Royal Pains: A Rogues' Gallery of Brats, Brutes, and Bad Seeds

By Leslie Carroll

The writer of Notorious Royal Marriages provides a few of history's boldest, baddest, and bawdiest royals.

The undesirable seeds at the kinfolk timber of the main robust royal homes of Europe usually turned the main rotten of apples: über-violent autocrats Vlad the Impaler and Ivan the bad actually reigned in blood. Lettice Knollys strove to imitate the looks of her cousin Elizabeth I or even stole her guy. And Pauline Bonaparte scandalized her brother Napoleon through having a golden goblet formed within the form of her breast.

Chock-full of surprising scenes, titillating stories, and wildly depraved nobles, Royal Pains is a rollicking compendium of the main notorious, capricious, and insatiable bluebloods of Europe.

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A Companion to World History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History)

A significant other to international History provides over 30 essays from a world team of historians that either determine carrying on with components of competition, war of words, and divergence in international and worldwide background, and element to instructions for extra debate.

  • Features a various forged of members that come with validated international historians and rising scholars
  • Explores quite a lot of issues and topics, together with and the perform of global historical past, key principles of worldwide historians, the instructing of worldwide background and the way it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" instructing methods, and international ways to writing international history
  • Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone methods to the topic
  • Considers problems with either scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale

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Northern Ireland's Lost Opportunity: The Frustrated Promise of Political Loyalism

By Tony Novosel

Northern Ireland's misplaced Opportunity is a distinct in-depth research into working-class Loyalism in Northern eire as represented via the Ulster Volunteer strength (UVF), the crimson Hand Commando (RHC) and their political allies.

In an unorthodox account, Tony Novosel argues that those teams, noticeable as implacable enemies via Republicans and the left, did improve a political research of the Northern eire clash within the Nineteen Seventies which concerned a compromise peace with all political events and warring factions – whatever that historians and writers have principally ignored.

Distinctive, deeply expert and provocative, Northern Ireland's misplaced Opportunity is the 1st learn to concentration now not at the violent activities of the UVF/RHC yet on their political imaginative and prescient and programme which, Novosel argues, integrated the potential of a practicable peace in accordance with compromise with all teams, together with the Irish Republican military.

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The Invention of Coinage and the Monetization of Ancient Greece

The invention of coinage used to be a conceptual revolution, no longer a technological one. merely with the discovery of Greek coinage does the idea that "money" truly materialize in heritage. Coinage seemed at a second while it fulfilled an important want in Greek society, bringing with it clarification and social leveling in a few respects, whereas at the same time generating new illusions, paradoxes, and elites.

In a controversy of curiosity to students of historical historical past and archaeology in addition to to fashionable economists, David M. Schaps addresses quite a number matters relating significant shifts in old economies, together with cash, alternate, and monetary association within the close to East and Greece sooner than the advent of coinage; the discovery of coinage and the explanations for its adoption; and the advance of utilizing cash to generate larger wealth.

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Savage Will: The Daring Escape of Americans Trapped Behind Nazi Lines

By Timothy M. Gay

In the culture of magnificent real tales from The nice Escape to Argo, Savage Will recounts a story of survival, bold, and evasion at the back of enemy strains: that of yank medics and nurses stranded for 2 months in Nazi-occupied Albania.
 
In 1943, women and men of the 807th clinical Air Evacuation Squadron boarded a regimen flight from Sicily to the Italian mainland to deal with wounded infantrymen. En course, their aircraft drifted thousands of miles off track and crash-landed in distant mountainous Albania.
 
The unarmed american citizens have been trapped enormous quantities of blizzard-plagued miles from Allied strains, in a rustic torn aside through rival bands of professional- and anti-German guerrillas. Hunted through German squaddies, the castaways trusted what one survivor referred to as their “savage will” to elude their enemy and locate their technique to freedom.

What is the main exciting untold tale of worldwide battle II—a saga attaining from President Roosevelt and best Allied intelligence officers to a number of courageous Albanian Resistance warring parties, the British and U.S. Mediterranean air forces,  and the speeding English lieutenant and the tenacious American captain despatched in the back of enemy traces to hold out a heroic rescue.

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A General History of the Pyrates (Dover Maritime)

By Daniel Defoe

Immensely readable heritage by way of the writer of Robinson Crusoe accommodates the author's celebrated aptitude for journalistic aspect, and represents the foremost resource of data approximately piracy within the early 18th century. Defoe recounts the bold and bloody deeds of such outlaws as Edward educate (alias Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, Mary learn, Anne Bonny, many others.

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Medieval Persia 1040-1797

Medieval Persia 1040-1797 charts the striking heritage of Persia from its conquest through the Muslim Arabs within the 7th century advert to the trendy interval on the finish of the eighteenth century, whilst the influence of the west grew to become pervasive. David Morgan argues that realizing this advanced interval of Persia’s historical past is quintessential to realizing sleek Iran and its major position at the foreign scene.

The publication starts off with a geographical advent and in short summarises Persian background through the early Islamic centuries to put the country’s heart a while of their ancient context. It then charts the arriving of the Saljūq Turks within the 11th century and discusses in flip the most important political powers of the interval: Mongols, Timurids, Türkmen and Safawids. The chronological narrative allows scholars to spot switch and consistencies less than every one ruling dynasty, whereas Persia’s wealthy social, cultural, spiritual and financial heritage is usually woven all through to offer an entire photograph of lifestyles in Medieval Persia. regardless of the turbulent backdrop, which observed Persia governed via a succession of teams who had seized energy via army strength, arts, portray, poetry, literature and structure all flourished within the interval.

This re-creation features a new epilogue which discusses the numerous literature of the final 28 years to supply scholars with a entire review of the most recent historiographical tendencies in Persian background. Concise and transparent, this e-book is the appropriate creation for college students of medieval Persia and the medieval heart East.

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From Solon to Socrates: Greek History and Civilization During the 6th and 5th Centuries BC (Routledge Classics)

By Victor Ehrenberg

From Solon to Socrates is a magisterial narrative creation to what's in general considered as crucial interval of Greek background. Stressing the cohesion of Greek background and the centrality of Athens, Victor Ehrenberg covers a wealthy and various variety of political, monetary, army and cultural matters within the Greek international, from the early historical past of the Greeks, together with early Sparta and the wars with Persia, to the ascendancy of Athens and the Peloponnesian War.

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The Tower of Babble: Sins, Secrets and Successes Inside the CBC

By Richard Stursberg

The final CBC insider exposes the controversies, successes and lifeless ends of his time on the top.

In 2004, CBC tv had sunk to its lowest viewers percentage in its historical past. that very same yr, Richard Stursberg, an avowed popularizer with a name for radical motion, used to be employed to run English prone. With incisive wit, Stursberg tells the tale of the fight that resulted -- a fight that lasted for 6 turbulent and arguable years.

Shortly after Stursberg arrived, the company locked out its staff for 2 months. 4 years later, he signed the main harmonious labour agreement so far. He misplaced the tv rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic video games. He received the most important NHL agreement in background. He had extraordinary scores successes. He had bad flops. He loved the simplest radio, tv and on-line scores in CBC's background. He fought unending wars with the CBC president and board in regards to the course of the company and eventually used to be dismissed.

This is the tale of our so much enjoyed and reviled cultural establishment in the course of its so much convulsive and far-reaching interval of change.

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