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China’s Last Empire: The Great Qing

This original, thought-provoking history of China’s last empire is a must-read for understanding the challenges facing China today.

Giving Shape to Medieval History


Professor Gabrielle Spiegel specializes in the content, structure, and meaning of surviving medieval manuscripts.

Nights Out: Life in Cosmopolitan London

London’s Soho district underwent a spectacular transformation between the late Victorian era and the end of the Second World War: its old buildings and dark streets infamous for sex, crime, political disloyalty, and ethnic diversity became a center of culinary and cultural tourism servicing patrons of nearby shops and theaters.

Immigrants on the Fast Track

Lou Galambos’ new book is the subject of an article in The Baltimore Sun.


Nathan Connolly is setting out to show that a complex black “property rights movement” was under way in America’s Southern states during the early- to-mid-20th century.