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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 24.99
This clearly written and engaging book presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world. Unlike most studies, which assume that the 'rise of the West' is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 16.12
Hauptbeschreibung Die Historische Geographie ist eine Kerndisziplin, die mit ihrem übergeordneten Anspruch auf raumzeitliche Differenzierung sämtlichen Teilbereichen der Humangeographie zugrunde liegt. Doch auch mit der geschichtlichen Landeskunde und der Umweltgeschichte ist das Fach eng verwandt und verknüpft. Auf diese Weise spricht diese Einführung... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00
A gripping intellectual adventure story, Sailing from Byzantium sweeps you from the deserts of Arabia to the dark forests of northern Russia, from the colorful towns of Renaissance Italy to the final moments of a millennial city under siege?. Byzantium: the successor of Greece and Rome, this magnificent empire bridged the ancient and modern worlds... more...
- Free Press 1995; Not Available
Everyone has been taught that the Greek city-state is the ultimate source of the Western tradition in literature, philosophy, and politics. For generations, scholars have focused on the rise of the city-state and its brilliant cosmopolitan culture. Now Victor Hanson, the author of several studies of ancient warfare and agriculture, has written a book... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00
In the nineteenth century, Americans began to use maps in radically new ways. For the first time, medical men mapped diseases to understand and prevent epidemics, natural scientists mapped climate and rainfall to uncover weather patterns, educators mapped the past to foster national loyalty among students, and Northerners mapped slavery to assess... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95
By the 1930s over two-thirds of Germans lived in towns and cities, and those who did not found themselves inexorably affected by the ever-growing urban vortex. The German Urban Experience 1900 - 1945 surveys the social and cultural history of Germany in this crucial period through written, visual and oral sources. Focusing on urbanism as one of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 69.95
Ranging from the poverty and exploding population of Bangladesh to the dazzling technology and ageing population of Japan, from the two most populous states of India and China to the tiny states of Singapore and the Maldives and to the emptiness of Siberia, Asia contains the greatest diversity of physical environments, cultures and levels of development... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 41.95
An American Empire, constructed over the last century, long ago overtook European colonialism, and it has been widely assumed that the new globalism it espoused took us "beyond geography." Neil Smith debunks that assumption, offering an incisive argument that American globalism had a distinct geography and was pieced together as part of a powerful... more...