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Atlantic History

Empires of the Atlantic World
J. H. Elliott

Britain and Spain in America 1492–1830
In this account, distinguished historian J. H. Elliott interweaves the histories of the two great Atlantic civilizations, providing rich insights into both while revealing aspects of their dual history that influence the Americas to this day.
Winner of the 2007 Francis Parkman Prize awarded by the Society of American Historians Paper 2007 608 pp. 43 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12399-9 $29.00 Cloth 2006 560 pp. 43 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11431-7 $55.00

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
David Eltis and David Richardson
Foreword by David Brion Davis; Afterword by David W. Blight
A monumental work, decades in the making: the first atlas to illustrate the entire scope of the transatlantic slave trade.
Winner of the 2010 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence; Winner of the 2011 James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic history, given by the American Historical Association The Lewis Walpole Series in EighteenthCentury Culture and History Cloth 2010 336 pp. 189 color maps; 5 b/w + 36 color illus.; 61 color graphs ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12460-6 $50.00


New Worlds
John Lynch

A Religious History of Latin America
John Lynch presents a brilliant capstone work encompassing the Latin American people’s reception of Christianity from the Spanish Conquest and the arrival of evangelists to the dictators and repressive regimes of the twentieth century.
Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 384 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16680-4 $35.00

All Can Be Saved
Stuart B. Schwartz

Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World
This groundbreaking book is the first to investigate the idea of religious tolerance in Spain, Portugal, and their New World colonies during the era of the Inquisition.
Winner of the 2008 Cundill International Prize in History; Winner of the 2009 John E. Fagg Prize, the 2009 Leo Gershoy Award, and the 2009 George L. Mosse Prize, all given by the American Historical Association Paper 2009 352 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15854-0 $25.00 Cloth 2008 352 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12580-1 $40.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15053-7

Spain, Europe and the Wider World 1500–1800 Extending the Frontiers J.H. Elliott
This extraordinarily wide-ranging volume gathers together historian J. H. Elliott’s recent writings on politics, art, culture, and ideas in Europe and the colonial worlds from 1500 to 1800.
Cloth 2009 352 pp. 31 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14537-3 $38.00

Essays on the New Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

Edited by David Eltis and David Richardson
Drawing on an enormous amount of recent research, the contributors to this volume explore fundamental questions about the history of the transatlantic trade in slaves.
Cloth 2008 400 pp. 17 b/w illus. + 2 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13436-0 $90.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15174-9

Oceans of Wine
David Hancock

Madeira and the Emergence of American Trade and Taste
This innovative book examines the Portuguese-American Madeira wine trade from 1640 to 1815, demonstrating how the trade helped shape the Atlantic world and American society.
Winner of the 2009-2010 Louis Gottschalk Prize sponsored by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies The Lewis Walpole Series in EighteenthCentury Culture and History Cloth 2009 680 pp. 57 b/w + 16 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13605-0 $50.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15581-5

Colour of Paradise
The Emerald in the Age of Gunpowder Empires


The Zong
James Walvin

Kris Lane
Lane tracks the extraordinary odyssey of Columbian emeralds from the period of the time of the Conquistadors to the age of Napoleon and Bolívar, and from the jungle mines to princely courts.
Cloth 2010 320 pp. 16 pp. color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16131-1 $40.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16470-1

A Massacre, the Law and the End of Slavery
In 1781, the captain of a British ship running short of drinking water ordered 132 African slaves thrown overboard. This book is the first full account of the horrifying event, the later trial, and the moral and political debates that followed.
Cloth 2011 304 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12555-9 $32.50

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Colonial & Early American History

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What Clothes Reveal
The Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America

Defiance of the Patriots
Benjamin L. Carp

Linda Baumgarten
This stunning book, illustrated with more than 300 color photographs, features a rich array of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century garments from the premiere collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Published in association with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Paper 2012 280 pp. 355 color + 36 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18107-4 $45.00

The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America
Evocative and enthralling, this is the broadest account yet of a defining event in American history, which forged the American character and continues to shape its politics today.
Paper 2011 328 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17812-8 $20.00 Cloth 2010 328 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11705-9 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16845-7

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin
Volume 40: May 16 through September 15, 1783

Ellen R. Cohn, Editor

Jonathan R. Dull, Senior Associate Editor; Karen Duval and Kate M. Ohno, Associate Editors; Alicia K. Anderson, Adrina M. Garbooshian, Michael Sletcher, and Philipp Ziesche, Assistant Editors; Alysia M. Cain, Editorial Assistant The Papers of Benjamin Franklin Cloth 2011 784 pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16546-3 $100.00

The Puritan Origins of the American Self
With a New Preface

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Second Edition

Sacvan Bercovitch
With a New Preface by the Author
Bercovitch’s subject is the development of the concept of American identity and he explores the Puritan achievement in its broadest cultural context.
Paper 2011 304 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17241-6 $22.00

Notes from the Ground
Benjamin R. Cohen

Benjamin Franklin

Science, Soil, & Society in the American Countryside
Integrating the history of science, environmental history, and science studies, this book examines the cultural conditions that brought agriculture and science together in early America.
Yale Agrarian Studies Series Paper 2011 288 pp. 29 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17770-1 $27.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15492-4

Edited by Leonard W. Labaree, Ralph L. Ketcham, Helen C. Boatfield, and Helene H. Fineman. With a new foreword by Edmund S. Morgan

Translated into a dozen languages, printed in hundreds of editions, and read by millions of people, Franklin’s autobiography has had an influence perhaps unequaled by any other book by an American writer.
Paper 2003 364 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-09858-7 $9.95 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15955-4

Foul Bodies

Cleanliness in Early America

Kathleen M. Brown
This unusual history examines how practices and attitudes toward cleanliness and dirt evolved in America from the arrival of the first Europeans to the mid-1800s.
Winner of the 2010 Lawrence W. Levine Award, presented by the Organization of American Historians; Winner of the 2009 Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Book Award Society and the Sexes in the Modern World Paper 2011 464 pp. 35 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17155-6 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16027-7

The Federalist Papers
Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
Edited and with an Introduction by Ian Shapiro
This authoritative edition of the complete texts of the Federalist Papers, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Articles of Confederation is accompanied by essays in which leading scholars provide historical context and thematic background.
Rethinking the Western Tradition Paper 2009 608 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11890-2 $20.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16104-5

Jonathan Edwards’s “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”
A Casebook

Edited by Wilson H. Kimnach, Caleb J. D. Maskell, and Kenneth P. Minkema
Designed specifically for the classroom, this volume presents the accurate and definitive version of Sinners, accompanied by the tools necessary to study and teach this famous American sermon.
Paper 2010 224 pp. 29 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14038-5 $14.00


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“A Rich Spot of Earth” Endowed by Our Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Creator Garden at Monticello
Peter J. Hatch
Foreword by Alice Waters
This gorgeous volume describes Jefferson’s unique vegetable garden at Monticello and uncovers his lasting influence on American culinary, garden, and landscape history.
Available in April 2012 Cloth 2012 288 pp. 201 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17114-3 $35.00

Edward Bancroft
Scientist, Author, Spy

The Birth of Religious Freedom in America

Thomas J. Schaeper
The first complete biography of a little-known but fascinating figure in the history of espionage and the American Revolution.
Cloth 2011 352 pp. 4 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11842-1 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17171-6

Michael I. Meyerson
Rejecting the extreme arguments of today’s debates, this book examines what the framers of the Constitution actually said about religious freedom and how it can inspire and unify our religiously diverse nation.
Available in May 2012 Cloth 2012 320 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16632-3 $32.50

Defying Empire
Thomas M. Truxes

The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah
J. William Harris

Trading with the Enemy in Colonial New York
This enthralling book uncovers the story of New York City merchants’ illicit trade with the enemy during the French and Indian War, and how British reactions to this treacherous behavior hastened the colonies’ march toward revolution.
Paper 2010 304 pp. 20 b/w maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16425-1 $22.00 Cloth 2008 304 pp. 20 b/w maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11840-7 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15043-8

A Free Black Man’s Encounter with Liberty
This book tells for the first time the tragic story of Thomas Jeremiah, a black man caught up in the turmoil of revolution in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1775.
Winner of the Silver Medal in the History category for the 2009 Book of the Year Award, presented by ForeWord magazine Paper 2011 240 pp. 22 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17132-7 $20.00 Cloth 2009 240 pp. 22 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15214-2 $27.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15569-3

Peter’s War

A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution

Joyce Lee Malcolm
This riveting biography of a Massachusetts slave boy who fought in the Revolutionary War illuminates race relations in the northern colonies, early battles of the revolution, and the experiences of black soldiers on both sides of the conflict.
Paper 2010 272 pp. 4 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16806-8 $20.00 Cloth 2009 272 pp. 4 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11930-5 $28.00

Young Men and the Sea
Yankee Seafarers in the Age of Sail

Daniel Vickers with Vince Walsh
This book focuses on two centuries of early American maritime history, years when the Atlantic Ocean beckoned as the great frontier.
Paper 2007 352 pp. 25 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12366-1 $23.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15026-1

The Great Awakening
The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America

Benjamin Franklin
Edmund S. Morgan
This brilliant biography by one of our greatest historians offers a compact and provocative new portrait of America’s most extraordinary patriot.
Winner of the 2002 Colonial Dames of America Annual Book Award; Chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review Paper 2003 352 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10162-1 $16.00 Cloth 2002 352 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-09532-6 $28.00

Thomas S. Kidd
In the mid-1700s, an outbreak of religious revivals shook American colonial society. This book provides a definitive history of these revivals, called the First Great Awakening.
Paper 2009 416 pp. 15 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15846-5 $22.00 Cloth 2007 416 pp. 15 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11887-2 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14825-1

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Early American History/Nineteenth-Century America

Inventing a Nation
Gore Vidal


Washington, Adams, Jefferson
One of the master stylists of American literature, Gore Vidal provides us with his uniquely irreverent take on America’s founding fathers.
Icons of America Paper 2004 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10592-6 $14.00

The Statue of Liberty
A Transatlantic Story

Edward Berenson
In this stirring history of Lady Liberty, cultural historian Edward Berenson explores the statue’s creation in France, its changing meaning for each generation of Americans, and its significance as a symbol in the post-9/11 years.
Available in May 2012 Icons of America Cloth 2012 240 pp. 37 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14950-0 $25.00

Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri’s Civil War, 1861–1865
Mark W. Geiger
This highly original work explores the reasons for the puzzling intensity of Missouri’s guerrilla conflict, and for the state’s anomalous experience in Reconstruction.
Winner of the Tom Watson Brown Book Prize awarded by the Society of Civil War Historians Yale Series in Economic and Financial History Cloth 2010 320 pp. 36 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15151-0 $55.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15152-7

A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith
Lauren F. Winner

Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of EighteenthCentury Virginia
This book examines an array of physical objects found in elite Virginia households of the eighteenth century to discover what they can tell us about their owners’ lives and religious practices.
Cloth 2010 288 pp. 39 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12469-9 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16866-2

Dominion from Sea to Sea
Bruce Cumings

Pacific Ascendancy and American Power
In this bold history, Bruce Cumings upends the dominant Atlanticist approach to American history and offers a Pacific perspective on America’s ascendency over the past 150 years.
Paper 2010 672 pp. 21 b/w + 13 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16800-6 $24.00 Cloth 2009 672 pp. 21 b/w + 13 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11188-0 $38.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15497-9

Fighting for American Manhood
Kristin L. Hoganson
Blending the insights of gender studies with foreign-policy studies, this groundbreaking book offers a new understanding of American imperialism during the Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars.
Yale Historical Publications Series Paper 2000 320 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-08554-9 $22.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14787-2

How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and PhilippineAmerican Wars

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Written by Himself

Frederick Douglass

New in paper

Edited by John W. Blassingame, John R. McKivigan, and Peter P. Hinks


This classic autobiography includes a chronology of Douglass’s life, a thorough introduction, historical notes, and reader responses to the 1845 edition.
Paper 2001 192 pp. 4 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-08701-7 $7.95 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16339-1

The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia

Richard Francis
This is the first definitive account of Fruitlands, one of history’s most unsuccessful—but most significant—utopian experiments, established in 1843 by Bronson Alcott (whose ten-year-old daughter Louisa May was among the members).
Paper 2011 344 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17790-9 $17.00 Cloth 2010 344 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14041-5 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16944-7

Tocqueville and His America
A Darker Horizon

Arthur Kaledin
This groundbreaking study of Tocqueville’s life, thought, and writings yields new insights into his views on democratic culture and politics.
Cloth 2011 440 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11931-2 $45.00


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Nineteenth-Century America

The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan
Gerard N. Magliocca

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Black Gotham
Carla L. Peterson

Constitutional Law and the Politics of Backlash
Populist William Jennings Bryan failed three times to win the White House. This book explores the powerful backlash that he inspired during the 1890s, the resulting transformation of constitutional law, and the lessons for those who advocate sweeping change in our own divisive times.
Cloth 2011 248 pp. 15 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15314-9 $40.00

A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City
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.
Paper 2012 446 pp. 35 b/w illus. + 2 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18174-6 $20.00 Cloth 2011 446 pp. 35 b/w illus. + 2 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16255-4 $32.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16409-1

The Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Edited by Steven B. Smith
Bringing an assortment of Abraham Lincoln’s speeches, letters, and private meditations together with four interpretive essays, Steven Smith demonstrates Lincoln’s strength as a political philosopher.
Paper available in April 2012 Rethinking the Western Tradition Paper 2012 384 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18123-4 $18.00 Cloth 2012 384 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16510-4 $55.00

Hellfire Nation
James A. Morone

New in paper

The Politics of Sin in American History
This insightful new conceptualization of American political history demonstrates that—despite the clear separation of church and state—religion lies at the heart of American politics.
Paper 2004 592 pp. 43 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10517-9 $23.00 Cloth 2003 592 pp. 43 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-09484-8 $40.00

Delia’s Tears
Molly Rogers

Letters from America
Alexis de Tocqueville
Edited, Translated, and with an Introduction by Frederick Brown
This book presents for the first time the complete translated correspondence of Tocqueville on his first journey to America in 1831. These remarkable letters contain the seeds of his later masterful account of American democracy.
Paper 2012 304 pp. 2 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18183-8 $20.00 Cloth 2010 304 pp. 2 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15382-8 $28.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15383-5

Race, Science, and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America
Foreword by David W. Blight
In the first narrative history of the photographs of South Carolina slaves made for the famous naturalist Louis Agassiz, Molly Rogers tells the story of the photographs, the people they depict, and the men who made and used them.
Cloth 2010 384 pp. 36 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11548-2 $37.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16328-5

The Fate of the Corps
Larry E. Morris

What Became of the Lewis and Clark Explorers After the Expedition
This engaging book is the first to trace the fascinating histories of the remarkable men—and one woman—who were members of the Lewis and Clark expedition. In later years, some of these individuals became public officials, others continued to be adventurers, and two were even murder suspects: this book tells their stories in colorful detail.
Paper 2005 320 pp. 23 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10972-6 $22.50

Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle


The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City

The Iron Way

Nancy Lusignan Schultz
The miraculous cure of a 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.
Cloth 2011 288 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11846-9 $30.00

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 traveling forward into the early years of modern America.
Cloth 2011 296 pp. 54 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14107-8 $30.00

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The Lamar Series in Western History

Furs and Frontiers in the Far North
The Contest among Native and Foreign Nations for the Bering Strait Fur Trade

Sugar Creek

Life on the Illinois Prairie

John Mack Faragher
The fascinating story of the birth and development of a rural American community, from its origins at the turn of the nineteenth century to the years that followed the Civil War.
Paper 1988 285 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-04263-4 $22.50

The Bourgeois Frontier
Jay Gitlin

French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion
This important work of revisionist history tells the story of the Bourgeois Frontier—the French merchants and families from Mid-America who shaped the course of western expansion.
Winner of the 2010 Alf Andrew Heggoy Prize given by the French Colonial Historical Society Paper 2010 290 pp. 29 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16803-7 $29.00 Cloth 2009 288 pp. 29 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10118-8 $40.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15576-1

John R. Bockstoce
With expert scholarship and a keen eye for detail, Bockstoce provides the first analysis of the historic competition among the Russians, British, and Americans for control of Alaska.
Paper 2010 496 pp. 42 b/w illus. + 10 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16799-3 $26.00 Cloth 2009 496 pp. 42 b/w illus. + 10 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14921-0 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15490-0

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Defying the Odds

The Tule River Tribe’s Struggle for Sovereignty in Three Centuries


Gelya Frank and Carole Goldberg
An anthropologist and a legal scholar combine expertise in this innovative book, deploying the history of one California tribe in a definitive study of indigenous sovereignty from first contact through the current Indian gaming era.
Paper 2011 428 pp. 40 b/w illus. + 15 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17889-0 $40.00 Cloth 2010 432 pp. 40 b/w illus. + 15 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12016-5 $65.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16286-8

Wolves and Men in America

Jon T. Coleman
In this provocative history of wolves in America, Jon Coleman investigates the sometimes violent and always controversial relationship between the two species.
Winner of the 2005 John H. Dunning Prize sponsored by the American Historical Association Paper 2006 288 pp. 3 maps + 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11972-5 $18.50 Cloth 2004 288 pp. 3 maps + 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10390-8 $30.00

The Comanche Empire
Pekka Hämäläinen
This groundbreaking book uncovers the lost story of the Comanche Indians and the vast and powerful empire they built in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Winner of the 2009 Bancroft Prize, given by Columbia University; Co-winner of the 2009 Merle Curti Award, presented by the Organization of American Historians Paper 2009 512 pp. 12 b/w illus. + 8 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15117-6 $23.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14513-7


Subverting Exclusion
Transpacific Encounters with Race, Caste, and Borders, 1885–1928

War of a Thousand Deserts
Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War

Hell on the Range
Daniel Justin Herman

Andrea Geiger
In the only English-language book on the subject, Andrea Geiger examines the history of immigrants descended from Japan’s outcaste communities in the North American West during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and their encounters with two separate cultures of exclusion.
Cloth 2011 304 pp. 18 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16963-8 $45.00

A Story of Honor, Conscience, and the American West
In this lively account of Arizona’s Rim Country War of the 1880s, the author uncovers surprising truths about the complex interplay of honor and conscience, violence and identity, in the history of the American West.
Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University Cloth 2010 400 pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13736-1 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16854-9

Brian DeLay
In this radically new account, Brian DeLay uncovers the forgotten role of the Comanches and their native allies.
Winner of the 2009 Robert M. Utley Award and of the 2009 W. Turrentine Jackson Award given by the Western History Association Paper 2009 496 pp. 31 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15837-3 $25.00 Cloth 2008 496 pp. 31 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11932-9 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15042-1


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The Lamar Series in Western History

The American West
A New Interpretive History

Robert V. Hine and John Mack Faragher
This grand survey of the history of the American West presents a panoramic view of events and characters from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans through the 1990s and is llustrated with more than 150 contemporary drawings, posters, and photographs.
Winner of the 2001 Caughey Western History Association Prize Paper 2000 632 pp. 150 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-07835-0 $29.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16059-8

The Jeffersons at Shadwell
Susan Kern
An original study of Shadwell, Thomas Jefferson’s boyhood home, providing new insights into the founding father’s formative years.
Winner of the 2011 Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize given by the Vernacular Architecture Forum; Winner of the 2011 Richard Slatten Award for Excellence in Virginian Biography, sponsored by the Virginia Historical Society Cloth 2010 384 pp. 56 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15390-3 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15570-9

Sun Chief

The Autobiography of a Hopi Indian

Edited by Leo W. Simmons
Don “Sun Chief ” Talayesva; With a new foreword by Robert V. Hine
Don C. Talayesva of Oraibi, Arizona, the Sun Chief, was an individual caught between the crosscurrents of two cultures. For Leo Simmons, a white man who was adopted as a clan brother, he finally wrote the story of his life in all its extraordinary detail.
Paper 1963 480 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-00227-0 $22.50


Murder in Tombstone
Steven Lubet

Fugitive Landscapes
The Forgotten History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

A Short History of the American West

The Forgotten Trial of Wyatt Earp
The gunfight at the OK Corral is legendary—but what happened once the shooting ended? This book tells the nearly unknown story of the prosecution of Wyatt Earp, his brothers, and Doc Holiday following the gunfight and shows how a talented defense attorney saved them from the gallows.
Paper 2006 288 pp. 35 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11527-7 $17.00

Samuel Truett
In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, U.S. and Mexican elites sought to transform the U.S.-Mexico borderlands into a crossroads of economic development. This book explores how efforts to tame this fugitive landscape ran aground, telling a forgotten story of unfulfilled dreams with lessons for contemporary border relations.
Paper 2008 272 pp. 27 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14331-7 $22.00

Robert V. Hine and John Mack Faragher
This concise and freshly updated edition provides a grand survey of our colorful frontier history, from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans to the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Paper 2008 288 pp. 32 pp. illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13620-3 $19.00

The American Far William Clark’s World West in the Twentieth Describing America in an Age of Century Unknowns
Peter J. Kastor
Focusing on maps, surveys, journals and other objects William Clark created to help describe America’s West for those who had not yet seen it, this book casts new light on how the West took shape in the national imagination.
Cloth 2011 360 pp. 41 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13901-3 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16855-6

The Spanish Frontier in North America
The Brief Edition

Earl Pomeroy
Edited by Richard W. Etulain; Foreword by Howard R. Lamar
In this monumental history, the most respected western scholar of our time draws a nuanced and highly original portrait of the American West in the twentieth century.
Paper 2009 600 pp. 62 b/w photos + maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15852-6 $25.00 Cloth 2008 600 pp. 62 b/w photos + maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12073-8 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14267-9

David J. Weber
This compact synthesis of David J. Weber’s prize-winning history of colonial Spanish North America vividly tells the story of Spain’s 300year tenure on the continent. From the first Spanish-Indian contact through Spain’s gradual retreat, Weber offers a balanced assessment of the impact of each civilization upon the other.
Paper 2009 320 pp. 40 b/w illus. + 16 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14068-2 $20.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15621-8

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Twentieth-Century America

For All the World to See
Maurice Berger
Foreword by Thulani Davis

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Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Joe DiMaggio
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.
Icons of America Paper 2012 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18147-0 $15.00 Cloth 2011 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12328-9 $24.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17266-9

Eighteen-Day Running Mate
Joshua M. Glasser

McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis
This riveting story of the 1972 election uncovers how vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton’s secrets were revealed, why he withdrew from the race, and how George McGovern’s campaign dealt with the staggering blow.
Available in July 2012 Cloth 2012 288 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17629-2 $26.00

This stunning book is the first comprehensive examination of the ways that visual images mattered in the American civil rights struggle, from photography, television, and film to magazines, newspapers, and advertising.
Cloth 2010 224 pp. 53 b/w + 37 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12131-5 $39.95 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16331-5


A Great Leap Forward
1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth

Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance
Emily Bernard


Alexander J. Field
This careful study of U.S. growth data reveals that the innovation and infrastructure development of the 1930s—not the industrial response to WWII—set the stage for the economic boom of the following decades.
Yale Series in Economic and Financial History Cloth 2011 400 pp. 36 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15109-1 $45.00

Emma Goldman
Vivian Gornick

Revolution as a Way of Life
Emma Goldman is the story of a modern radical who took seriously the idea that inner liberation is the first business of social revolution. Her politics, from beginning to end, was based on resistance to that which thwarted the free development of the inner self. This book is a vibrant, deeply human portrait of a woman dedicated to fierce protest against the tyranny of institutions over individuals.
Jewish Lives Cloth 2011 160 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13726-2 $25.00

A Portrait in Black and White
This groundbreaking book is the first to focus on the flamboyant Carl Van Vechten, his notoriety as a white man with a passion for black people and culture, and his still-debated contributions to the Harlem Renaissance.
Cloth 2012 368 pp. 41 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12199-5 $30.00

From Ellis Island to JFK
New York’s Two Great Waves of Immigration

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The Hollywood Sign
Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon

Nancy Foner
Two great waves of immigration—one at the start of the twentieth century and another in its final decades—transformed the history and personality of New York City. This book is the first in-depth comparison of New York’s two immigration eras.
Winner of the 2000 Theodore Saloutos Book Award of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society Copublished with the Russell Sage Foundation Paper 2002 352 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-09321-6 $22.00

Leo Braudy
The first comprehensive history of the Hollywood Sign, which was erected in 1923 as a temporary real estate advertisement and has become a permanent part of our cultural heritage.
Icons of America Paper 2012 224 pp. 17 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18145-6 $15.00 Cloth 2011 224 pp. 17 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15660-7 $24.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15878-6


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American Caesars
Nigel Hamilton

Lives of the Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush
From the acclaimed author of Monty, JFK: Reckless Youth, and Bill Clinton comes a new, vivid portrait of the last twelve U.S. presidents, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush.
Paper 2011 576 pp. 35 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17765-7 $22.00 Cloth 2010 624 pp. 35 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16928-7 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17160-0

Instituting Reform

The Social Museum of Harvard University, 1903–1931

Elizabeth and Hazel
Two Women of Little Rock

Edited by Deborah Martin Kao and Michelle Lamunière
In this generously illustrated volume, leading scholars examine the history of a unique institution whose pedagogical goals and exhibition style reflect the Progressive Era’s scientific approach to understanding social change.
Published by Harvard Art Museums/ Distributed by Yale University Press Cloth 2012 288 pp. 211 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17106-8 $55.00

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?
Cloth 2011 320 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14193-1 $26.00

The Myth of American Hank Greenberg The Hero Who Didn’t Want to Exceptionalism
Godfrey Hodgson
The idea that the United States is destined to spread its unique gifts of democracy and capitalism to other countries is dangerous for Americans and for the rest of the world, warns an eminent British commentator in this provocative book.
Paper 2010 240 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16419-0 $18.00 Cloth 2009 240 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12570-2 $26.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14268-6

From the New Deal to the New Right
Joseph E. Lowndes

Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism
The South’s transition from Democratic stronghold to Republican base has frequently been viewed as a recent occurrence. But as Joseph Lowndes argues in this book, this rightward shift was not necessarily a natural response by alienated whites, but rather the result of the long-term development of an alliance between Southern segregationists and Northern conservatives, two groups who initially shared little beyond opposition to specific New Deal imperatives.
Paper 2009 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15123-7 $20.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14828-2

Be One

Mark Kurlansky
New York Times best-selling author Mark Kurlansky delivers the compelling life story of Hank Greenberg, the first Jewish player elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Jewish Lives Cloth 2011 192 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13660-9 $25.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17514-1

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The Invisible Harry Gold
Allen M. Hornblum

Unwarranted Influence
James Ledbetter

The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb
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.
Paper 2011 464 pp. 38 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17757-2 $20.00 Cloth 2010 464 pp. 38 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15676-8 $32.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15678-2

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex
A fascinating analysis of one of the most important political and economic ideas of our time: the ties between America’s military and its economy.
Icons of America Paper 2011 280 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17762-6 $17.00 Cloth 2011 280 pp. 1 b/w ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15305-7 $26.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16882-2

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Superpower Illusions
Jack F. Matlock, Jr.

How Myths and False Ideologies Led America Astray—And How to Return to Reality
Former U.S. ambassador to the USSR Jack F. Matlock demolishes central myths behind America’s present foreign policy—including the idea that the U.S. destroyed Communism and ended the Cold War—and makes bold recommendations for the Obama administration.
Paper 2011 368 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17141-9 $20.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15596-9

Joe Louis

A Complicated Man
Michael Takiff

Hard Times Man

Randy Roberts
This is the definitive biography of the most famous African American of the mid-twentieth century: his life, the complex cast of characters around him, and his importance to civil rights.
Paper 2012 328 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17763-3 $17.50 Cloth 2010 328 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12222-0 $27.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16885-3

The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him
The life and times of Bill Clinton as told by 169 of the friends, colleagues, and rivals who know him best, revealing the most complete and unexpected portrait of our forty-second president published to date.
Paper 2011 528 pp. 25 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17768-8 $23.00 Cloth 2010 528 pp. 25 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12130-8 $32.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16888-4

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Woodrow Wilson
W. Barksdale Maynard

Pivotal Decade
Judith Stein

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Princeton to the Presidency
This book offers a vivid account of Wilson’s stormy tenure as president of Princeton University. Focusing for the first time on this period of Wilson’s life, the book provides insights into his difficult personality, motivations, and ruthless political tactics.
Cloth 2008 416 pp. 40 scattered b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13604-3 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14270-9

How the United States Traded Factories for Finance in the Seventies
In this fascinating new history, Judith Stein argues that in order to understand our current economic crisis we need to look back to the 1970s and the end of the age of the factory—the era of postwar liberalism, created by the New Deal, whose practices, high wages, and regulated capital produced both robust economic growth and greater income equality.
Paper 2011 384 pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17150-1 $25.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16329-2

Savages and Scoundrels
Paul VanDevelder
This book demolishes myths about America’s westward expansion and uncovers a shocking historical pattern of governmental deception and malfeasance in treaties signed—and just as often breached—with Native Americans. The book explores how millions of square miles of Native lands and resources were fraudulently acquired, who participated, why, and the lingering consequences of that shameful history.
Paper 2012 352 pp. 14 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18185-2 $18.00 Cloth 2009 352 pp. 14 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12563-4 $26.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14250-1

The Untold Story of America’s Road to Empire through Indian Territory

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Modernist America
Richard Pells

Art, Music, Movies, and the Globalization of American Culture
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.
Paper available in June 2012 Paper 2012 512 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18173-9 $23.00 Cloth 2011 512 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11504-8 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17173-0

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The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair
America on Trial

Moshik Temkin
This book is the first to reveal the full international scope of the Sacco-Vanzetti affair, tracing its enduring implications for America at home and abroad.
Paper 2011 344 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17785-5 $25.00 Cloth 2009 344 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12484-2 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15617-1

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American History—General

The Conservatives
Patrick Allitt

Ideas and Personalities Throughout American History
This persuasive account of American conservatism covers the entire span of U.S. history and introduces major conservative thinkers from Alexander Hamilton and Daniel Webster to William F. Buckley, Jr. and Irving Kristol.
Paper 2010 336 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16418-3 $22.00 Cloth 2009 336 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11894-0 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15529-7

American Georgics

Writings on Farming, Culture, and the Land

The Liberty Bell
Gary B. Nash
The distinguished historian Gary B. Nash recasts the legacy of one of America’s most enduring icons of freedom.
Icons of America Paper 2011 256 pp. 23 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17142-6 $14.00 Cloth 2010 256 pp. 23 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13936-5 $24.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16314-8

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.
Yale Agrarian Studies Series Cloth 2011 432 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13709-5 $35.00

Wilderness and the American Mind
Fourth Edition


Washington Crossing the Delaware

The Encyclopedia of New York City
Second Edition

Roderick Nash
Roderick Nash’s classic study of America’s changing attitudes toward wilderness has received wide acclaim since its initial publication in 1967. Now a fourth edition of this highly regarded work is available, with a new preface and epilogue in which Nash explores the future of wilderness and reflects on its ethical and biocentric relevance.
Paper 2001 432 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-09122-9 $18.00

Restoring an American Masterpiece

Edited by Kenneth T. Jackson
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the nation’s most fascinating city is in this new edition of this acclaimed, authoritative, and entertaining onevolume encyclopedia.
Cloth 2010 1,584 pp. 752 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11465-2 $65.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-18257-6

Carrie Rebora Barratt, Lance Mayer and Gay Myers, Suzanne Smeaton, and Eli Wilner
This fascinating book recounts the acquisition and display of a beloved masterpiece as well as its recent restoration and reframing.
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press Paper 2011 48 pp. 55 color + 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17642-1 $14.95


The Woman Who Walked into the Sea
Alice Wexler
Foreword by Nancy S. Wexler


Sex and the Office
Julie Berebitsky

Creating the Administrative Constitution
Jerry L. Mashaw

Huntington’s and the Making of a Genetic Disease

A History of Gender, Power, and Desire
In this engaging book, Julie Berebitsky explores how Americans’ attitudes toward sexuality and gender in the office have changed from the 1860s, when women first took jobs as clerks in the U.S. Treasury office, to the present.
Society and the Sexes in the Modern World Cloth 2012 376 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11899-5 $38.00

The Lost One Hundred Years of American Administrative Law
This groundbreaking book is the first to look at administrative law in the earliest days of the American republic, beginning with the creation of the first U.S. Patent Board in 1793 and the federal government’s regulation of steamboat commerce early in the nineteenth century.
Yale Law Library Series in Legal History and Reference

This groundbreaking book is the first to trace the history of Huntington’s disease in America, from a despairing victim who committed suicide in 1806 to the genetic discoveries of our own times. Weaving together social, medical, and scientific insights, the book illuminates attitudes toward disease, heredity, eugenics, genetic testing, and more.
Paper 2010 288 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15861-8 $20.00 Cloth 2008 288 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10502-5 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15177-0

Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 448 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17230-0 $75.00

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Military History

Twelve Turning Points Perilous Glory The Rise of Western Military Power of the Second World John France War
P. M. H. Bell
A fresh exploration of the Second World War through twelve key events that shaped the direction and outcome of the conflict.
Cloth 2011 288 pp. 20 b/w illus. + 5 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14885-5 $28.00

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This major new history encompasses warfare around the world from 3100 B.C. to the Gulf War and challenges accepted ideas about the development of military strength, the impact of culture on war, the future of Western dominance, and much more.
Cloth 2011 456 pp. 32 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12074-5 $35.00

The Battle of Marathon
Peter Krentz
Drawing on early travelers, archaeologists, geologists, reenactors, and soldiers, Peter Krentz tells a compelling story that defends Herodotus’ account of how the Athenians won their most famous victory.
Yale Library of Military History Paper 2011 256 pp. 32 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17766-4 $17.00 Cloth 2010 256 pp. 32 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12085-1 $27.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16880-8


This Seat of Mars
War and the British Isles, 1485–1746

War Without Fronts
The USA in Vietnam

Bernd Greiner
Translated from the German by Anne Wyburd with Victoria Fern
Published to considerable controversy in Germany, this astonishing book draws on new archival material to reveal the existence of a systematic U.S. policy during the Vietnam War to exterminate Vietnamese civilians whenever and wherever possible.
Paper 2010 528 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16804-4 $25.00 Cloth 2009 528 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15451-1 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15452-8

Charles Carlton
A powerful account of the effects of war on early modern Britain, showing how war forged the British state and exploring the personal experiences of battle and bloodshed.
Cloth 2011 336 pp. 24 b/w illus. + 10 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13913-6 $40.00

War by Land, Sea, and Air
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.
Yale Library of Military History Paper 2011 400 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17135-8 $23.00 Cloth 2010 400 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15389-7 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15568-6


Wellington’s Wars
Huw J. Davies

The Making of a Military Genius
This book offers a provocative reappraisal of the Duke of Wellington’s brilliant military career, arguing that his success was based as much on political acumen as on his talent as a military commander.
Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 336 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16417-6 $38.00

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Churchill’s Bunker
Richard Holmes

The Cabinet War Rooms and the Culture of Secrecy in Wartime London
Holmes provides the first comprehensive history of London’s Cabinet War Rooms, from which Churchill managed to turn a seemingly inevitable defeat at the hands of the Nazis into a victory for the free world.
Paper 2011 256 pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17748-0 $18.00 Cloth 2010 256 pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16040-6 $27.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16046-8

Baghdad at Sunrise
Peter R. Mansoor

A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq
In this gripping book, a U.S. Army brigade commander offers an unprecedented on-the-ground account of the crucial first year of the war in Iraq.
Yale Library of Military History Paper 2009 416 pp. 25 b/w illus. + 4 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15847-2 $18.00 Cloth 2008 416 pp. 25 b/w illus. + 4 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14069-9 $28.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14263-1


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Military History


December 1941
Evan Mawdsley

Twelve Days that Began a World War
An account of twelve days in December 1941, when interlinked events—including the Battle of Moscow, the Pearl Harbor raid, and Hitler’s declaration of war on America—decided the outcome of a war and changed the course of a century.
Cloth 2011 360 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. + 6 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15445-0 $30.00

An Atlas of the The Burma Campaign Peninsular War
Disaster into Triumph, 1942–45

Frank McLynn
This book, in essence a quadruple biography, tells the true story of four largerthan-life Allied commanders (three Brits and one American) who battled the Japanese, and sometimes each other, in the long and bloody Burma campaign of World War II.
Yale Library of Military History Cloth 2011 552 pp. 17 b/w illus. + 6 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17162-4 $35.00

Ian Robertson
This is the first comprehensive modern atlas of the Peninsular War, the series of campaigns in Spain and Portugal between Napoleonic France and British forces commanded by the Duke of Wellington. Here a distinguished military historian examines and explains the sequence of battles and the course of the war through expertly drawn cartography in color.
Cloth 2010 160 pp. 35 b/w illus. + 77 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14869-5 $55.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17014-6

Five Days in London, May 1940
John Lukacs
The days from May 24 to May 28, 1940 altered the course of the history of this century, as the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. The decisive importance of these five days is the focus of John Lukacs’s magisterial new book.
Paper 2001 256 pp. illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-08466-5 $11.95 Available as eBook 978-0-300-18091-6

Robin Prior

The End of the Myth
A full account of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign of WWI, this book sets aside the many myths about the Allied operation and arrives at the devastating conclusion that nearly 390,000 troops died in vain.
Paper 2010 304 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16894-5 $22.00 Cloth 2009 288 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14995-1 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15991-2

First Strike
Mark Totten

America, Terrorism, and Moral Tradition
This original study explores the history of just war theory to consider when a state’s use of pre-emptive force may be justified.
Cloth 2010 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12448-4 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16864-8

The Legacy of the Second World War
John Lukacs
The master historian John Lukacs explores lasting questions and enigmas about World War II, its consequences, and its persistent legacy.
Paper 2011 208 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17138-9 $17.00 Cloth 2010 208 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11439-3 $26.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-18096-1


The Warrior Generals
Winning the British Civil Wars

The Artist and the Warrior
Theodore Rabb

Malcolm Wanklyn
In this bold history of the men who directed and determined the outcome of the mid-seventeenth-century British wars—from Cromwell, Fairfax, and Essex to many more lesser-known figures—military historian Malcolm Wanklyn offers the first assessment of leadership and the importance of command in the civil wars.
Cloth 2010 336 pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11308-2 $55.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16841-9

Military History through the Eyes of the Masters
How have artists across the millennia depicted warfare? This uniquely wide-ranging book examines an array of masterpieces from the ancient world to the twentieth century to reveal evolving attitudes toward war and warriors.
Cloth 2011 288 pp. 60 b/w + 40 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12637-2 $45.00

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Ancient History

Caesar’s Druids
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.
Cloth 2010 352 pp. 80 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12442-2 $40.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16588-3

Europe Between the The Romans and their Oceans 9000 BC–AD 1000 World
A Short Introduction

Barry Cunliffe

Brian Campbell
A concise history of ancient Rome from the early Republic to the last Western Roman emperor, this accessible book covers politics and emperors, warfare and the army, culture, the rise of Christianity, and much more.
Cloth 2011 288 pp. 42 b/w illus., 10 maps, 5 plans ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11795-0 $35.00

What was going on in Europe 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 unrecognized until now.
Paper 2011 480 pp. 120 b/w + 80 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17086-3 $30.00 Cloth 2008 480 pp. 120 b/w + 80 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11923-7 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14260-0

By Ramsay MacMullen
Christianity and Voting About God in Early Church Councils Paganism in the In this original book, an eminent Fourth to Eighth historian explores how early Christian Centuries doctrine was determined by majority
vote in church councils during the third to sixth centuries. Ramsey MacMullen brings the reader directly into council chambers, where rank and file bishops engage in debate, then vote to establish a single Christian orthodoxy
Cloth 2006 192 pp. 6 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11596-3 $32.00

Corruption and the Decline of Rome
Written in an informal and lively style, this book—the culmination of years of research and thoughtful analysis—provides a fascinating, fresh line of investigation and shows convincingly that the decline of Rome was a gradual, insidious process rather than a climactic event.
Paper 1990 331 pp. 17 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-04799-8 $22.50

In this book, MacMullen investigates the transition from paganism to Christianity between the fourth and eighth centuries.
Paper 1999 288 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-08077-3 $22.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14754-4

Ramsay MacMullen is the recipient of a lifetime Award for Scholarly Distinction from the American Historical Association

Christianizing the Roman Empire
(A. D. 100–400)
How did the early Christian church manage to win its dominant place in the Roman world? In his newest book, an eminent historian of ancient Rome examines this question from a secular— rather than an ecclesiastical—viewpoint.
Paper 1986 184 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-03642-8 $22.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15932-5

Paganism in the Roman Empire
This is the first book to focus on the beliefs and practices common to all non-Christian religions of the Empire. After examining the successes of the more dynamic cults and the effects on paganism of the conversion of the Constantine, MacMullen concludes that the conversion of the Empire to Christianity was not as inevitable and complete as it has seemed up until now.
Paper 1983 246 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-02984-0 $22.00


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Ancient History

A Visitor’s Guide to the Ancient Olympics
Neil Faulkner
Were the ancient Olympic games anything like the competitions we know today? This unique guide transports us to the games of 388 B.C., bringing to life the sights and sounds, the athletes and attendees, the sporting and religious events, and much, much more.
Available in April 2012 PB-with Flaps 2012 272 pp. 40 b/w + 8 pp. color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15907-3 $28.00

Blood and Mistletoe
The History of the Druids in Britain

The Ancient Oracles
Making the Gods Speak

Ronald Hutton
Crushed by the Romans in the first century A.D., the ancient Druids of Britain left almost no reliable evidence behind. This captivating book by a world expert examines what is known of the Druids, then explores how and why they have been repeatedly reinvented to play varying roles in English, Scottish, and Welsh history.
Paper 2011 492 pp. 32 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17085-6 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15979-0

Richard Stoneman
This colorful book traces the entire thousand-year history of Greek oracles and examines why they continued to be consulted by Greek men and women at every level of society until the Christian abolition of paganism in A.D. 395.
Cloth 2011 288 pp. 45 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14042-2 $35.00

Alexander the Great
A Life in Legend

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Richard Stoneman
This engaging book is the first to gather together the hundreds of colorful legends told in cultures across the globe about Alexander the Great, conqueror of the ancient world. Richard Stoneman shows how the mythical exploits of Alexander have resonated for Christians, Jews, and Muslims, and in eastern and western cultures, for more than 2000 years.
Paper 2010 336 pp. 30 b/w + 16 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16401-5 $23.00 Cloth 2008 336 pp. 30 b/w + 16 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11203-0 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-18238-5

Antony and Cleopatra
Adrian Goldsworthy
In this remarkable dual biography of the two great lovers of antiquity, acclaimed classical historian Adrian Goldsworthy goes beyond myth and romance to create a nuanced and historically acute portrayal of his subjects, set against the political backdrop of their time. A history of lives lived intensely at a time when the world was changing profoundly, the book takes readers on a journey that crosses cultures and boundaries from ancient Greece and ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire.
Paper 2011 480 pp. 20 color illus. + 14 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17745-9 $20.00 Cloth 2010 480 pp. 20 color illus. + 14 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16534-0 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16700-9

Ancient Greece
Thomas R. Martin

From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times
Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and architecture of Athens in its Golden Age, Martin integrates political, military, social, and cultural history in a book that will appeal to students and general readers alike.
Paper 2000 276 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-08493-1 $16.95

Philip II of Macedonia
Ian Worthington
Alexander the Great is remembered as an unparalleled conqueror, but this provocative biography contends that the achievements of his colorful father, Philip II of Macedonia, were just as great. A brilliant military and political strategist, a canny diplomat, and a king par excellence, Philip entirely changed the course of Greek history.
Paper 2010 336 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16476-3 $23.00 Cloth 2008 336 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12079-0 $35.00


Dawn of Egyptian Art
Diana Patch
This lavishly illustrated exploration of the origins of Egyptian art and motifs includes rare and ancient images of people, animals, and landscapes.
Available in May 2012 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press Cloth 2012 256 pp. 240 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17952-1 $60.00

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Isabella and Leonardo
Francis Ames-Lewis
An intriguing look at the artistic relationship between one of the most powerful and interesting women of the Italian Renaissance one of the most celebrated artists of all time.

The Artistic Relationship between Isabella d’Este and Leonardo da Vinci

The Late Medieval English Church
G.W. Bernard

Too Much to Know
Ann Blair

Vitality and Vulnerability Before the Break with Rome
Historian George Bernard presents a bold, provocative challenge to our understanding of the late medieval church and the Protestant Reformation.
Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 304 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17997-2 $45.00

Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age
Long before the modern era scholars complained of the overabundance of books and developed techniques for selecting, sorting, and storing information on a large scale. This intriguing book examines information management in pre-modern contexts with a special focus on the impact of printing in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Paper 2011 416 pp. 31 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16539-5 $25.00 Cloth 2010 416 pp. 31 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11251-1 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16849-5

Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 240 pp. 60 color + 60 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12124-7 $50.00


Leonardo da Vinci
Luke Syson

Anne Boleyn
Fatal Attractions

Painter at the Court of Milan
With Larry Keith, Arturo Galansino, Antonio Mazzotta, Minna Moore Ede, Scott Nethersole, and Per Rumberg
A new examination of Leonardo’s career that illuminates his time as court painter to the Duke of Milan, an experience that fundamentally changed his outlook and his legacy.
Published by National Gallery Company/ Distributed by Yale University Press Cloth 2011 320 pp. 255 color + 11 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-1-85709-491-6 $65.00

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.
Paper 2011 256 pp. 16 b/w illus ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17089-4 $20.00 Cloth 2010 256 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16245-5 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16585-2

The English Aristocracy, 1070–1272
David Crouch

A Social Transformation
This groundbreaking book offers the first close examination of the fate of English aristocrats following William the Conqueror’s victory. A radical transformation ensued, the author shows, as society redefined itself around the principle of nobility.
Cloth 2011 352 pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11455-3 $55.00

David Cornell

The Triumph of Robert the Bruce
In Bannockburn, Robert the Bruce’s vastly outnumbered Scottish troops spectacularly defeated the English army led by Edward II. This groundbreaking book brings the battle to life with colorful detail and fresh insights, explaining what happened in the years leading to 1314, how the battle unfolded, and the impact of its legacy in both Scotland and England.
Cloth 2009 296 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14568-7 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15978-3


The Renaissance Portrait

From Donatello to Bellini

Edited by Keith Christiansen and Stefan Weppelmann
Surveying works in a variety of media, this catalogue investigates the development of Italian portraiture and its links to Renaissance society and politics, ideals of the individual, and concepts of beauty.
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press Cloth 2011 432 pp. 255 color + 6 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17591-2 $65.00

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Medieval, Renaissance & Reformation History

By Eamon Duffy


Fires of Faith

Catholic England under Mary Tudor
A controversial reassessment of Mary Tudor’s efforts to eradicate Protestantism and restore Catholicism in mid-sixteenth-century England, written by a leading authority on the history of Christianity.
Paper 2010 280 pp. 30 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16889-1 $18.00 Cloth 2009 280 pp. 30 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15216-6 $28.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16045-1

Canterbury Cathedral Priory in the Age of Becket
Peter Fergusson
This account of the major renewal at Canterbury cathedral priory in the mid12th century masterminded by Prior Wibert throws light on important shifts in architecture and monastic life during the early years of Henry II’s rule and that of his Royal Chancellor, Thomas Becket.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Cloth 2011 288 pp. 50 color + 100 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17569-1 $85.00

The End of Byzantium
Jonathan Harris
Shedding new light on the final turbulent years of Byzantium, this evocative book explains how the Ottoman Turks conquered the thousand-year empire and reveals the consequences for ordinary Byzantines and their remarkable legacy.
Cloth 2011 336 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11786-8 $40.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16966-9

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The Wars of the Roses
Michael Hicks
A magisterial account of the Wars of the Roses by a renowned historian, explaining for the first time why they began, why they kept recurring, and why they ceased.
Paper 2012 352 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18157-9 $30.00 Cloth 2010 352 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11423-2 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17009-2

The Voices of Morebath

Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village
This delightful book offers a rare glimpse of life in a remote sixteenthcentury English village during the dramatic changes of the Reformation. Through vividly detailed parish records kept from 1520 to 1574 by the Sir Christopher Trychay, the garrulous priest of Morebath, we see how a tiny Catholic community rebelled, was punished, and reluctantly accepted Protestantism under the demands of the Elizabethan state.
Paper 2003 260 pp. 26 b/w + 16 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-09825-9 $16.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17502-8

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.
Paper 2011 416 pp. 12 b/w illus ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17084-9 $23.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15981-3


Between God and Science

Michael Hunter
This extraordinary work is the first biography in a generation of one of the world’s most important scientists, Robert Boyle—a pioneer of the modern experimental method, the champion of a novel mechanical view of nature, and a penetrating thinker regarding philosophical and theological issues related to science.
Paper 2010 384 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16931-7 $28.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16121-2


Marking the Hours

English People and Their Prayers, 1240–1570
Surviving copies of the Book of Hours, the most personal and widely used book of the later Middle Ages, offer precious clues to the lives of their owners and the times in which they lived. Duffy examines these prayer books and the messages and jottings in their margins for insights into an era of great religious and social change.
Paper 2011 208 pp. 120 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17058-0 $25.00

The Music Libel Against the Jews
Ruth HaCohen
This deeply imaginative and wideranging book shows how, since the first centuries of the Christian era, gentiles have associated Jews with noise. Ruth HaCohen focuses her study on a “musical libel”—a variation on the Passion story that recurs in various forms and cultures in which an innocent Christian boy is killed by a Jew in order to silence his “harmonious musicality.”
Cloth 2011 532 pp. 80 b/w + 9 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16778-8 $55.00

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The Escorial
Henry Kamen


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Art and Power in the Renaissance
An acclaimed historian explores one of the world’s most iconic buildings, as well as the monarch who created it.
Cloth 2010 336 pp. 36 illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16244-8 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16825-9

The Serpent and the Lamb
Steven Ozment

Cranach, Luther, and the Making of the Reformation
This spirited retelling of the lives and works of Cranach, the artist, and Luther, the reformer, recognizes for the first time how their combined successes gave birth to modern German art and the Protestant Reformation.
Cloth 2012 344 pp. 77 b/w + 11 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16985-0 $35.00

The Book in the Renaissance
Andrew Pettegree
A groundbreaking study of the fascinating world of books in the first great age of print, from 1450 to 1600.
Winner of the 2011 Phyllis Goodhart Gordon Book Prize, presented by the Renaissance Society of America Paper 2011 440 pp. 69 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17821-0 $25.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16835-8


Art and Anatomy in Renaissance Italy
Images from a Scientific Revolution

Domenico Laurenza
This richly illustrated book offers a fresh view of the relationship between art and science, presenting new discoveries and original interpretations of work by Renaissance masters.
Available in March 2012 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press Paper 2012 48 pp. 55 color + 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17957-6 $14.95


The Second Crusade
Extending the Frontiers of Christendom

The Mortgage of the Past
Francis Oakley

Jonathan Phillips
The Second Crusade (1145–1149) was an extraordinarily bold, but largely unsuccessful, attempt to defeat “unbelievers” in the Holy Land, Iberia, and northeastern Europe. This definitive book casts new light on the origins, planning, and execution of the Second Crusade, uncovering its profound impact on both Europe and the Middle East.
Paper 2010 336 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16475-6 $26.00 Cloth 2008 336 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11274-0 $40.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16836-5

Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050–1300)
Francis Oakley continues his magisterial three-part history of the emergence of Western political thought during the Middle Ages with this second volume, exploring kingship and related themes from the tenth to the fourteenth century.
Available in April 2012 The Emergence of Western Political Thought in the Latin Middle Ages Cloth 2012 336 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17633-9 $55.00


Bernini’s Beloved
Sarah McPhee

A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini
Representing years of meticulous research, Bernini’s Beloved reveals the story of Costanza Piccolomini, the woman whose intelligence and passion inspired one of Bernini’s most breathtaking marble portraits.
Available in May 2012 Cloth 2012 280 pp. 75 color + 50 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17527-1 $45.00


The Crusades

A History; Second Edition

The Arch Conjuror of England
John Dee

Jonathan Riley-Smith
Jonathan Riley-Smith here provides a comprehensive history of the Crusades: an account of the theology of violence behind the Crusades, the major Crusades, the experience of crusading, and the crusaders themselves. His book will be the standard and authoritative account of the Crusades for years to come.
Paper 2005 400 pp. 9 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10128-7 $20.00

Glyn Parry
Based on primary documents, this new biography of John Dee, the great magus of the Elizabethan world, challenges many of our beliefs about his occult, religious, and political involvements.
Available in April 2012 Cloth 2012 384 pp. 14 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11719-6 $55.00


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Medieval, Renaissance & Reformation History

The Making of the Middle Ages
R. W. Southern
A distinguished Oxford historian presents an absorbing study of the main personalities and the influences that molded the history of Western Europe from the late tenth to the early thirteenth century, describing the chief forms of social, political, and religious organization.
Paper 1961 288 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-00230-0 $21.00

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Eleanor of Aquitaine
Queen of France, Queen of England

Rome and Rhetoric
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

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.
Paper 2011 416 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17820-3 $25.00 Cloth 2009 416 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11911-4 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15989-9

Garry Wills
In this many-faceted examination of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a prominent historian unearths the play’s classical sources and shows how the Rome we carry in our minds today is the Rome Shakespeare rhetorically created for us.
The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities Series Cloth 2011 200 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15218-0 $25.00

The Raven King
Marcus Tanner

Matthias Corvinus and the Fate of His Lost Library
Seizing the Hungarian throne at fifteen, the effervescent Matthias Corvinus reigned long (1459–1490) and extraordinarily well. This book is the first in English to tell the gripping story of the Raven King and of the fate of his fabled 2000-volume library. Dispersed across Europe after his death, the king’s exquisite volumes have been pursued with fervor for centuries.
Paper 2009 288 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15828-1 $22.00 Cloth 2008 288 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12034-9 $35.00



The Conversion of Scandinavia
Anders Winroth


The Rise and Fall of a Renaissance Prophet

Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe
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.
Cloth 2012 256 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17026-9 $38.00

Donald Weinstein
This deeply considered new biography of the visionary Dominican provides the first truly satisfying account of Savonarola, his charismatic vision, and his fate as a failed prophet.
Cloth 2011 400 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11193-4 $38.00

The Virgin Warrior
Larissa Juliet Taylor

The Life and Death of Joan of Arc
This biography of Joan of Arc paints a vivid portrait of the teenaged French peasant girl whose charisma and sheer force of will electrified those around her and struck terror into the hearts of the English soldiers and leaders.
Paper 2010 280 pp. 16 pp b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16895-2 $20.00 Cloth 2009 320 pp. 16 pp b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11458-4 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16129-8

Shopping in the Renaissance
Evelyn Welch


Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400–1600
This fascinating book breaks new ground in the area of Renaissance material culture, focusing on the marketplace and such related topics as middle-class to courtly consumption, the provision of foodstuffs, and the acquisition of antiquities and holy relics.
Winner of the Wolfson Foundation History Prize 2005 Paper 2009 256 pp. 80 b/w + 40 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15985-1 $35.00

Ralph Tailor’s Summer
Keith Wrightson

A Scrivener, His City and the Plague
This hugely moving study looks in detail at the plague of 1636 and its impact on one English city through the eyes of a young scrivener, Ralph Tailor. Keith Wrightson reconstructs life in seventeenth-century Newcastle-on-Tyne and envisions what such a calamitous decimation of the population must have meant for personal, familial, and social relations.
Cloth 2011 224 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17447-2 $40.00

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Mary I

England’s Catholic Queen

Edward III
W. Mark Ormrod
An enlightening biography that takes a deeper look at the personality of this celebrated warrior king, emphasising the importance of Edward’s familial relationships and his achievement of a cohesive stable nation.
Cloth 2012 720 pp. 28 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11910-7 $45.00

Henry V
Christopher Allmand
Paper 2011 480 pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-07370-6 $26.00

John Edwards
This authoritative biography of the first Tudor queen reveals in new detail Mary’s connections with Spain, her fraught relationships with her father King Henry VIII and half-sister Elizabeth, her religious fervor and how it led to horrible violence, and much more.
Cloth 2011 336 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11810-0 $35.00

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Edward the Confessor
Frank Barlow
Paper 2011 373 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-07156-6 $24.00

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Sarah Foot

Edward II
Seymour Phillips
This definitive biography, the fruit of a lifetime’s study, does not present Edward II as a heroic or successful king: his deposition after a turbulent reign of nearly twenty years is proof enough that it went terribly wrong. But Seymour Phillips’ scrutiny of the multitude of available sources shows that a richer picture emerges, in line with the complexity of events and of the man himself.
Paper 2012 704 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17802-9 $30.00 Cloth 2010 704 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15657-7 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-18457-0

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The First King of England
This biography of King Athelstan (924–939), who reigned briefly but brilliantly, reveals for the first time his personal life, his spectacular military victories, and why he may justly be called “the first English monarch.”
Cloth 2011 283 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. + 3 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12535-1 $40.00

Richard III
Charles Ross
Paper 2011 268 pp. 36 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-07979-1 $23.00

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Henry VIII
J. J. Scarisbrick
Paper 2011 560 pp. 23 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-07158-0 $27.00

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King Stephen
Edmund King
This compelling biography provides the most complete picture yet of King Stephen, the “unfortunate monarch” whose twelfth-century reign descended into long years of civil war as his family and allies struggled to save his throne.
Paper 2012 384 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18195-1 $35.00 Cloth 2011 384 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11223-8 $55.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17010-8

George II

King and Elector

Andrew C. Thompson
This landmark biography of Britain’s last foreign-born monarch presents a richly detailed portrait of the king as a vital part of the governing process and as a dynastic patriarch, patron of the arts, and political survivor. The book reassesses George II’s achievements and the enduring impact of his reign.
Cloth 2011 315 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11892-6 $40.00

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Seventeenth- & Eighteenth-Century Britain

Selected Writings
Jeremy Bentham
Edited by Stephen G. Engelmann
This volume contains the first representative selection of the writings of Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), the major utilitarian philosopher and reformer.
Rethinking the Western Tradition Paper 2011 560 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11237-5 $20.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16868-6

The Social Life of Coffee
Brian Cowan

Captain Cook
Master of the Seas

The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse
This book provides the definitive account of the origins of coffee drinking and coffeehouse society in Britain in the seventeenth century, and how initial interest in coffee and invented the social template for coffeehouses, soon a central part of urban life.
Paper 2011 384 pp. 43 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17122-8 $30.00 Cloth 2005 384 pp. 43 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10666-4 $45.00

Frank McLynn
Bestselling biographer Frank McLynn presents a vivid, remarkable reappraisal of Captain James Cook, illuminating an aspect of the legendary explorer’s life that has been largely overlooked by recent writers: his identity as a brilliant seaman.
Cloth 2011 490 pp. 45 col illus. + 4 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11421-8 $35.00

On Empire, Liberty, and Reform
Speeches and Letters

The Enlightened Economy
Joel Mokyr

Edmund Burke
Edited by David Bromwich
This anthology of Edmund Burke’s important speeches, letters, and pamphlets shows the genius of the great eighteenth-century British statesman and the depth of his concern with reform—particularly in America, India, and Ireland.
The Lewis Walpole Series in EighteenthCentury Culture and History Paper 2000 536 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-08147-3 $26.00

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An Economic History of Britain 1700–1850
This incisive examination of the origins of the modern economy during the Industrial Revolution also explains why this phenomenon came to fruition in Britain.
The New Economic History of Britain Series Cloth 2010 550 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12455-2 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17650-6

When London Was Capital of America
Julie Flavell
In this first-ever portrait of eighteenthcentury London as the capital of America, Julie Flavell re-creates the famous city’s heyday as the center of an empire that encompassed North America and the West Indies.
Paper 2011 320 pp. 36 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17813-5 $20.00 Cloth 2010 320 pp. 36 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13739-2 $32.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16819-8



Forging the Nation 1707–1837 Revised Edition

Linda Colley
This brilliant and seminal book examines how a more cohesive British nation was invented after 1707 and how this new national identity was nurtured through war, religion, trade, and empire. This edition contains an extensive new preface by the author.
Paper 2009 469 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15280-7 $22.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17720-6

“I Am Not Master of Events”
Larry Neal

The Atmosphere of Heaven
Mike Jay

The Speculations of John Law and Lord Londonderry in the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles
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.
Yale Series in Economic and Financial History Cloth 2012 232 pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15316-3 $50.00

The Unnatural Experiments of Dr Beddoes and His Sons of Genius
This book tells the strange story of maverick doctor Thomas Beddoes, whose medical researchers in Bristol, England discovered the mind-altering effects of inhaling nitrous oxide in the late 1700s.
Paper 2010 304 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16891-4 $20.00 Cloth 2009 296 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12439-2 $30.00

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Making Ireland English
Jane Ohlmeyer

Adam Smith

An Enlightened Life

The English Prize

The Irish Aristocracy in the Seventeenth Century
This groundbreaking book explores the remaking of Ireland’s aristocracy during the tumultuous seventeenth century and offers a major new interpretation of the role of aristocrats in establishing English control over Ireland.
Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 680 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11834-6 $65.00

Nicholas Phillipson
Adam Smith is celebrated all over the world as the founder of modern economics. This book shows the extent to which The Wealth of Nations and Smith’s other great work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, were part of a larger scheme to establish a grand “Science of Man,” one of the most ambitious projects of the European Enlightenment, which was to encompass law, history, and aesthetics as well as economics and ethics, and which was only half complete on Smith’s death in 1790.
Named a Favorite Business Book of 2010, Bloomberg BusinessWeek; Named a Best Book of 2010 by the Atlantic The Lewis Walpole Series in EighteenthCentury Culture and History Paper 2012 352 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17767-1 $23.00 Cloth 2010 368 pp. 4 b/w + 29 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16927-0 $32.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17443-4

The Capture of the Westmorland, An Episode of the Grand Tour

Edited by Maria Dolores Sánchez-Jáuregui Alpañés and Scott Wilcox
The dramatic story of the capture of the British merchant ship Westmorland and the subsequent disposition of its prized contents sheds new light on the 18th century cultural phenomenon known as the Grand Tour.
Available in June 2012 Published in association with the Yale Center for British Art and the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Francisco Cloth 2012 400 pp. 350 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17605-6 $75.00


The First Modern Revolution

Steve Pincus
In this bold narrative history, Pincus argues that England’s Glorious Revolution was a fundamental turning point in the making of the modern world.
Bronze Medal winner for the 2010 Independent Publishers Book Awards in the History Category; Winner of the 2010 Morris D. Forkosch Prize given by the American Historical Association The Lewis Walpole Series in EighteenthCentury Culture and History Paper 2011 664 pp. 72 scattered b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17143-3 $25.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15605-8

The Town House in Georgian London
Rachel Stewart
Stepping away from conventional analyses of materials or style and into the previously unexplored world of the house owner, this book takes a fresh look at both the social, as well as the architectural, importance of the 18thcentury London town house.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Cloth 2009 192 pp. 60 b/w + 20 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15277-7 $65.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16566-1

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David Hume

The Philosopher as Historian

Nicholas Phillipson
A giant of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, David Hume was one of the most important philosophers ever to write in English. He was also a brilliant historian. In this book—a new and revised edition of his 1989 classic— Nicholas Phillipson shows how Hume freed history from religion and politics. As a philosopher, Hume sought a way of seeing the world and pursuing happiness independently of a belief in God. His groundbreaking approach applied the same outlook to Britain’s history, showing how the past was shaped solely through human choices and actions.
The Lewis Walpole Series in EighteenthCentury Culture and History Paper 2012 168 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18166-1 $16.00

Empire to Nation
Geoff Quilley

Art, History and the Visualization of Maritime Britain, 1768–1829
This book argues that maritime culture is critical to our understanding of 18thand 19th-century Britain and rethinks the place of visual culture in the relationship between nation and empire.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Cloth 2011 304 pp. 40 color + 100 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17568-4 $80.00

Behind Closed Doors
At Home in Georgian England

Amanda Vickery
In this brilliant work, Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there.
Paper 2010 368 pp. 80 b/w + 25 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16896-9 $28.00 Cloth 2009 368 pp. 80 b/w + 25 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15453-5 $45.00


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A Biography

Explorers of the Nile
The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure

City of Gold and Mud
Painting Victorian London

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.
Available in March 2012 Paper 2012 584 pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17796-1 $35.00 Cloth 2011 584 pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11898-8 $50.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16844-0

Tim Jeal
The author of Stanley (National Book Critics’ Circle Award in Biography 2007) offers a spellbinding narrative of the adventures of six indefatigable men and one intrepid woman on the dangerous quest to find the nineteenth century’s greatest prize: the source of Africa’s White Nile.
Cloth 2011 528 pp. 35 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14935-7 $32.50

Nancy Rose Marshall
This multifaceted portrait of Victorian London demonstrates how artists of the day made sense of the newly modern city through narrative, realist paintings that depict its streets, crowds, and individuals.
The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Cloth 2012 320 pp. 60 color + 160 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17446-5 $75.00

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Tim Jeal

Charles Dickens
Michael Slater
This masterly biography uncovers Dickens the man through the profession in which he excelled. Michael Slater explores the personal and emotional life, the high-profile public activities, the relentless travel, the charitable works, the amateur theatricals and the astonishing productivity. But his core focus is Dickens’ career as a writer and professional author—not only his big novels but also his phenomenal output of letters, journalism, shorter fiction, and other writings.
Selected as one of the Best Books of 2009 in the Biography category, Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World Paper 2011 720 pp. 65 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17093-1 $23.00 Cloth 2009 720 pp. 65 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11207-8 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16552-4

The Darwin Archipelago
Steve Jones

The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer
Remembered today mainly for a question he never uttered (“Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”), Henry Morton Stanley was in truth a brilliant adventurer who overcame a nightmarish childhood to become Africa’s greatest explorer. Drawing on previously closed archives, this grand and colorful biography presents the first accurate picture of Stanley and his extraordinary achievements.
Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography; Named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2007 by The New York Times Book Review; Silver medal winner of the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award in the category of Biography; Selected as one of the best books of 2008 by the Washington Post Paper 2008 608 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14223-5 $18.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15290-6

The Naturalist’s Career Beyond Origin of Species
A brilliant survey of the great evolutionist’s lesser-known works, and how they anticipated so much of modern biology.
Paper 2012 248 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18158-6 $20.00 Cloth 2011 248 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15540-2 $27.50

The Gates of Hell
Andrew Lambert

Sir John Franklin’s Tragic Quest for the North West Passage
Andrew Lambert accesses to new materials to depict the shocking fate of Captain Sir John Franklin’s doomed arctic expedition and how, despite his failure, Franklin inspired future arctic heroes such as Robert Falcon Scott.
Paper 2011 456 pp. 8 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16788-7 $22.00 Cloth 2009 456 pp. 8 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15485-6 $32.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15486-3

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Twentieth-Century Britain/British History—General

Coming Home After World War Two



Nights Out

Life in Cosmopolitan London

The London Square
Gardens in the Midst of Town

Alan Allport
This book tells a gripping tale that’s in danger of being lost to national memory: the story of what really happened when millions of British servicemen returned home after the war. Drawing on letters and diaries, and on newspapers, reports, novels, and films, Alan Allport illuminates the darker side of the homecoming experience for veterans, their families and British society at large.
Winner of the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award Paper 2010 280 pp. 16 b/w plate section ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16886-0 $20.00 Cloth 2010 288 pp. 16 b/w plate section ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14043-9 $38.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17016-0

Judith R. Walkowitz
In this lively book Judith Walkowitz shows how London’s sophisticated and subversive Soho district became a showcase for a new twentieth-century cosmopolitan identity.
Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 400 pp. 37 b/w illus. + 8 pp. color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15194-7 $40.00

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan
This lively, informed, and perceptive narrative charts the vicissitudes of London’s squares and brings the social and building history of these extraordinary, resilient, and often eccentric places into sharp focus.
Available in July 2012 The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Cloth 2012 304 pp. 100 color + 160 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15201-2 $65.00


Vauxhall Gardens
A History


David E. Coke and Alan Borg
Vauxhall Gardens was the foremost pleasure garden of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century London. This comprehensive and prolifically illustrated account makes a major contribution to the study of London entertainments, culture, class and ideology, and reveals the teeming life, the spectacular art and the ever-present music of Vauxhall in fascinating detail.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Cloth 2011 400 pp. 80 color + 200 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17382-6 $95.00

Beyond the Tower
A History of East London

John Marriott
In this beautifully illustrated history of this iconic district, John Marriott draws on twenty-five years of research, copious maps, archive prints and photographs, and the words of East Londoners from seventeenth-century silk weavers to Cockneys during the Blitz to explore the relationship between the East End and the rest of London, and challenges many of the myths that surround the area.
Cloth 2011 384 pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14880-0 $45.00

Capital Affairs
Frank Mort

London and the Making of the Permissive Society
A series of spectacular scandals profoundly disturbed London life during the 1950s in ways that had major national consequences. High and low society collided in a city of social and sexual extremes. Patrician men-abouttown, young independent women, go-ahead entrepreneurs, Westminster politicians, queer men, and West Indian newcomers played a conspicuous part in dramatic encounters that signaled a new phase of post-Victorian sexual morality This arresting history of sex and politics at this time charts the course of modern British society and the birth of the so-called permissive society.
Cloth 2010 528 pp. 34 b/w + 8 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11879-7 $40.00


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The Making of the English Gardener
Margaret Willes

Plants, Books and Inspiration, 1560–1660
A fascinating history of the people and publications that revolutionized Britain’s gardens in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from extravagant estates to humble kitchen plots, and the links they forged with the wider world.
Cloth 2011 336 pp. 80 b/w +24 pp. color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16382-7 $45.00


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Seventeenth- & Eighteenth-Century Europe

Moses Mendelssohn
Sage of Modernity


Shmuel Feiner
Translated by Anthony Berris
The “German Socrates,” Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) was the most influential Jewish thinker of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Feiner’s book is the first that offers a full, human portrait of this fascinating man.
Jewish Lives Cloth 2010 248 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16175-5 $25.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16752-8

Peter McPhee

A Revolutionary Life
Was Robespierre a heroic martyr or a bloodthirsty tyrant? This book combines new research and a deep understanding of the French Revolution to provide a fresh and nuanced portrait of one of history’s most controversial figures.
Cloth 2012 352 pp. 32 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11811-7 $40.00

History and the Enlightenment
Hugh Trevor-Roper
This volume brings together some of the most original and radical writings of Hugh Trevor-Roper’s career—many hitherto inaccessible, one never before published— focusing on the writing and understanding of history in the eighteenth century.
Cloth 2010 352 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13934-1 $40.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16840-2

Enlightened Pleasures
Eighteenth-Century France and the New Epicureanism



Thomas M. Kavanagh
In this daring book, Thomas Kavanagh overturns the prevailing scholarly tradition that views eighteenth century France as primarily the incubator of the Revolution. Instead, Kavanagh demonstrates how the art and literature of the era put the experience of pleasure at the center of the cultural agenda, leading to advances in both ethics and esthetics.
The Lewis Walpole Series in EighteenthCentury Culture and History Cloth 2010 264 pp. 21 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14094-1 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16285-1

The Kipper und Wipper Inflation, 1619-23
Martha White Paas

Against War and Empire
Richard Whatmore

An Economic History with Contemporary German Broadsheets
With Broadsheet Descriptions by John Roger Paas and Translations by George C. Schoolfield
This economic analysis of the Kipper und Wipper inflation of 1619–23 draws on rare contemporary broadsheets to explore its effect on people’s lives and behavior.
Available in June 2012 Yale Series in Economic and Financial History Cloth 2012 160 pp. 27 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14676-9 $85.00

Geneva, Britain, and France in the Eighteenth Century
A fascinating intellectual history of a group of prominent Genevans’ struggle to infiltrate and reform the governments of Britain and France in order to promote free trade policies.
Available in July 2012 The Lewis Walpole Series in EighteenthCentury Culture and History Cloth 2012 448 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17557-8 $65.00


Making Way for Genius
Kathleen Kete

The Philosophers’ Quarrel

Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding

The Aspiring Self in France from the Old Regime to the New
Examining the lives and works of Germaine de Stael, Stendahl, and Georges Cuvier, historian Kathleen Kete creates a groundbreaking cultural history of ambition in post-Revolutionary Napoleonic and Restoration France.
Available in May 2012 Cloth 2012 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17482-3 $38.00

Robert Zaretsky and John T. Scott
This engaging book presents a full account of the tragic collapse of the friendship between Rousseau and Hume, the two most important thinkers of the eighteenth century. The authors explore the relation between the men’s quarrel and their philosophical thought and discuss how their incompatible ideas reverberate in thinking today.
Paper 2010 264 pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16428-2 $18.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15624-9

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Nineteenth- & Twentieth-Century Europe

Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters
Louis Begley
From the prize-winning author of Wartime Lies, an anatomy of the infamous prosecution of a Jewish officer attached to the French army’s General Staff, with profound implications for our own time.
Selected as a Favorite Book of the Year, The New Yorker Why X Matters Series Paper 2010 272 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16814-3 $16.00 Cloth 2009 272 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12532-0 $24.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15645-4



The Life of Sarah Bernhardt

Robert Gottlieb
Though the Bernhardt literature is vast, Gottlieb’s Sarah is the first English-language biography to appear in decades. Brilliantly, it tracks the trajectory through which an illegitimate—and scandalous—daughter of a courtesan transformed herself into the most famous actress who ever lived, and into a national icon, a symbol of France.
Jewish Lives Cloth 2010 256 pp. 94 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14127-6 $25.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16879-2

Orderly and Humane
The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War

R. M. Douglas
Why did the Allied nations violently expel many millions of German-speaking civilians from their homes across Europe in the wake of WWII? This book reveals for the first time the story of an unparalleled episode of mass human rights abuse.
Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 416 pp. 12 b/w illus. + 1 map ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16660-6 $38.00

Philip Dwyer


The Path to Power
A groundbreaking biography focusing on the young Napoleon and his improbable rise to power. Debunking many of the myths that Napoleon himself promulgated as an early manipulator of the media, Dwyer’s book sheds new light on Napoleon’s inner life and character, and on the twisting path that led from his boyhood in Corsica to the coup that gave him leadership of France at the age of thirty.
A 2008 Top Seller in European History as compiled by YBP Library Services Paper 2009 672 pp. 64 b/w illus. + 4 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15132-9 $23.00 Cloth 2008 672 pp. 64 b/w illus. + 4 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13754-5 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14820-6

The Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Edited by Jeffrey C. Isaac
A new volume in the Rethinking the Western Tradition series: Marx and Engels’ classic Communist Manifesto, accompanied by essays on its continuing relevance in the post-communist era.
Available in May 2012 Rethinking the Western Tradition Paper 2012 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12302-9 $12.00 Cloth 2012 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12301-2 $55.00

The Death of the Shtetl
Yehuda Bauer
In this important book an internationally acclaimed Holocaust historian weaves historical narrative with individual testimonies to recount the destruction of the shtetls, small Jewish towns in Poland and Russia, at the hands of the Nazis in 1941–1942.
Paper 2010 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16793-1 $23.00 Cloth 2010 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15209-8 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15488-7


The Jews of San Nicandro
John A. Davis
The remarkable and intimate story of an Italian peasant community’s unique conversion to the Jewish faith, shedding fresh light on wider transformations in Europe before and after the Second World War.
Cloth 2010 252 pp. 8 pp. b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11425-6 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16036-9

Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce

Sarah Abrevaya Stein
A bold and original examination of the international Jewish trade in ostrich feathers, which flourished on three continents from the 1880s until the great “feather bust” of the First World War.
Winner of the 2010 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature sponsored by the Jewish Book Council Paper 2010 256 pp. 17 b/w illus + 1 map ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16818-1 $20.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14285-3


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Twentieth-Century Europe

Auschwitz and After
Charlotte Delbo
Translated by Rosette C. Lamont; Introduction by Lawrence L. Langer
This unique and profoundly moving memoir of life in the concentration camps and afterward was written by a French female resistance leader, a nonJew who became an important literary figure in post-war France.
Winner of the 1995 American Literary Translators Association Award Paper 1997 376 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-07057-6 $24.00

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Facts Are Subversive
Timothy Garton Ash

Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name
This collection of essays by one of Europe’s leading political writers offers dazzling insights into today’s world and America’s troubled place in it.
Paper 2011 464 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17755-8 $20.00 Cloth 2010 464 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16117-5 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16135-9

Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World
With a New Preface

Jeffrey Herf
This groundbreaking history connects Nazi Germany’s Arabic language propaganda during World War II to anti-Semitism in the Middle East in the decades since.
Winner of the 2011 Sybil Halpern Milton Prize as given by the German Studies Association Paper 2010 368 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16805-1 $20.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15583-9


The Introduction of Nazism into Philosophy in Light of the Unpublished Seminars of 1933–1935


Hitler’s Hangman
The Life of Heydrich


Emmanuel Faye
Translated by Michael B. Smith; Foreword by Tom Rockmore
In the most comprehensive examination to date of Heidegger’s Nazism, Emmanuel Faye draws on previously unavailable materials to paint a damning picture of Nazism’s influence on the philosopher’s thought and politics.
Bronze medal winner of the 2009 Book of the Year Award in the Philosophy category, presented by ForeWord magazine Paper 2011 464 pp. 5 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17207-2 $27.50 Cloth 2009 464 pp. 5 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12086-8 $40.00

Robert Gerwarth
This chilling biography tells the full story of the “Butcher of Prague” for the first time. One of the most dangerous men in the Third Reich, Heydrich commanded the SS Security Service, the Gestapo, and the Nazi Criminal Police; organized the SS killing squads; and helped plan the “Final Solution.”
Cloth 2011 336 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11575-8 $35.00

A German Generation
An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century

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 twentieth-century Germany, as experienced and made by ordinary human beings.
Cloth 2012 352 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17003-0 $38.00


The Hour of Europe
' Josip Glaurdic

Western Powers and the Breakup of Yugoslavia
This new examination of the dissolution of Yugoslavia offers the first comprehensive assessment of the impact of American and European foreign policy on the conflict and on the violent tactics ' of the regime of Slobodan Miloševic.
Cloth 2011 432 pp. 4 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16629-3 $55.00

Belonging and Genocide
Thomas Kühne


Hitler’s Community, 1918–1945
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.
Cloth 2010 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12186-5 $40.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16857-0

Hitler’s Berlin
Abused City

Thomas Friedrich
In this vivid and entirely new account of Hitler’s relationship with Berlin, the author explores how Germany’s capital captivated Hitler’s imagination and how he sought to redesign the city to align with his obsessions and ambitions.
Available in May 2012 Cloth 2012 480 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16670-5 $40.00

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Twentieth-Century Europe/European History—General

The Jews in the Secret Nazi Reports on Popular Opinion in Germany, 1933–1945
Edited by Otto Dov Kulka and Eberhard Jäckel
Translated by William Templer
Presented for the first time in English, the secret Nazi reports reveal what life was like for German Jews, as well as the attitudes of the German population to Jewish discrimination, deportations, and extermination.
Cloth 2010 1,064 pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11803-2 $150.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16858-7

Contesting Democracy


Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe

Jan-Werner Müller
This brilliant guide to European political ideas and thinkers spans the twentieth century. With special focus on Fascism and Stalinism and their legacies, the author illuminates both the century’s ideological extremes and how Europeans built lasting liberal democracies in the second half of the century.
Cloth 2011 304 pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11321-1 $45.00

The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300–1800
William Monter
In this lively and pathbreaking book, William Monter explores Europe’s increasing acceptance of autonomous female rule between the late Middle Ages and the French Revolution by examining the public careers of its thirty women sovereigns.
Cloth 2012 304 pp. 18 b/w illus., 1 map ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17327-7 $38.00


Living with Hitler
Eric Kurlander

Walther Rathenau
Weimar’s Fallen Statesman

The Dynamics of Global Dominance
European Overseas Empires, 1415–1980

Liberal Democrats in the Third Reich
This book is the first to analyze in detail the activities of German liberal democrats from 1933 to the end of the Nazi regime, exploring why so few resisted and so many embraced aspects of the Third Reich. The answers that come to light have crucial implications for understanding the genesis of authoritarian regimes everywhere.
Cloth 2009 288 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11666-3 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15992-9

Shulamit Volkov
The first full biography of Walther Rathenau to be published in English in many years, this sensitive portrait explores Rathenau’s life, assassination, and the complex dynamic between Jews and Germans in the Weimar Republic.
Jewish Lives Cloth 2012 256 pp. 9 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14431-4 $25.00

David B. Abernethy
This magisterial survey of the rise and decline of European overseas empires asks how and why these empires took shape, persisted, and finally fell. David B. Abernethy explains Europe’s long occupation of global center stage and throws new light on today’s postcolonial world and the legacies of empire.
Paper 2002 544 pp. 14 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-09314-8 $27.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14388-1


Windows on the War

Mozart and the Nazis
How the Third Reich Abused a Cultural Icon

Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941–1945

Whispering City
Rome and Its Histories

Erik Levi
This book is the first to explore how the Nazi regime appropriated Mozart as a cultural and political icon, shamelessly distorting his humanitarian views to further fascist goals.
Cloth 2011 336 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12306-7 $40.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16581-4

Edited by Peter Kort Zegers 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.
Distributed for the Art Institute of Chicago Paper over Board 2011 400 pp. 300 color + 140 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17023-8 $65.00

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.
Cloth 2011 358 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11471-3 $35.00


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Russian & Eastern European History

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Gulag Voices
Edited by Anne Applebaum
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum brings together a unique collection of Gulag survivors’ memoirs.
Paper available in March 2012 Annals of Communism Series Paper 2012 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17783-1 $18.00 Cloth 2011 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15320-0 $25.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16012-3

The Leningrad Blockade, 1941–1944
A New Documentary History from the Soviet Archives

Russia’s Cold War
Jonathan Haslam

From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall
Far more than merely a straightforward history of the Cold War, this book presents the first account of politics and decision making at the highest levels of Soviet power: how Soviet leaders saw political and military events, what they were trying to accomplish, their miscalculations, and the ways they took advantage of Western ignorance.
Cloth 2011 544 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15997-4 $38.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16853-2

Richard Bidlack and Nikita Lomagin
Translations by Marian Schwartz
Based on new archival research, this book presents a comprehensive account of the German siege of Leningrad in 1941–43, during which close to one million Leningraders perished.
Available in June 2012 Annals of Communism Series Cloth 2012 544 pp. 74 b/w illus. + 5 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11029-6 $75.00


Roads to the Temple
Leon Aron

Truth, Memory, Ideas, and Ideals in the Making of the Russian Revolution, 1987–1991
A compelling new history of the collapse of the Soviet Union that explores the intellectual and ideological impulses that propelled the revolution.
Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 448 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11844-5 $55.00


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The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America

Propaganda State in Crisis
David Brandenberger

John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr, and Alexander Vassiliev
This stunning exposé of Soviet espionage in the U.S. during the 1930s and 40s is based on extensive KGB archives never revealed before and documents for the first time the secret world of Stalin’s spies and the Americans who worked with them.
Paper 2010 704 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16438-1 $24.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15572-3

Soviet Ideology, Indoctrination, and Terror under Stalin, 1927–1941
An exposé of systemic failure within USSR’s ideological establishment, this book rewrites the history of Soviet indoctrination and mass mobilization between 1927 and 1941.
The Yale-Hoover Series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War Paper 2012 376 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15537-2 $55.00


Funding Loyalty
Eugenia Belova and Valery Lazarev

The Economics of the Communist Party

The Unfinished Revolution
James Mark

Funding Loyalty examines the Soviet communist party’s financial operations and its budget from the 1930s through 1960s, providing a fresh look at the evolution of the party and its role in the Soviet economy and society as a whole.
Available in May 2012 The Yale-Hoover Series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War Paper 2012 224 pp. 21 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16436-7 $35.00

Children of the Gulag
Cathy A. Frierson and Semyon S. Vilensky
This groundbreaking book offers a comprehensive documentary history of children whose parents were identified as enemies of the Soviet regime and arrested, executed, or sent to the Gulag.
Annals of Communism Series Cloth 2010 480 pp. 29 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12293-0 $55.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15503-7

Making Sense of the Communist Past in Central-Eastern Europe
While the West has repeatedly been sold images of a victorious people’s revolution in 1989, the idea that dictatorship has been truly overcome is foreign to many in the former Communist bloc. In this wideranging work, James Mark examines how new democratic societies are still divided by the past.
Cloth 2011 344 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16716-0 $65.00

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Russian & Eastern European History

Lenin’s Jewish Question
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern
In this first examination of Lenin’s genealogical and political connections to East European Jews, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern reveals the broad cultural meanings of indisputable evidence that Lenin’s maternal grandfather was a Jew. He examines why and how Lenin’s Jewish relatives converted to Christianity, explains how Lenin’s vision of Russian Marxism shaped his identity, and explores Lenin’s treatment of party colleagues of Jewish origin and the Jewish Question in Europe. PetrovskyShtern also uncovers the continuous efforts of the Soviet communists to suppress Lenin’s Jewishness and the no less persistent attempts of Russian extremists to portray Lenin as a Jew.
Cloth 2010 224 pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15210-4 $40.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16860-0



Leon Trotsky
Joshua Rubenstein

A Revolutionary’s Life
Here, Trotsky emerges as a brilliant and brilliantly 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 organization in the 1920s, when Stalin was maneuvering, inexorably, toward Trotsky’s own political oblivion.
Jewish Lives Cloth 2011 240 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13724-8 $25.00

Petersburg Fin de Siècle
Mark D. Steinberg
This investigation of the writings of diverse urban Russian writers on the eve of revolution sheds new light on their shared anxieties about modern life and the search for meaning in a time of both crisis and possibility.
Cloth 2011 416 pp. 7 b/w illlus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16504-3 $45.00



The Last European Dictatorship

It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway
David Satter

Andrew Wilson
This book is the first in English to explore Belarus’s complicated past from medieval times through the Soviet years, the years since independence, and its current situation under a corrupt, authoritarian, and surprisingly tenacious president.
Cloth 2011 256 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13435-3 $35.00

Russia and the Communist Past


The Stalin Cult
Jan Plamper

A Study in the Alchemy of Power
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 galvanized 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.
The Yale-Hoover Series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War Cloth 2012 352 pp. 62 b/w + 21 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16952-2 $55.00

This compelling book explores why Russia has ignored the lessons of its tragic Communist experience and shows how a deep-rooted lack of respect for the individual blocks the nation’s way to a stable and democratic future.
Cloth 2011 400 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11145-3 $29.95


Stalin Digital Archive
The result of years of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press, the Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) provides access to materials from Stalin’s personal archive and monographs on the history of Soviet and international communism. In addition, it seeks to advance research and teaching through new ways for scholars and students to interact with this content and to collaborate.

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Religious History



A History

Gary A. Anderson
In this sensitive, imaginative, and original work, Gary Anderson shows how changing conceptions of sin and forgiveness lay at the very heart of the biblical tradition.
Winner of the 2010 Christianity Today Book Award in the Biblical Studies category Paper 2010 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16809-9 $20.00 Cloth 2009 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14989-0 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15487-0

Ten Popes Who Shook the World
Eamon Duffy
Which Catholic popes have had the greatest impact on history? Eamon Duffy selects ten profoundly influential popes, from St. Peter to John Paul II, and explores their amazing lives and accomplishments.
Cloth 2011 160 pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17688-9 $25.00

Holy Bones, Holy Dust
Charles Freeman

How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe
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.
Cloth 2011 306 pp. 16pp b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12571-9 $35.00

The Good and Evil Serpent
James H. Charlesworth


The Unity of Christ
Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition

How a Universal Symbol Became Christianized
This pathbreaking book explores in plentiful detail the symbolic meanings of the serpent from 40,000 BCE to the present, and from diverse regions in the world. In doing so it emphasizes the utter creativity of the biblical authors’ use of symbols and argues that we must, today, reexamine our own archetypal conceptions with comparable creativity.
Tied winner of the 2011 Christianity Today Book Award in the Biblical Studies category The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library Cloth 2010 744 pp. 102 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14082-8 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14273-0

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.
Paper 2011 400 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17083-2 $23.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16658-3

Christopher A. Beeley
Combining historical and theological analysis, Christopher Beeley offers a new contextualized reading of early church fathers—among them Origen of Alexandria, Gregory of Nazianzus, Augustine of Hippo, and Cyril of Alexandria—and reexamines their ultimate contribution to the development of Christianity.
Cloth 2012 416 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17862-3 $50.00

Kabbalah in Italy, 1280–1510
A Survey

Moshe Idel
The first to focus attention on a specific center of Kabbalah, Moshe Idel charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its unique geographical situation facilitated the arrival of both Spanish and Byzantine Kabbalah.
Cloth 2011 512 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12626-6 $55.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15587-7

Sex and Religion in the Bible
Calum Carmichael
In this unique book, one of the most original voices in biblical studies today focuses on the themes of marriage, sexuality, fertility, impurity, creation, and love in the Bible to illuminate the remarkable subtlety and sophistication of biblical views about sex and religion.
Cloth 2010 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15377-4 $50.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15378-1

Augustine and the Jews
Paula Fredriksen

A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism
Fredriksen’s provocative book traces the social and intellectual forces that led to the development of Christian antiJudaism and shows how and why Augustine challenged this toxic tradition.
Paper 2010 528 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16628-6 $20.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17250-8

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Religious History

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Ancient Christian Martyrdom
Candida R. Moss

The Life of the Virgin
Maximus the Confessor

Two Family Stories from the Reformation and Modern America
This powerful work explores the parallel disruption of two families—one in seventeenth-century Holland, the other in America today—when a beloved family member converts to another religion.
New Directions in Narrative History Cloth 2011 320 pp. 3 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16701-6 $27.50

Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions
In this innovative study, Candida Moss offers a radically new history of martyrdom in the first and second centuries that challenges traditional understandings of the spread of Christianity and rethinks the nature of Christian martyrdom itself.
Available in June 2012 The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library Cloth 2012 304 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15465-8 $40.00

Translated, with an Introduction and Notes, by Stephen J. Shoemaker
This first English translation of the earliest complete Life of the Virgin provides a rich and crucial source for understanding the history of Marian piety.
Available in May 2012 Cloth 2012 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17504-2 $35.00

New in paper

John Henry Newman
The Challenge to Evangelical Religion

Miracles at the Jesus Oak

Histories of the Supernatural in Reformation Europe
In the musty archive of a Belgian abbey, historian Craig Harline happened upon a vast collection of documents written in the seventeenth century by people who claimed to have experienced miracles and wonders. Craig Harline recasts these testimonies into engaging vignettes that open a window onto the believers, unbelievers, and religious movements of the Age of Reformation.
Paper 2011 336 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16702-3 $22.00


Frank M. Turner
One of the most controversial religious figures of his time, John Henry Newman (1801–1890) split rancorously from the Church of England and converted to Roman Catholicism. In this provocative reappraisal of Newman and the Tractarian movement that he led, Frank Turner challenges previous understandings not only of the man but also of the religious and intellectual life in Victorian England.
Paper 2011 752 pp. 14 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17309-3 $27.50

Octavia, Daughter of God
The Story of a Female Messiah and Her Followers

Jane Shaw
This book uncovers the little-known story of the Panacea Society, a postWorld War I utopian community of remarkable English women led by Octavia, whom they believed was the daughter of God.
Cloth 2011 432 pp. 58 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17615-5 $35.00

New in paper

Julian of Norwich, Theologian
Denys Turner
This provocative book casts Julian of Norwich 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.
Cloth 2011 288 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16391-9 $40.00


The Age of Doubt
Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty

A History of the First Day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl
Through a fascinating blend of stories and analysis, historian Craig Harline examines Sunday—from its ancient beginnings among the early Christians to brunch and football in America today.
Paper 2011 480 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16703-0 $22.00

Christopher Lane
By analyzing the parallel battles over faith and reason in the nineteenth century and ours, scholar Christopher Lane makes a case for the benefits of religious uncertainty.
Cloth 2011 248 pp. 19 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14192-4 $26.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16881-5


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The Middle East

New in paper

A Quiet Revolution
Leila Ahmed

The Great Caliphs
Amira K. Bennison

New in paper

The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America
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.
Paper available in May 2012 Paper 2012 360 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18143-2 $22.00 Cloth 2011 360 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17095-5 $30.00

The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire
This accessible and informative history brings the classical Islamic world alive, illuminating its importance to the cultural history of Europe and America as the inheritor and interpreter of GraecoRoman traditions.
Paper 2010 256 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16798-6 $22.00 Cloth 2009 256 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15227-2 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15489-4

Turkey, Islam, Nationalism, and Modernity
A History

Carter Vaughn Findley
Against the panorama of political, economic, social, and cultural change, religious and secular forces emerge and compete to shape two centuries of late Ottoman and republican Turkish history.
Paper 2011 544 pp. 40 b/w + 16 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15261-6 $30.00 Cloth 2010 544 pp. 40 b/w + 16 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15260-9 $40.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15262-3

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Limits of Detente
Craig Daigle

Forging Civilizations along the Silk Road

The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969–1973
In the first book-length analysis of the origins of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Craig Daigle shows how the war resulted not only from tension and competing interest between Arabs and Israelis, but also from policies adopted in both Washington and Moscow.
Available in July 2012 Cloth 2012 384 pp. 35 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16713-9 $55.00

New in paper

In Ishmael’s House
Martin Gilbert

A History of Jews in Muslim Lands
In this absorbing and eloquent book Martin Gilbert challenges the standard media portrayal and presents a fascinating account of hope, opportunity, fear, and terror that have characterized Jews and Muslims through the 1,400 years of their intertwined history.
Paper 2011 448 pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17798-5 $23.00 Cloth 2010 448 pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16715-3 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17080-1

Edited by Joan Aruz and Elisabetta Valtz Fino
The long, rich, and diverse history of ancient Afghanistan is seen with fresh perspective through materials from key sites along important trading corridors.
Available in May 2012 Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press Paper 2012 160 pp. 138 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17954-5 $35.00


New in paper

Moshe Dayan
Mordechai Bar-On

Israel’s Controversial Hero
This authoritative biography provides a vivid portrait of Moshe Dayan, one of the most powerful—and complex— military and political leaders in Israel’s tumultuous first decades of statehood.
Available in June 2012 Jewish Lives Cloth 2012 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14941-8 $25.00

Islam, Science, and the The Persians Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Iran Challenge of History
Ahmad Dallal
Ahmad Dallal examines the significance of scientific knowledge and situates the culture of science in relation to other cultural forces in Muslim societies.
The Terry Lectures Series Paper 2012 256 pp. 2 line illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17771-8 $19.00 Cloth 2010 256 pp. 2 line illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15911-0 $27.50 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15914-1

Homa Katouzian

This comprehensive history of Iran covers the entire history of the area from the foundation of the ancient Persian empire to today’s Iranian state.
Paper 2010 448 pp. 32 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16932-4 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16122-9

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Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean

A Single Roll of the Dice
Trita Parsi

Philip Mansel
Not so long ago, in certain great cosmopolitan cities on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean, Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived and flourished side by side. What can the histories of these cities tell us?
Paper 2012 470 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18171-5 $20.00 Cloth 2011 470 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17264-5 $35.00

Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran
Trita Parsi uncovers the full details of the diplomatic encounters between Washington and Tehran during Obama’s early presidency, then discusses whether diplomacy should be the foreign policy approach of choice for the U.S.
Cloth 2012 304 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16936-2 $27.50

The Bride and the Dowry
Avi Raz

Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War
This penetrating book explores newly opened archives to uncover how and why Israeli-Arab peacemaking negotiations failed in the crucial years after the Six Day War. The author’s conclusions are both controversial and illuminating.
Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 448 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17194-5 $35.00

Treacherous Alliance
New in paper

From the Abode of Islam to the Turkish Vatan
The Making of a National Homeland in Turkey

The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States

Trita Parsi
With a New Preface by the Author
Parsi untangles the complex and often duplicitous relations among Israel, Iran, and the United States from 1948 to the present and spells out how American policies can avert catastrophe and lead the region toward peace.
Winner of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order Paper 2008 384 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14311-9 $17.00 Cloth 2007 384 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12057-8 $28.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-13806-1



An Introduction

Barry Rubin
In this uniquely wide-ranging portrait of Israel, students and general readers will find accurate information on such important topics as its history, land and people, politics, society, economics, and culture.
Paper 2012 352 pp. 86 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16230-1 $30.00

Behlül Özkan
How does a people move from tribal and religiously based understandings of society to a concept of the modern nation-state? This book examines the complex and pivotal case of Turkey.
Available in June 2012 Paper 2012 288 pp. 27 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17201-0 $35.00


The Forgotten Palestinians
Ilan Pappé

Islamization from Below
Brian J. Peterson

Islamism and Islam
Bassam Tibi
This critically important book clarifies what is widely misunderstood in the West: Islam and contemporary Islamism are distinctly different. The former is a religious faith, the latter a political ideology based on a reinvented version of Islamic law.
Cloth 2012 368 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15998-1 $30.00

A History of the Palestinians in Israel
In this book, historian Ilan Pappé examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule and what their lives tell us about both Israel’s attitude toward minorities and Palestinians’ attitudes toward the Jewish state.
Cloth 2011 336 pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13441-4 $30.00

The Making of Muslim Communities in Rural French Sudan, 1880–1960
This groundbreaking investigation explores how and why so many rural West Africans “became Muslim” under French colonialism. The author argues that conversions were rarely coerced, but happened peacefully and gradually over several generations.
Paper 2011 336 pp. 3 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15270-8 $45.00


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African History



New in paper


Between Hope and Despair, 1963–2011

Explorers of the Nile
The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure

Egypt on the Brink
Tarek Osman

From the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak
In this immensely readable and thoroughly researched book, Tarek Osman explores what has happened to the biggest Arab nation since President Nasser took control of the country in 1954. This is an essential guide to one of the Middle East’s most important but least understood states.
Paper 2011 328 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17726-8 $15.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16564-7

Daniel Branch
In this illuminating account of Kenya’s first fifty years of independence, an authority on African history analyzes how ethnic violence, government corruption, inequality, and other difficult issues hinder national prosperity and justice.
Cloth 2011 352 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14876-3 $35.00

Tim Jeal
The author of Stanley (National Book Critics’ Circle Award in Biography 2007) offers a spellbinding narrative of the adventures of six indefatigable men and one intrepid woman on the dangerous quest to find the nineteenth century’s greatest prize: the source of Africa’s White Nile.
Cloth 2011 528 pp. 35 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14935-7 $32.50


Southern Africa
Stephen Chan

Old Treacheries and New Deceits
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 colonial rule and the overthrow of apartheid. Chan draws on three decades of experience to provide the definitive inside guide to this complex region and offer insight on how the near future is likely to be a litmus test not just for this trio of countries but for all of Africa
Cloth 2011 304 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15405-4 $30.00

A Living Man from Africa
Roger S. Levine


Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa
This groundbreaking history reclaims the lost story of Jan Tzatzoe, an African leader and intermediary whose remarkable life epitomizes the tumultuous nature of the colonial encounter in South Africa and Great Britain.
New Directions in Narrative History Cloth 2010 328 pp. 22 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12521-4 $30.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16859-4


The Rise and Fall of Qaddafi

Alison Pargeter
This riveting book documents Qaddafi’s rise and 42-year reign in Libya,the tenacious Arab Spring rebels’ success in toppling his repressive regime, and the challenges that confront Libya and her new leaders as they face an uncertain future.
Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 304 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13932-7 $30.00

A History of South Africa
Third Edition

Leonard Thompson
A leading scholar of South Africa provides a fresh and penetrating exploration of that country’s history, from the earliest known human inhabitation of the region to the present, focusing primarily on the experiences of its black inhabitants.
Paper 2001 384 pp. 10 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-08776-5 $17.95

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Asian History


The Taming of the Demons
Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism

Redeemed by Fire
Lian Xi

The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China
Lian Xi examines homegrown, mass Chinese Christianity’s transformation from a small, beleaguered “missionary” church buffeted by antiforeignism to an indigenous grassroots religion energized by nationalism and millenarianism.
Cloth 2010 352 pp. 21 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12339-5 $45.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16283-7


A History

Sam van Schaik
Situated north of the Himalayas, 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.
Cloth 2011 324 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15404-7 $35.00

Jacob P. Dalton
Dalton explores the ways in which violence has been integral to the development of Tibetan Buddhism. Paying particular attention to, Tibet’s dark age from 842 to 986 C.E., he draws on previously unstudied manuscripts discovered in the famous “library cave” near Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road.
Cloth 2011 336 pp. 7 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15392-7 $40.00

The Art of Not Being Governed
James C. Scott


An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia
The acclaimed author James Scott adopts a radically different approach to history to tell the story of the deliberately stateless peoples who occupy a vast track of land in Asia called Zomia.
Winner of the 2010 John K. Fairbank Book Prize, given by the American Historical Association Yale Agrarian Studies Series Paper 2010 464 pp. 2 b/w illus. + 7 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16917-1 $25.00 Cloth 2009 464 pp. 2 b/w illus + 7 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15228-9 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15652-2

Wonder of the Age
Master Painters of India, 1100–1900

John Guy and Jorrit Britschgi
Dispelling the long-held view of the anonymity of Indian artists, this fascinating publication discusses the connoisseurship used to identify the painters of the magnificent works discussed and illustrated.
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press Cloth 2011 224 pp. 155 color + 10 b/w illus ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17582-0 $45.00


The Great Famine in China, 1958–1962
A Documentary History

Edited by Zhou Xun
Drawn from previously closed and now inaccessible archives, this is the first comprehensive documentary history of China’s Great Famine, a result of the Great Leap Forward, that took the lives of at least 45 million peasants.
Available in June 2012 Cloth 2012 256 pp. 1 b/w map ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17518-9 $45.00

1587, A Year of No Significance
Ray Huang

New in paper

The Ming Dynasty in Decline
In 1587, the Year of the Pig, nothing very special happened in China. Yet in the seemingly unspectacular events of this ordinary year, Ray Huang finds exemplified the roots of China’s perennial inability to adapt to change and fashions a remarkably vivid portrayal of the court and the ruling class of late imperial China.
Paper 1982 280 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-02884-3 $22.00


The Pacific in the Age of Empire

Nicholas Thomas
This compelling book explores the lived experience of empire in the Pacific, the last region to be contacted and colonized by Europeans following the great voyages of Captain Cook.
Joint winner of the 2010 Wolfson History Prize

Paper 2012 356 pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18056-5 $22.00 Cloth 2011 356 pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12438-5 $35.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-17499-1

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History—General Interest


A Little History of the World
Illustrated Edition



A Brief History

Bernd Brunner
From the acclaimed author of Bears, an entertaining, often surprising cultural examination of Earth’s moon, through history, science, and literature, from ancient times to the present.
Paper 2011 304 pp. 93 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17769-5 $15.00 Cloth 2010 304 pp. 93 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15212-8 $25.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-16870-9

How to Change the World
Eric Hobsbawm

Reflections on Marx and Marxism
In this penetrating reassessment of Marxist thought and its relevance today, renowned historian Eric Hobsbawm argues that the author of Das Kapital has much to say to us in the postcommunist era.
Cloth 2011 480 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17616-2 $35.00

E. H. Gombrich
This illustrated edition brings together the pellucid humanity of the narrative with the images that may well have been in the author’s mind’s eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations emerge from the text, enrich the author’s intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work.
Cloth 2011 304 pp. 200 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17614-8 $29.95




Reality’s Dark Dream

A Little History of Philosophy
Nigel Warburton
This lively and accessible introduction to Western philosophy brings the ideas of the world’s greatest thinkers into focus, from Socrates’ questions about reality to Peter Singer’s thinking on the moral status of animals in our own times.
Cloth 2011 260 pp. 42 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15208-1 $25.00

Thomas Dormandy
This extraordinary book explores the entire history of the world’s most fascinating drug, revealing opium’s power to relieve suffering, inspire great art, and promote medical advances but also to destroy individuals, families, and even nations.
Cloth 2012 352 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17532-5 $40.00

Odd Couple

International Trade and Labor Standards in History

Michael Huberman
Contrary to common belief, argues a prominent economic historian, globalization does not destroy labor standards and workers’ quality of life: globalization and labor have worked in tandem to improve living standards.
Available in May 2012 Yale Series in Economic and Financial History Cloth 2012 256 pp. 15 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15870-0 $65.00

New in paper

A Little Book of Language
David Crystal
With a language disappearing every two weeks and neologisms springing up almost daily, an understanding of the origins and currency of language has never seemed more relevant. In this charming narrative history, expert linguist David Crystal proves why the story of language deserves retelling.
PB-with Flaps 2011 272 pp. 40 illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17082-5 $17.00 Cloth 2010 272 pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15533-4 $25.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-15875-5

Why Marx Was Right
Terry Eagleton
In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with.
Paper 2012 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18153-1 $16.00 Cloth 2011 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16943-0 $25.00


The Woman Reader
Belinda Jack
This lively book is the first to address the controversies associated with women’s reading throughout history, and to show how vastly different women’s reading experiences have often been compared to those of men.
Cloth 2012 336 pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12045-5 $30.00

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The Future of History
John Lukacs
A master historian explores the literary art of history and the future of teaching, researching, and writing about the past
Paper 2012 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18169-2 $16.00 Cloth 2011 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16956-0 $26.00

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

The Roof at the Bottom of the World
Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains

Edmund Stump
This book presents the first fully illustrated history of the discovery and exploration of the most remote mountain belt in the world, accompanied by spectacular photographs taken by the author during forty years of research in the Antarctic.
Cloth 2011 272 pp. 129 color + 15 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17197-6 $29.95

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
In this lively narrative history, noted science writer 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.
Cloth 2011 336 pp. Illustrations ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16969-0 $27.50

An Empire of Ice
Edward J. Larson

Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, this riveting account of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward Larson restores these expeditions’ status as grand endeavors of science.
Cloth 2011 326 pp. 54 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15408-5 $28.00



A Local and Global History

The Problem of Slavery as History
A Global Approach

Deborah Valenze
A historian reveals the illuminating history of milk over three thousand years of human civilization, from ancient myth to modern grocery store.
Cloth 2011 351 pp. 35 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11724-0 $28.00

Joseph C. Miller
Why did slavery suddenly become regarded during the eighteenth century as an abomination? Joseph C. Miller turns this classic question on its head by rethinking the very nature of slavery, arguing that it must be viewed generally as a process rather than as an institution.
The David Brion Davis Series Paper 2012 240 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11315-0 $30.00


A History

Simon May
A radically new exploration of the ways we think about love; how it has been shaped, idolized, and misconstrued by the West over nearly three millennia; and how we might more accurately— and successfully—conceive it.
Cloth 2011 294 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11830-8 $27.50

Reading Matters
Margaret Willes

Five Centuries of Discovering Books
This entertaining journey through five centuries of acquiring, reading, and enjoying books looks at a wide range of collectors, including Samuel Pepys and Thomas Jefferson, and those who marketed and sold them their books.
Paper 2010 304 pp. 90 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16404-6 $22.00 Available as eBook 978-0-300-14236-5


Witness to History
Victoria Schofield

The Life of John Wheeler-Bennett
The first biography of one of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary political observers who, behind the scenes, had remarkable access to political leaders in Britain, the United States, and Germany during a period of international upheaval and global war.
Available in May 2012 Cloth 2012 336 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17901-9 $50.00


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Abernethy, 28 Ahmed, 33 Aldhouse-Green, 14 Allitt, 11 Allmand, 20 Allport, 24 Alpañes & Wilcox, 22 Ames-Lewis, 16 Anderson, 31 Applebaum, 29 Aron, 29 Aruz & Fino, 33 Barlow, 20 Bar-On, 33 Barratt et al., 11 Bauer, 26 Baumgarten, 2 Beeley, 31 Begley, 26 Bell, 12 Belova & Lazarev, 29 Bennison, 33 Bentham, 21 Bercovitch, 2 Berebitsky, 11 Berenson, 4 Berger, 8 Bernard, E., 8 Bernard, G.W., 16 Bidlack & Lomagin, 29 Blair, 16 Bockstoce, 6 Bosworth, 28 Branch, 35 Brandenberger, 29 Braudy, 8 Brown, K., 2 Brown, D., 23 Brunner, 37 Burke, 21 Campbell, 14 Carlton, 12 Carmichael, 31 Carp, 2 Chan, 35 Charlesworth, 31 Charyn, 8 Christiansen & Weppelmann, 16 Cohen, 2 Coke & Borg, 24 Coleman, 6 Colley, 21 Cornell, 16 Cowan, 21 Crouch, 16 Crystal, 37 Cumings, 4 Cunliffe, 14 Daigle, 33 Dallal, 33 Dalton, 36 Davies, 12 Davis, 26 de Tocqueville, 5 DeLay, 6 Delbo, 27 Dormandy, 37 Douglas, 26 Douglass, 4 Duffy, 17, 31 Dwyer, 26 Eagleton, 37 Edwards, Jonathan, 2 Edwards, John, 20 Elliott, 1 Eltis & Richardson, 1 Faragher, 6 Faulkner, 15 Faye, 27 Feiner, 25 Fergusson, 17 Field, 8 Findley, 33 Flavell, 21 Foner, 8 Foot, 20 France, 12 Francis, 4 Frank & Goldberg, 6 Franklin, 2 Fredriksen, 31 Freeman, 31 Friedrich, 27 Frierson & Vilensky, 29 Garton Ash, 27 Geiger, M., 4 Geiger, A., 6 Gerwarth, 27 Gilbert, 33 Gitlin, 6 Glasser, 8 ' Glaurdic, 27 Goldsworthy, 15 Gombrich, 37 Gordon, 17 Gornick, 8 Gottlieb, 26 Greiner, 12 Guy & Britschgi, 36 HaCohen, 17 Hagenstein, 11 Hämäläinen, 6 Hamilton, A., et al., 2 Hamilton, N., 9 Hancock, 1 Harline, 32 Harris, J., 17 Harris, J.W., 3 Haslam, 29 Hatch, 3 Haynes et al., 29 Herf, 27 Herman, 6 Hicks, 17 Hine & Faragher, 7 Hobsbawm, 37 Hodgson, 9 Hoganson, 4 Holmes, 12 Hornblum, 9 Huang, 36 Huberman, 37 Hunter, 17 Hutton, 15 Idel, 31 Jablonsky, 12 Jack, 37 Jackson, 11 Jay, 21 Jeal, 23, 35 Jones, 23 Kaledin, 4 Kamen, 18 Kao & Lamunière, 9 Kastor, 7 Katouzian, 33 Kavanagh, 25 Kern, 7 Kete, 25 Kidd, 3 King, 20 Kohut, 27 Krentz, 12 Kühne, 27 Kulka & Jäckel, 28 Kurlander, 28 Kurlansky, 9 Lambert, 23 Lane, K., 1 Lane, C., 32 Larson, 38 Laurenza, 18 Ledbetter, 9 Levi, 28 Levine, 35 Lian Xi, 36 LongstaffeGowan, 24 Lowndes, 9 Lubet, 7 Lukacs, 13, 38 Lynch, 1 MacMullen, 14 Magliocca, 5 Malcolm, 3 Mansel, 34 Mansoor, 12 Margolick, 9 Mark, 29 Marriott, 24 Marshall, 23 Martin, 15 Marx & Engels, 26 Mashaw, 11 Matlock, 10 Mawdsley, 13 May, 38 Maynard, 10 McGrayne, 38 McLynn, 13, 21 McPhee, S.,18 McPhee, P., 25 Meyerson, 3 Miller, 38 Mokyr, 21 Monter, 28 Morgan, 3 Morone, 5 Morris, 5 Mort, 24 Moss, 32 Müller, 28 Nash, G., 11 Nash, R., 11 Neal, 21 Oakley, 18 Ohlmeyer, 22 Ormrod, 20 Osman, 35 Özkan, 34 Ozment, 18 Paas, 25 Pappé, 34 Pargeter, 35 Parry, 18 Parsi, 34 Patch, 15 Pells, 10 Peterson, B., 34 Peterson, C., 5 PetrovskyShtern, 30 Pettegree, 18 Phillips, J., 18 Phillips, S., 20 Phillipson, 22 Pincus, 22 Plamper, 30 Pomeroy, 7 Prior, 13 Quilley, 22 Rabb, 13 Raz, 34 Riley-Smith, 18 Roberts, 10 Robertson, 13 Rogers, 5 Ross, 20 Rubenstein, 30 Rubin, 34 Satter, 30 Scarisbrick, 20 Schaeper, 3 Schofield, 38 Schultz, 5 Schwartz, 1 Scott, 36 Shaw, 32 Shoemaker, 32 Simmons, 7 Slater, 23 Smith, 5 Southern, 19 Stein, J., 10 Stein, S., 26 Steinberg, 30 Stewart, 22 Stoneman, 15 Stump, 38 Syson, 16 Takiff, 10 Tanner, 19 Taylor, 19 Temkin, 10 Thomas, N., 36 Thomas, W., 5 Thompson, A., 20 Thompson, L., 35 Tibi, 34 Totten, 13 Trevor-Roper, 25 Truett, 7 Truxes, 3 Turner, R., 19 Turner, D., 32 Turner, F., 32 Valenze, 38 van Schaik, 36 VanDevelder, 10 Vickers & Walsh, 3 Vickery, 22 Vidal, 4 Volkov, 28 Walkowitz, 24 Walvin, 1 Wanklyn, 13 Warburton, 37 Weber, 7 Weinstein, 19 Welch, 19 Wexler, 11 Whatmore, 25 Willes, 24, 38 Wills, 19 Wilson, 30 Winner, 4 Winroth, 19 Worthington, 15 Wrightson, 19 Zaretsky & Scott, 25 Zegers & Druick, 28 Zhou Xun, 36

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Table of Contents

ninEtEEntH-cEntury BritAin............................23

AtlAntic History.......................................1

tWEntiEtH-cEntury BritAin.............................24

coloniAl & EArly AmEricAn History.....2-4

BritisH History—GEnErAl...............................24

ninEtEEntH-cEntury AmEricA...............4-5

sEvEntEEntH- & EiGHtEEntH-cEntury EuropE..25

tHE lAmAr sEriEs in WEstErn History...6-7

ninEtEEntH- & tWEntiEtH-cEntury EuropE.....26

tWEntiEtH-cEntury AmEricA..............8-10

tWEntiEtH-cEntury EuropE........................27-28

AmEricAn History—GEnErAl..................11

EuropEAn History—GEnErAl...........................28

militAry History………….......…....12-13

russiAn & EAstErn EuropEAn History........29-30

AnciEnt History................................14-15

rEliGious History……………...................31-32

mEdiEvAl, rEnAissAncE & rEformAtion History .........................................16-19

tHE middlE EAst.........................................33-34

yAlE EnGlisH monArcHs .........................20

AfricAn History..............................................35

AsiAn History.…….........................................36

sEvEntEEntH- & EiGHtEEntH-cEntury BritAin............................................21-22

History—GEnErAl intErEst.......................37-38



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