In a world of increasing and constant change, historical perspectives have never been more important. Whether it’s understanding the roots of political and social movements, exploring how earlier scientific and medical discoveries have led to breakthroughs in research, or learning how people in other times and spaces thought and felt about the changes experienced in their lifetimes.

The History eBook Collection is on the pulse of current trends in historical and archaeological study, publishing high-quality, cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research from authors across the world. The collection not only serves as an invaluable resource for those within the humanities and social sciences; it also supports and contributes to wider multidisciplinary conversations, enabling those from other fields to enrich their research with an appreciation of how we got to where we are today.

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The History eBook collection offers a rich mix of book types for all user groups: students, faculty, and researchers. Making it an unparalleled resource to excel research and learning. All books are available without DRM, making them accessible simultaneously by an unlimited number of users.

Key Topics

  • Global and Transnational History
  • History of Medicine and Mental Health
  • History of Gender and Sexuality
  • History of Science and Philosophy
  • Historical Archaeology

New & Emerging Research Areas

  • Latin American History
  • Indigenous History
  • Environmental History
  • Classical Antiquity
  • Bioarchaeology and Social Theory

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