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  • The Making of Modern Womanby Lynn Abrams

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 53.95

    Modern woman was made between the French Revolution and the end of the First World War. In this time, the women of Europe crafted new ideas about their sexuaity, motherhood, the home, the politics of femininity, and their working roles. They faced challenges about what a woman should be and how she should act.  From domestic ideology to women's suffrage,... more...

  • Crimean Tatarsby Alan W. Fisher

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    The first in a series of volumes to discuss the history and development of the non-Russian nationalities in the Soviet Union. --"Professor Fisher's excellent book is brief but clear and succinct. It should be required reading for all students of Russian and European History."--Slavic Review more...

  • Gun Culture in Early Modern Englandby Lois G. Schwoerer

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 39.50

    Guns had an enormous impact on the social, economic, cultural, and political lives of civilian men, women, and children of all social strata in early modern England. In this study, Lois Schwoerer identifies and analyzes England’s domestic gun culture from 1500 to 1740, uncovering how guns became available, what effects they had on society, and how... more...

  • Nationalizing France's Armyby Christopher J. Tozzi

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Before the French Revolution, tens of thousands of foreigners served in France’s army. They included troops from not only all parts of Europe but also places as far away as Madagascar, West Africa, and New York City. Beginning in 1789, the French revolutionaries, driven by a new political ideology that placed "the nation" at the center of sovereignty,... more...

  • Discourses of Tolerance & Intolerance in the European Enlightenmentby Hans Erich Bödeker; Clorinda Donato; Peter Reill

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; Not Available

    While offering an in-depth consideration of these complex issues in the context of the Enlightenment, the volume sheds light on many similar challenges facing contemporary society. more...

  • Ideas of Monarchical Reformby Andrew Mansfield

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 105.00

    This book examines the political works of Andrew Michael Ramsay (1683-1743) within the context of early eighteenth-century British and French political thought. In the first monograph on Ramsay in English for over sixty years, the author uses Ramsay to engage in a broader evaluation of the political theory in the two countries and the exchange between... more...

  • The Executioner's Journalby Joel F. Harrington

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 24.50

    During a career lasting nearly half a century, Meister Frantz Schmidt (1554-1634) personally put to death 392 individuals and tortured, flogged, or disfigured hundreds more. The remarkable number of victims, as well as the officially sanctioned context in which they suffered at Schmidt’s hands, was the story of Joel Harrington’s much-discussed book... more...

  • A Short History of Scotlandby Andrew Lang

    Start Classics 2014; US$ 1.99

    Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as the collector of folk and fairy tales. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, St Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford. As a journalist, poet, critic and historian, he soon made a reputation... more...

  • Das Haus Europaby Pim den Boer; Heinz Duchhardt; Georg Kreis; Wolfgang Schmale

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 98.00

    Die Diskussion über den Euro-Rettungsplan, die Finanzhilfen für Griechenland, Portugal und Irland, die Einführung schärferer Grenzkontrollen durch Dänemark haben einen neuen Streit über die Europäische Union entfacht. Driften die europäischen Staaten nach 60 Jahren der immer intensiveren und weiträumigeren Integration wieder auseinander? Spiegeln die... more...

  • The Anthropology of the Enlightenmentby Larry Wolff; Marco Cipolloni

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 30.95

    This book argues that the Enlightenment created the intellectual foundations of modern anthropology, and cultivated the anthropological pursuit of cultural perspective. more...