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  • The Collapse of Timeby Andrew Redden

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    This bilingual, critical edition is the first English language translation of Antonio de la Calancha?s Corónica moralizada (1638) and is contextualised in introductory essays that discuss the conquest and evangelisation of Peru, Inca politics of state, and which also draw out the radically different way of conceptualising human history?the collapse... more...

  • The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disastersby Logan Marshall; Stephen Spignesi

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters is an exciting collection of first-hand stories describing the catastrophe of Titanic?s maiden voyage as told by its survivors shortly after the ship sank. Originally written and published in 1912, Logan Marshall?s book was the very first attempt to solve the mystery of the accident and relieve... more...

  • The City and the Sensesby Jill Steward; Alexander Cowan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    How do we experience a city in terms of the senses? What are the inter-relations between human experience and behaviour in urban space? This volume examines these questions in the context of European urban culture between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries, exploring the institutions and ideologies relating to the range of sensual experience and... more...

  • Fumoby Carl David Ipsen

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    For over a century, Italy has had a love affair with the cigarette. Perhaps no consumer item better symbolizes the economic, political, social, and cultural dimensions of contemporary Italian history. Starting around 1900, the new and popular cigarette spread down the social hierarchy and eventually, during the 1960s, across the gender divide. For... more...

  • The Kirk and the Kingdomby Johnston McKay

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; US$ 80.00

    What did the Church ever do for us?Johnston McKay unearths a practical social theology of the church in Scotland in the century from 1820. It has been widely believed that the church was largely mute on the widespread poverty and deprivation which accompanied the rapid expanse of urban life. This study asserts that the church was not lacking in commitment... more...

  • Entgrenzungen des Wahnsinnsby Heinz-Peter Schmiedebach

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 89.80

    The rise of psychiatry in the second half of the 19 th century was accompanied by a number of dislocations. Modern artistic tendencies, deviant sexual behavior, and other maladaptive social behavior patterns were psycho-pathologized, and the notion of insanity took on new connotations. The book discusses these diverse phenomena in an... more...

  • Sattelzeitby Elisabeth Décultot; Daniel Fulda

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.27

    How did historical discourse change between 1750 and 1850, the era that Koselleck referred to as the ?Saddle Period?? Besides the much-debated phenomenon of scientification, what part was played by the love of history, hopes of making a political impact, an orientation to aesthetic memorability, and hypothetical historical designs? Was the old notion... more...

  • The Eurasian Triangleby Hiroaki Kuromiya; Georges Mamoulia

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 0.00

    The Eurasian triangle of Russia, the Caucasus, and Japan is a forgotten history of cardinal importance that, stretching from the Russo-Japanese War to World War II, influenced Western Cold War strategies. This book is also the story of a friendship rare in international politics between two unlikely partners unspoiled by political vicissitudes. more...

  • Medicine, Charity and Mutual Aidby Peter Shapely; Anne Borsay

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The history of the voluntary sector in British towns and cities has received increasing scholarly attention in recent years. Nevertheless, whilst there have been a number of valuable contributions looking at issues such as charity as a key welfare provider, charity and medicine, and charity and power in the community, there has been no book length... more...

  • Natur und Herrschaftby Kay Peter Jankrift; Alexander Kagerer; Christian Kaiser; María Ángeles Martín Romera

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 89.80

    Der Tagungsband widmet sich den Bedeutungsverschiebungen, Umbrüchen, Geltungsverlusten und -gewinnen im Zusammenspiel unterschiedlicher Wahrnehmungen von einer "Natur" guten Herrschens. Im Zentrum stehen die in vormodernen Gesellschaften ausgeprägten Strategien zur Legitimierung bzw. Delegitimierung politischer Amtsträger anhand wiederkehrender,... more...