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  • Recht, Raum und Politikby Neithard Bulst

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 7.44

    Das Recht ist ein unverzichtbarer Faktor bei der Konstituierung, Beherrschung und Sicherung des politischen Raums. Dadurch gerät aber auch das Recht selbst in den Sog des Politischen. Anhand von Beispielstudien, die vom späten Mittelalter bis zur Ausgestaltung und Integration der europäischen Union reichen, stellt Neithard Bulst Fragen nach der politischen... more...

  • Ailing, Aging, Addictedby Bert E. Park

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    What role did drug abuse play in John F. Kennedy's White House, and how was it kept from the public? How did general anesthetics and aging affect the presidency of Ronald Reagan? Why did Winston Churchill become more egocentric, Woodrow Wilson more self- righteous, and Josef Stalin more paranoid as they aged -- and how did those qualities alter the... more...

  • The Eagle and the Dragonby Serge Gruzinski

    Wiley 2015; US$ 28.95

    In this important new book the renowned historian Serge Gruzinski returns to two episodes in the sixteenth century which mark a decisive stage in global history and show how China and Mexico experienced the expansion of Europe. In the early 1520s, Magellan set sail for Asia by the Western route, Cortes seized Mexico and some Portuguese based in Malacca... more...

  • A History of the World in Numbersby Emma Marriott

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    The history of our world can be told through numbers. Numbers can illuminate the broad sweep of history, from vast movements of populations and the expansion of empires to the effects of technological achievements or climatic change. They also allow us to drill into the real detail of history, from the page count, the cost and the time it took to produce... more...

  • The Origins of the Modern European State System, 1494-1618by M.S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This study examines the early years of the post-medieval European states and the growth of a recognisably 'modern' system for handling their international relations. M S Anderson gives much of his space to France, Spain and England and to the state of the relations between them, as their various power plays rolled over Italy and the Low countries,... more...

  • Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europeby Penny Richards; Jessica Munns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Surveying court life and urban life, warfare, religion, and peace, this book provides a comprehensive history of how gender was experienced in early modern Europe. Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe shows how definitions of sexuality and gender roles operated and more particularly, how such definitions--and the activities they generated... more...

  • Astraea - Yatesby Frances A. Yates

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Complete and Utter History of the World According to Samuel Stewart Aged 9by Sarah Burton; Alex Fox

    Short Books 2013; US$ 7.28

    When his teacher sets the class a History project, Sam cannot choose which bit of History he prefers, so decides to do ALL OF IT. His version of History is a rumbustious collection of half-remembered facts, assembled roughly in the right order, and glued together with alarmingly confident misunderstanding. And yet our endearing narrator somehow inadvertently... more...

  • Hierarchy and Organisationby Thomas Diefenbach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Most people take the conditions they work and live in as a given, believing it to be normal that societies are stratified and that organisations are hierarchical. Many even think that this is the way it should be - and are neither willing nor able to think that it could be otherwise. This book raises the awareness of hierarchy, its complexity and... more...

  • Political Space in Pre-industrial Europeby Professor Beat Kümin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Social and cultural studies are experiencing a 'spatial turn'. Micro-sites, localities, empires as well as virtual or imaginary spaces attract increasing attention. In most of these works, space emerges as a social construct rather than a mere container. This collection examines the potential and limitations of spatial approaches for the political... more...