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  • The Reinvention of Magna Carta 1216?1616by John Baker

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 124.00

    This book challenges conventional assumptions about the afterlife of Magna Carta and tells a new story. more...

  • Oscar Wilde's Last Standby Philip Hoare

    Arcade Publishing 2017; US$ 15.99

    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year that Sir Ian McKellen called a shocking tale of heroes and villainsilluminating and upsetting in equal measure.? The first production of Oscar Wilde?s Salomé in 1918, with American exotic dancer Maud Allan dancing lead, ignited a firestorm in London spearheaded by Noel Pemberton Billing, a member of... more...

  • Year One of the Russian Revolutionby Victor Serge; Peter Sedgwick

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 24.99

    Serge exposes the heart of the vital first year of the most important working class revolution in history. more...

  • IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraqby IraqiGirl

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 13.00

    In a country torn apart by war, a teenage girl blogs her story of family, friendship, and life under American occupation. more...

  • The Englishwoman's Review of Social and Industrial Questionsby Janet Horowitz Murray; Myra Stark

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 230.00

    The Englishwoman?s Review, which published from 1866 to 1910, participated in and recorded a great change in the range of possibilities open to women. The ideal of the magazine was the idea of the emerging emancipated middle-class woman: economic independence from men, choice of occupation, participation in the male enterprises of commerce and government,... more...

  • The Age of Reformationby Alec Ryrie

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The Age of Reformation charts how religion, politics and social change were always intimately interlinked in the sixteenth century, from the murderous politics of the Tudor court to the building and fragmentation of new religious and social identities in the parishes. In this book, Alec Ryrie provides an authoritative overview of the religious... more...

  • Lordship and Faithby Nigel Saul

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 109.99

    Explores the history of the English medieval parish church through the eyes of their lordly proprietors, asking why they decided to build churches, how they paid for them, how often they attended church, and how they interacted with the parishioners, weaving together themes of religious, social and architectural history. more...

  • French Revolutionaries in the Ottoman Empireby Pascal Firges

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    An unusual view of the French Revolution as one of moderation and compromise, transforming not only the French state, but territories throughout the world. This volume focuses on its impact across the Ottoman Empire, shedding new light on the global repercussions of the French Revolution and on French revolutionary foreign politics and diplomacy. more...

  • Exile, Imprisonment, or Deathby Julian Swann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 114.99

    In 1617, Louis XIII was forced to resort to assassination as punishment, while a century later, Louis XIV needed only to issue a command and the kingdom's most powerful subjects would submit to imprisonment or exile without trial. What were 'politics of disgrace', why did it emerge, what conventions governed its use, and how did France react to it? more...

  • The Plague of Warby Jennifer T. Roberts

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    In 431 BC, the long simmering rivalry between the city-states of Athens and Sparta erupted into open warfare, and for more than a generation the two were locked in a life-and-death struggle. Jennifer Roberts' rich narrative of this famous conflict is the first general history to tell the whole story, from the war's origins down to Sparta's defeat at... more...