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The Pazzi Conspiracy: The Plot Against the Medici.

By: ACTON, Harold.:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London: Thames and Hudson, 1979.:

Seller ID: 30629


1st ed. "Fully illustrated from contemporary sources, this entertaining and informative account of the conflict between prince and pope is filled with incidents of personal heroism and unexpected brutality." Pp.128,39 b/w illustrations. Green cloth, d/w has internal dampstaining to rear causing it to stick to rear board. VG/G+. View more info

Norway and the Second World War.

By: ANDENAES, Johs, RISTE, Olav and SKODVIN, Magne.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Oslo: Johan Grundt Tanum Forlag, 1966.:

Seller ID: 40638


1st edition. Rather than presenting just a condensed review of Norwegian war-time history in all its aspects, the authors have chosen to emphasize the less accessible - and therefore more easily mis-understood - story of collaboration with the enemy during the occupation." Pp.168, occasional black & white photos. Paperback, minor scuffing to spine edge and crease to top front corner. G+. View more info

Spain. A Brief History.

By: ATKINSON, W.C.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1934.:

Seller ID: 11064


1st ed. "Attention is focussed on the evolutionary significance of events, policies and social conditions rather than on the mere recital of facts". Pp. 10/200, + coloured folding map to rear. Spotting to closed page edges not affecting text. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w, price clipped. G/G. View more info

Merchants and Merchandise. The Expansion of Trade in Europe 1500-1630.

By: BALL, J.N.:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: Croom Helm, 1977.:

Seller ID: 30370


1st ed. "...presents a broad view of the expansion of trade in sixteenth-century Europe." Chapters deal with merchantile organisation, relations between commercial life and state policy and the evolution of the financial system. Pp.226. Black cloth, d/w. VG/VG. View more info

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Poland at Arms 1939-1945.

By: BALUK, Stefan.

Price: £180.00

Publisher: Warsaw: Polonia Publishers, 1990. 8370211178:

Seller ID: 37636

ISBN: 8370211178


1st edition. "In the years 1939-45, Poland was subjected to the extermination policy of the Third Reich, which set forth to biologically annihilate the nation, its material and cultural heritage." 28.5cms x 20.5cms. Pp.148/6 maps to end, inscribed by the author "With compliments to Madame Sue Ryder from Author" to copyright page, illustrated throughout with black & white photographs throughout. Black & white illustrated laminated board, slight rubbing to top and tail of spine. A scarce book. VG. **Sue Ryder was a British volunteer with Special Operations Executive in the S... View more info

The Pilgrimage of Western Man. A History of Europe from 1500 to 1949 & - as its leading motif- our approach from the vision of the Pilgrim City to our vision of One World.

By: BARR, Stringfellow.:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London:Victor Gollancz,1950.:

Seller ID: 5001


1st ed. Pp.14/369,spotting to page edges not affecting text. Grey cloth, d/w rubbed and chipped with loss to top of spine. G/G. View more info

Poland.

By: BENES, V.L. & POUNDS, N.J.G.:

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London: Ernest Benn, 1970.:

Seller ID: 32439


1st ed. Ex library. Nations of the Modern World series. Study of Poland's development up to about 1970 (date this book was published). Pp.416, 26 b/w plates + 11 maps, library stamps. Navy cloth, d/w has some sunning to spine. G+/G+. View more info

Dachau and the Nazi Terror 1933-1945. Vol.1. Testimonies and Memoirs.

By: BENZ, Wolfgang and DISTEL, Barbara.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Dachau: Comite International de Dachau, 2002. 3980858707:

Seller ID: 43856

ISBN: 3980858707


"Contains in unabridged form in English a selection of important contributions of survivors of Nazi concentration camps, published in 17 issues of the Dachauer Hefte 1985-2000." Pp.266. Paperback, creasing to spine and minor edge wear. G+. View more info

French Rural History. An Essay on Its Basic Characteristics.

By: BLOCH, Marc.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Berkeley: University of California Press, nd.(c.1984). 0520016602:

Seller ID: 43899

ISBN: 0520016602


"A long overdue English redering of what has long been recognized...as a brilliant and seminal work, the inspiration of much subsequent research in medieval and early modern agrarian history..." (Virginia Quarterly Review). Pp.xxxiv/258, 18 black & white plates. Paperback. VG. View more info

Medieval French Bridges. A History.

By: BOYER, Marjorie Nice.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts: Mediaeval Academy of America, 1976. 910956588:

Seller ID: 42557

ISBN: 910956588


1st edition. "While there are now many more bridges than at any time in the past, no single one of them can match the central importance of the medieval bridge to its community, or fulfil the variety of functions that was taken for granted in the medieval bridge." Pp.xii/236, 18 figure illustrations. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

The Military Maxims of Napoleon.

By: CHANDLER, David G.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Greenhill Books, 1987. 0947898646:

Seller ID: 39332

ISBN: 0947898646


Translated from the French by Lieutenant-General Sir George C.D'Aguilar, C.B. with a new Introduction and Commentary by David G.Chandler. "Here is a distillation in one slim volume of the knowledge and wisdom of history's greatest military commander. Napoleon's unparalled success was built on practical experience combined with his own study of the great empire-builders, from Alexander to Frederick the Great - and the essence of what he learned from them is incorporated in this book." Pp.252, signed by David G Chandler to title page, portrait frontispiece + occasional black & white illu... View more info

Sixteenth Century Europe.

By: COWIE, L. W.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1977.:

Seller ID: 8885


1st.ed. "This is a useful basic text for all who wish to know about sixteenth - century Europe." Pp, 340. P/b, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

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Paris On The Eve 1900-1914.

By: CRONIN, Vincent.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: Collins, 1989. 0002176203:

Seller ID: 42581

ISBN: 0002176203


1st edition. "Paris in the years 1900-1914 was the artistic centre of Europe. It was the city of philosophers such as Bergson; of writers such as Proust, Gide, Claudel; the city in which Debussy composed and Sarah Bernhardt acted, and which attracted talents as diverse as those of the young Picasso and the impressario Diaghilev. Nor were the achievements all in the arts....Cronin's portrait of Paris...emerges from a succession of character sketches...The unique quality of Parisian life in that period is here superbly communicated..." Pp.484, 16 pages of black & white plates, illustra... View more info

German Revisionism on the Move.

By: DERLATKA, Tadeusz/ NUROWSKI, Roman/ LESNIEWSKI, Andrzej.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Warszaw: Wydawnictwo Zachodnie, 1960. 0:

Seller ID: 36975


English text. Contents includes: Tadeusz Derlatka: A Threat to Peace; Roman Nurowski: Summer Offensive of German Revisionism in 1960; Andrzej Lesniewski: Reaction of the Western Opinion. Pp.102. Paperback, slightly toned. G+. View more info

Rights, Wrongs and Rivalries: Britain and France in 1945.

By: DILKS, Professor David.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: University of Hull Press, 1995. 0859586510:

Seller ID: 33230

ISBN: 0859586510


A lecture delivered in Montreal in September 1995 at the 18th International Congress of the Historical Sciences. Pp.37. Pbk. VG. View more info

Bosnia and Hercegovina. A Tradition Betrayed.

By: DONIA, Robert J and FINE Jr, John V.A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Hurst and Company, 1994. 1850652112:

Seller ID: 41733

ISBN: 1850652112


1st edition. "Examines Bosnia's rich historical traditions in light of the conflict that erupted there in 1992. The authors explain the origins of Bosnia's major ethnonational groups in the religious conversions of the Middle Ages and under the Ottomans as a prelude to the transformation of its principal religious communities into the twentieth-century nationalities. The roles of Bosnia's Muslims, Serbs, and Croats in the events affecting the Yugoslav peoples in the twentieth century and then as Yugoslavia disintegrated n the earky 1990s are vividly presented." Pp.xii/318, occasional ... View more info

The Parlement of Bordeaux and the End of the Old Regime 1771-1790.

By: DOYLE, William.:

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London: Ernest Benn, 1974.:

Seller ID: 30457


1st ed. "No Bodies played a more important part in bringing the Old Regime in France to its final, fatal crisis than the parlements, the courts of appeal of Paris and the provinces. Yet behind the appearance of unity and determination to resist the government, each parlement was preoccupied with its own affairs and even internal unanimity was exceptional." Pp.12/355, 3 maps. Blue cloth, d/w. VG/VG. View more info

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Gendarmes and the State in Nineteenth-Century Europe.

By: EMSLEY, Clive.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. 0198207980:

Seller ID: 44334

ISBN: 0198207980


1st edition. "Presents a detailed account of the French Gendarmerie from the old regime up to the First World War, and looks at the reasons for how and why this model came to be exported across continental Europe in the wake of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic armies. In particular the gendarmes' role is examined within the differing national contexts of Italy, Germany, and the Habsburg Empire." Pp.xii/288. Dark blue cloth, dustwrapper, minor wear to corner tips. Scarce. VG/VG. View more info

The Spanish Army in the Peninsula War.

By: ESDAILE, Charles J.

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988. 0719025389:

Seller ID: 39329

ISBN: 0719025389


1st edition. War, Armed Forces and Society series. "The Spanish army of the Napoleonic era is almost unknown as far as most British historians are concerned. Yet it played a crucial role in the victories of the Duke of Wellington. Moreover, it was capable of fighting with great courage....British historians have usually described the Spanish war effort largely in terms of Wellington's victories. They have therefore placed much emphasis on the activities of the guerrillas. The book suggests that, for all the importance of popular resistance, by sapping Spain's capacity to wage regular warfa... View more info

French & English.

By: FABER, Richard.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: Faber and Faber, 1975. 0571107273:

Seller ID: 42186

ISBN: 0571107273


1st edition. "This examination of the complexity of Anglo-French relations throws light on some contemporary preferences, prejudices, insights and blind spots. Above all, it demonstrates that this long association has been of major importance for both nations." Pp.211, cartoon drawing frontispiece. Blue cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. View more info