• January 2016

      A History of Political Trials

      From Charles I to Charles Taylor

      by John Laughland

      The modern use of international tribunals to try heads of state for genocide and crimes against humanity is often considered a positive development. Many people think that the establishment of special courts to prosecute notorious dictators represents a t

    • July 2017

      Fighting Words

      Fifteen Books that Shaped the Postcolonial World

      by Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard, Benjamin Mountford

    • November 2016

      Frank Confessions

      Performance in the Life-Writings of Frank McCourt

      by Margaret Eaton

      This book aims to redress the critical neglect of Frank McCourt’s life-writing, which has been dismissed all too frequently as «misery memoir» and deemed commercially driven or aesthetically and politically naïve. It reassesses the life cyc

    • May 2016

      Staging the Fascist War

      The Ministry of Popular Culture and Italian Propaganda on the Home Front, 1938–1943

      by Luigi Petrella

      Historians regard the Italian home front during the Second World War as an observation post from which to study the relationship between Fascism and society during the years of the collapse of the Mussolini regime. Yet the role of propaganda in influencin

    • December 2008

      False Prophets

      The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and the Global War on Terror

      by Richard J. Bonney

      After 9/11 the US response to Al-Qaeda – the Global War on Terror – was heavily influenced by the ‘clash of civilizations’ theory. First introduced by Bernard Lewis in 1993 in an article entitled ‘The Roots of Muslim Rage’, this theory was taken up by Sam

    • January 2017

      The World Makers

      Scientists of the Restoration and the Search for the Origins of the Earth

      by William Poole

      When educated men in the seventeenth century thought about the Earth on which they stood, they might ask themselves the following questions. When was the world created? Why? How? Out of what? Where did people come from? Do we all share the same origin? Ho

    • December 2008

      Gilberto Freyre

      Social Theory in the Tropics

      by Peter Burke, Maria Lúcia G. Pallares-Burke

      Gilberto Freyre was arguably the most famous intellectual of twentieth-century Latin America. He was active as a sociologist, a historian, a journalist, a deputy in the Brazilian Assembly, a novelist, poet and artist. He was a cultural critic, with a good

    • April 2010

      La nation et ses territoires en Europe centrale

      Une approche géopolitique

      by Michael Broers

      Cette analyse géopolitique permet de poser un regard nouveau sur la problématique des questions nationales et de l’organisation du territoire des Etats multiculturels qui composent l’Europe centrale. L’émergence de l’Etat-nation y a pos&#23

    • November 2010

      Home on the Horizon

      America’s Search for Space, from Emily Dickinson to Bob Dylan

      by Sally Bayley

      In this study of space and place, Sally Bayley examines the meaning of ‘home’ in American literature and culture. Moving from the nineteenth-century homestead of Emily Dickinson to the present-day reality of Bob Dylan, Bayley investigates the relationship

    • October 2011


      Ancient Thinking for a Green Age

      by Melissa Lane

    • December 2016

      Montaigne and the Art of Free-Thinking

      by Richard Scholar

      Education, religion, scepticism, politics, friendship, sex, and style – Montaigne’s major themes are revealed here in the making of a text that practises freedom of thought by putting it to the test. This is an audacious close reading of the Essays and a

    • June 2009

      Driven to Innovate

      A Century of Jewish Mathematicians and Physicists

      by Ioan James

      Ioan James celebrates the extraordinary contribution made by Jewish people in mathematics and physics, from the mathematician Norbert Wiener, the founder of cybernetics, to distinguished nuclear physicist and Nobel Prize-winner Niels Bohr. He tells the li

    • November 2010

      The Century’s Midnight

      Dissenting European and American Writers in the Era of the Second World War

      by Clive Bush

      The Century’s Midnight is an exploration of the literary and political relationships between a number of ideologically sophisticated American and European writers during a mid-twentieth century dominated by the Second World War. Clive Bush offers an accou

    • April 2015

      Tabloid Century

      The Popular Press in Britain, 1896 to the present

      by Adrian Bingham, Martin Conboy

      Popular newspapers played a vital role in shaping British politics, society and culture in the twentieth century. This book provides a concise and accessible historical overview of the rise of the tabloid format and examines how the national press reporte

    • June 2011

      The Concept of Utopia

      Student edition

      by Ruth Levitas

      In this highly influential book, Ruth Levitas provides an excellent introduction to the meaning and importance of the concept of utopia, and explores a wealth of material drawn from literature and social theory to illustrate its rich history and analytica

    • May 2012

      A Cinematic Artist

      The Films of Man Ray

      by Kim Knowles

      The American artist Man Ray was one of the most influential figures of the historical avant-garde, contributing significantly to the development of both Dadaism and Surrealism. Whilst his pioneering work in photography assured him international acclaim, h

    • May 2012

      Before the Wars

      Churchill as Reformer (1910 – 1911)- With a Foreword by Sir Martin Gilbert

      by Alan Baxendale

      Winston Churchill will be forever known as the great statesman who bravely led Britain through the war years, but what led the young Churchill down this path to greatness? What motivated him to become the future leader? Delving into documentary records in

    • March 2013

      Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture

      A Century of Romantic Futurisms

      by Ricarda Vidal

      Why are we so obsessed with cars? Shiny objects of desire, cars never cease to fascinate us. As symbols of freedom they return again and again in art and film, even if real freedom is sometimes only achieved in the final explosive crash – the climax of th

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