General History
General History
Medieval; Renaissance; Early Modern;
Modern & Contemporary
Social; Economic; Political & Military; Historiography

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  1. SETTING THE EAST ABLAZE

    SETTING THE EAST ABLAZE
    Lenin’s Dream of an Empire in Asia

    PETER HOPKIRK

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    'Let us turn our faces towards Asia', exhorted Lenin when the long-awaited revolution in Europe failed to materialise. 'The East will help us conquer the West.' Hopkirk's book tells the story of the B... Learn More
  2. KURSK

    KURSK
    The Greatest Battle

    LLOYD CLARK

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    The epic confrontation between German and Soviet forces around the town of Kursk in Russia in July 1943 was one of the most important military engagements in history and epitomised 'total war'. It was... Learn More
  3. THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

    THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
    How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are

    MICHAEL PYE
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    A closely-researched characterisation of the richness of life and the underestimated interconnections of the peoples all around the medieval and early modern North Sea. It is a story of saints and spi... Learn More
  4. POPULAR CULTURE IN  EARLY MODERN EUROPE

    POPULAR CULTURE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

    PETER BURKE

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    Due in no small part to the pioneering work of Peter Burke, the tools of the cultural historian are now routinely brought to bear on every aspect of history. First published in 1978, this study examin... Learn More
  5. THE CONQUEST OF JERUSALEM  AND THE THIRD CRUSADE

    THE CONQUEST OF JERUSALEM AND THE THIRD CRUSADE
    Sources in Translation

    PETER W EDBURY

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    This is a complete collection in modern English of the key texts describing Saladin’s conquest of Jerusalem in October 1187 and the Third Crusade, which was Christendom’s response to the catastrop... Learn More
  6. IMAGINING ARMENIA

    IMAGINING ARMENIA
    Orientalism, Ambiguity and Intervention, 1879-1925

    JOANNE LAYCOCK

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    This book examines how Armenia and Armenians were portrayed in Britain at a decisive moment in modern history. It illustrates how observers represented the 'in-between' position of Armenians and consi... Learn More
  7. FROM VICTORY TO VICHY

    FROM VICTORY TO VICHY
    Veterans in Interwar France

    CHRIS MILLINGTON

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    This study explores the political mobilisation of the two largest French veterans' associations during the interwar years, the Union fédérale (UF) and the Union nationale des combattants (UNC). It a... Learn More
  8. STREETLIFE

    STREETLIFE
    The Untold Story of Europe’s Twentieth Century

    LEIF JERRAM

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    This study presents a totally new history of the twentieth century, with the city at its heart, showing how everything distinctive about it, from revolution and dictatorship to sexual liberation, was ... Learn More
  9. A HISTORY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND  POLITICAL POWER IN THE MIDDLE EAST

    A HISTORY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND POLITICAL POWER IN THE MIDDLE EAST
    The ‘Circle of Justice’ from Mesopotamia to Globalization

    LINDA T DARLING

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    From ancient Mesopotamia to the modern era, the ‘Circle of Justice’ as a concept has pervaded Middle Eastern political thought and underpinned the exercise of power in the Middle East. It depicts ... Learn More
  10. GHOSTS OF SPAIN

    GHOSTS OF SPAIN
    Travels Through a Country’s Hidden Past

    GILES TREMLETT

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    Spaniards are reputed to be among Europe's most forthright people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of their Civil War and the rule of General Franco? This apparent 'pact of forgetting' ... Learn More

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