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British Empire. Commonwealth of Nations. The Commonwealth

  • Engel's Englandby Matthew Engel

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 26.67

    England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of it. Every county is fascinating, the product of a millennium or more of history: still a unique slice of a nation that has not quite lost its ancient diversity. ... more...

  • The Freewood Yearsby Mary Denyer

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 4.99

    The Second World War was nearing its end and Mary Denyer and her eleven-year-old son, John, were living in a small, thatched cottage in Freewood, Suffolk. They immersed themselves in the wildlife of the wood and their cottage became home to a succession of wounded or orphaned animals, including weasels, squirrels, badgers and a variety of birds. The... more...

  • The Archaeology of Roman Britainby Adam Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Within the colonial history of the British Empire there are difficulties in reconstructing the lives of people that came from very different traditions of experience. The Archaeology of Roman Britain argues that a similar critical approach to the lives of people in Roman Britain needs to be developed, not only for the study of the local population... more...

  • Culture and Immigration in Contextby Daniel Briggs; Dorina Dobre

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Based on ethnographic data, this revealing study presents a humane and realistic account of Romanian economic migrants and their life in the UK, providing a more balanced picture of the way new immigrant groups are depicted and popularly perceived. more...

  • The Feudal Kingdom of Englandby Frank Barlow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Now in its fifth edition, this hugely successful text remains as vivid and readable as ever. Frank Barlow illuminates every aspect of the Anglo-Norman world, but the central appeal of the book continues to be its firm narrative structure. Here is a fascinating story compellingly told. At the beginning of the period he shows us an England that is... more...

  • The Divine Office in Anglo-Saxon England, 597-c.1000by Jesse D. Billett

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    First full-scale survey and examination of liturgical practice and its fundamental changes over four centuries. more...

  • Rethinking Our Politicsby Henry McLeish

    Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    As the Scotland electorate wakes up in the day after the referendum, everything has changed and nothing has changed. Scottish and UK politics is broken, it desperately needs fixed. The future of Scotland will be centre stage, but so will our democracy and the future of a Union in decline. Our politics once again needs to inspire, enthuse, educate... more...

  • The Last of the Lascarsby Mohammed Siddique Seddon

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 19.95

    A compelling and revealing history of the oldest Muslim community in Britain and its legacy on modern multicultural Britain. more...

  • The Second British Empireby Timothy H. Parsons

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99

    At its peak, the British Empire spanned the world and linked diverse populations in a vast network of exchange that spread people, wealth, commodities, cultures, and ideas around the globe. At the turn of the twentieth century, this empire, which made Britain one of the premier global superpowers, appeared invincible and eternal. This compelling... 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...