Faculty Books

View a selection of recently published books by Department of History faculty.

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Decolonization: A Very Short Introduction

Dane Kennedy explores the historical process of “Decolonization” — the transition from a world of colonial empires to a world of nation-states.

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National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History

Diane Harris Cline authored this lavishly illustrated reference guide on the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates and Alexander the Great.

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How Empire Shaped Us

Dane Kennedy edited this collection of essays from leading historians that addresses why Britain's imperial past continues to generate such intense interest.

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Before Anarchy: Hobbes and his Critics in Modern International Thought

Theo Christov examines how the “Hobbesian state of nature” and the “discourse of anarchy” came to be seen as virtually synonymous.

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The Emotions of Justice: Gender, Status, and Legal Performance in Choson Korea

Jisoo Kim reveals a surprisingly complex picture of the Choson state (1392-1910).