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  • Historical Dictionary of Fijiby Brij V. Lal

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 89.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Fiji contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting... more...

  • Beyond Their Yearsby Scotti Cohn

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Sometimes a war's greatest heroes are its survivors, those who manage to forge new lives despite the tragedy they have experienced. For the sixteen unsung heroes profiled in Beyond Their Years, surviving also meant surrendering their childhood. These children found themselves on the edge of the fray - both in combat and in the throes of daily life... more...

  • The Corn Wolfby Michael Taussig

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    Collecting a decade of work from iconic anthropologist and writer Michael Taussig, The Corn Wolf pinpoints a moment of intellectual development for the master stylist, exemplifying the ?nervous system? approach to writing and truth that has characterized his trajectory. Pressured by the permanent state of emergency that imbues our times, this approach... more...

  • Two Arabs, a Berber, and a Jewby Lawrence Rosen

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In this remarkable work by seasoned scholar Lawrence Rosen, we follow the fascinating intellectual developments of four ordinary Moroccans over the span of forty years. Walking and talking with Haj Hamed Britel, Yaghnik Driss, Hussein Qadir, and Shimon Benizri?in a country that, in a little over a century, has gone from an underdeveloped colonial... more...

  • The Last Years of the Monroe Doctrineby Gaddis Smith

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 8.99

    When President Monroe issued his 1823 doctrine on U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere, it quickly became as sacred to Americans as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. But in the years after World War II - notably in Guatemala in 1954, in Brazil in 1963, in Chile in 1973, and in El Salvador in the 1980s - our government's policy... more...

  • The Mythical Indies and Columbus's Apocalyptic Letterby Elizabeth Moore Willingham

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 129.99

    With his letter of 1493 to the court of Spain, Christopher Columbus heralded his first voyage to the present-day Americas, creating visions that seduced the European imagination and birthing a fascination with those ?new? lands and their inhabitants. Columbus?s epistolary announcement travelled from country to country in a late-medieval media event,... more...

  • Everything to Nothingby Geert Buelens

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    The poets? Great War: violence, revolution and modernism The First World War changed the map of Europe forever. Empires collapsed, new countries were born, revolutions shocked and inspired the world. This tumult, sometimes referred to as ?the literary war?, saw an extraordinary outpouring of writing. The conflict opened up a vista of possibilities... more...

  • Historyby David Nash

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 7.99

    Why study history? What?s the point? Through compelling historical narratives, such as the assassination of President Kennedy, Dr. David Nash introduces the central elements of the subject. Readers learn how history seeks to explain, categorize and make sense of events of the past. It is a search for truth which involves searching for sources and... more...

  • Of Love and Loathingby Nicholas A. Robins

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    Policies concerning marriage, morality, and intimacy were central to the efforts of the Spanish monarchy to maintain social control in colonial Charcas. The Bourbon Crown depended on the patriarchal, caste-based social system on which its colonial enterprise was built to maintain control over a vast region that today encompasses Bolivia and parts... more...