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History, military and Historical Biography of pre-20th century characters like Nelson, Napoleon to Buddha or Ghengis Khan.

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Like most of those who study
history, he (Napoleon III) learned
from the mistakes of the past how
to make new ones.
- A. J. P Taylor

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RIGHTS OF MAN
THOMAS PAINE    Book Number: 25248
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Published as a reply to Burke's Reflections of the Revolution in France, Rights of Man is a classic statement of the belief in humanity's potential to change the world for the better. Paine writes ...
SOCIAL CONTRACT
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques    Book Number: 27141
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Rousseau (1712-1778) argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. An individual can only be free under the law, he says, by voluntarily embracing the law as his own. Henc...
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE    Book Number: 28847
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Hailed as the finest book ever written on the nature of democracy, it continues to be an influential text on both sides of the Atlantic, above all in the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe. De ...
THE ART OF WAR and THE BOOK OF LORD SHANG
SUN TZU    Book Number: 35497
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The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. They are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation: they are serious, urgen...
MEMOIRS OF DUC DE SAINT-SIMON: Set of Three
DUC DE SAINT-SIMON    Book Number: 76763
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Memoirs of Duc De Saint-Simon 1691-1723. Buy all three paperbacks and make further savings.
ON LIBERTY & UTILITARIANISM
JOHN STUART MILL    Book Number: 78849
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With an Introduction by Dr Mark G. Spencer of Brock University, Ontario, Canada. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) is the most important of Britain's 19th century philosophers. His writings and activit...
ARENA OF AMBITION: A History of the Cambridge Union
STEPHEN PARKINSON    Book Number: 80294
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Founded in 1815, the Cambridge Union immediately became the subject of controversy when an attempt was made to shut it down on the grounds that it was interfering with students' studies. The real f...
THE PRINCE
Machiavelli, Nicolo    Book Number: 80667
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Written in 1513 for the Medici, immediately following their return to power in Florence, The Prince remains as relevant a text on the craft of ruling and the exercise of power in today's world of c...
BRITISH MUSEUM MEDIEVAL LOVE POETRY
EDITED BY JOHN CHERRY    Book Number: 80888
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Courtly love and romance originated in Provence in Southern France in the 12th century and this concept underlies the romances chosen here. The story of Tristan and Isolt is well known to us throu...
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY
GEOFFREY BLAINEY    Book Number: 80933
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Is it possible to condense the history of the most tumultuous century the world has ever known into one volume? Geoffrey Blainey is Australia's most prominent historian and in his previous book, A ...
STORIES IN STONE: Paris
DOUGLAS KEISTER    Book Number: 80939
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Sub-titled 'A Field Guide to Paris Cemeteries and Their Residents', around 12 million people have found a resting place in the catacombs, cemeteries and mausoleums in the Paris metropolitan area. ...
SEVERED: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found
FRANCES LARSON    Book Number: 81576
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Shrunken heads, trophy heads, framed heads, frozen heads, heads as prizes, as art, as objects of instruction, as symbols of triumph over enemies, this most unusual book investigates the ways in whi...
CHINESE ALCHEMY
JEAN COOPER    Book Number: 81755
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Sub-titled 'Taoism, The Power of Gold, and The Quest for Immortality', here is an essential guide to Chinese legend and lore, Chinese magic and medicine and Taoism. Here in one slender volume are ...
SPARTAN ARMY
J. F. LAZENBY    Book Number: 82058
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First published in 1985, this classic of military history is now reissued in paperback format to satisfy the continuing interest in Sparta among ancient historians and the general public. The autho...
WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: The True History Revealed
D. ANTONOPOULOS & ROD GREEN    Book Number: 82245
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In May 1605 the author, an illustrator, printmaker and explorer set off to travel the world and arrived in Greece, the land of his forefathers, where he bought a donkey. Set in a ruined hall he fo...
LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR
HENRY MAYHEW    Book Number: 56595
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A masterpiece of social observation. Mayhew takes us into the abyss, into a world without fixed employment where skills are declining and insecurity mounting, a world of criminality, pauperism and...
DEFENDING THE CITY OF GOD
SHARAN NEWMAN    Book Number: 82607
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In an age dominated by powerful men, Queen Melisende ruled Jerusalem, yet her name is scarcely known today. It was the time of the Crusades, when a multicultural world was forming as Templar knight...
ISABELLA: The Warrior Queen
KIRSTIN DOWNEY    Book Number: 82614
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An engrossing new portrait of one of the most fascinating and controversial women who have ever lived. Queen Isabella set the stage for modern Europe and America. Using Muslim, Jewish and Christi...
ITALY'S MOST WANTED: The Top 10 Books of Roman Ruins
LUCIANO MANGIAFICO    Book Number: 82494
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If you're off to Italy, this is the very first thing that you should pack! It's a super top ten guide to all things Italian covering a multitude of subjects, from Popular Operas to Notable Wines, a...
MAKING HASTE FROM BABYLON: The Mayflower Pilgrims
NICK BUNKER    Book Number: 82503
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The story of the Pilgrim Fathers has been told many times, but historian Nick Bunker has asked some new questions, notably why it was that the Fathers achieved that all-important economic success w...
GENGHIS KHAN AND THE MONGOL WAR MACHINE
CHRIS PEERS    Book Number: 82739
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800 years after he launched his career of conquest, Genghis Khan remains one of the best known figures in history, not only in his home country of Mongolia but across the globe. Was he a true empi...
BRIEF HISTORY OF LIFE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
MARTYN WHITTOCK    Book Number: 82885
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From the ever-popular Constable & Robinson series, this is the 2017 reprint of a fascinating new social history of medieval England. Between the 10th century and the Wars of the Roses in the mid 1...
BRIEF HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL WARFARE
PETER REID    Book Number: 82886
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A companion to A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages code 82885, Reid interweaves his analysis with a dramatic telling of the main events on land and sea. From the terrible defeat at Bannockb...
HEYDAY: The 1850s and the Dawn of the Global Age
BEN WILSON    Book Number: 82916
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The 1850s saw a great many world-changing events. As well as the Australian Gold Rush, the Crimean War and the Indian Rebellion, there were huge technological advances, not least the advent of inte...
KINGS AND QUEENS: A Very Peculiar History
ANTONY MASON    Book Number: 82923
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With added blue blood and an ex-libris label, this beautifully designed little history book really puts royalty on the map. Includes some famous and important royal residences and battle grounds, ...
ANATOMIES: A Cultural History of the Human Body
HUGH ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS    Book Number: 82562
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Journalist Hugh Aldersey-Williams dives into the questions concerning whether our soul may lie in the heart or liver, how do some of us become left-handed and some right, or even what is the funny ...
ANCIENT ATHENS ON 5 DRACHMAS A DAY
PHILIP MATYSZAK    Book Number: 82563
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You have travelled back in time 2,500 years, and are wandering around ancient Athens. Start at the Hot Gates, so called because of the boiling volcanic springs in the area, procure a donkey, a cloa...
ANCIENT ROME ON 5 DENARII A DAY
PHILIP MATYSZAK    Book Number: 82564
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There are numerous books and websites telling you how to do modern Rome on a budget, but what about the ancient traveller keen to see the glories of the imperial city on - say - five denarii a day?...
CENSORS AT WORK: How States Shaped Literature
ROBERT DARNTON    Book Number: 82568
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Censorship by the state has never been a more urgent issue as we confront the problems of internet pornography and terrorist propaganda. On the other hand, we proudly boast of our commitment to fre...
COMPLETE ROMAN EMPEROR IMPERIAL LIFE
MICHAEL SOMMER    Book Number: 82575
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From Augustus to Romulus Augustulus, 80 quotations from ancient commentators, fact boxes, maps and more, seven thematic chapters cover foundation, power and imperial building projects. How did a m...
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