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  • The Birth of Nobilityby David Crouch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    For 300 years separate and mutually uncomprehending English and French historiographies have confused the history of medieval aristocracy.  Unpicking the basic assumptions behind both national traditions, this book explains them, reconciles them and offers entirely new ways to take the study of aristocracy forward in both England and France. The... more...

  • Worship, Civil War and Community, 1638?1660by Chris R. Langley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This is the first study of the interaction between warfare and national religious practice during the British Civil Wars. Using hundreds of neglected local documents, this work explores the manner in which civil conflict, invasion and military occupation affected religious practice. As Churches elsewhere in Britain and Ireland were dismantled and... more...

  • Socialist Reformers and the Collapse of the German Democratic Republicby Dietrich Orlow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Socialist Reformers and the Collapse of the German Democratic Republic explores an overlooked aspect of the fall of Communism in East Germany and the subsequent re-unification of East and West Germany. In doing so it analyzes the political activist 'reformers' in Germany: who they were, what they wanted, and why they failed. more...

  • Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britainby Ronald Hutton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume investigates the physical evidence for magic in medieval and modern Britain, including ritual mark, concealed objects, amulets, and magical equipment. The contributors are the current experts in each area of the subject, and show between them how ample the evidence is and how important it is for an understanding of history. more...

  • Napoleon and British Song, 1797-1822by Oskar Cox Jensen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This study offers a radical reassessment of a crucial period of political and cultural history. By looking at some 400 songs, many of which are made available to hear, and at their writers, singers, and audiences, it questions both our relationship with song, and ordinary Britons' relationship with Napoleon, the war, and the idea of Britain itself.... more...

  • Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian Englandby Victoria Bates

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Drawing on court records from London and the South West, Sexual Forensics in Victorian and Edwardian England explores medical roles in trials for sexual offences. Its focus on sexual maturity, a more flexible concept than the legal age of consent, enables histories of sexual crime to be seen in a new light. more...

  • The Road to Verdunby Ian Ousby

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95

    On February 21, 1916, the Germans launched a surprise offensive at Verdun, an important fortress in northeastern France, sparking a brutal and protracted conflict that would claim more than 700,000 victims. The carnage had little impact on the course of the war, and Verdun ultimately came to symbolize the absurdity and horror of trench warfare. Ian... more...

  • Londonby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 21.00

    Here are two thousand years of London?s history and folklore, its chroniclers and criminals and plain citizens, its food and drink and countless pleasures. Blackfriar?s and Charing Cross, Paddington and Bedlam. Westminster Abbey and St. Martin in the Fields. Cockneys and vagrants. Immigrants, peasants, and punks. The Plague, the Great Fire, the... more...

  • Great Tales from English History (3)by Robert Lacey

    Little, Brown and Company 2006; US$ 9.99

    History at its best--the great stories of England's modern age, distilled in Robert Lacey's inimitable style. From William and Mary to Watson and Crick, Robert Lacey's newest volume offers up the most delightful and intriguing English tales of the last few centuries. Royal families and renowned scientists, highwaymen and war heroes--the most colorful... more...

  • Captivesby Linda Colley

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    In this path-breaking book Linda Colley reappraises the rise of the biggest empire in global history. Excavating the lives of some of the multitudes of Britons held captive in the lands their own rulers sought to conquer, Colley also offers an intimate understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean, North America, India, and Afghanistan.... more...