Yale University Press




New Ship of Death A Voyage That Changed

New Emperor of Liberty Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy FRANCIS D. COGLIANO This dramatic reevaluation of Jefferson as a statesman sheds new light on his attitudes, priorities, willingness to use deadly force, and challenges as the leader of a fledgling republic in a world of warring empires. AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2014 Cloth 2014 288 pp. 3 maps 978-0-300-17993-4 $32.50 Robert Morris’s Folly The Architectural and Financial Failures of an American Founder RYAN K. SMITH Though reading like a novel, this thoroughly researched book tells the true story of the American Founder known as the “financier of the Revolution” whose unrestrained extravagance in constructing a Philadelphia mansion ruined his finances and his reputation. AVAILABLE IN JUNE 2014 Cloth 2014 416 pp. 56 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19604-7 $40.00 The Papers of Benjamin Franklin
Volume 41: September 16, 1783, through February 29, 1784 ELLEN R. COHN, EDITOR, ET AL. With the signing of the 1783 peace treaty, Franklin eagerly followed scientific developments (including the first balloon ascensions in Paris), advised the French government on schemes for civic improvement, and wrote three of his most remarkable pieces about what it meant to be American. THE PAPERS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

the Atlantic World BILLY G. SMITH This extraordinary book tells the newly discovered story of one small British ship that sailed to West Africa in hopes of establishing a slavefree colony but instead set in motion a fateful, history-altering yellow-fever pandemic. Cloth 2013 328 pp. 21 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19452-4 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Empires of the Atlantic World Britain and Spain in America 1492–1830 J. H. ELLIOTT In this enthralling account of the entwined histories of Britain, Spain, and their empires in the Americas, J. H. Elliott interweaves the histories of the two great Atlantic civilizations, providing rich insights into both while revealing aspects of their dual history that influence the Americas to this day. Winner of the 2007
Francis Parkman Prize awarded by the Society of American Historians

Paper 2007 608 pp. 43 b/w illus. 978-0-300-12399-9 $32.00 Cloth 2006 560 pp. 43 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11431-7 $55.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

New Worlds A Religious History of Latin
America JOHN LYNCH Lynch presents a brilliant capstone work encompassing the Latin American people’s reception of Christianity from the Spanish Conquest and the arrival of evangelists to the dictators and repressive regimes of the twentieth century. Cloth 2012 424 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. 978-0-300-16680-4 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Cloth 2014 784 pp. 978-0-300-20374-5 $115.00

All Can Be Saved Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World STUART B. SCHWARTZ This groundbreaking book is the first to investigate the idea of religious tolerance in Spain, Portugal, and their New World colonies during the era of the Inquisition.
Winner of the 2008 Cundill International Prize in History; Winner of the 2009 American Academy of Religion Book Award for Excellence; Winner of the 2009 John E. Fagg Prize, the 2009 Leo Gershoy Award, and the 2009 George L. Mosse Prize, all given by the American Historical Association

The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context American State
Papers, Petitions, Proclamations, and Letters of the Delegates to the First National Congresses

proclamations from the mid-eighteenth century in the American colonies provide a radically different historical perspective on the Declaration of Independence and the motivations and events that inspired the creation of the remarkable document that inflamed the American Revolution.

Paper 2009 352 pp. 12 b/w illus. 978-0-300-15854-0 $27.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

HC-Case Side Cover 2014 768 pp. 978-0-300-15874-8 $125.00


Atlantic & Latin American History

Colonial & Early American History


New in paper Jefferson’s Shadow The Story of His Science KEITH THOMSON Much has been written about Thomas Jefferson, but this book is the first to focus on his passion for science, the influence of science on his vision for America, his scientific experiments and inventions, and his lasting contributions to paleontology, geography, climatology, archaeology, and more. PAPER AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2014 Paper 2014 336 pp. 12 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20593-0 $22.00 Cloth 2012 336 pp. 12 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18403-7 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Recent & Classic Titles Sarah Osborn’s World The Rise of Evangelical Christianity in Early America CATHERINE A. BREKUS A charismatic leader among eighteenth-century American evangelical Christians, Sarah Osborn recorded the details of her life and spiritual quest for more than thirty years. Her eloquent writings open a new window on the roots of the evangelical movement. Winner of the 2013
Aldersgate Prize given by John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University

Recent & Classic Titles From Peace to Freedom Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1657–1761 BRYCCHAN CAREY This book shows how Quakers turned against slavery in the first half of the eighteenth century and how the Society of Friends became the first organization to take a stand against the slave trade. Cloth 2012 272 pp. 978-0-300-18077-0 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK The Federalist Papers

complete texts of the Federalist Papers, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Articles of Confederation is accompanied by essays in which leading scholars provide historical context and thematic background.

Paper 2009 608 pp. 978-0-300-11890-2 $20.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Cloth 2013 448 pp. 23 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18290-3 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Building a New Jerusalem John
J. BREMER An illuminating biography of John

Endowed by Our Creator The Birth of Religious Freedom in America MICHAEL I. MEYERSON Rejecting the extreme arguments of today’s debates, this book examines what the framers of the Constitution actually said about religious freedom and how it can inspire and unify our religiously diverse nation. Cloth 2012 384 pp. 978-0-300-16632-3 $32.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Edward Bancroft Scientist, Author, Spy
THOMAS J. SCHAEPER The first complete

Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds FRANCIS

Davenport, the English Puritan clergyman who cofounded the colony of New Haven and was a central figure in seventeenth-century Puritanism in England and New England. Cloth 2012 440 pp. 14 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17913-2 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

biography of a little-known but fascinating figure in the history of espionage and the American Revolution. Paper 2012 352 pp. 4 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18745-8 $23.00 Cloth 2011 352 pp. 4 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11842-1 $37.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Colonial & Early American History



New Louisa Catherine The Other Mrs. Adams
MARGERY M. HEFFRON; EDITED BY DAVID L. MICHELMORE This definitive biography of the

New in paper American Zion The Old Testament as a
Political Text from the Revolution to the Civil War ERAN SHALEV This book examines the widespread notion in America’s early decades that the United States was a new Israel, an idea that powerfully influenced nationalism, politics, and culture. PAPER AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2014 Paper 2014 256 pp. 978-0-300-20590-9 $28.00 Cloth 2013 256 pp. 978-0-300-18692-5 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

wife and political partner of President John Quincy Adams reveals her as an articulate and sophisticated woman, as well as a shrewd analyst of politics. AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2014 Cloth 2014 416 pp. 15 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19796-9 $40.00

A Changing Wind Commerce and Conflict
in Civil War Atlanta WENDY HAMAND VENET This book is the first to address the experiences of civilians in Atlanta from the 1850s through the Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Recent & Classic Titles Letters from America

Cloth 2014 320 pp. 15 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19216-2 $30.00


Emerson’s Protégés Mentoring and
Marketing Transcendentalism’s Future DAVID
DOWLING The surprising role of Ralph Waldo

Emerson, as editor, mentor, and promoter to a group of young literary aspirants is explored in author David Dowling’s fascinating history.

Cloth 2014 320 pp. 8 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19744-0 $65.00

book presents for the first time the complete translated correspondence of Tocqueville on his first journey to America in 1831. These remarkable letters contain the seeds of his later masterful account of American democracy. Paper 2012 304 pp. 2 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18183-8 $20.00 Cloth 2010 304 pp. 2 b/w illus. 978-0-300-15382-8 $34.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

New in paper The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan Constitutional Law and the Politics

of Backlash GERARD N. MAGLIOCCA This book explores the powerful backlash that Bryan inspired during the 1890s, and the lessons for those who advocate sweeping change in our own divisive times. PAPER AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2014 Paper 2014 248 pp. 15 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20582-4 $35.00 Cloth 2011 248 pp. 15 b/w illus. 978-0-300-15314-9 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

John Brown’s Spy The Adventurous Life and Tragic Confession of John E. Cook STEVEN LUBET This lively book investigates the unknown story of John Cook, who plotted the Harper’s Ferry invasion with John Brown, participated in the disastrous raid, then betrayed his comrades in a tragic confession that shook the entire abolitionist movement. Cloth 2012 336 pp. 978-0-300-18049-7 $28.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK The Iron Way Railroads, the Civil War, and
the Making of Modern America WILLIAM G.
THOMAS This offers new perspectives on the

New in paper Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle The Prince, the
Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City NANCY LUSIGNAN SCHULTZ This gripping book captures the drama of the miraculous cure of a Washington D.C. widow’s ravaging cancer in 1824 and its repercussions. Paper 2014 288 pp. 24 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20589-3 $30.00 Cloth 2011 288 pp. 24 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11846-9 $65.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

central role of the railroads in the decades leading up to the Civil War, during the bloody war years, and traveling forward into the early years of modern America. Paper 2013 352 pp. 56 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18746-5 $20.00 Cloth 2011 296 pp. 54 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14107-8 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK


19th-Century America


New Tell It With Pride The 54th Massachusetts
Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Shaw Memorial SARAH GREENOUGH AND NANCY K.

New in paper American Lynching


look at the history and legacy of an important Civil War monument, which celebrated the contributions of one of the first military units composed of African American soldiers.
PUBLISHED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON, D.C. Cloth 2013 228 pp. 210 color illus. 978-0-300-19773-0 $55.00

In this meticulously researched and accessibly written interpretive history, Rushdy shows how lynching in America has endured, evolved, and changed, from its origins in colonial-era Virginia to the present. Paper 2014 240 pp. 978-0-300-20587-9 $25.00 Cloth 2012 240 pp. 978-0-300-18138-8 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Recent & Classic Titles The Frederick Douglass Papers Series Two: Autobiographical Writings, Volume 3: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass FREDERICK DOUGLASS; EDITED BY JOHN R. MCKIVIGAN A long-neglected essential of African-American literature, this volume revisits the events of Douglass’s earlier autobiographies while placing them in the context of his later years and accomplishments. THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS PAPERS SERIES Cloth 2012 1,128 pp. 27 illus. 978-0-300-17634-6 $150.00 Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Imagining Black America


WAYNE What defines a person as “authentically”

black? How are racial boundaries constructed? This thought-provoking book explores the history of black identity and its shifting meaning from the first arrival of Africans in America to Obama’s presidency. Cloth 2014 336 pp. 978-0-300-19781-5 $30.00

My Bondage and My Freedom


a passionate indictment of America’s politics of enslavement in the years preceding the Civil War, My Bondage and My Freedom is the second autobiography of Frederick Douglass, a man born into slavery who became one of the nation’s leading abolitionists, authors, orators, and statesmen. Paper 2014 432 pp. 978-0-300-19059-5 $13.00

A monumental work, decades in the making: the first atlas to illustrate the entire scope of the transatlantic slave trade. Winner of the 2011
James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic history, given by the American Historical Association; Winner of the 2011-12 Louis Gottschalk Prize, given by the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

New in paper Eslanda The Large and Unconventional Life
of Mrs. Paul Robeson BARBARA RANSBY This compelling biography tells Robeson’s own story for the first time—from her unconventional marriage, to her influence on her husband’s early career, to her tireless efforts against racism and injustice around the globe. Paper 2014 424 pp. 64 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20585-5 $25.00 Cloth 2013 424 pp. 64 b/w illus. 978-0-300-12434-7 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Cloth 2010 336 pp. 189 color maps; 5 b/w + 36 color illus.; 61 color graphs 978-0-300-12460-6 $50.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

According to Our Hearts Rhinelander v.

Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family

looks at what it means to be a multiracial couple in the United States today. The book begins with a 1925 court case and shows how—almost a century later—our society has yet come to terms with interracial marriage. Cloth 2013 344 pp. 30 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16682-8 $38.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

African-American History



Recent & Classic Titles Black Gotham A Family History of African
Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City CARLA L. PETERSON Black Gotham is a fascinating look at a little-known segment of American history: African-American elites in New York City in the nineteenth century, told through Carla Peterson’s intriguing account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her ancestors. Winner of the 2011 New York City Book
Awards sponsored by the New York Society Library

New Hollow Justice A History of Indigenous

Claims in the United States DAVID E. WILKINS This book provides a legal and political history of the claims Native Americans have made against the federal government over the past two centuries regarding violations of treaties, indigenous sovereignty, and property rights. THE HENRY ROE

Cloth 2013 272 pp. 978-0-300-11926-8 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Paper 2012 446 pp. 35 b/w illus. + 2 maps 978-0-300-18174-6 $20.00 Cloth 2011 446 pp. 35 b/w illus. + 2 maps 978-0-300-16255-4 $32.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

New in paper Sun Chief The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian,
GILBERT AND ROBERT V. HINE First published in 1942, Sun Chief is the autobiography of Hopi Chief Don C. Talayesva and offers a unique insider view on Hopi society. In a new Foreword, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert explores how scholars have used the book since its publication more than seventy years ago.



The Dance Claimed Me A Biography of
Pearl Primus PEGGY AND MURRAY SCHWARTZ The first full-scale biography of the seminal dancer, anthropologist, and educator, who championed social and racial justice through her blazingly original choreography and performances. Paper 2012 352 pp. 33 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18793-9 $22.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Paper 2013 520 pp. 5 illus. 978-0-300-19103-5 $23.00

Black Ranching Frontiers African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500–1900 ANDREW SLUYTER A substantive and groundbreaking book that demonstrates for the first time— and contrary to conventional wisdom—that Africans played significant creative roles in establishing open-range cattle ranching in the Americas. YALE AGRARIAN STUDIES SERIES Cloth 2012 320 pp. 52 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17992-7 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK The Zong A Massacre, the Law and the End of
Slavery JAMES WALVIN In 1781, the captain of a British ship running short of drinking water ordered 132 African slaves thrown overboard. This book is the first full account of the horrifying event, the later trial, and the moral and political debates that followed. Cloth 2011 304 pp. 12 b/w illus. 978-0-300-12555-9 $32.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples
What Archaeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Cultures

draws on exciting recent archaeological and ethnographic findings to provide a full account of Connecticut’s indigenous peoples throughout their 10,000-year history. PUBLISHED IN ASSOCIATION

Cloth 2013 528 pp. 37 color + 235 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18664-2 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Domestic Subjects Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature BETH H. PIATOTE Piatote analyzes the literary works of Native American intellectuals in the context of assimilation-era laws and policies aimed at national domestication, showing how Native American writing illuminated, contested, and refigured the reach of the law. THE HENRY ROE CLOUD

Cloth 2013 248 pp. 6 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17157-0 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK


African-American History

Native American History


New Gathering Together The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600–1870 SAMI LAKOMÄKI This comprehensive book demonstrates how the interactions between the Shawnee peoples and arriving European colonists transformed the political realities and ideas of both groups, profoundly affecting the course of American history.

Recent & Classic Titles War of a Thousand Deserts Indian Raids
and the U.S.-Mexican War BRIAN DELAY In this radically new account of America’s watershed victory in the U.S.-Mexican War, Brian DeLay uncovers the forgotten role of the Comanches and their native allies. For fifteen years, Indian raids devastated northern Mexico, precipitating key events and altering the history of the continent in enduring ways.
Winner of the 2009 Robert M. Utley Award and the 2009 W. Turrentine Jackson Award, given by the Western History Association; Co-winner of the 2008 Norris and Carol Hundly Best Book Award, given by the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association

Cloth 2014 416 pp. 12 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18061-9 $40.00

in Los Angeles, 1781–1894 DAVID SAMUEL TORRESROUFF A bold new work of urban history explores the early development of Los Angeles, how race has always determined its social and spatial boundaries, and how a 19th-century incursion of immigrants from the United States caused a profound and permanent shift in its political and physical environment. Cloth 2013 376 pp. 40 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14123-8 $65.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Before L.A. Race, Space, and Municipal Power

Paper 2009 496 pp. 31 b/w illus. 978-0-300-15837-3 $26.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Comanche Empire PEKKA HÄMÄLÄINEN
This groundbreaking book uncovers the lost story of the Comanche Indians and the vast and powerful empire they built in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The volume challenges the idea of indigenous peoples as victims of European expansion and offers a new perspective on the history of the colonization of North America.
Winner of the 2009 Bancroft Prize, given by Columbia University; Co-winner of the 2009 Merle Curti Award, presented by the Organization of American Historians; Winner of the Caughey Western History Association Prize given by the Western History Association

New in paper Hell on the Range A Story of Honor, Conscience, and the American West DANIEL JUSTIN HERMAN In this lively account of Arizona’s Rim Country War of the 1880s, the author uncovers surprising truths about the complex interplay of honor and conscience, violence and identity, in the history of the American West. PUBLISHED IN COOPERATION WITH THE WILLIAM P. CLEMENTS CENTER FOR SOUTHWEST STUDIES,

Paper 2009 512 pp. 12 b/w illus. + 8 maps 978-0-300-15117-6 $25.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Paper 2013 400 pp. 40 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19826-3 $30.00 Cloth 2010 400 pp. 40 b/w illus. 978-0-300-13736-1 $65.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Jeffersons at Shadwell


KERN An original study of Shadwell, Thomas

Jefferson’s boyhood home, providing new insights into the founding father’s formative years. Winner of the 2011 Richard Slatten Award
for Excellence in Virginian Biography, sponsored by the Virginia Historical Society; Winner of the 2011 Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize given by the Vernacular Architecture Forum


This fast-paced biography of the most famous North American Indian of all time strips away the myths that have obscured the real Geronimo and presents an authentic portrait of the ferocious and elusive Apache fighter for the first time. Paper 2013 376 pp. 27 b/w illus. + 13 maps 978-0-300-19836-2 $20.00 Cloth 2012 376 pp. 27 b/w illus. + 13 maps 978-0-300-12638-9 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Paper 2012 320 pp. 56 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18743-4 $24.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Lamar Series in Western History 7


Recent & Classic Titles Murder in Tombstone The Forgotten
Trial of Wyatt Earp STEVEN LUBET The gunfight at the OK Corral is legendary—but what happened once the shooting ended? This book tells the nearly unknown story of the prosecution of Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holiday following the gunfight and shows how a talented defense attorney saved them from the gallows.

New Through a Screen Darkly Popular
Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America’s Image Abroad MARTHA BAYLES America’s image abroad has declined precipitously. This thought-provoking book looks closely at the impact of American entertainment and of cutbacks in public diplomacy, then offers nuanced suggestions for restoring America’s good name. Cloth 2014 336 pp. 978-0-300-12338-8 $30.00

Paper 2006 288 pp. 35 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11527-7 $19.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Great Rent Wars New York, 1917–1929
ROBERT M. FOGELSON Written by one of the

Nature’s Noblemen Transatlantic
Masculinities and the Nineteenth-Century American West MONICA RICO Exploring the myth of the American West in the nineteenth century as a place for men to assert their masculinity by “roughing it” in the wilderness, Monica Rico reveals how this myth played out in a transatlantic context. Cloth 2013 304 pp. 5 b/w illus. 978-0-300-13606-7 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Rush to Gold The French and the California
Gold Rush, 1848–1854 MALCOLM J. ROHRBOUGH The California Gold Rush attracted 300,000 gold seekers in the mid-1800s, and it is the story of 30,000 Frenchman who came by sea that is told in The Rush to Gold. This is the first book to give an international focus to this pivotal time. Cloth 2013 368 pp. 13 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18140-1 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

country’s foremost urban historians, The Great Rent Wars tells the fascinating but little-known story of the battles between landlords and tenants in the nation’s largest city from 1917 through 1929. These conflicts were triggered by the post-war housing shortage, which prompted landlords to raise rents, drove tenants to go on rent strikes, and spurred the state legislature to impose rent control in New York, a radical and unprecedented step that transformed landlord-tenant relations. Cloth 2013 512 pp. 23 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19172-1 $45.00

New in paper The Gateway Arch A Biography


CAMPBELL This book is the first to explore the

The Spanish Frontier in North America The Brief Edition DAVID J. WEBER
This compact synthesis of David J. Weber’s prize-winning history of colonial Spanish North America vividly tells the story of Spain’s 300year tenure on the continent. From the first Spanish-Indian contact through Spain’s gradual retreat, Weber offers a balanced assessment of the impact of each civilization upon the other. Paper 2009 320 pp. 40 b/w illus. + 16 maps 978-0-300-14068-2 $22.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

colorful history of the spectacular Gateway Arch of St. Louis and the controversial tactics of its creators. Beloved as a symbol of American democracy, the monument can also be seen as a vivid example of failed urban planning. ICONS OF AMERICA; PAPER AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2014 Paper 2014 232 pp. 25 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20568-8 $18.00 Cloth 2013 232 pp. 25 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16949-2 $26.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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20th- & 21st-Century America


New in paper 1940 FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler—the Election amid the Storm SUSAN DUNN This spellbinding story of the Roosevelt-Willkie election season explores the deep divisions in the United States on the eve of World War II, the pull of Lindbergh’s staunch isolationism, and the courageous candidates and politicians who forged crucial agreements across the aisle.

Recent & Classic Titles A Great Leap Forward 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth ALEXANDER J. FIELD This careful study of U.S. growth data reveals that the innovation and infrastructure development of the 1930s—not the industrial response to WWII—set the stage for the economic boom of the following decades.
Winner of the 2012 Alice Hanson Jones Biennial Prize, sponsored by the Economic History Association; Winner of the 2012 National Book Award in the Social Sciences, sponsored by Alpha Sigma Nu

Paper 2014 432 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20574-9 $20.00 Cloth 2013 432 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19086-1 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Great Agnostic Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought SUSAN JACOBY In this thought-provoking biography, the author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism restores Ingersoll to his rightful place in the American secular tradition and demonstrates why his arguments matter today more than ever. Paper 2014 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20578-7 $15.00 Cloth 2013 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. 978-0-300-13725-5 $25.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Recent & Classic Titles Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance A Portrait in Black and White
EMILY BERNARD This groundbreaking book

Paper 2012 400 pp. 36 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18816-5 $25.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Eighteen-Day Running Mate
McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis JOSHUA M. GLASSER This riveting story of the 1972 election uncovers how vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton’s secrets were revealed, why he withdrew from the race, and how George McGovern’s campaign dealt with the staggering blow. Cloth 2012 392 pp. 15 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17629-2 $26.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Hank Greenberg The Hero Who Didn’t
Want to Be One MARK KURLANSKY New York Times best-selling author Mark Kurlansky delivers the compelling life story of Hank Greenberg, the first Jewish player elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. JEWISH LIVES Paper 2013 192 pp. 1 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19246-9 $16.00 Cloth 2011 192 pp. 1 b/w illus. 978-0-300-13660-9 $25.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

is the first to focus on the flamboyant Carl Van Vechten, his notoriety as a white man with a passion for black people and culture, and his still-debated contributions to the Harlem Renaissance. Paper 2013 376 pp. 41 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19252-0 $20.00 Cloth 2012 376 pp. 41 b/w illus. 978-0-300-12199-5 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Return from the Natives How Margaret Mead Won the Second World War and Lost the Cold War PETER MANDLER Margaret Mead was determined as the Second World War approached to show that anthropology could assess not only “primitives” but also the most complex modern societies in ways useful for waging war. This fascinating book weighs up her successes and failures. Cloth 2013 384 pp. 8 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18785-4 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

20th- & 21st-Century America



Recent & Classic Titles A Single Roll of the Dice Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran TRITA PARSI In this illuminating book, Trita Parsi uncovers the full details of the diplomatic encounters between Washington and Tehran during Obama’s early presidency, then discusses whether diplomacy should be the foreign policy approach of choice for the U.S. Named One of The Best Books of 2012
on the Middle East by Foreign Affairs

New Civil Disobedience An American Tradition
LEWIS PERRY This stimulating book examines

the 300-year history of civil disobedience in America: the causes that have inspired it, the justifications used to defend it, and the controversies it has aroused at every turn. Cloth 2013 424 pp. 978-0-300-12459-0 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Paper 2013 312 pp. 978-0-300-19236-0 $17.00 Cloth 2012 304 pp. 978-0-300-16936-2 $27.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

New in paper Arcadian America The Death and Life
of an Environmental Tradition AARON SACHS The garden cemetery has much to teach us about the history of America’s communal landscapes and today’s environmental ideas, says the author of this thought-provoking book. NEW DIRECTIONS IN NARRATIVE HISTORY;

The Snail Darter and the Dam How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River ZYGMUNT J. B. PLATER In a narrative that dispels widespread misperceptions about the environmental battle against the TVA’s final dam project, a law professor and his students carry the notorious snail darter case through the corridors of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. Cloth 2013 392 pp. 33 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17324-6 $32.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Time No Longer Americans After the
American Century PATRICK SMITH An original exploration of America’s founding myths, our nostalgic commitment to such ideas as American exceptionalism, and why we must understand the facts of our history if we are to thrive in the coming century. Cloth 2013 240 pp. 978-0-300-17656-8 $27.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Paper 2014 496 pp. 54 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20588-6 $25.00 Cloth 2013 496 pp. 54 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17640-7 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Recent & Classic Titles The Good Rich and What They Cost Us ROBERT F. DALZELL, JR. Through case studies
of some of the richest figures in American history—Washington, Rockefeller, Gates, Winfrey—this timely book explores whether America’s strong commitment to the creation of wealth threatens our democratic society. Cloth 2012 208 pp. 23 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17559-2 $28.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

New Against the Profit Motive The
Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780–1940 NICHOLAS R. PARRILLO Parrillo uses the history of how federal employees have been compensated to derive an original and important lesson about the legitimacy of government. YALE LAW LIBRARY SERIES IN LEGAL HISTORY

Ambition, A History From Vice to Virtue
WILLIAM CASEY KING This book explores the

history of changing attitudes toward ambition and how ambition influenced New World colonization, the Declaration of Independence, and Americans’ perceptions of themselves. Cloth 2013 256 pp. 10 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18280-4 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Cloth 2013 584 pp. 3 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17658-2 $125.00 Paper 2013 584 pp. 3 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19475-3 $55.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK


20th- & 21st-Century America

American Overview


New Poilu The World War I Notebooks of Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914–1918 LOUIS BARTHAS; TRANSLATED BY EDWARD M. STRAUSS “This translation of the diaries and letters of a French corporal on the Western front in World War I brings the gritty reality of trench warfare to an English-speaking audience in a manner unparalleled even in the best soldier writings from that war. The reader feels and smells and hears the mud, the blood, the fear, the deafening noise of exploding shells, the clatter of machine guns, the cries of the wounded and dying. Here is the war as the men in the trenches experienced it.”—James McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

New Surge My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War PETER R. MANSOOR The first full account of the 2007–8 troop surge in Iraq, told by a member of General Petraeus’s innermost circle, reveals how the strategy was devised and implemented, who supported the effort and who didn’t, and how the surge changed Iraqi history. YALE LIBRARY OF MILITARY HISTORY Cloth 2013 384 pp. 20 b/w illus + 2 maps 978-0-300-17235-5 $28.00 Wellington The Path to Victory 1769–1814
RORY MUIR This masterly new biography

Cloth 2014 480 pp. 18 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19159-2 $35.00

Monty’s Men The British Army and the Liberation of Europe JOHN BUCKLEY From D-Day to VE-Day, historian John Buckley offers a radical reexamination of Great Britain’s military prowess in the last years of World War Two, suggesting that the oft-maligned British Army was, in fact, more than a match for the Nazi war machine. Cloth 2013 384 pp. 25 b/w illus. 978-0-300-13449-0 $35.00 Citizen Emperor Napoleon in Power
PHILIP DWYER The second volume of Dwyer’s widely

provides an authoritative re-evaluation of Wellington’s career, both as a soldier and politician, while giving new and unexpected insights into this talented, complex, and often difficult man. Cloth 2013 744 pp. 32 pp. illus.; maps; plans 978-0-300-18665-9 $38.00

The Great War for Peace


MULLIGAN The First World War is often viewed

as the starting point for later 20th-century global violence and conflict. This compelling book argues that in fact this war reshaped understandings of peace and international politics in important and lasting ways.

Cloth 2014 448 pp. 15 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17377-2 $35.00

acclaimed new biography sheds bright light on Napoleon’s sensational myth-making to bolster his military reputation as well as his political ruthlessness, evolution as a leader, and complicated inner life. Cloth 2013 816 pp. 64 b/w illus., 5 maps 978-0-300-16243-1 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

In Flanders Fields The Great War Seen
from the Air, 1914–1918 BIRGER STICHELBAUT The relentless progression of World War I and the devastated wartime landscape of Flanders Fields are presented in unprecedented detail in a unique historical record comprised primarily of aerial photographs taken over the bitter four-year course of the Great War. DISTRIBUTED FOR MERCATORFONDS; IN FLANDERS FIELDS MUSEUM, YPRES; THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON; AND THE ROYAL ARMY MUSEUM, BRUSSELS Paper over Board 2014 396 pp. 532 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19658-0 $90.00

Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front ANTHONY FLETCHER Drawing
on the correspondence of British soldiers on the Western Front, this book provides a vivid account of their experiences and reveals the comradeship, humor, and strong morale that sustained them in the face of the horrors of war. Cloth 2013 352 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. 978-0-300-19553-8 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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New Ravaged Art and Heritage in Times of
Conflict EDITED BY JO TOLLEBEEK AND ELINE VAN ASSCHE Coinciding with the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I, this compelling publication explores how centuries of war and conflict have affected cultural and artistic heritage worldwide. DISTRIBUTED FOR MERCATORFONDS; AVAILABLE IN MAY 2014 Paper over Board 2014 352 pp. 230 color illus. 978-0-300-20447-6 $80.00

Recent & Classic Titles Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War P. M. H. BELL A fresh exploration
of the Second World War through twelve key events that shaped the direction and outcome of the conflict. Paper 2012 288 pp. 20 b/w illus. + 5 maps 978-0-300-18770-0 $16.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

New in paper The Making of the First World War IAN F. W. BECKETT In this original and
spellbinding reinterpretation of the Great War, a noted historian turns the spotlight on twelve military, political, and cultural events—some nearly forgotten—whose legacies continue to shape our world today. PAPER AVAILABLE IN MAY 2014 Paper 2014 280 pp. 12 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20664-7 $20.00 Cloth 2013 280 pp. 12 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16202-8 $28.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Military Genius HUW J. DAVIES This book offers a provocative reappraisal of the Duke of Wellington’s brilliant military career, arguing that his success was based as much on political acumen as on his talent as a military commander. Cloth 2012 336 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. 978-0-300-16417-6 $38.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Wellington’s Wars The Making of a

The Civil War and American Art
ELEANOR JONES HARVEY Featuring artistic

This Seat of Mars War and the British
Isles, 1485–1746 CHARLES CARLTON A powerful account of the effects of war on early modern Britain, showing how war forged the British state and exploring the personal experiences of battle and bloodshed. Paper 2013 360 pp. 24 b/w illus. + 10 maps 978-0-300-19714-3 $30.00 Cloth 2011 336 pp. 24 b/w illus. + 10 maps 978-0-300-13913-6 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

masterpieces and literary legends of the 19th century, this book is a magisterial, convincingly argued new survey of the impact of the Civil War on American painting and photography.
Winner in the Photography/Art category at the 2013 Great Southeast Book Festival

Cloth 2012 352 pp. 151 color + 63 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18733-5 $65.00

The Battle of Marathon


Perilous Glory The Rise of Western Military
Power JOHN FRANCE This major new history encompasses warfare around the world from 3100 B.C. to the Gulf War and challenges accepted ideas about the development of military strength, the impact of culture on war, the future of Western dominance, and much more. Paper 2013 456 pp. 28 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19717-4 $23.00 Cloth 2011 456 pp. 28 b/w illus. 978-0-300-12074-5 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Drawing on early travelers, archaeologists, geologists, reenactors, and soldiers, Peter Krentz tells a compelling story that defends Herodotus’ account of how the Athenians won their most famous victory. YALE LIBRARY OF

Paper 2011 256 pp. 32 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17766-4 $20.00 Cloth 2010 256 pp. 32 b/w illus. 978-0-300-12085-1 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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Recent & Classic Titles The Legacy of the Second World War JOHN LUKACS The master historian
John Lukacs explores lasting questions and enigmas about World War II, its consequences, and its persistent legacy. Paper 2011 208 pp. 978-0-300-17138-9 $19.00 Cloth 2010 208 pp. 978-0-300-11439-3 $26.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Recent & Classic Titles Gallipoli The End of the Myth

A full account of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign of WWI, this book sets aside the many myths about the Allied operation and arrives at the devastating conclusion that nearly 390,000 troops died in vain. Paper 2010 304 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16894-5 $24.00 Cloth 2009 288 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14995-1 $35.00

December 1941 Twelve Days that Began
a World War EVAN MAWDSLEY An account of twelve days in December 1941, when interlinked events—including the Battle of Moscow, the Pearl Harbor raid, and Hitler’s declaration of war on America—decided the outcome of a war and changed the course of a century. Paper 2012 360 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. + 6 maps 978-0-300-18787-8 $18.00 Cloth 2011 360 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. + 6 maps 978-0-300-15445-0 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Photography and the American Civil War JEFF L. ROSENHEIM This eye-opening
study of Civil War photography traces the introduction of the camera into the battlefield and shows its influence on history and our responses to war. PUBLISHED BY THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART/DISTRIBUTED BY YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS Cloth 2013 288 pp. 303 color + b/w illus. 978-0-300-19180-6 $50.00

War/Photography Images of Armed

Conflict and Its Aftermath ANNE WILKES TUCKER

The Burma Campaign Disaster into
Triumph, 1942–45 FRANK MCLYNN This book, in essence a quadruple biography, tells the true story of four larger-than-life Allied commanders (three Brits and one American) who battled the Japanese, and sometimes each other, in the long and bloody Burma campaign of World War II. YALE LIBRARY OF MILITARY HISTORY Paper 2012 552 pp. 20 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18744-1 $20.00 Cloth 2011 552 pp. 20 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17162-4 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK



images and analysis from esteemed scholars, this ambitious book offers a comprehensive investigation of the relationship between photography and armed conflict. Winner of
the 2013 Kraszna-Krausz Awards in the Best Photography Book category

Cloth 2012 612 pp. 179 color + 364 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17738-1 $90.00

Marlborough’s America STEPHEN
SAUNDERS WEBB Marching through the Duke

The Men Who Lost America British
Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire ANDREW JACKSON O’SHAUGHNESSY This unique account of the American Revolution, told from the perspectives of King George III, Lord North, General Burgoyne, and other British leaders, brings to light the real reasons behind the British Empire’s stunning and unexpected loss. THE LEWIS WALPOLE SERIES IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CULTURE

of Marlborough’s ten triumphant campaigns, 1702–1722, and analyzing the administrations of his former staff officers in America and the West Indies, Marlborough’s America demonstrates that the duke’s victory in Europe created “Great Britain.” THE LEWIS WALPOLE SERIES IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CULTURE AND HISTORY Cloth 2013 608 pp. 11 color + 25 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17859-3 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Cloth 2013 480 pp. 33 color illus. + 7 maps 978-0-300-19107-3 $37.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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New in paper Ancient Rome From Romulus to Justinian
written history of ancient Rome pays unique attention to the values that propelled the Empire’s rise and fall. Paper 2013 256 pp. 13 maps, 35 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19831-7 $16.00 Cloth 2012 256 pp. 13 maps, 35 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16004-8 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK
THOMAS R. MARTIN This concise and beautifully

Recent & Classic Titles Blood and Mistletoe The History of the Druids in Britain RONALD HUTTON This captivating book by a world expert examines what is known of the Druids, then explores how and why they have been repeatedly reinvented to play varying roles in English, Scottish, and Welsh history. Paper 2011 492 pp. 32 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17085-6 $32.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Voting About God in Early Church Councils RAMSAY MACMULLEN In this original
book, an eminent historian explores how early Christian doctrine was determined by majority vote in church councils during the third to sixth centuries. Ramsey MacMullen brings the reader directly into council chambers, where rank and file bishops engage in debate, then vote to establish a single Christian orthodoxy. Cloth 2006 192 pp. 6 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11596-3 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Alexander to Constantine Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume III ERIC M. MEYERS AND MARK A. CHANCEY This comprehensive introduction is destined to become the standard book on biblical archaeology from Alexander the Great’s conquest to Constantine’s reign. THE ANCHOR YALE BIBLE REFERENCE LIBRARY Paper 2014 400 pp. 17 color, 170 b/w, 10 maps 978-0-300-20583-1 $25.00 Cloth 2012 400 pp. 17 color, 170 b/w, 10 maps 978-0-300-14179-5 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Recent & Classic Titles Caesar’s Druids An Ancient Priesthood

Ancient Greece From Prehistoric to

Hellenistic Times, Second Edition THOMAS R.

MARTIN In this compact yet comprehensive


argues that the Druids were a highly complex, intellectual, and sophisticated group whose influence transcended religion and reached into the realms of secular power and politics. Cloth 2010 352 pp. 80 b/w illus. 978-0-300-12442-2 $65.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Paper 2013 328 pp. 978-0-300-16005-5 $18.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos
Cult, Polis, and Change in the Graeco-Roman World GUY MACLEAN ROGERS In a groundbreaking reinterpretation of ancient polytheism, Guy MacLean Rogers rethinks and de-naturalizes Roman imperial history and the transition to Christianity SYNKRISIS Cloth 2013 528 pp. 2 color + 27 b/w, 11 maps 978-0-300-17863-0 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Europe Between the Oceans 9000 BC–
AD 1000 BARRY CUNLIFFE This interdisciplinary work by a leading archaeologist reorients our understanding of Old Europe’s success, uncovering a set of complex factors that have gone unrecognized until now. Paper 2011 480 pp. 120 b/w + 80 color illus. 978-0-300-17086-3 $32.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Ancient Oracles Making the Gods
Speak RICHARD STONEMAN This colorful book traces the entire thousand-year history of Greek oracles and examines why they continued to be consulted by Greek men and women at every level of society until the Christian abolition of paganism in A.D. 395. Cloth 2011 288 pp. 45 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14042-2 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

A Visitor’s Guide to the Ancient Olympics NEIL FAULKNER This unique guide
transports us to the games of 388 B.C., bringing to life the sights and sounds, the athletes and attendees, and the sporting and religious events. PB-with Flaps 2012 272 pp. 40 b/w + 8 pp. color illus. 978-0-300-15907-3 $28.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK


The Ancient World


New The Murder, Betrayal, and Slaughter of the Glorious Charles, Count of Flanders GALBERT OF BRUGES; TRANSLATED

Recent & Classic Titles The Crusader States MALCOLM BARBER
This original and wide-ranging history of twelfth-century life in the crusader states— Jerusalem, Antioch, Tripoli, and Edessa— explores the military battles and cultural clashes as East and West struggled for dominance. Cloth 2012 496 pp. 15 b/w illus., 2 figs, 21 maps 978-0-300-11312-9 $38.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

excellent new translation of medieval Flemish cleric Galbert of Bruges’s twelfth century journal describing the scandalous assassination of Glorious Charles, count of Flanders, and its bloody aftermath provides a fascinating, first-person account of life, politics, power, and murder in Europe during the Middle Ages. Paper 2013 296 pp. 6 b/w illus. 978-0-300-15230-2 $30.00

The English Aristocracy, 1070–1272
A Social Transformation DAVID CROUCH This groundbreaking book offers the first close examination of the fate of English aristocrats following William the Conqueror’s victory. A radical transformation ensued, the author shows, as society redefined itself around the principle of nobility. Cloth 2011 352 pp. 8 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11455-3 $65.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

A New Edition The Spanish Inquisition A Historical
Revision, Fourth Edition HENRY KAMEN In this completely updated edition, Henry Kamen dispels persistent myths and offers a new and thought-provoking vision of the Inquisition’s place in Mediterranean culture, its consequences for Jewish culture, its impact on Spanish intellectual life, and much more.

The Music Libel Against the Jews
RUTH HACOHEN This deeply imaginative and

Paper 2014 520 pp. 14 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18051-0 $25.00

The Field of Cloth of Gold


RICHARDSON Historian Glenn Richardson

offers a bold new appraisal of the Field of Cloth of Gold, arguably the most extravagant and controversial international summit of the Renaissance era, providing fresh insights into the political realities of the sixteenth century and the mentalities of Europe’s monarchs. Cloth 2014 288 pp. 8 pp b/w illus. 978-0-300-14886-2 $65.00

wide-ranging book shows how, since the first centuries of the Christian era, gentiles have associated Jews with noise. Ruth HaCohen focuses her study on a “musical libel”—a variation on the Passion story that recurs in various forms and cultures in which an innocent Christian boy is killed by a Jew in order to silence his “harmonious musicality.”
Winner of the Otto Kinkeldey Award in 2012, given by the American Musicological Society; Winner of the 2012 Polonsky First Prize in the research category for creativity and originality in the humanistic disciplines

New in paper The Conversion of Scandinavia Vikings,
Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe ANDERS WINROTH Drawing on painstaking analysis and paleographic reconstruction of archeological and literary sources, Anders Winroth presents a radically new interpretation of the conversion of Scandinavia from paganism to Christianity in the early Middle Ages. Winner of the 2013
Gustav Ranis International Book Prize awarded by the MacMillan Center at Yale University

Paper 2013 532 pp. 80 b/w + 9 color illus. 978-0-300-19477-7 $38.00 Cloth 2011 532 pp. 80 b/w + 9 color illus. 978-0-300-16778-8 $55.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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Recent & Classic Titles The End of Byzantium

Recent & Classic Titles The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300–1800 WILLIAM MONTER In this lively
and pathbreaking book, William Monter explores Europe’s increasing acceptance of autonomous female rule between the late Middle Ages and the French Revolution by examining the public careers of its thirty women sovereigns. Cloth 2012 304 pp. 18 b/w, 1 map spread 978-0-300-17327-7 $38.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Shedding new light on the final turbulent years of Byzantium, this evocative book explains how the Ottoman Turks conquered the thousand-year empire and reveals the consequences for ordinary Byzantines and their remarkable legacy. Paper 2012 320 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18791-5 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Wars of the Roses


A magisterial account of the Wars of the Roses by a renowned historian, explaining for the first time why they began, why they kept recurring, and why they ceased. Paper 2012 352 pp. 24 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18157-9 $30.00 Cloth 2010 352 pp. 24 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11423-2 $65.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Mortgage of the Past Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050–1300) FRANCIS OAKLEY Francis Oakley continues his magisterial three-part history of the emergence of Western political thought during the Middle Ages with this second volume, exploring kingship and related themes from the tenth to the fourteenth century. THE EMERGENCE OF WESTERN

The Anglo-Saxon World N. J. HIGHAM
AND M. J. RYAN Incorporating the latest

research in a wide range of disciplines, this definitive history casts new light on the crucial Anglo-Saxon period, from the exit of the Romans to the arrival of William the Conqueror. Cloth 2013 496 pp. 100 color illus., 40 line drawings, 60 maps 978-0-300-12534-4 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Cloth 2012 344 pp. 978-0-300-17633-9 $55.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Book in the Renaissance


PETTEGREE A groundbreaking study of the

fascinating world of books in the first great age of print, from 1450 to 1600. Winner of the 2011
Phyllis Goodhart Gordon Book Prize, presented by the Renaissance Society of America

The True History of Merlin the Magician ANNE LAWRENCE-MATHERS Merlin
the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was made famous by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the twelfth century. Anne Lawrence-Mathers explores just who he was believed to be and what he has meant to Britain. Cloth 2012 256 pp. 10 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14489-5 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Paper 2011 440 pp. 69 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17821-0 $27.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Raven King Matthias Corvinus and
the Fate of His Lost Library MARCUS TANNER Seizing the Hungarian throne at fifteen, the effervescent Matthias Corvinus reigned long (1459–1490) and extraordinarily well. This book is the first in English to tell the gripping story of the Raven King and of the fate of his fabled 2000-volume library. Dispersed across Europe after his death, the king’s exquisite volumes have been pursued with fervor for centuries. Paper 2009 288 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-15828-1 $22.00 Cloth 2008 288 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-12034-9 $35.00


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Recent & Classic Titles The Virgin Warrior The Life and Death of Joan of Arc LARISSA JULIET TAYLOR This biography of Joan of Arc paints a vivid portrait of the teenaged French peasant girl whose charisma and sheer force of will electrified those around her and struck terror into the hearts of the English soldiers and leaders. Paper 2010 280 pp. 16 pp b/w illus. 978-0-300-16895-2 $22.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen of France,
Queen of England RALPH V. TURNER Untangling the myths and legends of many centuries, this definitive biography gives us the real Eleanor of Aquitaine—wife of two kings, mother of two kings, a tenacious and ambitious twelfthcentury queen who carved a unique position for herself in a society hostile to the idea of a woman in power. Paper 2011 416 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17820-3 $25.00 Cloth 2009 416 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11911-4 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

New The Great Mirror of Folly Finance, Culture, and the Crash of 1720 EDITED BY WILLIAM




illustrated book presents a unique cultural record of the world’s first great financial crisis—the stock market crash of 1720 in France, England, and Holland—as depicted in the art, literature, and commentary of the time.

Cloth 2013 360 pp. 240 color + 15 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16246-2 $75.00

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the World of Elizabethan Art
Painting and Patronage at the Court of Elizabeth ELIZABETH GOLDRING This detailed and pioneering study offers the first in-depth look at Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, whose patronage and art-collecting activities made him a powerful influence on Elizabethan taste.

Savonarola The Rise and Fall of a Renaissance Prophet DONALD WEINSTEIN This deeply considered new biography of the visionary Dominican provides the first truly satisfying account of Savonarola, his charismatic vision, and his fate as a failed prophet. Cloth 2011 400 pp. 978-0-300-11193-4 $38.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Cloth 2014 304 pp. 100 color + 111 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19224-7 $75.00

Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France KATHLEEN WELLMAN
Beginning in 1410 with the birth of Agnés Sorel and continuing through 1599 with the death of Gabrielle d’Estrees, Kathleen Wellman examines their lives, accomplishments, and the iconic status of elite women in the French court. Cloth 2013 448 pp. 59 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17885-2 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Female Alliances Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain AMANDA E. HERBERT In the first book-length historical study of female friendship and alliance for the early modern period, Amanda Herbert demonstrates the importance of these bonds not only to the women themselves but to the building of the British Atlantic world. Cloth 2014 272 pp. 27 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17740-4 $55.00 The Great Plague A People’s History
EVELYN LORD This intimate history of England’s

Great Plague of 1665-66 brings a dark era of contagion and death to vivid life through personal stories of loss and survival from a wide range of individuals—from common folk to historical notables Samuel Pepys and Isaac Newton—in the small British community of Cambridge. AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2014 Cloth 2014 192 pp. 16 pp b/w illus. 978-0-300-17381-9 $40.00

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New Lord Strange’s Men and Their Plays

New The City and the King Architecture and Politics in Restoration London CHRISTINE STEVENSON Surveying the City of London in the wake of the Restoration in 1660 and the Great Fire six years later, this authoritative book examines how monuments are made meaningful. PUBLISHED FOR THE PAUL MELLON CENTRE

This colorful account of Lord Strange’s Men, a renowned acting troupe that briefly dominated the London stage in the late Elizabethan Era, explores the company’s distinctive approach to the works of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and others; its bold theatrical innovations; and its remarkable influence on the dramaturgy of the time. AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2014 Cloth 2014 480 pp. 30 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19199-8 $65.00

Cloth 2013 400 pp. 25 color + 120 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19022-9 $75.00

A Plague of Informers Conspiracy and
Political Trust in William III’s England RACHEL
WEIL This fascinating study of the turbulent

Tainted Glory in Handel’s Messiah
The Unsettling History of the World’s Most Beloved Choral Work MICHAEL MARISSEN In this eye-opening reexamination of Handel’s beloved religious oratorio the Messiah, respected scholar Michael Marissen uncovers a shocking and powerful message of anti-Judaism buried within the musical masterwork’s joyous celebration of the divinity of Jesus Christ.

decade following the Revolution of 1688 illuminates the Williamite regime’s struggle to establish political trust and the painful tension it faced between liberty and security. THE LEWIS WALPOLE SERIES IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CULTURE AND HISTORY Cloth 2014 360 pp. 15 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17104-4 $40.00

Making Make-Believe Real Politics as
Theater in Shakespeare’s Time GARRY WILLS This fascinating study of political stagecraft during the Elizabethan era explores a period of vast political change when a canny Protestant queen understood the power of make-believe to make power real. AVAILABLE IN MAY 2014 Cloth 2014 384 pp. 978-0-300-19753-2 $30.00

Cloth 2014 224 pp. 1 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19458-6 $40.00

Queen Caroline Cultural Politics at the Early Eighteenth-Century Court JOANNA MARSCHNER This meticulously researched volume surveys Caroline of Ansbach’s significant contributions to English arts and culture. PUBLISHED FOR THE PAUL MELLON CENTRE FOR STUDIES IN BRITISH ART; AVAILABLE

Cloth 2014 232 pp. 120 color + 40 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19777-8 $75.00

New in paper Utopia Second Edition



The Christian Monitors The Church of
England and the Age of Benevolence, 1680–1730 BRENT S. SIROTA This original and persuasive book examines the moral and religious revival led by the Anglican Church after the Glorious Revolution, and shows how that revival laid the groundwork for a burgeoning civil society in Britain. THE LEWIS WALPOLE SERIES IN EIGHTEENTHCENTURY CULTURE AND HISTORY


Preeminent More scholar Clarence H. Miller does justice to the full range of More’s rhetoric in this masterful translation of Utopia. In a new afterword to this edition, Jerry Harp contextualizes Utopia within the wider frames of European humanism and the Renaissance. Paper 2014 232 pp. 2 illus. 978-0-300-18610-9 $8.95

Cloth 2014 376 pp. 978-0-300-16710-8 $65.00

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Recent & Classic Titles Anne Boleyn Fatal Attractions G. W.
BERNARD Drawing on a wide-ranging forensic

Recent & Classic Titles Household Politics Conflict in Early Modern England DON HERZOG In Household Politics, Don Herzog argues that early modern English canonical sources and sermons, which often urge the subordination of women, were blather—not that they were irrelevant, but that plenty of people rolled their eyes at them. Cloth 2013 224 pp. 978-0-300-18078-7 $38.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Rebranding Rule The Restoration and
Revolution Monarchy, 1660–1714 KEVIN SHARPE This is the definitive study of how successive British monarchs attempted to culturally justify their rule in the years following the restoration of Charles II. Cloth 2013 872 pp. 90 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16201-1 $65.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

examination of sixteenth-century sources, G. W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England’s most captivating queens. Paper 2011 256 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17089-4 $22.00 Cloth 2010 256 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16245-5 $32.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Too Much to Know Managing Scholarly
Information before the Modern Age ANN BLAIR Long before the modern era scholars complained of the overabundance of books and developed techniques for selecting, sorting, and storing information on a large scale. This intriguing book examines information management in pre-modern contexts with a special focus on the impact of printing in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Paper 2011 416 pp. 31 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16539-5 $25.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Citizen Portrait Portrait Painting and the
Urban Elite of Tudor and Jacobean England and Wales TARNYA COOPER Citizen Portrait examines the patronage and production of Tudor- and Jacobean-era portraiture, focusing on how the middle class adopted and found new uses for this classic art form. PUBLISHED FOR

Rome and Rhetoric Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar GARRY WILLS In this many-faceted examination of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a prominent historian unearths the play’s classical sources and shows how the Rome we carry in our minds today is the Rome Shakespeare rhetorically created for us.

Paper 2013 200 pp. 978-0-300-18800-4 $15.00 Cloth 2011 200 pp. 978-0-300-15218-0 $25.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Cloth 2012 264 pp. 100 color + 115 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16279-0 $85.00

Calvin BRUCE GORDON This brilliant new portrait of Protestant reformer John Calvin reveals his human complexity, the sources of his convictions, and how he inspired and transformed the sixteenthcentury world. The book captures a man at once arrogant, charismatic, unforgiving, generous, and shrewd. Paper 2011 416 pp. 12 b/w illus 978-0-300-17084-9 $25.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Ralph Tailor’s Summer A Scrivener, His City and the Plague KEITH WRIGHTSON This hugely moving study looks in detail at the plague of 1636 and its impact on one English city through the eyes of a young scrivener, Ralph Tailor. Keith Wrightson reconstructs life in seventeenth-century Newcastle-on-Tyne and envisions what such a calamitous decimation of the population must have meant for personal, familial, and social relations. Cloth 2011 224 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. 978-0-300-17447-2 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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Recent & Classic Titles Henry V

Recent & Classic Titles King Stephen
EDMUND KING This compelling biography provides the most complete picture yet of King Stephen, the “unfortunate monarch” whose twelfthcentury reign descended into long years of civil war as his family and allies struggled to save his throne. Paper 2012 384 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18195-1 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

This sweepingly majestic book is based on the full range of primary sources and sets the reign in its full European context. Christopher Allmand shows that Henry V not only united the country in war but also provided domestic security, solid government, and a much needed sense of national pride. The book includes an updated foreword which takes stock of more recent publications in the field. Paper 2011 480 pp. 30 b/w illus. 978-0-300-07370-6 $26.00

Edward III

Edward the Confessor


Frank Barlow’s magisterial biography, first published in 1970 and now reissued with new material, rescues Edward the Confessor from contemporary myth and subsequent bogus scholarship. Disentangling verifiable fact from saintly legend, he vividly re-creates the final years of the Anglo-Danish monarchy and examines England before the Norman Conquest with deep insight and great historical understanding. Paper 2011 373 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-07156-6 $24.00

W. MARK ORMROD An enlightening biography that takes a deeper look at the personality of this celebrated warrior king, emphasising the importance of Edward’s familial relationships and his achievement of a cohesive stable nation. Paper 2013 752 pp. 28 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19408-1 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK


Mary I England’s Catholic Queen


EDWARDS This authoritative biography of

the first Tudor queen reveals in new detail Mary’s connections with Spain, her fraught relationships with her father King Henry VIII and half-sister Elizabeth, her religious fervor and how it led to horrible violence, and much more. Paper 2013 408 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. 978-0-300-19416-6 $25.00 Cloth 2011 336 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. 978-0-300-11810-0 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

First published in 1968, J. J. Scarisbrick’s Henry VIII remains the standard account, a thorough exploration of the documentary sources, stylishly written and highly readable. In an updated foreword, Professor Scarisbrick takes stock of subsequent research and places his classic account within the context of recent publications. Paper 2011 560 pp. 23 b/w illus. 978-0-300-07158-0 $27.00

George II King and Elector


THOMPSON This landmark biography of

Æthelstan The First King of England
FOOT This biography of King Athelstan


(924–939), who reigned briefly but brilliantly, reveals for the first time his personal life, his spectacular military victories, and why he may justly be called “the first English monarch.” Paper 2012 304 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. + 3 maps 978-0-300-18771-7 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Britain’s last foreign-born monarch presents a richly detailed portrait of the king as a vital part of the governing process and as a dynastic patriarch, patron of the arts, and political survivor. The book reassesses George II’s achievements and the enduring impact of his reign. Paper 2013 328 pp. 24 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18777-9 $32.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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New Facts and Inventions Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell EDITED BY PAUL TANKARD This fascinating selection of the journalistic writings of James Boswell, best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson, reveals an intriguing new facet of this complex and engaging literary figure, while providing a vivid insight into British journalism and public life in the second half of the eighteenth century. AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2014 Cloth 2014 480 pp. 19 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14126-9 $115.00 Jonathan Swift His Life and His World
LEO DAMROSCH In this major new biography,

New Adam Smith’s Pluralism Rationality, Education, and the Moral Sentiments JACK RUSSELL WEINSTEIN A radical new appreciation of the writings and theories of Adam Smith, an eighteenth-century Scottish political and moral philosopher, and pioneer of modern economic theory. It cogently argues that the ideas expounded by the visionary Smith form the foundations of contemporary liberalism and progressive thought. Cloth 2013 360 pp. 978-0-300-16253-0 $65.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK New in paper Robespierre A Revolutionary Life

Leo Damrosch tells the story of Swift’s life anew, probing holes in the existing evidence to show how the public version of his life —the one accepted until recently—was deliberately misleading. Cloth 2013 592 pp. 94 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16499-2 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK


MCPHEE Was Robespierre a heroic martyr or

Magnificent Entertainments
Temporary Architecture for Georgian Festivals MELANIE DODERER-WINKLER A pioneering study of the Georgian era’s spectacular temporary displays, this book surveys the elaborate floral creations, fireworks, and architecture erected for royal marriages, battle victories, and other public celebrations. PUBLISHED FOR THE PAUL MELLON

a bloodthirsty tyrant? This book combines new research and a deep understanding of the French Revolution to provide a fresh and nuanced portrait of one of history’s most controversial figures. Paper 2013 320 pp. 31 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19724-2 $25.00 Cloth 2012 352 pp. 31 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11811-7 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT; EDITED BY

Cloth 2013 270 pp. 133 color + 100 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18642-0 $75.00


The Duchess’s Shells Natural History
Collecting in the Age of Cook’s Voyages BETH FOWKES TOBIN This fascinating book uncovers the story behind the formation of a marvelous shell collection—a story spanning the globe, featuring a wealthy duchess, her fellow collectors, and a spectacular auction.

Cloth 2014 240 pp. 30 color + 35 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19223-0 $75.00

new edition of Mary Wollstonecraft’s visionary eighteenth-century feminist treatise—the firstever argument for women’s rights as universal human rights—includes essays by leading Wollstonecraft scholars that examine both the historical and contemporary political relevance and enduring legacies of this groundbreaking Enlightenment era document. RETHINKING THE WESTERN TRADITION; AVAILABLE IN MAY 2014 Paper 2014 416 pp. 978-0-300-17647-6 $15.00

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Recent & Classic Titles Aristocratic Vice The Attack on Duelling, Suicide, Adultery, and Gambling in EighteenthCentury England DONNA T. ANDREW Aristocratic Vice examines the outrage against the four vices associated with the aristocracy in eighteenth-century England—duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling—and the subsequent emergence of the middle class. Cloth 2013 328 pp. 4 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18433-4 $50.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Britons Forging the Nation 1707–1837; Revised Edition LINDA COLLEY This brilliant and seminal book examines how a more cohesive British nation was invented after 1707 and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade, and empire. This edition contains an extensive new preface by the author. Paper 2009 469 pp. 978-0-300-15280-7 $22.00 When London Was Capital of America JULIE FLAVELL In this first-ever
portrait of eighteenth-century London as the capital of America, Julie Flavell re-creates the famous city’s heyday as the center of an empire that encompassed North America and the West Indies. Paper 2011 320 pp. 36 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17813-5 $22.00 Cloth 2010 320 pp. 36 b/w illus. 978-0-300-13739-2 $37.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Enlightenment’s Frontier The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism FREDRIK ALBRITTON JONSSON Enlightenment’s Frontier looks at the eighteenth-century Scottish Enlightenment, which gave birth to modern-day environmentalism, and sheds new light on Scottish thinkers from the era, including Adam Smith and his defense of free markets. THE LEWIS WALPOLE SERIES IN EIGHTEENTHCENTURY CULTURE AND HISTORY

Cloth 2013 368 pp. 7 b/w illus. + 2 maps 978-0-300-16254-7 $50.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Watchful Clothier The Life of an
Eighteenth-Century Protestant Capitalist
MATTHEW KADANE The recently discovered

diary of eighteenth-century English clothier Joseph Ryder provides an illuminating, reallife perspective on the relationship between capitalism and Protestantism in the 1700s. THE LEWIS WALPOLE SERIES IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CULTURE

Cloth 2013 312 pp. 15 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16961-4 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Making Way for Genius The Aspiring Self in France from the Old Regime to the New KATHLEEN KETE Examining the lives and works of Germaine de Stael, Stendahl, and Georges Cuvier, historian Kathleen Kete creates a groundbreaking cultural history of ambition in post-Revolutionary Napoleonic and Restoration France. Cloth 2012 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17482-3 $38.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Captain Cook Master of the Seas
FRANK MCLYNN Bestselling biographer Frank McLynn

William Beckford First Prime Minister of
the London Empire PERRY GAUCI This first-ever biography of William Thomas Beckford provides a unique look at British history from the perspective of the colonies where he spent his early years. Even in his own time, Beckford was seen as a metaphor for the dramatic changes occurring during this era. THE LEWIS WALPOLE SERIES IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CULTURE AND HISTORY Cloth 2013 304 pp. 24 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16675-0 $38.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

presents a vivid, remarkable reappraisal of Captain James Cook, illuminating an aspect of the legendary explorer’s life that has been largely overlooked by recent writers: his identity as a brilliant seaman. Paper 2012 512 pp. 45 color illus. + 4 maps 978-0-300-18431-0 $20.00 Cloth 2011 490 pp. 45 col illus. + 4 maps 978-0-300-11421-8 $37.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK


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Recent & Classic Titles The Enlightened Economy An Economic History of Britain 1700–1850 JOEL MOKYR This incisive examination of the origins of the modern economy during the Industrial Revolution also explains why this phenomenon came to fruition in Britain. THE NEW ECONOMIC

1688 The First Modern Revolution


In this bold new narrative history Steve Pincus argues that England’s Glorious Revolution was a fundamental turning point in the making of the modern world. Winner of the 2010
Gustav Ranis International Book Prize, given by the MacMillan Center; Winner of the 2010 Morris D. Forkosch Prize given by the American Historical Association

Paper 2012 550 pp. 978-0-300-18951-3 $30.00

Solomon’s Secret Arts The Occult in
the Age of Enlightenment PAUL MONOD This illuminating book reveals the surprising extent to which great and lesser-known thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment embraced the spiritual, the magical, and the occult. Cloth 2013 440 pp. 24 b/w illus. 978-0-300-12358-6 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Paper 2011 664 pp. 72 scattered b/w illus. 978-0-300-17143-3 $27.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Johnson and Boswell A Biography of

On Historical Distance


PHILLIPS Examining the work of historians

Friendship JOHN B. RADNER In this book John Radner examines the fluctuating, close, and complex friendship experienced by Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, from the day they met in 1763 to the day when Boswell published his monumental Life of Johnson. Cloth 2013 432 pp. 5 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17875-3 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

from Machiavelli to the present, Mark Salber Phillips examines the concept of historical distance and its role in historiography. Cloth 2013 312 pp. 10 color + 30 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14037-8 $50.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

David Hume The Philosopher as Historian
NICHOLAS PHILLIPSON A giant of the eighteenth-

Mayhem Post-War Crime and Violence in Britain, 1748–53 NICHOLAS ROGERS A vivid account of the crime wave and subsequent moral panic that gripped the streets of London after the demobilization of thousands of soldiers and sailors following the end of the War of Austrian Succession. Winner of the 2013
John Ben Snow Prize, sponsored by North American Conference on British Studies

century Enlightenment, David Hume was one of the most important philosophers ever to write in English. He was also a brilliant historian. In this book—a new and revised edition of his 1989 classic— Nicholas Phillipson shows how Hume freed history from religion and politics. Paper 2012 168 pp. 978-0-300-18166-1 $16.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Cloth 2013 272 pp. 12 b/w photos, 3 graphs 978-0-300-16962-1 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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The Familiarity of Strangers The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno, and Cross-Cultural Trade in the Early Modern Period FRANCESCA TRIVELLATO This groundbreaking book takes a new approach to the study of cross-cultural trade, blending archival research with historical narrative and economic analysis. The author focuses on the early modern Jewish diasporic community of Livorno, Tuscany, and its extensive business ties with Jews and non-Jews across the Mediterranean and Europe.
Co-winner of the 2010 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award, awarded by the Association of Jewish Studies; Winner of the 2010 Leo Gershoy Award, awarded by the American Historical Association

Paper 2012 488 pp. 19 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18749-6 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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New Hans Christian Andersen European
Witness PAUL BINDING This new account of Andersen’s beloved fairy tales and other writings reveals how the author captivated adults as well as children, and why his work stands at the very heart of mainstream European literature. AVAILABLE IN MAY 2014 Cloth 2014 384 pp. 12 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16923-2 $40.00

New in paper Orderly and Humane The Expulsion of
the Germans after the Second World War R. M.

DOUGLAS Why did the Allied nations violently

expel many millions of German-speaking civilians from their homes across Europe in the wake of WWII? This book reveals for the first time the story of an unparalleled episode of mass human rights abuse. Winner of the
2013 Louis Beer Prize, sponsored by the American Historical Association

Exit Berlin How One Woman Saved Her

Family from Nazi Germany CHARLOTTE BONELLI;

Paper 2013 512 pp. 12 b/w illus. + 1 map 978-0-300-19820-1 $25.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

remarkable collection of letters between German Jews trapped in Nazi Germany and their relatives in the U. S. offers rare insights into the challenges of an average American family responding to desperate requests for refuge and aid. AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2014 Cloth 2014 320 pp. 10 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19752-5 $30.00

Isaac and Isaiah The Covert Punishment of a Cold War Heretic DAVID CAUTE In this gripping account of the ideological clash between two of the most influential scholars of the Cold War years, the author uncovers a hidden act that cost one man a university chair while the other continued to be honored. Cloth 2013 352 pp. 978-0-300-19209-4 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK A World Without Jews The Nazi
Imagination from Persecution to Genocide
ALON CONFINO Tracing the stories the

Good Italy, Bad Italy Why Italy Must Conquer Its Demons to Face the Future BILL EMMOTT In this lively analysis, a respected journalist explores Italy’s fascinating dual national character, the nation’s descent into economic malaise and political corruption, and what can be done to ensure a return to more prosperous and more democratic times. Paper 2013 312 pp. 978-0-300-19716-7 $20.00 Cloth 2012 304 pp. 978-0-300-18630-7 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Belonging and Genocide Hitler’s
Community, 1918–1945 THOMAS KÜHNE How could the German people have condoned and participated in the Holocaust? Thomas Kühne offers a provocative answer to this troubling question. He shows how the Nazis used the human desire for community to build a genocidal society. Paper 2013 224 pp. 978-0-300-19828-7 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Nazis told themselves about their past and destiny, Confino proposes a penetrating new assessment of the Holocaust, showing how a world without Jews was conceivable and imaginable before and during the war.

Cloth 2014 296 pp. 32 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18854-7 $30.00

Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East BARRY RUBIN

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breaking book is the first to offer a complete account of the Nazi-Arab-Muslim alliance that changed the course of World War II and continues to influence the Middle East today. Cloth 2014 360 pp. 31 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14090-3 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK


19th- & 20th-Century Europe


Recent & Classic Titles Auschwitz and After Second Edition

Recent & Classic Titles Forbidden Music The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis MICHAEL HAAS This groundbreaking book looks at the Jewish composers and musicians banned by the Third Reich and the consequences for music throughout the rest of the twentieth century. Cloth 2013 376 pp. 978-0-300-15430-6 $38.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Contesting Democracy Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe JAN-WERNER MÜLLER This brilliant guide to European political ideas and thinkers spans the twentieth century. With special focus on Fascism and Stalinism and their legacies, the author illuminates both the century’s ideological extremes and how Europeans built lasting liberal democracies in the second half of the century. Paper 2013 296 pp. 10 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19412-8 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Hitler’s Philosophers


resistance who became an important literary figure in postwar France, this moving memoir of life and death in Auschwitz and the postwar experiences of women survivors has become a key text for Holocaust studies classes. This second edition includes an updated and expanded introduction by Holocaust scholar Lawrence L. Langer. Paper 2014 384 pp. 978-0-300-19077-9 $25.00

Totally Unofficial The Autobiography of

Raphael Lemkin EDITED BY DONNA-LEE FRIEZE This never-before-published autobiography recounts the life of a giant among modern ethical thinkers, a Holocaust survivor who invented the word “genocide,” inspired the 1948 UN Genocide Convention, and profoundly influenced human rights history. Cloth 2013 328 pp. 978-0-300-18696-3 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Hitler’s Hangman The Life of Heydrich
ROBERT GERWARTH This chilling biography tells

the full story of the “Butcher of Prague” for the first time. One of the most dangerous men in the Third Reich, Heydrich commanded the SS Security Service, the Gestapo, and the Nazi Criminal Police; organized the SS killing squads; and helped plan the “Final Solution.” Paper 2012 416 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. 978-0-300-18772-4 $18.00 Cloth 2011 336 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. 978-0-300-11575-8 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Astonishingly, Hitler gained the backing of many intellectuals of his time. This book is the first to uncover the chilling story of the philosophers who supported the Nazis, and those whose lives were destroyed by them. Cloth 2013 328 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-15193-0 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Sarah The Life of Sarah Bernhardt


GOTTLIEB Though the Bernhardt literature

The Passage to Europe How a Continent Became a Union LUUK VAN MIDDELAAR This essential book explains the origins of the European Union, the forces binding it together and driving it forward, and how political leaders will surmount the current economic turmoil. Cloth 2013 392 pp. 978-0-300-18112-8 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

is vast, this is the first English-language biography to appear in decades. Brilliantly, it tracks the trajectory through which an illegitimate—and scandalous—daughter of a courtesan transformed herself into the most famous actress who ever lived, and into a national icon, a symbol of France. JEWISH LIVES Paper 2013 256 pp. 94 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19259-9 $16.00 Cloth 2010 256 pp. 94 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14127-6 $25.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

19th- & 20th-Century Europe



New Jack the Ripper The Forgotten Victims

New Whistler A Life for Art’s Sake

SUTHERLAND The first biography in more

murdered women were victims of Jack the Ripper? This intriguing exploration of unsolved slayings in Britain and even across the seas illuminates the Ripper case, contemporary life in London, police procedures, medical practices, and much more. AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2014 Cloth 2014 320 pp. 22 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11720-2 $35.00

Wilfred Owen

than twenty years of James McNeill Whistler, this engaging personal history is also the first to make extensive use of his private correspondence in bringing to life a pivotal figure in nineteenth-century cultural history, perhaps the most influential artist of his generation. AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2014 Cloth 2014 432 pp. 12 color + 94 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20346-2 $40.00

GUY CUTHBERTSON This new biography of one of Britain’s most loved poets provides a fresh account of Wilfred Owen’s life and formative influences. AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2014 Cloth 2014 352 pp. 32 b/w illus. 978-0-300-15300-2 $40.00

Men from the Ministry How Britain
Saved Its Heritage SIMON THURLEY This engaging book details and explains the British government’s efforts to collect and open to the public over 800 historic buildings, monuments, and sites in the years between 1900 and 1950. Cloth 2013 224 pp. 100 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19572-9 $45.00

The Memoirs of Walter Bagehot
FRANK PROCHASKA In this imaginative

reconstruction of the memoir the eminent Victorian editor Walter Bagehot might have written, the author captures the spirit and brilliance of his subject and scrupulously avoids what Bagehot considered an unpardonable fault: dullness. Cloth 2013 224 pp. 978-0-300-19554-5 $38.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Recent & Classic Titles Victorian Bloomsbury ROSEMARY
ASHTON This book is the first account of

The Literary Churchill Writer, Reader, Actor JONATHAN ROSE This striking portrait of Churchill reveals the profound influence of literature and theater on the life he composed for himself, his own writings, his political agenda, and the critical decisions he made during World War II. AVAILABLE IN APRIL 2014 Cloth 2014 520 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20407-0 $35.00

Bloomsbury’s evolution as the undisputed intellectual quarter of London during the nineteenth century—before the heyday of the “Bloomsbury Group.” Cloth 2012 400 pp. 44 b/w illus. 978-0-300-15447-4 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Palmerston A Biography


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This is the first comprehensive biography of the charismatic Lord Palmerston (1784–1865), a grand and fascinating figure in Victorian politics who became foreign secretary, prime minister, and one of the defining figures of his age. Paper 2012 584 pp. 30 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17796-1 $35.00 Cloth 2011 584 pp. 30 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11898-8 $65.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK


Victorian & Modern Britain


Recent & Classic Titles Liberty’s Dawn A People’s History of the
Industrial Revolution EMMA GRIFFIN This remarkable book looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an intimate firsthand account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class. Cloth 2013 320 pp. 978-0-300-15180-0 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Recent & Classic Titles The Great Charles Dickens Scandal
MICHAEL SLATER Was Charles Dickens the

Explorers of the Nile The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure TIM JEAL The author of Stanley offers a spellbinding narrative of the adventures of six indefatigable men and one intrepid woman on the dangerous quest to find the nineteenth century’s greatest prize: the source of Africa’s White Nile. Paper 2012 528 pp. 35 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18739-7 $18.50 Cloth 2011 528 pp. 35 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14935-7 $32.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Stanley The Impossible Life of Africa’s
Greatest Explorer TIM JEAL Henry Morton Stanley was a brilliant adventurer who overcame a nightmarish childhood to become Africa’s greatest explorer. Drawing on previously closed archives, this grand and colorful biography presents the first accurate picture of Stanley and his extraordinary achievements. Winner of the 2007 National
Book Critics Circle Award for Biography; Silver medal winner of the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award in the category of Biography

secret lover of young actress Nelly Ternan? How would a man of his renown have hidden such an affair? This engaging book is the first complete account of the scandal that threatened to ruin Dickens and of the cover-up that continued for generations. Cloth 2012 232 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11219-1 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Marquess of Queensberry
Wilde’s Nemesis LINDA STRATMANN The Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. Linda Stratmann’s biography paints a riveting, complex picture of this man. Cloth 2013 336 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. 978-0-300-17380-2 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Charles Dickens


Paper 2008 608 pp. 978-0-300-14223-5 $18.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

This masterly biography uncovers Dickens the man through the profession in which he excelled. Michael Slater explores the personal and emotional life, but his core focus is Dickens’ career as a writer and professional author—not only his big novels but also his phenomenal output of letters, journalism, shorter fiction, and other writings. Paper 2011 720 pp. 65 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17093-1 $25.00 Cloth 2009 720 pp. 65 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11207-8 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Livingstone Revised and Expanded Edition
TIM JEAL This new edition of Jeal’s masterful

Nights Out Life in Cosmopolitan London
JUDITH R. WALKOWITZ In this lively book

biography draws on fresh sources and archival discoveries to provide the most accurate portrait yet of the celebrated explorer/ missionary who was first to cross Africa from coast to coast. Paper 2013 456 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. 978-0-300-19100-4 $25.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Judith Walkowitz shows how London’s sophisticated and subversive Soho district became a showcase for a new twentiethcentury cosmopolitan identity. Cloth 2012 432 pp. 37 b/w + 8 pp. color illus. 978-0-300-15194-7 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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New Beyond the Tower A History of East London
JOHN MARRIOTT In this beautifully illustrated

New The Allure of the Archives



BY NATALIE ZEMON DAVIS At once a practical guide

history of this iconic district, John Marriott draws on twenty-five years of research into the subject to present an authoritative and endlessly fascinating account. With the aid of copious maps, archive prints and photographs, and the words of East Londoners, he explores the relationship between the East End and the rest of London, and challenges many of the myths that surround the area. Paper 2012 440 pp. 50 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18775-5 $35.00 Cloth 2011 384 pp. 50 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14880-0 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

to archival research, an elegant literary reflection on the challenges of writing history, and a fascinating view of the lives of the poor in preRevolutionary France, historian Arlette Farge’s internationally admired classic work is a grand appreciation of the craft of discovery. THE LEWIS WALPOLE SERIES IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CULTURE AND HISTORY Cloth 2013 152 pp. 978-0-300-17673-5 $25.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

New The Letters of C. Vann Woodward


Landscapes of London The City, the
Country, and the Suburbs, 1660–1840 ELIZABETH
MCKELLAR This lively book offers a fascinating

investigation tracing the growth of the suburbs of London back to the 17th century. PUBLISHED

letters offer a fascinating and immensely entertaining glimpse into the mind of one of the most prominent and respected historians of the twentieth century. Cloth 2013 480 pp. 978-0-300-18534-8 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Cloth 2014 276 pp. 24 color + 120 b/w illus. 978-0-300-10913-9 $85.00

The Gardens of the British Working Class MARGARET WILLES Spanning four
centuries, Margaret Willes’s vibrant people’s history examines the myriad ways that the popular cultivation of plants, vegetables, and flowers has played an integral role in everyday British life for more than four centuries.

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History THOMAS CARLYLE;
Carlyle’s classic exploration of heroes and heroic leadership is accompanied by essays that reevaluate the spiritual, rather than the authoritarian, roots of his thought.


Cloth 2014 388 pp. 16 pp. color + 80 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18784-7 $40.00

Paper 2013 360 pp. 978-0-300-14860-2 $20.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

New in paper The Making of the English Gardener
Plants, Books and Inspiration, 1560–1660 MARGARET WILLES A fascinating history of the people and publications that revolutionized Britain’s gardens in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from extravagant estates to humble kitchen plots, and the links they forged with the wider world. Paper 2013 312 pp. 80 b/w +24 pp. color illus. 978-0-300-19726-6 $30.00 Cloth 2011 336 pp. 80 b/w +24 pp. color illus. 978-0-300-16382-7 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

History in the Making J. H. ELLIOTT

An eminent historian offers an insider’s account of his craft, providing a fresh view of the challenges of historical research, changes in the field since the 1950s, and the power of historical works to shape the world of thought and action. Cloth 2012 264 pp. 978-0-300-18638-3 $26.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Future of History

JOHN LUKACS A master historian explores the literary art of history and the future of teaching, researching, and writing about the past. Paper 2012 192 pp. 978-0-300-18169-2 $16.00 Cloth 2011 192 pp. 978-0-300-16956-0 $26.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK


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Historians & Historiography


New Faisal I of Iraq
ALI A. ALLAWI This is the first major biography of the founder and first king of modern Iraq, a charismatic champion of Arab independence and unity who was a central player in the tumultuous Middle East before and after WWI. AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2014 Cloth 2014 672 pp. 47 b/w illus. 978-0-300-12732-4 $40.00

New The Compelling Ideal Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901–1956 JAN KIELY Jan Kiely’s fascinating history explores the origins of ganhua (reformation), the technique of systematic thought reform originating in early twentieth-century Chinese prisons and subsequently adapted for broader social and political use in Mao Zedong’s revolutionary restructuring of Chinese society.

Impressions of a Lost World A

Century of Chinese Photography, 1860–1950

Cloth 2014 416 pp. 978-0-300-18594-2 $65.00

sordid to the serene, this publication provides a multidimensional picture of China’s physical and social landscape before Mao Zedong changed the country forever. DISTRIBUTED FOR

Cloth 2014 240 pp. 250 color + b/w illus. 978-0-300-19656-6 $65.00

Zulu Warriors The Battle for the South African Frontier JOHN LABAND This vivid military history, the first full account of five related wars waged by the British to gain control of southern Africa, explores attitudes, tactics, battles, and military cultures from European and African perspectives.

The Archaeology of Jerusalem From
the Origins to the Ottomans KATHARINA GALOR

Cloth 2014 352 pp. 41 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18031-2 $40.00

The Search for Takrur Archaeological

and lavishly illustrated history surveys nearly four thousand years of human settlement and building activity in Jerusalem. Cloth 2013 368 pp. 20 color + 185 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11195-8 $50.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Excavations and Reconnaissance along the Middle Senegal Valley EDITED BY RODERICK J.

Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition EDITED BY ROBERT HARMS, BERNARD

together essays from the leading authorities in the field of slavery studies, this groundbreaking work presents the first comprehensive study of the slave trade in the Indian Ocean world during the nineteenth century. Paper 2013 264 pp. 4 b/w illus. + 3 maps 978-0-300-16387-2 $30.00

discoveries in the Senegal River valley, this authoritative volume presents new data on iron production, population settlement, and environmental change on the site of the ancient West African Empire of Takrur, the first kingdom south of the Sahara mentioned by medieval Arab chroniclers. YALE UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS IN ANTHROPOLOGY; AVAILABLE IN APRIL 2014 Paper 2014 584 pp. 266 illus. 978-0-300-20389-9 $50.00

Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union FELIX WEMHEUER An
authoritative study of food politics in the People’s Republic of China and the Soviet Union, this provocative history uses famine as a lens to view the rise of the twentieth century’s premier socialist systems, providing a new approach to the study of world hunger. YALE AGRARIAN STUDIES SERIES; AVAILABLE IN MAY 2014 Cloth 2014 320 pp. 5 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19581-1 $65.00

Africa, Asia & the Middle East



New Forgotten Voices of Mao’s Great Famine, 1958–1962 An Oral History
ZHOU XUN Modern China’s most devastating

New in paper Egypt on the Brink From Nasser to the
Muslim Brotherhood, Revised and Updated
TAREK OSMAN In this immensely readable and

tragedy, the Great Famine brought about by Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward, is movingly and powerfully recalled by survivors of the catastrophe that took more than 45 million Chinese lives. Cloth 2013 336 pp. 1 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18404-4 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

thoroughly researched book, Tarek Osman explores what has happened to the biggest Arab nation since President Nasser took control of the country in 1954. This is an essential guide to one of the Middle East’s most important but least understood states. Paper 2013 328 pp. 20 illus. 978-0-300-19869-0 $16.00

New in paper Islamic Imperialism A History

KARSH Efraim Karsh, a widely respected expert

in Middle Eastern affairs, challenges the way we understand Middle Eastern history and politics in this provocative book. September 11 and other Islamic acts of aggression have little to do with U.S. behavior or policy, Karsh argues. Rather, such attacks express Islam’s ancient, powerful, and continuing imperial tradition. Paper 2013 304 pp. 978-0-300-19817-1 $20.00

The Forgotten Palestinians A History of the Palestinians in Israel ILAN PAPPÉ In this book, historian Ilan Pappé examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule and what their lives tell us about both Israel’s attitude toward minorities and Palestinians’ attitudes toward the Jewish state. Paper 2013 344 pp. 8 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18432-7 $22.00 Cloth 2011 336 pp. 8 b/w illus. 978-0-300-13441-4 $32.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK The Bride and the Dowry Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War AVI RAZ This penetrating book explores newly opened archives to uncover how and why Israeli-Arab peacemaking negotiations failed in the crucial years after the Six Day War. The author’s conclusions are both controversial and illuminating. Paper 2013 480 pp. 7 maps 978-0-300-19850-8 $22.00 Cloth 2012 480 pp. 7 maps 978-0-300-17194-5 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Syria The Fall of the House of Assad; New Updated Edition DAVID W. LESCH The author, who knows Assad better than any other Westerner, analyzes the Syrian president’s failed leadership, his transformation from bearer of hope to reactionary tyrant, and his regime’s violent response to Arab Spring-inspired protests. Paper 2013 320 pp. 978-0-300-19722-8 $18.00 Cloth 2012 288 pp. 978-0-300-18651-2 $28.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK A Living Man from Africa Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa ROGER S. LEVINE This groundbreaking history reclaims the lost story of Jan Tzatzoe, an African leader and intermediary whose remarkable life epitomizes the tumultuous nature of the colonial encounter in South Africa and Great Britain. NEW DIRECTIONS IN NARRATIVE HISTORY Paper 2013 328 pp. 22 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19829-4 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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New in paper Of Africa WOLE SOYINKA In search of a deeper understanding of Africa, its identity, and its current crises, Wole Soyinka explores a wide range of topics, including culture, religion, history, imagination, and identity. Refusing defeatism, he charts a path to a better future. Paper 2013 224 pp. 978-0-300-19833-1 $16.00 Cloth 2012 224 pp. 978-0-300-14046-0 $24.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK A History of South Africa, Fourth Edition LEONARD THOMPSON, EDITED AND
UPDATED BY LYNN BERAT A magisterial history of

Recent & Classic Titles From the Abode of Islam to the Turkish Vatan The Making of a National
Homeland in Turkey BEHLÜL ÖZKAN How does a people move from tribal and religiously based understandings of society to a concept of the modern nation-state? This book examines the complex and pivotal case of Turkey. Paper 2012 288 pp. 27 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17201-0 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Menachem Begin A Life



South Africa, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present. Lynn Berat updates this classic text with a new chapter chronicling the first presidential term of Mbeki and ending with the celebrations of the centenary of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress in January 2012. Paper 2014 416 pp. 978-0-300-18935-3 $20.00

enigmatic—leaders in Israeli history, Begin was revered but also despised. This biography offers the first complete portrait of the private man, his public contributions, and the mystery of his final years in seclusion. Cloth 2012 584 pp. 48 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16235-6 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Islanders The Pacific in the Age of Empire
NICHOLAS THOMAS This compelling book

Recent & Classic Titles The Geonim of Babylonia and the Shaping of Medieval Jewish Culture
ROBERT BRODY This book—the only survey in

English of the crucial Geonic period—focuses on the cultural and historical milieu of the Geonim as well as their intellectual and literary creativity. Winner of the National Jewish Book
Council’s Maurice Amado Foundation Award for 1998

explores the lived experience of empire in the Pacific, the last region to be contacted and colonized by Europeans following the great voyages of Captain Cook. Unlike conventional accounts that emphasize confrontation and the destruction of indigenous cultures, Islanders reveals there was gain as well as loss, survival as well as suffering, and invention as well as exploitation.
Joint winner of the 2010 Wolfson History Prize

Paper 2013 416 pp. 978-0-300-18932-2 $40.00

Southern Africa Old Treacheries and
New Deceits STEPHEN CHAN In this timely and important book, Stephen Chan explores the political landscape of southern Africa, examining how it’s poised to change over the next years and what the repercussions will be across the continent. Paper 2012 320 pp. 978-0-300-18428-0 $22.00 Cloth 2011 304 pp. 978-0-300-15405-4 $34.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Paper 2012 352 pp. 50 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18056-5 $22.00 Cloth 2011 356 pp. 50 b/w illus. 978-0-300-12438-5 $35.00

Tibet A History

SAM VAN SCHAIK This timely and insightful history of Tibet spans from the seventh century to modern times, in a lively narrative that sheds light on the country’s complex relationship with China, and it explores what it means to be Tibetan today. Paper 2013 352 pp. 24 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19410-4 $22.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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New Gulag Town, Company Town Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta ALAN BARENBERG A major work of cutting-edge historiography, Alan Barenberg’s history of Vorkuta, an arctic coal-mining outpost originally established as a prison camp complex during the Soviet Union’s Stalinist era, offers a radical reassessment of the infamous “Gulag Archipelago.” THE YALE-HOOVER SERIES ON STALIN, STALINISM, AND THE COLD WAR; AVAILABLE IN JUNE 2014 Cloth 2014 320 pp. 15 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17944-6 $65.00 Genocide on the Drina River
` ` Edina Becirevic’s scholarly yet BECIREVIC

New Siberia A History of the People

HARTLEY In this profoundly human account,

the history and development of Siberia, one of the world’s most inhospitable regions, is explored through the lives of those who settled there—from sixteenth-century Cossacks to Soviet gulag prisoners to present day Russian entrepreneurs seeking new opportunities in “the nothingness.” AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2014 Cloth 2014 352 pp. 16 b/w illus. 978-0-300-16794-8 $38.00

intensely personal history of the ethnic cleansing committed by Serbians against Bosnian Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s is an essential in-depth study of the devastating and dehumanizing effects of genocide on individual destinies and the mechanisms of its denial. AVAILABLE IN JUNE 2014 Cloth 2014 288 pp. 978-0-300-19258-2 $65.00

Myth, Memory, Trauma Rethinking the Stalinist Past in the Soviet Union, 1953–70 POLLY JONES Drawing on newly available materials from the Soviet archives, Polly Jones offers an innovative, comprehensive account of de-Stalinization in the Soviet Union during the Khrushchev and early Brezhnev eras.

Cloth 2013 376 pp. 978-0-300-18512-6 $65.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933–1943 FRIDRIKH I. FIRSOV, HARVEY KLEHR,
AND JOHN EARL HAYNES This book—the first

St Petersburg Shadows of the Past


KELLY In this beautifully illustrated and

to examine coded telegraphs exchanged between Comintern supervisors in Moscow and Communist Party leaders around the world—enriches our understanding of Soviet political influence during the crucial decade from 1933-1943. ANNALS OF COMMUNISM SERIES;

Cloth 2014 352 pp. 978-0-300-19822-5 $40.00

highly original book, Catriona Kelly shows how creative engagement with the past has always been fundamental to St. Petersburg’s residents. Weaving together oral history, personal observation, literary and artistic texts, journalism, and archival materials, she traces the at times paradoxical feelings of anxiety and pride that were inspired by living in the city, both when it was socialist Leningrad, and now. Cloth 2014 488 pp. 110 b/w + 12 pp. col. illus. 978-0-300-16918-8 $35.00

Practicing Stalinism Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition J. ARCH GETTY A fascinating inquiry into patrimonial “clan” politics under the Stalinist political system. Working from heretofore unused documents from the Communist archives, J. Arch Getty shows how these political practices and traditions from old Russia have persisted throughout the twentieth-century Soviet Union and down to the present day. Cloth 2013 384 pp. 978-0-300-16929-4 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Uncanny Era Conversations between

Vaclav Havel and Adam Michnik EDITED,

political discussions between Czechoslovakian playwright and president Vaclav Havel and esteemed Polish journalist Adam Michnik— two of the leading intellectual icons of the revolution in Eastern Europe—is published in book form and in English for the first time.

Cloth 2014 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20403-2 $25.00


Russian & Slavic History


New The Trouble with History Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution ADAM

New in paper The Leningrad Blockade, 1941–1944
A New Documentary History from the Soviet Archives RICHARD BIDLACK AND NIKITA LOMAGIN; TRANSLATIONS BY MARIAN SCHWARTZ This book presents a comprehensive account of the German siege of Leningrad in 1941–43, during which close to one million Leningraders perished.


European dissident Adam Michnik, one of the most courageous and controversial journalists of our age, compares modern-day Poland to post-revolutionary France in this profound and brilliant meditation on politics, morality, history, and the “virus of fundamentalism.” POLITICS AND CULTURE; AVAILABLE IN APRIL 2014 Cloth 2014 192 pp. 978-0-300-18597-3 $25.00

Paper 2013 552 pp. 76 b/w illus, 5 maps, 3 tables 978-0-300-19816-4 $40.00 Cloth 2012 552 pp. 76 b/w illus, 5 maps, 3 tables 978-0-300-11029-6 $75.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Soviet Theater A Documentary
OSTROVSKY A panoramic history of Soviet

theater from the Bolshevik Revolution to the collapse of the USSR, this monumental work explores in words and pictures how Russian drama survived, adapted, and innovated under harsh totalitarian pressures and restrictions decades after the heydays of Gorky, Gogol, and Chekhov. AVAILABLE IN MAY 2014 Cloth 2014 768 pp. 61 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19476-0 $125.00

The Most Musical Nation Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire JAMES LOEFFLER Drawing on a mass of unpublished writings and archival sources from prerevolutionary Russian conservatories, this book offers an insightful account of the Jewish search for a modern identity in Russia through music, rather than politics or religion. Winner of the 2011 University
of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies sponsored by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

The Danube A Journey Upriver from the
Black Sea to the Black Forest NICK THORPE In this engaging book the author takes an unexpected journey up the entire length of the Danube River and provides a vivid record of the people he encounters, the recent and ancient history of the region, and the lands through which the great river flows. Cloth 2014 328 pp. 32 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18165-4 $35.00

Paper 2013 288 pp. 26 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19830-0 $40.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Atlas of the Ethno-Political History of the Caucasus ARTHUR TSUTSIEV;

Restless Valley Revolution, Murder, and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia PHILIP SHISHKIN A vivid account of Central Asia’s wild recent history, its role as a staging ground for U.S. military actions in nearby Afghanistan, and its struggles against violence, corruption, and the ruinous heroin industry. Paper 2014 328 pp. 18 b/w illus. 978-0-300-20591-6 $20.00 Cloth 2013 328 pp. 18 b/w illus. 978-0-300-18436-5 $28.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Recent & Classic Titles Gulag Voices An Anthology

An original collection of fifty-seven maps with commentaries on the ethnic, religious, and linguistic makeup of the Caucasus, from the eighteenth century to present, this atlas helps untangle the exceptionally complicated history in this region. AVAILABLE IN MAY 2014 Cloth 2014 240 pp. 57 color maps 978-0-300-15308-8 $65.00

ANNE APPLEBAUM Pulitzer Prize-winning

author Anne Applebaum brings together a unique collection of Gulag survivors’ memoirs. ANNALS OF COMMUNISM SERIES Paper 2012 216 pp. 978-0-300-17783-1 $18.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Russian & Slavic History



Recent & Classic Titles Russia’s Cold War From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall JONATHAN HASLAM Far more than merely a straightforward history of the Cold War, this book presents the first account of politics and decision making at the highest levels of Soviet power: how Soviet leaders saw political and military events, what they were trying to accomplish, their miscalculations, and the ways they took advantage of Western ignorance. Russia’s Cold War fills a significant gap in our understanding of the most important geopolitical rivalry of the twentieth century. Paper 2012 544 pp. 978-0-300-18819-6 $27.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK Spies The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America

Recent & Classic Titles Stalin Digital Archive The result of years of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press, the Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) provides access to materials from Stalin’s personal archive and monographs on the history of Soviet and international communism. In addition, it seeks to advance research and teaching through new ways for scholars and students to interact with this content and to collaborate. 978-0-300-18285-9 For more information, visit stalindigitalarchive.com Petersburg Fin de Siècle


STEINBERG This investigation of the writings

espionage in the U.S. during the 1930s and 40s is based on extensive KGB archives never revealed before. With new information on Alger Hiss, Robert Oppenheimer, the Rosenbergs, and many others, the book for the first time documents the secret world of Stalin’s spies and the Americans who worked with them. Paper 2010 704 pp. 978-0-300-16438-1 $26.50 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

of diverse urban Russian writers on the eve of revolution sheds new light on their shared anxieties about modern life and the search for meaning in a time of both crisis and possibility. Paper 2013 416 pp. 7 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19198-1 $30.00 Cloth 2011 416 pp. 7 b/w illlus. 978-0-300-16504-3 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Voice of the People Letters from the Soviet Village, 1918–1932 BY C. J. STORELLA AND
A. K. SOKOLOV; DOCUMENTS TRANSLATED BY C. J. STORELLA The first comprehensive collection

It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway Russia and the
Communist Past DAVID SATTER This compelling and original book explores why Russia has ignored the lessons of its tragic Communist experience and shows how a deep-rooted lack of respect for the individual blocks the nation’s way to a stable and democratic future. Paper 2013 400 pp. 978-0-300-19237-7 $23.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

in English of peasant writings during the early years of the Bolshevik regime, this book offers a unique history from below that illuminates peasants’ confrontation with the demands of a powerful state and their efforts to contend with the changes introduced into their daily lives and work by the Russian Revolution.

Cloth 2013 448 pp. 978-0-300-11233-7 $65.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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New “When You Were Gentiles” Specters of Ethnicity in Roman Corinth and Paul’s Corinthian Correspondence CAVAN W. CONCANNON Cavan W. Concannon makes a significant contribution to Pauline studies by imagining the responses of the apostle Paul’s first audience to his Corinthian correspondence, focusing on issues of ethnicity, civic identity, politics, and empire to present a robust portrait of the civic, discursive, and lived landscapes of ancient Roman Corinth. SYNKRISIS; AVAILABLE IN APRIL 2014 Cloth 2014 320 pp. 12 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19793-8 $65.00 The Ten Commandments A Short History
of an Ancient Text MICHAEL COOGAN In this lively and provocative book, a leading biblical scholar investigates the history of the Ten Commandments, their inconsistencies, their afterlives, and more to arrive at surprising conclusions. AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2014 Cloth 2014 176 pp. 9 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17871-5 $25.00

New The Formation of the Jewish Canon
TIMOTHY H. LIM A leading Hebrew Bible scholar

and expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls presents a complete account of the formation of the Jewish canon. THE ANCHOR YALE BIBLE REFERENCE LIBRARY Cloth 2013 304 pp. 978-0-300-16434-3 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

How the Bible Became Holy

L. SATLOW Synthesizing an enormous


body of scholarly work, Professor Satlow’s groundbreaking study offers provocative new assertions about how an ancient collection of seemingly obscure Israelite writings became the founding texts of both Judaism and Christianity, considered holy by followers of each faith. Cloth 2014 320 pp. 15 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17191-4 $35.00

A Social History of Hebrew Its Origins
Through the Rabbinic Period WILLIAM M.
SCHNIEDEWIND An ambitious and strikingly

Christ Child Cultural Memories of a Young Jesus STEPHEN J. DAVIS In this highly innovative book, Stephen Davis adds a crucial dimension to our understanding of Christian history by examining how readers in antiquity and the medieval world would have made sense of the young Jesus portrayed in the so-called Infancy Gospel of Thomas. SYNKRISIS Cloth 2014 432 pp. 3 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14945-6 $45.00 Pagan Britain

original study of classical Hebrew, from its origins through the Rabbinic period, this book combines linguistics and social history to view the story of the ancient Israelites through the lens of their language. THE ANCHOR YALE BIBLE REFERENCE LIBRARY; AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2014 Cloth 2013 280 pp. 978-0-300-17668-1 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Huguenots


enthralling account of paganism in Britain from the Paleolithic Age to the arrival of Christianity, the author explores new evidence concerning pagan beliefs and rituals and the meanings of such sacred sites as Stonehenge and Avebury. Cloth 2014 496 pp. 103 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19771-6 $45.00

This majestic historical account encompasses the entire Huguenot experience in sixteenthand seventeenth-century France, from hopeful beginnings and rising political influence to Catholic reprisals and the repressive edict that forced hundreds of thousands to flee the country. Cloth 2013 488 pp. 45 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19388-6 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Religious History



New in paper The Late Medieval English Church
Vitality and Vulnerability Before the Break with Rome G.W. BERNARD Historian George Bernard presents a bold, provocative challenge to our understanding of the late medieval church and the Protestant Reformation. Paper 2013 320 pp. 12 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19712-9 $30.00 Cloth 2012 304 pp. 12 b/w illus. 978-0-300-17997-2 $45.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

New in paper Thomas Aquinas A Portrait

Saints and Sinners A History of the Popes; Fourth Edition EAMON DUFFY This engrossing book encompasses the extraordinary history of the papacy, from its beginnings to the present day. This new edition covers the unprecedented resignation of Benedict XVI and the election of the first Argentinian pope.

Leaving few traces of his personal life behind, Thomas Aquinas has long stymied the efforts of biographers. Undeterred, master teacher Denys Turner uncovers revealing details about the elusive saint and achieves an illuminating new portrait. PAPER AVAILABLE IN APRIL 2014 Paper 2014 312 pp. 978-0-300-20594-7 $20.00 Cloth 2013 312 pp. 978-0-300-18855-4 $28.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Francis of Assisi The Life and Afterlife of
biography of Francis of Assisi in more than a generation, this book brings the medieval saint to life and explores the abundance of writings by contemporaries who set down their memories of him. Paper 2013 416 pp. 2 maps 978-0-300-19837-9 $22.00

BY MICHAEL F. CUSATO The most authoritative


Paper 2014 500 pp. 16 pp. color illus. 978-0-300-20612-8 $23.00

Evangelical Disenchantment Nine
Portraits of Faith and Doubt DAVID HEMPTON This engaging and at times heartbreaking book looks at evangelicalism through the lives of nine public figures who embraced this religious tradition, but later repudiated it. The author recounts the faith journeys of George Eliot, Vincent van Gogh, James Baldwin, and others to understand better their negotiations of faith and evangelicalism itself. Paper 2013 246 pp. 9 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19825-6 $22.00 Cloth 2008 256 pp. 9 b/w illus. 978-0-300-14067-5 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Christian Beginnings From Nazareth to
Nicaea GEZA VERMES In this deeply learned and beautifully written book, Geza Vermes tells the enthralling story of how a revolutionary, anticonformist Jewish subsect became the official state religion of the Roman Empire.

Paper 2014 288 pp. 978-0-300-20595-4 $22.00 Cloth 2013 288 pp. 978-0-300-19160-8 $30.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

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The First Thousand Years A Global History of Christianity ROBERT LOUIS WILKEN Beginning with the life of Jesus, Robert Louis Wilken narrates the dramatic spread and development of a global Christianity over the first thousand years of its history and shows how it constituted one of the most profound revolutions the world has known. Paper 2013 416 pp. 28 b/w illus. 978-0-300-19838-6 $22.00 Cloth 2012 416 pp. 28 b/w illus. 978-0-300-11884-1 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK


Religious History


Recent & Classic Titles The Unity of Christ Continuity and Conflict
in Patristic Tradition CHRISTOPHER A. BEELEY Combining historical and theological analysis, Christopher Beeley offers a new contextualized reading of early church fathers—among them Origen of Alexandria, Gregory of Nazianzus, Augustine of Hippo, and Cyril of Alexandria— and reexamines their ultimate contribution to the development of Christianity. Cloth 2012 408 pp. 978-0-300-17862-3 $50.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

Recent & Classic Titles Calvinism A History D. G. HART
This brisk single-volume history explores Calvinism from its origins in the sixteenth century through today, assessing political and social dynamics as the church grew and evolved. The book also raises important questions about the relation of church and state in our own times. Cloth 2013 352 pp. 978-0-300-14879-4 $35.00 AVAILABLE AS E-BOOK

The Devil Within Possession and Exorcism
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Edition E. H. GOMBRICH E. H. Gombrich’s Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history. PB-with Flaps 2013 304 pp. 205 color illus. 978-0-300-19718-1 $22.00 Cloth 2011 304 pp. 205 color illus. 978-0-300-17614-8 $29.95

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Author Index
Aldhouse-Green, 14 Allawi, 29 Allmand, 20 Andrew, 22 Applebaum, 33 Ashton, 26 Barber, 15 Barenberg, 32 Barlow, 20 Barthas, 11 Bayles, 8 Becirevic, 32 Beckett, 12 Beeley, 37 Begg & Bennett, 26 Bell, 12 Bernard, E., 9 Bernard, G.W., 19, 36 Bertholet & van der Aalsvoort, 29 Bidlack & Lomagin, 33 Binding, 24 Black, 39 Blair, 19 Bonelli, 24 Brekus, 3 Bremer, 3 Brody, 31 Brown, 26 Brunner, 40 Buckley, 11 Bynum, 41 Campbell, 8 Carey, 3 Carlton, 12 Carlyle, 28 Caute, 24 Chan, 31 Cheyette, 39 Cogliano, 2 Colley, 22 Concannon, 35 Confino, 24 Coogan, 35 Cooper, 19 Crane, 40 Crouch, 15 Crystal, 41 Cunliffe, 14 Cuthbertson, 26 Dalzell, Jr., 10 Damrosch, 21 Dash Moore & Gertz, 40 Davies, 12 Davis, 35 de Tocqueville, 4 Delay, 7 Delbo, 25 Doderer-Winkler, 21 Douglas, 24 Douglass, 5 Dowling, 4 Duffy, 36 Dunn, 9 Dwyer, 11 Eagleton, 40 Edwards, 20 Elliott, 2, 28 Eltis & Richardson, 5 Emmott, 24 Farge, 28 Faulkner, 14 Field, 9 Firsov et al., 32 Flavell, 22 Fletcher, 11 Fogelson, 8 Foot, 20 France, 12 Franklin, 2 Freeman, 37 Frieze, 25 Galbert of Bruges, 15 Galor & Bloedhorn, 29 Gauci, 22 Gerwarth, 25 Getty, 32 Glasser, 9 Goetzmann et al., 17 Goldring, 17 Gombrich, 41 Gordon, 19 Gottlieb, 25 Greenough et al., 5 Griffin, 27 Haas, 25 HaCohen, 15 Hämäläinen, 7 Hamilton et al., 3 Harline, 37 Harms et al., 29 Harris, 16 Harrison, 39 Hart, 37 Hartley, 32 Harvey, 12 Haslam, 34 Haynes et al., 34 Hecht, 39 Heffron, 4 Hempton, 36 Herbert, 17 Herman, 7 Herzog, 19 Hicks, 16 Higham & Ryan, 16 Hobsbawm, 40 Hutton, R., 14, 35 Jacoby, 9 Jeal, 27 Jones, 32 Jonsson, 22 Kadane, 22 Kamen, 15 Karsh, 30 Kelly, 32 Kern, 7 Kete, 22 Kiely, 29 King, E., 20 King, W., 10 Knight, 38 Krentz, 12 Kühne, 24 Kurlansky, 9 Laband, 29 Lakomäki, 6 Larson, 40 Lavin, 6 LawrenceMathers, 16 Lesch, 30 Levack, 37 Levine, 30 Lim, 35 Loeffler, 33 Lord, 17 Lubet, 4, 8 Lukacs, 13, 28 Lynch, 2 MacMullen, 14 Macrakis, 39 Magliocca, 4 Mandler, 9 Manley & MacLean, 18 Mansoor, 11 Marissen, 18 Marriott, 28 Marschner, 18 Martin, 14 Matynia, 32 Mawdsley, 13 May, 40 McIntosh et al., 29 McKellar, 28 McLynn, 13, 22 McPhee, 21 Meyers & Chancey, 14 Meyerson, 3 Michnik, 33 Mokyr, 23 Monod, 23 Monter, 16 More, 18 Moss, 37 Muir, 11 Müller, 25 Mulligan, 11 Nash, 38 Nongbri, 37 O’Brien, 28 O’Shaughnessy, 13 Oakley, 16 OnwuachiWillig, 5 Ormrod, 20 Osman, 30 Özkan, 31 Pappé, 30 Parker, 39 Parrillo, 10 Parsi, 10 Perry, 10 Peterson, 6 Pettegree, 16, 39 Phillips, 23 Phillipson, 23 Piatote, 6 Pincus, 23 Plater, 10 Prior, 13 Prochaska, 26 Radner, 23 Ransby, 5 Raz, 30 Richardson, 15 Rico, 8 Rogers, G., 14 Rogers, N., 23 Rohrbough, 8 Rose, 26 Rosenheim, 13 Rushdy, 5 Sabin, 38 Sachs, 10 Satlow, 35 Satter, 34 Scarisbrick, 20 Schaeper, 3 Schniedewind, 35 Schui, 40 Schultz, 4 Schwanitz, 24 Schwartz, S., 2 Schwartz, P. & M., 6 Senelick & Ostrovsky, 33 Shain, 2 Shalev, 4 Sharpe, 19 Sherratt, 25 Shilon, 31 Shishkin, 33 Sirota, 18 Slater, 27 Sluyter, 6 Smith, B., 2 Smith, P., 10 Smith, R., 2 Soyinka, 31 Stalin Digital Archive, 34 Steinberg, 34 Stevenson, 18 Stichelbaut, 11 Stoneman, 14 Storella & Sololov, 34 Stratmann, 27 Summers, 39 Sutherland, D., 26 Sutherland, J., 41 Swanson, 38 Tal, 38 Talayesva, 6 Tankard, 21 Tanner, 16 Taylor, 17 Thomas, N., 31 Thomas, W., 4 Thompson, A., 20 Thompson, L., 31 Thomson, 3 Thorpe, 33 Thurley, 26 Tobin, 21 Tollebeek & van Assche, 12 Torres-Rouff, 7 Treasure, 35 Trivellato,23 Tsutsiev, 33 Tucker et al., 13 Turner, D., 36 Turner, R., 17 Utley, 7 van Middelaar, 25 van Schaik, 31 Vauchez, 36 Venet, 4 Vermes, 36 Walkowitz, 27 Walvin, 6 Warburton, 41 Wayne, 5 Webb, 13 Weber, 8 Weil, 18 Weinstein, D., 17 Weinstein, J., 21 Wellman, 17 Wemheuer, 29 Wilken, 36 Wilkins, 6 Willes, 28 Williams, 38 Wills, 18, 19 Winroth, 15 Winter & Teitelbaum, 39 Wollstonecraft, 21 Wootton, 38 Wrightson, 19 Zhou Xun, 30


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Table of Contents

ThE ENGLISh MONaRChS SERIES ................20


ThE AGE OF REaSON..............................21-23


19Th & 20Th-CENTURY EUROPE............24-25

19Th-CENTURY AMERICa...............................4

VICTORIaN & MODERN BRITaIN.............26-27

AFRICaN-AMERICaN HISTORY......................5-6

GENERaL BRITISh HISTORY...........................28

NaTIVE AMERICaN HISTORY............................6

HISTORIaNS & HISTORIOGRaPhY...................28


AFRICa, ASIa & ThE MIDDLE EaST.........29-31

20Th & 21ST-CENTURY AMERICa.............8-10

RUSSIaN & SLaVIC HISTORY..................32-34

AMERICaN OVERVIEw.................................10

RELIGIOUS HISTORY……………................35-37

MILITaRY HISTORY...................................11-13

ENVIRONMENTaL HISTORY..........................38

ThE ANCIENT WORLD..................................14



GENERaL INTEREST..............................39-40


ThE LITTLE HISTORIES.................................41



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