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  • Seafaring Womenby David Cordingly

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by officers or seamen. And Cordingly has unearthed... more...

  • Visions of the Enlightenmentby Michael Sauter

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Making extensive use of archival and published documents from the eighteenth century, this book argues that the public sphere in eighteenth-century Prussia was a conservative realm that was deeply invested in methods of social control. more...

  • Griekse atleten in de Romeinse Keizertijdby Patrick Gouw

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 70.50

    De Griekse atletiek bloeide als nooit tevoren onder het imperium Romanum. Gedurende de eerste eeuwen van de christelijke jaartelling werden in grote delen van het Middellandse Zeegebied ? in ItaliŽ, Griekenland, Klein-AziŽ, de Levant en Egypte ? talrijke sportwedstrijden georganiseerd waarbij hardlopers, boksers, worstelaars, pankratiasten en vijfkampers... more...

  • The Cave and the Lightby Arthur Herman

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    Herman reveals how two Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle, became the twin fountainheads of Western culture, and tells how their rivalry gave Western civilization its unique dynamism down to the present. more...

  • Victorian Childhoodsby Ginger Frost

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 49.00

    The experiences of children growing up in Britain during Victorian times are often misunderstood to be either idyllic or wretched. Yet, the reality was more wide-ranging than most imagine. Here, in colorful detail and with firsthand accounts, Frost paints a complete picture of Victorian childhood that illustrates both the difficulties and pleasures... more...

  • Science and Technology in World History, 2by David Deming

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 65.00

    Science is a living, organic activity, the meaning and understanding of which have evolved incrementally over human history. This book, the second in a roughly chronological series, explores the evolution of science from the advents of Christianity and Islam through the Middle Ages, focusing especially on the historical relationship between science... more...

  • When Peace Failsby Thomas G. Mitchell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    In a world torn by political strife, mediation and conflict resolution offer hope for global stability. This timely book examines the peace processes in Northern Ireland, where a peace negotiation has been enacted, and the Middle East, a region still in need of peace. Beginning with a review of the literature and theory relevant to peace and conflict... more...

  • Not Your Ordinary Doctorby Jim Leavesley

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 25.44

    A fascinating collection of historical curiosities - doctors who achieved fame or notoriety for reasons other than their medical prowess. more...

  • The Routledge History of Slaveryby Gad Heuman; Trevor Burnard

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The Routledge History of Slavery is a landmark publication that provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of slavery from ancient Greece to the present day. Taking stock of the field of Slave Studies, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades of study in this crucial field. Offering... more...

  • Selections from the Smuts Papers: Volume 3, June 1910?November 1918by Keith Hancock; Jean van der Poel

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 70.00

    The first four volumes of Selections from the Smuts Papers cover the period 1886?1919. This volume covers the early years of the Union, and the campaigns in 1915 and 1916. more...