Books published by Cambridge Univ Pr

Educations in Ethnic Violence

Cambridge Univ Pr | November 30, 2011 | 240 pages
In Educations in Ethnic Violence, Matthew Lange analyzes ways in which education contributes to ethnic violence.  More Info

The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution

Cambridge Univ Pr | February 29, 2012 | 304 pages
This is an innovative account of the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue (Haiti) from the late seventeenth century to 1804, when Haitians became the first formerly enslaved people to overthrow a colonial slaveholding power. Malick W. Ghachem has written the first detailed and broad-based... More Info

Origins of Political Extremism

Cambridge Univ Pr | March 17, 2011 | 429 pages
Examines the origins of mass killing by analyzing and comparing multiple forms of political extremism.  More Info

The War of 1812

Cambridge Univ Pr | March 31, 2012 | 240 pages
"A short and easily-readable book that will explain to both Americans and Canadians why the War of 1812 mattered in the histories of their two nations. For those who seek insights into this subject during the bicentennial commemorations of the war, this book is the place to start. Its contents... More Info

Democracy Against Capitalism

Cambridge Univ Pr | March 9, 1995 | 300 pages
Ellen Meiksins Wood argues that with the collapse of Communism the theoretical project of Marxism and its critique of capitalism is more timely and important than ever. In this book she sets out to renew the critical program of historical materialism by redefining its basic concepts and its theory... More Info

The Empire Project

Cambridge Univ Pr | July 7, 2011 | 800 pages
Magisterial global history of the rise and fall of the British Empire by award-winning author.  More Info

The Global Cold War

Cambridge Univ Pr | February 19, 2007 | 484 pages
The Cold War shaped the world we live in today - its politics, economics, and military affairs. This book shows how the globalization of the Cold War during the last century created the foundations for most of the key conflicts we see today, including the War on Terror. It focuses on how the Third... More Info

I was wrong

Cambridge Univ Pr | February 25, 2008 | 298 pages
Apologies can be profoundly meaningful, yet many gestures of contrition - especially those in legal contexts - appear hollow and even deceptive. Discussing numerous examples from ancient and recent history, I Was Wrong argues that we suffer from considerable confusion about the moral meanings and... More Info

Strange Multiplicity

Cambridge Univ Pr | September 7, 1995 | 253 pages
The distinguished political philosopher James Tully addresses the demands for cultural recognition that constitute the major conflicts of today, such as nationalism and federalism, the claims of Aboriginal peoples, feminism, linguistic and ethnic minorities. Tully's survey of four hundred years of... More Info

A concise history of Sweden

Cambridge Univ Pr | July 24, 2019 | 300 pages
A comprehensive history of Sweden covering events from the Stone Age to the present day.  More Info

Evening's Empire

Cambridge Univ Pr | June 30, 2011 | 431 pages
This fascinating guide to the night opens up an entirely new vista on early modern Europe. Using diaries, letters, legal records and representations of the night in early modern religion, literature and art, Craig Koslofsky explores the myriad ways in which early modern people understood,... More Info

Ethics and War

Cambridge Univ Pr | December 22, 2011 | 342 pages
An account of war ethics sensitive to the historical just war theory, informed by the contemporary concerns of war.  More Info

The Credibility of Transnational Ngos

Cambridge Univ Pr | January 12, 2012 | 248 pages
This book evaluates the credibility of NGOs as they monitor and supplant the public and private sectors.  More Info

Detective Fiction and the Rise of Forensic Science

Cambridge Univ Pr | January 22, 2004 | 364 pages
This is a book about the relationship between the development of forensic science in the nineteenth century and the invention of the new literary genre of detective fiction in Britain and America. Ronald R. Thomas examines the criminal body as a site of interpretation and enforcement in a wide... More Info

The Cambridge companion to Bob Dylan

Cambridge Univ Pr | February 19, 2009 | 185 pages
A lively set of new essays on Dylan's work as a writer and composer and on his place in American culture.  More Info


Cambridge Univ Pr | July 27, 2009 | 471 pages
In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia. It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the institution. In the 1450s, when Europeans from the small corner of the globe least enmeshed in the institution first interacted with peoples of other... More Info