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Aesthetic Life is a study of modern Japan, engaging the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the beautiful woman bijin emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period 1868 1912.
By Darren Baker
Simon de Montfort's combination of charisma, determination, and fearlessness made him one of the greatest men of his age. This new biography marks 750 years since Montfort established the earliest forerunner of our modern parliament.
By Trudi Tate
The Crimean War 1853-1856 was the first conflict to be reported first-hand in newspapers, painted by official war artists, recorded by telegraph and photographed by camera. In this book, Trudi Tate discusses the ways in which this novel representation itself became part of the modern 'war machine'.
This anthology of original sources is accompanied by state-of-the-art historiography, and includes an introductory survey providing an accessible overview and analysis of key questions, including the relationship between 'first', 'second' and 'third' wave feminism in Britain.
Generally conceded to be doomed from the outset by the most recent historiography, the Gallipoli campaign still arouses heated controversy. In a new compendium of original research by an impressive array of established and up-and-coming scholars, Gallipoli: The Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1915-16 explores a wide variety of aspects of the...