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World War I

  • The Bar Kokhba War AD 132–135by Lindsay Powell; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    In AD 132, Shim'on Ben Koseba, a rebel leader who assumed the messianic name Shim'on Bar Kokhba ('Son of a Star'), led the people of Judaea in open rebellion, aiming to establish their own independent Jewish state and to liberate Jerusalem from the Romans. During the ensuing 'Bar Kokhba War' (AKA the Second Jewish War), the insurgents held their own... more...

  • The Intellectual Struggle for Florenceby Arthur Field

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 124.99

    Florence in the early fifteenth century is generally regarded as the epicentre of the early Renaissance. This book shows how ideas grew out of the political and social struggles that came with the rise of the Medici, and how, against nearly all historiographical assumptions, the seemingly 'elite' Latin culture was actually the popular culture. more...

  • Electing the Pope in Early Modern Italy, 1450-1700by Miles Pattenden

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 109.99

    Miles Pattenden takes an analytic approach to the papal elections of the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, with their ceremonial pomp and high drama, to understand the broader history of the early modern papacy and how this elite political group approached decision-making and problem-solving through four centuries of dramatic change in the Church. more...

  • Dragon and Kangarooby Robert Macklin

    Hachette Australia 2017; US$ 16.66

    The fascinating story of the Chinese presence in and influence on this country - our intertwined history from colonial times to today. more...

  • The Contractorby Mark Abernethy

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2017; US$ 18.17

    'I fix things. I can build you a house or remodel your bathroom. I can also make bad situations - and bad people - disappear.' Meet Mike. Runs a building site, drives a ute, likes a beer, loves his nail-gun. But Mike is hiding in plain sight. When the Pentagon call him in as 'Big Unit', he's another kind of contractor - one as handy with a Colt... more...

  • The Rise of Romeby Plutarch; Jeffrey Tatum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    The biographies collected in this volume bring together Plutarch's Lives of those great men who established the city of Rome and consolidated its supremacy, and his Comparisons with their notable Greek counterparts. Here he pairs Romulus, mythical founder of Rome, with Theseus, who brought Athens to power, and compares the admirable Numa and Lycurgus... more...

  • European Regions and Boundariesby Diana Mishkova; Balázs Trencsényi

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    It is difficult to speak about Europe today without reference to its constitutive regions-supra-national geographical designations such as "Scandinavia," "Eastern Europe," and "the Balkans." Such formulations are so ubiquitous that they are frequently treated as empirical realities rather than a series of shifting, overlapping, and historically constructed... more...

  • The Carrera Revolt and 'Hybrid Warfare' in Nineteenth-Century Central Americaby Gilmar Visoni-Alonzo

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 51.52

    This book provides a novel analysis of the military campaign of Rafael Carrera during the popular insurrection of 1837-1840 in Guatemala. Over the course of three years Carrera, a semi-literate farmer, and his army of peasants established Conservative control over Guatemala and accelerated the disintegration of the Central American Federation. Although... more...

  • Hadrian's Wallby Nick Hodgson

    Crowood 2017; US$ 17.99

    Built around AD122, Hadrian's Wall was guarded by the Roman army for over three centuries and has left an indelible mark on the landscape of northern Britain. It was a wonder of the ancient world and is a World Heritage Site. Written by a leading archaeologist who has excavated widely on the Wall, this is an authoritative yet accessible treatment... more...

  • Who Should Rule?by Mónica Ricketts

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Who Should Rule? traces the ambitious imperial reform that empowered new and competing political actors in an era of intense imperial competition, war, and the breakdown of the Spanish empire. Through the deep analysis of Spain and Peru in the wider Atlantic context, it examines the challenges the lettered faced when they tried to build new social... more...