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Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain is the single most important contemporary account of the Royal Navy in the 18th century. Its six volumes present a new approach to naval strategy. Defeat in the American Revolutionary War called into question the assumptions of superiority upon which so much earlier ...
Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain: Foundations of a New Naval Strategy
Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain is the single most important contemporary account of the Royal Navy in the 18th century. Its six volumes present a new approach to naval strategy. Defeat in the American Revolutionary War called into question the assumptions of superiority upon which so much earlier commentary on naval affairs had been based. By addressing the specific causes of the disaster, the author, Robert Beatson (1742-1818), hoped to render both the navy and the nation wiser for the future. Lauded by key figures in the development of naval strategy, including John Laughton, Alfred T. Mahan, and Julian Corbett, this work remains fundamental to modern scholarship on the nature of British naval power and is an especially rich source of information on the British army's campaign in North America. This edition contains a substantial new introduction by leading naval scholar, Andrew Lambert (King's College London).
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Naval and Military Operations of Great Britain: Foundations of a New Naval Strategy

by Robert Beatson
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FDR at War Boxed Set: The Mantle of Command, Commander in Chief, and War and Peace
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78.750000 USD

FDR at War Boxed Set: The Mantle of Command, Commander in Chief, and War and Peace

by Nigel Hamilton
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Asia was the principle focus of empire-builders from Alexander and Akbar to Chinggis Khan and Qianlong and yet, until now, there has been no attempt to provide a comprehensive history of empire in the region. Empire in Asia addresses the need for a thorough survey of the topic. Volume I ...
Empire in Asia: A New Global History
Asia was the principle focus of empire-builders from Alexander and Akbar to Chinggis Khan and Qianlong and yet, until now, there has been no attempt to provide a comprehensive history of empire in the region. Empire in Asia addresses the need for a thorough survey of the topic. Volume I traces the evolution of a constellation of competing empires in Asia from the 13th through to the 18th centuries. It describes the history and characteristic features of imperial regimes in each major sub-region of Asia, from the Ottomans and Safavids in the West, Romanovs in the North, Mughals in the South, the Mongols & their successors in Inner Asia, to the Ming and Qing Dynasties in the East. Volume II covers the long 19th century, commonly seen in terms of 'high imperialism' and the global projection of Western power. It explores the dynamic, volatile and contested processes by which, by the early years of the 20th century, Asian states, space and peoples became deeply integrated into the wider dynamics of global reordering. The two volumes of Empire in Asia offer a significant contribution to the theory and practice of empire when considered globally and comparatively, and are essential reading for all students and scholars of global, imperial and Asian history.
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A Cultural History of Theatre presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture. 1. A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity (500 BCE-1000CE) 2. A Cultural History ...
A Cultural History of Theatre: Volumes 1-6
A Cultural History of Theatre presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture. 1. A Cultural History of Theatre in Antiquity (500 BCE-1000CE) 2. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages (1000-1400) 3. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age (1400-1650) 4. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800) 5. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire (1800-1920) 6. A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age (1920-2000+) Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: 1. Institutional Frameworks 2. Social Functions 3. Sexuality and Gender 4. The Environment of Theatre 5. Circulation 6. Interpretations 7. Communities of Production 8. Repertoire and Genres 9. Technologies of Performance 10. Knowledge Transmission: Media and Memory This structure offers readers a broad overview of a period within each volume or the opportunity to follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter across volumes. Generously illustrated, the full six-volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on theatre in history.
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A Cultural History of Theatre: Volumes 1-6

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This two-volume work by the historian Julia Pardoe (1804-62) was published in 1849. (Her bestselling account of life in Turkey and her biography of Marie de Medici are both also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.) Pardoe began writing poetry and novels, but later turned to non-fiction, especially travel narratives ...
The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France 2 Volume Set
This two-volume work by the historian Julia Pardoe (1804-62) was published in 1849. (Her bestselling account of life in Turkey and her biography of Marie de Medici are both also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.) Pardoe began writing poetry and novels, but later turned to non-fiction, especially travel narratives and historical biography. In this work, she attempts to remove the accretions of myth which have clung to Francis I and to his court. Noting the tendency of French historians to glorify the monarchs of the distant past, she observes: 'it is only by reference to the more confidential records and correspondence of the period' that the modern historian can arrive at 'a just estimate of the character and motives of the sovereign'. Volume 1 begins with Francis' accession, and ends with the death of Bayard in 1524, and Volume 2 takes the story to Francis's death in 1547.
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118.650000 USD

The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France 2 Volume Set

by Julia Pardoe
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Julia Pardoe (1804-62) was famous for her historical biographies (some of which are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection), but this two-volume work, first published in 1837, arose from a visit to Turkey made by Pardoe and her father in 1836. It was very successful, with new editions appearing ...
The City of the Sultan, and Domestic Manners of the Turks, in 1836 2 Volume Set
Julia Pardoe (1804-62) was famous for her historical biographies (some of which are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection), but this two-volume work, first published in 1837, arose from a visit to Turkey made by Pardoe and her father in 1836. It was very successful, with new editions appearing over the next twenty years, while Pardoe was considered to be second only to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu among female writers on Turkey. Attempting to give her readers 'a more just and complete insight into Turkish domestic life, than they have hitherto been enabled to obtain', in Volume 1 Pardoe describes the inhabitants of Istanbul, both the Ottoman governing elite and the expatriate community of Greeks, Italians, Russians and French, with their constant political intrigues. In Volume 2 she travels in western Turkey, visiting Bursa, the former Ottoman capital, before returning to Europe via the Danube.
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99.750000 USD

The City of the Sultan, and Domestic Manners of the Turks, in 1836 2 Volume Set

by Julia Pardoe
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An accomplished biographer of figures ranging from Talleyrand to Cardinal Newman, Charlotte Blennerhassett (1843-1917) originally published this three-volume study in German. Reissued here is the English translation of 1889 by J. E. Gordon Cumming. Madame de Stael (1766-1817), an intellectual in Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century, was ...
Madame de Stael 3 Volume Set: Her Friends, and her Influence in Politics and Literature
An accomplished biographer of figures ranging from Talleyrand to Cardinal Newman, Charlotte Blennerhassett (1843-1917) originally published this three-volume study in German. Reissued here is the English translation of 1889 by J. E. Gordon Cumming. Madame de Stael (1766-1817), an intellectual in Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century, was ranked by Auguste Comte as among the 'great men' of the era. A novelist, salonniere, literary and social critic, and follower of Rousseau, she became keenly involved in the opposition to Louis XVI. Volume 1 addresses Madame de Stael's life up to the Revolution, examining her ancestry, family and views on marriage, slavery and politics. Volume 2 addresses her life after the Revolution, examining the ascent of Napoleon, her exile to Switzerland and her celebrated visit to England. Volume 3 includes an account of her friendships with Goethe and Schiller, her travels in Italy and her return to Paris after Napoleon's defeat.
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Madame de Stael 3 Volume Set: Her Friends, and her Influence in Politics and Literature

by Charlotte Blennerhassett
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One of the most renowned nineteenth-century British explorers of Africa, David Livingstone (1813-73) was a medical missionary who received the Royal Geographical Society gold medal in 1855. His fame was established by his 1853-6 coast-to-coast exploration of the African interior, and by the best-selling Missionary Travels and Researches in South ...
The Last Journals of David Livingstone in Central Africa, from 1865 to his Death 2 Volume Set: Continued by a Narrative of his Last Moments and Sufferings, Obtained from his Faithful Servants, Chuma and Susi
One of the most renowned nineteenth-century British explorers of Africa, David Livingstone (1813-73) was a medical missionary who received the Royal Geographical Society gold medal in 1855. His fame was established by his 1853-6 coast-to-coast exploration of the African interior, and by the best-selling Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa, published upon his return to England in 1857 (also reissued in this series). Livingstone's last expedition in search of 'the true source of the Nile', undertaken in 1866, forms the core of this two-volume travel diary, published posthumously in 1874. Volume 1 covers his journey from Zanzibar to Ujiji, in Western Tanzania, and his 1871 encounter with the New York Herald correspondent and explorer Henry Morton Stanley. Volume 2 describes the last two years of his life, and includes details of his death and of the journey made to return his body to the British.
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86.100000 USD

The Last Journals of David Livingstone in Central Africa, from 1865 to his Death 2 Volume Set: Continued by a Narrative of his Last Moments and Sufferings, Obtained from his Faithful Servants, Chuma and Susi

by David Livingstone
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The geologist Joseph Beete Jukes (1811-1869) studied at Cambridge under Adam Sedgwick and eventually became a prominent member of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. In 1839 he was appointed to a survey of Newfoundland, a place about which he had until then been in 'utter ignorance'. The explorers failed ...
Excursions in and about Newfoundland, during the Years 1839 and 1840 2 Volume Set
The geologist Joseph Beete Jukes (1811-1869) studied at Cambridge under Adam Sedgwick and eventually became a prominent member of the Geological Survey of Great Britain. In 1839 he was appointed to a survey of Newfoundland, a place about which he had until then been in 'utter ignorance'. The explorers failed to find the hoped-for mineral wealth they had been sent to prospect for, and in 1841 Jukes joined the H.M.S. Fly as a naturalist for an upcoming expedition to chart the coasts of Australia and New Guinea. The Fly set sail for the Pacific in 1842, the year in which this two-volume account of Jukes' Newfoundland experiences was published. Volume 1 describes Jukes' arrival in Newfoundland, its rugged landscapes, and life in the fishing communities of this harsh North Atlantic outpost. Volume 2 focuses on Jukes' scientific observations, and includes descriptions of the island's natural history, geography and geology.
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80.850000 USD

Excursions in and about Newfoundland, during the Years 1839 and 1840 2 Volume Set

by Joseph Beete Jukes
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Sir George Francis Hill (1867-1948), was perhaps best known as a numismatist, although his scholarly interests and accomplishments included a range of time periods and subjects. A classicist by training, Hill built his career at the British Museum's department of coins and medals. In his forty-three years there he produced ...
A History of Cyprus 4 Volume Set
Sir George Francis Hill (1867-1948), was perhaps best known as a numismatist, although his scholarly interests and accomplishments included a range of time periods and subjects. A classicist by training, Hill built his career at the British Museum's department of coins and medals. In his forty-three years there he produced volumes on coins of antiquity; Greek history and art; coins, heraldry, and iconography of medieval and Renaissance Italy; and treasure troves. In 1931 Hill became the Museum's director and principal librarian, the first archaeologist to hold this post. His four-volume History of Cyprus (1940-52) ranged from Cyprus's earliest years to the twentieth century, and became the standard text on the subject. It is a valuable resource for scholars of the country, of antiquity and of the Mediterranean world.
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A History of Cyprus 4 Volume Set

by George Hill
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This illustrated reference work covers all aspects of world exploration from Antarctica to the North Pole; from the discovery of the New World to the age of space exploration. The companion features 750 articles, carefully selected by a distinguished group of editors and advisers to examine exploration from different angles: ...
The Oxford Companion to World Exploration
This illustrated reference work covers all aspects of world exploration from Antarctica to the North Pole; from the discovery of the New World to the age of space exploration. The companion features 750 articles, carefully selected by a distinguished group of editors and advisers to examine exploration from different angles: thematically, geographically, historically, and biographically. The Oxford Companion to World Exploration is available in a two volume print version and as an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf. Topics include: * Biographies of influential explorers such as Ferdinand Magellan, Cheng Ho, Hernan Cortes, Ibn Battuta, Vitus Bering, and Christopher Columbus * Navigational and marine sciences, navigational techniques, ancient and medieval navigation, ocean currents and winds, longitude and aerial surveys * Exploration in ancient cultures including Egypt, Persia, Greece, Byzantium, China, Polynesia, and Rome. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field and contains a further reading bibliography and is cross-referenced to other useful articles.
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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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This history will endure; not only because Sir Winston has written it, but also because of its own inherent virtues - its narrative power, its fine judgment of war and politics, of soldiers and statesmen, and even more because it reflects a tradition of what Englishmen in the hey-day of ...
A History of the English-Speaking Peoples: The Complete Set
This history will endure; not only because Sir Winston has written it, but also because of its own inherent virtues - its narrative power, its fine judgment of war and politics, of soldiers and statesmen, and even more because it reflects a tradition of what Englishmen in the hey-day of their empire thought and felt about their country's past. The Daily Telegraph Spanning four volumes and many centuries of history, from Caesar's invasion of Britain to the start of World War I, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples stands as one of Winston S. Churchill's most magnificent literary works. Begun during Churchill's 'wilderness years' when he was out of government, first published in 1956 after his leadership through the darkest days of World War II had cemented his place in history and completed when Churchill was in his 80s, it remains to this day a compelling and vivid history. - The first volume - The Birth of Britain - tells the story of the formation of the British state. - The second volume - The New World - explores the emergence of Britain on the world stage and a turbulent period at home. - The third volume - The Age of Revolution Churchill charts the rise of Great Britain as a world power and the long rivalry with France, the shadow of the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon and his defeat at Waterloo. - The fourth and final volume - The Great Democracies - reaches the modern era.
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A History of the English-Speaking Peoples: The Complete Set

by Sir Winston S. Churchill
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Henry Stephens (1795-1874) was a farmer and later a writer on agriculture. After attending lectures on chemistry and agriculture at the University of Edinburgh he boarded with a Berwickshire farmer, George Brown, and gained experience of agricultural work. In 1820 Stephens acquired his own farm, on which he used modern ...
The Book of the Farm 3 Volume Set: Detailing the Labours of the Farmer, Farm-steward, Ploughman, Shepherd, Hedger, Cattle-man, Field-worker, and Dairy-maid
Henry Stephens (1795-1874) was a farmer and later a writer on agriculture. After attending lectures on chemistry and agriculture at the University of Edinburgh he boarded with a Berwickshire farmer, George Brown, and gained experience of agricultural work. In 1820 Stephens acquired his own farm, on which he used modern and experimental farming methods. In 1837 he sold the farm, and devoted the rest of his life to writing guides to farming for the use of inexperienced farmers. These influential volumes, first published in 1842, contain Stephens' detailed descriptions of contemporary farming practices. He describes in meticulous detail all aspects of farming, including livestock care and slaughter, dairying, irrigation practices and crop culture. Arranged by season and including copious high-quality illustrations of farming equipment, these extremely popular and fascinating volumes were considered the standard work on practical Victorian agriculture.
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203.700000 USD

The Book of the Farm 3 Volume Set: Detailing the Labours of the Farmer, Farm-steward, Ploughman, Shepherd, Hedger, Cattle-man, Field-worker, and Dairy-maid

by Henry Stephens
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First published in 1872, this two-volume memoir by explorer, ethnographer and diplomat Sir Richard Burton (1821-90) was written while Burton and John Hanning Speke were making preparations for their expedition to solve one of the major geographical mysteries of the nineteenth century - the location of the source of the ...
Zanzibar 2 Volume Set: City, Island, and Coast
First published in 1872, this two-volume memoir by explorer, ethnographer and diplomat Sir Richard Burton (1821-90) was written while Burton and John Hanning Speke were making preparations for their expedition to solve one of the major geographical mysteries of the nineteenth century - the location of the source of the Nile. Burton and Speke arrived in Zanzibar in December 1856, and spent several months in preparations for their journey. During this time, Burton made detailed notes on his surroundings which were later developed into this book. Volume 1 focuses on 'The City and the Island'. Burton discusses the significance of the 'Nile question' as well as recording geographical, botanical, meteorological, and ethnographic observations. Volume 2 concerns the two expeditions of 1857-9, including the discovery of Lake Tanganyika and Speke's later independent discovery of Lake Victoria, which gave rise to a notorious dispute between the two men.
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108.150000 USD

Zanzibar 2 Volume Set: City, Island, and Coast

by Richard Burton
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Edward Robinson (1794-1863), an American scholar of Greek and Hebrew philology, is considered a founding figure in the field of biblical geography and archaeology. In 1838 he explored Palestine with Eli Smith (1801-57), a Yale graduate and Protestant missionary, and co-author of Missionary Researches in Armenia (also reissued in this ...
Biblical Researches in Palestine and the Adjacent Regions 3 Volume Set: A Journal of Travels in the Years 1838 and 1852
Edward Robinson (1794-1863), an American scholar of Greek and Hebrew philology, is considered a founding figure in the field of biblical geography and archaeology. In 1838 he explored Palestine with Eli Smith (1801-57), a Yale graduate and Protestant missionary, and co-author of Missionary Researches in Armenia (also reissued in this series). Smith had settled in Beirut, was proficient in Arabic, and reputedly brought the first printing press with Arabic type to Syria. The authors succeeded in identifying many biblical locations, and the original edition of their book, structured as a travel journal, was published in 1841. It was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society the following year. Robinson and Smith returned to Palestine in 1852 and published an enlarged edition in 1856. This reissue is of the 1867 third edition, which was slightly abridged but contained new maps and plans.
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Biblical Researches in Palestine and the Adjacent Regions 3 Volume Set: A Journal of Travels in the Years 1838 and 1852

by Eli Smith, Edward Robinson
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Originally published in 1897, this two-volume work chronicles the polar expedition of Norwegian scientist Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), who came closer than any previous explorer to the North Pole. Beginning on board his boat, the Fram, which was deliberately driven into pack-ice off Siberia in order to drift north, Nansen and ...
Farthest North 2 Volume Set: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893-96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey
Originally published in 1897, this two-volume work chronicles the polar expedition of Norwegian scientist Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), who came closer than any previous explorer to the North Pole. Beginning on board his boat, the Fram, which was deliberately driven into pack-ice off Siberia in order to drift north, Nansen and his companions later resorted to sleds and kayaks. Volume 1 includes descriptions of the expedition's preparation and equipment, the farewell to Norway and voyage through the Kara Sea, ending with the party's second autumn on the ice. Volume 2 describes the trek across pack-ice after abandoning the Fram - with 28 dogs, 3 sledges and 2 kayaks - and ending with an account of the return journey. Nansen later became Norwegian delegate to the League of Nations, directing humanitarian projects, and is famous for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 as well as for his polar achievements.
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Farthest North 2 Volume Set: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893-96, and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey

by Fridtjof Nansen
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The lawyer and leading abolitionist James Stephen (1758-1832) published this two-volume work between 1824 and 1830, exposing the cruel and oppressive legal system of slavery in the British West Indies. Volume 1 explores the origin of nineteenth-century colonial slave laws, the legal status and the situation between slaves and their ...
The Slavery of the British West India Colonies Delineated 2 Volume Set: As it Exists Both in Law and Practice, and Compared with the Slavery of Other Countries, Antient and Modern
The lawyer and leading abolitionist James Stephen (1758-1832) published this two-volume work between 1824 and 1830, exposing the cruel and oppressive legal system of slavery in the British West Indies. Volume 1 explores the origin of nineteenth-century colonial slave laws, the legal status and the situation between slaves and their masters, and the policing and governance of slave populations. Volume 2 investigates the living conditions and the brutal practices involved in forcing labour, building the case for the abolition of slavery. Stephen had been the legal mastermind of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which abolished the slave trade in the British Empire. This important work was influential in directing public opinion against slavery and helped lead towards the 1833 Slavery Abolition Act. It is a key text of the nineteenth-century abolitionist movement and is vital for understanding the arguments and debates that led to abolition.
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108.150000 USD

The Slavery of the British West India Colonies Delineated 2 Volume Set: As it Exists Both in Law and Practice, and Compared with the Slavery of Other Countries, Antient and Modern

by James Stephen
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This four-volume work by Gustav Friedrich Waagen (1794-1868), edited and translated by Lady Eastlake (1809-93), was published between 1854 and 1857. As Waagen explains in his preface to the first volume, he had previously published an account of his experiences on his first visit to Britain in 1835, but this ...
Treasures of Art in Great Britain 4 Volume Set: Being an Account of the Chief Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Illuminated Mss.
This four-volume work by Gustav Friedrich Waagen (1794-1868), edited and translated by Lady Eastlake (1809-93), was published between 1854 and 1857. As Waagen explains in his preface to the first volume, he had previously published an account of his experiences on his first visit to Britain in 1835, but this new and longer work was addressed primarily to a British audience. It also differs in that the earlier work was more of a general travelogue, whereas these volumes, after an introductory essay, provide a more detailed catalogue - albeit in epistolary form - of works of art in public and private collections. Waagen (along with Johann David Passavant, whose work is also reissued in this series) was crucial to the adoption in Britain of the new approach to art history pioneered by German scholars, and his work is still consulted on matters of provenance and quality.
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Treasures of Art in Great Britain 4 Volume Set: Being an Account of the Chief Collections of Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Illuminated Mss.

by Gustav Friedrich Waagen
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This book consists of two closely related parts. Volume I publishes fifty-four Greek and Egyptian demotic papyri which derive from census and tax activities in Egypt of the third and second centuries BC. Volume II is an historical study, using these texts to analyse fundamental aspects of Ptolemaic Egypt. The ...
Counting the People in Hellenistic Egypt 2 Volume Hardback Set
This book consists of two closely related parts. Volume I publishes fifty-four Greek and Egyptian demotic papyri which derive from census and tax activities in Egypt of the third and second centuries BC. Volume II is an historical study, using these texts to analyse fundamental aspects of Ptolemaic Egypt. The salt-tax registers of P. Count. make possible an assessment of the fiscal policy of the new Macedonian pharaohs and an analysis of the population make-up in both ethnic and occupational terms. A demographic analysis of this material exploits the best information for family and household structure for the Western world before the fifteenth century. A constant theme throughout is the impact of the Greeks on the native population of Egypt. This is traced, for example, in cultural policies, in administrative geography, in the realm of stock-rearing and in the changing religious affiliations traceable through the names that parents gave their children.
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Counting the People in Hellenistic Egypt 2 Volume Hardback Set

by Dorothy J. Thompson, Willy Clarysse
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Henry Adams (1838-1918), journalist, novelist, and historian, was the great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams, both presidents of the United States. A professor of medieval history at Harvard whose areas of research were wide-ranging, he was deeply interested in the evolution of democracy in the United ...
History of the United States of America (1801-1817) 9 Volume Set
Henry Adams (1838-1918), journalist, novelist, and historian, was the great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams, both presidents of the United States. A professor of medieval history at Harvard whose areas of research were wide-ranging, he was deeply interested in the evolution of democracy in the United States. While Adams is best remembered for his autobiography The Education of Henry Adams (1907), for which he was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer prize, his nine-volume history of the United States during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison (1801-17), which was published between 1889 and 1891, has been hailed as one of the greatest historical works in English. Adams was an advocate of scientific history, and this monumental work adheres to its principles, considering social trends and circumstances rather than focusing on particular events.
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427.350000 USD

History of the United States of America (1801-1817) 9 Volume Set

by Henry Adams
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A Cultural History of Food presents a comprehensive, authoritative overview of food from ancient times to the present. Together, the six volumes cover almost 3,000 years of food and its physical, spiritual, social and cultural dimensions. The periods covered are: 1. A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity (800 BCE ...
A Cultural History of Food: Volumes 1-6
A Cultural History of Food presents a comprehensive, authoritative overview of food from ancient times to the present. Together, the six volumes cover almost 3,000 years of food and its physical, spiritual, social and cultural dimensions. The periods covered are: 1. A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity (800 BCE - 500 CE) 2. A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age (500 - 1300) 3. A Cultural History of Food in the Renaissance (1300 - 1600) 4. A Cultural History of Food in the Early Modern Age (1600 - 1800) 5. A Cultural History of Food in the Age of Empire (1800 - 1900) 6. A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Age (1920 - 2000) Each volume discusses the same themes: 1. Food Production 2. Food Systems 3. Food Security, Safety and Crises 4. Food and Politics 5. Eating Out 6. Professional Cooking, Kitchens and Service Work 7. Family and Domesticity 8. Body and Soul 9. Food Representations 10. World Developments This structure allows readers to gain an overview of a particular period by reading one of the volumes or to follow a theme throughout history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume. Superbly illustrated, this is the definitive work on food in history. An essential text for students and scholars.
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A Cultural History of Food: Volumes 1-6

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World is a comprehensive resource covering all aspects of religion, politics, and culture in Muslim societies throughout the world. It represents a thorough revision and expansion of the hugely successful Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, with hundreds of additional entries extending the ...
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World: Six-Volume Set
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World is a comprehensive resource covering all aspects of religion, politics, and culture in Muslim societies throughout the world. It represents a thorough revision and expansion of the hugely successful Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, with hundreds of additional entries extending the scope of the Encyclopedia back to the sixth century. Truly multidisciplinary, the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World reflects the breadth and depth of contemporary scholarship in Islamic studies, with coverage of topics such as the Islamic state, pilgrimage, law, marriage, social and political movements, women, Muslim minorities, human rights, Islam in the West, interreligious affairs, and foreign relations. Every entry is accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography.
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World: Six-Volume Set

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A century after the Industrial Revolution began, some Victorians finally began to confront the problems industrialisation and urbanisation had wrought. The remarkable proliferation of new factories, railways and docks owned by massively wealthy entrepreneurs created new depths of poverty and deprivation, which outraged philanthropist and researcher Charles Booth. These two ...
Booth's Maps of London Poverty, 1889: East & West London
A century after the Industrial Revolution began, some Victorians finally began to confront the problems industrialisation and urbanisation had wrought. The remarkable proliferation of new factories, railways and docks owned by massively wealthy entrepreneurs created new depths of poverty and deprivation, which outraged philanthropist and researcher Charles Booth. These two maps, commissioned by Booth and the first of their kind, classify London streets into seven categories, from the very poor lowest class mainly in the east end (but with some surprising enclaves in the fashionable west) right up to the wealthy upper classes in Marylebone and Mayfair. A fascinating resource for genealogists, historians and all lovers of London's past.
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Booth's Maps of London Poverty, 1889: East & West London

by Charles Booth
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This Collection, composed of altogether 23 reissued titles in four sub-sets from The Athlone Press, offers a distinguished selection of titles that showcase the width and breadth of historical study, as well as the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. Crossing over into politics, linguistics, economics, politics, military and maritime history, ...
History: History of Medicine - Bloomsbury Academic Collections
This Collection, composed of altogether 23 reissued titles in four sub-sets from The Athlone Press, offers a distinguished selection of titles that showcase the width and breadth of historical study, as well as the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. Crossing over into politics, linguistics, economics, politics, military and maritime history, and science, this Collection encompasses titles on British, European and global subjects from the Early Modern period to the late 20th Century. Drawing on some of the foundations of modern medicine and prevention - disease communication, hereditary illnesses and the threat of tropical disease and its increase in times of globalisation - this set with three titles offers a wealth of information for those researching the history of science and medicine. All titles can be bought individually or as part of a sub-set. This sub-set includes: - From the Greenwich Hulks to Old St. Pancras: A History of Tropical Disease in London by G.C. Cook - The Mendelian Revolution by Peter J. Bowler - Insects, Hygiene and History by James Ronald Busvine
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History: History of Medicine - Bloomsbury Academic Collections

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A child prodigy, Henry Brougham (1778-1868), later Lord Brougham and Vaux, entered in 1792 the University of Edinburgh, where he focused on mathematics and then law, while his amateur scientific studies led him to become a fellow of the Royal Society at the age of twenty-five. Called to both the ...
The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham 3 Volume Set: Written by Himself
A child prodigy, Henry Brougham (1778-1868), later Lord Brougham and Vaux, entered in 1792 the University of Edinburgh, where he focused on mathematics and then law, while his amateur scientific studies led him to become a fellow of the Royal Society at the age of twenty-five. Called to both the Scottish and English bars, and moving in radical political circles, he became famous as a defender of free speech, a passionate abolitionist, and co-founder of the Edinburgh Review. He also founded the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, and after many years as an MP, he was given a peerage in 1830 and became Lord Chancellor in Lord Grey's Whig government, where he was instrumental in the passing of the 1832 Reform Act. This three-volume autobiography was published posthumously in 1871, with some additional notes, but the text was untouched, as stipulated in Brougham's will.
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The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham 3 Volume Set: Written by Himself

by Henry Brougham
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An admirer of Captain Cook, Otto von Kotzebue (1787-1846) was a leading navigator in Russian service, circumnavigating the globe three times. His 1815 expedition set out to find a passage through the Arctic, study the coastlines of Kamchatka and Alaska, and explore the Pacific. Among the personnel were the naturalist ...
A Voyage of Discovery, into the South Sea and Beering's Straits, for the Purpose of Exploring a North-East Passage 3 Volume Set: Undertaken in the Years 1815-1818, at the Expense of His Highness the Chancellor of the Empire, Count Romanzoff, in the Ship R
An admirer of Captain Cook, Otto von Kotzebue (1787-1846) was a leading navigator in Russian service, circumnavigating the globe three times. His 1815 expedition set out to find a passage through the Arctic, study the coastlines of Kamchatka and Alaska, and explore the Pacific. Among the personnel were the naturalist Chamisso and the artist Choris, who both contributed valuable information to the published account, while Eschscholtz, a physician, collected zoological specimens. Originally published in 1821 in Russian and German, this English translation, presented with many plates and charts, appeared the same year and formed part of Darwin's library aboard the Beagle. The volumes detail the expedition's inception and present the journal of the voyage, with coverage of such locations as Cape Horn, Polynesia, Siberia, Alaska, California and Hawaii. They also contain contributions by the other members of the expedition, notably Chamisso's detailed scientific observations.
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A Voyage of Discovery, into the South Sea and Beering's Straits, for the Purpose of Exploring a North-East Passage 3 Volume Set: Undertaken in the Years 1815-1818, at the Expense of His Highness the Chancellor of the Empire, Count Romanzoff, in the Ship R

by Otto Von Kotzebue
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After qualifying as a physician, Robert Richardson (1779-1847) joined the household of the earl of Belmore, and accompanied him and his family on a tour of the eastern Mediterranean in his yacht the Osprey, converted from a captured American schooner, the James Madison. Richardson dedicated this two-volume work to his ...
Travels along the Mediterranean and Parts Adjacent 2 Volume Set: In Company with the Earl of Belmore, during the Years 1816-17-18
After qualifying as a physician, Robert Richardson (1779-1847) joined the household of the earl of Belmore, and accompanied him and his family on a tour of the eastern Mediterranean in his yacht the Osprey, converted from a captured American schooner, the James Madison. Richardson dedicated this two-volume work to his patron in 1822. Having spent several months in Naples, the party travelled through the Greek islands to Constantinople, arriving in Alexandria in September 1817. Volume 1 recounts their journey up the Nile, exploring both the antiquities of Egypt and the modern cities, as far as the second cataract. Volume 2 describes further exploration in Egypt, travels into Palestine, where the party visited the Holy Places and the cities of the Old Testament, and into Syria and Lebanon. Richardson's account is full of detail, both of the archaeological remains and of everyday life in the Middle East.
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Travels along the Mediterranean and Parts Adjacent 2 Volume Set: In Company with the Earl of Belmore, during the Years 1816-17-18

by Robert Richardson
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Sir Nathanial William Wraxall (1751-1831), traveller and writer, served as an MP from 1780 to 1794 and was made a baronet in 1813. Upon publication in 1815, his memoirs were an immediate, though controversial, success: 1,000 copies sold out within five weeks. Accused of libelling a Russian diplomat, and found ...
Historical Memoirs of my Own Time 2 Volume Set
Sir Nathanial William Wraxall (1751-1831), traveller and writer, served as an MP from 1780 to 1794 and was made a baronet in 1813. Upon publication in 1815, his memoirs were an immediate, though controversial, success: 1,000 copies sold out within five weeks. Accused of libelling a Russian diplomat, and found guilty, Wraxall brought out this second edition later that same year, with the offending passages removed. Volume 1 covers 1772-81, a period of extensive travel, which took him across several European countries, including Portugal, France, Germany and Italy, returning to London in 1780. Volume 2 comprises the majority of the second, and more controversial, part of the work, which covers 1781-4 and Wraxall's early parliamentary years under Lord North's administration. The memoirs make for an entertaining read, and few from the distinguished circles in which the author moved are spared from his merciless facility for description.
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Historical Memoirs of my Own Time 2 Volume Set

by Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall
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Born near Aachen, Leonhard Schmitz (1807-90) studied at the University of Bonn, from which he received his PhD, before marrying an Englishwoman and becoming a naturalised British citizen. Made famous by the 1844 publication of his translation of Niebuhr's Lectures on the History of Rome, he became rector of the ...
The Classical Museum 7 Volume Set: A Journal of Philology, and of Ancient History and Literature
Born near Aachen, Leonhard Schmitz (1807-90) studied at the University of Bonn, from which he received his PhD, before marrying an Englishwoman and becoming a naturalised British citizen. Made famous by the 1844 publication of his translation of Niebuhr's Lectures on the History of Rome, he became rector of the Royal High School, Edinburgh, where he taught Alexander Graham Bell. He also briefly tutored the future Edward VII (and he had previously taught Prince Albert in Bonn). This short-lived quarterly journal, which Schmitz founded and edited between 1844 and 1850, focused exclusively on aspects of classical antiquity - in contrast to the more general literary reviews that were common in the period. It illuminates the development of Classics as a specialist discipline as well as contemporary intellectual links between Britain and Germany.
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The Classical Museum 7 Volume Set: A Journal of Philology, and of Ancient History and Literature

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