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The Turks Today

By: Andrew Mango

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, The Overlook Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04151

ISBN: 1585676152

Condition: Very Good


In this sequel to his acclaimed biography,Ataturk, Andrew Mango provides such a portrait, tracing the republic's development since the death of its founder and bringing to life the Turkish people and their vibrant society. There is a black mark across the bottom of the text block indicating it is a remainder book. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Villages of Britain; The 500 Villages that Made the Countryside

By: Clive Aslet

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Postscript Books: 2016

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04373

ISBN: 1408883716

Condition: Very Good


In this compendium of five hundred English, Welsh and Scottish villages, each one has been chosen to put a single aspect of rural Britain under the spotlight: a country poet, a way of building, an agricultural innovation, a horrible death, a rare survival, or an exceptional person or event. View more info

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Culture and Belief in Europe 1450 - 1600: An Anthology of Sources

By: David Englander; Diana Norman; Rosemary O'Day; W. R. Owens

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Blackwell: 1991

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 04136

ISBN: 0631169911

Condition: Very Good


This is a wide- ranging interdisciplinary collection of material from primary sources, illustrating the relationship between cultural change and religious belief in the sixteenth-century Europe. Includes writings from such renowned thinkers as Erasmus, Luther, Machiavelli, and Sir Thomas Moore, besides that of lesser know authors. There is a crease across the top rear corner. View more info

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Citizens & Cannibals: The French Revolution, the Struggle for Modernity, and the Origins of Ideological Terror

By: Eli Sagan

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04370

ISBN: 0742508315

Condition: Near Fine


Why did the French Revolution happen? How could once moral citizen's transform themselves into bloodthirsty " guillotine cannibals " bent on slaughtering their political opponents? In this book Eli Sagan argues that France's failed evolution into a modern state introduced to the world a previously unknown scourge with catastrophic consequences: " Ideological Terror"". A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire Since 1405

By: John Darwin

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, Bloomsbury Press: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04170

ISBN: 1596913932

Condition: Very Good


This book takes a sweeping new look at our global past. Our idea of world history is dominated by the ' Rise of the West" in which Europe's expansion and the emergence of America take center stage. John Darwin's elegantly written, magisterial account shows that the ascent of the west was neither foreordained nor a linear process. After Tamerlane unfolds the most famous and exciting events of world history, making them fresh and surprising once more. A good, clean and car... View more info

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That They May Face the Rising Sun

By: John McGahern

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Ireland, Paperview: 2005

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04292

ISBN: 2874271802

Condition: Very Good


This book vividly brings to life a whole world and its people with insight, humour and deep sympathy. This small community lives around a lake, deep in rural Ireland. A tight , clean little book. View more info

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Attila the Hun: Barbarian Terror and the Fall of the Roman Empire

By: Kelly,Christopher

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bodley Head: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03435

ISBN: 0224076760

Condition: Fine


Challenging our own ideas about Huns and Romans, imperialism and civilisation, barbarians and superpowers, this is the absorbing story of an extraordinary and complex individual who helped to bring down an empire and forced the map of Europe to be redrawn forever. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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English Place Names

By: Kenneth Cameron

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, B.T. Batsford Ltd: 1963

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 04211

Condition: Very Good


This book gives insight and meaning into the place names that cover the British Isles, and will be of interest to those researching british history or local history. The green boards have light wear to the spine ends, and the text block has light foxing, there is also a gift dedication on the front end paper. The D/W has wear to its corners and small tears to the head and base of the spine . It is still a good tight copy. View more info

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Maharanis

By: Lucy Moore

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04282

ISBN: 0670912875

Condition: Very Good


Lucy Moore has captured the richness and tragedy of the Indian princely favourites in the last days of the Raj and the new world of independence, focusing on four princesses as they emerge from purdah to stamp their personalities on their time. There is some foxing to the text block. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Ancient Americas: The Great Civilisations

By: Nicholas J. Saunders

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04073

ISBN: 0750933402

Condition: Very Good


In this book Nicholas J. Saunders explores, among others, the Moche, Nazca, Teotihuacan, Maya, Aztec and Inka cultures who - developing in isolation from the rest of the world for thousands of years - had created highly sophisticated civilisations without the wheel, draught animals or metal tools. The book's unparalleled breadth and scope allow us to appreciate the Pre-Columbian Americas as among the greatest flowerings of civilisations. A good clean tight copy. View more info

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Southsea Past

By: Sarah Quail

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Phillimore & Co Ltd: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04451

ISBN: 1860771459

Condition: Near Fine


Southsea is the seaside suburb of Portsmouth, England's premier naval port, its varying prosperity has depended on the navy since the 12th century. In this very readable book, the author provides a full and detailed account of the history of Southsea from its 18th-century beginnings to the present day. it has not always been plain sailing. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info