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Heraldic Badges in England and Wales (4 volume set) (Hardcover, New): Michael Powell Siddons Heraldic Badges in England and Wales (4 volume set) (Hardcover, New)
Michael Powell Siddons
R8,878 Discovery Miles 88 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Heraldic badges occur in a wide variety of contexts - costume, furnishings, armour, warfare, tournaments, seals, flags, plate and monuments. However, despite their importance, and although many illustrations and descriptions survive from the late fifteenth century onwards, they have usually been treated as an incidental part of heraldry. This monumental work therefore fills a serious gap in the literature of heraldry, providing a comprehensive overview of the subject from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century. The first volume discusses the nature and use of heraldic badges, and our sources of information, while the second is a dictionary of heraldic badges, divided into two separate parts covering royal and non-royal badges. This is followed by ordinaries of heraldic badges and livery colours in the third volume. There are also extracts from unpublished records, a bibliography and full indexes. Overall, this will be an indispensable resource for anyone studying the visual inheritance of the English past. Published for the Society of Antiquaries

The MacDonald - The Origins of the Clan MacDonald and Their Place in History (Paperback): John Mackay The MacDonald - The Origins of the Clan MacDonald and Their Place in History (Paperback)
John Mackay
R106 R84 Discovery Miles 840 Save R22 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Mother's Memories Book - Our Story, Our Life (Hardcover, New edition): Flame Tree Studio A Mother's Memories Book - Our Story, Our Life (Hardcover, New edition)
Flame Tree Studio
R269 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R70 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book of personal records provides a framework for your memories and history, asking questions that you might not have thought of, and providing plenty of space for photographs, mementoes and keepsakes. However you use it, this book will become a treasure trove of family folklore and a rare insight into a personal history.

Letters and papers of the Banks Family of    (The) Revesby Abbey, 1704-1760 (Hardcover): J.W.F. Hill Letters and papers of the Banks Family of (The) Revesby Abbey, 1704-1760 (Hardcover)
J.W.F. Hill
R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Alterations to Revesby - buildings, furnishings, estate management - and family business in Lincoln, London and elsewhere.

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors. Fifth Edition (Paperback): John Grenham Tracing Your Irish Ancestors. Fifth Edition (Paperback)
John Grenham
R960 Discovery Miles 9 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Chronography of Robert of Torigni (Multiple copy pack): Thomas N. Bisson The Chronography of Robert of Torigni (Multiple copy pack)
Thomas N. Bisson
R5,547 Discovery Miles 55 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Robert of Torigni's chronicle is a foremost source of information about one of the most famous centres of power in the entire Middle Ages: the court of King Henry II, duke of Normandy and king of England (1154-89), and his wife Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (d. 1204). In addition, it includes commentary on many contemporaneous issues and concerns, notably about elections, successions, and deaths of bishops and abbots in Normandy and England, but also about events in France, the Empire, and the crusader kingdom in Palestine.

Heimskringla - History of the Kings of Norway (Paperback): Snorri Sturluson Heimskringla - History of the Kings of Norway (Paperback)
Snorri Sturluson; Translated by Lee Milton Hollander
R941 R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 Save R127 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"[Snorri Sturluson] speaks-- as almost no other historian ever has spoken-- with the authority of a man whose masterful skills would have made him one of the formidable, foremost in any of the events he records. So he saturates even remotely past happenings with a gripping first-hand quality...Hollander's translation is very good, fresh on every page ...Wherever you open the book, the life grips you and you read on...." -- Ted Hughes, New York Review of Books "Among the many contibutions to world literature that ancient Iceland has given us, Heimskringla stands out as one of the truly monumental works. Among medieval European histories in the vernacular it has no equal." -- Modern Philology

Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway's patron saint. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries.

The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge - A Lakota Odyssey (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed): Joe Starita The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge - A Lakota Odyssey (Paperback, 2 Rev Ed)
Joe Starita
R555 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R108 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Joe Starita tells the triumphant and moving story of a Lakota-Northern Cheyenne family. In 1878, the renowned Chief Dull Knife, who fought alongside Crazy Horse, escaped from forced relocation in Indian Territory and led followers on a desperate six-hundred-mile freedom flight back to their homeland. His son, George Dull Knife survived the Wounded Knee Massacre and later toured in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. Guy Dull Knife Sr. fought in World War I and took part in the Siege of Wounded Knee in 1973. Guy Dull Knife Jr. fought in Vietnam and is now an accomplished artist. Starita updates the Dull Knife family history in his new afterword for this Bison Books edition.An award-winning investigative journalist and former New York bureau chief for The Miami Herald, Joe Starita is now an associate professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska.

The Tytherleigh Tribe - And its Remarkable in-Laws 1150-2010 (Hardcover): Judy Cannon The Tytherleigh Tribe - And its Remarkable in-Laws 1150-2010 (Hardcover)
Judy Cannon
R459 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R36 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Records of the Court of NEW CASTLE COUNTY, Delaware, 1676-1681. (Volume #1) (Paperback): The Colonial Pennsylvania Records of the Court of NEW CASTLE COUNTY, Delaware, 1676-1681. (Volume #1) (Paperback)
The Colonial Pennsylvania
R1,147 Discovery Miles 11 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Louis XIV (Paperback): David Sturdy Louis XIV (Paperback)
David Sturdy
R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides a concise study of the defining aspects of the reign of Louis XIV. The nature of French monarchy, methods of government, Louis's relationship to his subjects and to the churches, the organisation of cultural life, and France's relations with the rest of Europe are all considered. Dr. Sturdy relates Louis and his regime to the longer-term movements of French history and to some of the wider historical forces at work in seventeenth-century Europe. He raises past and present historiographical controversies surrounding Louis XIV and indicates some of the major problems in interpretation which still confront historians.

History of Kentucky - General History (Paperback): William Henry Perrin, J H Battle, G. C Kniffin History of Kentucky - General History (Paperback)
William Henry Perrin, J H Battle, G. C Kniffin
R1,251 Discovery Miles 12 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Medieval Germany, 500-1300 - A Political Interpretation (Paperback): Benjamin Arnold Medieval Germany, 500-1300 - A Political Interpretation (Paperback)
Benjamin Arnold
R709 Discovery Miles 7 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Medieval Germany 500-1300 is an interpretation of the foundation of Germany based upon the three most outstanding characteristics of the medieval polity: its division into several distinct peoples with their own customs, dialects, and economic interests from whom the later 'Germans' would be drawn; the imperial ambitions to which the successive German dynasties aspired; and the structure of German kingship, which was a military, religious, and juridical exercise of authority rather than a meticulous administration based upon scribal institutions.

Medieval Germany, 500-1300 - A Political Interpretation (Hardcover): Benjamin Arnold Medieval Germany, 500-1300 - A Political Interpretation (Hardcover)
Benjamin Arnold
R1,750 Discovery Miles 17 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Medieval Germany, 500-1300 is an interpretation of the foundation of Germany based upon the three most outstanding characteristics of the medieval polity: its division into several distinct peoples with their own customs, dialects, and economic interests from whom the later 'Germans' would be drawn; the imperial ambitions to which the successive German dynasties aspired; and the structure of German kingship, which was a military, religious, and juridical exercise of authority rather than a meticulous administration based upon scribal institutions.

Genealogy For Dummies (Paperback, 8th Edition): April Leigh Helm, Matthew L. Helm Genealogy For Dummies (Paperback, 8th Edition)
April Leigh Helm, Matthew L. Helm
R532 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R133 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fun way to research your family history Genealogy For Dummies, 8th Edition covers everything you need to know about starting a genealogical research project including where and how to find information, how to communicate with other online genealogists, how to leverage social networking sites and apps, how to add digital images to your family tree, and how to build your own site for sharing information. It also explains the use of compiled genealogies, U.S. Census information, and public access catalogs. Brand new to this edition is content on how to conduct genealogical research on the road, and on how to take this research and integrate it into the data found at home. It also contains new information on DNA research and testing, new geocoding applications to record geographic data into a genealogical database, and other new technologies. The book covers which apps are worth your money, and how to get the most out of them. * Use the latest tools to research family history * Create your own site to showcase your family tree, digital images, and compiled genealogies * Get access to free versions of Legacy Family Tree and Personal Ancestral Files * Utilize both online and offline research techniques and tools Follow the clues to uncover your family's legacy and have fun along the way!

Freemasons, Friendly Societies and Trade Unions - A Guide for Family Historians (Hardcover): Weinbren Daniel Freemasons, Friendly Societies and Trade Unions - A Guide for Family Historians (Hardcover)
Weinbren Daniel
R401 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fraternal and friendly societies and trade unions - associations that provide mutual aid and benefits - have a long, fascinating history and the most famous of them - the Freemasons - have a reputation for secrecy, ritual and intrigue that excites strong interest and has been the subject of widespread misunderstanding. Daniel Weinbren, in this concise and accessible handbook, dispels the myths that surround them and gives readers an insight into their real purposes, their membership and their development over the centuries. He has also compiled a detailed compendium of books, archives, libraries, and internet sites that readers and researchers can consult to find out more about these organizations and to trace the involvement and experience of family members who were connected with them. The origins of these societies are explored as are their economic, social and civic functions and the impact they had on the lives of individuals who joined them. The range of such societies covered includes the popular and international ones such as the Oddfellows, Foresters and Rechabites, as well as the smaller local fraternal organizations. The type of assistance they offer, their structure and hierarchy, meetings and ceremonies, regalia and processions, and feasts and annual gatherings are all described and explained. So much information about these organizations and their membership is easily available if you know where to look, and Daniel Weinbren's work is the ideal introduction to them. Anyone who has a forebear who was at some time linked with one of these organizations will find his book to be an essential guide to their research.

The Family Tree Problem Solver - Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Marsha Hoffman... The Family Tree Problem Solver - Tried-and-True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Marsha Hoffman Rising
R505 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R123 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's newly updated bestselling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. Here, you'll find answers to genealogy's toughest problems.

Inside, you'll find:

- Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records

- Techniques for finding ancestors with common names

- Strategies for analyzing your problem and creating a successful research plan

- Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration

- Troubleshooting advice for interpreting your DNA results

- Tips for finding "missing" ancestors in censuses

- Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your family tree

- Methods for finding ancestors who lived before 1850

- Case studies that show you how to apply these strategies to real-life research problems

A Chinese Pioneer Family - The Lins of Wu-feng, Taiwan, 1729-1895 (Hardcover): Johanna Margarete Menzel Meskill A Chinese Pioneer Family - The Lins of Wu-feng, Taiwan, 1729-1895 (Hardcover)
Johanna Margarete Menzel Meskill
R2,804 R2,175 Discovery Miles 21 750 Save R629 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In an absorbing account of a frontier family's rise to local eminence, from its pioneer days in eighteenth-century Taiwan through its attainment of gentry status there a century later, Johanna Meskill presents not just a family history but a social history of late imperial China as well. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Regentenlisten Und Stammtafeln Zur Geschichte Europas - Vom Mittelalter Bis Zur Gegenwart (Hardcover): Michael F. Feldkamp Regentenlisten Und Stammtafeln Zur Geschichte Europas - Vom Mittelalter Bis Zur Gegenwart (Hardcover)
Michael F. Feldkamp
R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Burke's Landed Gentry - Including titled and untitled members of the modern establishment (Hardcover, 19th Revised... Burke's Landed Gentry - Including titled and untitled members of the modern establishment (Hardcover, 19th Revised edition)
Peter Beauclerk Dewar
R12,036 Discovery Miles 120 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To celebrate the changes that have occurred since 1975, culminating in the re-establishment of a parliament of Scotland, this volume focuses entirely on key figures and families in Scottish society, whether titled or untitled. A history of Scotland in miniature, it is a compendium of Scottish society, reflecting developments in the country from its beginnings to the present day. This edition includes those of influence, whether in politics, the military, the law, religion, academia, business, the professions or the arts.

Baby Names (Paperback): Sophia Rose Baby Names (Paperback)
Sophia Rose
R312 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Finding Family - A Cuban-American Octogenarian's Ancestry (Paperback): Lucila G Sabin Finding Family - A Cuban-American Octogenarian's Ancestry (Paperback)
Lucila G Sabin
R301 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants (Hardcover): James W Moore Rev. John Moore of Newtown, Long Island, and some of his descendants (Hardcover)
James W Moore
R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Northumberland Eyre Roll for 1293 (Hardcover): Constance M. Fraser The Northumberland Eyre Roll for 1293 (Hardcover)
Constance M. Fraser
R1,259 Discovery Miles 12 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The eyre roll is a major source of information about medieval life, ranging from local courts and land tenure through town customs and the status of women to general neighbourliness. This is especially important for Northumberland, where constant border raiding was detrimental to the accumulation of local records. The survival of the Northumberland Eyre Roll for 1293, recording over eleven hundred law suits, provides a rare glimpse of the county (together with information on Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland) on the eve of the outbreak of the Anglo-Scottish wars; as only brief extracts from the roll have been published previously, this full edition will be warmly welcomed. The text is accompanied by notes and a subject index providing a full guide to topics of special interest. CONSTANCE FRASER is a retired lecturer.

Logo Modernism (English, French, German, Hardcover): Jens Muller, R.Roger Remington Logo Modernism (English, French, German, Hardcover)
Jens Muller, R.Roger Remington
R1,479 R1,389 Discovery Miles 13 890 Save R90 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Modernist aesthetics in architecture, art, and product design are familiar to many. In soaring glass structures or minimalist canvases, we recognize a time of vast technological advance which affirmed the power of human beings to reshape their environment and to break, radically, from the conventions or constraints of the past. Less well-known, but no less fascinating, is the distillation of modernism in graphic design. This unprecedented TASCHEN publication, authored by Jens Muller, brings together approximately 6,000 trademarks, focused on the period 1940-1980, to examine how modernist attitudes and imperatives gave birth to corporate identity. Ranging from media outfits to retail giants, airlines to art galleries, the sweeping survey is organized into three design-orientated chapters: Geometric, Effect, and Typographic. Each chapter is then sub-divided into form and style led sections such as alphabet, overlay, dots and squares. Alongside the comprehensive catalog, the book features an introduction from Jens Muller on the history of logos, and an essay by R. Roger Remington on modernism and graphic design. Eight designer profiles and eight instructive case studies are also included, with a detailed look at the life and work of such luminaries as Paul Rand, Yusaku Kamekura, and Anton Stankowski, and at such significant projects as Fiat, The Daiei Inc., and the Mexico Olympic Games of 1968. An unrivaled resource for graphic designers, advertisers, and branding specialists, Logo Modernism is equally fascinating to anyone interested in social, cultural, and corporate history, and in the sheer persuasive power of image and form.

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