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  • Spielregeln der Politik im Mittelalterby Gerd Althoff

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 76.32

    Das Mittelalter kannte ein ausgeprägtes System von "Spielregeln", die den Kampf um Rang, Macht und Ehre lenkten und oftmals ein Ausufern der Gewalt verhinderten. Anhand zeitgenössischer Quellen zeigt Gerd Althoff, wie eine Gesellschaft, die kein staatliches Waffen- und Gewaltmonopol kannte, mit Konflikten zwischen den 'Großen' des Reiches... more...

  • Strange but Trueby Steve Crawford

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 11.99

    Marshal Blücher, the fearless Prussian commander who saved the day at Waterloo in 1815 told the Duke of Wellington that he was pregnant with an elephant that had been sired by a French soldier. Strange But True Military Facts is a remarkable compendium of such little-known anecdotes from military history. Divided into themed chapters that cover... more...

  • Visiting the Somme & Ypres Battlefields Made Easyby Gareth Hughes

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 13.50

    This splendid and timely book will be invaluable to those visiting the battlefields, sites, museums, memorials and cemeteries of France and Belgium. It is intended for those planning and leading school groups and similar parties but is also ideal for individual/family visitors. Rather than list every site etc it provides realistic itineraries to the... more...

  • Wings of Goldby Gerald Astor

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    From critically acclaimed military historian Gerald Astor comes Wings of Gold , the first account of how the airplane transformed the U.S. Navy and paved the way to victory in the Pacific in World War II. Astor tracks that fateful journey from its humble beginnings in 1910 when Eugene Ely flew the very first plane off the deck of a U.S. Navy ship... more...

  • Zwischen Normierung und Rüstungswettlaufby Verena Ritter-Döring

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 114.41

    Warum gibt es eine Haager Landkriegsordnung, aber keine Haager Seekriegsordnung? Motiviert durch diese Frage werden die seekriegsrechtlichen Abkommen und Kodifikationsbemühungen im Zeitraum zwischen 1856, dem Jahr der Pariser Erklärung, und 1914, dem Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs, betrachtet. Ein Schwerpunkt der Arbeit... more...

  • 1812by Walter R. Borneman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    In June 1812 the still-infant United States had the audacity to declare war on the British Empire. Fought between creaking sailing ships and armies often led by bumbling generals, the ensuing conflict featured a tit-for-tat "You burned our capital, so we'll burn yours" and a legendary battle unknowingly fought after the signing of a peace treaty.... more...

  • 1917: Beyond the Western Frontby Ian Beckett

    BRILL 2008; US$ 115.00

    In the fourth year of the Great War, the growing military, political, social and economic costs hit all existing belligerents while as yet uncommitted states joined the global conflict. 1917: Beyond the Western Front amply illustrates the crucial significance of this pivotal year. more...

  • ANZACS on the Western Frontby Peter Pedersen; Chris Roberts

    Wiley 2012; US$ 55.00

    A lavishly illustrated account of the ANZACs involvement in the Western Front--complete with walking and driving tours of 28 battlefields With rare photographs and documents from the Australian War Memorial archive and extensive travel information, this is the most comprehensive guide to the battlefields of the Western Front on the market. Every... more...

  • Aftermath: The Remnants of Warby Donovan Webster

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    In riveting and revelatory detail, Aftermath documents the ways in which wars have transformed the terrain of the battlefield into landscapes of memory and enduring terror: in France, where millions of acres of farmland are cordoned off to all but a corps of demolition experts responsible for the undetonated bombs and mines of World War I that are... more...

  • The Age of Absolutism (Routledge Revivals)by Max Beloff

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The end of eighteenth century is often regarded as the watershed between the feudal Europe of the Middle Ages and the modern Europe of the nineteenth century and beyond. The chronology covered in this title, first published in 1954, is vast, but covers an intellectually stimulating and exciting period of European history. The pinnacle of absolute... more...