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  • Global Cold War Literatureby Andrew Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    In countries worldwide, the Cold War dominated politics, society and culture during the second half of the twentieth century. Global Cold War Literatures offers a unique look at the multiple ways in which writers from Asia, Africa, Europe and North and South America addressed the military conflicts, revolutions, propaganda wars and ideological debates... more...

  • Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europeby Rebecka Lettevall; Geert Somsen; Sven Widmalm

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Whether in science or in international politics, neutrality has sometimes been promoted, not only as a viable political alternative but as a lofty ideal ? in politics by nations proclaiming their peacefulness, in science as an underpinning of epistemology, in journalism and other intellectual pursuits as a foundation of a professional ethos. Time... more...

  • Global and Transnational Historyby Akira Iriye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 30.00

    It is no exaggeration to say that the study of history has been transformed significantly during the last twenty-odd years. Akira Iriye, the world authority on transnational history, examines the emergence and growth of global and transnational history, away from more traditional, nation-centred perspectives. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Cold Warby Richard H. Immerman; Petra Goedde

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 169.99

    Thirty four essays by a team of leading scholars offering a broad reassessment of the cold war, calling into question orthodox ways of ordering the chronology of the period and presenting new insights into the global dimension of the conflict. more...

  • Transnational Soldiersby Nir Arielli; Bruce Collins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Warfare in the modern era has often been described in terms of national armies fighting national wars. This volume challenges the view by examining transnational aspects of military mobilization from the eighteenth century to the present. Truly global in scope, it offers an alternative way of reading the military history of the last 250 years. more...

  • Creating Wildernessby Patrick Kupper

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The history of the Swiss National Park, from its creation in the years before the Great War to the present, is told for the first time in this book. Unlike Yellowstone Park, which embodied close cooperation between state-supported conservation and public recreation, the Swiss park put in place an extraordinarily strong conservation program derived... more...

  • Shaping the Transnational Sphereby Davide Rodogno; Bernhard Struck; Jakob Vogel

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 120.00

    In the second half of the nineteenth century a new kind of social and cultural actor came to the fore: the expert. During this period complex processes of modernization, industrialization, urbanization, and nation-building gained pace, particularly in Western Europe and North America. These processes created new forms of specialized expertise that... more...

  • Expedition into Empireby Martin Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based exploration. In probing the politics of expedition making, this volume is itself a pioneering journey through the cultures of empire. With... more...

  • James II (Penguin Monarchs)by David Womersley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.40

    The short, action-packed reign of James II (1685-88) is generally seen as one of the most catastrophic in British history. James managed, despite having access to tremendous reserves of good will and deference, to so alienate his supporters that he had to flee for his life. And yet, most of that life was spent not as king but first as heir to Charles... more...

  • Biafraby Peter Baxter

    Helion & Company 2015; US$ 16.99

    Nigeria was a unique concept in the formation of modern Africa. It began life as a highly lucrative if climatically challenging holding of the Royal Niger Company, a British Chartered Company under the control of Victorian capitalist Sir George Taubman Goldie. It was handed over to indigenous rule in 1960 with the best of intentions and a profound... more...