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- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
The Thames has been a highway into London since early times. Iron Age forts once guarded its banks and then Roman legionaries took over. Every age since has added to the defences lining the river. The river was also used as the site of mills to produce gunpowder and test weapons, industries too dangerous to be based close to London. The river also... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
For centuries, the unique culture of Japan has enchanted Westerners and other foreign observers. Although there was a strong and growing interest in scholarly studies of Japan throughout the nineteenth century, most of these investigations were conducted by outsiders with scant knowledge of Japanese culture. The Japanese Spirit collects a series of... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 34.95
Flotilla 13 is the elite naval commando unit of the Israeli Defense Forces that specializes in maritime-related combat and counter-terrorist missions. To maintain secrecy, few of its missions have, until now, been made public. With this book, the unit s commander, Rear Adm. Ze ev Almog, unveils the amazing story of Flotilla 13. For the first time... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 76.29
Eyal Regev presents an inter-disciplinary analysis of the Hasmoneans: How they perceived themselves and their role in Jewish history, and how they wanted to be perceived by their subjects. By exploring the ways?some common among ancient monarchies, others unique?in which the Hasmoneans shored up their authority, the author reveals the deliberate and... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36
This book draws on the long and unique heritage of the county of Somerset, bringing to life seventy of the little known but fascinating and unusual aspects of a much-loved county. It tells, in a single volume, tales of body-snatchers and bewitchment; crime and conflict; lepers and lighthouses; songs and words; heroes and villains - this book is of... more...
- Short Books 2013; US$ 7.28
“I listened to that house breathe and creak through twenty long summers, often bored, or longing to be somewhere else, always ensnared by its charm…? In this captivating memoir, Laetitia Rutherford evokes a vanished world set alight by her enigmatic grandfather and her brilliant but troubled father – two men who never speak. The youngest daughter... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95
A charming gift book of the strangest and most intriguing stories of London. A fascinating tour of London's strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and stories of life beneath the city, to anecdotes of magic, mystery, and murder, this is a perfect companion for anyone curious about London.... more...
- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 91.00
Der Autor geht der Frage nach, auf welcher Basis, in welcher Gestalt und mit welchen Folgen sich in der preußisch-ostelbischen Forstbeamten- und Jägerschaft ein Elitenwandel im Kaiserreich vollzog. Im Zentrum des in drei Hauptkapitel gegliederten Buches steht der waldnahe Adel, der in dieser Funktionselite Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts Positionsverluste... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 105.00
Die spätmittelalterlichen Reisebeschreibungen über die Wallfahrt nach Jerusalem sind einzigartige Zeugnisse der Kulturbegegnung. Ausführlich berichten die Verfasser über ferne Städte und exotische Länder, detailliert schildern sie die fremdartigen Verhaltensweisen ihrer Bewohner und die ungewohnten Lebensbedingungen. Die Pilgerberichte des Ulmer Dominikaners... more...