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  • The King's Assassinby Benjamin Woolley

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 21.87

    The rise of George Villiers from minor gentry to royal power seemed to defy gravity. Becoming gentleman of the royal bedchamber in 1615, the young gallant enraptured James, Britain’s first Stuart king, royal adoration reaching such an intensity that the king declared he wanted the courtier to become his ‘wife’. For a decade, Villiers was at the king’s... more...

  • A People without a Pastby Jaan Kross

    Quercus 2017; US$ 18.99

    The second part in an epic historical trilogy - The Estonian answer to Wolf Hall - by the nation's greatest modern writer The year is 1563, and by any account Balthasar Russow can be said to have risen in the world. Fresh from his studies in the German town of Stetten, he has assumed the role as pastor of Tallinn's Holy Ghost Church. Moreover,... more...

  • Savannah 1779by Scott Martin; Bernard F. Harris Jr.; Graham Turner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    In 1778 Great Britain launched a second invasion of the southern colonies as part of the "southern strategy” for victory in the American Revolutionary War. A force of 3,000 British soldiers, Hessians and Loyalists was dispatched from New York City to capture Savannah, capital of the State of Georgia. The city fell in December 1778, and became a base... more...

  • Geoffrey Chaucerby David Wallace

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 14.99

    Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, exploring the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature. more...

  • Resistance and Collaboration in Hitler's Empireby Vesna Drapac; Gareth Pritchard

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 23.50

    This new study provides a concise, accessible introduction to occupied Europe, providing an overview of the history and historiography of resistance and collaboration. Focusing on examples from France, Germany, Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, the authors challenge existing methodologies and contribute to on-going key debates about Nazi Europe. more...

  • Cultural Borders of Europeby Mats Andrén; Thomas Lindkvist; Ingmar Söhrman; Katharina Vajta

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    The cultural borders of Europe are today more visible than ever, and with them comes a sense of uncertainty with respect to liberal democratic traditions: whether treated as abstractions or concrete realities, cultural divisions challenge concepts of legitimacy and political representation as well as the legal bases for citizenship. Thus, an understanding... more...

  • Invisible Worldsby Peter Marshall

    SPCK 2017; US$ 17.49

    How did traditional beliefs about the supernatural change as a result of the Reformation, and what were the intellectual and cultural consequences? Following a masterly interpretative introduction, Peter Marshall traces the effects of the Reformers’ assaults on established beliefs about the afterlife. He shows how debates about purgatory and the... more...

  • Simon V of Montfort and Baronial Government, 1195-1218by G.E.M. Lippiatt

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 77.99

    The first biographical study in English of an important French baron and crusader, Simon of Montfort, who began his career as a mid-level baron in northern France, but cultivated independent political power and achieved the position of count of Toulouse following his conquests as leader of the Albigensian Crusade. more...

  • The End of Outrageby Breandán Mac Suibhne

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 29.99

    Tells the absorbing story of post-famine Donegal, the Molly Maguires — a secret society who had set themselves up against the exploitation of the rural poor — and Patrick McGlynn — an avaricious schoolmaster who turned informer on them, availing of hunger, disease, debt, hardship, and death to expand his holding at the expense of his neighbours. more...

  • Memory in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800by Judith Pollmann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 38.99

    In early modern Europe, memory of the past served as a main frame of moral, political, legal, religious, and social reference for people of all walks of life. This volume examines how Europeans practiced memory between 1500 and 1800, and how these three centuries saw a shift in how people engaged with the past. more...