Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

History

Guide to primary and secondary sources in the field of history.

General and Reference Books on World History

Cover for

Milestone Documents in World History

125 primary source documents paired with in-depth analysis and author biographies. 

Cover for

No-Nonsense Guide to World History

Discusses the hidden histories and communities left out of conventional history books.

Cover for

Reference Sources in History

Comprehensive guide to atlases, encyclopedias and other reference books in the field of history

Cover for

A Concise History of the World

Tells the story of humankind as producers and reproducers from the Paleolithic to the present. 

Cover for

Being a Historian

Offers an overview of the state of the discipline of history and the problems that confront it and its practitioners.

Cover for

A Companion to World History

Presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians.

Cover for

The Human Journey

Offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present.

Cover for

World History

Uses common themes to present an integrated survey of human history from its origins to the present day.

Cover for

A Global History of the Twentieth Century

Historical context of the forces that shaped the twentieth century.

Cover for

A History of Civilizations

Covers the civilizations of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.

Books on African History

Cover for

Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt

Explores death rites in ancient Egypt to provide new insights into the civilization. 

Cover for

Precolonial Black Africa

Comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states.

Cover for

Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Over 700 cross-referenced entries on individual African women.

Cover for

Africa in History

Africa in History provides a history of Africa without the typical Eurocentric approach. 

Cover for

History of Islam in Africa

A detailed historic mapping of the cultural, political, geographic, and religious past on a continent-wide scale. 

Cover for

Africa As a Living Laboratory

A far-reaching study of the thorny relationship between imperialism and the role of scientific expertise.

Cover for

Africa Since 1940

This text outlines the historical process out of which Africa's position in the world has emerged. 

Cover for

A History of Nigera

This book examines key themes such as colonialism, religion, slavery, nationalism and the economy.

Cover for

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

A "tremendous," "intrepid" history of the devastating war in the heart of Africa's Congo.

Cover for

Africans: The History of a Continent

A history of Africa from the origins of mankind right up to the South African general election of 1994. 

Books on East Asian History

Cover for

The Silk Road

Describes the remarkable archaeological finds that revolutionize our understanding of these trade routes.

Cover for

Taiwan: a New History

A comprehensive portrait of Taiwan that covers the major periods in the development of island province/nation. 

Cover for

A New History of Korea

Discusses Korean history and culture from the earliest times to the student revolution of 1960.

Cover for

A Concise History of Japan

Walker tackles key themes regarding Japan's relationships with its minorities, state and economic development.

Cover for

Chinese Hegemony

Explores the strategic and institutional dynamics of international relations in East Asian history.

Cover for

The Construction of National Identity in Taiwan's Media

Analysis of the development of Taiwan's media and the construction of national identity.

Cover for

Genghis Khan

Tracks the story of Genghis Khan and his descendants, and their conquest and transformation of the world.

Cover for

Eastern Fortress

Examines Hong Kong's developing role in the Victorian imperial defense system.

Cover for

Korea Old and New

A full-scale presentation of the general history of Korea.

Cover for

A Modern History of Japan

Paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history. 

Books on European History

Cover for

The Vikings

Highlighting the latest archaeological evidence, Richards reveals the whole Viking world.

Cover for

Ancient Europe

Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order.

Cover for

The Reformation

Marshall illuminates the causes and consequences of this pivotal movement in western Christianity.

Cover for

Charlemagne

Analyses the representations of Charlemagne produced after his death and the evidence from Charlemagne's lifetime.

Cover for

The Life of Elizabeth I

An enthralling epic that is also an amazingly intimate portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.

Books on Greco-Roman History

Cover for

The Roman Empire

Covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. 

Cover for

The Histories

The first example of non-fiction, recounts the causes of the wars between the Greek city-states and Persia.

Cover for

Critical History of Early Rome

Traces Rome's early development within an environment of Latins, Sabines, Etruscans, Greeks, and Phoenicians. 

Cover for

Ancient Greece

A concise introduction to the history and culture of this remarkable civilization.

Cover for

Sacred Founders

Argues that a discourse of imperial founding helped articulate and legitimate imperial authority of the Roman Empire.

Cover for

Aspects of Greek History

An indispensable introduction to the central period of Greek History for all students of classics.

Cover for

The Twelve Caesars

A set of twelve biographies, each about one of the Roman emperors, including one on Julius Caesar. 

Cover for

A Companion to Archaic Greece

A systematic survey of archaic Greek society and culture.

Cover for

Religions of Rome

A radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome. 

Cover for

The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume 9

An analysis of aspects of Roman society, institutions, and ideas during the period.

Books on Latin American History

Cover for

The Aztecs

Employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology to illuminate the complexities of Aztec life. 

Cover for

A Concise History of Mexico

Combines a chronological and thematic approach while highlighting long-term issues and controversies. 

Cover for

A Concise History of Bolivia

Surveys Bolivia's economic, social, cultural and political evolution from the arrival of early man in the Andes to the present.

Cover for

An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History

A topical overview of Latin American development from earliest times to the present day

Books on Middle Eastern History

Cover for

A Concise History of the Middle East

Explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture. 

Cover for

Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World

Historical studies and new editions of material from the 7th to the 15th century C.E.

Books on North American and Caribbean History

Cover for

A Concise History of Canada

What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex and often contested nation-state?

Cover for

A Concise History of the Caribbean

Presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement to the present. 

Books on Oceanian History

Cover for

A Concise History of New Zealand

The story of this land, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million years ago to the twenty-first century. 

Books on South Asian History

Cover for

Culture of Encounters

Documents the role of empire in building the Mughal polity, which came to shape the cultures of early modern India.

Cover for

We Are All Revolutionaries Here

Examines the political trajectories taken by Pakistani women for over two decades.

Cover for

A Concise History of Modern India

A fresh interpretation of Indian history from the Mughals to the present.