History roundup

September 17, 2009

Western Civilization

Authors: Marvin Perry, Margaret C. Jacob, James R. Jacob, Myrna Chase and Theodore H. Von Laue

Edition: Ninth

Publisher: Cengage

Price: £42.99

Pages: 976

ISBN: 9780547147017

Western Civilization covers the Western intellectual tradition and the significance of its ideas within a political history chronology. The book, fully updated throughout, has an enhanced focus on religion and philosophy, comparative timelines and full-colour maps with physical geography essays.

Voyages in World History, International Edition

Authors: Valerie Hansen and Kenneth Curtis

Edition: First

Publisher: Cengage

Price: £32.99

Pages: 1056

ISBN: 9781439083109

Each chapter of this new text centres on a story, whether it is a traveller’s account or the constant movement of people, goods, and ideas locally, regionally, and around the globe. The travellers include rulers, explorers, poets, merchants, soldiers, missionaries and scholars, and their narratives provide a framework for each chapter.

A History of Latin America, International Edition

Authors: Benjamin Keen and Keith Haynes

Edition: Eighth

Publisher: Cengage

Price: £32.99

Pages: 656

ISBN: 9780538744355

Keen and Haynes discuss political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organisation, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is the dependency theory, the most popular interpretation of Latin American history, which stresses the economic relationship of Latin American nations to wealthier nations, particularly the United States.

British Political Thought, 1500-1660: The Politics of the Post-Reformation

Author: Glenn Burgess

Edition: First

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Price: £60.00 and £29.99

Pages: 448

ISBN: 9780333574119 and 4102

Focusing on the interaction of religion and politics, this is a chronological survey of the political thought of post-Reformation Britain that examines the work of a wide range of thinkers.

France since 1870: Culture, Society and the Making of the Republic

Author: Charles Sowerwine

Edition: Second

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Price: £55.00 and £19.99

Pages: 576

ISBN: 9780230573390 and 3383

This new edition has been brought up to the present with new final chapters, and revised to take into account the latest research. It includes maps and more coverage of key topics such as racial strife, colonial difficulties, the Vichy regime, and the nature of the French extreme right.

The Evolution of the British Welfare State

Author: Derek Fraser

Edition: Fourth

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Price: £55.00 and £18.99

Pages: 464

ISBN: 9780230224667 and 4650

Updated to cover the Blair and Brown years, and revised to take into account the latest research, Fraser’s text offers a history of British social policy from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. The book features an extensive bibliography with over one hundred new entries for the fourth edition.

The Russian Revolution, 1900-19

Author: Robert Service

Edition: Fourth

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Price: £15.50

Pages: 152

ISBN: 9780230220409

Service’s analysis examines state and society under the Romanovs from 1900, the February and October Revolutions of 1917, the final years of the Romanov dynasty and the start of the Soviet order, comparisons with political, social and economic trends elsewhere in the world and the extent to which the later development of the USSR was conditioned by the October Revolution.

The European World 1500-1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History

Editor: Beat Kümin

Edition: First

Publisher: Routledge

Price: £19.99

Pages: 400

ISBN: 9780415432535

Structured in four parts dealing with socio-economic, religious, cultural and political issues, Kümin adopts a broad geographical perspective. Western and Central Europe receive particular attention, but the wider global context is also explored. Thematic priorities include social structures, Reformation change, expanding cultural horizons and the emergence of the modern state.

Greece in the Making 1200-479BC

Author: Robin Osborne

Edition: Second

Publisher: Routledge

Price: £22.99

Pages: 400

ISBN: 9780415469920

This account of Greek history from the end of the Bronze Age to the Classical Period acknowledges that, barring a small number of archaic poems and inscriptions, the majority of our literary evidence for archaic Greece reported only what later writers wanted to tell, and so was subject to systematic selection and distortion.

From Caledonia to Pictland

Author: James E. Fraser

Edition: First

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Price: £70.00 and £19.99

Pages: 448

ISBN: 9780748612321 and 2314

Fraser charts the complex and shadowy processes that saw the Picts, Northumbrians, North Britons and Gaels of early Scottish history become established in the country, and discusses the achievements of their foremost political figures, and their ongoing links with the world around them.

Roman Europe 1000 BC - AD 400

Editor: Edward Bispham

Edition: First

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Price: £18.99

Pages: 392

ISBN: 9780199266012

This volume traces the rise of Rome and the extension of Roman power across Europe, from the viewpoints of both conquerors and conquered, and also Rome’s barbarian heirs. Bispham reconstructs as far as possible the indigenous experience of contact with Rome, showing how Roman domination impacted upon the already complex world of Iron Age Europe.

European Cities and Towns 400-2000

Author: Peter Clark

Edition: First

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Price: £19.99

Pages: 432

ISBN: 9780198700548

Clark’s study of European cities and towns from the fall of the Roman Empire to the present day takes a view of the continent that embraces northern and eastern Europe as well as the city systems of the Mediterranean and western Europe. He addresses debates ranging from the nature of urban survival in the post-Roman era to the position of the European city in a globalising world.

A New History of India

Author: Stanley Wolpert

Edition: Eighth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Price: £.99

Pages: 588

ISBN: 9780195337563

Wolpert’s text has been in print for over quarter of a century. In this eighth edition, he discusses modern India’s rapidly growing population, industry, and economy, and also considers the prospects for India’s future.

Crime, Law and Society in the Later Middle Ages

Editors: Anthony Musson with Edward Powell

Edition: First

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Price: £60.00 and £17.99

Pages: 304

ISBN: 9780719038020 and 8013

Drawing on archival material and contemporary literary texts, Musson and Powell guide readers towards an understanding of prevailing notions of law and justice and expectations of the law and legal institutions. Vignettes covering both heinous and petty crimes display the nature and extent of medieval criminality and examples of the judicial machinery at work.

The End of the European Era: 1890 to the Present

Authors: Felix Gilbert and David Clay Large

Edition: Sixth

Publisher: WW Norton

Price: £13.99

Pages: 666

ISBN: 9780393930405

This sixth edition has been thoroughly revised with up-to-date scholarship. Its coverage of southern and eastern Europe has been expanded, as has its coverage of social history, in particular women’s history. It charts the theme of globalisation, starting with the 1890s and moving through to post-9/11 Europe. This new edition also examines how 21st-century Europe has addressed issues such as immigration and migration, economic globalisation, environmental degradation and terrorism.

A Short History of the Middle Ages

Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein

Edition: Third

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Price: £22.99

Pages: 370

ISBN: 9781442601048

This edition includes a new feature – “Seeing the Middle Ages” – as well as more than 60 plates, over two thirds of which are in colour, seven figures, genealogies, and appendices of rulers. The supporting website reproduces the maps, genealogies, lists of popes and emperors, and glossary, and it offers study questions for each chapter.

Germany, 1871-1945: A Concise History

Author: Raffael Scheck

Edition: First

Publisher: Berg

Price: £60.00

Pages: 264

ISBN: 9781845208172

Scheck presents a pragmatic interpretation of German history, from unification to the end of the Nazi regime. This approach acknowledges the strong trend in German society towards modernisation and democratisation, particularly before 1914, while also highlighting the factors that propelled Germany toward the First World War.

War in the 19th Century

Author: Jeremy Black

Edition: First

Publisher: Polity

Price: £16.99

Pages: 256

ISBN: 9780745644493

Alongside an examination of state-to-state warfare and the move toward “total war”, Black’s emphasis on different military goals gives due weight to trans-oceanic conflict at the expense of non-Europeans. Irregular, internal and asymmetric war are all considered, ranging from local insurgencies to imperial expeditions, and offer a deliberate shift from Western-centricity.

The Norman Conquest: A New Introduction

Author: Richard Huscroft

Edition: First

Publisher: Pearson Education

Price: £18.99

Pages: 392

ISBN: 9781405811552

Huscroft studies the British and French perspectives on the Norman Conquest to offer an introduction to the events that propelled the two nations into the Middle Ages and altered the course of history.

The Second World War in Europe

Author: S. P. Mackenzie

Edition: Second

Publisher: Pearson Education

Price: £14.99

Pages: 184

ISBN: 9781405846998

Mackenzie covers the major military campaigns, the economic and social aspects of the war, and wartime diplomacy. Following an opening chapter on the origins of the war, there are two main chronological chapters and two thematic ones looking at issues such as barbarism and the Holocaust, and strategic bombing and the U-Boat war.

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