Subject Area: History-Europe

A New Interpretation of Irish Round Towers: Their Secular Origin and Function in the Tenth to Twelfth Centuries
Freitag, Barbara
2018 1-4955-0637-1 304 pages
This study challenges all of Petrie's assertions that Irish Round towers were simply places for Irish Monks to store their valuables and proposes a radically new understanding of the Irish round tower. It is guided by Martin Carver's hypothesis regarding early medieval monumentality, and by his three essential questions - 'Why that? Why there? Why then?' - this study deploys historic, annalistic, architectural, literary, and linguistic evidence to establish a secular origin and function for the towers and to situate them as products of the period between the tenth and twelfth centuries.

How 300 Idealistic Young Germans Fought to Liberate the Greeks From 500 Years of Muslim Tyranny: A Novelistic History of the Greek War of Independence (1821-1832)
Wetzel, Heinz
2018 1-4955-0642-8 580 pages
This historical novel by the University of Toronto German scholar Professor Heinz Wetzel, focuses on the Greek uprising and the War of Independence against the Turkish occupation and on the astonishing degree of European support that is awakened in the cause of freedom.

Istanbul, the Geopolitical Capital: The United States of Europe, Russia, and Asia
Jacob, Alexander
2019 1-4955-0757-2 80 pages
This short monograph details the ideas of Jean-Francois Thiriart, (1922-92), and his political theory concerning the post-Cold War world. Jean-Francois Thiriart argued that Istanbul would be ideal capital of this secondary Euro-Asian superstate.

Religion and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Secularism, Conservatism, and Anti-Semitism
Turner, Michael
2018 1-4955-0705-X 184 pages
This volume of essays is a mediation of the status of religion and politics in Nineteenth century Britain. It is based on a panel on the subject at the North American Conference on British Studies and brings together six academic experts on the subject.

The Geopolitical Unification of of Europe, Russia and Central Asia: Creating a Unitary Transcontinental Multinational State
Jacob, Alexander
2019 1-4955-0756-4 72 pages
This short monograph details the ideas of Jean-Francois Thiriart, (1922-92), and his political theory concerning the post-Cold War world. Jean-Francois Thiriart argued that the creation of unitary state containing Europe, Russia, and Central Asia would be a second player in competition with the United States.

The Royal Licensing of London Theatres in the Seventeenth Century: A History of the Killigrew and Davenant Patents Granted by Charles II
Jenkins, Terry
2017 1-4955-0614-0 212 pages
This monograph records the the history of royal licensing of theaters that begin in 1660 when Charles II granted the Davenant and Killigrew patent to John Rich. The patent was owned by John Rich for fifty years. It places John Rich's theater ownership in historical context and includes an in-depth and comprehensive history of the patents themselves.

Vlfberht, The Sword Master: A Re-evaluation Based on 9th-11th Century Swords with the Signature Vlfberht on the Blade and on Contemporary Written Sources
Stalsberg, Anne
2017 1-4955-0610-X 72 pages
This study contains information about 167 swords from 23 European countries. These swords are kept in several museums in Europe (and one in the USA). Apart from the swords in the museum where I worked for 40 years, the 167 swords, about which I have collected information of different qualities, constitute as a basis for a discussion of who and what Ulfberht may have been, - a question which may be studied based on only mediaeval written sources. The discussion of Ulfberht’s position in the sword production is the main issue of this book, since it needs critical discussion. This study is based both on archaeological and historical, i.e. written mediaeval sources.