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

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  1. ROME

    ROME
    A History in Seven Sackings

    MATTHEW KNEALE

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    This love letter to Rome comes in the form of a vivid chronicle of the city’s repeated catastrophes and recoveries, from the early Roman Republic to the German occupation. It has been ravaged by fir... Learn More
  2. THE ORIGINS OF HIGHER LEARNING

    THE ORIGINS OF HIGHER LEARNING
    Knowledge Networks and the Early Development of Universities

    ROY LOWE and YOSHIHITO YASUHARA

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    Spanning from the earliest civilisations to the end of the European Middle Ages, this book explores how, why and where humankind first began to take a sustained interest in questions that went beyond ... Learn More
  3. MEDIEVAL ITALY

    MEDIEVAL ITALY
    Texts in Translation

    Edited by KATHERINE L JANSEN, JOANNA DRELL and FRANCES ANDREWS

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    An unparalleled selection of primary sources from the central and later Middle Ages, a period during which Italy was famous for its diverse cultural landscape of urban towers and fortified castles, th... Learn More
  4. HAREM

    HAREM
    The World Beyond the Veil

    ALEV LYTLE CROUTIER

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    Drawing on first-hand accounts and memoirs, as well as her own family history, the author explores life in the world’s harems, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century, focusing on the fa... Learn More
  5. THE EMPEROR THEOPHILOS  AND THE EAST, 829-842

    THE EMPEROR THEOPHILOS AND THE EAST, 829-842
    Court and Frontier in Byzantium during the Last Phase of Iconoclasm

    JUAN SIGNES CODOÑER

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    Modern historiography has portraying the emperor Theophilos of Byzantium in a favourable light, taking at face value the legendary account that makes of him a righteous and learned ruler and excusing ... Learn More
  6. CAUGHT IN THE REVOLUTION

    CAUGHT IN THE REVOLUTION
    Petrograd, Russia, 1917: A World on the Edge

    HELEN RAPPAPORT

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    Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St Petersburg) was in turmoil. Foreign visitors who filled hotels, bars, offices and embass... Learn More
  7. THE BIOGRAPHICAL TURN

    THE BIOGRAPHICAL TURN
    Lives in History

    Edited by HANS RENDERS, BINNE DE HAAN and JONNE HARMSMA

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    This volume showcases the latest research through which the field of biography is being explored. Leading scholars present the biographical perspective as a research methodology, investigating the con... Learn More
  8. STRANGE BIRD

    STRANGE BIRD
    The Albatross Press and the Third Reich

    MICHELE K TROY

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    The Albatross Press was, from 1932, a ‘strange bird’: a cultural outsider to the Third Reich but an economic insider. It was funded by British-Jewish interests and its director was rumoured to wor... Learn More
  9. ST PETERSBURG

    ST PETERSBURG
    Shadows of the Past

    CATRIONA KELLY

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    In this beautifully illustrated and original book, Kelly shows how creative engagement with the past has always been fundamental to St Petersburg’s residents. Weaving together oral history, personal... Learn More
  10. SECOND-HAND TIME

    SECOND-HAND TIME
    The Last of the Soviets

    SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH

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    Alexievich brings together the voices of dozens of witnesses to the collapse of the USSR in an attempt to chart the disappearance of a culture and to surmise what new kind of citizen may emerge from t... Learn More

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