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  • A Poisonous Thorn in Our Heartsby James Copnall

    Hurst 2014; US$ 23.99

    What happened after Africa's biggest country split in two? When South Sudan ran up its flag in July 2011, two new nations came into being. In South Sudan a former rebel movement faces colossal challenges in building a new country. At independence it was one of the least developed places on earth, after decades of conflict and neglect. The '"rump... more...

  • Social Unrest and Popular Protest in England, 1780?1840by John E. Archer

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 24.00

    An examination of protest from the Gordon Riots of 1780 up to Chartism in the 1830s, first published in 2000. more...

  • Scars in the Landscapeby Ian Clark

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 20.00

    Scars in the Landscape is a register of massacres and killings of Aboriginal people during 1803?1859. Deliberately challenging the ideology that the colonisation of Western Victoria was peaceful, the register reveal that violence was widespread. Through searching contemporary archival material, utilising Aboriginal oral history and local histories,... more...

  • Imagining the Balkansby Maria Todorova

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 17.99

    Imagining the Balkans examines how an innocent geographic appellation was transformed into a powerful and widespread pejorative designation. In a new afterword, Maria Todorova discusses the reaction to her dubbing of the term Balkanism and recent events in the Balkans. more...

  • History Derailedby Ivan T. Berend

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    There is probably no greater authority on the modern history of central and eastern Europe than Ivan Berend, whose previous work, Decades of Crisis, was hailed by critics as "masterful" and "the broadest synthesis of the modern social, economic, and cultural history of the region that we possess." Now, having brought together and illuminated this... more...

  • Jack Tar's Storyby Myra C. Glenn

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    Jack Tar's Story examines the autobiographies and memoirs of antebellum American sailors to explore contested meanings of manhood and nationalism in the early republic. more...

  • Constantinopleby Roger Crowley

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 11.99

    'Engagingly fresh and vivid . . . The 21-year-old Mehmet [the Ottoman Sultan] emerges from this book as ruthless but innovative, irascible but versatile and, above all, indefatigable - a worthy successor to Alexander and the Roman emperors he admired as much as any Muslim hero.' Malise Ruthven, Sunday Times In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman... more...

  • Modernism and Fascismby Roger Griffin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00

    Intellectual debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism continue to be active and hotly contested. In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena. more...

  • The Siege of Meccaby Yaroslav Trofimov

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 17.58

    20 November 1979: as morning prayers began, hundreds of hardline Islamist gunmen, armed with rifles smuggled in coffins, stormed the Grand Mosque in Mecca. With thousands of terrified worshippers trapped inside, the result was a bloody siege that lasted two weeks, caused hundreds of deaths, prompted an international diplomatic crisis and unleashed... more...

  • Stalin and His Hangmenby Donald Rayfield

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 23.98

    Stalin, like Hitler and other tyrants, won and held power because he had collaborators - hangmen. Drawing on newly released archival material, Donald Rayfield gives us a fuller and more colourful picture of Stalin's inner circle than ever before. Stalin was not the sole author of Stalinism. What motivated his chiefs of police, Feliks Dzierzynski, Viacheslav... more...