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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.95
This updated Seminar Study provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. The eclipse of the British Empire has been one of the central features of post-war international history. At the end of the Second World War the empire still spanned the globe and yet by the mid-1960s most of Britain?s major dependencies had achieved independence.... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86
Is there any other architectural form that is more universally loved than the castle? This book is a beautifully illustrated celebration and account of the renaissance of Scottish castles that has taken place since 1950. Over 100 ruined and derelict buildings - from tiny towers to rambling baronial mansions - have been restored as homes, hotels and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99
This concise, lucid study charts the complex sequence of events we know today as the War of the Roses. In the thematic chapters of the third section the author assesses the motives and relationships of the principal actors; the real character and impact of the Wars of the Roses; and the nature of Yorkist government. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95
This new study considers the impact of the empire upon modern British political culture. The economic and cultural legacy of empire have received a great deal of attention, but historians have neglected the effects of empire upon the domestic British political scene. Dr Thompson explores economic, demographic, intellectual and military influences and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95
Europe?s rapacious hunger for other people?s lands is one of the key shaping forces of our contemporary world. Everything is touched by our colonial past, from the way we see the world to the food we eat. Our contemporary preoccupations and ills ? from globalization to humanitarian intervention to international terrorism ? have colonialism somewhere... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95
Women's lives have changed dramatically over the course of the twentieth century: reduced fertility and the removal of formal barriers to their participation in education, work and public life are just some examples. At the same time, women are under-represented in many areas, are paid significantly less than men, continue to experience domestic violence... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
If memory was simply about past events, public authorities would never put their ever-shrinking budgets at its service. Rather, memory is actually about the present moment, as Pierre Nora puts it: "Through the past, we venerate above all ourselves." This book examines how collective memory and material culture are used to support present political... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Canadian author Allen Grant was a voracious thinker and writer who published on a remarkable array of topics, ranging from scholarly science papers to popular fiction. This essay collection offers a glimpse into Allen's beliefs and views on subjects ranging from language to education. more...