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  • Ancient Romeby Christopher Francese; R. Scott Smith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 21.95

    "Terrific . . . exactly the sort of collection we have long needed: one offering a wide range of texts, both literary and documentary, and that--with the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetua--allows students to hear the voices of actual women from the ancient world. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of long extracts allows students... more...

  • Bodies Politicby Roy Porter

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 35.95

    Bodies Politic  takes a critical look at representations of the body in death, disease, and health, as well as at images of the healing arts in Britain from the mid-seventeenth to the twentieth century. Arguing that great symbolic weight was attached to contrasting conceptions of the healthy and diseased body, Roy Porter shows that such ideas... more...

  • Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updatedby Kate Fox

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 13.99

    In this completely revised and updated edition of international bestseller WATCHING THE ENGLISH, anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. Now with new survey data to add weight to her original fieldwork findings, and more extensive field-research and experiments to back up earlier observations,... more...

  • The Last Real Gangster - The Final Truth About the Krays and the Underworld We Lived Inby Freddie Foreman; Tom Hardy; Noelle Kurylo; Frank Kurylo

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 5.99

    THE SOLE SURVIVING RIVAL GANG LEADER FEARED BY THE KRAYS IS THE NOTORIOUS FREDDIE FOREMAN... THEY HAD GOOD REASON TO BE RESPECTFUL OF FREDDIE AND THEY BUILT THEIR EMPIRE UPON MANY OF THE LESSONS HE TAUGHT THEM.' - TOM HARDYFor over fifty years, Freddie Foreman's name has commanded respect, and occasionally fear, from those who work to uphold the law... more...

  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 21.01

    In AD 378 the Roman Empire had been the unrivalled superpower of Europe for well over four hundred years. And yet, August that year saw a small group of German-speaking asylum-seekers rout a vast Imperial army at Hadrianople, killing the Emperor and establishing themselves on Roman territory. Within a hundred years the last Emperor of the Western... more...

  • Legacies of British Slave-Ownershipby Catherine Hall; Nicholas Draper; Keith McClelland; Katie Donington; Rachel Lang

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This book puts the legacies of slavery squarely back into modern British history. more...

  • Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400–1800by Charles H. Parker

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    An interdisciplinary introduction to early modern cross-cultural encounters and their influences on the development of world societies. more...

  • Women in the Middle Agesby Joseph Gies; Frances Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.26

    Reissued for the first time in decades, this ambitious work of Medieval scholarship by bestselling historians Frances and Joseph Gies traces the stories and fates of women in Medieval Europe over the course of a millennium. Medieval history is often written as a series of battles and territorial shifts. But the essential contributions of women... more...

  • British History For Dummiesby Seán Lang

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.50

    This book is a riotous, irreverent account of the people and events that have shaped Britain. Always getting those kings and queens confused? Never sure what happened when? Then you need this book. Inside you'll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, high treason, global empire building, and forbidden love — not bad... more...

  • Out of Egyptby André Aciman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 13.30

    This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the marvelous eccentrics who shaped his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and spy; the... more...