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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
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In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food... (read more)

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Empire : a Very Short Introduction (02 Edition)
Empire : a Very Short Introduction (02 Edition)
by Stephen Howe
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A great deal of the world's history is the history of empires. Indeed it could be said that all history is colonial history, if one takes a broad enough definition and goes far enough back. And although the great historic imperial systems--the land-based... (read more)

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The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller
The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller
by Carlo Ginzburg
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The Cheese and the Worms is a study of the popular culture in the sixteenth century as seen through the eyes of one man, a miller brought to trial during the Inquisition. Carlo Ginzburg uses the trial records of Domenico Scandella, a miller also known as... (read more)

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The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991
The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991
by Eric Hobsbawm
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Dividing the century into the Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1950, the Golden Age, 1950-1973, and the Landslide, 1973-1991, Hobsbawm marshals a vast array of data into a volume of unparalleled inclusiveness, vibrancy, and insight, a work that ranks with his... (read more)

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The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits
by Mental Floss
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“An irreverent romp through historys best bits,” The Mental Floss History of the World is an amazingly entertaining joyride through 60,000 years of human civilization. As audacious as it is edifying, here is a hilarious and irreverent&... (read more)

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Perspectives From Past, Volume 1 (5TH 12 Edition)
Perspectives From Past, Volume 1 (5TH 12 Edition)
by James M. Brophy
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Perspectives from the Past: Primary Sources in Western Civilizations offers a broad range of selections in varying degrees of length; with a total of 225 classic and contemporary primary sources. Selections are long, which gives students a chance to... (read more)

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Creating Women : Anthology of Readings on Women in Western Culture, Volume II : Renaissance To the Present (05 Edition)
Creating Women : Anthology of Readings on Women in Western Culture, Volume II : Renaissance To the Present (05 Edition)
by Jean Bryant
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Creating Women is a rich, interdisciplinary, anthology of primary source material examining women's participation in and contributions to western culture over the centuries. It documents prevalent concepts of the nature of women and women's roles... (read more)

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Cartoon History of the Universe #1-7: Cartoon History of the Universe 1
Cartoon History of the Universe #1-7: Cartoon History of the Universe 1
by Larry Gonick
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Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins
Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins
by Steve Olson
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A finalist for the National Book Award, this work follows 150,000 years of human history, tracing the origins of modern humans and the migration of our ancestors throughout the world. Maps throughout.... (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 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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One World Divisible : a Global History Since 1945 (00 Edition)
One World Divisible : a Global History Since 1945 (00 Edition)
by David Reynolds
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Global change has accelerated at an unprecedented pace in the last half-century. The trajectory of change points in different directions, with the world growing at once more interconnected and more fragmented. Commerce and migrations, television and the... (read more)

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Classics of Western Thought : the Modern World, Volume III (4TH 88 Edition)
Classics of Western Thought : the Modern World, Volume III (4TH 88 Edition)
by Edgar F. Knoebel
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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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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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Human Web : a Bird's - Eye View of World History (03 Edition)
Human Web : a Bird's - Eye View of World History (03 Edition)
by J.r. Mcneil
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World-historical questions such as these, the subjects of major works by Jared Diamond, David Landes, and others, are now of great moment as global frictions increase. In a spirited and original contribution to this quickening discussion, two renowned... (read more)

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Renaissance and Reformation (12 Edition)
Renaissance and Reformation (12 Edition)
by Merry Wiesner-hanks
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At first glance, the Renaissance and the Reformation--two movements (one cultural, one religious) that defined Europe from 1400 to 1600--may appear to be polar opposites. The Renaissance found scholars and artists celebrating the beauty and splendor of... (read more)

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Classics : a Very Short Introduction (95 Edition)
Classics : a Very Short Introduction (95 Edition)
by Mary Beard
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Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects -- from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume... (read more)

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Essential World History: Volume II (6TH 11 - Old Edition)
Essential World History: Volume II (6TH 11 - Old Edition)
by William J. Duiker
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THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Enhanced Third Edition, shows you how to use the maps, images, and documents in the book to give you an edge in your study of history. A brief introduction to the text -- "Studying from Primary Source Materials" -- reveals... (read more)

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Culture of Improvement ; Technology and  Western Millennium (07 Edition)
Culture of Improvement ; Technology and Western Millennium (07 Edition)
by Robert Friedel
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andlt;Pandgt;Why does technology change over time, how does it change, and what difference does it make? In this sweeping, ambitious look at a thousand years of Western experience, Robert Friedel argues that technological change comes largely through the... (read more)

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