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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

2019 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of Scotland

This illuminating and insightful guide offers a comprehensive overview of Scottish history, from the kingdom’s genesis in the ninth century to the independence debates of the present day. Considering both internal dynamics and international …

Author:
Prof. Allan I. Macinnes

2019 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of the Low Countries

This introductory overview of the Low Countries’ history traces their development since Roman times, providing equal weighting to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Paul Arblaster looks at political, cultural and social history, including …

Author:
Paul Arblaster

2019 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of Southern Africa

From early human civilisation to today, this book illuminates the history of southern Africa. Interweaving social, cultural and political history, archaeology, anthropology and environmentalism, Neil Parsons and Alois Mlambo provide an engaging …


Authors:
Alois S. Mlambo, Prof. Neil Parsons

2019 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of Denmark

In this introductory guide, Knud Jespersen traces the process of disintegration and reduction that helped to form the modern Danish state, and the historical roots of Denmark's international position. Beginning with the Reformation in the …

Author:
Prof. Knud J. V. Jespersen

2019 | National and Regional Histories | Book

History of Africa

This fourth edition of this best-selling core history textbook offers a richly illustrated, single volume, narrative introduction to African history, from a hugely respected authority in the field. The market-leading range of illustrated material …

Author:
Kevin Shillington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of the British Isles

A core introductory textbook that provides students with a concise overview of the full sweep of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh history, from pre-Roman times right through to the present day. Jeremy Black offers a balanced and absorbing …

Author:
Jeremy Black

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

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

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

1998 | National and Regional Histories | Book

A History of Russia

Medieval, Modern, Contemporary c. 882–1996

In this edition of A History of Russia, Paul Dukes takes full account of the extraordinary changes that have occurred since the arrival of first Mikhail Gorbachev and then Boris Yeltsin. Substantially expanded and rewritten, this edition sets …

Author:
Paul Dukes