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Emperor A New Life of Charles V
ISBN: HB: 9780300196528, Yale University Press, April 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...
Oxford Freemasons A Social History of Apollo University Lodge
ISBN: HB: 9781851244676, Bodleian Library Publishing, February 2019
240 pp., 27.8x22.6 cm, 74 colour illus.
Over the past 200 years, many thousands of undergraduates have been initiated into membership of Apollo – the Masonic Lodge of the University of Oxford. These have included such diverse figures as Oscar Wilde, Osbert Lancaster, Samuel Reynolds Hole,...
Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State
ISBN: HB: 9780300208269, Yale University Press, February 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In this bold debut work, historian James M. Vaughn challenges the scholarly consensus that British India and the Second Empire were founded "in a fit of absence of mind". He instead argues that the origins of the Raj and the largest empire of the mod...
Arthur God and Hero in Avalon
ISBN: HB: 9781780239996, Reaktion Books, February 2019
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus., 10 in colour
For fifteen centuries, legends of King Arthur have inspired generations. In the misty past of a Britain under siege, half-remembered events became shrouded in ancient myth and folklore. The resulting tales were told and retold, until over time Arthur...
Taras Shevchenko A Portrait in Four Sittings
ISBN: HB: 9781932650143, Harvard University Press, January 2019
300 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 colour illus.
Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), whose bicentennial coincided with the momentous events occurring in Ukraine in 2014, is almost universally acclaimed as the father of the modern Ukrainian nation and the icon of its cultural and political resurgence. Des...
Atlas of Religions in Czechia
ISBN: HB: 9788024637945, Karolinum Press, December 2018
224 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 40 colour plates, 116 maps, 4 tables
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! "The Atlas of Religions in Czechia" represents the first comprehensive geographical analysis of the religious landscape of Czechia and its transformation since the fall of communism in 198...
Vyborg 1944 The Last Soviet-Finnish Campaign on the Eastern Front
ISBN: HB: 9781912390274, Helion and Company, December 2018
176 pp., 24.5x17 cm, 75 black&white photos, colour maps
The war between the Soviet Union and Finland in 1941-44 is much less known in the West and in Russia than the Winter War 1939-40. For Finland the Continuation War is one of cornerstones of national identity. The Vyborg offensive, the battle that ende...
Specter Haunting Europe The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism
ISBN: HB: 9780674047686, Harvard University Press, November 2018
368 pp., 21x14 cm
The first comprehensive account of the evolution and exploitation of the Judeo-Bolshevik myth, from its origins to the present day. For much of the twentieth century, Europe was haunted by a threat of its own imagining: Judeo-Bolshevism. This myth –...
History of the Czech Lands Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9788024622279, Karolinum Press, November 2018
650 pp., 24x16.5 cm, 80 halftones, 23 colour maps, 8 tables
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! Born January 1, 1993 after the split with Slovakia, the Czech Republic is one of the youngest members of the European Union. Despite its youth, this new state and the areas just outside it...
Republicanism in Russia Community Before and After Communism
ISBN: HB: 9780674976726, Harvard University Press, November 2018
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
If Marxism was the apparent loser in the Cold War, it cannot be said that liberalism was the winner, at least not in Russia. Oleg Kharkhordin is not surprised that institutions of liberal democracy failed to take root following the dissolution of the...