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Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
by Benedict Anderson
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Imagined Communities, Benedict Anderson's brilliant book on nationalism, forged a new field of study when it first appeared in 1983. Since then it has sold over a quarter of a million copies and is widely considered the most important book on the subject.... (read more)

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The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe
The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe
by Charles Nicholl
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In 1593 the brilliant but controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging house. The circumstances were shady, the official account—a violent quarrel over the bill, or "recknynge"—has been... (read more)

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World Transformed : 1945-to Present (04 Edition)
World Transformed : 1945-to Present (04 Edition)
by Michael H. Hunt
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Through its lively and accessible narrative, The World Transformed provides students with an account of the political, socio-economic and cultural developments that have shaped global events since 1945. The volume's focus on three central and profoundly... (read more)

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Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud
Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud
by Peter Watson
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Peter Watson's hugely ambitious and stimulating history of ideas from deep antiquity to the present day—from the invention of writing, mathematics, science, and philosophy to the rise of such concepts as the law, sacrifice, democracy, and the... (read more)

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Sprezzatura: 50 Ways Italian Genius Shaped the World
Sprezzatura: 50 Ways Italian Genius Shaped the World
by Peter Depiro
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A witty, erudite celebration of fifty great Italian cultural achievements that have significantly influenced Western civilization from the authors of What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? “Sprezzatura,” or the art of effortless mastery... (read more)

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Western Civilizations, Volume 2 (17TH 11 - Old Edition)
Western Civilizations, Volume 2 (17TH 11 - Old Edition)
by Judith Coffin
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New to the Western Civilizations team, master teachers and scholars Joshua Cole (University of Michigan) and Carol Symes (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) have integrated innovative pedagogical tools into the text to help students and... (read more)

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Crossroads Culture, Volume 2 (12 Edition)
Crossroads Culture, Volume 2 (12 Edition)
by Smith
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Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the Worlds Peoples incorporates the best current cultural history into a fresh and original narrative that connects global patterns of development with life on the ground. As the title, “Crossroads,”... (read more)

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Why the West Rules--for Now: the Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future (10 Edition)
Why the West Rules--for Now: the Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future (10 Edition)
by Ian Morris
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the Wests rise to... (read more)

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The Cartoon History of the Universe II
The Cartoon History of the Universe II
by Larry Gonick
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Here's a new installment of the phenomenal bestseller that Publishers Weekly selected as one of the twelve graphic books of all time. Spanning ages and continents from Ancient India to Rome and China in A.D. 600, Volume II is hip, funny, and full of info.... (read more)

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Inventing Freedom: How the English-speaking Peoples Made the Modern World (13 Edition)
Inventing Freedom: How the English-speaking Peoples Made the Modern World (13 Edition)
by Daniel Hannan
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Why does the world speak English? Why does every country at least pretend to aspire to representative government, personal freedom, and an independent judiciary? In The New Road to Serfdom, British politician Daniel Hannan exhorted Americans not to... (read more)

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Doubt : History : Great Doubsters and Their Legacy of Innovation From Socrates and Jesus To Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson (03 Edition)
Doubt : History : Great Doubsters and Their Legacy of Innovation From Socrates and Jesus To Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson (03 Edition)
by Jennifer Hecht
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In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that... (read more)

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To the Finland Station
To the Finland Station
by Edmund Wilson
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'\'\\\'\\\\\\\'\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'The NYRB Classics series is designedly and determinedly exploratory and eclectic, a mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and... (read more)

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The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
by Thomas S Kuhn
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For scientist and layman alike this book provides vivid evidence that the Copernican Revolution has by no means lost its significance today. Few episodes in the development of scientific theory show so clearly how the solution to a highly technical... (read more)

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Western Heritage: Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition, Volume II, Brief (6TH 10 Edition)
Western Heritage: Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition, Volume II, Brief (6TH 10 Edition)
by Donald Kagan
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This package contains the following components: -0205728936: Western Heritage, The: Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition, Volume 2 (Since 1648) -0131344072: Prentice Hall Primary Source: Documents in Western Civilization... (read more)

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Past in Perspective (6TH 13 Edition)
Past in Perspective (6TH 13 Edition)
by Kenneth L. Feder
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Ideal for introduction to archaeology and world prehistory courses, The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory, Sixth Edition, is an engaging and up-to-date chronological overview of human prehistory. Kenneth L. Feder introduces... (read more)

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Western Civilization (Cengage Advantage Books)
Western Civilization (Cengage Advantage Books)
by Jackson J Spielvogel
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Jackson Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. The clear narrative of a... (read more)

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Making of the West, Peoples and Cultures #01: The Making of the West, Volume I: Peoples and Cultures, a Concise History; To 1740
Making of the West, Peoples and Cultures #01: The Making of the West, Volume I: Peoples and Cultures, a Concise History; To 1740
by Lynn Hunt
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The Making of the West is a story of interactions — cross-cultural exchanges that span the globe, as well as the ongoing interactions between societies, cultures, governments, economies, religions, and ideas. To highlight these interactions and... (read more)

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Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future
Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future
by Ian Goldin
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"A sweeping and constructive study. With a deep sense of what sort of creatures we humans are, this book takes us through millennia in the unending quest of people for development and discovery. It suggests that population movements have been the... (read more)

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Italian Renaissance : the Essential Readings (02 Edition)
Italian Renaissance : the Essential Readings (02 Edition)
by Paula Findlen
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Thirteen of the most important critical essays on the Italian Renaissance are brought together in this volume.... (read more)

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Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation: Classics of Western Thought Series, Volume 2, 4th Edition
Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation: Classics of Western Thought Series, Volume 2, 4th Edition
by Karl F. (ed.) Thompson
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Originally published under the General Editorship of Thomas H. Greer, the series emanated from the Humanities Department of Michigan State University. The books remain today perhaps the best sources available for the comprehensive study in one volume of... (read more)

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