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  • Borderland Capitalismby Kwangmin Kim

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Scholars have long been puzzled by why Muslim landowners in Central Asia, called begs, stayed loyal to the Qing empire when its political legitimacy and military power were routinely challenged. Borderland Capitalism argues that converging interests held them together: the local Qing administration needed the Turkic begs to develop resources and... more...

  • Essaying the Pastby Jim Cullen

    Wiley 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips. Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically ... more...

  • Suspicions of Marketsby Donald Rutherford

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 112.57

    In this work, Rutherford reviews why Adam Smith, Hayek, Mises and others praised economic markets, with a view to understanding, in contrast, historical attacks on markets dating as far back as Aristotle. The market has long been criticized as an inappropriate method of allocation, encouraging market participants to misbehave for the sake of... more...

  • Outlandish Knightby Minoo Dinshaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19

    In his enormously long life (he was born in 1903 and died in 2000), Steven Runciman managed not just to be a great historian of the Crusades and Byzantium, but Grand Orator of the Orthodox Church, a member of the Order of Whirling Dervishes, Greek Astronomer Royal and Laird of Eigg. His friendships, curiosities and plottings entangled him in a huge... more...

  • The Biographical Turnby Hans Renders; Binne de Haan; Jonne Harmsma

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    The Biographical Turn showcases the latest research through which the field of biography is being explored. Fifteen leading scholars in the field present the biographical perspective as a scholarly research methodology, investigating the consequences of this bottom-up approach and illuminating its value for different disciplines. While biography... more...

  • Sabbatai ?eviby Gershom Scholem; Yaacob Dweck; R. J. Zwi Werblowsky

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    Gershom Scholem stands out among modern thinkers for the richness and power of his historical imagination. A work widely esteemed as his magnum opus, Sabbatai ?evi offers a vividly detailed account of the only messianic movement ever to engulf the entire Jewish world. Sabbatai ?evi was an obscure kabbalist rabbi of seventeenth-century Turkey who... more...

  • The New Historyby Alun Munslow

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 57.95

    The notion of 'history' has always been one strenuously debated by both academics and the wider population. This deeply provocative re-thinking of our engagement with the past by one of the world's leading post-modern historians takes that debate one step further. Alun Munslow re-assesses history in the light of post-modernism and other intellectual... more...

  • Hard Times: Impoverishment and Protest in the Perestroika Years - Soviet Union, 1985-91by William Moskoff

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The book offers guidance to aspiring historians at every stage and in every walk of life, from practical advice on tackling and organizing projects to recommendations for finding and using resources of all kinds, whether at the local library or historical society or on the world wide web. It is intended to be a serious guide to the best practices for... more...

  • A Citizen's Guide to Politics in Americaby Barry Rubin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    This book is an antidote for civic apathy and disillusionment. It takes the reader step-by-step through the process of successful action for change -- from the germ of an idea to finding allies, getting the word out, and building the critical mass of people, energy, and support to accomplish the desired result. Filled with abundant practical examples... more...

  • Soviet Emigre Artistsby Marilyn Rueschemeyer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    The blind mendicant in Ukrainian folk tradition is a little-known social order, but an important one. The singers of Ukrainian epics, these minstrels were organized into professional guilds that set standards for training and performance. Repressed during the Stalin era, this is their story. more...