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- Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 65.00
This book surveys the channels through which political ideas and knowledge were conveyed to the English people from the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth I to the Revolution of 1688. Shapiro argues that an assessment of English political culture requires an examination of all means by which this culture was expressed and communicated. While the... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.00
In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose, the bestselling author od D-Day, presents the definitive account of one of the most momentous journeys in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific, through the heart-stopping moments of the actual trip,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.95
This wide-ranging volume goes to the heart of the revisionist debate about the crisis of government that led to the English Civil War. The author tackles questions about the patronage that structured early modern society, arguing that the increase in royal bounty in the early seventeenth century redefined the corrupt practices that characterized early... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00
The Discovery of Islands presents a series of linked essays by one of the world's leading historians. Each essay presents British history as that of several nations interacting with an imperial state, a view which has been hugely influential in recent studies. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 42.00
A convenient, portable paperback derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 70.00
This book explores how women of the poorer and middling sorts in early modern England sought to make the best of their lives in a society that excluded or marginalized them in almost every sphere. It argues that networks of close friends ('gossips') provided invaluable moral and practical support, helping them to shape their own lives and to... more...
- BRILL 2006; US$ 366.00
Including more than 8,000 entries, based upon historical records and surviving inscriptions, this comprehensive work provides information on men and women of the Chinese world who lived at the time of Later (or Eastern) Han, from Liu Xiu, founding Emperor Guangwu (reg. 24-57), to the celebrated warlord Cao Cao (155-220) at the end of the dynasty. more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 15.00
"If ever there was a book to read in the company of a nice cuppa, this is it." - The Washington Post In the dramatic story of one of the greatest acts of corporate espionage ever committed, Sarah Rose recounts the fascinating, unlikely circumstances surrounding a turning point in economic history. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 16.01
In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal Shore... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00
A fascinating collection of essays by renowned and emerging scholars exploring how everyday matters from farting to friendship reveal extraordinary aspects of early modern life, while seemingly exceptional acts and beliefs ? such as those of ghosts, prophecies, and cannibalism ? illuminate something of the routine experience of ordinary people. more...