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  • An Elizabethan Assassinby John Hall

    The History Press 2015; US$ 26.24

    Claiming to be heir to the emperors of Byzantium, an exotic but elusive figures called Theodore Paleologus surfaced in mysterious circumstances in the Elizabethan underworld. This first biography of an extraordinary character presents new documentary evidence which supports his imperial pretensions - long dismissed by historians - but also exploses... more...

  • Battle Royalby Hugh Bicheno

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    England, 1464. The Yorkist Edward IV has been king for 3 years since his victory at Towton. The former Lancastrian king Henry VI languishes in the Tower. But Edward will soon alienate his backers by favouring the family of his ambitious wife, Elizabeth Woodville. And he will fall out with his chief supporter, Warwick 'the Kingmaker', with dire consequences.... more...

  • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italyby Jacob Burckhardt

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Dive into the rich tapestry that was the Italian Renaissance with this masterwork from Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt. Considered to be a seminal example of historiography of the era, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy plunges readers into an immersive experience of a uniquely significant period. more...

  • 1434by Gavin Menzies

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century. The brilliance of the Renaissance laid the foundation of the modern world. Textbooks tell us that it came about as a result... more...

  • Philosophies of Technologyby Claus Zittel

    BRILL 2008; US$ 208.00

    The essays in the present volume attempt to historically reconstruct the various dependencies of philosophical and scientific knowledge of the material and technical culture of the Early Modern era and to draw systematic conclusions for the writing of Early Modern history of science.The divisive transformation of humanist scholarly culture, the Scholastic... more...

  • Traitors of the Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House 2010; US$ 3.18

    A short, sharp shot of royal revenge. More than four hundred years ago, seven people - five of them women - were beheaded in the Tower of London. Three had been queens of England. The others were found guilty of treason. Why were such important people put to death? Alison Weir's gripping book tells their stories: from the former friend betrayed... more...

  • France and Islam in West Africa, 1860?1960by Christopher Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 48.00

    A major contribution to the social, political and intellectual history of the French West African Federation. more...

  • Pragmatism in the Age of Jihadby Michael A. Gomez

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 48.00

    A full history of Bundu, a Muslim state which developed a uniquely pragmatic outlook. more...

  • Mercantilism in a Japanese Domainby Luke S. Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 120.00

    This book explores the historical roots of economic nationalism within Japan. more...

  • Afrikaners of the Kalahariby Margo Russell; Martin Russell

    Cambridge University Press 1979; US$ 28.00

    The popular image of the Kalahari is a romantic one of desert space and untouched Bushmen. more...