The British Raid On Essex: The Forgotten Battle Of The War Of 1812

This is the dynamic account of one of the most destructive maritime actions to take place in Connecticut history: the 1814 British attack on the privateers of Pettipaug, known today as the British Raid on Essex. During the height of the War of 1812, 136 Royal marines and sailors made their way up the Connecticut River from warships anchored in Long Island Sound. Guided by a well-paid American traitor the British navigated the Saybroo...

Archaeology Coursebook; An Introduction To Study Skills, Topics And Methods

A superb introduction to anyone with a general interest in Archaeology. It serves as an excellent and invaluable companion text book to A level Archaeology students, and provides a valuable introductory read for students studying archaeology in higher education. This fully updated and revised edition of the best-selling title The Archaeology Coursebook is a guide for students studying archaeology for the first time. Including new met...

From Shame To Sin: The Christian Transformation Of Sexual Morality In Late Antiquity

When Rome was at its height, an emperor’s male beloved, victim of an untimely death, would be worshipped around the empire as a god. In this same society, the routine sexual exploitation of poor and enslaved women was abetted by public institutions. Four centuries later, a Roman emperor commanded the mutilation of men caught in same-sex affairs, even as he affirmed the moral dignity of women without any civic claim to honor. The grad...

Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold And The Burning Of New London

Lehman's historical narrative is an excellent retelling of this horrific and often overlooked part of the Revolutionary War. The discussion of Arnold's treason and subsequent massacre is superb and historically documented, while also being fun to read. His narrative style is excellent and I couldn't put it down. As an ancestor of the Averys who fought and died at the Battle of Groton Heights, including my 7th great-grandfather Lieute...

The New Cambridge Medieval History, Vol. 4, Part 2

The fourth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History covers the eleventh and twelfth centuries, which comprised perhaps the most dynamic period in the European middle ages. The volume is divided into two parts of which this, the second, deals with the course of events--ecclesiastical and secular--with regard to the papacy, the western empire (mainly Germany), Italy, France, Spain, the British Isles, Scandinavia, Hungary, Poland, t...

The Great Fire: One American’s Mission To Rescue Victims Of The 20th Century’s First Genocide

This book took me a while to finish----and not just because it is almost 500 pages. I took my time, because THE GREAT FIRE educated me in a lot of ways I was not expecting, and I wanted to savor the experience. What Lou Ureneck has done is take us into an event that many of us (including myself) had no clue about and made us live the experience. That is not an easy thing to do, but because he humanized it by giving us the backstory i...

A History Of The English Parish: The Culture Of Religion From Augustine To Victoria

Most writings on church history have been concerned mainly with church hierarchy, and with theology, liturgy and canon law. This book looks at the church 'from below', from the lowest stratum of its organisation - the parish - in which the church building is seen as the parishioners' handiwork and as a reflection of local popular culture. The book discusses in turn the origin and development of the system of precisely-defined parishe...

Shadows Of Empire: The Indian Nobility Of Cusco, 1750-1825

The Indian nobility of the Andes--largely descended from the Inca monarchs and other pre-conquest lords--occupied a crucial economic and political position in late colonial Andean society, a position widely accepted as legitimate until the Túpac Amaru rebellion. This volume traces the history of this late colonial elite and examines the pre-conquest and colonial foundations of their privilege and authority. It brings to light the org...

The Shadow Of The White Rose: Edward Courtenay, Earl Of Devon 1526-1556

One life may reflect all the tempestuous turbulence of an era. Edward Courtenay spent his life in the best prisons and palaces. Mary Tudor finally released him from the Tower when she seized the throne from Jane Grey after only a nine-day reign. Sometimes referred to as the White Rose because he was the last descendant of the Plantagenets (through his grandmother Catherine, daughter of King Edward IV), Courtenay was soon regarded as ...