Landscape And History Since 1500

Landscape and History explores a complex relationship over the past five centuries. The book is international and interdisciplinary in scope, drawing on material from social, economic and cultural history as well as from geography, archaeology, cultural geography, planning and landscape history. In recent years, as the author points out, there has been increasing interest in, and concern for, many aspects of landscape within British,...

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...

Rescue At Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid Of World War Ii

In February 1945, as the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew nearer, the Japanese army grew desperate, and its soldiers guarding U.S. and Allied POWs more sadistic. Starved, shot and beaten, many of the 2,146 prisoners of the Los Baños prison camp in the Philippines—most of them American men, women and children—would not survive much longer unless rescued soon. Deeply concerned about the half-starved and ill-treated prisoners, General D...

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...

Herta Müller, Dépressions

En dix-neuf récits, Herta Müller évoque les plaines du Banat et ses habitants. Cette région autour de la ville de Timisoara, ses villages souabes et ses dépressions constituent le microcosme que la plume de Müller dissèque avec férocité. L'univers si fermé de la petite communauté germanophone de Roumanie après la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, ses us et coutumes, sont souvent vus à travers les yeux de l'enfant. Au-delà de l'univers famili...