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  • On the Medieval Origins of the Modern Stateby Joseph R. Strayer; Charles Tilly; William Chester Jordan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    The modern state, however we conceive of it today, is based on a pattern that emerged in Europe in the period from 1100 to 1600. Written from the experience of a lifetime of teaching and research in the field, this short, clear book is the classic work on what is known about the early history of the European state. Charles Tilly's foreword shows how... more...

  • Treason and the Stateby D. Alan Orr

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    A study of the fundamental change in the meaning of treason in the 1640s. more...

  • Jonathan Edwardsby Philip F. Gura

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 15.99

    An important new biography of America's founding religious father. Jonathan Edwards was America's most influential evangelical, whose revivals of the 1730s became those against which all subsequent ones have been judged. The marvelous accomplishment of Philip Gura's Jonathan Edwards is to place the rich intellectual landscape of America's most... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacreby Robert Darnton

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the eighteenth-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the... more...

  • On the War for Greek Freedomby Herodotus; Samuel Shirley; James Romm

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgment presents those selections that comprise Herodotus’ historical narrative. These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, Historical Epilogue, glossary of main characters and places, index... more...

  • Signals of Belief in Early Englandby Martin Carver; Alex Sanmark; Sarah Semple

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 30.00

    This volume will throw new light on the intellect of the earliest English - the way they thought, the way they viewed the world, and the way they viewed worlds other than this. Previous understanding of the topic, well rooted in the ideas of its time, regarded the English as adherents of two consecutive religions: Paganism governed the settlers of... more...

  • Myne Owne Groundby T. H. Breen; Stephen Innes

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 33.99

    Ever since its publication twenty-five years ago, "Myne Owne Ground" has challenged readers to rethink much of what is taken for granted about American race relations. During the earliest decades of Virginia history, some men and women who arrived in the New World as slaves achieved freedom and formed a stable community on the Eastern shore.... more...

  • Humanitarian Interventionby Brendan Simms; D. J. B. Trim

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A pioneering account of responses to oppression, persecution and mass atrocities from the sixteenth century to the late twentieth century. more...

  • The Battle against Anarchist Terrorismby Richard Bach Jensen

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    The first global history of the secret diplomatic and police campaign against anarchist terrorism from 1880 to the 1920s. more...

  • America's Economic Way of Warby Hugh Rockoff

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    This revealing book exposes the influence of economics and finance on how America waged war in the twentieth century. more...