History

Inventing the Philosopher: An Essay on the Dialogues of Plato

Author: 

Dixsaut, Monique

Credentials: 

Monique Dixsaut is Professeur Honoraire at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. A
Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur, she is the author of several books on Plato and Nietzsche, including Plato-Nietzsche, Philosophy the Other Way (Academica, 2018), and new commentaries on Plato’s Statesman and Sophist, as well as numerous articles in academic journals and the leading French newspaper Le Monde.

Translator: Kenneth Quandt holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of California, Berkeley. He has written commentaries on the Greek text of Plato’s Republic, Phaedrus, Laches, and the Gorgias. He translates books by such European thinkers as Monique Dixsaut, Giuseppe Fornari, and Reinhold Knoll.

Market: 
Philosophy, Political Science, History, Ancient History, Greece, Greek Philosophy, Plato, European Studies
Release Date: 
December 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538229 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
362
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Ernest Hemingway and the Short Story

Author: 

Köseman, Zennure

Credentials: 

Zennure Köseman is Associate Professor at Inönü University, in Malatya, Turkey. She received her B.A. in English Language and Literature from Hacettepe University. She holds an M.A. in History from Bilkent University, focusing on American, British, and Ottoman histories, and a Ph.D. from Hacettepe University’s American Culture and Literature Department.

Ernest Hemingway pioneered the short story genre by prioritizing economy of prose. He also wrote the shortest short story: his famous six-word “For Sale: Baby Shoes Never Worn!” The whole story embodies these words, which are semantically meaningful. Influenced by Edgar Allan Poe’s “single-effect” theory, each story drives the reader to concentrate on a substantial controlling idea that directs the story from beginning to end.

Market: 
Literature, American Studies, History, American Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Modernism, Identity Studies, Hemingway
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537109 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Why Britain Rocked: How Rock Became Roll and Took over the World

Author: 

Sharkey, Elizabeth

Credentials: 

Elizabeth Sharkey is the pen name of a film and television actress and voiceover artist with a globally recognized career. She has conducted doctoral-level research to create an in-depth, rigorous, and highly readable analyses of the combined music histories of Britain and America.

Why Britain Rocked: How Rock Became Roll and Took Over the World challenges the origins of ‘Beatlemania’ by travelling deep into Britain’s history to trace the events that led to Britain’s twentieth century musical explosion. With rigorous in-depth research, new discoveries and original insights Why Britain Rocked: How Rock Became Roll and Took Over the World completely reframes the history of British pop music and argues that The Beatles’ arrival that so surprised the world really shouldn’t have been a surprise at all.

Market: 
Music, Performing Arts, History, Cultural History, Popular Culture, Britain, British History, Popular Music, Twentieth Century
Release Date: 
September 30, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534450
Price: 
$35
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
358
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Civilization, Beyond Our Fall

Author: 

Itzkoff, Seymour W.

Credentials: 

Seymour W. Itzkoff is Professor Emeritus of Education at Smith College. His professional career began as a cellist in the Hartford Symphony while studying at the University of Hartford. The Korean War found him playing as a cellist in the U.S. Army Piano Trio in Washington D.C for President Harry S Truman at the White House and for General George Marshall at the Pentagon. Itzkoff’s developing interest in philosophy led him to enroll in doctoral studies at Columbia University. During this period, he taught at several public schools in New York and at Hunter and Lehman Colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY). He then joined the faculty of Smith College, where he taught for 35 years. His publications include 32 books in various academic fields with a major interest in human evolution and intelligence.

Civilization, Beyond Our Fall explores the realities behind the rise and fall of historic civilizational ideals, especially on the fate of the Western vision. The book begins with the rise, durability, and fall of the historic civilizational profiles of humankind. It continues with the decline of the West, which from our perspective began with World War I and has continued at a faster pace in the 21st century. Itzkoff’s prognosis for the next century or two is one of a dismal world of chaos, war, and deep pessimism throughout the world.

Market: 
Social Science, Political Science, History, Evolution, Psychology, Intelligence, Intelligence Studies, Civilization
Release Date: 
Date: July 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534535
Price: 
Price: $79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
300
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Oldest Art of Siberia: Forms, Symbols, Technologies

Author: 

Lbova, Liudmila V. and Pavel V. Volkov

Credentials: 

Liudmila V. Lbova is Professor of at the Graduate School of International Relations at the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
Pavel V. Volkov is Docent and Lead Researcher at Novosibirsk State University.

Translator: Richard L. Bland is Archeologist (retired) with the U.S. National Park Service, Heritage Research Associates, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon.

Primitive art is inseparable from primitive consciousness and can be correctly understood only with the correct socio-cultural context. This book examines the ancient art of Siberia as part of the integral whole of ancient society.

Market: 
Art, Social Science, Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnography, Folklore, Migration, Prehistoric Art, Russian Studies, Russia, History, Russian History, Siberia, Ancient History
Release Date: 
Date: June 24, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534566
Price: 
Price: $139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Feminist Fiction and the Indian Partition of 1947: New Perspectives

Author: 

Gupta, Priyanka

Credentials: 

Priyanka Gupta is Assistant Professor in the Masters of Business Administration Program at the Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, in Jammu, India.

The Partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947 unleashed unprecedented violence. In Feminist Fiction and the Indian Partition of 1947, Indian scholar Priyanka Gupta explores how women were doubly suppressed and victimized before and after the partition. The violence, and the displacement of large populations, made this historical episode of separation more and more significant for women. Novels set during the Partition offer unique viewpoints and perspectives that have not previously been explored.

Market: 
Literature, History, Women’s Studies, Asia, India, Literary Criticism, South Asian Literature, Indian Literature, Feminist Studies
Release Date: 
August 28, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534511 Hardcover
Price: 
Price: $139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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One Against All: Lenin and His Legacy

Author: 

Echeverran, Roberto

Credentials: 

Roberto Echeverran is a poet, novelist, essayist, and translator. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he studied philosophy and law. He then pursued graduate studies in philosophy at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and received his Ph.D. at the University of Paris VIII. Echevarren taught at the University of London before a twenty-year career teaching at New York University. He has published five novels, notably his last three short novels combined under the title Archipiélago (Archipelago). He was recently awarded the 2021 Amado Alonso International Prize of Literary Criticism for his book El pensamiento chino (Chinese Thought).

A century on, scholars can achieve a certain balance in views of what Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin’s government meant for Russia and for the world. In One Against All, Roberto Echeverran synthesizes all that we know about Lenin and his government by taking data from new and original sources. With auxiliary chapters on the evolution of land tenancy in Russia, the collectivization of land under Stalin, and the suppression of sexual minorities under Soviet rule, this book adds breadth and scope to our understanding of Lenin’s government and legacy.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Social Science, Russia, Russian History, Eurasian Studies, Intellectual History, Communism, Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Revolution, Twentieth Century
Release Date: 
September 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534481 Hardcover
Price: 
Price: $49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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The Perfect Officer: Lessons in Leadership

Author: 

Bering, Henrik 

Credentials: 

Henrik Bering is a graduate of Oxford University (Pembroke College) and has been a Professional Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He is the author of Outpost Berlin: The American Forces in Berlin 1945-94 and Helmut Kohl: The Man Who Reunited Germany, Rebuilt Europe, and Thwarted the Soviet Empire. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Criterion, and Policy Review.

The Perfect Officer focuses on the careers of a group of brilliant officers from the Napoleonic Wars and up to our own times: what they did right, what they did wrong, and what lessons they drew from their experiences. The book’s recurring theme is the importance of imagination, and it demonstrates how these men were constantly inspired by each other and borrowed each other’s ideas.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Social Science, Military History, War Studies, Command, Psychology, Organizational Management
Release Date: 
September 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534429 Hardcover
Price: 
Price: $49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
226
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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The Homeric Question Revisited: An Essay on the History of the Ancient Greeks

Author: 

Michalopoulos, Dimitris G. Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Dimitris G. Michalopoulos obtained his Ph.D. at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, in Paris. He has served as the Curator of the Archives of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Constantine Karamanlis (1980-1982), Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Diplomatic and Balkan History at the Aristotelian University of Salonika (1982-1994), Professor of European History at the Naval War College of Greece (1990-1997), and Professor of Naval History at the Naval Academy of Greece (1994-1997). From 1990 to 2000, he was Director of the Museum of the City of Athens, and served from 2004 to 2011 as Acting Director of the Historical Institute for Studies on Eleutherios Venizelos and his Era. He is currently an Acting Academic Advisor to the Institute of Hellenic Maritime History and lectures on Greek and Balkan History at the People’s University, Athens.

How did Socrates and Plato know that our planet is shaped like a ball? How were they aware that the earth has twelve tectonic plates? Were the Persians conquered at the naval battle of Salamis thanks to missiles launched from the nearby Thriasion Plain? How can Theocritus’s accurate knowledge of the American continent and Plutarch’s awareness of the Sargasso Sea be explained? Who was the real victor of the Trojan War, the Greeks or the Trojans? Can the aftermath of that legendary war in Anatolia be regarded as proof that the Greeks were conquered by the Trojans and not vice-versa?

Market: 
History, Political Science, Classics, Ancient History, European History, Mediterranean Studies, Greece
Release Date: 
Date: September 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537000 Hardcover
Price: 
Price: $139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Cicero, Politics, and the 21st Century

Author: 

Nelson, Scott, Ph.D. & Matthew Edwards

Credentials: 

Scott B. Nelson is Research and Strategy Advisor at the Austrian Economics Center and the Hayek Institute, in Vienna, Austria. He is the author of Tragedy and History: The German Influence on Raymond Aron’s Political Thought. Nelson holds a B.A. in Greek and Roman Studies from the University of Calgary, an M.A. in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and a doctorate from the University of Vienna.

Matthew Edwards is an analyst and consultant, based in Vienna, who focuses on security affairs, political risk, and international development. Prior to the private sector, he previously worked in the UK Civil Service, including for the UK Ministry of Defence. He has authored numerous articles, reports, and papers for government, business, and public audiences, including on themes such as resource politics, counterterrorism, and state and policy development, and has presented at conferences, workshops, and seminars. In addition to his M.A. in War Studies from King’s College, London, he has a B.A.(Hons.) in History from the University of York and is currently undertaking an MLitt in Viking Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Cicero, Politics, and the 21st Century addresses the West’s current crisis of confidence. Reflecting on how the famed Roman philosopher-statesmen Marcus Tullius Cicero thought and acted in a time of great turbulence in the ancient world, this book offers lessons to 21st century students of politics and statesmen alike.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Ancient History, Cicero, Roman Republic, Intellectual History
Release Date: 
August 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538762 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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