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- Random House 2011; US$ 12.00
No building has been more intimately involved in the story of Britain than the Tower of London - a mighty, brooding stronghold in the very heart of the capital. Castle, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, treasure house, armoury, observatory: the Tower has been all these things and more, standing at the epicentre of dramatic, bloody... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
In this masterly, highly original narrative history, Peter Englund takes a revelatory new approach to the history of World War I, magnifying its least examined, most stirring component: the experiences of the average man and woman?not only the tragedy and horror but also the absurdity and even, at times, the beauty. The twenty people from whose... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 22.99
The acclaimed author of The Vertigo Years tells the remarkable story of the Parisian salon that brought together the greatest minds of the 18th century - Rousseau, Hume, Diderot, Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin - and changed the world forever. The Paris salon of Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach - where friendship and radical philosophy flourished throughout... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95
Reviews of the previous editions: ?John Oakland is the doyen of civilization studies.? British Studies Now ?This is a first rate, lucidly written text.? G.E.C. Paton, Aston University ?Suitable above all because it covers so many areas of contemporary institutions ... a useful reference work.? Patrick Leech, University of... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 47.00
In its heyday, the British Empire started and ended with the port of Southampton, yet the history of this most imperial of cities has been curiously neglected. In this authoritative account, Miles Taylor looks at the modern history of the city and port of Southampton through the lens of empire. He examines some of the major international celebrities... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00
The contribution by Hans Schneider is devoted to Luther?s journey to Rome, which he undertook while he was still an Augustine monk. In the second article, Ludwig Uhlig studies the largely unexplored anthropological work of Georg Forster. The contribution by Karin Reich focuses on a long-lost essay by Euler. Werner Lehfeldt?s contribution traces the... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2003; US$ 21.83
Rising '44 is a brilliant narrative account of one of the most dramatic episodes in 20th century history, drawing on Davies' unique understanding of the issues and characters involved. In August 1944 Warsaw offered the Wehrmacht the last line of defence against the Red Army's march from Moscow to Berlin. When the Red Army reached the river Vistula,... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2005; US$ 21.83
In AD 378 the Roman Empire had been the unrivalled superpower of Europe for well over four hundred years. And yet, August that year saw a small group of German-speaking asylum-seekers rout a vast Imperial army at Hadrianople, killing the Emperor and establishing themselves on Roman territory. Within a hundred years the last Emperor of the Western Empire... more...
- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 18.99
An evocative account of fourteen European kingdoms-their rise, maturity, and eventual disappearance. There is something profoundly romantic about lost civilizations. Europe's past is littered with states and kingdoms, large and small, that are scarcely remembered today, and while their names may be unfamiliar-Aragon, Etruria, the Kingdom... more...