Wednesday, 8 July 2009

This Wednesday's Paperbacks

Millennium, Tom Holland (Abacus)
An account of the two centuries on either side of the year 1000, which did not herald the end of the world as was feared, but instead saw the emergence of western Europe as a distinctive and expansionist power.

Geoffrey of Monmouth: The History of the Kings of Britain, ed. Michael D. Reeve (The Boydell Press)
A new edition of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s De gestis Britonum accompanied by a facing translation and a comprehensive introduction.

Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Karen O’Brien (Cambridge University Press)
A study of the central importance to the British Enlightenment both of women writers and of women as a subject of enquiry.

Roman Military Dress, Graham Sumner (The History Press)
A comprehensive illustrated guide to the Roman Army’s different uniforms spanning 1000 years from the Late Republic to the Byzantine Empire.

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