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John Keay

India: A History
by John Keay ~ Paperback / softback

A new edition of the most authoritative and highly-regarded single-volume history of India. Fully revised to include the most recent research and to cover events from partition to the present day. In 'India: A History' five millennia of the sub-continent's history are interpreted by one of our fine...

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The Honourable Company
by John Keay ~ Paperback / softback

During 200 years the East India Company grew from a loose association of Elizabethan tradesmen into "the grandest society of merchants in the universe". As a commercial enterprise it came to control half the world's trade and as a political entity it administered an embryonic empire. Without it ther...

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China: A History
by John Keay ~ Paperback / softback

An accessible, authoritative single-volume narrative history of China, from the earliest times to the present day, designed both to engage the general reader and to challenge the horizons of the China specialist. Most histories of China appear to have been written by sinologists for sinologists. As...

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China
by John Keay ~ Paperback / softback

Many nations define themselves in terms of territory or people China defines itself in terms of history. Taking into account the country's unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history writing, John Keay has composed a vital and illuminating overview of the nation's complex and vivid past. Keay's autho...

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Indian Life and People in the 19th Century
by J.P. Losty ~ Hardback

Defining a distinct style of painting produced in India during the British period and influenced by European artistic norms, this catalogue of Company Paintings in the TAPI (Textiles & Art of the People of India) Collection is a unique illustration of the social milieu prevailing in India in the nin...

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The Tartan Turban
by John Keay ~ Paperback / softback

Imagine spending thirteen years fighting and travelling in disguise in the deserts of Inner Asia, then another thirteen years as an officer in the Sikh army. Suppose, too, that while 'long separated from the world' you had acquired a reputation for conduct utterly unacceptable in civilised society. ...

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The Great Arc
by John Keay ~ Paperback / softback

The graphic story of the measurement of a meridian, or longitudinal, arc extending from the tip of the Indian subcontinent to the mountains of the Himalayas. Much the longest such measurement hitherto made, it posed horrendous technical difficulties, made impossible physical demands on the survey pa...

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India
by John Keay ~ Paperback

Fully revised with forty thousand new words that take the reader up to present-day India, John Keay s India: A History spans five millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to the events in the r...

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The London Encyclopaedia (3rd Edition)
by Christopher Hibbert ~ Hardback

`There is no one-volume book in print that carries so much valuable information on London and its history.' Illustrated London News The London Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive book on London ever published. In its first new edition in over ten years, completely revised and updated, it compr...

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The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places
by John Keay ~ Paperback / softback

The great explorers were the celebrities of their day - the romance and danger of their daring expeditions captured the public imagination and the world's headlines to an extraordinary degree. Not all of them lived to tell the tale, of course, but those who emerged triumphant from jungle, desert or ...

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India Discovered
by John Keay ~ Paperback / softback

Two hundred years ago, India was seen as a place with little history and less culture. Today it is revered for a notable prehistory, a magnificent classical age and a cultural tradition unique in both character and continuity. How this extraordinary change in perception came about is the subject of ...

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The Tartan Turban
by John Keay ~ Hardback

Imagine spending thirteen years fighting and travelling in disguise in the deserts of Inner Asia, then another thirteen years as an officer in the army of the Sikhs, the last of India's great native empires. How would you convince a disbelieving Western audience? Suppose, too, that while 'long separ...

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Midnight's Descendants
by John Keay ~ Paperback / softback

An epic narrative history that compares and contrasts the fortunes of all the countries that make up South Asia. If British India had not been partitioned in 1947, its population would today be comfortably the world's largest. At c1.5 billion, Midnight's Descendants (the offspring of those affect...

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