History - Europe

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Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery...

Eleanor Herman

Throughout the centuries, royal mistresses have been worshiped, feared, envied, and reviled. They set the fashions, encouraged the arts, and, in some cases, ruled nations. Eleanor Herman's Sex with Kings takes us into the throne rooms...

Published: May 2005

Life in a Medieval City

Frances Gies

"Some particular books I found useful for A Game of Thrones and its sequels deserve mention... Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval City, both by Joseph and Frances Gies."—George R.R. Martin, author of the seri...

Published: Jan 2016

Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Jo...

Leslie Carroll

A funny, raucous, and delightfully dirty 900-year history of the royal marriages of Europe's most famous-and infamous-monarchs. Since time immemorial, royal marriages have had little to do with love- and almost everything to do with...

Published: Jan 2010

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War ...

Max Hastings

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearWorld War I evokes images of the trenches: grinding, halting battles that sacrificed millions of lives for no territory or visible gain. Yet the fir...

Published: Jun 2014

A Full Account of the Dreadful Explos...


An account of a devastating mining disaster, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London LibraryAlthough (shallow) coal mining dates back as far as the 13th century, it was the development of the steam engine which began a huge in...

Published: Jul 2017

5 Steps to a 5: AP European History 2...

Jeffrey Brautigam

Get ready to ace your AP European History Exam with this easy-to-follow study guide5 Steps to a 5: AP European History introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking ...

Published: Aug 2017

5 Steps to a 5: AP European History 2...

Jeffrey Brautigam

A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE Score-Raising Features Include:•2 full-length practice exams •Hundreds of exercises with thorough answer explanations•Comprehensive overview of the AP European History exam format •Pract...

Published: Aug 2018

The Wise Man from the West: Matteo Ri...

Vincent Cronin

This is the amazing story of the famous Jesuit missionary priest to China, Fr. Matteo Ricci, revered as a "Wise Man" by the Chinese. He arrived in China in 1582 and died there twenty-eight years later, having developing a deep knowled...

Published: Oct 2016

Munich, 1938: Appeasement and World W...

David Faber

On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew back to London from his meeting in Munich with German Chancellor Adolf Hitler. As he disembarked from the aircraft, he held aloft a piece of paper, which contained...

Published: Sep 2010

The War to End All Wars: World War I

Russell Freedman

Nonfiction master Russell Freedman illuminates for young readers the complex and rarely discussed subject of World War I. The tangled relationships and alliances of many nations, the introduction of modern weaponry, and top-level mili...

Published: Apr 2013

The Vanquished: Why the First World W...

Robert Gerwarth

A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016An epic, groundbreaking account of the ethnic and state violence that followed the end of World War I―conflicts that would shape the course of the twentieth centuryFor the Western Allies,...

Published: Nov 2017

Life in a Medieval Village

Frances Gies

The reissue of Joseph and Frances Gies's classic bestseller on life in medieval villages.This new reissue of Life in a Medieval Village, by respected historians Joseph and Frances Gies, paints a lively, convincing portrait of rural pe...

Published: Jul 2016

The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History...

John R. Gillis

Since before recorded history, people have congregated near water. But as growing populations around the globe continue to flow toward the coasts on an unprecedented scale and climate change raises water levels, our relationship to th...

Published: Sep 2015

The Secrets of Alchemy

Lawrence M. Principe

In The Secrets of Alchemy, Lawrence M. Principe, one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, brings alchemy out of the shadows and restores it to its important place in human history and culture. By surveying what alchem...

Published: Aug 2013

The Cretan Runner

George Psychoundakis

George Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: "It was in May 1941 that, all of a sudden, high in the sky, we heard the drone of many aeroplanes growing stead...

Published: Oct 2015

The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mappin...

Graham Robb

A treasure hunt that uncovers the secrets of one of the world's great civilizations, revealing dramatic proof of the extreme sophistication of the Celts, and their creation of the earliest accurate map of the world. Fifty generations ...

Published: Nov 2014

God's Jury: The Inquisition and the M...

Cullen Murphy

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Published: Jan 2013
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