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  • A History of Modern Britainby Ellis Wasson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 44.95 US$ 40.45

    Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition,  A History of Modern Britain: 1714 to the Present  provides a comprehensive survey of the social, political, economic and cultural history of Great Britain from the Hanoverian succession to the present day. Places Britain in a global context, charting the rise and fall of the... more...

  • Hollywood's Americaby Steven Mintz; Randy W. Roberts; David Welky

    Wiley 2015; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.16

    Fully revised, updated, and extended, the fifth edition of Hollywood’s America provides an important compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents that allows students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative... more...

  • The Victoriansby David Gange

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 7.99

    The Victorian period is crucial to any understanding of modern Britain, yet it is frequently understood only through the crude stereotypes of emotional repression, factories, child labour and the pursuit of progress at all costs. They reveal part of the truth but not all. Exploring how these stereotypes relate to the realities of such a rich and... more...

  • The Culmination of Conflictby Stephen Rapawy

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    As Germany fought the Soviet Union during World War II, a much smaller but equally vicious struggle was unfolding in southeastern Poland, fueled by longstanding ethnic and territorial conflicts between Poles and Ukrainians. Both sides organized large partisan armies and sought control over territory each deemed integral to their postwar national visions.... more...

  • Women in Magazinesby Rachel Ritchie; Sue Hawkins; Nicola Phillips; S. Jay Kleinberg

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century, millions of women read the weeklies and monthlies that focused on supposedly "feminine concerns" of the home, family and appearance. In the decades that followed, feminist scholars... more...

  • Fumoby Carl David Ipsen

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Fumo illuminates the rich socio-economic history of twentieth-century Italy by following the cigarettes diffusion across class and gender boundaries, navigation of imperialism, Wars, Fascism, and 1970s protest movements to its eventual decline in recent decades. more...

  • The City and the Sensesby Jill Steward; Alexander Cowan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • New York Times The Times of the Seventiesby The New York Times; Clyde Haberman

    Hachette Books 2013; US$ 32.00

    There is no better record of events then The New York Times , and now, The Times of the Seventies captures the history, culture, and personalities of the decade through hundreds of hand-selected articles and compelling original commentary in this unique and fascinating book. The New York Times: The Times of the Seventies is a brilliant time... more...

  • New York Times: The Times of the Eightiesby The New York Times; William Grimes

    Hachette Books 2013; US$ 32.00

    From our nation's best source of in-depth daily reporting comes this sweeping retrospective of the news, culture, and personalities of the decade of the 1980s, as told through hundreds of handselected articles and compelling original commentary in this unique and fascinating book. There is no better record of history than the archives of The... more...

  • Entgrenzungen des Wahnsinnsby Heinz-Peter Schmiedebach

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 112.00

    Der Aufschwung der Psychiatrie in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts ging mit zahlreichen Verwerfungen einher. Erstens war festzustellen, dass moderne Strömungen in der Kunst, Auffälligkeiten des Sexualverhaltens sowie andere unangepasste soziale Verhaltensweisen psychiatrisiert wurden. Hier spielte das in den 1890er Jahren entwickelte... more...