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Witchcraft in Early Modern England

Witchcraft in Early Modern England

Forthcoming

Jim Sharpe
January 01, 2019

Witchcraft in Early Modern England is a fascinating introduction to the history of witches and witchcraft. This book charts the witch panics of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the legal persecution of witches that followed and explores the modern historiographical debate. This new edition...

Stalin and Stalinism

Stalin and Stalinism

Forthcoming

Martin McCauley
December 04, 2018

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 Rise of Contemporary Conservatism in the United States

The Rise of Contemporary Conservatism in the United States

Forthcoming

J. Kenneth Heinemann
August 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

Deborah Brunton
July 20, 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

Timothy Stapleton
May 16, 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

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

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

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

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

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...

Origins of the First World War

Origins of the First World War

Gordon Martel
October 18, 2016

Origins of the First World War summarizes the policies, issues and crises that brought Europe to war in 1914. Examining the strategic and political problems that confronted each of the great powers and the way in which social and economic factors influenced the decision-making process, Martel...

The French Revolution 1787-1804

The French Revolution 1787-1804

P. M. Jones
September 05, 2016

P. M. Jones’ The French Revolution, now in its third edition, is an authoritative survey of events in France from 1787, as the power of the ancien régime began to crumble, until 1804 and the demise of the Republic. It provides a balanced and accessible account of the dramatic events of the...

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