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  • Agricola and Germaniaby Tacitus; H. Mattingly

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 17.58

    The Agricola is both a portrait of Julius Agricola - the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law - and the first detailed account of Britain that has come down to us. It offers fascinating descriptions of the geography, climate and peoples of the country, and a succinct account of the early stages... more...

  • 1914-1918by David Stevenson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78

    1914-1918 , David Stevenson's history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as the definitive one-volume account of the conflict In the summer of 1914 Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives. Even the victorious countries were scarred... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli; James B. Atkinson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 14.50

    'To investigate the imaginative leaps of so agile and incisive a mind as Machiavelli's one needs as much commentary about history, political theory, sources, and language as possible. I have gradually come to realize that readers who remain unaware of these topics frequently finish reading The Prince, put down their copies, and wonder what the shouting... more...

  • Biography Between Structure and Agencyby Volker Berghahn; Simone Lassig

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 120.00

    While bookstore shelves around the world have never ceased to display best-selling "life-and-letters" biographies in prominent positions, the genre became less popular among academic historians during the Cold War decades. Their main concern then was with political and socioeconomic structures, institutions, and organizations, or-more recently-with... more...

  • Margaret Thatcher Volume Twoby John Campbell

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    The first volume of John Campbell's biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as 'much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher'. That volume, The Grocer's Daughter , described Mrs Thatcher's childhood and early career up until the 1979 General Election which carried her into Downing Street. This... more...

  • Buffalo Bill in Bolognaby Robert W. Rydell; Rob Kroes

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    When it comes to the production and distribution of mass culture, no country in modern times has come close to rivaling the success of America. From blue jeans in central Europe to Elvis Presley's face on a Republic of Chad postage stamp, the reach of American mass culture extends into every corner of the globe. Most believe this is a twentieth-century... more...

  • Education and the Second World Warby Roy Lowe

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This was the first book which globally surveyed the impact of the Second World War on schooling. It offers fascinating comparisons of the impact of total war, both in terms of physical disruption and its effects on the ideology of schooling. By analysing the effects on the education systems of each of the participant nations the contributors throw... more...

  • The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endingsby Melvyn P. Leffler; Odd Arne Westad

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Final volume in a definitive new history of the Cold War which will define the field for years to come. more...

  • Ancient Greek Lawsby Ilias Arnaoutoglou

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95

    In this comprehensive and accessible sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou presents a collection of ancient Greek laws, which are situated in their legal and historical contexts and are elucidated with relevant selections from Greek literature and epigraphical testimonies. A wide area of legislative activity in major and minor Greek city-states, ranging from... more...

  • Plebs and Politics in the Late Roman Republicby Henrik Mouritsen

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    Examines the role of the people in the running of the Roman state. more...