Subject: History

Reviews of Artisans of the body

Sandra Cavallo, author of Artisans of the body in early modern Italy, has had some wonderful reviews of the book, both in the latest issue of Gender in History and at the enormous Reviews in History... READ MORE

Sample chapters

A lot of our titles have a sample chapter attached to them so you can get a great free preview of the book. Simply browse our catalogue and individual pages for titles will have a sample chapter that... READ MORE

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The family tree detective Fourth edition   Colin Rogers         The long-awaited fourth edition of this best-selling manual continues to offer up-to-date guidance both to... READ MORE

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The empire in one city? Liverpool’s inconvenient imperial past Edited by Sheryllynne Haggerty, Anthony Webster & Nicholas J. White   From the late eighteenth century to the early... READ MORE

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Healthy living in the Alps The origins of winter tourism in Switzerland 1860–1914 Susan Barton The first winter visitors to the Swiss Alps began to arrive in the 1860s and were encouraged to take... READ MORE

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So Clean   Lord Leverhulme, soap and civilisation Brian Lewis This book is an unorthodox biography of William Hesketh Lever, 1st Lord Leverhulme (1851-1925), the founder of the Lever Brothers’... READ MORE

New series: DISABILITY HISTORY

This new series published by Manchester University Press responds to the growing interest in disability as a discipline worthy of historical research. The series has a broad international historical... READ MORE

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States of suspense The nuclear age, postmodernism and United States fiction and prose   Daniel Cordle     When the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, it precipitated... READ MORE

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Shakespeare and laughter   A cultural history Indira Ghose     This book examines laughter in the Shakespearean theatre, and is the first study to focus specifically on laughter, not... READ MORE

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