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  • Hitler 1889-1936by Ian Kershaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 31.98

    Ian Kershaw's HITLER allows us to come closer than ever before to a serious understanding of the man and of the catastrophic sequence of events which allowed a bizarre misfit to climb from a Viennese dosshouse to leadership of one of Europe's most sophisticated countries. With extraordinary skill and vividness, drawing on a huge range of sources, Kershaw... more...

  • The Celtsby Barry Cunliffe; Nora Chadwick

    Penguin Books Ltd 1997; US$ 20.78

    The Celtic period was one of tremendous expansion, the last phase of European material and intellectual development before the Mediterranean world spread northwards over the Continent and linked it to modern times. Nora Chadwick's classic survey traces the rise and spread of the Celts, from their arrival in the British Isles in about the eighth century... more...

  • Hundred Years War Vol 2by Jonathan Sumption

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.86

    In the second volume of his celebrated history of the Hundred Years War, Jonathan Sumption examines the middle years of the fourteenth century and the succession of crises that threatened French affairs of state, including defeat at Poitiers and the capture of the king. more...

  • Simpson and the Donkey Anniversary Editionby Peter Cochrane

    Melbourne University Press 2014; Not Available

    The simple tale of Simpson and his donkey is the pre-eminent legend of heroism. It is the story of a humble water-carrier, a rescuer of wounded men, a tale of compassion, stoic persistence, with a tragic end. His tale is an integral part of the Anzac story. Across time, a simple tale can acquire a complicated history. This is what happened to the... more...

  • Unravelling Enigmaby Maurice Freedman

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 11.99

    Seldom out of the news for long, code-breaking has had a bad time in the media so far, readers and viewers often finding it as perplexing as it is intriguing. As one of the greatest achievements of the century, code- breaking is a fascinating story, but all too often misunderstood and felt to be obscure. The author covers the story from the early code-breaking... more...

  • A Civilised Savageryby Kevin Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    In the two decades before World War One, Great Britain witnessed the largest revival of anti-slavery protest since the legendary age of emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century. Rather than campaigning against the trans-Atlantic slave trade, these latter-day abolitionists focused on the so-called 'new slaveries' of European imperialism in Africa,... more...

  • Lenin and the Problem of Marxist Peasant Revolutionby Esther Kingston-Mann

    Oxford University Press 1983; US$ 13.99

    Examines the evolution of Lenin's thinking on the place of the Russian peasant in theory and in the potential reality of Marxist revolution. more...

  • Writing Greek Lawby Michael Gagarin

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 48.00

    A comparative study of legal writing revealing the uniqueness of Greek law. more...

  • Text und Übersetzungby Martin L. West; Joachim Latacz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 63.00

    Since Ameis-Hentze-Cauer (1868-1913) no comprehensive, scholarly commentary of Homer’s Iliad has been published in German. In the meantime considerable progress has been made in many traditional areas of Homeric studies (language, realia, structure etc.). In addition, generally acknowledged new fields such as narratology have been systematically... more...

  • The Crusadesby Thomas Asbridge

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge?a renowned historian who writes with ?maximum vividness? (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker )?covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this  big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods... more...