and socialism. Inventing American Tradition explores a wide range of beloved traditions, including political symbols, holidays, lifestyles and fictional characters, and looks at the people who conceived of and adapted them into the forms familiar to Americans – and the innumerable people around the world influenced by American culture – today. What emerges is the realization that all traditions are invented by particular people at particular times for particular reasons, and that the process of ‘traditioning’ is forever ongoing.
The Anatomy of Riches: Sir Robert Paston's Treasure
  Spike Bucklow/ 9781780239798/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover The Anatomy of Riches tells the story of one family’s long rise from rags to riches, and their rapid reversal of fortune. It focuses on the life of Sir Robert Paston, who experienced the family’s fall from grace at a time of momentous change, the beginning of the modern world. The Paston wealth had brought luxuries from across the globe to an idyllic retreat in rural Norfolk. The family commissioned Europe’s finest craftsmen to enhance their rarities, and their lavish hospitality was famed throughout England. But the Civil War and plague tore the country apart, and peaceloving Sir Robert was assailed by what he called a ‘whirlpool of misadventures’, although he kept his faith and worked tirelessly to protect his wife and children. Encouraged by his friend Dr Thomas Browne, he even found time to pursue his interests, employing both an alchemist in search of the Philosopher’s Stone and an artist to capture his favourite treasures in an enigmatic stilllife, The Paston Treasure.
Monsters under Glass: A Cultural History of Hothouse Flowers from 1850 to the Present
  Jane Desmarais/ 9781780239750/ Price:£ 25.00
Monsters under Glass explores our enduring fascination with hothouses and exotic blooms, from their rise in ancient times, through the Victorian vogue for plant collecting, to the present day. Our interest in hothouses can be traced back to the Roman emperor Tiberius, but it was in the early nineteenth century that a boom in exotic plant collecting and new glasshouse technologies stimulated the imagination of novelists, poets and artists, and the hothouse entered the creative language in a highly charged way. Decadent writers in England and on the Continent – including Charles Baudelaire and Oscar Wilde – transformed the notion of the hothouse from a functional object to a powerful metaphor, of metropolitan life, sexuality and being, replete with a dark underside of decay and death; of consciousness itself, nurtured and dissected under glass. In this beautifully illustrated, wide-ranging and vivid study, Jane Desmarais charts the history and influence of these humid, tropical worlds and their creations, providing a steamy window on our recent past.
Sex in the World of Myth
  David Leeming/ 9781780239774/ Price:£ 15.99
Book Cover In Sex in the World of Myth, David Leeming argues that sex is as important in myths as it is in our lives. Myths are our cultural dreams, and sex is pervasive in all mythologies because it has obsessed and confused us like nothing else – what’s more, sexual myths, like all myths, can serve many purposes. The reproductive acts of the ancient Greek goddess Gaia perhaps reflect a pre-Olympian matriarchal social system. The tales of the unbridled sexual deeds of the Polynesian Maui, and many others, speak to a natural fascination with the power and mystery of sexual drives. Leeming demonstrates how even when such myths are meant to elicit laughter or titillation, the participation in them of sacred heroes and deities means they are in some sense religious – partial answers to the nature of existence in general, and human sexuality in particular.
Ukraine: A Nation on the Borderland
  Karl Schlogel/ 9781780239781/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover The Euromaidan uprising in Kiev, followed by radical regime change, the annexation of the Crimea and the war in Eastern Ukraine, have shattered European security. The Western response to Russian aggression has been uncertain and hesitant in handling the unfamiliar yet large nation of Ukraine, a country with a complicated past, and one whose history is little known in the rest of Europe. In Ukraine: A Nation on the Borderland, Karl Schlogel presents a picture of a country which lies on Europe’s borderland and in Russia’s shadow. In recent years, Ukraine has been faced, along with Western Europe, with the political conundrum resulting from Russia’s actions and the ongoing Information War. As well as exploring this present-day confrontation, Schlogel provides detailed, fascinating historical portraits of a panoply of Ukraine’s major cities: Lviv, Odessa, Czernowitz, Kiev, Kharkov, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk and Yalta – cities whose often troubled and war-torn histories are as varied as the nationalities and cultures which have made them what they are today, survivors with very particular identities and aspirations. Schlogel feels the pulse of life in these cities, analysing their more recent pasts and their challenges for the future.
Burned Alive: Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition
  Alberto A. Martinez/ 9781780238968/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover In 1600 the Catholic Inquisition condemned the philosopher Giordano Bruno for his heretical beliefs. He was then burned alive in a public place in Rome. Historians, scientists and teachers usually deny that Bruno was condemned for his beliefs about the universe and that his trial was linked to the later confrontations between the Inquisition and Galileo in 1616 and 1633. Based on new evidence, however, Burned Alive asserts that Bruno’s beliefs about the universe were indeed the primary factors that led to Bruno’s condemnation: his beliefs that the stars are suns surrounded by planetary worlds like our own, and that the Earth moves because it has a soul. Alberto A. Martinez shows how some of the same Inquisitors who judged Bruno also confronted Galileo in 1616. Ultimately the one clergyman who wrote the most critical reports used by the Inquisition to condemn Galileo in 1633 immediately wrote an unpublished manuscript, in which he denounced Galileo and other followers of Copernicus for believing that many worlds exist and that the Earth moves because it has a soul. This book challenges the accepted history of astronomy and shows how cosmology led Bruno bravely to his death.
History of the European Oil and Gas Industry.
  J. Craig/ 9781786203632/ Price:£ 125.00
Book Cover This volume focuses on the history, pioneers and heritage of the oil and gas industry in Europe from the earliest onshore digging and drilling to its rapid development into the contemporary industry over the past century. It also examines the transition from conventional to unconventional resource plays in the onshore arena.
THEN AND NOW: Egypt's Story
  Hussein Shabka/ 9780998147758/ Price:US$ 34.00
Book Cover The rise and fall of civilizations has been a fact of history since before it was recorded. It is a normal process. So what is the particular significance of Egypt’s descent from a wealthy, organized, sophisticated society into the chaotic milieu that reigns today? Perhaps it relates to the nature of the yawning gap that exists between that sophistication that endured for more than four thousand years and earned Egypt the title, om el donya, mother of the world, as Egyptians refer to her, and the social and cultural degradation over the last two thousand years since the last pharaoh, Cleopatra, departed the scene. As the living gods, the pharaohs were the pivots around which all social institutions turned, creating stability, prosperity, and security for four millennia. The death of the last pharaoh, therefore, was not merely an event that signaled loss of independence and a transfer of power to Rome. It signaled the collapse of the foundations of society and the beginning of a steep decline into chaos. For the following two millennia, a succession of foreign occupations and despotic rulers undermined Egypt’s national identity, exported her wealth to far away seats of power, imported a new language and culture and spawned social values that are inimical to the very notion of modernity. Understanding these developments provides one possible route to getting a handle on the social and cultural deterioration and its effects in Egypt. This may also allow insight into developments today not only in Egypt, but also in the greater Middle East that surrounds her.
The Triple Whammy And Other Russian Stories: A Memoir
  Louis Menashe/ 9780999557204/ Price:US$ 26.00
Book Cover A captivating lifetime of personal and professional experiences by an American historian, film specialist and documentary filmmaker in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia. The author’s experiences as a radical in the turbulent 1960s, and his eventual disenchantment offer some precedents and perspectives to all those on the Left, Center or Right interested in the fluctuations of American politics. The vivid log of hopes and disillusions is related in a candid, non-academic style, and set against a panorama of history and politics in the late 20th century.
The Triple Whammy And Other Russisn StoriesIES: A Memoir
  Louis Menashe/ 9780999557211/ Price:US$ 38.00
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A Broken Propeller: Baz Bagby and America's First Transcontinental Air Race
  Betty Goerke/ 9780998643397/ Price:US$ 24.00
Book Cover A Broken Propeller is the story of America’s first transcontinental air race. Pilots in this dangerous adventure flew WWI planes with open cockpits and no parachutes. In October 1919 fifty-nine pilots competed in a round trip race that began simultaneously on Long Island and in San Francisco with predetermined stops 150 miles apart at airfields across the United States. Newspapers gave it front-page press: who was ahead, who was missing, who made an unexpected emergency landing, who crashed, and who was felled by blinding snowstorms. The race was conceived by Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell to promote the future of flight in the United States, but all did not go as planned. There were 54 crashes and seven deaths. Pilots landed on rooftops, in Lake Eire, and the front-runner had his dog with him. The predominant plane in the race, the DH-4, had life-threatening flaws. Pilots faced heavy rain, gale winds, snow, ice, and treacherous landing fields. As a result they lost their way, and made courageous and foolhardy decisions. There were comic moments, and poignant ones. The future head of the Air Force, Gen. Carl A. Spaatz was a feisty participant. The heroes were the ranchers and farmers who helped downed airmen with food, lodging and fuel.
Dragon: Fear and Power
  Martin Arnold/ 9781780238975/ Price:£ 18.00
Dragons are a global phenomenon, one that has troubled mankind for thousands of years. From the fire-breathing beasts of North European myth and legend to the Book of Revelation’s Great Red Dragon of Hell, from those supernatural agencies of imperial authority in ancient China to those dragon-women posing a threat to male authority, dragons have a wide variety of forms and meanings. But there is one thing they all have in common: our fear of their formidable power and, as a consequence, our need to overcome them, to appease them or in some way to assume their power as our own. How can this be explained? Is it our need to impose order on chaos in the person of a dragon-slaying hero? Is it our terror of Nature unleashed in its most destructive form? Or is the dragon nothing less than an expression of that greatest and most disturbing mystery of all – our mortality? Martin Arnold traces the history of ideas about dragons, from the earliest of times to Game of Thrones, and asks what exactly it might be in our imaginations that appears to have necessitated such a creature.
The Mummy's Foot and the Big Toe: Feet and Imaginative Promise
  Alan Krell/ 9781780239156/ Price:£ 15.00
Book Cover In this quirky and surprising history, Alan Krell addresses the absurd and abject, the banal and the nastily subversive, and the romantic and fetishistic, as he describes the appearance of the foot in literature, photography, art, sport and film. Discover the gothic tales of French writer Theophile Gautier, the disturbing photographs of Jacques-Andre Boiffard and the religious paintings by Giotto, Tintoretto and Caravaggio that exalt the foot. Marvel at the sporting exploits of elite runners such as Abebe Bikila and Zola Budd, and the surprising representation of the foot in films such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003). Presenting new images and ideas of the foot in a tantalizing way, The Mummy’s Foot and the Big Toe is for all those with an interest in the humanities, languages, social sciences and anthropology.
Ugliness: A Cultural History
  Gretchen E. Henderson/ 9781780239316/ Price:£ 10.99
‘Ugly as sin’, ‘ugly duckling’, ‘rear its ugly head’. The word ‘ugly’ is used freely, yet it is a loaded term: from the simply plain and unsightly to the repulsive and even offensive, definitions slide all over the place. Hovering around ‘feared and dreaded’, ugliness both repels and fascinates. But the concept of ugliness has a lineage that has long haunted our cultural imagination. In this riveting book, Gretchen E. Henderson explores perceptions of ugliness through history, from ancient Roman feasts to medieval grotesque gargoyles, from Mary Shelley’s monster cobbled from corpses to the Nazi Exhibition of Degenerate Art. Covering literature, art, music and even Uglydolls, Henderson reveals how ugliness has long posed a challenge to aesthetics and taste. Henderson digs into the muck of ugliness, moving beyond the traditional philosophic argument or mere opposition to beauty, and emerges with more than a selection of fascinating tidbits. Following ugly bodies and dismantling ugly senses across periods and continents, Ugliness: A Cultural History draws on a wealth of fields to cross cultures and times, delineating the changing map of ugliness as it charges the public imagination. Illustrated with a range of artefacts, this book offers a refreshing perspective that moves beyond the surface to ask what ‘ugly’ truly is, even as its meaning continues to shift.
Bountiful Empire: A History of Ottoman Cuisine
  Priscilla Mary Isin/ 9781780239040/ Price:£ 30.00
Book Cover he Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and longest-lasting empires in history. In this powerful and complex empire, the production and consumption of food reflected the lives of people from sultans to soldiers. Food bound people of different classes and background together, defining identity and serving symbolic functions in the social, religious, political and military spheres. Bountiful Empire: A History of Ottoman Cuisine examines the foodways of the Ottoman Empire as they changed and evolved over more than five centuries. The book starts with an overview of the earlier culinary traditions in which Ottoman cuisine was rooted, such as those of the Central Asian Turks, Abbasids, Seljuks and Byzantines, and goes on to focus on diverse aspects of this rich culinary culture, including etiquette, cooks, restaurants, military food, food laws and food trade. This meticulously researched account draws on more than six hundred primary and secondary sources, ranging from archive documents to poetry, and includes over one hundred illustrations. It is a fresh and lively insight into an empire that until recent decades has been sidelined or viewed through orientalist spectacles. Readers interested in food history and Ottoman history will enjoy this beautiful volume.
The Waterless Sea: A Curious History of Mirages
  Christopher Pinney/ 9781780239323/ Price:£ 18.00
Book Cover Mirages have long astonished travellers and beguiled thirsty desert voyagers. Chinese and Japanese poetry and images depicted mirages as the exhalations of clam-monsters. Indian sources related them to the ‘thirst of gazelles’, a metaphor for the futility of desire. From the late eighteenth century to the present, mirages became a symbol of ‘Oriental despotism’, a malign, but also enchanted, emblem. But the mirage motif is rarely simply condemnatory. More commonly it conveys a sense of escape, of fascination, of a desire to be deceived. The Waterless Sea is the first book devoted to the theories and history of mirages. Christopher Pinney navigates a sinuous pathway through a mysterious and evanescent terrain, showing how mirages have impacted politics, culture, science, and religion, and how we can continue to learn from their sublimity.
Revolt in the Netherlands: The Eighty Years War, 1568-1648
  Anton van der Lem/ 9781789140866/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover In 1568 the Seventeen Provinces in the Netherlands rebelled against the colonial rule of the king of Spain. A confederation of duchies, counties and lordships, they demanded the right of self-determination, the freedom of conscience and religion, and the right to be represented in government. Their long struggle for liberty and the subsequent rise of the Dutch Republic was a decisive episode in world history and an important step on the path to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In his compelling retelling of the conflict, Anton van der Lem explores the main issues at stake on both sides of the struggle and why it took eighty years to achieve peace. He recounts in vivid detail the roles of the key protagonists, the decisive battles and the war’s major turning points, from the Spanish governor’s Council Of Blood to the Twelve Years Truce, while all the time unraveling the shifting political, religious and military alliances that would entangle the foreign powers of France, Italy and England. Featuring striking illustrations that have rarely been seen before, this is a timely and balanced account of one of the most historically important conflicts of the early modern period.
Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans
  Helen M. Rozwadowski/ 9781780239972/ Price:£ 16.00
Book Cover Vast Expanses is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans, reaching back across geological and evolutionary time and exploring different cultures around the globe. Our ancient connections with the sea have developed and multiplied with industrialization and globalization, a trajectory that runs counter to Western depictions of the ocean as a place remote from and immune to human influence. This book argues that knowledge about the ocean – discovered through work and play, scientific investigation, and also through the ambitions people have harboured for the sea – has played a central role in defining our relationship with this vast, trackless and opaque place. It has helped people exploit marine resources, control ocean space, extend imperial or national power, and attempt to refashion the sea into a more tractable arena for human activity. An understanding of the ocean has animated and strengthened connections between people and their seas. To comprehend this history we must address questions of how, by whom and why knowledge of the ocean was created and used, in both the past and the present; through this, we can forge a healthier relationship with the sea for the future.
VSA03-002 The World of Colonial America: An Atlantic Handbook
  Gallup-Diaz, Ignacio/ 9781138786905/ Price:£ 150.00
Book Cover The World of Colonial America: An Atlantic Handbook offers a comprehensive and in-depth survey of cutting-edge research into the communities, cultures, and colonies that comprised colonial America, with a focus on the processes through which communities were created, destroyed, and recreated that were at the heart of the Atlantic experience. With contributions written by leading scholars from a variety of viewpoints, the book explores key topics such as -- The Spanish, French, and Dutch Atlantic empires -- The role of the indigenous people, as imperial allies, trade partners, and opponents of expansion -- Puritanism, Protestantism, Catholicism, and the role of religion in colonization -- The importance of slavery in the development of the colonial economies -- The evolution of core areas, and their relationship to frontier zones -- The emergence of the English imperial state as a hegemonic world power after 1688 -- Regional developments in colonial North America. Bringing together leading scholars in the field to explain the latest research on Colonial America and its place in the Atlantic World, this is an important reference for all advanced students, researchers, and professionals working in the field of early American history or the age of empires.
VSA03-002 The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience
  Simonton, Deborah/ 9781138815940/ Price:£ 205.00
Book Cover Challenging current perspectives of urbanisation, The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience explores how our towns and cities have shaped and been shaped by cultural,spatial and gendered influences. This volume discusses gender in an urban context in European,North American and colonial towns from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, casting newlight on the development of medieval and modern settlements across the globe. Organised into six thematic parts covering economy, space, civic identity, material culture, emotions and the colonial world, this book comprises 36 chapters by key scholars in the field. It covers a wide range of topics, from women and citizenship in medieval York to gender and tradition in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South African cities, reframing our understanding of the role of gender in constructing the spaces and places that form our urban environment. Interdisciplinary and transnational in scope, this volume analyses the individual dynamics of each case study while also examining the complex relationships and exchanges between urban cultures. It is a valuable resource for all researchers and students interested in gender, urban history and their intersection and interaction throughout the past five centuries.
VSA03-002 The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies
  Cheng, Cindy I-Fen/ 9780415738255/ Price:£ 175.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the field of Asian American Studies, as a generation of researchers have expanded the field with new paradigms and methodological tools. Inviting readers to consider new understandings of the historical work done in the past decades and the place of Asian Americans in a larger global context, this ground-breaking volume illuminates how research in the field of Asian American Studies has progressed. Previous work in the field has focused on establishing a place for Asian Americans within American history. This volume engages more contemporary research, which draws on new archives, art, literature, film, and music, to examine how Asian Americans are redefining their national identities, and to show how race interacts with gender, sexuality, class, and the built environment, to reveal the diversity of the United States. Organized into five parts, and addressing a multitude of interdisciplinary areas of interest to Asian American scholars, it covers: • a reframing of key themes such as transnationality, postcolonialism, and critical race theory • U.S. imperialism and its impact on Asian Americans • war and displacement • the garment industry • Asian Americans and sports • race and the built environment • social change and political participation • and many more themes. Exploring people, practice, politics, and places, this cutting-edge volume brings together the best themes current in Asian American Studies today, and is a vital reference for all researchers in the field.
VSA03-002 Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History
  Friday, Karl F./ 9780415707022/ Price:£ 180.00
Book Cover Scholarship on premodern Japan has grown spectacularly over the past four decades, in terms of both sophistication and volume. A new approach has developed, marked by a higher reliance on primary documents, a shift away from the history of elites to broader explorations of social structures, and a re-examination of many key assumptions. As a result, the picture of the early Japanese past now taught by specialists differs radically from the one that was current in the mid-twentieth century. This handbook offers a comprehensive historiographical review of Japanese history up until the 1500s. Featuring chapters by leading historians and covering the early Jomon, Yayoi, Kofun, Nara, and Heian eras, as well as the later medieval periods, each section provides a foundational grasp of the major themes in premodern Japan. The sections will include: •Geography and the environment •Political events and institutions •Society and culture •Economy and technology The Routledge Handbook of Premodern Japanese History is an essential reference work for students and scholars of Japanese, Asian, and World History.
VSA03-002 The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe 1300-1600: Commercial Networks and Urban Autonomy
  Blockmans, Wim/ 9781138899506/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe 1300-1600 exploresthe links between maritime trading networks around Europe, from the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to the North and Baltic Seas. Maritime trade routes connected diverse geographical and cultural spheres, contributing to a more integrated Europe in both cultural and material terms. This volume explores networks’ economic functions alongside their intercultural exchanges, contacts and practical arrangements in ports on the European coasts. The collection takes as its central question how shippers and merchants were able to connect regional and interregional trade circuits around and beyond Europe in the late medieval period. It is divided into four parts, with chapters in Part I looking across broad themes such as ships and sailing routes, maritime law, financial linkages and linguistic exchanges. In the following parts - divided into the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea, and the Atlantic and North Seas - contributors present case studies addressing themes including conflict resolution, relations between different types of main ports and their hinterland, the local institutional arrangements supporting maritime trade, and the advantages and challenges of locations around the continent. The volume concludes with a summary that points to the extraterritorial character of trading systems during this fascinating period of expansion. Drawing together an international team of contributors, The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade around Europe is a vital contribution to the study of maritime history and the history of trade. It is essential reading for students and scholars in these fields.
VSA03-002 The Routledge Companion to Strabo
  Dueck, Daniela/ 9781138904330/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Strabo explores the works of Strabo of Amasia (c. 64 BCE – c. CE 24), a Greek author writing at the prime of Roman expansion and political empowerment. While his earlier historiographical composition is almost entirely lost, his major opus of the Geography includes an encyclopaedic look at the entire world known at the time: numerous ethnographic, topographic, historical, mythological, botanical, and zoological details, and much more. This volume offers various insights to the literary and historical context of the man and his world. The Companion, in twenty-eight chapters written by an international group of scholars, examines several aspects of Strabo’s personality, the political and scholarly environment in which he was active, his choices as an author, and his ideas of history and geography. This selection of ongoing Strabonian studies is an invaluable resource not just for students and scholars of Strabo himself, but also for anyone interested in ancient geography and in the world of the early Roman Empire.
VSA03-001 The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism
  Cavanagh, Edward/ 9780415742160/ Price:£ 205.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism examines the global history of settler colonialism as a distinct mode of domination from ancient times to the present day. It explores the ways in which new polities were established in freshly discovered ‘New Worlds’, and covers the history of many countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, South Africa, Liberia, Algeria, Canada, and the USA. Chronologically as well as geographically wide-reaching, this volume focuses on an extensive array of topics and regions ranging from settler colonialism in the Neo-Assyrian and Roman empires, to relationships between indigenes and newcomers in New Spain and the early Mexican republic, to the settler-dominated polities of Africa during the twentieth century. Its twenty-nine inter-disciplinary chapters focus on single colonies or on regional developments that straddle the borders of present-day states, on successful settlements that would go on to become powerful settler nations, on failed settler colonies, and on the historiographies of these experiences. Taking a fundamentally international approach to the topic, this book analyses the varied experiences of settler colonialism in countries around the world. With a synthesizing yet original introduction, this is a landmark contribution to the emerging field of settler colonial studies and will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in the global history of imperialism and colonialism.
VSA03-001 Disability in Antiquity
  Laes, Christian/ 9781138814851/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover This volume is a major contribution to the field of disability history in the ancient world. Contributions from leading international scholars examine deformity and disability from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in various media. The volume is not confined to a narrow view of ‘antiquity’ but includes a large number of pieces on ancient western Asia that provide a broad and comparative view of the topic and enable scholars to see this important topic in the round. Disability in Antiquity is the first multidisciplinary volume to truly map out and explore the topic of disability in the ancient world and create new avenues of thought and research.
VSA03-001 The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Revolt
  Firnhaber-Baker, Justine/ 9781138952225/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Revolt charts the history of medieval rebellion from Spain to Bohemia and from Italy to England, and includes chapters spanning the centuries between Imperial Rome and the Reformation. Drawing together an international group of leading scholars, chapters consider how uprisings worked, why they happened, whom they implicated, what they meant to contemporaries, and how we might understand them now. This collection builds upon new approaches to political history and communication, and provides new insights into revolt as integral to medieval political life. Drawing upon research from the social sciences and literary theory, the essays use revolts and their sources to explore questions of meaning and communication, identity and mobilization, the use of violence and the construction of power. The authors emphasize historical actors’ agency, but argue that access to these actors and their actions is mediated and often obscured by the texts that report them. Supported by an introduction and conclusion which survey the previous historiography of medieval revolt and envisage future directions in the field, The Routledge History Handbook of Medieval Revolt will be an essential reference for students and scholars of medieval political history.
VA03-225 Military History, 4-Vols/Set.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9781138185364/ Price:£ 940.00
Book Cover Addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature, Military History is a new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies series. Edited by Jeremy Black (‘the most prolific historical scholar of our age’), it is a four-volume collection which brings together the very best scholarship in a one-stop ‘mini library’ of major works. Black avers that military history is increasingly seen as a global enterprise and Eurocentric/Western perspectives and paradigms often now appear questionable, if not redundant. Moreover, a teleology of warfare leading towards the total warfare of the twentieth century—the two world wars and the Cold War—appears far less convincing, he says, in light of developments since 1990. This kind of re-examination of long-held assumptions about military history has guided the selection of materials, which are organized chronologically, but with abundant cross-referencing to enable users to pursue thematic approaches. The focus is on major works published since 1990, first to centre on current research, questions, and perspectives and, secondly, because earlier literature can be followed through these pieces. Military History is fully indexed and includes a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential reference work and is destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital research and pedagogic resource.
SA03-469 Origins of Chinese Political Philosophy.
  Martin Kern/ 9789004343498/ Price:EUR 129.00
SA03-467 Arc of Utopia: The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution.
  Chamberlain, Lesley/ 9781780238524/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover Arc of Utopia offers a fresh look at the German philosophical origins of the Russian Revolution. Lesley Chamberlain relates how the influential German philosophers Kant, Schiller and Hegel were dazzled by contemporary events in Paris, and how art and philosophy exploded on the streets of Russia, with a long-repressed people uniquely reinventing the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity. Some of the greatest names of nineteenth-century Russia, from Alexander Herzen to Mikhail Bakunin, Ivan Turgenev to Fyodor Dostoevsky, defined their visions for Russia in relation to the German enthusiasm for revolutionary France. Published to tie in with the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Arc of Utopia provides an original view of the Revolution that links the final upheaval of October 1917 with an astonishing period in art, street drama and poetry.
SA03-467 Slums: The History of a Global Injustice.
  Mayne, Alan/ 9781780238098/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover More than half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, but a billion of these people reside in neighbourhoods characterized by entrenched disadvantage. These neighbourhoods, known as ‘slums’, are often seen as a debilitating and even subversive presence within society. In reality, however, it is often the host societies and their public policies that are at fault. In this comprehensive global history, Alan Mayne explores the evolution and meaning of the word ‘slum’, from its origins in London in the early nineteenth century to its use to describe favela communities in the lead up to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016. The word ‘slum’ has been extensively used for two hundred years to condemn and disperse poor communities. Mounting a case for the word’s elimination from the language of progressive urban social reform, Slums is a must-read book for all those interested in social history and the importance of these vibrant and vital neighbourhoods.
Health Cooperation with Russia: An Example of Engagement that Really Worked
  Edward J. Burger Jr./ 9780998643335/ Price:US$ 22.00
Book Cover Shortly following the fall of the Soviet Union, The Eurasian Medical Education Program of the American College of Physicians was established to make a contribution to the health challenge in Russia following seventy years of relative isolation of the Russian medical profession from Western medicine. Over the next 17 years, the program brought American physician experts to share medical scientific knowledge and contemporary standards of care with Russian practitioners. The program ultimately interacted with over 10,000 Russian physicians in 13 Russian regional academic medical centers across most of the eleven time zones of Russia. The 17-year period of the program of the program was notable for nearly constant political and economic turmoil in Russia and very volatile US-Russian relations. Against this environment, the Eurasian Medical Education Program not only performed unperturbed but with professional enthusiasm from the Russian medical establishment and leadership, proving again that health and medicine are outstanding instruments of engagement politically.
The Goths: Lost Civilizations
  David M. Gwynn/ 9781780238456/ Price:£ 15.00
Book Cover The Goths are truly a ‘lost civilization’. Sweeping down from the north, ancient Gothic tribes sacked the imperial city of Rome and set in motion the decline and fall of the western Roman Empire. Ostrogothic and Visigothic kings ruled over Italy and Spain, dominating early medieval Europe. Yet the last Gothic kingdom fell more than a thousand years ago, and the Goths disappeared as an independent people. Over the centuries that followed, the vanished Goths were remembered both as barbaric destroyers and as heroic champions of liberty. This engaging history brings together the interwoven stories of the original Goths and the diverse Gothic legacy: a legacy that continues to shape our modern world. From the ancient migrations to contemporary Goth culture, through debates over democratic freedom and European nationalism and across the work of writers from Shakespeare to Bram Stoker, David M. Gwynn explores the ever-widening gulf between the Goths of history and the Goths of popular imagination. Historians, students of architecture and literature and general readers alike will learn something new from The Goths.
John Evelyn: A Life of Domesticity
  John Dixon Hunt/ 9781780238364/ Price:£ 15.95
Book Cover The work of English writer, gardener and diarist John Evelyn is of great historical value. His most famous work, his Diary, which he kept throughout his life, is considered an invaluable source of information on more than fifty years of social, cultural, religious and political life in seventeenth-century England. But Evelyn’s work is often overshadowed by the literary contributions of his contemporary and friend Samuel Pepys. John Dixon Hunt’s biography takes a fresh look at the life and work of one of England’s greatest diarists, focusing particularly on the seventeenth-century notion of ‘domesticity’. He explores Evelyn’s domestic life and, more importantly, the domestication of foreign ideas and practices in England. From his early, extensive European travels, Evelyn imbibed ideas above all on the management of estate design and developed an understanding of how to explore English topography. The book puts Evelyn’s great accomplishment – making European garden art available in the UK – into context alongside a range of social and ethical ideas.
Cuba: A Cultural History
  Alan West-Duran/ 9781780238395/ Price:£ 18.00
Book Cover Cuba is a rare and fascinating place. In a world where revolutionary socialism seems an almost quaint reminder of the Cold War, the island remains one of the few nations on the planet guided by a Communist party, still committed to fighting imperialism, opposed to the injustices of globalization and wedded to the dream of one day building a classless society, albeit in a distant future. But Cuba is more than a struggling socialist country: it is a nation with a complex and turbulent history and a rich and varied culture. This book is neither simply a timeline narrative of Cuban history nor a traditional history of Cuban culture. Instead, it invites the reader to enter Cuban history from the perspective of the island’s uniquely creative cultural forms. As it does so, it traces that restless island as it ebbs and flows with the power, beauty and longings of its culture and history. All those who have visited this captivating place, or been inspired by its history and culture, should read this fascinating account.
The Etruscans: Lost Civilizations
  Lucy Shipley/ 9781780238326/ Price:£ 15.00
Book Cover The book explores Etruscan culture through a series of stories that also reveal the biases and prejudices of the present day. It describes the journey of Etruscan objects from the point of their creation through the story of their use, loss, rediscovery and reinvention. From the wrappings of an Egyptian mummy displayed in a fashionable salon to the extra-curricular activities of a member of the Bonaparte family, it takes us on an extraordinary voyage through Etruscan archaeology that leads to surprising and intriguing places.
Revenge: A Short Enquiry into Retribution
  Stephen Fineman/ 9781780238401/ Price:£ 14.99
Book Cover In this bold new book, Stephen Fineman lifts the lid on revenge, exposing its intriguing contours across the workplace, intimate relationships, societal justice, wars and politics. He explores the psychology and experience of revenge and some of its more recent manifestations, such as cyber-stalking and revenge pornography. When should retribution be tolerated, or even celebrated? If we are all potential avengers, what does that say about us? Revenge tackles one of society’s greatest challenges.
Petrarch: Everywhere a Wanderer
  Christopher S. Celenza/ 9781780238388/ Price:£ 15.95
Book Cover Born in Tuscany in 1304, Italian poet Francesco Petrarca is widely considered one of the fathers of the modern Italian language. His writings inspired the Humanist movement and, subsequently, the Renaissance, but few figures are as complex or as misunderstood. He was a devotee of the ancient pagan Roman world and a devout Christian, a lover of friendship and sociability, yet at times an intensely private and almost misanthropic man. He believed life on earth was little more than a transitory pilgrimage, and took himself as his most important subject-matter. Christopher S. Celenza provides the first general account of Petrarch’s life and work in English in over thirty years, and considers how his reputation and identity have changed over the centuries. He brings to light Petrarch’s unrequited love for his poetic muse, Laura, the experiences of his university years, the anti-institutional attitude he developed as he sought a path to modernity by looking toward antiquity, and his endless focus on himself. Drawing on both Petrarch’s Italian and Latin writings, this is a revealing portrait of a paradoxical figure: a man of mystique, historical importance and endless fascination.
Secrets of the Centenarians: What is it Like to Live for a Century and Which of Us Will Survive to Find Out?
  John Withington/ 9781780238180/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover John Withington explores the factors that determine which of us will reach a century and which of us will fall by the wayside. Is it down to lifestyle or genes? Does where you live play a role? Is surviving to one hundred a boon or a bore? Finally, he explores whether, even if the number of centenarians keeps increasing, there remains a maximum life span beyond which we cannot survive. Thoughtful, well-researched and highly entertaining, Secrets of the Centenarians reveals some of the most intriguing secrets of growing older.
The Last of the Light: About Twilight
  Peter Davidson/ 9781780238272/ Price:£ 14.95
Book Cover The Last of the Light is a meditation on twilight in the Western arts and imagination, in thought, painting and literature. It takes us across the threshold of day into dusk, an uncertain world haunted by Romantic poets and painters and the twilight lives of minority and ‘overshadowed’ communities. The melancholy of smoky English autumn evenings is balanced by the midnight sun of summers in northern latitudes, and the darkly oppressive heat of August in mid-twentieth-century Spain is ranged against the spectral grandeur of winter in London. Peter Davidson touches on diverse literary and artistic traditions as he considers the borderlands of the light and the dark: the ‘invention of evening’ in Rome by the ancients; the science of the Victorian evening sky; the urban sunsets of Whistler, Hammershoi and Tiepolo; the twilit modernities of Sebald, Eliot and Baudelaire. He reflects on the sense of longing, decay and loss that motivates so many of these works as well as the particular luminosity and brilliance generated by shadow, penumbra and half-light. This ambitious account of the arts of the evening, now available in paperback, deftly combines prose-poetry, memoir, philosophy and art history. Intertwining personal, cultural and artistic histories, it is a richly rewarding book written in a unique voice.
Empires and Anarchies: A History of Oil in the Middle East
  Michael Quentin Morton/ 9781780238104/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover The Middle East has the greatest oil reservoirs in the world. But, having created immense wealth, oil has not brought universal happiness to the region. The history of oil is about not only the great discoveries but the transformation of people and societies, the empires built on oil and the anarchies it has engendered. From the first explorers trudging through the desert wastes to the excesses of the Peacock Throne and the high stakes of OPEC, the burnt-out remains of Saddam Hussein’s armies and the human tragedy of the Arab Spring, Empires and Anarchies describes the history of oil in all its aspects: how it enriched and fractured the Middle East, eroding traditional ways of life and facilitating the rise of Islamic radicalism. Michael Quentin Morton’s account presents a fascinating insight into the historical background of the region through the people and politics of oil. It is essential reading for anyone intrigued by the promise and the curse of oil, as well as for those interested in how oil has played a crucial part in shaping the modern Middle East.
Lost Girls: The Invention of the Flapper
  Linda Simon/ 9781780238128/ Price:£ 14.99
Book Cover In the glorious, boozy party after the First World War, a new being burst defiantly onto the world stage: the ‘flapper’. Young, impetuous and flirtatious, she was an alluring, controversial figure, celebrated in movies, fiction, plays and the pages of fashion magazines. But, as this book argues, she didn’t appear out of nowhere. This spirited history presents a fresh look at the reality of young women’s experiences in America and Britain from the 1890s to the 1920s, when the ‘modern’ girl emerged. Lost Girls is a story of youth derided and fetishized; of ageing viscerally feared. It is a story of a culture beset by anxiety about adolescent girls. And it is a story of young women trying to shape their own identity amidst contradictory theories of adolescence and sexuality, the politics of suffrage, and the popular fiction, theatre, cinema and dance hall crazes of the time. Linda Simon shows us how the modern girl bravely created a culture, a look and a future of her own. Lost Girls is an illuminating history of the iconic flapper as she evolved from a problem to a temptation, and finally, in the 1920s and beyond, to an aspiration.
Ghosts: A Haunted History
  Lisa Morton/ 9781780238432/ Price:£ 9.99
Book Cover Tracing the ghost’s constantly shifting contours, Morton asks ‘What exactly is a ghost?’, and examines related entities such as poltergeists, wraiths and revenants. She asks how a ghost is related to a soul, and describes the different varietys of ghosts that seem to be. To do so, she visits the spirits of the classical world, including the five-part Egyptian soul and the first haunted house, conceived in the Roman playwright Plautus’s comedy, Mostellaria. She confronts us with the frightening phantoms of the Middle Ages – who could incinerate priests and devour children – and reminds us of the nineteenth-century rise of Spiritualism, a religion essentially devoted to ghosts. She visits with the Indian bh?ta, goes to the Hungry Ghost Festival in China, and spends time in Mexico, where ghosts have a particularly strong grip on belief and culture. Along the way she gathers the ectoplasmic residues seeping from books and film reels: from the Gothic novel The Castle of Otranto to the 2007 blockbuster Paranormal Activity, and from the stories of Ann Radcliffe to those of Stephen King.
Immunization: How Vaccines became Controversial
  Stuart Blume/ 9781780238371/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover In this controversial new book, Stuart Blume argues that the processes of globalization and people’s unsatisfied healthcare needs are eroding faith in the institutions producing and providing vaccines. He tells the history of immunization practices, from the work of early pioneers such as Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch to the establishment of the World Health Organization and the introduction of genetic engineering. Immunization exposes the limits of public health authorities while suggesting how they can restore our confidence. Public health experts and all those considering vaccinations should read this timely history.
Strokes of Genius: A History of Swimming
  Eric Chaline/ 9781780238197/ Price:£ 15.00
Book Cover ‘Pleasure beckons at the water’s edge.’ With these words, Eric Chaline celebrates the physicality and sensuality of swimming – attributes that might have contributed to the evolution of the human species. Chaline’s comprehensive account surveys swimming from prehistory to the present day. He decodes the earliest human myths to reconstruct swimming’s prehistory and history; he explains its role in religious rituals, trade and manufacture, warfare and medicine, and chronicles its transformation into the leisure activity and competitive sport that together have made it the most commonly practiced physical pastime in the developed world. Swimming is now a cultural marker that stands for eroticism, leisure, endurance, adventure, exploration and excellence, and latterly, like other disciplines that use repetitive movements to discipline the body and still the mind, it is held by wild swimmers to be a lane to spiritual awakening – one stroke at a time. There is no single story of human swimming, but many currents that merge, diverge and remerge towards a future in which our survival may depend on our ability to adapt to life in an aquatic world.
Communist Posters
  Mary Ginsberg/ 9781780237244/ Price:£ 39.95
Book Cover One of the common features of communist regimes is the use of art for revolutionary means. Posters in particular have served as beacons of propaganda – vehicles of coercion, instruction, censure and debate – in every communist nation. They have promoted the authority of state and revolution, but have also been used as an effective means of protest. By their nature posters are ephemeral, tied to time and place, but many have had far-reaching, long-lasting impact. They are imbued with both artistic integrity and personal conviction – Bolshevik posters, for example, are among the most vibrant, passionate graphics in art history. This is the first truly global survey of the history and variety of communist poster art. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field, and examines a different region of the world: Russia, China, Mongolia, Eastern Europe, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba. This beautifully illustrated, comprehensive survey examines the broad range of political and visual cultures of communist posters, and will appeal to a wide audience interested in art, history and politics.
Echoes of Valhalla: The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas
  Jon Karl Helgason/ 9781780237152/ Price:£ 16.95
Book Cover Echoes of Valhalla is a unique account of modern adaptations of the Icelandic eddas (poems of Norse mythology) and sagas (ancient prose accounts of Viking history, voyages and battles). Jon Karl Helgason looks at comic books, plays, music and films, exploring reincarnations of the Nordic gods Thor and Odin and the saga characters Hallgerd Long-legs, Gunnar of Hlidarendi and Leif the Lucky, as well as the works of the medieval writer Snorri Sturluson. He looks at Scandinavian, British and American cases, as well as German, Italian and Japanese adaptions. Examples include the cartoonists Jack Kirby and Peter Madsen, playwrights Henrik Ibsen and Gordon Bottomley, travellers Frederick Metcalfe and Poul Vad, composers Richard Wagner and Edward Elgar, rock musicians Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and film directors Roy William Neill and Richard Fleischer. Echoes of Valhalla shows how disparate, age-old poems and prose from medieval rural Iceland have become a part of our shared cultural experience today – how the eddas and sagas themselves live on. The book will appeal to the wide audience interested in Viking mythology and history, as well as films, books, music, graphic novels.
Death: From Dust to Destiny
  Richard Brilliant/ 9781780237251/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover The terms ‘birth’ and ‘death’ have long denoted the apparent boundaries of our biological lives, situating in time the moments of coming to be and passing away. Yet the specific trajectory of a life can surpass its temporal boundaries. Long after the perishing of the body, and of its physical remains, the individual’s ethos can endure in the collective memories of survivors and subsequent generations. Such remnants have been created by rituals, reinforced through commemorations and obituaries, and projected through art and architecture. These powerful inducements to remember counter the finality of physical death, bridging the gap between absence and presence. Death: From Dust to Destiny, featuring a wide-ranging collection of texts and images together with the author’s guiding commentary, offers a reflective meditation on the methods that artists, architects and writers have developed to activate memory, and animate their subjects into a – possibly – unending afterlife. In this process death need no longer be a terminal departure but can become a new form of existence in the minds of others.
Levitation: The Science, Myth and Magic of Suspension
  Peter Adey/ 9781780237374/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover Levitation tells the peculiar story of those who have dreamed, believed or practised levitation, whether they were successful or not. Levitation could be thought of best as a pre- and parallel history of aviation, but it is not really about flights of the aeronautical kind. Instead, the book tracks the long-standing belief that we could float relatively unaided. Early modern scientists believed in the force of levity as an opposing force to gravity. Traditional societies have held deep-rooted shamanic traditions of spirit- and dream-flight through storytelling. Ancient religious movements have long believed in the power of ascetic saints to hover in sublime ecstasy. Magicians and mesmerists have employed the tricks of stage, cinema and the enigma of Eastern traditions to convince audiences of their power to lift through thought alone. And science-fiction novelists and urban planners have speculated on floating cities hovering high above the earth. Many artists have experimented with levitation too, from the Surrealists to Yves Klein. In this book Peter Adey explores the idea of levitation within our cultural, scientific and spiritual lives. From science to illustration, poetry, philosophy, law, technology and a wider popular, spiritual and visual imagin-ation, Levitation casts the levitator as a far more vulnerable figure than we may have thought.
  B. W. Higman/ 9781780237299/ Price:£ 16.95
Book Cover The modern world is dominated by flat surfaces. We write, print and project on flat paper or flat screens, which we stare at all day. We inhabit spaces constructed from flat materials. We play sport on level fields. Engineered planar surfaces have become so pervasive and fundamental to behaviour and thought that we barely notice their existence. But flat landscapes are also often disparaged, viewed as featureless, empty and monotonous. Metaphorically, to ‘feel flat’ is to be bored, dull, lacking energy or inspiration. So what is it about flatness that makes it so desirable and practical in everyday life, yet so unattractive in landscape and as an idea? How has the construction of flat surfaces contributed to a degradation of visual diversity? Flatness attacks these questions by looking first at the ways humans have perceived the natural world around them, from Flat Earth theories to abstract geometric concepts and the Flatness Problem in modern cosmology. It also traces the long historical trajectory of flatness as an engineering ideal, and the representation of the concept in art, music and literature. Flatness is a truly original study, drawing together many strands of thought and practice, from the everyday to the most profound, as it builds a new way of understanding the platform on which the drama of modern life has been played out. Written with wit and wisdom, and splendidly illustrated throughout, the book will appeal to all who are interested in the topography of the modern world.
Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-harm
  Sarah Chaney/ 9781780237503/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mutilation was first codified as a category of behaviour, and explanations for a variety of self-injurious acts were conceived very differently. Psyche on the Skin charts the secret history of self-harm. The book describes its many forms, from sexual self-mutilation and hysterical malingering in the late Victorian period, to self-castrating religious sects, to self-mutilation and self-destruction in art, music and popular culture. Sarah Chaney’s refreshing historical approach refutes the notion that self-harm has any universal meaning – that it necessarily says something specific about an individual or group, or that it can ever be understood outside the historical and cultural context of a particular era. Drawing on her personal experiences, written in an engaging style and containing many powerful images, Psyche on the Skin challenges the misconceptions and controversies surrounding self-harm. The book is crucial reading for professionals in the field as well as all those affected by this act.
The Muse of Urban Delirium: How the Performing Arts Paradoxically Transform Conflict-Ridden Cities Into Centers of Cultural Innovation
  Blair A Ruble/ 9780997496291/ Price:US$ 38.00
Book Cover his collection of essays seeks answers to the challenges of urban diversity, conflict, and creativity by examining the emergence of musical and theatrical originality in a series of specific cities at particular times. It does so by using various performing arts – opera, dance, theater, music – as windows onto the creativity of urban life. These were urban societies in which the socio-economic and political transformations were taking place at such rapid speed as to force consideration of their meaning and identity. This volume explores the relationship between those creative minds who sought to define their communities and their urban muses rather than examining the arts that they have produced. In other words, it is a book about urban place, not about the performing arts.
The Reliquary Effect: Enshrining the Sacred Object
  Cynthia Hahn/ 9781780236551/ Price:£ 35.00
Book Cover Relics take many forms, from dust to stones, cloth, bodies and body parts. They are usually of little apparent intrinsic worth but are nonetheless invested with great spiritual and memorial value. Reliquaries are the means by which the cultural value of relics is asserted. Once established as a sacred object through the act of enshrinement, the relic is empowered to commemorate religious and historical ideas, produce veneration and awe, and inspire faith and even ‘miracles’. The Reliquary Effect is the first full survey in English to investigate the societal value of reliquaries. It focuses on relics and reliquaries of the Christian tradition, from the earliest moments of the cult of saints, to the post-Reformation response, to Protestant scepticism about and rejection of relic veneration. Relic footprints, incorrupt bodies, the Crown of Thorns, the Turin Shroud and many other renowned Christian relics are examined. Strategies such as the architectural creation of sacred space and the evocation of the biblical tradition of the Temple are revealed as central to the power of reliquaries. Hahn also discusses relics from other faith traditions, including Buddhism and Islam, and considers how the ‘reliquary effect’ finds its place as a powerful force in more secular times, as well as reliquaries’ transformations in contemporary art. Featuring a fascinating mixture of inexplicably obscure objects and older artworks that demand our attention, The Reliquary Effect is a must-read for students of art history, as well as all those interested in the enduring power of sacred objects.
Mao and the Cultural Revolution, Volume 3: Battling for China's Future
  Hu Angang/ 9781623201555/ Price:US$ 138.00
A culmination of Mao Zedong’s political ambitions, the Cultural Revolution restored his power and prestige as paramount leader, albeit at great costs to the economic and social development to the country. The impact of the movement — more significantly, the politics that drove it — deeply influences political philosophy in China today.
Mao and the Cultural Revolution, Volume 2: The Red Guards March for Mao
  Hu Angang/ 9781623201531/ Price:US$ 128.00
Acclaimed national researcher Hu Angang presents Mao and the Cultural Revolution, an immensely rich account of the massive political event of 1966 that brought seismic changes to the landscape of New China. A culmination of Mao Zedong’s political ambitions, the Cultural Revolution restored his power and prestige as paramount leader, albeit at great costs to the economic and social development to the country. The impact of the movement — more significantly, the politics that drove it — deeply influences political philosophy in China today.
VSA03-001 Explorations in History and Globalization.
  Antunes, Catia/ 9780415736183/ Price:£ 120.00
Book Cover Considering the ways in which the ‘global turn’ is changing the theory and practice of historical disciplines, Explorations in History and Globalization engages with the concept and methodology of globalization, challenging traditional divisions of space and time to offer a range of perspectives on how globalization has affected social, economic, political and cultural history. Each chapter covers a specific theme, discussing how globalization has shaped these themes and how they have contributed to globalization throughout history. Including topics such as ecological exchanges, trade, exchanges of knowledge, migration, empire and urbanization, this volume both explains historical trajectories through a global analytical framework and provides tools that students can employ when posing their own research questions about historical globalization. Containing suggestions for further reading and guidance on the ways in which primary source material can be used as a basis for global historical studies, this is the ideal volume for all students interested in the global exchanges between people throughout history.
VSA03-001 Women in Antiquity: Real Women across the Ancient World.
  Budin, Stephanie Lynn/ 9781138808362/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover This volume gathers brand new essays from some of the most respected scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and physical anthropology to create an engaging overview of the lives of women in antiquity. The book is divided into ten sections, nine focusing on a particular area, and also includes almost 200 images, maps, and charts. The sections cover Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Cyprus, the Levant, the Aegean, Italy, and Western Europe, and include many lesser-known cultures such as the Celts, Iberia, Carthage, the Black Sea region, and Scandinavia. Women's experiences are explored, from ordinary daily life to religious ritual and practice, to motherhood, childbirth, sex, and building a career. Forensic evidence is also treated for the actual bodies of ancient women. Women in Antiquity is edited by two experts in the field, and is an invaluable resource to students of the ancient world, gender studies, and women's roles throughout history.
VSA03-001 Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History.
  Seth, Michael J./ 9780415739313/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century when Korea became entangled in the world of modern imperialism and the old social, economic and political order began to change; this handbook brings together cutting edge scholarship on major themes in Korean History. Contributions by experts in the field cover the Late Choson and Colonial periods, Korea’s partition and the diverging paths of North and South Korea. Topics covered include: •The division of Korea •Religion •Competing imperialisms •Economic change •War and rebellions •Nationalism •Gender •North Korea Under Kim Jong Il •Global Korea The Handbook provides a stimulating introduction to the most important themes within the subject area, and is an invaluable reference work for any student and researcher of Korean History.
VSA03-001 The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History.
  Forrest, Alan/ 9780415820561/ Price:£ 180.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History engages with some of the most recent trends in French revolutionary scholarship by considering the Revolution in its global context. Across seventeen chapters an international team of contributors examine the impact of the Revolution not only on its European neighbours but on Latin America, North America and Africa, assess how far events there impacted on the Revolution in France, and suggest something of the Revolution’s enduring legacy in the modern world. The Companion views the French Revolution through a deliberately wide lens. The first section deals with its global repercussions from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean and includes a discussion of major insurrections such as those in Haiti and Venezuela. Three chapters then dissect the often complex and entangled relations with other revolutionary movements, in seventeenth-century Britain, the American colonies and Meiji Japan. The focus then switches to international involvement in the events of 1789 and the circulation of ideas, people, goods and capital. In a final section contributors throw light on how the Revolution was and is still remembered across the globe, with chapters on Russia, China and Australasia. An introduction by the editors places the Revolution in its political, historical and historiographical context. The Routledge Companion to the French Revolution in World History is a timely and important contribution to scholarship of the French Revolution.
VSA03-001 The Routledge Handbook of the War of 1812.
  Hickey, Donald R./ 9781138017719/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover The War of 1812 ranged over a remarkably large territory, as the fledgling United States battled Great Britain at sea and on land across what is now the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada. Native people and the Spanish were also involved in the war’s interrelated conflicts. Often overlooked, the War of 1812 has been the subject of an explosion of new research over the past twenty-five years. The Routledge Handbook of the War of 1812 brings together the insights of this research through an array of fresh essays by leading scholars in the field, offering an overview of current understandings of the war that will be a vital reference for students and researchers alike. The essays in this volume examine a wide range of military, political, social, and cultural dimensions of the war. With full consideration given to American, Canadian, British, and native viewpoints, the international group of contributors place the war in national and international context, chart the course of events in its different theaters, consider the war’s legacy and commemoration, and examine the roles of women, African Americans, and natives. Capturing the state of the field in a single volume, this handbook is a must-have resource for anyone with an interest in early America.
VSA03-001 The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds.
  Kennedy, Rebecca Futo/ 9780415738057/ Price:£ 180.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds explores how environment was thought to shape ethnicity and identity, discussing developments in early natural philosophy and historical ethnographies. Defining ‘environment’ broadly to include not only physical but also cultural environments, natural and constructed, the volume considers the multifarious ways in which environment was understood to shape the culture and physical characteristics of peoples, as well as how the ancients manipulated their environments to achieve a desired identity. This diverse collection includes studies not only of the Greco-Roman world, but also ancient China and the European, Jewish and Arab inheritors and transmitters of classical thought. In recent years, work in this subject has been confined mostly to the discussion of texts that reflect an approach to the barbarian as ‘other’. The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds takes the discussion of ethnicity on a fresh course, contextualising the concept of the barbarian within rational discourses such as cartography, medicine, and mathematical sciences, an approach that allows us to more clearly discern the varied and nuanced approaches to ethnic identity which abounded in antiquity. The innovative and thought-provoking material in this volume realises new directions in the study of identity in the Classical and Medieval worlds.
VSA03 The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military.
  Jensen, Geoffrey/ 9781138016019/ Price:£ 175.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race and the American Military provides an important overview of the main themes surrounding race in the American military establishment from the French and Indian War to the present day. By broadly incorporating the latest research on race and ethnicity into the field of military history, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades at the intersection of these two fields. The discussion goes beyond the study of battles and generals to look at the other peoples who were involved in American military campaigns and analyzes how African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Chicanos helped shape the course of American History—both at home and on the battlefield. The book also includes coverage of American imperial ambitions and the national response to encountering other peoples in their own countries. The Routledge Handbook of the History of Race in the American Military defines how the history of race and ethnicity impacts military history, over time and comparatively, while encouraging scholarship on specific groups, periods, and places. This important collection presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field.
VA03-222 Imperialism and China 1800-1945, 4-Vols/Set.
  Huenemann, Ralph/ 9781138814349/ Price:£ 1035.00
Book Cover The history of imperialism in China is a complex, contentious history. In modern times, China’s experience with imperialism has entailed two parallel stories during the 19th and 20th centuries—stories that are different in their geographic location, in their motivations, and in their outcomes. The facet of imperialism that has received the most attention is that of aggression against China by capitalist nations, culminating in the Japanese invasion of the 1930s. This story evolved in a low-key way before the 19th century, but then entered a more aggressive phase with military action by the British in the First Opium War (1839-1842). Both economic issues and cultural issues have received attention in this story, and are thoroughly explored in two volumes of this Major Work. The simultaneous story of Qing Imperialism in Eurasia (stretching from Tibet through Central Asia and Mongolia around to Korea), as explored in the third volume, entailed a multilateral rivalry, with China, Great Britain, Russia, and Japan jockeying for position. Again, the origins lay well before the 19th century, and again significant military action was important—in this case, led primarily by the Han (Chinese) official Zuo Zongtang on behalf of the Qing (Manchu) dynasty. An important aspect of this second story is that the territories in dispute were inhabited by non-Han peoples. For the most part, Chinese writings do not treat this episode as an example of imperialism, much as American history books do not generally treat the incorporation of the swath of Mexican territory from Texas to California into the United States as an act of imperialism. This reference work gathers together in one place a multitude of academic sources on the history of imperialism and China, providing an essential overview of the many sides of the topic.
VA03-221 Urban History, 4-Vols/Set.
  Sweet, Rosemary/ 9781138797956/ Price:£ 970.00
Book Cover With over half the world’s population now living in cities, urbanization is one of the defining features of the contemporary world, and urban history – the study of the processes and consequences of urbanization – is one of the most dynamic fields of modern and contemporary history. But the dynamism of urban history is not confined to the modern era and the study of urban societies in the less recent past equally represents a highly fertile field of scholarship. This collection will provide an expert overview of the field of urban history and a representative synthesis of past and current scholarship in urban history. The articles selected will explore key debates and conceptual issues in urban history from a global perspective highlighting the benefits of comparative historical research and of interdisciplinary approaches drawn from the humanities and social sciences . The recent expansion of global history and transnational perspectives in historical research is particularly suited to the study of urban history, given the importance of cities as nodal points in the networks of global exchange and communication and this volume. The collection will also adopt a deliberately broad chronological span from antiquity to the twentieth century in order to facilitate diachronic comparisons and to emphasize the continuities, as well as discontinuities in urban history. The volumes differ from the several ‘urban studies’ readers that are already available on the market in that the long term historical perspective is central to their conception. They will address theories of urbanization and methodological and conceptual issues of urban history, including questions of definition, as well as covering wider thematic issues that are representative of the different disciplinary approaches that have influenced urban history and which reflect the wider questions that urban historians have, historically, sought to address.
VA03-220 The History of Nursing, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hallett, Christine/ 9780415712002/ Price:£ 1035.00
Book Cover The History of Nursing is a complex, shifting discipline engaged in an ongoing search for identity and purpose. If its earliest works were celebratory narratives of ‘great deeds’ and ‘influential nurses’, dominated by biographies of Florence Nightingale and tropes of imperial womanhood, then from at least the 1970s, academics—drawn mainly from Women’s History and Nursing—have argued for a move from such uncritical stances and towards more analytical and nuanced approaches. Lately, Nursing History has been characterized by the ‘cultural turn’, with a shift in focus from class, gender, and race, to the study of practices, ideologies, and life-worlds. Characterized by an emphasis on history ‘from below’, it aims to recapture the experiences of both nurses and patients, and to recover voices that never found their way into mainstream histories of healthcare or society. Now, a new title from Routledge’s Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of this evolution. Edited by the Director of the UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Manchester, The History of Nursing offers both a historiographical overview of disciplinary trends and a definitive omnibus of classic scholarship and rigorous research studies. Avoiding material which is tendentious, superficial, and otiose, it will be welcomed as an ‘uber-anthology’of the most significant and valuable major works in the History of Nursing.
SA03-476 The Kaohsiung Incident in Taiwan and Memoirs of a Foreign Big Beard
  J. Bruce Jacobs/ 9789004316010/ Price:EUR 36.00
SA03-473 Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World.
  Zara Anishanslin/ 9780300234237/ Price:US$ 26.00
SA03-462 Poseidon's Curse: British Naval Impressment and Atlantic Origins of the American Revolution.
  Magra, Christopher P./ 9781107112148/ Price:£ 43.99
GA03-155 America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History, 2-Vols/Set.
  Blum, Edward J./ 9780684325026/ Price:US$ 530.00
Book Cover Primarily aimed at undergraduates, America In The World will answer the needs of students while satisfying the general reader's increasing curiosity about America's role on the world scene; the impact of U.S. policies not only nationally, on the domestic agenda, but globally; and the reactions of the world's nations to America's rise, 1776 to the present. The set includes key figures from John Adams and the Marquis de Lafayette to Bob Dylan and Barack Obama, and also covers organizations like IBM and the RAND Corporation, the American Colonization Society and the Red Cross, along with topics exploring social and cultural themes, such as Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West, Captain America, Americanization, Exceptionalism, and the Lost Generation. The emphasis on global perspectives brings fresh insights to such domestic topics as the Texas Republic, Wounded Knee, the Department of Homeland Security, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The entry on King, for example, answers the following questions: how did he develop and articulate a global vision of the struggle against colonialism and imperialism during his years of fight against segregation in America? What role did he play in the fight against Apartheid in South Africa? How was King influenced by the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi? Referred to in the academic world as "transnational history," the content in our volumes introduces an increasingly popular approach to teaching US history in the context of the world at large.
GA03-154 UXL World Eras, 10-Vols/Set.
  / 9781573029674/ Price:US$ 948.00
Book Cover Intended primarily for middle school students, U*X*L World Eras examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This set consists of ten full-color, thematically arranged volumes, with each volume providing in-depth coverage of a given era, focusing on a cultural group and its interaction with other peoples of the world. With its emphasis on daily life and cultural institutions, U*X*L World Eras engages students' interest and enriches traditional studies of history. The global perspective of this set prompts comparison of the lives people led in different parts of the world, in different cultures, and at different times, contributing significantly to students' global literacy. Table of Contents Volume 1: Ancient Mesopotamia: 3300 BCE-331 BCE. Volume 2: Ancient Egypt: 2615 BCE-332 BCE. Volume 3: Classical Greek Civilization: 800 BCE-323 BCE. Volume 4: Roman Republic and Empire: 264 BCE-476 BCE. Volume 5: West African Kingdoms: 500-1590. Volume 6: Imperial China: 617-1644. Volume 7: Rise and Spread of Islam: 622-1500. Volume 8: Medieval Europe: 814-1350. Volume 9: European Renaissance and Reformation: 1350-1600. Volume 10: Industrial Revolution in Europe: 1750-1914.
Nights in the Big City: Paris, Berlin, London 1840-1930.
  Schlor, Joachim/ 9781780235868/ Price:£ 16.95
Book Cover Nights in the Big City explores this new awareness of the city in all its rami?cations. Joachim Schlor has spent his days sifting through countless police and church archives and ?rst-hand accounts, and his nights exploring the highways and byways of these three great capitals. Illustrated with haunting and evocative photographs by Bill Brandt and Andre Kertesz, among others, and ?lled with contemporary literary references, Nights in the Big City has been acclaimed as a milestone in the cultural history of the city.
Smuggling: Seven Centuries of Contraband.
  Harvey, Simon/ 9781780235950/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover Smuggling conjures up images of romance and rebellion. Moving beyond this popular conception, Smuggling: Seven Centuries of Contraband presents the bigger picture of this clandestine trade. It focuses on the powerful political, economic, scienti?c and cultural interests involved in smuggling and how these have affected the history and geopolitics of the world.
The Idea of North.
  Davidson, Peter/ 9781780235981/ Price:£ 9.95
Book Cover As with the compass needle, so people have always been most powerfully attracted northwards; everyone carries within them their own concept of north. The Idea of North is a study, ranging widely in time and place, of some of the ways in which these ideas have found expression. Offering engaging meditation on solitude, absence and stillness, Davidson shows north to be a goal rather than a destination, a place of revelation that is always somewhere ultimate and austere.
Keepers of the Golden Shore: A History of the United Arab Emirates.
  Morton, Michael Quentin/ 9781780235806/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover For those who visit the UAE, staying in air-conditioned hotels and visiting ultra-modern shopping malls, the country remains an enigma, a glass and concrete creation that seems to have sprung from the desert overnight. Keepers of the Golden Shore looks behind its glossy facade, tracing the tribal bonds of an ancient land to the society of today and casting a new and revealing light on this intriguing nation.
Canada: Modern Architectures in History
  Michelangelo Sabatino/ 9781780236339/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover During the twentieth century, a distinct Canadian design attitude coalesced: a liberal, hybrid, pragmatic mindset intent less upon the dogma of architectural language than on thinking about the formation of inclusive spaces and places. Taking a fresh perspective on design production and its context, Canada maps the unfolding of architectural modernity across the country, from the completion of the transcontinental railway in 1886–87 to the tumultuous interwar decades, the period of Reconstruction post-1945, and the politically conflicted era of the late 1960s and ’70s. It also examines the broad pattern of Canadian political, industrial and socio-cultural evolution, urban–suburban expansion, and the technology of building. A wide array of buildings and architects, from ARCOP, Eric Arthur and Ernest Cormier, to Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe, helps to bring to life this chronologically and thematically driven story. Canada is a unique critical account of modern and contemporary architecture in a country once defined by Voltaire as ‘a few acres of snow’.
Concrete and Culture: A Material History
  Adrian Forty/ 9781780236360/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover Concrete and Culture breaks new ground by charting concrete's effects on culture since its reinvention in the modern period, examining the ways it has changed our understanding of nature, of time and of materiality. This book discusses architects’ responses to and uses of concrete while also taking into account the role it has played in politics, literature, cinema and labour-relations, as well as in present day arguments about sustainability. Crucial to the construction of some of the world’s most avant-garde buildings but also blamed for making all places look alike, concrete continues to be as controversial as ever. In this book Adrian Forty takes the reader across Europe, North and South America and the Far East, reflecting on the global consequences of the material. Concrete and Culture is a uniquely innovative historical account of the part played by an often despised substance in people’s relationships to their physical surroundings.
The Persians: Lost Civilizations
  Geoffrey Parker/ 9781780236506/ Price:£ 15.00
Book Cover During the first and second millennia bc large numbers of nomadic people known as the Aryans migrated outwards into the Eurasian periphery from Central Asia. One particular branch of these Aryans moved south of the Caspian Sea and became known to history as the Persians or Iranians. Their first dwellings were in an unpromisingly arid area, but from there these early settlers would go on to form one of the most powerful empires in history. The Persians tells the captivating story of this beguiling ancient civilization. Drawing on the region’s subsequent history, it traces the unique features of Persian life and unravels their influence throughout the centuries. The book describes the difficulties early Persians encountered and how these contributed to their unique character and the establishment of the Achaemenid Empire. It recounts the keenly fought conflicts with the Greeks for mastery of the Eastern Mediterranean, a contest which was to dominate the geopolitics of the ancient world, and it paints a vivid picture of the many great Persian cities and their spectacular achievements: an efficient road system that linked an empire together; respect for their subject peoples; and advances in irrigation techniques which created a ‘paradise’ envied by their neighbours. Providing an entertaining insight into the influence, traditions and history of ancient Persia, the book shows how the uniqueness of modern Iran in the Islamic world owes much to its ancient civilization.
Egyptomania: A History of ?Fascination, Obsession and Fantasy
  Ronald H. Fritze/ 9781780236391/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover Ancient Egypt has been a focus of awe and fascination from its beginnings in the Age of the Pyramids to the present day. In Egyptomania Ronald H. Fritze takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the imagination, a land of weird gods, murky magic, secret knowledge, marvellous pyramids, enigmatic sphinxes, monumental obelisks, immense wealth and mystifying mummies. Egypt has always exerted a powerful allure in popular and high culture, and an array of personalities have been attracted to and repelled by the idea of Egypt. Medieval Christians considered Egypt a land with many connections to the Bible, while medieval Muslims were intrigued by its massive monuments, esoteric learning and hidden treasures. Scholars of the Renaissance, the Baroque and the Enlightenment pondered the mysteries of hieroglyphs and Hermes Trismegistus. Even the practical-minded Napoleon dreamed of Egyptian glory and helped open that antique land to the West. Fritze goes beyond the examination of Egyptomania in art and architecture to reveal its impact on religion, philosophy, historical study, literature, travel, science and popular culture. All those who remain captivated by the ongoing phenomenon of Egyptomania will revel in the mysteries uncovered in this book
Zombies: A Cultural History
  Roger Luckhurst/ 9781780236698/ Price:£ 9.99
Book Cover ombies: A Cultural History, now available in paperback, sifts materials from anthropology, folklore, travel writing, colonial histories, long-forgotten pulp literature, B-movies, medical history and cultural theory to give a definitive short introduction to the zombie, exploring the manifold meanings of this compelling, slow-moving yet relentless monster.
Faith and Sword: A Short History of Christian–Muslim Conflict, Second Expanded Edition
  Alan G. Jamieson/ 9781780236728/ Price:£ 9.95
Book Cover Faith and Sword gives a wide-ranging and detailed survey of what has arguably been the longest conflict in human history – a conflict that continues, in a new form, to this day. The overtly religious Christian-Muslim struggle lasted for nearly thirteen centuries, and for most of that period the Muslims were in the ascendant. The Christians eventually halted the tide of Arab conquest, but their counterstroke in the Crusades ended in failure and the Muslim threat was renewed by the Ottoman Turks. Only after 1600 did Christians finally begin to gain the upper hand, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War seeming to mark the final Christian victory. Between 1918 and today, however, the Christian-Muslim conflict continued, albeit in different guises: Christendom became the largely secularized West, while religious fundamentalism revived on the Muslim side and the usa became its principal target. In this revised paperback edition Alan G. Jamieson brings the story right up to date through all its stages, and shows how the present situation has emerged. He ranges widely in time, from the original Arab conquests in the seventh century to the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. All areas of conflict are included, from Morocco to Indonesia, and from Russia to Somalia. With a new introduction and a whole new chapter on current conflicts, this authoritative and readable study will appeal to scholars, students and the general reader, giving an accessible introduction to one of the most important conflicts of our time.
The Pleasure's All Mine: A History of Perverse Sex
  Julie Peakman/ 9781780236759/ Price:£ 18.00
Book Cover What is perverse sex and what isn’t? Now available in paperback, The Pleasure’s All Mine explores the gamut of sexual activity that has been seen as strange, abnormal or deviant over the last 2,000 years. This first comprehensive history of sexual perversion examines an abundance of original sources – letters, diaries, memoirs, court records, erotic books, medical texts and advice manuals – and shows how, for ordinary people, different kinds of sex have always offered myriad different pleasures. There never was a ‘normal’. Almost all sexual behaviours have travelled to and fro along a continuum of proscription and acceptance. Attitudes have changed towards masturbation, leatherwear, ‘golden showers’ and sado-masochism. From the specialized cultures of pain, necrophilia and bestiality to the social world of plushies and furries, and lovers of life-sized sex dolls, some previously acceptable behaviour now provokes social outrage, while activities as diverse as sodomy and wife-swapping have moved on the spectrum of acceptance from sin to harmless fun. Each ‘perversion’ is explored from the time it was first visible in history, to how it is viewed today, and along the way the book asks why we can be so intolerant of other people’s sexual preferences. Carefully researched as well as a fascinating read, and featuring a wide array of illustrations, The Pleasure’s All Mine reaches conclusions that are surprising, and sometimes shocking. This is an essential volume for anyone interested in the art, history and culture of sex.
Everyday Life: How the Ordinary Became Extraordinary
  Joseph A. Amato/ 9781780236636/ Price:£ 18.00
Book Cover In Everyday Life Joseph A. Amato offers a panoramic account of the evolution of our daily existence and reflects on the complex and changing textures of everyday life. Beginning with societies of scarcity and relative lack of change and ending with our own twenty-first-century lives, he ranges widely through topics as varied as dirt and muck, walking and the charm of spices, and through time from early agriculture to mechanization and the modern urban existence. Amato argues that what seems to be ordinary is in fact extraordinary, and shows how life, even in the very recent past, differed from life in our present-day societies of abundance and of remorseless change. The result is a challenging and thought-provoking introduction to change and continuity in daily life.
Landscape and Englishness: Second Expanded Edition
  David Matless/ 9781780235813/ Price:£ 9.95
Book Cover Landscape has been central to de?nitions of Englishness for centuries. David Matless argues that landscape has been the site where English visions of the past, present and future have met in debates over questions of national identity, disputes over history and modernity, and ideals of citizenship and the body. Landscape and Englishness is extensively illustrated and draws on a wide range of material – topographical guides, health manuals, paintings, poetry, architectural polemic, photography, nature guides and novels. This edition contains a new preface by the author.
Traveling Beyond Her Sphere: American Women on the Grand Tour, 1814 to 1914
  Bess Beatty/ 9780997496222/ Price:US$ 28.00
Book Cover The nineteenth-century ideal of domesticity identified home as women’s proper sphere, but the ideal was frequently challenged, profoundly so when woman left home and country to travel in foreign lands. This book explores the reasons for and ramifications of women making a Grand Tour, a trip to Europe, between 1814 and 1914; this century between major European wars witnessed the golden age of American Grand Tours. Men and women alike were inspired by a Euro-centric education that valued the Old World as the fountainhead of their civilization. Reaching Europe necessitated an Ocean crossing, a disorienting time taking women far from domestic comfort. Once abroad, American women had to juggle accustomed norms of behavior with the demands of travel and customs of foreign lands. Wearing proper attire, even when hiking in the Alps, coping with unfamiliar languages, grappling with ever-changing rules about customs and passports, traveling alone – these were just some of the challenges women faced when traveling. Some traveled with their husband, others with female relatives and friends and a few entirely alone. Traveling companions had to agree on where to stay, when and where to dine, how to travel, and where to go. The sinking of the Titanic in 1912 made clear that even in the twentieth century, a Grand Tour involved risk. Because more women survived then men, some insisted that the Titanic’s example should curb female independence. However, a growing number of women continued making a Grand Tour for the next two year. It was the Outbreak of war in Europe in 1914 that temporarily brought an end to a century of female Grand Tours.
Traveling Beyond Her Sphere: American Women on the Grand Tour, 1814 to 1914
  Bess Beatty/ 9780997496239/ Price:US$ 40.00
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The Tudor Wolfpack and The Roots Of Irish America
  Jack Bray/ 9780996648479/ Price:US$ 48.00
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Crisis And Breakdown Of Non-Democratic Regimes:Lessons from the Third Wave
  Pietro Grilli di Cortona/ 9780996648493/ Price:US$ 26.00
Book Cover The focus is on factors—internal, external, and contextual—that can promote democratic regime change, and under what conditions they are effective or ineffective. Legacies of the past, civil society, and elite dynamics are among the internal factors under examination, along with economic development and crises, and the role of “stateness,” especially when it is weak. On the external front, chapters address both structural (long-term) and conjunctural (short-term) factors, with particular attention to the varying impacts of interventions by international actors, whether specifically intended to promote democracy or not. Geography (political, economic, human, and cultural), which helps delimit and condition the process of political change, also receives attention. While some scholars argue that we have now experienced a fourth or even a fifth wave of democratization, the roughly 40 years following the Portuguese revolution featured an incomparably large and diverse set of efforts to democratize. The lessons to be drawn from that huge body of data remain highly relevant as we seek to understand the outcomes of more recent “color revolutions” or the Arab Spring, and as we consider the future of democratization.
Strangers When We Met: A Century of American Community in Kuwait
  W. Nathaniel Howell/ 9780996648400/ Price:US$ 38.00
Book Cover This history, twenty years in the research and writing, relates the story of Americans living in Kuwait, beginning with the establishment of the American Mission Hospital in 1911. It covers the first century of community experience ending in 2011, which is also the fiftieth anniversary of Kuwait’s emergence as an independent state. The rich but largely unrecorded heritage of American missionaries, doctors and nurses, oil workers, diplomats, military personnel, and businessmen who have resided in the country is revealed, including the ways in which they influenced Kuwaiti society and were influenced by it. Based not only on the existing literature but on memoirs, oral interviews, official documents, and other unpublished sources, Strangers draws upon those who lived this history to elucidate their experiences as Kuwaiti society evolved. In an era where the vestiges of imperialism often poison official and personal relationships, the Kuwaiti-American relationship provides a positive contrast of service and accommodation between two peoples who began their interaction as strangers.
Strangers When We Met: A Century of American Community in Kuwait
  W. Nathaniel Howell/ 9780996648417/ Price:US$ 50.00
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Mao and the Cultural Revolution, Volume 1: Mao's Motivation and Strategy
  Enrich Professionals/ 9781623201517/ Price:US$ 148.00
WA214-10 十種影響中華民國建立的書刊7 革命的抉擇與挑戰:《民報》、《新民叢報》論戰選編
  梁啟超, 汪精衛等著/ 9789869115414/ Price:NT$ 1200.00
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VSA03-001 The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History, the Colonial Period to 1877.
  Thompson, Antonio S./ 9780415533805/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history of the United States. This volume, The Colonial Period to 1877, illuminates the early period of American history, from the colonial warfare of the 17th century through the tribulations of Reconstruction. The chronologically organized sections each begin with an introductory chapter that provides a concise narrative of the period and highlights the scholarly debates and interpretive schools of thought in the historiography, followed by topical chapters on issues in the period. Topics covered include colonial encounters and warfare, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, diplomacy in the early American republic, the War of 1812, westward expansion and conquest, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. With authoritative and vividly written chapters by both leading scholars and new talent, this state-of-the-field handbook will be a go-to reference for every American history scholar's bookshelf.
VSA03-001 The World of Indigenous North America.
  Warrior, Robert/ 9780415879521/ Price:£ 205.00
Book Cover The World of Indigenous North America is a comprehensive look at issues that concern indigenous people in North America. Though no single volume can cover every tribe and every issue around this fertile area of inquiry, this book takes on the fields of law, archaeology, literature, socio-linguistics, geography, sciences, and gender studies, among others, in order to make sense of the Indigenous experience. Covering both Canada's First Nations and the Native American tribes of the United States, and alluding to the work being done in indigenous studies through the rest of the world, the volume reflects the critical mass of scholarship that has developed in Indigenous Studies over the past decade, and highlights the best new work that is emerging in the field. The World of Indigenous North America is a book for every scholar in the field to own and refer to often.
VSA03-001 The Atlantic World.
  Coffman, D'Maris/ 9780415467049/ Price:£ 205.00
Book Cover As the meeting point between Europe, colonial America, and Africa, the history of the Atlantic world is a constantly shifting arena, but one which has been a focus of huge and vibrant debate for many years. In over thirty chapters, all written by experts in the field, The Atlantic World takes up these debates and gathers together key, original scholarship to provide an authoritative survey of this increasingly popular area of world history. The book takes a thematic approach to topics including exploration, migration and cultural encounters. In the first chapters, scholars examine the interactions between groups which converged in the Atlantic world, such as slaves, European migrants and Native Americans. The volume then considers questions such as finance, money and commerce in the Atlantic world, as well as warfare, government and religion. The collection closes with chapters examining how ideas circulated across and around the Atlantic and beyond. It presents the Atlantic as a shared space in which commodities and ideas were exchanged and traded, and examines the impact that these exchanges had on both people and places. Including an introductory essay from the editors which defines the field, and lavishly illustrated with paintings, drawings and maps this accessible volume is invaluable reading for all students and scholars of this broad sweep of world history.
VSA03-001 The Routledge Handbook of the History of the Middle East Mandates.
  Schayegh, Cyrus/ 9781138800588/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of the History of the Middle East Mandates provides an overview of the social, political, economic, and cultural histories of the Middle East in the decades between the end of the First World War and the late 1940s, when Britain and France abandoned their Mandates. It also situates the history of the Mandates in their wider imperial, international and global contexts, incorporating them into broader narratives of the interwar decades. In 27 thematically organised chapters, the volume looks at various aspects of the Mandates such as: •The impact of the First World War and the development of a new state system •The impact of the League of Nations and international governance •Differing historical perspectives on the impact of the Mandates system •Techniques and practices of government •The political, social, economic and cultural experiences of the people living in and connected to the Mandates. This book provides the reader with a guide to both the history of the Middle East Mandates and their complex relation with the broader structures of imperial and international life. It will be a valuable resource for all scholars of this period of Middle Eastern and world history.
SA03-489 Boys for Men: A Vietnam War Memoir
  Derrick Wolf/ 9781511947640/ Price:US$ 29.38
SA03-451 Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Survey.
  Randall, Amy E./ 9781472507082/ Price:£ 29.99
GA03-153 Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes, 3-Vols/Set.
  / 9781558629271/ Price:US$ 669.00
Book Cover Histories of Everyday Life In Totalitarian Regimes is a new set in St. James Press’s award-winning Literature of Society series. It explores daily life in such totalitarian dictatorships as Nazi Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union, China under Mao, and North Korea. Two-thirds of the publication (200 entries) focus on compelling personal histories detailing the experiences of individuals in these regimes. The personal experiences are conveyed in such first-hand accounts as memoirs, autobiographies, diaries, and letters. An additional 100 entries interwoven throughout the three volumes further elucidate daily life in totalitarian regimes by exploring works of fiction dedicated to the topic. Perspectives from both the rulers and the ruled, from different age groups and occupations, are represented to give an understanding of the social, cultural, political, and economic conditions. The scholarly advisory board brings multiple disciplines, including history, literature, European and Asian languages, to assure thorough treatment that goes beyond the Cold War perspective during which the term "totalitarian" came into vogue. The attractive design features some 250 images and 50 maps and graphics. In addition to college students and the general public, the set has much to offer ninth through twelfth grade high school teachers and students in the core curriculum. The English Language Arts Standards (for History/Social Studies and Reading: Literature) emphasize analysis of primary and secondary sources and fictional works, all three of which Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes covers.
GA03-150-8 American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 8: Early American Civilization, Exploration to 1600.
  / 9781414498317/ Price:US$ 215.00
The diversity of life in the period of first European exploration of North America and even earlier is represented in this student-friendly volume. Abundant full or excerpted primary sources depict a multiplicity of views of an era characterized by exploration, discovery, and conquest. Primary sources include documents written by such well-known explorers as Christopher Columbus, Samuel de Champlain, and Francisco Vazquez de Coronado and artifacts of the indigenous people they encountered. Such sources include the Iroquois constitution, a drawing depicting the Green Corn Ceremony conducted by Native American tribes in the Southeast, and an image of a handmade hoe used by Native Americans. This volume features letters, personal narratives, maps, illustrations, treaties, works of literature, and many other primary source types.
GA03-150-7 American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 7: The Colonial Era (1600-1754).
  / 9781414498300/ Price:US$ 215.00
A wealth of full-text or excerpted primary sources provide insights into the notable issues, themes, movements, people, and events during a period of expansion and conflict in American history. Primary sources illustrate the many ways colonists sought to establish a new society: creating works of art and literature, establishing schools and churches, and passing laws governing all aspects of life. Sources also reveal attitudes toward slavery, the dearth of women’s rights, and struggles between Native Americans and newly arrived European colonists. This volume features letters, personal narratives, laws, paintings, speeches, works of literature, and many other primary source types.
GA03-150-6 American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 6: Revolutionary Era (1754-1783).
  / 9781414498294/ Price:US$ 215.00
A period of philosophical enlightenment, a thriving slave trade, and revolutionary war comes alive for students in this volume of American Eras: Primary Sources. Helpful annotations and contextual information accompany excerpts from seminal documents---such as the Articles of Confederation, precursor of the Constitution; "Common Sense," Thomas Paine’s influential plea for independence; and the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War---as well as numerous lesser-known documents and images not readily available to readers.
GA03-150-5 American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 5: Developmentof a Nation, (1783-1815).
  / 9781414498287/ Price:US$ 215.00
This volume in the student-friendly American Eras: Primary Sources series documents the dramatic period when the federal government and the U.S. Constitution were established. The rise of newspapers, the establishment of the federal court system, innovations that made mass production of goods possible, and significant advancements in the construction of roads, canals, and railroads all occurred during this time. Primary sources here include seminal documents---such as the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and groundbreaking Supreme Court opinions---as well as numerous lesser-known documents not readily available to readers. This volume features personal letters, memoirs, laws, sermons, speeches, works of literature, and many other primary source types. Together these sources show the diversity of the American experience.
A Remarkable Journey: The Story of Evolution.
  Thompson, R. P./ 9781780234465/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover This book describes the development of evolutionary theory from Darwin to the present; it is a historical narrative of the conceptual and theoretical discoveries and debates, the experimentation and field work that became the evidential base on which the theory rests, the systematic assembling of these into an elegant and powerful science, and the elements that increasingly won over the biological and general scientific community. A Remarkable Journey will appeal to anyone who is interested in the history of science, as well as current theories on how our species came to be.
New York.
  Bradley, Elizabeth L./ 9781780233420/ Price:£ 14.95
Book Cover measured and engaging account from a native New Yorker complemented by illustrations both historical and contemporary, New York takes a broad-ranging approach that will leave readers with a fresh insight into this elusive, shape-shifting metropolis.
The Mongol Century: Visual Cultures of Yuan China, 1260-1368
  McCausland, Shane/ 9781780233666/ Price:£ 35.00
Book Cover This book illuminates the Yuan era – full of conflicts and complex interactions between Mongol power and Chinese heritage – by delving into the visual history of its culture, considering how Mongol governance and values imposed a new order on China’s culture and how a sedentary, agrarian China posed specific challenges to the Mongols’ militarist and nomadic lifestyle. Shane McCausland explores how an unusual range of expectations and pressures were placed on Yuan culture: the idea that visual culture could create cohesion across a diverse yet hierarchical society, while balancing Mongol desires for novelty and display with Chinese concerns about posterity.
The Mafia: A Cultural History.
  Dainotto, Roberto/ 9781780234434/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover oberto M. Dainotto traces the complex and fascinating development of the mafia: its rural beginnings in Western Sicily; its growth into what has been aptly described as a global multinational of crime; and its parallel evolution in music, print and on the big screen. The book probes the tension between the real mafia – its brutal and often violent reality – and how we imagine it to be: a mythical assembly of codes of honour, family values and chivalric masochism. Rather than dismissing such mafia stereotypes as untrue, Dainotto sets out to understand what needs and desires, material and psychic longings, are satisfied by our mafia fantasies. Exploring the rich array of films, books, television, music and even video games portraying and inspired by the mafia, this book offers not only a social, economic and political history of the mafia but a new way of understanding our enduring fascination with what lurks behind the sinister omerta of the family business.
St George: A Saint for All.
  Riches, Samantha/ 9781780234489/ Price:£ 14.95
Book Cover The first book to draw together many aspects of the international cult of St George alongside some of the evidence for elements in his English cult that have been largely forgotten, St George: A Saint for All is a fascinating history of an enduring icon.
The Blame Business: The Uses and Misuses of Accountability.
  Fineman, Stephen/ 9781780234380/ Price:£ 14.99
The Blame Business takes us on a fascinating journey through the landscape of blame, from ancient witch-hunts to today’s scapegoating and stigmatization, and from righteous anger to blame cultures. Stephen Fineman delves behind the scenes of public and private organizations infected with blame and profiles the people who try to hold them to account, examing the vexed issue of public accountability as politicians and corporate leaders play their ‘blame games’. What are the limits of remorse and forgiveness? Is restorative justice the answer? This absorbing book deepens our understanding of blame and how it shapes all of our lives.
The Last of the Light: About Twilight.
  Davidson, Peter/ 9781780235103/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover he Last of the Light is a meditation on twilight in the Western arts and imagination, in thought, painting and literature. It takes us across the threshold of day into dusk, an uncertain world haunted by Romantic poets and painters and the twilight lives of minority and ‘overshadowed’ communities. The melancholy of smoky English autumn evenings is balanced by the midnight sun of summers in northern latitudes, and the darkly oppressive heat of August in mid-twentieth-century Spain is ranged against the spectral grandeur of winter in London.
House Numbers: Pictures of a Forgotten History.
  Tantner, Anton/ 9781780235189/ Price:£ 12.95
Book Cover House Numbers is full of original research and is extensively illustrated, with photographs showing historic house numbers and addresses, from Nought, Strand-on-the-Green in London to 1819 Ruston, Louisiana. Its narrative will alter the way you walk around a city, as these seemingly minor, insignificant aspects of our houses and streets become links to a broad and fascinating history.
The Indus: Lost Civilizations.
  Robinson, Andrew/ 9781780235028/ Price:£ 15.00
Book Cover The Indus: Lost Civilizations is an accessible introduction to every significant aspect of an extraordinary and tantalizing ‘lost’ civilization, which apparently combined artistic excellence, technological sophistication and economic vigour with social egalitarianism, political freedom and religious moderation. The book also discusses the vital legacy of the Indus civilization in modern India and Pakistan
Ugliness: A Cultural History.
  Henderson, Gretchen E./ 9781780235240/ Price:£ 16.99
Book Cover In this riveting book, Gretchen E. Henderson explores perceptions of ugliness through history, from ancient Roman feasts to medieval grotesque gargoyles, from Mary Shelley’s monster cobbled from corpses to the Nazi Exhibition of Degenerate Art. Covering literature, art, music and even Uglydolls, Henderson reveals how ugliness has long posed a challenge to aesthetics and taste.
Ghosts: A Haunted History.
  Morton, Lisa/ 9781780235172/ Price:£ 16.00
Book Cover In the history of the numinous there are few things more common than the belief in ghosts. From the earliest writings such as the Epic of Gilgamesh to today’s ghost-hunting reality TV shows, ghosts have chilled the air of nearly every era and every culture in human history. In this book, Lisa Morton wrangles together history’s most enduring ghosts into an entertaining and comprehensive look at what otherwise seems to always evade our eyes.
The Great American Speech: Words and Monuments.
  Fender, Stephen/ 9781780235219/ Price:£ 15.00
Book Cover Everyone knows the ‘American dream’: that America is the land of free enterprise, offering men and women without inherited advantages the chance to get ahead through hard work and self-reliance. Yet in The Great American Speech Stephen Fender offers an alternative vision, one enshrined in the country’s most memorable speeches, which have become monuments in its national memory and literally in the nation’s capital, carved in memorial stone. This other American dream is not about competition or getting ahead, but instead echoes the country’s founding documents, arguing for equality and cooperation.
A Brief History of Death.
  Spellman, W. M./ 9781780235042/ Price:£ 12.95
Book Cover A Brief History of Death offers a topical survey of views concerning death and its aftermath in the Western tradition, from prehistory to the present. It explores how humans understand and come to terms with the fact of mortality and looks at the physical and social aspects of death, how dying people are treated, how the dying conduct themselves in the knowledge of their approaching demise and how survivors choose to remember the dead.
VSA03-001 The World of the Revolutionary American Republic: Land, Labor, and the Conflict for a Continent.
  Shankman, Andrew/ 9780415537087/ Price:£ 205.00
Book Cover In its early years, the American Republic was far from stable. Conflict and violence, including major land wars, were defining features of the period from the Revolution to the outbreak of the Civil War, as struggles over who would control land and labor were waged across the North American continent. The World of the Revolutionary American Republic brings together original essays from an array of scholars to illuminate the issues that made this era so contested. Drawing on the latest research, the essays examine the conflicts that occurred both within the Republic and between the different peoples inhabiting the continent. Covering issues including slavery, westward expansion, the impact of Revolutionary ideals, and the economy, this collection provides a diverse range of insights into the turbulent era in which the United States emerged as a nation. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, both American and international, The World of the Revolutionary American Republic is an important resource for any scholar of early America.
VA03-215 Spiritualism, 1840-1930, 4-Vols/Set.
  Pulham, Patricia/ 9780415683067/ Price:£ 1035.00
Complementing those earlier collections, this new four-volume set demonstrates spiritualism’s hugely significant—but hitherto often neglected—contemporary engagement with questions of race, eugenics, and the body, and with anti-spiritualist critique. Moreover, as spiritualism is commonly identified as a predominantly Victorian—and western—phenomenon, little has been done better to understand spiritualism in its global and temporal contexts. Furthermore, while numerous studies of spiritualism in canonical Victorian literature exist, the movement’s own rich literary output and its relationship with the non-spiritualist gothic remain underexplored. Indeed, despite the explosion of scholarly interest in modern spiritualism across a wide range of disciplines, almost none of the movement’s key philosophical, literary, political, and medical texts are currently in print. The learned editors of this collection have remedied these imbalances and Spiritualism, 1840–1930 offers access to a wide range of materials from an important period in spiritualism’s history, including previously unpublished material relating to Arthur Conan Doyle’s investment in spiritualism and transcriptions of the Henri Louis Rey seances in New Orleans (the only entirely African-American nineteenth-century spiritualist circle whose records have been preserved). The collection focuses on key topics and situates inaccessible primary sources alongside better-known works to posit their importance in the development of spiritualism as a social, cultural, and transatlantic phenomenon.
SA03-488 Islam, Colonialism and the Modern Age in the Netherlands East Indies
  Nico J.G. Kaptein/ 9789004278691/ Price:EUR 130.00
SA03-461 The Woolen Industry of the Midwest.
  Crockett, Norman L./ 9780813151861/ Price:US$ 45.00
SA03-447 L'impero del Mandato Celeste. La Cina nei secoli XIV-XIX.
  Santangelo, Paolo/ 9788858110164/ Price:EUR 30.50
SA03-436 Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture.
  Rubin, Rachel L./ 9781479859726/ Price:US$ 28.00
SA03-435 The International Distribution of News: The Associated Press, Press Association, and Reuters, 1848-1947.
  Silberstein-Loeb, Jonathan/ 9781107033641/ Price:£ 62.00
GA03-152 Oral History of General Zhang Xueliang, 7-Vols/Set. (張學良口述歷史, 簡體中文版)
  / 9789814617727/ Price:US$ 670.00
Book Cover About Zhang Xueliang Zhang Xueliang or Chang Hsueh-liang (1901-2001) was the son of Zhang Zuolin, a warlord from the north-eastern part of China. After the assassination of his father by the Japanese in June 1928, he became the effective ruler of Manchuria and much of northern China. As an instigator of the Xi'an Incident during which he kidnapped Chang Kai-shek, the then president of China, Zhang spent over fifty years under house arrest before emigrating to the US in 1993. About the publication As with The Reminiscences of Dr Hu Shih, the Oral History of General Zhang Xueliang is also part of Columbia University's Chinese oral history project. It is based on the transcripts of a series of 60 interviews with Zhang and his wife (Edith Chao趙一荻) conducted by two Columbian scholars during 1991-1995. The transcripts and 145 audio cassettes of these interviews are now housed at the Peter H. L. and Edith C. Chang Reading Room in Columbia University library. The current edition consists of 7 volumes, including 6 volumes of transcripts carefully annotated and edited by Chinese scholars and 1 index volume. The Oral History not only recounts Zhang's personal life but also contains his comments on many historical events he personally experienced and influential figures he met. It's a valuable reference publication on the research of modern Chinese history.
GA03-151 Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History, 6-Vols/Set.
  / 9781414491271/ Price:US$ 1072.00
Book Cover Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History is a six-volume set that explores the seminal events of human history (from ancient to modern-day) that helped shape the world we live in today. Each volume is arranged chronologically and focused on one of the following 6 regions of the world: North America, South and Central America, Asia and Oceania, Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Each entry provides background information on the origin/causes of each event, a summary of the event itself, and concludes with a brief analysis of the event's ultimate legacy. Also included in each entry are short biographies of the key players involved in each event and a bibliography of sources for further research.
GA03-150-4 American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 4: Reform Era & Eastern U.S. Development (1815-1850).
  / 9781414498270/ Price:US$ 215.00
Organized by thematic chapters, American Eras Primary Sources: Reform Era & Eastern U.S. Development (1815-1850) is a student-friendly reference that’s patterned after Gale’s award-winning American Decades: Primary Sources series. This volume [reproduces full text or excerpts of primary sources] representing a diversity of views that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements, and events of the Reform era and the urbanization and economic growth of the eastern United States. Also included with each primary source is concise contextual information, notes about the author, further resources, and full-color photos and illustrations.
GA03-150-3 American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 3: Westward Expansion (1800-1860).
  / 9781414498263/ Price:US$ 215.00
Organized by thematic chapters, American Eras Primary Sources: Westward Expansion (1800-1860) is a student-friendly reference that’s patterned after Gale’s award-winning American Decades: Primary Sources series. This volume covers full or excerpted primary sources representing a diversity of views that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements, and events of Manifest Destiny and the westward expansion of the United States. Also included with each primary source is concise contextual information, notes about the author, further resources, and full-color photos and illustrations.
The Capital of the Yuan Dynasty.
  Chen, Gaohua/ 9789814332446/ Price:US$ 138.00
Book Cover The Yuan Dynasty was different from other dynasties in the history of China, and so was its capital, Dadu, the city that laid the foundation for what would become modern-day Beijing. As the first publication of its kind, The Capital of the Yuan Dynasty presents the capital’s history using a thematic approach. Starting from Beijing in the pre-Yuan Dynasty period, and the building of Dadu as a new city, the author introduces the layout of the city and imperial palaces, and then focuses on Dadu in detail from political, economic, and cultural angles. The Capital of the Yuan Dynasty references over 100 Chinese classics of the Yuan and succeeding dynasties, including Yuanshi (History of Yuan), Xijinzhi jiyi (Compilation of the Scattered Writings of the “Gazetteer of Xijin”), and Tongzhi tiaoge (Legislative Articles from the “Comprehensive Regulations”). Insights from contemporary prose, poetry and references from Goryeo Korea (Nogo?ltae and Pak T’ongsa) complement the text.
The Road to Independence?: Scotland in the Balance.
  Pittock, Murray/ 9781780232874/ Price:£ 14.95
The Road to Independence? is the only history of Scotland available with a truly contemporary focus. In dealing with everything from political structures to modern painting it is remarkably comprehensive; in explaining the rise of modern nationalism it is of fundamental importance to policymakers and the wider public. It will be of interest to students of politics, history, law and social science, and to all who want to understand the rapidly changing face of the UK.
Odin's Whisper: Death and the Vikings.
  Price, Neil/ 9781780232904/ Price:£ 25.00
Odin’s Whisper provides the first full treatment of this subject, giving an in-depth account that uses the stories of Norse mythology and the most recent archaeological evidence to draw a vivid picture of the Viking mind. Neil Price contextualizes the Viking understanding of death within the Ragnaro"k, the immense battle of living and dead, gods and humans that would ultimately consume all the world in fire, to illustrate that the Viking afterlife was only ever viewed as a respite before this ultimate end. The essential fatalism that marked their conception of the worlds beyond equally informed their funeral practice, as Price illustrates with vivid contemporary accounts of the animal sacrifices, sexual activity and violence that characterized the most spectacular Viking burials.
The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers.
  Bolt, Roelf/ 9781780232713/ Price:£ 20.99
The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers documents a huge assortment of legerdemain, from infamous quacks to fraudulent scientists, and from crooks who faked their own deaths to forgers of artworks, archaeological finds and documents of all sorts. From false claims to the throne, dragon’s eggs and perpetual motion machines to mermaid skeletons and Stradivarius violins – you name it, and it’s been forged or faked by someone at some time in history. A liar is someone who ‘knowingly’ disseminates falsehoods, but deceit should not necessarily be condemned – think of identity papers forged in times of war and occupation, items counterfeited in jest and satires that expose pretentiousness. The encyclopaedia features many famous deceivers – including Cicero, Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, Franc,ois Mitterrand, Marco Polo and Ptolemy – as well as scores who would have remained unknown if their duplicity had not been uncovered. All take their rightful place in the catalogue of shame that is The Encyclopaedia of Liars and Deceivers, a book that will bring immense cheer to those who enjoy tall tales, as well as those who like to tell them.
Power in Stone: Cities as Symbols of Empire.
  Parker, Geoffrey/ 9781780232867/ Price:£ 25.00
Geoffrey Parker breaks new ground by tracing the very nature of power through history, exploring the symbolism of these empire-reflecting cities from Persepolis to Constantinople, St Petersburg, the Forbidden City in Beijing and Delhi. Considering the imperial leaders as well as their architects and engineers, he creates a new understanding of the relationship between buildings, design and power. The book concludes with an examination of the changing nature of power in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries and the way in which this is reflected in contemporary symbolism.
The Habsburgs: Dynasty, Culture and Politics.
  Fichtner, Paula S./ 9781780232744/ Price:£ 29.00
The Habsburgs: Dynasty, Culture and Politics traces the origins of house Habsburg and shows how it was able to hold together such a culturally diverse, polyglot and multi-ethnic state for more than 600 years, the cessation of which changed the shape of Europe forever. Taking account of the interpenetration of culture, politics and society, the book reveals the strategies that enabled the dynasty's extraordinarily long life – its dazzling mix of cultural propaganda, public performances and cunning political manoeuvring. It is one of the most striking ironies of this history that Ferdinand was killed while on his way to visit injured people in hospital – just the sort of crowd-pleasing performance that had enabled Habsburg success. This incisive new history tells the story of the Habsburgs in an accessible yet authoritative fashion, revealing the intriguing principal characters in the drama and breathing fresh life into the story of the Habsburg reign. The book charts one of the pivotal foundation stories of modern Europe, and is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the continent.
Trolls: An Unnatural History.
  John Lindow/ 9781780232898/ Price:£ 16.95
This book is a history of trolls from their first appearances in folk tales - some people reported actual encounters with trolls, and others found such encounters plausible even if they were not sure - and follows a natural transition from folklore to trolls in other domains of popular culture. Indeed, trolls would not be interesting had they not made this jump, first to illustrations in the Nordic book market, then on to Scandinavian literature and drama, and far beyond. Since then they have never gone away, and in their various guises they continue to appeal to the imagination around the world. From the Vikings to the Moomins, the Brothers Grimm and the Three Billy Goats Gruff, this book explores the panoply of trolls and their history and their continuing presence today.
A Brief History of Death.
  Spellman, W. M./ 9781780232652/ Price:£ 20.00
A Brief History of Death considers how we have died throughout history, both in the causes of death and in our varying attitudes to actions that lead to the deaths of fellow humans. The book provides a deeper context for contemporary debates over end-of-life issues, especially the emerging tension between longevity and quality of life.
Another Darkness, Another Dawn: A History of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.
  Taylor, Becky/ 9781780232577/ Price:£ 25.00
This history of Romani people demonstrates how their experiences provide a way to understand mainstream society's relationship with outsiders and immigrants, both in the past and present. Rather than seeing these peoples as separate from the societies in which they have lived, and as untouched by history, this book sets Gypsies' experiences in the context of broader historical changes. Understanding their history is to take in the founding and contraction of empires, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, wars, the expansion of law and order and of states, the Enlightenment, nationalism, modernity and the Holocaust, as well as the increasing regulation of modern society. It is as much a history of ourselves as it is a history of 'others'. Ultimately Taylor demonstrates that history is not always about progress: the place of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers remains as contested and uncertain today as it was upon their first arrival in western Europe in the fifteenth century.
Pain and Retribution: A Short History of British Prisons 1066 to the Present.
  Wilson, David/ 9781780232836/ Price:£ 20.00
David Wilson, using criminological theory, looks at the way in which the prison has needed to satisfy the demands of three interested parties: first, the public, including politicians and media commentators; second, prison staff; and third, the prisoners themselves. The amount of influence each of these different factions had has varied at different points in history, according to the prevailing concerns and issues of the period. The inability of the prison to satisfy all three groups at the same time means that the prison system is perpetually in crisis, and is therefore seen as a failure. Ironically, the prison system continues to prosper in terms of the numbers of prisoners incarcerated and the vast amount of money that society invests in keeping them locked up. Pain and Retribution explores prison as an institution and discusses not only who gets imprisoned but also what happens to people when they are ‘banged up’. David Wilson investigates how prisons are designed and how they are organized and managed, allowing the reader access to all areas, from the prison landing to the people behind the locked doors, including the prison staff. He asks searching questions about the purpose of Britain’s current prison system and why prison exerts such a hold on the collective psyche and imagination.
Tombs of the Great Leaders: A Contemporary Guide.
  Leick, Gwendolyn/ 9781780232003/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover Tombs of the Great Leaders traces the development of the political tomb since the Bronze Age to today, focusing on 20th-century memorials housing communist leaders, from Lenin in Moscow to Mao Zedong in Beijing, to Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, and Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang. It also looks at the attempts by fascist rulers Franco and Mussolini to immortalize their memories. It explores the grand monuments erected for the founders of new nation states, including Kemal Ataturk in Ankara, Ziaur Rahman in Dhaka, Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Karachi, and the Sun Yat-sen on Purple Mountain. Leick shows how these mausoleums and tombs have become sites of pilgrimage, and describes the actual experience of visiting the sites, the responses they elicit and the context in which they are viewed today. This book is a fascinating and revealing study of the self-perpetuation of politicians and leaders, despots and dictators.
An Eye for an Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment.
  Roth, Mitchel P./ 9781780233598/ Price:£ 20.00
Written by an expert in the field, this book attempts to overcome the lack of historical written documentation, especially in non-Western cultures, by using an interdisciplinary approach that ranges from anthropology and archaeology to folklore, classical literature and oral traditions. It reveals that there is a remarkable continuity throughout history in what crimes are committed as well as the sanctions used to punish them. Perfect for students, academics and general readers alike, this book provides a fascinating insight into criminality and its consequences on a global scale.
Trees, Woods and Forests: A Social and Cultural History.
  Watkins, Charles/ 9781780233734/ Price:£ 27.00
Trees can live to a great age, and some woods appear timeless and ancient, yet they are prone to sudden death through fire and storm. Human activity has led to the clearance and destruction of enormous areas of woodland and has also brought about the rapid spread across continents of potent diseases such as chestnut blight and ash dieback. In recent years, anxiety about the environmental impact of humans on trees has led to the establishment of national parks and reserves, as well as the practice of ‘rewilding’ landscapes. This book draws on the most recent work of historians, archaeologists, geographers, botanists and foresters, and explores forests in Britain, the U.S., Greece, Italy and France. It is a comprehensive and fascinating overview of humankind’s interaction with these most valuable resources.
The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus.
  Simon, Linda/ 9781780233581/ Price:£ 29.00
The Greatest Shows on Earth takes us from eighteenth-century hippodromes in Britain to intimate one-ring circuses in nineteenth-century Paris, where Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso became enchanted by aerialists and clowns. We meet P. T. Barnum, James Bailey and the enterprising Ringling Brothers, who created the golden age of American circuses. We explore contemporary transformations of the circus, from the whimsical Circus Oz in Australia to New York City’s Big Apple Circus. Circus people are central to the story: trick riders and tightrope walkers, sword swallowers and animal trainers, contortionists and clowns – these are the men and women who create the sensational, raucous, titillating and incomparable world of the circus.
Christmas: The Sacred to Santa.
  Moore, Tara/ 9781780233574/ Price:£ 20.00
hristmas: The Sacred to Santa takes us on a journey from the day’s historical origins to its modern incarnation as a global commercial event, even taking in non-Christian nations such as China, Japan and North Korea. Along the way we encounter a vast array of religious personages, fictional characters and mythic figures that have become associated with its celebration, from St Nicholas to the Magi, Scrooge and the Krampus. Tara Moore explores how the great traditions such as Christmas trees, feasting and gift-giving emerged, as well as how Christmas has been portrayed in culture, from the literary works of Charles Dickens to the now annual bout of films and seasonal music – including traditional carols and the latest Christmas-themed chart hits. Christmas in its global context is a unifying but also divisive event, with tension between the sacred and the secular. Enchanting and compelling, this book reintroduces us to the holiday we only think we know.
Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger: A History of Vietnam.
  Vu Hong Lien/ 9781780233642/ Price:£ 29.00
Book Cover Historians writing about Vietnam have defined the country as either a ragged Chinese subordinate aspiring to a full ‘Chinese’ way of life, or as a rebel Chinese province defined entirely by its shaky relationship to its looming neighbour. Yet archaeological evidence now shows culturally distinct and technologically sophisticated human occupation in the region from 8,000 to 10,000 years ago.
Coded Letters, Concealed Love: The Larger Lives of Harriet Freeman and Edward Everett Hale.
  Day, Sara/ 9780989916936/ Price:US$ 32.00
Book Cover Charismatic leaders have a way of flying too close to the fire. This is the chronicle of the secret romance between Hale and Freeman revealed for the first time through 3,000 of their love letters (1884–1909), written partly in code. The Reverend Edward Everett Hale (1822–1909) was one of the most revered moral and thought leaders of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and yet, during twenty of his last twenty-five years, he lived a double life. Ironically, the theme of double lives, or alter egos, was one of his favorite literary devices. Frederick Ingham was the harassed minister of Hale’s first popular story “My Double and How He Undid Me” and reappeared in his most famous story, “The Man without a Country,” and several others. At one point, Hale even used the name Frederick Ingham as an apt concealer of his own double life.
FADE FROM RED: The Cold-War Ex-Enemy in Russian and American Film, 1990-2005.
  Goscilo, Helena/ 9780990693918/ Price:US$ 30.00
Book Cover this study investigates the close correlation between politics and mainstream cinema vividly evidenced in Russian and American screen images of the former Cold War enemy from 1990 to 2005. Whereas glasnost and the demise of the Soviet Union ushered in a period of official cooperation that soon inflated into rhetorical declarations of partnership, the fifteen years under examination saw the gradual deterioration of relations after the initial euphoria, culminating in a partial resumption of mutual Cold War recriminations.
Real and Phantom Pains: An Anthology of New Russian Drama.
  Freedman, John/ 9780991504763/ Price:US$ 32.00
Book Cover New drama flourished (almost) exclusively in small spaces, often in dingy basements that employed and accommodated small numbers of people. The big theaters largely turned a blind eye to what was happening on small stages and in backrooms in playhouses, libraries and community centers in a few chosen hot spots around Russia – primarily Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Togliatti. In many cases, they took actively hostile stances toward it. This would change, however. And by the beginning of the century’s second decade, new drama was threatening to become a mainstream phenomenon. Not every theater staged plays associated with new drama, but almost every one began staging plays influenced by the themes, methods and language of the new drama movement.
Communist Intimacy.
  Koteska, Jasna/ 9780989916974/ Price:US$ 26.00
Book Cover The book opens as a personal memoir─the author’s father, the famous Macedonian poet Jovan Koteski was a subject of massive police surveillance by the secret communist police of ex-Yugoslavia for 42 years out of 69 years of his life, in a well-documented case. His secret police file was maintained under the code name The Intimist (hence, the title of the book). The book continues as an academic enquiry into the mechanisms of the Eastern European police states in their relations towards the individual, the private and the public. The American poet Allen Ginsberg publicly revolted against the imprisonment of the author’s father in 1986, when he was visiting Macedonia, which resulted in the release of the poet from prison in 1987.
The Great War and the Death of God: Cultural Breakdown, Retreat from Reason, and Rise of Neo-Darwinian Materialism in the Aftermath of World War I.
  O'Connor III, Charles A./ 9780989916998/ Price:US$ 36.00
Book Cover The catastrophic Great War left humanity in a world no longer trustworthy and reassuring but seemingly meaningless and indifferent. Instead of redressing humanity’s cosmic alienation, postwar Western culture abandoned its concern for cosmic meaning, lost its confidence in human reason, and enabled the scientific worldview of neo-Darwinian materialism to emerge and eventually dominate the Western mind. According to the proponents of that worldview, science is the only source of genuine truth, nature is the product of a blind evolutionary process, and reality at bottom is just physics and chemistry. Thus, God is dead and continued belief in a transcendently purposeful universe is intellectually indefensible and either disingenuous or delusional. This book attributes the remarkable success of this atheistic cosmology in displacing the deeply rooted belief in the nature’s divine governance to the First World War and its effect on Western theology, philosophy, literature, and art. By turning away from the eternal questions about the nature of reality, Western culture effectively ceded unwarranted credibility and prominence to neo-Darwinian materialism, including its recently strident New Atheism.
GA03-150 American Eras: Primary Sources, 8-Vols/Set.
  / 9781414498232/ Price:US$ 1656.00
Book Cover American Eras: Primary Sources is a fascinating, student-friendly reference that’s patterned after the Gale’s award-winning American Decades: Primary Sources series. Like its predecessor, each volume of American Eras: Primary Sources offers full or excerpted primary sources representing a diversity of views that provide insight into the seminal issues, themes, movements, and events from each era. Also included are concise contextual information, notes about the author, further resources, and full color photos and illustrations. The following eras are covered: Early American Civilization, Exploration to 1600; The Colonial Era (1600-1754); Revolutionary Era (1754-1783); Development of a Nation, (1783-1815); Reform Era & Eastern U.S. Development (1815-1850); Westward Expansion (1800-1860); Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1878); and Development of the Industrial United States (1878-1899). The primary sources fall into the following categories: the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion and leisure, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, and science and technology. Providing unique perspectives and a wealth of understanding are oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, and recipes.
WA214-8 十種影響中華民國建立的書刊10 三民主義
  / 9789868938557/ Price:NT$ 400.00
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WA214-7 十種影響中華民國建立的書刊4 太炎革命政論選
  章太炎著;汪榮祖導讀/ 9789868938540/ Price:NT$ 500.00
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WA214-6 十種影響中華民國建立的書刊1 仁學
  譚嗣同著;王汎森導讀/ 9789868938526/ Price:NT$ 175.00
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VA03-214 Early Islamic History, 4-Vols/Set.
  Bernheimer, Teresa/ 9780415500876/ Price:£ 955.00
Insight into the origins and early development of Islam has become relevant not only to the specialist, but underlies a thorough understanding of debates relating to Islam and the Middle East in the contemporary period. Over the past decades, the field has seen the publication of some excellent in-depth studies on aspects of Islamic history 600–1000 CE, and has also undergone a revision of its own boundaries. Some studies have thus placed the origins of Islam in the wider context of Late Antiquity, and argued for an examination of the development of Islam as a religion and civilization in a broader monotheistic and Mediterranean context. Moreover, the historiographic debates of the 1970s are far from resolved: in the seventies a new critical approach to the study of early Islamic history emerged, often described as the sceptical or revisionist approach. Questioning the reliability of the Muslim tradition about Islamic origins, the ‘revisionists’ also at times suggested that it is impossible to recover any kernel of historical truth (what ‘actually happened’). Their assumptions and findings have been (and continue to be) criticized in numerous works, though not often in sustained or comprehensive manners. More recently, the field has witnessed a return to more ‘conventional’ approaches, where attempts are made to recover and reconstruct aspects of early Islamic history by analysis of the transmission history of hadith traditions and their chains of narrators. An understanding of the sources and the historiography thus remains pivotal to discussions of early Islamic history. This important issue is addressed particularly in the first volume, and in a thorough introduction which draws together the main themes and developments of the period. Early Years of Islam provides excellent reference work and very useful teaching material for a number of different university level courses, in subjects including History, Area Studies, Religious Studies, and Islamic Studies.
VA03-213 Slavery, 4-Vols/Set.
  Heuman, Gad/ 9780415500357/ Price:£ 1120.00
Serious research in and around the history—and contemporary reality—of slavery is very wide-ranging, and flourishes as never before. This new four-volume collection from Routledge’s acclaimed series, Critical Concepts in Historical Studies, meets the need for a reference work to help users make sense of the subject’s vast and dispersed literature, and the continuing explosion in research output. Edited by two of the leading scholars in the area, the four volumes bring together in one ‘mini library’ both classic and contemporary contributions to provide authoritative coverage of the transatlantic slave trade; slavery in Africa and the Indian Ocean region; slave culture; the slave economy; and slave resistance. Other topics include family, gender, and community. The collection also gathers the best and most influential scholarship on attempts to abolish the trade, and the legacy of emancipation. With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected materials in their intellectual context, Slavery is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as a database allowing scattered and often inaccessible material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts. For scholars and advanced students of Slave Studies, it is a vital one-stop resource. Volume I: ORIGINS, VARIETIES OF ENSLAVEMENT AND THE SLAVE TRADE Volume II: MATERIAL CONDITIONS: WORK, DEMOGRAPHY, GENDER, AND FAMILY Volume III: SLAVE CULTURE, RELIGION, AND RESISTANCE Volume IV: REVOLUTION, ANTISLAVERY, AND EMANCIPATION
VA03-212 The Cold War, 4-Vols/Set.
  Casey, Steven/ 9780415660976/ Price:£ 1125.00
The Cold War dominated international politics between 1945 and 1990, when the two superpowers, the United States and Soviet Union, vied for supremacy. Their clash profoundly influenced the main trends of the time, including economic development, technological change, and decolonization. It divided Europe, with the fault line running through Germany. Although it never erupted into a major superpower conflagration, it was a vicious struggle that was often fought through proxies in the Third World, periodically flared into searing ‘limited’ conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan, and occasionally produced the most dangerous international crises, particularly over Berlin and Cuba, which brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. This new Routledge title is the first reference work authoritatively to draw together all the major works on this pivotal event. The first volume explores how historians and political scientists have approached the Cold War, from the early debates between those who sought to blame one of the two superpowers for starting it, to the findings in the 1990s that were based on newly available sources from the former communist bloc. The volume also makes sense of more recent efforts to examine its global, transnational, and cultural dynamics. The next three volumes are arranged chronologically, dealing in turn with the origins of the Cold War, 1945–53; the oscillating period of crisis and detente between 1953 and 1975; and the end of the Cold War, 1975–90. These three volumes collect a compelling mixture of classic and cutting-edge works. They gathered scholarship explores the story from above and below—from the perspective not just of Washington, Moscow, and Beijing, but also of the smaller players who sought to manipulate the superpowers for their own ends.
VA03-211 The Boy Travellers in the Far East, 5-Vols/Set. (ES)
  / 9784861661549/ Price:£ 1065.00
•A facsimile reprint of all five books in The Boy Travellers in the Far East: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey (1879–84) series consisting of Japan and China (1879), Siam and Java (1880), Ceylon and India (1881), Egypt and the Holy Land (1882), and Africa (1883), all written by Thomas W. Knox (1835–96). •The series, published during ‘the golden age of American children’s literature’ was very successful when published and remained popular among juvenile readers until the early twentieth century. •Written in the rollicking style of adventure stories, the books follow two youths on journeys to Asia, Middle East, and Africa. The author strived to give his readers accurate and fascinating information. He made us of—and refers to—the finest research materials on the history and culture of foreign countries. •With its many vivid illustrations (some in colour), the series gave a strong impression on his American young readers of the ‘exotic’ Far East. •This reprint collection is a set of excellent cultural and historical documents about how children of nineteenth-century America imagined foreign lands. For those working in contemporary Cultural Studies, this series offers many suggestions for further research and provides lively working materials for students of the period.
VA03-210 Primary Sources of Yellow Peril Series II, 4-Vols/Set. (ES)
  Hashimoto, Yorimitsu/ 9784861660337/ Price:£ 1065.00
- The second and the final part of the series which collects various primary-source materials selected from contemporary publications and historical documents related to the phenomenon of ‘the Yellow Peril’, which contributed to the consolidation of Western consciousness by invoking the menace of an awakening or aggressive Asia—China and Japan in particular—and the consequent decline of the West, racially, culturally, and militarily. - Following the first series which included facsimile reprints of nine popular works of fiction related to the Yellow Peril, the second series includes a total of forty historical documents, essays, and articles selected from contemporary publications. - The authors included are not only journalists or diplomats critical to Asian aggressiveness, but also writers like G. K. Chesterton and leading Japanologist scholars like B. H. Chamberlain and E. Bruce Mitford, as well as Kencho Suematz, a Japanese diplomat who corresponded with his Western counterpart. - Together with Series I, it provides an excellent overview on the cultural and historical relationship between the West and Asia.
VA03-207 Children and Empire, 4-Vols/Set.
  Cassidy, Cheryl/ 9780415578370/ Price:£ 810.00
The History of Feminism series makes key archival source material readily available to scholars, researchers, and students of women's and gender studies, women's history, and women's writing, as well as those working in allied and related fields. Selected and introduced by expert editors, the gathered materials are reproduced in facsimile, giving users a strong sense of immediacy to the texts and permitting citation to the original pagination. Building on the success of Women and Empire (2009), this new title in the series brings together in four volumes a unique range of nineteenth-century texts on children and empire. Making readily available materials which are currently very difficult for scholars, researchers, and students across the globe to locate and use, Children and Empire is a veritable treasure-trove. The gathered works are reproduced in facsimile, giving users a strong sense of immediacy to the texts and permitting citation to the original pagination. Each volume is also supplemented by substantial introductions, newly written by the editors, which contextualize the material. And with a detailed appendix providing data on the books, newspapers, and periodicals in which the gathered materials were originally published, the collection is destined to be welcomed as a vital reference and research resource.
SA03-477 A Short History of the Italian Renaissance
  Kenneth R. Bartlett/ 9781442600140/ Price:US$ 66.00
SA03-455 Others Had It Worse: Sour Dock, Moonshine, and Hard Times in Davis County, Iowa.
  Covert, Vetra M. P./ 9781609381820/ Price:US$ 17.50
SA03-451 Global Shift: Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1945-2007.
  Mason, Mike/ 9780773540620/ Price:US$ 110.00
SA03-443 Quantifying the Roman Economy: Methods and Problems.
  Bowman, Alan/ 9780199679294/ Price:£ 30.49
SA03-442 Oeuvres, Publiees Par Charles Adam & Paul Tannery Sous Les Auspices Du Ministere de L'Instruction Publique Volume 12 - Primary Source Edition.
  Adam, Charles E./ 9781287831471/ Price:US$ 43.75
SA03-440 Voglio Morire! Suicide in Italian Literature, Culture, and Society 1789-1919.
  Virga, Anita/ 9781443844666/ Price:£ 49.99
SA03-432 中國農業的不穩定性(1931-1991): 氣候、技術、制度
  郭益耀/ 9789629966003/ Price:NT$ 756.00
SA03-431 The Mass Observers: A History, 1937-1949.
  Hinton, James/ 9780199671045/ Price:£ 42.99
GA03-96-1 American Decades: Primary Sources: 2000-2009.
  / 9781414486024/ Price:US$ 247.00
American Decades: Primary Sources, 2000-2009 is the eleventh volume in the best-selling Gale series, it covers the first decade of the twenty-first century. The title is a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the events, people and social trends that have impacted contemporary history. Its thirteen twelve chapters cover world events, the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion and design, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, science and technology, and sports. Features/Benefits • A chronology of world events outside the United States. • Chronologies for each topic. • Two hundred full and excerpted key primary sources, with critical context included for each source.
GA03-150-2 American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 2: Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1878).
  / 9781414498256/ Price:US$ 215.00
GA03-150-1 American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 1: Development of the Industrial United States (1878-1899).
  / 9781414498249/ Price:US$ 215.00
GA03-149-2 The Papers of Lee Kuan Yew: Speeches, Interviews and Dialogues, 1990-2011, 10-Vols/Set.
  / 9789814424349/ Price:US$ 3000.00
These new volumes cover Lee Kuan Yew's tenures as senior minister and minister mentor, starting with Lee's interview with Nippon Hoso Kyokai(NHK) on 18 december 1990 and ending with his speech at NTUC's 50th anniversary dinner on 13 May 2011, chronicling Lee's political statements and thoughts as the nation went through significant changes and crises, such as the Asian financial crisis of 1997, the SARS outbreak of 2003, and the intense fight against terrorism. Lee stepped down as minister mentor on 21 May 2011. Also included in the new ten-volume set is a cumulative index volume that has been compiled to gather all the index entries included in volumes 1 to 19 that span a period of six decades (1950-2011). This will help readers and scholars to easily and quickly locate terms and topics they are interested in across the volumes.
Sustaining The League Of Women Voters In America.
  Cashin, Maria H./ 9780986021695/ Price:US$ 24.00
Throughout American history, our civic associations have been promoted as distinctive private-public bridges that enable democracy in the United States through citizen training, education and responsible advocacy. But Americans have increasingly withdrawn from such civic activity, and most associations that remain lack public accountability, local presence and active membership. In the absence of other engagement vehicles, a fundamental requirement for viable American democratic culture is lacking. To consider whether democracy and associations can still be positively linked, Cashin considers lessons drawn from the League of Women Voters. Worldwide, few associations have shown the durability, success or democratic impact of the League over its long history. Yet its numbers and span are gradually declining. Forecasting the League’s uncertain future in contemporary America, Cashin suggests it may be time to give such civic associations a public boost.
The Rise of the Vampire.
  Butler, Erik/ 9781780231105/ Price:£ 16.00
Before Bella and Edward there were The Lost Boys and the gang in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Before True Blood came Dark Shadows and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Before them all there was the most famous vampire of all time: Count Dracula, immortalized by Bram Stoker in 1897. Whether characterized as urbane aristocrats, animalistic monsters or brooding teenagers, as creatures of the day or of the night, it seems vampires have captured the popular imagination for centuries. Today they are a worldwide phenomenon, featuring in everything from Jamaican reggae songs to Japanese and Korean horror films.
A Story of Six Rivers: History, Culture and Ecology.
  Coates, Peter/ 9781780231068/ Price:£ 30.00
This book gives voice to six bodies of water: the Danube, the second-longest river in Europe; the Spree, which flows through Berlin; the Po, which cuts eastward across northern Italy; the Mersey in northwest England; the Yukon, which runs through Canada and Alaska; and the Los Angeles River in California. Rivers nurture us, provide cultural and economic opportunities and pose threats to our everyday lives. Though recent narratives paint rivers as the victims of abuse, pollution and damage at the hands of humans, this book focuses on change rather than devastation. Though humans and rivers form a symbiotic – and sometimes mutually destructive – relationship, rivers also illustrate the limits of human authority, and their capacity to inspire us is as strong as our ability to pollute them.
Between Mind and Nature: A History of Psychology.
  Smith, Roger/ 9781780230986/ Price:£ 25.00
We live in a psychological age. Psychologists are increasingly prominent and active in every sphere of life and we understand ourselves in psychological terms. It was not always so: psychology has a history. The word psychology flags the idea that there is, or will be, a unified, true knowledge of the mind. Currently, the candidacy of evolutionary neuroscience holds sway. Yet, now and in the past, ‘psychology’ is a family name for a bewildering range of beliefs and preoccupations about what psychologists know and do. There is an intrinsic interest in knowing how people think about themselves, how they see their spiritual or material nature. What people think psychology’s relation is to religion, politics, the arts, social life, the natural sciences and technology is an integral part of our human story.
The Eastward Dissemination of Western Learning in the Late Qing Dynasty, 3-vols/set.
  Xiong, Yuezhi/ 9789814332842/ Price:US$ 365.00
Book Cover Presents unique insights on many important theoretical issues, individuals and events in the history of the Eastward dissemination of western learning Discusses the five major themes of the Eastward dissemination of Western learning in the late Qing Dynasty, namely knowing the world, seeking to become strong and rich, saving the country, democratic revolution, and enlightenment through science The Chinese version has been awarded several prestigious literary prizes including the Grand Prize of College Scientific Research (1993-1994), Outstanding Books of Shanghai Philosophy and Social Sciences (1994-1995), and Second Prize of Outstanding Books of Political Theory
The Pleasure's All Mine: A History of Perverse Sex.
  Peakman, Julie/ 9781780231853/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover Almost all sexual behaviours have travelled to and fro along a continuum of proscription and acceptance. Attitudes have changed towards masturbation, leatherwear, ‘golden showers’ and sado-masochism. From the specialized cultures of pain, necrophilia and bestiality, to the social world of plushies and furries and lovers of life-sized sex dolls, some previously acceptable behaviour now provokes social outrage, while activities as diverse as sodomy and wife-swapping have moved on the spectrum of acceptance from sin to harmless fun. Each ‘perversion’ is explored from the time it was first visible in history, to how it is viewed today, and along the way the book asks why we can be so intolerant of other people’s sexual preferences. Carefully researched as well as a fascinating read, and featuring a wide array of illustrations, The Pleasure’s All Mine reaches conclusions that are surprising and sometimes shocking. This is an essential volume for anyone interested in the art, history and culture of sex.
The White Devil: The Werewolf in European Culture.
  Beresford, Matthew/ 9781780231884/ Price:£ 20.00
Book Cover How do Iron Age bog bodies, Roman gods, Joan of Arc, Adolf Hitler, and Sigmund Freud all feature in the story of the werewolf myth? Matthew Beresford answers these questions and more in considering early death and burial rites, mythology, folklore, archaeological evidence and local superstitions through to medieval literary offerings, werewolf trials, medical explanations, alleged sightings and cinema. The White Devil draws on a wide variety of sources in order to understand why the werewolf has been part of cultural beliefs and mythology across Europe, tracing mankind’s fascination with the beast over time. From the early wolf cults to the Anglo-Saxon criminal punishments, medieval werewolf executions and folkloric tales of noble werewolves, as well as psychological and medical explanations, it offers a new understanding of how the werewolf has survived within European culture for thousands of years.
Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween.
  Morton, Lisa/ 9781780231877/ Price:£ 14.95
Trick or Treat is the first book to both examine the origins and history of Halloween and explore in depth its current global popularity. Festivals like the Celtic Samhain and Catholic All Souls’ Day have blended to produce the modern Halloween, which has been reborn in America – but there are also related but idependent holidays, especially Mexico’s Day of the Dead. Lisa Morton explores the explosion in popularity of haunted attractions and the impact of events such as the global economic recession, as well as the effect Halloween has had on popular culture through literary works, films and television series. Trick or Treat takes us on a journey from the spectacular to the macabre, making it a must for anyone who wants to peep behind the mask to see the real past and present of this ever more popular holiday.
Crossings: Africa, the Americas, and the Atlantic Slave Trade.
  Walvin, James/ 9781780231945/ Price:£ 25.00
Book Cover Crossings explores the broad sweep of slavery across the Atlantic world, revealing the extraordinary efforts to end it as well as the remarkable degree to which slavery and the slave trade managed to survive, even to the present day. In the most authoritative history of the entire slave trade to date, James Walvin returns the emphasis of the story to its origins in Africa. It was here that the trade originated, here that the terrible ordeal of slaves began, and here that the scars remain today. Journeying across the ocean, Crossings also explores the history of Portugese, French and British colonies, as well as its development in the usa, and shows how Brazilian slavery was central to the development of the slave trade itself: that country tested techniques and methods for trading and slavery that were successfully exported to the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas in the following centuries. This book examines some vital unanswered questions, such as how did a system which the Western world had come to regard with distaste manage to survive for so long? And why were the British – so fundamental in developing and perfecting the slave trade – so prominent in its eradication? This groundbreaking study makes use of major new developments in research, rendering them available to a broad readership for the first time and offering a new understanding of one of the most important, and tragic, episodes in world history.
A History of Myanmar since Ancient Times: Traditions and Transformations.
  Aung-Thwin, Michael/ 9781780231723/ Price:£ 20.00
This updated edition considers the changes that have taken place since the elections of 2010, the reforms that the civilian government introduced and the ramifications of the country’s new international status. It also assesses the implications of the 2012 by-elections, the ensuing political dynamics among various stakeholders and the continuing socio-economic challenges facing Myanmar in the twenty-first century. The most comprehensive history of Myanmar ever published in the English language, this book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Southeast Asian history and will surprise, challenge and inform in equal measure.
The Sea: A Cultural History.
  Mack, John/ 9781780231846/ Price:£ 19.95
Much of the world’s population lives on or near the coast, and people inhabit and engage with the sea in a variety of ways. The Sea explores the diversity of seas themselves, maritime technologies (especially the practice of navigation), and different cultures surrounding the sea. Seafarers have characteristic social and technical practices, as well as having distinctive language and customs. Many cultures have created a society of the sea, which is usually all-male, often cosmopolitan and always hierarchical. The separation of sea and land is evident in the use of different vocabularies on land and on sea for the same things, the change in a mariner’s behavior when on land and in the liminal status of points uniting the two realms, like beaches and ports. Ships are also deployed in symbolic contexts on land, from ship burials to ecclesiastical and public architecture. The two realms – land and sea – are never completely separate. Casting a wide net, The Sea uses histories, maritime archaeology, anthropology, art history, biography and literature to provide an innovative and experiential account of the waters that surround us.
The Fall and Rise of China: Healing the Trauma of History.
  Unschuld, Paul U./ 9781780231686/ Price:£ 16.95
Book Cover The Fall and Rise of China: Healing the Trauma of History traces the country’s development in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries up to the present day and offers an explanation of the collective mentality that enabled China, confronted by the superiority of Western science and technology, to commit to the unsparing self-diagnosis that enabled its impressive rise and radical transformation. The country identified the aspects of Western civilization it must adopt in order to remove the cultural impediments to its own renaissance. Profoundly wounded, China prescribed for itself a therapy that followed the same principle used in Chinese medicine: that the cause lies first and foremost within oneself. Prevention and treatment must therefore always begin with one’s own deficiencies and mistakes. In this powerful polemic Paul Unschuld presents an entirely new understanding and analysis of China’s past and offers fascinating insights into its possible future.
  Boddy, Kasia/ 9781780230481/ Price:£ 16.00
Book Cover In Geranium, Kasia Boddy details how the cheerful and amenable geranium remains a plant that many love and others love to hate, but above all it is a flower that is seldom ignored. Featuring numerous fine illustrations, Geranium explores the ever-changing image of the plant as portrayed in painting, literature, film and popular culture worldwide.
Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur: Mythology and Geology of the Underworld.
  Kroonenberg, Salomon/ 9781780230450/ Price:£ 25.00
Describing the multi-layered nature of the inside of the earth, exposing colours, gasses, liquids and metals as well as underground rivers and lakes, Kroonenberg sees the earth beneath our feet as a source of information about this unimaginably ancient planet. We have never penetrated beyond a depth of 7.5 miles, but beneath us is a unique archive, a living ecosystem whose riches we can still barely guess at. Why Hell Stinks of Sulfur is a fascinating search for the geological foundations of hell and also an appeal to find ways to ensure that mankind’s thirst for natural resources does not exhaust the earth.
WA214-2 十種影響中華民國建立的書刊9 女界鐘
  金松岑著/ 9789868754928/ Price:NT$ 180.00
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SB02-422 Across the Line of Control: Inside Pakistan-Administered Kashmir.
  Puri, Luv/ 9781849041737/ Price:£ 40.00
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SA03-476 Resistant Islands: Okinawa Confronts Japan and the United States
  Gavan McCormack/ 9781538115572/ Price:US$ 69.00
SA03-447 Investigating Srebrenica: Institutions, Facts, Responsibilities.
  Delpla, Isabelle/ 9780857454720/ Price:US$ 120.00
SA03-436 Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition.
  Davis, Marni/ 9781479882441/ Price:US$ 26.00
SA03-428 Lords of the Sea: A History of the Barbary Corsairs.
  Jamieson, Alan G./ 9781861899071/ Price:£ 30.00
Lords of the Sea gives us the full history of these pirates, first examining their dramatic impact as the violent seaborne vanguard of an expanding Ottoman empire in the early 1500s through to their break from Ottoman authority a century later. Alan Jamieson explores how the corsairs of Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli and other fortified coastal ports rose to the apogee of their powers, extending their activities from the Mediterranean into the Atlantic, raiding as far as the British Isles and Iceland. Rescuing captive Christians touched everyone in a Western state, from ambassadors obliged to negotiate to rural communities directed by Sunday sermons to contribute to the fund required to buy back their enslaved countrymen and women. While corsair activities declined in the 18th century, it was only a series of naval wars prosecuted into the early years of the 19th by various European states as well as a determined USA that finally ended the menace, culminating in the French conquest of Algiers in 1830.
SA03-428 The Nazi, the Painter and the Forgotten Story of the SS Road.
  Bennett, G. H./ 9781861899095/ Price:£ 20.00
G. H. Bennett set out to uncover the story behind this compelling visual record, and to identify the perpetrators and victims it portrayed. Piece by piece Bennett has put together the story of the SS Road, construction of which was managed by an unremarkable SS officer who, through a chance office mix-up of names, unexpectedly found himself in charge. He describes the Red Army prisoners, Jews and others who were worked to death building it, and singles out by name the barbaric overseers. Arnold Daghani, a Romanian artist, was one of the few Jewish labourers to survive the project. Bennett explores through Daghani’s words and pictures the brutal treatment the slave workers endured, and Daghani’s own postwar efforts, finally while living in England, to bring the perpetrators to justice.
SA03-428 Remembrance Today: Poppies, Grief and Heroism.
  Harrison, Ted/ 9781780230443/ Price:£ 25.00
Remembrance throws up questions that demand to be answered but are too often ignored: What does it mean to be heroic? What, in the military context, does glory mean? But most fundamental of all – what is the purpose of Remembrance? Is it to honour and thank the fallen, those who gave their lives in wars? To give comfort to those who mourn their loss? If Remembrance does not serve as a warning against war, a reminder to the nation to rededicate itself to peace, then, Harrison argues, it is a sanctimonious and futile waste of time. Proposing a return to the original ideals of Remembrance, and suggesting many changes to the modern-day spectacle, Remembrance Today is a powerful polemic on how our ideas of heroism, duty and grief have lost their way which calls for a refocusing of Remembrance from its current divisive tradition to a more uniting and appropriate observance.
SA03-422 The Maghreb Since 1800: A Short History.
  Vikr, Knut S./ 9781849042246/ Price:£ 30.00
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SA03-422 The Untold Story of the People of Azad Kashmir.
  Snedden, Christopher/ 9781849041508/ Price:£ 55.00
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SA03-422 The Impossible Indian: Gandhi and the Temptations of Violence.
  Devji, Faisal/ 9781849041157/ Price:£ 18.99
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Metabolism of Modern Chinese Society, 2-vols/set.
  Chen, Xulu/ 9789814339797/ Price:US$ 281.00
Extensive and profound, speculative and deep, the book embodies decades of research by the famous historian, Chen Xulu. This book not only examines the changes in the economic and political structure of modern society, but also explores the evolution of urban and rural grassroots organizations as well as the social changes provoked by unequal treaties. It studies the internal and external factors in social change in modern China. It discusses changes in political ideology, philosophy, literature, and analyzes the change in social attitudes under the influence of the United States and Europe.
A Concise History of the Qing Dynasty, 4-Vols/Set.
  Yi, Dai/ 9789814339780/ Price:US$ 524.00
*A complete and authoritative source of information about the Qing Dynasty *Provides an account of the history of the Qing Dynasty, the last feudal autocratic monarchy in China’s long history, from the Manchurian rise, its flourishing and decline to the Opium War in 1840 *Covers the development, creation and struggle of modern China
The Mongol Conquest in World History.
  May, Timothy/ 9781861898678/ Price:£ 30.00
While the Mongols were the most destructive force in the pre-modern world, the Pax Mongolica had stabilizing effects on the social, cultural and economic life of the inhabitants of the vast territory, allowing merchants and missionaries to traverse Eurasia. The conquests also set in motion other changes in warfare, medicine, food, culture and scientific knowledge. When Mongol power declined, it was replaced with over a dozen successors who retained elements of the Mongol Empire, but none of its unity. The Mongol Conquest in World History examines the many ways in which the conquests were a catalyst for change. The memory of the Empire fired the collective mind into far-reaching endeavours: the desire for luxury goods and spices that were once available launched Columbus’ voyages; the Renaissance was inspired by the innovations in art that emerged from the Mongol Empire: China was unified for the first time in 300 years and the Islamic world doubled in size. This fascinating book offers comprehensive coverage of the entire empire, rather than a more regional approach, as well as providing a long view of the Mongol Empire’s legacy. It will appeal to all those interested in this vast, epoch-making empire, as well as specialists in the field.
Magic and Religion in Medieval England.
  Rider, Catherine/ 9781780230351/ Price:£ 30.00
This book traces the change in the Church’s attitude to vernacular forms of magic from the turbulent era of King John to the time of Henry VIII and the Dissolution of the Monasteries. These three centuries brought educated clergy into closer contact than ever before with unofficial religious practices and prompted them to draw up more precise guidelines on how to distinguish magic from legitimate religion. Magic and Religion in Medieval England provides a detailed picture of religious and lay life, including clerical education and pastoral care.
A History of Myanmar Since Ancient Times: Traditions and Transformations.
  Aung-Thwin, Michael A./ 9781861899019/ Price:£ 25.00
In A History of Myanmar since Ancient Times, Michael Aung-Thwin and Maitrii Aung-Thwin take us from the sacred stupas of the plains of Bagan to the grand, colonial-era British mansions, revealing the storied past and rich culture of this country. The book traces the traditions and transformations of Myanmar over nearly three millennia, from the relics of its Neolithic civilization to the protests of Buddhist monks in the early twentieth century, the colonial era of British rule and the republic that followed. The authors also consider the present-day life, culture and society of the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia and examine the 2010 elections – its first in over twenty years. The most comprehensive history of Myanmar ever published in the English language, this book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Southeast Asian history and will surprise, challenge and inform in equal measure.
A History of the Arctic: Nature, Exploration and Exploitation.
  McCannon, John/ 9781780230184/ Price:£ 25.00
In A History of the Arctic, award-winning polar historian John McCannon provides a far-reaching overview from the Stone Age to the present, examining all major aspects of this vital region from a global perspective. Covering the history of each Arctic nation, McCannon discusses many topics, including polar exploration and science, nation-building and diplomacy, environmental issues and climate change, and the role of indigenous populations in Arctic history. With Arctic territorial claims and resource-?extraction assuming ever greater importance in the twenty-first century, this book includes a timely assessment of current diplomatic and environmental realities, along with the increasingly dire risks the region is likely to face in the near future.
With the Hand: A History of Masturbation
  van Driel, Mels/ 9781861899194/ Price:£ 25.00
Frequently astounding, often humorous and always informative, With the Hand refutes the many myths and confusion surrounding this universal, yet unmentionable pursuit. Making an unusual gift, this is perhaps the ultimate bedtime book.
Baltic Facades: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since 1945.
  Purs, Aldis/ 9781861898968/ Price:£ 19.95
Baltic Facades presents a radical new reading of these states, with a fresh and up-to-date examination of their individual politics, economies and social and cultural trends. By dispelling the myth of a single, coherent Baltic identity, Aldis Purs is able to take account of the uniqueness of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, while examining the anxieties that their peoples feel about their own identities and how others see them.
Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia.
  Rayfield, Donald/ 9781780230306/ Price:£ 35.00
The book begins with the first intimations of the existence of Georgians in ancient Anatolia and ends with today’s volatile President Saakashvili. It deals not only with the country’s internal politics, but with its complex struggles with the empires which have tried to control, fragment or even exterminate the country. All the world’s history – Xenophon’s Greeks, the Arabs, the invading Turks, the Crusades, Chingiz Khan and Timur Lang, the Persian empire, the Russian empire, Soviet totalitarianism – is reflected in Georgia’s history.
Macau through 500 Years: Emergence and Development of an Untypical Chinese City, English Version.
  Sit, Victor F./ 9789814298865/ Price:US$ 158.00
Book Cover The first comprehensive research of the history of Macau, a small yet important coastal city of China which had been a Portuguese colony from the 1840s to 1999 Provides detailed historical references and valuable maps and pictures of Macau’s geographical, social and economic development collected through over three years of dedicated research Reveals the change of the relationship between China and the West in the last five hundred years
Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween.
  Morton, Lisa/ 9781780230474/ Price:US$ 20.00
Trick or Treat provides a thorough history of this most misunderstood phenomenon. Offering a fascinating overview of how Halloween has spread around the globe, it asks how festivals as diverse as the Celtic Samhain, the British Guy Fawkes Day and the Catholic Holy Days of All Saints and All Souls could have blended to produce the modern Halloween. The holiday was reborn in the United States – where costuming and ‘trick or treat’ rituals became new customs – with parallels in the related, yet independent holidays of Central America, in particular Mexico’s Day of the Dead. The recent explosion in popularity of haunted attractions is discussed and we see also how Halloween’s popularity is rising in non-Western countries like Russia, Japan and China. Finally, Morton considers the impact of such events as 9/11 and the economic recession on the celebration as urban legends and costuming wax and wane.
CULTURAL CABARET: Russian and American Essays for Richard Stites.
  Goldfrank, David/ 9780985569891/ Price:US$ 26.00
A singular mix of Russian and American academia presents this cultural cabaret in Richard Stites’s memory. Topics include: theater, linguistics, soccer, jokes, cartoons, film, cars, tattoos, and Reality TV.
The Russian Nanny, Real and Imagined: History, Culture, Mythology.
  Grant, Steven A./ 9780985569815/ Price:US$ 30.00
This book is principally about women – women who care for small children – and about ideas or myths surrounding both individual nannies and nannies in the abstract. Its two major themes are thus reality and constructed reality. It examines how a figure that fell all too easily into a near caricature still retained tremendous emotional power and specificity in the lives of so many Russians, especially creative writers and artists. Secondarily, the book concerns the limits of autobiography and biography, the conscious and unconscious manipulation of memory, and the autobiographical fallacy. An important subtext that recurs frequently is that of intellectuals seeking to (super)impose their own notions, values, and ideals upon others to satisfy their personal needs and desires.
The Russian Nanny, Real and Imagined: History, Culture, Mythology.
  Grant, Steven A./ 9780985569822/ Price:US$ 40.00
This book is principally about women – women who care for small children – and about ideas or myths surrounding both individual nannies and nannies in the abstract. Its two major themes are thus reality and constructed reality. It examines how a figure that fell all too easily into a near caricature still retained tremendous emotional power and specificity in the lives of so many Russians, especially creative writers and artists. Secondarily, the book concerns the limits of autobiography and biography, the conscious and unconscious manipulation of memory, and the autobiographical fallacy. An important subtext that recurs frequently is that of intellectuals seeking to (super)impose their own notions, values, and ideals upon others to satisfy their personal needs and desires.
VA03-209 Cities in American Political History.
  Dilworth, Richardson/ 9780872899117/ Price:£ 170.00
Book Cover Profiling the ten most populous cities in the United States during ten critical eras of political development, Cities in American Political History presents a unique singular focus on American cities, their government and politics, industry, commerce, labor, and race and ethnicity. Cities in American Political History analyzes the role that large cities from New York to Chicago to San Jose, have played in U.S. politics and policymaking. Each entry is structured for straightforward comparison across issues and eras. The city profiles include basic data and statistics for the era and are accompanied by maps of each era and the largest cities at that time.
VA03-206 World History Encyclopedia, 21-Vols/Set.
  Andrea, Alfred J./ 9781851099290/ Price:US$ 2030.00
Book Cover Features o Contributions by a team of over 800 historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and other academics, focused on a world-based view of history, including well-known researchers as well as innovative newcomers who have made remarkable contributions. This multi-faceted approach offers a work that combines orthodox views with creative new perspectives o Twenty-one volumes covering the breadth of human history, in nine eras: Beginnings of Human Society; Early Civilizations, 4000-1000 BCE; Classical Traditions, 1000 BCE-300 CE; Expanding Regional Civilizations, 300-1000; Intensified Hemispheric Interactions, 1000-1500; The First Global Age, 1450-1770; The Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914; Crisis and Achievement, 1900-1945; Promises and Paradoxes, 1945-Present o General chronologies plotting large-scale changes in human organization, in areas such as population flow, technological development, and the evolution of social and political institutions o Hundreds of images and maps, plus charts and bibliographies o A wide range of primary source excerpts (some translated into English for the first time) giving students firsthand exposure to the raw materials of historical research
VA03-192 Event History Analysis, 4-Vols/Set.
  Wu, Lawrence/ 9781847870162/ Price:£ 675.00
Book Cover Event history analysis is an umbrella term for a set of procedures for time series analysis. Event history models focus on the hazard function, which has to do with the probabilities that an event will occur after any given duration. Duration to the hazard of death was the classic example in medical research, but the hazard may have a positive meaning also, such as duration until the event of adoption of an innovation in diffusion research Over the last two decades, event history analysis has emerged as a mature analytical tool in the social sciences. This four-volume edited collection consists of a) classic papers that have been key in determining or explicating various subareas of event history analysis, and b) high quality applications that demonstrate the utility of event history analysis, drawn from a wide range of substantive areas.
SA03-419 The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.
  Pinker, Steven/ 9780670022953/ Price:US$ 40.00
SA03-414 History of the Mariana Islands to Partition.
  Propst, Ivan/ 9780615407302/ Price:US$ 20.00
SA03-411 A Springboard to Victory.
  Lai, Sherman X./ 9789004198005/ Price:EUR 154.00
SA03-408 Workers Across the Americas: The Transnational Turn in Labor History.
  Fink, Leon/ 9780199731633/ Price:US$ 94.00
SA03-408 Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers.
  Bardacke, Frank/ 9781844677184/ Price:£ 70.00
SA03-407 Athenian Myths and Festivals: Aglauros, Erechtheus, Plynteria, Panathenaia, Dionysia.
  Sourvinou-Inwood, Christiane/ 9780199592074/ Price:£ 125.00
SA03-406 Human Landscapes in Classical Antiquity: Environment and Culture.
  Shipley, Graham/ 9780415692472/ Price:£ 37.99
SA03-406 Taiwan in Japan's Empire-Building: An Institutional Approach to Colonial Engineering.
  Tsai, Hui-yu C./ 9780415667142/ Price:£ 37.99
SA03-406 The Economic Decline of Empires.
  Cipolla, Carlo M./ 9780415489508/ Price:£ 37.99
SA03-405 The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy.(Audio CD)
  Logue, Mark/ 9781452651309/ Price:US$ 19.99
SA03-396 Ancient Graffiti in Context.
  Baird, J. A./ 9780415878890/ Price:£ 125.00
Dutch Culture in the Golden Age.
  Price, J. L./ 9781861898005/ Price:£ 25.00
The seventeenth century is considered the Dutch Golden Age, a time when the Dutch were at the forefront of social change, economic development, the sciences and the arts. In Dutch Culture in the Golden Age, eminent historian J. L. Price goes beyond the standard descriptions of the cultural achievements of the Dutch during this time by placing these many achievements within their social context. The region underwent a number of upheavals to achieve this success, not only politically but also geographically and economically. Alongside the innovative tendencies in Dutch society and culture there were powerful conservative and reactionary forces at work – and it was the tension between these contradictory impulses that gave the period its unique and powerful dynamic. Dutch Culture in the Golden Age is distinctive in its broad scope, examing art, literature, religion, political ideology, theology and scientific and intellectual trends, while also attending to the high and popular culture of the times. Price’s new interpretation of Dutch history places an emphasis on the paradox of the Dutch resistance to change as well as their general acceptance of innovation. This comprehensive look at the Dutch Golden Age provides a fascinating new way to understand Dutch culture at the height of its historic and global influence.
A History of Diplomacy.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9781861898319/ Price:£ 20.00
In A History of Diplomacy, historian Jeremy Black challenges the conventional account of the development of diplomacy, devoting more attention to non-Western traditions and to the medieval West than is usually the case. By the nineteenth century a system of diplomacy was increasingly formalized. Black charts the course and evolution of ‘diplomacy’ in all its incarnations, concluding with the ideological diplomatic conflicts of the twentieth century and the situation today. The role of modern inter- and non-governmental organizations – from the United Nations and NATO to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch – in diplomatic relations is assessed, and the challenges facing diplomacy in the future are identified and investigated. A History of Diplomacy presents a detailed and engaging study into the ever-changing phenomenon of diplomacy: its aims, its achievements, its successes and failures, against a historical and cultural background. An essential read for students and scholars of history and politics, it will also be of interest to anyone intrigued by the forces that have shaped international relations throughout history.
Invented Knowledge: False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-religions.
  Fritze, Ronald H./ 9781861898173/ Price:£ 16.95
At once lively and authoritative, Ronald H. Fritze illuminates the phenomenon of false history by telling the story of a select group of pseudo-historical ideas. He explores legends such as the lost continent of Atlantis, and the original settlement of the Americas by a European people, who established a glorious civilization only to be supplanted by the invading ‘Red Indian’, and whose only remains are the many mounds scattered across the eastern United States. He also discusses the beliefs of more recent religious groups, such as the Nation of Islam and Christian Identity. Fritze shows that in spite of, or perhaps because of, the strongest rejections of mainstream historians, and the lack of scientific evidence, some of these ideas have proved very durable, and gained widespread acceptance in the public mind. Such ideas can also be deadly – the Nazis, for example, believed in a false version of European history in which the German people were a superior race destined to conquer the world.
The Modern Balkans: A History.
  Hall, Richard C./ 9781861898104/ Price:£ 30.00
For much of its history, southeast Europe remained apart politically, culturally and economically from the rest of the European continent. Byzantine and then Ottoman rule isolated this region from Western Europe. Beginning in the nineteenth century, this region, also known as the Balkans, began the process of integration with Western Europe. In The Modern Balkans, historian Richard C. Hall gives a complete account of the historical events that have shaped the Balkan region. The process of economic and political development following the Western European model has been far from smooth in the Balkans; it has often been marked by violence and destruction, the result of many wars and rebellions. Though Soviet power imposed a 45-year peace in the region, the collapse of the Soviet Union renewed conflict that continued through the end of the twentieth century. Hall concentrates here on the significant political and economic events that have had the greatest impact on the role of the Balkans in Europe; in particular, he examines the development of national states in the nineteenth century, the influence of the two world wars and the collapse of Yugoslavia.
Ethnopolitics and Power Sharing in Guyana: History and Discourse.
  Hinds, David/ 9780982806104/ Price:US$ 24.00
The Ocean at Home: An Illustrated History of the Aquarium.
  Brunner, Bernd/ 9781861898166/ Price:£ 17.95
The mysterious world beneath the ocean’s surface and its inhabitants have captivated humanity for centuries – the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and ancient Chinese all kept fish in their homes to observe and admire. But it was not until the nineteenth-century invention of the aquarium that the deep was truly domesticated, offering the curious a chance to create an indoor exotic sea world in miniature. This compelling story of obsession, discovery and delight shows how aquariums have gone from being tools for scientific observation, to the Victorian era’s elaborately decorated containers of curiosity, to the great public aquariums that are popular in cities around the world today. Along the way, Bernd Brunner provides insight into the cultural and social circumstances that accompanied the aquarium’s swift rise in popularity. The Ocean at Home offers a colourful look at how a Victorian obsession still enchants many worldwide. Both the owner of a humble goldfish bowl and the dazzled spectator at a major public aquarium will find this an appealing and knowledgable guide to the aquatic worlds we create.
The Sea: A Cultural History.
  Mack, John/ 9781861898098/ Price:£ 19.95
Much of the world’s population lives on or near the coast, and people inhabit and engage with the sea in a variety of ways. The Sea explores the diversity of seas themselves, maritime technologies, especially the practice of navigation, and different cultures surrounding the sea. Seafarers have characteristic social and technical practices, as well as having distinctive language and customs. Many cultures have created a society of the sea, which is usually all-male, often cosmopolitan and always hierarchical. The separation of sea and land is evident in the use of different vocabularies on land and on sea for the same things, the change in a mariner’s behaviour when on land, and in the liminal status of points uniting the two realms, like beaches and ports. Ships are also deployed in symbolic contexts on land, from ship burials to ecclesiastical and public architecture. The two realms – land and sea – are never completely separate.
The Kiev Killings.
  George, G. K./ 9780983245193/ Price:US$ 28.00
VA03-205 Concise Encyclopedia of World War II, The., 2-Vols/Set.
  Nolan, Cathal J./ 9780313330506/ Price:US$ 215.00
Filled with up-to-date scholarship yet supremely manageable and accessible, The Concise Encyclopedia of World War II offers the opportunity to explore a conflict that remains a source of fascination for scholars, students, and general readers alike. From the battlefields to the corridors of power, from the barracks to the home front, The Concise Encyclopedia of World War II provides a complete portrait of the war. Entries not only address major battles and campaigns, but political, economic, and cultural issues as well, plus brief portraits of the conflict’s commanding personalities. Its global perspective notably corrects the usual Western focus of World War II studies, incorporating a wealth of information on often underreported topics such as the Eastern Front and the Sino-Japanese War.
VA03-204 Companion to Ancient Egypt, A., 2-Vols/Set.
  Lloyd, Alan B./ 9781405155984/ Price:US$ 517.00
This Companion provides the very latest accounts of the major and current aspects of Egyptology by leading scholars. It is delivered in a highly readable style and extensively illustrated; published in two volumes, it offers unprecedented breadth and depth of coverage, giving full scope to the discussion of this incredible civilization. *Provides the very latest and, where relevant, well-illustrated accounts of the major aspects of Egypt’s ancient history and culture *Covers a broad scope of topics including physical context, history, economic and social mechanisms, language, literature, and the visual arts *Delivered in a highly readable style with students and scholars of both Egyptology and Graeco-Roman studies in mind *Provides a chronological table at the start of each volume to help readers orient chapters within the wider historical context
VA03-203 Imperial Japan and the World, 1931-1945, 4-Vols/Set.
  Best, Antony/ 9780415406765/ Price:£ 870.00
The transformation of Japan in the years between 1931 and 1945 into an expansionist and potentially hegemonic power that threatened the stability of the international order in East Asia is a topic that is central to any understanding of the region's history in the twentieth century. This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together the best and most influential scholarship on the period, both contemporary and historical. Volumes I and II focus on politics, foreign policy, and diplomacy. Volume III meanwhile covers economic and financial history. Finally, Volume IV assembles key work on social, cultural, and intellectual factors. The collection is fully indexed and includes a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor. Each volume of this essential work of reference is also supplemented with an invaluable list of suggested further reading.
VA03-202 Responding to Fascism, 12-Vols/Set.
  / 9780415576994/ Price:£ 1095.00
This collection of contemporary and near contemporary works represents some of the diversity of response as the English speaking world struggled to come to terms with the political upheaval. The authors are similarly diverse and range from activists through academics to apologists.In Enter Mussolini and The Rise of Italian Fascism leading anti-fascist writers Emilio Lussu and Angelo Tasca (writing under the pseudonym 'Amilcare Rossi') chart the establishment of a fascist state in Italy and offer telling insights into the nature and future of fascism. Both Lussu and Tasca were active in their opposition, and for many others the response to fascism involved taking up arms, typified by the thousands of volunteered to fight against Franco in Spain. In The Spanish Tragedy, Dutch writer Jef Last's recounts his experience, which ends in disillusionment with Stalin and the Soviet Union.Other works demonstrate a more basic need for information. Hitler's Official Programme is a translation of official Nazi documents, which a contemporary review describes as 'a declaration of war by barbarism on civilization'. However it should never be forgotten that the views of many others were more equivocal. In Norman Hillson's I Speak of England the author offers a sympathetic description of a journey through Germany, highlighting the success of economic reconstruction under Hitler. Issues of race are not ignored but are not seen as central, a view which is challenged by the works of the two exiled German Jews, Heinrich Fraenkel and G. Warburg, included in this collection.A characteristic of the fascist regimes was the extent to which ideology penetrated aspects of everyday life. German Literature through Nazi Eyes and Higher Education in Nazi Germany examine the impact of the Nazis on culture and education. Straight On includes an account of Red Cross work in Belsen and Auschwitz, perhaps the most moving and tragic of the many responses to fascism.
VA03-199 Genocide, 6-Vols/Set.
  Moses, A. Dirk/ 9780415493758/ Price:£ 1310.00
Stimulated anew in the 1990s by the slaughter and the so-called 'ethnic cleansing' in the former Yugoslavia, and by the horrors of Rwanda, research about and around genocide flourishes as never before. Genocide studies has now accrued a large, sophisticated, and growing, body of scholarly literature. This growth looks set to continue: historians and social scientists are increasingly casting their analytical nets further into the past to investigate whether group destruction and population expulsions have been constitutive of imperial and state expansion over millennia. And, moreover, events such as the Sudanese government's genocidal counter-insurgency in Darfur suggest that, like war, genocide is a pervasive feature of human society that is here to stay. Addressing the need for an authoritative and comprehensive reference work to enable users to make sense of-and to navigate around-the ever more complex research corpus, Genocide is a new title in Routledge's Critical Concepts in Historical Studies series. Edited by A. Dirk Moses of the University of Sydney, it is a six-volume collection of foundational and the very best cutting-edge scholarship. *Volume I: THE DISCIPLINE OF GENOCIDE STUDIES *Volume II: GENOCIDE BEFORE MODERNITY *Volume III: COLONIAL AND IMPERIAL GENOCIDES *Volume IV: TWENTIETH-CENTURY IMPERIAL GENOCIDES: THE SOVIET UNION AND NAZI GERMANY *Volume V: POST-COLONIAL AND -IMPERIAL GENOCIDE *Volume VI: HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, THE PROSECUTION OF GENOCIDE, TRAUMA, AND RECOVERY
SA03-479 Science in History: Volume 2: The Scientific and Industrial Revolutions
  J. D. Bernal/ 9780571274826/ Price:£ 16.00
SA03-462 World History.
  Parker, Philip/ 9781405341240/ Price:£ 17.99
SA03-440 The International Emblem: From Incunabula to the Internet.
  McKeown, Simon/ 9781443819305/ Price:£ 64.99
SA03-428 China Through the Dynasties. (Chinese Edition)
  Shouhui, Zhao/ 9789814246675/ Price:US$ 28.95
SA03-415 MARC Working Papers #85: Lieutenant Governor Madeleine Z. Bordallo 1995-2002 Inventory of Papers.
  Brunal-Perry, Omaira/ MARC85/ Price:US$ 20.00
SA03-413 The Triumph of Military Zionism: Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Right.
  Shindler, Colin/ 9781848850248/ Price:£ 21.99
SA03-413 Military Effectiveness, Vol. 2: The Interwar Period.
  Millett, Allan R./ 9780521737500/ Price:£ 22.99
SA03-408 Histoire de La Guerre Des Alpes Ou Campagne de 1744, Par Les Armees Combinees D'Espagne Et de France (1770).
  Maximilien Henri De Saint-Simon/ 9781169314474/ Price:US$ 35.16
SA03-408 Che Cosa E La Mafia (1900).
  Mosca, Gaetano/ 9781169502833/ Price:US$ 24.76
SA03-404 Dreams of Nationhood: American Jewish Communists and the Soviet Birobidzhan Project, 1924-1951.
  Srebrnik, Henry F./ 9781936235117/ Price:US$ 109.00
SA03-402 Sex: Vice and Love from Antiquity to Modernity.
  Blanshard, Alastair J. L./ 9781405122917/ Price:US$ 124.95
SA03-401 Gilgal: Early Neolithic Occupations in the Lower Jordan Valley: The Excavations of Tamar Noy.
  Bar-Yosef, Ofer/ 9781842174135/ Price:£ 35.00
SA03-399 Bullfighting: A Troubled History.
  Hardouin-Fugier, Elisabeth/ 9781861895189/ Price:£ 25.00
‘Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter’s honour’, wrote Ernest Hemingway in Death in the Afternoon. Art? Ritual? Sport? Cruelty? Though opinions are divided, one thing is certain – bullfighting sparks passionate responses. Supporters argue that bullfighting is a culturally important tradition stretching back thousands of years, while animal rights groups argue that it is cruel and barbaric, causing unnecessary suffering to both bulls and horses. In Bullfighting Elisabeth Hardouin-Fugier brings clarity to this debate through an exploration of the long history of killing bulls as public spectacle.
SA03-386 Educating the City: The Making of Hong Kong's Most Modern University.
  Jones, Rodney H./ 9789624423174/ Price:NT$ 550.00
SA03-382 Iranian Elites and Turkish Rulers: A History of Isfahan in the Saljuq Period.
  Durand-Guedy, David/ 9780415457101/ Price:£ 125.00
GA03-134-5 Qing Dynasty Architecture.
  / 9789814272407/ Price:US$ 300.00
Book Cover This book is a compilation of 540 photographs and paintings of Qing Dynasty architecture that appeared in Western publications currently housed in the Peking University Library. The collection is categorized into 18 chapters, such as city walls and gates, pagodas, archways, guild houses, churches, streets, and bridges. These photographs and paintings present a visual introduction to the modes and styles of Chinese architecture built before and during the Qing Dynasty. Besides mirroring the various social upheavals in China during the late Qing Dynasty, the photographs also reflect the Sino–Western cultural interactions and military encounters then. This is shown in photographs of armed foreign troops standing guard on the city walls of Nanjing and the triumphant parade of the German military motorcade along a street in Qingdao. In conclusion, this book is useful as a visual reference for researching the architectural evolution during the Qing Dynasty and also provides a fresh and multi-faceted perspective on China’s political, social, cultural, and economic landscapes then.
Gender Difference in the Balkans: Archives of representations of gender difference and agency in visual culture and contemporary art in the Balkans.
  Milevska, Suzana/ 9783639200324/ Price:EUR 79.00
CONSUMING//TERROR: Images of the Baader-Meinhof.
  Rupert, Goldsworthy/ 9783639184570/ Price:EUR 79.00
PASSION AND PERCEPTION: Essays on Russian Culture
  Stites, Richard/ 9780982806166/ Price:US$ 32.00
America Reflected: Language, Satire, Film, and the National Mind.
  Rollins, Peter C./ 9780984406258/ Price:US$ 38.00
America Reflected: Language, Satire, Film, and the National Mind.
  Rollins, Peter C./ 9780984406265/ Price:US$ 50.00
A History of Diplomacy.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9781861896964/ Price:£ 19.99
In A History of Diplomacy, historian Jeremy Black challenges the conventional account of the development of diplomacy, devoting more attention to non-Western traditions and to the medieval West than is usually the case. By the nineteenth century a system of diplomacy was increasingly formalized. Black charts the course and evolution of ‘diplomacy’ in all its incarnations, concluding with the ideological diplomatic conflicts of the twentieth century and the situation today. The role of modern inter- and non-governmental organizations – from the United Nations and NATO to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch – in diplomatic relations is assessed, and the challenges facing diplomacy in the future are identified and investigated. A History of Diplomacy presents a detailed and engaging study into the ever-changing phenomenon of diplomacy: its aims, its achievements, its successes and failures, against a historical and cultural background. An essential read for students and scholars of history and politics, it will also be of interest to anyone intrigued by the forces that have shaped international relations throughout history.
REMEMBERING UTOPIA: The Culture of Everyday Life in Socialist Yugoslavia.
  Luthar, Breda/ 9780984406234/ Price:US$ 30.00
United States of America. (Before September 11 and After Barack H. Obama)
  Karavidas, George/ 9780984514236/ Price:US$ 21.95
In this book, a part of the Colorful Historical part of USA, the Reader will find answers to: How USA developed through the Centuries The consequences through the Second World War From the Presidency of John F. Kennedy, to the Presidency of George W. Bush.
The day of September 11th 2001 How the Life Sworn Enemies of USA can turn to Respect it instead How the once well-known American Family, will come back to It's Traditional Way! The Environment is in trouble! How America can help of saving it? How the USA People can assist (the Author as well through this book and more) successfully, the challenges that Charismatic President elected Barack H. Obama, now that he took the Steering of this magnificent Country.
48 Hours of Kristallnacht: Night of Destruction/Dawn of the Holocaust.
  Bard, Mitchell G./ 9781599219660/ Price:US$ 12.95
48 Hours of Kristallnacht: Night of Destruction/Dawn of the Holocaust.
  Bard, Mitchell G./ 9781599214450/ Price:US$ 19.95
Assault in Norway: Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Program.
  Gallagher, Thomas/ 9781599219127/ Price:US$ 16.95
WA058 香港:重複的城市
  黃勁輝著/ 9789627707660/ Price:NT$ 560.00
Book Cover 《香港:重複的城市》精選了作者黃勁輝自1998年至今發表的短篇小說,書中的十二篇作品,題材詭譎奇趣,手法清新獨特,合譜成香港後九七的城市狂想曲。其精奇曲折的故事情節,挑戰讀者的想像力,展開一個又一個疑幻疑真、充滿電影感的文字奇幻旅程。
VA03-198 International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, The.: 1500 to the Present, 8-Vols/Set.
  Ness, Immanuel/ 9781405184649/ Price:US$ 1861.50
Book Cover This definitive 8-volume reference is a comprehensive print and electronic resource covering the history of protest and revolution over the past 500 years – throughout the modern era of mass movements. For more information see * Definitive reference work on the role of popular agency in transforming the world in which we live * First historical encyclopedia to provide scholars and teachers and students with the information they need to understand the role and significance and origin of protest and revolution from 1500 to the present * 8-volume major reference in A-Z format, with entries ranging from 500 to 14,000 words * Provides clear, concise explanations of events and larger social movements, and biographies of key people * Presents major uprisings and protest movements, and the ideas, ideologies and activists that propelled them, chronicles the manner in which they unfolded, traces their roots, goals, tactics, and influence, and evaluates their successes and failures * Internationally diverse editorial board and contributors * Includes over 150 photographs, figures, and maps
VA03-197 Enlightenment, The., 5-Vols/Set.
  Hanley, Ryan Patrick/ 9780415346870/ Price:£ 1165.00
More than any earlier period of European intellectual history, the age of Enlightenment infused the republic of letters with social and political significance; this long-awaited new collection from Routledge brings together in five volumes the very best scholarship on the period and its legacy. It also incorporates historical and critical essays addressed to the Enlightenment’s alleged responsibility for institutions or policies prevalent in the twentieth century, including economic globalization and the Holocaust.
VA03-196 Civilization, 4-Vols/Set.
  Bowden, Brett/ 9780415469654/ Price:£ 925.00
Volume I (‘The Origins and Meaning of Civilization’) is made up of the best work from a distinguished line-up of political scientists, philosophers, historians, sociologists, and linguists. It outlines the origins of the concept and its many and disputed meanings. This first volume establishes the foundations on which much of the analysis included in the three subsequent volumes is based. Volume II (‘Civilization, Civilizations, Progress, and History’) includes a range of materials that intimately outline the relationship between the ideal of civilization and the idea of progress, including progress in the social, cultural, moral, scientific, and political realms. Research gathered here further examines how the concepts of civilization and progress in turn relate to the more general passage of history, particularly the idea of history with a purpose. Volume III (‘Civilization and its Others’) brings together the best scholarship to explore what civilization is not. The scholarship collected here comes from some of history’s most distinguished political scientists, leading international lawyers, anthropologists, and controversial ethnologists. Can one, for example, usefully draw a distinction between civilized, savage, and barbarian peoples? The final volume (‘Civilizational Relations: Past, Present, and Future’) enables researchers and students to navigate through the equally sensitive field of historical and contemporary relations between the world’s major civilizations or religio-cultural groups. It includes the catalysts of debates such as ‘the clash-of-civilizations thesis’ and the responses it has provoked.
VA03-195 Encyclopedia of Blacks in European History and Culture, 2-Vols/Set.
  Martone, Eric/ 9780313344480/ Price:£ 137.95
Blacks have played a significant part in European civilization since ancient times. This encyclopedia illuminates blacks in European history, literature, and popular culture. It emphasizes the considerable scope of black influence in, and contributions to, European culture. The first blacks arrived in Europe as slaves and later as laborers and soldiers, and black immigrants today along with others are transforming Europe into multicultural states. This indispensable set expands our knowledge of blacks in Western civilization. More than 350 essay entries introduce students and other readers to the white European response to blacks in their countries, the black experiences and impact there, and the major interactions between Europe and Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States that resulted in the settling of blacks in Europe. The range of information presented is impressive, with entries on noted European political, literary, and cultural figures of black descent from ancient times to the present, major literary works that had a substantial impact on European perceptions of blacks, black holidays and festivals, the struggle for civil equality for blacks, the role and influence of blacks in contemporary European popular culture, black immigration to Europe, black European identity, and much more. Offered as well are entries on organizations that contributed to the development of black political and social rights in Europe, representations of blacks in European art and cultural symbols, and European intellectual and scientific theories on blacks. Individual entries on Britain, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Central Europe, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe include historical overviews of the presence and contributions of blacks and discussion of country's role in the African slave trade and abolition and its colonies in Africa and the Caribbean. Suggestions for further reading accompany each entry. A chronology, resource guide, and photos complement the text.
VA03-194 Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History, The.: From the mid-19th century to the present day.
  Iriye, Akira/ 9781403992956/ Price:£ 220.00
The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History is written by over 350 authors from 25 countries and numerous subject disciplines. They share the belief that modern world history must be understood, not simply as a sum of national histories or a chronical of inter-state affairs, but also as a story of connections and circulation, by people goods, ideas and skills. These are not always confined to any particular country or region of the world, nor are they identifiable with states or governments. The essence of history can only be fully understood by following the flows, ties and appropriations they trigger across borders. Even such familiar items as taxation, the Cold War or beauty take on fresh significance when they are viewed in the framework, not of national or international affairs but of transnational relations and interactions. This unique volume provides scholars and students with an easy-to-use reference tool of over 400 entries to further their understanding of modern world history.
VA03-193 Computational Intelligence in Archaeology
  Barcelo, Juan A./ 9781599044897/ Price:US$ 180.00
The vast quantity of archaeological data coming from excavations is now well beyond the traditional data processing tools. Computational archaeology creates an exhaustive analysis of technical and analytical needs in the archaeological sciences. Computational Intelligence in Archaeology provides analytical theories offered by new and innovative artificial intelligence computing methods in the archaeological domain. This stimulating, must-have title is full of archaeological examples that allow academicians, researchers, and students to understand a complex but very useful data analysis technique to the field of archaeology.
VA03-176 Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, 5-Vols/Set.
  Cheng, Linsun/ 9780977015948/ Price:US$ 800.00
The Berkshire Encyclopedia of China does much more than cover the history of China. It is specifically intended to help students and professionals who need to improve their knowledge of the arts, belief systems, business, communications, demographics, education, law and politics, minority groups, natural resources, regional and international relations, social welfare, and technology. Within these categories, there are broad thematic essays, which serve as anchors or touchstones for the work as a whole, as well as short entries about the people, events, concepts, and material goods that are essential to understanding China. There are articles on important organizations and companies, as well as on sports, festivals, and other aspects of popular culture. And the encyclopedia brings up right up to the present, with information on blogging and Internet use, human rights, and overseas returnees (the "sea turtles"). It even looks to the future with articles on renewable energy and the 2010 World's Fair in Shanghai.
VA03-175 Cambridge History of Science, The.: Volume 6, The Modern Biological and Earth Sciences.
  Bowler, Peter J./ 9780521572019/ Price:£ 137.00
This book in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of the life and earth sciences since 1800. It provides comprehensive and authoritative surveys of historical thinking on major developments in these areas of science, on the social and cultural milieus in which the knowledge was generated, and on the wider impact of the major theoretical and practical innovations. The articles are written by acknowledged experts who provide concise accounts of the latest historical thinking coupled with guides to the most important recent literature. In addition to histories of traditional sciences, the book covers the emergence of newer disciplines such as genetics, biochemistry and geophysics. The interaction of scientific techniques with their practical applications in areas such as medicine is a major focus of the book, as is its coverage of controversial areas such as science and religion, and environmentalism. • Comprehensive account of the history of the life and earth sciences • Authoritative surveys of historical thinking on science by expert authors • Introduction to the latest thinking in the history of science for readers seeking a basic understanding on which to build
SA03-447 A Part of History: Aspects of the British Experience of the First World War.
  Howard, Michael/ 9781441155306/ Price:£ 17.99
SA03-437 The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History.
  Edsel, Robert M./ 9781599951492/ Price:US$ 27.00
SA03-418 Jia You!(DVD)
  Xu, Jialu/ 9789814232432/ Price:US$ 58.95
SA03-418 China Highlights.(DVD)
  / 9789814253413/ Price:US$ 34.95
SA03-414 MARC Working Papers #84: Index to Reverend Edmund J. Kalau Film Collecion.
  Perry, Antonio/ MARC84/ Price:US$ 3.00
SA03-405 Claiming Rights and Righting Wrongs in Texas: Mexican Workers and Job Politics during World War II.
  Zamora, Emilio/ 9781603440974/ Price:US$ 27.95
SA03-404 Philosophie des organischen: Gifford-vorlesungen gehalten an der Universitat Aberdeen in den Jahren 1907-1908.
  Driesch, Hans/ 9781113450012/ Price:US$ 25.99
SA03-404 Diary of the Parnell Commission.
  Macdonald, John/ 9781117190761/ Price:US$ 26.99
SA03-404 Bianca Cappello.
  Steegmann, Mary/ 9781117701295/ Price:US$ 25.99
SA03-404 The Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels Vindicated and Established.
  Burgon, John W./ 9781116803273/ Price:US$ 24.99
SA03-404 Facts about Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines.
  Vizetelly, Henry/ 9780559100956/ Price:US$ 23.99
SA03-393 Turning Adversity to Advantage: A History of the Lipan Apaches of Texas and Northern Mexico, 1700-1900.
  Minor, Nancy M./ 9780761848585/ Price:US$ 91.00
SA03-390 Invented Knowledge: False History, Fake Science and Pseudo-Religions.
  Fritze, Ronald H./ 9781861894304/ Price:£ 19.95
At once lively and authoritative, Ronald H. Fritze illuminates the phenomenon of false history by telling the story of a select group of pseudo-historical ideas. He explores legends such as the lost continent of Atlantis, and the original settlement of the Americas by a European people, who established a glorious civilization only to be supplanted by the invading ‘Red Indian’, and whose only remains are the many mounds scattered across the eastern United States. He also discusses the beliefs of more recent religious groups, such as the Nation of Islam and Christian Identity. Fritze shows that in spite of, or perhaps because of, the strongest rejections of mainstream historians, and the lack of scientific evidence, some of these ideas have proved very durable, and gained widespread acceptance in the public mind. Such ideas can also be deadly – the Nazis, for example, believed in a false version of European history in which the German people were a superior race destined to conquer the world. With many diverting examples of spurious narrative, artificial chronology and ersatz theory, Invented Knowledge also unravels the disputes and debates surrounding controversial books such as 1421: The Year China Discovered America, Black Athena, The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail and The Da Vinci Code.
SA03-388 Dreams and Their Meanings.
  Hutchinson, Horace G./ 9781113061003/ Price:US$ 32.99
SA03-387 Not the Enemy: Israel's Jews from Arab Lands.
  Shabi, Rachel/ 9780300122756/ Price:£ 24.27
SA03-380 The End is Nigh: A History of Natural Disasters.
  Svensen, Henrik/ 9781861894335/ Price:£ 16.95
Presenting results from many scientific disciplines, including geology, anthropology and sociology, The End is Nigh at the same time reveals the personal stories of the victims of natural disasters. The result is as instructive as it is affecting, and will appeal to a wide general audience.
SA03-380 Manhood: The Rise and Fall of the Penis.
  Mels van Driel/ 9781861895424/ Price:£ 21.95
The ancient Greeks paraded enormous sculptural replicas in annual celebration of the penis; Freud theorized that women suffered penis envy. An undeniable, global symbol of power and virility since the beginning of humankind, the penis has been much discussed, gestured towards, and depicted, yet seldom understood outside folklore and popular culture’s uneasy mix of self-deprecation and aggrandizement. Despite the penis’s central role in human life or perhaps due to that role, many men seem to suffer in isolation or silence from some perceived inadequacy or affliction. That’s where experienced urologist and sexologist Mels van Driel comes in. In Manhood he offers an unprecedented history of the penis – with answers to everything you ever wanted to know, and even some questions you’d never thought to ask. In Manhood, van Driel presents the history of the male sexual organ from medical, psychological and cultural perspectives. Investigating the penis and its functions, from the scrotum to the glans, van Driel’s work ranges from inguinal hernia to infertility, and from impotence to the speed of ejaculation. Psychological factors that have an impact on sexual experience, as well as contemporary phenomena such as cyber sex, are given enlightening treatment along the way.
SA03-379 Contested Objects: Material Memories of the Great War.
  Saunders, Nicholas J./ 9780415450706/ Price:£ 125.00
SA03-378 The American Pageant.
  Kennedy, David M./ 9780547166544/ Price:US$ 289.95
THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The 14th edition places an even greater emphasis on the global context of American history through a new feature, "Thinking Globally." Revised primary source features excite student interest and help them learn to examine documents the way historians do. Additional pedagogical features make THE AMERICAN PAGEANT accessible to students: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while other features present primary sources, scholarly debates, and key historical figures for analysis. Part I: FOUNDING THE NEW NATION, C. 33,000 B.C.-A.D. 1783. Part II: BUILDING THE NEW NATION, 1776-1860. Part III: TESTING THE NEW NATION, 1820-1877. Part IV: FORGING AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY, 1869-1909. Part V: STRUGGLING FOR JUSTICE AT HOME AND ABROAD, 1900-1945. Part VI: MAKING MODERN AMERICA, 1945 TO THE PRESENT.
SA03-377 The Communal Gadfly: Jews, British Jews and the Jewish State: Asking the Subversive Questions.
  Alderman, Geoffrey/ 9781934843468/ Price:US$ 35.00
SA03-375 Pursuit of an "Unparalleled Opportunity": The American YMCA and Prisoner-of-War Diplomacy among the Central Power Nations during World War I, 1914-1923.
  Steuer, Kenneth A./ 9780231130288/ Price:US$ 70.00
SA03-374 Marranos on the Moradas: Secret Jews and Penitentes in the Southwestern United States from 1590 to 1890.
  Simms, Norman/ 9781934843321/ Price:US$ 129.00
SA03-369 Cultural Revolutions: The Politics of Everyday Life in Britain, North America and France.
  Auslander, Leora/ 9781845202606/ Price:£ 65.00
The revolutions in the United States, France and England ushered in the modern political age. Cultural Revolutions analyzes the place of material culture, ritual, and everyday life during these revolutions, providing a fresh and engaging discourse on the way in which the minds of the masses were transformed from monarchism to republicanism. The author shows how, faced with the challenge of persuading large populations to alter their previously inscribed sets of ideas, revolutionaries in all three countries turned to the power of aesthetics. From the banning of dancing in Cromwell's England, to the 'homespun' clothing of Revolutionary America, to France's new calendar and naming systems, Auslander assesses how daily habits and tastes were altered in the interests of political change.
SA03-367 Saladin.
  Azzam, A. R./ 9781405807364/ Price:US$ 62.00
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History.
  Bickerton, Ian J./ 9781861895271/ Price:£ 24.00
In concise and clear prose, Bickerton argues that the present problem can be traced to the fact that each side is trapped by visions of their past from which they seem unable to break free. This attachment and reaction to history has negatively influenced the decision-making of Arabs and Israelis since 1948. Ultimately, Bickerton insists that the use of armed force has not, and will not, resolve the issues that have divided Israelis and Arabs. The Arab-Israeli Conflict is a plea for reasoned diplomacy in a situation that has been dominated by extreme violence. This book will appeal to a wide general audience seeking a balanced understanding of this enduring struggle that still dominates headlines.
Portugal in European and World History.
  Newitt, Malyn/ 9781861895196/ Price:£ 29.00
Portugal is a country that has sometimes been dismissed as small and relatively unimportant. Portugal in European and World History, however, demonstrates that the contrary is true, showing that Portugal has been crucial to the development of Europe and the modern world. Spanning many centuries, from early Moorish times to the Atlantic Empire; the English Alliance of 1650–1900; African colonies; the Salazar regime; and the country’s liberal revolution in 1974, Malyn Newitt offers a fresh appraisal of Portuguese history and its role in the world.
Europe Since the Seventies.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9781861894243/ Price:£ 15.95
Europe since the Seventies gives full treatment to environmental, demographic and cultural issues, alongside political, societal and economic matters, as well as taking in subjects such as crime, migration and transport. Jeremy Black reveals how European society has changed markedly since 1970: former mappings of the elements of society, based on economic activity and opportunity and understood in terms of class, have given way to issues of identity – notably questions of gender, but also sexual orientation, race and consumerism. Europe has expanded its frontiers and the European Union has become a testing ground for all manner of aspirations. A timely, readable and cogent account, this latest volume from eminent historian Jeremy Black illuminates today’s Europe through the lens of recent history.
The 1969 Miracle Mets: The Improbable Story of the World's Greatest Underdog Team.
  Travers, Steven/ 9781599214108/ Price:US$ 24.95
DOOMED TO REPEAT? Terrorism and the Lessons of History.
  Brawley, Sean/ 9780981865492/ Price:US$ 28.00
Detecting the Bomb: The Role of Seismology in the Cold War.
  Romney, Carl/ 9780981865430/ Price:US$ 44.00
A Man Called Intrepid: The Incredible WWII Narrative of the Hero Whose Spy Network and Secret Diplomacy Changed the Course of History.
  Stevenson, William/ 9781599211701/ Price:US$ 19.95
Flags of the Fifty States: Their Colorful Histories and Significance.
  Howe, Randy/ 9781599218243/ Price:US$ 18.95
U.S. Army Zombie Combat Skills.
  Louison, Cole/ 9781599219097/ Price:US$ 14.95
VA03-188 Jim Crow Encyclopedia, The., 2-Vols/Set.
  Brown, Nikki L.M./ 9780313341816/ Price:£ 155.95
"Jim Crow" refers to a set of laws in many states, predominantly in the South, after the end of Reconstruction in 1877 that severely restricted the rights and privileges of African Americans. As a caste system of enormous social and economic magnitude, the institutionalization of Jim Crow was the most significant element in African American life until the 1960s Civil Rights Movement led to its dismantling. Racial segregation, as well as responses to it and resistance against it, dominated the African American consciousness and continued to oppress African Americans and other minorities, while engendering some of the most important African American contributions to society. This major encyclopedia is the first devoted to the Jim Crow era. The era is encapsulated through more than 275 essay entries on such areas as law, media, business, politics, employment, religion, education, people, events, culture, the arts, protest, the military, class, housing, sports, and violence as well as through accompanying key primary documents excerpted as side bars. This set will serve as an invaluable, definitive resource for student research and general knowledge.
VA03-182-5 Race Relations in the United States, 1980-2000.
  Messer-Kruse, Timothy/ 9780313343117/ Price:US$ 70.00
VA03-182-1 Race Relations in the United States, 1900-1920.
  McClymer, John F./ 9780313339356/ Price:US$ 70.00
VA03-181 Icons of the American West, 2-Vols/Set.
  Bakken, Gordon Morris/ 9780313341489/ Price:£ 120.95
The American West is rich in lore, cultural roots, and iconic images. The subject of countless movies, books, and songs, in many ways it embodies the American spirit. This lively two-volume set presents the stories of some of the most influential and representative Western icons--those that have captured the nation's imagination since the early days of westward exploration and that continue to do so within the environmental and technological frontier that is the modern West. This accessible treatment of the untamed enterprise of the 'Old West'--including cowboys, wild west shows, and gun battles--and the continued entrepreneurial imagination of the paradisical 'New West'--including environmentalists and the incorporation of national parks--elevates the reader's understanding of oft-romanticized subjects and the conflicts and cultural changes that made them icons.
VA03-180 Rise of the Wehrmacht, The., 2-Vols/Set.
  Mitcham, Samuel W./ 9780275996413/ Price:£ 107.00
The Rise of the Wehrmacht is the first comprehensive work to deal with the German war effort in World War II from this point of view. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it covers the entire war effort from the point of view of the German military that actually conducted and fought the war, something that has never been done before on this scale. Excellent books have been written about the German Army, Navy, the Luftwaffe, and the SS, as well as about the Panzer branch, the parachute arm, the U-Boat forces, etc., but this is the first to cover them all in depth. Mitcham also covers the German Wehrkreise (roughly translated as "military district") system in depth and recognizes its importance, both in the formation and expansion of the German Army before the war and in its continuing importance throughout the conflict. He deals with the German rearmament in greater depth and detail than has been done before, points out the importance of the police in the development of Germany's reserves before and during World War II, and offers new insights into the evolution and development of the German military doctrine of Kesselschlact (the decisive battle of encirclement and annihilation). In addition, The Rise of the Wehrmacht explains the problems the Wehrmacht faced because of its "too rapid" expansion. This expansion was far more rapid than the German generals intended and resulted in many problems, especially in terms of equipment shortages and a shortage of qualified officers. Finally, Mitcham addresses the contributions of the Hitler Youth to the war effort, where their work on farms, fire and rescue crews, in nursing, and as postal workers, for example, provided essential services to German infrastructure.
VA03-177 Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World: 1750 to the Present, 8-Vols/Set.
  Stearns, Peter N./ 9780195176322/ Price:US$ 1255.00
The Encyclopedia of the Modern World delves into the period from 1750 to the present, providing special attention to social, economic, cultural and political topics applicable to the time. The breadth of knowledge offered within this multivolume set is astounding, with features spanning articles on countries, regions, and ethnic groups; themes involving social history, demography, family life, politics, economics, religion, thought, education, science and technology, and culture; events such as major wars; and extensive coverage of the United States. Detailed articles cover not only the major facts but the interpretations as well and are written for readers who are not specialists in the particular area. Enriched with over 800 halftones and 50 maps, this reference work is essential for any scholar, general reader, collector or curator interested in this rich and varied time in history. Through its fluent global coverage The Encyclopedia of Modern World provides information about and interpretation of major developments across particular regionsboth salient events and regional perspectives on common themes such as politics, demography, social class, and gender. Readers can explore topics that have global implications, such as migration, childhood, and foods, topics that can be viewed through a combination of global patterns and key comparisons. Entries also shed light on standard geographic and ethnic units, such as Scandinavia, Korea, or the Gypsies, in the modern period. The Encyclopedia presents unprecedented coverage of global processes and institutions themselves including the International Red Cross, and the League of Nations. All readers alike will benefit from the vast outpouring on world history in the modern period all captured within this convenient resource.
VA03-174 Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography, A., 2-Vols/set.
  Marincola, John/ 9781405102162/ Price:US$ 343.25
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
VA03-168 Crusades, The., 4-Vols/Set.
  Jotischky, Andrew/ 9780415401074/ Price:£ 870.00
The Crusades is an area of rapidly expanding interest. Students increasingly see an understanding of the roots of religious violence and of interaction between Christian and Islamic cultures as a critical tool for citizenship in the modern world. This is borne out by the large number of general books written on crusading, from 'popular' narrative histories to more academic analyses. Not even the best general survey, however, can afford the level of detailed argument based on careful analysis of evidence that can be presented in a more narrowly focused article or essay. This collection makes available a group of carefully selected articles which, taken together, develop themes and problematics in crusading history. Articles include the papal reform movement, the development of a theory of holy war, the Reconquista in Spain, the theology of penance, pilgrimage and devotion to the Holy Land, the Seljuqs and the political dynamics of the Near East in the late 11th century, military and logistical technologies in crusading, the Islamic response under Nur ad-Din and Saladin and the fall of Jerusalem in 1187, the fall of the Ayyubid dynasty and the rise of the Mamluks, the emergence of the Mongols, the kingdom of Cyprus, the fall of the Crusader States 1260s-1291, crusading in the later Middle Ages, the treatment of indigenous peoples under western rule, the development of crusader visual culture in the east, church building, castles, settlement patterns and the economy of the crusader states. Comprehensively indexed and with an introduction by the editor, a leading expert in the field, The Crusades is a key work of reference destined to be an essential research and teaching resource.
VA03-136 China and Southest Asia, 6-Vols/Set.
  / 9780415367523/ Price:£ 1200.00
The regions that we know today as Southeast Asia and China have, for millennia, been linked together through a diverse range of political, economic and social interactions. From the earliest days the two regions have been tied by commercial interaction, human movement and political aspirations, and have been woven together by technological and cultural interflows. These interactions have also of course seen ebbs and flows as a result of successive political changes and economic pressures. It is these historical relationships that form the basis upon which contemporary China-Southeast Asian relations are today being built. Understanding the historical patterns, the commercial linkages, the changes in empires, the pressures to migrate and the other exigencies that conditioned these relations will help us all understand the changes now going on in interactions between China and Southeast Asia, which are some of the most dynamic in the world today. Volume I: Introduction and History to the Fourteenth Century Volume II: Southeast Asia and Ming China (Fourteenth – Seventeenth Centuries) Volume III: Southeast Asia and Qing China (Seventeenth Century – Mid-Nineteenth Century) Volume IV: Interactions from the End of the Nineteenth Century to 1912 Volume V: The Republican Period and Southeast Asia (1912–1949) Volume VI: The People’s Republic of China and Southeast Asia Providing a guided survey of the most important works that have examined the relations between China and Southeast Asia, this six-volume collection is undoubtedly a key resource for those studying this fascinating field.
SA03-465 Visible Cities: Canton, Nagasaki, and Batavia and the Coming of the Americans.
  Blusse, Leonard/ 9780674026148/ Price:US$ 34.00
SA03-418 Workers of the World: Essays toward a Global Labor History.
  Marcel Van Der Linden/ 9789004166837/ Price:EUR 144.00
SA03-415 Bisita Guam: Let Us Remember Nihi Ta Hasso: Rembmbrances of the Occupation Years in World War II.
  Blaz, Ben/ 9780966523836/ Price:US$ 12.50
SA03-413 Barbarism and Religion, Vol 4: Barbarians, Savages and Empires.
  Pocock, J. G. A./ 9780521721011/ Price:£ 27.99
SA03-410 The Posthumous Career of Emiliano Zapata: Myth, Memory, and Mexico's Twentieth Century.
  Brunk, Samuel/ 9780292718500/ Price:US$ 34.95
SA03-392 Voices of Emancipation: Understanding Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction through the U.S. Pension Bureau Files.
  Regosin, Elizabeth A./ 9780814775868/ Price:US$ 89.00
SA03-390 Rural Resistance in the Land of Zapata: The Jaramillista Movement and the Myth of the Pax Priista, 1940-1962.
  Padilla, Tanalis/ 9780822343196/ Price:US$ 26.95
SA03-381 French War Brides in America: An Oral History.
  Kaiser, Hilary/ 9780275993986/ Price:£ 33.00
SA03-374 Los Sabios Del Antiguo Egipto.
  Jacq, Christian/ 9788497347310/ Price:EUR 23.00
SA03-374 Controversy and Crisis: Studies in the History of the Jews in Modern Britain.
  Alderman, Geoffrey/ 9781934843222/ Price:US$ 75.00
SA03-372 The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America.
  Clarke, Thurston/ 9780805077926/ Price:US$ 25.00
SA03-367 The Impact of Irish-Ireland on Young Poland, 1890-1919.
  Merchant, John A./ 9780880336239/ Price:US$ 50.00
SA03-363 When Asia Was the World.
  Gordon, Stewart/ 9780306815560/ Price:US$ 26.00
SA03-361 The Age of Impeachment: American Constitutional Culture Since 1960.
  Kyvig, David E./ 9780700615810/ Price:US$ 55.00
SA03-361 Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right.
  Clymer, Adam/ 9780700615827/ Price:US$ 34.95
SA03-361 Grace Coolidge: The People's Lady in Silent Cal's White House.
  Ferrell, Robert H./ 9780700615636/ Price:US$ 29.95
SA03-361 The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s New York.
  Cohen, Patricia C./ 9780226112343/ Price:US$ 20.00
SA03-360 Slaves and Other Objects.
  duBois, Page/ 9780226167893/ Price:US$ 33.00
SA03-360 American Taxation, American Slavery.
  Einhorn, Robin L./ 9780226194882/ Price:US$ 31.00
SA03-360 Battleground Chicago: The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
  Kusch, Frank/ 9780226465036/ Price:US$ 26.00
SA03-360 Memoirs of a Fortunate Jew: An Italian Story.
  Segre, Dan V./ 9780226744773/ Price:US$ 17.00
SA03-360 History of the Central Brooks Range: Gaunt Beauty, Tenuous Life.
  Brown, William E./ 9781602230095/ Price:US$ 24.95
SA03-360 Alutiiq Villages under Russian and U. S. Rule.
  Luehrmann, Sonja/ 9781602230101/ Price:US$ 45.00
SA03-360 Useful Bodies: Humans in the Service of Medical Science in the Twentieth Century.
  Goodman, Jordan/ 9780801889684/ Price:US$ 28.00
SA03-359 God in La Mancha: Religious Reform and the People of Cuenca, 1500-1650.
  Nalle, Sara T./ 9780801888540/ Price:US$ 35.00
SA03-359 Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism.
  Critchlow, Donald T./ 9780691136240/ Price:US$ 37.50
SA03-359 To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico.
  Hordes, Stanley M./ 9780231129374/ Price:US$ 35.00
SA03-359 Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule.
  Berkhoff, Karel C./ 9780674027183/ Price:US$ 32.50
SA03-359 Americans All: The Cultural Gifts Movement.
  Selig, Diana/ 9780674028296/ Price:US$ 59.50
SA03-359 American Indian Lacrosse: Little Brother of War.
  Vennum, Thomas/ 9780801887642/ Price:US$ 32.00
SA03-359 Venice, Cita Excelentissima: Selections from the Renaissance Diaries of Marin Sanudo.
  Labalme, Patricaia H./ 9780801887659/ Price:US$ 57.00
SA03-359 Eddie Rickenbacker: An American Hero in the Twentieth Century.
  Lewis, W. D./ 9780801889721/ Price:US$ 33.00
SA03-359 In Therapy We Trust: America's Obsession with Self-Fulfillment.
  Moskowitz, Eva S./ 9780801889745/ Price:US$ 27.00
SA03-359 California Earthquakes: Science, Risk, and the Politics of Hazard Mitigation.
  Geschwind, Carl-Henry/ 9780801889769/ Price:US$ 32.00
GA03-134-4 Rivers and Sites.
  / 9789814246163/ Price:US$ 300.00
Book Cover China was an agrarian society during medieval times, and harnessing rivers played an important role in sustaining social development. A Compendium on Harnessing Rivers, which was completed in the 42nd year of Emperor Kangxi's reign (1703), contains a large number of valuable pictures compiled and edited by Zhang Penghe, the governor-general in charge of rivers. The book also contains maps of various rivers drawn by anonymous artists. They record the vicissitudes of rivers and areas along the banks while at the same time realistically tracing the shapes of city walls, places of historical interest, and beauty spots along the rivers. As a mother river of the Chinese nation, the Yellow River has always been the focus of much attention, resulting in more ancient Chinese maps of this river than any other in China. This book collects many maps of the Yellow River made during the late Qing period, most of which also record in writing the dates of the crevasse and the closure of a certain section of the river and the deployment of soldiers guarding it. A Complete Map of the Yellow River within Shandong, A Map of the Yellow River within the Whole Province of Shandong, A Concise Complete Map of the Yellow River within Shandong are among the maps presented in this book. Other maps available include Maps of the Rivers under Baoding Prefecture, Maps of the Rivers under Zhengding Prefecture, and Maps of the Rivers under the Five Prefectures of Zhili-Ji, Zhao, Shen, Ding, and Yi. In addition, there are three maps of historical interest: Maps of His Majesty's Temporary Dwelling Palaces on His Return Journey, Maps of Dagu Batteries, and Illustrations of Wendeng, Weihai, and Other Historical Sites.
GA03-134-3 Old Manchu Capital.
  / 9789814246170/ Price:US$ 300.00
Book Cover For nearly 30 years before the Qing forces captured Shanhaiguan, Liaoning had been the political center of the early-Qing government. Moreover, Liaoning was the "rising land of the dragon" where the ancestors of Qing emperors were buried, therefore, the imperial court attached great importance to the administration and development of Liaoning. This title, compiled by Liaoning Provincial Library, is translated from the original Chinese edition, consists of 500-plus photographs and paintings about the organizational system of the Liaoning area, its war relics, religious temples, culture, and education during the Qing Dynasty.
GA03-134-2 Manchurian Railway.
  / 9789814246187/ Price:US$ 300.00
Book Cover A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty - Manchurian Railway records the early stage of the Manchurian Railway (1906-1911), covering its operations along the railway and in its accessory lands. Consisting of 500 photographs taken from Lushun Museum's special archive on the Manchurian Railway, the book provides first-hand resources for studying the history of Japan's invasion of China dating from the late Qing Dynasty. After winning the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese founded the Southern Manchurian Railway Corporation to build a railway system based on the former Russian- owned railway. Centered on Dalian, the railway extended to many parts of northeastern China. At the same time, the corporation also initiated a large-scale development of mineral mines, ports, towns, and villages along the railway. Originally taken to build up the archive for the Manchurian Railway Investigation Department, all the photographs collected in the book are clearly dated, information-packed, and of exceptional academic value.
GA03-134-1 Business Documents.
  / 9789814246194/ Price:US$ 300.00
Book Cover A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty - Business Documents, the first title of the series, compiled by the Tianjin Municipal Archives, is a marvelous catalogue of various business documents. It contains full-color photographs with informative description, including names of business firms and registration dates. This one volume is the first of the four titles in the Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty series, covering trademarks, business firm seals, contracts, bills, stamps, etc. from the mid-19th century through 1911. This book makes invaluable reference for historical study on business documents during the Qing Dynasty.
Pancake: A Global History.
  Albala, Ken/ 9781861893925/ Price:£ 10.99
Pancake traverses over centuries and civilizations to examine the culinary and cultural importance of pancakes in human history. From the Russian blini to the Ethiopian injera, Albala reveals how pancakes have been a perennial source of sustenance from the Greek and Roman eras to the Middle Ages through to the present day. He explores how the pancake has gained symbolic currency in diverse societies as a comfort food, a portable victual for travellers, a celebratory dish and a breakfast meal. The book also features a number of historic and modern recipes – tracing the first official pancake recipe to a sixteenth-century Dutch book – and is accompanied by a rich selection of illustrations.
Cuba in Revolution: A History Since the Fifties.
  Kapcia, Antoni/ 9781861894021/ Price:£ 19.95
Kapcia’s history takes the Cuban Revolution as its starting point, analysing the process of social revolution, its benefits and disadvantages, popular participation in the revolution and the development of its ideology. Kapcia probes Castro’s rapid rise to national leader, exploring his politics of defence and dissent as well as his contentious relationship with the USA from the beginning of his reign. The book also considers the evolution of the revolution’s international profile and Cuba’s foreign relations over the years, investigating issues and events such as the Bay of Pigs crisis, Cuban relations with Communist nations like Russia and China, and the flight of asylum-seeking Cubans to Florida over the decades. The collapse of the Soviet Union between 1989 and 1991 catalysed a severe economic and political crisis in Cuba, but Cuba was surprisingly resilient in the face of the catastrophe, Kapcia notes, and he examines the strategies adopted by Cuba over the last two decades in order to survive America’s longstanding trade embargo. A fascinating and much-needed examination of a country that has served as an important political symbol and diplomatic enigma for the twentieth century, Cuba in Revolution is a critical primer for all those interested in Cuba’s past – or concerned with its future.
Unintended Consequences: The United States at War.
  Hagan, Kenneth J./ 9781861894090/ Price:£ 14.95
In Unintended Consequences Ian J. Bickerton and Kenneth J. Hagan describe and analyse the unintended consequences of ten major wars fought by the United States, pointing out critical turning points in the conflicts and the remarkable similarity of dilemmas that followed the conclusion of hostilities. The effect is to demonstrate that the unintended consequences of the wars not only outweighed the intended consequences in shaping subsequent events, they produced sharp and significant shifts in United States foreign, military and domestic policy. Most wars embarked upon by the United States when measured against this criterion were not only catastrophic and destructive, they were avoidable, unnecessary and unpredictable in outcome.
The Sovietization of Eastern Europe: New Perspectives on the Postwar Period.
  Apor, Balazs/ 9780980081466/ Price:US$ 28.00
This collection of essays offers a captivating reading on how East-Central Europe was transformed into the 'Other' Europe. It is the first attempt to systematically explore the sovietization process in Central and Eastern Europe after the Second World War. Sovietization is generally understood in the book as a process with a dual dimension: it was in part an imperial project whereby the Soviet system was exported to the region, but it was also an attempt by the governments of the "people's democracies" to adopt a Soviet way of life (self-sovietization).
From the Holy Land to the New Jerusalem.
  Grenke, Arthur/ 9780978771379/ Price:US$ 20.00
Making the Cut: How Cosmetic Surgery is Transforming Our Lives.
  Elliott, Anthony/ 9781861893710/ Price:£ 14.95
Botox injections, tummy tucks, breast implants, nose jobs: What would we give to look as alluring as supermodels or movie stars? The role of cosmetic surgery in fuelling our desires for ideal bodies has transformed what was previously a narcissistic extravagance for the wealthy into a possibility for everyday people. With Making the Cut, Anthony Elliott takes a closer look at the booming trend of cosmetic surgery, exploring its impact on modern society and how it defines the way we see ourselves today. Initially developed during the early twentieth century in response to disfigurements suffered by soldiers in war, cosmetic surgery has become an international industry stretching from Brazil to Thailand, and Making the Cut investigates the sociological factors in contemporary society that drive its growing popularity. Elliott explores the role of consumerism in surgical culture, examining the influence and social pressures exerted by the media through advertisements, popular television programmes and celebrity magazines. Also featured are interviews with patients from the United States, Australia, Asia and Europe, in which Elliott probes their practical and psychological reasons for getting cosmetic surgery – and what it means for their consumer identities. He ultimately argues that our daily lives are shaped by a fear of disposability and held in thrall to immediacy where surgical enhancements to the body are fundamental to new forms of self-improvement.
The Nordic Model: Scandinavia since 1945.
  Hilson, Mary/ 9781861893666/ Price:£ 20.00
For a sparsely populated region on the edge of Europe, Scandinavia has attracted an unusual degree of interest during the twentieth century. The successes and failures of the famous 'Scandinavian' or 'Nordic' model in politics and policy continue to generate debate. The Nordic Model advocates a government-funded welfare state, an egalitarian tax system and strict job regulation. In this book respected historian of Scandinavia Mary Hilson provides a welcome addition to the literature on the Nordic model by examining in detail its main historical influences, and the ways in which it has changed over time. Covering all five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the book includes chapters on economic development, politics and government, foreign policy and the welfare state, as well as a more general account of the cultural meanings that have accrued to Scandinavia in the twentieth century. The implications of recent developments for the continued coherence of the region are assessed, in particular the European dimension, and the re-emergence of the Baltic Sea as a potential regional focus. This book will appeal to students of the region as well as to general readers with an interest in Scandinavia.
The Road to Independence?: Scotland since the Sixties.
  Pittock, Murray/ 9781861893659/ Price:£ 20.00
The Road to Independence? is the only history of Scotland available with a truly contemporary focus. In dealing with everything from modern painting to political structures it is remarkably comprehensive; in explaining the rise of modern nationalism it is of fundamental importance to policymakers and the wider public. It will be of interest to students of politics, history, law and social science, and to all who want to understand the rapidly changing face of Britain.
The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy.
  Pearson, Judith L./ 9781599210728/ Price:US$ 15.95
Fugitives of the Forest: The Heroic Story of Jewish Resistance and Survival During the Second World War.
  Levine, Allan/ 9781599214962/ Price:US$ 26.95
Long Rifle: A Sniper's Story in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  LeBleu, Joe/ 9781599214405/ Price:US$ 16.95
The Pirate Code: From Honorable Thieves to Modern-Day Villains.
  Lewis, Brenda Ralph/ 9781599214559/ Price:US$ 19.95
The Quotable American Civil War.
  Martin, Iain C./ 9781599213408/ Price:US$ 14.95
The Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt.
  Wagenknecht, Edward/ 9781599214931/ Price:US$ 19.95
The Sledge Patrol: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Victory.
  Howarth, David/ 9781599213224/ Price:US$ 16.95
Two Survived: The Timeless WWII Epic of Seventy Days at Sea in an Open Boat.
  Jones, Guy Pearce/ 9781599214306/ Price:US$ 16.95
Two Tankers Down: The Greatest Small-Boat Rescue in U.S. Coast Guard History.
  Frump, Robert/ 9781599213378/ Price:US$ 16.95
Brady's Civil War: A Collection of Memorable Civil War Images Photographed by Matthew Brady and His Assistants.
  Garrison, Webb/ 9781599213156/ Price:US$ 40.00
A Brief History of History: Great Historians and the Epic Quest to Explain the Past.
  Wells, Colin/ 9781599211220/ Price:US$ 27.95
Classic American Locomotives: The 1909 Classic on Steam Locomotive Technology.
  McShane, Charles/ 9781599214795/ Price:US$ 22.95
VB02-91 African Military History.
  Lamphear, John/ 9780754625216/ Price:£ 250.00
This collection of essays on pre-colonial sub-Saharan African military history is drawn from a number of academic journals and includes some which are considered milestones in African historiographical discourse, as well as others which, while lesser known, provide remarkable insight into the unique nature of African military history. Selections were made so as to produce an introduction to the understudied field of pre-colonial African military history that will be useful to specialists and non-specialists alike. The volume also contains an introduction which presents one of the first significant reviews of pre-colonial African military historiography ever attempted.
VA03-182-4 Race Relations in the United States, 1960-1980.
  Upchurch, Thomas Adams/ 9780313341717/ Price:US$ 70.00
VA03-170 Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1914, 2-Vols/Set.
  Hodge, Carl Cavanagh/ 9780313334047/ Price:£ 155.95
In 1800, Europeans governed about one-third of the world's land surface; by the start of World War I in 1914, Europeans had imposed some form of political or economic ascendancy on over 80 percent of the globe. The basic structure of global and European politics in the twentieth century was fashioned in the previous century out of the clash of competing imperial interests and the effects, both beneficial and harmful, of the imperial powers on the societies they dominated. This encyclopedia offers current, detailed information on the major world powers of the nineteenth century and their global empires, as well as on the people, events, and ideas, both European and non-European, that shaped the Age of Imperialism. Besides over 800 clearly written and highly informative entries, the encyclopedia includes primary documents, a chronology, and extensive introductory essay, a bibliography, a guide to related topics, and a series of useful maps.
VA03-169 Dictionary of Genocide, 2-Vols/Set.
  Totten, Samuel/ 9780313329678/ Price:£ 137.95
Over 600 terms identify and explain the history and suffering of ethnic and religious groups experiencing genocide throughout the world. The people, places, governments, agencies, documents, legal terms, and all other aspects of genocide are defined for new students and scholars alike.
VA03-164 Encyclopedia of World War II, 2-Vols/Set.
  Axelrod, Alan/ 9780816060221/ Price:US$ 150.00
World War II, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history, is widely considered the pivotal event of the modern age. From the rise of fascist Europe to the atomic bombings of Japan, Encyclopedia of World War II presents the complete story of this great conflict. International in scope, this two-volume A-to-Z reference covers the military, historical, political, diplomatic, and biographical aspects of the war.
VA03-163 Encyclopedia of Historic Places, 3-Vols/Set.
  Lemberg, David S./ 9780816053445/ Price:US$ 300.00
The three-volume Encyclopedia of Historic Places, Revised Edition identifies and provides fascinating background information on cities, towns, districts, territories, and nations around the world. With more than 9,000 A-to-Z entries and a full-color insert in each volume, this revised set is much more comprehensive and colorful than the previous edition. In addition to current place names, this encyclopedia also has a substantial listing of ancient and classical places that are no longer in existence. There have been many changes in the geography of the world over the past 25 years, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the birth of the European Union, to name a few. All of these changes, and many more, have been updated in this new edition to make the information as current as possible. The revision also includes new entries from every region of the world, with an added emphasis on how industry and technology have changed the geography of the modern world.
VA03-162-7 The Second World War, Volume VII: Alliance Politics and Grand Strategy.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9780754626497/ Price:£ 140.00
VA03-162-6 The Second World War, Volume VI: Causes and Background.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9780754626527/ Price:£ 155.00
VA03-162-5 The Second World War, Volume V: The Holocaust.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9780754626466/ Price:£ 155.00
VA03-162-4 The Second World War, Volume IV: The Home Fronts.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9780754626435/ Price:£ 150.00
VA03-162-3 The Second World War, Volume III: The Japanese War 1941-1945.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9780754626404/ Price:£ 255.00
VA03-162-2 The Second World War, Volume II: The German War 1943-1945.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9780754626374/ Price:£ 145.00
VA03-162-1 The Second World War, Volume I: The German War 1939-1942.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9780754626343/ Price:£ 170.00
VA03-162 Second World War, The., 7-Vols/Set.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9780754627319/ Price:£ 1450.00
World War II defined the 20th century and shaped the contemporary world; from the decolonization of Africa to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. This comprehensive series, edited by one of the worlds leading military historians, offers a focused overview of this complex and volatile era, taking into account the political, economic and social factors, as well as military circumstances of the road to war and its consequences. Augmented by a full length and detailed introduction by the editor, each volume gathers together the seminal articles on specific arenas of the war, providing a convenient and elegant tool for researchers and general readers alike.
VA03-161 Times Complete History of the World.
  Overy, Richard/ 9780007259274/ Price:£ 75.00
From cavemen to the Cold War, from Alexander the Great to global warming, from warfare through the ages to the great voyages of exploration, The Times Complete History of the World is the book that has all the answers, the detail and the authoritative text in one breathtaking single historical source. With over 600 full-colour maps and charts on a wide range of historical subjects and representing the work of a team of professional historians, this new edition continues a tradition of nearly thirty years of excellence, style, authority and cutting-edge design. This edition is internet-linked, permitting further in-depth exploration of key subjects. With fully up-to-date text, including material on Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorism, Israel and the EU, this book, edited by leading modern historian Professor Richard Overy, is broad-ranging and more visually enticing than ever.
VA03-156 Chambers's Information for the People, by William and Robert Chambers, 2-Vols/Set.
  Matsunaga, Toshio/ 9784902454130/ Price:£ 685.00
●以雜誌「Edinburgh Journal」及『Book of Days』等著名的維多利亞時期的出版者Chambers兄弟,以高階層讀者群為目標出版了這本參考書,在當時極為暢銷 ●在明治初期日本的西化扮演了很重要的角色,是日本文部省翻譯的『百科全書』的原書 ●「歷史」「思想」「教育」「經濟」「政治」「文學」「自然」等領域的「知識寶庫」
VA03-153 Britain and Russia in Central Asia, 1880-1907, 6-Vols/Set.
  Ewans, Martin/ 9780415403696/ Price:£ 1145.00
Britain and Russia in Central Asia, 1880–1907 is the third in a series of collections of books and documents on the relationship between Britain and Russia in Central Asia during the nineteenth century. The previous sets have covered the periods 1800–42 (The Great Game: Britain and Russia in Central Asia), and 1842–80 (Great Power Rivalry in Central Asia). The period covered by the present collection is notable for a major crisis centred on the northern frontier of Afghanistan, which in 1885 brought the two empires to the verge of war. During the 1890s, attention switched to the Pamirs and Tibet. Early in the twentieth century, however, both powers found themselves seriously overextended, both militarily and financially, Britain primarily on account of the Boer War and Russia by the war with Japan. The outcome was a convention covering Persia, Afghanistan and Tibet, concluded in 1907. While this did not remove tension in the region altogether, no significant confrontation subsequently occurred.
VA03-152 Celtic World, The., 4-Vols/Set.
  Karl, Raimund/ 9780415357111/ Price:£ 925.00
The Celtic World, a new title in the Routledge Critical Concepts in Historical Studies series, brings together canonical and the best cutting-edge scholarship in Celtic Studies, including key journal articles, many of which have been translated into English specifically for this set. Organized into four volumes, it gives an overview of the most important issues in the fields of theory, archaeology, history and linguistics, covering different aspects of Celtic cultures in Central and Western Europe, from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. There are several Celtic worlds: some in the past, some in the present, some in archaeology, some in language, some in history. In this collection, several of these worlds are explored in depth. The present discussions in Celtic Studies about how to deal with its subject-and if it exists at all-are examined, as is the debate about where it should turn in the future. The greater part of this set, however, investigates the Celtic pasts and the three main strands that provide us with evidence about it: archaeology, history and linguistics. The first volume deals with Theory in Celtic Studies, from the 'Celticity' debate and the nativism-versus-antinativism controversy to the search for the discipline's future role. Volume 2 covers Celtic archaeology, from the search for 'Celtic origins' via late Hallstatt 'princely' tombs and La Tene culture to Romano-Celtic and 'late Celtic' archaeology of the British Isles. Volume 3 looks at historical sources on Celtic topics, in Antiquity, 'the age of Arthur' and the early Middle Ages. Finally, the fourth volume covers language from the earliest to medieval attestations, examining their typology and language contacts. The collection is completed by an introduction to each volume, newly written by the editors, together with a full index. It is destined to be welcomed by Celtic Studies scholars-and those working in allied disciplines such as archaeology, history and linguistics-as an invaluable reference resource.
VA03-139 Encyclopedia of American Urban History, 2-Vols/Set.
  Goldfield, David R./ 9780761928843/ Price:£ 350.00
SAGE Reference is proud to announce the Encyclopedia of American Urban History. Edited by one of the leading scholars of urban studies, David Goldfield, this Encyclopedia offers an accurate and authoritative historical approach to the dramatic urban growth experienced in the United States during the 20th century. The United States is now an urban nation, but only officially since the early 20th century. However, long before then their cities played crucial roles in the economic and political development of northern America, as magnets for immigrants from within the continent and from abroad and as centres of culture and innovation. The discipline of urban history is really a phenomenon of post-World War II scholarship. After a generation of pathbreaking scholarship, that has reoriented and enlightened our perception of American city, this two-volumes Encyclopedia of American Urban History offer both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics including: economics; geography; anthropology; politics; and sociology. The Encyclopedia of American Urban History is a fundamental reference work which grounds and inspires future research in the field. It is an essential resource for any academic library.
VA03-138 Islamic and Middle Eastern Geographers and Travellers, 4-Vols/Set.
  Netton, Ian/ 9780415351898/ Price:£ 870.00
The area of Middle Eastern geography and travel has attracted large numbers of scholars over the last fifty years. This new collection from Routledge features key articles from the field to create a major and continuing resource for scholars and students alike. The first volume concentrates on the Islamic geographers who mapped and made navigable the routes followed by later travellers. While travel, and in particular the rihla (or 'travel to Mecca') did not depend for its impetus on formal geography, both were highlighted in the travellers' diaries and travelogues which helped to make known and illuminate the boundaries of an expanding empire. Links between geography and the pilgrim routes to Mecca and Medina are particularly significant. Because of their huge significance in illuminating the medieval world of Islam, a very large number if articles deal with the travels of Ibn Jubayr (1145-1217) (Volume II) and Ibn Battuta (1304-368/9 or 1377) (Volume III), while Volume IV covers the post-medieval and early modern period.
VA03-135 Muslim World 1100-1700, The.: The Records of Contemporary Middle Eastern Historians, Geographers and Travellers, 8-Vols/Set.
  Mashita, Hiroyuki/ 9780415391023/ Price:£ 1055.00
The Royal Asiatic Society, founded in 1823, was the main centre in Britain for scholarly work on Asia in the nineteenth century, and has been a publisher since 1829. The Muslim World 1100–1700: Early Sources on Middle East History, Geography and Travel is the second collection of RAS Classics reissued by Routledge in association with the Society. The first, the five-volume Theology, Ethics and Metaphysics (978-0700-71670-8), was published in February 2003.
VA03-134 Partition & Post-Colonial South Asia: A Reader, 3-Vols/Set.
  Kudaisya, Gyanesh/ 9780415359542/ Price:£ 595.00
The partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947 was a turning point for the area, irrevocably altering the fortunes of the people of South Asia. This new three-volume reader brings together an array of materials drawing upon new theoretical insights and fresh bodies of data which critically examine the effects of that momentous division. Organized thematically, the contents cover a range of topics including: borders and boundaries; refugeehood and displacement; majorities and minorities; citizenship; diaspora; and the construction of post-colonial national identities. The set includes a critical introduction and provides a thematic overview identifying new developments and key debates. Presenting a plurality of viewpoints, the collection brings a new perspective to the literature by integrating topics within a comparative framework encompassing India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
SA03-436 To the Islands: White Australia and the Malay Archipelago since 1788.
  Battersby, Paul/ 9780739120514/ Price:US$ 109.00
SA03-422 The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia.
  Figes, Orlando/ 9780312428037/ Price:US$ 30.00
SA03-417 Ancient Indian Rituals and Their Social Impact.
  Sengar, Shailendra/ 9788126132577/ Price:US$ 72.50
SA03-401 A Time of Paradox: America from Awakening to Hiroshima, 1890-1945.
  Jeansonne, Glen/ 9780742533813/ Price:US$ 41.00
SA03-374 Title IX: A Brief History wtih Documents.
  Ware, Susan/ 9780312445751/ Price:US$ 14.95
SA03-361 Middle East and North Africa 2007.
  / 9781857433906/ Price:£ 535.00
SA03-361 Ancient Settlement in the Zammar Region, Vol. 2: Excavations by the British Archaeological Expedition to Iraq in the Eski Mosul Dam Salvage Project, 1985-86.
  / 9781407301662/ Price:£ 35.00
SA03-360 Children's World: Growing Up in Russia, 1890-1991.
  Kelly, Catriona/ 9780300112269/ Price:US$ 50.00
SA03-353 Strengthening Religious Tolerance for a Secure Civil Society in Albania and the Southern Balkans.
  Pettifer, James/ 9781586037796/ Price:EUR 115.00
It has long been a common place of Balkan Studies and historical writing about the Balkans to state that religion is often a major factor in conflicts. Some contemporary authors have seen it as the decisive factor. In the context of the bloody debacle of the wars of the 1990’s in ex-Yugoslavia which was analysed as a conflict between Roman Catholic Croatia and Orthodox Serbia, or the Bosnian war in terms of re-emerging Islam. The longstanding reputation of Albania and Albanians for tolerance in religious matters is important, and deserves scholarly study and debate. In the period of the emergence of Albania from the chaos and turmoil of the 1989-1992 period and the end of the one-party state, the main priority for Albanians was the reestablishment of religion in Albania after the years of enforced atheism under the Hoxha regime. In the main this process went very well, with a successful programme of church and mosque construction taking place. This publication illuminates the background to this emerging and complex religious culture in Albania and also touches upon subjects of importance in relevant neighbouring nations (Greece and Montenegro). It includes papers by a number of prominent local scholars, and invited foreign experts on Albania and its history.
SA03-350 The Trial in American Life.
  Ferguson, Robert A./ 9780226243252/ Price:US$ 31.00
SA03-350 Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life.
  Riskin, Jessica/ 9780226720814/ Price:US$ 37.00
SA03-343 Mandarins of the Future: Modernization Theory in Cold War America.
  Gilman, Nils/ 9780801886331/ Price:US$ 30.00
SA03-343 Russias Islamic Threat.
  Hahn, Gordon M./ 9780300120776/ Price:US$ 75.00
SA03-340 Dissenting Voices in America's Rise to Power.
  Mayers, David/ 9780521694186/ Price:£ 26.99
GA03-133 Gale Library of Daily Life - Slavery in America, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781414430133/ Price:US$ 374.00
History is best absorbed through the words of those who experienced it. This 2-volume set illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Approximately 240 articles, organized topically for easy browsability, provide in-depth reference and historical information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, slave narratives, newspapers, and literature bring to life the social, economic, political, and cultural context of slavery and the slaves, slave owners, abolitionists, and others involved in the slave experience.
Role of Women in the History of Geology.
  Burek, C V/ 9781862392274/ Price:£ 85.00
The Other Venice: Secrets of the City.
  Matvejevic, Predrag/ 9781861893376/ Price:£ 16.95
The book carries readers to a Venice that has escaped the eyes of writers, artists and photographers through the centuries, and Matvejevic by turns plays a historian, cartographer, anthropologist and philologist as he unravels elusive artifacts of time past. Arresting black-and-white photographs by Sarah Quill accompany the text, offering a silent testament to Matvejevic’s pilgrimage. A fascinating and beautifully written guide, The Other Venice reminds us that there is always another mystery to uncover in the city of water and stone.
Nationalism, Historiography and the (Re)Construction of the Past.
  Norton, Claire/ 9780978771317/ Price:US$ 24.00
The essays in this collection explore both how the employment of nation-state dominated discourses have caused a re-imagination of the past, and how the past has been re-constructed to accord with nationalist agendas. Although other works have considered in general terms how nations are imagined, this collection takes a different stance and specifically focuses on how 'the past' is used in such imaginations.
Peter Strickland: New London Shipmaster, Boston Merchant, First Consul to Senegal.
  Grant, Stephen H./ 9780978771331/ Price:US$ 18.00
Peter Strickland, a little-known Connecticut Yankee who crossed the Atlantic 100 times in command of a sailing vessel, traded with French and Portuguese colonies during the period 1864-1905, and served as the first American consul to French West Africa for over 20 years.
Cree Narrative Memory: From Treaties to Contemporary Times.
  McLeod, Neal/ 9781895830316/ Price:US$ 25.00
History of the Heart,A.
  Hoystad, Ole M./ 9781861893116/ Price:£ 19.95
The heart not only drives our physical life, but throughout human history it has also been viewed as the seat of our deepest emotions. It has figured hugely – if metaphorically – in nearly every aspect of human civilization, and as the unending subject of literature, music and art. Yet until now there has not been a study of this paramount icon of love. Ole M. Hoystad ably fills this enormous gap with a compelling investigation into this epicentre of grief, joy and power. Firmly positioning the heart at the metaphorical and literal centre of human culture and history, Hoystad combs through religions and philosophies from the beginning of civilization to explore such disparate historical points as the Aztecs' ritual of removing the still-beating heart from a living sacrificial victim and offering it to the gods; homosexuality and the heart in Greek antiquity; European attempts to employ alchemy in service of the mysteries of love; and the connections between the heart and wisdom in Sufism. Hoystad charts how the heart has signified our essential desires, whether for love and passion in the medieval excesses of troubadour poetry and chivalric idealism, the body-soul dualism propounded by the Enlightenment, or even the modern notions of individualism expressed in the works of thinkers such as Nietzsche and Foucault.
Insomnia: A Cultural History.
  Summers-Bremner, Eluned/ 9781861893178/ Price:US$ 19.95
This exploration of sleeplessness begins with the literature of ancient times, and finds its sufferers in such prominent texts as the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Mesopotamian epic Gilgamesh, and the Bible. Insomnia continued to figure large in Romantic and Gothic literature, as the advent of street lighting in the nineteenth century inspired the fantastical blurring of daytime reality and night spectres, and authors connected insomnia to the ephemeral worlds of nightmares and the Sublime. Meanwhile, throughout the ages insomnia has been variously categorized by the medical community as a manifestation of a deeper psychological or physical malady: in medieval and early modern times, for example, physicians and philosophers saw insomnia as a symptom of lovesickness, melancholy or even demonic possession. As modern medicine and science evolved, insomnia emerged as a distinct symptom of such ailments as psychological illness or post-traumatic stress disorder following war. Today’s medical solutions tend to involve prescription drugs, and Insomnia raises important questions about the role of the pharmaceutical industry and the effectiveness of such treatments.
Thailand: The Worldly Kingdom.
  Peleggi, Maurizio/ 9781861893147/ Price:£ 16.95
Tourist adverts and glossy publications present Thailand as an exotic country with a rich cultural heritage, strong religious traditions and a much-loved monarchy. Historians too have contributed to Thailand’s international allure by asserting its unique historical and cultural continuity in comparison to the other countries of South-east Asia, whose modern histories are stained by colonialism and nationalist struggles for independence. Thailand: The Worldly Kingdom challenges these commonplaces by offering a reinterpretation of the emergence and development of the Thai nation-state, showing it to be a long-term process shaped by interactions with the outside world in the pursuit of civilization and, more recently, globalization. Maurizio Peleggi’s original approach is reflected in the book’s thematic structure, with chapters that investigate, among other issues, the geographical, linguistic and ethnic diversity of the territories that came to form modern Thailand; changes in class and gender relations; the role of institutions and ideologies; and the reinvention of Thai identity from within through a repackaging of its heritage in magazines, novels, art and the mass media. Peleggi goes on to explore how the Thai people relate to the outside world: their prototypal enemies – the Burmese; southern Chinese immigrants; and, above all, farang – Westerners – who have been involved in the region since the seventeenth century and yet remain, for the Thais, the quintessential ‘other’.
Unintended Consequences: The United States at War.
  Hagan, Kenneth J./ 9781861893109/ Price:£ 19.95
In Unintended Consequences Ian J. Bickerton and Kenneth J. Hagan describe and analyse the unintended consequences of ten major wars fought by the United States, pointing out critical turning points in the conflicts and the remarkable similarity of dilemmas that followed the conclusion of hostilities. The effect is to demonstrate that the unintended consequences of the wars not only outweighed the intended consequences in shaping subsequent events, they produced sharp and significant shifts in United States foreign, military and domestic policy. Most wars embarked upon by the United States when measured against this criterion were not only catastrophic and destructive, they were avoidable, unnecessary and unpredictable in outcome.
The Contemporary Caribbean: History, Life and Culture since 1945.
  Blouet, Olwyn M./ 9781861893130/ Price:£ 14.95
Navigating a rich melange of cultures and histories, Blouet unearths a complex narrative that is frequently overlooked in histories of the Americas. In stark contrast to widely-read guidebooks, this chronicle unflinchingly probes two strikingly different worlds in the Caribbean islands – those of the haves and the have-nots – created by the volatile mixture of colonial politics, racial segregation and economic upheaval. The strategic political relations between Caribbean nations, Cuba in particular, and the world powers during the Cold War; the economic transformations instigated by tourism; and the modernizing efforts of Caribbean nations in order to meet the demands of a globalizing twenty-first-century market are among the numerous issues explored by Blouet in her efforts to redress the historical record’s imbalance. The Contemporary Caribbean also explores the nations’ proud histories in sports such as cricket and baseball, their famed cuisines, and the uneasy balance today between local traditions and the vestiges of colonial influence.
VC02-55 Accounting History, 3-Vols/Set.
  Fleischman, Richard/ 9781412918701/ Price:£ 580.00
In the last twenty years accounting history literature has been enriched by the widened examination of historical events from different paradigmatic perspectives. These debates have typically pitted "traditional" historians against "critical" historians. The 47 articles in this three volume set delineate the basic tenets of these rival paradigms. They include the work of prominent scholars from both camps . This set provides an overview of the paradigmatic issues featured in accounting historiography. These debates reach across key managerial and financial accounting topics. The final volume reflects a blurring of the lines of demarcation and a tendency towards consensus and joint venturing. Richard Fleischman, the editor, has written exensively on the additive and synerergistic value of according respectful consideration to competing world views.
VB02-98 Medieval Warfare 1000-1300.
  France, John/ 9780754625155/ Price:£ 300.00
The study of medieval warfare has developed enormously in recent years. The figure of the armoured mounted knight, who was believed to have materialized in Carolingian times, long dominated all discussion of the subject. It is now understood that the knight emerged over a long period of time and that he was never alone on the field of conflict. Infantry, at all times, played a substantial role in conflict, and the notion that they were in some way invented only in the fourteenth century is no longer sustainable. Moreover, modern writers have examined campaigns which for long seemed pointless because they did not lead to spectacular events like battles. As a result, we now understand the pattern of medieval war which often did not depend on battle but on exerting pressure on the opponent by economic warfare. This pattern was intensified by the existence of castles, and careful study has revealed much about their development and the evolving means of attacking them. Crusading warfare pitted westerners against a novel style of war and affords an opportunity to assess the military effectiveness of European methods. New areas of study are now developing. The logistics of medieval armies was always badly neglected, while until very recently there was a silence on the victims of war.
VB02-67 International Encyclopedia of Military History, 2-Vols/Set.
  Bradford, James/ 9780415936613/ Price:£ 315.00
With its impressive breath of coverage - both geographically and chronologically - the International Encyclopedia of Military History is the most up-to-date and inclusive A-Z resource on military history. From uniforms and military insignia worn by combatants to the military leaders and tacticians who commanded them, the campaigns and wars to the weapons and equipment used in them, this international and multicultural two-volume set is an accessible resource combining the latest scholarship in the field with a world perspective on military history. The International Encyclopedia of Military History: Examines important commanders and theorists such as Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, Khublai Khan, General Robert E. Lee, Sun Tzu, Field Marshall Erich von Manstein and Simon Bolivar; Elaborates on military concepts and terminology including Amphibious Warfare, Blitzkrieg, Jungle Warfare, Strategic Studies and War Games; Explains military and defense systems such as the Assyrian Military Systems, Anti-Missile systems, AEGIS Combat System, Satellites and Reconnaissance; Provides insight into the relationship of the military with society in entries about Agriculture and War, Civil-Military Relations, Ethnicity in the Military, and Society and Warfare; Discusses specific battles including Actium, Hastings and Stalingrad and as well as wars such as the Arab-Israeli Wars, Chinese Civil Wars, the Crusades, Hundred Years' War, Maori Wars, Turkish-Russian Wars and World War I and II; Describes the development and history of weapons and equipment such as Anti-aircraft Weapons, Battleship, Bazooka, Naval Gunnery, Rockets and Rocketry and Stealth Technology. Featuring over 1,600 entries in two volumes, from concise 100 word entries to comprehensive 4,000 word essay-length entries, the International Encyclopedia of Military History covers the entirety of military history across five continents and three millennia.
VB02-138 Early Writings on Terrorism, 3-Vols/Set.
  Kinna, Ruth/ 9780415341950/ Price:£ 480.00
Making available and examining early writings on terrorism and political violence from the late-nineteenth century, this important collection brings together writings associated with the political left - French revolutionaries, socialists and anarchists - and also considers the wider context of violence in which terrorism first emerged. Presenting a range of pamphlets, letters and newspaper articles drawn from a range of sources, it explores the nature of state repression, discussions of political violence in the state, and the justifications and critiques of terrorism that evolved from within the left. In order to reflect the scope of nineteenth-century terrorism, the set also has a strong international focus, though discussion of state responses to terrorism is presented as a case study of the British government's response. With an introduction specially written by the editor, Early Writings on Terrorism is a highly useful comprehensive resource for all of those studying this fascinating field.
VB02-101 Naval History 1680-1850.
  Harding, Richard/ 9780754625322/ Price:£ 170.00
This collection of essays sets out to present a sample of the rich diversity of writings on naval history in this period. The collection covers subjects ranging from strategy, operations and tactics, to administration, technology and the maritime economy. Within this volume the reader will be able to see essays that influenced the development of modern naval history through to samples of some of the latest research.
VA37-17 Women and Romanticism, 5-Vols/Set.
  Eberle, Roxanne/ 9780415342186/ Price:£ 1100.00
Demonstrating the breadth and scope of women's writing in the Romantic period, this collection covers a variety of topics ranging across polemical treatises, private correspondence, philosophical and historical disquisitions, and poetry and prose fiction. Helping to contextualise the areas discussed, the collection includes a general introduction by the editor, which traces the history of criticism in the field, and thus current definitions of "Women and Romanticism", before going on to discuss the contents of each volume.
VA37-15 Women & Cross Dressing: 1800-1939, 3-Vols/Set.
  Bauer, Heike/ 9780415323024/ Price:£ 560.00
This three-volume anthology focuses on writings by and about cross-dressing women from the early nineteenth century up to the beginning of World War II. In so doing it offers a new perspective on one of the most decisive periods in the history of feminism. The anthology brings together for the first time key texts from the sexological and the literary realms as well as newspaper articles, letters and photographs, which document the phenomenon of cross-dressing women in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British culture. The collection also includes translations from European texts that impacted on British understandings of cross-dressing during this time. Each of the three volumes is introduced separately with a critical essay. Together these volumes make available important source material for the history of feminism
VA05-205 Handbook of Black Studies.
  Asante, Molefi Kete/ 9780761928409/ Price:£ 155.00
The Handbook has three main divisions: historical and cultural foundations; philosophical and conceptual basis; and critical and analytical concepts and brings together all the main research and scholarship in the field of African-American or black studies. All contributors are pre-eminent scholars in the field. The Editors are two of the most prominent scholars in the field with high name recognition. The Excellent 3-Part organization brings the latest conceptual and analytical thinking into focus.
VA05-196 Globalization and Violence, 4-Vols/Set.
  James, Paul/ 9781412919548/ Price:£ 675.00
The concept of 'globalization' has in an extraordinarily short time become the dominant motif of the contemporary social sciences. Central Currents in Globalization is an integrated collection of four multi-volume sets that represent the systematic mapping of globalization studies. The series sets out the contours of a field that now crosses the boundaries of all the older disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. The result is a gold-standard collection of over 320 of the most important writings on globalization, structured around four interrelated themes: Violence; Economy; Culture; and Politics. The series editor, Paul James (RMIT, Australia), is joined by sixteen internationally-renowned co-editors from around the globe who bring their subject expertise to each volume, including Jonathan Friedman, Tom Nairn, R.R. Sharma, Manfred Steger, Ronen Palan and Micheline Ishay. Together the four sets provide an unparalleled resource on globalization, providing both broad coverage of the subject, historical depth and contemporary relevance.
VA05-193 Social Stratification, 5-Vols/Set.
  Inglis, David/ 9780415361330/ Price:£ 1100.00
The study of social cohesion and solidarity, and their antitheses, social fragmentation and dissension, are central components of sociology. From the very beginnings of sociology right through to the present day, sociologists have endeavoured to identify the forces that either unite people into particular social configurations, or force them apart into diverse and often antagonistic groups. Any adequate understanding of social life must foreground issues of social coherence and divergence, unity and disunity, cohesion and fracture, order and disorder. This set brings together for the first time, in a thoroughly systematic and comprehensive fashion, the major sociological works on the above themes, from the period of the infancy of the discipline through to the present.
VA03-166 Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements of the Europeans in the East and West Indies, A. 6-Vols/Set.
  Raynal, Abbe/ 9780415383110/ Price:£ 1105.00
Abbe Raynal's A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies is one of the great eighteenth-century histories. It attempts no less than an assessment of European settlement and colonization. The ideas contained within the work, and its savage indictment of slavery and European colonization, lead to its being banned by the French parliament. Despite the ban, the work proved enormously popular and it is of great significance as a key piece of democratic writing in the period leading up to the French Revolution. In making his assessment Raynal undertook a complete survey of trade and settlement in the East and West Indies and the New World. Included are accounts of trade in the Perisan Gulf, Arabia and India; the conquests of the Portuguese and Dutch in the East Indies and Asia; the Spanish conquests in North and South America, the West Indies; the Portuguese conquests of Brazil; and the English and French colonies in North America. The work also contains an account of the American Revolution just six years after it happened. This important work is Raynal's greatest achievement. It provides both a valuable historical record of European settlement and trade and a searing critique of European colonization.
VA03-158 Percival Lowell: Collected Writings on Japan and Asia, 5-Vols/Set.
  Strauss, David/ 9784901481489/ Price:£ 830.00
●19世紀末在日本滯留,留下了『能登』『極東?魂』等名著的「不為人知的日本研究學者」波西華羅威爾的日本及亞洲相關著作、雜誌、報導內容的蒐羅。 ●亦收錄了以現代主義詩人聞名的其妹Amy Lowell與Lafcadio Hearn的書信。 ●'Percival Lowell?The Culture and Science of a Boston Brahmin' (Harvard Unviversity Press, 2001)一書的作者David Strauss解說。
VA03-157 Japan Weekly Mail, The.: A Political, Commercial, and Literary Journal, 1870-1917: Part 2, 1875-9, 13-Vols/Set.
  / 9784861660214/ Price:£ 3660.00
◇明治時期的日本發布至西洋社會的最重要的英文報紙 ◇除了政治、經濟、時事報導之外,還包含了在日本的西方人及日本亞洲協會的活動、書評等文化活動報導 ◇安士頓、薩道、張伯倫、費羅諾薩、小泉八雲等多名日本研究學者的投稿 ◇船隻?客名單中包括了赴日的外國人及出國遠航的日本人等貴重史料 ◇原橫濱開港資料館協力監修,此次重印本除了該館館藏,並囊括了海外提供的刊期,首次公開完整的刊期 ◇附記事檢索索引
VA03-149 Encyclopedia of American Race Riots: Greenwood Milestones in African American History, 2-Vols/Set.
  Rucker, Walter/ 9780313333002/ Price:£ 137.95
Race riots are the most glaring and contemporary displays of the racial strife running through America's history. Mostly urban, mostly outside the South, and mostly white-instigated, the number and violence of race riots increased as blacks migrated out of the rural South and into the North and West's industrialized cities during the early part of the twentieth-century. While most riots have occurred within the past century, the encyclopedia reaches back to colonial history, giving the encyclopedia an unprecedented historical depth. Though white on black violence has been the most common form of racial violence, riots involving other racial and ethnic groups, such as Asians and Hispanics, are also included and examined. Organized A-Z, topics include: notorious riots like the Tulsa Riots of 1921, the Los Angeles Riots of 1965 and 1992; the African-American community's preparedness and responses to this odious form of mass violence; federal responses to rioting; an examination of the underlying causes of rioting; the reactions of prominent figures such as H. Rap Brown and Martin Luther King, Jr to rioting; and much more.
VA03-141 Home Front Heroes, 3-Vols/set.
  Shearer, Benjamin F./ 9780313334207/ Price:£ 189.95
Home Front Heroes brings together brief and focused biographies of 1,000 Americans who affected how the United States made, supported, perceived and protested its major war efforts from the Revolution to Gulf War II. Battlefield victories and defeats are in a very real sense the reflection of the society waging war. Inventors and scientists, social reformers and clerics, civil rights and labor leaders, nurses and physicians, actors and directors, financiers and industrialists, economists and psychologists, artists and musicians, writers and journalists, have all been soldiers on the home front. The biographical entries highlighting the subjects' wartime contributions are arranged alphabetically. Many of the entries also include suggestions for further reading. Thematic indices make it easy to look up people alphabetically by last name and by war, and other indices list entries under broad categories - Arts and Culture; Business, Industry, and Labor; Nursing and Medicine; Science, Engineering and Inventions - with more detailed occupational background. Entries include: Julia Ward Howe, composer of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"; Robert Fulton, inventor of the steam engine and architect of the submarine Nautilus; Martin Brander, maker of Eliot's Saddle Ring Carbine; Robert Parker Parrott, inventer of the Parrott cannon; Novelist and War Correspondent Stephen Crane; Founder of the Army Nurse Corps Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee; Composer John Philip Sousa ("Stars and Stripes Forever"); Louis M. Terman, who invented the IQ test; Reginald Fessenden, developer of a sonic depth finder; machine-gun inventor Benjamin Hotchkiss; Labor leader John L. Lewis; Comedian and USO stalwart Bob Hope; Dr. Ancel Keys developer of the K-ration; napalm inventor Louis F. Fieser; and many more. The work is fully indexed, and contains an extensive bibliography.
VA03-140 Encyclopedia of the Reconstruction Era: Greenwood Milestones in African American History, 2-Vols/set.
  Zuczek, Richard/ 9780313330735/ Price:£ 137.95
In American history, Reconstruction is the term applied to the period 1862-1877, when the United States sought to bring order from the tremendous social, political, economic, physical, and constitutional changes wrought by secession and the Civil War.The decision by eleven southern states to attempt secession and reject the national government, and the decision by the federal government under President Abraham Lincoln to deny that attempt and enforce federal law, unleashed forces that forever changed the American Republic. These changes included the abolition of slavery, the expansion of governmental power and constitutional jurisdiction, the rise of the Republican Party, the explosion of northern industry and the national market, and the appearance of a social dynamism that supported struggles by new social groups for political and civil equality. No one anticipated the totality, the viciousness, and the intensity of the civil war, and as a result no one was prepared to deal with its consequences. Topics covered include who should direct Reconstruction; how the federal government treated conquered states, their governments, and their soldiers; the role of the freed people in the new republic; and how the war altered the Constitution, the party system, and the American economy, among many others.
VA03-137 Cultural Heritage, 4-Vols/Set.
  Smith, Laura-Jane/ 9780415352420/ Price:£ 1075.00
The first volume ('History and Concepts') in the collection describes the development of the modern concern with conserving and preserving material from the past—often conceptualized as 'heritage'. It also gathers the best research about the key concepts and principles underlying heritage management and conservation practices. Volume 2 ('Critical Concepts in Heritage') traces the dissonant and contested nature of heritage practices and the various attempts that have been made to theorize heritage conservation, curation and preservation practices. The volume contains work on the debates over indigenous heritage, national identity, and memory and heritage, together with papers that attempt to explain and contextualize these debates. Volume 3 ('Heritage as an Industry') collects the most significant scholarship on issues about the so-called 'commodification' of the past and the creation of 'consensual histories', while Volume 4 ('Interpretation and Community') contains the key material on the practice of heritage interpretation and community heritage projects, as well as work on the developing debates about the nature of intangible heritage.
VA03-133 Tides of History, The., 2-Vols/Set.
  Pirenne, Jacques/ 9780415402644/ Price:£ 470.00
Jacques Pirenne, the world famous Belgian historian and son of the equally distinguished Henri Pirenne, has here completed a study of universal history, covering the whole of civilization from the beginnings to the most recent events of the 1950's. Professor Pirenne does not confine himself to political events; he traces the development of trade, economy and social conditions and devotes much space to art, architecture, currency and the development of religious and political thinking. Gigantic in its scope this study is remarkable for its lucidity and its comprehensiveness. It is a truly majestic ride encompassing the Incas, Babylon, Ancient Egypt, through to the middle ages, the renaissance, indeed every important historical event of man.
SA03-443 A History of Ancient Israel and Judah.
  Miller, J. M./ 9780664223588/ Price:US$ 45.00
SA03-442 Petroleo en Venezuela ayer, hoy y manana.
  Rodriguez, Policardo A./ 9789803882341/ Price:US$ 50.00
SA03-439 Society & Religion in Early Ottoman Egypt: Studies in the Writings of 'Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Sha'rani .
  Winter, Michael/ 9781412805643/ Price:US$ 40.95
SA03-438 The Mexican Revolution 1910-1920.
  Jowett, P./ 9781841769899/ Price:£ 11.99
SA03-419 Turning Points in Historiography: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.
  Wang, Q. E./ 9781580462693/ Price:£ 25.00
SA03-400 The Popularization of Malthus in Early Nineteenth Century England: Martineau, Cobbett and the Pauper Press.
  Huzel, James P./ 9780754654278/ Price:£ 125.00
SA03-394 Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party.
  Austin, Curtis J./ 9781557288752/ Price:US$ 22.50
SA03-374 Texas Women on the Cattle Trails.
  Massey, Sara R./ 9781585445431/ Price:US$ 29.95
SA03-369 Medea.
  Griffiths, Emma/ 9780415300704/ Price:£ 22.99
SA03-361 The Empire of the Great Mughals: History, Art and Culture.
  Schimmel, Annemarie/ 9781861892515/ Price:£ 24.95
SA03-337 Handbook of Ancient Egyptian Chronology.
  Hornung, Erik/ 9789004113855/ Price:EUR 220.00
SA03-334 Pan-Africanism, Pan-Africanists, and African Liberation in the 21st Century: Two Lectures.
  Campbell, Horace/ 9780977790876/ Price:US$ 16.00
SA03-334 Aspects of Balkan Culture: Social, Political, and Literary Perceptions.
  Milojkovic-Djuric, Jelena/ 9780976704287/ Price:US$ 18.00
This volume explores the connections between faith, the presentation of belief and the processes by which it is sold and consumed. The contributors have all been researching the way in which religion operates in a market culture and the degree to which one can use the notions of branding, advertising and marketing to understand missionary and revival activities. Conversely, one might ask whether religious methods of self-promotion underlay the development of some of the techniques of private enterprise. The contributors come from theology, history, art history, literature and business studies backgrounds. This edited collection breaks new ground by presenting a line-up of case studies on the issue of the boundaries of business, Christian religion and visual culture which have been selected so as to provide a wide range of comparative textual, visual and material evidence.
SA03-334 Social Proprieties: Social Relations in Early-Modern England (1500-1680).
  David, A. P./ 9780976704294/ Price:US$ 18.00
SA03-334 From Piety to Politics: The Evolution of Sufi Brotherhoods.
  DeGorge, Barbara/ 9780974493497/ Price:US$ 18.00
SA03-334 Nasser and the Missile Age in the Middle East.
  Sirrs, Owen L./ 9780415370035/ Price:£ 115.00
SA03-333 Turkey's Modernization: Refugees from Nazism and Ataturk's Vision.
  Reisman, Arnold/ 9780977790883/ Price:US$ 28.00
SA03-323 Early Islam Between Myth and History: Al-hasan Al-basri (D. 110h/7.28ce) and the Formation of His Legacy in Classical Islamic Scholarship
  Mourad, Suleiman Ali/ 9789004148291/ Price:EUR 129.00
GA03-130 Encyclopaedia Judaica, 22-Vols/Set.
  / 9780028659282/ Price:US$ 3817.00
The landmark Encyclopaedia Judaica, lauded as the standard work on Judaism since first appearing in the early 1970s, has been extensively revised and expanded for this long-awaited new edition. Nothing compromised, included are more than 21,000 signed entries on Jewish life, culture, history and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists. Expanding the scope and relevance of this invaluable set are more than 2,600 brand-new entries, many focusing on gender issues and New World geographic areas of the United States, Canada and Latin America. Even more clarity and substance is incorporated through the updating of some 11,000 entries across all topics. The Holocaust segment alone features more than 50 entirely new articles. Scholars, general readers and students alike will use this 22-volume set. Extensive cross-referencing and large subject index are just two of the many features making this huge set easy to use. Quick references are also facilitated through place-name lists, a chronology, a Hasidism chart, lists of newspapers and periodicals. More than 600 maps, charts, tables, photographs, illustrations and other visuals concisely illustrate key textual elements, and among other features making this scholarly work accessible, are entry-specific bibliographies to help guide further research. Included in each volume is an 8-page full color insert that provides a rich and thematic illustration of the many aspects of Jewish life and culture, as well as a record of the physical development of the State of Israel.
The Inner Adversary: The Struggle against Philistinism as the Moral Mission of the Russian Intelligentsia.
  Vihavainen, Timo/ 9780977790821/ Price:US$ 24.00
Unlike all other scholarly works hitherto published, this monograph surveys the fates of the concepts of ?°philistinism?± and ?°intelligentsia?± from 19th century Russia to Stalin?‾s Soviet Union.
Magico-Medical Means of Treating Ghost-Induced Illnesses in Ancient Mesopotamia.
  Scurlock, J./ 9789004123977/ Price:EUR 199.00
If a Man Builds a Joyful House: Assyriological Studies in Honor of Erle Verdun Leichty.
  Ellis, M./ 9789004146327/ Price:EUR 159.00
Papyrus British Museum 10808 and its Cultural and Religious Setting.
  Sederholm, V.H./ 9789004143494/ Price:EUR 119.00
Altered States: America since the Sixties.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9781861892881/ Price:US$ 14.95
Black works from the premise that the United States is a continent pretending to be a country. He examines the cultural clashes – and the tense harmony – between the numerous regional cultures uneasily contained within the United States’ wide bounds. Suburban sprawl, the triumph of consumerism, the war over health care, immigration and Christian evangelicalism all play a part in these pages, as well as the tug of war within us government politics, and the alternating rise and fall of individualism and conformity. Black also has some telling new reflections on America’s role abroad from Nixon’s Vietnam to Bush Junior’s Iraq. In Altered States Black deftly reveals less examined aspects of American culture as they are manifested in the diverse peoples and landscapes that stretch from coast to coast.
Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of Easter Island.
  Fischer, Steven R./ 9781861892829/ Price:£ 19.95
When voyaging in the South Pacific became far less widespread around 1500, Easter Islanders became stranded on their desert-like isle, and were forced to adapt to survive. The first European visitors, in 1722, encountered a people thriving in total isolation, surrounded by huge architectural platforms of fitted stones topped by hundreds of monolithic busts. Subsequent intruders brought trade, disease, violence, and the Easter Islanders adapted to this change, too, through cultural re-invention: new leaders, new rituals, new gods. Steven Roger Fischer relates the compelling history of this unique region: how wars, smallpox and the Great Death decimated the island, how Catholic missionaries arrived in 1866 to relieve the suffering of the dying people, and how a despotic Frenchman claimed the island for himself, but who was then killed by the remaining islanders – a population of only 111.
Allergy : The History of a Modern Malady.
  Jackson, Mark/ 9781861892713/ Price:£ 25.00
Allergy truly is a modern malady. Only one hundred years ago, the term 'allergy’ was unknown, and diseases subsequently identified as allergic in nature, such as asthma, hayfever, eczema, and food intolerance, were routinely considered to be rare, non-fatal conditions primarily afflicting the cultured and civilized classes of Western society. By the closing decade of the twentieth century, however, allergy had acquired greater medical, political, socio-economic, and cultural significance. Increasingly perceived by clinicians, the media and the public as widespread and potentially fatal conditions, allergies became a distinct clinical specialism, generated new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, and, in the process, created a lucrative market for international pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries.
Eyewitnessing: The Uses of Images As Historical Evidence.
  Burke, Peter/ 9781861892652/ Price:US$ 25.00
Eyewitnessing evaluates the place of images among other kinds of historical evidence. By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium, and looking at the pragmatic uses of images (e.g. the Bayeux Tapestry, an engraving of a printing press, a reconstruction of a building), Peter Burke sheds light on our assumption that these practical uses are 'reflections' of specific historical meanings and influences. He also shows how this assumption can be problematic.
Faith and Sword : A Short History of Christian-Muslim Conflict.
  Jamieson, Alan/ 9781861892720/ Price:£ 19.95
Faith and Sword gives a concise history of what has arguably been the longest conflict in human history – a conflict that continues, in a new form, to this day. The overtly religious Christian-Muslim struggle lasted for nearly thirteen centuries, and for most of that period the Muslims were in the ascendant. The Christians eventually halted the tide of Arab conquest, but their counterstroke in the Crusades ended in failure and the Muslim threat was renewed by the Ottoman Turks. Only after 1600 did the Christians finally begin to gain the upper hand, with the fall of the Ottoman empire after the First World War seeming to mark the final victory of the Christians.
VD16-14 Companion to American Technology, A.
  Pursell, Carroll/ 9780631228448/ Price:US$ 262.00
A Companion to American Technology is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that analyze the hard-to-define phenomenon of "technology" in America. * An authoritative volume that surveys the history and historiography of American Technology * 22 original essays by expert scholars cover the most important features of American technology, including developments in automobiles, television, and computing * Analyzes the ways in which technologies are organized, such as in the engineering profession, government, medicine and agriculture * Includes discussions of how technologies interact with race, gender, class, and other organizing structures in American society.
VB02-92 American Civil War, The.
  Rafuse, Ethan/ 9780754625148/ Price:£ 205.00
The largest and most destructive military conflict between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War, the American Civil War has inspired some of the best and most intriguing scholarship in the field of United States history. This volume offers some of the most important work on the war to appear in the past few decades and offers compelling information and insights into subjects ranging from the organization of armies, historiography, the use of intelligence and the challenges faced by civil and military leaders in the course of America's bloodiest war.
VB02-87 Encyclopedia of War and American Society, 3-Vols/set.
  Karsten, Peter/ 9780761930976/ Price:£ 450.00
The impact of war on U.S. society has been extensive throughout our nations history. War has transformed economic patterns, government policy, public sentiments, social trends and cultural expression. There are numerous courses within the social sciences that teach components of how and why war has affected our nation, but there is very little reference sources for social science students to rely on. The Encyclopedia of War and Society will not only cover the geopolitical effects of war, but it will also show how the U.S. engagement in national and international conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena. Features and Benefits: * Coverage will concentrate mostly on the last 100 years since most librarians have stated that particular era needed more coverage. * This topic is perfectly suited to provide a multi-disciplinary approach taking the following key components into consideration: Arts and Culture Economics and Labor Race and Ethnicity Gender Journalism and Media Science and Technology Law and Justice Religion Education Geography Health and Medicine (including psychological studies)
VB02-77 Peace Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Evangelista, Matthew/ 9780415339223/ Price:£ 1180.00
The academic field of Peace Studies emerged during the Cold War to address the nature and sources of interstate and internal conflict and methods to prevent it and deal with its consequences. Peace Studies, much like political science itself, is an interdisciplinary field, built upon contributions from psychology, sociology, history and economics among others. It differs from related fields such as Strategic Studies or Security Studies in its implicit normative and teleological orientation: an expectation that scholarly research can contribute to reducing the sources of conflict to produce a more just and peaceful world.
VB02-113 World War I.
  Neiberg, Michael/ 9780754624776/ Price:£ 185.00
Once-dominant images of the First World War as a futile contest fought by innocent soldiers and wasteful generals have given way to more sophisticated scholarly analyses. This volume presents some of the most innovative work of this new generation of research on the War to End All Wars. Taking a global and comparative perspective, these essays place the War in a wide global and thematic context, greatly enhancing our understanding of one of the most important and complex events of the 20th Century.
VB02-112 Warfare in the USA 1784-1861.
  Watson, Samuel/ 9780754624813/ Price:£ 210.00
This unprecedented compilation provides the fullest examination anywhere available of the crucial social-political and strategic and policy-level issues of American military history between the Revolution and the Civil War: civil-military relations and the military’s place in American society and politics; westward expansion and the diverse "peacetime" missions assigned the military, especially constabulary missions and operations; force structure, mobilization and the formation of military strategy in support of national objectives; and military preparedness, administration, reform and professionalization. The introduction links all of these issues, pointing to the increasing scale, scope and organization and the growing dominance of national forces in American military institutions and operations during this important period.
VB02-105 Warfare in Europe 1650-1792.
  Black, Jeremy/ 9780754624646/ Price:£ 175.00
Scholars have tended to underrate the importance of war in the period 1650-1792, as there is a feeling that periods before and after were more consequential for military development. This collection of essays sets out to address this problem, probing the nature of warfare throughout Europe from the middle of the seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth.
VB02-103 Warfare in China to 1600.
  Lorge, Peter/ 9780754625315/ Price:£ 220.00
Chinese military history has emerged as one of the most promising and radical fields of Chinese studies. China's rapidly increasing military power make understanding the place of war in Chinese culture, as well as the role of the military, and Chinese strategic thought, vital to dealing with this possible threat. The recent flourishing of scholarship in this area has begun to allow an equivalent comparison with western and world military history, leading to a new understanding of war as a historical and cultural phenomena, as well as revising earlier analyses of the significance of war in Chinese history. Assembled in this volume are a selection of articles that present earlier approaches to Chinese military history as well as the most recent trends in research. The introductory essay provides an overview of the field of Chinese military history and its significance in the study of China, as well as pointing out encouraging new developments in recent scholarship.
VB02-102 Warfare in China since 1600.
  Swope, Kenneth/ 9780754624929/ Price:£ 235.00
Introduction. Part I From Ming to Qing (ca. 1600-1800): A few good men: the Li family and China's northern frontier in the late Ming, Kenneth M. Swope; To nourish a strong military: Kangxi's preferential treatment of his military officials, Yingcong Dai; Military mobilization in 17th and 18th century China, Russia, and Mongolia, Peter C. Perdue; Religion, war and empire building in 18th-century China, Joanna Waley-Cohen. Part II Imperial Decline & Fall (ca. 1800-1911): Naval warfare and the refraction of China's self-strengthening reforms into scientific and technological failure, Benjamin A. Elman; Testing the self-strengthening: the Chinese army in the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-95, Allen Fung; Militia and local militarization in late Qing and early republican China: the case of Hunan, Edward A. McCord. Part III The Warlord Period and the Nationalist Decade (1911-37): The military in the republic, Hans van de Ven; Civil war and the emergence of warlordism in early 20th century China, Edward A. McCord; War and the rise of nationalism in 20th-century China, Arthur Waldron. Part IV War of Resistance Against Japan & Civil War (1937-49): The tragedy of Wuhan, 1938, Stephan MacKinnon; The battle of the hundred regiments: problems of coordination and control during the Sino-Japanese war, Lyman P. Van Slyke; Community defense and the Chinese communist revolution: Henan's Du Eight neighborhood pact, Odoric Y.K. Wou; Guerrilla, mobile, and base warfare in communist military operations in Manchuria, 1945-47, Harold M. Tanner. Part V Post-1949 China: Transplanting the Chinese model: Chinese military advisers and the first Vietnam war, 1950-54, Qiang Zhai; The Vietnam war, 1964-69: a Chinese perspective, Xiaoming Zhang; Old ghosts, new memories: China's changing war history in the era of post-Mao politics, Rana Mitter; Index.
VA37-13 Feminism and the Periodical Press, 1900-1918, 3-Vols/Set
  Delap, Lucy/ 9780415320252/ Price:£ 815.00
The Edwardian period represents a particularly vibrant periodical culture, with phenomenal growth in the numbers of titles published that were either aimed specifically at women, or saw women as a key section of their readership or contributor group. It was a period of political ferment in which a number of 'progressive' traditions were formulated, shaped or abandoned, including socialism, feminism, modernism, empire politics, trade unionism and welfarism. This collection comprises periodical articles organised around some of the central themes of political thought and utopian thinking, and offers a comprehensive sourcebook of readings on the Edwardian/Progressive Era feminist thought. The volumes explore the interventions of the radical public intellectuals working in these traditions in North America and the UK from 1900-1918.
VA17-43 Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, 2-Vols/Set.
  Taylor, Bron/ 9781843711384/ Price:£ 375.00
In the new millennium, as environmental alarm has escalated, so has interest and concern about the role of religion in nature. Much of the thinking has involved a hope for a 'greening' of religion – i.e. that religion might promote environmentally-protective action. Many believe that this 'greening' of religion is a prerequisite for solving the world's social and environmental problems. Curiosity regarding the relationships between human culture, religion and the wider natural world, however, goes beyond such curiosity. The ERN represents an intensive effort to broaden the inquiry and asks the fundamental question: What are the relationships between Homo sapiens, their diverse religions, and the earth's living systems? The answers are difficult and complex, intertwined with and complicated by a host of social, environmental, and religious variables. The goal of the ERN is to explore this question in a way that illuminates these relationships without engaging in wishful thinking, irrational pessimism, or the tendency to oversimplify the dynamic, sometimes rapidly evolving relations between humans, their religions, and the natural world. Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature shows convincingly that religion has a great deal to do with nature, nature a great deal to do with religion, and both have everything to do with the planetary future.
VA17-31 Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements.
  Clarke, Peter/ 9780415267076/ Price:£ 220.00
The study of new religious movements has until recently been focused within sociology; it is now becoming a major area of study within religious studies. As student and scholar numbers rise the need for a one stop reference work of global coverage has become ever important, and the Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements fills this gap. An essential companion to both research and scholarship upon which undergraduates, postgraduates, lecturers and researchers can all be expected to draw. From Waco to Hollywood and the Church of Scientology, to the political and human rights issues surrounding the practice of Falun Gong in China, new religious movements have become more prominent in today's society. No longer only an area of study in sociology, new religious movements have grown as a distinct and important aspect of religious studies. The Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements brings together in one resource coverage of new religious movements all over the world. This comprehensive A-Z reference examines the people, movements, concepts, and ideologies of new religious movements including entries on Neo-Paganism, the Unification Church, exit counselling, Hamas, Santeria, Reformed Church in Japan, Theosophical Society, yoga, and many more.
VA15-15 Encyclopedia of Anthropology, 5-Vols/Set.
  Birx, H. James/ 9780761930297/ Price:£ 1045.00
This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1200 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 300 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to: human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication. This groundbreaking Encyclopedia will be a must-have reference work for any library with collections in anthropology, as well as the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It will provide students, educators, and a wide array of interested readers with a greater understanding of and deeper appreciation for those facts, concepts, methods, hypotheses, and perspectives that make up modern anthropology and related disciplines.
VA05-186 Handbook of Material Culture.
  Tilley, Chris/ 9781412900393/ Price:£ 125.00
The study of material culture is concerned with the relationship between persons and things in the past and in the present, in urban and industrialized and in small-scale societies across the globe. The Handbook of Material Culture provides a critical survey of the theories, concepts, intellectual debates, substantive domains and traditions of study characterizing the analysis of things. It is cutting-edge: rather than simply reviewing the field as it currently exists. It also attempts to chart the future: the manner in which material culture studies may be extended and developed. The Handbook of Material Culture is divided into five sections. - Section I maps material culture studies as a theoretical and conceptual field. - Section II examines the relationship between material forms, the human body and the senses.. - Section III focuses on subject-object relations - Section IV considers things in terms of processes and transformations in terms of production, exchange and consumption, performance and the significance of things over the long-term. - Section V considers the contemporary politics and poetics of displaying, representing and conserving material and the manner in which this impacts on notions of heritage, tradition and identity. The Handbook charts an interdisciplinary field of studies that makes a unique and fundamental contribution to an understanding of what it means to be human. It will be of interest to all who work in the social and historical sciences, from anthropologists and archaeologists to human geographers to scholars working in heritage, design and cultural studies.
VA05-157 Historical Methods in the Social Sciences, 4-Vols/Set.
  Hall, John A./ 9781412903707/ Price:£ 675.00
Historical methods are at the foundation of research in the social sciences. This collection provides a guide to the epistemological and ontological bases of historical-sociological inquiry, explores the logic of historical-sociological analysis, pinpoints enduring legacies and examines contemporary applications. Volume I. Foundations History and the Social Sciences On the Nature of Social Scientific Explanation On the Ontology of the Social-Historical Volume II. Classical Questions Causality and Social Time From Laws that "Cover" to Narratives that "Bind"? On Historical Evidence and the Logic of Hermeneutics Volume III. Recent Disputes Emplotment, Rhetoric, & the "Historiographical Operation": Assessing the Postmodernist Challenge Reflexivity and the Quest for Objectivity: On Source Criticism and the Sociology of Knowledge Formalization, Quantification, and Historical Sociology The Dialectic of Structure, Culture and Agency Volume IV. Legacies and Transformations The Logic of Historical Sociological Comparison Origins, Legacies and Trajectories Tectonic Shifts
VA05-156 Biographical Research Methods, 4-Vols/Set.
  Miller, Robert Lee/ 9781412902298/ Price:£ 675.00
The life history or biographical research method was popular in the early decades of the twentieth century and, after a period of eclipse caused by the rise of quantitative methods, is enjoying a resurgence of interest. This burgeoning of interest is enough that we can now speak of a biographical 'turn' as the social sciences These four volumes present the first established collection of the biographical method literature and brings together the many diverse strands. The set will serve to set the canon for this re-established research area. The collection is organized around eight themes: the classical statements dominated by the pre-war American 'Chicago School' of sociology; the neo-classical statements of the first wave of renewed interest in the 1970s; interviewing, including reflexivity, recall and narrative structures; analysis and the principles of selection in generating stories for narrative biographical interviews; biographical concepts such as life courses and generations; transitions and social trauma; biography and social policy; and controversies in biographical research.
VA05-144 Encyclopedia of African American Society, 2-Vols/Set.
  Jaynes, Gerald D./ 9780761927648/ Price:£ 380.00
The Encyclopedia of African American Society is the first comprehensive and accessible reference set in this field to give voice to the turbulent trendspast and presentthat are often ignored in favor of mere facts. Although numerous biographical, chronological and bibliographical reference works exist, none seeks to capture, in a single set, the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to todays society. This two-volume encyclopedia seeks to fill the gap to become a staple in collection development in school, public and academic libraries. The encyclopedia is anchored by alphabetically arranged essays on such topics as abolitionism, affirmative action, and the civil rights movement, and contains hundreds of shorter articles on notable African Americans, groundbreaking events, sports and culture, labor and significant heritage sites.
VA05-132 Postwar American Critical Thought, 4-Vols/Set.
  Beilharz, Peter/ 9780761944157/ Price:£ 645.00
The USA has some claim to have risen to a position of intellectual dominance in the Social Sciences in the post-war years. US Social Scientists are key players in international conferences and their premier publications have some claim to set international trends. Yet the relationship between American thought and global traditions has been peculiarly under-theorized. This unparalleled four volume collection is divided into eight parts that focuses on American post war critical theory with special reference to Social Theory, Sociology and Politics. It identifies the central themes in this work and provides a comprehensive survey of the outstanding contributions in the field. Peter Beilharz, through a considered selection of articles, argues that American critical theory can be read not only as European, but also as profoundly American and North American. That is, it is hybrid, at the same time global and local in significance and inflection. In this way, the American experience can be read as a case study for doing critical theory today. This comprehensive collection amounts to a definitive guide to the currents and cross currents of American critical theory in the Postwar years. Peter Beilharz is Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University, Director of the Thesis Eleven Centre for Critical Theory and Associate Fellow, Yale University in 2004 -.
VA05-127 Owenite Socialism: Pamphlets and Correspondence, 10-Vols/Set.
  Claeys, Geoffrey/ 9780415149723/ Price:£ 2690.00
This ten-volume set reprints in facsimile an extensive collection of Owenite Socialist and co-operative material, the bulk of which is extremely scarce and difficult to find outside of specialist research libraries.
VA03-88 Companion to the Civil War and Reconstruction, A.
  Ford, Lacy/ 9780631215516/ Price:US$ 249.50
A Companion to the Civil War and Reconstruction addresses the key topics and themes of the Civil War era, with 23 original essays by top scholars in the field. * An authoritative volume that surveys the history and historiography of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction * Analyzes the major sources and the most influential books and articles in the field * Includes discussions on scholarly advances in U.S. Civil War history.
VA03-82 Thailand-Burma Railway, 1942-1946, The: Documents and Selected Writings, 6-Vols/Set.
  Kratoska, Paul/ 9780415309509/ Price:£ 1290.00
The construction of the railway between Thailand and Burma in the Second World War using forced labour and prisoners of war has been the subject of numerous memoirs, novels and the famous Hollywood film The Bridge over the River Kwai. Yet documentation and primary sources offering an account of the railway from a Japanese, Allied, POW and post-war perspective are scarce. This six-volume collection uses documents from archives in Australia, Great Britain, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the United States, Myanmar, Thailand and Japan to present a complete picture of the reality of the 'death' railway. Volume One: The Construction of the Railway Volume Two: POW Labourers on the Railway Volume Three: Asian Labourers on the Railway Volume Four: Japanese Perspectives on the Railway Volume Five: War Crime Trials Volume Six: Post-war Reflections on the Railway
VA03-159 People of the Period: A Collection of the Biographies of Upwards of Six Thousand Living Celebrities, 2-Vols/Set.
  Pratt, A. T. Camden/ 9784901481854/ Price:£ 685.00
VA03-123 Conodont Biology and Phylogeny: Interpreting the Fossil Record.
  Purnell, Mark A./ 9780901702975/ Price:US$ 137.25
Special Papers in Palaeontology, published by The Palaeontological Association, is a series of substantial separate works conforming to the style of the Palaeontology journal. Two issues are published each year and feature high standard illustrations. * Discusses the nature and quality of the conodont fossil record. * Brings together researchers, geologists and enthusiasts who continue to find material of significance. * Contributors include Walter C. Sweet, Howard A. Armstrong, Oliver Lehnert, James F. Miller and Steven A. Leslie. * Includes 3 plates, 9 tables and 79 text-figures.
VA03-118-2b American Intellectual Tradition, Volume II: 1865 to the Present.
  Hollinger, David A./ 9780195183399/ Price:US$ 89.95
Revised and updated, the fifth edition of this now standard two-volume anthology brings together some of the most historically significant writings in American intellectual history. Uniquely comprehensive, The American Intellectual Tradition includes classic works in philosophy, religion, social theory, political thought, economics, psychology, and cultural and literary criticism. Organized chronologically into thematic sections, the two volumes trace the evolution of intellectual writing and thinking from its origins in Puritan beliefs to the most recent essays on diversity and post-modernity. Pedagogical features include introductions and headnotes to the selections, updated bibliographic material throughout, and detailed chronologies at the end of each book. Addressing such highly contested subjects as race, class, gender, aesthetics, political religion, and the role of the United States in the world, The American Intellectual Tradition, Fifth Edition, is invaluable for undergraduate courses in intellectual history. It is also an excellent supplement for graduate seminars and classes in American history, American studies, and American literature.
VA03-118-2a American Intellectual Tradition, Volume I: 1630-1865.
  Hollinger, David A./ 9780195183375/ Price:US$ 74.95
Revised and updated, the fifth edition of this now standard two-volume anthology brings together some of the most historically significant writings in American intellectual history. Uniquely comprehensive, The American Intellectual Tradition includes classic works in philosophy, religion, social theory, political thought, economics, psychology, and cultural and literary criticism. Organized chronologically into thematic sections, the two volumes trace the evolution of intellectual writing and thinking from its origins in Puritan beliefs to the most recent essays on diversity and post-modernity. Pedagogical features include introductions and headnotes to the selections, updated bibliographic material throughout, and detailed chronologies at the end of each book. Addressing such highly contested subjects as race, class, gender, aesthetics, political religion, and the role of the United States in the world, The American Intellectual Tradition, Fifth Edition, is invaluable for undergraduate courses in intellectual history. It is also an excellent supplement for graduate seminars and classes in American history, American studies, and American literature.
VA03-118-1a American Intellectual Tradition, Volume I: 1630-1865.
  Hollinger, David A./ 9780195183382/ Price:US$ 49.95
Revised and updated, the fifth edition of this now standard two-volume anthology brings together some of the most historically significant writings in American intellectual history. Uniquely comprehensive, The American Intellectual Tradition includes classic works in philosophy, religion, social theory, political thought, economics, psychology, and cultural and literary criticism. Organized chronologically into thematic sections, the two volumes trace the evolution of intellectual writing and thinking from its origins in Puritan beliefs to the most recent essays on diversity and post-modernity. Pedagogical features include introductions and headnotes to the selections, updated bibliographic material throughout, and detailed chronologies at the end of each book. Addressing such highly contested subjects as race, class, gender, aesthetics, political religion, and the role of the United States in the world, The American Intellectual Tradition, Fifth Edition, is invaluable for undergraduate courses in intellectual history. It is also an excellent supplement for graduate seminars and classes in American history, American studies, and American literature.
VA03-110 Historiography, 5-Vols/Set.
  Burns, Robert/ 9780415320771/ Price:£ 1255.00
There is no question that the 'postmodern' debate has done a great deal to put serious reflection on historiography on the agenda of students, teachers, and researchers in history, but it has also been used indiscriminately to cover substantially differing approaches to historiography, both by those eager to appropriate this label and by their critics. This collection will therefore aim to enable the reader to disentangle some of the ambiguities and confusions which have characterized the use of this term.
VA03-109 Renaissance, The. 4-Vols/Set.
  Black, Robert/ 9780415361972/ Price:£ 810.00
Contemporaries in Europe from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century saw the Renaissance as a crucial moment of change, and ever since most historians have agreed that this period marked a decisive watershed in the transition from the medieval to the modern world. The nature of this transformation, however, has been consistently and keenly debated since the first signs of the Renaissance emerged in late medieval Italy. This collection follows contemporary historical thought on the movement by returning to the concepts and terminology used by Renaissance contemporaries themselves. The emphasis on the Renaissance in its own terms has signalled a powerful revival of the interpretation current during the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries: that the Renaissance was essentially the rebirth of classical antiquity.
VA03-108 Romanticism, 4-Vols/Set.
  O'Neill, Michael/ 9780415247221/ Price:£ 1100.00
Romanticism is, and always has been, one of the most hotly contested terms in literary and cultural history. Some of the writers who are now labelled Romantic refused to be defined by the word: 'it would be such bad taste', said Byron in 1820. Rene Wellek, on the other hand, argued that literatures called Romantic indicated common conceptions. This collection gathers key critical discussions which explore the complex and many-sided nature of the 'Romantic'. The set includes a new introduction by the editors, and individual volume introductions, as well as a chronological table and an index.
VA03-103-9 Health Care and Traditional Medicine in China 1800-1982.
  Hillier, S. M./ 9780415361538/ Price:£ 225.00
Beginning with the period of the early expansion of Western missionary medicine, this account covers the chaotic years of Nationalist rule to the foundations of the People's Republic in 1949. It trances the major influences on health care since then and describes the conflicts of State bureaucracy, Party and medical profession in their attempts to match political objectives in health care to resources available. An outline of the theory of Chinese traditional medicine, together with detailed accounts of acupuncture and plant drugs are also discussed, as are specific features of the health care system, such as population control, medical education, nutrition and psychiatry.
VA03-103-8 China's Regional Development.
  Goodman, David S. G./ 9780415361521/ Price:£ 225.00
This book considers two major aspect of China's economic reform: the 'open policy' towards the West, aimed at attracting technology and skills into the country and the emphasis on 'regionalization' which established market-orientated rather than bureaucratically-controlled patterns of economic development.
VA03-103-6 Chuang Tzu.
  Giles, Herbert A./ 9780415361507/ Price:£ 225.00
Chuang Tzu was to Lao Tzu, the author of Tao Te Ching, as Hui-neng, the sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism, was to Bodhidharma, and in some respects St.Paul to Jesus; he expanded the original teaching into a system and was thus the founder of Tao-ism. Whereas Lao Tzu was a contemporary of Confucius in the sixth century B.C, Chuang Tzu lived over two hundred years later. He was one of the greatest minds produced by China; philosopher, metaphysician, moralist and poet. It is impossible to understand the spiritual depth of the Tao Te Ching without the aid of Chuang Tzu.
VA03-103-5 Spirit of Chinese Philosophy.
  Yu-Lan, Fung/ 9780415361491/ Price:£ 225.00
The Spirit of Chinese Philosophy covers the major philosophers and philosophical movements in China from Confucius to the middle of the twentieth century including: Confucius, Mencius, Yang Chu and Mo Ti, the Dialecticians and Logicians, Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, The Han Scholars, The Mystical School, The Ch'an Tsung of Buddhism, The Neo-Confucianist Philosophy.
VA03-103-40 Sociology and Socialism in Contemporary China.
  Wong, Siu-lun/ 9780415361842/ Price:£ 225.00
Sociology flourished in China during the 1930s and 1940s but with the establishment of the People's Republic of China, controversies arose over the place of sociology in the process of socialist construction. Siu-lun Wong analyses the reasons for this change in the fortune of sociological studies in China and examines it in relation to the country's contemporary political system.
VA03-103-4 History of China.
  Eberhard, Wolfram/ 9780415361484/ Price:£ 225.00
This is a social history of China, presenting the main lines of development of the Chinese social structure from the earliest times to the present day. The book discusses the origins of the present regime and developments in China in the last years, and political, social and cultural changes are all analyzed. The text is based upon the study of original Chinese sources and also the work of Chinese, Japanese and Western scholars.
VA03-103-39 Confucius and Confucianism.
  Wilhelm, Richard/ 9780415361835/ Price:£ 225.00
This re-issues the edition of 1972. This translation and Wilhelm's invaluable commentaries provide a concise and readable survey of Confucius, the man and his teachings. This volume translates The Life of Confucius from an ancient Chinese text, the Shih Chi, or The Historical Records by Sse-Ma Ch'ien, dating from the turn of the second century B.C.
VA03-103-38 Yuan Mei: Eighteenth Century Chinese Poet.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361828/ Price:£ 225.00
Arthur Waley here presents an engrossing account of the works and life of Yuan Mei (1716-1797), the best-known poet of his time. Gaiety is the keynote of his works and the poet was a friend of the Manchu official with whom Commodore Anson had dramatic dealings at Canton in 1743. Yuan Mei gives an account (not previously translated) of Anson's interview with the Manchu authorities. The book contains many translations of Yuan Mei's verse and prose.
VA03-103-37 Way and Its Power: A Study of the Tao Te Ching and Its Place in Chinese Thought.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361811/ Price:£ 225.00
Unlike previous translations, this translation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is based not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of the whole of early Chinese literature.
VA03-103-36 Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361804/ Price:£ 225.00
This book consists chiefly of extracts from Chuang Tzu, Mencius and Han Fei Tzu. Chuang Tzu's appeal is to the imagination; the appeal of mencius is to the moral feelings; realism, as expounded by Han Fei Tzu, finds a close parallel in modern Totalitarianism and as a result these extracts from a book of the third century B.C. nonetheless have a very contemporary connection.
VA03-103-35 Secret History of the Mongols: And Other Pieces.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361798/ Price:£ 225.00
The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth century.
VA03-103-34 Real Tripitaka: And Other Pieces.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361781/ Price:£ 225.00
The Real Tripitaka gives an account of the seventh century pilgrim's adventures, spiritual and material, both in India and after his return to China. In addition the book contains an account of a Japanese pilgrim's visit to China in the ninth century, which describes the Wu-t'ai Shan, China's great place of Pilgrimage, and an eye-witness's account of the great persecution of Buddhism in 842-845 A.D.
VA03-103-33 Opium War Through Chinese Eyes.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361774/ Price:£ 225.00
This volume translates and places in the appropriate historical context a number of private documents, such as diaries, autobiographies and confessions, which explain what the Opium War felt like on the Chinese side.
VA03-103-32 Life and Times of Po Chu-i.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361767/ Price:£ 225.00
This book gives the biographical background to the many poems of Po Chu-I (A.D 772-846) and traces the connection between his literary career and the disturbed political life of the time. The volume also provides new translations in whole or in part of about a hundred poems by Po Chu-i.
VA03-103-31 Chinese Poems.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361750/ Price:£ 225.00
Here in one volume is a collection of Arthur Waley's translations of Chinese poetry. The book includes some poems from The Book of Songs and 170 Chinese Poems, More Translations and The Temple. Some old translations have been revised and new notes and explanatory material added.
VA03-103-30 Book of Songs.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361743/ Price:£ 225.00
The Book of Songs is a collection of ancient Chinese songs, dating from 800 to 600 B.C. Until this was published in 1937 it had not been translated into English since the middle of nineteenth century, when sinology was still in its infancy. For the first time the original meaning of 290 out of the 305 songs is given, use being made of the advances in the study of old Chinese. The result is not merely a clear picture of early Chinese life, but also the restoration to its proper place in world literature of one of the finest collection of traditional songs.
VA03-103-3 China's Economic System.
  Donnithorne, Audrey/ 9780415361477/ Price:£ 225.00
Based on original Chinese sources, including the press and government documents, this book describes the operation of the Chinese economy in the twentieth century. Certain trends become apparent, notably the extent to which China's economic life is decentralized and the tendency towards self-sufficiency within provinces and smaller administrative units. Among the topics covered are: Agriculture, the organization of large and small scale industry, mining and transport, management and labour in state enterprises. The fiscal system, together with the operation of the banks and the control of currency, credit and prices, and economic planning are also discussed.
VA03-103-29 Ballads and Stories from Tun-huang.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361736/ Price:£ 225.00
Over a century ago the Chinese discovered in a sealed-up cave in the west of China a collection of manuscripts dating from the fifth century to the end of the tenth. These included many specimens of popular literature of a kind that was not previously known to exist. Although the find was made long ago, only two or three of these pieces had been translated before. Arthur Waley here translates, whole or as extracts, twenty-six pieces, making an invaluable addition to world literature.
VA03-103-28 Analects of Confucius.
  Waley, Arthur/ 9780415361729/ Price:£ 225.00
Previous translations of the Analects of Confucius are based upon a medieval interpretation which reflects the philosophy of the 12th century A.D rather than of the 5th century B.C., when Confucius lived. This book detaches the Analects from the Scholastic interpretation and lets these famous sayings speak for themselves.
VA03-103-27 Macartney at Kashgar: New Light on British, Chinese and Russian Activities in Sinkiang, 1890-1918.
  Skrine, C. P./ 9780415361712/ Price:£ 225.00
This book describes the career of Sir George Macartney, who spent twenty-eight years at the turn of the nineteenth century as British representative in Sinkiang, China's most westerly province. Macartney was in a unique position to observe political and diplomatic manoeuvres by the key players trying to establish a sphere of influence in China's strategically vital hinterland before and during the Chinese revolution.
VA03-103-26 Classical Theatre of China.
  Scott, A. C./ 9780415361705/ Price:£ 225.00
Besides tracing the history and development of the Peking Theatre, this volume explains acting techniques, stage costume and symbolism, musical forms and the various types of plays.
VA03-103-25 Contest for the South China Sea.
  Samuels, Marwyn/ 9780415361699/ Price:£ 225.00
Wide-ranging and fully documented, this book is the first detailed study of the origins, contexts and consequences of the long-standing dispute between China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines over the Paracel and Spratly Archipelagos in the South China Sea - one of the world's most strategically important inter-ocean basins and China's southern maritime frontier. Samuels' analysis: * Highlights the impact of the shifting balance of power in Asia and the growing competition for oceanic resources * Examines the implications of the dispute in terms of the historical and modern role of china as a maritime power in Asia.
VA03-103-24 Sino-Russian Relations: A Short History.
  Quested, R. K. I./ 9780415361682/ Price:£ 225.00
This book provides a systematic history of Sino-Russian relations, a history which is invaluable in forming an understanding of relations between the two nations today. Becoming neighbours in the seventeenth century, their changing relations in peace and war, in isolation, cooperation and confrontation have steadily assumed a greater importance in world politics and become increasingly important to the stability of international relations.
VA03-103-23 Education in Modern China.
  Price, R. F./ 9780415361675/ Price:£ 225.00
First published in 1970 this re-issues the revised edition of 1979. This book examines the part played both by tradition and by the Cultural Revolution in the educational system of twentieth century China and explores the apparent reversal of policy which took place since the death of Mao. The book discusses the writings of Mao on the nature of man, society and knowledge and his ideas on education. These are then seen in the context of history, philosophy and religion. Educational aims and policies are discussed, showing how factors such as language, geography, economics and the social structure created obstacles to reform.
VA03-103-22 Within the Four Seas: The Dialogue of East and West.
  Needham, Joseph/ 9780415361668/ Price:£ 225.00
Contains some of Joseph Needham's most significant essays, lectures and broadcasts on the history of Chinese science, technology and culture. Also included are some more personal thoughts stimulated by his own travels and experiences in China, including a number of poems. The book discusses the valuable social and intellectual influences which have flowed to Europe from South as well as East Asia, and suggests that the events of the twentieth century were a natural development of Chinese history, not a deviation from it.
VA03-103-21 Grand Titration: Science and Society in East and West.
  Needham, Joseph/ 9780415361651/ Price:£ 225.00
The historical civilization of China is, with the Indian and European-Semitic, one of the three greatest in the world, yet only relatively recently has any enquiry been begun into its achievements in science and technology. Between the first and fifteenth centuries the Chinese were generally far in advance of Europe and it was not until the scientific revolution of the Renaissance that Europe drew ahead. Throughout those fifteen centuries, and ever since, the West has been profoundly affected by the discoveries and invention emanating from China and East Asia.
VA03-103-20 Fading of the Maoist Vision: City and Country in China's Development.
  Murphey, Rhoads/ 9780415361644/ Price:£ 225.00
This book analyzes Chinese society and evaluates the achievements and failures of the Maoist ideology. The central theme is the urban and rural balance in China's development from the Revolution to the late twentieth century. The Fading of the Maoist Vision shows how the original Revolutionary blueprint was altered and the ways in which China has steered a different course from that charted by Mao as the ideological vision encountered an increasingly pressing set of economic realities. The book: · Is particularly valuable in setting China's achievements in the larger context of global ideas about the problems of national development and by comparing them to the experience of India in its pursuit of the Gandhian ideal.
VA03-103-19 Rulers of China 221 B.C.: Chronological Tables.
  Moule, A. C./ 9780415361637/ Price:£ 225.00
A massive undertaking, this invaluable tool for the chronology of all the Chinese dynasties remains indispensable for specialists in Chinese history. All dynastic names are analysed in full detail in chart form with ten columns presenting names in Chinese and in romanised form, together with explanatory footnotes. There are also indexes of temple and memorial titles, names, styles, family names and year titles. Each dynasty also has a detailed Introduction citing and interpreting the various Chinese sources.
VA03-103-18 Performing Arts in Contemporary China.
  Mackerras, Colin/ 9780415361620/ Price:£ 225.00
The overthrow of the 'gang of four' in October 1976 had profound effects in all areas of Chinese society, and probably nowhere can this be more clearly seen than in the performing arts. Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's widow, was strongly interested in the performing arts and exercised great influence over them. This book describes her influence and the effects its removal had on the arts. Although the period covered is mainly that since the death of Mao, there is also considerable reference to the years following the Cultural Revolution.
VA03-103-16 Confucian China and its Modern Fate, Volume Three: The Problem of Historical Significance.
  Levenson, Joseph R./ 9780415361606/ Price:£ 225.00
These volumes analyze modern Chinese history and its inner process, from the pre-western plateau of Confucianism to the communist triumph, in the context of many themes: science, art, philosophy, religion and economic, political, and social change. Volume Three includes: · Liao P'ing and the Confucian Departure from History · The place of Confucius in Communist China · Historical, moral and intellectual significance
VA03-103-15 Confucian China and its Modern Fate, Volume Two: The Problem of Monarchical Decay.
  Levenson, Joseph R./ 9780415361590/ Price:£ 225.00
These volumes analyze modern Chinese history and its inner process, from the pre-western plateau of Confucianism to the communist triumph, in the context of many themes: science, art, philosophy, religion and economic, political, and social change. Volume Two includes: · The Republic: Confucianism and Monarchism interwoven · Confucianism and Monarchy: The basic confrontation · The evolution of the Confucian Bureaucratic personality · The limits of despotic control · Monarch and people · The Taiping Relation to Confucianism · The Japanese and Chinese monarchical mystiques
VA03-103-14 Confucian China and its Modern Fate, Volume One: The Problem of Intellectual Continuity.
  Levenson, Joseph R./ 9780415361583/ Price:£ 180.00
These volumes analyze modern Chinese history and its inner process, from the pre-western plateau of Confucianism to the communist triumph, in the context of many themes: science, art, philosophy, religion and economic, political, and social change. Volume One includes: · The critique of Idealism · Science and Ch'ing empiricism · The Ming style, in society and art · Confucianism and the end of the Taoist connection · Eclecticism in the area of native Chinese choices · T'i and Yung · The Chin-Wen School and the classical sanction · The modern Ku-Wen opposition to Chin-Wen reformism · The role of nationalism · Communism · Western powers and Chinese revolutions · Language change and the problem of continuity
VA03-103-13 China's Foreign Relations since 1949.
  Lawrance, Alan/ 9780415361576/ Price:£ 225.00
This volume presents the documentary evidence for understanding the evolution of China's foreign relations since the inauguration of the People's Republic in 1949. Over seventy documentary extracts cover the years 1949-1947. They include selections from statements and reports, conference resolutions, the speeches of Mao Tse-tung, Chou En-lai and other Chinese leaders, and editorials from People's Daily and Red Flag. Western commentators such as Edgar Snow and Neal Ascherson are also represented, however most of the material is from Chinese sources. Particular attention is given to: · Sino-American relations · The Sino-Soviet rift · The development of Peking's strategy towards Asia, Africa and Western Europe.
VA03-103-12 Ta t'ung Shu: The One-World Philosophy of K'ang Yu-wei.
  / 9780415361569/ Price:£ 225.00
This volume translates one of the major works of modern Chinese philosophy and in so doing makes a major contribution to the study of comparative philosophy. The volume contains an extensive introduction structured as follows: 1. Biographical Sketch of K'ang Yu-wei 2. Ta T'ung Shu: The Book 3. A General Discussion of the One-World Philosophy of K'ang Yu-wei
VA03-103-11 Religion in China.
  Hughes, E. R./ 9780415361552/ Price:£ 225.00
Beginning with ancient times, this volume shows how some of the early superstitions became purified through the influence of the Confucianist philosophy, how a deep strain of mysticism came from the Taoists and how thereby a worship of 'Heaven' and 'Earth' was evolved. Besides the main streams of Confucianism and Buddhism, the introduction and development of Christianity into China is also analyzed.
VA03-103-10 Political Philosophy of Confucianism: An interpretation of the social and political ideas of Confucius, his forerunners, and his early disciples.
  Hsu, Leonard Shihlien/ 9780415361545/ Price:£ 225.00
One of the most astonishing features of the Confucian teaching to the modern reader is its anticipation of the Spencerian formula of evolution and its adaptation of this to a programme of progress. This volume shows that Confucius' teaching is still relevant in many of its features, not merely for China but also for the West.
VA03-103-1 Chinese Economy.
  Adler, Solomon/ 9780415361453/ Price:£ 225.00
This volume provides a broad survey of economic progress in China from 1949 to 1952 and covers the historical background, China's economic system, industralisation and planning, the first Five Year Plan in industry, agriculture, transport, commerce and finance, education and health and foreign trade. The work is supplemented with an extensive bibliography, maps and statistical tables.
VA01-58 Later English Broadside Ballads, 2-Vols/Set.
  Holloway, John/ 9780415372220/ Price:£ 340.00
Broadside or 'street' ballads not only give the flavour of english life and history more vividly than much historical evidence of more conventional kinds, but also their sheer poetic quality often makes them substantial poems, light or serious, in their own right. They are reprinted from contemporary or near contemporary broadsides in the Madden Collection at the University Library, Cambridge, and the head and tail blocks, so distinctive a feature of the original texts, are reproduced for this edition. The introduction is designed to enable the reader to read the texts in perspective and with pleasure, and the book includes a select bibiography and an index of ballad titles.
SB08-326 The Lone Wolf and the Bear: Three Centuries of Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule.
  Gammer, Moshe/ 9781850657439/ Price:£ 45.00
The two Russo-Chechen wars (1994-6 and 1999-onwards) have brought the country and its people to the centre of world attention, most recently when separatists stormed a Moscow theatre, taking hundreds of people hostage. This book takes a different approach from most studies published on Chechnya, arguing that fully to grasp the significance and meaning of recent events one has to study them from a long historical perspective. Since Chechen nationalists regard the wars of the 1990s onwards as part of a 'three hundred year long war' between them and Russia, The Lone Wolf and the Bear takes the Russo-Chechen confrontation back to Moscow's first attempts to expand into the Caucasus in the sixteenth century. While concentrating on the Chechen struggle, its evolution and many causes, the book also tracks change within Chechen society following contact with Russia, the various and unexpected forms of modernisation, Russification and Sovietisation, the way these moulded Chechen self-perceptions and the nature of their struggle and its contribution to Chechen defiance of Russian power.
SB08-326 A Dirty War in West Africa: The Revolutionary United Front and the Destruction of Sierra Leone.
  Gberie, Lansana/ 9781850657477/ Price:£ 45.00
Sierra Leone; Destruction and Resurgence charts, in gripping detail based on first-band experience, the decade long civil war that brought Sierra Leone to its knees from 1991-2001. The group spearheading the violence, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), claimed to be freeing the country from corruption and the brutalities of its political class and their foreign allies, but their insurgency killed more than 75,000 people, displaced half the population and destroyed one third of the country's already feeble infrastructure. The RUF also became notorious for appalling acts of brutality, including rape and the widespread use of mutilation: those deemed supporters of the government or any of its agencies had their limbs hacked off. The RUF is today a spent force, politically, although some claim it has retained its arms in the hope of one day relaunching a military campaign. But where did it spring from? Was it a movement driven by criminal acquisitiveness that adopted the rhetoric of politics? Was it another example of Sierra Leone's tradition of subaltern uprisings by disaffected youths, often manipulated by wily political operators? Or was the RUF an inchoate uprising of the people.
SB08-326 A Dirty War in West Africa: The Revolutionary United Front and the Destruction of Sierra Leone.
  Lansana Gberie/ 9781850657422/ Price:£ 30.00
Sierra Leone; Destruction and Resurgence charts, in gripping detail based on first-band experience, the decade long civil war that brought Sierra Leone to its knees from 1991-2001. The group spearheading the violence, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), claimed to be freeing the country from corruption and the brutalities of its political class and their foreign allies, but their insurgency killed more than 75,000 people, displaced half the population and destroyed one third of the country's already feeble infrastructure. The RUF also became notorious for appalling acts of brutality, including rape and the widespread use of mutilation: those deemed supporters of the government or any of its agencies had their limbs hacked off. The RUF is today a spent force, politically, although some claim it has retained its arms in the hope of one day relaunching a military campaign. But where did it spring from? Was it a movement driven by criminal acquisitiveness that adopted the rhetoric of politics? Was it another example of Sierra Leone's tradition of subaltern uprisings by disaffected youths, often manipulated by wily political operators? Or was the RUF an inchoate uprising of the people.
SA03-423 The Black Death.
  Lehfeldt, Elizabeth A./ 9780618463428/ Price:US$ 73.95
SA03-419 The Travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian.
  Polo, Marco/ 9781421248578/ Price:US$ 32.99
SA03-416 Fall of the Roman Republic.
  Plutarch/ 9780140449341/ Price:US$ 18.00
SA03-413 Barbarism and Religion, Vol. 3: The First Decline and Fall.
  Pocock, J. G. A./ 9780521672337/ Price:£ 32.99
SA03-404 Challenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism in the Nineteenth Century.
  Pestritto, Ronald J./ 9780739108710/ Price:US$ 112.00
SA03-401 A Case Study of Ireland and Galicia's Parallel Path to Nationhood.
  White, Eva R./ 9780773462373/ Price:£ 94.95
SA03-393 Kinta Valley: Pioneering Malaysia's Modern Development.
  Nasution, Khoo S./ 9789834211301/ Price:NT$ 2850.00
SA03-383 Cuban Studies 35.
  Perez, Lisandro/ 9780822942443/ Price:US$ 45.00
SA03-379 The Domestication of Metals: The Rise of Complex Metal Industries in Anatolia.
  Yener, K. A./ 9789004118645/ Price:EUR 108.00
SA03-362 The Travels of an Alchemist.
  Chih-Ch'ang, Li/ 9780415344906/ Price:£ 225.00
SA03-332 Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Success.
  Apps, Jerry/ 9780870203541/ Price:US$ 45.00
SA03-325 Hui Gui: a chinese story.
  Sze, Elsie/ 9780973721003/ Price:US$ 16.95
Hui Gui, "returning home" in Chinese, has come to designate the British handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, the pivotal event that launches this epic novel of twentieth century China and Hong King . Hui Gui transports the reader through time and place with the memorable story of Tak Sing growing up in war-torn China of thirties and forties and leaving the mainland for Hong Kong as a refugee folowing the Communist takeover in 1949. Years later, as the clock ticks towards the handover, Tak Sing's daughter Serena recalls her family's stories of love and loss, courage and survival. In simple, poetic prose, Elsie Sze spins a mesmerizing tale of a homecoming and extols the triumph of the spirit over the inevitabilities of the human predicament.
SA03-325 The Clash of Globalisations: Neo-Liberalism, the Third Way and Anti-Globalisation.
  Kiely, Ray/ 9789004143180/ Price:EUR 63.00
SA03-323 Instrumental in War: Science, Research, and Instruments Between Knowledge and the World.
  Walton, S. A./ 9789004142817/ Price:EUR 129.00
Scientific research and instrumentation are crucial for military action today but they have not always been so. This collection investigates 500 years of the relationship between warfare, research, and instruments - both physical and intellectual - to understand this interaction. With U.S., English and French examples, contributors provide examples from army and naval history to show how governments and individuals made warfare scientific, developing instruments, stations, and organizations that furthered the cause. Some developments directly aided war efforts; others were parts of 'normal science' in peacetime; and others were relatively ineffective in directly bringing about military change. These developmental histories shed light on the origins of modern scientific warfare.
SA03-323 Historical Truth, Historical Criticism, and Ideology: Chinese Historiography and Historical Culture from a New Comparative Perspective.
  Schmidt-Glintzer, H./ 9789004142374/ Price:EUR 105.00
Three issues essential to our insight into the concept and function of historical consciousness, and the description thereof, form the core of this book: historical truth, historical comment and criticism, and ideology (including the historian's trustworthiness). Taking as a point of departure the workings of these concepts in Chinese historical thinking, the volume carefully draws comparisons with similar topics in the Western tradition. It thus advocates and shows a truly comparative approach that sets the stage for an intercultural dialogue on this important subject. The first comprehensive work on the political and cognitive dimensions of Chinese historical consciousness set against its Western counterpart.
SA03-323 Diverse Histories of American Sociology.
  Blasi, J./ 9789004143630/ Price:EUR 59.00
This volume presents views of American sociology from minority groups and important intellectual movements that did not merge into the mainstream. Coinciding with the centenary of the American Sociological Association, it provides little-known background information to the development of the field. A first section highlights tensions between impartial scientific sociology and scientific social reform. A second section uncovers the experiences of female, African American, and Latino pioneers in the field, as well as a sociologist from a religious minority. A third section traces the organizational history of the field, including gendered, racial, regional, and outsider perspectives. A final section focuses on several neglected trajectories. With this volume, American sociology can be seen in its full context.
SA03-323 Sogdian Traders: A History.
  Vaissiere, Etienne De La/ 9789004142527/ Price:EUR 148.00
SA03-323 Constructing Suiyuan: The Politics of Northwestern Territory and Development in Early Twentieth-Century China.
  Tighe, Justin/ 9789004144668/ Price:EUR 98.00
This groundbreaking study sheds light on the mechanisms of Chinese nation and state making. Closely examining the remaking of Qing Inner Asia as Chinese provincial territory in the late Qing and Republican periods, the author focuses on the efforts of warlords and local Chinese elites in creating the new Inner Mongolian province of Suiyuan. Based on a wide reading of rarely-accessed sources, the book explores land reclamation, the growth of counties and other ways by which Suiyuan gained provincial substance. It also carefully traces the emergence of a new national discourse on Northwestern territory and demonstrates its importance in placing Suiyuan within the Chinese Republic. More broadly speaking, Constructing Suiyuan offers comparative perspectives on the issues of space, territoriality and possession of place.
SA03-323 The Empire and the Khanate: A Political History of Qing Relations with Khoqand C.1760-1860.
  Newby, L. J./ 9789004145504/ Price:EUR 69.00
SA03-323 A Native Chieftaincy in Southwest China: Franchising a Tai Chieftaincy under the Tusi System of Late Imperial China.
  Took, Jennifer/ 9789004147973/ Price:EUR 93.00
SA03-323 Ladakhi Histories: Local and Regional Perspectives.
  Bray, John/ 9789004145511/ Price:EUR 95.00
SA03-323 Communalism in Bengal: From Famine to Noakhali, 1943-47.
  Batabyal, Rakesh/ 9780761933359/ Price:£ 47.00
SA03-323 Ajanta: History and Development, Volume 1: The End of the Golden Age.
  Spink, Walter M./ 9789004148321/ Price:EUR 115.00
SA03-323 Texts from the Pyramid Age.
  Strudwick, Nigel C./ 9789004130487/ Price:EUR 206.00
Ancient Egypt is well known for its towering monuments and magnificent statuary, but other aspects of its civilization are less well known, especially its written texts. Now Texts from the Pyramid Age provides ready access to new translations of a representative selection of texts ranging from the historically significant to the repetitive formulae of the tomb inscriptions from Old Kingdom Egypt (ca. 2700–2170 B.C.). These royal and private inscriptions, coming from both the secular and religious milieus and from all kinds of physical contexts, not only shed light on the administration, foreign expeditions, and funerary beliefs of the period but also bring to life the Egyptians themselves, revealing how they saw the world and how they wanted the world to see them. Strudwick's helpful introduction to the history and literature of this seminal period provides important background for reading and understanding these historical texts. Like other volumes in the Writings from the Ancient World series, this work will soon become a standard with students and scholars alike.
SA03-321 Mask: MI5's Penetration of the Communist Party of Great Britain.
  West, Nigel/ 9780415351454/ Price:£ 70.00
SA03-315 Hitler's Bounty Hunters: The Betrayal of the Jews.
  Liempt, Ad Van/ 9781845202033/ Price:£ 27.99
Van Liempt examines in great detail the careers of bounty hunters and describes some particularly horrifying cases. The most gripping are those involving young children. In one case, two bounty hunters traveled hundreds of miles to get their hands on a two-year-old girl living in a safe house; a month later she was gassed at Sobibor. In court, the bounty hunters consistently maintained that they received no premiums for their work, but the author shows the opposite to be true and traces the money involved. This haunting book uncovers a facet of the Holocaust that has previously been largely neglected and brings to light the day-to-day workings of the persecution of the Jews.
SA03-315 Hitler's Bounty Hunters: The Betrayal of the Jews.
  Liempt, Ad Van/ 9781845202026/ Price:£ 85.00
Why were the Nazis so successful in deporting Jews? Why did families such as Anne Frank's get turned in? Investigative journalist Ad van Liempt pulls back the curtain on the shocking practice of Dutch bounty hunters of the Jews, and reveals that ordinary citizens were prepared to turn over their Jewish countrymen in exchange for cash. Van Liempt examines in great detail the careers of bounty hunters and describes some particularly horrifying cases. The most gripping are those involving young children. In one case, two bounty hunters traveled hundreds of miles to get their hands on a two-year-old girl living in a safe house; a month later she was gassed at Sobibor. In court, the bounty hunters consistently maintained that they received no premiums for their work, but the author shows the opposite to be true and traces the money involved. This haunting book uncovers a facet of the Holocaust that has previously been largely neglected and brings to light the day-to-day workings of the persecution of the Jews.
GA03-122 Encyclopedia of the New American Nation, 3-Vols/Set.
  Finkelman, Paul/ 9780684313467/ Price:US$ 796.00
GA03-120 Encyclopedia of African-American Culture History, 6-Vols/Set.
  / 9780028658162/ Price:US$ 1393.00
Users looking for authoritative and comprehensive information about black history, figures and accomplishments now have a defining and current reference to address their needs. The second edition of the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History is a much-needed expansion of the 1996 classic and its 2000 supplement. As with the earlier publications, the second edition is aimed at high school and college students, as well as the general reader. Whereas the first edition focused almost exclusively on the United States, this new set identifies and addresses broad themes critical to understanding the texture of the cultures, achievements, challenges and comprise North America, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Readers can find comparative analyses of social movements, languages, religions and family structures in the context of an interdisciplinary framework that fills a substantial gap in studies of this genre. While many articles from the original set have updated content and bibliographies, almost half of the second edition is composed of completely new scholarship.
GA03-119 Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library, 4-Vols/Set.
  / 9781414401744/ Price:US$ 331.00
GA03-118 Roaring Twenties Reference Library, 2-Vols/Set.
  / 9781414402109/ Price:US$ 222.00
GA03-117 Shaping of America 1783-1815 Reference Library, 5-Vols/Set.
  / 9781414401812/ Price:US$ 432.00
GA03-113 Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, 4-Vols/Set.
  / 9780787676780/ Price:US$ 331.00
The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Wisdom : A Celtic Shaman's Sourcebook
  Matthews, John/ 9781592285549/ Price:US$ 21.95
Haunted Castles of the World: Ghostly Legends and Phenomena from Keeps and Fortresses Around the Globe.
  Charles A. Coulombe/ 9781592285341/ Price:US$ 16.95
In Hitler's Bunker : A Boy Soldier's Eyewitness Account of the Fuhrer's Last Days.
  Lehmann, Armin D./ 9781592285785/ Price:US$ 24.95
In Peril : A Daring Decision, a Captain's Resolve, and the Salvage that Made History.
  Strong, Skip/ 9781592285945/ Price:US$ 14.95
Transfigurations of Hellenism: Aspects of Late Antique Art in Egypt AD 250-700.
  Torok, L./ 9789004143326/ Price:EUR 174.00
A Journey to Palmyra: Collected Essays to Remember Delbert R. Hillers.
  Cussini, E./ 9789004124189/ Price:EUR 125.00
Divrei Shalom: Collected Studies of Shalom M. Paul on the Bible and the Ancient Near East 1967–2005.
  Paul, S.M./ 9789004143678/ Price:EUR 139.00
Mesopotamian Chronicles.
  Glassner, J.-J./ 9789004130845/ Price:EUR 115.00
A History of Zoroastrianism, Zoroastrianism under the Achaemenians.
  Boyce, M./ 9789004065062/ Price:EUR 105.00
Letters in the Louvre.
  Veenhof, K.R./ 9789004150812/ Price:EUR 73.00
Biblical Peoples and Ethnicity: An Archaeological Study of Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, and Early Israel 1300-1100 B.C.E..
  Killebrew, A.E./ 9789004130456/ Price:EUR 115.00
Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry.
  Leslie, Esther/ 9781861892485/ Price:£ 25.00
Esther Leslie’s Synthetic Worlds considers this and other startling affinities between chemistry, industry, aesthetics and art. Themes include the impact of artificial imitations and synthetics, the location of value, the mutability of substance, chemical fragility and artistic technique, the poetics of the inorganic and pollution, Bauhaus-influenced modulation and patina in art practice, and nationalist narratives of chemical breakthrough.
Suspended Animation : Pain, Pleasure and Punishment in Medieval Culture.
  Mills, Robert/ 9781861892607/ Price:£ 25.00
In Suspended Animation, Robert Mills tackles this misconception head on, confronting these uncomfortable medieval practices on their own ground. He exposes the reader to a host of challenging, sometimes shocking texts and images – from the graphic punishments of Hell in Tuscan frescoes to the ‘debreasting’ inflicted on St Barbara – and shows how these relate in disturbing ways to the elements of pleasure and pain in modern sexuality and even pornography. His wide-ranging work takes in a great variety of material, from fifteenth-century French poetry to the Billie Holiday song 'Strange Fruit', and through these sometimes startling juxtapositions he reveals that the ties between the modern and the medieval age are both closer and stranger than we might imagine.
Words in Revolution: Russian Futurist Manifestoes 1912-1928.
  Lawton, Anna/ 9780974493473/ Price:US$ 24.00
This is the second edition of Russian Futurism through Its Manifestoes 1912-1928, originally published by Cornell University Press (1988).This collection made available for the first time in English the writings of the Russian Futurists, which supplied the theoretical base of their movement.
Pan-africanism in Barbados: An Analysis of the Activities of the Major 20th-century Pan-african Formations in Barbados.
  Worrell, Rodney/ 9780974493466/ Price:US$ 12.00
Pan-Africanism in Barbados is a pioneering work. The book traces the development of Pan-Africanism in Barbados during the 20th century, by looking at the major socio-political Pan-African formations. Moreover, the objectives, activities, rhetoric, weaknesses, and what caused the demise of the various groupings are discussed.
Treaty Promises, Indian Reality: Life on a Reserve.
  LeRat, Harold/ 9781895830262/ Price:US$ 20.00
VC14-20 Business History, 4-Vols/Set.
  Jeremy, David J./ 9781412902632/ Price:£ 675.00
The past shapes the present and plays into the future. Business History provides an overview of the development of the national and international economy, besides providing key insights into industrial structure and the evolution of business strategies. This collection presents some of the most important journal articles, written in English, on the business history of modern capitalism. The majority relate to the twentieth century and all illuminate various aspects of the modern business system and the corporations (and small businesses) that have been its pillars. The articles have been arranged in five broad sections spanning the business environment, organizational development, globalization, entrepreneurship and management, and ethics and the environment. Within these prime divisions there are subordinate but discrete topics, such as the state and business; business and technical change; business strategy; corporate merger-making; multinational enterprise; small-and-medium enterprise; entrepreneurship; management; marketing; labour management; business culture; boardroom governance; business ethics; and corporate crime.
VC01-48 Economic Development of the British Overseas Empire, The. 3-Vols/Set.
  Knowles, L. C. A./ 9780415350457/ Price:£ 805.00
First published by George Routledge & Sons Ltd. in 1924, 1930 and 1936. When first published in 1924, Knowles' first volume on the economic history of the British Empire offered a ground-breaking comparative study, ranging from slavery to Factory Acts, from cold storage to ticks and mosquitoes, from rural cultures to plantation products, and from bush paths to railways. Following her untimely death in 1926, the manuscripts for her second and third volumes were completed and published by her husband, C.M. Knowles, in 1930 and 1936. Volume I deals with economic and development issues relating to the Empire as a whole and also specifically with India, Malaya, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda, while Volume II focuses more closely on Canada. Volume III covers the economic history of Australasia and South Africa.
VB02-73 War, 6-Vols/Set.
  Diehl, Paul F./ 9781412903738/ Price:£ 1075.00
This four-volume collection is the first to bring together the world's seminal writings on war. Edited and introduced by Paul F. Diehl, the volumes constitute eighty-five selections thematically organised across four volumes: - Concepts, Measurement and Patterns - General Theoretical Approaches and Domestic Factors - National, Dyadic and Systemic Correlates of Conflict - The Moderation and Outcomes of Conflict. Volume 1: Introduces and reviews the key conceptual and definitional issues, identifies the major historical patterns, and signals future trends. Volume 2: Reviews the major theoretical approaches to conflict together with the key decision-making models, and provides an overview of the domestic political influences on war, such as military technology, gender and environmental conditions. Volume 3: Focuses on the correlates of conflict at three levels: within individual states; between pairs of states; and at a systemic level. Topics covered include regime change, culture, arms races, geography, the role of alliances, and power distributions. Volume 4: Examines the main theories of conflict moderation: democratic peace; trade and interdependence; deterrence; and international institutions. The final sections review the expansion, settlement and renewal of conflict. Together the volume sets combine to provide an unparalleled resource providing both broad coverage of the subject and historical depth and contemporary relevance.
VB02-69 Japan and North America: RoutledgeCurzon Library of Modern Japan, 2-Vols/Set.
  Krauss, Ellis/ 9780415275149/ Price:£ 660.00
This collection makes available key articles on the Japan-North American relationship from the Meiji era to the present. Volume one focuses on the necessity of Japanese modernization post-1868 and examines the build-up to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour. Volume two looks at the post-war period, in which US forces occupied Japan and were instrumental in its rebuilding as an economic superpower. In the years following this Japan and North America enjoyed a close yet occasionally fraught relationship, as competitors and allies. Volume two also examines the cultural ramifications of the influence of North America on Japan, and vice versa. Volume I: First Contacts to the Pacific War Volume II: The Postwar
VA18-47 Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850, 2-Vols/Set.
  Murray, Christopher John/ 9781579583613/ Price:£ 350.00
Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era takes a broad view of this cultural period, focusing on the developments that can be seen as characterizing the profound changes in thought and sensibility that occurred during the second half of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. This illustrated, two-volume set of approximately 850 entries, including some that examine individuals and concepts not usually viewed as 'Romantic' (such as Kant and French artist Jacques-Louis David), will consist of analytical essays with annotated bibliographies, suggestions for further reading, and, in the case of individual-entries, a separate paragraph of biographical information. The principle aims of Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era are to provide readers with a clear, detailed, and accurate account of the literature, thought, music, and art of the period; to indicate the rich interplay of international influences and cross-currents at work; and to explore the many issues raised by the very concepts of Romantic and Romanticism.
VA17-34 Folklore, 4-Vols/Set.
  Dundes, Alan/ 9780415316620/ Price:£ 1000.00
The academic study of folklore is a worldwide, interdisciplinary field spanning the humanities and the social sciences. It is very much tied to nationalism and national identity and for this reason it has often been the smaller countries that have led the way in terms of providing theory and method. There are many significant articles, mostly written by European folklorists, which remain essentially unavailable to most folklore students. Many appear in periodicals, which are not readily available, such as fabula (folktale studies) and proverbium (proverb studies). This set of volumes provides students and researchers with a comprehensive collection of articles covering the principal theoretical and methodological concepts.
VA17-28 Shamanism: Critical Concepts in Sociology, 3-Vols/Set.
  Znamenski, Andrei A./ 9780415311922/ Price:£ 770.00
Mircea Eliade descibed shamanism as the primal religion of humanity, the 'archaic technique of ecstasy'. The books of best-selling author Carlos Castaneda made it part of popular culture. Since the 1960s shamanism has continued to attract the attention of scholars, artists, writers and the general public. The most intriguing aspect of this religion is the ability of shamans to enter into contact with spirits on behalf of their communities. The first eighteenth-century explorers of Siberia dubbed shamanism a blatant fraud. Later, academic observers stamped it as 'neurotic delusion'. In the 1960s shamans were recast as 'wounded healers', who sacrifice their lives for the spiritual well being of their communities. Many current writers and scholars treat shamanism as ancient wisdom that has much to teach us about true spirituality. This anthology tells the story of shamanism in Eurasia, North and South America, Africa and Australia. It brings together for the first time fifty-six articles and book excerpts by anthropologists, psychologists, religious scholars and historians, illustrating the variety of views on this subject.
VA17-21 Historical Jesus, The: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Evans, Craig/ 9780415327503/ Price:£ 1180.00
The historical study of the Jesus stories and the transmission of these stories through time has been of seminal importance to historians of religion. Critical historical examination allows scholars an escape from the confines of dogma, belief, and the theological interpretation. In recent years, historical Jesus studies have also opened up an important discussion concerning anti-Semitism and early Christianity and the political and ideological filtering of the Jesus story of early Christianity through the Roman Empire and beyond. This comprehensive collection brings together the vast array of historical research into the reality of the man, the teachings, and the acts and events ascribed to him that have served as the foundational story of one of the world's central religions.
VA15-9-9i Coming into being Among the Australian Aborigines: The Procreative Beliefs of the Australian Aborigines.
  Montagu, Ashley/ 9780415330589/ Price:£ 225.00
This volume brings together all the evidence bearing upon the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines and subjects it to a scientific examination in the light of biological, social and psychological research. 1. Introduction 2. The Arunta, the type pattern of Australian culture 3. The procreative beliefs of the Central Australian Aborigines 4. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of Northern Australia 5. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of North-Eastern Australia, Queensland, and Cape York Peninsula 6. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of North-Western Australia 7. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of Western Australia 8. The procreative beliefs of the native tribes of Southern, South-Eastern, and Eastern Australia 9. A summary account of the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines 10. The critical theories relating to the procreative beliefs of the Australian Aborigines 11. Phallic ceremonies and so-called phallic worship 12. Subincision and its alleged relationship to procreation 13. Maternity and paternity in Australia 14. Nescience, science, and psychoanalysis 15. Tradition, experience, and belief
VA15-9-9h Rautahi: The Maoris of New Zealand.
  Metge, Joan/ 9780415330572/ Price:£ 175.00
A comprehensive study of the Maori in New Zealand, this book covers Maori history and culture, language and art and includes chapters on the following: · Basic concepts in Maori culture · Land · Kinship · Education · Association · Leadership & social control · The Marae · Hui · Maori and Pakeha · Maori spelling and pronunciation There is an extensive glossary, bibliography and index.
VA15-9-9g Diary in the Strictest Sense of the Term, A.
  Malinowski, Bronislaw/ 9780415330565/ Price:£ 250.00
The volume presents the diary of one of the great anthropologists at a crucial time in his career. Malinowski's major works grew out of his findings on field trips to New Guinea and North Melanesia from 1914-1918. His journals cover a considerable part of that period of pioneer research. The diary contains observations of native life and customs and vivid descriptions of landscapes. Many entries reveal his approach to his work and the sources of his thought. In his introduction, Raymond Firth discusses the significance of the notebooks which formed the basis for this volume.
VA15-9-9f Migrations, Myth and Magic from the Gilbert Islands: Early Writings of Sir Arthur Grimble.
  Grimble, Rosemary/ 9780415330558/ Price:£ 175.00
This book is a collection of Arthur Grimble's field notes and early writings, brought together in book form with linking pieces and a large number of illustrations. There are chapters on cannibalism and head hunting, on astronomy and on many aspects of the lives of the Gilbertese people from birth to death.
VA15-9-9e Sorcerers of Dobu: The Social Anthropology of the Dobu Islanders of the Western Pacific.
  Fortune, R. F./ 9780415330541/ Price:£ 170.00
Ever since its first publication in 1932, Sorcerers of Dobu has been recognized as one of the great triumphs of anthropological research and interpretation in the field of ethnography. A rich source of information on primitive psychology, the book presents sociological analysis of the complex tribal organisation of the Dobuans.
VA15-9-9d Mambu: A Melanesian Millenium.
  Burridge, K. O. L./ 9780415330534/ Price:£ 170.00
Mambu is the name of a native of New Guinea who led what has become known as a 'Cargo' cult. These cults, common in Melanesia, are partly religious, political and economic in nature. Participants in the cult engage in exotic rites, the purpose of which is to gain possession of European manufactured goods, such as knives, medicines, razor blades, tinned foods etc. The volume discusses why these cults occur and examines a way of life of a New Guinea people and their reactions to European penetration and achievement.
VA15-9-9c Chimbu, The: A Study of Change in the New Guinea Highlands.
  Brown, Paula/ 9780415330527/ Price:£ 225.00
In 1933 an Australian expedition discovered in the New Guinea Highlands a people who had for thousands of years been living isolated from the civilized world, the Chimbu. Never before was the westernization of an isolated people so thoroughly examined. This volume illustrates, contrary to widely held preconceptions about the nature of primitive societies, that the Chimbu have always been an adaptable people, whose concern for the present and for change has surpassed their attachment to tradition and the past. 1. Introduction 2. The Chimbu View of Past and Future 3. The Kinds of Variation and Change 4. Chimbu Pre-History 5. Chimbu's First Contact with Europeans 6. Domestic and Local Groups 7. Groups and Segments 8. Big Men and Small 9. Cycles and Transactions 10. Strife 11. Warfare 12. The Process of Change 13. The Forces of Change 14. Material and Technological Change 15. Economic Change 16. Local Leadership and Activities 17. Conflict Today 18. Kondom's Kingdom 19. Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose
VA15-9-9b Under the Ivi Tree: Society and Economic Growth in Rural Fiji.
  Belshaw, Cyril S./ 9780415330510/ Price:£ 170.00
This study concerns the differentials of economic growth among the Fijian people. It brings together relevant factors drawn from social, cultural, economic and political analysis. As a case study in economic growth, it portrays the interplay between individuals and the social and economic conditions which surround them, and demonstrates the limitations of the institutions within which they function. Controversial points of interpretation are discussed and supported with documentation gathered from field-work.
VA15-9-9a Great Village, The: The Economic and Social Welfare of Hanuabada.
  Belshaw, Cyril S./ 9780415330503/ Price:£ 170.00
This book is the first systematic study of the urban Papuan and analyses, among other things, the family, household budgets, the proliferation of ceremonial and the re-birth of sorcery. The study can be compared, from the point of view of methods and research problems, with the increasing number of accounts of the urbanization of traditional societies, particularly in Africa. Hanuabada is not, however, 'de-tribalized' and it has maintained its boundaries intact against overwhelming immigration. 1. Hanuabada and the problem of welfare 2. Basic residence and relationship pattern 3. Social relations in production and ownership 4. Demography and health 5. Income 6. Budgets 7. The material level of living 8. Trade 9. 'Private' ceremonial exchange marriage 10. 'Public' ceremonies and feasting 11. Marital relations 12. From birth to adolescence 13. Religion 14. Sorcery and its implications 15. The body politic 16. Race relations 17. The conditions of welfare
VA15-9-8d Caste and Kinship in Kangra.
  Parry, Jonathan P./ 9780415330497/ Price:£ 175.00
This study is a major addition to understanding the problems of social inequality and the nature of caste and kinship. A full account is given of the social structure of the region, emphasizing the continuity of principles, which govern relations between castes and relationships within castes. The ethnographic data bear in particular on: the nature of untouchability; models of caste ranking; the way in which 'traditional' family structures adapt to a diversification of the economy and the debate about the 'instability' of regimes of generalized exchange.
VA15-9-8c Western India in the Nineteenth Century.
  Kumar, Ravinder/ 9780415330480/ Price:£ 170.00
Hinduism flourished in the districts around Poona in Bombay to a far greater extent than in the rest of India, hence the problems facing the British administrators of Maharashtra were quite different from those confronting them in other parts of India. The solutions they proposed and the policies which emerged determined the social changes which took place in the Maharashtra in the nineteenth century. This book analyses these changes by focussing on the rise of new social groups and the dissemination of new values and shows how these social groups and values interacted with the traditional order in Maharashtra to create a stable regional society.
VA15-9-8b Apa Tanis and Their Neighbours: A Primitive Society of the Eastern Himalayas.
  Furer-Haimendorf, Christoph von/ 9780415330473/ Price:£ 225.00
Inhabiting a secluded valley in the Eastern Himalayas, the Apa Tanis remained virtually unknown to the outside world until 1944-45 when the author spent several months in their villages, studying their internal social structure as well as their political and economic relations with neighbouring tribes. The economy of the Apa Tanis, who knew neither the principle of animal traction nor the wheel, resembled that of certain Neolithic societies, but the methods used in the exploitation of their natural environment were far from primitive, and a developed agriculture enabled a population of some 20,000 to live in one valley of 20 square miles.
VA15-9-8a Land and Social Change in East Nepal: A Study of Hindu-Tribal Relations.
  Caplan, Lionel/ 9780415330466/ Price:£ 170.00
This book examines the relations between the Limbus, an indigenous tribal people in East Nepal, and the Hindus who have entered their region during the past two hundred years. Describing the divisions which have arisen between the two groups as a result of confrontation over land, the book nonetheless stresses how they are linked by ties of economic and political interdependence and in so doing, explores the link between culture and politics.
VA15-9-7d People of Aritama: The Cultural Personality of a Colombian Mestizo Village.
  Reichel-Dolmatoff, Gerard/ 9780415330459/ Price:£ 225.00
This book covers the life of a small Mestizo community in Columbia, with its people and institutions, its traditions in the past and its outlook on the future. Chapters include: · information on the health and nutritional status of the community · discussion of formal education and certain sets of patterned attitudes such as those which refer to work, illness, food and personal prestige.
VA15-9-7b Relationships, Residence and the Individual.
  Osborne, Harold/ 9780415330435/ Price:£ 175.00
Representing a departure from traditional studies of social organisation, the book asserts that a kinship system is best understood as a system of concepts rather than as a set of empirical relationships. Three aspects of life in the Panamanian community of Los Boquerones are described 1. The country, people and problem 2. Village life and ties to the larger society 3. Economic organization 4. God, the devil and the saints 5. The individual 6. The household 7. The household and the elementary family 8. From natal to conjugal household 9. Forms of conjugal relations 10. Conjugal instability 11. Extra-domestic kinship and affinity 12. Forming the 'compadrazgo' 13. The structure of 'compadrazgo' 14. Relationships, residence, religion and the individual
VA15-9-7a Demise of a Rural Economy: From Subsistence to Capitalism in a Latin American Village, The.
  Gudeman, Stephen/ 9780415330428/ Price:£ 175.00
Bridging a gap between macro- and micro- viewpoints, the work shows the ways in which an economy is socially and historically determined. Subsistence is shown to be not only a form of agriculture but a determinant economic organisation and particular attention is paid to the problem of understanding patterns of distribution and the constitution of the surplus in the peasant economy. 1. Anthropological economics and a small village 2. An economy evolves 3. Household production: subsistence and surplus 4. The production process 5. Organizing a labour force 6. The seeds of a transformation 7. Horizons and reflections
VA15-9-6p Social Life of Early Man.
  Washburn, S. L./ 9780415330411/ Price:£ 175.00
VA15-9-6n Japanese Culture: Its Development and Characteristics.
  Smith, Robert J./ 9780415330398/ Price:£ 260.00
VA15-9-6m Foundations of Social Anthropology, The.
  Nadel, S. F./ 9780415330381/ Price:£ 205.00
VA15-9-6k Socialization: the approach from Social Anthropology.
  Mayer, Philip/ 9780415330367/ Price:£ 175.00
This volume represents the first major effort to apply the distinctive techniques of British social anthropology to the subject of socialization. Along with methodological and theoretical discussion, there is a variety of new field material from Africa, Southeast Asia and elsewhere. 1. Philip Mayer Introduction 2. Audrey I. Richards Socialization and Contemporary British Anthropology Retrospect 3. Gustav Jahoda A Psychologist's Perspective 4. Esther Goody Kinship Fostering in Gonja: Deprivation or Advantage 5. Barbara B. Lloyd Yoruba Mothers' Reports of child-rearing: Some Theoretical and Methodological Considerations 6. Barbara E. Ward Temper Tantrums in Kau Sai: Some Speculations upon their Effects 7. Paul Spencer The Function of Ritual in the Socialization of the Samburu Moran 8. Philip and Iona Mayer Socialization by Peers: the Youth Organization of the Red Xhosa 9. J.S. La Fontaine Two Types of Youth Group in Kinshasa (Leopoldville) 10. William Wilder Socialization and Social Structure in a Malay Village 11. Anthony Forge Learning to See in New Guinea 12. J.B. Loudon Teasing and Socialization on Tristan da Cunha
VA15-9-6j Seasonal Variations of the Eskimo.
  Mauss, Marcel/ 9780415330350/ Price:£ 260.00
VA15-9-6i Social Context of Violent Behaviour, The: A Social Anthropological Study in an Israeli Immigrant Town.
  Marx, Emanuel/ 9780415330343/ Price:£ 260.00
Violent behaviour occurs in every society. It grows out of the social order and can therefore be understood only in a social context. This book examines an orderly and relatively tranquil society, a small Israeli town settled by new immigrants, which is run by public agencies who pour in their resources to maintain the inhabitants. Circumstances have made the town an egalitarian society, but also limit its members' economic opportunities. This society has produced its special combinations of violent behaviour. The analysis extensively employs the 'case method' which has increasingly been used by social anthropologists.
VA15-9-6h History and Social Anthropology.
  Lewis, I. M./ 9780415330336/ Price:£ 175.00
VA15-9-6g Social Anthropology of Radcliffe-Brown, The.
  Kuper, Adam/ 9780415330329/ Price:£ 175.00
VA15-9-6f Meaning in Culture.
  Hanson, F. Allan/ 9780415330312/ Price:£ 225.00
VA15-9-6e Social Anthropology.
  Evans-Pritchard, E. E./ 9780415330305/ Price:£ 260.00
VA15-9-6d Other Cultures: Aims, Methods and Achievements in Social Anthropology.
  Beattie, John/ 9780415330299/ Price:£ 175.00
VA15-9-6c Social Anthropology of Complex Societies.
  Banton, Michael/ 9780415330282/ Price:£ 260.00
VA15-9-6b Relevance of Models for Social Anthropology, The.
  Banton, Michael/ 9780415330275/ Price:£ 175.00
VA15-9-6a Social Anthropology and Language.
  Ardener, Edwin/ 9780415330268/ Price:£ 170.00
Providing a critical framework for the consideration of the relationship between modern social anthropology and linguistics, this volume covers topics such as classification, symbolism, and structuralism. The relevance of the works of Saussure, Levi-Strauss and Chomsky is considered. There are two case-studies: the first outlines a 'social history' of the succession of pidgins that are documented on the West African coast, ending with Pidgin English. The second analyzes the status of three language varieties used in a 'trilingual' community in the Carnian Alps. Edwin Ardener, Introductory Essay: Social Anthropology and Language Part I: Social Anthropology, Language, and Sociolinguistics 1. Hilary Henson Early British Anthropologists and Language 2. R.H. Robins Malinowski Firth, and the 'Context of Situation' 3. Dell Hymes Sociolinguistics and the Ethnography of Speaking 4. J.B. Pride Customs and Cases of Verbal Behaviour Part II: Multilingualism and Social Categories 5. W.H. Whiteley A Note on Multilingualism 6. Elisabeth Tonkin Some Coastal Pidgins of West Africa 7. N. Denison Some Observations on Language Variety and Plurilingualism 8. D. Crystal Prosodic and Paralinguistic Correlates of Social Categories Part III: Social Anthropology and Language Models 9. Edwin Ardener Social Anthropology and the Historicity of Historical Linguistics 10. G.B. Milner The Quartered Shield: Outline of a Semantic Taxonomy 11. Some Ideas of Saussure applied to Buryat Magical Drawings
VA15-9-5e Interpretation of Ritual, The.
  Fontaine, J. S. La/ 9780415330251/ Price:£ 210.00
A revival of interest in primitive religion has been one of the most marked characteristics of British social anthropology of recent years. Inspired by the work of Audrey Richards, whose writing on ritual contains many of the insights that have been developed in later studies, this volume uses material drawn from all over Africa and Polynesia. The contributors include: Raymond Firth, Esther Goody, Aidan Southall, R.G. Abrahams, Edwin Ardener, J.S. La Fontaine, Monica Wilson, Elizabeth Bott, Edmund Leach and P.H. Gulliver. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Raymond Firth Verbal and bodily rituals of greeting and parting 3. Esther Goody 'Greeting', 'begging', and the presentation of respect 4. Aidan Southall Twinship and symbolic structure 5. R.G. Abrahams Spirit, twins, and ashes in Labwor, Northern Uganda 6. Edwin Ardener Belief and the problem of women 7. J.S. La Fontaine Ritualization of women's life-crises in Bugisu 8. Monica Wilson The Wedding cakes: a study of ritual change
VA15-9-5d Death and the Right Hand.
  Hertz, Robert/ 9780415330244/ Price:£ 260.00
The historical value of Hertz's writings is that they are a representative example of the culmination of two centuries of development of sociological thought in France, from Montesquieu to Durkheim and his pupils. In the intervening years since publication, that development has grown into the systematic comparative study of primitive institutions, based on a great body of ethnographic facts from all over the world: in effect social anthropology. Contents: A Contribution to the Study of the Collective Representation of Death 1. The Intermediary Period 2. The Final Ceremony 3. Conclusion The Pre-eminence of the Right Hand: A Study in Religious Polarity 1. Organic Asymmetry 2. Religious Polarity 3. The Characteristics of Right and Left 4. The Functions of the Two Hands 5. Conclusion
VA15-9-5c Rites of Passage, The.
  Gennep, Arnold van/ 9780415330237/ Price:£ 145.00
VA15-9-5b Djanggawul: An Aboriginal Religious Cult of North-Eastern Arnhem Land.
  Berndt, Ronald M./ 9780415330220/ Price:£ 245.00
VA15-9-4f We the Tikopia.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330206/ Price:£ 210.00
Recognized as a major work when first published, this title has, over the years, become a classic. Forming the basis of modern social anthropology, We the Tikiopia stands in the forefront of its literature. The book is an excellent example of fieldwork analysis of a primitive society; a complete account of the working of a primitive kinship system; and an exhaustive and sophisticated study of Polynesian social institutions. Contents: 1. In Primitive Polynesia 2. Adjustment to Civilization 3. Village Life 4. Household and Family 5. Personal Relations in the Family Circle 6. The Kin of Father and Mother 7. The Language of Kinship 8. Dirges for Dead Kin 9. Co-operation and Constraint in Marriage Relationships 10. 'House' and Clan 11. Principles of Lang Tenure 12. A Modern Population Problem 13. Firing the Ovens of Youth 14. Sociology of Sex 15. Marriage by Capture 16. Kinship and Social Stability
VA15-9-4e Themes in Economic Anthropology.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330190/ Price:£ 175.00
The main focus of the volume - the processes of choice and decision-making in different economic systems - offers exceptional scope for the convergence of economic and anthropological perspectives. It concentrates on transactions that both express and influence social relationships and values. Covering a wide geographic area there are specific studies on societies in Equatorial Africa, Colombia, South India and the Balkans. Contents: 1. Raymond Firth, Themes in Economic Anthropology 2. Leonard Joy, One Economist's View of the Relationship between Economics and Anthrpology 3. Ronald Frankenberg, Economic Anthropology 4. Percy S. Cohen, Economic Analysis and Economic Man 5. Mary Douglas, Primitive Rationing: A Study in Controlled Exchange 6. Fredrik Barth, Economic Sphere in Darfur 7. Leonard Joy, An Economic Homologue of Barth's Presentation of Economic Spheres in Darfur 8. Sutti Ortiz, The Structure of Decision-making among Indians of Colombia 9. Scarlett Epstein, Productive Efficience and Customary Systems of Rewards in Rural South India 10. Lorraine Baric, Traditional Groups and New Economic Opportunities in Rural Yugoslavia
VA15-9-4d Social Change in Tikopia.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330183/ Price:£ 170.00
Re-visiting Tikopia a decade after his first visit, Raymond Firth here examines what impact the forces of modernization had on Tikopia society with regard to economics, law, politics and social affairs. Suffering a famine whilst there, the author also examined the issues of responsibility for the famine; problems of distribution in ceremonial and ritual; institutional developments from the famine. Contents: 1. Tikopia Re-Studied 2. On the Threshold of Modernity 3. Critical Pressures on Food Supply and their Economic Effects 4. Tikopia Society in Famine 5. Economic Resources and Influence of the External Market 6. Changes in Rights Over Land 7. Indices of Social Movement: Patterns of Residence and of Marriage 8. Changes in Descent Groups 9. Changes in the Political System 10. Modifications in Social Control 11. Processes in Social Change
VA15-9-4c Primitive Polynesian Economy.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330176/ Price:£ 210.00
A great classic of British anthropology, Primitive Polynesian Economy is structured as follows: · Problems of Primitive Economics · Food and Population in Tikopia · Knowledge, Technique and Economic Lore · The Labour Situation · Ritual in Productive Activity · Economic Functions of the Chiefs · Property and Capital in Production · Principles of Distribution and Payment · Exchange and Value · Characteristics of a Primitive Economy Contents: 1. Problems of Primitive Economics 2. Food and Population in Tikopia 3. Knowledge, Technique, and Economic Lore 4. The Labour Situation 5. Ritual in Productive Activity 6. Economic Functions of the Chiefs 7. Property and Capital in Production 8. Principles of Distribution and Payment 9. Exchange and Value 10. Characteristics of a Primitive Economy Appendix 1. Synoptic Record of a Tikopia Year (1928-9) 2. Some Linguistic Categories in Tikopia Distribution and Exchange 3. Exchange Rates in a Culture Contact Situation
VA15-9-4b Elements of Social Organisation.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330169/ Price:£ 175.00
An illuminating introduction to the methods and problems of social anthropology, this book draws on a wide range of illustrations, including Raymond Firth's own experiences in New Zealand, Malaya and the Solomon Islands. The concept of social organisation is discussed with special reference to the role of individual choice and decision in social affairs and the nature of social change. Social organisation in relation to economic, aesthetic, moral and religious values is also examined. Contents: 1. The Meaning of Social Anthropology 2. Structure and Organization in a Small Community 3. Social Change in Peasant Communities 4. The Social Framework of Economic Organization 5. The Social Framework of Primitive Art 6. Moral Standards and Social Organization 7. Religion in Social Reality
VA15-9-4a Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant.
  Firth, Raymond/ 9780415330152/ Price:£ 170.00
The formation and management of capital are among the central issues in economic growth, especially in 'under-developed' countries, and form the main theme in this volume. The societies examined vary widely, both geographically and also in terms of types of social and economic structures. Contents: 1. Raymond Plant, Capital, Saving and Credit in Peasant Societies: A Viewpoint from Economic Anthropology 2. Lorraine Baric, Some Aspects of Credit, Saving and Investment in a 'Non-Monetary' Economy (Rossel Island) 3. Scarlett Epstein, Personal Capital Formation among the Tolai of New Britain 4. Fredrick Barth, Capital, Investment and the Social Structure of a Pastoral Nomad Group in South Persia 5. Joel M. Halpern, Capital, Saving and Credit among Lao Peasants 6. F.G. Bailey, Capital, Saving and Credit in Highland Orissa (India) 7. M.G. Swift, Capital, Saving and Credit in a Malay Peasant Economy 8. Marjorie Topley, Capital, Saving and Credit among Indigenous Rice Farmers and Immigrant Vegetable Farmers in Hong Kong's New Territories 9. C.S. Belshaw, Institutions for Capital formation and Distribution among Fijians 10. Joan Metge, Rural Local Savings Associations (Maori Komiti) in New Zealand's Far North 11. Alice Dewey, Capital, Credit and Saving in Javanese Marketing 12. Sidney W. Mintz, The Employment of Capital by Market Women in Haiti 13. Manning Nash, Capital, Saving and Credit in a Guatemalan and a Mexican Indian Peasant Society 14. Raymond T. Smith, Ethnic Difference and Peasant Economy in British Guiana 15. Burton Benedict, Capital, Saving and Credit among Mauritian Indians 16. Bert F. Hoselitz, Capital Formation, Saving, and Credit in Indian Agricultural Society 17. B.S. Yamey, The Study of Peasant Economic Systesm: some Concluding Comments and Questions
VA15-9-3g West Country Village, Ashworthy, A: Family Kinship and Land.
  Williams, William Morgan/ 9780415330145/ Price:£ 225.00
This volume examines the effects of rural depopulation as a process on the structure of family and kinship within one small rural area, analysing the spatial relationships of social and economic change. Part One documents these relationships in the context of family farming; the second part is largely devoted to the effects of demographic change on the structure of family and kinship within one small community. Contents: Part 1 1. Ashworthy 2. The Lane 3. Man and the Land (I) 4. Man and the Land (II) Part 2 Introduction 5. Population Change 6. Family and Kinship 7. Kinship and Social Life Conclusion Appendices 1. Male and Female Labour on Farms 2. Sex Ratio, Age Structure, Marital Status and Size of Household 3. Family Types and Number of Children per Family
VA15-9-3f Rethinking Kinship and Marriage.
  Needham, Rodney/ 9780415330138/ Price:£ 175.00
This volume is concerned with two of the fundamental topics of social anthropology, kinship and marriage, approached from a variety of viewpoints by an international group of contributors of diverse experience and background. The wide range of subjects examined includes: Incest, epistemology, linguistics, prescriptive alliance and methodology. Fieldwork from the following countries is drawn on: Burma, Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Australia, Africa and South America.
VA15-9-3e Remarks and Inventions: Sceptical Essays About Kinship.
  Needham, Rodney/ 9780415330121/ Price:£ 175.00
VA15-9-3d Elementary Structures Reconsidered: Levi-Strauss on Kinship.
  Korn, Francis/ 9780415330114/ Price:£ 175.00
VA15-9-3c Comparative Studies in Kinship.
  Goody, Jack/ 9780415330107/ Price:£ 175.00
VA15-9-3b Kinship and the Social Order: The Legacy of Lewis Henry Morgan.
  Fortes, Meyer/ 9780415330091/ Price:£ 170.00
The central argument of this book is that the structuralist theory and method developed by British and American anthropologists in the study of kinship and social organization are the direct descendants of the researches of Lewis Henry Morgan. Re-examining Morgan's work, the book demonstrates how a tradition of mis-interpretation has disguised the true import of Morgan's discoveries and ideas for Rivers and Radcliffe-Brown and the generation of anthropologists inspired by them. Contents: Part 1: Retrospect 1. Morgan: The Founding Father 2. The Line of Succession: From Morgan to Radcliffe-Brown 3. Morgan and the Analytical Approach 4. Radcliffe-Brown and the Development of Structural Analysis 5. Toward the Jural Dimension Part 2: Paradigmatic Ethnographical Specimens 6. A Methodological Excursus 7. The Kinship Polity 8. Cognatic Systems and the Politico-Jural Domain 9. the Ashanti: State and Citizenship 10. The Lineage in Ashanti 11. Ashanti Patrilateral Kinship and its Values Part 3: Some Issues in Structural Theory 12. Kinship and the Axiom of Amity 13. Filiation Reconsidered 14. Descent and the Corporate Group
VA15-9-3a Three Styles in the Study of Kinship.
  Barnes, John Arun/ 9780415330084/ Price:£ 175.00
VA15-9-2a Habitat, Economy and Society.
  Daryll, C./ 9780415330060/ Price:£ 210.00
VA15-9-1z Samburu, The.
  Spencer, Paul/ 9780415330053/ Price:£ 170.00
In an era of rapid change for Africa, this nomadic tribe clings to its traditional way of life. This book examines their society, and provides the first full published description of human life in the area. The author, a social anthropologist, spent more than two years among the Samburu; as an adopted member of one of their clans, he perceived how their values and attitudes are closely interwoven with a social system that resists change. Case studies support the general analysis throughout. Contents: 1. The Pastoral Economy 2. Clanship and Exogamy 3. The Family and the Herd 4. The Structure of Samburu Society 5. The Moran 6. The Moran and the Total Society 7. Elderhood and the Curse 8. The Status of Women 9. Social Attitudes and Ceremony 10. The Samburu and some Neighbouring Tribes: A Comparison 11. Conclusion: The Gerontocratic Society
VA15-9-1y East African Societies.
  Shorter, Aylward/ 9780415330046/ Price:£ 225.00
Focussing on the mechanics of social change and the interaction between ethnic groups, cultures, structures and value systems the background questions of ecology, demography and history are also examined and the process of urbanization and rural revolution described. Trends in marriage and family life, education and religious ideas are also discussed and case studies from each country included. Contents: 1. The Anatomy of Change in East Africa 2. Ecology and Demography 3. Peopling Theories and Short History 4. Conservative Pastoral Societies 5. Chieftain Societies 6. Urbanization 7. The Rural Revolution 8. Marriage and Family Life 9. Socialization and Education 10. Religious Trends 11. Spirit Possession and Communities of Affliction 12. Witchcraft and Sorcery 13. Case: The Urban Host Tribe 14. Case: The Developing Agricultural Community 15. Case A Rural Re-settlement Area in Southern Tanzania
VA15-9-1x Western Civilization in Southern Africa.
  Schapera, Isaac/ 9780415330039/ Price:£ 170.00
The book is structured as follows: · An introduction of old Bantu culture · An account of modern Bantu life · Discussion of the influence exerted by Christianity and Education upon communal life of the Bantu · Examination of special aspects of Bantu culture as they have been modified by Western civilization: language and music · The economic, political and legal positions of the native tribes in South Africa are also covered. Contents: 1. The Old Bantu Culture 2. Present-Day Life in the Native Reserves 3. Christianity and the Religious Life of the Bantu 4. The Educated Native in Bantu Communal Life 5. European Influences upon the Development of Bantu Language and Literature 6. The Effect of Western Civilization on Bantu Music 7. The Economic Condition of the Rural Natives 8. Social and Economic condition of the Urban Native 9. The Economic Position of the Bantu in South Africa 10. Native Administration in South Africa 11. Race-Mixture and Native Policy in South Africa 12. Bantu Grievances
VA15-9-1w Leopards and Leaders.
  Ruel, Malcolm/ 9780415330022/ Price:£ 170.00
This study of politics and government among a West African people, the Banyang of the Upper Cross River, covers the end of the period of Colonial administration. The book: · Shows the inter-relationship between the structure of the small forest communities and the highly autonomous processes by which they were governed · Analyses the relationship between residence and common descent as principles of corporate grouping · Includes a case study of the political struggle involved in one community's claims to independence. Contents: 1. Introductory: The Banyang People Part 1: the Morphology of the Complex Community 2. The Banyang Community 3. The Community and Common Descent 4. Community Constitution and the Colonial Administration Part 2: Processes of Government 5. The Nature of Community Authority 6. Judicial Processes 7. Other Governmental Processes 8. Limitations upon the Corporate Structure of the Community Part 3: The Role of the Associations 9. Traditional Associations 10. Ngbe 11. Modern Associations and the clan Unions Part 4: Processes of Group Formation 12. Genealogical Growth and the Formation of New Residential Groups 13. The Processes of constitutional Politics: the Tali Split
VA15-9-1v Hunger and Work in a Savage Tribe.
  Richards, Audrey I./ 9780415330015/ Price:£ 260.00
The force of hunger in shaping human character and social structure has been largely overlooked. This omission is a serious one in the study of primitive society, in which starvation is a constant menace. This work remedies this deficiency and opens up new lines of anthropological inquiry. The whole network of social institutions is examined which makes possible the consumption, distribution, and production of food-eating customs, as well as the religion and magic of food-production. Contents: 1. History of the Problem 2. Human Relationships and Nutritive Needs 3. Food and Family Sentiment in Bantu Society 4. Food Production and Incentives to Work 5. Kinship Sentiment and Economic Organization 6. Economic Functions of the Clan and Tribe 7. Food as a Symbol
VA15-9-1u Women of Tropical Africa.
  Paulme, Denise/ 9780415330008/ Price:£ 175.00
This book is unique in its approach in that each chapter covers women in their everyday lives and the problems, which concern them. Until now, ethnographic research has almost always been carried out with the help of the male population and as a result the picture that has emerged has been largely the image, which the men, and the men alone, have of their society. Contents: 1. Denise Paulme, Introduction 2. Monique Gessain, Coniagui Women (Guinea) 3. Marguerite Dupire, The Position of Women in a Pastoral Society (the Fulani WoDaaBe, Nomads of the Niger) 4. Annie M.D. Lebeuf, The Role of Women in the Political Organization of African Societies 5. Anne Laurentin, Nzakara Women (Central African Republic) 6. Ethel M. Albert, Women of Burundi: A Study of Social Values 7. Solange Falade, Women of Dakar and the Surrounding Urban Area 8. M. Perman