12 Jul 2020

Category: Europe


London Stories: London Walks 

Written by the expert guides of London Walks, London’s oldest, most acclaimed walking tour company, this collection includes local insight and knowledge that can only be gained through years of tour-leading experience. These theme-based walks offer something for everyone, whether a history buff, a fan…


The Reign of Arthur: From History to Legend 

In this work, Christopher Gidlow takes look at the early sources describing Arthur’s career and compares them to the reality of fifth and sixth-century life in Britain, presenting a case for the existence of Arthur. Medieval legends of Arthur abound and, until recently, were thought…


Authenticity and Belonging in the Northern Soul Scene: The Role of History and Identity in a Multigenerational Music Culture (Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music) 

This book, which builds on a three-year immersive ethnographic study, argues that what scene participants do and say within the northern soul scene constitutes a claim to belong. For younger members, making claims to belong is problematic in a scene where dominant notions of authenticity…


Identifying the English 

Personal identification is very much a live political issue in Britain and this book looks at why this is the case, and why, paradoxically, the theft of identity has become ever more common as the means of identification have multiplied. Identifying the English looks not…


The Complete Idiot’s Guide to European History 

Without an understanding of events and personalities in Europe, it’s impossible to truly appreciate the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic and intellectual expressions. This guide provides a…


This Sceptred Isle 

From the Dark Ages after the Romans’ departure to the changes made during the Industrial Revolution, ‘This Sceptred Isle’ brings more than 2000 years of history to life for those interested in Britain’s past, present, or future.