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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
by Karen Armstrong
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“Armstrong again impresses with the breadth of her knowledge and the skill with which she conveys it to us.” Booklist, (starred review)... (read more)

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1913: The Year Before the Storm
1913: The Year Before the Storm
by Florian Illies
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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
by Stephen Greenblatt
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One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and... (read more)

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lias parents and her doctors both wanted what... (read more)

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The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
by Jared Diamond
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Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides... (read more)

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Society of Spectacle (83 Edition)
Society of Spectacle (83 Edition)
by Guy Debord
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The Das Kapital of the 20th century. An essential text, and the main theoretical work of the situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's up to... (read more)

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Europe: A History
Europe: A History
by Norman Davies
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"Europe is a magisterial work, sweeping in its analysis, illuminating in its insights and erudite in its scholarship." "Europe brims with learning, crackles with common sense, coruscates with wit and abounds in good judgement." "A master of broad... (read more)

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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
by Stephen Greenblatt
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One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and... (read more)

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The Persian Expedition (Penguin Classics)
The Persian Expedition (Penguin Classics)
by Xenophon
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Rex Warner's impressive translation of Xenophon's account of the Greek War with Persia.... (read more)

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How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It
How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It
by Arthur Herman
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-452) and index.... (read more)

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Great Work : Our Way Into the Future (99 Edition)
Great Work : Our Way Into the Future (99 Edition)
by Thomas Berry
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 202-234) and index.... (read more)

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Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization
Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization
by Robert A. Williams, Jr.
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From one of the world's leading experts on Native American law and indigenous peoples' human rights comes an original and striking intellectual history of the tribe and Western civilization that sheds new light on how we understand ourselves and our... (read more)

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Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
by Keith Lowe
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Winner of the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize “A superb and immensely important book.”—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years.... (read more)

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Food in History ((Rev)88 Edition)
Food in History ((Rev)88 Edition)
by Reay Tannahill
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Collapse : How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed ((Rev)11 Edition)
Collapse : How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed ((Rev)11 Edition)
by Jared Diamond
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Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides... (read more)

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A Short History of Progress
A Short History of Progress
by Ronald Wright
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From Neanderthal man to the Sumerians to the Roman Empire, "A Short History of Progress" dissects the cyclical nature of humanity's development and demise, the 10,000-year-old experiment that people have unleashed but have yet to control.... (read more)

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The Evolution of Civilizations: An Introduction to Historical Analysis
The Evolution of Civilizations: An Introduction to Historical Analysis
by Carroll Quigley
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Carroll Quigley was a legendary teacher at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. His course on the history of civilization was extraordinary in its scope and in its impact on his students.Like the course, The Evolution of Civilizations is a... (read more)

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Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations
Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations
by Norman Davies
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From the bestselling author of Europe: A History comes a uniquely ambitious masterpiece that will thrill fans of lost civilizations While Germany, Italy, France, and England dominate our conceptions of Europe, these modern states are relatively recent... (read more)

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From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present
by Jacques Barzun
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Chapter One The West Torn Apart The Modern Era begins, characteristically, with a revolution. It is commonly called the Protestant Reformation, but the train of events starting early in the 16C and ending-if indeed it has ended-more than a century later... (read more)

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From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present, 500 Years of Western Cultural Life
From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present, 500 Years of Western Cultural Life
by Jacques Barzun
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Highly regarded here and abroad for some thirty works of cultural history and criticism, master historian Jacques Barzun has now set down in one continuous narrative the sum of his discoveries and conclusions about the whole of Western culture since... (read more)

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