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Bannockburn

by Peter Reese

1314. On a marsh-fringed plain south of Stirling Castle, King Robert the Bruce led the Scottish army in a singularly devastating victory over the English. Bannockburn was Scotland's greatest battlefield triumph,...


Robert The Bruce: King Of Scots

by Ronald McNair Scott

Robert the Bruce had himself crowned King of Scots at Scone on a frozen March morning in 1306. After years of struggle, Scotland had been reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England and its people lived...


A Search for Meaning in Victorian Religion

by Jeffrey D. Lavoie

The purpose of this project is to contextualize the teachings of Charles Carleton Massey’s writings into history and modernity through a two-fold approach: to provide a biography of this fascinating mystic...


British Invasion

by Simon Philo

In The British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods,...


Malory's Anatomy of Chivalry

by Paul Rovang

This book examines sixteen key figures in the Morte Darthur providing insight into each as an exemplar of chivalric values presented by the author to his own troubled times. The focus of each chapter on individual...


The Pity of War

by Miranda Seymour

In 1613, a beautiful Stuart princess married a handsome young German prince. This was a love match, but it was also an alliance that aimed to meld Europe's two great Protestant powers. Before Elizabeth and Frederick...


Sámi Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe

by Thomas Hilder

In Sámi Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe , ethnomusicologist Thomas Hilder offers the first book-length study of this diverse and dynamic music scene and its intersection...


Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan

by Esther Cameron

Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan: Roots and Ramifications of the “Meridian” Speech addresses a central problem in the work of a poet who holds a unique position in the intellectual...


Gender and Genre

by Stephanie M. Hilger

Gender and Genre explores the ways in which German women writers used literature, in the sense of belles lettres, to comment on the French Revolution and its aftermath. By doing so, these authors not only adapted...


Saving Stalin's Imperial City

by Steven M. Maddox

Saving Stalin's Imperial City is the history of the successes and failures in historic preservation and of Leningraders' determination to honor the memory of the terrible siege the city had endured during World...


The Lisbon Recognition Convention at 15: making fair recognition a reality

by Collectif

The Lisbon Recognition Convention, developed by the Council of Europe and UNESCO, is the main international legal text on the international recognition of qualifications and has been ratified by more than 50...


The Edgeryders guide to the future

by Collectif

This publication is the result of the Edgeryders project, an online dialogue platform run by the Council of Europe with a view to promoting discussion with young people on the challenges of their transition...


The Council of Europe and Roma: 40 years of action

by Collectif

The Council of Europe, after 40 years of activities with Roma, is intensifying its commitment to monitoring and improving their situation and to involving their representatives in the creation of the policies...


History of the Council of Europe

by Collectif

The Council of Europe, the oldest European organisation, was founded in 1949 with the aim of unifying the continent as a whole. The decision to establish its headquarters in Strasbourg was, moreover, symbolic...


Gavin K. Watt's Revolutionary Canadian History 5-Book Bundle

by Gavin K. Watt

This special bundle collects five titles by military history specialist Gavin K. Watt. This series has a unique focus: The American War of Independence viewed from the perspective of British operations in the...


Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium

by Jessica A. Folkart

Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity examines how diverse manifestations of otherness coalesce in the cultural response to shifting perceptions of identity in Spain as...


Jewish Responses to Persecution

by Emil Kerenji

Incorporating historical documents and accessible narrative, this unique reference offers a new perspective on Holocaust history, shedding light on the diverse personal and public lives of Jews worldwide during...


A Letter from Frank

by Stephen J. Colombo

On the last day of the Second World War, Frank and Russ fought each other. In the days after, they became friends.

This is the remarkable tale of a long-forgotten letter. It was written from Germany in the aftermath...


Britain's Lost Regiments

by Trevor Royle

The history of the British Army is really the story of its regiments and the men who served in them. From the very beginning they formed the backbone of a singular institution that is itself a reflection of...


A Necessary Luxury

by Julie E. Fromer

Tea drinking in Victorian England was a pervasive activity that, when seen through the lens of a century’s perspective, presents a unique overview of Victorian culture. Tea was a necessity and a luxury; it...