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Hobbes and the Democratic Imaginary

A critical interrogation of elements of Hobbes's political and natural philosophy and its capacity to enrich our understanding of the nature of democratic life.

Empire Imagined

Examines the deep roots of the American way of war.

The Last Noble Gendarme

Gripping account of the life of the Russian Tsar’s last chief of security and intelligence.

The Early Bronze Age in Western Anatolia

Examines the culture and chronology of increasingly complex urban societies in western Anatolia during the Early Bronze Age.

Contribution to the Correction of the Public's Judgments on the French Revolution

First translation into English of Fichte’s major work on the French Revolution.

A Survivor Named Trauma

By Myra Sklarew
Subjects: History

Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.

The First Zionist Congress

Translated by Michael J. Reimer
Introduction by Michael J. Reimer
Subjects: Jewish Studies

An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.

Cities of Refuge

Contrasts the experiences of German Jewish refugees from the Holocaust who fled to London and New York City.

East German Historians since Reunification

Edited by Axel Fair-Schulz & Mario Kessler
Subjects: History

Surveys how reunification in 1990 impacted historical scholarship in the former East Germany.

The Truth of the Russian Revolution

An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English.

Lens, Laboratory, Landscape

An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.

Desiring Emancipation

Uses historical case studies to illuminate women’s claims to emancipation and to sexual subjectivity during the tumultuous Wilhelmine and Weimar periods in Germany.

Vanished by the Danube

A story of loss and survival.

Kant and the Concept of Race

Edited and translated by Jon M. Mikkelsen
Subjects: Philosophy
Series: SUNY series, Philosophy and Race

Late eighteenth-century writings on race by Kant and four of his contemporaries.

Energy and the Politics of the North Atlantic

Documents how energy resource acquisition has been the driving motivator for European and American international relations.

The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason

Examines the relationship between diverse iterations of Rosicrucianism and the philosophy of the Enlightenment.

Biondo Flavio's Italia Illustrata

An English translation of Biondo Flavio’s Italia Illustrata, with commentary.

The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945

Edited by Danielle Bailly
Translated by Betty Becker-Theye
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

Interviews with eighteen Jewish “hidden children” of France and Belgium, telling the story of their survival during World War II.

Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations

A comprehensive history of bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the United States.

Montesquieu and His Legacy

Essays on Montesquieu and the influence of his thought from the eighteenth century to today.

The Paradoxes of Nationalism

An interdisciplinary study of nationalism drawing on the events of the French Revolution.

Prison of Women

By Tomasa Cuevas
Edited and translated by Mary E. Giles
Subjects: History

A translation of women's testimonies about their experiences in the prisons of Spain following the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939 collected by Tomasa Cuevas, herself a surviving victim of the Francoist prison system.

Immigrants and Nationalists

By Gershon Shafir
Subjects: History

In this empirical and theoretical study of nationalism, ethnicity, and immigration, the author compares the reception of large numbers of immigrants in Catalonia, the Basque country, Latvia, and Estonia--developed regions that possess distinct cultures and nationalist movements.

Gleanings in Europe

Gleanings in Europe: The Rhine is an account of James Fenimore Cooper's travels in Europe at the time of the 1832 revolt in Paris, when he hoped General Lafayette would be declared President of France ...

Education in the Third Reich

In its determination to take absolute control, the Third Reich focused on the nation's youth, reserving for the schools the vital task of refashioning the German psyche. This book examines these propaganda ...

The Jews of Vienna, 1867-1914

Ablaze with excitement, effervescent with creativity—late nineteenth-century Vienna was the ideal site for this analysis of the ways in which a sizable and significant group of Jews was assimilated ...

Abandoned Children

Edited by Rachel G. Fuchs
Introduction by Rachel G. Fuchs
Subjects: History

In nineteenth-century France, parents abandoned their children in overwhelming numbers—up to 20 percent of live births in the Parisian area. The infants were left at state-run homes and were then transferred ...

Aristocrats and the Crowd in the Revolutionary Year 1848

By Josef V. Polisensky
Translated by Frederick Snider
Subjects: History

The Prague Uprising of 1848 was part of the powerful series of revolutions that shook practically the entire European Continent as the middle classes and urban and rural workers pressed against the rule ...