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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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Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key
by Tatiana de Rosnay
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Since it was first published in 2008, I have recommended this book countless times — to anyone and everyone who would listen, actually — and I've never heard anything back other than thanks for putting this devastating, thrilling, complex... (read more)

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The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization, and Cultural Change, 950-1350
The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization, and Cultural Change, 950-1350
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
Women in Ancient Greece
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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Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
by Daniel Goldhagen
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This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler's... (read more)

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Racial Hygiene : Medicine Under the Nazis (89 Edition)
Racial Hygiene : Medicine Under the Nazis (89 Edition)
by Robert N. Proctor
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but also to those interested in science policy and medical ethics.... (read more)

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The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague
The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague
by Timothy Garton Ash
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The Magic Lantern is one of those rare books that define a history moment, written by a brilliant witness who was also a participant in epochal events. Whether covering Poland's first free parliamentary elections--in which Solidarity found itself in the... (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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Nineteenth Century Europe (07 Edition)
Nineteenth Century Europe (07 Edition)
by John C. Swanson
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MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit www.MySearchLab.com and receive... (read more)

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Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris
Beneath the Cross: Catholics and Huguenots in Sixteenth-Century Paris
by Barbara Diefendorf
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The religious conflicts of sixteenth-century France, particularly the St. Bartholomew's Day massacres of 1572, continue to draw a good deal of attention from historians. What started as a limited coup against the Huguenot leadership became instead a... (read more)

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Aztecs: Very Short Introduction (12 Edition)
Aztecs: Very Short Introduction (12 Edition)
by David Carrasco
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This Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry, and philosophy... (read more)

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History of Germany 1918 - 2008: Thedivided Nation (3RD 09 Edition)
History of Germany 1918 - 2008: Thedivided Nation (3RD 09 Edition)
by Mary Fulbrook
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The third edition of A History of Germany traces the dramatic social, cultural, and political tensions in Germany since 1918. Offers a persuasive interpretation of the dynamics of twentieth-century German historyTreats German history from 1918-2008 from... (read more)

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They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45
They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45
by Milton Sanfor Mayer
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"Among the many books written on Germany after the collapse of Hitler's Thousand Year Reich, this book by Milton Mayer is one of the most readable and most enlightening."—Hans Kohn, New York Times Book Review "It is a fascinating story and a... (read more)

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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
by Irene Gut Opdyke
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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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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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The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Ancient Rome: the History of the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire in the Words of Those Who Were There
The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Ancient Rome: the History of the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire in the Words of Those Who Were There
by Jon E. Lewis
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The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Ancient Rome is the history of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire in the words of those who saw it firsthand. Never before in such detail has there been a history of this great and influential civilization that continues... (read more)

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French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629 (2ND 05 Edition)
French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629 (2ND 05 Edition)
by Mack P. Holt
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This book is a new edition of Mack P. Holt's classic study of the French religious wars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Drawing on the scholarship of social and cultural historians of the Reformation, it shows how religion infused both... (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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The Perspective of the World: Civilization and Capitalism 15th-18th Century, Volume 3
The Perspective of the World: Civilization and Capitalism 15th-18th Century, Volume 3
by Fernand Braudel
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Volume III investigates what Braudel terms "world-economies"—the economic dominance of a particular city at different periods of history, from Venice to Amsterdam, London, New York.... (read more)

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