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  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Kelly

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 7.99

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence,... more...

  • Vanished Kingdomsby Norman Davies

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 23.96

    'The past is a foreign country' has become a truism, yet the past differs from the present in many unfamiliar ways and historical memory is extraordinarily imperfect. The degree to which we think of the European past as the history of France, Germany, Britain, Russia and so on, actually obstructs our view of former reality, and blunts our sensitivity... more...

  • The Campaigns of Alexanderby Arrian; J. Hamilton; Aubrey De Selincourt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    Although written over four hundred years after Alexander's death, Arrian's account of the man and his achievements is the most reliable we have. Arrian's own experience as a military commander gave him unique insights into the life of the world's greatest conqueror. He tells of Alexander's violent suppression of the Theban rebellion, his defeat of... more...

  • Power and the Nation in European Historyby Len Scales; Oliver Zimmer

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    This book is a ground-breaking contribution to debates surrounding the formation of nations and nationalism in European history. more...

  • The Age of the Dictatorsby D.G. Williamson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.83

    The Age of the Dictators presents a comprehensive survey of the origins and interrelationship of the European dictatorships. All the regimes are addressed, with ample coverage of the period 1939-45, and analysis of the Soviet government up to Stalin’s death in 1953. Exploring their ideological and political roots, and the role of the First World... more...

  • The Holy Roman Empireby Peter H. Wilson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 21.14

    THE SUNDAY TIMES AND ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'Hugely impressive... Wilson is an assured guide through the millennium-long labyrinth of papal-imperial relations' Literary Review A great, sprawling, ancient and unique entity, the Holy Roman Empire, from its founding by Charlemagne to its destruction by Napoleon a millennium later,... more...

  • Germans Against Hitlerby Hans Mommsen; Jeremy Noakes; Angus McGeoch

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    With an Introduction by Professor Jeremy Noakes, Exeter UniversityThose Germans, such as Count Claus von Stauffenberg, who fought the Third Reich from within have often been mythologised as heroes in the fight against tyranny but the truth is far more complex. This seminal book traces the history of the German resistance from the ascent of the Nazi... more...

  • World War Oneby Lawrence Sondhaus

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    This is an indispensable and accessible new introduction to the global history of World War One and its revolutionary consequences. more...

  • Paris 1919by Margaret MacMillan; Richard Holbrooke

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.32

    A landmark work of narrative history,  Paris 1919  is the first full-scale treatment of the Peace Conference in more than twenty-five years. It offers a scintillating view of those dramatic and fateful days when much of the modern world was sketched out, when countries were created—Iraq, Yugoslavia, Israel—whose troubles haunt us still. Winner... more...

  • The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415–1670by Malyn Newitt

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    This book presents documents that illustrate aspects of the encounters between the Portuguese and the peoples of North and West Africa from 1400 to 1650. more...