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- University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95
What does it mean to live in the modern world? How different is that world from those that preceded it, and when did we become modern? In Distant Strangers , James Vernon argues that the world was made modern not by revolution, industrialization, or the Enlightenment. Instead, he shows how in Britain, a place long held to be the crucible of modernity,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 40.99
This volume explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are studies on every country that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. more...
- Routledge 1994; US$ 42.50
Fully updated new edition of a very successful, straightforward introduction to important features of British life. Topics include government, social services, family, education and the media. Ideal background reading for EFL students. more...
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2008; US$ 21.99
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer.:.; Ireland is one of the most ancient and most modern countries in Europe. Our author guides you to the best of the old and new on the Emerald Isle.; Discover the more...
- MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99
Our Old Home is the last Nathaniel Hawthorne''s works to be published while he was still alive, completed in the Tower of The Wayside after Hawthorne''s return from Europe. I have not asked your consent, my dear General, to the foregoing inscription, because it would have been no inconsiderable disappointment to me had you withheld... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 15.99
A lively history set in sixteenth-century England, detailing the hitherto unknown case of an extraordinary physician, magician, and con-man named Gregory Wisdom - and the London underworld to which he belonged. - ;An earl's son, plotting murder by witchcraft; conjuring spirits to find buried treasure; a stolen coat embroidered with pure silver;... more...
- Scarecrow Press 1999; US$ 84.99
The cross-listed dictionary entries offer a complete explanation of each important aspect of the Civil Wars and their effect on the Kingdom. Also includes maps and a bibliography. more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 9.99
The Norman Conquest in 1066 was the last time England was successfully invaded, and was one of the most profound turning points in English history, cataclysmically transforming a disparate collection of small nations into a European state. But what actually happened? How was the invasion viewed by those who witnessed it? And how has its legacy been... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 120.00
How have dominant white and liberal discourses maintained their hegemony in a post-colonial world? Georgie Wemyss offers a significant and original contribution to critical race theory through this anthropological account of the cultural hegemony of the West. She demonstrates how concepts of tolerance have been substantially reproduced through time... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 15.95
Kevin Myers was a young, wide-eyed, and naive outsider thrust into the thick of the conflict in Northern Ireland as it teetered on the brink of civil war. Quickly absorbed into the local community and privy to the secrets of both the Protestant and Catholic paramilitaries, Myers gained a unique perspective into both sides of the sectarian violence.... more...