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  • The Social History of Agricultureby Christopher Isett; Stephen Miller

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    This text provides a compelling narrative world history through the lens of food and farmers. Tracing the world history of agriculture from earliest times to the present, Isett and Miller argue that people rather than markets have been the primary agents of agricultural change, exploring the actions taken by individuals and groups over time.... more...

  • The Penguin History of the Churchby R. Southern

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 21.14

    The history of the Western church in the Middle Ages is the history of the most elaborate and thoroughly integrated system of religious thought and practice the world has ever known. It is also the history of European society during eight hundred years of sometimes rapid change. This authoritative history shows how the concept of an organized human... more...

  • Russia and Courtly Europeby Jan Hennings

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book explores diplomacy and ritual practice at a moment of new departures and change in both early modern Europe and Russia. more...

  • Dolce Vita Confidentialby Shawn Levy

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    From the ashes of the Second World War, Rome was reborn as the epicentre of film, fashion, creative energy, tabloid media and bold-faced libertinism that made 'Italian' a global synonym for taste, style and flair. A confluence of cultural contributions created a bright, burning moment in history: it was the heyday of fashion icons such as Pucci,... more...

  • Making New Music in Cold War Polandby Lisa Jakelski

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00

    Making New Music in Cold War Poland presents a social analysis of new music dissemination at the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, one of the most important venues for East-West cultural contact during the Cold War. In this incisive study, Lisa Jakelski examines the festival?s institutional organization, negotiations among... more...

  • Competition in the Promised Landby Leah Platt Boustan

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    From 1940 to 1970, nearly four million black migrants left the American rural South to settle in the industrial cities of the North and West. Competition in the Promised Land provides a comprehensive account of the long-lasting effects of the influx of black workers on labor markets and urban space in receiving areas. Traditionally, the Great Black... more...

  • Außenpolitik nach der Kuba-Krise (Dezember 1962 bis Oktober 1964)by Gerhard Wettig

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 54.91

    After the Cuban Missile Crisis, Khrushchev exercised more prudence and adopted a long-term perspective on furthering his goal of expelling the Western powers from Berlin and rendering a major defeat to NATO. Adenauer?s retirement left him hoping for a change of course in West German policy. Neither goal was truly based in reality. Overall, Khrushchev?s... more...

  • Journal of Medieval Military Historyby John France; Kelly DeVries; Clifford J. Rogers

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 87.50

    "The Journal of Medieval Military History continues to consolidate its now assured position as the leading academic vehicle for scholarly publication in the field of medieval warfare." Medieval Warfare more...

  • Illuminatiby Robert Howells

    Watkins Media Ltd 2016; US$ 9.99

    This book demonstrates that the old secret societies were driven by the same impulse as Anonymous and WikiLeaks are today. These marginalized groups have always rebelled against the establishments; some subversively by spreading progressive ideas through art and literature, while others are far more proactive, driving revolution and exposing government... more...

  • British Light Infantry & Rifle Tactics of the Napoleonic Warsby Philip Haythornthwaite; Adam Hook

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    In an age when infantry units manoeuvred and fought in rigid blocks, the idea of encouraging initiative and allowing a unit to 'skirmish' was regarded as revolutionary and fell out of favour in the years following the French-Indian and American Revolutionary wars. It was revived by far-sighted British and foreign-mercenary officers, who observed the... more...