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  • The Last Victoriansby W. Sydney Robinson

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    Ever since the publication of Lytton Strachey?s Eminent Victorians in 1918 it has been fashionable to ridicule the great figures of the nineteenth century. From the longreigning monarch herself to the celebrated writers, philanthropists and politicians of the day, the Victorians have been dismissed as hypocrites and frauds – or worse. Yet not everyone... more...

  • Imperiumby Ulrich Leitner

    Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 33.80

    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 Ende des Römischen Reiches!by Hans-Peter von Peschke

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 13.63

    Hauptbeschreibung Wendepunkte der Geschichte - alle Hintergründe und Fakten! 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... more...

  • Abschied vom Empireby Gerhard Altmann

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 36.35

    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...

  • Decolonization in Britain and Franceby Miles Kahler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.50

    Professor Kahler focuses on organizations below the state, investigating party competition and sensitivity to political change produced by the characteristics of commercial firms. In addition, he explores transmission of external shocks to the domestic polity by the state itself and the domestic politics of settler societies under external threat... more...

  • Charles I 1625-1640by Brian Quintrell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    Draws on recent interpretations of the period to re-evaluate Charles I's reign. This work analyses the reign of Charles I against the background of his father's legacy and the problems he inherited. The study assesses Charles's own methods and style of government, suggesting that these were mainly to blame for the difficulties he encounted. more...

  • The Nature of the English Revolutionby John Morrill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    John Morrill has been at the forefront of modern attempts to explain the origins, nature and consequences of the English Revolution. These twenty essays -- seven either specially written or reproduced from generally inaccessible sources -- illustrate the main scholarly debates to which he has so richly contributed: the tension between national and... more...

  • The Making of the British Islesby Steven G. Ellis; Christopher Maginn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    The history of the British Isles is the story of four peoples linked together by a process of state building that was as much about far-sighted planning and vision as coincidence, accident and failure. It is a history of revolts and reversal, familial bonds and enmity, the study of which does much to explain the underlying tension between the nations... more...

  • The Age of Oligarchyby Geoffrey S Holmes; Daniel Szechi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 136.95

    The second volume, on early and mid-Georgian Britain, shows how the country used its expanding wealth, its new-found social cohesion at home and its international influence abroad to become not only a European but an imperial power. As with the first volume, every aspect of the period is covered. 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 combined... more...