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Sinn Fein: A Hundred Turbulent Years (History of Ireland and the Irish Diaspora)

Brian Feeney

    Sinn Féin ("ourselves alone") is one of the most controversial political movements in Ireland. Here, for the first time, is the complete story of the rise and fall—and rise again—of a party that... (read more)


Northern Europe
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Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age

Harold John Cook

In this wide-ranging and stimulating book, a leading authority on the history of medicine and science presents convincing evidence that Dutch commerce—not religion—inspired the rise of science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Harold... (read more)


Africa
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Love in Africa (09 Edition)

Jennifer Cole

In recent years, scholarly interest in love has flourished. Historians have addressed the rise of romantic love and marriage in Europe and the United States, while anthropologists have explored the ways globalization has reshaped local ideas about those... (read more)


Austria
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New Perspectives on Austrians and World War II

Fritz Plasser

For more than a generation after World War II, offi cial government doctrine and many Austrians insisted they had been victims of Nazi aggression in 1938 and, therefore, bore no responsibility for German war crimes. During the past twenty years this myth... (read more)


Benelux and Switzerland
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MEDIEVAL FLANDERS

David Nicholas

This modern history of Flanders examines such areas as the diplomacy of the first Counts of Flanders, the political power of the Flemish cities, the "world market" of Bruges, the labour struggles, the rivalry between language groups and the development... (read more)


Afghanistan and Pakistan
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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe (P.S.)

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

"We're far more accustomed to—and comfortable with—seeing women portrayed as victims of war who deserve our sympathy rather than as resilient survivors who demand our respect…"  Former ABC journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon... (read more)


France
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Cultural Capitals: Early Modern London and Paris

Karen Newman

"Written with ease and panache, Cultural Capitals is an archivist's tale of two cities. As the double entendre of the title indicates, the book also deals with circulation of goods, commodities, and even, in a psychogeographical sense, drives and desires.... (read more)


Latin America
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Eagles, Donkeys, and Butterflies: An Anthropological Study of Brazil's "Animal Game"

Roberto Damatta

The question of gambling in popular culture by focusing on the "animal game," a kind of popular gambling entertainment or lottery within Brazil in which locals bet on a list of twenty-five animals.... (read more)


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