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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95
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. more...
- 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...
- Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 18.00
?This serious, compact survey of the war?s history stands out as the most well-informed, accessible work available.? ( Los Angeles Times ) Nearly a century has passed since the outbreak of World War I, yet as military historian Hew Strachan argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the ?war to end all... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 20.00
"Thought-provoking and illuminating...Overy's study of British culture between the wars is absorbing and unexpectedly moving." - The New York Times Book Review Original, entertaining, and ever-surprising, The Twilight Years tells the story of how an abiding fear of war influenced English life in the aftermath of World War I. Britain had... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 12.59
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...
- McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 22.99
The acclaimed author of The Vertigo Years tells the remarkable story of the Parisian salon that brought together the greatest minds of the 18th century - Rousseau, Hume, Diderot, Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin - and changed the world forever. The Paris salon of Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach - where friendship and radical philosophy flourished throughout... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95
The seventh edition of this highly-praised textbook has been substantially updated and revised to provide students of British Studies with the perfect introduction to Britain - its country and people, politics and government, education, economy, media, arts and religion. more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2011; US$ 21.00
Sister to Queen Anne Boleyn, seduced by two kings, she was an intimate player in one of history?s most gripping dramas. Yet much of what we know about Mary Boleyn has been fostered through garbled gossip, romantic fiction, and the misconceptions repeated by historians. Now, in her latest book, New York Times bestselling author and noted British... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00
The contribution by Hans Schneider is devoted to Luther?s journey to Rome, which he undertook while he was still an Augustine monk. In the second article, Ludwig Uhlig studies the largely unexplored anthropological work of Georg Forster. The contribution by Karin Reich focuses on a long-lost essay by Euler. Werner Lehfeldt?s contribution traces the... more...