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The Mediterranean in History, Abulafia, David
1 Abulafia, David The Mediterranean in History
J. Paul Getty Museum 2011 1606060570 / 9781606060575 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In this richly illustrated volume, eight distinguished historians explore t he facts, themes, and epochs of the history of the "Great Sea": the physica l setting; the rivalry between Carthaginians, Greeks, and Etruscans for con trol of sea routes; unification under Rome and the subsequent break up into Western Christendom, Byzantium, and Islam; the Crusades; commerce in medie val times; the Ottoman resurgence; the rivalry of European powers from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries; and the globalization of the region in the last century. The book departs from the traditional view of Mediterranean history with its emphasis on the influences of physical geography. Instead it regards physical context as a staging ground for decisive action with, at center stage, human catalysts at all levels of society--from great kings and emperors to the sailors of medieval Amalfi to the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492. The authors describe how these groups interacted with one another across the sea, enjoying commercial and political ties as well as sharing ideas and religious beliefs. 
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Venice: Pure City, Ackroyd, Peter
2 Ackroyd, Peter Venice: Pure City
Vintage Books 2010 0099422565 / 9780099422563 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Even during the dominance of the Roman Empire, Venice and Venetians were regarded as distinct by their neighbors. They spoke Latin, and later Italian, in an unusual dialect. Their geographic position as an island in a lagoon contributed to their fierce spirit of independence, but it also positioned them to control trade routes to and from the East. Ackroyd, the novelist, biographer, and writer of tributes to great urban centers (London), has captured the rich tradition, beauty, and vibrancy of this magnificent city in a survey that combines political and artistic history with aspects of a travelogue. Ackroyd moves back and forth in time as he examines the growth of Venice, from prehistoric settlement to its place in both the Roman and Byzantine empires to the present time. As he describes the development of the art and architectural treasures, he includes informative and charming diversions on various traditions, events, and personalities. For those who have visited or hope to visit the "Pearl of the Adriatic," this work will be a treasure. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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3 Adams, Gerry A Farther Shore: Ireland's Long Road to Peace
Random House 2003 0375508155 / 9780375508158 1st Edition Hardcover Fine/Near Fine 
A tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper. Born in Belfast in 1948, Adams has spent his entire life in the nationalist movement and immediately states that he was never a member of the IRA; he similarly denies that Sinn Fein is "the political wing of the IRA." Northern Ireland politics is always a complicated array of facts and contradictions, but Adams has done a workmanlike job of defining events and personalities. He puts the 1988 Gibraltar assassinations of three IRA members squarely at the feet of Margaret Thatcher. And while he excoriates Thatcher and her ilk, he embraces Nelson Mandela ("the greatest political leader of our time"), Steve Bilko, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Rosa Parks and Ho Chi Minh as mentors and heroes. The Good Friday Agreement is at the book's heart. There are many heroes, including Nobel laureate John Hume, Irish Prime Ministers Albert Reynolds and Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair and, most prominently, Bill Clinton. Adams shows how he and his cohorts reached across the Atlantic for help and support. It was Clinton's unilateral 1994 act granting Adams a visa to enter the U.S. that started the peace process rolling. Adams takes us step-by-step through the tense negotiations, which culminated in the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Adams's eighth book is suspenseful, biased, subversive, blunt and often funny. Edifying for both the neophyte and the veteran observer, it will open eyes as to how this master politician thinks and operates. 
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4 Allison, Hugh G. Roots of Stone: The Story of Those Who Came Before
Mainstream Publishing 2004 1840188332 / 9781840188332 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A crisp clean first edition, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib: Hugh Allison was born in 1960 and has worked in the tourism industry and for the Highland Council. Following a period working in the US in 2000, he is now employed by the National Trust for Scotland. He is married with two children. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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Germany and the Germans, Ardagh, John
5 Ardagh, John Germany and the Germans
Penguin Books Ltd 1988 0140102426 / 9780140102420 Paperback Very Good+ 
Perceptive and well informed portrait of Germany and its people, newly revi sed and updated to take in the period following unification. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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6 Author, No Wealth of the Roman world: AD 300-700
Published for the Trustees o 1977 0714100617 / 9780714100616 Paperback Very Good 
Wealth of the Roman world: Gold and silver, AD 300-700. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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European Home Fronts 1939 - 1945, Beck, Earl R.
7 Beck, Earl R. European Home Fronts 1939 - 1945
Wiley-Blackwell 1993 0882959069 / 9780882959061 Paperback As New 
In a book arranged in chapters which deal separately with the Home Fronts o f each country, Beck is able to provide a comprehensive picture of the effe cts of the world's only 'total war' upon the civilians who often faced bewi lderment, fear, death, and destruction all around them. Beck considers the effects of bombing and sometimes actual fighting in the streets and towns i n which people lived, and the policies of individual governments that attem pted to encourage and retain support for the war effort in varying ways. 
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8 Bergonzi, Bernard Heroes' Twilight
Palgrave Macmillan 1980 0333281578 / 9780333281574 Hardcover Very Good 

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The Twilight Lords: An Irish Chronicle: The Fierce, Doomed Struggle of the Last Great Feudal Lords of Ireland Against the Englan, Berleth, Richard
9 Berleth, Richard The Twilight Lords: An Irish Chronicle: The Fierce, Doomed Struggle of the Last Great Feudal Lords of Ireland Against the Englan
Barnes & Noble Books 1995 1566195985 / 9781566195980 Hardcover Very Good 
(No Dustjacket) The Twilight Lords is the chronicle of the ferocious twenty-year struggle between the English monarch and the feudal lords of Ireland. 
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The Cotswolds: A Cultural History (Landscapes of the Imagination), Bingham, Jane
10 Bingham, Jane The Cotswolds: A Cultural History (Landscapes of the Imagination)
Oxford University Press 2010 0195398750 / 9780195398755 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. With its gentle hills and timeless villages, the Cotswold countryside is a vision of natural beauty and rural calm, but it is also a region rich in hi story. In this new addition to the Landscapes of the Imagination series, Ja ne Bingham offers an intriguing portrait of the Cotswolds over the centurie s, ranging from ancient stone circles and ruined Roman villas to the Cotswolds today, a picturesque destination spot popular with country-weekenders, tourists, and celebrities. Readers will visit fine churches and manor houses that have survived from the Middle Ages, and tour a landscape still bearing the scars of the Civil War. The home of kings and nobles since Saxon times, the region is famous for its elegant estates, such as Blenheim Palace--England's grandest stately home--while signs of the early industrial age can be seen in its mills and factories. Artists, musicians, and writers were also drawn to this rural paradise, from William Shakespeare and William Morris to T.S. Eliot and Ralph Vaughn Williams. Bingham captures it all in her charming portrait of this glorious spot in the heart of southern England. 
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What Life Was Like in the Realm of Elizabeth: England, Ad 1533-1603, Books, Time-Life
11 Books, Time-Life What Life Was Like in the Realm of Elizabeth: England, Ad 1533-1603
Time Life Education 1998 0783554567 / 9780783554563 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The editors of Time-Life Books have produced another wonderful pictorial book. What was life like in England during the realm of Elizabeth? Without glorification or fanfare, here is a concise, informative book filled with great photographs, hardbound for you to be able to treasure for many years to come. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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The Normans, Brown, R. Allen
12 Brown, R. Allen The Normans
St Martins Pr 1984 0312577761 / 9780312577766 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A tight clean hardcover, no markings throughout: A wide-ranging account of the Norman penetration of the whole of Europe, from Scotland to Syria, from military and political organisation to architecture and ideology. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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13 Cameron, A. D. Discover Scotland's History
Scottish Cultural Press 1999 1898218765 / 9781898218760 Paperback Near Fine 
A tight clean copy, no markings throughout. Rev. and updated ed. of: History for young Scots. 2nd ed. 1980. Includes index. 
Price: 2800.00 JPY
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A History of Modern France Volume 1: 1715-1799 (v. 1), Cobban, Alfred
14 Cobban, Alfred A History of Modern France Volume 1: 1715-1799 (v. 1)
Penguin Books 1957 0140204032 / 9780140204032 Paperback Good 

Price: 400.00 JPY
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A History of Modern France: Volume 1: Old Regime and Revolution 1715-1799 ( Penguin History), Cobban, Alfred
15 Cobban, Alfred A History of Modern France: Volume 1: Old Regime and Revolution 1715-1799 ( Penguin History)
Penguin Books 1990 0140138250 / 9780140138252 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In about 250 pages, Alfred Cobban gives us his vision of the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI and the French Revolution. His accents are sometimes very pronounced (e.g. 'the sinister shade of atheism'). His general position is that 'theory plays little part in the determining policies. The actions of the revolutionaries were prescribed by the need to find practical solutions to immediate problems.' The central theme of his book is 'bread' (famine) for the Third Estate and 'financial crisis' for the powerful in the Old Regime. The financial crises were provoked by war (e.g. the American War) and the refusal by the wealthy (aristocracy, Church) to pay taxes. Other factors were the weakness of the kings and the functioning of the Old Regime with its bureaucratic control of industry and trade. Louis XVI had to summon the States-General, which permitted the Third Estate to take power (normally it was always in a minority position of 2 against 1). But immediately, there were internecine fights between the different factions in it. The Committee of Public Safety eliminated the right (Danton) and the left, but the members of the Committee then fought among themselves: Robespierre was guillotined. In fact, 85 % of the guillotined belonged to the Third Estate. When the new revolutionary army became sufficiently professionalized, the political role of the people was finished. The well-to-do within the Third Estate, who had used the discontent of the peasants and the craftsmen, could lean on 
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Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure, Deiss, Joseph Jay
16 Deiss, Joseph Jay Herculaneum: Italy's Buried Treasure
9780892361649 1989 0892361646 / 9780892361649 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. A vivid portrayal of life in Pompeii's sister city, this book includes a detailed description of the ancient Villa dei Papiri, on which the present Getty Museum in Malibu is modeled. 
Price: 900.00 JPY
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17 Dillon, Myles The Celtic Realms
Phoenix Press 2000 1842120212 / 9781842120217 Paperback Very Good+ 
In their masterly survey of the history and culture of the Celtic peoples, Dillon and Chadwick cover the whole period from the Celts' pre-historic ori gins to the Norman invasion of Britain. Though few really understand Celtic art, the authors demonstrate the peculiar genius of the Celts in their rel igion, literature, and visual arts. 
Price: 1200.00 JPY
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18 Duffy, Maureen England: The Making of the Myth: From Stonehenge to Albert Square
Fourth Estate 2001 1841151661 / 9781841151663 1st Edition Hardcover F/VG 
A wonderful tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscri ptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. 
Price: 1500.00 JPY
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19 Forrest, William George Grieve The emergence of Greek democracy, 800-400 B.C. [by] W. G. Forrest
Mcgraw-Hill 1966 Paperback Good 
Minor foxing to top page edges, a few loose pages, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book. 
Price: 3000.00 JPY
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Aristocracy and People: Britain 1815-1865, Gash, Norman
20 Gash, Norman Aristocracy and People: Britain 1815-1865
Edward Arnold 1985 0713161604 / 9780713161601 Paperback Very Good 
One of the foremost scholars of nineteenth-century England, Gash has writte n a new interpretation of the years 1815 to 1865 that takes industrializati on off center stage as the great dramatic event in national life. Gash inte grates other equally significant changes the postwar slump in trade and man ufacturing, the unprecedented expansion of population, and the increasing u rbanization. He argues that the singular ability of the industrial revoluti on to produce wealth and skills enabled England to cope with impending soci al catastrophe. Gash also reintroduces the importance of politics in explai ning events, and he challenges the recent historical interpretations giving primacy to class history and class consciousness 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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