Our guiding principle is to accurately present human development as the composition of history, philosophy, and the arts. Thus, our book publishing service reviews all proposals to ensure they conform to this philosophy. Works that pass this careful scrutiny earn the privilege of inclusion in one of our book series.
Our library of books is divided into four distinct series based on specific emphasis or subject matter. The first series in order of publishing is the Pocketbook Illustrated Histories collection; its focus is conveying snapshots of historical events and the people behind them.
The Ideas in History series will be introduced in early 2014 with a book on the influence of French philosophy and society on Thomas Jefferson's development as Father of the American Revolution. The work reflects the collection's emphasis on the interplay of ideas and historical events.
Memoirs and Biographies follows the lives of influential people whose stories have not yet become readily known. The influence may be more subtle, a fact that makes the works more interesting.
The final collection focuses on the influence and illustration art provides to the greater tapestry of history. The aptly named History in Art series is scheduled for release in late 2014.
Commonwealth Book Publishers of Virginia continues to take great strides in providing accuracy and completeness in the telling of history.
History is generally understood as the study of the past events in human development. If we specify the history of philosophy or art, we are narrowing the scope to events that define these two fields.
The flaw in many written works on history is their tendency to overemphasize the events that directly affected societies, such as wars, alliances, plagues, and revolutions. In doing so, they overlook two important fields which influence and give context to the course of human events: art and philosophy.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau's ideas influenced the French Revolution and were twisted by Maximilien Robespierre and Saint-Just to justify their Reign of Terror. At the same time, his philosophical ideas reflected a mindset among philosophers of the Enlightenment.
In a similar vein, Jacques-Louis David was a Jacobin who used paintings like "The Death of Marat" to defend his views. Its subsequent popularity among the leaders of the Reign of Terror is indicative of a frame of mind.
Commonwealth Book Publishers of Virginia publishes books that meld these three distinct, yet related, dimensions into a vivid portrayal of human events. We believe this approach provides a truly comprehensive understanding of the events under discussion.Topics covered by our book publishing service range from tales of American history to memoirs of Chinese life.
Avid history readers and writers alike have three questions when they come across our website. They wonder who we are, what factors elevate us from the pack, and why we chose three specific historical figures to represent our motto, "Where History, Philosophy, and Art Meet."
Commonwealth Book Publishers of Virginia is a well known publisher and book publishing service that specializes in memoirs and the study of American history. We manage every aspect of editing and publishing the works we choose for inclusion into our repertoire.
Though a book is not revealed by its cover, a publisher is judged by what he chooses to produce. We do not have an allegiance to a particular location or era in the historical accounts we choose to convey. Instead, we select books that exemplify our theory that the course of human events is closely intertwined with and shaped by the ideals and thoughts of contemporary philosophy and art.
Thomas Jefferson, John Locke, and Charles Willson Peale are prime examples of this line of reasoning and, for that, their beaming portraits grace our website. We hope the reader is influenced to see history in a new light through our book selection.
Commonwealth Book Publishers of Virginia is constantly looking for authors and titles to grace our online bookshelves. Suggestions from history buffs and submissions from authors can help us achieve our goal.