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Witchcraft in Early Modern England

Witchcraft in Early Modern England

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

James Sharpe
August 16, 2019

Witchcraft in Early Modern England provides a fascinating introduction to the history of witches and witchcraft in England from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Witchcraft was a crime punishable by death in England during this period and this book charts the witch panics and legal...

Stalin and Stalinism

Stalin and Stalinism

4th Edition

Martin McCauley
April 10, 2019

One of the most successful dictators of the twentieth century, Stalin transformed the Communist Party of the Soviet Union into one of the world’s leading political parties. Stalin and Stalinism explores how he ammassed, retained and deployed power to dominate, not only his close associates, but the...

The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800: Comparisons and Contrasts

The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800: Comparisons and Contrasts

1st Edition

Gwenda Morgan, Peter Rushton
April 03, 2019

The British and French in the Atlantic 1650-1800 provides a comprehensive history of this complex period and explores the contrasting worlds of the British and the French Empires as they strove to develop new societies in the Americas. Charting the volatile relationship between the British and...

Intelligence and Espionage: Secrets and Spies

Intelligence and Espionage: Secrets and Spies

1st Edition

Daniel Lomas, Christopher John Murphy
February 15, 2019

Intelligence and Espionage: Secrets and Spies provides a global introduction to the role of intelligence – a key, but sometimes controversial, aspect of ensuring national security. Separating fact from fiction, the book draws on past examples to explore the use and misuse of intelligence,...

The Rise of Contemporary Conservatism in the United States

The Rise of Contemporary Conservatism in the United States

1st Edition

Kenneth J. Heineman
October 24, 2018

The Rise of Contemporary Conservatism in the United States offers students an accessible introduction to the history of modern American conservatism. The author provides a concise but substantial discussion of modern conservatism from its origins in opposition to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal up...

Medicine in Modern Britain 1780-1950

Medicine in Modern Britain 1780-1950

1st Edition

Deborah Brunton
July 23, 2018

Medicine in Modern Britain 1780–1950 provides an introduction to the development of medicine – scientific and heterodox, domestic and professional – in Britain from the end of the early modern period and through modern times. Divided thematically, each chapter within this book addresses a different...

Africa: War and Conflict in the Twentieth Century

Africa: War and Conflict in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Timothy Stapleton
May 14, 2018

This book examines the causes, course and consequences of warfare in twentieth century Africa, a period which spanned colonial rebellions, both World Wars, and the decolonization process. Timothy Stapleton contextualizes the essential debates and controversies surrounding African conflict in the...

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

3rd Edition

Mitchell Hall
March 26, 2018

The Vietnam War examines this conflict from its origins up until North Vietnam’s victory in 1975. Historian Mitchell K. Hall’s lucid account is an ideal introduction to the key debates surrounding a war that remains controversial and disputed in American scholarship and collective memory.  The...

The Third Reich

The Third Reich

5th Edition

David G. Williamson
January 25, 2018

The Third Reich is a succinct, comprehensive examination of the major debates surrounding this crucial period in modern German history. The character and operation of the Nazi state, and of its global consequences, have been discussed and disputed since 1933. David G. Williamson’s Seminar Studies...

Britain, America, and the Special Relationship since 1941

Britain, America, and the Special Relationship since 1941

1st Edition

B. J. C McKercher
May 23, 2017

Britain, America and the Special Relationship since 1941 examines the Anglo-American strategic and military relationship that developed during the Second World War and continued until recent years. Forged on a common ground of social, cultural, and ideological values as well as political expediency...

The Cold War 1949-2016

The Cold War 1949-2016

3rd Edition

Martin McCauley
May 22, 2017

Covering the development of the Cold War from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, The Cold War 1949–2016 explores the struggle for world domination that took place between the United States and the Soviet Union following the Second World War. The conflict between these two superpowers...

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

3rd Edition

Kirsten E. Schulze
November 07, 2016

In this concise yet comprehensive survey, Kirsten E. Schulze analyzes the causes, course and consequences of the Arab–Israeli conflict, exploring the particular dynamics of this conflict and the numerous attempts at its resolution. Covering pivotal events ranging from the creation of the State of...

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