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  • Mary Boleynby Alison Weir

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.54

    Sister to Anne Boleyn and seduced by two kings, Mary Boleyn has long been the subject of scandal and myth. Her affair with Henry VIII fuelled the shocking annulment of his marriage to Anne, and Mary is rumoured to have borne his child in secret. In this, the first full-length biography of Mary Boleyn, Alison Weir explodes much of the... more...

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.54

    The past is a foreign country - this is your guide. We think of Queen Elizabeth I's reign (1558-1603) as a golden age. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? What would you wear? Would you really... more...

  • The Devilby Darren Oldridge

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    The Devil was a commanding figure in Tudor and Stuart England. He played a leading role in the religious and political conflicts of the age, and inspired great works of poetry and drama. During the turmoil of the English Civil War, fears of a secret conspiracy of Devil-worshippers fuelled a witch-hunt that claimed at least a hundred lives. This book... more...

  • Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Atlantic Worldby Roquinaldo Ferreira

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    Examining the slave trade between Angola and Brazil, Roquinaldo Ferreira focuses on the cultural ties between the two countries. more...

  • Subaltern Livesby Clare Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 27.00

    This fascinating book uses biographical fragments to shed new light on colonial life and convictism in the nineteenth-century Indian Ocean. more...

  • A History of Tasmaniaby Henry Reynolds

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 34.00

    This captivating work charts the history of Tasmania from the arrival of European maritime expeditions through to the modern day. more...

  • New Methods for Social Historyby Larry J. Griffin; Marcel van der Linden

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 38.00

    This 1999 collection introduces some of the most interesting new research methods for social historians. more...

  • Famine, Disease and the Social Order in Early Modern Societyby John Walter; Roger Schofield

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 58.00

    Although Western societies cannot escape from images of famine in the present world, their direct experience of widespread hunger has receded into the past. England was one of the very first countries to escape from the shadow of famine; in this volume a team of distinguished economic, social and demographic historians analyses why. Focusing on England... more...

  • The Renaissance Notion of Womanby Ian Maclean

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 32.00

    This study of the world of scholarship and scholarly texts in the Renaissance, the so-called respublica literaria, affords insights into the intellectual infrastructure and modes of thought of the period by its examination of contemporary attitudes towards women. It addresses the questions: What is the notion of woman to be found in Renaissance texts,... more...

  • Music at the Gonzaga Court in Mantuaby Donald Sanders

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 37.99

    In Music at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua , Donald C. Sanders examines the history of musical composition and performance at the northern Italian court of Mantua from the fifteenth century to the seventeenth century. Music is discussed in the context of the visual art, poetry, and theater that graced the court and of the Gonzaga family's interaction... more...