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  • The English Policeby Clive Emsley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    A comprehensive history of policing from the eighteenth century onwards, which draws on largely unused police archives. Clive Emsley addresses all the major issues of debate; he explores the impact of legislation and policy at both national and local levels, and considers the claim that the English police were non-political and free from political... more...

  • Napoleonic Europeby Clive Emsley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    The impact of Napoleon on France and on Europe was immediate and enduring. He dominated his age as his armies dominated the continent; and no European country was untouched, or unchanged, by the events of these turbulent years. Keeping one's bearings geographically, militarily, politically and chronologically in the prevailing turmoil is no easy matter,... more...

  • Britain and the French Revolutionby Clive Emsley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The French Revolution catapulted Europe into a new period of political upheaval, social change, and into the modern era. This book provides a concise introduction to the impact of the French Revolution on Britain and to the ways in which this impact has been assessed by historians. The book is organised thematically. It begins with a survey of... more...

  • Napoleonby Clive Emsley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Napoleon had a profound impact on the development of both France and Europe, and his career had repercussions across the wider world. His career had all the elements of a classical tragedy: having begun with spectacular military and civil achievements, it ended in exile on the tiny Atlantic island of St Helena. Almost two centuries after Napoleon?s... more...

  • Crime, Police, and Penal Policyby Clive Emsley

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 134.99

    How did ideas about crime and criminals change in Europe from around 1750 to 1940? How did European states respond to these changes with the development of police and penal institutions? Clive Emsley attempts to address these questions using recent research on the history of crime and criminal justice in Europe. Exploring the subject chronologically,... more...

  • Crime and Society in Englandby Clive Emsley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Acknowledged as one of the best introductions to the history of crime in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Crime and Society in England 1750-1900 examines thedevelopments in policing, the courts, and the penal system as England became increasingly industrialised and urbanised. The book challenges the old but still influential idea that crime... more...

  • Napoleonby Clive Emsley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Probably no other single individual has had such a profound impact on the development of modern France and on that of nineteenth century Europe as Napoleon. Clive Emsley brings the subject up-to-date historiographically and provides an accessible introduction to the post revolutionary period in European history of 1799 to 1815. more...

  • Comparative Histories of Crimeby Barry Godfrey; Clive Emsley; Graeme Dunstall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    This book aims to both reflect and take forward current thinking on comparative and cross-national and cross-cultural aspects of the history of crime. Its content is wide-ranging: some chapters discuss the value of comparative approaches in aiding understanding of comparative history, and providing research directions for the future; others address... more...

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