Featured Title: The Tragic Life Story of Medea as Mother, Monster, and Muse

Released earlier this year, The Tragic Life Story of Medea as Mother, Monster, and Muse offers a critical yet empathetic exploration of the famous ancient myth of Medea. Immortalised by early Greek and Roman dramatists, Medea is perhaps most often presented as a lovesick maiden who embarks on a journey of deadly revenge. Her story … Continue reading Featured Title: The Tragic Life Story of Medea as Mother, Monster, and Muse

Focus on ‘US Policy toward Chile in the 1970s: Frustrated Ambitions’

At the beginning of the 1970s, US foreign policy officials were facing something of a crisis in confidence of how the United States should conduct itself on the world’s stage going forward. The disastrous Vietnam war campaign meant public support for foreign military intervention was at an all-time low, while the countries whose economies were … Continue reading Focus on ‘US Policy toward Chile in the 1970s: Frustrated Ambitions’

Rewriting the history of the vaccine

The origins of vaccination have always been clouded in myth, subjectivity or confusion over historical facts. Patrick J. Pead's new book Benjamin Jesty, the Grandfather of Vaccination is a comprehensive, academic work of reference which presents an intriguing narrative with a radical perspective in order to set the record straight. Spanning the late 18th and … Continue reading Rewriting the history of the vaccine

The cathartic properties of trees

Cambridge Scholars are proud to announce the release of two fascinating multidisciplinary volumes which explore humanity's intricate relationship with nature. The first International Handbook of Forest Therapy defines the scientific domain of an innovative, evidence-based and timely public health approach. More than 50 authors from around the world are brought together to offer their expertise … Continue reading The cathartic properties of trees

Gender and Popular Culture: Identity Constructions and Representations

Edited by Kusha Tiwari, this recently released collection of essays explores contemporary reflections on interactions between gender and culture. The 11 contributions focus on varied dimensions of popular culture that define, interpret, validate, interrogate and rupture gender conventions. There are discussions on how children react to gender expectations and how this reaction is reflected in … Continue reading Gender and Popular Culture: Identity Constructions and Representations

Book Launch: Modern Rome: From Napoleon to the Twenty-First Century

Cambridge Scholars are proud to announce the first English language edition of Italo Insolera's classic text Modern Rome: From Napoleon to the Twenty-First Century. After fifty years and fifteen editions in Italy, this groundbreaking work in the field of historical urban studies has now been expertly translated. A masterful narrative leads the reader through the last … Continue reading Book Launch: Modern Rome: From Napoleon to the Twenty-First Century

Book Announcement: Contemporary Icons of Nonviolence

2019 marks notable anniversaries for two of the most widely recognised icons of the philosophy of nonviolence. It is seventy years since the birth of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, both of whom brought significant, constructive, and far-reaching social and political change to the world. … Continue reading Book Announcement: Contemporary Icons of Nonviolence