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- Head of Zeus 2014;
Across American praries, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was sudden and universal: railways carried empire, capitalism and industrialization to every corner of the planet. For some, the 'Iron Road' symbolized the brute horrors of... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Amazons?fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world?were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99
The abandoned Mary Celeste is mysteriously found drifting in the mid-Atlantic; Mozart is buried in an unmarked communal grave; and Prohibition in America is brought to an end. Although separated by centuries, these events all share the same anniversary: 5 December. On This Day in History looks back at all 365 days of the year and provides short, riveting... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00
A novel study of the political, religious, and cultural worlds of the principal Irish figures at the exiled court of Charles II more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00
An investigation into aphrodisiacs challenges pre-conceived ideas about sexuality during this period. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
In War in the Modern World, 1990-2014 , Jeremy Black looks at the most modern of conflicts from the perspective that war is a central feature of the modern world. Arguing that understanding non-Western developments is crucial if the potential of Western war-making is to be assessed accurately, the book also asserts that knowing the history of conflict... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00
Many more people encountered newspapers, business press products or jobbing print than the glamorous books of the Enlightenment. This book looks at the way in which print effected a business revolution. more...