History

Pax Britannica: Climax of an Empire (The Pax Britannica Trilogy, Book 2)

By Jan Morris

Jan Morris recreates the British Empire at its incredible climax - the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a pageant of imperial energy, solidarity, and splendour. This vintage paintings of historical past portrays a kingdom on the very top of its power and self-satisfaction, enforcing at the remainder of the area its traditions and tastes, its idealists and rascals. 'A appealing ebook, beautifully written in a bitter-sweet variety . . . A marvellous account of what the empire used to be like.' day-by-day Express

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From Rome to Byzantium AD 363 to 565: The Transformation of Ancient Rome (The Edinburgh History of Ancient Rome)

By A. D. Lee

Among the deaths of the Emperors Julian (363) and Justinian (565), the Roman Empire underwent momentous alterations. most glaringly, regulate of the west was once misplaced to barbarian teams through the 5th century, and even if elements have been recovered by way of Justinian, the empire's centre of gravity shifted irrevocably to the east, with its point of interest now the town of Constantinople. both vital used to be the expanding dominance of Christianity not just in non secular lifestyles, but additionally in politics, society and tradition. Doug Lee charts those and different major advancements which contributed to the transformation of historic Rome and its empire into Byzantium and the early medieval west.  by way of emphasising the resilience of the east in the course of overdue antiquity and the ongoing energy of city lifestyles and the economic system, this quantity deals another point of view to the conventional paradigm of decline and fall.

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Tecumseh and Brock: The War of 1812

By James Laxer

At the flip of the 19th century, the British Empire is on the top of its ascendancy; Napoleonic France is suffering to keep up its place as a global strength; and the incumbent American empire is readily increasing its territory, whereas the local peoples fight to set up their very own confederacy, their very own self sufficient nation.
Bestselling writer, historian, political scientist, and student James Laxer deals a clean and compelling view of this decisive battle — which historians have lengthy handled as a moment American revolution — by means of bringing to lifestyles the local fight for nationhood and sovereignty; the conflict among the British Empire and the us over top and decrease Canada; and at last, on the middle of it, the not likely friendship and political alliance of 2 towering figures of historical past: Tecumseh, the Shawnee chieftain and charismatic chief of the local confederacy, and Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, protector and defender of the British Empire.
Highly enticing and impeccably researched, Tecumseh and Brock is a robust paintings of background, an epic tale of empires and rising countries, of politics and gear, and of 2 leaders whose legacy nonetheless lives on today.

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The Roman Revolution

By Ronald Syme

The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional remedy of an outstanding subject matter - the autumn of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome among 60 BC and advert 14, and the increase to strength of the best of the Roman Emperors, Augustus. The transformation of country and society, the violent transference of strength and estate, and the institution of Augustus' rule are provided in an unconventional narrative, which prices from old facts, refers seldomly to fashionable experts, and states arguable critiques particularly overtly. the result's a publication that's either clean and compelling.

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Troubles (New York Review Books Classics)

By J.G. Farrell

Winner of the misplaced guy Booker Prize

1919: After surviving the good conflict, significant Brendan Archer makes his technique to eire, hoping to find no matter if he's certainly betrothed to Angela Spencer, whose Anglo-Irish relatives owns the once-aptly-named Majestic inn in Kilnalough. yet his fiancée is unusually altered and her family's fortunes have suffered a miraculous decline. The hotel's countless numbers of rooms are disintegrating on a grand scale; its few ultimate site visitors thrive on rumors and video games of whist; herds of cats have taken over the Imperial Bar and the higher tales; bamboo shoots threaten the principles; and piglets frolic within the squash court docket. in the meantime, the most important is captivated through the gorgeous and sour Sarah Devlin. As house responsibilities mess ups strength him from room to room, outdoors the order of the British Empire additionally totters: there's unrest within the East, and in eire itself the mounting violence of "the troubles."
 
Troubles is a hilarious and heartbreaking paintings by means of a contemporary grasp of the historic novel.

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Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages

By Gwilym Dodd

Concentrating on the foremost position of the English medieval parliament in listening to and opting for the requests of the king's matters, this ground-breaking new research examines the non-public petition and its position within the past due medieval English parliament (c.1270-1450). formerly, historians have focussed at the political and monetary importance of the English medieval parliament; this booklet deals an immense re-assessment putting the emphasis on parliament as a very important point within the provision of royal executive and justice. It seems on the nature of medieval petitioning, how requests have been written and the way and why petitioners sought redress particularly in parliament. It additionally sheds new mild at the proposal of royal grace and its sensible program to parliamentary petitions that required the king's own intervention.

The publication lines the improvement of non-public petitioning over a interval of just about 200 years, from some extent while parliament was once primarily an software of royal management, to 1 the place it used to be self-consciously dispatching petitions because the maximum court docket of the land. Gwilym Dodd considers not just the element of the petitionary procedure, but additionally broader questions on the govt. of past due medieval England. His conclusions give a contribution to our knowing of the character of medieval monarchy, and its skill (or willingness) to handle neighborhood problems, in addition to the character of neighborhood society, and the issues that confronted participants and groups in medieval society.

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Türkiye Tarihi Cilt: 3 Osmanlı Devleti 1600-1908

By Sina Akşin

Türkiye Tarihi, Oğuz Akkan ile Sina Akşin'in 1980 yılında oluşturdukları bir tasarının ve uzunca bir çalışma ve hazırlık döneminin ürünüdür. Türkiye Tarihi five ciltten oluşmaktadır. Her ciltte, dönemin siyaset, iktisat, düşünce, mimarlık ve sanat tarihleri ayrı bölümlerde incelenmektedir. 1. Cilt Osmanlı Devleti öncesindeki Türkleri ele almaktadır. 2. Cilt Osmanlı Tarihini 1600 yılına değin gözden geçirmektedir. three. Cilt 1600-1908 yıllarını kapsıyor. four. Cilt 1908-1980 dönemini inceliyor. five. Cilt 1980-1995 dönemini, yani şimdiki Türkiye'yi ele alıyor.
Sina Akşin yazarlar kadrosunu oluşturmuş ve yayın yönetmenliğini üstlenmiştir. Siyaset Tarihi bölümlerinin yazarları Ümit Hassan, Metin Kunt, Sina Akşin, Mete Tunçay, Cemil Koçak, Hikmet Özdemir, Bülent Tanör'dür. İktisat Tarihi bölümlerini Halil Berktay, Suraiya Faroqhi, Korkut Boratav, Zafer Toprak yazmışlardır. Düşünce Tarihi bölümleri Ümit Hassan, Hüseyin Yurdaydın, Sina Akşin, Selahattin Hilav, Murat Katoğlu tarafından kaleme alınmıştır. Mimarlık ve Sanat tarihi bölümlerinin tek yazarı Ayla Ödekan'dır.
Sina Akşin Türkiye Tarihi'nin amacını şöyle açıklamaktadır: "... Türkiye'de okullarda ve üniversitelerde okutulan tarih genellikle yüzeysel bir tarihtir. Okullarda öğrenciler için tarih en çekilmez, ezbere dayalı, anlamsız ders durumundadır. Üniversite tarih bölümlerinin puanları, yani tarihçiliğe rağbet, çok düşüktür. Tarih, birçoklarımızın gözünde gerçeğin araştırılacağı, heyecan verici bir bilim dalı değil, kabul edilmiş belirli ideolojik ya da siyasal tutumları destekleyecek kanıtların derleneceği bir alandan ibarettir. İşte biz, bu kitabın, ülkemiz tarihçiliğini hal-i pur melalinden kurtarmaya belki mütevazi bir katkısı olur diye düşündük."
Elinizdeki bu cilt, Osmanlı Devleti'nin 1600-1908 dönemindeki siyasal, iktisat, düşünce ve bilim tarihi; mimarlık ve sanat için vazgeçilmez bir kaynaktır.

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The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future

By Robert Darnton

The period of the published ebook is at a crossroad. E-readers are flooding the marketplace, books can be found to learn on mobile phones, and firms resembling Google, Amazon, and Apple are competing to command close to monopolistic positions as dealers and dispensers of electronic info. Already, extra books were scanned and digitized than have been housed within the nice library in Alexandria. Is the published booklet resilient adequate to outlive the electronic revolution, or will it develop into out of date? during this lasting number of essays, Robert Darnton—an highbrow pioneer within the box of this heritage of the book—lends exact authority to the existence, position, and legacy of the e-book in society.

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White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America

By Don Jordan

White Cargo is the forgotten tale of the millions of Britons who lived and died in bondage in Britain’s American colonies.

In the 17th and eighteenth centuries, greater than 300,000 white humans have been shipped to the US as slaves. Urchins have been swept up from London’s streets to hard work within the tobacco fields, the place lifestyles expectancy was once not more than years. Brothels have been raided to supply “breeders” for Virginia. Hopeful migrants have been duped into signing as indentured servants, unaware they might turn into own estate who should be got, bought, or even gambled away. Transported convicts have been paraded on the market like livestock.

Drawing on letters crying for support, diaries, and court docket and govt information, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh display that the brutalities often linked to black slavery on my own have been perpetrated on whites all through British rule. The exchange ended with American independence, however the British nonetheless attempted to promote convicts of their former colonies, which brought on probably the most audacious plots in Anglo-American history.

This is a saga of exploration and cruelty spanning one hundred seventy years that has been submerged lower than the overpowering reminiscence of black slavery. White Cargo brings the brutal, uncomfortable tale to the surface.

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The House of Rothschild: Volume 2: The World's Banker: 1849-1999

By Niall Ferguson

A significant paintings of monetary, social and political background, Niall Ferguson's the home of Rothschild: The World's Banker 1849-1999 is the second one quantity of the acclaimed, landmark background of the mythical Rothschild banking dynasty.

Niall Ferguson's residence of Rothschild: Money's Prophets 1798-1848 was once hailed as a 'great biography' through Time journal and named the most effective books of 1998 through Business Week.

Now, with all of the intensity, readability and drama with which he traced their ascent, Ferguson - the 1st historian with entry to the long-lost Rothschild relations records - concludes his myth-breaking portrait of as soon as of the main attention-grabbing and tool households of all time.

From Crimea to international conflict II, wars time and again threatened the steadiness of the Rothschilds' all over the world empire. regardless of those many international upheavals, theirs remained the largest financial institution on this planet up till the 1st international conflict, their pursuits extending a ways past the world of finance. but the Rothschilds' failure to set up themselves effectively within the usa proved fateful, and as monetary strength shifted from London to big apple after 1914, their energy waned.

'A stupendous success, a triumph of ancient study and imagination'

Robert Skidelsky, The long island overview of Books

'Niall Ferguson's fantastic and altogether spell binding two-volume kin saga proves that educational historians can nonetheless inform nice tales that the remainder of us are looking to read'
The manhattan instances ebook Review

'Superb ... a powerful ... account of the Rothschilds and their position in history'
Boston Globe

Niall Ferguson is one among Britain's most famed historians. he's Laurence A. Tisch Professor of heritage at Harvard college and a Senior learn Fellow of Jesus collage, Oxford. he's the bestselling writer of The Pity of War, The Ascent of Money, Empire, Colossus, The conflict of the World and Civilization.

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