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Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra: A Life
by Stacy Schiff
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I'm rather sure that all three of Stacy Schiff's previous works have been nominated for some award or another. With a pedigree like that, you know that her latest biography is bound to be a must-read. Stripping away all the previous misconceptions about... (read more)

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Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations
Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculations
by Simon Schama
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A History of the World in 100 Objects
A History of the World in 100 Objects
by Neil MacGregor
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From the renowned director of the British Museum, a kaleidoscopic history of humanity told through things we have made. When did people first start to wear jewelry or play music? When were cows domesticated and why do we feed their milk to our children... (read more)

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Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
by Margaret Macmillan
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The Versailles Settlement, at the time of its creation a vital part of the Paris Peace Conference, suffers today from a poor reputation: despite its lofty aim to settle the worldand#8217;s affairs at a stroke, it is widely considered to have paved the... (read more)

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The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium: An Englishman's World
The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium: An Englishman's World
by Robert Lacey
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As the Shadow of the Millennium Descended Across England and Christendom, it Seemed as if the World was About to End. Actually, it was Only the Beginning... Welcome to the Year 1000. This is What Life was Like. How clothes were fastened in a world... (read more)

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Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700
Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic, 1550-1700
by Jorge Canizares Esguerra
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This book argues that the striking resemblances in Spanish and Puritan discourses of colonization as “exorcism” and as spiritual gardening point to a common Atlantic history. These resemblances suggest that we are better off if we simply... (read more)

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Coal: A Human History
Coal: A Human History
by Barbara Freese
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Coal generates over half of the electricity we consume yet we know little about this charred material save a few mining songs and horror stories about canaries and black lungs. In this sumptuous book we follow the black rock through time and discover its... (read more)

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Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times (Yale Nota Bene)
Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times (Yale Nota Bene)
by Thomas Martin
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Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories (P.S.)
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories (P.S.)
by Simon Winchester
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"Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, horrifying and inspiring…A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Blending history and... (read more)

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1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
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Now in trade paperback, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history, and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's readable... (read more)

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The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century
The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century
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How a cycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in European history—years before the Black Death In May 1315, it started to rain. For the seven disastrous years that followed, Europeans would be visited by a series of curses... (read more)

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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
by Thomas Cahill
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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
by Thomas Cahill
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"Cahill's lively prose breathes life into a 1,600-year-old history." The Boston... (read more)

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Europe: A History
Europe: A History
by Norman Davies
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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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The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History
The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History
by James J Odonnell
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The Ruin of the Roman Empire by James J. ODonnell is a “vigorous” (Kirkus Reviews) and “richly layered” (Publishers Weekly) history of Romes fall. Renowned historian and author of Augustine, ODonnell revisits this ancient tale in... (read more)

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Uppity Women of Medieval Times
Uppity Women of Medieval Times
by Vicki Leon
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Memory Chalet (10 Edition)
Memory Chalet (10 Edition)
by Tony Judt
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Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year Final reflections on a happy life-from acclaimed historian Tony Judt. Tony Judt's The Memory Chalet is a memoir unlike any other. Each essay brings the smallest details of personal... (read more)

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The Histories (Penguin Classics)
The Histories (Penguin Classics)
by Herodotus
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One of Western historyand#8217;s greatest books springs to life in Tom Hollandand#8217;s vibrant new translation and#160; Herodotus of Halicarnassusand#151;who was hailed by Cicero as and#147;the father of historyand#8221;and#151;wrote his histories... (read more)

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Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe
Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe
by James A Brundage
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This monumental study of medieval law and sexual conduct explores the origin and develpment of the Christian church's sex law and the systems of belief upon which that law rested. Focusing on the Church's own legal system of canon law, James A. Brundage... (read more)

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