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National and regional histories

National and regional histories

Narrow down your subject matter and focus on the history of a particular nation or region of the world, discover how the past has shaped them into places we recognise.

National and Regional Histories Collection

2018 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of the Baltic States

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been the battleground for neighbouring powers and the site of intense rivalry, but also interaction, between East and West. A History of the Baltic States masterfully traces the development of these three Baltic …

Author:
Prof. Andres Kasekamp

2018 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of Australia

A History of Australia weaves together a vivid, multi-dimensional history that considers key cultural, social, political and economic events and issues within the wider global context. Comprehensive and accessible, this is essential reading for …

Authors:
Prof. Mark Peel, Prof. Christina Twomey

2011 | National and Regional Histories | Book

America since 1945

The American Moment

The period from 1945 to the present day may not constitute an American century, but it can be seen as the American Moment: the time when, for good or ill, the United States became the predominant political, military, economic and cultural power in …

Authors:
Paul Levine, Harry Papasotiriou

2009 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A Political History of the USA

One Nation Under God

A fresh and engaging account of America's history from the 15th century to the 21st that navigates complexities without oversimplifying or assuming prior knowledge. Kuklick focuses on politics, but places this in the context of religious culture …

Author:
Bruce Kuklick

2009 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of Spain

An invaluable introductory textbook that provides students with a concise overview of the whole sweep of Spanish history, from its prehistoric origins right through to the present day. Simon Barton offers a clear and balanced account of the …

Author:
Simon Barton

2015 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of France

Few modern countries can boast of such a lengthy history as France, whose distinctive shape has been a key feature of the successive stages of European history during the past millennium. This engaging narrative seamlessly weaves together the …

Author:
Joseph Bergin

2007 | National and Regional Histories | Book

The American Civil War

The American Civil War was by far the bloodiest conflict in American history. Arising out of a political crisis over the expansion of slavery, the war set the stage for the emergence of the modern American nation-state. This new interpretation of …​​​​​​​

Author:
Adam I. P. Smith

2017 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of Korea

An Episodic Narrtive

This accessible and engaging new edition continues to be one of the leading introductory textbooks on Korean history. Fully revised throughout, the author takes a thematic and chronological approach to guide readers from early state formation and …

Author:
Kyung Moon Hwang

2017 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of the United States

This textbook offers an insightful, introductory overview of the history of American society from its inception right up to present day. With coverage starting at the European Settlement in 1492 right through to the 2016 Presidential Election …

Author:
Philip Jenkins

2014 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A Short History of Asia

The nations of Asia now make up more than half of the world's population. With increasingly affluent, educated middle classes and vigorous, innovative industries, they are more populous and powerful than ever before, and their influence on the …


Author:
Colin Mason

2013 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of the Pacific Islands

This wide-ranging study of the Pacific Islands provides a dynamic and provocative account of the peopling of the Pacific, and its broad impact on world history. Spanning over 50,000 years of human presence in an area which comprises one-third of …

Author:
Steven Roger Fischer

2005 | National and Regional Histories | Book

The American Revolution

Colin Bonwick expands and updates the well-received first edition, and incorporates fresh material drawn from recent scholarship. The structure and argument of the book remain as before, but in particular Bonwick pays greater attention to Native …

Author:
Colin Bonwick

2012 | National and Regional Histories | Book

Africa since Independence

A Comparative History

An indispensable introductory textbook that provides students with a genuinely comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. Paul Nugent explores a range of key concerns including the impact of HIV …

Author:
Paul Nugent

2012 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of the Low Countries

An indispensable introductory textbook that provides students with a concise overview of the whole sweep of the history of the Low Countries, from Roman frontier provinces through to the establishment of the three constitutional monarchies of the …

Author:
Paul Arblaster

2012 | National and Regional Histories | Book

Hollywood and the American Historical Film

This definitive interdisciplinary collection by leading scholars probes the theoretical and historical contexts of films made about the American past, from silent film to the present. The book offers a fresh assessment of studio era historical …

Editor:
J. E. Smyth

2010 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of Greece

Greek-speaking people have occupied the Aegean region continuously since the Bronze Age, while Greek culture has been a feature of the Eastern Mediterranean dating back to the Age of Alexander. But what do Greeks today have in common with Homer …

Author:
Nicholas Doumanis

2009 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of Italy

Until the beginning of the eighteenth century, to be 'Italian' meant to identify with a number of collective memories, rather than a national memory. Yet there are elements of continuity that have shaped Italian identity over the past 1,500 years.

Author:
Claudia Baldoli

2010 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A New History of Southeast Asia

A new, comprehensive, one volume history of Southeast Asia that spans prehistory to the present. Ricklefs brings together colleagues at the National University of Singapore whose expertise covers the entire region, encompassing political, social …

Authors:
M. C. Ricklefs, Bruce Lockhart, Albert Lau, Portia Reyes, Maitrii Aung-Thwin
Editor:
M. C. Ricklefs

2017 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of Malaysia

First published in 1982, this text is widely regarded as a leading general history of the country. This new and revised edition brings the story of this fascinating country up to date, incorporating the latest scholarship on every period of …

Authors:
BW Andaya, LY Andaya

2005 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of Germany

Even a brief glance at the maps of what has, or might have, been called Germany through the ages reveals a kaleidoscope of alterations in shape and composition. Though there are elements of continuity, the history of Germany has been the history …

Author:
Peter Wende