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A Little History of the World
Illustrated Edition
A glorious illustrated edition of the international bestseller. 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. “His enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible…With Gombrich’s Little History at last available in English there will be many generations of future historians who will attribute to it their lifelong passion for history—and for truth.” —Lisa Jardine, The Times “The book charms, amuses and informs superbly…In A Little History, Gombrich proves he is as much a story teller as a professor.” —Andrew Roberts, Daily Express “an engrossing kaleidoscopic account of global history from the ancient Egyptians to the Treaty of Versailles.” —Tristram Hunt, BBC History Magazine Also available “A delight for all ages. The pages sparkle with the learned author’s wit and wisdom—and reading them, one feels as if Gombrich, one of the greatest ever art historians, is guiding one through time with a grandfatherly gleam in his eye.” —Ben Schott, The Observer
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Ten Popes Who Shook the World
Many popes have played a central role in the history of Europe and the wider world, not only shouldering the spiritual burdens of their office but also contending with the political crises of their times. In an acclaimed series of BBC radio broadcasts, Eamon Duffy enthralled listeners with vivid stories of the ten popes he judges ‘the most influential in history’. With this book, readers may now also enjoy Duffy’s portraits of ten exceptional men who shook the world. The book begins with St. Peter, the Rock upon whom the Catholic Church was built, and follows with Leo the Great (fifth century), Gregory the Great (sixth century), Gregory VII (eleventh century), Innocent III (thirteenth century), Paul III (sixteenth century), and Pius IX (nineteenth century). Among twentieth-century popes, Duffy examines the lives and contributions of Pius XII, who was elected on the eve of the Second World War, the kindly John XXIII, who captured the world’s imagination, and John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope in 450 years. Each of these ten, Duffy shows, was an extraordinary individual who helped shape the world we know today.
Available October 2011 176pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17688-9 £14.99*

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Marking the Hours
English People and Their Prayers, 1240–1570
“a glorious feast of a book…With Duffy as our guide, the apparently random scribbles of often nameless men and women start to sound like a clear message from the distant past.” —Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian “It takes subtle insight and deep historical understanding to interpret these traces of intimate spiritual experience. Duffy is a master of both, wearing extraordinary learning with extraordinary lightness”— Helen Castor, The Sunday Telegraph
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E. H. Gombrich Eamon Duffy


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Egypt on the Brink
From the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak Revised and Updated Edition Tarek Osman
Tarek Osman’s lively account of Egypt, its recent history, and myriad internal conflicts and frustrations, was published in November 2010 to immediate acclaim. Within months, the Egyptian people had risen in protest against the regime and President Mubarak was forced to resign. In this fully revised and updated edition, Osman tells the extraordinary story of the February 2011 protests, and discusses their implications for Egypt and the rest of the world. “[Osman] writes with feeling, backed up by an impressively broad list of sources as well as sharp critical insight and astute judgement”—The Economist “[A] well researched and closely argued book.”—John R. Bradley, Literary Review “Osman writes with a focused and uncluttered style [which will] retain the interest of even the most general reader.”—Joyce Tyldesley, Financial Times

In Ishmael’s House
A History of Jews in Muslim Lands Martin Gilbert
In this absorbing and eloquent book Martin Gilbert presents a fascinating account of hope, opportunity, fear and terror that have characterised the relationship between Jews and Muslims through the 1,400 years of their intertwined history. “[Gilbert’s] scholarship is meticulous, his tone balanced, and he takes care to include painstaking details.”—Marina Benjamin, London Evening Standard “A nonstop barrage of compelling facts from a breathtakingly wide collection of archives”— Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times “The book is a triumph of truth over propaganda, and will make a valuable contribution to restoring Jews to the history books of the Middle East.”—Lyn Julius, Jewish Chronicle “Essential reading.”—Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Sunday Telegraph “Gilbert fluently recounts the ups and downs of Jewish-Arab relations over the centuries.”—Adam LeBor, Literary Review

The State That Failed Mary Heimann
This book, the most thoroughly researched and accurate history of Czechoslovakia to appear in English, dispels many conventional views, particularly concerning the Munich Crisis, Nazi occupation, Prague Spring and Velvet Revolution. “both a supremely competent and detailed narrative account of the short life of a central European state and a brilliant piece of iconoclasm. This book is a fascinating study of the enduring importance of nationalism and an eye-opening exposé of the myths behind received historical wisdom…It is essential reading for anyone interested in 20th-century central European history.”—Paul Anderson, Tribune “The immediate attraction of Heimann’s book is that readers unfamiliar with Czechoslovak history will come away with a clear sense of it…This is truly a history of Czechoslovakia, not just of Czechs and Slovaks in the twentieth century.”—Kieran Williams, Times Literary Supplement

Palestine Betrayed
Efraim Karsh
The 1947 UN resolution to partition Palestine irrevocably changed the political landscape of the Middle East, giving rise to six fully-fledged wars between Arabs and Jews, as well as a profound shattering of Palestinian Arab society. In this groundbreaking book, Efraim Karsh explores the breakdown in relations between the two communities from both the Arab and Jewish perspectives. It is an arresting story of delicate political and diplomatic manoeuvring by leading figures over the years leading up to partition, through the slide to war and its enduring consequences. “A thoroughly researched, sound historical account of the struggles that ensued between the Jewish and Arab communities when the British decided to leave Palestine.” —Sol Schindler, Washington Times “Ephraim Karsh’s Palestine Betrayed tells in rich detail the story of the fall of the British Mandate and the rise of Israel, going a long way towards doing justice to the history at hand.”—Seth Frantzman, Jerusalem Post

The First Modern Revolution Steve Pincus
Based on new archival information, this book upends two hundred years of scholarship on England’s Glorious Revolution to claim that it—not the French Revolution—was the first truly modern revolution. “Mr. Pincus’s cogently argued account of what really happened during England’s revolution destroys many comforting notions that have prevailed for more than 200 years… It leaves the reader with something much more exciting: a new understanding of the origins of the modern, liberal state.”— The Economist “An engaging read…this book will unquestionably become a major talking-point among all interested in Britain’s last revolution.”— Ted Vallance, BBC History Magazine “A masterful reassessment of the received wisdom of what we understand of modern British history and the concept of revolution. This is a well-researched, well-written and important book.” —British Heritage


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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 sixteenth-century world. The book captures a man at once arrogant, charismatic, unforgiving, generous and shrewd. “This biography excels in providing a scrupulous, detailed narrative from the ground up…[Gordon] gives us the story in its full complexity.”—James Simpson, Times Literary Supplement “Masterful…succeeds spectacularly by allowing a vivid insight into the life and world of Calvin, using generous quotations from his correspondence.”—Hilmar Pabel, The Tablet “Gordon does an excellent job of incorporating several decades of developments in the social and cultural history of early modern Europe into his discussion and analysis of Calvin’s life, work and historical context.” —Karen E. Spierling, English Historical Review

Europe Between the Oceans
9000 BC–AD 1000 Barry Cunliffe
What was going on in Europe (a relatively minor peninsula in world terms) that enabled it by 1000 A.D. to become a driving global force? This sensational interdisciplinary work by a leading archaeologist reorients our understanding of Old Europe’s success, uncovering a set of complex factors that have gone unrecognised until now. “Nothing less than a masterwork, a gloriously sweeping survey of the early history of Europe drawn by a scholar and archaeologist at the very peak of his powers.” —Alistair Moffat, The Scotsman “To somebody like myself, who enjoys ‘big’ history (and prehistory), this supplies it with a vengeance… The author is one of our greatest living archaeologists, writing at the height of his powers and with decades of accumulated knowledge brought into play. The result is a cascade of maps, illustrations and (above all) vivid, informed, assured prose.”—Ronald Hutton, History Today

A New History of Early Christianity
Charles Freeman
This stimulating history of early Christianity, the first full account for over forty years, revisits the extraordinary birth of a world religion, and gives a new slant on a familiar story. “This book will help us to new understandings and insights…It makes the events of this early period clear and accessible, and succeeds in showing how the Church developed its character and identity.” —John Binns, Church Times “brilliantly evokes the intellectual excitement and spiritual ferment when a sect of enthusiasts was turning itself into a church.”— Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman “Freeman writes very well and he always takes the trouble to read deeply in the scholarly literature. This book is a rattling good read and you'll encounter all sorts of fascinating facts and stories.”— Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald “Freeman writes well and his narrative is clear and swift with fine flashes of insight.”—Eric Ormsby, Standpoint

Anne Boleyn
Fatal Attractions G. W. Bernard
Drawing on a wide-ranging forensic examination of sixteenth-century sources, G. W. Bernard offers a fresh portrait of one of England’s most captivating queens. “Here at long last is a historian of great skill and persuasive power… who cuts through the fog of speculation to get to the woman herself, in a book whose accessible style will mean that most readers, like this one, will devour it in a single sitting.”—Alexander Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald “Bernard deals with historical reputations and questions of guilt and innocence in his magnificent new life of Anne Boleyn…brilliantly argued”—Linda Porter, History Today “A close-up, fine-focus retelling of dysfunctional royal family history …G. W. Bernard argues that Anne Boleyn, King Henry’s most controversial temporary queen was very different from her popular sanitised portrait.” —Patrick Skene Catling, Irish Times

William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I Stephen Alford
This provocative biography of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, sheds new light not only on the man who served as closest adviser to Queen Elizabeth I for forty years but also on the entire Elizabethan period. More interesting—and more subversive— than has been thought, Cecil was supremely self-assured, cunning, obsessive, powerful and fascinating. “A classic example of history written to the highest standards of professional scholarship but also given a style and subject matter that make it an exciting experience for any intelligent reader.” —Ronald Hutton, The Independent on Sunday “[An] excellent biography…Alford writes with clarity and pace…[and] offers a wonderfully rich description of Lord Burghley’s material world.” —J. P. D. Cooper, Times Literary Supplement “Written by a master of the source material who has a feel for the nature of the Tudor Court and writes with balance and sympathy.” —Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford

2011 432pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17088-7 £16.00*


British History

2011 480pp. 100 b/w + 250 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11058-6 £45.00*

2011 512pp. 45 colour illus. + 4 maps ISBN 978-0-300-11421-8 £25.00*

Captain Cook
Master of the Seas Frank McLynn

The English Castle
1066–1650 John Goodall




This Seat of Mars PMC
War and the British Isles, 1485–1746 Charles Carlton
Over the early modern period, many millions of young men from the four corners of the now United Kingdom went to war, often—and most bloodily—against each other. The almost continuous fighting on land and sea for the two-and-a-half centuries between Bosworth and Culloden decimated lives, but created the British state and forged the nation as the world’s predominant power. In this innovative and moving book, Charles Carlton explores the glorious and terrible impact of war at the national and individual levels. Chapters alternate, providing a robust military and political narrative interlaced with accounts illuminating the personal experience of war, from recruitment to the end of battle in discharge or death. Carlton expertly charts the remarkable military developments over the period, as well as war’s enduring corollaries— camaraderie, courage, fear and grief—to give a powerful account of the profound effect of war on the British Isles and its peoples.

Beyond the Tower
A History of East London John Marriott
From Jewish clothing merchants to Bangladeshi curry houses, ancient docks to the 2012 Olympics, the area east of the City has always played a crucial role in London’s history. The East End, as it has been known, was the home to Shakespeare’s first theatre and to the early stirrings of a mass labour movement; it has also traditionally been seen as a place of darkness and despair, where Jack the Ripper committed his gruesome murders, and cholera and poverty stalked the Victorian streets. In this beautifully illustrated history of this iconic district, John Marriott draws on 25 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 from 17th-century silkweavers to Cockneys during the Blitz, he explores the relationship between the East End and the rest of London, and challenges many of the myths which surround the area.

The Making of the English Gardener
Plants, Books and Inspiration, 1560–1660 Margaret Willes
In the century between the accession of Elizabeth I and the restoration of Charles II, a horticultural revolution took place in England, making it a leading player in the European horticultural game. Ideas were exchanged across networks of gardeners, botanists, scholars and courtiers, and the burgeoning vernacular book trade spread this new knowledge still further— reaching even the growing number of gardeners furnishing their more modest plots across the verdant nation and its young colonies in the Americas. Margaret Willes introduces a plethora of garden enthusiasts from the renowned to the legions of anonymous workers who created and tended the great estates. Packed with illustrations from the herbals, design treatises and practical manuals that inspired these men—and occasionally women—Willes’s book enthrallingly charts how England’s garden grew.


The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with heroic adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy. Recent writers have viewed Cook largely through the lens of colonial exploitation, regarding him as a villain and overlooking an important aspect of his identity: his nautical skills. In this authentic, engrossing biography, Frank McLynn reveals Cook’s place in history as a brave and brilliant seaman. He shows how the Captain’s life was one of struggle —with himself, with institutions, with the environment, with the desire to be remembered—and also one of great success. McLynn recreates the voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the outer reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Ultimately, Cook, who began his career as a deckhand, transcended his humble beginnings and triumphed through good fortune, courage and talent. “accessible and exciting” —Michael Fathers, Literary Review

In this magnificent, compellingly written volume, John Goodall brings to life the history of the English castle over six centuries. In it he explores the varied architecture of these buildings and describes their changing roles in warfare, politics, domestic living and governance. Chronologically organised, with chapters corresponding to the reigns of monarchs, the development of castles is placed firmly in historical context and equal emphasis is given to buildings of every period. “Majestic in scale and sumptuously produced, it is an authority that scholars will consult for generations.”—Clive Aslet, The Sunday Telegraph “This is an excellent book…Dr Goodall sets out to demolish an old-fashioned and outdated view of what castles are. In doing so, in his own words, he ‘joins up the dots’, assembling, in a sweeping narrative, what it would take years to glean from obscure journals and academic books”—Simon Thurley, Country Life

Available September 2011 336pp. 80 b/w + 24pp. colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16382-7 £25.00*

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2011 400pp. 200 b/w + 80 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17382-6 £55.00*

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Yale English Monarchs

Available August 2011 304pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12555-9 £18.99*

Vauxhall Gardens


The Zong

Mary I

Edward III
W. Mark Ormrod


A Genius for Money
Business, Art and the Morrisons Caroline Dakers
This is the spectacular rags-to-riches story of James Morrison (1789–1857), who began life humbly but through hard work and entrepreneurial brilliance acquired a fortune unequalled in nineteenthcentury England. Using the extensive Morrison archive, Caroline Dakers presents the first substantial biography of the richest commoner in England, recounting the details of Morrison’s personal life while also placing him in the Victorian age of enterprise that made his success possible. An affectionate husband and father of ten, Morrison made his first fortune in textiles, then a second in international finance. He invested in North American railways, was involved in global trade from Canton to Valparaiso, created hundreds of jobs, and relished the challenges of ‘the science of business’. His success enabled him to acquire land, houses, and works of art on a scale to rival the grandest of aristocrats.

A History David E. Coke and Alan Borg
From their early beginnings in the Restoration until the final closure in Queen Victoria’s reign, Vauxhall Gardens developed from a rural tavern and place of assignation into a dreamworld filled with visual arts and music, and finally into a commercial site of mass entertainment. A social magnet for Londoners and tourists, they also became a dynamic centre for the arts in Britain. By the eighteenth century, when the Gardens were owned and managed by Jonathan Tyers—friend of Handel, Hogarth and Fielding—they were crucial to the cultural and fashionable life of the country, patronised by all levels of society, from royal dukes to penurious servants. In the first book on the subject for over fifty years, Alan Borg and David E. Coke reveal the teeming life, the spectacular art and the ever-present music of Vauxhall in fascinating detail. Their historical exposition of the entire history of the foremost pleasure garden of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century London makes a major contribution to the study of London entertainments, art, music, sculpture, class and ideology.

A Massacre, the Law and the End of Slavery James Walvin
On November 29, 1781, Captain Collingwood of the British ship Zong commanded his crew to throw overboard one-third of his cargo: a shipment of Africans bound for slavery in America. The captain believed his ship was off course, and he feared there was not enough drinking water to last until landfall. This book is the first to examine in detail the deplorable killings on the Zong, the lawsuit that ensued, how the murder of 132 slaves affected debates about slavery, and the way we remember the infamous Zong today. Historian James Walvin explores all aspects of the Zong’s voyage and the subsequent trial—a case brought to court not for the murder of the slaves, but as a suit against the insurers who denied the owners’ claim that their ‘cargo’ had been necessarily jettisoned. The scandalous case prompted wide debate and fueled Britain’s awakening abolition movement. Without the episode of the Zong, Walvin contends, the process of ending the slave trade would have taken an entirely different moral and political trajectory.

Edward III (1312–1377) was the most successful European ruler of his age. The lifestory of Mary I—daughter of Reigning for over fifty years, he Henry VIII and his Spanish wife achieved spectacular military triumphs Catherine of Aragon—is often distilled and overcame grave threats to his to a few dramatic episodes: her victory authority, from parliamentary revolt to over the attempted coup by Lady Jane the Black Death. Revered by his Grey, the imprisonment of her half-sister subjects as a chivalric dynamo, he Elizabeth, the burning of Protestants, initiated the Hundred Years War and her short marriage to Philip of Spain. gloriously led his men into battle This original and deeply researched against the Scots and the French. biography paints a far more detailed portrait of Mary and offers a fresh In this illuminating biography, W. Mark understanding of her religious faith Ormrod takes a deeper look at Edward and policies as well as her historical to reveal the man beneath the military significance in England and beyond. muscle. What emerges is Edward’s clear sense of his duty to re-build the prestige John Edwards, a leading scholar of of the Crown, and through military English and Spanish history, is the first gains and shifting diplomacy, to secure a to make full use of Continental archives legacy for posterity. New details of the in this context, especially Spanish ones, splendour of Edward’s court, lavish to demonstrate how Mary’s culture, national celebrations and innovative use Catholic faith and politics were of imagery establish the king’s thoroughly Spanish. Edwards begins instinctive understanding of the bond with Mary’s origins, follows her as she between ruler and people. With fresh battles her increasingly erratic father, emphasis on how Edward’s rule was and focuses particular attention on her affected by his family relationships— notorious religious policies, some of including his roles as traumatised son, which went horribly wrong from her loving husband and dutiful father— point of view. The book concludes with Ormrod gives a valuable new a consideration of Mary’s five-year reign dimension to our understanding of this and the frustrations that plagued her remarkable warrior king. final years. For other books in the Yale English Monarchs Series see page 12

England’s Catholic Queen John Edwards

Available October 2011 644pp. 28 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11910-7 £30.00*

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British History



Christians and Pagans
The Conversion of Britain from Alban to Bede Malcolm Lambert
“Lambert’s engaging and readable account weaves archaeological and art-historical evidence with the literary record, demonstrating how the process of conversion changed the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of early medieval Britain.”—Sarah Foot, BBC History Magazine
2011 504pp. 32 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17085-6 £16.99*

The English Aristocracy, 1070–1272
A Social Transformation David Crouch
William the Conqueror’s victory in 1066 was the beginning of a period of major transformation for medieval English aristocrats. This groundbreaking book examines for the first time the fate of the English aristocracy between the reigns of the Conqueror and Edward I. Offering an original explanation of medieval society—one that no longer employs traditional ‘feudal’ or ‘bastard feudal’ models— Crouch argues that society remade itself around the emerging principle of nobility in the generations on either side of 1200, marking the beginning of the ancien régime. The book describes the transformation in aristocrats’ expectations, conduct, piety and status; in expressions of social domination; and in the relationship with the monarchy. Synchronising English social history with non-English scholarship, Crouch places England’s experience of change within a broader European transformation and highlights England’s important role in the process. With his accustomed skill, Crouch redefines a fascinating era and the noble class that emerged from it.

Canterbury Cathedral Priory in the Age of Becket Peter Fergusson PMC
This account of the major renewal at Canterbury cathedral priory in the mid-12th century illuminates important shifts in architecture and monastic life during the early years of Henry II’s rule and that of his Royal Chancellor, Thomas Becket, shedding fresh light on the social and cultural history of the mid-twelfth century.
2011 432pp. 300 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17049-8 £50.00*

The Wars of the Roses
Michael Hicks
“[this] handsome book…seeks not to trace a single thread but to sketch the whole historical tapestry of the complex and bloody conflicts that convulsed England in the second half of the fifteenth century.”— Helen Castor, Times Literary Supplement “this impressive book…reinterprets the wars between York and Lancaster” —Desmond Seward, The Tablet
2010 320pp. 100 b/w illus + 200 colour illus. & maps ISBN 978-0-300-16722-1 £80.00*

The King’s Reformation
Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church G. W. Bernard
“A superb achievement. It advances an extraordinarily skilled understanding of the intricate relationship of religious belief, religious life, political necessity and political opposition.”— Lucy Wooding, Literary Review

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Blood and Mistletoe
The History of the Druids in Britain Ronald Hutton
“This book is a tour de force: surely the definitive work on our perception of the Druids.” —David V. Barrett, The Independent

The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church
1100–1560 Richard Fawcett

The Charterhouse
Survey of London

Thomas Cranmer PMC
Diarmaid MacCulloch
Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, The Duff Cooper Prize and the Whitbread Biography Award “The best biography of Cranmer”— A. L. Rowse, The Evening Standard



“Here, at last, is a richly illustrated, clearly written and authoritative account of the subject.” —John Goodall, Country Life

A fully illustrated, comprehensive record of London’s medieval Charterhouse from the Survey of London team, including original research, new photography and previously unpublished inventories.

1998 704pp. 44 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07448-2 £18.00*

2007 672pp. 12 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-12271-8 £18.00*

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2010 352pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11423-2 £25.00*

British History

2010 352pp. 220 b/w + 30 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13697-5 £45.00*

2009 400pp. 150 b/w + 150 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-09386-5 £45.00*

2008 588pp. 66 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14098-9 £30.00*

2010 512pp. 90 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16200-4 £35.00*

A Scrivener, His City and the Plague Keith Wrightson

The Print in Early Modern England
An Historical Oversight Malcolm Jones

Elizabethan Architecture
Its Rise and Fall, 1540–1640 Mark Girouard PMC

Selling the Tudor Monarchy
Authority and Image in Sixteenth-Century England Kevin Sharpe
“the first volume of a near-completed trilogy covering representations of the English monarchy, from Henry VIII’s break with Rome to the Revolution of 1688. The range of material is encyclopaedic…experts…will regard it as an essential reference work”— John Guy, Literary Review
2008 384pp. 20 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14316-4 £12.99*

Image Wars
Promoting Kings and Commonwealth in England, 1603–1660 Kevin Sharpe
“This is a formidable book and part of a formidable series…The research is remarkable for its depth and breadth…a mine of useful information and lively comment.” —John Morrill, BBC History Magazine

Ralph Tailor’s Summer


Providing the first survey of the prints produced in England during the early modern era, this book will undoubtedly become the standard work in the field for a generation or more and will serve as the essential underpinning for a new generation of scholarship.

“No greater tribute to the most glorious age of English architecture has been compiled than Mark Girouard’s lavish 500-page survey of the wonders of the Elizabethan age …This is the work of a lifetime of scholarship.”—Marcus Binney, The Times

Unseemly Pictures
Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England Helen Pierce

Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty PMC
Tapestries at the Tudor Court Thomas P. Campbell PMC
“about as complete a study as one might find on the grandeur of the Tudor Court”—Art Times

The Jewel House
Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution Deborah E. Harkness
“This is an exciting and important book, informed by deep scholarship yet replete with colourful details that make it absorbing to read.”— Patricia Fara, BBC History Magazine

Andrew Marvell
The Chameleon Nigel Smith
“Engaging, intensely researched… Smith is very good on the historical and political contexts surrounding Marvell…a welcome contribution” —Nick Laird, The Daily Telegraph

The plague outbreak of 1636 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne was one of the most devastating in English history. This hugely moving study looks in detail at its impact on the city through the eyes of a man who stayed as others fled: the scrivener Ralph Tailor. As a scrivener Tailor was responsible for many of the wills and inventories of his fellow citizens. By listening to and writing down the final wishes of the dying, the young scrivener often became the principal provider of comfort in people’s last hours. Drawing on the rich records left by Tailor during the course of his work along with many other sources, Keith Wrightson vividly reconstructs life in the early modern city during a time of crisis and envisions what such a calamitous decimation of the population must have meant for personal, familial and social relations.

2007 440pp. 114 b/w + 206 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12234-3 £50.00*

“splendid…This is a thoughtprovoking and beautifully illustrated book.”—Mark Stoyle, BBC History Magazine

2010 416pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11221-4 £25.00*

2008 248pp. 100 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14254-9 £35.00*

Available September 2011 224pp. 16pp. b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17447-2 £20.00*


British History

Empire to Nation

Imperial Landscapes

The Warrior Generals
Winning the British Civil Wars Malcolm Wanklyn
“Wanklyn provides a useful, wellresearched, general narrative of the higher direction of the Civil Wars.” —John Childs, BBC History Magazine “a work of erudite scholarship, which…demonstrates its theoretical rigour in the unquestionable validity of its conclusions.”— Ian Cawood, Times Literary Supplement
2008 352pp. 50 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-13756-9 £12.99*

The Culture of Nature in Britain
1680–1860 P. M. Harman
Investigates the emergence of modern ideas about the natural world in Britain from 1680–1860 through examining the cultural values common to the sciences, art, literature and natural theology. “Richly detailed yet wonderfully readable”—Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman
2009 448pp. 81 illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15280-7 £12.99*

Love and Fame Edgar Vincent
Shortlisted for the BBC 4 Samuel Johnson Prize “Easily the best biography of Nelson I’ve ever read”—Andrew Roberts “This is a wonderful book, the best modern biography of Britain’s greatest admiral”—John Keegan, The Daily Telegraph

Art, History and the Visualization of Maritime Britain, 1768–1829 Geoff Quilley PMC
This important and thoughtprovoking book argues that maritime culture is critical to our understanding of 18th- and 19thcentury Britain and rethinks the place of visual culture in the relationship between nation and empire.

Britain’s Global Visual Culture, 1745–1820 John E. Crowley PMC
This is the first book to examine Britain’s early imperial landscape art from a broad comparative perspective. It is both a ravishingly beautiful art book and an historical analysis of how British visual culture entwined with the politics of colonisation.
2009 416pp. 10 b/w + 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14279-2 £40.00*

2009 304pp. 12 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15829-8 £9.99*

Filth, Noise and Stench in England, 1600–1770 Emily Cockayne
“a veritable feast of filth and foulness, and I loved every minute of it.”— Christopher Hart, Literary Review

Forging the Nation 1707–1837 Third Edition Linda Colley
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize “Controversial, entertaining and alarmingly topical”—Philip Ziegler, The Daily Telegraph

The Invention of Scotland
Myth and History Hugh Trevor-Roper
“vastly entertaining and highly intelligent”—Simon Heffer, The Daily Telegraph “a stunning piece of detective work” —Colin Kidd, London Review of Books

Mrs. Delany and Her Circle Edited by Mark Laird YCBA
and Alicia Weisberg-Roberts
“brings Delaney studies to a new pitch of scholarly refinement, with a dozen experts exploring the various aspects of her achievement” —John McEwen, The Spectator

The British Seaborne Empire
Jeremy Black
“Black is refreshingly unapologetic about the British Empire and this book is a valuable contribution to the debate about its merits and demerits”—The Sunday Telegraph


2004 432pp. 18 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-10386-1 £28.50*

2005 656pp. 70 b/w illus. + 12 maps & battle diagrams Paper ISBN 978-0-300-10861-3 £12.99*

2011 320pp 115 b/w + 135 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17050-4 £45.00*

2010 336pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11308-2 £25.00*

Available August 2011 304pp. 100 b/w + 40 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17568-4 £40.00*

2009 400pp. 17 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15197-8 £45.00

British History

2010 368pp. 80 b/w + 25 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16896-9 £10.99*

Available August 2011 320pp. 36 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17813-5 £12.99*

2009 550pp. ISBN 978-0-300-12455-2 £30.00*

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History and the Enlightenment
Hugh Trevor-Roper
“[This is] a rallying cry for those who cherish history. The reading of it left me exultant.”—Richard Davenport-Hines, Literary Review “As an essayist he was in a class of his own…sardonic, witty, elegant and shrewd, these essays confirm his status as one of the finest writers of the last half-century.”—The Oldie
2010 576pp. 200 b/w + 60 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16042-0 £45.00*

The Enlightened Economy
An Economic History of Britain, 1700–1850 The New Economic History of Britain Series Joel Mokyr
“Mokyr utilises deep knowledge of technological and industrial history… [He] narrates brilliantly a rich story of modern economic growth…a deeply impressive contribution.”— David Greasley, BBC History Magazine
2009 304pp. 50 b/w + 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14358-4 £40.00*

When London Was Capital of America
Julie Flavell
“Julie Flavell has produced not an account of the administration of the American colonies from London but something much more original… She reveals an extraordinary, almost forgotten world, rich with anecdote.” —Duncan Fallowell, Daily Express “Well-researched and enjoyable” —Leslie Mitchell, Literary Review
2011 378pp. 43 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17122-8 £18.99*

Behind Closed Doors
At Home in Georgian England Amanda Vickery
Accompanied the BBC TV series ‘At Home wth the Georgians’ In this brilliant work, Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. “a compelling narrative packed with anecdote, strange characters and all manner of weird and wonderful details about Georgian home life.” —Dan Cruickshank, Country Life “Few academic historians manage to be so funny without compromising the seriousness of their work. She did it 10 years ago in The Gentleman’s Daughter and she has done it again here. It was worth the wait.”— Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian “We see the Georgians at home as we have never seen them before in this ground-breaking book…both scholarly and terrifically good fun.” —Frances Wilson, The Sunday Times “What Vickery illuminates, often brilliantly, always entertainingly and through a myriad of examples… are the ways in which family and gender relations were played out in Georgian England.”—Stella Tillyard. Times Literary Supplement

The Gentleman’s Daughter
Women’s Lives in Georgian England Amanda Vickery
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize, The Whitfield Prize and the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Prize (joint) “lively and engrossing…Serious history is rarely this much fun.” —Financial Times

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The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment Celina Fox PMC
“a notable contribution…drawing attention to aspects of British history, skills and art that have been too long overlooked.”— Jenny Uglow, The Guardian

Matthew Boulton
Selling What All the World Desires Edited by Shena Mason
“a triumphant celebration of Boulton’s wide ranging achievements”—Tessa Murdoch, The Art Newspaper

The Social Life of Coffee
The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse Brian Cowan
“[A] well-researched, wide-ranging and fascinating book” —Kevin Sharpe, Times Literary Supplement

The Dress of the People
Everyday Fashion in Eighteenth-Century England John Styles
“a remarkable, and often poignant, heap of evidence of what the poor actually wore.”—Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement

2008 448pp. 50 b/w + 50 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12119-3 £29.99*

2003 448pp. 66 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-10222-2 £9.99*

2010 352pp. ISBN 978-0-300-13934-1 £30.00*


British History

2011 496pp. 520 b/w + 185 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15908-0 £60.00*

2010 250pp. 23 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16402-2 £12.99*

2011 752pp. 14 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17309-3 £17.99

2011 152pp. 44 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17040-5 £40.00*


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The Strawberry Hill Press and its Printing House
Stephen Clarke
This illustrated study of Horace Walpole’s celebrated Strawberry Hill Press gathers for the first time a host of surviving images of the Printing House to discover what they reveal about the Press and its varied and important publications.

The Hell-Fire Clubs
Sex, Satanism and Secret Societies Evelyn Lord
“fascinating to see from Lord’s absorbing study how integral this sort of institutional decadence became to the fabric of the state at a crucial moment in its formation.” —The Scotsman “a wonderful insight into the world of the elite in the eighteenth century.” —Patrick Geoghegan, Irish Times
2010 336pp. 125 b/w + 43 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15219-7 £40.00*

The Eighteenth-century Church in Britain Terry Friedman PMC
This ambitious and generously illustrated book explores not only the physical aspects of ecclesiastical buildings, but church-going activities from the cradle to the grave. “The scope is breathtaking.”— John Martin Robinson, Country Life “An essential book.”— Christopher Woodward, Building Design

John Henry Newman
The Challenge to Evangelical Religion Frank M. Turner
Longlisted for the British Academy book prize “John Henry Newman remains one of the most puzzling figures of the English nineteenth century, but this book goes a very long way towards teasing out his mystery…[Turner] has drawn the most detailed and magisterial picture of early nineteenth-century English religious life…Frank M. Turner’s book revolutionises Newman studies.” —A. N. Wilson, Literary Review

A Biography David Brown
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. “A landmark in nineteenth century history.”—Andrew Lambert, author of Admirals: The Naval Commanders who made Britain Great “A major biography, and the first one to really capture its subject in his fullness. Brown’s work establishes him as a scholar of the first rank, and the book provides us with new insights into a fascinating character.”—John Charmley, author of Churchill: The End of Glory “Brown’s scrupulous research recreates the vitality of the Whig governing tradition in its Victorian heyday. He brings alive Palmerston’s mental landscape…This will be the standard biography of the man.”— Rohan McWilliam, History Today “rich, thoughtful…rewarding... surely [the] definitive life”— Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement

2009 356pp. 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12574-0 £40.00*

2011 240pp. 19 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14192-4 £18.00*

‘Apologia Pro Vita Sua’ and Six Sermons
John Henry Cardinal Newman Edited, Annotated and now in with an Introduction by paper Frank M. Turner
This new edition includes a powerfully revisionist introduction in which historian Frank M. Turner challenges previous interpretations of Newman’s conversion to Roman Catholicism and of the Apológia itself.
Available February 2012 528pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17786-2 £20.00


Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill
Edited by Michael Snodin YCBA
“Contains everything you ever wanted to know about Horace Walpole and his amazing Gothick treasury of Strawberry Hill. ” —Tim Knox, Country Life

The Society of Dilettanti
Archaeology and Identity in the British Enlightenment PMC Jason M. Kelly
This detailed cultural history of the Society of Dilettanti sheds new light on eighteenth-century grand tourism, elite masculinity, sociability, aesthetics, architecture and archaeology.

The Age of Doubt
Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty Christopher Lane
The Victorian era was the first great ‘Age of Doubt’. This book tells the fascinating story of a society under strain as virtually all aspects of life changed abruptly.


2010 584pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11898-8 £25.00*

British History

2010 280pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16886-0 £9.99*

2008 224pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14335-5 £9.99*

The Magnificent Mrs Tennant
David Waller
“Wilde, Gladstone and Hugo are among those who animate [the] pages. It could be Thackeray at his best”—Christopher Hawtree, The Independent “A beautifully researched and engaging biography”—The Times

2009 308pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13935-8 £20.00*

Bugs and the Victorians
J. F. M. Clark
“This book is insightful, elegantly written and beautifully illustrated. John Clark has taken a putatively narrow topic and constantly surprises with the myriad aspects of Victorian society and science that entomology touched and can illuminate in new ways.” —Michael Worboys, BBC History Magazine

2009 336pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15091-9 £30.00*

Coming Home After World War Two Alan Allport
Winner of the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award “A highly impressive debut, demonstrating great scholarship and an ability to balance the humane detail of fractured lives with a wider perspective of the political and social context…certainly the most insightful text on the 1940s to have appeared this year.”—Ian Cawood, Times Literary Supplement “Allport’s wonderfully insightful study asks us to rethink the conventional chronology…It is not only refreshingly free of jargon but remarkably moving. If all academic history were written this way, popular historians would be out of a job.”—Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times “A particularly welcome addition to the field…Allport vividly conveys some of the lesser-known aspects of life in postwar Britain…Demobbed is highly readable and will be enjoyed by those with a general interest in the social history of the Second World War.”—Hester Vaizey, Times Higher Education

The First Day of the Blitz
September 7, 1940 Peter Stansky
“a vivid account of how Londoners withstood attack. Recent events have shown how that resilient spirit lives into our own day.” —William Hay, Literary Review “Stansky makes well-judged use of eyewitness accounts to highlight the reality behind the myth.” —Nick Rennison, The Sunday Times
2001 256pp. Illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-08466-5 £8.50*

Capital Affairs
London and the Making of the Permissive Society Frank Mort
“an excellent work of social and cultural history…exhaustively researched and thoroughly insightful.”—Dominic Sandbrook, Literary Review “a valuable alternative social history of 1950’s and 60’s Britain” —Nichi Hodgson, Standpoint
2010 544pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15365-1 £12.99*

2005 264pp. 68 b/w + 15 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-10770-8 £20.00*


Victorian Babylon
People, Streets and Images in Nineteenth-Century London Lynda Nead
“a major contribution to our knowledge of the lived experience of the Victorian city”—Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

2011 304pp. 14 b/w + 28 colour illus. ISBN 978-1-85709-507-4 £27.00*

Art for the Nation
The Eastlakes and the Victorian Art World Susanna Avery-Quash and Julie Sheldon NG
This fascinating biography of the Victorian Eastlake family explores their unparalleled devotion to the fledgling National Gallery.

Five Days in London
May 1940 John Lukacs
“A brilliant, heavyweight little book …its skillful concision cuts painfully to the bone and spills real blood on the carpets of Whitehall and Westminster.”—The Times

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
Second Edition Jonathan Rose
“magnificent…deeply inspiring”— Anthony Daniels, The Sunday Telegraph

2010 528pp. 34 b/w + 8 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11879-7 £25.00*


find out more at www.yalebooks.co.uk Yale English Monarchs

2011 320pp. 16pp. b/w illus. + 3 maps ISBN 978-0-300-12535-1 £30.00*

Available November 2011 704pp. 20 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17802-9 £18.99*

Also Available in the Yale English Monarchs Series
Edward the Confessor
Frank Barlow
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07156-6 £16.95*

2011 352pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11892-6 £25.00*

Edward IV
Charles Ross
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07372-0 £19.95*

William the Conqueror
David C. Douglas
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07884-8 £18.95*

Richard III
Charles Ross
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07979-1 £16.95*

George II


now in paper

Edward II
Seymour Phillips
“This massive deeply nuanced biography draws out not only the King’s own contradictions but the political pressures and diplomatic tensions he had to contend with.” —Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman “Phillips takes us deftly through the twists and turns of Edward’s eventful career.”—Nigel Saul, History Today

William Rufus
Frank Barlow
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-08291-3 £16.95*

Henry VII
S. B. Chrimes
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07883-1 £16.95*

King and Elector Andrew C. Thompson
Despite a long and eventful reign, Britain’s George II is a largely forgotten monarch, his achievements overlooked and his abilities misunderstood. This landmark biography uncovers extensive new evidence in British and German archives, making possible the most complete and accurate assessment of this thirty-three-year reign. Andrew C. Thompson paints a richly detailed portrait of the many-faceted monarch in his public as well as his private life. “an impressive and sympathetic reassessment, full of fresh and original insights, of the man who presided over Britain’s emergence as a world power. This will remain the definitive biography for a generation and more.”— Stephen Taylor, University of Reading “A groundbreaking study of a neglected monarch. Using newlydiscovered archival material, Andrew C. Thompson offers a fundamental reappraisal of George II both as British King and Hanoverian Elector, revealing his central political role fully for the first time.”— Hamish Scott, University of Glasgow

The First King of England Sarah Foot
The powerful and innovative King Æthelstan reigned only briefly (924–939), yet his achievements during those eventful fifteen years changed the course of English history. He won spectacular military victories (most notably at Brunanburh), forged unprecedented political connections across Europe, and succeeded in creating the first unified kingdom of the English. To claim for him the title of ‘first English monarch’ is no exaggeration. In this nuanced portrait of Æthelstan, Sarah Foot offers the first full account of the king ever written. Æthelstan’s legacy, seen in the new light of this masterful biography, is inextricably connected to the very forging of England and early English identity. “Sarah Foot’s wide-ranging, detailed and sympathetic account offers many thought-provoking insights into a crucial and formative period in British history. In its pages Æthelstan emerges from the shadows as one of the great English rulers. It will be essential reading for all future explorers in the field.”— Michael Wood, author of In Search of the Dark Ages

Henry I
C. Warren Hollister
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-09829-7 £18.99*

Henry VIII
J. J. Scarisbrick
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07158-0 £18.95*

Richard I
John Gillingham
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-09404-6 £16.00*

Edward VI
Jennifer Loach
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-09409-1 £15.00*

King John
W. L. Warren
2010 384pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11223-8 £25.00* Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07374-4 £16.99*

James II
John Miller
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-08728-4 £14.00*

Edward I
Michael Prestwich
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07157-3 £20.00*

Queen Anne
Edward Gregg
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-09024-6 £18.95*

Richard II
Nigel Saul
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07875-6 £18.95*

George I
Ragnhild Hatton
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-08883-0 £18.95*

King Stephen
Edmund King
“King is an expert guide, with a forensic eye for detail and a sharpwitted way with an explanation for a 21st-century readership.”— Helen Castor, Times Higher Education

Henry V
Christopher Allmand
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07370-6 £20.00*

George III
Jeremy Black
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-13621-0 £14.99*

Henry VI
Bertram Wolffe
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-08926-4 £18.95*

George IV
E. A. Smith
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-08802-1 £14.95*


Medieval History find out more at www.yalebooks.co.uk

Available October 2011 416pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17820-3 £14.99*

2010 320pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16895-2 £10.99*


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Holy Bones, Holy Dust
How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe Charles Freeman
This intriguing, beautifully illustrated book encompasses 1,000 years of holy relics across Europe, deepening our understanding of the medieval world by revealing how they were used in religion and also in business, politics and warfare. “This superbly put together and elegantly written book is the first proper history of the cult of relics from the early days to the CounterReformation. Ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, this is a marvellous study.”—Catholic Herald “A nuanced, scholarly and richly entertaining introduction to the subject of medieval Christian relics. It is a treat. The geographical and chronological range of the book is impressive…Freeman’s achievement is all the more impressive because too few serious historians have bothered to study this topic in the round…As a result, this is easily the best book that Freeman has written and also the best short introduction to the story of relics that I have read.”—Jonathan Wright, The Tablet

The End of Byzantium
Jonathan Harris
“Lucid, extremely well written with an excellent array of quotes and spread of information”— Michael Angold, Reviews In History “Harris is fully in command of this Islamic conquest and records a saga seething with treachery and avarice with rich political overtones and giant cannonades.”—Colin Gardner, Oxford Times
2010 400pp. 200 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15444-3 £40.00*

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 twelfth-century queen who carved a unique position for herself in a society hostile to the idea of a woman in power. “Eleanor’s is a great story, and Ralph V. Turner tells it well.”— Brendan Smith, The Tablet

The Virgin Warrior
The Life and Death of Joan of Arc Larissa Juliet Taylor
“An utterly convincing portrait. [Taylor’s] Joan is still a saint and a heroine but much more down to earth than might be expected: a woman of action, courageous and resourceful.”—Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman “An admirably nuanced, critical biography, which, in its straightforward approach to the sources, serves as a necessary corrective to much current scholarship.”— Brenda Bolton, Church Times

Out of the East
Spices and the Medieval Imagination Paul Freedman
“an account of the impact of spices on the history, geography, economics, health and eating habits of medieval Europe that is as entertaining as it is informative.”— Julia Keay, Literary Review

Maurice Keen
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize “A work that redefined the way we look at the secular values of the medieval ruling elites.”—Tony Pollard, BBC History Magazine “Scholarly, original, beguiling.”— Fiona MacCarthy, The Times
2005 352pp. 35 b/w + 18 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-10767-8 £14.99*

Empty Bottles of Gentilism
Kingship and the Divine in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (to 1050) Francis Oakley
“A masterful and challenging study, proposing no less than a paradigm shift in our understanding of ancient and medieval political theory in the global context of sacral kingship.”—Marcia L. Colish, Yale University
2010 320pp. ISBN 978-0-300-15538-9 £25.00

Churches in Early Medieval Ireland


Making a Living in the Middle Ages
The People of Britain 850–1520 The New Economic History of Britain Series Christopher Dyer
“A work of immense ambition and erudition.”—History Today

Architecture, Ritual and Memory Tomás Ó Carragáin
“a bold, myth busting book… Ó’Carragáin does a splendid job.”— Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald

2009 424pp. 16 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-10191-1 £14.00*

2009 288pp. 21 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15135-0 £15.00*

2011 384pp. 32 b/w + 16 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12571-9 £25.00*

2011 336pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11786-8 £25.00*


International History Africa and The Middle East

2011 304pp. 16pp. b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15405-4 £20.00*

2010 320pp. 30 illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16273-8 £14.99*

Available October 2011 352pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14876-3 £25.00*


2011 328pp. 22 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12521-4 £20.00*

Southern Africa


Darfur and the Failure of an African State Richard Cockett
Drawing on interviews with many of the main players, the Africa editor of The Economist gives an absorbing account of Sudan’s descent into civil war and failure over the past fifty years. “unsentimental, well sourced and eminently readable.” —Colin Murphy, The Irish Times
2011 320pp. 3 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15270-8 £30.00

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. “It is a study that should be indispensable for any student of the imperial nineteenth century, and indeed of the broad evolution of the western world franchise through that epoch, and by no means least, of what formed the deep generational background of men like Mandela.”—Noel Mostert, author of Supership, Frontiers and The Line Upon a Wind “This fascinating and absorbing work demonstrates a great depth of knowledge of colonial and British source materials…making a particularly significant contribution to our understanding of the dialogue between Western and indigenous knowledge systems.”— Andrew Bank, University of the Western Cape

Between Hope and Despair, 1963–2011 Daniel Branch
During its first five decades of independence Kenya has experienced assassinations, riots, coup attempts, ethnic violence and political corruption. The ranks of the disaffected, the unemployed and the poor have multiplied. In this authoritative and insightful account of Kenya’s history from 1963 to the present day, Daniel Branch sheds new light on the nation’s struggles and the complicated causes behind them. Branch describes how Kenya constructed itself as a state and how ethnicity has proved a powerful force in national politics from the start, as have disorder and violence. He explores such divisive political issues as the needs of the landless poor, international relations with Britain and with the Cold War superpowers, and the direction of economic development. Tracing an escalation of government corruption over time, the author brings his discussion to the present, paying particular attention to the rigged election of 2007, the subsequent compromise government, and Kenya’s prospects as a still-evolving independent state.

Old Treacheries and New Deceits Stephen Chan
In this timely and essential 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 are likely to be across the continent. He focuses on three countries in particular: South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, all of which have remained interconnected since the end of colonialism and the overthrow of apartheid. One of the key themes in the book is the relationship between South Africa and Zimbabwe, and Chan sheds new light on the shared intellectual capacities and interests of the two countries’ respective presidents, Jacob Zuma and Robert Mugabe. Along the way, the personalities and abilities of key players, such as Morgan Tsvangirai, the prime minister of Zimbabwe, and former South African president Thabo Mbeki, emerge in honest and sometimes surprising detail. “If there is any book that ‘explains’ the tumultuous recent history of southern Africa, this is surely it.” —Michael Holman, former Africa editor for the Financial Times

How the West Lost Its Way Tim Bird and Alex Marshall
On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the intervention in Afghanistan, a major reassessment of military strategy and the work of ‘nation-building’ in this most unstable of countries. In this timely and important book, Tim Bird and Alex Marshall offer a panoramic view of international involvement in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2010. Tackling the subject matter as a whole, Bird and Marshall weave together analysis of military strategy, regional context, aid policy, the Afghan government, and the many disagreements between and within the Western powers involved in the intervention. Given the complicating factors of the heroin trade, unwelcoming terrain and precarious relations with Pakistan, the authors acknowledge the ways in which Afghanistan has presented unique challenges for its foreign invaders. Ultimately, however, they argue that the international community has failed in its self-imposed effort to solve Afghanistan’s problems and that there are broader lessons to be learned from their struggle, particularly in terms of counterinsurgency and the evercomplicated work of ‘nation-building’.


Islamization from Below
The Making of Muslim Communities in Rural French Sudan, 1880–1960 Brian J. Peterson
This groundbreaking investigation explores how and why so many rural West Africans ‘became Muslim’ under French colonialism.


2011 304pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15457-3 £19.99*

International History The Middle East

2010 328pp. 15 illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-11701-1 £14.99*

Available September 2011 544pp. 40 b/w + 16 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15261-6 £20.00*

2010 360pp. 20 illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15217-3 £14.99*

2010 448pp. 32 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16932-4 £15.99*

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Dancing on the Heads of Snakes Victoria Clark
“The West would do well to take one precaution and read Victoria Clark’s excellent new book on the country, part history and part travelogue. Clark leads the reader through Yemen’s turbulent past with humour and perception.” —Richard Beeston, The Times

Gilded Cage Syed Ali
“[Ali] scratches the glossy surface of fantastical construction projects and conspicuous consumption to examine the paradoxes and contradictions of Dubai society.”— Hugh Tomlinson, The Times “[a] fascinating study” —P. D. Smith, The Guardian

The Persians
Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Iran Homa Katouzian
“Maybe the broadest and best overview available in English of a country which we need urgently to understand better. It should be required holiday reading in the Foreign Office, and maybe the White House too.” —Stephen Howe, The Independent

Turkey, Islam, Nationalism, and Modernity
A History Carter Findley
Findley’s reassessment of political, economic, social, and cultural history reveals the dialectical interaction between radical and conservative currents of change, which alternately clashed and converged to shape two centuries of late Ottoman and republican Turkish history.
2007 304pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-12263-3 £9.99*

Traders and Travellers in the Islamic World James Mather
Runner up for the Longman/ History Today prize Ranging across two and a half centuries and through the great cities of Istanbul, Aleppo, and Alexandria, James Mather tells the forgotten story of the men of Britain’s Levant Company who sought their fortunes in the Ottoman Empire. Intriguing, intimate, and original, his book brings to life an extraordinary tale of faraway visitors beguiled by a mysterious world of Islam. “vivid and well-written”—Linda Colley, Times Literary Supplement “wonderful…the importance of this excellent and balanced study cannot be overestimated.”— William Dalrymple, The Observer “The universal language of trade was the key to the Pasha’s success. Today’s observers of the Arab world’s interaction with the West will be enlightened by James Mather’s erudite testimony to tolerance and cooperation.” —Paul Lay, History Today

2010 320pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16406-0 £12.99*

2010 464pp. 36 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16395-7 £15.99*

The Crisis of Islamic Civilization
Ali A. Allawi
“[with] intimate knowledge of both Islam and the West, and his unflinching honesty…Allawi calmly and methodically deconstructs an Islamic revival which has failed to live up to its promises.”—The Economist

2006 448pp. 18 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-12105-6 £14.99*

King Hussein of Jordan
A Political Life Nigel Ashton
“an indispensable resource for all students of the period for many years to come”—Michael Burton, Asian Affairs

Modern Iran
Roots and Results of Revolution Updated Edition Nikki R. Keddie
with a section by Yann Richard

Islamic Imperialism
A History Efraim Karsh
“an impeccable history...I could not recommend [it] more highly.”— Hazhir Teimourian, Literary Review

“perceptive, sensitive and insightful” —Ahmed Rashid

2011 320pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17091-7 £12.99*


International History The Middle East

2011 352pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16805-1 £14.99*

2010 320pp. 10 illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16769-6 £10.99*

2011 320pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13441-4 £18.99*

An Introduction Edited by Barry Rubin


The Forgotten Palestinians
A History of the Palestinians in Israel Ilan Pappé
For more than 60 years, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have lived as Israeli citizens within the borders of the nation formed at the end of the 1948 conflict. Occupying a precarious middle ground between the Jewish citizens of Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Palestinians have developed an exceedingly complex relationship with the land they call home; however, in the innumerable discussions of the Israel-Palestine problem, their experiences are often overlooked and forgotten. 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 towards minorities and Palestinians’ attitudes towards the Jewish state. Drawing upon significant archival and interview material, Pappé analyses the Israeli state’s policy towards its Palestinian citizens, finding discrimination in matters of housing, education and civil rights. Rigorously researched yet highly readable, The Forgotten Palestinians brings a new and much-needed perspective to the Israel-Palestine debate.

This comprehensive book provides a well-rounded introduction to Israel— a definitive account of the nation’s past, its often controversial present, and much more. Edited by a leading historian of the Middle East, Israel is organised around six major themes: land and people, history, society, politics, economics and culture. The only available volume to offer such a complete account, this book is written for general readers and students who may have little background knowledge of this nation or its rich culture. The contributors offer accessible, clearly explained material, enhanced with images, maps, charts, tables, graphs and sidebars.
Available February 2012 320pp. 86 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16230-1 £20.00* 2010 256pp. 7 b/w maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16444-2 £10.99*

now in paper

Not The Enemy
Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands Rachel Shabi
“Shabi…carefully builds a convincing and readable narrative of how a section of Israeli society has been discriminated against since the formation of the state [of Israel].”— Richard Crowley, Irish Times “Shabi’s important book is…a wake up call to modern Israeli society.”— Miriam Halahmy, Jewish Chronicle
2009 544pp. 25 b/w illus. + 30 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15112-1 £14.99*

Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World
Jeffrey Herf
“Professor Herf ’s book is a thorough and important description of Nazi propaganda to the Arab world during World War II, and quite accurately and ominously highlights the parallels between Nazi anti-Semitic tenets and Islamist anti-Semitism.”— Benny Morris
Available October 2011 224pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17764-0 £15.99*

Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History
Ahmad Dallal
“Dallal’s account of Islamic scientific introspection is fascinating to read as history, and instructive in its exploration of issues that remain familiar today in various formulations of conflict between science and religion.” —Tom Siegfried, Science News

now in paper

One State, Two States
Resolving the Israel/ Palestine Conflict Benny Morris
“passionately argued” —Adam LeBor, The Sunday Times

A History of the First Arab-Israeli War Benny Morris
“breaks new ground, offers new revelations and arguments about the conflict’s causes and character… impressively exhaustive”— Stephen Howe, The Independent

The Settlers
And the Struggle over the Meaning of Zionism Gadi Taub
“Anyone who has been concerned or angered by the debate over the future of liberal Zionism…should hurry to read The Settlers.” —Adam Kirsch, The Tablet

Eye of the Storm Third Edition Owen Bennett Jones
“Bennett Jones’s intelligent book is an excellent source of information.” —Anatol Lieven, London Review of Books


2009 408pp. 32 b/w illus. + 4 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15475-7 £12.99*

Available February 2012 256pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17771-8 £12.99*



International History Asia

2010 592pp. 65 photos + 15 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16420-6 £16.00*

Available October 2011 272pp. 40pp. b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17814-2 £12.99*

2011 336pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15404-7 £25.00*

2010 336pp. 32 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11521-5 £35.00*

A History Sam van Schaik

now in paper

Butterfly’s Sisters
The Geisha in Western Culture Yoko Kawaguchi
This fascinating and wide-ranging book explores the Western portrayal of Japanese women—and geishas in particular—from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. “Well researched, wide-ranging, lucidly written and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny.” —Lesley Downer, Literary Review
2008 272pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14333-1 £12.00*

Fallen Giants
A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from The Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver
With Maps and Peak Sketches by Dee Molenaar

Rising Dragon Bill Hayton
Based on vivid eyewitness accounts and pertinent case studies, this much-needed behind-the-scenes survey reveals an emerging Asian power in a period of breathtaking social and economic change. “Hayton has a keen eye for the detail of everyday life as well as larger cultural, economic, social and political currents. This book leaves one with the feeling of having been in the hands of an expert craftsman, and illuminates some of the major issues confronting contemporary Vietnam.”—Carlyle A. Thayer, author of Vietnam People’s Army “Examining nearly every aspect of Vietnamese politics and society, from the economy and family life, to religion and the plight of indigenous minorities, Hayton gives a balanced, intelligent account of a country whose history so differs from our own.”—Justin Wintle, Financial Times “Bill Hayton’s Vietnam: Rising Dragon is welcome…He writes with clarity and crispness…Hayton is at his most valuable and incisive.” —Paul Cheeseright, Asian Affairs

Colour of Paradise
The Emerald in the Age of Gunpowder Empires Kris Lane
“engaging and meticulously researched…a valuable addition to an ongoing attempt to use commodities as a conduit to understand the interconnected and interdependent character of global history.”—Dr Paul Drinot, BBC History Magazine
2011 464pp. 2 b/w illus. + 7 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16917-1 £17.00

Tibet is famous for its unique culture and its controversial assimilation into modern China. Yet Tibet in the twenty-first century can only be properly understood in the context of its extraordinary history. Sam van Schaik brings the history of Tibet to life by telling the stories of the people involved, from the glory days of the Tibetan empire in the seventh century through to the present day. He explores the emergence of Tibetan Buddhism and the rise of the Dalai Lamas, Tibet’s entanglement in the ‘Great Game’ in the early twentieth century, its submission to Chinese Communist rule in the 1950s and the troubled times of recent decades. Tibet sheds light on the country’s complex relationship with China and explains often-misunderstood aspects of its culture, such as reborn lamas, monasteries and hermits, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and the role of the Dalai Lama. Van Schaik works through the layers of history and myth to create a compelling narrative, one that offers readers a greater understanding of this important and controversial corner of the world.

“[a] magnificent history…combines historical sweep and accuracy with a moral argument.”— Robert Macfarlane, The Sunday Times
2009 288pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15827-4 £10.99*

The Great Partition
The Making of India and Pakistan Yasmin Khan
Winner of the Royal Historical Society Gladstone Book Prize “illuminating details of how Partition affected everyday lives.”—Alex von Tunzelmann, The Daily Telegraph

The Rise of an Asian Giant Dietmar Rothermund
“a meticulous historian’s collection of facts, backed by a lifetime’s work.”—William Leith, The Spectator

The Art of Not Being Governed
An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia James C. Scott
“Scott’s panoramic view will no doubt enthrall many readers.” —Grant Evans, Times Literary Supplement

2010 320pp. 16pp. colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16131-1 £25.00*


International History The Atlantic, Latin America and the Pacific

2009 408pp. 30 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15821-2 £18.00*

2007 608pp. 43 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-12399-9 £16.00*

2011 336pp. 189 colour maps, 5 b/w + 36 colour illus. & 61 colour graphs ISBN 978-0-300-12460-6 £35.00*

Available February 2012 376pp. 4 b/w + 17 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17788-6 £16.99*

now in paper

The Discovery of Mankind
Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus David Abulafia
“This book is a wonderful work of scholarship”—John Appleby, BBC History Magazine “there is no denying [Abulafia’s] brilliance at analysing European motivations and responses.” —Toby Green, The Independent

Empires of the Atlantic World
Britain and Spain in America 1492–1830 J. H. Elliott
“a quite masterly work of comparative history by a great historian”—Michael Howard, Times Literary Supplement “[A] monumental analysis of two New World empires”—Christian Tyler, Financial Times Magazine
2009 408pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15120-6 £14.00*

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
David Eltis & David Richardson
Foreword by David Brion Davis Afterword by David W. Blight

Cuban Fiestas
Roberto González Echevarría
A luminous history of Cuba’s most dynamic and defining rituals and the ever improvisational character of Cuban culture. Drawing from art, literature, film, and even the national sport of baseball, the author vividly reveals the fiesta as a dynamic force of both destruction and renewal in the life of a people.

The Pacific in the Age of Empire Nicholas Thomas
Joint winner of the Wolfson History Prize (2010) “not only a fine work of scholarship but also a lucid and engrossing read.” —Rod Edmond, BBC History Magazine “Thomas’ description of the journey into the imperial world of the Pacific is made inclusive and companionable with lovely asides…a comprehensive but gripping book”—Katrina Schlunke, Times Higher Education

The Problem of Slavery as History
A Global Approach Joseph C. Miller

2005 400pp. 12 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-11114-9 £12.99*

2007 368pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-12604-4 £14.99*

“A monumental chronicle of this historical tragedy, one that records some 35,000 individual slaving voyages, roughly 80 percent of those made…a human document as well as a rigorous accounting. It is filled with moving poems, photographs, letters and diary entries.”—Dwight Garner, New York Times

‘I am Not Master of Events’
The Speculation of John Law and Lord Londonderry in the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles Larry Neal


Simón Bolívar
A Life John Lynch
The definitive account of the life and influence of Simón Bolívar. “The best biography to date of ‘The Liberator’”—J. H. Elliott, New York Review of Books

Forgotten Continent
The Battle for Latin America’s Soul Michael Reid
An absorbing analysis of the state of Latin America today. “unfailingly lively but hugely informative”—Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman

Tracing the global history of slaving over thousands of years, Miller reveals the shortcomings of Western narratives that define slavery by the same structures and power relations regardless of places and times, concluding instead that slaving is a process which can be understood fully only as imbedded in changing circumstances.
Available January 2012 288pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-11315-0 £25.00

A New History Richard Gott
“Written with verve and scholarship …the best history [of Cuba] yet.”— Ian Thomson, The Daily Telegraph “invaluable”—Adam Feinstein, The Guardian

A distinguished economic historian explores two of the greatest financial fiascos of all time and the outsized personalities involved with them: the Mississippi Bubble and the South Sea Bubble of the early eighteenth century.
Available February 2012 224pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15316-3 £35.00


2010 356pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12438-5 £25.00*


General History find out more at www.yalebooks.co.uk

Available September 2011 256pp. 20 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17907-1 £12.99*

2011 224pp. ISBN 978-0-300-16956-0 £18.99*

2011 224pp. 26 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14110-8 £18.99*

John Lukacs

now in paper


Available September 2011 288pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15208-1 £14.99*

A Lively History Peter Toohey

A History Simon May

The Future of History
“A brilliant and penetrating analysis of the present and future of history by one of our wisest historians and philosophers of history, a work that should be read by everyone interested in history in the twentyfirst century.”—Stanley G. Payne, author of Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II

The Finger
A Handbook Angus Trumble
“traces the finger through art, culture, myth and biology to deliver a comprehensive story of this most obvious yet over-looked digit. A really enjoyable read.”— Alexandra Henton, The Field “wears its wide-ranging scholarship lightly.”—Michael Glover, The Independent
2010 288pp. 45 b/w + 157 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14684-4 £25.00*

A Little History of Philosophy
Nigel Warburton
Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times. A Little History of Philosophy presents the grand sweep of humanity’s search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion.

This informative and entertaining investigation of boredom spans more than 3,000 years of history and takes readers through fascinating neurological and psychological theories of emotion as well as recent scientific investigations, to illustrate its essential role in our lives.

A radically new exploration of the ways we think about love; how it has been shaped, idolised, and misconstrued by the West over nearly three millennia; and how we might more accurately—and successfully—conceive it.

2010 368pp. 100 b/w + 150 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14278-5 £45.00*

2011 352pp. 35 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11724-0 £17.99*


Facing Beauty

Brilliant Effects
A Cultural History of Gem Stones and Jewellery Marcia Pointon


Art and Magic Brooke Kamin Rapaport
“A delightful discovery, stuffed with photographs and ephemera including…diary pages filled with his inky script.”—Lucy Davis, The Daily Telegraph

A Local and Global History Deborah Valenze
A historian reveals the illuminating history of milk over three thousand years of human civilisation, from ancient myth to modern grocery store.

Painted Women and Cosmetic Art Aileen Ribeiro
This wide-ranging survey explores perceptions of beauty in the Western world across four centuries through art and through the ways in which women utilised cosmetics and other artifices to fit the ideals of their day.

“a major work. [Pointon] cites an astonishing range of source material and provides notes that are treasure troves of information”—Susan L. Siegfried, History Workshop Journal

Available October 2011 256pp. 50 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12486-6 £30.00*

2011 320pp. ISBN 978-0-300-11830-8 £18.99*


Russian History

Available September 2011 400pp. 140 b/w + 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17023-8 £45.00*

Available November 2011 240pp. ISBN 978-0-300-13724-8 £18.99*

Available February 2012 352pp. 62 b/w + 21 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16952-2 £40.00*

Available January 2012 400pp. 7 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16504-3 £35.00*


Leon Trotsky
A Revolutionary’s Life Joshua Rubenstein

Mark D. Steinberg

The Stalin Cult


Windows on the War
Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941–1945 Edited by Peter Kort Zegers AIC and Douglas W. Druick
This is the first major publication in English to focus on the extraordinary posters issued by the Soviet Union’s TASS news agency during World War II to bolster support for the Soviet war effort. An international team of scholars presents the TASS posters both as unique historical objects and as artworks that reveal how preeminent artists of the day used unconventional technical and visual means to contribute to the war effort, marking a major chapter in the history of design and propaganda. Generously illustrated, the book presents photographs, documentary materials and memorabilia in meaningful juxtapositions with images of the TASS posters. Also included are documents illuminating the expression of Russian cultural life in the United States during the war, opening a fascinating window on to the war along the Eastern Front and the development of this remarkable aesthetic genre.

Petersburg Fin de Siècle
The final decade of the old order in imperial Russia was a time of both crisis and possibility, an uncertain time that inspired an often desperate search for meaning. This book explores how journalists and other writers in St. Petersburg described and interpreted the troubled years between the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917. Mark Steinberg, distinguished historian of Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, examines the work of writers of all kinds, from anonymous journalists to well-known public intellectuals, from secular liberals to religious conservatives. Though diverse in their perspectives, these urban writers were remarkably consistent in the worries they expressed. They grappled with the impact of technological and material progress on the one hand, and with an everdeepening anxiety and pessimism on the other. Steinberg reveals a new, darker perspective on the history of St. Petersburg on the eve of revolution and presents a fresh view of Russia’s experience of modernity.

A Study in the Alchemy of Power Jan Plamper
Between the late 1920s and the early 1950s, one of the most persuasive personality cults of all times saturated Soviet public space with images of Stalin. A torrent of portraits, posters, statues, films, plays, songs and poems galvanised the Soviet population and inspired leftist activists around the world. In the first book to examine the cultural products and production methods of the Stalin cult, Jan Plamper reconstructs a hidden history linking artists, party patrons, state functionaries and ultimately Stalin himself in the alchemical project that transformed a pock-marked Georgian into the embodiment of global communism. Departing from interpretations of the Stalin cult as an outgrowth of Russian mysticism or Stalin’s psychopathology, Plamper establishes the cult’s context within a broader international history of modern personality cults constructed around Napoleon III, Mussolini, Hitler and Mao.

It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway
Russia and the Communist Past David Satter
Russia today is haunted by deeds that have not been examined and words that have been left unsaid. A serious attempt to understand the meaning of the communist experience has not been undertaken and millions of victims of Soviet communism are all but forgotten. In this book, David Satter, a former Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times and long-time writer on Russia and the Soviet Union, presents a striking new interpretation of Russia’s great historical tragedy, locating its source in Russia’s failure fully to appreciate the value of the individual in comparison with the objectives of the state. Through a wide-ranging consideration of attitudes towards the living and the dead, the past and the present, the state and the individual, Satter arrives at a distinctive and important new way of understanding the Russian experience.


Born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in southern Ukraine, Trotsky was both a world-class intellectual and a man capable of the most narrow-minded ideological dogmatism. He was an effective military strategist and an adept diplomat, who staked the fate of the Bolshevik revolution on the meager foundation of a Europe-wide Communist upheaval. He was a master politician who played his cards badly in the momentous struggle for power against Stalin in the 1920s. And he was an assimilated, indifferent Jew who was among the first to foresee that Hitler’s triumph would mean disaster for his fellow European Jews, and that Stalin would attempt to forge an alliance with Hitler if Soviet overtures to the Western democracies failed. In this lucid and judicious evocation of his life, Trotsky emerges as a brilliant yet flawed man. Rubenstein offers us a Trotsky who is mentally acute and impatient with others, one of the finest students of contemporary politics who refused to engage in the nitty-gritty of party organisation in the 1920s, when Stalin was manoeuvering, inexorably, towards Trotsky’s own political oblivion.

Available January 2012 416pp. ISBN 978-0-300-11145-3 £25.00*

Russian History

2010 336pp. 116 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16421-3 £18.99*

2002 262pp. 17 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-09722-1 £9.99*

2009 276pp. 70 b/w + 50 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14155-9 £35.00*

2010 312pp. ISBN 978-0-300-11063-0 £25.00*

Russian Orientalism
Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to Emigration David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
This highly original and controversial book studies Russia’s relationship with the Orient before the Revolution of 1917 and argues that the Russian Empire’s bi-continental geography, its ambivalent relationship with the rest of Europe and the complicated nature of its encounter with Asia have all resulted in a variegated and often sympathetic understanding of the East among its people. “Russian historical perceptions of Asia are a fascinating and important topic, both for what they say about Russian policy outside Europe and for what they tell us about the Russians themselves. As the balance of global power tilts towards Asia, where Russians position themselves between the West and the Orient is certain to become of ever-greater significance. No Western scholar is better equipped than Professor Schimmelpennick to write on this theme, and his new book is a tourde-force.”—Dominic Lieven, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Picturing Russia
Explorations in Visual Culture Edited by Valerie A. Kivelson and Joan Neuberger
“takes the reader on a thoughtprovoking journey through the evolution of Russian visual culture, and will introduce many to unfamiliar subjects whilst offering fresh interpretations of artistic and cultural landmarks.”—Emma Minns, Slavonic And East European Review
2006 526pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-11973-2 £16.00*

Catherine the Great
A Short History Second Edition Isabel de Madariaga
“A fascinating tale…A book that includes some of the most insightful chapters on eighteenth-century Russia to be found anywhere…[An] impressive accomplishment.”— W. Bruce Lincoln, Times Literary Supplement

The Empire’s New Clothes
A History of the Russian Fashion Industry, 1700–1917 Christine Ruane
“Books which can show convincing pictorial evidence of this (topic) are few and far between…But Ruane has set the balance straight, delving enthusiastically into all kinds of representative material…(a) superbly written text.”— Richard Edmonds, Birmingham Post

Children of the Gulag
Annals of Communism Series Cathy A. Frierson and Semyon S. Vilensky
"[the authors] have performed a great service in putting so much important material at the command of an English-speaking audience… a memorial to a particularly heartwrenching group of Terror’s victims”—Catriona Kelly, Times Literary Supplement

2004 324pp. 31 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-10300-7 £14.99*

2010 288pp. 26 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13713-2 £36.00*

Ivan the Terrible
Isabel de Madariaga
“simply brilliant…a colossal achievement of magisterial scholarship, beautifully readable prose and superb characterisation of a staggeringly degenerate monster”— Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard

Peter the Great
A Biography Lindsey Hughes
“Fascinating and compellingly readable…[a] superb short biography.”—Simon Sebag Montefiore, Literary Review

The Most Musical Nation
Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire James Loeffler
“James Loeffler’s stimulating and provocative study contributes creatively to a number of scholarly streams of inquiry.”—Alexander Orbach, The Russian Review

Children’s World
Growing Up in Russia, 1890–1991 Catriona Kelly
“an admirably clear analysis of the development of Soviet thinking.”— Vanora Bennett, The Independent “authoritative and admirable”— Donald Rayfield, Literary Review

2007 736pp. 115 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11226-9 £35.00

2010 480pp. 29 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12293-0 £40.00*


find out more at www.yalebooks.co.uk Russian History

2010 320pp. 17 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-10407-3 £15.99*

2008 496pp. 32 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-13622-7 £16.00*

2011 224pp. ISBN 978-0-300-15320-0 £17.99*

Gulag Voices
An Anthology Annals of Communism Series Edited by Anne Applebaum
“invaluable…a marvellous collection of memoirs, stories and reminiscences written by surviving Gulag inmates ranging from the 1920s when Lenin opened camps in the first days after the Revolution, to the late 1970s” —Victor Sebestyen, The Spectator

The Kirov Murder and Soviet History
Annals of Communism Series Matthew E. Lenoe
Drawing on hundreds of newly available, top-secret KGB and party Central Committee documents, historian Matthew E. Lenoe reexamines the 1934 assassination of Leningrad party chief Sergei Kirov and the questions about Stalin’s involvement in the killing. “Matthew Lenoe’s superb Kirov Murder solves the crime of the century.”—Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Sunday Telegraph

The Road to Terror
Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932–1939 Updated and Abridged Edition Annals of Communism Series J. Arch Getty and Oleg V. Naumov
Translations by Benjamin Sher

Stalin’s Wars
From World War to Cold War, 1939–1953 Geoffrey Roberts
“an astonishing defence of the Soviet dictator…a must-read for anyone with an interest in Stalin and his times.”—BBC History Magazine “one of the best narrative accounts we have of the real Stalin and his retinue.”—Richard Overy, Literary Review

Russia’s Cold War
From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall Jonathan Haslam
The first history of the Cold War focusing on the Soviet dimension, based on previously inaccessible archives. “A brilliant and original contribution to the literature on the Cold War. Haslam combines deep research with sharp insight to provide an illuminating account of the Soviet side of that conflict.”— David Holloway, Stanford University “Jonathan Haslam has produced the first comprehensive account of Soviet policy between the October Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall, using an astonishing array of original materials that take readers into the heart of decision-making in Moscow and its satellites.”— Michael Burleigh, The Sunday Telegraph “There are rich rewards in its fascinating insights, well balanced judgements and original, sometimes provocative arguments, which are bound to stimulate debate for years to come.”—Orlando Figes, The Sunday Times

“As an accumulation of fresh material on Stalinism, [it] has few equals.”—Robert Service, Evening Standard

Propaganda State in Crisis
2008 320pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-09205-9 £25.00*

2010 224pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15210-4 £28.00

Everyday Resistance in the Soviet Union under Khrushchev and Brezhnev Annals of Communism Series Edited by Vladimir A. Kozlov, Sheila Fitzpatrick and Sergei V. Mironenko
The first book to tell the hidden story of popular discontent during the Khrushchev and Brezhnev years.
2011 384pp. ISBN 978-0-300-11169-9 £45.00*

Soviet Ideology, Indoctrination, and Terror under Stalin, 1927–1941 new David Brandenberger
Although the Soviet Union is often considered to have been the world’s first propaganda state, communist officials under Stalin were repeatedly frustrated in their attempts to promote a coherent sense of ‘Soviet’ social identity. An exposé of systemic failure within USSR’s ideological establishment, this book rewrites the history of Soviet indoctrination and mass mobilisation between 1927 and 1941.
Available January 2012 384pp. 24 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15537-2 £40.00

Lenin’s Jewish Question
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
The first examination of Lenin’s genealogical, cultural and political connections to East European Jews and the broader implications for Russian and Soviet history.

The Rise of Stalin’s ‘Iron Fist’ J. Arch Getty and Oleg V. Naumov
“[a] fascinating and essential biography…If you want to understand how Stalinist Russia worked, read this book.” —Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Sunday Telegraph


2011 544pp. ISBN 978-0-300-15997-4 £25.00*

2010 872pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11236-8 £50.00

European History

Available October 2011 256pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13435-3 £20.00*

2011 368pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11471-3 £25.00*

Whispering City




Available January 2012 288pp. 81 b/w + 7 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16985-0 £25.00*

2011 304pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11321-1 £25.00


Contesting Democracy
Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe Jan-Werner Müller
This book is the first major account of political thought in twentiethcentury Europe—both West and East—to appear since the end of the Cold War. Skillfully blending intellectual, political and cultural history, Jan-Werner Müller elucidates the ideas that shaped the period of ideological extremes before 1945 and the liberalisation of West European politics after the Second World War. He also offers vivid portraits of famous as well as unjustly forgotten political thinkers and the movements and institutions they inspired. Müller pays particular attention to ideas advanced to justify fascism and how they relate to the special kind of liberal democracy that was created in postwar Western Europe. He also explains the impact of the 1960s and neoliberalism, ending with a critical assessment of today’s self-consciously post-ideological age. “admirably thorough and comprehensive”—Jürgen Habermas

The Serpent and the Lamb
Cranach, Luther and the Making of the Reformation Steven Ozment
This compelling book retells and revises the story of the German Renaissance and Reformation through the lives of two controversial men of the sixteenth century: the Saxon court painter Lucas Cranach (the Serpent) and the Wittenberg monk-turned-reformer Martin Luther (the Lamb). Contemporaries and friends, Cranach and Luther were very different Germans, yet their collaborative successes merged art and religion into a revolutionary force that became the Protestant Reformation. Steven Ozment, an internationally recognised historian of the Reformation era, reprises the lives and works of Cranach and Luther in this generously illustrated book. He contends that Cranach’s new art and Luther’s oratory released a barrage of criticism upon the Vatican, the force of which secured a new freedom of faith and pluralism of religion in the Western world. Between Luther’s pulpit praise of the sex drive within the divine estate of marriage and Cranach’s parade of strong, lithe women, a new romantic, familial consciousness was born which evoked a new organisation of society and foretold a new direction for Germany.

Rome and its Histories R. J. B. Bosworth
In this one-of-a-kind book, historian Richard Bosworth draws upon his expertise in Italian pasts to explore the many layers of history found within the Eternal City. Often beginning his analysis with sites and monuments that can still be found in contemporary Rome, Bosworth expands his scope to review how political groups of different eras—the Catholic Church, makers of the Italian nation, Fascists and ‘ordinary’ Romans —read meaning into the city around them. Weaving in the city’s quintessential figures (Garibaldi, Pius XII, Mussolini, and Berlusconi) and architectural icons (the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Victor Emmanuel Monument, and EUR) with those forgotten or unknown, Bosworth explores the many histories that whisper their rival and competing messages and seek to impose their truth upon the passing crowds. “Whatever mythic template is imposed, other, older histories come whispering through in everything from architecture and statuary to political posters. Bosworth’s city is a monument to history’s unpredictability and plurality.”— Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman

The Last European Dictatorship Andrew Wilson
This book is the first in English to explore Belarus’s complicated road to nationhood and to examine in detail its politics and economics since 1991, the nation’s first year of independence. Andrew Wilson focuses particular attention on Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s surprising longevity as president, despite human rights abuses, and involvement in yet another rigged election in December, 2010. Wilson looks at Belarusian history as a series of false starts in the medieval and pre-modern periods, and at the many rival versions of Belarusian identity, culminating with the Soviet Belarusian project and the establishment of Belarus’s current borders during World War II. He also addresses Belarus’s on-off relationship with Russia, its simultaneous attempts to play a game of balance in the no-man’s-land between Russia and the West, and how, paradoxically, Belarus is at last becoming a true nation under the rule of Europe’s ‘last dictator’.

The Rise and Fall of a Renaissance Prophet Donald Weinstein
Girolamo Savonarola, the fifteenthcentury millenarian friar, embraced the revolution of the Florentine republic and prophesied that it would become the centre of a New Age of Christian renewal and world domination. This new biography, the culmination of many decades of study, presents an original interpretation of Savonarola’s prophetic career and a highly nuanced assessment of his vision and motivations. Weinstein sorts out the multiple strands that connect Savonarola to his time and place, following him from his youthful rejection of a world he regarded as corrupt, to his engagement with that world to save it from itself, to his shattering confession—an admission that he had invented his prophesies and faked his visions. Was his confession sincere? A forgery circulated by his inquisitors? Or an attempt to escape bone-breaking torture? Weinstein offers a highly innovative analysis of the testimony to provide the first truly satisfying account of Savonarola and his fate as a failed prophet.

Available January 2012 352pp. ISBN 978-0-300-11193-4 £25.00*


European History

2010 336pp. 12 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16475-6 £16.99*

2009 256pp. 80 b/w + 40 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15985-1 £18.99*

Available September 2011 440pp. 69 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17821-0 £16.99*

2010 336pp. 36 illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16244-8 £25.00*

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The Second Crusade
Extending the Frontiers of Christendom Jonathan Phillips
“absorbing…will be required reading for…the breadth and depth of its analysis” —Helen Castor, The Guardian “Phillips provides a brilliant analysis of the European situation in 1145 …Excellent.”—John France, The International History Review
2008 356pp. 40 b/w + 20 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11888-9 £25.00*

The Escorial
Art and Power in the Renaissance Henry Kamen
“Henry Kamen, renowned for his revisionist histories of the Inquisition and of Philip II, has in The Escorial presented the palacemonastery as it really is: a lovely Renaissance wonder in the humanistic tradition.” —Christopher Howse, The Spectator

Shopping in the Renaissance
Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400–1600 Evelyn Welch
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize “outstanding…written with such a pace that you’re hooked before you have a chance to feel scared by the scholarship.”—Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian

The Book in the Renaissance
Andrew Pettegree
“The great joy of The Book in the Renaissance is that it paints a vivid, often surprising portrait of the West’s first ventures into the publishing industry…This book will make specialists prick up their ears but it also has huge appeal for the general reader.”— Jonathan Wright, Catholic Herald “An authoritative, innovative and succinct account of one of the most fundamental issues in Renaissance history, the role of the printed book.”—Henry Kamen

Church, Society and Religious Change in France, 1580–1730
Joseph Bergin
“Joe Bergin has built his reputation as the world’s leading authority on the early modern French church…He knows the church of the grand siècle from the inside, and in analysing its structure and workings he has attained the stature…of a great historian.” —William Doyle, French History

2008 440pp. 70 b/w + 24 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11851-3 £28.00*

2009 352pp. 31 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14537-3 £25.00*

Too Much to Know
Managing Scholarly Information Before the Modern Age now in Ann Blair paper
“[a] timely book…Too Much to Know is our pre-history: a saga of human search engines before the digital age…With extensive learning, Blair explains how current concerns over information overload are far from new.”—James Delbourgo, Times Higher Education
Available October 2011 416pp. 31 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16539-5 £16.99*

Fighting for the Cross
Crusading to the Holy Land Norman Housley
This vividly written book recreates for the first time the experience of medieval European crusaders. “vivid and well-organised”— John France, BBC History Magazine

Spain, Europe and the Wider World 1500–1800
J. H. Elliott
“[an] invaluable and wonderfully readable collection.”—Fernando Cervantes, Times Literary Supplement

The French Renaissance Court
Robert J. Knecht
“the erudition and the insight are evident on every page. A major new achievement has been added to the study of princely courts.” —Theodore K. Rabb, Times Literary Supplement

The Italian Inquisition
Christopher F. Black
“Black’s eminently readable survey is a considerable achievement.” —Peter Marshall, Times Literary Supplement


2009 352pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11706-6 £38.00

2009 506pp. ISBN 978-0-300-15098-8 £38.00

European History

2011 464pp. 5 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17207-2 £18.00*

2008 496pp. 33 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14423-9 £14.99*

2008 330pp. 96 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11557-4 £35.00

William Monter


Dance in the Renaissance
European Fashion, French Obsession Margaret M. McGowan
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize “highly recommended reading… for anyone intrigued by Renaissance culture and its complex interrelations between spectacle and power.”— Anne Hogan, Times Higher Education

Invention of a Hero Lucy Riall
“impressively researched, authoritative, intelligent and thoughtful… a compelling read, full of fascinating new material.”—Adam Zamoyski, The Sunday Telegraph “How and why Garibaldi acquired such a status is the subject of Lucy Riall’s absorbing and scholarly book” —David Gilmour, The Spectator

In this lively and pathbreaking book, William Monter sketches Europe’s increasing acceptance of autonomous female rulers between the late Middle Ages and the French Revolution. Monter surveys the governmental records of Europe’s thirty women monarchs— the famous (Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great) as well as the obscure (Charlotte of Cyprus, Isabel Clara Eugenia of the Netherlands)— describing how each of them achieved sovereign authority, wielded it, and (more often than men) abandoned it. Monter argues that Europe’s female kings, who ruled by divine right, experienced no significant political opposition despite their gender.
Available February 2012 304pp. 19 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17327-7 £25.00*

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The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933–1935 Emmanuel Faye
Translated by Michael B. Smith

Genocide Before the Holocaust
Cathie Carmichael
“The book is impressive in its geographical and historical scope... Genocide before the Holocaust provides an informed, useful and insightful overview of ethnic and religious persecutions of minorities.” —Piotr A. Cieplak, Times Higher Education

“By highlighting the links between Heidegger’s politics and his philosophy…Faye has done both history and philosophy a valuable service.”—Martin Cohen, Times Higher Education

The Conversion of Scandinavia


Pomp and Poverty

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.
Available February 2012 256pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17026-9 £30.00

2010 272pp. 1 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16814-3 £11.99*

2011 280pp. 25 b/w + 135 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17041-2 £45.00*

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Enlightened Pleasures
Eighteenth-Century France and the New Epicureanism Thomas M. Kavanagh
Kavanagh demonstrates how the art and literature of eighteenth-century France put the experience of pleasure at the centre of the cultural agenda.

A History of Silk in Ireland Mairead Dunlevy
This beautifully illustrated book is a comprehensive history of the production and consumption of silk in Ireland.

Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters
Louis Begley
“a brilliant work of historical storytelling, reminding us to what extent the drama is in the detail.”— Natasha Lehrer, The Jewish Chronicle

Cosima Wagner
The Lady of Bayreuth Oliver Hilmes
Translated by Stewart Spencer

“a fascinating account, not just of a pivotal figure in European musical history, but of an epoch and an ethos”—Robert Carver, The Tablet

2011 400pp. 30 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17090-0 £12.99*

2010 264pp. 21 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14094-1 £35.00*

2009 256pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12117-9 £30.00

The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300–1800


Jewish History & World War II

Available February 2012 256pp. 9 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14431-4 £18.99*

The Limits of Success Shulamit Volkov

The Jews of San Nicandro
John A. Davis
“A first-rate, concise and attractively written book…John Davis tells us all…about this last phase of an extraordinary episode in 20thcentury history.”—Eric Hobsbawm, London Review of Books “It is an extraordinary story of obstinacy and steadfastness and John Davis has told it exceptionally well.”—David Abulafia, The Tablet
2010 256pp. 17 b/w illus. + 1 map Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16818-1 £14.99*

Walther Rathenau

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.

2010 240pp. ISBN 978-0-300-12186-5 £28.00

The first full biography of Walther Rathenau to be published in English in many years, this sensitive portrait explores Rathenau’s life and assassination, and above all illuminates the complex social and psychological milieu of German Jewry in the period before Hitler’s rise to power.

The Jews in the Secret Nazi Reports on Popular Opinion in Germany, 1933–1945 Includes CD-ROM
Edited by Otto Dov Kulka and Eberhard Jäckel
Translated by William Templer

The Shameful Peace
How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation Frederic Spotts
“A fascinating account of how famous writers, artists and intellectuals living in France during the war survived the Nazi occupation; a whole spectrum from heroes to collaborators.” —Marcel Berlins, The Guardian
2009 400pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15127-5 £12.99*

“a first-class collection of lasting value. An outstanding scholarly achievement.”—Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler: A Biography and Hitler, the Germans and the Final Solution
2011 224pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16793-1 £16.99*

Available October 2011 160pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13726-2 £18.99*

Emma Goldman

Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce Sarah Abrevaya Stein
“comprehensive, meticulous and fascinating history…a terrific story.” —Jonathan Mirsky, Literary Review

Mozart and the Nazis
How the Third Reich Abused a Cultural Icon Erik Levi
“fascinating…how institutionalised evil could take one of the greatest humanists who has ever lived and twist him to its own ends.” —Fergus Johnston, Irish Times

2010 336pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12306-7 £25.00*

The Death of the Shtetl
Yehuda Bauer
An internationally acclaimed Holocaust historian recount the destruction of the shtetls at the hands of the Nazis in 1941–1942. “[A] masterful new study” —Adam Kirsch, The Tablet

Revolution as a Way of Life Vivian Gornick
A vibrant, deeply human portrait of a woman dedicated to fierce protest against the tyranny of institutions over individuals, by the celebrated author.

Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution
Ian Kershaw
“an excellent chance to acquire, in a single volume, Kershaw’s writings on the Holocaust”— Dan Stone, BBC History Magazine


2010 296pp. 20 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16399-5 £12.99*

2011 1064pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11803-2 £100.00

2010 252pp. 8pp. b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11425-6 £20.00*

World War II

2011 208pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17138-9 £12.99*

2011 288pp. 20 b/w illus. + 5 maps ISBN 978-0-300-14885-5 £18.99*

Available November 2011 336pp. 16pp. b/w illus. + 6 maps ISBN 978-0-300-15445-0 £25.00*


The Life of Heydrich Robert Gerwarth

December 1941
Evan Mawdsley

now in paper


Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War
P. M. H. Bell
The Battle of Britain. Pearl Harbor. Stalingrad. D-Day. These defining events of the Second World War had the potential to swing the war in favour of either side and in turn change the course of history. In this gripping new look at the twentieth century’s most crucial conflict, historian P M. H. Bell . analyses twelve unique turning points that determined the character and the ultimate outcome of the Second World War. Be they military campaigns, economic actions or diplomatic summits, Bell’s twelve turning points span the full breadth of the war, from the home front to the front line. Many are familiar—Barbarossa and Hiroshima among them—while sections on war production, the Atlantic convoy system, and the conferences at Tehran and Yalta emphasise the importance of the combatants’ actions off the battlefield. Through these keenly narrated episodes, Bell reveals how the Allied and Axis powers achieved their greatest successes and stumbled into their strategic failures, inviting us to think about the Second World War in a fresh, stimulating way.

Hitler’s Hangman

The Legacy of the Second World War
John Lukacs
“John Lukacs presents an original and complex analysis. The scholarship is thorough and impeccable, and the final product a highly nuanced discussion of major decisions and problems.”—Stanley Payne, author of Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II

Architecture in Uniform
Designing and Building for the Second World War Jean-Louis Cohen EHP
This fascinating book offers a new perspective on the architectural history of the Second World War, contending that during the years between the bombings of Guernica in 1937 and of Hiroshima in 1945, specific advances were fundamental to the process of modernisation and led to the definitive supremacy of modernism in architecture. Centering the discussion on ten main themes, the author investigates various aspects of architecture’s mobilisation in the war years, as well as the trajectories of individual architects. He analyses architectural developments worldwide and takes into account each of the major participants in the war, including the United States, Japan, Great Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and the Soviet Union. The book not only focuses on plans, buildings, and technological inventions but also examines the many types of visual representation used for war purposes, enhanced by a rich array of more than 300 illustrations.
Distributed for Editions Hazan, Paris

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; organised the SS killing squads; and helped plan the ‘Final Solution’. Robert Gerwarth weaves together little-known stories of Heydrich’s private life with his deeds as head of the Nazi Reich Security Main Office. Fully exploring Heydrich’s progression from a privileged middle-class youth to a rapacious mass murderer, Gerwarth sheds new light on the complexity of Heydrich’s adult character, his motivations, the incremental steps that led to unimaginable atrocities, and the consequences of his murderous efforts toward re-creating the entire ethnic makeup of Europe. “Drawing on profound research, Robert Gerwarth presents a penetrating, authoritative analysis of the ruthless personality and murderous career of the man who directed the Third Reich’s police state and became a driving-force in the programme to exterminate Europe’s Jews.”—Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler

An account of twelve pivotal days in 1941, when a chain of interlinked events decided the outcome of a war and changed the course of a century. On Monday, December 1, 1941, the Japanese government made its final decision to attack Britain and America. In the following days, the Red Army launched a counterthrust in Moscow while the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and invaded Malaya. By December 12, Hitler had declared war on the United States, the collapse of British forces in the Far East had begun, and Hitler had secretly laid out his policy of genocide. Churchill was leaving London to meet Roosevelt as Anthony Eden arrived in Russia to discuss the postwar world with Stalin. Combined, these occurrences brought about a ‘new war’, as Churchill put it, with Japan and America deeply involved and Russia resurgent. This book, a truly international history, examines the momentous happenings of December 1941 from a variety of perspectives. It shows that their significance is clearly understood only when they are viewed together.

June 1941
Hitler and Stalin John Lukacs
“incisive…provides an absorbing account of events that really did change the world and of the two men at the heart of them.”— Nick Rennison, The Sunday Times

2007 192pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-12364-7 £10.99*

2011 448pp. 300 illus. ISBN 978-2-7541-0530-9 £40.00*

Available September 2011 336pp. 16pp. b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11575-8 £20.00*


find out more at www.yalebooks.co.uk Europe Recent History

2009 416pp. 52 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15476-4 £14.99*


By looking through the prism of the West’s involvement in the breakup of Yugoslavia, this book presents a new examination of the end of the Cold War in Europe. Incorporating declassified documents from the CIA, the administration of George H.W. Bush and the British Foreign Office; evidence generated by The Hague Tribunal; and more than forty personal interviews with former diplomats and policy makers, Glaurdic exposes how the realist policies of the Western powers failed to prop up Yugoslavia’s continuing existence as intended, and instead encouraged the Yugoslav Army and the Serbian regime of Slobodan Miloševic to pursue violent means.
Available January 2012 432pp. 4 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16629-3 £40.00*

2011 344pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16716-0 £45.00

Western Powers and the Breakup of Yugoslavia Josip Glaurdic

new edition

The Unfinished Revolution
Making Sense of the Communist Past in Central-Eastern Europe James Mark
“A masterly, sophisticated and original account of the struggle of Eastern bloc countries to come to terms with their Communist pasts. A fine contribution to studies of collective memory and oral testimony.”—Robert Gildea, University of Oxford

The Euro
The Battle for the New Global Currency New Edition David Marsh
“a detailed and illuminating account of [the Euro’s] origins, its record and its prospects…based in large part on highly revealing interviews with most of the key protagonists …[a] penetrating analysis.”—Roger Morgan, Times Higher Education
2010 384pp. 32 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16394-0 £12.99*

Available August 2011 352pp. 22 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17674-2 £12.99*

The Ukrainians
Unexpected Nation Third Edition Andrew Wilson
“A lively, detailed and eminently sensible exploration of who the Ukrainians are and why they are important…should become required reading for anyone with a serious interest in Eastern Europe.”— Anna Reid, Literary Review

The Serbs
History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia Third Edition Tim Judah
“an ambitious and valiant attempt to bring together the real history of the Serbs and the myths and theories in which that history was handed down.”—Melanie McDonagh, Evening Standard “highly readable”—The Herald
2002 408pp. 42 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-09725-2 £12.99*

A German Generation
An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century new Thomas A. Kohut
Germans of the generation born just before the outbreak of World War I lived through a tumultuous and dramatic century. This book tells the story of their lives and, in so doing, offers a new history of twentiethcentury Germany, as experienced and made by ordinary human beings.
Available February 2012 384pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17003-0 £30.00

Haunted City
Nuremberg and the Nazi Past Neil Gregor
Winner of the Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History “a study of rare perceptiveness …excellent.”—Robert Gewarth, Irish Times

A Nation Forged in War Third Edition Marcus Tanner
“Well structured and highly readable…a timely and important work of reference.”—Marcus Keane, Irish Times

2008 352pp. 12 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14424-6 £18.99*

2008 336pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-10107-2 £30.00

The People’s State
East German Society from Hitler to Honecker Mary Fulbrook
“will surely act…as a standard work on GDR society”—Josie McLellan, Reviews in History/History in Focus

War and Revenge Second Edition Tim Judah
“A serious history book written with the pace of a thriller”—Nicholas Foulkes, The Financial Times


2009 368pp. 40 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15826-7 £12.99*

The Hour of Europe

Military History find out more at www.yalebooks.co.uk

Available August 2011 304pp. ISBN 978-0-300-16671-2 £20.00*

Perilous Glory

Available September 2011 448pp. 32 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12074-5 £25.00*


From Assyria to Guernica Theodore Rabb

Losing Small Wars
British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan Frank Ledwidge
Partly on the strength of their apparent success in insurgencies such as Malaya and Northern Ireland, the British armed forces have long been perceived as world class, if not world-beating. However, their recent performance in Iraq and Afghanistan is widely seen as—at best—disappointing; under British control, Basra degenerated into a lawless city riven with internecine violence, while tactical mistakes and strategic incompetence in Helmand province resulted in heavy civilian and military casualties and a climate of violence and insecurity. In both cases the British were eventually and humiliatingly bailed out by the U.S. army. In this thoughtful and compellingly readable book, Frank Ledwidge examines the British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking how and why it went so wrong. With the aid of copious research, interviews with senior officers and his own personal experiences, he looks in detail at the failures of strategic thinking and culture that led to defeat in Britain’s latest ‘small wars’. This is an eye-opening analysis of the causes of military failure, and its enormous costs.

The Artist and the Warrior

Available October 2011 288pp. 60 b/w + 40 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12637-2 £25.00*

2010 160pp. 35 b/w illus. + 77 maps ISBN 978-0-300-14869-5 £25.00*

The Rise of Western Military Power John France
This expansive book surveys the history of warfare from ancient Mesopotamia to the Gulf War in search of a deeper understanding of the origins of Western warfare and the reasons for its eminence today. Historian John France explores the experience of war around the globe, in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. His bold conclusions cast doubt on well-entrenched attitudes about the development of military strength, the impact of culture on warfare, the future of Western dominance, and much more. France finds that despite enormous cultural differences, war was conducted in distinctly similar ways right up to the Military Revolution and the pursuit of technological warfare in the nineteenth century. Since then, European and American culture has shaped warfare, but only because we have achieved a sense of distance from it, France argues. He warns that the present eminence of U.S. power is much more precarious and accidental than commonly believed. The notion that war is a distant phenomenon is only an illusion, and our cultural attitudes must change accordingly.

An Atlas of the Peninsular War, 1808–1814
Ian Robertson
Cartography by Martin Brown

The End of the Myth Robin Prior
“a near-definitive analysis of the campaign…It is military history of the highest order.”—Mark Lasswell, Wall Street Journal “a full account that demolishes many myths…Students of history will welcome this definitive work.” —A. G. Noorani, Frontline

How have artists across the millennia responded to warfare? In this uniquely wide-ranging book, Theodore Rabb blends military history and the history of art to search for the answers. He draws our attention to masterpieces from the ancient world to the twentieth century and documents the evolving nature of warfare as artists have perceived it. Together these works tell a story of long centuries during which warfare inspired admiration and celebration. Yet a shift towards criticism and condemnation emerged in the Renaissance, and by the end of the nineteenth century, glorification of the warrior by leading artists had ceased. Rabb traces this progression, from such works as the Column of Trajan and the Titian Battle of Lepanto, whose makers celebrated glorious victories, to the antiwar depictions created by Brueghel, Goya, Picasso and others. Fully illustrated and accessibly written, this book presents a study of unprecedented sweep and multidisciplinary interest.

War by Land, Sea, and Air

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Dwight Eisenhower and the Concept of Unified Command David Jablonsky
A retired U.S. Army colonel and military historian takes a fresh look at Dwight D. Eisenhower’s lasting military legacy, in light of his evolving approach to the concept of unified command.
2011 400pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17135-8 £16.99*

The Somme
Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson
“Two Australian authors of great renown…have reconstructed the day-by-day events, giving the most precise and authentic account ever likely to be in print.”—Bob Wyatt, Stand To!

2006 368pp. 20 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-11963-3 £14.00*

“a model of concise clarity…crystal clear and colourful maps of campaigns, battles and sieges that are simply superb…Anyone interested in the Peninsular War should buy this book.”—Matthew Bennett, Military Illustrated “Handsomely produced and an excellent present for any Napoleonic War Buff.”—Jeremy Black, BBC History Magazine

2010 304pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16894-5 £10.99*


Ancient History & Archaeology

2011 480pp. 350 b/w + 274 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17094-8 £25.00*

Available October 2011 288pp. 42 b/w illus. 10 maps + 5 plans ISBN 978-0-300-11795-0 £20.00*

Available October 2011 256pp. 32 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17766-4 £12.00*

2011 288pp. 45 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14042-2 £25.00*

The Romans and Their World
A Short Introduction Brian Campbell


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The Ancient Oracles
Making the Gods Speak Richard Stoneman
For more than a thousand years, Greeks in all walks of life consulted oracles for guidance received directly from the gods. This colourful and wide-ranging survey encompasses the entire history of Greek oracles and focuses fresh attention on philosophical, psychological and anthropological aspects of oracular consultation. It also examines how Greek oracles’ practices were distinctive compared to those of their neighbours, especially in Egypt, Babylon and Israel. Richard Stoneman weaves a fascinating historical tapestry, taking into account the different kinds of oracles (healers, advisors, prophets and others), their most important sanctuaries, debates about them among ancient thinkers, and Christian attacks against them. Delving into the reasons behind the oracles’ enduring position at the heart of Greek culture, Stoneman offers fresh insights into pagan religious practice and the history of Greek intellectual and spiritual life.

The Battle of Marathon
Peter Krentz
Drawing on the accounts of early travellers, archaeologists, geologists, reenactors and soldiers, Peter Krentz tells a compelling story that defends Herodotus’ account of how the Athenians won their most famous victory. “It is hard to imagine that Krentz’s account of the events of that sweltering day can be improved on.” —Peter Thonemann, Times Literary Supplement “Written with commendable clarity and good humour, it submits all the evidence to careful scrutiny, and adds a good deal more, to present a pretty convincing picture of what happened and why…Read this compelling book”—Peter Jones, The Daily Telegraph “Historians, topographers, reenactors and general readers alike will all be indebted to cutting-edge military historian Peter Krentz’s original, insightful, witty, provocative and brilliantly illustrated account.”— Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge

The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt
300 B.C.–A.D. 700 Judith McKenzie The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
Long considered lost beyond recall, the architecture of ancient Alexandria is rediscovered in this masterful feat of archaeological detective work. Lavishly illustrated, the book uncovers the true extent of the city’s architectural legacy. “Outstanding…and beautifully written…This is a book that all those interested in the art and architecture of the eastern Mediterranean, Pompeian wallpaintings, Ancient Egypt, and indeed Islamic architecture should study and learn from.” —Andrew Selkirk, Current World Archaeology “a richly textured presentation… [The book] will likely be the first place to which anyone interested in the architecture of post-pharaonic Egypt will turn for many years to come.”—Hector Williams, Egyptian Archaeology

Caesar’s Druids
Story of an Ancient Priesthood Miranda Aldhouse-Green
Exploring the various roles that Druids played in British and Gallic society during the first centuries B.C. and A.D.—not just as priests but as judges, healers, scientists and power brokers—Aldhouse-Green argues that they were a highly complex, intellectual and sophisticated group whose influence transcended religion and reached into the realms of secular power and politics. “Caesar and classical authors described pre-Roman Britain much as Victorians discussed ‘darkest Africa’. This book lifts the veil of imperial condescension to reveal the lost world of an extraordinary priesthood: the Druids.” —Francis Pryor “The Druids never cease to fascinate. In this remarkable book the author has combined her intimate knowledge of the classical sources, the archaeological background and anthropological theory to provide a rich and compelling vision of a religious elite who challenged the might of Rome. For all interested in the roots of our culture this is a book that must be read.”—Barry Cunliffe

This one-volume history of the Roman world begins with the early years of the Republic and carries the story nearly a thousand years forward to 476 AD, when Romulus Augustus, the last Western Roman emperor, was deposed. Brian Campbell presents a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to Rome, drawing on an array of ancient sources and covering topics of interest to readers with little prior background in Roman history as well as those already familiar with the great civilization. Campbell explores several themes, including the fall of the Republic, the impact of colourful and diverse emperors on imperial politics, the administrative structure of empire, and the Roman army and how warfare affected the Roman world. He also surveys cultural and social life, including religion and the rise of Christianity. Generously enhanced with maps and illustrations, this book is a rich and inspiring account of a mighty civilization and the citizens who made it so.


2010 352pp. 80 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12442-2 £28.00*

Ancient History & Archaeology find out more at www.yalebooks.co.uk

2010 630pp. 200 b/w + 50 colour illus. Set ISBN 978-0-300-16043-7 £45.00*

2010 288pp. 38 b/w + 8 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15266-1 £22.50*


Digging and Dealing in Eighteenth-Century Rome
Volumes 1 and 2 Ilaria Bignamini and Clare Hornsby

A Journey through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne Christine Desdemaines-Hugon
Foreword by Ian Tattersall

Rome and Rhetoric
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Gary Wills
In this many-faceted examination of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a prominent historian unearths the classical sources of the play and shows how the Rome we carry in our minds today is the Rome Shakespeare created for us. And that is even true, Wills affirms, for today’s classical scholars.
2009 328pp. 116 b/w + 154 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15472-6 £45.00*

Available January 2012 160pp. ISBN 978-0-300-15218-0 £18.00

Alexander the Great
A Life in Legend Richard Stoneman
“Scholarly and wide-ranging…will surely serve as the definitive treatment of Alexander as a figure of myth, a resource to be consulted and quarried for years.”—Tom Holland, The Sunday Telegraph “[A] masterful work, one that will not be superseded for a long time.” —Peter Jones, Literary Review
2010 336pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16476-3 £14.99*

2010 336pp. 30 b/w + 16 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16401-5 £12.99*

Tutankhamun’s Funeral Herbert E. Winlock PMC
Introduction and Appendix by Dorothea Arnold


This major work traces the development of architecture in the Balkans from late antiquity to the height of the Ottoman Empire.


This long-awaited book offers the first overview of all British-led excavation sites in and around Rome in the golden age of the Grand Tour in the 18th century. “a very important contribution to our understanding of how ancient works of art were not only excavated but preserved, restored, documented and displayed.”— David Watkin, Times Literary Supplement “An invaluable resource for anyone studying and researching the impact of Italy on Britain in the eighteenth century, not to mention the history of archaeology and the general history of European art, culture and society.”—Patricia Andrew, The Art Book “The breadth of this study, and the quantity of original sources from which it has been drawn, will ensure that it is used by future generations of scholars for many years to come.”—The Art Newspaper

“The next best thing to actually seeing the prehistoric cave art of southern France’s Dordogne region is reading about it, as lovingly and meticulously described by Christine Desdemaines-Hugon” —Peter A. Young, Archaeology
2010 608pp. 600 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11570-3 £50.00*

“Winlock continues to be one of the best writers ever to have been an Egyptologist—even his most technical papers being exemplars of clarity and elegance—and this piece well lives up to his high standards.” —Aidan Dodson, Egyptian Archaeology
2010 328pp. 168 b/w + 207 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16137-3 £45.00*

Architecture in the Balkans
From Diocletian to Süleyman the Magnificent, 300–1550 ´ ´ Slobodan Curcic

Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece Edited by Sabine Albersmeier
“an attractive and informative resource for understanding the central role of the hero in Greek art, life and literature.”—Ian Jenkins, British Museum Magazine

Philip II of Macedonia
Ian Worthington
“A clear, detailed and balanced account that judiciously separates the threads of often complex political and military situations” —Peter Jones, Literary Review

Fiery Pool
The Maya and the Mythic Sea Edited by Daniel Finamore and Stephen D. Houston
This compelling, richly illustrated publication offers a revolutionary new interpretation of ancient Mayan art and culture.

2010 72pp. 100 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16735-1 £10.99*


Science & Medicine

Available September 2011 304pp. 20 colour illus. + 6 diagrams Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17896-8 £10.99*

An Empire of Ice


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Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science Edward J. Larson
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it’s the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others, in a larger scientific, social and geopolitical context. An Empire of Ice offers a new perspective on the Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century by looking at the British efforts for what they actually were: massive scientific enterprises in which reaching the South Pole was but a spectacular sideshow. By focusing on the larger purpose, Edward Larson deepens our appreciation of the explorers’ achievements, shares littleknown stories and shows what the Heroic Age of Antarctic discovery was really about. “Entertaining, informative and based on impeccable research.”— Peter Harrison, University of Oxford

The Theory That Would Not Die
How Bayes’ Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Bayes’ rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. To its adherents, it is an elegant statement about learning from experience. To its opponents, it is subjectivity run amok. In this lively narrative history, noted science writer Sharon Bertsch McGrayne recounts the discovery of Bayes’ rule and reveals how this seemingly simple mathematical theorem ignited one of the greatest scientific controversies of all time. She reveals why respected statisticians rendered it professionally taboo for 150 years—at the same time that practitioners relied on it to solve crises involving great uncertainty and scanty information, even breaking Germany’s Enigma code during World War II. Today, Bayes' rule is used everywhere from DNA decoding to Homeland Security.

A Brief History Bernd Brunner
“Brunner’s perky cultural history— of the Moon in superstition, song and indeed science—encompasses many wonderful things” —Steven Poole, The Guardian “Brunner shows how [the moon] has shone silver though our dreams and destinies”—Kate Saunders, The Times

Dazzled and Deceived
Mimicry and Camouflage Peter Forbes
Winner of the Warwick Prize for Writing “Forbes presents an authoritative account of research into mimicry, and brings it bang up to date with today’s molecular studies. Cultural spin-offs of camouflage abound, and everything from Picasso’s cubism to quixotic military attempts to disguise battleships and soldiers are covered.” —New Scientist “In this excellent and wide-ranging book, Forbes makes the hidden histories of science recognisable”— Leena Lindstrom, Nature

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe
Edited by Susan Dackerman
A collaboration between art historians and historians of science, this fascinating book looks at how printmakers of the Northern Renaissance participated in scientific investigations, and how prints themselves served as instruments of observation, measurement and discovery.
2010 400pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16931-7 £16.00*

2008 330pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13911-2 £30.00

Knowing Nature


Medicine, Magic and Mission at the End of Time Charles Webster
“the best English-language biography of Paracelsus since Walter Pagel’s… Especially interesting for historians” —Dane T. Daniel, Times Higher Education

Art and Science in Philadelphia, 1740–1840 Edited by Amy R. W. Meyers
with the assistance of Lisa L. Ford

Between God and Science Michael Hunter
“A comprehensive account of Boyle’s life that incorporates all the latest research…Hunter meticulously investigates every scrap of evidence.” —Patricia Fara, BBC History Magazine

Meyers examines the exploration of nature by both artists and scientists in colonial and early republican Philadelphia, emphasising how artistic culture informed scientific interpretations of the natural world.
Available January 2012 424pp. 325 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11104-0 £45.00*


Available October 2011 440pp. 276 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17107-5 £40.00*

2011 288pp. ISBN 978-0-300-16969-0 £18.99*

Available October 2011 304pp. 93 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17769-5 £9.99*

2011 320pp. 54 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15408-5 £18.99*

Science & Medicine find out more at www.yalebooks.co.uk

2010 608pp. 20 b/w + 15 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16892-1 £10.99*

2010 236pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16403-9 £10.99*

2010 354pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12536-8 £25.00*

Watcher of the Skies
“Wootton vividly contrasts the religious and political claustrophobia of seventeenth-century Italy with the abstract beauty of the mathematics and geometry which so delighted his subject. This is an absorbing study worthy of the life-story it tells.”— Diarmaid MacCulloch “magnificent, especially when it comes to explaining the science.”— Jonathan Wright, The Catholic Herald
2010 304pp. 24 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16891-4 £14.00*

How Man First Saw the Earth Robert Poole
“a very readable and stimulating foray into an important facet of twentieth-century history.”—Jon Turney, Times Higher Education “Robert Poole traces the significance of man’s first sighting of his home…His examination of that historic image is almost as inspirational as the photographs themselves.”—Claire Allfree, The Metro

The Master and His Emissary
The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World Iain McGilchrist
“A beautifully written, erudite, fascinating and adventurous book. It goes from the microstructure of the brain to great epochs of Western civilisation, confidently and readably. One turns its five hundred pages…as if it were an adventure story.” —A. C. Grayling, Literary Review

The Ambonese Herbal
Volumes 1–6 Georgius Everhardus Rumphius
Translated by E. M. Beekman

Sexual Chemistry
A History of the Contraceptive Pill Lara V. Marks
“This well-researched, wide-ranging and highly readable book will deservedly become the definitive study of the subject for the foreseeable future…Skilfully combining medical, social and feminist history, Sexual Chemistry is a model study”—Roy Porter, Times Higher Education
2009 320pp. 24 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15825-0 £16.99*

Rumphius’ complete masterwork in twelve books plus an ‘Auctuarium’, a description of the plants found on Ambon, Indonesia, is now published for the first time in English.
2011 Volume 1 512pp. 124 b/w illus. + 3 colour tip-ins ISBN 978-0-300-15370-5 £65.00* Volume 2 656pp. 183 b/w illus. + 1 colour tip-in ISBN 978-0-300-15371-2 £65.00* Volume 3 704pp. 211 b/w illus. + 2 colour tip-ins ISBN 978-0-300-15372-9 £65.00* Volume 4 608pp. 136 b/w illus. + 2 colour tip-ins ISBN 978-0-300-15373-6 £65.00* Volume 5 624pp. 138 b/w illus. + 2 colour tip-ins ISBN 978-0-300-15374-3 £65.00* Volume 6 112pp. ISBN 978-0-300-15375-0 £65.00* Volumes 1–6 Set 3216pp. ISBN 978-0-300-15376-7 £275.00*

G. Evelyn Hutchinson and the Invention of Modern Ecology
Nancy G. Slack
“faithfully lays out the many scientific advances achieved by Hutchinson, most of them during his inspirational teaching career …[Slack] has the great virtue of allowing the reader to live for a brief time in Hutchinson’s company.”—Benjamin Ivry, Times Higher Education
2011 448pp. 46 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16138-0 £30.00

The Art of Ecology
Writings of G. Evelyn Hutchinson Edited by David K. Skelly, David M. Post and Melinda D. Smith
Foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy

The Atmosphere of Heaven
The Unnatural Experiments of Dr. Beddoes and His Sons of Genius Mike Jay
“Fascinating, exciting, entertaining …[A] superb book, learned and full of insight.”—John Barrell, London Review of Books

A collection of Hutchinson’s selected writings. Original essays by scientists and historians underscore the continuing relevance of his ideas.
2011 352pp. 14 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15449-8 £16.99*

Mortal Coil
A Short History of Living Longer David Boyd Haycock
“Haycock writes engagingly about an intriguing topic”— James C Riley, Medical History

2010 416pp. 17 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16791-7 £14.99*


find out more at www.yalebooks.co.uk Religious History

2011 412pp. 120 b/w + 80 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17051-1 £45.00*

2011 360pp. ISBN 978-0-300-17095-5 £18.99*

2011 224pp. 4 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13718-7 £18.99*




2011 288pp. ISBN 978-0-300-16391-9 £28.00*

The Lure of Wisdom

An Intimate History Craig Harline

The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland
An Architectural and Social History PMC Sharman Kadish
Lavishly illustrated with photographs taken specially by English Heritage, this striking publication explores the synagogue in Britain and Ireland from the mid-17th century to today and examines the relationship between architectural style and minority identity in British society.

A Quiet Revolution
The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America Leila Ahmed
This probing study of the veil’s recent return —from one of the world’s foremost authorities on Muslim women—reaches surprising conclusions about contemporary Islam’s place in the West today. “Leila Ahmed’s views on women, Islam and Islamism are not only interesting but courageous and need to be read and debated. Her new book brings the critical historical perspective necessary to understand the deep and quiet revolution that is occurring among American Muslims.” —Tariq Ramadan, University of Oxford

Julian of Norwich, Theologian
Denys Turner
For centuries readers have adopted Julian of Norwich as simply a mystic. This provocative book casts her in a new light, revealing for the first time the subtlety, consistency and originality of her theological thought. Julian stands among the medieval era’s foremost thinkers, the author contends.
2010 336pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16405-3 £16.00*

Steven Weitzman An intriguing and unconventional biography about one of the Bible’s most elusive figures. “Weitzman, a biblical scholar, uses all the latest research garnered from archaeological digs and literary history to try and unravel the mysterious personage of the fabled king.”—Catholic Herald
Available October 2011 480pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16703-0 £16.00

This powerful work explores the effects of religious conversion, showing how the challenges of the Reformation can offer insight to families facing similar challenges today. “A superb, important book.” —Diarmaid MacCulloch, author of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
Available October 2011 352pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16702-3 £16.00

2009 288pp. 60 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11424-9 £25.00*

A History Gary A. Anderson
“This is an elegant, well-argued book, at the heart of which is a scholarly detective story.” —Revd Angela Tilby, Church Times “innovative”—Jonathan Wright, BBC History Magazine
2010 272pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16809-9 £14.99*



The Bible and the People
Lori Anne Ferrell
“Ferrell has thought-provoking things to say about the history of the Bible and its place in people’s lives.”—Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman

New World Settlers and the Call of Home Susan Hardman Moore
“one of the best short accounts of the motives behind this much analysed migration published in recent years.”—Peter Thompson, BBC History Magazine

Miracles at the Jesus Oak
Histories of the Supernatural in Reformation Europe Craig Harline
Harline draws on a vast collection of 17th-century documents to open a window onto the believers, unbelievers and religious movements of the Age of Reformation.

A History of the First Day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl Craig Harline
Through a fascinating blend of stories and analysis, Craig Harline examines Sunday—from its ancient beginnings among the early Christians to brunch and football in America today.


Available October 2011 320pp. 3 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16701-6 £20.00*

American History

Available November 2011 528pp. 25 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17768-8 £16.00*

Available February 2012 328pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17763-3 £11.99*

Available September 2011 328pp. 33 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17812-8 £12.99*

Available September 2011 344pp. 20 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17790-9 £14.99*

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A Complicated Man
The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him Michael Takiff
In this, the first complete oral history of Clinton’s life, historian Michael Takiff presents the first truly balanced book on one of America’s most controversial and fascinating presidents. Through more than 150 chronologically arranged interviews with key figures including Bob Dole, James Carville and Tom Brokaw, among many others, A Complicated Man goes far beyond the well-worn party-line territory to capture the larger-than-life essence of Clinton the man. With the tremendous attention given to the Lewinsky scandal, it is easy to overlook the president’s humble upbringing, as well as his achievements at home and abroad. Through the candid recollections of Takiff ’s many subjects, A Complicated Man leaves no area unexplored, revealing the most complete and unexpected portrait of the forty-second president published to date. “Takiff ’s excellent oral history… helps reveal the many sides of this controversial leader…This lively first-person draft of history will grab and keep the attention of readers fascinated or infuriated by Clinton.”—Library Journal

Joe Louis
Hard Times Man Randy Roberts
“a wide-ranging and convincing explanation of [Joe Louis’s] popularity and significance” —Nick Pitt, The Sunday Times “[A] gripping life and times”— Chris Maume, The Independent “a book about what Louis signified…[a] wonderfully lucid exposition of Louis’s times.” —Chris Maume, Belfast Telegraph

Defiance of the Patriots
The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America Benjamin L. Carp
This evocative and enthralling book presents the broadest account yet of a defining event in American history, which forged the American character and continues to shape its politics today. “A thoughtful, balanced corrective to partisan treatments of the Boston Tea Party.”—Maya Jasanoff, The Guardian “An illuminating account of a singular moment in history.” —Siobhan Murphy, Metro “Carp’s book will tell you everything you could possibly want to know about the Boston Tea Party. His research is meticulous.” —Raymond Seitz, Literary Review “Carp is an historian with a talent for people and place.” —David Aaronovitch, The Times “[an] impressively researched account.”—T. H. Breen, Times Literary Supplement “Carp’s excellent book offers much to those interested in America, past and present.”—Jeremy Black, Journal of American Studies

The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia Richard Francis
“Francis brilliantly dissects it all: the diction, the false hopes, the sheer naivety…admirably even-handed, acknowledging that many of Alcott’s ideas—regarding the environment, diet, feminism and civil disobedience —were more than a century ahead of their time.”—Tobias Jones, The Observer
Available October 2011 320pp. 250 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17687-2 £25.00*

Elizabeth and Hazel
Two Women of Little Rock David Margolick
Who were the two fifteen-year-old girls from Little Rock—one black, one white—in one of the most unforgettable photographs of the civil rights era? From what worlds did they come? What happened to them? How did the picture affect their lives? This gripping book tells their remarkable story.

The Long Vigil Jerome Charyn


This riveting study of Joe DiMaggio offers a more sympathetic look at his life beyond the baseball field, a reversal of how the legendary sports icon has been portrayed in recent years. “Jerome Charyn applies his considerable skills as a novelist to exploring the gnawing mysteries surrounding a man who ‘was brutal in his devotion to the game.’”— Sam Roberts, New York Times
2011 192pp. ISBN 978-0-300-12328-9 £15.99*

The American Christmas Card

The Encyclopedia of New York City
Second Edition Edited by Kenneth T. Jackson
A newly updated, expanded edition of the most comprehensive onevolume reference work on New York City ever compiled.

Imagery, Culture, and Context, 1900–1960 Kenneth L. Ames BGC
This book explores the imagery, subject matter and significance of Christmas cards to reveal an important area of American material culture.

2011 1600pp. 752 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11465-2 £45.00*

Joe DiMaggio

Available October 2011 256pp. 38 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14193-1 £18.99*


American History

2009 320pp. 40 b/w illus. + 16 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14068-2 £15.00*

2010 496pp. 42 b/w illus. + 10 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16799-3 £18.00*

2011 288pp. 2 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15382-8 £18.99*

Edward Bancroft
Scientist, Author, Spy Thomas J. Schaeper

2011 352pp. 4 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11842-1 £25.00*

The Iron Way

The Spanish Frontier in North America
The Brief Edition David J. Weber
A compact synthesis of Weber’s prize-winning history of colonial Spanish North America. “I cannot imagine a single book giving a more balanced study of Spain’s presence in North America.” —Louis Kleber, History Today

Furs and Frontiers in the Far North
The Contest among Native and Foreign Nations for the Bering Strait Fur Trade John R. Bockstoce
“as near perfect as I think any book about the fur trade can be…a gold mine of information for historians, geographers, ethnologists and antiquarians.”—The Arctic Book Review

Letters from America
Alexis de Tocqueville
Edited, translated and with an Introduction by Frederick Brown

2009 512pp. 12 b/w illus. + 8 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15117-6 £12.99*

2011 288pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17241-6 £16.00

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin
Volume 40: May 16th through September 15, 1783 Ellen R. Cohn, Editor The Papers of Benjamin Franklin Series
Volume 40 in the Benjamin Franklin edition covers the final phase of peace negotiations that resulted in the signing of the definitive peace treaty on 3 September 1783 in the War of American Independence with Great Britain.
Available January 2012 784 pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16546-3 £80.00

Tocqueville and His America
A Darker Horizon Arthur Kaledin

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The Comanche Empire
Pekka Hämäläinen
A groundbreaking history of the rise and decline of the vast and imposing Comanche empire. “scholarly and eye-opening”— Raymond Seitz, The Sunday Telegraph

The Puritan Origins of the American Self
Sacvan Bercovitch, with a New Preface by the author
“A keen and widely informed scholar bearing in on an important text and extracting a valuable lesson.”— Larzer Ziff, Times Literary Supplement

This groundbreaking study of Tocqueville’s life, thought and writings yields new insights into his views on democratic culture and politics and shows why his masterwork, Democracy in America, penned some 180 years ago, continues to be pertinent today.
2011 480pp. ISBN 978-0-300-11931-2 £30.00

Peter’s War
A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution Joyce Lee Malcolm
A riveting narrative of a New England slave boy caught up in the American Revolution.


2011 272pp. 4 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16806-8 £15.00*

This book presents for the first time the complete translated correspondence of De Tocqueville on his first journey to America in 1831. These remarkable letters contain the seeds of his later masterful account of American democracy. “[A] delightful selection of letters… Translated for the first time, these letters not only provide a vivid picture of Tocqueville’s daily experiences, but also show how he began to comprehend the singular country he was exploring.” —Jeremy Jennings, Standpoint

The first complete biography of a little-known but fascinating figure in the history of espionage and the American Revolution. “Schaeper is the first scholar to explore Bancroft’s life in detail and to treat his activities as a spy in a sober, intelligent fashion.”—Harry Dickinson, University of Edinburgh

Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America William G. Thomas
This groundbreaking book offers new perspectives on the central role of the railroads in the decades leading up to the Civil War, during the bloody war years, and travelling forward into the early years of modern America.

Available November 2011 352pp. 54 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14107-8 £20.00*

American History

Available November 2011 344pp. 20 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17785-5 £18.00*

Available February 2012 256pp. 19 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17789-3 £12.00*

2011 240pp. 22 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300 17132-7 £15.00*

2011 464pp. 35 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17155-6 £20.00

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Black Gotham

The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah
A Free Black Man’s Encounter with Liberty J. William Harris
“A searing portrayal of the central paradox of the American Revolution —the centrality of slavery to the struggle for political liberty.”— Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University

The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair
America on Trial Moshik Temkin
The first book to reveal the full scope of the Sacco-Vanzetti affair, tracing its enduring implications for America at home and abroad. “Moshik Temkin does a brilliant job…[herein] lie the roots of the current controversy over America’s war on terror.”—David Cole, London Review of Books
2010 672pp. 21 b/w + 13 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16800-6 £16.99*

The Havana Habit
Gustavo Pérez Firmat
From the acclaimed poet and critic, an affectionate examination of Cuba in America’s cultural imagination. “Mr. Pérez Firmat catalogs the ways in which Cuba has influenced American tastes and infiltrated American culture…to suggest the pride of place Havana once had in the American imagination.” —Eric Felten, Wall Street Journal

Foul Bodies
Cleanliness in Early America Kathleen M. Brown
This unusual history examines how practices and attitudes towards cleanliness and dirt evolved in America from the arrival of the first Europeans to the mid-1800s. “This book enhances our understanding of what it means to be civilised, revealing transformations in popular knowledge and offering fresh perspectives on public expectations and household practices.”—John Welshman, Times Higher Education

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.

2010 384pp. 36 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11548-2 £28.50*

Writings on Farming, new Culture, and the Land Edited by Edwin C. Hagenstein, Sara M. Gregg and Brian Donahue
A rich and evocative collection of agrarian writing from the past two centuries, reflecting how shifting views on agriculture have shaped American society, from the first European settlers to the modern organic movement.
2011 448pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13709-5 £25.00

Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle
The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure that Shocked Washington City Nancy Lusignan Schultz
The miraculous cure of a new Washington D.C. widow’s ravaging cancer in 1824, purportedly through the intervention of a charismatic German prince, ignited political, social and religious controversy. This gripping book captures the drama of the miracle and its repercussions.
2011 288pp. 24 illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11846-9 £20.00

Delia’s Tears
Race, Science, and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America Molly Rogers
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Pacific Ascendancy and American Power Bruce Cumings
“one of the richest and most thoughtful books of American history I have read in a long time”— Dominic Sandbrook, Literary Review

For All the World to See
Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights Maurice Berger
This stunning book is the first comprehensive examination of the ways that visual images mattered in the American civil rights struggle.

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2010 224pp. 53 b/w + 37 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12131-5 £28.00*

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The Hollywood Sign
Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon Leo Braudy
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2011 256pp. 23 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17142-6 £10.00*

Unwarranted Influence
Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military Industrial Complex James Ledbetter
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Modernist America
Art, Music, Movies, and the Globalization of American Culture Richard Pells
This revelatory look at the popular belief that the cultural relationship between the United States and the world has been one-sided reveals how foreign influences absorbed by American artists during the Modernist movement actually created a global culture.

Like a Complete Unknown David Yaffe
Bob Dylan is an iconic figure in American music and cultural history. In this book, literary scholar and music critic David Yaffe offers an appreciative yet incisive look at the different facets of Bob Dylan’s life, half-century career and cultural impact, published to coincide with the singer’s seventieth birthday.
2011 240pp.13 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17124-2 £10.99*

Hollywood Westerns and American Myth
The Importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for Political Philosophy Robert B. Pippin
From one of America’s most distinguished philosophers, a brilliant analysis of the political philosophy of John Ford’s and Harold Hawkes’ movies. “I loved it.”—Clive Sinclair, Times Literary Supplement

2010 272pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16441-1 £14.99*

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The Hero Who Didn’t Want To Be One Mark Kurlansky

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Gary B. Nash
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Alger Hiss and the Battle for History
Susan Jacoby
A tough, evenhanded investigation of changing public perceptions of the Alger Hiss case and why it has served as a litmus test of American political loyalties for sixty years.

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2011 224pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13660-9 £18.00*

Hitler’s Emigrés and now in Exiles in Southern paper California Dorothy Lamb Crawford
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A Great Leap Forward
1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth Alexander J. Field
This re-examination of the history of U.S. economic growth is built around a novel claim, that potential output grew dramatically across the Depression years and that this advance provided the foundation for the economic and military success of the United States during the Second World War as well as for the golden age that followed.

The Invisible Harry Gold
The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb Allen M. Hornblum
The first account of one of the most important and enigmatic spies in U.S. history: the man who delivered the plans for the atom bomb to the Soviets. “Hornblum tells this story with verve and an eye for detail.” —Tim Tzouliadis, Literary Review
2010 704pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16438-1 £15.99*

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How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies Judith Stein
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Superpower Illusions
How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray—and How to Return to Reality now in Jack F. Matlock, Jr. paper
Jack F. Matlock refutes the enduring myth that the United States ‘won’ the Cold War by forcing the collapse of the Soviet Union by applying military and economic pressure. It was Gorbachev, not Reagan, who ended Communist Party rule in the Soviet Union, Matlock argues, and the Cold War ended in a negotiated settlement that benefited both sides. The result of American misunderstanding of this history is a weakened nation that has compromised its ability to lead.
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Subverting Exclusion
Transpacific Encounters with Race, Caste, and Borders, 1885–1928 new Andrea Geiger
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How did race affect the election that gave America its first African American president? This book offers some fascinating, and perhaps controversial, findings.
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Sixty to Zero
An Inside Look at the Collapse of General Motors—and the Detroit Auto Industry now in Alex Taylor III
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Abulafia: The Discovery of Mankind Æthelstan: Foot Afghanistan: Bird & Marshall Age of Doubt: Lane Ahmed: A Quiet Revolution Albersmeier: Heroes Aldhouse-Green: Caesar’s Druids Alexander the Great: Stoneman Alford: Burghley Alger Hiss and the Battle for History: Jacoby Ali: Dubai Allawi: The Crisis of Islamic Civilization Allport: Demobbed Ambonese Herbal: Rumphius American Christmas Card: Ames Ames: The American Christmas Card Ancient Oracles: Stoneman Anderson: Sin Andrew Marvell: Smith Anne Boleyn: Bernard ‘Apologia Pro Vita Sua’: Turner Applebaum: Gulag Voices Architecture in the Balkans: Curcic Architecture in Uniform: Cohen Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt: McKenzie Architecture of Scottish Medieval Church: Fawcett Art for the Nation: Avery-Quash Art of Ecology: Skelly et al. Art of Not Being Governed: Scott Artist and the Warrior: Rabb Arts of Industry: Fox Ashton: King Hussein of Jordan Atlas of the Peninsular War: Robertson Atlas of Transatlantic Slave Trade: Eltis& Richardson Atmosphere of Heaven: Jay Avery-Quash: Art for the Nation Battle of Marathon: Krentz Bauer: The Death of the Shtetl Begley: Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters Behind Closed Doors: Vickery Belarus: Wilson Bell: Twelve Turning Points of the 2nd World War Belonging and Genocide: Kühne Bennett Jones: Pakistan Bercovitch: Puritan Origins of the American Self Berger: For All the World to See Bergin: Church, Society and Religious Change Bernard: Anne Boleyn Bernard: The King’s Reformation Beyond the Tower: Marriott Bible and the People: Ferrell Bignamini & Hornsby: Digging and Dealin Bird & Marshall: Afghanistan Black Gotham: Peterson Black: George III Black: The British Seaborne Empire Black: The Italian Inquisition

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Blair: Too Much to Know Blood and Mistletoe: Hutton Bob Dylan: Yaffe Bockstoce: Furs and Frontiers in the Far North Book in the Renaissance: Pettegree Boredom: Toohey Bosworth: Whispering City Boyle: Hunter Branch: Kenya Brandenberger: Propaganda State in Crisis Braudy: The Hollywood Sign Brilliant Effects: Pointon British Seaborne Empire: Black Britons: Colley Brown: Foul Bodies Brown: Palmerston Brunner: Moon Bugs and the Victorians: Clark Burghley: Alford Butterfly’s Sisters: Kawaguchi Caesar’s Druids: Aldhouse-Green Calvin: Gordon Campbell: Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty Campbell: The Romans and Their World Canterbury Cathedral Priory: Fergusson Capital Affairs: Mort Captain Cook: McLynn Carlton: This Seat of Mars Carmichael: Genocide Before the Holocaust Carp: Defiance of the Patriots Catherine the Great: De Madariaga Chan: Southern Africa Charterhouse: Survey of London Charyn: Joe DiMaggio Children of the Gulag: Frierson & Vilensky Children’s World: Kelly Chivalry: Keen Christian: Empire Without End Christians and Pagans: Lambert Church, Society and Religious Change: Bergin Churches in Early Medieval Ireland: Ó Carragáin Clark: Bugs and the Victorians Clark: Yemen Clarke: Strawberry Hill Press and its Printing House Cockayne: Hubbub Cockett: Sudan Cohen: Architecture in Uniform Coke & Borg: Vauxhall Gardens Colley: Britons Colour of Paradise: Lane Comanche Empire: Hämäläinen Complicated Man: Takiff Contesting Democracy: Müller Conversion of Scandinavia: Winroth Conversions: Harline Cosima Wagner: Hilmes Cowan: The Social Life of Coffee

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Crawford: A Windfall of Musicians Crisis of Islamic Civilization: Allawi Croatia: Tanner Crouch: The English Aristocracy, 1070–1272 Crowley: Imperial Landscapes Cuba: Gott Cuban Fiestas: González Echevarría Culture of Nature in Britain: Harman Cumings: Dominion from Sea to Sea Cunliffe: Europe Between the Oceans Curcic: Architecture in the Balkans Czechoslovakia: Heimann Dackerman: Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge Dakers: A Genius for Money Dallal: Islam, Science and Challenge of History Dance in the Renaissance: McGowan Davis: The Jews of San Nicandro Dazzled and Deceived: Forbes De Haven: Our Hero De Madariaga: Catherine the Great De Madariaga: Ivan the Terrible De Tocqueville: Letters from America Death of the Shtetl: Bauer December 1941: Mawdsley Decorating the ‘Godly’ Household: Hamling Defiance of the Patriots: Carp Delia’s Tears: Rogers Demobbed: Allport Desdemaines-Hugon: Stepping-Stones Digging and Dealing: Bignamini & Hornsby Discovery of Mankind: Abulafia Dominion from Sea to Sea: Cumings Dress of the People: Styles Dubai: Ali Duffy: Fires of Faith Duffy: Marking the Hours Duffy: Saints and Sinners Duffy: The Stripping of the Altars Duffy: Ten Popes Who Shook the World Duffy: The Voices of Morebath Dunlevy: Pomp and Poverty Dyer: Making a Living in the Middle Ages Earthrise: Poole Edward Bancroft: Schaeper Edward II: Phillips Edward III: Ormrod Edwards: Mary I Egypt on the Brink: Osman Eighteenth-Century Church in Britain: Friedman Eleanor of Aquitaine: Turner Elizabeth and Hazel: Margolick Elizabethan Architecture: Girouard Elliott: Empires of the Atlantic World Elliott: Spain, Europe and the Wider World Eltis & Richardson: Atlas of Transatlantic Slave Trade Emma Goldman: Gornick Empire of Ice: Larson

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Empire to Nation: Quilley Empire Without End: Christian Empire’s New Clothes: Ruane Empires of the Atlantic World: Elliott Empty Bottles of Gentilism: Oakley Encyclopedia of New York City: Jackson End of Byzantium: Harris End of Race?: Kinder & Dale-Riddle English Aristocracy, 1070–1272: Crouch English Castle: Goodall Enlightened Economy: Mokyr Enlightened Pleasures: Kavanagh Escorial: Kamen Euro: Marsh Europe Between the Oceans: Cunliffe Facing Beauty: Ribeiro Fallen Giants: Isserman Fawcett: Architecture of Scottish Medieval Church Faye: Heidegger Fellman: In the Name of God and Country Fergusson: Canterbury Cathedral Priory Ferrell: The Bible and the People Field: A Great Leap Forward Fiery Pool: Finamore & Houston Fighting for the Cross: Housley Finamore & Houston: Fiery Pool Findley: Turkey, Islam, Nationalism & Modernity Finger: Trumble Fires of Faith: Duffy First Day of the Blitz: Stansky Five Days in London: Lukacs Flavell: When London Was Capital of America Foot: Æthelstan For All the World to See: Berger Forbes: Dazzled and Deceived Forgotten Continent: Reid Forgotten Palestinians: Pappé Foul Bodies: Brown Fox: The Arts of Industry France: Perilous Glory Francis: Fruitlands Franklin: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin Vol. 40 Freedman: Out of the East Freeman: A New History of Early Christianity Freeman: Holy Bones, Holy Dust French Renaissance Court: Knecht Friedman: The 18th-Century Church in Britain Frierson & Vilensky: Children of the Gulag Fruitlands: Francis Fulbrook: The People’s State Furs and Frontiers in the Far North: Bockstoce Future of History: Lukacs G. Evelyn Hutchinson: Slack Galileo: Wootton Gallipoli: Prior Garibaldi: Riall Geiger: Subverting Exclusion

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Genius for Money: Dakers Genocide Before the Holocaust: Carmichael Gentleman’s Daughter: Vickery George II: Thompson George III: Black German Generation: Kohut Gerwarth: Hitler’s Hangman Getty: The Road to Terror Getty & Naumov: Yezhov Gilbert: In Ishmael’s House Girouard: Elizabethan Architecture Glaurdic: The Hour of Europe Gombrich: A Little History of the World González Echevarría: Cuban Fiestas Goodall: The English Castle Gordon: Calvin Gornick: Emma Goldman Gott: Cuba Great Leap Forward: Field Great Partition: Khan Gregor: Haunted City Gulag Voices: Applebaum Hämäläinen: The Comanche Empire Hamling: Decorating the ‘Godly’ Household Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah: Harris Hank Greenberg: Kurlansky Hardman Moore: Pilgrims Harkness: The Jewel House Harline: Conversions Harline: Miracles at the Jesus Oak Harline: Sunday Harman: The Culture of Nature in Britain Harris: The End of Byzantium Harris: The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah Haslam: Russia’s Cold War Haunted City: Gregor Havana Habit: Pérez Firmat Haycock: Mortal Coil Haynes, Klehr & Vassiliev: Spies Hayton: Vietnam Heidegger: Faye Heimann: Czechoslovakia Hell-Fire Clubs: Lord Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty: Campbell Herf: Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World Heroes: Albersmeier Hicks: The Wars of the Roses Hilmes: Cosima Wagner History and the Enlightenment: Trevor-Roper Hitler, the Germans, and Final Solution: Kershaw Hitler’s Hangman: Gerwarth Hollywood Sign: Braudy Hollywood Westerns & American Myth: Pippin Holy Bones, Holy Dust: Freeman Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill: Snodin Hornblum: The Invisible Harry Gold

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Houdini: Rapaport Hour of Europe: Glaurdic Housley: Fighting for the Cross Hubbub: Cockayne Hughes: Peter the Great Hunter: Boyle Hutton: Blood and Mistletoe I am Not Master of Events: Neal Image Wars: Sharpe Imperial Landscapes: Crowley In and Out of the Marital Bed: Wolfthal In the Name of God and Country: Fellman In Ishmael’s House: Gilbert India: Rothermund Intellectual Life of British Working Classes: Rose Invention of Scotland: Trevor-Roper Invisible Harry Gold: Hornblum Iron Way: Thomas Islam, Science and Challenge of History: Dallal Islamic Imperialism: Karsh Islamization from Below: Peterson Islanders: Thomas Israel: Rubin Isserman: Fallen Giants It Was a Long Time Ago: Satter Italian Inquisition: Black Ivan the Terrible: De Madariaga Jablonsky: War by Land, Sea and Air Jackson: The Encyclopedia of New York City Jacoby: Alger Hiss and the Battle for History Jay: The Atmosphere of Heaven Jewel House: Harkness Jews in the Secret Nazi Reports: Kulka Jews of San Nicandro: Davis Joe DiMaggio: Charyn Joe Louis: Roberts John Henry Newman: Turner Jones: The Print in Early Modern England Judah: Kosovo Judah: The Serbs Julian of Norwich, Theologian: Turner June 1941: Lukacs Kadish: The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland Kaledin: Tocqueville and His America Kamen: The Escorial Karsh: Islamic Imperialism Karsh: Palestine Betrayed Katouzian: The Persians Kavanagh: Enlightened Pleasures Kawaguchi: Butterfly’s Sisters Keddie: Modern Iran Keen: Chivalry Kelly: Children’s World Kelly: Society of Dilettanti Kenya: Branch Kershaw: Hitler, the Germans, and Final Solution

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Khan: The Great Partition Kinder & Dale-Riddle: The End of Race? King: King Stephen King Hussein of Jordan: Ashton King Stephen: King King’s Reformation: Bernard Kirov Murder and Soviet History: Lenoe Kivelson & Neuberger: Picturing Russia Knecht: The French Renaissance Court Knowing Nature: Meyers Kohut: A German Generation Kosovo: Judah Kozlov et al: Sedition Krentz: The Battle of Marathon Kühne: Belonging and Genocide Kulka: The Jews in the Secret Nazi Reports Kurlansky: Hank Greenberg Laird: Mrs. Delany and Her Circle Lambert: Christians and Pagans Lane: The Age of Doubt Lane: Colour of Paradise Larson: An Empire of Ice Ledbetter: Unwarranted Influence Ledwidge: Losing Small Wars Legacy of the Second World War: Lukacs Lenin’s Jewish Question: Petrovsky-Shtern Lenoe: The Kirov Murder and Soviet History Leon Trotsky: Rubenstein Letters from America: De Tocqueville Levi: Mozart and the Nazis Levine: A Living Man from Africa Liberty Bell: Nash Little History of the World: Gombrich Little History of Philosophy: Warburton Living Man from Africa: Levine Loeffler: Most Musical Nation Lord: The Hell-Fire Clubs Losing Small Wars: Ledwidge Love: May Lukacs: Five Days in London Lukacs: June 1941 Lukacs: The Future of History Lukacs: The Legacy of the Second World War Lynch: Simón Bolívar MacCulloch: Thomas Cranmer Magnificent Mrs Tennant: Waller Making a Living in the Middle Ages: Dyer Making of the English Gardener: Willes Malcolm: Peter’s War Margolick: Elizabeth and Hazel Mark: The Unfinished Revolution Marking the Hours: Duffy Marks: Sexual Chemistry Marriott: Beyond the Tower Marsh: The Euro Mary I: Edwards

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Mason: Matthew Boulton Master and His Emissary: McGilchrist Mather: Pashas Matlock: Superpower Illusions Matthew Boulton: Mason Mawdsley: December 1941 May: Love McGilchrist: The Master and His Emissary McGowan: Dance in the Renaissance McGrayne: The Theory That Would Not Die McKenzie: Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt McLynn: Captain Cook Meyers: Knowing Nature Milk: Valenze Miller: The Problem of Slavery as History Miracles at the Jesus Oak: Harline Modern Iran: Keddie Modernist America: Pells Mokyr: The Enlightened Economy Money, Markets, and Sovereignty: Steil & Hinds Monter: The Rise of Female Kings in Europe Moon: Brunner Morris: 1948 Morris: One State, Two States Most Musical Nation: Loeffler Mort: Capital Affairs Mortal Coil: Haycock Mozart and the Nazis: Levi Mrs. Delany and Her Circle: Laird Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle: Schultz Müller: Contesting Democracy Nash: The Liberty Bell Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World: Herf Nead: Victorian Babylon Neal: ‘I am Not Master of Events’ Nelson: Vincent New History of Early Christianity: Freeman 1948: Morris Not the Enemy: Shabi Ó Carragáin: Churches in Early Medieval Ireland Oakley: Empty Bottles of Gentilism One State, Two States: Morris Ormrod: Edward III Osman: Egypt on the Brink Our Hero: De Haven Out of the East: Freedman Ozment: The Serpent and the Lamb Pakistan: Bennett Jones Palestine Betrayed: Karsh Palmerston: Brown Papers of Benjamin Franklin Vol. 40: Franklin Pappé: The Forgotten Palestinians Paracelsus: Webster Pashas: Mather Pells: Modernist America People’s State: Fulbrook


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Pérez Firmat: The Havana Habit Perilous Glory: France Persians: Katouzian Peter the Great: Hughes Peter’s War: Malcolm Petersburg Fin de Siècle: Steinberg Peterson: Black Gotham Peterson: Islamization from Below Petrovsky-Shtern: Lenin’s Jewish Question Pettegree: The Book in the Renaissance Philip II of Macedonia: Worthington Phillips: Edward II Phillips: The Second Crusade Picturing Russia: Kivelson & Neuberger Pierce: Unseemly Pictures Pilgrims: Hardman Moore Pincus: 1688 Pippin: Hollywood Westerns & American Myth Pivotal Decade: Stein Plamper: The Stalin Cult Plumes: Stein Pointon: Brilliant Effects Pomp and Poverty: Dunlevy Poole: Earthrise Print in Early Modern England: Jones Prior: Gallipoli Prior & Wilson: The Somme Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge: Dackerman Prison and the American Imagination: Smith Problem of Slavery as History: Miller Propaganda State in Crisis: Brandenberger Puritan Origins of the American Self: Bercovitch Quiet Revolution: Ahmed Quilley: Empire to Nation Rabb: The Artist and the Warrior Ralph Tailor’s Summer: Wrightson Rapaport: Houdini Reid: Forgotten Continent Riall: Garibaldi Ribeiro: Facing Beauty Rise of Female Kings in Europe: Monter Road to Terror: Getty Roberts: Joe Louis Roberts: Stalin’s Wars Robertson: An Atlas of the Peninsular War Rogers: Delia’s Tears Romans and Their World: Campbell Rome and Rhetoric: Wills Rose: Intellectual Life of British Working Classes Rothermund: India

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Ruane: The Empire’s New Clothes Rubenstein: Leon Trotsky Rubin: Israel Rumphius: The Ambonese Herbal Russian Orientalism: Schimmelpenninck Russia’s Cold War: Haslam Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: Temkin Saints and Sinners: Duffy Satter: It Was a Long Time Ago Savonarola: Weinstein Schaeper: Edward Bancroft Schimmelpenninck: Russian Orientalism Schultz: Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle Scott: The Art of Not Being Governed Second Crusade: Phillips Sedition: Kozlov et al. Selling the Tudor Monarchy: Sharpe Serbs: Judah Serpent and the Lamb: Ozment Settlers: Taub Sexual Chemistry: Marks Shabi: Not the Enemy Shameful Peace: Spotts Sharpe: Image Wars Sharpe: Selling the Tudor Monarchy Shopping in the Renaissance: Welch Simón Bolívar: Lynch Sin: Anderson 1688: Pincus Sixty to Zero: Taylor Skelly et al: The Art of Ecology Slack: G. Evelyn Hutchinson Smith: Andrew Marvell Smith: The Prison and the American Imagination Snodin: Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill Social Life of Coffee: Cowan Society of Dilettanti: Kelly Solomon: Weitzman Somme: Prior & Wilson Southern Africa: Chan Spain, Europe and the Wider World: Elliott Spanish Frontier in North America: Weber Spies: Haynes, Klehr & Vassiliev Spotts: The Shameful Peace Stalin Cult: Plamper Stalin’s Wars: Roberts Stansky: The First Day of the Blitz Steil & Hinds: Money, Markets, and Sovereignty Stein: Pivotal Decade Stein: Plumes

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Steinberg: Petersburg Fin de Siècle Stepping-Stones: Desdemaines-Hugon Stoneman: Alexander the Great Stoneman: Ancient Oracles Strawberry Hill Press and its Printing House: Clarke Stripping of the Altars: Duffy Styles: The Dress of the People Subverting Exclusion: Geiger Sudan: Cockett Sunday: Harline Superpower Illusions: Matlock Survey of London: The Charterhouse Synagogues of Britain and Ireland: Kadish Takiff: A Complicated Man Tanner: Croatia Taub: The Settlers Taylor: Sixty to Zero Taylor: The Virgin Warrior Temkin: The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair Ten Popes Who Shook the World: Duffy Theory That Would Not Die: McGrayne This Seat of Mars: Carlton Thomas: The Iron Way Thomas: Islanders Thomas Cranmer: MacCulloch Thompson: George II Tibet: van Schaik Tocqueville and His America: Kaledin Too Much to Know: Blair Toohey: Boredom Trevor-Roper: History and the Enlightenment Trevor-Roper: The Invention of Scotland Trumble: The Finger Turkey, Islam, Nationalism & Modernity: Findley Turner: ‘Apologia Pro Vita Sua’ Turner: Eleanor of Aquitaine Turner: John Henry Newman Turner: Julian of Norwich, Theologian Tutankhamun’s Funeral: Winlock Twelve Turning Points of the 2nd World War: Bell Ukrainians: Wilson Unfinished Revolution: Mark Unseemly Pictures: Pierce Unwarranted Influence: Ledbetter Valenze: Milk Van Schaik: Tibet Vauxhall Gardens: Coke & Borg Vickery: Behind Closed Doors Vickery: The Gentleman’s Daughter Victorian Babylon: Nead

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Vietnam: Hayton Vincent: Nelson Virgin Warrior: Taylor Voices of Morebath: Duffy Volkov: Walther Rathenau Waller: The Magnificent Mrs Tennant Walther Rathenau: Volkov Walvin: The Zong Wanklyn: The Warrior Generals War by Land, Sea and Air: Jablonsky Warburton: A Little History of Philosophy Warrior Generals: Wanklyn Wars of the Roses: Hicks Weber: The Spanish Frontier in North America Webster: Paracelsus Weinstein: Savonarola Weitzman: Solomon Welch: Shopping in the Renaissance When London Was Capital of America: Flavell Whispering City: Bosworth Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters: Begley Willes: The Making of the English Gardener Wills: Rome and Rhetoric Wilson: Belarus Wilson: The Ukrainians Windfall of Musicians: Crawford Windows on the War: Zegers Winlock: Tutankhamun’s Funeral Winroth: The Conversion of Scandinavia Wolfthal: In and Out of the Marital Bed Wootton: Galileo Worthington: Philip II of Macedonia Wrightson: Ralph Tailor’s Summer Yaffe: Bob Dylan Yemen: Clark Yezhov: Getty & Naumov Zegers: Windows on the War Zong: Walvin


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