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The Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History
The Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History
by J. M. Blaut
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This book challenges one of the most pervasive and powerful beliefs of our time concerning world history and world geography. This is the doctrine of European diffusionism, the belief that the rise of Europe to modernity and world dominance is due to... (read more)

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How I Live Now
How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff
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A gritty, funny, and widely influential novel (it caused quite a stir!) that I guarantee you'll read time and time again. Powerful and worthy of many re-readings.... (read more)

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Inside Nazi Germany: Conformity, Opposition, and Racism in Everyday Life
Inside Nazi Germany: Conformity, Opposition, and Racism in Everyday Life
by Detlev J K Peukert
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This book by Detlev Peukert is a survey of the complex experiences and attitudes of ordinary German people between 1933 and 1945. It records how people lived during this period, how they evaded or accepted the regime's demands, and where they positioned... (read more)

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
by David McCullough
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As David McCullough writes, “Not all pioneers went west.” In The Greater Journey, he tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and... (read more)

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Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra: A Life
by Stacy Schiff
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I'm rather sure that all three of Stacy Schiff's previous works have been nominated for some award or another. With a pedigree like that, you know that her latest biography is bound to be a must-read. Stripping away all the previous misconceptions about... (read more)

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Aztec Thought and Culture : a Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind (63 Edition)
Aztec Thought and Culture : a Study of the Ancient Nahuatl Mind (63 Edition)
by Miguel Leon-portilla
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For at least two millennia before the advent of the Spaniards in 1519, there was a flourishing civilization in central Mexico. During that long span of time a cultural evolution took place which saw a high development of the arts and literature, the... (read more)

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The Coming of the Third Reich
The Coming of the Third Reich
by Richard J. Evans
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There is no story in twentieth-century history more important to understand than Hitler’s rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. With The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard Evans, one of the world’s most... (read more)

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Power in the Blood : Popular Culture and Village Discourse in Early Modern Germany (88 Edition)
Power in the Blood : Popular Culture and Village Discourse in Early Modern Germany (88 Edition)
by David W. Sabean
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This book is based on a series of episodes from village or small town life in the duchy of WÜrttemberg in southwest Germany between 1580 and 1800, in which state authorities conducted a special investigation into local events. The cases and... (read more)

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A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya
A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya
by Linda Schele
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This is an account of Maya history based on the deciphering of hieroglyphic inscriptions. Because the epigraphic record is too limited to allow a comprehensive reconstruction of Maya history, Schele and Freidel have arranged their story by sites... (read more)

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Making of Europe : Conquest, Colonization, and Cultural Change, 950-1350 (93 Edition)
Making of Europe : Conquest, Colonization, and Cultural Change, 950-1350 (93 Edition)
by Robert Bartlett
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From our twentieth-century perspective, we tend to think of the Europe of the past as a colonizer, a series of empires that conquered lands beyond their borders and forced European cultural values on other peoples. This provocative book shows that Europe... (read more)

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Women in Ancient Greece (95 Edition)
Women in Ancient Greece (95 Edition)
by Sue Blundell
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To read the history of ancient Greece as it has been written for centuries is to enter a thoroughly male world. This book, a comprehensive history of women in the Archaic and Classical Ages, completes our picture of ancient Greek society. Largely... (read more)

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The World of Late Antiquity
The World of Late Antiquity
by Peter Robert Brown
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These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Russian empire had vanished from western Europe; by 655 the Persian empire had vanished from the Near... (read more)

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Greek Society (5TH 97 Edition)
Greek Society (5TH 97 Edition)
by Frank J. Frost
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This chronological narrative covers the Bronze Age to the end of the Roman Empire, with a useful epilogue that traces the Greek experience in medieval and modern times. Frost presents a level of detail that requires no prior background in Greek history... (read more)

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Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West
Scientific Culture and the Making of the Industrial West
by Margaret C Jacob
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As more historians acknowledge the central significance of science and technology in the making of the first Industrial Revolution, the need for a good, general history of the achievements of the Scientific Revolution has grown. Scientific Culture and... (read more)

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Other Victims : First-person Stories of Non-jews Persecuted By the Nazis (90 Edition)
Other Victims : First-person Stories of Non-jews Persecuted By the Nazis (90 Edition)
by Ina R. Friedman
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A series of personal stories from some of the non-Jews, including gypsies, political and religious activists, the physically challenged, and other "undesirables," who were persecuted but escaped the fate of the five million Gentiles murdered by the Nazis.... (read more)

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Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
by William L Shirer
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Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitlers rise to power is back in hardcover with a new introductory essay by Ron Rosenbaum (Explaining Hitler and How the End... (read more)

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Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918 (54 Edition)
Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918 (54 Edition)
by Alan J. Taylor
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A. J. P. Taylor examines the relations of the Great Powers, when Europe was still the centre of the world. Written in characteristically vigorous prose, this is a challenging and original diplomatic history, that also considers the political and economic... (read more)

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Between Dignity and Despair : Jewish Life in Nazi Germany (98 Edition)
Between Dignity and Despair : Jewish Life in Nazi Germany (98 Edition)
by Marion A. Kaplan
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Between Dignity and Despair draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give us the first intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany. Kaplan tells the story of Jews in Germany not from the... (read more)

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The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism
The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism
by Tina Rosenberg
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning look at the collapse of Communism in Eastern... (read more)

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Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 (62 Edition)
Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 (62 Edition)
by Eric Hobsbawm
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