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The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New
The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New
by Peter Watson
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Peter Watson, the acclaimed author of Ideas and The German Genius, offers a groundbreaking new exploration of the progress of human history. Watsons The Great Divide compares and contrasts the development of humankind between the “Old World”... (read more)

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Cry Havoc: How the Arms Race Drove the World to War, 1931-1941
Cry Havoc: How the Arms Race Drove the World to War, 1931-1941
by Joseph Maiolo
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Did the arms race of the 1930s cause the Second World War? In Cry Havoc, historian Joseph Maiolo shows, in rich and fascinating detail, how the deadly game of the arms race was played out in the decade prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. In... (read more)

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The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean
The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean
by David Abulafia
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Connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millennia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed one another. In this brilliant and expansive book, David Abulafia offers a... (read more)

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The Lost Empire of Atlantis: History's Greatest Mystery Revealed
The Lost Empire of Atlantis: History's Greatest Mystery Revealed
by Gavin Menzies
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Updated with important new findings! In 1500 B.C. a supervolcano beneath the Greek island of Santorini exploded in a near-apocalyptic eruption. Buried beneath the rubble and waves was the world's most remarkable lost civilization. . . . For three... (read more)

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The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History
The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History
by David Fischer
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David Hackett Fischer, one of our most prominent historians, has garnered a reputation for making history come alive--even stories as familiar as Paul Revere's ride, or as complicated as the assimilation of British culture in North America. Now, in The... (read more)

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The Spartacus War
The Spartacus War
by Barry Strauss
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and#8226; An authoritative account from an... (read more)

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Black Death
Black Death
by John Hatcher
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In this fresh approach to the history of the Black Death, John Hatcher, a world-renowned scholar of the Middle Ages, recreates everyday life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village. By focusing on the experiences of ordinary villagers as they... (read more)

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The Dead Hand: Reagan, Gorbachev and the Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race. David E. Hoffman
The Dead Hand: Reagan, Gorbachev and the Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race. David E. Hoffman
by David E Hoffman
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The first full account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close, this riveting narrative history sheds new light on the people who struggled to end this era of massive overkill, and examines the legacy of the... (read more)

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The Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France, and the Creation of Europe in the Tenth Century
The Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France, and the Creation of Europe in the Tenth Century
by Paul Collins
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“Stimulating, encyclopedic, and often downright funny, this is a book worth remembering.” —Stephen OShea, Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada) “A lively, full-to-bursting history of the turbulent tenth century in Europe…. Collins... (read more)

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Last Crusaders
Last Crusaders
by Barnaby Rogerson
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The Crusades were the bridge between medieval and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the little explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for they made the crisis truly global. The Last Crusaders is... (read more)

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A Culture of Freedom: Ancient Greece and the Origins of Europe
A Culture of Freedom: Ancient Greece and the Origins of Europe
by Christian Meier
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Christian Meier is one of Europe's preeminent authorities on the classical world. A Culture of Freedom marks the apex of his lifelong research on ancient Greek culture. Beginning with a section on medieval and modern Europe's enormous inheritance of... (read more)

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The Bad Citizen in Classical Athens
The Bad Citizen in Classical Athens
by Matthew Christ
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This book provides a fresh perspective on Athenian democracy by exploring bad citizenship, both as a reality and an idea, in classical Athens, from the late sixth century down to 322. If called upon, Athenian citizens were expected to support their city... (read more)

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Knights: In History and Legend
Knights: In History and Legend
by Constance Bouchard
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The most comprehensive book on knights and knighthood available. The word knight conjures up images of gallant men in gleaming armor astride noble steeds, searching for foes to fight and fair maidens to rescue. In Knights the reality of knighthood is... (read more)

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Pausanias: Travel and Memory in Roman Greece
Pausanias: Travel and Memory in Roman Greece
by Susan E Alcock
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Pausanias, the Greek historian and traveler, lived and wrote around the second century AD, during the period when Greece had fallen peacefully to the Roman Empire. While fragments from this period abound, Pausanias' Periegesis ("description") of Greece... (read more)

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Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century
Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century
by Christian Caryl
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Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a political force on the world stage, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would fuel... (read more)

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Pity and Power in Ancient Athens
Pity and Power in Ancient Athens
by Rachel Hall Sternberg
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Arguing that the exercise of power in democratic Athens, especially during its brief fifth-century empire, raised troubling questions about the alleviation and infliction of suffering, this book examines how pity emerged as a timely topic in Atheninan... (read more)

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Classical Greece: 500-323 BC (Short Oxford History of Europe)
Classical Greece: 500-323 BC (Short Oxford History of Europe)
by Robin Osborne
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Classical Greece provides an analysis of the physical setting of and the archaic legacy to the classical city, its economy, its civic and religious institutions, the waging of war between cities, the occurrence and ancient analysis of conflict within the... (read more)

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The Medieval Heart
The Medieval Heart
by Heather Webb
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Drawing from the works of Dante, Catherine of Siena, Boccaccio, Aquinas, and Cavalcanti and other literary, philosophic, and scientific texts, Heather Webb studies medieval notions of the heart to explore the “lost circulations” of an era... (read more)

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The Pocket Timeline of Ancient Rome
The Pocket Timeline of Ancient Rome
by Katharine Wiltshire
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The Pocket Timeline of Ancient Rome is... (read more)

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A King's Ransom: The Life of Charles Theveneau de Morande, Blackmailer, Scandalmonger & Master-Spy
A King's Ransom: The Life of Charles Theveneau de Morande, Blackmailer, Scandalmonger & Master-Spy
by Simon Burrows
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If Charles Théveneau de Morande was a character in a novel, he would be considered the ultimate anti-hero. Morande's historical significance far transcends his success as a blackmailer and scandalous pamphleteer. Having extorted the French... (read more)

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