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  • Britain Beginsby Barry Cunliffe

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    The last Ice Age, which came to an end about 12,000 years ago, swept the bands of hunter gatherers from the face of the land that was to become Britain and Ireland, but as the ice sheets retreated and the climate improved so human groups spread slowly northwards, re-colonizing the land that had been laid waste. From that time onwards Britain and Ireland... more...

  • The Birth of Pandora and the Division of Knowledgeby John Barrell

    Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 64.00

    This book brings together many of John Barrell's essays - some written especially for this volume - on the history and politics of culture in eighteenth-century Britain. It addresses a wide range of cultural practices - painting, sculpture, poetry, the law, the division of labour - discussing them in relation to such issues as sexuality, the body and... more...

  • From Legislation to Integration?by Muhammad Anwar; Dr Patrick Roach; Ranjit Sondhi

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 134.00

    Britain is now permanently a multi-racial and multi-cultural society, with a race relations legislative framework. From Legislation to Integration? provides a unique and comprehensive analysis of the contribution made by this legislation to the development of British race relations. The politics of the Race Relations Act 1976, the issues regarding... more...

  • The Scots and Medieval Arthurian Legendby Rhiannon Purdie; Nicola Royan

    Boydell & Brewer 2005; US$ 80.00

    First full-length exploration of the Arthurian legend in Scotland. more...

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Englishby Antony Miall; David Milsted

    Oval Books 2008; US$ 4.99

    Never overstep the mark Moderation—a treasured ideal—means a lot to the English. Their respect for it is reflected in their shared dislike of any person who “goes too far.?   Irrational rationality The English can admire something without enjoying it, or enjoy something they suspect is fundamentally reprehensible. You can never be sure... more...

  • A Brief History of King Arthurby Mike Ashley

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    Who was the real King Arthur? What do the historical documents tell us about the Knight of the Round Temple? It is just a chivalric fantasy? The story of Arthur has been handed down to us by Medieval poets and legends - but what if he actually existed and was in fact a great king in the early years of Britain's story. Mike Ashley visits the source... more...

  • Life and Letters from the Roman Frontierby Alan Bowman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Greetings, I ask that you send the things which I need for the use of my boys . . . which you well know I cannot properly get hold of here . . . --A Roman solider on the frontier of England around AD 100 Over three hundred letters and documents were recently discovered at the fort of Vindolanda, in Northern England, written on wooden tablets which... more...

  • A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxonsby Geoffrey Hindley

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    Starting AD 400 (around the time of their invasion of England) and running through to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historian Geoffrey Hindley shows the Anglo-Saxons as formative in the history not only of England but also of Europe. The society inspired by the warrior world of the Old English poem Beowulf saw England become the world's first nation... more...

  • Worlds of Arthurby Guy Halsall

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    King Arthur is probably the most famous and certainly the most legendary medieval king. From the early ninth century through the middle ages, to the Arthurian romances of Victorian times, the tales of this legendary figure have blossomed and multiplied. And in more recent times, there has been a continuous stream of books claiming to have discovered... more...

  • The Isle of Thanet from Prehistory to the Norman Conquestby Gerald Moody

    The History Press 2008; US$ 27.55

    The only guide to the archaeology and history of the Isle of Thanet more...