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Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece & Rome (Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography (Hardcover)
Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece & Rome (Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography (Hardcover)
by Richard J A Talbert
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Ancient Perspectives encompasses a vast arc of space and time—Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BCE to the fifth century CE—to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt,... (read more)

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History in Crisis?: Recent Directions in Historiography
History in Crisis?: Recent Directions in Historiography
by Norman J Wilson
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This book explores the possibilities remaining for historical study in the face of the current trends, including postcolonialism, postmodernism, and deconstruction, among others. The volume examines key topics such as what was history and what is... (read more)

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Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth
Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth
by Norman F Cantor
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"Alexander's behavior was conditioned along certain lines -- heroism, courage, strength, superstition, bisexuality, intoxication, cruelty. He bestrode Europe and Asia like a supernatural figure." In this succinct portrait of Alexander the Great... (read more)

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The Book of Ancient Bastards: 101 of the Worst Miscreants and Misdeeds from Ancient Sumer to the Enlightenment
The Book of Ancient Bastards: 101 of the Worst Miscreants and Misdeeds from Ancient Sumer to the Enlightenment
by Brian Thornton
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When it comes to bastards, you can't beat the good old days of the Egyptian pharaohs, the Roman Empire, or Europe during the Dark Ages. The bastards of old abound--and they come in every color, creed, gender, and sexual preference. From the cross... (read more)

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Faith Misplaced: The Broken Promise of U.S.-Arab Relations: 1820-2001
Faith Misplaced: The Broken Promise of U.S.-Arab Relations: 1820-2001
by Ussama Makdisi
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In this riveting account of U.S.-Arab relations, award-winning author Ussama Makdisi explores why Arabs once had a favorable view of America and why they no longer do. Firmly rejecting the spurious notion of a civilizational clash between Islam and the... (read more)

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From History to Theory
From History to Theory
by Kerwin Lee Klein
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From History to Theory describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. In seven beautifully written, closely related essays, Kerwin Lee Klein traces the development of academic vocabularies... (read more)

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Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot
Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot
by Martin Sandler
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Stories that history forgot… but readers will remember.  “The only thing new in the world,” said Harry S. Truman, “is the history you don't know.” In this fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W... (read more)

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Thinking with History: Explorations in the Passage to Modernism
Thinking with History: Explorations in the Passage to Modernism
by Carl E Schorske
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In this book, the distinguished historian Carl Schorske--author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fin-de-Siècle Vienna--draws together a series of essays that reveal the changing place of history in nineteenth-and twentieth-century cultures. In most... (read more)

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Cult Moments
Cult Moments
by Martin Joachim
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Special moments leave marks on world history. Picture Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon, the fall of the Berlin wall or the election of the first African-American president of the United States. Massive scandals find recurring attention throughout... (read more)

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Secrets of the Knights Templar: The Hidden History of the World's Most Powerful Order
Secrets of the Knights Templar: The Hidden History of the World's Most Powerful Order
by Susie Hodge
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Informally organized in 1119 to protect pilgrims on their journeys to visit the Holy Land, and officially sanctioned by the Catholic Church in 1129, the medieval Knights Templar grew into an elite fighting force that played a central role in the battles... (read more)

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Renaissance : a Short History (00 Edition)
Renaissance : a Short History (00 Edition)
by Paul Johnson
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The Renaissance holds an undying place in our imagination, its great heroes still our own, from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Dante and Chaucer. This period of profound evolution in European thought is credited with transforming the West from medieval to... (read more)

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History of the Lombards (Sources of Medieval History)
History of the Lombards (Sources of Medieval History)
by Paul The Deacon
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History of the Lombards by Paul the Deacon (c. 725-799?) is among the most important and oldest histories of the Germanic nation. The book preserves many ancient myths and popular traditions and draws from sources that are now lost. The history traces... (read more)

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Epidemics and History: Disease, Power, and Imperialism
Epidemics and History: Disease, Power, and Imperialism
by Sheldon Watts
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This book is a major and wide-ranging study of the great epidemic scourges of humanity -- plague, leprosy, smallpox, syphilis, cholera, and yellow fever/malaria -- over the last six centuries. It will become the standard account of the way diseases... (read more)

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Conversation: A History of a Declining Art
Conversation: A History of a Declining Art
by Stephen Miller
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Essayist Miller pursues a lifelong interest in conversation by taking a historical and philosophical view of the subject--the art of conversation in Western civilization.... (read more)

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Historical Geography of Europe
Historical Geography of Europe
by N J G Pounds
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The central theme of this book is the changing spatial pattern of human activities during the last 2,500 years of Europe's history. Professor Pounds argues that three factors have determined the locations of human activities: the environment, the... (read more)

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Nobility & Analogous Tradition
Nobility & Analogous Tradition
by Plinio De Oliveira
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Since the eighteenth century, generations have been schooled in utopian principles proclaiming total equality as the guarantor of liberty and justice for all. The egalitarian myth of a classless society was proffered as the unquestionable path down which... (read more)

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The West: Encounters & Transformations, Volume B (1300-1815)
The West: Encounters & Transformations, Volume B (1300-1815)
by Brian Levack
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The West: Encounters & Transformations takes a new approach to telling the story of Western Civilization. Rather than looking at Western Civilization only as the history of Europe from ancient times to the present, this groundbreaking book examines... (read more)

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History of European Family #03: Family Life in the Twentieth Century: The History of the European Family: Volume 3
History of European Family #03: Family Life in the Twentieth Century: The History of the European Family: Volume 3
by David Kertzer
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This volume completes the History of the European Family series, a comprehensive synthesis of what is known about European families across the past five centuries. The profound political and social transformations that occurred from 1914-2000 were... (read more)

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Nationalism 2ND Edition
Nationalism 2ND Edition
by Peter Alter
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Peter Alter traces the origins of modern nationalism and analyzes its highly varied manifestations over the last 200 years. He discusses the social basis and organizational structure of nationalist movements, the glorification of the nation-state, and... (read more)

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Longing for the End: A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization
Longing for the End: A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization
by Frederi Baumgartner
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Jonestown, Waco, and Heaven's Gate resonate in the contemporary mind in the same way that Masada or Mount Tabor resonated in the minds of others long past. The members of these movements believed that the end of the world was at hand and that they had to... (read more)

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