European History Books
There are 59 books in this catalogue.
Wordly Goods. A New History of the Renaissance
Book Number: 50840
Macmillan. London: 1996 8vo. hardcover. 470pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good, white-out mark on fep. / Very good, creased d/w.
Early Medieval Europe 300-1000
Book Number: 55909
Macmillan History of Europe 1991 8vo. Softcover. 453pp. Index. In this classic textbook history of early medieval Europe, Roger Collins provides a comprehensive account of the centuries during which Europe changed from being an abstract geographical expression to a new culturally coherent, if politically divided, entity. This essential volume: • examines how the social, economic and cultural structures of Antiquity were replaced by their medieval equivalents. * defines the European context by looking at the external forces which helped to shape it through conflict. • explores key topics such as the fall of the Roman Empire, the rise of both Christianity and Islam, the Vikings, and the expansion of Latin Christian culture into eastern Europe. • features maps, genealogies, a chronology and bibliography to aid understanding and further study.
The Oxford History of Medieval Europe
Book Number: 57636
Oxford 2001 8vo. softcover. 395pp. Very good. This is the most authoritative account of life in Medieval Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the coming of the Renaissance. Full coverage is given to all aspects of life in a thousand-year period which saw the creation of western civilization: from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne, the Byzantines, and the Hundred Years War, to the ideals of the crusades, the building of great cathedrals and the social catastrophe of the Black Death; the cultural worlds of chivalric knights, popular festivals, and new art forms. The chapters show the movement of the centre of gravity in European life from the Mediterranean to the north; and the authors explore the contrast between Byzantine and Renaissance cultures in the south and the new, complex political and social structures of north-west Europe, which by 1300 had the most advanced civilization the world had ever seen.
The Discovery of France
Book Number: 57996
Picador, London 2007. 8vo. Hardcover in d/w. 455pp. Near fine. Illuminating, engrossing and full of surprises, The Discovery of France is a literary exploration of a country few will recognize; from maps and migration to magic, language and landscape, it’s a book that reveals the ‘real’ past of France to tell the whole story – and history – of this remarkable nation. ‘With gloriously apposite facts and an abundance of quirky anecdotes and thumbnail sketches of people, places and customs, Robb, on brilliant form, takes us on a stunning journey through the historical landscape of France’ Independent ‘Certain books strain the patience of those close to you. How many times can you demand: “Look at this! Can you imagine? Did you know that?” without actually handing over the volume? This is such a book’ Mail on Sunday ‘An extraordinary journey of discovery that will delight even the most indolent armchair traveller’ Daily Telegraph
Invention of Paris
Book Number: 58606
Verso, London 2011 8vo. softcover. 384pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine.
The Spanish Labyrinth. An Account of the Social and Political Background of the Spanish Civil War
Book Number: 60797
Cambridge 2000 8vo. Softcover. 384pp. Very good. Index. The Spanish Labyrinth has become the classic account of the background to the Spanish Civil War. Written during and immediatley after the Civil War, the book has all the vividness of personal experience. It represents a struggle to see the issues in Spanish politics objectively, while bearing witness to the deep involvement which is the only possible source of much of this richly detailed account.
The Kaiser: Warlord of the Second Reich
Palmer, Alan Warwick
Book Number: 41639
Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1978 8vo hardcover 276pp index, b/w illus. very good / good d/w with large tear on front panel (repaired).
Love and Louis XIV
Book Number: 43817
Phoenix 2007 8vo softcover 570pp index, colour illus. very good+.
The Charles Bridge of Prague
Kamil Novotny; Emanuel Poche
Book Number: 60424
Prague Publishing House, 1947. 8vo. hardcover, 156pp, b/w illus some fold-out. Very good. / Fair, chipped d/w.
Russia in "War and Peace"
Book Number: 1537
W & N 1972 VG in DW, many ills. (some coloured), 4to 1972. : An introductory survey of Russia in the early 19th century, attempting to place events of Tolstoi's War & Peace, 1805-14 in their historical context, & tracing the development of Russia after the Napoleonic campaign.,
The "Goldener Hirsch" Countess Walderdorff remenbers
Book Number: 4345
Druckhaus Nonntal-Salzburg 8vo. Green cloth Hardcover.132pp. Last 20pp contain recipies from the hotel. Very good, front board has a slight bow. / near fine d/w.
History of the Reign of Philip II. in Three Volumes I, II, III
Book Number: 54671
George Routledge & Sons London n.d. 8vo. brown cloth with gilt title to spine and front board. Covers very good, with no major faults - volume II has some spots on the cover and a very slight slant. copy is very good+ in each volume.
Olympia; Paris in the Age of Manet
Book Number: 62118
Aurum 8vo hardcover 329pp very good. / Very good d/w. In this entertaining book Friedrich succeeds in evoking the period in all its aspects. The high drama of its politics, the underlying squalar of its back streets, and above all the personalities of the players and the network of influences, friendships, feuds, and rivalries that linked them together. At the centre of the stage is the figure of Manet, along with his great protagonist, Emile Zola, Proust and Flaubert, Degas, Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir, Offen bach and Wagner plus a whole host of supporting players.
The Dream King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Blunt, Wilfrid,[Ludwig II of Bavaria] ).
Book Number: 6556
London. Book Club. 1973 4to. cloth hardcover. 264p Illustrated by 150 Illustrations including full page 46 color plates. very good+, minor wear to corners. / good, chipped d/w.
Book Number: 3914
Secker & Warburg. London. 1962. Maroon cloth. 8to. Hardcover. 264pp. Index. Bibliography. Fold-out family tree. 22pp. b/w plates. Good condition, slightly skewed. Good d/w.