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- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95
During the tumultuous closing decades of the nineteenth century, as the prospect of democracy loomed and as intensified global economic and strategic competition reshaped the political imagination, British thinkers grappled with the question of how best to organize the empire. Many found an answer to the anxieties of the age in the idea of Greater... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 99.95
Accounts of Jack Cade's 1450 Rebellion, each inherently different and highly subjective, form the dominant entry in the London chronicles of the Fifteenth Century. In the first study of the primary documents related to the Cade Rebellion, Alexander L. Kaufman demonstrates how the chroniclers produced multiple representations of the event, and how... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00
There may not be a more fascinating a historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in the courts of England and elsewhere. It was a world in transition, soon to be replaced by the Renaissance and the Age of Exploration -- and... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2010; US$ 29.95
In this important new work Ian Mortimer examines some of the most controversial questions in medieval history, including whether Edward II was murdered, his possible later life in Italy, the weakness of the Lancastrian claim to the throne in 1399 and the origins of the idea of the royal pretender. Central to this book is his ground-breaking approach... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2008; US$ 39.95
In September 1939, four of the five dominions took the decision to support Neville Chamberlain's London-based government and declare war on Nazi Germany. This was to be the last great outpouring of British imperial unity. Entering the fray as 'self-autonomous' they finished it as fledgling states whose long-held political, military, economic... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 44.00
The middle decades of the twentieth century witnessed the great dramas of the ending of Western imperial rule in Africa and Asia. A series of nationalist onslaughts was launched against the British Empire and these greatly reshaped the modern world. Professor Anthony Low has studied the end of the British Empire and its aftermath for many years. This... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00
The Stonor letters and papers are second in quantity only to the Paston letters. Nevertheless, while studies of the parvenu Pastons of Norfolk abound, no historian has used the Stonor archive to write about this significantly longer-established gentry fam more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 57.00
Politics were often turbulent in African countries in the period leading to their independence in the 1950s and beyond. But for Ugandans and the Colonial Administration alike this was a time of hope and optimism - though fears for the future of the ?Westminister Model?, nurtured so carefully by the Colonial Administration, were never absent. Already... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 20.00
In 1910, when Evelyn Wrench founded the Royal Over-Seas League, King George V was on the throne, the British Empire seemed invincible and for most people international travel was a new and exciting opportunity. One hundred years later, the world and Britain?s place in it has been transformed almost beyond recognition. Yet the League has weathered all... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 144.99
Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs is the first detailed consideration of the ways in which Anglo-Saxon society dealt with social outcasts. Beginning with the period following Roman rule and ending in the century following the Norman Conquest, it surveys a period of fundamental social change, which included the conversion to Christianity, the emergence... more...