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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Get up close and personal with some of the heavy hitters of British history in this engaging volume of brief biographical sketches. With an emphasis on extracting moral lessons from the lives and choices of great men, British jurist James Bryce offers glimpses into the legacies of eminent figures ranging from Anthony Trollope to Lord Acton. more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57
The East End of London has one of the bloodiest histories in Britain. East-Enders were blamed for the Great Plague of London; Jack the Ripper prowled here, as did the Ratcliffe Highway murderer and the gunmen of the famous Sidney Street siege. Communists, Fascists, strikers, Suffragettes and Skeleton Armies have all fought running battles through... more...
- Summersdale 2015; US$ 6.99
The object of Parliament is to substitute argument for fisticuffs. This Treasury paper, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. I hate nobody except Hitler?and that is professional. Quotable Churchill showcases his finest hour and is sure to delight all lovers of this great British statesman's rousing and compelling... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 28.99
As the party that championed trade union rights, the creation of the NHS and the establishment of a national minimum wage, Labour has played an undoubtedly crucial role in the shaping of contemporary British society. And yet, the leaders who have stood at its helm from Keir Hardie to Ed Miliband, via Ramsay MacDonald, Clement Attlee and Tony... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 109.99
It has long been recognized that the landscape of Britain is one of the 'richest historical records we possess', but just how old is it? The Fields of Britannia is the first book to explore how far the countryside of Roman Britain has survived in use through to the present day, shaping the character of our modern countryside. Commencing with... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00
Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine... more...
- Axios Press 2010; US$ 19.99
John Julius Norwich?s life has reflected an appetite for living, enlivened by a sense of personal theater. Trying to Please is an engaging and amusing memoir that describes a glamorous but vanishing world. From the monasteries on Mt. Athos to a camel trek across the Sahara, the book shows how Norwich?s passions for history, travel, and music have... more...
- Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 28.00
Inhaltsverzeichnis Inhalt Imperium - Bewältigungsversuch von Epochendaten7 I.Historisch orientierte Definitionen von Imperium 1.Idealtypische und historische Herrschaftsformen23 1.1Idealtypus versus historische Einzigartigkeit24 1.2Der historische Einzelfall - USA 31 1.3Hegemonie und Imperium47 1.4Formal und Informal Empire54 2.Vergleichsstrukturen... more...
- Campus Verlag 2013; US$ 33.39
Englische Piraten in der Karibik, "Rotröcke" in den nordamerikanischen Kolonien, reiche "Nabobs" in Indien, fromme Missionare in Afrika, ans Ende der Welt verbannte Sträflinge in Australien, Marinesoldaten auf den Schiffen der Royal Navy - auch auf ihren Schultern ruhte das Weltreich, das Großbritannien ab dem 17. Jahrhundert im... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 2.99
Immerse yourself in one of the most significant documents ever penned. Originally enacted in 1215, some sections of the Magna Carta remain on the books as legally enforced statutes in parts of the U.K. today. Legal and political scholars have detailed the Magna Carta's far-reaching influence on the development of the legal and sociocultural systems... more...