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  • The Age of the Vikingsby Anders Winroth

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid, but also to explore.... more...

  • Against Wind and Tideby Ousmane Power-Greene

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 52.50

    Against Wind and Tide tells the story of African American’s battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS members considered free black colonization in Africa a benevolent enterprise, most black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the organization... more...

  • The City Is Oursby Geronimo; Bart van der Steen; Ask Katzeff; Leendert van Hoogenhuijze; George Katsiaficas

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Squatters and autonomous movements have been at the forefront of radical politics in Europe for nearly a half-century?from struggles against urban renewal and gentrification, to large-scale peace and environmental campaigns, to spearheading the antiausterity protests sweeping the continent. Through an examination of the local history of these movements... more...

  • The Rosary, the Republic, and the Rightby Karl J. Trybus

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 59.99

    The birth of the Second Spanish Republic in April 1931 ushered in a period of possible secularization to Spain. Liberals welcomed legal changes, while conservatives feared the special ?privileges? they enjoyed would end. The Catholic Church remained a central focus of left-wing antagonism and right-wing allegiances, and conflicts surrounding the future... more...

  • The Search for HMAS Sydneyby Ted Graham; Bob King; Bob Trotter; Kim Kirsner

    UNSW Press 2014; US$ 55.99

    In November 1941 HMAS Sydney, the pride of Australia's wartime fleet, and its crew of 645 disappeared without a trace off the Western Australian coast. All that was known was Sydney had come under fire from the German raider HSK Kormoran, which also sank. After numerous unsuccessful searches from the mid 1970s onwards, the Finding Sydney Foundation... more...

  • Anzac, The Unauthorised Biographyby Carolyn Holbrook

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 19.99

    Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac. Is there anything Australians won’t do to keep the Anzac legend at the centre of our national story?But standing firm on the other side of the Anzac enthusiasts is a chorus of critics claiming that the appetite for Anzac is militarising our history and indoctrinating... more...

  • What Did You Do in the Cold War Daddy?by Ann Curthoys; Joy Damousi

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 24.99

    The Cold War was a turbulent time to grow up in. Family ties were tested, friendships were torn apart and new beliefs forged out of the ruins of old loyalties. In this book, through twelve evocative stories of childhood and early adulthood in Australia during the Cold War years, writers from vastly different backgrounds explore how global political... more...

  • Public Religious Disputation in England, 1558–1626by Joshua Rodda

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    With a focus on England from the accession of Elizabeth I to the mid-1620s, this book examines the practice of public, academic religious disputation between opposing Catholic, Protestant and nonconformist puritan divines. Introducing a form of discourse hitherto neglected, the volume works to rehabilitate a body of material only previously examined... more...

  • Tennessee Williams and Europeby John S. Bak

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 113.00

    Tennessee Williams and Europe: Intercultural Encounters, Transatlantic Exchanges documents the bi-directional exchange of ideas and images between Williams and post-war Europe that have altered the artistic landscapes of both continents. Fifteen Williams scholars from around the world examine this artistic symbiosis and explore avenues of research... more...

  • Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Europeby Eva Schandevyl

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to present, this collection examines the feminisation of justice, its historical beginnings, and the impact of gendered constructions on jurisprudence. Every chapter addresses these issues from the point of view of women's legal history or gendered legal cultures.... more...