Category: Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900

Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies : Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750
Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies explores how unconventional warfare tactics have opposed past and present governments all over the world, from eighteenth-century guerrilla warfare to the urban terrorism of today....

09.03.2015

Anglo-Australian Relations and the `Turn to Europe', 1961-1972
In the 1960s Britain's external policies underwent a profound revision as the government sought to redefine Britain's post-imperial role: London gradually turned away from its imperial and global commitments and...

21.02.2017

The Potato : How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World
The Potato tells the story of how a humble vegetable, once regarded as trash food, had as revolutionary an impact on Western history as the railroad or the automobile. Using Ireland, England, France, and the United States as...

08.11.2016

No Better Place to Die: Ste-Mere Eglise, June 1944 : The Battle for La Fiere Bridge
"Those wanting an up-close and personal memoir of small unit infantry during Operation Overlord have an opportunity to receive it from an American fighting man who lived to tell the tale." Military Magazine, November...

24.05.2011

The Battle of Leipzig 1813
Around Leipzig between 14-19 October 1813, 500,000 men would battle on what remains the greatest battlefield of the Napoleonic wars. Napoleon would fight to keep his grip on Germany and beyond his empire. The Russians, the...

15.07.2012

Freiheit in Der Offensive? : Der Kongre Fur Kulturelle Freiheit Und Die Deutschen
Der "Congress for Cultural Freedom" (CCF) war eine der wichtigsten Agenturen für die Verbreitung amerikanischer Ideen über die Ordnung von Wirtschaft, Staat und Gesellschaft nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg. Die Ideologie...

21.02.2017

Beyond the Horizon : The History of AEW&C Aircraft
No modern air force would contemplate a critical air operation without the involvement of some kind of airborne early warning component. What we now know as airborne early warning began as long ago as the early 1940s, as part of...

10.10.2016

Masterminding Nature : The Breeding of Animals, 1750-2010
In Masterminding Nature, Margaret Derry examines the evolution of modern animal breeding from the invention of improved breeding methodologies in eighteenth-century England to the application of molecular genetics in the 1980s...

05.02.2013

Venus Und Vulcanus : Ehen Und Ihre Konflikte in Der Fruhen Neuzeit
Das Ehepaar Venus und Vulcanus dient als Sinnbild dieser Geschichte ehelicher Konflikte in der Frühen Neuzeit, nicht das viel bekanntere Liebespaar Venus und Mars. Das Sozialgefüge "Ehe" veränderte sich in den...

07.01.2014

The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science 2008
This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the...

09.04.2011

Paralysed with Fear : The Story of Polio
The story of mankind's struggle against polio is compelling, exciting and full of twists and pardoxes. One of the grand challenges of modern medicine, it was a battleground between good and bad science. Gareth Williams...

26.02.2015

British Battleships of the Victorian Era
This is a companion volume to Friedman s highly successful _British Battleship 1906 1946_ and completes his study of the Royal Navy s capital ships. Beginning with the earliest installation of steam machinery in ships of the...

11.05.2013

The Back Parts of War : The YMCA Memoirs and Letters of Barclay Baron, 1915-1919
The record of the British churches in the First World War is still mired in caricature and controversy. While most of the historiography on the British churches and the British soldier of the First World War centres on army...

03.07.2017

Anglican Confirmation, 1662-1820
Confirmation was an important part of the life of the eighteenth-century church which consumed a significant part of the time of bishops, of clergy in their preparation of candidates, and of the candidates themselves in terms of...

20.08.2017

Social Justice Through the Eyes of Wesley : John Wesley's Theological Challenge to Slavery
European enslavement of Africans and the development of the slave trade began in the sixteenth century. As the New World opened up, the slave trade thrived and slave labour became a significant economic force. Slavery itself was...

21.12.2013

Revolution, Krieg Und Die Geburt Von Staat Und Nation : Staatsbildung in Europa Und Den Amerikas 1770-1930
War, revolution and nation: The fact that this triad accompanied the transition from the old European society to the modern state-nations of the 19th and 20th centuries is one of the basic convictions of history in the...

27.08.2014

Privacy : A Short History
Privacy: A Short History provides a vital historical account of an increasingly stressed sphere of human interaction. At a time when the death of privacy is widely proclaimed, distinguished historian, David Vincent, describes...

11.03.2015

Volk Oder Religion? : Die Entstehung Moderner Judischer Ethnizitat in Frankreich Und Deutschland 1782-1848
Als sich im ausgehenden 18. Jahrhundert in Europa das Prinzip des Nationalstaates durchzusetzen begann, geriet die traditionelle judische Gemeinschaft in eine Krise. Die Zentralisierung staatlicher Herrschaft und die mit dem...

20.09.2012

A Defense of Galileo, the Mathematician from Florence
Despite extensive study of the Galileo affair in recent years, there are still some important documents relating to the case which have received little attention in the English-speaking world. In his translation of Thomas...

11.08.2011

Liquid Rules : The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives
Sometimes explosive, often delicious, occasionally poisonous, but always interesting: the New York Times best-selling author of Stuff Matters show us the secret lives of liquids: the shadow counterpart of our solid...

21.07.2016

Mutiny and Maritime Radicalism in the Age of Revolution : A Global Survey
This volume explores the transnational dimensions of mutiny and maritime radicalism during the great cycle of war and revolution that began in the mid-1750s and continued until the 1840s. The central theme of the volume is...

03.07.2011

Bonded Labour : Global & Comparative Perspectives (18th21st Century)
After slavery, schemes of indentured labour stilled global capitalism's need for cheap, disposable labour. The famous coolie trade -- mainly Asian labourers transferred to colonial Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, as...

02.03.2014

The Dynamics of Big Business : Structure, Strategy, and Impact in Italy and Spain
Throughout the Twentieth Century, big business has been a basic institution. Large corporations have provided a fundamental contribution to the wealth of nations and, at the same time, have had a remarkable impact on the...

19.02.2011

Yoga Body : The Origins of Modern Posture Practice
Yoga is so prevalent in the modern world-practiced by pop stars, taught in schools, and offered in yoga centers, health clubs, and even shopping malls-that we take its presence, and its meaning, for granted. But how did the...

09.09.2010

Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail : Races and rivalries on the nineteenth century high seas
In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined...

02.01.2013

The Mammoth Book of Cover-ups : The 100 Most Terrifying Conspiracies of All Time
The one hundred conspiracy theories of all time-from Harold Wilson as a Soviet agent to Princess Diana's death, from the attacks on 9/11 in the U.S. and on 7/7 in London. This volume presents research and plausible cover-up...

23.08.2015

Joshua Johnson's Letterbook, 1771-1774 : Letters from a Merchant in London to His Partners in Maryland

18.06.2011

Riders of the Apocalypse : German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870 - 1945
Despite the enduring popular image of the blitzkrieg of World War II, the German Army always depended on horses. It could not have waged war without them. While the Army's reliance on draft horses to pull artillery, supply...

15.06.2014

Die Bellizistische Republik : Wehrkonsens Und "Wehrhaftmachung" in Deutschland 1918-1933
Die geheime Aufrüstung der Weimarer Republik basierte auf einem lagerübergreifenden Wehrkonsens. Von den Republikanern in den Krisen der ersten Jahre zunächst als Form des Republikschutzes mitgetragen, wurde die Unterstützung...

15.10.2016

Militant Anti-fascism : A Hundred Years of Resistance
Fascism is not a thing of the past. In this era of crisis and austerity, it is growing even stronger. The question is: How do we stop it?According to M. Testa, the fight against it must be aggressive and unrelenting. Using a...

09.10.2014

Das Unternehmen 'Empirische Sozialforschung' : Strukturen, Praktiken Und Leitbilder Der Sozialforschung in Der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Für die Etablierung der Sozialwissenschaften an den westdeutschen Hochschulen spielten neue, "amerikanische" Forschungstechniken und das mit ihnen erneuerte Paradigma einer empirisch orientierten Soziologie eine...

20.12.2017

Fall of the Flying Dragon : South Vietnamese Air Force 1973-75
Compiled with extensive help from previously unavailable documents that have emerged from official Vietnamese archives, and also with the assistance of narratives from dozens of participants and eyewitnesses, this volume reveals...

09.12.2012

Land of the Free : Wargames Rules for North America 1754-1815
Land of the Free is the new set of wargaming rules from Osprey that allow players to recreate the various conflicts that broke out in North America shortly prior to and just after Independence, including the French and Indian...

04.10.2017

Roads Taken : The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way
Finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Award--Celebrate 350 Award for American Jewish Studies Between the late 1700s and the 1920s, nearly one-third of the world's Jews emigrated to new lands. Crossing borders and often...

26.08.2010

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783
First published over a century ago, this classic text on the history and tactics of naval warfare had a profound effect on the training of officers and the deployment of naval resources around the globe. It continues to be a...

20.03.2017

The Petrograd Workers in the Russian Revolution : February 1917-June 1918
The Petrograd Workers in the Russian Revolution is a study of the Russian Revolutions of 1917 and of the first months of Soviet power as viewed and experienced 'from below', by the industrial workers of Petrograd,...

16.09.2013

The Jew in the Modern World : A Documentary History
The last two centuries have witnessed a radical transformation of Jewish life. Marked by such profound events as the emancipation from the ghettoes of Europe, the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel,...

23.05.2011

The Shock of the Old : Technology and Global History Since 1900
From the books of H.G. Wells to the press releases of NASA, we are awash in cliched claims about high technology's ability to change the course of history. Now, in The Shock of the Old, David Edgerton offers a startling new...

16.05.2012

The Ideological Origins of Great Power Politics, 1789-1989
How do leaders perceive threat levels in world politics, and what effects do those perceptions have on policy choices? Mark L. Haas focuses on how ideology shapes perception. He does not delineate the content of particular...

15.06.2016

Bred for Perfection : Shorthorn Cattle, Collies, and Arabian Horses since 1800
How did animal breeding emerge as a movement? Who took part and for what reasons? How do the pedigree and market systems work? What light might the movement shed on the assumptions behind human eugenics? In Bred for Perfection,...

10.10.2012

The Wreck of the Medusa : The Most Famous Sea Disaster of the Nineteenth Century
Describes the 1816 sinking of the Medusa, the flagship of a French expedition en route to reclaim a colony in Senegal from the British, which ran aground thanks to the incompetence of the ship's captain, Hugo de Chaumareys,...

02.02.2018

The Square and the Tower : Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook
A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networksMost history is hierarchical: it's about...

26.09.2016

Before My Helpless Sight : Suffering, Dying and Military Medicine on the Western Front, 1914-1918
Despite the numerous vicious conflicts that scarred the twentieth century, the horrors of the Western Front continue to exercise a particularly strong hold on the modern imagination. The unprecedented scale and mechanization of...

28.01.2013

Biology, Computing, and the History of Molecular Sequencing : From Proteins to DNA, 1945-2000
Sequencing is often associated with the Human Genome Project and celebrated achievements concerning the DNA molecule. However, the history of this practice comprises not only academic biology, but also the world of...

09.06.2012

"The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power "
"The Prize" recounts the panoramic history of oil - and the struggle for wealth and power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the...

05.06.2015

The Most Desperate Acts of Gallantry : George A. Custer in the Civil War
On June 25, 1876, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry into the valley of the Little Bighorn. By sunset, Custer and five of his companies lay dead--killed in battle against Sioux and Cheyenne warriors....

04.04.2016

Europa Im Bild : Imaginationen Europas in Wochenschauen in Deutschland, Frankreich, Grossbritannien Und Osterreich 1948-1959
English summary: Cinema Newsreels provide a unique - and up until now neglected - opportunity to examine the beginning of the European integration (1949-1958) in the media of the post-war period. Newsreels were important in...

16.02.2018

Illustrated Battles of the Napoleonic Age-Volume 1 : Marengo, Copenhagen, Egypt, Janissary Rebellion, Laswaree & Assaye, Pulo Aor, Austerlitz, Trafalgar, Jena, Maida, Walcheren and Albuera
Forty-four battles of the Napoleonic era in words and pictures Napoleon was one of the most significant figures in world history; a military and administrative genius, statesman and despot, he set Europe ablaze and his...

12.01.2017

For Orange and the States: Part I: Infantry Part I : The Army of the Dutch Republic, 1713-1772
The Dutch Republic was one of the great European powers during the 17th and 18th Centuries. Generally, the Dutch Republic was considered to have lost that status after the 1713 Peace of Utrecht; however, when the Republic...

26.04.2016

British University Observatories 1772-1939
British University Observatories fills a gap in the historiography of British astronomy by offering the histories of observatories identified as a group by their shared characteristics. The first full histories of the Oxford and...

30.12.2011

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884), was a provocative and profoundly influential critique of the Victorian nuclear family. Engels argued that the traditional monogamous household was in fact a recent...

28.12.2014

Killing Dragons : The Conquest of the Alps
In a riveting narrative of daredevils and eccentrics, Fergus Fleming gives us the breathtaking story of some of history's greatest explorers as they conquer the soaring peaks of the Alps. Fleming recounts the incredible...

26.03.2013

Sir John Fortescue's 'The Red Path' : A History of the British Army During the French and Indian Wars
War among the forests, mountains and lakes of North America Among British Army historians the reputation of Sir John Fortescue stands virtually without equal. His comprehensive fourteen volume history is a work of unparalleled...

28.07.2014

Buccaneers, 1620-1690
Before the era of great pirates in the early 18th century, there was an even more bloodthirsty phase of attacks in the Caribbean known as the 'Buccaneering Era'. For over 50 years, English, French and Dutch buccaneers...

22.08.2014

Faszination Zarathushtra
Die Herausforderung religionsgeschichtlicher Forschung besteht darin, die Erschlieung von Quellen in ihren Kontexten und ihre theoriegeleitete Erklarung mit einer historisch-kritischen Reflexion der Wissensproduktion selbst zu...

11.04.2015