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Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920
Building Better Britains?: Settler Societies in the British World, 1783-1920
By Cecilia Morgan
This concise text explores the spread of settler colonies within the British Empire over the course of the nineteenth century, specifically those in New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, and Australia.
Published Sep 2016
The Letter and the Cosmos: How the Alphabet Has Shaped the Western View of the World
The Letter and the Cosmos: How the Alphabet Has Shaped the Western View of the World
By Laurence de Looze

The Letter and the Cosmos is a sharp and entertaining examination of how languages, letterforms, orthography, and writing tools have reflected our hidden obsession with the alphabet,

Published Jun 2016
Adages IV iii 1 to V ii 51
Adages IV iii 1 to V ii 51

By Desiderius Erasmus

Edited by John N. Grant

Translated and edited by John N. Grant and Betty I. Knott

This sixth volume devoted to the Adages completes the translation and annotation of the more than 4000 proverbs Erasmus gathered and commented on. It is a fully annotated, accurate, and readable English version of Erasmus' commentaries on these Greek and Latin proverbs.

Published May 2016
Literary and Educational Writings, 1 and 2: Volume 1: Antibarbari / Parabolae. Volume 2: De copia / De ratione studii
Literary and Educational Writings, 1 and 2: Volume 1: Antibarbari / Parabolae. Volume 2: De copia / De ratione studii

By Desiderus Erasmus

Edited by Craig R. Thompson

These volumes are concerned with literature and education. Each translation is introduced by the translator, and a general introduction by the editor discusses the significance of each of the works, its relation to the others, and its subsequent fortunes. Wallace K. Ferguson provides an introductory essay, 'The Works of Erasmus.'

Published May 2016
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 842-992 (1518-1519)
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 842-992 (1518-1519)

By Desiderius Erasmus

Translated by R.A.B. Mynors and D.F.S. Thomson

Annotated by Peter G. Bientenholz

This volume covers a number of significant events and issues in Erasmus' life and in the history of his times.

Published May 2016
China in the German Enlightenment
China in the German Enlightenment
Edited by Bettina Brandt and Daniel Leonhard Purdy

China in the German Enlightenment examines the connections between eighteenth-century philosophy, German Orientalism, and the origins of modern race theory.

Published Apr 2016
Who is the Historian?
Who is the Historian?
By Nigel A. Raab

Who Is the Historian? highlights the skill set imparted to those pursuing a historical education, and clearly demonstrates the value of the historian in the contemporary world.

Published Jan 2016
Sources for the History of Western Civilization, Volume I: From Antiquity to the Mid-Eighteenth Century, Second Edition
Sources for the History of Western Civilization, Volume I: From Antiquity to the Mid-Eighteenth Century, Second Edition
Edited by Michael Burger
Sources for the History of Western Civilization is a primary source reader designed specifically to allow undergraduate students to interact with historical documents without unnecessary editorial intervention.
Published Jul 2015
Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Edited by Barbara Fuchs and Emily Weissbourd

Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean explores representations of national, racial, and religious identities within a region dominated by the clash of empires.

Published Apr 2015
The Assassination of Europe, 1918-1942: A Political History
The Assassination of Europe, 1918-1942: A Political History
By Howard M. Sachar
In this fascinating volume, renowned historian Howard M. Sachar relates the tragedy of twentieth-century Europe through an innovative, riveting account of the continent's political assassinations between 1918 and 1939 and beyond.
Published Oct 2014