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The Evolution of the Grand Tour: Anglo-Italian Cultural Relations Since the Renaissance

by Edward Chaney

The Grand Tour has become a subject of major interest to scholars and general readers interested in exploring the historic connections between nations and their intellectual and artistic production. Although...


Partner to Partition: The Jewish Agency's Partition Plan in the Mandate Era

by Yossi Katz

In this work Yossi Katz shows that the Jewish Agency Executive's partition plan, though never implemented, was not an isolated episode, but had short- and long-term implications from the Jewish perspective -...


The Red Rose and the White: The Wars of the Roses, 1453-1487

by John Sadler

If Richard III had not charged to his death at Bosworth, how different might the history of Britain have been?

Beginning in 1453 and ending in 1487, The Red Rose and the White provides a gripping overview of...


The Making of Russian Absolutism 1613-1801

by Paul Dukes

Revised and expanded, the second edition of this fascinating study surveys the first two centuries of Romanov rule from the foundation of the dynasty by Michael Romanov in 1613 to the accession of Alexander...


Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britain

by Helen Jones

Few things tell us more of a nation's general well-being than the development of the life-expectancy of its citizens; the rising standards of health that they come to demand; and how evenly that improvement...


de Gaulle

by Andrew Shennan

If any modern democratic leader has believed in the "great man'' theory of history and acted self-consciously in accordance with it, it was surely de Gaulle. On both occasions when he came to power it was in...


Industrialisation in the Non-Western World

by Tom Kemp

This new edition is fully updated and revised, incorporating the massive changes in the USSR and China in the 1980's. It offers a series of case-studies charting the progress and assessing the achievement of...


A World in Flames: A Short History of the Second World War in Europe and Asia 1939-1945

by Martin Kitchen

A concise account of the war - including the war in Asia and the Pacific as well as the European arena. Covers the formation of the victorious Grand Alliance and to the problems that beset it, and to Nazi Germany's...


War and Society in Britain 1899-1948

by Rex Pope

Rex Pope reassesses the impact of war on the political and social structures of British society during the first half of the twentieth century, and introduces the reader to current debates about the relationship...


Bismarck

by Katharine Anne Lerman

How did Bismarck, Germany's greatest nineteenth century leader, extend and maintain his power? This new Profile examines his strengths as statesman and all the facets of his political career. His many direct...


Central Europe Since 1945

by Paul G. Lewis

Central Europe - here, Poland, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia and Hungary - is at the centre of international attention since the Soviet collapse. An understanding of its postwar history is critical...


Suleyman the Magnificent and His Age: The Ottoman Empire in the Early Modern World

by Metin Kunt & Christine Woodhead

Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (r.1520-1566) dominated the eastern Mediterranean and Ottoman worlds - and the imagination of his contemporaries - very much as his fellow sovereigns Charles V, Francis I and...


King Stephen

by R. H. C. Davis

This well-known text, the standard account of the subject, is essential reading for students and scholars of the Norman period from undergraduate level upwards, and was hailed on first publication as: " a landmark...


The Franks in the Aegean: 1204-1500

by Peter Lock

Despite the enormous literature on the crusades, the Frankish states in the Aegean (set up in the wake of the Fourth Crusade in 1204) have been seriously neglected by modern historians. Yet their history is...


The Eighteenth-Century Town: A Reader in English Urban History 1688-1820

by Peter Borsay

The eighteenth century represents a critical period in the transition of the English urban history, as the town of the early modern era involved into that of the industrial revolution; and since Britain was...


The Reign of Mary Tudor: Politics, Government and Religion in England 1553-58

by D. M. Loades

`...by far the best overall history of the reign to date.'American Historical Review

Within a chronological framework, David Loades adopts a thematic approach to the reign.


Anglo Saxon England and the Norman Conquest

by H. R. Loyn

This celebrated account of society and economy in England from the first Anglo-Saxon settlements in the fifth century to the immediate aftermath of the Norman Conquest has been a standard text since it first...


The East India Company: A History

by Philip Lawson

This is the first short history of the East India Company from its founding in 1600 to its demise in 1857, designed for students and academics. The Company was central to the growth of the British Empire in...


The Conservative Party and British Politics 1902 - 1951

by Stuart Ball

The history of the Conservative Party during the first half of the twentieth century was marked by crisis and controversy, from Joseph Chamberlain's tariff reform campaign through the Lloyd George coalition...


The Heath Government 1970-74: A Reappraisal

by Stuart Ball & Anthony Seldon

Only now is it possible to see Edward Heath's controversial administration (1970-1974) in balanced historical perspective - and increasingly it seems a turning-point for postwar Britain. This timely volume explores...