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Supplemental Reading in History

These recent scholarly titles in History may be just what you need in your courses, fostering critical thinking, international perspective and a solid scholarly presentation.

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I.B. Tauris

The Book of Alexander the Great

A Life of the Conqueror

The Book of Alexander the Great - or the Phyllada - has for three centuries been the most popular account of Alexander's career in modern Greece. After...

"...The Book of Alexander the Great - or the Phyllada - has for three centuries been the most popular account of Alexander's career in modern Greece. After.... The Book of Alexander the Great - or the Phyllada - has for three centuries been the most popular account of Alexander's career in modern Greece. After circulating in manuscript form, it was first published in 1680 in Venice, and has been continuously in print in Greek ever since. The Phyllada broadly follows the structure of the ancient Ale..."

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Manchester University Press

Law on the Battlefield

3rd edition

This book, now fully updated and in its third edition, explains the law relating to the conduct of hostilities and provides guidance on difficult or...

"...This book, now fully updated and in its third edition, explains the law relating to the conduct of hostilities and provides guidance on difficult or.... This book, now fully updated and in its third edition, explains the law relating to the conduct of hostilities and provides guidance on difficult or controversial aspects of the law. It covers who or what may legitimately be attacked and what precautions must be taken to protect civilians, cultural property, or the natural environment. It deals..."

A. P. V. Rogers

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The importance of money as one of the key variables in the workings of the medieval economy is often overlooked. This new study first provides the reader with...

Jim Bolton

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This fascinating book looks at the phenomenon of murder and poisoning in the nineteenth century. Focusing on the case of William Palmer, a medical doctor who...

Ian A. Burney

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Manchester University Press

The Expansion of Europe, 1250-1500

Later medieval Europe saw a great deal of change and expansion of different kinds. This geographically broad textbook explores these events in a series of core...

Michael North

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Manchester University Press

Women and the Visual Arts in Italy c. 1400-1650

Luxury and Leisure, Duty and Devotion: A Sourcebook

The anthology of original sources from c.1400 to 1650, translated from Italian or Latin, and accompanied by introductions and bibliographies, is concerned with...

"...The anthology of original sources from c.1400 to 1650, translated from Italian or Latin, and accompanied by introductions and bibliographies, is concerned with.... The anthology of original sources from c.1400 to 1650, translated from Italian or Latin, and accompanied by introductions and bibliographies, is concerned with women's varied involvement with the visual arts and material culture of their day. The readers gains a sense of women not only as patrons of architecture, painting, sculpture ..."

By Mary Rogers and Paola Tinagli

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This is the updated edition of the first comprehensive history of Lebanon in the modern period. Written by a leading Lebanese scholar, and based on previously...

Fawwaz Traboulsi

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Pluto Press

A People’s History of the Second World War

Resistance Versus Empire

A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought "from below." Until now, the vast majority of historical...

"...A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought "from below." Until now, the vast majority of historical.... A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought "from below." Until now, the vast majority of historical accounts have focused on the regular armies of the allied powers. Donny Gluckstein shows that an important part of the fighting involved people's militias struggling against not just fasc..."

Donny Gluckstein

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Palgrave Macmillan

The New Black History

Revisiting the Second Reconstruction

An anthology on key issues that define African American politics, life, and culture

By Manning Marable and Elizabeth Kai Kai Hinton

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Palgrave Macmillan

War in the World

A Comparative History, 1450-1600

War in the World: 1450-1600 offers an account of late fifteenth and sixteenth-century warfare in a global context. Firstly by looking at conflict between...

Jeremy Black

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Palgrave Macmillan

Modernism and Style

Tracing the stylistic self-conceptualization of modernism from Schopenhauer and Flaubert in the 1850s, through Nietzsche and the symbolists in the 1880s, to...

Ben Hutchinson

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Palgrave Macmillan

Modernism and Japanese Culture

Offering an in-depth and comprehensive account of the complex history of Japanese modernism, in this book Roy Starrs considers the concept of modernism as...

Roy Starrs

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Palgrave Macmillan

Modernism and Perversion

Sexual Deviance in Sexology and Literature, 1850-1930

Charting the construction of sexual perversions in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medical, psychiatric and psychological discourse, Schaffner argues...

"...Charting the construction of sexual perversions in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medical, psychiatric and psychological discourse, Schaffner argues.... Charting the construction of sexual perversions in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medical, psychiatric and psychological discourse, Schaffner argues that sexologists' preoccupation with these perversions was a response to specifically modern concerns, and illuminates the role of literary texts in the formation of sexological k..."

Anna Katharina Schaffner

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Palgrave Macmillan

Gender and History

This stimulating volume presents an overview of key gender theories and debates, tracing the development of gender as an analytic category in the writing of...

"...This stimulating volume presents an overview of key gender theories and debates, tracing the development of gender as an analytic category in the writing of.... This stimulating volume presents an overview of key gender theories and debates, tracing the development of gender as an analytic category in the writing of history. Covering a broad timespan, Kent makes the origins, concepts and methods of gender history accessible to students, showing how they can use gender in their own historical st..."

Susan Kingsley Kent

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A highly readable historical survey of the major developments in scientific thought and the impact of science on Western culture, this book takes the reader...

"...A highly readable historical survey of the major developments in scientific thought and the impact of science on Western culture, this book takes the reader.... A highly readable historical survey of the major developments in scientific thought and the impact of science on Western culture, this book takes the reader from ancient times through to the twentieth century. Organized chronologically, the book explores the history of studies of the natural world, and man's role within that world, in a..."

John Henry

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Palgrave Macmillan

An Introduction to the Social History of Medicine

Europe Since 1500

An Introduction to the Social History of Medicine is a one-volume, detailed survey of the major debates and themes in the history of western medicine, from the...

"...An Introduction to the Social History of Medicine is a one-volume, detailed survey of the major debates and themes in the history of western medicine, from the.... An Introduction to the Social History of Medicine is a one-volume, detailed survey of the major debates and themes in the history of western medicine, from the early modern period to the present. Combining specialized knowledge with new ways of thinking about the subject, this lucidly written, illustrated text brings together the lat..."

Keir Waddington

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For far too long, the history of the modern era has been written as a history of isolated nation states. This book which presents both interpretation and...

Thomas Adam

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Palgrave Macmillan

Angel of Death

The Story of Smallpox

The story of the rise and fall of smallpox, one of the most savage killers in the history of mankind, and the only disease ever to be successfully exterminated...

Gareth Williams

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Palgrave Macmillan

Presenting History

Past and Present

Presenting History highlights the vital role of presenters in establishing why history matters and communicating the past to an audience. Case studies of...

Peter J. Beck

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Palgrave Macmillan

Making History

The Historian and Uses of the Past

Everyone has a personal connection to the past, independent of historical inquiry. So, what is the role of the historian? Exploring the relationship between...

"...Everyone has a personal connection to the past, independent of historical inquiry. So, what is the role of the historian? Exploring the relationship between.... Everyone has a personal connection to the past, independent of historical inquiry. So, what is the role of the historian? Exploring the relationship between history and society, Kalela argues for a more participatory research culture and provides practical guidance on planning research projects with greater public impact.. ..."

Jorma Kalela

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Palgrave Macmillan

The American Family

From Obligation to Freedom

This book traces the movement from mutualism to individualism in the context of American family life. Throughout American history, families survived or even...

"...This book traces the movement from mutualism to individualism in the context of American family life. Throughout American history, families survived or even.... This book traces the movement from mutualism to individualism in the context of American family life. Throughout American history, families survived or even flourished during colonization, the Revolution, slavery, the industrial revolution, immigration, and economic upheaval because reliance on others was patently necessary. But in the ..."

David Peterson del Mar

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Palgrave Macmillan

The German Democratic Republic

A clear, concise and thought-provoking introduction to the history of East Germany - its development and downfall - which engages. Peter Grieder offers a...

Peter Grieder

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Palgrave Macmillan

Brandenburg-Prussia, 1466-1806

The Rise of a Composite State

Karin Friedrich locatesthe history of Brandenburg-Prussiawithin the east-central European context to which it once belonged. She examines Prussia as a conduit...

"...Karin Friedrich locatesthe history of Brandenburg-Prussiawithin the east-central European context to which it once belonged. She examines Prussia as a conduit.... Karin Friedrich locatesthe history of Brandenburg-Prussiawithin the east-central European context to which it once belonged. She examines Prussia as a conduit between East and West, and as a political entity whichattempted, unsuccessfully,to harmonise the great diversity of its local traditions, institutions and identities.. ..."

Karin Friedrich

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Manchester University Press

A Short History of Colonialism

This well-written and comprehensive book by an outstanding expert provides students of history and the general reader with reliable, up-to-date information on...

Wolfgang Reinhard

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