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  • Londonby John Broich

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    As people crowded into British cities in the nineteenth century, industrial and biological waste byproducts and then epidemic followed. Britons died by the thousands in recurring plagues. Figures like Edwin Chadwick and John Snow pleaded for measures that could save lives and preserve the social fabric. The solution that prevailed was the novel... more...

  • The Rights of Manby Thomas Paine

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Rights of Man (1787), by Thomas Paine, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. It defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's anti-democratic attack upon popular government in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).—... more...

  • The Freedman in the Roman Worldby Henrik Mouritsen

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    The first comprehensive study in over a century, covering all major aspects of the subject. more...

  • The Real Life Downton Abbeyby Jacky Hyams

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    Step back a hundred years to the world of the pampered, privileged upper classes and look inside Downton Abbey to find out exactly what goes on behind the magisterial doors of TV's favourite stately home. They were the super rich of their times, pampered beyond belief - the early 20th century Edwardian gentry, who lived like superstars, their every... more...

  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00

    In 1704, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita claimed to be possessed by St Anthony and attempted to stop the devastating civil wars in Kongo. more...

  • Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book IVby Apollonius of Rhodes; Richard Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    The Argonautica is the only surviving epic between Homer and Virgil; Book IV is an extraordinary product of Greek poetry. more...

  • The Demography of Roman Egyptby Roger S. Bagnall; Bruce W. Frier; Ansley J. Coale

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 72.00

    By studying the three hundred census returns that survive on papyri from Roman Egypt, the authors reconstruct the patterns of mortality, marriage, fertility and migration that are likely to have prevailed in Roman Egypt. more...

  • Longest Day, Theby Cornelius Ryan

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    6 June, 1944. 156,000 troops from 12 different countries, 11,000 aircraft, 7,000 naval vessels, 24 hours. D-Day - the beginning of the Allied invasion of Hitler's formidable 'Fortress Europe' - was the largest amphibious invasion in history. There has never been a battle like it, before or since.But beyond the statistics and over sixty years on, what... more...

  • The History of Alexanderby Quintus Curtius Rufus; Waldemar Heckel; John Yardley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.09

    Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), who led the Macedonian army to victory in Egypt, Syria, Persia and India, was perhaps the most successful conqueror the world has ever seen. Yet although no other individual has attracted so much speculation across the centuries, Alexander himself remains an enigma. Curtius' History offers a great deal of information... more...

  • The Norman Conquestby Marc Morris

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This riveting book explains why the Norman Conquest was the single most important event in English history. Assessing the... more...