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The Lisbon Recognition Convention at 15: making fair recognition a reality

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (January 01, 2014)

The Lisbon Recognition Convention, developed by the Council of Europe and UNESCO, is the main international legal text on the international recognition of qualifications and has been ratified by more than 50...


The Edgeryders guide to the future

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

This publication is the result of the Edgeryders project, an online dialogue platform run by the Council of Europe with a view to promoting discussion with young people on the challenges of their transition...


The Council of Europe and Roma: 40 years of action

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The Council of Europe, after 40 years of activities with Roma, is intensifying its commitment to monitoring and improving their situation and to involving their representatives in the creation of the policies...


History of the Council of Europe

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The Council of Europe, the oldest European organisation, was founded in 1949 with the aim of unifying the continent as a whole. The decision to establish its headquarters in Strasbourg was, moreover, symbolic...


Polska, 1994

by Isla Mcketta Editions Checkpointed (May 22, 2014)

Structured around the poetry of Milosz and nocturnes of Chopin, "Polska, 1994" follows seventeen-year-old Magda's quest through her past. In a provincial town that feels desperately too small, this coming-of-age...


God's Secret Agents: Queen Elizabeth's Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot

by Alice Hogge HarperCollins e-books (March 15, 2011)

One evening in 1588, just weeks after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, two young men landed in secret on a beach in Norfolk, England. They were Jesuit priests, Englishmen, and their aim was to achieve by force...


England And The War

by Walter Raleigh HarperTorch (April 08, 2014)

England and the War is a collection of Sir Walter Raleigh’s lectures during the First World War. Focusing on the advantages of war, including technological developments as a humane practice of warfare, Raleigh’s...


She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth

by Helen Castor HarperCollins e-books (February 22, 2011)

“Helen Castor has an exhilarating narrative gift. . . . Readers will love this book, finding it wholly absorbing and rewarding.” —Hilary Mantel, Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall 

In the tradition...


The Greatest Knight

by Thomas Asbridge Ecco (December 02, 2014)

A renowned scholar brings to life medieval England’s most celebrated knight, William Marshal—providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it.

Caught...


Confessions Of An English Opium-Eater

by Thomas de Quincey HarperTorch (January 21, 2014)

Nightmares, confessions, hallucinations, and laudanum-induced fears—Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater remains an influential autobiography studied by psychologists, addiction specialists,...


Silent Night

by Stanley Weintraub Free Press (October 30, 2001)

It was one of history's most powerful -- yet forgotten -- Christmas stories. It took place in the improbable setting of the mud, cold rain and senseless killing of the trenches of World War I. It happened in...


Mission at Nuremberg

by Tim Townsend William Morrow (March 11, 2014)

Mission at Nuremberg is Tim Townsend’s gripping story of the American Army chaplain sent to save the souls of the Nazis incarcerated at Nuremberg, a compelling and thought-provoking tale that raises questions...


Life in a Medieval Village

by Frances Gies & Joseph Gies HarperCollins e-books (September 07, 2010)

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...


Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages

by Frances Gies HarperCollins e-books (August 03, 2010)

From bestselling historians Frances and Joseph Gies, authors of the classic “Medieval Life” series, comes this compelling, lucid, and highly readable account of the family unit as it evolved throughout the...


Life in a Medieval City

by Frances Gies & Joseph Gies HarperCollins e-books (August 03, 2010)

From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of their classic book on day-to-day life in medieval cities, which was a source for George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

Evoking every...


The German Genius

by Peter Watson HarperCollins e-books (June 22, 2010)

The German Genius is a virtuoso cultural history of German ideas and influence, from 1750 to the present day, by acclaimed historian Peter Watson (Making of the Modern Mind, Ideas). From Bach, Goethe, and Schopenhauer...


The Lost Fleet: The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy

by Barry Clifford & Kenneth Kinkor HarperCollins e-books (January 26, 2010)

On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank off the Venezuelan coast. This proved disastrous for French naval power in the region, and sparked the rise of a golden age of piracy.

Tracing the lives of fabled...


Outposts

by Simon Winchester HarperCollins (October 27, 2009)

The New York Times bestselling author of Krakatoa and The Professor and the Madman takes readers on a quirky and charming tour of the last outpost of the British empire

Originally published in 1985, Outposts...


The Fracture Zone

by Simon Winchester HarperCollins (October 27, 2009)

A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To Come

The vast and mountainous area that makes...


Dark Invasion

by Howard Blum Harper (February 11, 2014)

Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum’s...


Paris at the End of the World

by John Baxter Harper Perennial (April 15, 2014)

A preeminent writer on Paris, John Baxter brilliantly brings to life one of the most dramatic and fascinating periods in the city’s history.

From 1914 through 1918 the terrifying sounds of World War I could...


Chechen Jihad

by Yossef Bodansky HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this authoritative look at the roots of modern terrorism, Yossef Bodansky, one of the most respected—and best-informed—experts on radical Islamism in the world today, pinpoints the troubled region of...


The Crusader

by Paul Kengor HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Based on extraordinary research: a major reassessment of Ronald Reagan's lifelong crusade to dismantle the Soviet Empire–including shocking revelations about the liberal American politician who tried to collude...


Becoming Charlemagne

by Jeff Sypeck HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

On Christmas morning in the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on the brow of a Germanic king named Karl. With one gesture, the man later hailed as Charlemagne claimed his empire and forever...


Alexis de Tocqueville

by Joseph Epstein HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first foreigners to recognize and trumpet the grandness of the American project. His two-volume classic, Democracy in America, published in 1835, not only offered a vivid...


Seize the Fire

by Adam Nicolson HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“Strikingly original. . . . Mr. Nicolson brings to life superbly the horror, devastation, and gore of Trafalgar.”—The Economist

Adam Nicolson takes the great naval battle of Trafalgar, fought between the...


In Siberia

by Colin Thubron HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

As mysterious as its beautiful, as forbidding as it is populated with warm-hearted people, Syberia is a land few Westerners know, and even fewer will ever visit. Traveling alone, by train, boat, car, and on...


Crowded with Genius: Edinburgh, 1745-1789

by James Buchan HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In the early eighteenth century, Edinburgh was a filthy backwater town synonymous with poverty and disease. Yet by century's end, it had become the marvel of modern Europe, home to the finest minds of the day...


Serving Victoria

by Kate Hubbard Harper (April 30, 2013)

During her sixty-three-year reign, Queen Victoria gathered around herself a household dedicated to her service. For some, royal employment was the defining experience of their lives; for others it came as an...


Atlantic, Euratlantic or Europe-America?

by Collectif, Valérie Aubourg & Giles Scott-Smith éditions Soleb (March 25, 2013)

Atlantic, Euratlantic or Europe-America? What did the Atlantic Community mean for the nations of North America and Western Europe during the 1960s and early 1970s? This book, spanning the period from presidents...


The Sleepwalkers

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2013

by Christopher Clark Harper (March 19, 2013)

One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting...


Catherine de Medici

by Leonie Frieda & Sarah Le Fevre HarperAudio (October 16, 2018)

Poisoner, despot, necromancer--the dark legend of Catherine de Medici is centuries old. In this critically hailed biography, Leonie Frieda reclaims the story of this unjustly maligned queen to reveal a skilled...


The Volunteer

by Jack Fairweather & David Rintoul HarperAudio (June 25, 2019)

The incredible true story of a Polish resistance fighter's infiltration of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within, and his daring escape to warn the Allies about the Nazis' true plans for a "Final Solution."...


The Polar Bear Expedition

by James Carl Nelson & Johnny Heller HarperAudio (February 19, 2019)

An extraordinary lost chapter in the history of World War I: the story of America's year-long invasion of Russia, in which a contingency of brave soldiers fought the Red Army and brutal conditions during the...


The Age of Disenchantments

by Aaron Shulman & Tim Andres Pabon HarperAudio (March 05, 2019)

A gripping narrative history of Spain's most brilliant and troubled literary family--a tale about the making of art, myth, and legacy--set against the upheaval of the Spanish Civil War and beyond.

In this absorbing...


A Year in Paris

by John Baxter & Graham Halstead HarperAudio (February 26, 2019)

From the incomparable John Baxter, the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, a sumptuous and definitive portrait of Paris through the seasons, highlighting the unique tastes, sights, and...


Devices and Desires

by Kate Hubbard & Heather Wilds HarperAudio (February 26, 2019)

The critically acclaimed author of Serving Victoria brilliantly illuminates the life of the little-known Bess of Hardwick--next to Queen Elizabeth I, the richest and most powerful woman in sixteenth-century...


How the French Invented Love

by Marilyn Yalom Harper (October 23, 2012)

“Absolutely marvelous…lively and learned….Marilyn Yalom’s book is a distinguished contribution to our experience of a great literature, as well as an endearing memoir.”

—Diane Johnson, author of Lulu...


A Nation and Not a Rabble

by Diarmaid Ferriter Abrams Press (February 20, 2017)

Renowned Irish historian Diarmaid Ferriter presents a fresh look at the Irish revolutionary period from 1913-1923, drawing from newly available historical sources as well as the testimonies of the people who...


The invention of Rome

by Maurizio Campanelli & Frances Muecke Librairie Droz (January 01, 2017)

“He has revealed to us the whole of antiquity”: so spoke Pope Pius II of the historian and archaeologist avant la lettre, Biondo Flavio (1392-1463). In his work Roma triumphans (1459), his last major treatise...


Woman's Struggle for Liberty in Germany

by Hugo Munsterberg & Mary Mills Patrick Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

This book treats of woman's Struggle for Liberty in Germany, and the development of instruction for the two sexes.

“The girls' schools established by the Government provide well for the study of the modern...


Portugal : The Story of the Nation

by Henry Morse Stephens Lm Publishers (October 09, 2019)

This book attempts to give a short chronological history of Portugal. "The Story of Portugal possesses a peculiar interest from the fact that it is to its history alone that the country owes its existence as...


German Influence in Latin America

by Alfred F. Sears Lm Publishers (October 09, 2019)

This book presents a brief story of German influence in Latin America.

“In 1901 the American citizen was startled by the information from Rio Janeiro, that "A German syndicate has just been formed with a...


Celtic History and Migrations

by Henry Jenner, William Geddes & Denis Heron Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 04, 2019)

This book deals with the history and migrations of Celtic people. In that remote age of which no personal records remain, but whose history may be derived from the known dispersion of men and languages, we find...


Hitler

by Rupert Matthews Skyhorse (July 03, 2018)

A comprehensive examination of Hitler’s military strategies.

As Führer of the Third Reich, Hitler was responsible for deciding the German war aims in 1939. As head of the Armed Forces from February 4th, 1938,...


A House in the Mountains

by Caroline Moorehead Harper (January 28, 2020)

The acclaimed author of A Train in Winter returns with the "moving finale" (The Economist) of her Resistance Quartet—the powerful and inspiring true story of the women of the partisan resistance who fought...


English History: People, places and events that built a country (Collins Little Books)

by Robert Peal Collins (October 04, 2018)

A concise guide to key events, people and places in English history and how England has come to be what it is today. From prehistoric England, Stonehenge and the Romans to modern times.

Key events, people and...


The Alhambra

by Irving Washington Editions Rhéartis (July 02, 2018)

For centuries travelers from all cultures have been amazed by this ageless beauty. The North American Washington Irving, prototype of romantic historian, begins a journey through Andalusian lands that will take...


Sudden Courage

by Ronald C. Rosbottom Custom House (July 02, 2019)

The author of When Paris Went Dark returns to World War II to tell the remarkable story of the youngest members of the French Resistance and their war against the German occupiers and their collaborators

On...


Kings of England

by Jonathan Swift & Al. Lm Publishers (April 12, 2018)

This is the history of Kings of England, from William II (surnamed Rufus) to Henry II.

"... At the time of the Conqueror's death, his eldest son Robert, upon some discontent with his father, being absent in France;...