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Yale History

2011

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New PaperbacksContents Subject British History Yale English Monarchs Medieval History International History General History Russian

British HistoryContents Subject New Paperbacks Yale English Monarchs Medieval History International History General History Russian

Yale English MonarchsContents Subject New Paperbacks British History Medieval History International History General History Russian History

Medieval HistorySubject New Paperbacks British History Yale English Monarchs International History General History Russian History

International HistoryBritish History Yale English Monarchs Medieval History General History Russian History European History Jewish

General HistoryYale English Monarchs Medieval History International History Russian History European History Jewish History World War II

Russian HistoryMedieval History International History General History European History Jewish History World War II Military

European HistoryInternational History General History Russian History Jewish History World War II Military History Ancient History

Jewish HistoryHistory General History Russian History European History World War II Military History Ancient History &

World War IIHistory Russian History European History Jewish History Military History Ancient History & Archaeology Science

Military HistoryRussian History European History Jewish History World War II Ancient History & Archaeology Science & Medicine

Ancient History & ArchaeologyHistory Jewish History World War II Military History Science & Medicine Religious History American History

Science & MedicineWar II Military History Ancient History & Archaeology Religious History American History Index Page 2–3 4–12

Religious HistoryAncient History & Archaeology Science & Medicine American History Index Page 2–3 4–12 5, 12 13

American History& Archaeology Science & Medicine Religious History Index Page 2–3 4–12 5, 12 13 14–18 19

Science & Medicine Religious History American History Index Page 2–3 4–12 5, 12 13 14–18 19

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FRONT COVER:

Benjamin West, The Battle of the Boyne in 1690 (detail), 1778. From This Seat of Mars by Charles Carlton, see page 4.

E. H. Gombrich

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A Little History of the World

E. H. Gombrich new A Little History of the World Illustrated Edition A glorious illustrated edition

Illustrated Edition

A glorious illustrated edition of the international bestseller. Blending high-grade design, fine paper and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.

“His enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible…With Gombrich’s Little History at last available in English there will be many generations of future historians who will attribute to it their lifelong passion for history—and for truth.” —Lisa Jardine, The Times “The book charms, amuses and informs superbly…In A Little History, Gombrich proves he is as much a story teller as a professor.” —Andrew Roberts, Daily Express “an engrossing kaleidoscopic account of global history from the ancient Egyptians to the Treaty of Versailles.” —Tristram Hunt, BBC History Magazine

“A delight for all ages. The pages sparkle with the learned author’s wit and wisdom—and reading them, one feels as if Gombrich, one of the greatest ever art historians, is guiding one through time with a grandfatherly gleam in his eye.” —Ben Schott, The Observer

Available September 2011 304pp. 200 b/w + colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17614-8 £25.00*

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2008 304pp. 40 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14332-4 £8.99*
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Eamon Duffy

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illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14332-4 £8.99* Eamon Duffy new now in paper Ten Popes Who Shook the
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Ten Popes Who Shook the World

Many popes have played a central role in the history of Europe and the wider world, not only shouldering the spiritual burdens of their office but also contending with the political crises of their times. In an acclaimed series of BBC radio broadcasts, Eamon Duffy enthralled listeners with vivid stories of the ten popes he judges ‘the most influential in history’. With this book, readers may now also enjoy Duffy’s portraits of ten exceptional men who shook the world. The book begins with St. Peter, the Rock upon whom the Catholic Church was built, and follows with Leo the Great (fifth century), Gregory the Great (sixth century), Gregory VII (eleventh century), Innocent III (thirteenth century), Paul III (sixteenth century), and Pius IX (nineteenth century). Among twentieth-century popes, Duffy examines the lives and contributions of Pius XII, who was elected on the eve of the Second World War, the kindly John XXIII, who captured the world’s imagination, and John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope in 450 years. Each of these ten, Duffy shows, was an extraordinary individual who helped shape the world we know today.

Available October 2011 176pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17688-9 £14.99*

Marking the Hours

English People and Their Prayers,

1240–1570

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

2011 208pp. 120 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17058-0 £16.99*

2005 700pp. 141 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-10828-6 £15.99*
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2006 496pp. 47 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-11597-0 £12.99*
2006 496pp. 47 colour illus.
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2010 280pp. 30 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16889-1 £12.99*
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new edition Egypt on the Brink New Paperbacks Available September 2011 304pp. 20 b/w illus.
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Egypt on the Brink
New Paperbacks
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From the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak Revised and Updated Edition Tarek Osman

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

now in paper Available August 2011 448pp. 30 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17798-5 £14.99*
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Available August 2011
448pp. 30 b/w illus.
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In Ishmael’s House

A History of Jews in Muslim Lands Martin Gilbert

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

now in paper 2011 432pp. 20 illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17242-3 £12.99*
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Czechoslovakia

The State That Failed Mary Heimann

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

now in paper 2011 336pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17234-8 £12.99*
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Palestine Betrayed

Efraim Karsh

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

now in paper 2011 664pp. 72 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17143-3 £16.99*
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664pp. 72 b/w illus.
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1688

The First Modern Revolution Steve Pincus

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

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Calvin

Bruce Gordon

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

now in paper 2011 480pp. 120 b/w + 80 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17086-3 £19.99*
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Europe Between the Oceans

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New History

9000 BC–AD 1000 Barry Cunliffe

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Early Christianity

Charles Freeman

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

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

now in paper 2011 256pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17089-4 £12.99*
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Anne Boleyn

Fatal Attractions G. W. Bernard

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

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

William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I Stephen Alford

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

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new British History 2011 512pp. 45 colour illus. + 4 maps ISBN 978-0-300-11421-8 £25.00*
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45 colour illus. + 4 maps ISBN 978-0-300-11421-8 £25.00* Captain Cook Master of the Seas Frank

Captain Cook

Master of the Seas Frank McLynn

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

4 —Michael Fathers, Literary Review

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The English Castle

1066–1650

John Goodall

PMC

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

and academic books” —Simon Thurley, Country Life new Available September 2011 336pp. 24 b/w illus. +
new Available September 2011 336pp. 24 b/w illus. + 10 maps ISBN 978-0-300-13913-6 £25.00*
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This Seat of Mars

War and the British Isles,

1485–1746

Charles Carlton

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

profound effect of war on the British Isles and its peoples. new Available September 2011 384pp.
new Available September 2011 384pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14880-0 £25.00*
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Beyond the Tower

A History of East London John Marriott

From Jewish clothing merchants to Bangladeshi curry houses, ancient docks to the 2012 Olympics, the area east of the City has always played a crucial role in London’s history. The East End, as it has been known, was the home to Shakespeare’s first theatre and to the early stirrings of a mass labour movement; it has also traditionally been seen as a place of darkness and despair, where Jack the Ripper committed his gruesome murders, and cholera and poverty stalked the Victorian streets. In this beautifully illustrated history of this iconic district, John Marriott draws on 25 years of research into the subject to present an authoritative and endlessly fascinating account. With the aid of copious maps, archive prints and photographs, and the words of East Londoners from 17th-century silk- weavers to Cockneys during the Blitz, he explores the relationship between the East End and the rest of London, and challenges many of the myths which surround the area.

new Available September 2011 336pp. 80 b/w + 24pp. colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16382-7 £25.00*
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b/w + 24pp. colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16382-7 £25.00* The Making of the English Gardener Plants, Books

The Making of the English Gardener

Plants, Books and Inspiration,

1560–1660

Margaret Willes

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

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

Vauxhall Gardens

A History David E. Coke and Alan Borg

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

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new Available November 2011 352pp. 60 b/w & colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11220-7 £25.00*
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60 b/w & colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11220-7 £25.00* A Genius for Money Business, Art and the

A Genius for Money

Business, Art and the Morrisons Caroline Dakers

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

new Available August 2011 304pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12555-9 £18.99*
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2011 304pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12555-9 £18.99* The Zong A Massacre, the Law and the

The Zong

A Massacre, the Law and the End of Slavery James Walvin

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

new Yale English Monarchs Available August 2011 336pp. 16pp. b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-118100 £25.00*
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336pp. 16pp. b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-118100 £25.00* British History new Yale English Monarchs Available
British History new Yale English Monarchs Available October 2011 644pp. 28 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11910-7
British History
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Mary I

England’s Catholic Queen John Edwards

The lifestory of Mary I—daughter of Henry VIII and his Spanish wife Catherine of Aragon—is often distilled to a few dramatic episodes: her victory over the attempted coup by Lady Jane Grey, the imprisonment of her half-sister Elizabeth, the burning of Protestants, her short marriage to Philip of Spain. This original and deeply researched biography paints a far more detailed portrait of Mary and offers a fresh understanding of her religious faith and policies as well as her historical significance in England and beyond. John Edwards, a leading scholar of English and Spanish history, is the first to make full use of Continental archives in this context, especially Spanish ones, to demonstrate how Mary’s culture, Catholic faith and politics were thoroughly Spanish. Edwards begins with Mary’s origins, follows her as she battles her increasingly erratic father, and focuses particular attention on her notorious religious policies, some of which went horribly wrong from her point of view. The book concludes with a consideration of Mary’s five-year reign and the frustrations that plagued her final years.

For other books in the Yale English Monarchs Series see page 12

Edward III

W. Mark Ormrod

Edward III (1312–1377) was the most successful European ruler of his age. Reigning for over fifty years, he achieved spectacular military triumphs and overcame grave threats to his authority, from parliamentary revolt to the Black Death. Revered by his subjects as a chivalric dynamo, he initiated the Hundred Years War and gloriously led his men into battle against the Scots and the French. In this illuminating biography, W. Mark Ormrod takes a deeper look at Edward to reveal the man beneath the military muscle. What emerges is Edward’s clear sense of his duty to re-build the prestige of the Crown, and through military gains and shifting diplomacy, to secure a legacy for posterity. New details of the splendour of Edward’s court, lavish national celebrations and innovative use of imagery establish the king’s instinctive understanding of the bond between ruler and people. With fresh emphasis on how Edward’s rule was affected by his family relationships— including his roles as traumatised son, loving husband and dutiful father— Ormrod gives a valuable new dimension to our understanding of this remarkable warrior king.

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British History 2010 336pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11908-4 £30.00*
British History
2010
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2010 336pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11908-4 £30.00* Christians and Pagans The Conversion of Britain from

Christians and Pagans

The Conversion of Britain from Alban to Bede Malcolm Lambert

“Lambert’s engaging and readable account weaves archaeological and art-historical evidence with the literary record, demonstrating how the process of conversion changed the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of early medieval Britain.”—Sarah Foot, BBC History Magazine

now in paper 2011 504pp. 32 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17085-6 £16.99*
now in
paper
2011
504pp. 32 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17085-6 £16.99*

Blood and Mistletoe

The History of the Druids in Britain Ronald Hutton

“This book is a tour de force: surely the definitive work on our perception of the Druids.” —David V. Barrett, The Independent

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of the Druids.” —David V. Barrett, The Independent 6 new 2011 352pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN
new 2011 352pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11455-3 £40.00*
new
2011
352pp. 8 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11455-3 £40.00*

The English Aristocracy,

1070–1272

A Social Transformation David Crouch

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

new
new
Available October 2011 288pp. 100 b/w + 50 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17569-1 £50.00* 2010 352pp.
Available October 2011
288pp. 100 b/w + 50 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17569-1 £50.00*
2010
352pp. 24 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11423-2 £25.00*

Canterbury Cathedral Priory in the Age of Becket

Peter Fergusson

PMC

This account of the major renewal at Canterbury cathedral priory in the mid-12th century illuminates important shifts in architecture and monastic life during the early years of Henry II’s rule and that of his Royal Chancellor, Thomas Becket, shedding fresh light on the social and cultural history of the mid-twelfth century.

The Wars of the Roses

Michael Hicks

“[this] handsome book…seeks not to trace a single thread but to sketch the whole historical tapestry of the complex and bloody conflicts that convulsed England in the second half of the fifteenth century.”— Helen Castor, Times Literary Supplement “this impressive book…reinterprets the wars between York and Lancaster” —Desmond Seward, The Tablet

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

The King’s Reformation

Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church G. W. Bernard

“A superb achievement. It advances an extraordinarily skilled understanding of the intricate relationship of religious belief, religious life, political necessity and political opposition.”Lucy Wooding, Literary Review

new 2011 432pp. 300 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17049-8 £50.00*
new
2011
432pp. 300 b/w + 100 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17049-8 £50.00*
300 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17049-8 £50.00* The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church

The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church

1100–1560

Richard Fawcett

PMC

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

account of the subject.” —John Goodall, Country Life 2010 b/w 320pp. 100 illus + 200 colour
2010 b/w 320pp. 100 illus + 200 colour illus. & maps ISBN 978-0-300-16722-1 £80.00* 1998
2010 b/w
320pp.
100
illus + 200 colour illus. & maps
ISBN 978-0-300-16722-1 £80.00*
1998
704pp. 44 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07448-2 £18.00*

The Charterhouse

Survey of London

PMC

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

Thomas Cranmer

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, The Duff Cooper Prize and the Whitbread Biography Award

“The best biography of Cranmer”A. L. Rowse, The Evening Standard

2010 352pp. 220 b/w + 30 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13697-5 £45.00*
2010
352pp. 220 b/w + 30 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-13697-5 £45.00*
220 b/w + 30 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13697-5 £45.00* The Print in Early Modern England An

The Print in Early Modern England

An Historical Oversight Malcolm Jones

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

PMC

underpinning for a new generation of scholarship. PMC 2009 400pp. 150 b/w + 150 colour illus.
2009 400pp. 150 b/w + 150 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-09386-5 £45.00*
2009
400pp. 150 b/w + 150 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-09386-5 £45.00*

Elizabethan Architecture

Its Rise and Fall, 1540–1640 Mark Girouard

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

PMC

2008 588pp. 66 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14098-9 £30.00*
2008
588pp. 66 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14098-9 £30.00*
2008 588pp. 66 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14098-9 £30.00* Selling the Tudor Monarchy Authority and Image in

Selling the Tudor Monarchy

Authority and Image in Sixteenth-Century England Kevin Sharpe

“the first volume of a near-completed trilogy covering representations of the English monarchy, from Henry VIII’s break with Rome to the Revolution of 1688. The range of material is encyclopaedic…experts…will regard it as an essential reference work”— John Guy, Literary Review

essential reference work” — John Guy, Literary Review 2008 248pp. 100 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14254-9 £35.00*
2008 248pp. 100 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14254-9 £35.00*
2008
248pp. 100 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14254-9 £35.00*
2007 b/w 440pp. 114 + 206 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12234-3 £50.00* 2008 384pp. 20 b/w
2007 b/w
440pp.
114
+ 206 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-12234-3 £50.00*
2008
384pp. 20 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14316-4 £12.99*

Unseemly Pictures

Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England Helen Pierce

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

PMC

Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty

Tapestries at the Tudor Court Thomas P. Campbell

PMC

“about as complete a study as one might find on the grandeur of the Tudor Court”Art Times

The Jewel House

Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution Deborah E. Harkness

“This is an exciting and important book, informed by deep scholarship yet replete with colourful details that make it absorbing to read.”Patricia Fara, BBC History Magazine

2010 978-0-300-16200-4 512pp. 90 b/w illus. £35.00* ISBN
2010 978-0-300-16200-4
512pp. 90 b/w illus. £35.00*
ISBN
2010 978-0-300-16200-4 512pp. 90 b/w illus. £35.00* ISBN Image Wars Promoting Kings and Commonwealth in England,

Image Wars

Promoting Kings and Commonwealth in England,

1603–1660

Kevin Sharpe

“This is a formidable book and part of a formidable series…The research is remarkable for its depth and breadth…a mine of useful information and lively comment.” —John Morrill, BBC History Magazine

2010 416pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11221-4 £25.00*
2010
416pp. 16 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11221-4 £25.00*
2010 416pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11221-4 £25.00* Andrew Marvell The Chameleon Nigel Smith “Engaging,

Andrew Marvell

The Chameleon

Nigel Smith

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

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

Ralph Tailor’s Summer

A Scrivener, His City and the Plague Keith Wrightson

The plague outbreak of 1636 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne was one of the most devastating in English history. This hugely moving study looks in detail at its impact on the city through the eyes of a man who stayed as others fled: the scrivener Ralph Tailor. As a scrivener Tailor was responsible for many of the wills and inventories of his fellow citizens. By listening to and writing down the final wishes of the dying, the young scrivener often became the principal provider of comfort in people’s last hours. Drawing on the rich records left by Tailor during the course of his work along with many other sources,

Keith Wrightson vividly reconstructs life in the early modern city during a time of crisis and envisions what such a calamitous decimation of the population must have meant for personal, familial and social relations.

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British History 2010 336pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11308-2 £25.00*
British History
2010
336pp. 8 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11308-2 £25.00*
2010 336pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11308-2 £25.00* The Warrior Generals Winning the British Civil Wars

The Warrior Generals

Winning the British Civil Wars Malcolm Wanklyn

“Wanklyn provides a useful, well- researched, general narrative of the higher direction of the Civil Wars.” —John Childs, BBC History Magazine “a work of erudite scholarship, which…demonstrates its theoretical rigour in the unquestionable validity of its conclusions.”— Ian Cawood, Times Literary Supplement

2008 352pp. 50 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-13756-9 £12.99*
2008
352pp. 50 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-13756-9 £12.99*

Hubbub

Filth, Noise and Stench in England, 1600–1770 Emily Cockayne

“a veritable feast of filth and foulness, and I loved every minute of it.”— Christopher Hart, Literary Review

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2009 400pp. 17 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15197-8 £45.00
2009
400pp. 17 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15197-8 £45.00
8 2009 400pp. 17 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15197-8 £45.00 The Culture of Nature in Britain 1680–1860

The Culture of Nature in Britain

1680–1860

P. M. Harman

Investigates the emergence of modern ideas about the natural world in Britain from 1680–1860 through examining the cultural values common to the sciences, art, literature and natural theology. “Richly detailed yet wonderfully readable”—Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman

2009 448pp. 81 illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15280-7 £12.99*
2009
448pp. 81 illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15280-7 £12.99*

Britons

Forging the Nation 1707–1837 Third Edition Linda Colley

Winner of the Wolfson History Prize

“Controversial, entertaining and alarmingly topical”—Philip Ziegler,

The Daily Telegraph

new
new
new Available August 2011 304pp. 100 b/w + 40 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17568-4 £40.00* 2011
new
Available August 2011
304pp. 100 b/w + 40 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17568-4 £40.00*
2011
320pp 115 b/w + 135 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17050-4 £45.00*

Empire to Nation

Imperial Landscapes

Art, History and the Visualization

Britain’s Global Visual Culture,

of Maritime Britain, 1768–1829

1745–1820

Geoff Quilley

PMC

John E. Crowley

PMC

This important and thought- provoking book argues that maritime culture is critical to our understanding of 18th- and 19th- century Britain and rethinks the place of visual culture in the relationship between nation and empire.

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

The Invention of Scotland

Myth and History Hugh Trevor-Roper

“vastly entertaining and highly intelligent”—Simon Heffer, The Daily Telegraph “a stunning piece of detective work” —Colin Kidd, London Review of Books

This is the first book to examine Britain’s early imperial landscape art from a broad comparative perspective. It is both a ravishingly beautiful art book and an historical analysis of how British visual culture entwined with the politics of colonisation.

2009 416pp. 10 b/w + 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14279-2 £40.00*
2009
416pp. 10 b/w + 300 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14279-2 £40.00*
10 b/w + 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14279-2 £40.00* Mrs. Delany and Her Circle YCBA Edited

Mrs. Delany and Her Circle

YCBA

Edited by Mark Laird and Alicia Weisberg-Roberts

“brings Delaney studies to a new pitch of scholarly refinement, with a dozen experts exploring the various aspects of her achievement” —John McEwen, The Spectator

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

Nelson

Love and Fame Edgar Vincent

Shortlisted for the BBC 4 Samuel Johnson Prize

“Easily the best biography of Nelson I’ve ever read”—Andrew Roberts “This is a wonderful book, the best modern biography of Britain’s greatest admiral”—John Keegan, The Daily Telegraph

2004 432pp. 18 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-10386-1 £28.50*
2004
432pp. 18 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-10386-1 £28.50*
2004 432pp. 18 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-10386-1 £28.50* The British Seaborne Empire Jeremy Black “Black is

The British Seaborne Empire

Jeremy Black

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

British History

Paper ISBN 978-0-300-10222-2 £9.99*2008

2010 352pp. ISBN 978-0-300-13934-1 £30.00*
2010
352pp.
ISBN 978-0-300-13934-1 £30.00*
£9.99*2008 2010 352pp. ISBN 978-0-300-13934-1 £30.00* History and the Enlightenment Hugh Trevor-Roper “[This

History and the Enlightenment

Hugh Trevor-Roper

“[This is] a rallying cry for those who cherish history. The reading of it left me exultant.”—Richard Davenport-Hines, Literary Review “As an essayist he was in a class of his own…sardonic, witty, elegant and shrewd, these essays confirm his status as one of the finest writers of the last half-century.”The Oldie

finest writers of the last half-century.” — The Oldie 2010 576pp. 200 b/w + 60 colour
2010 576pp. 200 b/w + 60 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16042-0 £45.00*
2010
576pp. 200 b/w + 60 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16042-0 £45.00*

The Arts of Industry in the Age of Enlightenment

Celina Fox

PMC

“a notable contribution…drawing attention to aspects of British history, skills and art that have been too long overlooked.”Jenny Uglow, The Guardian

2009 550pp. ISBN 978-0-300-12455-2 £30.00*
2009
550pp.
ISBN 978-0-300-12455-2 £30.00*
The Guardian 2009 550pp. ISBN 978-0-300-12455-2 £30.00* The Enlightened Economy An Economic History of Britain,

The Enlightened Economy

An Economic History of Britain,

1700–1850

The New Economic History of Britain Series Joel Mokyr

“Mokyr utilises deep knowledge of technological and industrial history… [He] narrates brilliantly a rich story of modern economic growth…a deeply impressive contribution.”— David Greasley, BBC History Magazine

2009 304pp. 50 b/w + 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14358-4 £40.00*
2009
304pp. 50 b/w + 300 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14358-4 £40.00*
50 b/w + 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14358-4 £40.00* Matthew Boulton Selling What All the World

Matthew Boulton

Selling What All the World Desires Edited by Shena Mason

“a triumphant celebration of Boulton’s wide ranging achievements”—Tessa Murdoch, The Art Newspaper

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

When London Was Capital of America

Julie Flavell

“Julie Flavell has produced not an account of the administration of the American colonies from London but something much more original… She reveals an extraordinary, almost forgotten world, rich with anecdote.” —Duncan Fallowell, Daily Express “Well-researched and enjoyable” —Leslie Mitchell, Literary Review

now in paper 2011 378pp. 43 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17122-8 £18.99*
now in
paper
2011
378pp. 43 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17122-8 £18.99*

The Social Life of Coffee

The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse Brian Cowan

“[A] well-researched, wide-ranging and fascinating book” —Kevin Sharpe, Times Literary Supplement

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

Behind Closed Doors

At Home in Georgian England Amanda Vickery

Accompanied the BBC TV series ‘At Home wth the Georgians’

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

2003 448pp. 66 b/w illus.
2003
448pp. 66 b/w illus.
Times Literary Supplement 2003 448pp. 66 b/w illus. The Gentleman’s Daughter Women’s Lives in Georgian

The Gentleman’s Daughter

Women’s Lives in Georgian England Amanda Vickery

Winner of the Wolfson History

Prize, The Whitfield Prize and the

Longman/History Today Book

of the Year Prize (joint)

“lively and engrossing…Serious

history is rarely this much fun.”

Financial Times

history is rarely this much fun.” — Financial Times 448pp. 50 b/w + 50 colour illus.

448pp. 50 b/w + 50 colour illus.

ISBN 978-0-300-12119-3 £29.99*

The Dress of the People

Everyday Fashion in Eighteenth-Century England John Styles

“a remarkable, and often poignant, heap of evidence of what the poor actually wore.”—Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement

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new British History 2011 152pp. 44 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17040-5 £40.00*
new
British History
2011
152pp. 44 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17040-5 £40.00*
152pp. 44 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17040-5 £40.00* The Strawberry Hill Press and its Printing House Stephen

The Strawberry Hill Press and its Printing House

Stephen Clarke

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

about the Press and its varied and important publications. 2009 356pp. 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12574-0
2009 356pp. 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12574-0 £40.00*
2009
356pp. 300 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-12574-0 £40.00*

Horace Walpole’s

Strawberry Hill

Edited by Michael Snodin

YCBA

“Contains everything you ever wanted to know about Horace Walpole and his amazing Gothick treasury of Strawberry Hill. ” —Tim Knox, Country Life

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

The Hell-Fire Clubs

Sex, Satanism and Secret Societies Evelyn Lord

“fascinating to see from Lord’s absorbing study how integral this sort of institutional decadence became to the fabric of the state at a crucial moment in its formation.” The Scotsman “a wonderful insight into the world of the elite in the eighteenth century.” —Patrick Geoghegan, Irish Times

eighteenth century.” —Patrick Geoghegan, Irish Times 2010 336pp. 125 b/w + 43 colour illus. ISBN
2010 336pp. 125 b/w + 43 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15219-7 £40.00*
2010
336pp. 125 b/w + 43 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15219-7 £40.00*

The Society of Dilettanti

Archaeology and Identity in the British Enlightenment

PMC

Jason M. Kelly

This detailed cultural history of the Society of Dilettanti sheds new light on eighteenth-century grand tourism, elite masculinity, sociability, aesthetics,

architecture and archaeology.

2011 496pp. 520 b/w + 185 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15908-0 £60.00*
2011
496pp. 520 b/w + 185 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15908-0 £60.00*
520 b/w + 185 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15908-0 £60.00* The Eighteenth-century Church in Britain Terry Friedman

The Eighteenth-century Church in Britain

Terry Friedman

PMC

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

book.” — Christopher Woodward, Building Design new 2011 240pp. 19 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14192-4
new 2011 240pp. 19 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14192-4 £18.00*
new
2011
240pp. 19 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14192-4 £18.00*

The Age of Doubt

Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty Christopher Lane

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

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

John Henry Newman

The Challenge to Evangelical Religion Frank M. Turner

Longlisted for the British Academy book prize

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

‘Apologia Pro Vita Sua’ and Six Sermons

John Henry Cardinal Newman

Edited, Annotated and with an Introduction by Frank M. Turner

This new edition includes a powerfully revisionist introduction in which historian Frank M. Turner challenges previous interpretations of Newman’s conversion to Roman Catholicism and of the Apológia itself.

Available February 2012 528pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17786-2 £20.00

now in paper
now in
paper
2010 584pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11898-8 £25.00*
2010
584pp. 30 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11898-8 £25.00*
2010 584pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11898-8 £25.00* Palmerston A Biography David Brown This is the

Palmerston

A Biography

David Brown

This is the first comprehensive biography of the charismatic Lord Palmerston (1784–1865), a grand and fascinating figure in Victorian politics who became foreign secretary, prime minister, and one of the defining figures of his age. “A landmark in nineteenth century history.”—Andrew Lambert, author of Admirals: The Naval Commanders who made Britain Great “A major biography, and the first one to really capture its subject in his fullness. Brown’s work establishes him as a scholar of the first rank, and the book provides us with new insights into a fascinating character.”—John Charmley, author of Churchill: The End of Glory “Brown’s scrupulous research recreates the vitality of the Whig governing tradition in its Victorian heyday. He brings alive Palmerston’s mental landscape…This will be the standard biography of the man.”Rohan McWilliam, History Today “rich, thoughtful…rewarding surely [the] definitive life”Ferdinand Mount, Times Literary Supplement

2009 308pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13935-8 £20.00*
2009
308pp. 40 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-13935-8 £20.00*
2009 308pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13935-8 £20.00* The Magnificent Mrs Tennant David Waller “Wilde, Gladstone

The Magnificent

Mrs Tennant

David Waller

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

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

Victorian Babylon

People, Streets and Images in Nineteenth-Century London Lynda Nead

“a major contribution to our knowledge of the lived experience of the Victorian city”Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians

2009 336pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15091-9 £30.00*
2009
336pp. 50 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15091-9 £30.00*
2009 336pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15091-9 £30.00* Bugs and the Victorians J. F. M. Clark

Bugs and the Victorians

J. F. M. Clark

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

in new ways.” —Michael Worboys, BBC History Magazine new 2011 304pp. 14 b/w + 28 colour
new 2011 304pp. 14 b/w + 28 colour illus. ISBN 978-1-85709-507-4 £27.00*
new
2011
304pp. 14 b/w + 28 colour illus.
ISBN 978-1-85709-507-4 £27.00*

Art for the Nation

The Eastlakes and the Victorian Art World Susanna Avery-Quash

and Julie Sheldon

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This fascinating biography of the Victorian Eastlake family explores their unparalleled devotion to the fledgling National Gallery.

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

Demobbed

Coming Home After World War Two Alan Allport

Winner of the Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award

“A highly impressive debut, demonstrating great scholarship and an ability to balance the humane detail of fractured lives with a wider perspective of the political and social context…certainly the most insightful text on the 1940s to have appeared this year.”—Ian Cawood, Times Literary Supplement “Allport’s wonderfully insightful study asks us to rethink the conventional chronology…It is not only refreshingly free of jargon but remarkably moving. If all academic history were written this way, popular historians would be out of

a job.”—Dominic Sandbrook,

The Sunday Times “A particularly welcome addition to the field…Allport vividly conveys

some of the lesser-known aspects of life in postwar Britain…Demobbed

is highly readable and will be

enjoyed by those with a general interest in the social history of the Second World War.”—Hester Vaizey, Times Higher Education

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

The First Day of the Blitz

September 7, 1940 Peter Stansky

“a vivid account of how Londoners withstood attack. Recent events have shown how that resilient spirit lives into our own day.” —William Hay, Literary Review “Stansky makes well-judged use of eyewitness accounts to highlight the reality behind the myth.” —Nick Rennison, The Sunday Times

2001 256pp. Illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-08466-5 £8.50*
2001
256pp. Illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-08466-5 £8.50*

Five Days in London

May 1940

John Lukacs

“A brilliant, heavyweight little book …its skillful concision cuts painfully to the bone and spills real blood on the carpets of Whitehall and Westminster.”The Times

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

Capital Affairs

London and the Making of the Permissive Society Frank Mort

“an excellent work of social and cultural history…exhaustively researched and thoroughly insightful.”—Dominic Sandbrook, Literary Review “a valuable alternative social history of 1950’s and 60’s Britain” —Nichi Hodgson, Standpoint

2010 544pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15365-1 £12.99*
2010
544pp.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15365-1 £12.99*

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Second Edition

Jonathan Rose

“magnificent…deeply inspiring”Anthony Daniels, The Sunday Telegraph

11

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out more at www.yalebooks.co.uk Yale English Monarchs 12 new 2011 352pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11892-6
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2011
352pp. 24 b/w illus.
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George II

King and Elector Andrew C. Thompson

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

new 2011 320pp. 16pp. b/w illus. + 3 maps ISBN 978-0-300-12535-1 £30.00*
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2011
320pp. 16pp. b/w illus. + 3 maps
ISBN 978-0-300-12535-1 £30.00*
16pp. b/w illus. + 3 maps ISBN 978-0-300-12535-1 £30.00* Æthelstan The First King of England Sarah

Æthelstan

The First King of England Sarah Foot

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

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

Seymour Phillips

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

eventful career.” —Nigel Saul, History Today 2010 384pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11223-8 £25.00*
2010 384pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11223-8 £25.00*
2010 384pp. 16 b/w illus.
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King Stephen

Edmund King

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

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Edward the Confessor

Frank Barlow

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William the Conqueror

David C. Douglas

Paper ISBN 978-0-300-07884-8 £18.95*

William Rufus

Frank Barlow

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Henry I

C. Warren Hollister

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Richard I

John Gillingham

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King John

W. L. Warren

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Edward I

Michael Prestwich

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Richard II

Nigel Saul

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Henry V

Christopher Allmand

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Henry VI

Bertram Wolffe

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Edward IV

Charles Ross

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Richard III

Charles Ross

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Henry VII

S. B. Chrimes

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Henry VIII

J. J. Scarisbrick

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Edward VI

Jennifer Loach

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James II

John Miller

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Queen Anne

Edward Gregg

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George I

Ragnhild Hatton

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Jeremy Black

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George IV

E. A. Smith

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new
2011
384pp. 32 b/w + 16 colour illus.
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Holy Bones, Holy Dust

How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe Charles Freeman

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

2011 336pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11786-8 £25.00*
2011
336pp. 16 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11786-8 £25.00*
2011 336pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11786-8 £25.00* The End of Byzantium Jonathan Harris “Lucid, extremely

The End of Byzantium

Jonathan Harris

“Lucid, extremely well written with an excellent array of quotes and spread of information”Michael Angold, Reviews In History “Harris is fully in command of this Islamic conquest and records a saga seething with treachery and avarice with rich political overtones and giant cannonades.”—Colin Gardner, Oxford Times

2010 400pp. 200 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15444-3 £40.00*
2010
400pp. 200 b/w + 100 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15444-3 £40.00*
200 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15444-3 £40.00* Churches in Early Medieval Ireland PMC Architecture,

Churches in Early Medieval Ireland

PMC

Architecture, Ritual and Memory Tomás Ó Carragáin

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

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

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Queen of France, Queen of England Ralph V. Turner

Untangling the myths and legends of many centuries, this definitive biography gives us the real Eleanor of Aquitaine—wife of two kings, mother of two kings, a tenacious and ambitious twelfth-century queen who carved a unique position for herself in a society hostile to the idea of a woman in power. “Eleanor’s is a great story, and Ralph V. Turner tells it well.” Brendan Smith, The Tablet

Chivalry

Maurice Keen

Winner of the Wolfson History Prize

“A work that redefined the way we look at the secular values of the medieval ruling elites.”—Tony Pollard, BBC History Magazine “Scholarly, original, beguiling.”Fiona MacCarthy, The Times

2005 352pp. 35 b/w + 18 colour illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-10767-8 £14.99*

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

The Life and Death of Joan of Arc Larissa Juliet Taylor

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

Empty Bottles of Gentilism

Kingship and the Divine in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (to 1050) Francis Oakley

“A masterful and challenging study, proposing no less than a paradigm shift in our understanding of ancient and medieval political theory in the global context of sacral kingship.”—Marcia L. Colish, Yale University

2010 320pp. ISBN 978-0-300-15538-9 £25.00

Medieval History Out of the East 2009 288pp. 21 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15135-0 £15.00*
Medieval History
Out of the East
2009 288pp.
21 b/w illus.
Paper
ISBN 978-0-300-15135-0
£15.00*

Spices and the Medieval Imagination Paul Freedman

“an account of the impact of spices on the history, geography, economics, health and eating habits of medieval Europe that is as entertaining as it is informative.”Julia Keay, Literary Review

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

Making a Living in the Middle Ages

The People of Britain 850–1520 The New Economic History of Britain Series Christopher Dyer

“A work of immense ambition and erudition.”History Today

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International History Africa and The Middle East

new Available October 2011 352pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14876-3 £25.00*
new
Available October 2011
352pp. 20 b/w illus.
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2011 352pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14876-3 £25.00* Kenya Between Hope and Despair, 1963–2011 14 Daniel

Kenya

Between Hope and Despair,

1963–2011

14
14

Daniel Branch

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

Kenya’s prospects as a still-evolving independent state. new 2011 304pp. 16pp. b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15405-4
new 2011 304pp. 16pp. b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15405-4 £20.00*
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2011
304pp. 16pp. b/w illus.
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Southern Africa

Old Treacheries and New Deceits Stephen Chan

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

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

Sudan

Darfur and the Failure of an African State Richard Cockett

Drawing on interviews with many of the main players, the Africa editor of The Economist gives an absorbing account of Sudan’s descent into civil war and failure over the past fifty years. “unsentimental, well sourced and eminently readable.” —Colin Murphy, The Irish Times

new 2011 320pp. 3 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15270-8 £30.00
new
2011 320pp. 3 maps
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15270-8 £30.00

Islamization from Below

The Making of Muslim Communities in Rural French Sudan, 1880–1960 Brian J. Peterson

This groundbreaking investigation explores how and why so many rural West Africans ‘became Muslim’ under French colonialism.

2011 328pp. 22 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12521-4 £20.00*
2011
328pp. 22 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-12521-4 £20.00*
2011 328pp. 22 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12521-4 £20.00* A Living Man from Africa Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa

A Living Man from Africa

Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa Roger S. Levine

This groundbreaking history reclaims the lost story of Jan Tzatzoe, an African leader and intermediary whose remarkable life epitomizes the tumultuous nature of the colonial encounter in South Africa and Great Britain. “It is a study that should be indispensable for any student of the imperial nineteenth century, and indeed of the broad evolution of the western world franchise through that epoch, and by no means least, of what formed the deep generational background of men like Mandela.”—Noel Mostert, author of Supership, Frontiers and The Line Upon a Wind “This fascinating and absorbing work demonstrates a great depth of knowledge of colonial and British source materials…making a particularly significant contribution to our understanding of the dialogue between Western and indigenous knowledge systems.”Andrew Bank, University of the Western Cape

new 2011 304pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15457-3 £19.99*
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2011
304pp. 10 b/w illus.
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2011 304pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15457-3 £19.99* Afghanistan How the West Lost Its Way Tim

Afghanistan

How the West Lost Its Way Tim Bird and Alex Marshall

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

International History The Middle East

2010 328pp. 15 illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-11701-1 £14.99*
2010
328pp. 15 illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-11701-1 £14.99*
2010 360pp. 20 illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15217-3 £14.99*
2010
360pp. 20 illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15217-3 £14.99*
2010 448pp. 32 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16932-4 £15.99*
2010
448pp. 32 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16932-4 £15.99*
now in paper Available September 2011 544pp. 40 b/w + 16 colour illus. Paper ISBN
now in
paper
Available September 2011
544pp. 40 b/w + 16 colour illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15261-6 £20.00*

Yemen

Dubai

The Persians

Turkey, Islam, Nationalism,

Dancing on the Heads of Snakes

Gilded Cage

Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Iran

and Modernity

Victoria Clark

Syed Ali

Homa Katouzian

A

History

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

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

The Crisis of Islamic Civilization

Ali A. Allawi

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

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

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

King Hussein of Jordan

A Political Life Nigel Ashton

“an indispensable resource for all students of the period for many years to come”—Michael Burton, Asian Affairs

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

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

Modern Iran

Roots and Results of Revolution Updated Edition Nikki R. Keddie

with a section by Yann Richard

“perceptive, sensitive and insightful” —Ahmed Rashid

Carter Findley

Findley’s reassessment of political, economic, social, and cultural history reveals the dialectical interaction between radical and conservative currents of change, which alternately clashed and converged to shape two centuries of late Ottoman and republican Turkish history.

2007 304pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-12263-3 £9.99*
2007
304pp.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-12263-3 £9.99*

Islamic Imperialism

A

Efraim Karsh

“an impeccable history

recommend [it] more highly.”Hazhir Teimourian, Literary Review

History

I

could not

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

Pashas

Traders and Travellers

in the Islamic World James Mather

Runner up for the Longman/ History Today prize

Ranging across two and a half centuries and through the great cities of Istanbul, Aleppo, and Alexandria, James Mather tells the forgotten story of the men of Britain’s Levant Company who sought their fortunes in the Ottoman Empire. Intriguing, intimate, and original, his book brings to life an extraordinary tale of faraway visitors beguiled by a mysterious world of Islam. “vivid and well-written”—Linda Colley, Times Literary Supplement “wonderful…the importance of this excellent and balanced study cannot be overestimated.”

William Dalrymple, The Observer “The universal language of trade was the key to the Pasha’s success.

Today’s observers of the Arab world’s interaction with the West will be enlightened by James Mather’s erudite testimony to tolerance and cooperation.” —Paul Lay, History Today

15
15

International History The Middle East

16
16
International History The Middle East 16 new 2011 320pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13441-4 £18.99* The
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320pp. 8 b/w illus.
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The Forgotten Palestinians

A History of the Palestinians in Israel Ilan Pappé

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

Israel

An Introduction Edited by Barry Rubin

This comprehensive book provides a well-rounded introduction to Israel— a definitive account of the nation’s past, its often controversial present, and much more. Edited by a leading historian of the Middle East, Israel is organised around six major themes:

land and people, history, society, politics, economics and culture. The only available volume to offer such a complete account, this book is written for general readers and students who may have little background knowledge of this nation or its rich culture. The contributors offer accessible, clearly explained material, enhanced with images, maps, charts, tables, graphs and sidebars.

Available February 2012 320pp. 86 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16230-1 £20.00*

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new
2010 256pp. 7 b/w maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16444-2 £10.99*
2010
256pp. 7 b/w maps
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One State, Two States

Resolving the Israel/ Palestine Conflict Benny Morris

“passionately argued” —Adam LeBor, The Sunday Times

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

Not The Enemy

Israel’s Jews from Arab Lands Rachel Shabi

“Shabi…carefully builds a convincing and readable narrative of how a section of Israeli society has been discriminated against since the formation of the state [of Israel].”— Richard Crowley, Irish Times “Shabi’s important book is…a wake up call to modern Israeli society.”Miriam Halahmy, Jewish Chronicle

2009 544pp. 25 b/w illus. + 30 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15112-1 £14.99*
2009
544pp. 25 b/w illus. + 30 maps
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15112-1 £14.99*

1948

A History of the First Arab-Israeli War Benny Morris

“breaks new ground, offers new revelations and arguments about the conflict’s causes and character… impressively exhaustive”— Stephen Howe, The Independent

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

Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World

Jeffrey Herf

“Professor Herf’s book is a thorough and important description of Nazi propaganda to the Arab world during World War II, and quite accurately and ominously highlights the parallels between Nazi anti-Semitic tenets and Islamist anti-Semitism.”Benny Morris

now in paper Available October 2011 224pp. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17764-0 £15.99*
now in
paper
Available October 2011 224pp.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17764-0 £15.99*

The Settlers

And the Struggle over the Meaning of Zionism Gadi Taub

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

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

Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History

Ahmad Dallal

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

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

Pakistan

Eye of the Storm Third Edition Owen Bennett Jones

“Bennett Jones’s intelligent book is an excellent source of information.” —Anatol Lieven, London Review of Books

International History Asia

International History Asia new 2011 336pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15404-7 £25.00* Tibet A History Sam
new 2011 336pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15404-7 £25.00*
new
2011
336pp. 24 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15404-7 £25.00*

Tibet

A History Sam van Schaik

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

of this important and controversial corner of the world. 2010 336pp. 32 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11521-5
2010 336pp. 32 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11521-5 £35.00*
2010
336pp. 32 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11521-5 £35.00*

Butterfly’s Sisters

The Geisha in Western Culture Yoko Kawaguchi

This fascinating and wide-ranging book explores the Western portrayal of Japanese women—and geishas in particular—from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. “Well researched, wide-ranging, lucidly written and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny.” —Lesley Downer, Literary Review

2008 272pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14333-1 £12.00*
2008
272pp. 16 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-14333-1 £12.00*

The Great Partition

The Making of India and Pakistan Yasmin Khan

Winner of the Royal Historical Society Gladstone Book Prize

“illuminating details of how Partition affected everyday lives.”—Alex von Tunzelmann, The Daily Telegraph

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

Fallen Giants

A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from The Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver

With Maps and Peak Sketches by Dee Molenaar

“[a] magnificent history…combines historical sweep and accuracy with a moral argument.”— Robert Macfarlane, The Sunday Times

2009 288pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15827-4 £10.99*
2009
288pp. 16 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15827-4 £10.99*

India

The Rise of an Asian Giant Dietmar Rothermund

“a meticulous historian’s collection of facts, backed by a lifetime’s work.”—William Leith, The Spectator

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

Vietnam

Rising Dragon

Bill Hayton

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

2010 320pp. 16pp. colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16131-1 £25.00*
2010
320pp. 16pp. colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16131-1 £25.00*
320pp. 16pp. colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16131-1 £25.00* Colour of Paradise The Emerald in the Age of

Colour of Paradise

The Emerald in the Age of Gunpowder Empires Kris Lane

“engaging and meticulously researched…a valuable addition to an ongoing attempt to use commodities as a conduit to understand the interconnected and interdependent character of global history.”—Dr Paul Drinot, BBC History Magazine

2011 464pp. 2 b/w illus. + 7 maps Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16917-1 £17.00
2011
464pp. 2 b/w illus. + 7 maps
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-16917-1 £17.00

The Art of Not Being Governed

An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia James C. Scott

“Scott’s panoramic view will no doubt enthrall many readers.” —Grant Evans, Times Literary Supplement

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International History The Atlantic, Latin America and the Pacific

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

The Discovery of Mankind

Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus David Abulafia

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

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

A Life

John Lynch

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

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

Empires of the Atlantic World

Britain and Spain in America

1492–1830

J. H. Elliott

“a quite masterly work of comparative history by a great historian”—Michael Howard, Times Literary Supplement “[A] monumental analysis of two New World empires”—Christian Tyler, Financial Times Magazine

2009 408pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15120-6 £14.00*
2009
408pp. 16 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-15120-6 £14.00*

Forgotten Continent

The Battle for Latin America’s Soul Michael Reid

An absorbing analysis of the state of Latin America today. “unfailingly lively but hugely informative”—Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman

2011 336pp. 189 colour maps, 5 b/w + 36 colour illus. & 61 colour graphs
2011
336pp. 189 colour maps, 5 b/w
+ 36 colour illus. & 61 colour graphs
ISBN 978-0-300-12460-6 £35.00*
& 61 colour graphs ISBN 978-0-300-12460-6 £35.00* Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade David Eltis &

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

David Eltis & David Richardson

Foreword by David Brion Davis Afterword by David W. Blight

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

The Problem of Slavery as History

A Global Approach Joseph C. Miller

new
new

Tracing the global history of slaving over thousands of years, Miller

reveals the shortcomings of Western narratives that define slavery by the same structures and power relations regardless of places and times, concluding instead that slaving is a process which can be understood fully only as imbedded in changing circumstances.

Available January 2012

288pp.

Paper ISBN 978-0-300-11315-0 £25.00

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

Cuban Fiestas

Roberto González Echevarría

A luminous history of Cuba’s most

dynamic and defining rituals and the ever improvisational character of Cuban culture. Drawing from art,

literature, film, and even the national sport of baseball, the author vividly reveals the fiesta as a dynamic force

of both destruction and renewal in

the life of a people.

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

Cuba

A New History Richard Gott

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

2010 356pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12438-5 £25.00*
2010
356pp. 50 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-12438-5 £25.00*
2010 356pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12438-5 £25.00* Islanders The Pacific in the Age of Empire

Islanders

The Pacific in the Age of Empire

Nicholas Thomas

Joint winner of the Wolfson History Prize (2010)

“not only a fine work of scholarship but also a lucid and engrossing read.” —Rod Edmond, BBC History Magazine

“Thomas’ description of the journey into the imperial world of the Pacific is made inclusive and companionable with lovely asides…a comprehensive but gripping book”—Katrina Schlunke, Times Higher Education

‘I am Not Master of Events’

The Speculation of John Law and Lord Londonderry in the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles

Larry Neal

A distinguished economic historian explores two of the greatest financial fiascos of all time and the outsized personalities involved with them: the Mississippi Bubble and the South Sea Bubble of the early eighteenth century.

Available February 2012 224pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15316-3 £35.00

new
new

find out more at www.yalebooks.co.uk

new 2011 224pp. ISBN 978-0-300-16956-0 £18.99*
new
2011
224pp.
ISBN 978-0-300-16956-0 £18.99*
new 2011 224pp. ISBN 978-0-300-16956-0 £18.99* The Future of History John Lukacs “A brilliant and

The Future of History

John Lukacs

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

of Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II 2010 368pp. 100 b/w + 150
2010 368pp. 100 b/w + 150 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14278-5 £45.00*
2010
368pp. 100 b/w + 150 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14278-5 £45.00*

Brilliant Effects

PMC

A

Cultural History

of

Gem Stones and Jewellery

Marcia Pointon

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

now in paper
now in
paper
new Available September 2011 256pp. 20 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17907-1 £12.99* Available September 2011
new
Available September 2011
256pp. 20 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-17907-1 £12.99*
Available September 2011
288pp. 40 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15208-1 £14.99*
2011 288pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15208-1 £14.99* new 2011 224pp. 26 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14110-8
2011 288pp. 40 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15208-1 £14.99* new 2011 224pp. 26 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14110-8
new 2011 224pp. 26 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14110-8 £18.99*
new
2011
224pp. 26 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14110-8 £18.99*
General History new 2011 320pp. ISBN 978-0-300-11830-8 £18.99*
General History
new
2011
320pp.
ISBN 978-0-300-11830-8 £18.99*

The Finger

A Little History of

Boredom

Love

A Handbook

Philosophy

A

Lively History

A History

Angus Trumble

Nigel Warburton

Peter Toohey

Simon May

“traces the finger through art,

culture, myth and biology to deliver

a comprehensive story of this most obvious yet over-looked digit.

A really enjoyable read.”

Alexandra Henton, The Field “wears its wide-ranging scholarship lightly.”—Michael Glover, The Independent

scholarship lightly.” —Michael Glover, The Independent 2010 288pp. 45 b/w + 157 colour illus. ISBN
2010 288pp. 45 b/w + 157 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14684-4 £25.00*
2010
288pp. 45 b/w + 157 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14684-4 £25.00*

Houdini

Art and Magic

Brooke Kamin Rapaport

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

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how

we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his

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

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

new 2011 352pp. 35 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11724-0 £17.99*
new
2011
352pp. 35 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11724-0 £17.99*
2011 352pp. 35 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11724-0 £17.99* Milk A Local and Global History Deborah Valenze

Milk

A Local and Global History

Deborah Valenze

A historian reveals the illuminating history of milk over three thousand years of human civilisation, from ancient myth to modern grocery store.

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

new Available October 2011 256pp. 50 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12486-6 £30.00*
new
Available October 2011
256pp. 50 b/w + 100 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-12486-6 £30.00*
50 b/w + 100 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-12486-6 £30.00* Facing Beauty Painted Women and Cosmetic Art

Facing Beauty

Painted Women and Cosmetic Art Aileen Ribeiro

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

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new Russian History Available September 2011 400pp. 140 b/w + 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17023-8
new
Russian History
Available September 2011
400pp. 140 b/w + 300 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-17023-8 £45.00*
140 b/w + 300 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-17023-8 £45.00* Windows on the War Soviet TASS Posters

Windows on the War

Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941–1945 Edited by Peter Kort Zegers and Douglas W. Druick

AIC

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

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new Available November 2011 240pp. ISBN 978-0-300-13724-8 £18.99*
new
Available November 2011 240pp.
ISBN 978-0-300-13724-8 £18.99*
November 2011 240pp. ISBN 978-0-300-13724-8 £18.99* Leon Trotsky A Revolutionary’s Life Joshua Rubenstein

Leon Trotsky

A Revolutionary’s Life Joshua Rubenstein

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

new Available January 2012 400pp. 7 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16504-3 £35.00*
new
Available January 2012
400pp. 7 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16504-3 £35.00*
2012 400pp. 7 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16504-3 £35.00* Petersburg Fin de Siècle Mark D. Steinberg The

Petersburg Fin de Siècle

Mark D. Steinberg

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

new Available February 2012 352pp. 62 b/w + 21 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16952-2 £40.00*
new
Available February 2012
352pp. 62 b/w + 21 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-16952-2 £40.00*
62 b/w + 21 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-16952-2 £40.00* The Stalin Cult A Study in the

The Stalin Cult

A Study in the Alchemy of Power Jan Plamper

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

around Napoleon III, Mussolini, Hitler and Mao. new Available January 2012 416pp. ISBN 978-0-300-11145-3
new Available January 2012 416pp. ISBN 978-0-300-11145-3 £25.00*
new
Available January 2012 416pp.
ISBN 978-0-300-11145-3 £25.00*

It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway

Russia and the Communist Past David Satter

Russia today is haunted by deeds that have not been examined and words that have been left unsaid. A serious attempt to understand the meaning of the communist experience has not been undertaken and millions of victims of Soviet communism are all but forgotten. In this book, David Satter, a former Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times and long-time writer on Russia and the Soviet Union, presents a striking new interpretation of Russia’s great historical tragedy, locating its source in Russia’s failure fully to appreciate the value of the individual in comparison with the objectives of the state. Through a wide-ranging consideration of attitudes towards the living and the dead, the past and the present, the state and the individual, Satter arrives at a distinctive and important new way of understanding the Russian experience.

2010 312pp. ISBN 978-0-300-11063-0 £25.00*
2010
312pp.
ISBN 978-0-300-11063-0 £25.00*
2010 312pp. ISBN 978-0-300-11063-0 £25.00* Russian Orientalism Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great

Russian Orientalism

Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to Emigration David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye

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

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

Picturing Russia

Explorations in Visual Culture Edited by Valerie A. Kivelson and Joan Neuberger

“takes the reader on a thought- provoking journey through the evolution of Russian visual culture, and will introduce many to unfamiliar subjects whilst offering fresh interpretations of artistic and cultural landmarks.”—Emma Minns, Slavonic And East European Review

2006 526pp. 16 b/w illus. Paper ISBN 978-0-300-11973-2 £16.00*
2006
526pp. 16 b/w illus.
Paper ISBN 978-0-300-11973-2 £16.00*

Ivan the Terrible

Isabel de Madariaga

“simply brilliant…a colossal achievement of magisterial scholarship, beautifully readable prose and superb characterisation of a staggeringly degenerate monster”Simon Sebag Montefiore, Evening Standard

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

Catherine the Great

A Short History

Second Edition Isabel de Madariaga

“A fascinating tale…A book that includes some of the most insightful chapters on eighteenth-century Russia to be found anywhere…[An] impressive accomplishment.”W. Bruce Lincoln, Times Literary Supplement

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

Peter the Great

A Biography

Lindsey Hughes

“Fascinating and compellingly readable…[a] superb short biography.”—Simon Sebag Montefiore, Literary Review

2009 276pp. 70 b/w + 50 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14155-9 £35.00*
2009
276pp. 70 b/w + 50 colour illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-14155-9 £35.00*
70 b/w + 50 colour illus. ISBN 978-0-300-14155-9 £35.00* The Empire’s New Clothes A History of

The Empire’s New Clothes

A History of the Russian Fashion Industry, 1700–1917 Christine Ruane

“Books which can show convincing pictorial evidence of this (topic) are few and far between…But Ruane has set the balance straight, delving enthusiastically into all kinds of representative material…(a) superbly written text.”Richard Edmonds, Birmingham Post

2010 288pp. 26 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13713-2 £36.00*
2010
288pp. 26 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-13713-2 £36.00*
2010 288pp. 26 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-13713-2 £36.00* The Most Musical Nation Jews and Culture in

The Most Musical Nation

Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire James Loeffler

“James Loeffler’s stimulating and provocative study contributes creatively to a number of scholarly streams of inquiry.”—Alexander Orbach, The Russian Review

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

Children of the Gulag

Annals of Communism Series Cathy A. Frierson and Semyon S. Vilensky

"[the authors] have performed a great service in putting so much important material at the command of an English-speaking audience… a memorial to a particularly heart- wrenching group of Terror’s victims”—Catriona Kelly, Times Literary Supplement

2007 736pp. 115 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11226-9 £35.00
2007
736pp. 115 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11226-9 £35.00
2007 736pp. 115 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11226-9 £35.00 Children’s World Growing Up in Russia, 1890–1991

Children’s World

Growing Up in Russia, 1890–1991 Catriona Kelly

“an admirably clear analysis of the development of Soviet thinking.”Vanora Bennett, The Independent “authoritative and admirable”Donald Rayfield, Literary Review

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2011 224pp. ISBN 978-0-300-15320-0 £17.99*
2011
224pp.
ISBN 978-0-300-15320-0 £17.99*
History 22 2011 224pp. ISBN 978-0-300-15320-0 £17.99* Gulag Voices An Anthology Annals of Communism Series

Gulag Voices

An Anthology Annals of Communism Series Edited by Anne Applebaum

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

to the late 1970s” —Victor Sebestyen, The Spectator 2010 224pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15210-4 £28.00
2010 224pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-15210-4 £28.00
2010
224pp. 10 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-15210-4 £28.00

Lenin’s Jewish Question

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

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

2010 872pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11236-8 £50.00
2010
872pp. 12 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-300-11236-8 £50.00
2010 872pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 978-0-300-11236-8 £50.00 The Kirov Murder and Soviet History Annals of

The Kirov Murder and Soviet History

Annals of Communism Series Matthew E. Lenoe

Drawing on hundreds of newly available, top-secret KGB and party Central Committee documents, historian Matthew E. Lenoe reexamines the 1934 assassination of Leningrad party chief Sergei Kirov and the questions about Stalin’s involvement in the killing. “Matthew Lenoe’s superb Kirov Murder