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  • Fountains and Water Culture in Byzantiumby Brooke Shilling; Paul Stephenson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    This collection explores the ancient fountains of Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul, reviving the senses of past water cultures. more...

  • Great Western, Moguls and Prairiesby David Maidment

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.97

    Great Western Moguls & Prairies is a volume in Pen & Sword’s series, ‘Locomotive Profiles’. It describes the conception, design, building and operation of the fleet of Prairie 2-6-2 tank engines and the Mogul 2-6-0s designed by Churchward in the early part of the twentieth century and perpetuated by his successor, Charles... more...

  • Famine and Scarcity in Late Medieval and Early Modern Englandby Buchanan Sharp

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book examines governmental and crowd responses to famine, from the late Middle Ages through to the early modern era. more...

  • From Craftsmen to Capitalistsby Frederick L. McKitrick

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    Politically adrift, alienated from Weimar society, and fearful of competition from industrial elites and the working class alike, the independent artisans of interwar Germany were a particularly receptive audience for National Socialist ideology. As Hitler consolidated power, they emerged as an important Nazi constituency, drawn by the party's rejection... more...

  • Wartime Captivity in the 20th Centuryby Anne-Marie Pathé; Fabien Théofilakis

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Long a topic of historical interest, wartime captivity has over the past decade taken on new urgency as an object of study. Transnational by its very nature, captivity's historical significance extends far beyond the front lines, ultimately inextricable from the histories of mobilization, nationalism, colonialism, law, and a host of other related... more...

  • The Devil's Wheelsby Sasha Disko

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    During the high days of modernization fever, among the many disorienting changes Germans experienced in the Weimar Republic was an unprecedented mingling of consumption and identity: increasingly, what one bought signaled who one was. Exemplary of this volatile dynamic was the era's burgeoning motorcycle culture. With automobiles largely a luxury... more...

  • Out of Ashesby Konrad H. Jarausch; Konrad H. Jarausch

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    A sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, Out of Ashes tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise. Konrad Jarausch describes how the European nations emerged from the nineteenth century with high hopes for continued material progress and proud of their imperial command over... more...

  • London Local Trains in the 1950s and 1960sby Kevin McCormack

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 29.97

    This remarkable colour album of 1950’s and 1960’s images covers non-express trains working in and out of London termini, along with a selection of feeder services operating in roughly a 40 mile radius of the Capital. The trains featured are therefore semi-fast passenger, suburban passenger and freights. The advantage of casting the net... more...

  • Feeding Gothamby Gergely Baics

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    New York City witnessed unparalleled growth in the first half of the nineteenth century, its population rising from thirty thousand people to nearly a million in a matter of decades. Feeding Gotham looks at how America?s first metropolis grappled with the challenge of provisioning its inhabitants. It tells the story of how access to food, once a... more...

  • The Samuraiby Stephen Turnbull

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The world of the samurai, the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan, has for too long been associated solely with military history and has largely remained a mystery. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really were. The world... more...