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Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World
Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World
by James Macgregor Burns
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"With this profound and magnificent book, drawing on his deep reservoir of thought and expertise in the humanities, James MacGregor Burns takes us into the fire's center.  As a 21st-century philosopher, he brings to vivid life the incandescent... (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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Pursuit of Glory : 1648-1815 (07 Edition)
Pursuit of Glory : 1648-1815 (07 Edition)
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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Crisis of the European Mind: 1680-1715 (13 Edition)
Crisis of the European Mind: 1680-1715 (13 Edition)
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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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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The Rise of Modern Paganism
The Rise of Modern Paganism
by Peter Gay
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In the twentieth century, however, the Enlightenment has often been judged harshly for its apparently simplistic optimism. Now a master historian goes back to the sources to give a fully rounded account of its true accomplishments.... (read more)

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The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850
by Brian M Fagan
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning treatise explores patterns and symbols in the disciplines of mathematics, art, and musical... (read more)

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Early Modern Europe, 1450 - 1789 (Cambridge History of Europe)
Early Modern Europe, 1450 - 1789 (Cambridge History of Europe)
by Merry Wiesner Hanks
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Accessible, engaging textbook offering an innovative account of people's lives in the early modern period.... (read more)

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Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World
Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World
by Larrie D Ferreiro
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In the 18th century, Europes scientific community was torn between two opposing theories: Descartes argument that the Earth was spherical, and Newtons contention that it was flattened at the poles. Recognizing that the answer was the key to securely... (read more)

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Columbian Exchange Biological
Columbian Exchange Biological
by A W Crosby
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"The best thing about this book is its overarching thesis, the concept of a Columbian exchange. This provocative device permits Crosby to shape a lot of familiar and seemingly unrelated data into a fresh synthesis. . . . The implications of this... (read more)

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European Encounters with the New World: From Renaissance to Romanticism
European Encounters with the New World: From Renaissance to Romanticism
by Anthony Pagden
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For more than three centuries after Columbus's voyages to America, Europeans pondered how the Old World's encounters with the New World affected European sensibilities and intellectual horizons. In this book Anthony Pagden examines some of the varied... (read more)

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A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-Century Witchcraft Prosecution
A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-Century Witchcraft Prosecution
by Gilbert Geis
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A case study of the witchcraft trial of two women in 1662 Lowestoft, England, including a description of the accusers and prosecutors and an analysis of the trial itself, which was cited as a precedent in the Salem witchcraft trials.... (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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Enlightenment
Enlightenment
by Norman Hampson
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In this book, Norman Hampson follows through certain dominant themes in the Enlightenment, and describes the contemporary social and political climate, in which ideas could travel from the salons of Paris to the court of Catherine the Great - but less... (read more)

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The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe
The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe
by Brian P Levack
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"Brian Levack's aims are to provide a coherent introduction to the subject and contribute to an ongoing scholarly debate.  In both these aims - but particularly in the former - he has succeeded magnificently. ...it will serve as a standard... (read more)

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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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Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World
Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World
by Jack A Goldstone
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What can the great crises of the past teach us about contemporary revolutions? Arguing from an exciting and original perspective, Goldstone suggests that great revolutions were the product of 'ecological crises' that occurred when inflexible political... (read more)

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Europe and the World, 1650-1830 Europe and the World, 1650-1830
Europe and the World, 1650-1830 Europe and the World, 1650-1830
by Jeremy Black
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"Europe and the World, 1650-1830" is an important study of the first age of globalization. It surveys the interaction of Europe, Europe's growing colonies and other major global powers, such as the Ottoman Empire, China, India and Japan. Focusing on... (read more)

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The Enlightenment (New Approaches to European History)
The Enlightenment (New Approaches to European History)
by Dorinda Outram
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This is the second edition of a unique textbook on the Enlightenment.... (read more)

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