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  • Designing Dixieby Reiko Hillyer

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Although many white southerners chose to memorialize the Lost Cause in the aftermath of the Civil War, boosters, entrepreneurs, and architects in southern cities believed that economic development, rather than nostalgia, would foster reconciliation between North and South. In Designing Dixie, Reiko Hillyer shows how these boosters crafted distinctive... more...

  • The Transatlantic Hispanic Baroqueby Harald E. Braun; Jesús Pérez-Magallón

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Gathering a group of internationally renowned scholars, this volume presents cutting-edge research on the complex processes of identity formation in the transatlantic world of the Hispanic Baroque. Identities in the Hispanic world are deeply intertwined with sociological concepts such as class and estate, with geography and religion, and with issues... more...

  • Atheism and Deism Revaluedby Wayne Hudson; Diego Lucci; Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In the seventeenth and eighteenth century the terms ‘atheism’ and ‘deism’ involved fine distinctions that have not always been preserved by later scholars. The original deployment and usage of these terms were often more complicated than much of the historical scholarship suggests. Offering new perspectives on a range of prominent... more...

  • Aftermathby Nicholas Martin; Tim Haughton; Pierre Purseigle

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Focusing on three of the defining moments of the twentieth century - the end of the two World Wars and the collapse of the Iron Curtain - this volume presents a rich, interdisciplinary collection of authoritative essays, covering a wide range of thematic, regional and methodological perspectives. By re-examining these traumatic years it illuminates... more...

  • Innovation and Creativity in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Citiesby Karel Davids; Bert De Munck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 154.95

    Late medieval and early modern cities are often depicted as cradles of artistic creativity and hotbeds of new material culture. Cities in Renaissance Italy and in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century north-western Europe are the most obvious cases in point. But, how did this come about? Contributors to this volume set out to analyze whether, in what... more...

  • Sir Henry Lee (1533–1611)by Sue Simpson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    A favourite of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Henry Lee was known as ‘the most accomplished cavaliero’ in England. This handsome, entertaining and highly convivial gentleman was an important participant in life at court as Elizabeth’s tournament champion. He created the spectacular Accession Day tournaments held annually before London crowds... more...

  • Money Pitsby John Woodland

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Between 1849 and 1853, shares in nearly 120 public companies to exploit the booming goldfields of California and Australia were offered to the British public. The companies were collectively capitalised at over £15 million, but in the end only some £1.75 million was raised between 42 of them, with only one company surviving what the newspapers... more...

  • Russian California, 1806-1860by James R. Gibson; Alexei A. Istomin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 225.00

    This two-volume book is a documentary history of Russia’s 19th-century settlement in California. It contains 492 documents, mostly translated from the Russian for the first time, fully annotated, and with an extensive historical introduction. This broad range of primary sources provides a comprehensive and detailed history of the Russian Empire’s... more...

  • New York and the First World Warby Ross J. Wilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The First World War constitutes a point in New York's history when its identity was challenged, recast and reinforced. Its position as a financial centre meant that its role in the conflict was realised sooner than elsewhere in the United States. This book uses archives, newspaper reports, leaflets and the ethnic press to explore how the city responded... more...

  • Diplomacy, Roger Makins and the Anglo-American Relationshipby Richard Wevill

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Roger Makins, British Ambassador to Washington 1953-1956, was one of the most prominent and powerful diplomats of his time. His career was unusual for a Foreign Office official, in that such a large part of it took place in Washington and London, and was centered on Anglo-American relationships. This book describes his life, times and the important... more...