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Patterns of Russia History, Culture, Spaces
ISBN: HB: 9781789142259, Reaktion Books, June 2020
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 107 illus., 45 in colour
"Patterns of Russia" shows how the public face of Russia developed and evolved through its distinct architecture, its astonishing art and its varied spaces. What emerges is a clear picture of how Russians fashioned their identity and the national mon...
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£25,00
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Seeing into the Future A Short History of Prediction
ISBN: HB: 9781789142297, Reaktion Books, June 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
If there is anything that distinguishes us from animals, it is our ability to understand that such a thing as the future exists and our willingness to try and look into it. But how have people through the ages gone about making predictions? What wer...
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£17,00
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Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages
ISBN: HB: 9781789142129, Reaktion Books, May 2020
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 32 illus.
"Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages" is a history like no other: it is a history of the imagination, presented through two celebrated groups of the period. One group consists of heroes: Charlemagne, El Cid, King Arthur, Orlando, Pope Joan, Melusin...
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£14,95
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Scenes and Traces of the English Civil War
ISBN: HB: 9781789142280, Reaktion Books, May 2020
296 pp., 24.6x18.9 cm, 111 illus., 48 in colour
The English Civil War has become a frequent point of reference in contemporary political debate. A bitter and bloody series of conflicts, it shook the very foundations of seventeenth-century Britain. This is the first attempt to portray the visual le...
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£40,00
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Storyworlds of Robin Hood The Origins of a Medieval Outlaw
ISBN: HB: 9781789142327, Reaktion Books, March 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 20 illus.
Robin Hood is one of the most enduring and well-known figures of English folklore. Yet who was he? Lesley Coote re-examines the early tales about Robin in light of the stories, both English and French, that surrounded them. In the process, she return...
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£20,00
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Braganzas The Rise and Fall of the Ruling Dynasties of Portugal and Brazil, 1640-1910
ISBN: HB: 9781789141252, Reaktion Books, October 2019
352 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 110 illus., 40 in colour
For 270 years, the House of Braganza provided the kings and queens of Portugal. During a period of momentous change, from 1640 to 1910, this influential family helped to establish Portugal's independence from Spain and saved the country and its monar...
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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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£9,99
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Europe Illusion Britain, France, Germany and the Long History of European Integration
ISBN: HB: 9781789140606, Reaktion Books, March 2019
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
In "The Europe Illusion", Stuart Sweeney considers Britain's relationships with France and Prussia-Germany since the map of Europe was redrawn at Westphalia in 1648. A timely and far-sighted study, it argues that integration in Europe has evolved thr...
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Revolt in the Netherlands The Eighty Years War, 1568-1648
ISBN: HB: 9781789140866, Reaktion Books, February 2019
272 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 81 illus., 74 in colour
In 1568 the Seventeen Provinces in the Netherlands rebelled against the colonial rule of the king of Spain. A confederation of duchies, counties and lordships, they demanded the right of self-determination, the freedom of conscience and religion, and...
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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...
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£16,00
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