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  • The Kanyok of Zaireby John C. Yoder

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00

    A history of the Kanyok, based on their oral histories, myths and legends. more...

  • Senegambia and the Atlantic Slave Tradeby Boubacar Barry

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 50.00

    Authoritative account of 400 years of West African history by a leading scholar. more...

  • The Economic Emergence of Modern Japanby Kozo Yamamura

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 46.00

    A useful book explaining how Japan succeeded in transforming an agricultural economy into an advanced industrial economy. more...

  • The Stewart Earls of Orkneyby Peter Anderson

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 17.99

    For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate son of James V, king of Scots, who seized power in Orkney in the 1560s and was created earl of Shetland in 1581. Robert's son was the extraordinary... more...

  • The English Civil Warby Martyn Bennett

    The History Press 2009; US$ 12.49

    The English Civil War" was a series of armed conflicts and political upheavals which spanned the entirety of the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century. It was fought on a wide range of religious, political and racial issues, and succeeded in dividing the traditional loyalties of class, friendship and family ties within all four kingdoms. This... more...

  • Needlework of Mary Queen of Scotsby Margaret Swain

    Crowood 2013; US$ 22.99

    Although a large body of needlework has always been attributed to Mary Queen of Scots, little attempt was made to authenticate these pieces or to explain how so energetic and impetuous a woman could have found pleasure in the meticulous craft of embroidery. This is the first comprehensive study of the Queen as a needlewoman describing all the works... more...

  • Power And Imaginationby Lauro Martines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.95

    The great Italian city-states: Venice, Florence, Milan, and the others. The particular nature of their history and culture through the five centuries of their emergence, magnificent flowering, and twilight is brilliantly explored in terms of the internal shifts of economic, social, and political power—by violence, by manipulation, by the gradual pressures... more...

  • Health and Wellness in the Renaissance and Enlightenmentby Joseph Byrne

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Health and Wellness in the Renaissance and Enlightenment compares and contrasts health care practices of various cultures from around the world during the vital period from 1500 to 1800. These years, which include the Age of Discovery and the Scientific Revolution, were a period of rapid advance of both science and medicine. New drugs were developed... more...

  • Reversing Sailby Michael A. Gomez

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 24.00

    This 2005 book examines the global unfolding of the migrations and dispersals of the African Diaspora. more...

  • The English Civil Warby David Clark

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    The English Civil War is a subject of perennial interest. This book presents the 'essentials' of the conflict in the form of a readable chronological narrative, beginning with the causes of the war and ending with the execution of King Charles I. The author, who has been exploring battlefields for 50 years, describes the celebrated battles - including... more...