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Product Description: Weibliche Dienstboten gehorten im 19. Jahrhundert zur "Grundausstattung" jedes burgerlichen und landwirtschaftlichen Haushalts. Ihre Entlohnung, die meistens nur aus Kost und Logis sowie einem Taschengeld bestand, fuhrte fast immer in die Altersarmut...read more

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9783799555609 | Jan Thorbecke Verlag Gmbh & Co, February 5, 2017, cover price $58.00 | About this edition: Weibliche Dienstboten gehorten im 19.

Product Description: The Manhattan project’s top-secret plutonium plant at Hanford, Washington, produced the plutonium for the Trinity Test and the Nagasaki bomb and was the biggest engineering project and best-kept secret of World War II. In Rhetoric, Risk, and Secrecy in the Atomic City, Julie Staggers draws on cultural and rhetorical theory to examine the construction of knowledge about security, safety, and risk within the emerging secrecy culture of the Manhattan Project as it was distributed in the workplace and company town attached to the world’s first plutonium reactor...read more

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9781472443861 | Routledge, June 8, 2017, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: The Manhattan project’s top-secret plutonium plant at Hanford, Washington, produced the plutonium for the Trinity Test and the Nagasaki bomb and was the biggest engineering project and best-kept secret of World War II.

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Product Description: Covering the history and contributions of black women intellectuals from the late 19th century to the present, this book highlights individuals who are often overlooked in the study of the American intellectual tradition.• Represents a standout volume on the subject of black women intellectuals in modern U...read more

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9781440835483 | Praeger Pub Text, March 31, 2017, cover price $73.00 | About this edition: Covering the history and contributions of black women intellectuals from the late 19th century to the present, this book highlights individuals who are often overlooked in the study of the American intellectual tradition.

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Product Description: As a vigorous interpretation of political and social developments in Britain since the late-Victorian era, State and Society is one of the most respected and widely-read introductions to modern British history. Martin Pugh explores as his central theme the relationship between the British state and its citizens with characteristic skill and insight...read more

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9781474243452 | 5th edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 23, 2017), cover price $120.00 | About this edition: As a vigorous interpretation of political and social developments in Britain since the late-Victorian era, State and Society is one of the most respected and widely-read introductions to modern British history.

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9781474243469 | 5 reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 23, 2017), cover price $37.95 | About this edition: As a vigorous interpretation of political and social developments in Britain since the late-Victorian era, State and Society is one of the most respected and widely-read introductions to modern British history.
9781780930411 | 4th edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 10, 2012), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: As a vigorous interpretation of political and social developments in Britain since the late-Victorian era, State and Society has rapidly become one of the most respected and widely read introductions to the history of modern Britain.

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Product Description: This book provides a comparative history of the domestic and international nature of Spain's First Carlist War (1833-40) and the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), as well as the impact of both conflicts.The book demonstrates how and why Spain's struggle for liberty was won in the 1830s only for it to be lost one hundred years later...read more

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9781474229401 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 9, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: This book provides a comparative history of the domestic and international nature of Spain's First Carlist War (1833-40) and the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), as well as the impact of both conflicts.

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9781474229395 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 9, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: This book provides a comparative history of the domestic and international nature of Spain's First Carlist War (1833-40) and the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), as well as the impact of both conflicts.

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Product Description: Nationalism has been, without question, one of the most potent political and cultural forces within Europe since the late-18th century. Placing particular emphasis on transnational and comparative links, Nationalism in Modern Europe provides a clear and accessible history of the development of nationalism in Europe from the French Revolution to the present...read more

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9781474213387 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 7, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Nationalism has been, without question, one of the most potent political and cultural forces within Europe since the late-18th century.

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9781474213394 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 7, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Nationalism has been, without question, one of the most potent political and cultural forces within Europe since the late-18th century.

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Product Description: In September 1960, the central London district of St Pancras was convulsed by rioting. What had begun months before as a peaceful protest about the lack of decent housing spiralled into some of the worst street-fighting ever seen in the capital...read more
By Ken Livingstone (foreword by)

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9781445661032 | Amberley Pub Plc, January 31, 2017, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In September 1960, the central London district of St Pancras was convulsed by rioting.

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Product Description: History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations as tide-turning...read more

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9780195383782 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 30, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive.

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Product Description: Humanity has always looked to the stars, but it hasn’t been until relatively recently that we have managed to travel into space. Carolyn Collins Petersen takes us on a journey from the first space pioneers and their work, through the First World Warled technological advances in rocketry that formed the basis for the Space Age, to the increasing corporate interest in space...read more

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9781445656038 | Amberley Pub Plc, December 31, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Humanity has always looked to the stars, but it hasn’t been until relatively recently that we have managed to travel into space.

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Product Description: Focusing on the era in which the modern idea of nationalism emerged as a way of establishing the preferred political, cultural, and social order for society, this book demonstrates that across different European societies the most important constituent of nationalism has been a specific understanding of the nation's historical past...read more

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9781474263740 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 15, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Focusing on the era in which the modern idea of nationalism emerged as a way of establishing the preferred political, cultural, and social order for society, this book demonstrates that across different European societies the most important constituent of nationalism has been a specific understanding of the nation's historical past.

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Product Description: “A thoughtfully observed travel memoir and history as richly detailed as it is deeply felt” (Kirkus Reviews) of South America, from Butch Cassidy to Che Guevara to cocaine king Pablo Escobar to Charles Darwin, all set in the Andes Mountains...read more

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9781439168899 | Simon & Schuster, December 1, 2015, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Unique portraits of legendary characters along South America’s mountain spine, from Charles Darwin to the present day, told by a master traveler and observer.

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9781439168905 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, December 13, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: “A thoughtfully observed travel memoir and history as richly detailed as it is deeply felt” (Kirkus Reviews) of South America, from Butch Cassidy to Che Guevara to cocaine king Pablo Escobar to Charles Darwin, all set in the Andes Mountains.

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Product Description: The exploits of Alexander the Great were so remarkable that for centuries after his death the Macedonian ruler seemed a figure more of legend than of history. Thinkers of the European Enlightenment, searching for ancient models to understand contemporary affairs, were the first to critically interpret Alexander’s achievements...read more
By Nicholas Elliott (trans)

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9780674659667 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 2, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The exploits of Alexander the Great were so remarkable that for centuries after his death the Macedonian ruler seemed a figure more of legend than of history.

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Product Description: What is a philanthropist? Why do they do what they do? What impact do they have? What makes them tick? What in their personal biographies, their communities, their backgrounds, and their moment in time drove them to devote so much time to giving so much money away? Great Philanthropists provides an over-arching view of the development, goals and achievements of philanthropy around the world over the 'long nineteenth century,' the period in which organized philanthropy became a global movement...read more
By David Cesarani (editor)

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9781910383193 | Vallentine Mitchell, November 24, 2016, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: What is a philanthropist?

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Product Description: “Family history begins with missing persons,” Alison Light writes in Common People. We wonder about those we’ve lost, and those we never knew, about the long skein that led to us, and to here, and to now. So we start exploring.   Most of us, however, give up a few generations back...read more

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9780226330945 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 17, 2015, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: “Family history begins with missing persons,” Alison Light writes in Common People.

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9780226420851 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 23, 2016), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: “Family history begins with missing persons,” Alison Light writes in Common People.

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Product Description: A brilliant and groundbreaking argument that innovation and progress are often achieved by revisiting and retooling ideas from the past rather than starting from scratch—from The Guardian columnist and contributor to The Atlantic...read more

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9781501145605 | Scribner, November 15, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A brilliant and groundbreaking argument that innovation and progress are often achieved by revisiting and retooling ideas from the past rather than starting from scratch—from The Guardian columnist and contributor to The Atlantic.

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Product Description: This book assesses South African history within imperial and global networks of power, trade and communication. South African modernity is understood in terms of the interplay between internal and external forces. Key historical themes, including the emergence of an industrialised economy, the development of systematic racial discrimination and popular resistance against racial power, and the influence of national and ethnic identities on political and social organisation, are set out in relation to imperial and global influences...read more

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9781441122728 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: This book assesses South African history within imperial and global networks of power, trade and communication.

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9781441108449 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This book assesses South African history within imperial and global networks of power, trade and communication.

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Product Description: The most up-to-date and comprehensive English-language study of its kind, From victory to Vichy 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)...read more

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9780719085505 | Manchester Univ Pr, July 15, 2012, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The most up-to-date and comprehensive English-language study of its kind, From victory to Vichy 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).

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9781526106599 | Reprint edition (Manchester Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The most up-to-date and comprehensive English-language study of its kind, From victory to Vichy 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).

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Product Description: Crime, criminal law, and criminal justice have become major fields of historical research. The volume provides an overview of the diverse sources and methods in this field while also addressing associated questions, concepts, and controversies...read more

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9783110379792, titled "Strafrechts- Und Kriminalitätsgeschichte Der Frühen Neuzeit" | De Gruyter Oldenbourg, October 31, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Crime, criminal law, and criminal justice have become major fields of historical research.

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Product Description: Claudia Jarzebowski examines the relationship between childhood and emotion in the construction of social relationships. She questions anthropological preconceptions about what defines children and emotions and suggests they need to be reformulated...read more

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9783110466386, titled "Kindheit Und Emotion: Kinder Und Ihre Lebenswelten in Der Europäischen Frühen Neuzeit" | De Gruyter Oldenbourg, October 31, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Claudia Jarzebowski examines the relationship between childhood and emotion in the construction of social relationships.

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Product Description: This extraordinarily rich study of Friedrich Gentz, an important figure in post-enlightenment European history, amplifies and corrects the conventional image of Gentz as ""Europe`s Secretary."" Using new sources from the Herterich Gentz Collection in Cologne and from archives throughout Europe, the author describes Friedrich Gentz`s networks around the world along with the diversity and visionary nature of Gentz`s oeuvre and thinking...read more

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9783110449716, titled "Friedrich Gentz 1764–1832: Penseur Post-lumières Et Acteur Du Renouveau De L’ordre Européen Au Temps Des Révolutions" | De Gruyter Oldenbourg, October 31, 2016, cover price $77.00 | About this edition: This extraordinarily rich study of Friedrich Gentz, an important figure in post-enlightenment European history, amplifies and corrects the conventional image of Gentz as ""Europe`s Secretary.

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Product Description: The present volume aims at outlining a new field of historical research: the material culture of diplomacy in early modern and modern times. The chapters study a complex web of relations between artefacts, human beings, and spaces in intercultural diplomacy in different regions of the world to uncover the political, social, legal and economic significance in the ways in which diplomatic actors brought artifacts into play during negotiations...read more
By Harriet Rudolph (editor)

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9783110461145 | Annual edition (De Gruyter Oldenbourg, October 30, 2016), cover price $70.00 | About this edition: The present volume aims at outlining a new field of historical research: the material culture of diplomacy in early modern and modern times.

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Product Description: An imaginative retelling of London’s history, framed through the experiences of Indigenous travelers who came to the city over the course of more than five centuries London is famed both as the ancient center of a former empire and as a modern metropolis of bewildering complexity and diversity...read more

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9780300206302 | Yale Univ Pr, October 27, 2016, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: An imaginative retelling of London’s history, framed through the experiences of Indigenous travelers who came to the city over the course of more than five centuries London is famed both as the ancient center of a former empire and as a modern metropolis of bewildering complexity and diversity.

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Product Description: A revolutionary look at Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the birth of publishing, on the eve of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary   When Martin Luther posted his “theses” on the door of the Wittenberg church in 1517, protesting corrupt practices, he was virtually unknown...read more

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9780399563232 | Penguin USA, October 25, 2016, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: A revolutionary look at Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the birth of publishing, on the eve of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary   When Martin Luther posted his “theses” on the door of the Wittenberg church in 1517, protesting corrupt practices, he was virtually unknown.

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Product Description: Bringing together an impressive cast of well-respected scholars in the field of modern Russian studies, Russian History through the Senses investigates life in Russia from 1700 to the present day via the senses. It examines past experiences of taste, touch, smell, sight and sound to capture a vivid impression of what it was to have lived in the Russian world, so uniquely placed as it is between East and West, during the last three hundred years...read more
By Tricia Starks (editor)

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9781474263139 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Bringing together an impressive cast of well-respected scholars in the field of modern Russian studies, Russian History through the Senses investigates life in Russia from 1700 to the present day via the senses.

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9781474263122 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Bringing together an impressive cast of well-respected scholars in the field of modern Russian studies, Russian History through the Senses investigates life in Russia from 1700 to the present day via the senses.

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Product Description: Bowlers, Bergères, berets and beyond, this is the ultimate guide to hats through history. From the lavish fashion hats of Marie Antoinette's court to the experimental millinery of Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy, Hats takes us on a beautifully illustrated journey through class conflict, gendered etiquette and national allegiances to reveal the complex cultures from which each style emerged...read more
By Susan J. Vincent (editor)

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9780857851611 | Ava Pub, May 18, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Bowlers, Bergères, berets and beyond, this is the ultimate guide to hats through history.

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9780857851598 | Ava Pub, October 20, 2016, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Although a hat may be designed for the purpose of practicality or aesthetics, it is part of a complex interplay of wider cultural meanings.

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