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- LSU Press 2013; US$ 25.95
The distinct religious culture of early modern Spain -- characterized by religious unity at a time when fierce civil wars between Catholics and Protestants fractured northern Europe -- is further understood through examining the expulsion of the Jews and suspected Muslims. While these two groups had previously lived peaceably, if sometimes uneasily,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 13.11
This biography of Xenia, sister of Nicholas II gives a new angle on the Romanov story and provides new information on relationships within the family after the Revolution. Important new letters and photographs are also included. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.99
It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down. The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters langed in Ky La,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 36.99
The war between the United States and Mexico was decades in the making. Although Texas was an independent republic from 1836 to 1845, Texans retained an affiliation with the United States that virtually assured annexation at some point. Mexico's reluctance to give up Texas put it on a collision course with the United States. The Mexican War receives... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32
Fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, by some 220,000 men over rain-sodden ground in what is now Belgium, the Battle of Waterloo brought an end to twenty-three years of almost continual war between revolutionary and later imperial France and her enemies. A decisive defeat for Napoleon and a hard-won victory for the Allied armies of the Duke of Wellington... more...
- Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65
Best-selling author Alistair Moffat offers fresh insights into one of the most famous battles in history. As 8,000 Scottish solders, most of them spearmen, faced 18,000 English infantrymen, archers and mounted knights on the morning of Sunday 23 June 1314, many would have that the result a foregone conclusion. But after two days' fighting, the English... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95
In 987, when Hugh Capet took the throne of France, founding a dynasty which was to rule for over 300 years, his kingdom was weak and insignificant. But by 1100, the kingdom of France was beginning to dominate the cultural nd religious life of western Europe. In the centuries that followed, to scholars and to poets, to reforming churchmen and monks,... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32
'Writing about Queen Victoria has been one of the most joyous experiences of my life. I have read thousands (literally) of letters never before published, and grown used to her as to a friend. Maddening? Egomaniac? Hysterical? A bad mother? Some have said so. What emerged for me was a brave, original woman who was at the very epicentre of Britain's... more...
- Galore Park 2014; US$ 25.58
History for Common Entrance: Medieval Realms Britain 1066-1485 ensures a thorough understanding of the 'Medieval Realms' element of the Common Entrance exam syllabus. Clearly presented content, lively illustrations and challenging end-of-chapter questions encourage learning and inspire a love of History. - Written by the chief exam setter for... more...
- Galore Park 2014; US$ 20.78
This book contains answers to all questions featured in the accompanying textbook History for Common Entrance: Medieval Realms Britain 1066-1485, which ensures a thorough understanding of the 'Medieval Realms' element of the Common Entrance exam syllabus. - Corresponds to chronological order of textbook. - Features example answers for marking... more...