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The Impact of Humanism on Western Europe During the Renaissance

by A. Goodman & Angus MacKay

An up-to-date synthesis of the spread and impact of humanism in Europe. A team of Renaissance scholars of international reputation including Peter Burke, Sydney Anglo, George Holmes and Geoffrey Elton, offers...


English Houses 1300-1800: Vernacular Architecture, Social Life

by Matthew. H Johnson

Houses are more than a shelter from the elements: they also offer an unparalleled insight into the beliefs, ideas and experiences of the people who built and lived in them.

In this engaging book, Matthew Johnson...


Eighteenth Century Britain: Religion and Politics 1714-1815

by Nigel Yates

The church of the eighteenth century was still reeling in the wake of the huge religious upheavals of the two previous centuries. Though this was a comparatively quiet period, this book shows that for the whole...


Napoleon

by Geoffrey Ellis

This invaluable account provides an excellent introduction to the nature and mechanics of Napoleon's power, and how he used it. It explores Napoleon's rise to fame as a soldier of the French Revolution and his...


20th Century Britain: Economic, Cultural and Social Change

by Francesca Carnevali & Julie Marie Strange

Written by leading international scholars, Twentieth Century Britain investigates key moments, themes and identities in the past century. Engaging with cutting-edge research and debate, the essays in the volume...


Peter the Great

by M. S. Anderson

An excellent introduction to the formidable life and career of Peter the Great and his impact on Russia. M.S. Anderson assesses his aims and achievements at home and abroad, and examines the pressures and restrictions...


Making the Peace in Ireland

by Jeremy Smith

For nearly thirty years Northern Ireland has been a by-word for terrorism, bloodshed, military coercion and intense communal conflict. However, Ireland is now experiencing a transition from a society in conflict...


Elizabeth 1

by Christopher Haigh

The reign of Elizabeth I was one of the most important periods of expansion and growth in British history - the "Golden Age". This celebrated and influential study reconsiders how Elizabeth achieved this, and...


Hitler

by Ian Kershaw

Adolf Hitler has left a lasting mark on the twentieth-century, as the dictator of Germany and instigator of a genocidal war, culminating in the ruin of much of Europe and the globe. This innovative best-seller...


The Origins of the Crimean War

by David M. Goldfrank

The Crimean War (1853-56) between Russia, Turkey, Britain, France and the Kingdom of Sardinia was a diplomatically preventable conflict for influence over an unstable Near and Middle East. It could have broken...


Europe in the Sixteenth Century

by H G Koenigsberger, George L. Mosse & Gerry Bowler

This bestselling, seminal book - a general survey of Europe in the era of `Rennaisance and Reformation' - was originally published in Denys Hay's famous Series, `A General History of Europe'.

It looks at sixteenth-century...


Ages of Woman, Ages of Man: Sources in European Social History, 1400-1750

by Merry Wiesner Hanks & Monica Chojnacka

  The collection is organized around two main principles, stages of life and gender, and is divided into eight chapters: childhood, youth and sexuality, courtship and weddings, married life, economic life,...


The Later Middle Ages in England 1216 - 1485

by Bertie Wilkinson

This distinguished historical narrative of the Tudor period considers the major themes of the period: the resoration of order, reformation of the Church andthe opening phase in the development of a new England....


Britain in the World Economy since 1880

by B W E Alford

Bernard Alford reviews the changing role, and diminishing influence, of Britain within the international economy across the century that saw the apogee and loss of Britain's empire, and her transformation from...


Germany in the Early Middle Ages c. 800-1056

by Timothy Reuter

The first volume chronologically in a new multi-volume History of Germany, Timothy Reuter's book is the first full-scale survey to appear in English for nearly fifty years of this formative period of German...


The English Family 1450 - 1700

by Ralph A. Houlebrooke

The history of the family has become the source of lively controversy and Ralph Houlbrooke's study has made a major contribution to the debate. Thorough investigations reveal the attitudes and aspirations of...


Historians on History

by John Tosh

A follow-up to the bestselling The Pursuit of History, this Reader brings together the reflections of a number of major historians on the nature and purpose of their craft.

They illuminate the different governing...


Muslim Spain and Portugal: A Political History of al-Andalus

by Hugh Kennedy

This is the first study in English of the political history of Muslim Spain and Portugal, based on Arab sources. It provides comprehensive coverage of events across the whole of the region from 711 to the fall...


The British Officer: Leading the Army from 1660 to the present

by Anthony Clayton

An Army officer must lead men into frightening and dangerous situations and sometimes make them do things that they never thought they could do. This book recounts how British officers have led their men, and...


Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights

by David J. Whittaker

The ever-present threat of terrorism and the growing human-rights backlash against anti-terrorist policies are becoming ever more significant on the international stage. Constant media-coverage and public concern...