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  • Zeppelin Nightsby Jerry White

    Random House 2014; US$ 36.34

    11pm, Tuesday 4 August 1914: with the declaration of war London becomes one of the greatest killing machines in human history. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers pass through the capital on their way to the front; wounded men are brought back to be treated in London's hospitals; and millions of shells are produced in its factories. ... more...

  • Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991by Orlando Figes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? Orlando Figes teaches history at Birkbeck, University of London and is the author of many acclaimed books on Russian history, including A People's Tragedy , which The Times Literary Supplement named as one of the... more...

  • The New Turkeyby Chris Morris

    Granta Publications 2014; Not Available


  • Following Zwingliby Luca Baschera; Bruce Gordon; Christian Moser

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    During the sixteenth-century reform movement, Zwingli and his humanist colleagues in Zurich sought biblical, historical, literary, and political models to shape and defend their radical reforms. This book explores history, scholarship, and memory and examines the immediacy of antiquity, early Christianity, and the Middle Ages for the Zurich reformers... more...

  • Dreaming in Byzantium and Beyondby Christine Angelidi; George T. Calofonos

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book - the first collection of studies on Byzantine dreams to be published - aims to demonstrate the importance of closely examining dreams in Byzantium in their wider historical and cultural, as well as narrative, context. The remarkable number of dream narratives in Byzantine hagiography, historiography, rhetoric, epistolography, and romance... more...

  • Taming China's Wildernessby Patrick Fuliang Shan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    For most of its rule, the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) - whose historical homeland was in Heilongjiang - enforced a policy that prohibited Chinese immigration and settlement and maintained the region’s reputation as the Great Northern Wilderness. Covering the period between the reversal of the anti-immigration policy in 1900 and the Japanese annexation... more...

  • British Mail Steamers to South America, 1851-1965by Robert E. Forrester

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    During the nineteenth century the British government and the Admiralty provided large subsidies to commercial companies to run international mail services. Concentrating on the service between Britain and South America, this book explores the economic, maritime and political aspects of the Royal Mail Lines company, which held contracts between 1851... more...

  • Earls Colne's Early Modern Landscapesby Dolly MacKinnon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The Essex village of Earls Colne, one of the most studied parishes in England, has been the subject of an ongoing research project to collate its collection of historical documents. This book offers a fresh approach to the village’s early modern cultural and political world by focussing on the social relationships that bound the community together... more...

  • British Propaganda and Wars of Empireby Greg Kennedy; Christopher Tuck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In order to provide a better understanding of the shifting nature of influence, this volume looks at how the British government employed various forms of persuasion to achieve its goals across the twentieth century. The collection provides a range of case studies to assess how effectively - or ineffectively - influence was brought to bear on an array... more...

  • The Renaissance of Empire in Early Modern Europeby Thomas James Dandelet

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Examines the intellectual and artistic foundations of the Imperial Renaissance in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Italy and traces its political realization in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. more...