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  • Consumption and the Country Houseby Jon Stobart; Mark Rothery

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 109.99

    Focussing on three families and drawing on detailed analysis of account books, receipted bills, household inventories, diaries and correspondence, Consumption and the Country House charts the spending patterns of the landed aristocracy of Georgian England during the so-called consumer revolution of the eighteenth century. more...

  • Woodrow Wilsonby Barry Hankins

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 23.99

    Woodrow Wilson was easily one of the most religious presidents in American history. Yet, his religion has puzzled historians for decades. This book tells the story of Wilson's religion as he moved from the Calvinist orthodoxy of his youth to a progressive, spiritualized religion short on doctrine and long on morality. more...

  • Too Important For The Generalsby Allan Mallinson

    Transworld 2016; US$ 36.65

    ?War is too important to be left to the generals? snapped future French prime minister Georges Clemenceau on learning of yet another bloody and futile offensive on the Western Front. One of the great questions in the ongoing discussions and debate about the First World War is why did winning take so long and exact so appalling a human cost? After... more...

  • Die groot drieby Francois Verster

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 11.00

    Die Groot Drie bied ?n sonderlinge blik op die opkoms, hoogbloei en uiteindelike ondergang van Afrikaner-nasionalisme vanuit die perspektief van drie wÍreldklas-satirici: D.C. Boonzaier, T.O. Honiball en Fred Mouton. Die Burger is in 1915 in die lewe geroep om as mondstuk te dien vir Afrikaners wat aan die begin van die 20ste eeu op hul knieŽ gedwing... more...

  • The Fires Beneathby SeŠn Morrow

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 15.00

    The life of Monica Wilson is a story of groundbreaking scholarship, passionate creativity and personal tragedy during South Africa?s bitter and divided twentieth century. As a young anthropologist in the 1930s, Monica immersed herself in the lives, work and beliefs of African communities in southern and East Africa, while carefully observing the effects... more...

  • Muslims beyond the Arab Worldby Fallou Ngom

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Muslims beyond the Arab World explores the tradition of writing African languages using the Arabic script 'Ajami and the rise of the Muridiyya order of Islamic Sufi in Senegal. The book demonstrates how the development of 'Ajami and the flourishing of the Muridiyya are entwined. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of The Gambiaby David Perfect

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 134.99

    This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of The Gambia contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers,... more...

  • Doing Conceptual History in Africaby Axel Fleisch; Rhiannon Stephens

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 120.00

    Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africa's historical development, with a particular emphasis on pragmatics and semantics. From precolonial... more...

  • Glamorgan's Greatest Generationby Malcolm Cowper

    RowanVale Books 2016; US$ 2.99

    It is now seventy years since the end of the Second World War, and time is running out to capture the memories of the men and women who lived through that valiant era. Porthcawl author Malcolm Cowper has interviewed some forty war veterans in the former county of Glamorgan, ranging from the survivor of the horrors of a Japanese prison camp to women... more...

  • Napoleon the Greatby Andrew Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.32

    From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War , this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even to visits... more...