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  • Shadows of a Princessby Patrick Jephson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 8.60

    Reissued for the twentieth anniversary of Diana’s death, this sensational and controversial bestseller is an explosive account of her life, from the man who was by her side throughout its most turbulent period. more...

  • The Intellectual Struggle for Florenceby Arthur Field

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 124.99

    Florence in the early fifteenth century is generally regarded as the epicentre of the early Renaissance. This book shows how ideas grew out of the political and social struggles that came with the rise of the Medici, and how, against nearly all historiographical assumptions, the seemingly 'elite' Latin culture was actually the popular culture. more...

  • Electing the Pope in Early Modern Italy, 1450-1700by Miles Pattenden

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 109.99

    Miles Pattenden takes an analytic approach to the papal elections of the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, with their ceremonial pomp and high drama, to understand the broader history of the early modern papacy and how this elite political group approached decision-making and problem-solving through four centuries of dramatic change in the Church. more...

  • Edward VIIby Catharine Arnold

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 19.59

    Catharine Arnold presents a colorful biography of Edward VII—playboy monarch, celebrated lover, and son of Queen Victoria—set against the real-life Downton Abbey world of American heiresses. Edward Prince of Wales, better known as “Bertie,” was the eldest son of Queen Victoria. Charming and dissolute, he was a larger-than-life personality with... more...

  • Empire Madeby Kief Hillsbery

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 23.49

    The shadowy story of Nigel Halleck, a nineteenth-century English gentleman who went to India in the era of empire and dramatically cut all ties to home, forming a relationship with a local Muslim man more...

  • The Rise of Romeby Plutarch; Jeffrey Tatum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    The biographies collected in this volume bring together Plutarch's Lives of those great men who established the city of Rome and consolidated its supremacy, and his Comparisons with their notable Greek counterparts. Here he pairs Romulus, mythical founder of Rome, with Theseus, who brought Athens to power, and compares the admirable Numa and Lycurgus... more...

  • The Unwomanly Face of Warby Svetlana Alexievich; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history of Soviet women's experiences in the Second World War - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, The Unwomanly Face of War is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of stories from Soviet women who lived through the Second... more...

  • The Little Book of Leicestershireby Natasha Sheldon

    The History Press 2017; US$ 5.99

    Contained within is a plethora of entertaining facts about Leicestershire’s famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its literary, artistic and sporting achievements, customs ancient and modern, transport, battles and ghostly appearances. more...

  • Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo-Saxon Englandby Lindy Brady

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    An ambitious book which argues that the March of Wales, as it existed as a legally defined space in the period after 1066, had a long pre-history as a place of encounter and interchange from the early Anglo-Saxon period. It is argued that this frontier space was not inevitably a zone of ethnic conflict, but one where hybrid identities could exist. more...

  • Home Fronts - Britain and the Empire at War, 1939-45by Mark J. Crowley; Sandra Trudgen Dawson

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Examines the "home front" war effort from an overall imperial perspective, assessing the contribution of individual imperial territories. more...