History: specific events & topics

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  • A History of Venice

    £16.99

    A History of Venice

    This is a history of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth-century fall at the hands of Napoleon.

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    £16.99
  • A Little History of Economics

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    A Little History of Economics

    A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and through the ideas of great thinkers in the field
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    £9.99
  • An Inky Business

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    An Inky Business

    ‘An Inky Business’ is a book about the making and printing of news. It is a history of ink, paper, printing press, and type, and of those who made and read newspapers in Britain, continental Europe, and America from the British Civil Wars to the Battle of Gettysburg nearly two hundred years later. But it is also an account of what news was and how the idea of news became central to public life. Newspapers ranged from purveyors of high seriousness to carriers of scurrilous gossip. Indeed, our current obsession with ‘fake news’ and the worrying revelations or hints about how money, power, and technology shapes and controls the press and the flows of what is believed to be genuine information have dark early-modern echoes.

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  • Begin Again

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    Begin Again

    The struggles of Black Lives Matter and the attempt to achieve a new America have been challenged by the election of Donald Trump. For James Baldwin, these after times came in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement, when a similar attempt to force a confrontation with the truth of America’s racism was answered with the murders of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. In the years from the publication of ‘The Fire Next Time’ in 1963 to that of ‘No Name in the Street’ in 1972, Baldwin became a more overtly political writer, a change that came at great professional and personal cost. But from that journey, Baldwin emerged with a sense of renewed purpose about the necessity of pushing forward in the face of disillusionment and despair. Glaude suggests we can find hope and guidance through our own after times, this era of shattered promises and white retrenchment.

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  • Dog’s Best Friend

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    Dog’s Best Friend

    Dogs and humans: in the last 200 years no inter-species relationship has developed so fast nor come so far. Dogs accompany us in every walk of life, usually three times a day. How and why did this relationship begin? How has it changed over the centuries? And who’s getting the upper hand? This book investigates this unique bond by revisiting some of the most important milestones in our shared journey. It begins with the earliest visual evidence on ancient rock art, and ends at the laboratory that sequenced the first dog genome.

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  • Eaters of the Dead

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    Eaters of the Dead

    Spanning myth, history, and contemporary culture, a terrifying and illuminating excavation of the meaning of cannibalism. Every culture has monsters that eat us, and every culture repels in horror when we eat ourselves. From Grendel to medieval Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean, and from the Ghuls of ancient Persia to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, tales of being consumed are both universal and universally terrifying. In this book, Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. explores the full range of monsters that eat the dead: ghouls, cannibals, wendigos, and other beings that feast on human flesh.

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  • London, Reign Over Me

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    London, Reign Over Me

    Capturing the stark contrast of bursting artistic energy with the post-WWII city, London, Reign Over Me reveals why classic rock ‘n’ roll could only have been born in London. Original interviews with over ninety musicians and movers-and-shakers immerse readers in a generation of young hopefuls who would change the face of music forever.

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  • The Foghorn’s Lament

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    The Foghorn’s Lament

    What does the foghorn sound like? It sounds huge. It rattles. It rattles you. It is a booming, lonely sound echoing into the vastness of the sea. When Jennifer Lucy Allan hears the foghorn’s colossal bellow for the first time, it marks the beginning of an obsession and a journey deep into the history of a sound that has carved out the identity and the landscape of coastlines around the world, from Scotland to San Francisco. Within its sound is a maritime history of shipwrecks and lighthouse keepers, the story and science of our industrial past, and urban myths relaying tales of foghorns in speaker stacks, blasting out for coastal raves. Here is an odyssey told through the people who battled the sea and the sound, who lived with it and loathed it, and one woman’s intrepid voyage through the howling loneliness of nature.

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  • The History of Political Thought

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    The History of Political Thought

    Richard Whatmore examines the diverse, interconnected relationships between political history, theory, and action. Considering the work of Michel Foucalt, John Pocock, Quentin Skinner and other key theorists, this book highlights the connections between past and present political systems, and the ongoing relevance of the field today.

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  • The Lady in the Cellar

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    The Lady in the Cellar

    Bestselling author Sinclair McKay gives a gripping account of a murder in the heart of Victorian London, which intrigued and scandalised Bloomsbury society. 
     
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  • The Royal Family

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    The Royal Family

    This book offers a complete examination of the British Royal Family, looking behind the scenes at the Windsors, their bloodline, family tree and personalities, royal residences, palaces and country retreats, military connections, charity work, and annual engagements.

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    £25.00
  • The True History of Chocolate

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    The True History of Chocolate

    This text, enhanced with quotations, illustrations and old recipes, presents the real facts of the pre-Spanish history of chocolate, from the first cocoa beans to the kingdom of the Mars Bar.

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  • The Weirdest People in the World

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    The Weirdest People in the World

    Do you identify yourself by your profession, rather than your family? Do you consider yourself unique? Do you have personal goals? If so, perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich and Democratic. Unlike most who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-involved, control-oriented, nonconformist and analytical. They focus on themselves – their attributes, accomplishments and aspirations – over their social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically peculiar? What part did these differences play in the industrial revolution and the expansion of European power? And what do they mean for our sense of who we are now? Henrich, who coined the influential concept of WEIRD, explores the historical evolution of family structures, marriage and religion, and draws on research to analyse how these institutions have shaped the mind.

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