History

Royal Navy sailors were appalled by conditions on slave ships, but those they ‘rescued’ rarely experienced true freedom

This piece was originally published on The Conversation.  Britain was once among the most enthusiastic of slave-trading nations. But just over 200 years ago, the country dramatically changed course and used its naval dominance against the transatlantic trade in enslaved African people, one of the worst historical crimes against humanity. After the Abolition Act of 1807 … Continue reading

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Planning in the Early Medieval Landscape

Authors of forthcoming publication Planning in the Early Medieval Landscape, John Blair, Stephen Rippon, and Christopher Smart have shared an insight into their new work and how their book offers a completely new perspective on how villages and other settlements were formed. This collaboration between landscape archaeologists, historians and statisticians puts the early medieval landscape of … Continue reading

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Economic Warfare and the Sea, 1650-1945

The recently published Economic Warfare and the Sea examines the relationship between trade, maritime warfare, and strategic thought between the early modern period and the late-twentieth century.  To celebrate the publication of this latest publication from our Research in Maritime History series, editors David Morgan-Owen and Louis Halewood have put together a short introduction to the … Continue reading

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New and forthcoming in Ancient History and Classics

As the Classical Association's Annual Conference has unfortunately been postponed, we’re sharing our conference discount online and reminding you of the 50% discount across all ebooks. Find out more about our new and forthcoming books below. If you were hoping to speak to us about publishing with LUP, our Classics & Medieval Studies Commissioning Editor … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month 2020

To wrap up Women's History Month, we've pulled together some recently published and forthcoming titles written by and about inspiring women. Keep reading to find out more about these exciting works! In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan by Máire Fedelma Cross In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan is the first ever study devoted to Jules … Continue reading