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- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 19.00
?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 wars? is... more...
- 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...
- Campus Verlag 2005; US$ 23.13
In London und Frankfurt, Paris, Zürich und Liechtenstein schlägt das Herz des europäischen Kapitalismus. Dort ballen sich die Institutionen, welche die Geldwirtschaft in Gang halten: Börsen und Banken, Versicherungen, Treuhandfirmen und Anwaltskanzleien. International bekannte Autoren beschreiben, wie diese Finanzplätze und Offshore-Zentren entstanden... 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
Reviews of the previous editions: ?John Oakland is the doyen of civilization studies.? British Studies Now ?This is a first rate, lucidly written text.? G.E.C. Paton, Aston University ?Suitable above all because it covers so many areas of contemporary institutions ... a useful reference work.? Patrick Leech, University of... 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...