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- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.77
Anne Neville was queen to England's most notorious king, Richard III. She was immortalised by Shakespeare for the remarkable nature of her marriage, a union which brought together a sorrowing widow with her husband's murderer. Anne's misfortune did not end there. In addition to killing her first husband, Richard also helped kill her father,... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
Richard III is accused of murdering his nephews (the 'Princes in the Tower') in order to usurp the throne of England. Since Tudor times he has been painted as the 'black legend', the murderous uncle. However, the truth is much more complicated and interesting. Rather than looking at all the killings Richard III did not commit, this book focuses on... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00
Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, Sir James Stewart Lockhart spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei the former British leased territory in northern China. His career reflects tension and upheaval in the emerging colony of Hong Kong and in a China rapidly giving way to civil war. In her vivid... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 323.00
Written for high school students, college undergraduates, and public library patrons?indeed, for anyone interested in this important and colorful period?the three-volume Encyclopedia of Tudor England illuminates the era's most important people, events, ideas, movements, institutions, and publications. Concise, yet in-depth entries offer comprehensive... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 20.99
The essays in this volume are all inspired by the historical scholarship of J.C. Davis. During a prolific career, Davis has transformed our understanding of early modern utopian literature and its contexts, and compelled students of seventeenth-century English to re-evaluate the significance of movements and individuals who have had a prominent place... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99
Pointless conversations: a selection of daft, ridiculous and utterly pointless meanderings from the mind of Scott Tierney. If youve ever wanted to know the answers to why Superman is a coward, why Spiderman should technically be deformed, and if Superdog caused the death of Krypton, then these bite-sized comics will reveal all. The discussions... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2011; US$ 44.99
Stadt ist im 21. Jahrhundert die zentrale Schnittstelle von vielschichtigen sozialen, ökologischen und kulturellen Verunsicherungen sowie gleichzeitig Ausgangspunkt bei der Suche nach neuen Formen der Alltagsbewältigung. Aufgrund dieser ambivalenten und oft paradoxen Ausdrucksgestalt, eröffnen die BeiträgerInnen die Frage nach den sozialräumlichen... more...
- Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 10.99
In the late summer of 2007, shares of Northern Rock went into free-fall, causing a run on the bank - the first in over 150 years. Northern Rock proved to be only the first. Twelve months later, as the world was engulfed in the worst banking crisis for more than a century, one of its largest banks, RBS, came within hours of collapse. Back from the... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94
Victorian Britain was the world's industrial powerhouse. Its factories, mills and foundries supplied a global demand for manufactured goods. As Britain changed from an agricultural to an industrial ecomony, people swarmed into the towns and cities where the work was; by the end of Queen Victoria's reign, almost 80 per cent of the population was urban.... more...