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ARGYLL CURIOSITIES

By: Pallister, Marian

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000016687

ISBN: 1841585319

Condition: As New


A crisp clean as new softcover: The great travellers of the 17th century - Martin, Penant, Johnson et al - used the word 'curiosity' to mean many different things. They labelled as 'curiosities' people, plants, legends, historical facts and geological certainties. This book follows their example in a 21st century journey around Argyll and its islands. It is difficult to find an area of Argyll which is not curious in some way: archaeology, geography, geology and genealogy have all served to mark out this western fringe of Scotland as unique. Discarding those curiosities which it is all too easy... View more info

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MEDICI MONEY: BANKING, METAPHYSICS, AND ART IN FIFTEENTH-CENTURY FLORENCE

By: Parks, Tim

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000047277

ISBN: 0393328457

Condition: Good


"A swift and brilliant synthesis of finance, politics, and history."â??Ben Sisario, New York Times Book Review Before they achieved renown as patrons of the arts and de facto rulers of Florence, the Medici family earned their fortune in banking. But even at the height of the Renaissance, charging in terest of any kind meant running afoul of the Catholic Church's ban on usur y. Tim Parks reveals how the legendary Medicisâ??Cosimo and Lorenzo "the Ma gnificent" in particularâ??used the diplomatic, military, and even metaphys ical tools at hand, along with a healthy dose of int... View more info

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CLEOPATRA AND ANTHONY

By: Preston, Diana

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Walker: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000038245

ISBN: 1615236929

Condition: 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. View more info

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CONSIDER ENGLAND

By: Proud, Linda

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000043376

ISBN: 085683145X

Condition: 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. What is it that makes England English? What are the quintessentially English qualities? The author makes no claim to have discovered the definitive answer, but suggests that, "like a golden thread that is only visible when the sun shines on it, that which is most precious to the English is that which is commonly taken for granted". This book invites a reappraisal. The book suggests that qualities which have been very dear to the English over t... View more info

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AGE OF NATIONALISM AND REFORM, 1850-1890 (NORTON HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE)

By: Rich, Norman

Price: ¥850.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 1977

Seller ID: RWARE0000004784

ISBN: 039309183X

Condition: Very Good


Age of Nationalism and Reform, 1850-1890. View more info

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THE DISCOVERY OF FRANCE (PICADOR CLASSIC)

By: Robb, Graham

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Picador: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000045487

ISBN: 033042761X

Condition: Good


Illuminating, engrossing and full of surprises, The Discovery of France is a literary exploration of a country few will recognize; from maps and migra tion to magic, language and landscape, it's a book that reveals the 'real' past of France to tell the whole story - and history - of this remarkable n ation. 'With gloriously apposite facts and an abundance of quirky anecdotes and th umbnail sketches of people, places and customs, Robb, on brilliant form, ta kes us on a stunning journey through the historical landscape of France' In dependent 'Certain books strain the patience of those close t... View more info

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LOST KINGDOMS

By: Roberts, John L.

Price: ¥2,900.00

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000018714

ISBN: 0748609105

Condition: As New


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Roberts follows the history of Celtic Scotland from the kingdoms of the Picts and Scots to the downfall of Clan Donald at the end of the fifteenth century. View more info

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LOVE AND TOIL: MOTHERHOOD IN OUTCAST LONDON, 1870-1918

By: Ross, Ellen

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000045128

ISBN: 0195083210

Condition: 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 feisty warm-hearted "mum" has long figured as a symbol of the working c lass in Britain, yet working-class history has emphasized male organization s such as clubs, unions, or political parties. Investigating a different di mension of social history, Love and Toil focuses on motherhood among the Lo ndon poor in the late Victorian and Edwardian years, and on the cultures, c ommunities, and ties with husbands and children that women created. ... View more info

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MONARCHS OF SCOTLAND

By: Ross, Stewart

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: Facts on File: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000032081

ISBN: 0816024790

Condition: 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 story of the Kings and Queens of the independent nation of Scotland, from Kenneth McAlpin to Queen Anne and the key role they played in the creation and preservation of the Scottish Kingdom. View more info

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THE ENGLISH YEAR

By: Roud, Steve

Price: ¥2,500.00

Publisher: Penguin Global: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000027934

ISBN: 0140515542

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


"The English Year" is a lavishly illustrated month-by-month, day-by-day gui de to all the customs and festivals of England, from the national celebrati ons to herald the new year down to small local traditions such as the Mineh ead Hobby Horse or Duck Racing in Oxfordshire. If you want to know where yo u can get free bread and beer on any day of the year; if you want to know w here Mayday comes from or why you should protect yourself on Mischief Night ; or why the English go in for all kinds of arcane celebrations but can't b e bothered with St George's Day - this the book for you. View more info

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BEARING THE DEAD: THE BRITISH CULTURE OF MOURNING FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO VICTORIA

By: Schor, Esther

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000044942

ISBN: 069103396X

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Esther Schor tells us about the persistence of the dead, about why they sti ll matter long after we emerge from grief and accept our loss. Mourning as a cultural phenomenon has become opaque to us in the twentieth century, Sch or argues. This book is an effort to recover the culture of mourning that t hrived in English society from the Enlightenment through the Romantic Age, and to recapture its meaning. Mourning appears here as the social diffusion of grief through sympathy, as a fo... View more info

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THE FORBIDDEN EXPERIMENT: THE STORY OF THE WILD BOY OF AVEYRON (KODANSHA GL OBE)

By: Shattuck, Roger

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Kodansha Globe: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000046255

ISBN: 1568360487

Condition: 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. Just before dawn on January 9, 1800, a mysterious creature emerged from a f orest in southern France. Although he was human in form and walked upright, his habits were those of a young male animal. He was wearing only a tatter ed shirt, but did not seem troubled by the cold. Showing no modesty about h is nakedness, he ate greedily, seizing roasted potatoes from a hot fire. He seemed to have no language skills, only grunting occasionally. A cause cel e... View more info

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NORTHERN AND WESTERN ISLES OF SCOTLAND: THEIR ECONOMY AND SOCIETY IN THE SE VENTEENTH CENTURY

By: Shaw, Frances J.

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000032061

ISBN: 1904607357

Condition: Very Good


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. While it is possible to trace some general tendencies and developments in the course of the century, it is necessary to look closely and critically at the similarities and differences between the various islands and archipelagos. The conditions on each of the islands are related to their individual histories and to physical factors such as terrain and the degree of remoteness from other land, particularly from the centres of population, trade and government. The topics covered by thi... View more info

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FORGOTTEN VOICES OF THE HOLOCAUST

By: Smith, Lyn

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Ebury: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000028726

ISBN: 0091898269

Condition: Good


Following the success of Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Lyn Smith visit s the oral accounts preserved in the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, to reveal the sheer complexity and horror of one of human history's darkest ho urs. The great majority of Holocaust survivors suffered considerable physic al and psychological wounds, yet even in this dark time of human history, t ales of faith, love and courage can be found. As well as revealing the stor y of the Holocaust as directly experienced by victims, these testimonies al so illustrate how, even enduring the most harsh conditions, degrading... View more info

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SCOTLAND'S CASTLES

By: Tabraham, C.J.

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Batsford Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000016715

ISBN: 0713479655

Condition: As New


A crisp clean softcover (as new) no markings throughout. A study of the castles of Scotland from the 12th century, and the dramatic part that they and their inhabitants have played in Scottish history. The b ook uses historical, architectural, and literary sources, and provides info rmation from field survey, archaeological excavation and tree-ring dating. About the Author Chris Tabraham is a Principal inspector of Ancient Monuments with Historic Scotland. A self-confessed 'castle buff', he has directed excavations at several Scottish castles and written extensively about many others. He liv... View more info

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LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

By: Transport, London

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: London Transport: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000042735

ISBN: 1871829003

Condition: 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 London Transport Museum, or LT Museum based in Covent Garden, London, seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain's capital city. The majority of the museum's exhibits originated in the collection of London Transport, but, since the creation of Transport for London (TfL) in 2000, the remit of the museum has expanded to cover all aspects of transportation in the city. The museum operates from two sites within London. The main si... View more info

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PILGRIMAGE IN MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND: (HISTORIC SCOTLAND SERIES)

By: Yeoman, Peter

Price: ¥4,000.00

Publisher: Batsford: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000025512

ISBN: 0713481749

Condition: Fine


A tight clean softcover, no markings throughout: This account of the nature and significance of Scottish medieval pilgrimage looks at the various sites and the saints associated with them. These places range from local holy wells, trees, and crosses to famous destinations such as St. Andrews and Whithorn. Ultimately, we learn the reasons why people embarked on these pilgrimages, and what experiences they faced during their journey. View more info