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The Foundations of Early Modern Europe, 1460-1559 (Norton History of Modern Europe)
The Foundations of Early Modern Europe, 1460-1559 (Norton History of Modern Europe)
by Eugene F Rice
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Professor Rice, assisted in this edition by Professor Tony Grafton continues to argue, as in the first edition, that this century represents a shift from medieval to "early" modern.... (read more)

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Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
by Sidney Mintz
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"Shows how the intelligent analysis of the history of a single commodity can be used to pry open the history of an entire world of social relationships and human behavior."—The New York Review of Books.... (read more)

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The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648-1815
The Pursuit of Glory: Europe 1648-1815
by Tim Blanning and David Cannadine
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In 1648, Europe was essentially a medieval society. By 1815, it was the powerhouse of the modern world. In exuberant prose, Tim Blanning investigates ?the very hinge of European history? (The New York Times) between the end of the Thirty Y ears? War and... (read more)

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Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century: The structures of everyday Life
Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century: The structures of everyday Life
by Fernand Braudel
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By examining in detail the material life of pre-industrial peoples around the world, Fernand Braudel significantly changed the way historians view their subject. Volume I describes food and drink, dress and housing, demography and family structure... (read more)

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Europe & the People Without History, with New Preface
Europe & the People Without History, with New Preface
by Eric R Wolf
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Eric R. Wolf (1923–1999) was Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Herbert H. Lehman College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York.... (read more)

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The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade
The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade
by Robert Harms
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The Diligent began her journey in Brittany in 1731, and Harms follows her along the African coast where her goods were traded for slaves, to Martinique where her captives were sold to work on sugar plantations. Harms brings to life a world in which... (read more)

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House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets: 1798-1848
House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets: 1798-1848
by Niall Ferguson
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In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable, elusive Rothschild family, Oxford scholar and bestselling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success. He reveals for the first time the details of the... (read more)

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The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution
The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution
by Alex Storozynski
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Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish-Lithuanian born in 1746, was one of the most important figures of the modern world. Fleeing his homeland after a death sentence was placed on his head (when he dared court a woman above his station), he came to America one... (read more)

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Embarrassment of Riches : an Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age (87 Edition)
Embarrassment of Riches : an Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age (87 Edition)
by Simon Schama
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The First European Revolution, 1776-1815
The First European Revolution, 1776-1815
by Norman Hampson
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Contents Include: Preface I. The Intellectual Climate II. The Political and Social Environment III. The French Revolution and the European Reaction IV. The Indian Summer of Enlightened Despotism V. The Victory of... (read more)

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1688: A Global History
1688: A Global History
by John E Wills
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John E. Wills's masterful history ushers us into the worlds of 1688, from the suicidal exaltation of Russian Old Believers to the ravishing voice of the haiku poet Basho. Witness the splendor of the Chinese imperial court as the Kangxi emperor publicly... (read more)

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Ancestors: The Loving Family in Old Europe
Ancestors: The Loving Family in Old Europe
by Steven E Ozment
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This powerful book extends and completes a project begun with Steven Ozment's When Fathers Ruled: Family Life in Reformation Europe (Harvard). Here Ozment, the leading historian of the family in the middle centuries, replaces the often miserable... (read more)

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The Pursuit of Glory: The Five Revolutions That Made Modern Europe: 1648-1815 (Penguin History of Europe)
The Pursuit of Glory: The Five Revolutions That Made Modern Europe: 1648-1815 (Penguin History of Europe)
by Tim Blanning
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An extraordinary chronicle of Venice, its people, and its grandeur Thomas Maddenandrsquo;s majestic, sprawling history of Venice is the first full portrait of the city in English in almost thirty years. Using long-buried archival material and a wealth of... (read more)

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The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe
The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe
by Andrew Wheatcroft
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In 1683, an Ottoman army that stretched from horizon to horizon set out to seize the “Golden Apple,” as Turks referred to Vienna. The ensuing siege pitted battle-hardened Janissaries wielding seventeenth-century grenades against Habsburg... (read more)

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Colonial Identity in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800 (History Series)
Colonial Identity in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800 (History Series)
by Nicholas Canny
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The Description for this book, Colonial Identity in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800, will be forthcoming.... (read more)

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Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
by Geoffrey Parker
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and#39;Global Crisis is truly global, connecting the dots and making what usually appear as isolated incidents part of a universal chain reaction. Groundbreaking and thrilling.and#39;andmdash;Judith Flanders, History... (read more)

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Baroque Personae
Baroque Personae
by Rosario Villari
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Lydia G. Cochrane has translated numerous books for the University of Chicago Press.... (read more)

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The Crisis of the European Mind, 1680-1715
The Crisis of the European Mind, 1680-1715
by Paul Hazard
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 Paul Hazard was one of the master historians of the twentieth century, and The Crisis of the European Mind is by common consent his masterwork, an ambitious study in intellectual history whose breadth of learning and authority is widely... (read more)

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Ship of Death: A Voyage That Changed the Atlantic World
Ship of Death: A Voyage That Changed the Atlantic World
by Billy G Smith
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It is no exaggeration to say that the Hankey, a small British ship that circled the Atlantic in 1792 and 1793, transformed the history of the Atlantic world. This extraordinary book uncovers the long-forgotten story of the Hankey, from its altruistic... (read more)

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A Wicked Company: The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment
A Wicked Company: The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment
by Philipp Blom
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A Wicked Company tells the remarkable story of Baron Thierry Holbachs Parisian salon, an epicenter of freethinking that brought together the greatest minds of the 18th century. Over wine-soaked dinner parties, the finest intellectuals of the Western... (read more)

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