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  • 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...

  • Red Rosesby Amy Licence

    The History Press 2016; US$ 21.86

    The Wars of the Roses were not just fought by men on the battlefield. Behind the scenes, there were daughters, wives, mistresses, mothers and queens whose lives and influences helped shape the most dramatic of English conflicts. This book traces the story of women on the Lancastrian side, from the children borne by Blanche, wife of John of Gaunt, through... more...

  • Slavery Hinterlandby Felix Brahm; Eve Rosenhaft

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 26.24

    Contributors from the US, Britain and Europe explore a neglected aspect of transatlantic slavery: the implication of a continental European hinterland. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...