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  • The Creation of Anne Boleynby Susan Bordo

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 23.99

    Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Anne's life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really even look like?! And perhaps the most provocative questions concern Anne's... more...

  • Cromwell was Framedby Tom Reilly

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    Revealed: The definitive research that proves the Irish nation owes Oliver Cromwell a huge posthumous apology for wrongly convicting him of civilian atrocities in 1649. more...

  • Culture and Consensus (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Hewison

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    Culture and Consensus , first published in 1995 and a revised edition in 1997, explores the history of the relationship between politics and the arts in Britain since 1940, and shows how the search for a secure sense of English identity has been reflected in official and unofficial attitudes to the arts, architecture, landscape and other emblems... more...

  • Culture and the Stateby David Lloyd; Paul Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    From the end of the eighteenth century to the late nineteenth century, a remarkable convergence takes place in Europe between theories of the modern state and theories of culture. Culture and the State explores that theoretical convergence in relation to the social functions of state and cultural institutions, showing how cultural education comes... more...

  • Cynicism in British Post-War Cultureby Kieran Curran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This book is the first academic text to examine cynicism as a driving force in the context of post-war British culture. It maps a sensibility that transcends divisions between high and low culture, and encompasses figures such as Philip Larkin, John Lennon and Stephen Patrick Morrissey. more...

  • Daily Life in Victorian England, 2nd Editionby Sally Mitchell

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 75.00

    What was life really like in Victorian England during its transition from provincial society into modern urban power? Discover the effects of increased women's rights, technological advances, and Charles Darwin's discoveries on everyday life. This volume offers a fascinating glimpse into Victorian daily living, including women's roles; Victorian Morality;... more...

  • Darling Georgieby Dennis Friedman

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 11.65

    Dennis Friedman, eminent psychiatrist and author of Inheritance: A Psychological History of the Royal Family, here turns his acute gaze on our present Queen's grandfather, King George V (1885-1936), to reveal the man behind the monarch. Taking as his starting point the widely held belief that the personality and behaviour of parents and grandparents... more...

  • Das Zeitalter des Imperialismusby Gregor Schöllgen; Friedrich Kießling

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 35.00

    Unruhen im Kosovo, Landbesetzungen in Ostafrika - das Zeitalter des Imperialismus wirkt bis in die Gegenwart hinein, und das Interesse an ihm ist ungebrochen. Gregor Schöllgen führt in seinem Band durch eine komplexe Epoche, die von den 1880er Jahren bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg reicht. Das Standardwerk wurde für die fünfte Auflage von Friedrich Kießling... more...

  • Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth-Century Britainby Professor Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    It was during the course of the eighteenth century that Britain's status as a major maritime and commercial power was forged, shaping the political, economic and military policies of the nation for the next two centuries. Starting from a relatively minor role in global affairs before 1700, Britain rapidly rose to become a significant player in European... more...

  • Deterrence through Strengthby Rebecca Berens Matzke

    UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 45.00

    The notion of a Pax Britannica?a concept implying that Britain?s overwhelming strength enforced global peace in the era that began with Napoleon?s defeat in 1815?largely ended with the British Empire itself. Although most historians still view this period as a departure from the eighteenth century, when lengthy coalition wars were commonplace, critics... more...