Category Archives: Western

Conflict in the Balkans 1991-2000 (Osprey Combat Aircraft 24)

Exposing the true scale and significance of the deployment of air power in the Balkans, this book details the activities of NATO and UN aircraft as well as local pilots in the former Yugoslavia. From bombing by B-2 stealth bombers … Continue reading

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Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race (Deluxe Edition)

This is Thomas Rolleston’s comprehensive study of Celtic mythology, from the rousing adventures of the hero Cuchulain to accounts of the gods and beasts that defined the proud Celtic culture. This deluxe Kindle edition is fully illustrated and contains a … Continue reading

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Social Mobility in Late Antique Gaul: Strategies and Opportunities for the Non-Elite

In Social Mobility in Late Antique Gaul, Allen Jones explores the situation of the non-elite living in Gaul during the late fifth and sixth centuries. Drawing especially on evidence from Gregory of Tours’s writings, he formulates a social model based … Continue reading

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The Liturgy in Medieval England: A History

This is the first comprehensive historical treatment of the Latin liturgy in medieval England. Richard Pfaff constructs a history of the worship carried out in churches – cathedral, monastic, or parish – primarily through the surviving manuscripts of service books, … Continue reading

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The Belgian Army in World War I (Men-at-Arms)

While small in numbers, the Belgian Army played a vital role in World War 1 that is often overlooked. Germany’s invasion of neutral Belgium, which led Britain to declare war in August 1914, should have been swift and fierce yet … Continue reading

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Migrants and Urban Change: Newcomers to Antwerp, 1760-1860 (Perspectives in Economic and Social History)

Migration has long been considered an essentially modern phenomenon that only took off during the long nineteenth century when Europe transformed from a largely rural and agricultural society into a highly urbanized and industrialized one. Over the last few decades, … Continue reading

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The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

In 1572, towns in the province of Holland, led by William of Orange, rebelled against the government of the Habsburg Netherlands. The story of the Dutch Revolt is usually told in terms of fractious provinces that frustrated Orange’s efforts to … Continue reading

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History and the Supernatural in Medieval England (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

This is a fascinating study of religious culture in England from 1050 to 1250. Drawing on the wealth of material about religious belief and practice that survives in the chronicles, Carl Watkins explores the accounts of signs, prophecies, astrology, magic, … Continue reading

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The Politics of Switzerland: Continuity and Change in a Consensus Democracy

Despite Switzerland’s small size, its political system is one of the most complex and fascinating among contemporary democracies. The rich, complex mixture of centuries-old institutions and the refined political arrangements that exist today constitute a veritable laboratory for social scientists … Continue reading

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Divided by Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe

As religious violence flares around the world, we are confronted with an acute dilemma: Can people coexist in peace when their basic beliefs are irreconcilable? Benjamin Kaplan responds by taking us back to early modern Europe, when the issue of … Continue reading

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