6 June 2013
The 'long' fourteenth century perhaps can be seen as Thessalonica's heyday. Alongside its growing commercial prowess, the city was developing into an important centre of government, where members of the Byzantine imperial family of the Palaiologoi ruled independently under full imperial titles, striking coinage and following an increasingly autonomous external policy.
4 June 2013
The ongoing movement toward globalization challenges us to reconsider issues of individual identity. Are we evolving into citizens of the world? How crucial is nationality? And for men, what does it now mean to be male?
23 May 2013
He wore a khaki cap and tattered clothes and looked the very picture of a Russian revolutionary activist. But Joseph Ilitch Afirenko was neither Russian nor a revolutionary activist. He was Paul Dukes, one of a group of spies on an undercover mission of vital importance.
22 May 2013
One year after the Arab Spring revolutions in North Africa, Chesshyre heads off across Tunisia, Libya and Egypt to take the temperature of the countries as they come to terms with their new, post-dictator world. This travelogue captures with humour and a sense of realism three nations at a time when their future hangs in the balance, talking to ordinary folk along the way... and with only the occasional abduction holding up progress from Tunis to the Sinai Peninsula.
4 April 2013
Bold! Intense! One of a kind! Here's an opportunity to join a young boy from Green Bay, WI, taking the challenge to find his sexual identity and education by degrees. Join him as he works through his thesis, meets the cream of the British theatre and toils in the French libraries and continental museums researching ancient costuming and designs in pursuit of his MA in theatrical costuming from the renowned University of Bristol.
9 December 2012
Are you travelling to Poland and wish to know more about the Poles you’ll encounter? Have you ever wondered what makes your Polish plumber or cleaner or waitress tick? Are you fascinated by this country of forty million - one of the most visited countries in the world - rich in natural beauty, cultured, and famous for its people’s wanderlust? What book do you pick for background and insight? A superficial travel guide? A dry history book? No! You need the genre-busting Polska Dotty.
9 November 2012
Flying pigs, retro hairstyles and hand grenades are among some of the images found in this book celebrating the art and craft of Cambodia’s hand-painted advertising. The book introduces the signs, the people who paint them, and explores their links to Cambodian art, culture and history.
20 September 2012
The first general history of Korea as seen through maps, Korea: A Cartographic History provides a beautifully illustrated introduction to how Korea was and is represented cartographically. John Rennie Short, one of today’s most prolific and well-respected geographers, encapsulates six hundred years of maps made by Koreans and non-Koreans alike.
20 September 2012
The Bend in the Sky is a fast-paced humorous sci-fi read that draws us into the life of a young guy and his drop-dead gorgeous girlfriend as they struggle to save planet Earth.
23 August 2012
While friends are marrying, having children and moving to the depths of the countryside, Gilly Brown finds herself alone in London with just her little dog Ruskin for company. It’s time to move on, so, on a friend’s advice she looks for a lodger, a Monday to Friday one, and finds handsome television producer Jack Baker. Gilly falls for Jack’s charm and is transported into an exciting social whirlwind of parties, dining out and glamour.