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- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 5.99
Shes the most well-known woman on the planet, but while many of us know of her love of animals, her taste in fashion and her attendances at Royal Ascot, there is a wealth of information beyond this about our Queen.Did you know for example that she was the first monarch to circumnavigate the globe? That she was the first female member of the Royal... more...
- Zed Books 2005; US$ 34.95
This book is a study of how the events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terror have impacted on the lives of British South Asian Muslims. Issues in relation to religious and ethnic identities, citizenship, Islamophobia, gender and education, radicalism, and media and political representation are explored. Chapters are written by experts in... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
A chronicle of one of the greatest Kings in history. Alfred the Great defended the Anglo-Saxons from the invading Vikings, as well as working to improve the legal system in his kingdom.The current Queen of England is a direct descendent of this fascinating man. more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 152.00
Over the twentieth century Scots' lives changed in fast, dramatic and culturally significant ways. By examining their bodies, homes, working lives, rituals, beliefs and consumption, this volume exposes how the very substance of everyday life was composed, tracing both the intimate and the mass changes that the people endured. Using novel perspectives... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 119.40
Offers a gendered perspective on Scotland's past. This work starts from the assumption that gender is integral to our understanding of the ways in which societies in the past were organised. Each chapter engages with one key theme from Scottish historiography, asking what happens when women are added to the story. more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 391.00
Volume 2 is introduced by an essay by Werner Williams and Regina D. Schiewer and covers German-language religious literature of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era up to 1500, with special emphasis on the topics Bible, Apocrypha, hagiography, liturgy and piety, catechesis, pastoral care, sermon, edification, theology/philosophy, monastic... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.00
In this perfect companion to London: The Biography , Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
London Under is a wonderful, atmospheric, imaginative, oozing short study of everything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheaters to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts, and modern tube stations. The depths below are hot, warmer than the surface, and this book tunnels down through the geological layers, meeting... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.50
Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More (1478-1535) was a renowned statesman; the author of a political fantasy that gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview ( Utopia ); and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and saint. ... more...