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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95
Europe?s rapacious hunger for other people?s lands is one of the key shaping forces of our contemporary world. Everything is touched by our colonial past, from the way we see the world to the food we eat. Our contemporary preoccupations and ills ? from globalization to humanitarian intervention to international terrorism ? have colonialism somewhere... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95
Now in its fifth edition, this hugely successful text remains as vivid and readable as ever. Frank Barlow illuminates every aspect of the Anglo-Norman world, but the central appeal of the book continues to be its firm narrative structure. Here is a fascinating story compellingly told. At the beginning of the period he shows us an England that is... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 19.99
A literary masterpiece, this latest book from award-winning author Barry Hill is a travel book, a history book, and a peace book. His odyssey begins with a pilgrimage to Bodhi Gaya in India, where the Buddha received enlightenment, and ends after he reaches Nagasaki, Japan, in the aftermath of its atomic bomb. His traveling is imbued with the life... more...
- Birlinn 2014; US$ 14.57
This book traces the history of relations between the kingdom of Strathclyde and Anglo-Saxon England in the Viking period of the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. It puts the spotlight on the North Britons or 'Cumbrians', an ancient people whose kings ruled from a power-base at Govan on the western side of present-day Glasgow. In the tenth century,... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 5.99
Why is King Arthur a giant? Because his story has had such strong influences on our understanding of the history or Europe and the English-speaking world. Because the debate about Arthur as a historical figure has been central to understanding the fall of Roman Britain and the formation of England for much of the last 1,300 years. Because Arthur is... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78
The Watts Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Postman's Park, London, is a Victorian monument containing fifty-four ceramic plaques commemorating sixty-two individuals, each of whom lost their own life while attempting to save another. Every plaque tells a tragic and moving story, but the short narratives do little more than whet the appetite and... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 8.74
The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and Arthurian scholar Adam Ardey discovered, the reason historians have had little success identifying the historical Athur may be incredibly simple: He wasn't an... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57
The East End of London has one of the bloodiest histories in Britain. East-Enders were blamed for the Great Plague of London; Jack the Ripper prowled here, as did the Ratcliffe Highway murderer and the gunmen of the famous Sidney Street siege. Communists, Fascists, strikers, Suffragettes and Skeleton Armies have all fought running battles through... more...