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Bannockburn: The Battle for a Nation
Alistair Moffat.
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781780272184.  Daedalus Item Code: 62210
 
Variously the director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scottish Television, and BritainsDNA, as well as a former student-elected rector of the University of St. Andrews, Alistair Moffat was born ... (Read More)
 
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Bannockburn 1314: The Battle 700 Years On
Chris Brown.
Publisher: Spellmount.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750953795.  Daedalus Item Code: 62353
 
In the most legendary battle in Scottish history, a mere 7,000 followers of Robert the Bruce defeated more than 15,000 of Edward II's troops at Bannockburn. In an era when such clashes rarely lasted ... (Read More)
 
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Beliefs that Changed the World: The History and Ideas of the Great Religions
John Bowker.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784293314.  Daedalus Item Code: 63757
 
A former professor of theology and the editor of the Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, as well as the author of What Muslims Believe and God—A Brief History, John Bowker here ... (Read More)
 
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Bird's Eye Views: Historic Lithographs of North American Cities
John W. Reps.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781568981468.  Daedalus Item Code: 63865
 
As new towns and cities spread across the American frontier in the 19th century, itinerant artists followed, documenting these growing urban centers by drawing aerial perspectives, also known as ... (Read More)
 
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Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris
Eric Jager.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316224512.  Daedalus Item Code: 70601
 
On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men—a crime that stunned France, since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
 
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
 
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The Borgias
Christopher Hibbert.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849019941.  Daedalus Item Code: 62364
 
The Borgias are synonymous with the corruption and ambition of Renaissance Italy, and here the author of The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici and Rome: The Biography of a City spins ... (Read More)
 
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Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
Kathleen Winter.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780224098366.  Daedalus Item Code: 63655
 
In this nonfiction follow-up to her Orange Prize and Governor General's Literary Award finalist Annabel, transplanted Canadian author Kathleen Winter impulsively embarks on an odyssey across ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide To British Battlefields: From the Roman Occupation to Culloden
David Clark.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472108135.  Daedalus Item Code: 63760
 
Britain's many battlefields bear witness to dramatic turning points in the country's history, and David Clark surveys more than 100 such sites in this entertaining and browsable guide, from a ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd, intro.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849010481.  Daedalus Item Code: 70429
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of British Sea Power: How Britain Became Sovereign of the Seas
David Howarth.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841197920.  Daedalus Item Code: 70430
 
The British did not take to water like ducks, notes historian David Howarth; for centuries they did little more than cling to coastal waters, outclassed by Roman and Viking seamen. A former ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of History: Great Historians and the Epic Quest to Explain the Past
Colin Wells.
Publisher: Lyons Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781599211220.  Daedalus Item Code: 70016
 
What if Thucydides had written smut instead of history? What began as a minor literary genre in ancient Greece stands today as perhaps the most successful monument to the global spread of Western ... (Read More)
 
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