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  • History of English Field Names, Aby John Field

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Field names are not only interesting in themselves, but also a rich source of information about the communities originating them. The earliest recorded names often describe only the location or nature of the land, but changes in language, technology, social organisation, land ownership and even religious and political thinking have all contributed... more...

  • England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688by Bruce Lenman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity. He starts in Ireland, with the renewed assault of English settlers on the Irish Gaeltacht. Under the (Scottish) Stuarts, England then began a dramatic... more...

  • The Girl With The Widow's Peakby Ursula d'Abo; David Watkin; John Julius Norwich

    Loose Chippings 2014; US$ 18.23

    Born in November 1916 to the Marquess of Granby, Lady Ursula d?Abo is a sprightly and still charming lady whose memoirs of her uniquely glamorous life make riveting reading. She records life at Belvoir Castle, as maintained on a feudal scale until September 1939. We hear of her coming-out Ball and her role in the Coronation of King George VI and... more...

  • Wild Voicesby Mike Cawthorne

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 7.28

    The journeys in this book are tales of adventure on foot and by canoe through some of the last wild places in Scotland. Each journey is haunted by the ghost of another writer – Neil Gunn, Iain Thomson, Rowena Farre – who has left behind the trace of his or her own experience of these isolated hills, glens, streams or lochs. Travelling in time as well... more...

  • Castell Caerfyrddinby Neil Ludlow; Annes Glynn

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Dyma lyfr sy’n gosod un o gestyll mwyaf pwysig ond lleiaf adnabyddus Cymru yn ôl ym myw hanes Cymru’r Oesoedd Canol. more...

  • Managing the Historic Rural Landscapeby Jane Grenville

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ancient Monuments in the Countrysideby Timothy Darvill

    English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Much of England's rich archaeological heritage lies in the countryside. Many monuments, such as barrows, hillforts, and Roman villas, are familiar features fo the landscape, while other sites lie buried or only partly visible. These remains are the result of the impact on the landscape of the countless generations of people who have lived, worked... more...

  • Wo bleibt die Aufklärung?by Luise Güth; Niels Hegewisch; Knut Langewand; Dirk Mellies; Hedwig Richter

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 69.88

    Wo bleibt die Aufklärung in Zeiten postmoderner Weite und fundamentalistischer Willkür? Die Autorinnen und Autoren widmen sich dem Thema aus drei Perspektiven: Zum einen untersuchen sie, was Aufklärung wissenschaftstheoretisch bedeuten kann. Zweitens ermitteln sie die Potenziale, die in der Beschäftigung mit der Epoche Aufklärung stecken. Schließlich... more...

  • The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britainby Andrew Cobbing

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Examining early Japanese visitors' experiences and perceptions of Victorian Britain the text reveals one of the most spectacular culture shocks ever recorded in world history, and their images still underpin Japanese understanding of the outside world. more...

  • South and East England's Best Viewsby Simon Jenkins

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 5.31

    England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from South and East England, including Arundel, the Chilterns (Coombe Hill and Turville Down), the white cliffs of Dover, North Downs' Devil's Kneading Trough, Oxford (The High and Radcliffe... more...