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  • Race Politics in Britain and Franceby Erik Bleich

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    This book provides the first detailed historical exploration of race policy development in Britain and France. more...

  • The Culture of the English Peopleby N. J. G. Pounds

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 48.00

    This wide-ranging book, first published in 1994, traces the development of popular culture in England from the Iron Age to the eighteenth century. more...

  • Thorps in a Changing Landscapeby Paul Cullen; Richard Jones; David Parsons

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Considering the minor settlements of England?s Danelawvillages known as thorps or thropsthis history demonstrates how place-name evidence can be used to understand early cultures. By integrating linguistic and archaeological approaches, it establishes a compelling connection between the creation of these place-names and the fundamental changes taking... more...

  • Narrative Projections of a Black British Historyby Eva Ulrike Pirker

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Since the mid-1990s, the black experience in Britain has begun to be (re)negotiated intensely, with a strong focus on history. Narrative Projections of a Black British History considers narratives that construct, or engage with, aspects of a black British history. Part I poses the question of what sort of narratives have emerged from, and in turn... more...

  • Das geistliche Schrifttum des Spätmittelaltersby Wolfgang Achnitz

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 391.00

    Volume 2 is introduced by an essay by Werner Williams and Regina D. Schiewer and covers German-language religious literature of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era up to 1500, with special emphasis on the topics Bible, Apocrypha, hagiography, liturgy and piety, catechesis, pastoral care, sermon, edification, theology/philosophy,... more...

  • The Sea Kingdomsby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 6.75

    The most powerful representation yet of the race which has repeatedly changed history as we know it' - The Scotsman 'Brimming with interesting facts ... instructive and wide-ranging' - Cal McCrystal, Independent on Sunday 'The best picture of the Celtic race yet written' - South Wales Echo 'Lovingly traces the remnants of a once-powerful people through... more...

  • Hadrian's Wall Pathby Mark Richards

    Cicerone Press 2010; US$ 18.89

    Walk Hadrian's Wall Path between Bowness-on-Solway and Wallsend in Newcastle. This 84-mile National Trail route is described in this guidebook for walking in either direction. A World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall combines striking natural landscapes with monumental remains. The guide is divided into 22 stages, with detailed mapping. more...

  • Here and Thereby A. A. Gill

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    From acclaimed writer AA Gill comes this collection of travel pieces selected from his monthly column in Australian Gourmet Traveller – ‘AA Gill is away’. Witty, acerbic and often moving, these pieces are far from standard travel writing fare. Touching on tourism, airports, world cuisine and countries including Madagascar, Iceland and... more...

  • Crown, Orb & Sceptreby David Hilliam

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Coronations are very public occasions, typically seen as meticulously planned formal ceremonies where everything runs smoothly. But behind the scenes at Westminster Abbey lie extraordinary but true stories of mayhem, confusion and merriment. In this book we travel through over a thousand years of England's history to reveal the real character of its... more...

  • UnRoman Britainby Miles Russell; Stuart Laycock

    The History Press 2011; US$ 23.32

    When we think of Roman Britain we tend to think of a land of togas and richly decorated palaces with Britons happily going about their much improved daily business under the benign gaze of Rome. This image is to a great extent a fiction. In fact, Britons were some of the least enthusiastic members of the Roman Empire. A few adopted roman ways to curry... more...