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  • A Stain in the Bloodby Joe Moshenska

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    'A brilliant account of one of the seventeenth century's most dashing lives' Ruth Scurr 'A master storyteller. Full of exquisite details, but with the grandest themes... this is a gripping adventure story' Zia Haider Rahman 'Gripping and extraordinary' Ann Wroe On the 16th of August 1628, five battle-scarred English ships sailed into the... more...

  • The Politics of Culture in Quattrocento Europeby Oren Margolis

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99

    A study of René of Anjou, a French prince and exiled king of Naples, and how he engaged his Italian network in a programme of cultural politics conducted with an eye towards a return to power in the peninsula, this volume seeks to understand the politics of culture in early Renaissance Europe through the lens of Italian humanism and art. more...

  • Working Girlsby Katherine Mullin

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 121.50

    Working Girls offers a cultural and literary history of telegraphists, typists, shop-girls, and barmaids. It argues that these occupations helped to shape a distinctively new identity for emancipated young women, and explores how authors used this to navigate a precarious literary landscape. more...

  • Engines of Empireby Douglas Burgess

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In 1859, the S.S. Great Eastern departed from England on her maiden voyage. She was a remarkable wonder of the nineteenth century: an iron city longer than Trafalgar Square, taller than Big Ben's tower, heavier than Westminster Cathedral. Her paddles were the size of Ferris wheels; her decks could hold four thousand passengers bound for America,... more...

  • Nelson Mandela et la lutte contre l'apartheidby Françoise Puissant Baeyens; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    Découvrez enfin tout ce qu?il faut savoir sur Nelson Mandela en moins d?une heure ! Connu pour l?incroyable combat qu?il a mené toute sa vie durant contre l?apartheid, Nelson Mandela est devenu une véritable icône de la lutte contre l?oppresseur blanc. Grâce à son courage, à sa détermination et à sa foi en l?humanité, il est parvenu à mener son... more...

  • La guerre de Sécession. L'Union déchiréeby Romain Parmentier; 50 minutes

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    Découvrez enfin tout ce qu?il faut savoir sur la guerre de Sécession en moins d?une heure ! 85 ans après sa déclaration d?Indépendance, la nation américaine se déchire suite à l?élection d?Abraham Lincoln, un républicain abolitionniste. Toutes les tensions se cristallisent autour d?une seule question : faut-il abolir ou non l?esclavage ? Alors... more...

  • Dr Philip?s Empireby Tim Keegan

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 15.00

    Dr John Philip towered over nineteenth-century South African history, championing the rights of indigenous people against the growing power of white supremacy, but today he is largely forgotten or misremembered. From the time he arrived in South Africa as superintendent of the London Missionary Society in 1819, Philip played a major role in the idealist... more...

  • Historical Research Using British Newspapersby Denise Bates

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.77

    Thanks to digitisation, newspapers from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century have become an indispensable and accessible source for researchers. Through their pages, historians with a passion for a person or a place or a time or a topic can rediscover forgotten details and gain new insights into the society and values of bygone ages. Historical... more...

  • What the British Didby Peter Mangold

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 40.00

    Britain has been engaged in the Middle East for over two centuries. During the Napoleonic Wars it expelled the French from Egypt. During World War I it helped to dismantle the Ottoman empire. During World War II, it defeated the Italians and Germans. In the post-war years, it attempted to reassert its domination of the Middle East but with little... more...

  • English Warfare, 1511?1642by Mark Charles Fissell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    English Warfare 1511-1642 chronicles and analyses military operations from the reign of Henry VIII to the outbreak of the Civil War. The Tudor and Stuart periods laid the foundations of modern English military power. Henry VIII's expeditions, the Elizabethan contest with Catholic Europe, and the subsequent commitment of English troops to the Protestant... more...