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Africa

  • Africa's Long Road Since Independenceby Keith Somerville

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 15.50

    'A superb book...genuinely innovative' Jack Spence OBE, King's College London Over the last half century, sub-Saharan Africa has not had one history, but many. Histories that have intertwined, converged and diverged. They have involved a continuing process of decolonization and state-building, conflict, economic problems but also progress and... more...

  • Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorumby Kathryn Hughes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 14.81

    ?A work of formidable scholarship that propels the reader from idea to idea. Reading it is like unravelling the bandages on a mummy to find the face of the past staring back in all its terrible and poignant humanity? Financial Times A groundbreaking account of what it was like to live in a Victorian body from one of our best historians. more...

  • The Holocaustby Laurence Rees

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 42.29

    This landmark work answers two of the most fundamental questions in history - how, and why, did the Holocaust happen? Laurence Rees has spent twenty-five years meeting survivors and perpetrators of the Third Reich and the Holocaust. Now, in his magnum opus, he combines largely unpublished testimony with the latest academic research to create the... more...

  • The Nature of the Pathby Marcus Filippello

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    The Nature of the Path reveals how a single road has shaped the collective identity of a community that has existed on the margins of larger societies for centuries. Marcus Filippello shows how a road running through the Lama Valley in Southeastern Benin has become a mnemonic device that has allowed residents to counter prevailing histories.  ... more...

  • Year One of the Russian Revolutionby Victor Serge; Peter Sedgwick

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 24.99

    Serge exposes the heart of the vital first year of the most important working class revolution in history. more...

  • The Souls of Black Folkby W. E. B. Du Bois

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an African American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. The importance of his work to the success of the Civil Rights movement cannot be overestimated. "In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. E. B. Du Bois attempted virtually... more...

  • IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraqby IraqiGirl

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 13.00

    In a country torn apart by war, a teenage girl blogs her story of family, friendship, and life under American occupation. more...

  • French Revolutionaries in the Ottoman Empireby Pascal Firges

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    An unusual view of the French Revolution as one of moderation and compromise, transforming not only the French state, but territories throughout the world. This volume focuses on its impact across the Ottoman Empire, shedding new light on the global repercussions of the French Revolution and on French revolutionary foreign politics and diplomacy. more...

  • Exile, Imprisonment, or Deathby Julian Swann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 114.99

    In 1617, Louis XIII was forced to resort to assassination as punishment, while a century later, Louis XIV needed only to issue a command and the kingdom's most powerful subjects would submit to imprisonment or exile without trial. What were 'politics of disgrace', why did it emerge, what conventions governed its use, and how did France react to it? more...

  • Ernst Kantorowiczby Robert E. Lerner

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    This is the first complete biography of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895?1963), an influential and controversial German-American intellectual whose colorful and dramatic life intersected with many of the great events and thinkers of his time. A medieval historian whose ideas exerted an influence far beyond his field, he is most famous for two books?a notoriously... more...