• Dynastic Change

    Dynastic Change

    dynastic change: legitimacy and gender in medieval and early modern monarchy examines the strategies for change and legitimacy in monarchies in the medieval and early modern eras.taking a broadly comparative approach dynastic change explores the mechanisms employed as well as theoretical and practical approaches to monarchical legitimisation. the book answers the question of how monarchical families reacted adjusted or strategised when faced with dynastic crises of various kinds such as a lack of a male heir or unfitness of a reigning monarch for rule through the consideration of such themes as the role of royal women the uses of the arts for representational and propaganda purposes and the impact of religion or popular will. broad in both chronological and geographical scope chapters discuss examples from the 9th to the 18th centuries across such places as morocco byzantium portugal russia and western europe showing readers how cultural religious and political differences across countries and time periods affected dynastic relations. bringing together gender monarchy and dynasticism the book highlights parallels across time and place encouraging a new approach to monarchy studies. it is the perfect collection for students and researchers of medieval and early modern monarchy and gender.

  • What We Did in Bed

    What We Did in Bed

    Fagan BrianDurrani Nadia  著 Yale Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/24 出版

    pulling back the covers on the fascinating yet often forgotten history of the bed

  • The Slow Moon Climbs

    The Slow Moon Climbs

    Mattern Susan  著 Princeton Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/24 出版

    the first comprehensive look at menopause from prehistory to todayare the ways we look at menopause all wrong? historian susan mattern says yes and the slow moon climbs reveals just how wrong we have been. taking readers from the rainforests of paraguay to the streets of tokyo mattern draws on historical scientific and cultural research to reveal how our perceptions of menopause developed from prehistory to today. for most of human history people had no word for menopause and did not view it as a medical condition. rather in traditional foraging and agrarian societies it was a transition to another important life stage. this book then introduces new ways of understanding life beyond fertility.mattern examines the fascinating randmother hypothesis?which argues for the importance of elders in the rearing of future generationss well as other evolutionary theories that have generated surprising insights about menopause and the place of older people in society. she looks at agricultural communities where households relied on postreproductive women for the family survival. and she explores the emergence of menopause as a medical condition in the western world. it was only around 1700 that people began to see menopause as a dangerous pathological disorder linked to upsetting symptoms that rendered women weak and vulnerable. mattern argues that menopause was another syndrome like hysterical suffocation or melancholia that emerged or reemerged in early modern europe in tandem with the rise of a professional medical class.the slow moon climbs casts menopause at last in the positive light it deservesot only as an essential life stage but also as a key factor in the history of human flourishing.

  • On the Trail

    On the Trail

    Chamberlin Silas  著 Yale Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/24 出版

    the first history of the american hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails in the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the united states. a little more than a century later tens of millions of americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. this groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the american hiking community and its rich nationwide culture.   delving into unexplored archives including those of the appalachian mountain club sierra club green mountain club and many others silas chamberlin recounts the activities of hikers who over many decades formed clubs built trails and advocated for environmental protection. he also discusses the shifting attitudes of the late 1960s and early 1970s when ideas about traditional volunteerism shifted and new hikers came to see trail blazing and maintenance as government responsibilities. chamberlin explores the implications for hiking groups future club leaders and the millions of others who find happiness inspiration and better health on america’s trails.

  • Following in the Footsteps of Oliver Cromwell

    Following in the Footsteps of Oliver Cromwell

    Hobson James  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    oliver cromwell is one of the most important figures in british history. he was both soldier and politician and the only non-royal ruler of britain in a thousand years. his actions and ideas still have political and social consequences today and his legacy still divides people. love him or loathe him cromwell still matters.

  • Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA

    Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA

    Holton Graham S.  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    dna research is one of the most important and rapidly advancing areas in modern science and the practical use of dna testing in genealogy is one of its most exciting applications. yet there is no recent british publication in this field. that is why this accessible wide-ranging introduction is so valuable.

  • The Wars of Alexander’s Successors 323-281 BC

    The Wars of Alexander’s Successors 323-281 BC

    Bennett BobRoberts Mike  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    when the dying alexander the great was asked to whom he bequeathed his vast empire he supposedly replied o the strongest. there ensued a long series of struggles between his generals and governors for control of these territories. most of these diadochi (successors) were consummate professionals who had learnt the art of war under alexander or even his father philip. few died a peaceful death and the last survivors of this tough breed were still leading their armies against each other well into their seventies. colourful characters epic battles treachery and subterfuge make this a period with great appeal to anyone interested in ancient history and ancient warfare in particular. the wars shaped the map from the balkans to india for the next couple of centuries.this first volume introduces the key personalities - characters such as antigonos onopthalmus (the one-eyed) and his son ’demetrius ’poliorcetes’ (the besieger) seleucus ’nicator’ (’the victorious’) and ptolemy oter (the saviour) - and gives a narrative of the causes and course of these wars from the death of alexander to the battle of corupedium (281 bc) when the last two original diadochi faced each other one final time.

  • Ancient Egyptian Warfare

    Ancient Egyptian Warfare

    Shaw Ian  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/19 出版

    a concise introduction to ancient egyptian warfare from the neolithic period through to the iron age covering everything from battle tactics to weaponry and battle injuries. the excellent preservation of egyptian artefacts including bows axes and chariots means that it is possible to track the changing nature of egyptian military technology as well as the equipment and ideas that were adopted from other civilisations of the eastern mediterranean and near east. as well as discussing such crucial issues as military strategy martial ideology construction of fortresses and waging of siege warfare this book includes the study of practical ques負ions of life death and survival of individual soldiers on the battlefield.

  • Roman Mythology

    Roman Mythology

    Stuttard David  著 Thames & Hudson 出版 2019/9/17 出版

    the perfect guide to roman myths and the landscapes and ideas that shaped themor both the actual and armchair traveler.

  • Race and America’s Long War

    Race and America’s Long War

    Singh Nikhil Pal  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/17 出版

    donald trump’s election to the u.s. presidency in 2016 which placed control of the government in the hands of the most racially homogenous far-right political party in the western world produced shock and disbelief for liberals progressives and leftists globally. yet most of the immediate analysis neglects longer-term accounting of how the united states arrived here. race and america’s long war examines the relationship between war politics police power and the changing contours of race and racism in the contemporary united states. nikhil pal singh argues that the united states’ pursuit of war since the september 11 terrorist attacks has reanimated a longer history of imperial statecraft that segregated and eliminated enemies both within and overseas. america’s territorial expansion and indian removals settler in-migration and nativist restriction and african slavery and its afterlives were formative social and political processes that drove the rise of the united states as a capitalist world power long before the onset of globalization. spanning the course of u.s. history these crucial essays show how the return of racism and war as seemingly permanent features of american public and political life is at the heart of our present crisis and collective disorientation.

  • Timelines


    Haywood John  著 Thames & Hudson 出版 2019/9/17 出版

    in timelines john haywood presents a grand sweep of global history in an immediately accessible format. using concise insightful and engaging text summaries alongside timelines maps and illustrations haywood takes the reader from the origins of our first ancestors up to the present day. a short essay introduces and summarizes the most important political and cultural landmarks with a clear timeline then presenting events in four categories: olitics & economy?eligion & philosophy?cience & technology?and rts & architecture.he book clear concise and accessible format allows the reader to achieve a new understanding of contemporaneous events across the globe making unexpected and surprising links and connections across history. who knew for example that at the same time the bayeux tapestry was being completed in europe chinese scientist shen kuo was correctly explaining the origin of fossils? that as peter the great was modernizing russia robert de la salle was exploring the length of the mississippi river and christopher wren was finishing st. paul cathedral in london? this original and authoritative book offers a unique way of appreciating the diverse array of events that have shaped world history.

  • Mapping Texas

    Mapping Texas

    3822 perimeter miles. 11247 rivers and streams. 8749 feet at its height. 268596 square miles in total. texas is big. julius caesar once quipped that all of ancient gaul could be divided up into three parts. texas resists such easy division. mapping texas edited by john s. wilson presents an array of early maps dating from 1561 to 1860. the volume features selections from the extensive material housed in the frances c. poage map room of the texas collection at baylor university. the painstaking labors of spanish french english and mexican mapmakers illustrate the progressive and differing views of texas geography and boundaries. originally used as guides to new destinations these maps also staked new claims fueled by new dreams on new territory that settlers had heard about but never seen. page by page texas?iconic shape gradually emerges. as now-familiar cities dot this vast expanse of land railroads trace the outline of rivers and mountain ranges and ports anchor the curve of the gulf of mexico texas?rich history comes to life one map at a time. the volume concludes with an analysis of map art and cartoucheseautiful images that both name the map and highlight flora and fauna. a sumptuous delight for mind and eye this volume lavishly documents the early outlines of the land over which six flags have proudly flown.

  • Litigation Nation

    Litigation Nation

    this book charts the history of civil litigation in america from the 17th century to today using key cases that illustrate the central theme of lawsuits in different periods of u.s. history and enabling readers to explore and understand key questions in american life and culture through the changing nature of how and why we sue one another.

  • Lost Muscle Car Dealerships

    Lost Muscle Car Dealerships

    Brown Duncan  著 Cartech Inc 出版 2019/9/15 出版

    an entire volume dedicated to detailing and preserving the iconic muscle car dealerships of the 1960s and early 1970s many whose doors are now closed. text is supported with more than 250 historic photos and illustrations.muscle car historian duncan brown revisits this glorious automotive era when nickey 427 camaros and supercharged dodge demons by grand spaulding dodge terrorized the streets. drag sponsored cars from reynolds buick yeakel chrysler-plymouth and mel burns ford informed buyers that if you came to their dealership you too could have a screaming fast muscle car just like the ones you saw at the dragstrip. it was these dealerships that created the lasting muscle car legacy through their innovative advertising and over-the-top performance. dealerships such as galpin ford and berger chevrolet weathered the storm and offered uscle?again 30 years later but the majority of these dealerships floundered unable to reattract the customers they had prior to the muscle car. thankfully a volume has been dedicated to preserving the history of those less fortunate and revisiting the past success of these lost muscle car dealerships.

  • Mapping Landscapes in Transformation

    Mapping Landscapes in Transformation

    the development of historical geographical information systems (hgis) and other methods from the digital humanities have revolutionised historical research on cultural landscapes. one of today’s major challenges however concerns the concepts and tools to be deployed for mapping processes of transformationhat is interpreting and imagining the relational complexity of urban and rural landscapes both in space and in time at micro- and macro-scale. the opening up of increasingly diverse collections of source material often incomplete and difficult to interpret has led to methodologically innovative experiments.mapping landscapes in transformation gathers experts from different disciplines active in the fields of historical geography urban and landscape history and heritage conservation. they are specialised in a wide variety of spaceime contexts including regions within europe asia and the americas and periods from antiquity to the 21st century.contributors: karl beelen (karlsruhe it) john bintliff (leiden university / edinburgh university) bieke cattoor (tu delft) jill desimini (harvard university) cecilia furlan(tu delft / ku leuven) ian gregory and christopher donaldson (lancaster university) joanna taylor (university of manchester) piraye hacigeller frank vermeulen and devi taelman (ghent university) ralf vandam and jeroen poblome (ku leuven) reinout klaarenbeek (ku leuven) sanne maekelberg (ku leuven) steffen nijhuis (tu delft) cristina purcar (tu cluj-napoca) changxue shu (ku leuven fwo) bram vannieuwenhuyze (university of amsterdam) may yuan and arloo mckee (university of texas dallas) ebook available in open access.this publication is gprc-labeled (guaranteed peer review content).

  • Pastimes and Pleasures in the Time of Jane Austen

    Pastimes and Pleasures in the Time of Jane Austen

    Downing Sarah Jane  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/15 出版

    just as the fashions of jane austen’s era define it as a unique moment in history so do the pleasures and pastimes. each occasion and activity brought the pleasure of choosing a new outfit and the choice on offer to young men and women was at the time unparalleled. showcasing the styles and fashion of the period this book touches on a variety of themes including pleasure destinations such as parks and zoos cultural activities such as the theatre romantic pastimes such as dances held in spectacular settings and many more. we are familiar with many of the most popular places and activities from jane austen’s novels but this book will put them into broader historical context complementing them with an abundance of contemporary fashion plates and images.

  • Women in Classical Antiquity

    Women in Classical Antiquity

    McClure Laura K.  著 Blackwell Pub 出版 2019/9/11 出版

    an introduction to women and gender in the classical world that draws on the most recent research in the field women in classical antiquity focuses on the important objects events and concepts that combine to form a clear understanding of ancient greek and roman women and gender. drawing on the most recent findings and research on the topic the book offers an overview of the historical events values and institutions that are critical for appreciating and comparing the life situations of women across both cultures. the author examines the lifecycle of women in ancient greek and rome beginning with how young females acquired the gendered characteristics necessary for adulthood. the text explores female adolescence including concerns about virginity medical views of the female body religious roles and education. views of marriage motherhood sexual activity adultery and prostitution are also examined. in addition the author explores how women exercised authority and the possibilities for their civic engagement. this important resource: explores the formation of classical women’s social identity through the life stages of birth adolescence marriage childbirth old age and death contains information on the most recent research in this rapidly evolving field offers a review of the life course as a way to understand the social processes by which greek and roman females acquired gender traits includes questions for review suggestions for further reading and a glossary of key terms written for academics and students of classical antiquity women in classical antiquity offers a general introduction to women and gender in the classical world.

  • Killing for the Republic

    Killing for the Republic

    Brand Steele  著 Johns Hopkins Univ Pr 出版 2019/9/10 出版

    for who is so worthless or indolent as not to wish to know by what means and under what system of polity the romans... succeeded in subjecting nearly the whole inhabited world to their sole government thing unique in history?olybiusthe year 146 bc marked the brutal end to the roman republic’s 118-year struggle for the western mediterranean. breaching the walls of their great enemy carthage roman troops slaughtered countless citizens enslaved those who survived and leveled the 700-year-old city. that same year in the east rome destroyed corinth and subdued greece. over little more than a century rome’s triumphant armies of citizen-soldiers had shocked the world by conquering all of its neighbors. how did armies made up of citizen-soldiers manage to pull off such a major triumph? and what made the republic so powerful? in killing for the republic steele brand explains how rome transformed average farmers into ambitious killers capable of conquering the entire mediterranean. rome instilled something violent and vicious in its soldiers making them more effective than other empire builders. unlike the assyrians persians or macedonians it fought with part-timers. examining the relationship between the republican spirit and the citizen-soldier brand argues that roman republican values and institutions prepared common men for the rigors and horrors of war. brand reconstructs five separate battlesepresentative moments in rome’s constitutional and cultural evolution that saw its citizen-soldiers encounter the best warriors of the day from marauding gauls and the alps-crossing hannibal to the heirs of alexander the great. a sweeping political and cultural history killing for the republic closes with a compelling argument in favor of resurrecting the citizen-soldier ideal in modern america.

  • Sugar


    Walvin James  著 Pegasus Books 出版 2019/9/10 出版

    the modern successor to sweetness and power james walvin sugar is a rich and engaging work on a topic that continues to change our world.

  • The Dinosaur Artist

    The Dinosaur Artist

    Williams Paige  著 Baker & Taylor Books 出版 2019/9/10 出版

    in this 2018 new york times notable book paige williams does for fossils what susan orlean did for orchids (book riot) in her account of one florida man’s reckless attempt to sell a dinosaur skeleton from mongolia--a story steeped in natural history human nature commerce crime science and politics (rebecca skloot). in 2012 a new york auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: a superb tyrannosaurus skeleton. in fact lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete t. bataar a close cousin to the most famous animal that ever lived. the fossils now on display in a manhattan event space had been unearthed in mongolia more than 6000 miles away. at eight-feet high and twenty-four feet long the specimen was spectacular and when the gavel sounded the winning bid was over $1 million. eric prokopi a thirty-eight-year-old floridian was the man who had brought this extraordinary skeleton to market. a onetime collegiate-level swimmer who spent his teenage years diving for shark teeth prokopi’s singular obsession with fossils fueled a thriving business hunting preparing and selling specimens to clients ranging from natural history museums to avid private collectors like actors leonardo dicaprio and nicolas cage. but there was a problem. this time facing financial strain had prokopi gone too far? as the t. bataar went to auction a network of paleontologists alerted the government of mongolia to the eye-catching lot. an international custody battle ensued and prokopi watched his own world unravel. in the tradition of the orchid thief the dinosaur artist is a stunning work of narrative journalism about humans’ relationship with natural history and a seemingly intractable conflict between science and commerce. a story that stretches from florida’s land o’ lakes to the gobi desert the dinosaur artist illuminates the history of fossil collecting--a murky sometimes risky business populated by eccentrics and obsessives where the lines between poacher and hunter collector and smuggler enthusiast and opportunist can easily blur. in her first book paige williams has given readers an irresistible story that spans continents cultures and millennia as she examines the question of who ultimately owns the past.