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  • Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 22 (2002)by Stephen Crystal; Dennis Shea

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 90.00

    Leading scholars focus on the economics of aging, with a particular emphasis on the economic future of the baby boom generation. Key themes include the influence of early advantages on later-life economic outcomes (the cumulative advantage/cumulative disadvantage hypothesis); the relationship between inequalities in economic status and inequalities... more...

  • Japanese Castles 1540-1640by Stephen Turnbull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The landscape of 16th- and 17th-century Japan was dominated by the graceful and imposing castles constructed by the powerful ?daimyo? of the period. In this the most turbulent era in Japanese history, these militarily sophisticated structures provided strongholds for the consolidation and control of territory, and inevitably they became the focus for... more...

  • Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights (1)by Stephen Turnbull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Throughout their stormy history the Teutonic Knights of Germany have always been the most controversial brotherhood ever to call themselves 'Knights of Christ'.They were the most warlike of the religious orders, and this is reflected in the architecture they left behind. In contrast to the Templars who are remembered for their churches, the Teutonic... more...

  • Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights (2)by Stephen Turnbull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The original forced conversion of pagan Livonia, what is now the Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia, was carried out by a military order known as the Brethren of the Sword. In 1236 this order was incorporated into the Teutonic Knights following a catastrophic military defeat. The knights had always consolidated their conquests through networks of... more...

  • Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710-1062by Stephen Turnbull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    From the 10th century onwards the great Japanese monastic foundations of Nara and Mount Hiei maintained large armies of warlike monks. The tempestuous political rivalries that developed between the different orders of monks and religiously inspired laymen ensured that their temples and monasteries had to be securely sited and robustly defended. This... more...

  • The Walls of Constantinople AD 324-1453by Stephen Turnbull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The walls of Constantinople are the greatest surviving example of European medieval military architecture in the world. They withstood numerous sieges until being finally overcome by the artillery of Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453, and exist today as a time capsule of Byzantine and Medieval history. This book examines the main defensive system protecting... more...

  • Japanese Castles in Korea 1592-98by Stephen Turnbull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Japanese invasion and occupation of Korea, which lasted from 1592 to 1598, was the only occasion in Japanese history when samurai aggression was turned against a foreign country. During the occupation of Korea the Japanese built 25 wajo or castles. Unlike the castles built in Japan, these castles were never developed or modernized after the Japanese... more...

  • Japanese Castles AD 250-1540by Stephen Turnbull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Dr Stephen Turnbull is internationally recognised for his research into and writing on Japanese military history. Here he applies his scholarship to an account of the evolution of Japanese defensive architecture and engineering, from early earthworks through to wooden and earth castles and, finally, the emergence of the stone towers that are so... more...

  • The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98by Stephen Turnbull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The invasions of Korea launched by the dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1592-1593 and 1597-1598) are unique in Japanese history for being the only time that the samurai assaulted a foreign country. Hideyoshi planned to invade and conquer China, ruled at the time by the Ming dynasty, and when the Korean court refused to allow his troops to cross their country,... more...

  • World War II Street-Fighting Tacticsby Stephen Bull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's study of street-fighting tactics during World War II (1939-1945). In a continuation of the tactics mini-series, this new book describes and analyzes the physical tactics of the close-quarter fighting that took place in the ruined cities on both the Western and Eastern Fronts of World War II. Street-to-street fighting in cities was not a new... more...