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Bad Queen BESS?: Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Hardback, 07/01/2016, £35.00
£31.50
Explores the role of plot talk, conspiracy theory, and libellous secret history during the Elizabethan regime, analysing the back and forth between Catholic critics and William Cecil and his circle, and the effect this had on the political, cultural, intellectual, and religious history of the time, both in England, and in a wider European context.

Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I

Paperback, 23/01/2014, £28.49
£25.64
The reign of Elizabeth I was a Golden Age of English culture. Part of Elizabeth's policy of 'popular monarchy' took the form of tours throughout southern England and the Midlands. In return, her hosts staged theatrical performances, pageants, and entertainments. These essays explore the Elizabethan progresses from a range of perspectives.

Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Hardback, 15/09/2015, £27.95
£25.16
"Activist, journalist, and theorist, Eqbal Ahmad was admired by and consulted by activists and policymakers. He inspired new ways of thinking about militant Islam, the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and the Cold War. This intellectual biography relates Ahmad's life to the political transformations that occurred globally in the second half of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

Eqbal Ahmad: Critical Outsider in a Turbulent Age

Paperback, 12/09/2017, £19.95
£17.96
"Activist, journalist, and theorist, Eqbal Ahmad was admired by and consulted by activists and policymakers. He inspired new ways of thinking about militant Islam, the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and the Cold War. This intellectual biography relates Ahmad's life to the political transformations that occurred globally in the second half of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.

Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England: News Culture and the Overbury Affair, 1603-1660

Paperback, 29/01/2007, £30.99
£27.89
This is a detailed 2002 study of the political significance of the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, 1613.

Worship, Civil War and Community, 1638-1660

Paperback, 16/06/2017, £95.00
£85.50

Riviera Set

Paperback, 06/07/2017, £10.99
£9.89
A portrait of high society in the twentieth century, told through the stories of the guests of Maxine Elliott and Prince Aly Khan at the Chateau de l'Horizon in Cannes.

Our Times

Paperback, 03/09/2009, £12.99
£10.00
When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, many proclaimed the start of a new Elizabethan Age. This title takes the reader on a journey, distilling half a century of unprecedented social and political change. It propels you from post-war austerity through the alterations in our social landscape to the multi-cultural Britain.

Spycraft Secrets: An Espionage A-Z

Paperback, 01/09/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Turn these pages and be immersed in the real world of James Bond: assets, black operations, double agents, triple agents ... it's all here.

Cold War Counterfeit Spies: Tales of Espionage - Genuine or Bogus?

Hardback, 30/07/2016, £25.00
£22.50
An astonishing expose of previously celebrated spies.

At Her Majesty's Secret Service: The Chiefs of Britain's Intelligence Agency, MI6

Hardback, 30/06/2016, £19.99
£17.99
The first detailed, in-depth look at the heads of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. A New, extended edition

Double Cross in Cairo: The True Story of the Spy Who Changed the Tide of War in the Middle East

Hardback, 07/01/2015, £20.00
£18.00
Using declassified files, Nigel West explores the heroic exploits of one of the Second World War's most closely guarded secrets.

Prince Henry Revived: Image and Exemplarity in Early-modern England

Hardback, 01/12/2007, £30.00
£27.00
There can be few examples of more intensive fashioning and self-fashioning of a Renaissance figure than that of Price Henry (1594-1612). This collection of essays examines the artisitic and cultural response to Prince Henry of Wales.

Mortal Crimes: The Greatest Theft in History - The Soviet Penetration of the Manhattan Project

Paperback, 15/01/2005, £16.99
£15.29
development of the atomic bomb * Written by renowned, prize-winning author Nigel West * The full story of Soviet espionage related for the first time 'West's book makes an important contribution to espionage studies' - Publishers Weekly In September 1945 Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk based at Ottawa's Soviet embassy, traded a batch of ...

Arabia Felix: Danish Expedition of 1761-1767

Paperback, 13/06/2017, £11.99
£10.79

1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation

Hardback, 10/08/2017, £16.99
£15.29
Did Martin Luther really post his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Castle Church door in October 1517? Probably not, says Reformation historian Peter Marshall. But though the event might be mythic, it became one of the great defining episodes in Western history, a symbol of religious freedom of conscience which still shapes our world 500 years later.

Cold War: A World History

Hardback, 31/08/2017, £30.00
£27.00

Destroying a Nation: The Civil War in Syria

Paperback, 30/07/2017, £8.99
£8.09
Ground-breaking account of Syria's descent into chaos

Dragons: Ten Entrepreneurs Who Built Britain

Paperback, 13/07/2017, £9.99
£8.99
The inspiring stories of ten great British entrepreneurs from the Elizabethan age to the present - how their genius made Britain great and shaped the global marketplace.

Advancing Empire: English Interests and Overseas Expansion, 1613-1688

Paperback, 03/07/2017, £25.99
£23.39
This book explores seventeenth-century English overseas expansion, offering a unique interpretation of the history of the early modern English Empire.

Albert Hourani's History of the Arab Peoples

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
Albert Hourani's A History of the Arab Peoples is unsurpassed as an overview of Arab history from the rise of Islam to the late twentieth century. Going far beyond political history, it provides a deep analysis of social, cultural and economic structures.

Chinua Achebe's An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
Few works of scholarship have so comprehensively recast an existing debate as Chinua Achebe's essay on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

Frank Dikotter's Mao's Great Famine

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
Dikotter's 2010 masterpiece catalogues the tragedy and the cover-up of the hideous famine caused by the Great Leap Forward-Mao Zedong's disastrous attempt to jumpstart industrialization in China in the late 1950s.

Geoffrey Parker's Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
Geoffrey Parker spent 15 years writing this ambitious history of the tumultuous 17th century, a period in the grip of what historians term the General Crisis (2013).

Mahmood Mamdani's Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
In Citizen and Subject, Mahmood Mamdani challenges dominant views of the crisis of postcolonial Africa, particularly that the problems the continent faces are home grown. Citizen and Subject insists that the current crisis is the institutional legacy of colonialism.

George Lefebvre's The Coming of the French Revolution

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
Four social groups brought down the French monarchy. Why? Because in 1789 each of these very different groups had compelling reasons to defy royal authority.

Odd Arne Westad's The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions And The Making Of Our Times

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £6.50
£5.85
Westad's seminal 2005 work shifts the focus of Cold War studies from Europe to the post-World War II interventions by both the Soviet Union and the United States in the affairs of developing nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

China Since 1949

Paperback, 26/05/2011, £14.99
£13.49

Cromwell at War: The Lord General and His Military Revolution

Hardback, 30/06/2017, £25.00
£22.50
Oliver Cromwell was arguably the most significant political figure in the early modern history of the British Isles. Yet he was also a military leader, with significant battlefield victories to his credit.

Stalin's Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess

Hardback, 10/09/2015, £25.00
£11.99
The extraordinary true story of Guy Burgess, the man at the heart of the Cambridge Spy Ring and a linchpin of Cold War espionage.

Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

Paperback, 19/07/2017, £14.99
£13.49
An entirely new account of the transformation of the imperial order after World War I, recovering the crucial role of the League of Nations in setting up international governance of colonial territories seized from the defeated powers, and showing how the actions of the League shaped the modern world of nation states.

All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £10.99
£9.89
The reformation which engulfed England and Europe in the sixteenth century was one of the most highly-charged, bloody and transformative periods in their history, and has remained one of the most contested. This book explores a turbulent and endlessly fascinating era.

Uncommon Reader: A Life of Edward Garnett

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £30.00
£27.00
Over a career spanning nearly fifty years Edward Garnett - editor, critic and publisher's reader - would become one of the most influential men in twentieth-century British literature.

Diary of an Ordinary Schoolgirl

Hardback, 07/12/2017, £10.99
£9.89
24 July, SaturdayBought a pair of shorts - white, very short with two pockets. Algebra, 6th = 74%. Latin = 55% Thrilled! Eng Literature, Top = 79% but Lang. 4th = 60%. History top = 85% smashing! French 12th = 61%. Geography, disgusting, 2nd = 67%.

State of the Middle East

7, 01/10/2006, £12.99
£11.69
Provides an understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics. The author uses his forensic skills to unravel the history of this arena of confrontation and instability. He highlights key issues and maps their global implication to explain why the Middle East has become, and will remain, the focal point for foreign policy.

Mao and the Chinese Revolution

Paperback, 05/08/2004, £9.99
£8.99

Wounds: A Memoir of War and Love

Hardback, 18/09/2017, £18.99
£13.29
A family story of blood and memory and the haunting power of the past.

Fishers of Men

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £8.99
£8.09

Combined Operations: A Global History of Amphibious and Airborne Warfare

Paperback, 15/09/2017, £23.95
£21.56
This compelling book provides the first broad history of the evolution of combined operations since antiquity. Leading scholar Jeremy Black provides a balanced assessment of strategic, operational, and technical developments over time, considering both the potential and limitations of amphibious and airborne warfare-past, present, and future.

Spirit of '68: Rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976

Paperback, 02/10/2008, £40.49
£36.44
1968 witnessed a highly unusual sequence of popular rebellions worldwide. Gerd-Rainer Horn offers a fascinating re-assessment of these turbulent times, arguing that 1968 cannot be seen in isolation; it must be viewed in the context of a much larger period of experimentation and revolt.

City of Oranges: An Intimate History of the Arabs and Jews of Jaffa

Hardback, 05/10/2017, £25.00
£22.50
A new edition of this acclaimed history of Arabs and Jews in Jaffa, with a major new afterword.

Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade

Paperback, 01/08/2013, £14.99
£13.49
A vividly readable, powerfully argued revisionist history of the 1960s.

After Ireland: Irish Literature Since 1945 and the Failed Republic

Hardback, 12/10/2017, £25.00
£22.50
A magisterial survey of the ways in which postwar Irish writers have witnessed the frustration of the promise of Irish independence.

 

 

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