They Flew A History of the Impossible
ISBN: PB: 9780300280074, ISBN: HB: 9780300259803, Yale University Press, January 2025
512 pp., 23,4x15,6 cm, 55 black&white illus.
An award-winning historian's examination of impossible events at the dawn of modernity and of their enduring significance. Accounts of seemingly impossible phenomena abounded in the early modern era – tales of levitation, bilocation, and witchcraft...
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Divination, Oracles & Omens
ISBN: HB: 9781851246335, Bodleian Library Publishing, December 2024
192 pp., 21,0x16,1 cm, 80 colour illus.
The past, present and future are full of tantalizing mysteries: questions about our own and other people's lives that we long to answer. Across history, human cultures have devised a wide range of methods to discover what might lie ahead or to unders...
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25.00 GBP
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Whose Language Is English?
ISBN: HB: 9780300264050, Yale University Press, November 2024
264 pp., 21,6x13,8 cm, 5 black&white illus.
An exhilarating new account of the English language, from British colonialism to the age of social media, emphasizing dynamism and democratization. Whose language is English? Although we often think of it as native to one place, today there are man...
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20.00 GBP
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Under Cover of Darkness Murders in Blackout London
ISBN: HB: 9780300270051, Yale University Press, October 2024
272 pp., 23,4x15,3 cm, 16 black&white illus., 1 map
A gripping new history of London during the Blackout – revealing the violent crime that spread across the capital under the cover of darkness. Fear was the unacknowledged spectre haunting the streets of London during the Second World War; fear not...
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22.00 GBP
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Democracy and Urban Form
ISBN: PB: 9781915609472, Idea Books, August 2024
200 pp., 11,0x18,0 cm, language: English
If discourse is the foundation of democracy, how can the design of our cities empower and enable discourse? "Never have the potential political consequences of architecture been greater, and never has the political sensibility of architecture been le...
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Staci Bu Shea Dying Livingly
ISBN: PB: 9781915609403, Idea Books, August 2024
96 pp., 12,0x18,0 cm, language: English
A series of propositions and encounters in service to an aesthetic and poetic experience of living life led by death. Part studious, part visceral, "Dying Livingly" is a collection of short essays and lyrical prose written in the first few years of...
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Vienna How the City of Ideas Created the Modern World
ISBN: PB: 9780300279368, Yale University Press, August 2024
464 pp., 19,6x12,7 cm, 18 black&white illus.
How can one European capital be responsible for most of the West's intellectual and cultural achievements in the twentieth century? Viennese ideas saturate the modern world. From California architecture to Hollywood Westerns, modern advertising to...
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12.99 GBP
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Multicultural Britain A People's History
ISBN: HB: 9781911723516, Hurst Publishers, August 2024
428 pp., 21,6x13,8 cm, 20 illus.
For sale in CIS only! A new history of personal and community relationships across post-imperial Britain, from 1940s Cardiff to the millennial Midlands. Between the end of the Second World War and the early twenty-first century, Britain became mult...
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25.00 GBP
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Spycraft Tricks and Tools of the Dangerous Trade from Elizabeth I to the Restoration
ISBN: HB: 9780300267549, Yale University Press, June 2024
400 pp., 23,4x15,2 cm, 60 colour illus., 1 map
A fascinating exploration of the devious tricks and ingenious tools used by early modern spies – from ciphers to counterfeiting, invisible inks to assassination. Early modern Europe was a hotbed of espionage, where spies, spy-catchers, and conspira...
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Unsuitable A History of Lesbian Fashion
ISBN: HB: 9781805260967, Hurst Publishers, June 2024
344 pp., 23,4x15,6 cm, 36 illus.
For sale in CIS only! From Sappho and Suffragettes to t-shirts and TikTok, a fascinating journey through the history and politics of lesbian clothing. The way we dress can show or hide who we are; make us fit in, make us stand out, or make our own...
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