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Encompassing an extensive range of disciplines across archaeology, classics, history, literature, philosophy, religion, and several others, Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s Arts and Humanities books are critically acclaimed in leading high-impact journals and widely read and cited in academia and beyond. In addition to this, a number of these titles cut across disciplinary boundaries, reflecting our commitment to publishing a diverse array of creative and interdisciplinary scholarship from around the world.


Cambridge Scholars Publishing has developed an extensive list of titles in the broad and vibrant field of Anthropology. Titles within this broad portfolio encompass lecture series, edited collections bringing together leading thinkers in the field, and focused monographs presenting unique insights into often under-represented regions and cultures. This collection provides thought-provoking content for both specialist researchers and the general reader.


Featuring books on ancient, pre-modern, and modern archaeology, Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s Archaeology collection is an increasingly prominent body of scholarship on latest archaeological discoveries and methods. We also published the acclaimed The Archaeology of Anatolia series, which is almost solely responsible for collating and presenting cutting edge archaeological work on Turkey and the surrounding region to the world.


The Classics or ‘Classical Studies’ titles from Cambridge Scholars Publishing incorporate leading scholarship and reference works that cover the Ancient Near East, Classical Antiquity, Egyptology, Ancient Philosophy, History, Religion, Culture and Society, and Classical Languages and Literature. Our Classics books and Series titles feature innovative research and commentary from a range of highly influential authors in the field.


Linked closely to our books in the Environmental Sciences, Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s Conservation collection emphasises the social importance of environmental, ecological, and global issues. These titles focus on the efficient use and equitable distribution of natural resources, and the conservation and management of cultural heritage.


Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s History books present leading edge research for scholars and history enthusiasts alike. We publish fresh insights across a wide range of historical periods and themes, from ancient history to the modern age, and explorations of social and gender history. An essential resource for individuals who are studying history, we are also proud to publish a number of innovative Series titles in History and Classical Studies.

History and Philosophy of Science

An innovative subset of our History and Philosophy books, Cambridge Scholars Publishing has developed a specialism in titles focusing on the History and Philosophy of Science. Recent and forthcoming work in this area looks the study of the development of global scientific institutions and societies, and the analysis of historical scientific approaches to social problems like disease and gender. As a whole, the collection is essential reading for historians, philosophers, and scientists alike, and to anyone eager to learn about the history and philosophy of our relationship to science.


From collected essays on leading literary figures to innovative insights into world literature, the Cambridge Scholars Publishing Literature collection covers a wide spectrum, from Medieval literature, to Twentieth Century classics, and beyond. It includes award-winning titles of interest to scholars and the general reader. Covering cultural and theoretical approaches, our studies in this collection include leading edge research with a significant interdisciplinary reach.


Focusing on the development, history, and politics of museums and heritage sites, the Cambridge Scholars Publishing Museology collection features a range of books authored by leading academics, curators, and professionals. In particular, titles in this collection focus on practices of collection and exhibition in the museum sector, methods of audience and public engagement, and the preservation and management of ruins and other artefacts.


Cambridge Scholars Publishing offers a particularly strong and diverse collection of music books, ranging from interdisciplinary music studies in rapidly emerging fields such as ethnomusicology and music technologies to detailed studies and analyses of some of the world's greatest composers. Together, this collection forms a broad and thought-provoking music library which will be of interest to music scholars, educators and students alongside historians and the interested general reader.


The Cambridge Scholars Publishing Philosophy collection provides authoritative and innovative perspectives for academics and enthusiasts alike. Our selection of the best Philosophy books covers the major sub-disciplines, incorporating the analytic and Continental traditions, and the history of Philosophy. We are also proud to publish a number of critically-acclaimed Series on popular Philosophy topics, including leading insights about theoretical and applied Ethics.

Religious Studies

Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s Religious Studies books present advanced specialist scholarly knowledge on key topics including religion and ethics, morality and spirituality.  Thought-provoking interdisciplinary studies sit alongside in-depth explorations of religious thinkers and writings to form an essential collection of books on religion.  From broad-ranging anthologies to detailed ethnographic studies, these religious studies resources will provide valuable insights for theologists and historians but also the general reader interested in the many questions raised by relig...

Visual Arts

Spanning work on photography, art, and the intersecting worlds of film, cinema, and theatre, Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s selection of books on the Visual Arts analyse numerous aspects of the relationship between visuality and aesthetics. Many of these books utilise innovate and interdisciplinary methodologies and draw their approaches from across the social sciences and beyond. Together, the collection will be of interest to academics as well as artists, filmmakers, and the curious art lover.
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A Brief Economic History of the Amazon (1720-1970)

This book covers 250 years of Amazonian economic history in three chapters focusing on fundamental periods. The first section provides a unique discussion of the dynamics of the colonial Amazonian economy (1720-1822), the role of the religious orders and trade companies, and the formation of a caboclo-peasantry. This is followed by...

A Mashup World

In the 21st century, hybrids (such as hybrid war, hybrid regimes, hybrid cars, and hybrid identities, among others) have become all-pervasive, and the computer term “mashup” has turned into a symbol of hybridity. This book highlights the phenomenon of hybridity and hybridization from a variety of angles and perspectives – in social...

Beyond the Genre

What is the cultural value of travel writing today? How is the genre affected by instant communication and digital technologies? This volume provides answers to these questions through adopting a transmedial perspective by comparing printed travel books and travel blogs. Notably, it explores how different editorial and medial choic...

Contemporary Anthropologies of the Arts in China

The anthropology of art in China includes studies of popular arts among the Han in both rural and urban settings, and of folk arts among minority peoples. The country is currently experiencing rapid social change and aesthetic values are being transformed. Chinese scholars have both an exciting range of dramatic case studies to pre...

Fundamental Optics

In view of recent rapid advances in technology, one may be surprised to learn that at least two of the basic tenets of optics are over a thousand years old, namely the law of reflection and the law of reciprocity. This book serves to update existing knowledge about light with the help of new actual data derived from easily reproduc...

Henry Cabot Lodge, Alexander Hamilton and the Political Thought of the Gilded Age

We are currently witnessing a renewal of broad public interest in the life and career of Alexander Hamilton – justly famed as an American founder. This volume examines the possible present-day significance of the man, noting that this is not the first revival of interest in the statesman. Hamilton was a major background figure in t...
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Historical and Contemporary Pan-Africanism and the Quest for African Renaissance

This volume explores what it means to be an African in a political context in which such people are called upon to re-assert the value of identifying as African in order to counter the effects of neo-colonialism. This includes affirming visions of what Africanness can offer in terms of people’s being-in-the-world. The book also dis...

Making Gender in the Intersection of the Human and the Divine

This collection of essays challenges the traditional patriarchal approach to sacred literature by highlighting gender parity in sacred texts and envisioning the rise of the matriarchy in the future. The authors redefine Biblical Greek words like malakoi and arsenokoitai used in condemnation of homosexuality, and Qur’anic words like...

Mapping Leopardi

Are you curious about the private laboratory of Giacomo Leopardi, Italy’s greatest modern lyrical poet? Interested in using expert maps to explore it, while deepening your acquaintance with one of the most creative materialist thinkers? This collection of essays makes very original use of the new translation of Leopardi’s Zibaldone...
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Memory, Place and Autobiography

There has been a significant growth in autobiographical documentary films in recent years. This innovative book proposes that the filmmaker in her dual role as maker and subject may act as a cultural guide in an exploration of the social world. It argues that, in the cinematic mediation of memory, the mimetic approach in the constr...

New Postcolonial Dialectics

This book closes a gap in postcolonial theory through its scrutiny of how four Indian and Nigerian English plays that are situated in national traditions reframed their own cultural terrain in international terms. It maps the trajectory that Indian and Nigerian dramatists, such as Rabindranath Tagore, Wole Soyinka and Badal Sircar,...

On Taste

This volume offers an original and innovative collection of fresh approaches to the investigation of the idea of taste. It is divided into three sections: the concept of taste; taste and culture; and gustatory taste. The papers in all three parts deal with the way that aesthetics interpenetrates discussions of food, political confl...
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