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  • Imperial Leatherby Anne McClintock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Decolonisationby Nicholas White

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.99

    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$ 195.00

    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$ 24.78

    The Danish invasions in the second decade of the 11th century came after unprecedented Viking attacks stretching back 30 years. Earlier kings of Wessex had held and pushed back the tide of Danish encroachment, but faced by wave after wave of incursions from powerful Scandinanvian raiders, including fierce Thorkill 'the tall', wily Olaf Tryggvason... more...

  • Historical Writing in Englandby Antonia Gransden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 970.00

    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...

  • The British Empireby Philippa Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.99

    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...

  • Alfred the Greatby Richard Abels

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.99

    This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), provides a dynamic new view of this important ruler. Alfred emerges from the pages of this biography as a great warlord, an effective and inventive ruler, and a passionate scholar whose piety and intellectual curiosity led him to sponsor a cultural and spiritual renaissance. Alfred's... more...

  • A Portrait of Roman Britainby John Wacher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book breaks new ground in enabling us to visualise the changes in town and countryside brought by Roman military and civilian needs. 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...

  • King Stephenby R. H. C. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.99

    This well-known text, was hailed on first publication as: " a landmark in twelfth-century studies ."  Though written in the form of a biography, this seminal study discusses the significant social, governmental and religious developments. more...