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Why Bother With History? : Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations (00 Edition)

Beverley Southgate

.Why Bother With History? argues for an increasingly important role for a revitalised historical study. Examining the motivations of past historians, the author rejects the ancient aspiration to a 'history for its own sake' and argues that... (read more)

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Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century

Geoffrey Parker

Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides – the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonisingly widespread.  A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian... (read more)

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Wonders of the World: 100 Great Man-Made Treasures of Civilization

Rosemary Burton

What city claims to be the world's oldest? What is the largest construction ever built by human hands? The answers to these and many other questions are here, revealed in fascinating detail and shown in remarkable photographs of the world's most... (read more)

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The Byzantines

Guglielmo Cavallo

For more than a thousand years, Byzantium flourished at the crossroads of the Eastern and Western worlds. But who were the people of the first modern civilized state? What features distinguished them from earlier civilizations, and what cultural... (read more)

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Lost Gold of the Dark Ages: War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons

Caroline Alexander

In July 2009 an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast made an astonishing find: 1500 pieces of bejeweled gold and silver almost 1500 years old, buried, lost, then forgotten. The treasure trove promises to shed unprecedented light on the most mysterious... (read more)

19th Century
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Birth of a New Europe: State and Society in the Nineteenth Century

Theodore S. Hamerow

Between the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars and the outbreak of the First World War, Europe underwent a transformation unparalleled in its history. No comparable degree of change had occurred on the Continent since the New Stone Age. Theodore Hamerow... (read more)

20th Century
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Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century

Mark Mazower

"A useful, important book that reminds us, at the right time, how hard [European unity] has been, and how much care must be taken to avoid the terrible old temptations." --Los Angeles Times Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the... (read more)

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The Big Book of Dates: A Chronology of the Most Important People, Events, and Achievements of All Time

Laurie Rozakis

Here, at last, is the history of civilization in its totality, neatly categorized and set into chronological order.... (read more)

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