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  • The English Republic 1649-1660by Tony Barnard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The book begins by introducing the complicated events leading to the execution of Charles I in 1649 and then offers a detailed analysis of the political experimentation which followed. Toby Barnard argues that although the survival of the revolutionary order was bound up with Cromwell, and collapsed after his death, the regime defeated both its domestic... more...

  • The Restoration and the England of Charles IIby John Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    This key Seminar Study was first published as Restoration England: The Reign of Charles II in 1985. Unavailable for several years, the book has now been heavily revised, and expanded, to take account of over ten years of new scholarship. In particular, the Second Edition reflects new work done on political parties, the constitution, taxation,... more...

  • The First Century of Welfareby Jonathan Healey

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    The English 'Old Poor Law' was the first national system of tax-funded social welfare in the world. It provided a safety net for hundreds of thousands of paupers at a time of very limited national wealth and productivity. The First Century of Welfare , which focusses on the poor, but developing, county of Lancashire, provides the first major regional... more...

  • The Sistine Secretsby Benjamin Blech; Roy Doliner

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The Shocking Secrets of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Artwork The recent cleaning of the Sistine Chapel frescoes removed layer after layer of centuries of accumulated tarnish and darkness. The Sistine Secrets endeavors to remove the centuries of prejudice, censorship, and ignorance that blind us to the truth about one of the world's most famous... more...

  • The Ugly Renaissanceby Alexander Lee

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.03

    Featuring the beauties of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, combined with the dark and hidden side of the Renaissance, by an acclaimed historian and expert in the period. Renowned as an age of artistic rebirth, the Renaissance is cloaked with an aura of beauty and brilliance. But behind the Mona Lisa?s smile lurked a seamy, vicious... 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...

  • Liberalism and the Economic Orderby Ellen Frankel Paul; Fred D. Jr Miller; Jeffrey Paul

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 40.00

    This volume offers valuable insights into the nature of liberalism and the problems facing liberal reformers today in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. more...

  • Leonardoby Curtis Bill Pepper

    Alan C. Hood & Co., Inc. 2013; US$ 12.99

    This compelling novel takes the reader into the tumultuous period of the Renaissance and the origins of Leonardo da Vinci, the bastard child of a notary. Of da Vinci, the eminent art historian Kenneth Clark wrote, ?no more complex and mysterious character ever existed than this Hamlet of art history.? Clark noted that one had to be ?familiar with all... more...

  • Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Scienceby Richard Yeo

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science , Richard Yeo interprets a relatively unexplored set of primary archival sources: the notes and notebooks of some of the leading figures of the Scientific Revolution. Notebooks were important to several key members of the Royal Society of London, including Robert Boyle, John Evelyn, Robert... more...

  • Body and Mindby John McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is the first book to address the gap in the literature linking the physical culture of the ancient world with the beginnings of modern sport, this original book traces the history of the evolution of a variety of sport, games and physical education from 450-1650AD across Western Europe. Drawing on primary sources, this book takes a thematic... more...