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  • Engel's Englandby Matthew Engel

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 26.67

    England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of it. Every county is fascinating, the product of a millennium or more of history: still a unique slice of a nation that has not quite lost its ancient diversity. ... more...

  • Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutionsby Sharon Adams; Julian Goodare

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 115.00

    The seventeenth century was one of the most dramatic periods in Scotland's history, with two political revolutions, intense religious strife culminating in the beginnings of toleration, and the modernisation of the state and its infrastructure. This book focuses on the history that the Scots themselves made. more...

  • The Little Book of Wicklowby Chris Lawlor

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Wicklow is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Wicklow, the last Irish county to be created in one of the most beautiful - known as the Garden of Ireland. Here you will find out about Wicklow's myth and legend, its proud sporting heritage, its castles and great houses and its famous... more...

  • Great War Britain Kidderminsterby Sally Dixon

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Kidderminster offers an intimate portrait of the town and its people living in the shadow of the Great War for five years. A beautifully illustrated and highly accessible volume, it explores the town's recruiting drives, the... more...

  • Happy and Gloriousby Michael I Wilson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 27.69

    The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is a story of intrigue, plot and counter-plot, religious rivalry and nationalist fervour. It tells of a stubborn and bigoted king (James VII & II) in conflict with this subjects - a conflict in which he was finally forced to put aside his crown and make way for his daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange. Less... more...

  • The Herald Diary 2014by Ken Smith

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    It?s a memorable year in Scotland. The country will vote on independence, Glasgow will welcome the world to the Commonwealth Games, and the world's best golfers battle it out in the Ryder Cup on Scottish soil. Meanwhile, Scots do what they always do eat and drink too much, complain about the weather and, fortunately, have a laugh about it. Their... more...

  • The Archaeology of Roman Britainby Adam Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Within the colonial history of the British Empire there are difficulties in reconstructing the lives of people that came from very different traditions of experience. The Archaeology of Roman Britain argues that a similar critical approach to the lives of people in Roman Britain needs to be developed, not only for the study of the local population... more...

  • History of Modern Wales 1536-1990, Aby Philip Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Rich in detail but vigorous, authoritative and unsentimental, A History of Modern Wales is a comprehensive and unromanticised examination of Wales as it was and is. It stresses both the long-term continuities in Welsh history, and also the significant regional differences within the principality. more...

  • Britain and the French Revolutionby Clive Emsley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The French Revolution catapulted Europe into a new period of political upheaval, social change, and into the modern era. This book provides a concise introduction to the impact of the French Revolution on Britain and to the ways in which this impact has been assessed by historians. The book is organised thematically. It begins with a survey of... more...

  • Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish Historyby Niall Whelehan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the benefits and challenges of transnational history for the study of modern Ireland. In recent years the word "transnational" has become more and more conspicuous in history writing across the globe, with scholars seeking to move beyond national and local frameworks when investigating the past. Yet transnational approaches remain... more...