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  • English Masculinities, 1660-1800by Tim Hitchcock; Michelle Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This collection of specially commissioned essays provides the first social history of masculinity in the ?long eighteenth century?. Drawing on diaries, court records and prescriptive literature, it explores the different identities of late Stuart and Georgian men. The heterosexual fop, the homosexual, the polite gentleman, the blackguard, the man of... more...

  • Landlords and Tenants in Britain, 1440-1660by Jane Whittle

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    This volume revisits a classic book by a famous historian: R.H. Tawney's Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century (1912). Tawney's Agrarian Problem surveyed landlord-tenant relations in England between 1440 and 1660, the period of emergent capitalism and rapidly changing property relations that stands between the end of serfdom and the more firmly... more...

  • The Feud That Sparked the Renaissanceby Paul Robert Walker

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A lively and intriguing tale of the competition between two artists, culminating in the construction of the Duomo in Florence, this is also the story of a city on the verge of greatness, and the dawn of the Renaissance, when everything artistic would change. Florence?s Duomo - the dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral - is one of the most... more...

  • Euphorionby Vernon Lee

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The female writer and critic born Violet Paget rose to prominence using the pen name Vernon Lee. Over time, she came to be regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Italian Renaissance, and the engaging essays collected in Euphorion amply demonstrate her knowledge of and insight into Italian art and literature. more...

  • The Fifteenth Century XIIIby Linda Clark

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    This series (pushes) the boundaries of knowledge and (develops) new trends in approach and understanding. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW more...

  • The English Civil War 1640-1649by Martyn Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.99

    The English Civil War (1642-53) is one of the most crucial periods in British history. Martyn Bennett introduces the reader to the main debates surrounding the Civil War which continue to be debated by historians. He considers the repercussions both on government and religion, of Parliament's failure to secure stability after the Royalist defeat in... more...

  • Tudors: The History of England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth Iby Peter Ackroyd

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    From Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I, the age of the Tudors comes to vivid life on the page Rich in detail and atmosphere, Peter Ackroyd's Tudors is the story of Henry VIII's relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way... 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 46.00

    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$ 46.00

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