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  • British Conservative Leadersby

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 29.17

    As the party that has won wars, reversed recessions and held prime ministerial power more times than any other, the Conservatives have played an undoubtedly crucial role in the shaping of contemporary British society. And yet, the leaders who have stood at its helm ??? from Sir Robert Peel to David Cameron, via Benjamin Disraeli, Winston Churchill... more...

  • The Year of Waterlooby Stephen Bates

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 14.99

    1815 was the year of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleon?s European ambitions and ushered in a century largely of peace for Britain. But what sort of country were Wellington?s troops fighting for? And what kind of society did they return to? Stephen Bates paints a vivid portrait of every aspect of Britain in 1815. Overseas, the bounds... more...

  • Elizabeth Iby Anne Somerset

    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...

  • Trying To Please: A Memoirby John Julius Norwich

    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...

  • Imperiumby Ulrich Leitner

    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...

  • Das unvollendete Weltreichby John Darwin; Michael Bayer; Norbert Juraschitz

    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 Magna Cartaby Anonymous

    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...

  • Das Ende des Römischen Reiches!by Hans-Peter von Peschke

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 22.88

    Das Römische Reich, einst Herrscher der Welt und Träger einer großartigen Kultur - doch letztlich wurde es mit einem schnöden formalen Akt abgeschafft. Aus damaliger Sicht kaum mehr als eine Randbemerkung der Weltgeschichte: Der Offizier Odoaker, Sohn eines Hunnen und einer Germanin, setzt am 28. August 476 den letzten römischen Kaiser ab und lässt... more...

  • Abschied vom Empireby Gerhard Altmann

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 30.52

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Britische Empire umfaßte im Zenit seiner Macht etwa ein Viertel der Erdoberfläche. Die Britische Navy durchpflügte Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts die Ozeane, als handele es sich bei ihnen um Binnenseen des Vereinigten Königreiches. Im Schatten der Pax Britannica verdichteten sich Kommunikationsstrukturen, die man heute mit dem Begriff... more...

  • History of King Charles II of Englandby Jacob Abbott

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Despite some political turmoil and upheaval linked to ongoing conflict in the clash between Protestantism and Catholicism, the rule of Charles II, who reigned from 1660-1685, was largely a happy time for the kingdom of England, Scotland and Ireland. This exhaustive account of the life and contributions of Charles II provides a probing look at the king,... more...