Book Announcement: Agrarian Capitalism and the Development of the Coffee Industry in Colonial Zimbabwe: 1900-1980

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Agrarian Capitalism and the Development of the Coffee Industry in Colonial Zimbabwe: 1900-1980 by Takesure Taringana. Continue reading

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Book review: A Genealogy of the Verse Novel

The release of A Genealogy of the Verse Novel late last year brings a welcome addition to verse novel research. Catherine Addison, an academic in the Department of English in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zululand, South Africa, has already published several articles on this area of research in recent years, and here brings to the table a significant scholarly contribution. Continue reading

Daring Dynasty: Custom, Conflict and Control in Early-Tudor England at the Institute of Historical Research blog

Mark R. Horowitz’s new book Daring Dynasty: Custom, Conflict and Control in Early-Tudor England has been discussed on the Institute of Historical Research’s blog here 

The book can be purchased in paperback directly from Cambridge Scholars for only £29.99 – please click here if you would like to buy it.

Book review: Behind the Words: The FCO, Hegemonolingualism and the End of Britain’s Freedom

In this book, the author laments the decline of the use of Standard English in the Foreign Office in the quest for diversity or the misapprehension that it is somehow connected to ‘class’. Using original texts, the book demonstrates how FCO English has deteriorated in the last thirty years, owing to a combination of political correctness, globalisation, the proliferation of emails, Twitter, Blairism, and, most especially, management speak (the author gives some toe-curling examples of the latter). Mallinson claims this lack of clarity is to blame for Britain’s failure to get its message across, which goes hand in hand with its diminishing influence in the world.

Password Magazine (41), p.22.


Behind the Words: The FCO, Hegemonolingualism and the End of Britain’s Freedom is available in a newly issued paperback from Cambridge Scholars for only £29.99. Please click here to purchase it.

National Maritime Day – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This month we are happy to be marking National Maritime Day, which takes place in the United States on the 22nd of May each year. This commemorative day was created by Congress in 1933 to mark the American steamship Savannah’s crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to England in 1819, the first time a ship had ever done so powered by steam propulsion. Today, National Maritime Day marks not only this historic event, but also the continuing role played by the maritime and shipping industries in America’s security and prosperity. Continue reading