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Venizelos The Making of a Greek Statesman 1864-1914
ISBN: HB: 9781787381421, Hurst Publishers, September 2019
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936) was the outstanding Greek statesman of the first half of the twentieth century. Michael Llewellyn-Smith traces his early years, political apprenticeship in Crete, and energetic role in that isl...
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£30,00
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European Seaborne Empires From the Thirty Years' War to the Age of Revolutions
ISBN: PB: 9780300205152, Yale University Press, July 2019
312 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
In this thematic survey, Gabriel Paquette focuses on the development of the Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, and Dutch overseas empires in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He draws on recent advances in the field to re-examine their dev...
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£25,00
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Mr. Smith Goes to China Three Scots in the Making of Britain's Global Empire
ISBN: PB: 9780300236088, Yale University Press, July 2019
256 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 black&white illus.
This book delves into the lives of three Scottish private traders – George Smith of Bombay, George Smith of Canton, and George Smith of Madras – and uses them as lenses through which to explore the inner workings of Britain's imperial expansion and g...
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£35,00
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Rotten Bodies Class and Contagion in Eighteenth-Century Britain
ISBN: PB: 9780300233520, Yale University Press, July 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 8 black&white illus.
Britain had no idea that it would not see another plague after the horrors of 1666, and for a century and a half the fear of epidemic disease gripped and shaped British society. Plague doctors had long asserted that the bodies of the poor were especi...
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£30,00
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Voices from the Warsaw Ghetto Writing Our History
ISBN: HB: 9780300236729, Yale University Press, June 2019
280 pp., 21x14 cm, 7 black&white illus.
Hidden in metal containers and buried underground during World War II, these writings from the Warsaw Ghetto record the Holocaust in the words of its first interpreters, the victims themselves. Gathered clandestinely by an underground ghetto collecti...
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£25,00
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Eyewitnessing The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence
ISBN: PB: 9781789140613, Reaktion Books, June 2019
304 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 82 illus.
"Eyewitnessing" evaluates the place of images among other kinds of historical evidence. By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium, and looking at the pragmatic uses of images (e.g. the Bayeux Tapestry, an engraving of a p...
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£12,99
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Great Cauldron A History of Southeastern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780674983922, Harvard University Press, June 2019
660 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 41 photos, 7 maps
We often think of the Balkans as a region beset by turmoil and backwardness, but from late antiquity to the present it has been a dynamic meeting place of cultures and religions. Combining deep insight with narrative flair, "The Great Cauldron" invit...
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£28,95
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Emperor A New Life of Charles V
ISBN: HB: 9780300196528, Yale University Press, May 2019
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 colour illus., 24 black&white illus.
The life of Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), ruler of Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and much of Italy and Central and South America, has long intrigued biographers. But the elusive nature of the man (despite an abundance of documentation), his relen...
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£25,00
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Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000
ISBN: PB: 9780300244366, Yale University Press, May 2019
296 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 4 black&white illus.
<p>Five centuries of Irish history are explored in this informative and accessible volume. John Gibney proceeds from the beginning of Ireland's modern period and continues through to virtually the present day, offering an integrated overview of t...
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£10,99
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World of the Crusades
ISBN: HB: 9780300217391, Yale University Press, May 2019
520 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 160 colour illus., 14 maps
Throughout the Middle Ages crusading was justified by religious ideology, but the resulting military campaigns were fueled by concrete objectives: land, resources, power, reputation. Crusaders amassed possessions of all sorts, from castles to reliqua...
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