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Africa

  • The Transatlantic Hispanic Baroqueby Harald E. Braun; Jesús Pérez-Magallón

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Gathering a group of internationally renowned scholars, this volume presents cutting-edge research on the complex processes of identity formation in the transatlantic world of the Hispanic Baroque. Identities in the Hispanic world are deeply intertwined with sociological concepts such as class and estate, with geography and religion, and with issues... more...

  • Aftermathby Nicholas Martin; Tim Haughton; Pierre Purseigle

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Focusing on three of the defining moments of the twentieth century - the end of the two World Wars and the collapse of the Iron Curtain - this volume presents a rich, interdisciplinary collection of authoritative essays, covering a wide range of thematic, regional and methodological perspectives. By re-examining these traumatic years it illuminates... more...

  • Money Pitsby John Woodland

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Between 1849 and 1853, shares in nearly 120 public companies to exploit the booming goldfields of California and Australia were offered to the British public. The companies were collectively capitalised at over £15 million, but in the end only some £1.75 million was raised between 42 of them, with only one company surviving what the newspapers... more...

  • Russian California, 1806-1860by James R. Gibson; Alexei A. Istomin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 225.00

    This two-volume book is a documentary history of Russia’s 19th-century settlement in California. It contains 492 documents, mostly translated from the Russian for the first time, fully annotated, and with an extensive historical introduction. This broad range of primary sources provides a comprehensive and detailed history of the Russian Empire’s... more...

  • New York and the First World Warby Ross J. Wilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The First World War constitutes a point in New York's history when its identity was challenged, recast and reinforced. Its position as a financial centre meant that its role in the conflict was realised sooner than elsewhere in the United States. This book uses archives, newspaper reports, leaflets and the ethnic press to explore how the city responded... more...

  • Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American Relationshipby Richard Wevill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Roger Makins, British Ambassador to Washington 1953-1956, was one of the most prominent and powerful diplomats of his time. His career was unusual for a Foreign Office official, in that such a large part of it took place in Washington and London, and was centered on Anglo-American relationships. This book describes his life, times and the important... more...

  • The Loneliness of the Black Republicanby Leah Wright Rigueur

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Covering more than four decades of American social and political history, The Loneliness of the Black Republican examines the ideas and actions of black Republican activists, officials, and politicians, from the era of the New Deal to Ronald Reagan?s presidential ascent in 1980. Their unique stories reveal African Americans fighting for an alternative... more...

  • Early Christianity in North Africaby Francois Decret

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 30.00

    Martyrs, exegetes, catechumens, and councils enlarge this study of North African Christianity, a region often reduced to its dominant patristic personalities. Smither provides English readers a quality translation of an important book that captures the unique spirit of an invaluable chapter of church history. Along with the churches located in large... more...

  • States and Power in Africaby Jeffrey Herbst; Jeffrey Herbst

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Theories of international relations, assumed to be universally applicable, have failed to explain the creation of states in Africa. There, the interaction of power and space is dramatically different from what occurred in Europe. In States and Power in Africa , Jeffrey Herbst places the African state-building process in a truly comparative perspective.... more...

  • Genius in Franceby Ann Jefferson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    This engaging book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as well as medicine, psychology, and journalism, Ann Jefferson examines the ways in which the idea of genius has been ceaselessly reflected on and... more...