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Historical Dictionary of Cyprus

by Farid Mirbagheri

From ancient times to the present, the history of Cyprus is provided in this useful reference, which includes hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on its historical, political, social, cultural, and...


The Last of the Lascars: Yemeni Muslims in Britain 1836-2012

by Mohammed Siddique Seddon

A compelling and revealing history of the oldest Muslim community in Britain and its legacy on modern multicultural Britain.


The Price of Peace

by James B Johnston

The 1998 Belfast Peace Agreement signals the end to thirty years of conflict in Northern Ireland. But victims of The Troubles soon realize there's a price to pay- the early release from prison of the very people...


The Lost Pre-Raphaelite: The Secret Life and Loves of Robert Bateman

by Nigel Daly

An astonishing rediscovery of a neglected artist and of a scandalous love affair. A remarkable and page-turning historical detective story.


Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC: Sparta's island of disaster

by William Shepherd & Peter Dennis

In the seventh year of the Second Peloponnesian or 'Archidamian' War the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos on the west coast of the Peloponnese as a counterstroke to Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica....


Blood and Thunder: The Boys of Eton College and the First World War

by Alexandra J Churchill

A photograph of three friends on the football field, taken in 1912. Less than five years later all three would be killed and buried beneath the fields of Belgium. This story is typical of many schoolboys across...


Modigliani: A Life

by Jeffrey Meyers

In 1920, at the age of thirty-five, Amedeo Modigliani died in poverty and neglect in Paris, much like a figure out of La Bohéme. His life had been as dramatic as his death. An Italian Jew from a bourgeois family,...


Celtic Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs

This affordable volume features 26 enchanting stories assembled from Welsh, Scottish, and Irish sources, including "King O'Toole and His Goose," "The Lad with the Goat Skin, "The Sea Maiden," and many more....


Contemporary Portugal: The Revolution and Its Antecedents

by Harry M. Makler, Lawrence S. Graham & Juan J. Linz

Despite worldwide interest in the Portuguese Revolution of 1974, Portugal remained for most people a little known and poorly understood country, neglected for years by social scientists. Editors Graham and Makler...


Folklore by the Fireside: Text and Context of the Tuscan Veglia

by Alessandro Falassi & Roger D. Abrahams

For centuries, social life in rural Tuscany has centered around the veglia, an evening gathering of family and friends at the hearth. Folklore by the Fireside is a thorough and insightful study of this custom-from...


The Viceregency of Antonio María Bucareli in New Spain, 1771-1779

by Bernard E. Bobb

When Antonio María Bucareli took up his duties in 1771 as the forty-sixth viceroy of New Spain, he assumed command of a magnificent complexity of land areas, large and small, whose people constituted a cultural...


Distaff Diplomacy: The Empress Eugénie and the Foreign Policy of the Second Empire

by Nancy Nichols Barker

The Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III and one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a throne, was the victim of her own inconstant mind. A daughter of an aristocratic Spanish family, she had a natural...


The Faces of Time: Portrayal of the Past in Old French and Latin Historical Narrative of the Anglo-Norman Regnum

by Jean Blacker

The twelfth century witnessed the sudden appearance and virtual disappearance of an important literary genre-the Old French verse chronicle. These poetic histories of the British kings, which today are treated...


Robert Estienne's Influence on Lexicography

by DeWitt T. Starnes

Towering above printers of his time and their successors for many years afterward was the figure of Robert Estienne, the great French lexicographer of the sixteenth century, whose contribution to knowledge and...


From a Year in Greece

by Frederic Will & John Guerin

In this book, the reader is privileged to take a leisurely and thoroughly enjoyable trip through the Greece of the mid-twentieth century, led by a poet-narrator who is a comfortable and engaging guide and complemented...


Eleanor of Aquitaine: Patron and Politician

by William W. Kibler

Eleanor of Aquitaine was the wife of two kings, Louis VII of France and Henry II Plantagenet of England, and the mother of two others, Richard the Lionhearted and John Lackland. In her eventful, often stormy...


The Supreme Command, 1914-1918 (Routledge Revivals): Volume I

by Lord Hankey

Lord Hankey (1877-1963) was a British civil servant and the first Cabinet Secretary, a top aide to Prime Minister David Lloyd George and the War Cabinet that directed Britain in World War One. Mostly derived...


Journey to Chernobyl: Encounters in a Radioactive Zone

by Glenn Cheney

Glenn Cheney arrived in Kiev during those first days when the Soviet Union ceased to exist and Ukraine was reborn. Almost immediately he found himself talking with scientist, journalist, refugees, engineers,...


A Call For Cultural Symbiosis

by Jüri Talvet & H. L. Hix

In a provocative and thoughtful essay, Estonia's preeminent poet and cultural critic, Jüri alvet, investigates the role of culture in the postmodern world. Against the large background of historical values...


Outpost Scotland: A World War II Novel

by Abbott A Brayton

Colonel David McKenna, a retired officer of the Black Watch, is recalled to active service to develop a plan for securing the Highlands from German invasion. Author Abbott Brayton captures a remarkable period...