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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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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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Practicing History: Selected Essays
Practicing History: Selected Essays
by Barbara W Tuchman
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From thoughtful pieces on the historian's role to striking insights into America's past and present to trenchant observations on the international scene, Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. Here is a... (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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On the Teaching and Writing of History: Responses to a Series of Questions
On the Teaching and Writing of History: Responses to a Series of Questions
by Bernard Bailyn
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Bailyn, a professor at Harvard and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, writes of the impossibility of teaching history without bias, and that history itself is constantly open to new interpretations and viewpoints.... (read more)

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1910
1910
by Thomas J Harrison
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The year 1910 marks an astonishing, and largely unrecognized, juncture in Western history. In this perceptive interdisciplinary analysis, Thomas Harrison addresses the extraordinary intellectual achievement of the time. Focusing on the cultural climate... (read more)

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. V
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. V
by Edward Gibbon
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is Edward Gibbon's magnum opus, written and published over a 13-year period beginning in 1776. It not only chronicles the events of the downfall starting with the end of the rule of Marcus Aurelius,... (read more)

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George Washington's False Teeth: An Unconventional Guide to the Eighteenth Century
George Washington's False Teeth: An Unconventional Guide to the Eighteenth Century
by Robert Darnton
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A master historian's excavations into the past unearth a world that is unexpected and compelling. George Washington was inaugurated as president in 1789 with one tooth in his mouth, a lower left bicuspid. The Father of His Country had sets of false teeth... (read more)

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To Wake the Dead (09 Edition)
To Wake the Dead (09 Edition)
by Marina Belozerskaya
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At the beginning of the fifteenth century, a young Italian bookkeeper fell under the spell of the classical past. Despite his limited education, the Greeks and Romans seemed to speak directly to him--not from books but from the physical ruins and... (read more)

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Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830
Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830
by J. H. Elliott
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This epic history compares the empires built by Spain and Britain in the Americas, from Columbus's arrival in the New World to the end of Spanish colonial rule in the early nineteenth century. J. H. Elliott, one of the most distinguished and versatile... (read more)

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Greek Fire, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World
by Adrienne Mayor
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Weapons of biological and chemical warfare have been in use for thousands of years, and Greek Fire, Poison Arrows and Scorpion Bombs, Adrienne Mayor's exploration of the origins of controversial weaponry, draws extraordinary connections between the... (read more)

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Critical Perspectives on the Industrial Revolution (Critical Anthologies of Nonfiction Writing)
Critical Perspectives on the Industrial Revolution (Critical Anthologies of Nonfiction Writing)
by Josh Sakolsky
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As modern man's greatest growth spurt, the Industrial Revolution ushered in an era unsurpassed in the history of the modern world, from technology to industry to migration. Using an eclectic group of viewpoints including presidential addresses, anonymous... (read more)

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Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941
Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941
by Ian Kershaw
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The newest immensely original undertaking from the historian who gave us the defining two-volume portrait of Hitler, Fateful Choices puts Ian Kershaw?s analytical and storytelling gifts on dazzling display. From May 1940 to December 1941, the leaders of... (read more)

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Renaissance Reader
Renaissance Reader
by Kenneth Joh Atchity
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As the transition between the Middle Ages and modern times, the Renaissance is perhaps the most distinguished age since that of Classical Greece. Moreover, the consciousness of our own time was largely formed by those who were given the freedom to... (read more)

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