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Keith Tribe's classic on Cameralism – Governing Economy – again available

Sub-titled The Reformation of German Economic Discourse 1750-1840, this classic of intellectual history is again available in a corrected and completely reset Second Edition.

Governing Economy is a tour de force from the research point of view and the only truly up-to-date work on the subject.❜
ISTVAN HONT King's College, Cambridge

❛ … th[is] unrivalled study of Germany's distinctive tradition of economic analysis from Cameralism through to Historical Economics. combines acute historical scholarship with conceptual rigour and provides a sharply illuminating contrast to the politically far less explicit trajectory of political economy in Britain or France.❜ JOHN DUNN, King's College, Cambridge




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Mary Tant A Deadly Plot (2016)

Garden restoration, archaeology, community tensions then murder and murder again.
Mary Tant's tenth and latest classic crime novel weaves a realistic
and chilling plot – will Anna, Mike and friends escape their lethal adversary in time?
Available from all good bookshops.
See the extract on Mary's website.
Download the complete series leaflet (pdf 374kb)





R W Johnson's Look Back in Laughter acclaimed by reviewers

Bill Johnson's Oxford memoir has been acclaimed in the TLS and The Economist.
Read the reviews here. It's in the best bookshops, available on Apple iTunes as an eBook and at the Amazon store for your Kindle eReader.
Read extracts here. Read the exclusive interview with Bill here, now including some searching questions about diversity and selection in Oxford.
There's a recent interview with Bill on South Africa's Biznews.com website looking at his current interests here.



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Bill Johnson's memoir: an intimate Oxford portrait

The controversial political analyst, well known to London Review of Books readers,
remembers his Oxford, from the end of the postwar era in the 1960s –
an era of intellectual and personal freedom and independence that now is as
remote as the Brideshead 1920s.
A highlight in the galaxy of inside stories is the Thatcher honorary degree debacle. Among major figures profiled are Thomas Hodgkin, Philip Williams (Gaitskell's biographer), Ken Tite and A J P Taylor. See more about the book here.




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Mary Tant The Theme is Death (2015)

Mary Tant doesn't pull any punches with her latest, the 9th, Rossington murder mystery.
It begins at a massive party marking the anniversary of the Spanish Armada where, apparently, not all the key players are guests: mayhem ensues.
The narrative, set across the heritage and natural beauty of the Westcountry is gripping – and won't disappoint her fans.
See the extract on Mary's website.
Download the complete series leaflet (pdf 423kb)





Acclaim for Stoodley’s Archaeology of Andover
now a Mac iBook

‘a real labour of love… It's a great tribute to Max [Dacre] and everyone who worked with him – I had no idea that so much was found. Publishing it in this way is enormously useful and just the sort of thing that Max would have wanted.’

This acclaimed book is now on Apple iBook for your iPad – ideal for the pics, plans and maps – at £12.99. See extracts here.


Threshold’s tribute to Hennis

Shame on English newspapers for failing to publish an obituary of Wilhelm Hennis, who died at 89 in November 2012.
As a belated tribute, here is Keith Tribe's review of Stephan Schlak's Wilhelm Hennis Scenes from a History of Ideas of the Federal Republic. (The cover, right, shows Hennis)
Also a link to Keith Tribe's own site; he is translating Weber's Economy & Society Part One afresh for Harvard University Press, due in 2015.




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A farmer's wife in Jane Austen's Hampshire

Ruth Facer discovered Mrs Bacon's ledger in the Hampshire Record Office and her interpretation of Mary Bacon's writing, material circumstances, recipes for food and medicine, her domestic practices and mental world gives deep insight into the life of the 'middling sort' in the eighteenth century and the background for its literature. 'Delicious' said Gwyn Jones in the Farnham Herald; 'absorbing' echoed Prof Laurie Kaplan in JASNA News. Read an extract from Ruth's introduction to Mary Bacon's World.

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