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Humankind: A Brief History
Humankind: A Brief History
by F Fernandez Armesto
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The discovery that the DNA of chimpanzees and humans is incredibly similar, sharing 98% of the same code, suggests that there is very little different--or special--about the human animal. Likewise, advances in artificial intelligence mean that humans no... (read more)

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The Renaissance in Europe: A Reader
The Renaissance in Europe: A Reader
by Keith Whitlock
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An essential reference for any student of the Renaissance, this book is a collection of readings on one of the most fascinating periods of Western development. Eminent scholars explore themes of humanism, structures of authority, and levels of culture... (read more)

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Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History
Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History
by Peter Green
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Discusses the intellectual and political developments that distinguished the country's history from the beginnings of Minoan culture to the death of Alexander.... (read more)

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The Ancient Mediterranean
The Ancient Mediterranean
by Michael Grant
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Written by eminent classical scholar Michael Grant.  The Ancient Mediterranean is a wonderfully revealing, unusually comprehensive history of all the peoples who lived around the Mediterranean from about 15,000 B.C. to the time of Constantine (306... (read more)

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Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward (P.S.)
Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward (P.S.)
by Paul Johnson
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“It is Johnsons gift that he can make his subjects human and fallible enough that we would…recognize them instantly, while also illuminating what made them heroes.” —Washington Post Book World on Heroes “Johnson is a... (read more)

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Dictionary of historic documents
Dictionary of historic documents
by George C Kohn
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The perfect source to consult if you need to know the important clauses of the Magna Carta, the substance of UN Resolution 242, or which Vatican bull established the doctrine of papal infallibility, and much more. This volume provides succinct summaries... (read more)

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Cupid and the King: Five Royal Paramours
Cupid and the King: Five Royal Paramours
by Princess Michael Of
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The royal European courts were unsurpassed for their glamour, wealth, fame, danger, treachery, and politics. The royal mistress was at the center of that world -- admired for her beauty and sensuality; feared for the power she wielded; even vilified... (read more)

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Where Were You When?: 180 Unforgettable Moments in Living History
Where Were You When?: 180 Unforgettable Moments in Living History
by Ian Harrison
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Take a trip back through six decades of pivotal events and relive?through the reflections of people who were there plus over 200 reminiscent photos?the moments when history was being made. Where Were You When? lets you experience the drama and impact of... (read more)

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HarperCollins College Outline Western Civilization to 1500
HarperCollins College Outline Western Civilization to 1500
by Walther Kirchner
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Chapter 1. The Earliest Known Civilizations Chapter a. Egypt and Sumer up to the Second Millennium B.C. Chapter b. Other Cultures Before 2000 B.C. Chapter 2. The Near East in the Second and First Millennium B.C. Chapter a. The Second Millennium Chapter b.... (read more)

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Alexander: Destiny and Myth
Alexander: Destiny and Myth
by Claude Mosse
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Few figures from history have aroused as much admiration as Alexander the Great, the Macedonian king who, between 334 and 323 B.C., conquered the immense Persian Empire, led his army as far as India, and transformed the known world. Even in antiquity, he... (read more)

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Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
by John Cornwell
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In Hitler?s Pope, backed by a wealth of new research, John Cornwell tells for the first time the story of the career of Eugenio Pacelli, the man who as Pius XII was Pope during the Second World War and arguably the most powerful churchman in modern... (read more)

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Empire to Commonwealth: Consequences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity
Empire to Commonwealth: Consequences of Monotheism in Late Antiquity
by Garth Fowden
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In this bold approach to late antiquity, Garth Fowden shows how, from the second-century peak of Rome's prosperity to the ninth-century onset of the Islamic Empire's decline, powerful beliefs in One God were used to justify and strengthen "world empires."... (read more)

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A History of Civilizations
A History of Civilizations
by Fernand Braudel
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"Refreshingly broad-brush in its approach...this history provides the big picture."—The Christian Science Monitor. Written from a consciously anti-enthnocentric approach, this fascinating work is a survey of the civilizations of the modern world in... (read more)

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The World's Bloodiest History: Massacre, Genocide, and the Scars They Left on Civilization
The World's Bloodiest History: Massacre, Genocide, and the Scars They Left on Civilization
by Joseph Cummins
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This book recounts some of the most horrifying episodes of the past, from ancient times to our own, in searing detail, while rigorously investigating their causes - from religious fanaticism and ethnic rivalry to political power struggles and hunger for... (read more)

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Black Death
Black Death
by Philip Ziegler
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A series of natural disasters in the Orient during the fourteenth century brought about the most devastating period of death and destruction in European history. The epidemic killed one-third of Europe's people over a period of three years, and the... (read more)

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The Rage of Nations
The Rage of Nations
by Edward R. Kantowicz
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Marked by two world wars, the Holocaust, and a host of violent conflicts, genocides, and violent revolutions, the twentieth century has been the most explosive and destructive in human history. As we enter the twenty-first century, it is vital that we... (read more)

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Creators
Creators
by Daniel J Boorstin
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Creators who have brought something new into the arts, Heroes of the Imagination, are detailed in this work. From Confucius to Kafka and Giotto to Joyce, the author reveals "how the new adds to the old and how the old enriches the new".... (read more)

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Vikings Lords of the Seas
Vikings Lords of the Seas
by Yves Cohat
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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries RM volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed... (read more)

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Perspectives From the Past Volume 1
Perspectives From the Past Volume 1
by James M Brophy
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From the ancient near east to contemporary times, Perspectives from the Past offers a rich variety of sources both familiar and fresh. The reader contains excerpts from classic texts by Plato, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Descartes, Marx, and Mill and includes... (read more)

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A History of the Nations and Empires Involved and a Study of the Events Culminating in the Great Confl
A History of the Nations and Empires Involved and a Study of the Events Culminating in the Great Confl
by Logan Marshall
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we... (read more)

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