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    Campaigning for Life

    By Peta Dunstan

    Paperback £22.50

    Dorothy Buxton led an unusual and intense life. After an upbringing untypical for a girl in rural Victorian England, she found her voice and her vocation during the First World War, insisting people should be able to read a variety of voices on the conflict engulfing Europe.

    1914 The Year The World Ended

    By Paul Ham

    Paperback £10.25

    In this searing indictment of the rationale behind the First World War, Paul Ham argues that European leaders did not `sleepwalk' into war, but that they fully accepted and understood the consequences of the decisions they were making.

    Simon de Montfort and the Rise of the English Nation

    By Darren Baker

    Paperback £8.45

    Simon de Montfort's combination of charisma, determination, and fearlessness made him one of the greatest men of his age. This new biography marks 750 years since Montfort established the earliest forerunner of our modern parliament.

    Short History of the Crimean War

    By Trudi Tate

    Paperback £9.05

    The Crimean War 1853-1856 was the first conflict to be reported first-hand in newspapers, painted by official war artists, recorded by telegraph and photographed by camera. In this book, Trudi Tate discusses the ways in which this novel representation itself became part of the modern 'war machine'.

    Viva la Revolucion

    By Eric Hobsbawm

    Paperback £10.25

    Viva La Revolucion is Hobsbawm's magisterial work on Latin America, the fruit of forty years' writing about the continent.

    A Short History of the Reformation

    By Helen Parish

    Paperback £9.05

    Martin Luther pinned his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg he shattered foundations of western Christendom. The Reformation of doctrine and practice that followed Luther's seismic action, and protest against sale of indulgences, fragmented the Church and overturned previously accepted certainties and priorities.

    Iranian Expanse

    By Matthew P. Canepa

    Hardback £46.86

    The Iranian Expanse explores how kings in the ancient Iranian world utilized the built and natural environment-everything from royal cities and paradise gardens, to hunting enclosures and fire temples-to form and contest Iranian cultural memory, royal identity, and sacred cosmologies over a thousand years of history. Although scholars have often...

    For Orange and the States

    Paperback £14.43

    The Dutch Republic was one of the great European powers during the 17th and 18th centuries. Generally, the Dutch Republic was considered to have lost that status after the 1713 Peace of Utrecht; however, when the Republic entered the War of Austrian Succession in 1740, it was able to field...

    Portraiture in South Asia since the Mughals

    By Crispin Branfoot

    Hardback £62.46

    One of the most remarkable artistic achievements of the Mughal Empire was the emergence in the early seventeenth century of portraits of identifiable individuals, unprecedented in both South Asia and the Islamic world.

    Learn Latin from the Romans: A Complete Introductory Course Using Textbooks from the Roman Empire

    By Eleanor Dickey

    Paperback £23.58

    The only introductory Latin textbook to use texts written by ancient Romans for Latin learners, presented in one volume.

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