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  • Imperial Leatherby Anne Mcclintock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Imperial Leather chronicles the dangerous liaisons between gender, race and class that shaped British imperialism and its bloody dismantling. Spanning the century between Victorian Britain and the current struggle for power in South Africa, the book takes up the complex relationships between race and sexuality, fetishism and money, gender and violence,... more...

  • Decolonisationby Nicholas White

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Concise and accessible, this guide provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. Dr White syntheses recent historical debate by looking at the demise of British imperial power from three main perspectives: the shifting emphases of British imperial policy; the rise of populist, colonial nationalism, and the international political,... more...

  • The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon Englandby Michael Lapidge; John Blair; Simon Keynes; Donald Scragg

    Wiley 2013; US$ 206.95 US$ 179.36

    Widely acknowledged as the essential reference work for this period, this volume brings together more than 700 articles written by 150 top scholars that cover the people, places, activities, and creations of the Anglo-Saxons.  The only reference work to cover the history, archaeology, arts, architecture, literatures, and languages of England... more...

  • An Onslaught of Spearsby Jeffrey James

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    After more than 200 years of menacing Viking attacks, England fi nally fell under Danish control in 1016. While earlier kings of Wessex had pushed back the tide of Danish encroachment, wave after wave of incursions from powerful Scandinavian raiders ? such as fierce Thorkill ?the tall?, wily Olaf Tryggvason and the redoubtable Swein Forkbeard ? caused... more...

  • Daily Life in Arthurian Britainby Deborah Shepherd

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Arthurian legends are immensely popular and well known despite the lack of reliable documentation about this time period in Britain. As a result, historians depend upon archaeologists to accurately describe life during these two centuries of turmoil when Britons suffered displacement by Germanic immigrants. Daily Life in Arthurian Britain examines... more...

  • Historical Writing in Englandby Antonia Gransden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 1,020.00

    Using a variety of sources including chronicles, annals, secular and sacred biographies and monographs on local histories Historical Writing in England by Antonia Gransden offers a comprehensive critical survey of historical writing in England from the mid-sixth century to the early sixteenth century. Based on the study of the sources themselves,... more...

  • Alfred the Greatby Richard Abels

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England. Alfred emerges from the pages of this biography as a great warlord, an effective and inventive ruler, and... more...

  • The British Empireby Philippa Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This is a broad survey of the history of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise.  It offers a comprehensive analysis not just of political events and territorial conquests but paints a picture of what life was like under colonial rule, both for those who ruled and for those whose countries came under British authority. There has been... more...

  • Picturing Empireby James R. Ryan

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 50.00

    Coinciding with the extraordinary expansion of Britain's overseas empire under Queen Victoria, the invention of photography allowed millions to see what they thought were realistic and unbiased pictures of distant peoples and places. This supposed accuracy also helped to legitimate Victorian geography's illuminations of the "darkest" recesses of the... more...

  • A Portrait of Roman Britainby John Wacher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Romans occupied Britain for almost four hundred years, and their influence is still all around us - in the shape of individual monuments such as Hadrians Wall, the palace at Fishbourne and the spa complex at Bath, as well as in subtler things such as the layout and locations of ancient towns such as London, Canterbury and Colchester, and the routes... more...