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  • The 'Perpetual Fair'by Anne Wohlcke

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    Each summer, a 'perpetual fair' plagued eighteenth-century London, a city in transition overrun by a burgeoning population. City officials attempted to control disorderly urban amusement according to their own gendered understandings of order and morality. Frequently derided as locations of dangerous femininity disrupting masculine commerce, fairs... more...

  • The Cult of the Duceby Stephen Gundle; Christopher Duggan; Giuliana Pieri

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    The cult of the Duce is the first book to explore systematically the personality cult of the Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. It examines the factors which informed the cult and looks in detail at its many manifestations in the visual arts, architecture, political spectacle and the media. The conviction that Mussolini was an exceptional individual... more...

  • Emigrant Gentlewomenby A. James Hammerton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1979. This book examines the distressed gentlewoman stereotype, primarily through a study of the experience of emigration among single middle-class women between 1830 and 1914. Based largely on a study of government and philanthropic emigration projects, it argues that the image of the downtrodden resident governess does inadequate... more...

  • The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokeeby James Mooney

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    Originally published as two separate volumes by the U.S. Bureau of Ethnology, James Mooney's History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees has enduring significance for both Native Americans and non-Indian people. The book contains the full texts of James Mooney's Myths of the Cherokee (1900) and The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees (1891),... more...

  • Holocaust and Memory in Europeby Thomas Schlemmer; Alan E. Steinweis

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 53.02

    The German Yearbook of Contemporary History is a periodical for English-speaking readers with interest in the history of the 20th and 21st century. Each volume is dedicated to a specific topic. It is published yearly by the renowned Institut für Zeitgeschichte München Berlin and contains translated articles from the leading German journal Vierteljahrshefte... more...

  • Acceleration of Historyby Alexios Alecou; Alexios Alecou; Maria Mut Bosque; Juan Luis Fernández; Andreas Karyos; Nikolai S. Rozov; Svetlana N. Shchegolikhina; Marios Siammas; Zenonas Tziarras

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This collection of scholarly essays analyzes the concept of the acceleration of history, or moments in which the rate of change increases and leads to rapid alteration of the status quo. The contributors outline a theoretical framework and examine specific examples of such historical moments. more...

  • Rumors That Changed the Worldby Eugen O. Chirovici

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 82.99

    Rumors that Changed the World explores the social and cultural impact of rumor from Antiquity to the mid-1990s, examining it as one of the most important contributing factors to violence and discrimination. The book is aimed at a wide range of scholars interested in history, psychology, communication, sociology, anthropology, and politics. more...

  • Northern Ireland in the Second World Warby Philip Ollerenshaw

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 110.00

    Surveys the political, economic and social history of Northern Ireland in the Second World War more...

  • Calculating Compassionby Rebecca Gill

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 100.00

    Calculating compassion examines the origins of British relief work in late-nineteenth-century wars on the continent and the fringes of Empire. Commencing with the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, it follows distinguished surgeons and 'lady amateurs' as they distributed aid to wounded soldiers and distressed civilians, often in the face of considerable... more...

  • Adel, Aristokratie, Eliteby Heinz Reif

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.87

    Im Zentrum der Reihe stehen Relevanz und Bedeutungswandel von Eliten in der europäischen Moderne. Sie thematisiert das Machtbeharren des Adels und untersucht zugleich die Entstehung neuer Elitenformationen im Kontext aufkommender Massenmedien und gesellschaftlicher Mobilisierung. more...