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Mussolini's Decennale: Aura and Mythmaking in Fascist Italy
Mussolini's Decennale: Aura and Mythmaking in Fascist Italy
By Antonio Morena

Positioning the 1932 anniversary celebrations as the crux of the fascist transition from conservatism to totalitarianism, Mussolini’s Decennale broadens our understanding of fascist ideology, cultural politics, and Realpolitik.

Available Dec 2015
The 'Commentaries' of Pope Pius II (1458-1464) and the Crisis of the Fifteenth-Century Papacy
The 'Commentaries' of Pope Pius II (1458-1464) and the Crisis of the Fifteenth-Century Papacy
By Emily O’Brien

The Commentaries of Pope Pius II (1458–1464) and the Crisis of the Fifteenth-Century Papacy demonstrates the role that Pius and his writings played in the evolution of the Renaissance papacy.

Available Nov 2015
The Rise and Fall of the Fine Art Print in Eighteenth-Century France:
The Rise and Fall of the Fine Art Print in Eighteenth-Century France:
By W. McAllister Johnson

W. McAllister Johnson distills a lifetime of research into an essential study of this seminal phenomenon and chronicles the issues, decisions, and practicalities inherent in making copperplate engravings as articles of art and commerce.

Available Nov 2015
A Nation in Conflict: Canada and the Two World Wars
A Nation in Conflict: Canada and the Two World Wars
By Andrew Iarocci and Jeffrey A. Keshen

Written both for classroom use and for the general reader, A Nation in Conflict is an accessible introduction to the complexities of Canada’s involvement in the twentieth century’s most important conflicts.

Available Oct 2015
Highland Shepherd: James MacGregor, Father of the Scottish Enlightenment in Nova Scotia
Highland Shepherd: James MacGregor, Father of the Scottish Enlightenment in Nova Scotia
By Alan Wilson

Alan Wilson brings MacGregor and his surroundings to life, detailing his numerous achievements and establishing his importance to the social, religious, and intellectual history of the Maritimes.

Available Oct 2015
Polarity, Patriotism, and Dissent in Great War Canada, 1914-1919
Polarity, Patriotism, and Dissent in Great War Canada, 1914-1919
By Brock Millman

Highlighting the class and ethnic divisions which characterized public support for the war, Polarity, Patriotism, and Dissent in Great War Canada, 1914–1919 offers a broad and much-needed reexamination of Canadian government policy on the home front.

Available Oct 2015
Germany's Second Reich: Portraits and Pathways
Germany's Second Reich: Portraits and Pathways
By James Retallack

Retallack reveals the complex and contradictory nature of the Second Reich, presenting Imperial Germany as it was seen by outsiders and insiders as well as by historians, political scientists, and sociologists ever since.

Available Sep 2015
Maestro of Science: Omond McKillop Solandt and Government Science in War and Hostile Peace, 1939-1956
Maestro of Science: Omond McKillop Solandt and Government Science in War and Hostile Peace, 1939-1956
By Jason S. Ridler

Jason S. Ridler draws on interviews and declassified records to paint a vivid picture of the influence and achievements of a Canadian leader in Cold War military research.

Available Sep 2015
Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis
Sex and the Weimar Republic: German Homosexual Emancipation and the Rise of the Nazis
By Laurie Marhoefer

Sex and the Weimar Republic shows how, in Weimar Germany, the citizen’s right to sexual freedom came with a duty to keep sexuality private, non-commercial, and respectable.

Available Sep 2015
Strangers and Neighbours: Rural Migration in Eighteenth-Century Northern Burgundy
Strangers and Neighbours: Rural Migration in Eighteenth-Century Northern Burgundy
By Jeremy Hayhoe

In this book, Hayhoe paints a picture of a surprisingly mobile and dynamic Burgundian rural population.

Available Sep 2015