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- University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 24.50
During a career lasting nearly half a century, Meister Frantz Schmidt (1554-1634) personally put to death 392 individuals and tortured, flogged, or disfigured hundreds more. The remarkable number of victims, as well as the officially sanctioned context in which they suffered at Schmidt?s hands, was the story of Joel Harrington?s much-discussed book... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 49.34
A masterpiece which brings to life an extraordinarly turbulent and dramatic era of revolutionary change. The Pursuit of Power draws on a lifetime of thinking about nineteenth-century Europe to create an extraordinarily rich, surprising and entertaining panorama of a continent undergoing drastic transformation. The book aims to reignite the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72
Jacob A. Latham explores the play between performance and itinerary, tracing the transformations of the circus procession through Rome's history. more...
- Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97
Twenty-four years after the publication of his classic study of the Somme, Peter Liddle reconsiders the battle in the light of recent scholarship. The battle still gives rise to fierce debate and, with Passchendaele, it is often seen as the epitome of the tragic folly of the First World War. But is this a reasoned judgement? Peter Liddle, in this... more...
- Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 40.00
Twenty-three contributions by leading archaeologists from across Europe explore the varied forms, functions and significances of fortified settlements in the 8th to 10th centuries AD. These could be sites of strongly martial nature, upland retreats, monastic enclosures, rural seats, island bases, or urban nuclei. But they were all expressions of control... more...
- Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.97
Great Western Moguls & Prairies is a volume in Pen & Sword’s series, ‘Locomotive Profiles’. It describes the conception, design, building and operation of the fleet of Prairie 2-6-2 tank engines and the Mogul 2-6-0s designed by Churchward in the early part of the twentieth century and perpetuated by his successor, Charles... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60
This book examines governmental and crowd responses to famine, from the late Middle Ages through to the early modern era. more...