Not since Murray in 1913 has there been a seriously researched history of chess which is also readable. Eales concentrates on what can be identified through archaeological and written evidence. The key text for lovers of chess history.
Covers various themes that contribute to modern Christmas: its Anglo-German origins and the idea of the bourgeois Christmas expressing family virtues; the need for a touchstone with the past in an age of rapid expansion and thus the myth of Merrie England; and the revival of English music: in short, all the elements making up the modern Christmas.
Clarifying the Past provides a comprehensive analysis of state-sponsored historical commissions operating in conflicted and divided societies, developing a theoretical and methodological framework within the historical dialogue paradigm, key to understand the work of such commissions.
A collection of essays constituting the first comprehensive study of the relationship between classical ideas and British colonialism. The contributors demonstrate that ideas about the Greek and Roman world since the eighteenth century developed hand-in-hand with the rise and fall of the British Empire.
An artist, working with a historian, uses digital techniques to bring to life 200 photographs of the defining events and personalities of the modern world. A mini edition of Dan Jones and Marina Amaral's The Colour of Time.
* Surveys the evolution of historical thought in the Western World from biblical times to the present day. * Provides students with the background to contemporary historical debates and approaches. * Serves as a useful reference for researchers and teachers. * Includes chapters by 24 leading historians. .
The Compleat Angler is the most famous work in the literature of sport and a unique celebration of the English countryside. This new edition highlights its celebration of natural history, the environment, conservation, and the power of friendship.