Social & cultural history

    Where We Are: The State of Britain Now

    By Roger Scruton

    Hardback £12.65

    Addressing one of the most politically turbulent periods in modern British history, philosopher Roger Scruton asks how, in these circumstances, we can come to define our identity, and what in the coming years will hold us together. To what are our duties owed and why? How do we respond to...

    Frost Fairs to Funfairs: A History of the English Fair

    By Nick Corble

    Paperback £11.45

    This lavishly illustrated volume evokes all the excitement and fervour of the fair coming to town while at the same time demonstrating how the fair is not only an integral part of English culture.

    Quest for a Suitable Past

    Hardback £29.66

    The present volume brings together a range of case studies of myth making and myth breaking in east Europe from the nineteenth century to the present day.

    Embracing the Darkness: A Cultural History of Witchcraft

    By John Callow

    Hardback £17.09

    Sheds light on the world of the witch, mage and necromancer. This work takes us into a shadowy landscape where, in an age before modern drugs, the onset of sudden illness was readily explained by malevolent spellcasting. It presents an account of this aspect of the western cultural experience.

    Arab Occidentalism: Images of America in the Middle East

    By Eid Mohamed

    Paperback £17.46

    When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, his foreign policy was at first seen to be the antithesis of that of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

    1997: The Future that Never Happened

    By Richard Power Sayeed

    Paperback £9.05

    An immersive account of Britain in 1997, a year which laid the foundation of our current political crisis.

    The Making Of The British Landscape: From the Ice Age to the Present

    By Nicholas Crane

    Paperback £8.45

    The history of 12,000 years of the British landscape, from the Ice Age to the twenty-first century, by prizewinning author Nicholas Crane, co-presenter of COAST.

    Square and the Tower

    By Niall Ferguson

    Hardback £17.46

    The New York Times bestseller 'Silicon Valley needed a history lesson and Ferguson has provided it' Eric Schmidt What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From Niall Ferguson, the global bestselling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way...

    Churchill\'s Last Stand: The Struggle to Unite Europe

    By Felix Klos

    Hardback £21.21

    'When the Nazi power was broken, I asked myself what was the best advice I could give to my fellow citizens here in this island and across the channel in our ravaged continent. There was no difficulty in answering the question. My counsel to Europe can be given in a...

    Journeys from the Abyss

    By Tony Kushner

    Paperback £23.67

    This is the first study to place Jewish refugee movements from Nazism into a wider framework of global forced migration from the late nineteenth through to the twenty first century.

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