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  • The Anatomy of Fascismby Robert O. Paxton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    What is fascism? Many authors have proposed definitions, but most fail to move beyond the abstract. The esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time by focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did, rather than what they said. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up ?enemies of the state,? through Mussolini?s... more...

  • Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November)by Judy Parkinson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From civil wars to world wars . . . from the Black Death to the Bard to the Blitz, here is the sweeping saga of the storied history of Britain in bite-sized chunks. Was Bloody Mary the same as Mary, Queen of Scots? How many King Henrys were there?and which was which? Who won the Wars of the Roses?and why does it matter... more...

  • History of the Presentby Timothy Garton Ash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    The 1990s. An extraordinary decade in Europe. At its beginning, the old order collapsed along with the Berlin Wall. Everything seemed possible. Everyone hailed a brave new Europe. But no one knew what this new Europe would look like. Now we know. Most of Western Europe has launched into the unprecedented gamble of monetary union, though Britain stands... more...

  • Just Wars and Moral Victoriesby David Whetham

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    By exploring the moral and legal context of medieval strategic thinking, this work explains how the use of surprise and deception could, in certain circumstances, be reconciled with the practise of chivalric warfare. more...

  • Mistress of the Monarchyby Alison Weir

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 23.99

    In her remarkable new book, Alison Weir recounts one of the greatest love stories of medieval England. It is the extraordinary tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress and later the wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Katherine Swynford's charismatic lover was one of the most powerful princes of the 14th... more...

  • Voicing Dissent in Seventeenth-Century Spainby Patricia Manning

    BRILL 2009; US$ 200.00

    This book combines archival and rare book research with a case study of the fiction of Baltasar Gracián to investigate the degree to which the Spanish elite circumvented Inquisitorial and state publication controls in early modern Spain. more...

  • The Crowd and the Mob (Routledge Revivals)by J. S. McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1989, this persuasive and original work by John McClelland examines the importance of the idea of 'the crowd' in the writings of philosophers, historians and politicians from the classical era to the twentieth century. The book examines histories of political thought and their justifications for forms of rule, highlighting the... more...

  • London's Sinful Secretby Dan Cruickshank

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    Georgian London evokes images of elegant mannered buildings, but it was also a city where prostitution was rife and houses of ill repute widespread in a sex trade that employed thousands. In London?s Sinful Secret , Dan Cruickshank explores this erotic Georgian underworld and shows how it affected almost every aspect of life and culture in the city... more...

  • The Twilight Yearsby Richard Overy

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    From a leading British historian, the story of how fear of war shaped modern England By the end of World War I, Britain had become a laboratory for modernity. Intellectuals, politicians, scientists, and artists?among them Arnold Toynbee, Aldous Huxley, and H. G. Wells?sought a vision for a rapidly changing world. Coloring their innovative ideas... more...

  • Towerby Nigel Jones

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    No building has been more intimately involved in the story of Britain than the Tower of London - a mighty, brooding stronghold in the very heart of the capital. Castle, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, treasure house, armoury, observatory: the Tower has been all these things and more, standing at the epicentre of dramatic, bloody... more...