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  • An Economic History of the English Poor Law, 1750–1850by George R. Boyer

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 37.00

    This book examines the political motivation, regional variations and the economic and demographic impact of the Poor Law in the rural south of England. more...

  • Practising Colonial Medicineby Anna Crozier

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    The role of the Colonial Medical Service - the organisation responsible for healthcare in British overseas territories - goes to the heart of the British Colonial project. Practising Colonial Medicine is a unique study based on original sources and research into the work of doctors who served in East Africa. It shows the formulation of a distinct colonial... more...

  • Making Peaceby George Mitchell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.00

    Fifteen minutes before five o'clock on Good Friday, 1998, Senator George Mitchell was informed that his long and difficult quest for an Irish peace accord had succeeded--the Protestants and Catholics of Northern Ireland, and the governments of the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, would sign the agreement. Now Mitchell, who served as independent... more...

  • Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introductionby John Gillingham; Ralph A. Griffiths

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths' Very Short Introduction to Medieval Britain covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominate the British Isles and France in the later Middle Ages. more...

  • The Greeksby H. Kitto

    Penguin Books Ltd 1991; US$ 14.09

    The Greeks were extraordinary not least because they evolved "a totally new conception of what human life was for". Elaborating on that claim, the author explores the life, culture and history of classical Greece. more...

  • The Origins of Nationalismby Caspar Hirschi

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This wide-ranging study offers a new interpretation of nationalism and the formation of European nations. more...

  • Herodotus: Histories Book Vby Herodotus; Simon Hornblower

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    A historical and literary commentary in English on a central book of one of the two most important classical Greek historians. more...

  • Stephen (Penguin Monarchs)by Carl Watkins

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.50

    Known as 'the anarchy', the reign of Stephen (1135-1141) saw England plunged into a civil war that illuminated the fatal flaw in the powerful Norman monarchy, that without clear rules ordering succession, conflict between members of William the Conqueror's family were inevitable. But there was another problem, too: Stephen himself. With the nobility... more...

  • On Living in an Old Countryby Patrick Wright

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 12.99

    This is the book that put Britain's 'heritage industry' on the map, opening one of the defining cultural and political debates of its time, and showing why conservation was a subject of broad significance, far broader than its professional status might suggest. more...

  • Six Tragediesby Seneca; Emily Wilson

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 8.99

    This is a lively, readable and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers. The volume includes Phaedra, Oedipus, Medea, Trojan Women, Hercules Furens, and Thyestes, together with an invaluable introduction and notes. more...