History: Featured Books

8Featured Books

  • Early Medieval Ireland 400-1200 book cover

    Early Medieval Ireland 400-1200

    2nd Edition

    By Daibhi O Croinin

    This impressive survey covers the early history of Ireland from the coming of Christianity to the Norman settlement. Within a broad political framework it explores the nature of Irish society, the spiritual and secular roles of the Church and the extraordinary flowering of Irish culture in the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-21

  • Death in Medieval Europe: Death Scripted and Death Choreographed book cover

    Death in Medieval Europe

    Death Scripted and Death Choreographed

    Edited by Joelle Rollo-Koster

    Death in Medieval Europe: Death Scripted and Death Choreographed explores new cultural research into death and funeral practices in medieval Europe and demonstrates the important relationship between death and the world of the living in the Middle Ages. Across ten chapters, the articles in this…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10

  • Remembering the Crusades and Crusading book cover

    Remembering the Crusades and Crusading

    Edited by Megan Cassidy-Welch

    Remembering the Crusades and Crusading examines the diverse contexts in which crusading was memorialised and commemorated in the medieval world and beyond. The collection not only shows how the crusades were commemorated in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, but also considers the longer-term…

    Paperback – 2016-09-29
    Remembering the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds

  • The Industrial Turn in World History book cover

    The Industrial Turn in World History

    By Peter Stearns

    In The Industrial Turn in World History, Peter N. Stearns presents a concise yet far reaching overview of the worldwide shift from agricultural societies to industrial societies over the past two centuries. Putting the implications for individuals and societies in global context while…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20
    Themes in World History

  • Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer book cover

    Ida B. Wells

    Social Activist and Reformer

    By Kristina DuRocher

    Born into slavery in 1862, Ida B. Wells went on to become an influential reformer and leader in the African American community. A Southern black woman living in a time when little social power was available to people of her race or gender, Ida B. Wells made an extraordinary impact on American…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The French Revolution 1787-1804 book cover

    The French Revolution 1787-1804

    3rd Edition

    By P. M. Jones

    P. M. Jones’ The French Revolution, now in its third edition, is an authoritative survey of events in France from 1787, as the power of the ancien régime began to crumble, until 1804 and the demise of the Republic. It provides a balanced and accessible account of the dramatic events of the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-05
    Seminar Studies

  • Patrick Henry: Proclaiming a Revolution book cover

    Patrick Henry

    Proclaiming a Revolution

    By John Ragosta

    Often referred to as "the voice of the Revolution," Patrick Henry played a vital role in helping to launch the revolt of the American colonies against British rule. An early and compelling Revolutionary orator, Henry played an active part in the debates over the founding of the United States. As a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • The California Gold Rush: The Stampede that Changed the World book cover

    The California Gold Rush

    The Stampede that Changed the World

    By Mark A. Eifler

    In January of 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. For a year afterward, news of this discovery spread outward from California and started a mass migration to the gold fields. Thousands of people from the East Coast aspiring to start new lives…

    Paperback – 2016-08-02
    Critical Moments in American History