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  • The Gunpowder Plotby Antonia Fraser

    Orion 2010; US$ 18.99

    A bestselling historian's account of the Gunpowder Plot. With a narrative that grips the reader like a detective story, Antonia Fraser brings the characters and events of the Gunpowder Plot to life. Dramatically recreating the conditions and motives that surrounded the fateful night of 5 November 1605, she unravels the tangled web of religion and... more...

  • Bing: From Farmer's Son to Magistrate in Han Chinaby Michael Loewe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 11.75

    Much is known of life during the Han Empire, but the historical evidence remains fragmentary, and nowhere do we find a continuous account of the life of any one individual. In this engaging volume, Michael Loewe mines the written and material records to depict the imagined life of an ordinary person, Bing Wu, from the hardships of his earliest years... more...

  • Questioning Collapseby Patricia A. McAnany; Norman Yoffee

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation. more...

  • London Livesby Tim Hitchcock; Robert Shoemaker

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This book surveys the lives and experiences of hundreds of thousands of eighteenth-century non-elite Londoners in the evolution of the modern world. more...

  • Whiskyby Ted Bruning

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 7.95

    Scotch whisky: words redolent of Highland vistas and wind-blown coasts, carefully guarded family traditions and the living heritage of craft-based distilling. Yet despite these very specific associations it is also the world?s most popular spirit, with new devotees flocking constantly from across the globe. Scotch Whisky looks at the history of the... more...

  • The Royal Stuartsby Allan Massie

    Random House 2010; US$ 28.19

    The Royal Stuarts ruled for over 300 years in Scotland and for a century as the Royal Family of Britain and Ireland. They were leading actors in the foremost political dramas of British history - the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Union of the Crowns, the English Civil War and the Restoration - and remain the most controversial and divisive of... more...

  • Hispaniaeby J. S. Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    This book traces the beginnings and the first 140 years of the Roman presence in Spain. more...

  • Biblical Bethsaidaby Carl E. Savage

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 39.99

    Biblical Bethsaida: A Study of the First Century CE in the Galilee enters the process of constructing a portrait of the First Century CE in the Galilee by drawing primarily upon the archaeological data from et-Tell (Bethsaida) itself and suggesting its relevance for the reconstruction of the first century CE cultural context. It views the material... more...

  • Mary Queen Of Scotsby Antonia Fraser

    Orion 2010; US$ 18.99

    Antonia Fraser's bestselling biography of one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history, reissued to celebrate the publication of Antonia Fraser's memoir, MY HISTORY. Mary Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later,... more...

  • A History In Fragmentsby Richard Vinen

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 18.99

    The problem with the history of twentieth-century Europe is that everyone thinks they know it. The great stories of the century - the two world wars, the rise and fall of Nazism and communism, female emancipation - seem self-evidently important. But behind the grand narratives, the politics and the ideologies, lies another history: the history of... more...