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  • Der Weg zu einer archäologischen Wissenschaftby Barbara Sasse-Kunst

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    The scientific discipline of pre- and protohistorical archaeology developed from antiquarian studies, the roots of which are to be found in the Renaissance. At first, antiquarian studies were dedicated to creating identities for the nations north of the Alps. The diachronic studies covering 500 years presented in this book introduce the reader to decisive... more...

  • Losing Heavenby Thomas Großbölting

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    As the birthplace of the Reformation, Germany has been the site of some of the most significant moments in the history of European Christianity. Today, however, its religious landscape is one that would scarcely be recognizable to earlier generations. This groundbreaking survey of German postwar religious life depicts a profoundly changed society:... more...

  • Italian Prisoners of War in Pennsylvaniaby Flavio G. Conti; Alan R. Perry

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 94.99

    Italian Prisoners of War in Pennsylvania examines the World War II experience of 1,200 Italian soldiers, detained at Letterkenny Army Depot near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, who agreed to cooperate with the U.S. government and were organized into the 321st Italian Service Unit Battalion. In addition to providing valuable logistical, quartermaster,... more...

  • Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empireby Boris Chrubasik

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 124.99 US$ 107.49

    This volume focuses on ideas of kingship and power in the Seleukid empire, specifically the role of usurpers. Redefining the king as only one of several political players, it advances a political history predicated on social power and argues that despite its strong rulers the empire was structurally weak and the position of its kings precarious. more...

  • Russia and Courtly Europeby Jan Hennings

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book explores diplomacy and ritual practice at a moment of new departures and change in both early modern Europe and Russia. more...

  • A World History of Ancient Political Thoughtby Antony Black

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    In this revised and expanded edition, the author examines the political thought of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, Iran, India, China, Greece, Rome, and early Christianity. more...

  • Modern Italy: A Very Short Introductionby Anna Cento Bull

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This Very Short Introduction considers the history of Italy from the Risorgimento (the movement leading to Italian Unification in 1861) to the present. It also discusses Italy's political system and style of government; economic modernisation; emigration, internal migration and immigration; and the modern Italian culture and lifestyle. more...

  • Dolce Vita Confidentialby Shawn Levy

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    From the ashes of the Second World War, Rome was reborn as the epicentre of film, fashion, creative energy, tabloid media and bold-faced libertinism that made 'Italian' a global synonym for taste, style and flair. A confluence of cultural contributions created a bright, burning moment in history: it was the heyday of fashion icons such as Pucci,... more...

  • Psychedelic Celluloidby Simon Matthews

    Oldcastle Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    The 60s ? a time when no film or TV programme was without a group, singer or fantastic soundtrack ? a time when London was briefly the film capital of the world. After The Beatles stormed America, every Hollywood and European production company descended on London to be part of the new swinging scene? and they didn?t leave until they?d signed up every... more...

  • Politics, Kingship, and Poetry in Medieval South Indiaby Whitney Cox

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Whitney Cox presents a fundamental re-imagining of the politics of pre-modern India through a revisionist reading of the dynastic history of the Cholas. more...