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A Cloister on Trial

Religious Culture and Everyday Life in Late Medieval Hungary

by Dr Gabriella Erdélyi, Professor Giorgio Caravale, Professor Ralph Keen & others

<p>In 1517, the usually tranquil friary in the Hungarian town of Körmend found itself at the centre of controversy when its Augustinian friars, charged with drunkenness, sexual abuses and liturgical negligence, were driven out and replaced with ...

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A Collection of Documents on Spitzbergen and Greenland

Comprising a translation from F. Martens' Voyage to Spitzbergen: a Translation from Isaac de la Peyrère's Histoire du Groenland: and God's Power and Providence in the Preservation of Eight Men in Greenland Nine Months and Twelve Days

by Adam White

<p>The first text is from an English collection published in 1694; the second from the Relation du Groenland, Paris, 1663; the third is the text of Edward Pelham's tract, London, 1631. The supplementary material consists of the 1855 annual ...

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A Commonwealth of the People

Popular Politics and England's Long Social Revolution, 1066–1649

by David Rollison

<p>In 1500 fewer than three million people spoke English; today English speakers number at least a billion worldwide. This book asks how and why a small island people became the nucleus of an empire 'on which the sun never set'. David Rollison ...

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A Concise Biographical Sketch of William Penn

by Charles Evans

Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn played a key role in the formation and development of the early American colonies. A man of contradictions, Penn was a savvy businessman, a champion of religious freedom, and a Quaker who was imprisoned due ...

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A Concise History of Australia

by Stuart Macintyre

<p>Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 225 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how

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A Concise History of Austria

by Steven Beller

<p>For a small, prosperous country in the middle of Europe, modern Austria has a very large and complex history, extending far beyond its current borders. Today's Austrians have a problematic relationship with that history, whether with the ...

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A Concise History of Bolivia

by Herbert S. Klein

<p>In its first Spanish edition, Herbert Klein's A Concise History of Bolivia won immediate acceptance within Bolivia as the new standard history of this important nation. Surveying Bolivia's economic, social, cultural and political evolution ...

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A Concise History of Bosnia

by Dr Cathie Carmichael

<p>A Concise History of Bosnia integrates the political, economic and cultural history of this fascinating, beautiful, but much misunderstood country. Drawing on a wide range of primary and secondary literature, this objective and engaging ...

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A Concise History of Brazil

by Boris Fausto & Sergio Fausto

<p>The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil offers a sweeping yet accessible history of Latin America's largest country. Boris Fausto examines Brazil's history from the arrival of the Portuguese in the New World through the long and ...

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A Concise History of France

by Roger Price

<p>This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive study of French history available ranging from the early middle ages to the present. Amongst its central themes are the relationships between state and society, the impact of war, competition for ...

ISBN: 9781107720459

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A Concise History of Greece

by Richard Clogg

<p>Now re-issued in a third, updated edition, this book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the modern history of Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. The ...

ISBN: 9781107702851

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A Concise History of Hungary

by Miklós Molnár

<p>This book offers a comprehensive thousand-year history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary, from its nebulous origins in the Ural Mountains to the elections of 1988. It tells above all the thrilling story of a people ...

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A Concise History of Italy

by Christopher Duggan

<p>Since its formation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. This new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction charts the country's history from the fall of ...

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A Concise History of Japan

by Brett L. Walker

<p>To this day, Japan's modern ascendancy challenges many assumptions about world history, particularly theories regarding the rise of the west and why the modern world looks the way it does. In this engaging new history, Brett L. Walker tackles

ISBN: 9781316234020

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A Concise History of Modern India

by Barbara D. Metcalf & Thomas R. Metcalf

<p>A Concise History of Modern India by Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf, has become a classic in the field since it was first published in 2001. As a fresh interpretation of Indian history from the Mughals to the present, it has ...

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A Concise History of New Zealand

by Philippa Mein Smith

<p>New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million years ago to the twenty-first century. ...

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A Concise History of Poland

by Jerzy Lukowski & Hubert Zawadzki

<p>The second edition of this guide to Poland has been updated to take account of the years from 1989–2005. This period marked its liberation from the Soviet Union, the birth of Poland's 'Third Republic' and, recently, its accession to the ...

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A Concise History of Poland

by Jerzy Lukowski & Hubert Zawadzki

<p>Poland is a tenacious survivor-state: it was wiped off the map in 1795, resurrected after the First World War, apparently annihilated again in the Second, and reduced to satellite status of the Soviet Union after 1945. Yet it emerged in the ...

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A Concise History of Portugal

by David Birmingham

<p>This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. It remains the standard ...

ISBN: 9781108335898

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A Concise History of Romania

by Keith Hitchins

<p>Spanning a period of 2000 years from the Roman conquest of Dacia to the present day, A Concise History of Romania traces the development of a unique nation situated on the border between East and West. In this illuminating new history, Keith ...

ISBN: 9781107779303

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