Generations of Russians have pursued wealth and power in the East, colonizing Pacific regions and spreading political influence into Asia. Why have these efforts largely failed? Chris Miller argues that Russian citizens and leaders, concentrated in the European borderlands, have always struggled to maintain faith and interest in eastward expansion.
This is an atlas with a difference. This atlas can help us to travel in a way that regular atlases do not, because by looking at old maps and getting to know their stories we can be transported back to the times in which they were made. This fabulous collection of maps is now available in paperback.
A full colour map, based on a digitised map of the city of Canterbury in 1907, with its Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval past overlain and important buildings picked out. The map's cover has a short introduction to the city's history, and on the reverse an illustrated and comprehensive gazetteer of Canterbury's main sites of interest.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author, a dazzling, globe-spanning history of humankind's greatest invention: the city.
'Brilliant...enchanting' Evening Standard 'Exhilarating' New York Times
The story of the city is the story of civilisation.
Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2020, a vivid work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman in Edo - now known as Tokyo - and a portrait of a great city on the brink of momentous change
Aviation has revolutionised warfare over the last 100 years. This pocket guide gives the reader the essential details of 70 iconic aircraft, including the Sopwith Camel, the Spitfire, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the P-51 Mustang and the F-4 Phantom. It uses detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition.
Since the days of the Ancient Greeks, naval ships of all sizes have revolutionized warfare. This guide provides essential information on 40 iconic ships, using detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition, as well as specification boxes to provide all the technical details.
* The first historical assessment of a critical period in archaeology * Takes as its focus the so-called English landscape tradition -- the ideological underpinnings of which come from English Romanticism, via the influence of the "father of landscape history": W.G.
Beer has played a pivotal role in history, from the transition to an agarian lifestyle in ancient Mesopotamia to bankrolling Britain's imperialist conquests. Beeronomics tells the story of beer through economics, the innovations it brought, and how its strategic taxation and regulation helped shape the world.