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- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
'I can never understand how the scribbles of such an ordinary person ... can possibly have value.' So wrote Nella Last in her diary on 2 September 1949. Sixty years on, tens of thousands of people have read and enjoyed the first two volumes of her uniquely detailed and moving diaries, written during World War II and its aftermath as part of the Mass... more...
- C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.40
Die schottische Familie der Stuarts ging aus dem normannischen Adelsgeschlecht der Fitzalans hervor. Walter Fitzalan bekleidete als erster seines Clans im 12. Jahrhundert das einflußreiche Amt eines königlichen Truchsessen ? eines Steward, woraus sich der spätere Name des Hauses ableitet. Mit Robert II. bestieg im 14. Jahrhundert erstmals ein Stuart... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1992; US$ 8.99
`My object is to have you fit to live; which, if you are not, I do not desire that you should live at all.'So wrote Lord Chesterfield in one of the most celebrated and controversial correspondences between a father and son. Chesterfield wrote almost daily to his natural son, Philip, from 1737 onwards, providing him with instruction in etiquette... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 44.99
Eminent Victorians on American Democracy surveys a wide range of British opinion on the United States in the nineteenth century and highlights the views of John Stuart Mill, Walter Bagehot, Sir Henry Maine, and James Bryce, who wrote extensively on American government and society. America was significant to them not only because it was the world's... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2003; US$ 17.29
In den biblischen Texten nimmt die Jothamfabel in Ri 9 eine besondere Stellung ein. Die dort ausgedrückte kritische Einstellung zum Königtum findet sich in dieser Form an keiner anderen Stelle der Bibel wieder. Es ist eine gelegentlich vertretene Ansicht, dass die Jothamfabel bezüglich ihrer königskritischen Einstellung sogar einzigartig in der Weltliteratur... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 34.99
Britain since 1945: The People's Peace is the first comprehensive study by a professional historian of British history from 1945 to the present day. It examines the transformation of post-war Britain from the planning enthusiasm of 1945 to the rise of New Labour. Its themes include the troubles of the British economy; public criticism of the legitimacy... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 124.99
A Confusion of Tongues examines the complex interaction of religion, history, and law in the period before the outbreak of the wars of the Three Kingdoms. It questions interpretations of that conflict that emphasise either the purely doctrinal roots of religious tension, or the processes by which the law gained primacy over the Church, in what amounted... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1965; US$ 174.99
This book chronicles three decades largely overshadowed by war and mass unemployment. It was a period that saw in England the formation of a national government, the only genuine incidence of three-party politics, the fruition of campaigns for trades union recognition, women's suffrage, and Irish independence, and abroad withdrawal from the Gold... more...
- The History Press 2006; US$ 3.99
In the thirty years following the end of the Second World War Leicester underwent some of the most dramatic changes in its history. Along with the rest of Britain it saw the austerity of the late 1940s and '50s, the shortages and rationing, followed by the boom period of the '60s, when full employment brought and interlude of prosperity. During these... more...