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The French Revolution in Global Perspective
Situating the French Revolution in the context of early modern globalization for the first time, this book offers a new approach to understanding its international origins and worldwide effects.



Eradication
Ridding the World of Diseases Forever?
Nancy Leys Stepan
This book by the award-winning historian of medicine Nancy Leys Stepan is an accessible, beautifully written, and deeply researched examination of one of the most controversial issues in public health today.



Amazing Dogs
A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities
Jan Bondeson
Bondeson tells the stories of some of the most extraordinary dogs in history.



Empire of Humanity
A History of Humanitarianism
Michael Barnett
From the 19th-century abolitionist movement to today's NGOs, a critical account of humanitarianism in world politics.



The Right Kind of Revolution
Modernization, Development, and U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to the Present
Michael E. Latham
A critical history of modernization theory in American foreign policy.



Books As Weapons
Propaganda, Publishing, and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II
John B. Hench
Only weeks after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, a surprising cargo—crates of books—joined the flood of troop reinforcements, weapons and ammunition, food, and medicine onto Normandy beaches. The books were destined for French bookshops, to be...



Islam in the World Today
A Handbook of Politics, Religion, Culture, and Society
The most authoritative single-volume reference work on Islam in the contemporary world—now available in English.



The Forgotten Contribution of the Teaching Sisters
A Historiographical Essay on the Educational Work of Catholic Women Religious in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Bart Hellinckx, Frank Simon, Marc Depaepe
For far too long, Catholic teaching sisters have been overlooked in the history of education. During the past twenty-five years, however, researchers have begun to explore the fundamental role played by these women in teaching children in the...



Nations and Nationalism, Second Edition
Ernest Gellner
"A better explanation than anyone has yet offered of why nationalism is such a prominent principle of political legitimacy today. This is a terse and forceful work . . . the product of great intellectual energy and an impressive range of knowledge."—TLS



Prosperity for All
Consumer Activism in an Era of Globalization
Matthew Hilton
In Prosperity for All, the first international history of consumer activism, Matthew Hilton shows that modern consumer advocacy reached the peak of its influence in the decades after World War II and focused on creating a more equitable marketplace.



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