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  • On the Trail of King Arthurby Robin Crichton

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    Crichton?s bilingual French-English text draws on Mackintosh?s own letters and journals to offer some touching insights into the restorative capacities of both travel and art. THE SCOTSMAN on Monsieur Mackintosh King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is one of the world?s greatest legends. Everyone knows the story of the boy who pulled... more...

  • From Scythia to Camelotby C. Scott Littleton; Linda A. Malcor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    This volume boldly proposes that the core of the Arthurian and Holy Grail traditions derived not from Celtic mythology, but rather from the folklore of the peoples of ancient Scythia (what are now the South Russian and Ukrainian steppes). Also includes 19 maps. more...

  • British Civilizationby John Oakland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    British Civilization: A Student's Dictionary is an invaluable reference guide to the British way of life.It explains the often puzzling and confusing terms and phrases used routinely in Britain and by British people. This easy-reference alphabetical guide sheds light on a comprehensive selection of words, phrases, organizations and institutions.... more...

  • Critical Perspectives on Colonialismby Fiona Paisley; Kirsty Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This collection brings much-needed focus to the vibrancy and vitality of minority and marginal writing about empire, and to their implications as expressions of embodied contact between imperial power and those negotiating its consequences from "below." The chapters explore how less powerful and less privileged actors in metropolitan and colonial... more...

  • Housesteads Roman Fort - the Grandest Stationby Alan Rushworth

    English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Housesteads is one of the most important forts on Hadrian's Wall. Extensive excavations were carried out between 1874 and 1981 by Newcastle University. Combining the results with those of excavations done between 1959 and 1961 by Durham University, we now have a complete plan of the north-east part of the fort. These excavations uncovered principally... more...

  • Popular Cultureby Tony Bennett; Graham Martin; Bernard Waites

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    First Published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • British Government Policy and Decolonisation, 1945-63by Frank Heinlein

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 200.00

    This book is an in-depth study of the importnace of the Empire-Commonwealth in the two decades after WWII for Britain's self-image as a great power. By studying a wide range of debates on general and specific imperial problems, the book highlights the "official mind" of decolonization - and of late imperialism. more...

  • Empire-building and Empire-buildersby Edward Ingram

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 206.00

    The twelve studies of empire-building and empire-builders which make up this volume range widely across the dream world that was the British Empire from the late eighteenth century to the Second World War. The essays re-interpret the work of imperial heroes, eminent historians, and fictional heroines. They illustrate the variety of techniques used... more...

  • Kinship and Continuityby Alison Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Kinship and Continuity is a vivid ethnographic account of the development of the Pakistani presence in Oxford, from after World War II to the present day. Alison Shaw addresses the dynamics of migration, patterns of residence and kinship, ideas about health and illness, and notions of political and religious authority, and discusses the transformations... more...

  • England and its Rulersby M. T. Clanchy

    Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50

    This is an updated and expanded edition of a classic introduction to medieval England from the reign of William the Conqueror to Edward I. Includes a new chapter on family and gender roles, revisions throughout to enhance the narrative flow, and further reading sections containing the most up-to-date sources Offers engaging and clear discussion... more...