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  • Annals of the Reign of Alfred the Greatby Asser

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A valuable and honest account of the life of King Alfred. This work reports all his expeditions and the successes and failures of his wars. It is also a testament to the respect and esteem he inspired in those around him. It records the events and history of that time and in that regard too, it is a very significant work. more...

  • Indien zu Gast in Österreich: Anforderungen an Hoteliers bei der Beherbergung indischer Urlaubsgästeby Thomas G. Müller

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 26.70

    Reisen haben den Menschen seit jeher in seinem Leben beeinflusst, fasziniert und den kulturellen Austausch gefördert. Die Tourismusbranche gilt als riesiges Marktinstrumentarium und stellt für manches Land einen lebensnotwendigen wirtschaftlichen Einkommens-Turbo dar. Das im Gegensatz zu anderen Ländern Europas relativ "kleine" Österreich ist im weltweiten... more...

  • Nella Last in the 1950sby Robert Malcolmson; Patricia Malcolmson

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    'I can never understand how the scribbles of such an ordinary person ... can possibly have value.' So wrote Nella Last in her diary on 2 September 1949. Sixty years on, tens of thousands of people have read and enjoyed the first two volumes of her uniquely detailed and moving diaries, written during World War II and its aftermath as part of the Mass... more...

  • Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth-Century Britainby Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    During the course of the eighteenth century Britain's status as a major maritime and commercial power steadily grew, and helped shape the global political, economic and military situation. Rather than offering a familiar narrative of Britain's eighteenth-century foreign policy, this book instead focuses upon how this policy was debated and... more...

  • Lord Chesterfield's Lettersby Lord Chesterfield; David Roberts

    Oxford University Press, UK 1992; US$ 8.99

    `My object is to have you fit to live; which, if you are not, I do not desire that you should live at all.'So wrote Lord Chesterfield in one of the most celebrated and controversial correspondences between a father and son. Chesterfield wrote almost daily to his natural son, Philip, from 1737 onwards, providing him with instruction in etiquette... more...

  • Die Stuartsby Ronald G. Asch

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 9.27

    Hauptbeschreibung Die schottische Familie der Stuarts ging aus dem normannischen Adelsgeschlecht der Fitzalans hervor. Walter Fitzalan bekleidete als erster seines Clans im 12. Jahrhundert das einflußreiche Amt eines königlichen Truchsessen - eines Steward, woraus sich der spätere Name des Hauses ableitet. Mit Robert II. bestieg im 14. Jahrhundert... more...

  • A Brief History of Britain 1066-1485by Nicholas Vincent

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11

    From the Battle of Hastings to the Battle of Bosworth Field, Nicholas Vincent tells the story of how Britain was born. When William, Duke of Normandy, killed King Harold and seized the throne of England, England's language, culture, politics and law were transformed. Over the next four hundred years, under royal dynasties that looked principally to... more...

  • The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literatureby Siân Echard

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    King Arthur's stories survive in many genres, but while scholars and enthusiasts alike know something of his roots in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Latin History of the Kings of Britain, most are unaware that there was a Latin Arthurian tradition which extended beyond Geoffrey. This collection of essays highlights different aspects of that tradition. more...

  • Eminent Victorians on American Democracy : The View from Albionby Frank Prochaska

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 44.99

    Eminent Victorians on American Democracy surveys a wide range of British opinion on the United States in the nineteenth century and highlights the views of John Stuart Mill, Walter Bagehot, Sir Henry Maine, and James Bryce, who wrote extensively on American government and society. America was significant to them not only because it was the world's... more...