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Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths?: An Essay on the Constitutive Imagination
Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths?: An Essay on the Constitutive Imagination
by Paul Veyne
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"[Veyne's] present book has some kinship with his sprightly theoretical work Comment on ecrit l'histoire; and he declares that its aim was to provoke reflection on the way our conception of truth is built up and changes over the centuries. . . . The... (read more)

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Modern Italy: A Political History
Modern Italy: A Political History
by Denis Mack Smith
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This history of modern Italy began in March 1861 when Count Camillo Cavour proclaimed a united Italian kingdom with the goal of creating a prosperous, liberal new power in Europe. For a country whose ancient heritage had placed it at the center of... (read more)

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Germany 1866-1945
Germany 1866-1945
by Gordon Craig
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"An excellent text--indispensable."--James M. Bruphy, University of Delaware "All-encompassing for the period."--David R. Stevenson, University of Nebraska, Kearney "The best book of its kind, period."--Richard R. Laurence, Michigan State University... (read more)

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Hellenistic World (81 - Old Edition)
Hellenistic World (81 - Old Edition)
by Walbank
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F. W. Walbank was Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the British Academy.... (read more)

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The Peloponnesian War
The Peloponnesian War
by Thucydides
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"Thomas Hobbes's translation of Thucydides brings together the magisterial prose of one of the greatest writers of the English language and the depth of mind and experience of one of the greatest writers of history in any language. . . . For every reason,... (read more)

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Roman Republic 2ND Edition
Roman Republic 2ND Edition
by Michael Crawford
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Well-informed, lively.. The work conveys a remarkable quantity of information... Students will benefit greatly from Crawford's obvious enthusiasm for historical research and for finding explanations of complex phenomena. Journal of Roman... (read more)

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Fragile Lives (93 Edition)
Fragile Lives (93 Edition)
by Arlette Farge
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The rich and complex texture of working-class neighborhoods in eighteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in this collage of the experiences of ordinary people--men and women, rich and poor, masters and servants, neighbors and colleagues. Exploring... (read more)

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Shawl a Story & a Novella 1ST Edition
Shawl a Story & a Novella 1ST Edition
by Cynthia Ozick
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A devastating vision of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness it left in the lives of those who passed through it. From the Trade Paperback edition.... (read more)

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Nineteenth-century Europe : the Revolution of Life (94 Edition)
Nineteenth-century Europe : the Revolution of Life (94 Edition)
by Leo A. Loubere
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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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Rape of Nanking the Forgotten Holocaust
Rape of Nanking the Forgotten Holocaust
by Iris Chang
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In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered—a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of... (read more)

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Medieval World: Europe 1100-1350
Medieval World: Europe 1100-1350
by Fredrich Heer
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****Reprint of the classic first published in 1961 and cited in BCL3. Distributed by Angle Publishing Co. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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Copan : the Rise and Fall of an Ancient Maya Kingdom (00 Edition)
Copan : the Rise and Fall of an Ancient Maya Kingdom (00 Edition)
by David Webster
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Webster's case study reconstructs and evaluates the sociopolitical system and culture history of a world-famous Classic Maya Center in the highlands of Western Honduras, whose great temples, palaces, and carved monuments have been investigated since the... (read more)

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Late Antiquity (87 Edition)
Late Antiquity (87 Edition)
by Peter Brown
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In this history of the late antique period, which appeared earlier in the five-volume series A History of Private Life, Peter Brown shows the slow shift from one form of public community to another--from the ancient city to the Christian church. In the... (read more)

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Peasant Fires: The Drummer of Niklashausen
Peasant Fires: The Drummer of Niklashausen
by Richard M. Wunderli
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..". lively and intellectually stimulating... " --Speculum "Wunderli... has lucidly reconstructed a controversial conflict in 15th-century south-central Germany.... this engaging narrative takes off from Hans Behem--the peasant who claimed to see the... (read more)

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Political Economy of Protest and Patience : East European and Latin American Transformations Compared (98 Edition)
Political Economy of Protest and Patience : East European and Latin American Transformations Compared (98 Edition)
by Bela Greskovits
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Why did Eastern Europeans protest less about the brutal social consequences of systemic change than the people of Latin America a decade earlier? Why has the region-wide authoritarian or populist turnabout not occurred?<P>In addressing these... (read more)

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Small City in France (95 Edition)
Small City in France (95 Edition)
by Francoise Gaspard
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The picturesque town of Dreux, 60 miles west of Paris, quietly entered history in 1821, when Victor Hugo won the hand of his beloved there. Another century and a half would pass before the town made history again, but this time there was nothing quiet... (read more)

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Rome Alive
Rome Alive
by Peter J. Aicher
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Whether you're an armchair tourist, are visiting Rome for the first time, or are a veteran of the city's charms, travelers of all ages and stages will benefit from this fascinating guidebook to Rome's ancient city. Aicher's commentary orients the visitor... (read more)

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History & Culture of Ancient Western Asia & Egypt
History & Culture of Ancient Western Asia & Egypt
by A Bernard Knapp
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* Explores the cultures of ancient Near East civilizations from prehistoric times to the death of Alexander the Great..* Encompasses Western Asia and Egypt, through the Eastern Mediterranean, to the borders of Greece..* Note: Knapp (unlike Jones, above... (read more)

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Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves
by Margot S. Strom
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Renaissance Florence (69 Edition)
Renaissance Florence (69 Edition)
by Gene A. Brucker
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