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- Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00
Davies examines how Renaissance illustrated maps shaped ideas about peoples of the Americas, revealing relationships between civility, savagery and monstrosity. more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99
This book provides the first comparative analysis of how different presidents have reacted in dissimilar manners to major international naval incidents. By examining the Maine incident, the Lusitania crisis, and the Panay incident, Douglas Carl Peifer provides an essential instrument to deal with the growing threats of a new naval crisis. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 34.95
?Higginbotham has given to American historiography a microcosmic view of one of the earliest and most important outposts in the colonial new world. The Latin South can henceforth not be ignored.? ? Alabama Historical Quarterly ?The definitive account . . . superbly recounted.? ? Journal of Southern History ?Meticulously documented.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 134.95
The concept of the 'fiscal-military state', popularised by John Brewer in 1989, has become familiar, even commonplace, to many historians of eighteenth-century England. Yet even at the time of its publication the book caused controversy, and the essays in this volume demonstrate how recent work on fiscal structures, military and naval contractors,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
Frequent discussions of Satan from the pulpit, in the courtroom, in print, in self-writings, and on the streets rendered the Devil an immediate and assumed presence in early modern Scotland. For some, especially those engaged in political struggle, this produced a unifying effect by providing a proximate enemy for communities to rally around. For others,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 18.94
New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat pitches up at a counting-house door in Golden Hill Street: this is Mr Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion simmering. For in his pocket, he has what seems to be an order for a thousand... more...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.50
Brazil is the world's sixth-largest economy, and for the first three-quarters of the twentieth century was one of the fastest-growing countries in the world. While the country underwent two decades of unrelenting decline from 1975 to 1994, the economy has rebounded dramatically. How did this nation become an emerging power? Brazil in Transition ... more...