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  • Geopolitics and Globalization in the Twentieth Centuryby Brian Blouet

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 35.00

    This book looks at the struggle between the processes of globalization and geopolitical forces over the last 150 years. The twentieth century witnessed a struggle between geopolitical states who wanted to close off and control earth space, resources and p more...

  • The Papacy in the Modern Worldby Frank J. Coppa

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    In March 2013, millions of people sat glued to news channels and live Internet feeds, waiting to see white smoke rise from the Sistine Chapel, signaling the election of the new pope. For two millennia, the papacy, leader of the Roman Catholic Church, has played a fundamentally important role in European history and world affairs. Transcending the... more...

  • Britain since the Seventiesby Jeremy Black

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 24.95

    In Britain since the Seventies, well-known historian Jeremy Black examines the most recent developments in British political, social, cultural and economic history. Taking the triumph of consumerism as an organizing theme, he charts the rise and fall of the Conservative Party, developments in British society, culture and politics, environmental issues,... more...

  • War since 1945by Jeremy Black

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 24.95

    Most writing on modern warfare begins with the French Revolutionary Wars and continues through World Wars I and II, giving post-1945 conflicts only a cursory glance through the lens of Cold War politics. Distinguished military historian Jeremy Black corrects that imbalance with War since 1945, a comprehensive look at the many large- and small-scale... more...

  • Romaniaby Lucian Boia

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 27.00

    Romania occupies a unique position on the map of Eastern Europe. It is a country that presents many paradoxes. In this book the preeminent Romanian historian Lucian Boia examines his native land's development from the Middle Ages to modern times, delineating its culture, history, language, politics and ethnic identity. Boia introduces us to the heroes... more...

  • Island at the End of the Worldby Steven Roger Fischer

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 32.00

    On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating... more...

  • Animalby Erica Fudge

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 19.95

    From the pet that we live with and care for, to news items such as animal cloning, and the use of various creatures in film, television and advertising, animals are a constant presence in our lives.Animal is a timely overview of the many ways in which we live with animals, and assesses many of the paradoxes of our relationships with them: for example,... more...

  • Oil, Islam, and Conflictby Rob Johnson

    Reaktion Books 2007; US$ 25.00

    The Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan while Chechnya still struggles under a shadow of violence, and the nations surrounding them are barely more stable. Add in the significant reserves scattered throughout Central Asia and you have a volatile political cocktail that makes the region, in Rob Johnson?s words, the ?new Middle East.? In Oil, Islam and... more...

  • Animal Rightsby Hilda Kean

    Reaktion Books 1998; US$ 29.95

    In the late twentieth century animals are news. Parliamentary debates, protests against fox hunting and television programs like Animal Hospital all focus on the way in which we treat animals and on what that says about our own humanity. As vegetarianism becomes ever more popular, and animal experimentation more controversial, it is time to trace the... more...

  • Sovereign Cityby Geoffrey Parker

    Reaktion Books 2005; US$ 39.00

    The city has had a rich and tumultuous history, evolving from a powerful political entity in ancient times to its modern role as a local hub of tourism and commerce. Sovereign City examines the nature of the city's ever-changing status, as Geoffrey Parker investigates the city-state as a geopolitical form and explores its distinctive niche within different... more...