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  • Suscribing to Faith? The Anglican Parish Magazine 1859-1929by Jane Platt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book reveals the huge sales and propagandist potential of Anglican parish magazines, while demonstrating the Anglican Church's misunderstanding of the real issues at its heart, and its collective collapse of confidence as it contemplated social change. more...

  • The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasusby Adam T. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    The Political Machine investigates the essential role that material culture plays in the practices and maintenance of political sovereignty. Through an archaeological exploration of the Bronze Age Caucasus, Adam Smith demonstrates that beyond assemblies of people, polities are just as importantly assemblages of things?from ballots and bullets to... more...

  • Operation Thunderboltby Saul David

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 22.43

    'Long fuse. Slow burn. Big bang. A Krakatoa of a tale.' Damien Lewis, author of Operation Certain Death 'Totally thrilling, totally poignant. Bringing the greatest special forces operation of modern times blazingly to life' Simon Sebag Montefiore On 3 July 1976 Israeli Special Forces carried out a daring raid to free... more...

  • Operation Thunderboltby Saul David

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    'Long fuse. Slow burn. Big bang. A Krakatoa of a tale.' Damien Lewis, author of Operation Certain Death 'Totally thrilling, totally poignant. Bringing the greatest special forces operation of modern times blazingly to life' Simon Sebag Montefiore On 3 July 1976 Israeli Special Forces carried out a daring raid to free... more...

  • Unnatural Frenchmenby E. Claire Cage

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    In Enlightenment and revolutionary France, new and pressing arguments emerged in the long debate over clerical celibacy. Appeals for the abolition of celibacy were couched primarily in the language of nature, social utility, and the patrie. The attack only intensified after the legalization of priestly marriage during the Revolution, ... more...

  • Power and Corruption in the Early Modern Portuguese Worldby Erik Lars Myrup

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 42.50

    Encompassing numerous territories across four different continents, Portugal's early modern empire depended upon a vast and complex bureaucracy, yet colonial power did not reside solely in the centralized state. In a masterful reconceptualization of the functioning of empire, Erik Lars Myrup's Power and Corruption in the Early Modern Portuguese World... more...

  • Eliten im Vielvölkerreichby Tim Buchen; Malte Rolf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    This volume presents the lives of mobile elites and their impact on the processes of change in the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires during the second half of the 19 th century. Using the notion of ?imperial biographies,? it illuminates connections between individual life stories and the course of empire, giving due attention to personal... more...

  • The Purpose of the First World Warby Holger Afflerbach

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 77.00

    10 Million soldiers died during the First World War. But why, and for what reason? The Great War is widely seen as a ?pointless carnage? (Pope Benedict XV). Was there a point, at least in the eyes of the political and military decision makers? International specialists analyse the hopes and expectations of the political and military leaders... more...

  • Gottfried Ernst Groddeck und seine Korrespondentenby Hans Rothe

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Gottfried Ernst Groddeck (1762?1825) is considered the founder of academic philology in Poland. Born in Gdansk, he studied classical philology in Göttingen and starting in 1786 was the private tutor and librarian for the Polish prince Czartoryski. In 1801 he became professor at Vilnius University. His correspondence is a major source on... more...

  • The Mermaid and the Messerschmittby Rulka Langer

    Aquila Polonica 2015; US$ 12.99

    Rare eyewitness account of early, chaotic days of WWII - Nazi German invasion of Poland, Siege of Warsaw and first months of Occupation - written by a young working mother. Langer's eye for detail and lively storytelling bring to life, from her unique vantage, the opening chapter of the titanic struggle between good and evil which ultimately engulfed... more...