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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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HEIRS TO FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS
GERARD RUSSELL    Book Number: 88205
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Sub-titled 'Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East', here is a poignant and beautifully written elegy to the religious minorities of the Middle East just as many seem on the ve...
ANCIENT GREECE: Pocket Museum
DAVID MICHAEL SMITH    Book Number: 88249
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A Thames & Hudson quality publication, beautifully designed with plenty of white paper space around hundreds of colour images of exquisite artifacts like golden cygnet rings, a belly-handled amphor...
ANCIENT ROME: Pocket Museum
VIRGINIA CAMPBELL    Book Number: 88250
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The story of Rome can be told as much through its objects as it can be documented in a history book. There are complex works of art that represent the ideology of a ruler, functional tools to kill...
ROME: A History in Seven Sackings
MATTHEW KNEALE    Book Number: 88258
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Rome is often called 'the eternal city'. The book, as the title suggests, is split into sections describing seven sackings of Rome: 'Gauls', 'Goths', 'More Goths', 'Normans', 'Spanish and Lutherans...
WORLD OF ART: BODY ART
NICHOLAS THOMAS    Book Number: 88275
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A timely and intelligent celebration of this quintessentially human and intimate artform, body art is practiced across all world cultures and throughout history. Among the native peoples of Amazon...
WOMEN IN THE BIBLE
JOHN BALDOCK    Book Number: 84488
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Apart from a few women such as Eve, Mary the mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, the women in the Bible are generally eclipsed by their male counterparts, mirroring the status of women in western s...
KNIGHTS TEMPLARS: God's Warriors, The Devil's Bankers
FRANK SANELLO    Book Number: 86626
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The Order of the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon was founded by Hugues de Payen, a knight who had fought in the First Crusade and participated in the capture of Jerusalem. He was ...
CIVIL WAR IN LONDON: Voices from the City
ROBIN ROWLES    Book Number: 88420
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Based on a history walk devised by the author, this book introduces the reader to little-known alleys, monuments and buildings associated with the Civil War in London. As background he explains th...
AGE OF DISCOVERY:
IAN GOLDIN & CHRIS KUTARNA    Book Number: 88424
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This highly original cultural and intellectual history argues that our contemporary world is facing many of the same challenges that were characteristic of the European Renaissance in the 15th and ...
FRANCIS I: The Maker of Modern France
LEONIE FRIEDA    Book Number: 88427
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Contemporary with Henry VIII, Francis I of France arguably changed the face of Europe as much as his English rival. When the two kings met in 1520 at the famous Field of Cloth of Gold, Francis's d...
GIBRALTAR: The Greatest Siege in British History
ROY ADKINS & LESLEY ADKINS    Book Number: 88428
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The tiny isthmus of Gibraltar is the gatekeeper to the Mediterranean Sea, and the Rock has been blockaded and besieged numerous times as different nations have tried to seize control of its command...
PORTABLE RENAISSANCE READER
J. BRUCE ROSS & M. MCLAUGHLIN    Book Number: 88431
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One of the most important movements in the history of the world, the Renaissance in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, changed the way people thought and behaved. This collection of 120 extract...
EDINBURGH: LANDSCAPES IN STONE
ALAN MCKIRDY    Book Number: 88462
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Edinburgh - a city that lies between an ancient, long-extinct volcano and the sea. Celebrated for its beauty, which has earnt it the status as a UNESCO World Heritage city, this city has been a stu...
CAN DEMOCRACY WORK?
JAMES MILLER    Book Number: 88390
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Sub-titled 'A Short History of a Radical Idea From Ancient Athens to Our World'. Democracy today is widely regarded as an ideal form of government. Yet in practice it sometimes seems a sham, a po...
HERALDRY COATS OF ARMS, CRESTS AND SEALS:
AMBERLEY ARCHIVE    Book Number: 88399
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Helmets and eagles, swords and feathers, lions and fish, here are all manner of arms and rebus, panaches or plumes of feathers set upright and borne as a crest, the shield of King Edward III from A...
LONDON BOMBED, BLITZED AND BLOWN UP
IAN JONES    Book Number: 88405
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Sub-titled 'The British Capital Under Attack Since 1867' the author had made a career in bomb disposal as a Major in the British Army. London, like many cities, has witnessed the pain and terror o...
DEMOCRACY AND ITS CRISIS
A. C. GRAYLING    Book Number: 87796
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'Utterly brilliant. Urgently needed. A book for NOW.' - Helena Kennedy QC, Chair of the Power Inquiry into Democracy. Here is a compelling and deeply unsettling dissection of the way in which demo...
JERUSALEM 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven
BARBARA DRAKE BOEHM    Book Number: 87486
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Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and distributed by Yale University Press, this is a spectacular quality art tome with 354 colour illustrations. Medieval Jerusalem was a vibr...
FASCINATING FOOTNOTES FROM HISTORY
GILES MILTON    Book Number: 88194
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Did you know that Hitler took cocaine or that Stalin robbed a bank, or that Charlie Chaplin's corpse was filched and held to ransom? There is Hiroo Onoda, the lone Japanese soldier fighting the Se...
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