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  • A Chill in the Airby Iris Origo; Lucy Hughes-Hallett; Katia Lysy

    Pushkin Press 2017; US$ 12.49

    A gripping unpublished diary from the bestselling diarist and biographer, covering Italy's descent into war Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century’s great diarists, was born in England in 1902. As a child, she moved between England, Ireland, Italy and America, never quite belonging anywhere. It was only when she married an Italian man that she... more...

  • Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writingby Emily A. Winkler

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 82.99

    This book examines how eleventh-century kings were portrayed in the writing of twelfth-century historians. Winkler employs a modern literary critical approach to demonstrate how much of our understanding of eleventh-century history stems from authorial strategies of later writers rather than from contemporary sources. more...

  • Peddling Protectionismby Douglas A. Irwin; Douglas A. Irwin

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    The Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with--and sometimes blamed for--the onset of the Great Depression, the collapse of world trade, and the global spread of protectionism in the 1930s. Even today, the ghosts of congressmen... more...

  • Cameralism in Practiceby Marten Seppel; Keith Tribe

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 21.49

    This book discusses the impact of cameralism on the practices of governance, early modern state-building and economy in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. It argues that the cameralist conception of state and economy - a form of 'science' of government dedicated to reforming society while promoting economic development, and often associated... more...

  • Cameralism in Practiceby Marten Seppel; Keith Tribe

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 25.95

    The first book that acknowledges cameralism as a European rather than just a German historical phenomenon. more...

  • De Valera Volume 1by David McCullagh

    Gill Books 2017; US$ 18.99

    Éamon de Valera was the single most consequential Irish figure of the twentieth century. He was a leader in the Easter Rising, the figurehead of the anti-Treaty rebels during the dark days of the Civil War and, later, as the founder of Fianna Fáil and president of Ireland, the pivotal figure in the birth of the Republic. In this, the first volume... more...

  • The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global Worldby Maya Jasanoff

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 21.87

    A visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young historians writing today. ‘Enlightening, compassionate, superb’ John le Carré more...

  • Byzantine Christianityby Averil Cameron

    SPCK 2017; US$ 7.49

    ‘. . . I have sailed the seas and come To the holy city of Byzantium.’ W. B. Yeats From the foundation of Constantinople in 330 to its fall in 1453, this brief history explores the key components of Byzantine Christianity, including the development of monasticism, icons and iconoclasm, the role of the emperor in relation to church councils... more...

  • The Hindenburg Line 1918by Alistair McCluskey; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    From 26 September until 8 October 1918, the Allied armies in France launched their largest ever combined offensive on the Western Front of World War I. The British, French, American and Belgian armies launched four attacks in rapid succession across a 250km front between the Argonne and Flanders. At the centre of this huge assault the British, First,... more...

  • Pacific Thunderby Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    On 27 October 1942, four "Long Lance†? torpedoes fired by the Japanese destroyers Makigumo and Akigumo exploded in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). Minutes later, the ship that had launched the Doolitte Raid six months earlier slipped beneath the waves of the Coral Sea. Of the pre-war carrier fleet the Navy had struggled to... more...