Medieval Europe Chris Wickham A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000year span of the Middle Ages. ‘This bold, sweeping narrative covers the entire sweep of European history between the years 400–1500, focusing on important changes century by century.’ – The Bookseller Hardback £25.00

The First Victory The Second World War and The East Africa Campaign Andrew Stewart A riveting new account of the longoverlooked achievement of British-led forces who, against all odds, scored the first major Allied victory of the Second World War. This compelling book draws on an array of previously unseen documents. Hardback £25.00

Beyond Caravaggio Letizia Treves Letizia Treves introduces the international Caravaggesque movement and the key artists who propagated Caravaggio’s dramatic style and innovative realism across Europe, including Orazio Gentileschi, Valentin de Boulogne and Gerrit van Honthorst. Published by National Gallery Company, London. Distributed by Yale University Press 100 colour illus. Hardback £25.00

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from Yale University Press

Sleep In Early Modern England Sasha Handley A fascinating look at how the early modern world revolutionised sleep and its relation to body, mind, soul and society. Drawing on diverse archival sources and material artifacts, Sasha Handley reveals that the way we sleep is as dependent on culture as it is on biological and environmental factors, and documents a major evolution in our understanding of the unconscious. Hardback £25.00

Lusitania The Cultural Histor y of a Catastrophe Willi Jasper ‘If you think that all that could possibly be written about the tragedy has been put on the page, Willi Jasper’s book might change your mind … Through the prism of this infamous maritime disaster, Jasper detects the upsurge of the nationalism, antisemitism and expansionism that prepared the way for Hitler.’ – Ben Wilson, The Times Hardback £18.99

Blanche of Castile, Queen of France Lindy Grant The first modern scholarly biography of Blanche of Castile, whose identity has until now been subsumed in that of her son, restores her to a central position in the political, religious and cultural history of medieval France. Through Lindy Grant’s engaging account, Blanche is revealed as a vibrant and intellectually questioning personality. Hardback £30.00

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