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Can Egypt lead the Arab world again? : assessing opportunities and challenges for U.S. policy

by Aftandilian, Gregory L. Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War Coll (August 01, 2019)

This work discusses the current state of the Egypt following the Arab spring and the implementation of a new economic reform package. It is argued that Egypt has previously faced such circumstances and recovered...


Independence Day

by Alison Gee And Richard Jones, Voluntary Service Overseas Library For All (May 02, 2019)

It's Independence Day - PNG's birthday!


Imagining World Order

by Chenxi Tang Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

In early modern Europe, international law emerged as a means of governing relations between rapidly consolidating sovereign states, purporting to establish a normative order for the perilous international world....


New Approaches to Religion and the Enlightenment

by Brett C. McInelly & Paul E. Kerry Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 09, 2018)

The Enlightenment, an eighteenth-century philosophical and cultural movement that swept through Western Europe, has often been characterized as a mostly secular phenomenon that ultimately undermined religious...


Charting the Past

by Jeremy Black Indiana University Press (October 12, 2018)

1. This book argues that in the 18th century Britain used its present as a way of interpreting the significance of its past. One can easily trace this way of viewing history straight through to the recent Brexit...


Adam Smith and the Death of David Hume

by Dennis C. Rasmussen Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

The Letter to Strahan is an ostensible letter that Adam Smith wrote on the last days, death, and character of his closest friend, the philosopher David Hume, and published alongside Hume’s autobiography, My...


Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England

by Shelley Tickell Boydell Press (August 17, 2018)

Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England examines the nature and impact on society of this commercial crime at a time of rapid retail expansion during the long eighteenth century. As a new consumer culture...


The Canary Islanders in Texas

by Armando Curbelo Fuentes & Félix D. Almaráz Jr. Maverick Books (May 30, 2018)

Immigrants from the archipelago of the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Western Africa played a vital role in San Antonio’s early history. Canary Islanders in Texas tells the story of the fifty-five...


The Protestant Reformation

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (March 04, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Protestant Reformation in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Protestant...


The Jewish Economic Elite

by Cornelia Aust Indiana University Press (February 27, 2018)

In this rich transnational history, Cornelia Aust traces Jewish Ashkenazi families as they moved across Europe and established new commercial and entrepreneurial networks as they went. Aust balances economic...


The Age of Machinery

by Gillian Cookson Boydell Press (February 16, 2018)

The engineers who built the first generations of modern textile machines, between 1770 and 1850, pushed at the boundaries of possibility. This book investigates these pioneering machine-makers, almostall working...


The Mayflower

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the story of the Mayflower in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the voyage of the Mayflower. In...


Mirage of Police Reform

by Robert E. Worden University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

In the United States, the exercise of police authority—and the public’s trust that police authority is used properly—is a recurring concern. Contemporary prescriptions for police reform hold that the public...


Geographies of an Imperial Power

by Jeremy Black Indiana University Press (December 22, 2017)

From explorers tracing rivers to navigators hunting for longitude, spatial awareness and the need for empirical understanding were linked to British strategy in the 1700s. This strategy, in turn, aided in the...


Staging Memory and Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Biography

by Amanda Weldy Boyd Anthem Press (December 15, 2017)

“Staging Memory and Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Biography” examines theatrical biography as a nascent genre in eighteenth-century England. This study specifically focuses on Thomas Davies’...


In Defense of Martin Luther

by John Warwick Montgomery NRP Books (December 08, 2017)

In these seven engaging essays, renowned Lutheran scholar and Christian apologist John Warwick Montgomery presents a firm defense of Martin Luther, the leader of the Reformation. Republished for the 500th anniversary...


Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots

by Sarah-Beth Watkins Chronos Books (December 08, 2017)

Margaret Tudor was Henry VIII's older sister and became the Queen of Scotland after her marriage to James IV in 1503. Her life was troubled and fraught with tension. She was continually caught between her country...


Balloon Madness

by Clare Brant Boydell Press (November 17, 2017)

"All the world is mad about balloons" observers recorded during the craze in Britain that lasted from 1783 to 1786. Excitement about the new invention spread rapidly, inspiring hopes, visions, fashions, celebrations,...


Servants in Rural Europe

by Jane Whittle Boydell Press (November 17, 2017)

This is the first book to survey the experience of servants in rural Europe from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. Live-in servants were a distinctive element of early modern society. They weretypically...


The Politics of Place

by Joshua Bandoch University of Rochester Press (November 15, 2017)

Many Enlightenment thinkers sought to discover the right political order for all times and all places, and scholars often view Montesquieu as working within this project. In this reassessment of Montesquieu's...


Cameralism in Practice

by Marten Seppel & Keith Tribe Boydell Press (October 20, 2017)

This book discusses the impact of cameralism on the practices of governance, early modern state-building and economy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. It argues that the cameralist conception of...


Making Money

by Colleen E. Kriger Ohio University Press (October 16, 2017)

A new era in world history began when Atlantic maritime trade among Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas opened up in the fifteenth century, setting the stage for massive economic and cultural change. In Making...


The Western Delaware Indian Nation, 1730–1795

by Richard S. Grimes Lehigh University Press (October 16, 2017)

During the early eighteenth century, three phratries or tribes (Turtle, Turkey, and Wolf) of Delaware Indians left their traditional homeland in the Delaware River watershed and moved west to the Allegheny Valley...


The Struggle for Power in Colonial America, 1607–1776

by William R. Nester Lexington Books (October 11, 2017)

America’s colonial era began and ended dramatically, with the founding of the first enduring settlement at Jamestown on May 14, 1607 and the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. During...


Thomas Violet, a Sly and Dangerous Fellow

by Amos Tubb Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

A Sly and Dangerous Fellow chronicles the life and adventures of Thomas Violet, an Englishman who lived from 1609-1662. During the course of his tumultuous life Violet was a goldsmith, a spy, a prisoner of war...


Hidden Interests in Credit and Finance

by James B. Greenberg & Thomas K. Park Lexington Books (September 20, 2017)

In this book, James B. Greenberg and Thomas K. Park take an anthropological approach to the economic history of the past one thousand years and define credit as a potentially transformative force involving inequalties,...


Rebel in the Ranks

by Brad S. Gregory HarperOne (September 12, 2017)

When Martin Luther published his 95 Theses in October 1517, he had no intention of starting a revolution. But very quickly his criticism of indulgences became a rejection of the papacy and the Catholic Church...


Invisible Worlds

by Peter Marshall SPCK (August 17, 2017)

How did traditional beliefs about the supernatural change as a result of the Reformation, and what were the intellectual and cultural consequences?

Following a masterly interpretative introduction, Peter Marshall...


Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the British Challenge to Republican America, 1783–95

by Michael Schwarz Lexington Books (May 30, 2017)

In the aftermath of the American Revolution, the friendship between Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison became one of the most important political collaborations in American history. This study examines...


Age Norms and Intercultural Interaction in Colonial North America

by Jason Eden & Naomi Eden Lexington Books (May 24, 2017)

This interdisciplinary study examines how age norms shaped the experiences of Europeans, Native Americans, and African Americans in colonial North America, exploring how diverse population groups conceptualized...


John Locke

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the philosophy of John Locke in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of John Locke. Inspired by great...


Suspicious Moderate

by Anne Ashley Davenport & Danielle M. Peters University of Notre Dame Press (May 15, 2017)

The historiography of English Catholicism has grown enormously in the last generation, led by scholars such as Peter Lake, Michael Questier, Stefania Tutino, and others. In Suspicious Moderate, Anne Ashley Davenport...


The Golden Age of the Garden: A Miscellany

by Claire Cock-Starkey Elliott & Thompson (May 04, 2017)

The relationship between England and its gardens might be described as a love affair; gardening is one of our national passions, rooted in history. The eighteenth century is often called the Golden Age of English...


The Unruly City

by Mike Rapport Basic Books (May 02, 2017)

In The Unruly City, historian Mike Rapport offers a vivid history of three intertwined cities toward the end of the eighteenth century—Paris, London, and New York—all in the midst of political chaos and revolution....


Archaeologies of Confession

by Carina L. Johnson, David M. Luebke, Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer & Jesse Spohnholz Berghahn Books (May 01, 2017)

Modern religious identities are rooted in collective memories that are constantly made and remade across generations. How do these mutations of memory distort our picture of historical change and the ways that...


Beyond the Inquisition

by Giorgio Caravale & Don Weinstein University of Notre Dame Press (April 30, 2017)

In Beyond the Inquisition, originally published in an Italian edition in 2007, Giorgio Caravale offers a fresh perspective on sixteenth-century Italian religious history and the religious crisis that swept across...


Catherine of Braganza

by Sarah-Beth Watkins Chronos Books (April 28, 2017)

Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess, married Charles II in 1662 and became the merry monarch's Restoration queen. Yet life for her was not so merry - she put up with the king's many mistresses and continuous...


Oliver Cromwell

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (April 27, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Oliver Cromwell in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life of Oliver Cromwell....


Almshouses in Early Modern England: Charitable Housing in the Mixed Economy of Welfare, 1550-1725

by Angela Nicholls Boydell Press (March 17, 2017)

Almshouses providing accommodation for poor people are a common feature of the towns and villages of England, visible representations of historic attitudes towards the poor. The period after the Reformation...


Napoleon Bonaparte

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Napoleon Bonaparte in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Napoleon Bonaparte. In the...


Magellan

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Ferdinand Magellan in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Ferdinand Magellan. In early...


Marie-Antoinette

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Marie-Antoinette in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and reign of Marie-Antoinette....


John Calvin

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of John Calvin in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of John Calvin....


Francisco Pizarro

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Francisco Pizarro in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Francisco Pizarro. In the 16th...


Isaac Newton

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Isaac Newton in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of...


Amerigo Vespucci

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (February 28, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Amerigo Vespucci in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and expeditions of...


Copernicus

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (January 30, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and discoveries of Copernicus in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Copernicus and his...


Decadence, Radicalism, and the Early Modern French Nobility: The Enlightened and Depraved

by Chad Denton Lexington Books (December 01, 2016)

This study is an intellectual and cultural history of the French nobility in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It examines attitudes toward sexuality and gender and analyzes the origins of the stereotype...


Casanova

by Laurence Bergreen Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2016)

“Sexy, surprising, funny, insightful, and wildly entertaining” (Huffington Post)—the definitive biography of Giacomo Casanova, the impoverished boy who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and...


Cowpens 1781

by Ed Gilbert, Catherine Gilbert & Graham Turner Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

This is a blistering account of the battle of Cowpens, a short, sharp conflict which marked a crucial turning point in the American Revolution. With Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton and the British troops in hot pursuit,...