School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

The Wiley International Handbook of History Teaching and Learning

Edited by Scott Alan Metzger and Lauren McArthur Harris

"The Wiley International Handbook of History Teaching and Learning" draws on contributions from an international panel of experts. Their writings explore the growth the field has…

Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

James Rush

The 11 countries of Southeast Asia are diverse in every way, from the ethnicities and religions of their residents to their political systems and levels of prosperity. These…

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Porous Borders

Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Julian Lim

With the railroad’s arrival in the late 19th century, immigrants of all colors rushed to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, transforming the region into a booming international hub of…

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Living Salvation in the East African Revival in Uganda

Jason Bruner

Starting in the mid-1930s, East African revivalists (or, Balokole: "the saved ones") proclaimed a message of salvation, hoping to revive the mission churches of colonial East…

Reagan and the World

Leadership and National Security, 1981–1989

Edited by Kyle Longley and Bradley Lynn Coleman

Throughout his presidency, Ronald Reagan sought “peace through strength” during an era of historic change. In the decades since, pundits and scholars have argued over the president…

Religion Around Billie Holiday

Tracy Fessenden

Soulful jazz singer Billie Holiday is remembered today for her unique sound, troubled personal history and a catalog that includes such resonant songs as “Strange Fruit” and “God…

Doing Valuable Time

The Present, the Future, and Meaningful Living

Cheshire Calhoun

"Doing Valuable Time" explores the human concern with expending our life's time well. We pursue what we take to be valuable, strive to live meaningfully, judge whether our present…

Republican Character

From Nixon to Reagan

Donald T. Critchlow

"Politics makes for strange bedfellows," the old saying goes. Americans, however, often forget the obvious lesson underlying this adage: Politics is about winning elections and…



The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity

Jim O'Donnell

A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of "traditional” religion from the religious scholar and critically…

The Ruin of the Roman Empire

The Ruin of the Roman Empire

A New History

Jim O'Donnell

The dream Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar shared of uniting Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East in a single community shuddered and then collapsed in the wars and…