Cover of Ward's "Mirage of the Sarcen." Mirage of the Saracen: Christians and Nomads in the Sinai Peninsula in Late Antiquity (University of California Press, 2014)
By Walter Ward

"This book represents an extremely important contribution to the field of late antique and early medieval cultural history and to the history of relations between Christianity and Islam. Truly, an impressive read." — John Tolan, Professor of History, Université de Nantes

murray women gender iconWomen and Gender in Modern Latin America: Historical Sources and Interpretations (Routledge, 2014)
Edited by Pamela S. Murray

This engaging classroom resource goes far beyond previous collections by showing that women had a history that was not apart from men but related to them, especially in power relationships.

Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
By Brian D. Steele

Steele delineates how Jefferson crafted an ideal of American nationhood through his politics as well as his study of the history and sociology of the new nation.

Beatlemania icon. Beatlemania: Technology, Business and Teen Culture in Cold War America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)
By André Millard

Refreshing and insightful, Beatlemania offers a deeper understanding the days of the Fab Four and the band's long-term effects on the business and culture of pop music.

German man standing in rubble. The Lost German East: Forced Migration and the Politics of Memory, 1945-1970 (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
By Andrew Demshuk

The millions of Silesians who fled their homes in the closing months of the Second World War or who were expelled in its aftermath have most often been remembered—if they have been remembered at all in the English-speaking world—as caricatures: symbols of either German victimization or German revanchism.

Painting of Manuela Saenz. For Glory and Bolívar: The Remarkable Life of Manuela Sáenz, 1798-1856 (University of Texas Press, 2008)
By Pamela S. Murray

She was a friend, lover, and confidante of charismatic Spanish American independence hero Simón Bolívar and, after her death, a nationalist icon in her own right. Yet authors generally have chosen either to romanticize Manuela Sáenz or to discount her altogether.