12 Jul 2020

Category: History

Europe

London Stories: London Walks 

Written by the expert guides of London Walks, London’s oldest, most acclaimed walking tour company, this collection includes local insight and knowledge that can only be gained through years of tour-leading experience. These theme-based walks offer something for everyone, whether a history buff, a fan…

Europe

The Reign of Arthur: From History to Legend 

In this work, Christopher Gidlow takes look at the early sources describing Arthur’s career and compares them to the reality of fifth and sixth-century life in Britain, presenting a case for the existence of Arthur. Medieval legends of Arthur abound and, until recently, were thought…

Europe

Authenticity and Belonging in the Northern Soul Scene: The Role of History and Identity in a Multigenerational Music Culture (Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music) 

This book, which builds on a three-year immersive ethnographic study, argues that what scene participants do and say within the northern soul scene constitutes a claim to belong. For younger members, making claims to belong is problematic in a scene where dominant notions of authenticity…

Americas

Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past 

Examines thirteen well-known American stories, including those about Paul Revere’s legendary ride, Thomas Jefferson’s pivotal role in the establishment of American equality, and Molly Pitcher’s heroic contributions to the Revolutionary War, contending that many of their surrounding myths are not supported by recent scholarship. 20,000…