Offers a comprehensive compendium of the history of Britain, encompassing various things from prehistoric times to the turn of the millennium. This book features internet links to additional resources, including video clips, games and interactive features.
Abuses of history can have dire consequences - look at Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Margaret MacMillan's argument for why history matters shows how treating the past with respect can lead us to a better understanding with the present.
This is the first book to tackle public, non-academic history for the student and general reader. Furthermore, it does so from a truly global perspective as opposed to focusing on the traditional Western-dominated model.
Europe's history is littered with kingdoms, duchies, empires and republics which have now disappeared but which were once fixtures on the map of their age. What happened to the once-great Mediterranean Empire of Aragon? This title lets you discover the stories of lost realms across the centuries.
This controversial book, by one of our finest military historians, reveals the squalid truth about Britain's highest military honour, exposing a shameful history of racism, misogyny and political expediency.
For thousands of years, humans have built walls and assaulted them, admired walls and reviled them. In Walls, David Frye uncovers a story that is more than just bricks and stone: he reveals the startling link between what we build and how we live, who we are and how we came to be.
Generations of Russians have pursued wealth and power in the East, colonizing Pacific regions and spreading political influence into Asia. Why have these efforts largely failed? Chris Miller argues that Russian citizens and leaders, concentrated in the European borderlands, have always struggled to maintain faith and interest in eastward expansion.
Western Civilization in World History takes up the recent debates about the well-established 'Western civ' approach versus the newer field of world history. Stearns reviews and analyzes key aspects of Western civilization in a global context.
To mark the 40th anniversary of this text, this updated volume reviews the state of the discipline at the beginning of the 21st century. Renowned scholars ask and seek to answer Carr's question for a new generation of historians: what does it mean to study history at the start of the 21st century?
Including a range of contemporary examples from Brexit to child sexual abuse to the impact of the internet, this is an important and practical introduction for all students of history.Inspiring and empowering, this book provides both students and general readers with a stimulating and practical rationale for the study of history.
Wineburg has become the go-to guy for helping people, both teachers and administrators, think about how to teach kids history. This book is an accessible account of how we've tried to do it, why and how we've failed, and how we could do better.