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  • Das Ende des Römischen Reiches!by Hans-Peter von Peschke

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 22.88

    Das Römische Reich, einst Herrscher der Welt und Träger einer großartigen Kultur - doch letztlich wurde es mit einem schnöden formalen Akt abgeschafft. Aus damaliger Sicht kaum mehr als eine Randbemerkung der Weltgeschichte: Der Offizier Odoaker, Sohn eines Hunnen und einer Germanin, setzt am 28. August 476 den letzten römischen Kaiser ab und lässt... more...

  • Abschied vom Empireby Gerhard Altmann

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 30.52

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Britische Empire umfaßte im Zenit seiner Macht etwa ein Viertel der Erdoberfläche. Die Britische Navy durchpflügte Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts die Ozeane, als handele es sich bei ihnen um Binnenseen des Vereinigten Königreiches. Im Schatten der Pax Britannica verdichteten sich Kommunikationsstrukturen, die man heute mit dem Begriff... more...

  • Race and Immigrationby Nazli Kibria; Cara Bowman; Megan O'Leary

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Immigration has long shaped US society in fundamental ways. With Latinos recently surpassing African Americans as the largest minority group in the US, attention has been focused on the important implications of immigration for the character and role of race in US life, including patterns of racial inequality and racial identity.  This insightful... more...

  • 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...

  • Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Mediaby Nahid Afrose Kabir

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 38.99

    Offers insights into the hopes and aspirations of British Muslims from remarkably diverse ethnicities. In Britain's highly politicised social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, this book provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity. Nahid Kabir has carried out over 200 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with... more...

  • The English Visionby Herbert Read

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This anthology, first published in 1939, aimed to present the English ideal in its various aspects as expressed by representative Englishmen. This book will be of interest to students of literature and to the general reader. more...

  • The Origins of Empireby Nicholas Canny

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 40.99

    This volume explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are studies on every country that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. more...

  • Daily Life in Chaucer's Englandby Jeffrey L. Forgeng; Sarah Kolba; Will Mclean

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    Experience the medieval world firsthand in this indispensable hands-on resource, and examine life as it was actually lived. The first book on medieval England to arise out of the living history movement, this volume allows readers to understand-and, if possible, recreate-what life was like for ordinary people in the days of Geoffrey Chaucer. Readers... more...

  • United Kingdom Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for United Kingdom will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in United Kingdom, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • The Decline And Fall Of The British Empireby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2010; US$ 20.78

    No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly. Within a generation this mighty structure... more...