Category: Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900

Following the Equator
How I did loath that journey around the world--except the sea-part & India.- Mark Twain, letter to W. D. Howells, 4/2/1899Following The Equator is an account of Mark Twain's round-the-world lecture tour of 1895/96. The...

31.08.2015

Migration and Faith : The Migrations of the Schwenkfelders from Germany to America - Risks and Opportunities
Migrations are a phenomenon that can be traced back to the beginning of the history of mankind. In modern times, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, numerous migration movements took place from Europe to North...

01.05.2014

Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Good : From the Panopticon to the Skinner Box and Beyond
How should we weigh the costs and benefits of scientific research on humans? Is it right that a small group of people should suffer in order that a larger number can live better, healthier lives? Or is an individual truly...

07.11.2013

The Single Homemaker and Material Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century
The Single Homemaker and Material Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century represents a new synthesis of gender history and material culture studies. It seeks to analyse the lives and cultural expression of single men and women...

18.02.2015

Race and Identity in the Tasman World, 1769-1840
British imperial encounters with indigenous cultures created perceptions and stereotypes that still persist today. The initial creation of racial images in relation to violence had particular consequences for land ownership....

31.07.2013

Wirtschaftsgeschichte : Die Entstehung Der Modernen Volkswirtschaft
Das Lehrbuch zur Wirtschaftsgeschichte in uberarbeiteter Auflage: Toni Pierenkemper stellt den Wandel der wirtschaftlichen Strukturen (von der Agrar- zur Industriegesellschaft zur Dienstleistungsgesellschaft?) ebenso dar wie...

07.05.2012

A Global History of Indigenous Peoples : Struggle and Survival
A Global History of Indigenous Peoples examines the history of the indigenous/tribal peoples of the world. The work spans the period from the pivotal migrations which saw the peopling of the world, examines the processes by...

14.12.2017

Gribeauval System: Volume 2
This work presents in detail the uniforms of the foot artillery between 1786 and 1815. Formal in style, and indeed austere, the uniforms illustrated here were the very ones worn by those who participated in during the most...

08.01.2018

A Thread Across the Ocean : The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable
Today, in a world in which news flashes around the globe in an instant, time lags are inconceivable. In the mid-nineteenth century, communication between the United States and Europe -- the center of world affairs -- was only as...

22.01.2012

Integrating Central Europe : EU Expansion and Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic
This book investigates the political and economic transformation of Central and Eastern Europe since the 1989 revolutions, in terms of economic prosperity social cohesion, democratic accountability and consolidation. ...

08.04.2015

The Battle of Leipzig 1813
Around Leipzig between 14-19 October 1813, 500,000 men would battle on what remains the greatest battlefield of the Napoleonic wars. Napoleon would fight to keep his grip on Germany and beyond his empire. The Russians, the...

09.03.2017

The Weather Experiment : The Pioneers who Sought to see the Future
Book of the Week on Radio 4. "Gripping". (The Times). "Exhilarating". (Sunday Times). In an age when a storm was evidence of God's wrath, pioneering meteorologists had to fight against convention and...

30.10.2012

International History : A Cultural Approach
International History: A Cultural Approach offers an innovative history of modern international relations that stresses cultural themes. In place of the usual focus on great-power rivalries, diplomatic negotiations, military...

11.08.2015

Das Papsttum, Die Christenheit Und Die Staaten Europas 1592-1605 : Forschungen Zu Den Hauptinstruktionen Clemens' VIII.

26.09.2014

Volk Oder Religion? : Die Entstehung Moderner Judischer Ethnizitat in Frankreich Und Deutschland 1782-1848
Als sich im ausgehenden 18. Jahrhundert in Europa das Prinzip des Nationalstaates durchzusetzen begann, geriet die traditionelle judische Gemeinschaft in eine Krise. Die Zentralisierung staatlicher Herrschaft und die mit dem...

23.12.2011

Protestants : A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 1517-1740
Protestants: A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania, 1517-1740 presents a comprehensive thematic history of the rise and influence of the branches of Christianity that emerged out of the Protestant Reformation. * Represents...

21.11.2011

Remember the 70s
When you think about the 1970s, what comes to mind? Flares? Queen? Rocky? The 1970s was one of the most exciting, innovative and colourful decades of recent history. With major events in music, film and television, the...

16.06.2014

No Better Place to Die: Ste-Mere Eglise, June 1944 : The Battle for La Fiere Bridge
"Those wanting an up-close and personal memoir of small unit infantry during Operation Overlord have an opportunity to receive it from an American fighting man who lived to tell the tale." Military Magazine, November...

04.01.2014

Schreibarbeit : Die Alltagliche Wissenspraxis Eines Bieler Arztes Im 19. Jahrhundert
English summary: How did doctors in the 19th century come to be the indispensible experts that they were before the advent of bacteriology and 'modern medicine'? And what role did paperwork have to play in this? The...

08.06.2017

Seventies Spotting Days Around the London Midland Region
Seventies Spotting Days Around the London Midland Region is a full-colour photographic album depicting the 1970s with coverage of both diesel and electric traction from that great period of change on our railways. The captions...

13.12.2014

Locke: Two Treatises of Government Student edition
This is the revised version of Peter Laslett's acclaimed edition of Two Treatises of Government, which is widely recognised as one of the classic pieces of recent scholarship in the history of ideas, read and used by...

22.09.2013

The Square and the Tower : Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks Most history is hierarchical: it's about...

30.07.2014

The Ellen Meiksins Wood Reader : Historical Materialism, Volume 40
Ellen Meiksins Wood is a leading contemporary political theorist who has been described as the founder, together with Robert Brenner, of 'Political Marxism, ' a distinct version of historical materialism which has...

09.06.2012

A History of Military Occupation from 1792 to 1914
"An understanding of military occupation as a distinct phenomenon first emerged in the 18th century. This book shows how this understanding developed and the problems that the occupiers, the occupied, commentators and the...

30.05.2012

The Global Transformation : History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations
The 'long nineteenth century' (1776-1914) was a period of political, economic, military and cultural revolutions that re-forged both domestic and international societies. Neither existing international histories nor...

09.04.2013

Inventing the Individual : The Origins of Western Liberalism
Here, in a grand narrative spanning 1,800 years of European history, a distinguished political philosopher firmly rejects Western liberalism's usual account of itself: its emergence in opposition to religion in the early...

12.11.2016

The Treaty of Nanking
The Treaty of Nanking, signed between Great Britain and China to end the First Opium War (1839-1842) created a new framework for Chinese foreign relations and overseas trade that would last for nearly a century. This title...

25.01.2015

The Year without Summer : 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History
In the tradition of "Krakatoa", "The World Without Us", and "Guns, Germs and Steel" comes a sweeping history of the year that became known as 18-hundred-and-froze-to-death. 1816 was a remarkable...

28.11.2013

Biology, Computing, and the History of Molecular Sequencing : From Proteins to DNA, 1945-2000
Sequencing is often associated with the Human Genome Project and celebrated achievements concerning the DNA molecule. However, the history of this practice comprises not only academic biology, but also the world of...

02.03.2015

The Forgotten War Against Napoleon : Conflict in the Mediterranean
The campaigns fought against Napoleon in the Iberian peninsula, in France, Germany, Italy and Russia and across the rest of Europe have been described and analysed in exhaustive detail, yet the history of the fighting in the...

31.07.2014

F/A-18 Hornet & Super Hornet Units in Operation Iraqi Freedom
The F/A-18 Hornet in its various guises was the 'universal soldier' of OIF, with around 250 seeing combat. Flown by various squadrons and groups, the Hornet attacked a range of targets including tanks of the various...

30.09.2014

The Forbidden Fuel : A History of Power Alcohol, New Edition
The Forbidden Fuel is the definitive history of alcohol fuel, describing in colorful detail the emergence of alcohol fuel in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the political and economic forces behind its popularity,...

19.11.2014

Genocide, Risk and Resilience : An Interdisciplinary Approach
This interdisciplinary volume aims to understand the linkages between the origins and aftermaths of genocide. Exploring social dynamics and human behaviour, this collection considers the interplay of various psychological,...

03.03.2016

The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume III : Partisan Anglicanism and its Global Expansion 1829-c. 1914
The Oxford History of Anglicanism is a major new and unprecedented international study of the identity and historical influence of one of the world's largest versions of Christianity. This global study of Anglicanism from...

04.05.2017

Rousseau's Social Contract : An Introduction
If the greatness of a philosophical work can be measured by the volume and vehemence of the public response, there is little question that Rousseau's Social Contract stands out as a masterpiece. Within a week of its...

13.10.2015

Expeditions as Experiments : Practising Observation and Documentation
This collection focuses on different expeditions and their role in the process of knowledge acquisition from the eighteenth century onwards. It investigates various forms of scientific practice conducted during, after and...

18.07.2013

Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers
"Nuclear Bunkers" tells the previously undisclosed story of the secret defence structures built by the West during the Cold War years. The book describes in fascinating detail a vast umbrella of radar stations that...

30.05.2017

Exocet Falklands : The Untold Story of Special Forces Operations
This is a revelatory account of three un-tabulated special forces operations, PLUM DUFF, MIKADO and KETTLEDRUM, that were asked to destroy Argentina's Exocet missiles during the 1982 Falkland's campaign. In that...

31.05.2013

Lutzen and Bautzen : Napoleon's Spring Campaign of 1813
One army lost in the Russian winter, Napoleon raised another to keep his grip on Europe. A tired Russian Army and a raw Prussian force marched to meet him. 'Lutzen and Bautzen' is a detailed and masterful study of a...

04.12.2017

Facing Fear : The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective
Fear is ubiquitous but slippery. It has been defined as a purely biological reality, derided as an excuse for cowardice, attacked as a force for social control, and even denigrated as an unnatural condition that has no place in...

04.04.2017

Crafting Immunity : Working Histories of Clinical Immunology
Immunity is as old as illness itself, yet historians have only just begun to take up the challenge of reconstructing the modern transformation of attempts to protect against disease. Crafting Immunity assembles in one volume the...

23.04.2013

Avoiding Project Disaster : Titanic Lessons for It Executives
Titanic's maiden voyage was a disaster waiting to happen as a result of the compromises made in the project. This book explores how non-IT executives can take lessons from a nuts-and-bolts construction project like Titanic...

30.06.2017

The Swiss in French Service
That association of mountainous territories shut in among the European powers, Switzerland solved part of its financial problems as early as the Renaissance by developing a truly mercenary industry. Each canton could sign a...

28.07.2015

The Quest for the True Figure of the Earth : Ideas and Expeditions in Four Centuries of Geodesy
In the 1730s two expeditions set out from Paris on extraordinary journeys; the first was destined for the equatorial region of Peru, the second headed north towards the Arctic Circle. Although the eighteenth century witnessed...

09.12.2011

Receding Tide
A single day: July 4, 1863, brought to a conclusion two of the most infamous battles of the Civil War. In the west, after six months under siege, Vicksburg Mississippi, key to the vital supply lies of the Mississippi River,...

24.04.2012

Wars, Pestilence and the Surgeon's Blade : The Evolution of British Military Medicine and Surgery During the Nineteenth Century
Wars in the 19th century were accompanied by a very heavy loss of life from infectious diseases. Typhus fever, dysentery, malaria, typhoid fever and yellow fever caused many more deaths than wounds inflicted by enemy actions....

10.02.2015

Jaguar Boys : True Tales from Operators of the Big Cat in Peace and War
Originally intended as a trainer, the Anglo-French Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAF's tactical strike-attack and recce forces...

07.03.2012

Die Konfessionsbildung Des 16. Jahrhunderts Im Spiegel Illustrierter Flugblatter
Die seit 1925 erscheinenden Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte bilden eine der traditionsreichsten historischen Buchreihen im deutschsprachigen Raum. Sie enthalten Forschungen zur Kirchen- und Dogmengeschichte des Christentums aller...

13.11.2011

The Science of Energy : A Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britain
The concept of energy transformed 19th-century physics. This text shows how a North British group of scientists and engineers, including James Joule, James Clerk Maxwell, William and James Thomson, Fleeming Jenkin and P.G. Tait,...

27.12.2014

Religion and the Political Imagination
The theory of secularisation became a virtually unchallenged truth of twentieth-century social science. First sketched out by Enlightenment philosophers, then transformed into an irreversible global process by nineteenth-century...

06.09.2014

Inventing the Electronic Century : The Epic Story of the Consumer Electronics and Computer Industries
Consumer electronics and computers redefined life and work in the twentieth century. In Inventing the Electronic Century, Pulitzer Prize-winning business historian Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. traces their origins and worldwide...

07.05.2014

The English Masonic Union of 1813
The bringing together of the Antients and Moderns to form the United Grand Lodge of England in 1813 was a tricky matter. How all this came about is not just an English tale but an Irish and Scots one as well. Complexities...

24.09.2012

The Nature and Development of the Modern State
Despite the increasing globalization of many aspects of social, economic and political life, the state remains the fundamental element of contemporary governance. This book provides a broad-ranging introduction to the origins,...

04.03.2017

Catholic Spirit : Wesley, Whitefield, and the Quest for Evangelical Unity in Eighteenth-Century British Methodism
The relationship between John Wesley and George Whitefield has often been viewed as suffering from irreconcilable theological differences. Catholic Spirit: Wesley, Whitefield, and the Quest for Evangelical Unity in...

26.11.2013

Gender and Fatherhood in the Nineteenth Century
Despite current debate over the paternal role, fatherhood is a relatively new area of investigation in literary, historical and cultural studies. The contributors to this illustrated, interdisciplinary volume - one of the...

31.12.2011

Unmentionable : The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19thcentury, where arsenic is a face cream, opium is a medicine, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (I'll get back to that...

26.09.2012

The Great Divergence : China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy
The Great Divergence brings new insight to one of the classic questions of history: Why did sustained industrial growth begin in Northwest Europe, despite surprising similarities between advanced areas of Europe and East Asia?...

09.05.2012

Across the Borders : Financing the World's Railways in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Until now we have only had relatively narrow economic studies comparing investments in railways with investments in other fields of individual economies. 'Across the Borders' not only opens the door for fundamental new...

03.04.2014

Venus Und Vulcanus : Ehen Und Ihre Konflikte in Der Fruhen Neuzeit
Das Ehepaar Venus und Vulcanus dient als Sinnbild dieser Geschichte ehelicher Konflikte in der Frühen Neuzeit, nicht das viel bekanntere Liebespaar Venus und Mars. Das Sozialgefüge "Ehe" veränderte sich in den...

20.01.2014

Napoleon's Swiss Troops
Ever since the 15th century Switzerland had been exporting professional soldiers to serve as mercenaries for foreign monarchies. Napoleon, therefore, was not the first to make full use of the martial qualities of the Swiss and...

21.06.2013

Illustrated Battles of the Napoleonic Age-Volume 3 : Badajoz, Canadians in the War of 1812, Ciudad Rodrigo, Retreat from Moscow, Queenston Heights, Salamanca, Leipzig, Fight Between the Chesapeake & Shannon, Chrystler's Farm, Dresden and Lutzen
Forty-four battles of the Napoleonic era in words and pictures Napoleon was one of the most significant figures in world history; a military and administrative genius, statesman and despot, he set Europe ablaze and his...

10.09.2013

Zweisprachigkeit Und Binationale Idee : Der Prager Zionismus 1900-1930
Die Studie von Dimitry Shumsky geht der Frage nach, inwieweit der kulturpolitische Zusammenhang des Prager judischen Milieus zwischen Deutschsprachigkeit und Tschechischsprachigkeit im Kontext der Habsburgermonarchie zum...

28.01.2017

The Changing Body : Health, Nutrition, and Human Development in the Western World since 1700
Humans have become much taller and heavier, and experience healthier and longer lives than ever before in human history. However it is only recently that historians, economists, human biologists and demographers have linked the...

09.09.2015

The Future of Global Conflict
This critical analysis of long-term trends and recent developments in world systems examines such questions as: Will the cycles of boom and bust, peace and war of the past 500 years continue? Or have either long-term trends or...

26.10.2013

Charging Against Wellington : The French Cavalry in the Peninsular War, 1807-1814
Like the author's previous book, The British Army Against Napoleon, Charging Against Wellington draws heavily on primary sources, manuals, memoirs, and regimental histories to bring to life the officers and men of the...

01.05.2014

Das Unternehmen 'Empirische Sozialforschung' : Strukturen, Praktiken Und Leitbilder Der Sozialforschung in Der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Für die Etablierung der Sozialwissenschaften an den westdeutschen Hochschulen spielten neue, "amerikanische" Forschungstechniken und das mit ihnen erneuerte Paradigma einer empirisch orientierten Soziologie eine...

13.08.2015