History, Journals, postcolonial studies

Spotlight on Migration and Mobility: Free to read journal articles and 30% off selected e-book and print books

For August we are putting a spotlight on Mobility and Migration in our books, journals, and digital collections.

History

Reconstructing Mandaean History by Charles G. Häberl

The Book of Kings is a universal history and capstone to the chief scripture of the Mandaeans, the only surviving Gnostic community from Late Antiquity. For the first time ever, it has been published in English in its entirety, directly translated from original Mandaic manuscripts with a scholarly commentary. Charles G. Häberl introduces his new publication and … Continue reading

Heritage and Landscape, History

The Staffordshire Hoard in ten objects: a selection by Chris Fern and Jenni Butterworth

Warrior Treasure: The Staffordshire Hoard in Anglo-Saxon England is an accessible account of the Staffordshire Hoard research project and its findings. It tells of the discovery of the Hoard, the fundraising campaign to save it for the nation, and the scientific methods used to study it. To celebrate the publication of this book, authors Chris … Continue reading

Heritage and Landscape, History

The Enduring and the Ephemeral by Chris Elliott

Few things are as enduring as obelisks. Cleopatra’s Needles have a history that stretches over thousands of years and in 1878, when one of them was shortly to arrive in London, an anonymous correspondent wrote to The Builder magazine expressing the hope that it would remain “let us hope for long centuries,- erect on the … Continue reading

History, Irish Studies, Political History

Miserable Conflict and Confusion: The Irish Question and the British National Press, 1916-22

Erin Kate Scheopner introduces her new book 'Miserable Conflict and Confusion', offering an in-depth analysis of British national press coverage of the ‘Irish question’ throughout 1916-22. The political question known as the ‘Irish question’ was one of the greatest unresolved issues in British politics from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth. The events of … Continue reading