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Paperback:Aethelred the Unready, the failed king:2021 Paperback
Author: Abels, Richard Philip
Year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Richard Abels examines the long and troubled reign of Aethelred II the 'Unraed', the 'Ill-Advised'. It is characteristic of Aethelred's reign that its greatest surviving work of literature, the poem The Battle of Maldon, should be a record of heroic defeat. Perhaps no ruler could have stemmed the encroachment of wave upon wave of Viking raiders, but Aethelred will always be associated with that failure.
160 pages ; 19 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Richard II, a brittle glory:2018 Paperback
Author: Ashe, Laura
Year: 2018
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: UK: Allen Lane, 2016 Includes bibliographical references and index Richard II (1377-1399) came to the throne as a child, following the long, domineering, martial reign of his grandfather Edward III. He suffered from the disastrous combination of a most exalted sense of his own power and an inability to impress that power on those closest to the throne. Neither trusted nor feared, Richard battled with a whole series of failures and emergencies before finally succumbing to a coup, imprisonment and murder. Laura Ashe's account of his reign emphasizes the strange gap between Richard's personal incapacity and the amazing cultural legacy of his reign.
x, 125 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 18 cm (pbk)
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0141980354
Paperback:Bread for all, the origins of the welfare state:2018 Paperback
Author: Renwick, Chris
Year: 2018
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2017 Includes index Today, everybody seems to agree that something has gone badly wrong with the British welfare state. In the midst of economic crisis, politicians and commentators talk about benefits as a lifestyle choice, and of 'skivers' living off hard-working 'strivers' as they debate what a welfare state fit for the 21st century might look like. This major new history tells the story of one of the greatest transformations in British intellectual, social and political life: the creation of the welfare state, from the Victorian workhouse, where you had to be destitute to receive help, to a moment just after the Second World War, when government embraced responsibilities for people's housing, education, health and family life, a commitment that was unimaginable just a century earlier.
322 pages ; 20 cm
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0141980400
Paperback:Move UP, why some cultures advance while others don't:2016 Paperback
Author: Rapaille, Clotaire
Author: Roemer, Andrés
Year: 2016
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2015 With an abundance of data and evidence, this provocative book explores the societal and biological factors that determine whether cultures are able to ascend socially, economically and intellectually.
336 pages ; 20 cm
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0141980443
Paperback:Roller-coaster, Europe, 1950-2017:2019 Paperback
Author: Kershaw, Ian
Year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: "An Allen Lane book"--Back cover Originally published: UK: Allen Lane, 2018 Includes bibliographical references and index After the overwhelming horrors of the first half of the 20th century, described by Ian Kershaw in his previous book as having gone 'to Hell and back', the years from 1950 to 2017 brought peace and relative prosperity to most of Europe. Enormous economic improvements transformed the continent. In this book, Ian Kershaw has created a grand panorama of the world we live in and where it came from. Drawing on examples from all across Europe, 'Roller-Coaster' will make us all rethink Europe and what it means to be European.
xxvi, 665 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141980508
Paperback:Islam, the essentials:2017 Paperback
Author: Ramadan, Tariq
Author: Reed, Fred A., 1939-
Year: 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Pelican
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the French "13"--Spine Includes bibliographical references and index Hardly a day goes by without mention of Islam. And yet, for most people, and in much of the world, Islam remains a little-known religion. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is - or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam: precisely the question this short and extremely accessible book sets out to answer.
xix, 304 pages, map (black and white) ; 18 cm (pbk)
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0141980745
Paperback:Maigret's holiday:2016 Paperback
Author: Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989,
Year: 2016
Language: English, French
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from French by Ros Schwartz At what point in the day could the note have been slipped into his pocket, his left breast pocket? It was an ordinary sheet of glazed squared paper, probably torn out of an exercise book. The words were written in pencil, in a regular handwriting that looked to him like a woman's. For pity's sake, ask to see the patient in room 15. When Inspector Maigret's wife falls ill on their seaside holiday, a visit to the hospital leads him on an unexpected quest to find justice for a young girl.
192 pages ; 20 cm
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014198080X
Paperback:The brain's way of healing, stories of remarkable recoveries and discoveries:2016 Paperback
Author: Doidge, Norman
Year: 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: UK: Allen Lane, 2015 Includes bibliographical references and index For centuries it was believed that the price paid for the brain's complexity was its inability to recover from damage or illness. Norman Doidge turns this belief on its head, and explains that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing.
xviii, 427 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0141980842
Paperback:The joy of quiz:2016 Paperback
Author: Connor, Alan
Year: 2016
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Resource type: Physical
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0141980915
Paperback:Selected writings:2015 Paperback
Author: Freud, Anna
Author: Ekins, Richard, 1945-
Author: Freeman, Ruth, Dr.
Year: 2015
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Resource type: Physical
Note: Although she always remained faithful to the basic frameworks established by her father, Anna Freud (1895-1982) was one of the most creative and innovative thinkers in the history of psychoanalysis. A pioneer in child analysis, Anna Freud wrote extensively on both normal and pathological child development. This anthology starts with substantial extracts from her classic The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence, the first crucial contribution to psychoanalytic theory elaborated by someone other than Sigmund Freud, and follows with fundamental papers on adolescence and analytical technique.
336 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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