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Pompeii is the best known and probably the most important archaeological site in the world. This book, now available in paperback, is the most up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive account for the general reader of its rise, splendour and fall. The drama of Pompeii's end has... read more

The Complete Pompeii

In 2014, Russia annexed Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this violation of national sovereignty was in fact only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to... read more

Lost Kingdom: A History of Russian Nationalism from Ivan the Great to Vladimir Putin

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IN FEBRUARY 1534 a radical religious sect whose disciples were being persecuted throughout Europe seized the city of M nster, in the German-speaking land of Westphalia.They were convinced that they were God's Elect, specially chosen by the Almighty to be the first to ascend to Paradise o... read more

New Jerusalem

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A panoramic exploration of peoples, objects and beliefs over 40,000 years from the celebrated author of A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany, following the new BBC Radio 4 documentary and British Museum exhibition. One of the central facts of human existence is tha... read more

Living With the Gods

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The History of the World

Destroyed yet paradoxically preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79, Pompeii and other nearby sites are usually considered places where we can most directly experience the daily lives of ancient Romans. Rather than present these... read more

The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection

The shroud of Turin is one of history's most controversial and perplexing relics. Many believe it to be the genuine burial shroud of Jesus Christ. Some hypothesize the image on the shroud was created through a rare scientific phenomenon. Still ot... read more

The Truth about the Shroud of Turin - Solving the Mystery

This is a fascinating new study which will make an important addition to the literature on the Vikings and their settlement in England. It offers a focussed and meaningful discussion of often-neglected sources. Topics covered include the de... read more

Nophoto

**'A masterpiece of evocative scientific storytelling.' BRIAN COX** **'The best popular book on broad-sweep history since Guns, Germs and Steel.'** Peter Forbes The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies. For hundreds of thousands of years... read more

Tamed: Ten Species That Changed Our World

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"A Brief History of the Holy Grail" charts the origins of the grail story from early Christian gospels through to eastern mysticism and the rise of medieval romances and Arthurian legends. The grail reappears once more in the story of the Crusades ... read more

A Brief History of the Holy Grail: The Legendary Quest

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Swallowed by the Sea tells the stories of Australia's greatest and most tragic shipwrecks, lost in raging storms, on jagged reefs, under enemy fire, or through human error, treachery or incompetence. Read about the oldest known wreck in Australian waters, the Tryal, driven into a ... read more

Swallowed By the Sea

In July 1518 a terrifying and mysterious plague struck the medieval city of Strasbourg. Hundreds of men and women danced wildly, day after day, in the punishing summer heat. Their feet blistered and bled, and their lim... read more

A Time to Dance, a Time to Die : The extraordinary story of the Dancing Plague of 1518