The opening volume of Morris’s “Pax Britannica Trilogy,” this richly detailed work traces the rise of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria to the throne in 1837 to the celebration of her Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
ISBN: 0156027747 – Paperback Publisher: ALFRED A. KNOPF ISBN: 0156027747 Publisher: ALFRED A. KNOPF Subtitle: AN IMPERIAL PROGRESS Author: JAN MORRIS
The first and best, major treatment of the crucial years 1848-1875, a penetrating analysis of the rise of capitalism throught the world. In the 1860s a new word entered the economic and political vocabulary of the world: capitalism . The global triumph of capitalism is the major theme of history in the decades after 1848. It was the triumph of a society which believed that economic growth rests on competitive private enterprise, on success in buying everything in the cheapest market (including labour) and selling it in the dearest. An economy so based, and therefore nestling naturally on the sound foundations of a bourgoisie composed of those whom energy, merit and intelligence had raised to their position and kept there, would – it was believed – not only create a world of suitably distributed material plenty but of ever-growing enlightenment, reason and human opportunity, an advance of the sciences and the arts, in brief a world of continuous and accelerating material and moral progress.
AUTHOR: ERIC HOBSBAWM ISBN: 9780349104805 Publisher: ABACUS Subtitle: Author: ERIC HOBSBAWM
Sheila Paine, an embroidery expert, journeyed through Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kurdistan, the Black Sea coast and Bulgaria in search of an ancient embroidery pattern. Travelling alone, in remote and sometimes dangerous country, she had many extraordinary adventures: she was smuggled out of Afghanistan by a group of Mujahadeen, and concealed under a burka, and travelled through Iran in purdah, looking at the embroideries of the Zorastrians and unexpectedly finding the pattern among a primitive tribe, where women wear red masks. Sheila Paine writes about her adventures and especially about the people. ISBN: 0140179305 Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS INDIA Subtitle: TRAVELS FROM THE HINDU KUSH TO RAZGRAD Author: SHEILA PAINE
A tale of empire and exile, restoring to vivid life one of the most extraordinary and colourful figures of medieval history. ISBN: 0007150679 Publisher: HARPER Subtitle: THE ADVERTURE OF A CAPTIVE TURKISH PRINCE IN RENAISSANCE EUROPE Author: JOHN FREELY