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  • Wellington's Engineersby Mark S. Thomson

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 21.99

    The role of the Royal Engineers in the Peninsular War has long been neglected and often misunderstood, and Mark Thompson's history is the first full account of their work and of the contribution they made throughout the conflict. He draws on his unrivalled collection of the engineers' letters and diaries in order to tell, in vivid detail, the... more...

  • The Origins of the Grand Tourby Professor Michael G Brennan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Focusing upon three previously unpublished accounts of youthful English travellers in Western Europe (in contrast to the renowned but maturely retrospective memoirs of other seventeenth-century figures such as John Evelyn), this study reassesses the early origins of the cultural phenomenon known as the 'Grand Tour'. Usually denoted primarily as a... more...

  • The Scum of the Earthby Colin Brown

    The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17

    The Scum of the Earth follows the men Wellington called just that from victory at Waterloo to a Regency Britain at war with itself, and explores some of the myths on the way; such as that the defeat of Napoleon ended the threat of revolution spreading through France. did the victorious soldiers return to a land fit for heroes? They did not. In 1819,... more...

  • Ludwig XIV.by Mark Hengerer

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.40

    Ludwig XIV. war 72 Jahre lang König von Frankreich und ist in dieser Zeit zum Inbegriff einer absolutistischen Herrschaft und Hofkultur geworden. Mark Hengerer erzählt das Leben des Königs von der Regentschaft der mächtigen Kardinäle Mazarin und Richelieu während seiner Kindheit über die Durchsetzung einer autokratischen Herrschaft bis zum Krieg um... more...

  • Grace of Monacoby Jeffrey Robinson

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    The acclaimed biography by Jeffrey Robinson, now revised and updated to coincide with the major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace. more...

  • Von Opfern und Täternby Jennifer Vanessa Dobschenzki; Manfred Rudersdorf; Hans-Henning Kortüm; Christoph Schäfer

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2015; US$ 41.64

    Heilige Helden und grausame Tyrannen - als solche werden die Hauptfiguren in Viten und Passiones stilisiert. Gewalt ist aber nicht nur die Voraussetzung dafür, dass eine heiligmäßige Person zum Märtyrer werden kann, sie ist in den Lebensbeschreibungen geradezu allgegenwärtig. Die vorliegende Studie richtet ihren Fokus auf Täter und Opfer gleichermaßen... more...

  • Memory and Community in Sixteenth-Century Franceby Professor Cathy Yandell; Professor David P. LaGuardia

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Memory and Community in Sixteenth-Century France engages the question of remembering from a number of different perspectives. It examines the formation of communities within diverse cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, especially in relation to the material conditions for producing texts and discourses that were the foundations for collective... more...

  • Access to Historyby Dylan Rees; Duncan Townson; Jane Tyler

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 23.98

    Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series' combination of in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A Level History students. Each title: - Supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A Level History specifications... more...

  • France and Fascismby Brian Jenkins; Chris Millington

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    France and Fascism: February 1934 and the Dynamics of Political Crisis is the first English-language book to examine the most significant political event in interwar France: the Paris riots of February 1934. On 6 February 1934, thousands of fascist rioters almost succeeded in bringing down the French democratic regime. The violence prompted the... more...

  • Transcultural Teensby Chantal Tetreault

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    Transcultural Teens provides readers with a window onto the cultural and linguistic creativity of the housing projects, or cit é s , that ring Paris, showing how young people of Algerian Arab origins play with language in fascinating ways that subvert commonly held notions of intercultural animosity. Provides solid, real-world evidence in... more...