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Palgrave Macmillan is a leading history publisher, and our authors include some of the world's most important historians. We publish in a wide range of fields at all levels, including undergraduate textbooks.

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A History of the Low Countries

This successful text remains the sole historical survey of the Benelux area to be written in English. Arblaster describes the full sweep of the history of the...

"...This successful text remains the sole historical survey of the Benelux area to be written in English. Arblaster describes the full sweep of the history of the.... This successful text remains the sole historical survey of the Benelux area to be written in English. Arblaster describes the full sweep of the history of the Low Countries, from Roman frontier provinces to the present day. The new edition has been revised and updated in the light of recent events and scholarship, and brings the story..."

Paul Arblaster

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A History of the United States

Philip Jenkins explores the central developments in American history from the fifteenth century to the present day. This highly readable and authoritative...

"...Philip Jenkins explores the central developments in American history from the fifteenth century to the present day. This highly readable and authoritative.... Philip Jenkins explores the central developments in American history from the fifteenth century to the present day. This highly readable and authoritative account discusses the political, social, cultural and economic events that have shaped the history of the United States. The text covers key elements of this history such as the civil r..."

Philip Jenkins

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A narrative and analytical account of Chinese women's experiences during the twentieth century. Synthesizing and incorporating the latest research, Paul J....

"...A narrative and analytical account of Chinese women's experiences during the twentieth century. Synthesizing and incorporating the latest research, Paul J..... A narrative and analytical account of Chinese women's experiences during the twentieth century. Synthesizing and incorporating the latest research, Paul J. Bailey assesses in particular the impact of political, cultural and social change in Chinese women's lives, and explores the evolution of gender discourses during this period.. "Bail..."

Paul J. Bailey

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History of Africa

History of Africa offers a richly illustrated introduction to the history of the entire continent, from earliest times right up to the present day. The third...

Kevin Shillington

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Africa since Independence

A genuinely comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. This expanded, revised and updated new edition of...

Paul Nugent

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A History of Japan

From Stone Age to Superpower

Japan's impact on the modern world has been enormous. It occupies just one 300th of the planet's land area, yet came to wield one sixth of the world's economic...

"...Japan's impact on the modern world has been enormous. It occupies just one 300th of the planet's land area, yet came to wield one sixth of the world's economic.... Japan's impact on the modern world has been enormous. It occupies just one 300th of the planet's land area, yet came to wield one sixth of the world's economic power. Just 150 years ago it was an obscure land of paddy fields and feudal despots. Within 50 years it became a major imperial power – it's so-called 'First Miracle'. After d..."

Kenneth Henshall

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The Second World War

The Second World War ended the Nazi attempt to establish Germany as the dominant power in Europe and the world and Japan's aim of controlling South East Asia...

A.W. Purdue

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A History of Australia

For tens of thousands of years, humans have imagined, visited and inhabited Australia as a place in which to make a future. From the first explorers, who...

By Mark Peel and Christina Twomey

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Making History Now and Then

Discoveries, Controversies and Explorations

'History makes plain the complexity and contingency of human affairs and the range and variety of human experience; it enjoins suspicion of simplistic...

David Cannadine

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The Right Kind of History

Teaching the Past in Twentieth-Century England

The fruit of a two-year research project, this book aims to provide the first historical account of the teaching of history in twentieth-century England, and a...

"...The fruit of a two-year research project, this book aims to provide the first historical account of the teaching of history in twentieth-century England, and a.... The fruit of a two-year research project, this book aims to provide the first historical account of the teaching of history in twentieth-century England, and a series of reflections and suggestions which will inform, feed into and influence the current debate over teaching in schools, a debate which seems likely to go on for several ..."

By David Cannadine, Jenny Keating and Nicola Sheldon

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