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  • Distant Strangersby James Vernon

    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...

  • Seeking Truthby Jamie C. Kassler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    In the early 1690s, Roger North’s search for truth and the knowledge of human nature was interrupted by three events: his reading of Newton’s books on mechanics and optics; his correspondence with the Norfolk clergyman Samuel Clarke; and his reading and response to Clarke’s new publication on the philosophy of the Godhead. Kassler details... more...

  • Archbishop Poleby John Edwards

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This fresh exploration of the life, work and writing of Archbishop Pole, focuses particularly on Pole’s final years (1556-58) as Archbishop of Canterbury. Stressing the events and character of Pole's 'English' life, up to his exile in the 1530s, as well as in his final years in England, this book explores his close relationship with... more...

  • British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44by Jeremy Black

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Following on from Jeremy Black’s previous studies on eighteenth-century foreign policy Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I and The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance, this new book covers the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war in 1744. The book draws upon a range of foreign and... more...

  • British Politics and Foreign Policy, 1727-44by Jeremy Black

    Oscar Test Publisher 2014; US$ 134.95

    Following on from Jeremy Black’s previous studies on eighteenth-century foreign policy Politics and Foreign Policy in the Age of George I and The Collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance, this new book covers the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war in 1744. The book draws upon a range of foreign and... more...

  • A Touch of Treasonby Ian QC Hamilton; Tommy Sheridan

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    This is the swashbuckling life story of one of Scotland's greatest sons. Ian Hamilton, born the son of a Paisley tailor in 1925, who made himself world-famous on Xmas Eve, 1950, when he helped to remove the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey and return it to its spiritual home of Scotland. This symbolic act was to set Hamilton along a lonely... more...

  • The Invention of Scotland (Routledge Revivals)by Murray G. H. Pittock

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    A dynasty of high ability and great charm, the Stuarts exerted a compelling fascination over their supporters and enemies alike. First published in 1991, this title assesses the influence of the Stuart mystique on the modern political and cultural identity of Scotland. Murray Pittock traces the Stuart myth from the days of Charles I to the modern... more...

  • The Age of Oligarchyby Geoffrey S Holmes; Daniel Szechi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 136.95

    The second volume, on early and mid-Georgian Britain, shows how the country used its expanding wealth, its new-found social cohesion at home and its international influence abroad to become not only a European but an imperial power. As with the first volume, every aspect of the period is covered. more...

  • The Origins of the Present Troubles in Northern Irelandby Caroline Kennedy-Pipe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    For quarter of a century now the British Army has been involved in a bloody and protracted conflict in Northern Ireland. This book looks at the roots of the current struggle and of British military intervention, setting both in the longer perspective of the Anglo-Irish Troubles. It is, however, more than a chronicle of military strategies and sectarian... more...

  • The Book of the Poppyby Chris McNab

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Remembrance Poppy is a haunting reminder of the ultimate cost of war. Worn by millions around the world every year, the Poppy compels us to remember war?s dead, wounded and bereaved, regardless of nationality or conflict. As we reflect on the centenary of the First World War, this book charts the history of the Remembrance Poppy, from its origins... more...