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Bertrandon de la Broquiere was esquire to Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.
Bannermen Tales is the first book in English to offer a comprehensive study of zidishu-a popular storytelling genre created by the Manchus in early eighteenth-century Beijing. With original translations, musical score, and numerous illustrations of hand-copied and printed texts, this study opens a new window into Qing literature.
This textbook supports the specification for AS and A-Level Ancient History first teaching September 2017. It covers the whole of Component 2, both the compulsory Period Study and the three optional Depth Studies: Period Study: The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BC-AD 68 by Robert Cromarty and James Harrison Depth Study: The...
The St Patrick\'s Treasury: Celebrating the myths, legends and traditions of Ireland\'s patron saint
By John Killen
St Patrick is one of the best-known and best-loved saints in the world. His life and legacy is ingrained in Irish history and society, as the annual 17 March celebrations across the globe show. John Killen brings together the legends, folklore, traditions and stories that have been associated with St...
The new weapons and what they mean for the fight against terrorism
By Todd Godwin
The Xi'an Stele, erected in Tang China's capital in 781, describes in both Syriac and Chinese the existence of Christian communities in northern China.
David Lloyd George left a profound political legacy, despite being described by the wife of his successor, Herbert Asquith, as a 'gambler without foresight'. He is, of course, best known as the Prime Minister who led Britain to victory in World War I, but his contribution to domestic politics was...