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Lineage Society on the Southeastern Coast of China:

The Impact of Japanese Piracy in the 16th Century
Ivy Maria Lim
ISBN: 9781604977271

"This book is a gem. On the basis of sound historical detective work, Lim has produced a creative, interesting, and carefully researched study." - Journal of Asian Studies Read More..

A History of Seating, 3000 BC to 2000 AD:

Function versus Aesthetics
Jenny Pynt and Joy Higgs
ISBN: 9781604977189

This book is unique in its approach to seating because it draws together evidence that relates to seating that facilitates health and task while also addressing aesthetic factors. This evidence creates an understanding of how seats may be designed to not only promote bodily health but also allow functional optimisation of sitting and seating. Read More..

Public Memory of Slavery:

Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic
Ana Lucia Araujo
ISBN: 9781604977141

"An important and provocative work. No other study so thoroughly chronicles the fraught and ambiguous history of memorializing slavery in the South Atlantic. Araujo’s ability to ‘read’ multiple sources – both discursive and non-discursive – makes the book truly interdisciplinary in scope. It will be a crucial starting point for all future studies of slavery and memory in Benin and Brazil." – James H. Sweet, Journal of African History Read More..

Jockeying for the American Presidency:

The Political Opportunism of Aspirants
Lara M. Brown
ISBN: 9781604977028

“Lara Brown’s extensive analysis yields a variety of new and important findings … This volume contains much of value for scholars of the presidency and presidential elections." – Presidential Studies Quarterly Read More..

Zheng Guanying, Merchant Reformer of Late Qing China and his Influence on Economics, Politics, and Society

Guo Wu
ISBN: 9781604977059

In this first critical study of Zheng Guanying’s career, cultural milieu, political and economic thoughts, as well as his spirituality, Guo Wu steers us into examining Zheng Guanying as a hybrid product of the late Qing treaty port culture, professionalism, and tradition, and he illuminates the contribution that this Chinese merchant made in the social and political transformation of China into an urban, commercial environment. Read More..

Portraiture, Dynasty and Power:

Art Patronage in Hanoverian Britain, 1714–1759
Catherine Tite
ISBN: 9781604976786

Recent scholarship has reassessed the public image of the early Hanoverian dynasty as one which captured the popular imagination and encouraged a dynamic relationship with the inhabitants of urban Britain and the social elite. This book explores how and why perceptions of the British monarchy in visual culture changed during a period of growing social mobility and political modernity. This book will be a valuable resource to scholars of British history, British and European art, and history of collections. Read More..

Singapore Stories:

Language, Class, and the Chinese of Singapore, 1945–2000
Ernest Koh
ISBN: 9781604976779

“Successfully critiques the unity of what Koh calls the ‘English Singapore Story’ … works best in unraveling the plurality of experiences … engages a number of important questions for writing recent Singapore history … there is much good material in this book which offers the possibility of a more richly textured social history seen from the inside out.” – Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Read More..

French War Films and National Identity

Noah McLaughlin
ISBN: 9781604976830

The relationship of French national identity to its cinema is a well-established field. Yet so far, most studies have either taken a broad historical approach or focused on a particular director or period. Using various theoretical approaches, this book investigates an area that is––as of today––either ill or untreated by scholars: what is the relationship of film form to the historical and social reflections of a given work, whether they be overt or hidden? Read More..

Patronage and Politics in the Victorian Empire:

The Personal Governance of Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon (Lord Stanmore)
Colin Newbury
ISBN: 9781604976670

“This rigorously scholarly volume by a doyen of imperial history, Colin Newbury … ultimately gives us a powerfully persuasive revisionist interpretation … he dissolves key mythologies … With almost forensic scholarly analysis, Newbury explodes every one of these ‘myths’ … Colin Newbury further establishes his distinctive contribution to imperial history.” – Journal of Pacific History Read More..

The Chamberlains, the Churchills and Ireland, 1874–1922

Ian Chambers
ISBN: 9781934043318

“This book makes a distinctive contribution to our knowledge of British policy towards Ireland … There is originality in exploring the extent to which the opinions of the fathers were visited upon the sons, and there is abundant evidence of scholarship. – Professor Keith Jeffery (Ph.D., Cambridge University), University of Ulster at Jordanstown Read More..

 

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