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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00
How did a Late Roman emperor stay on the throne? His position was always precarious, and in contrast to a modern hereditary monarch he could always lose power or even his life to a usurper. The Eastern emperors resided in Constantinople from 395 to 624 without a break. This book shows how they sought the support of the army, the populace, the clergy... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00
In the wide-ranging and innovative essays of Cultures in Motion , a dozen distinguished historians offer new conceptual vocabularies for understanding how cultures have trespassed across geography and social space. From the transformations of the meanings and practices of charity during late antiquity and the transit of medical knowledge between... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
America's most acclaimed historian presents the intricate story of the year of the birth of the United States of America. 1776 tells two gripping stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the United States, and how the British Empire tried to stop them. A story with a cast of amazing characters from George III to George Washington,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman Empire and to hold a generally favorable view of Rome's impact on its subject peoples. Imperialism, Power, and Identity boldly challenges this... more...
- Basic Books 2013; US$ 28.99
For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate , Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide in America by examining the views of the men who best represent each side of that debate: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 50.00
In December 1846, the Keying, a Chinese junk purchased by British investors, set sail from Hong Kong for London. Named after the Chinese Imperial Commissioner who had signed away Hong Kong to the British, manned by a Chinese and European crew, and carrying a traveling exhibition of Chinese items, the Keying had a troubled voyage. After quarrels on... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
In this, the first scholarly biography of Donald Hankey - the 'Student in Arms' of the first world war - Ross Davies recovers his life, from his birth into a banking and slave-owning dynasty in 1884 to his death at the Somme in 1916. Hankey's story marks a significant contribution to our understanding both of the 'pre-Somme' mediation... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00
This study provides a fascinating and nuanced account of the twenty-six-month Nazi occupation of Smolensk, a Russian town. By drawing on oral-history interviews and a broad range of archival sources, it sheds new light on the everyday civilian life of Soviets, Jews, and Roma. Examining a variety of local propagandistic efforts by the Nazi and Stalinist... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95
Drawing upon early modern religious history and the study of the Atlantic World, this collection provides a longue duree overview of women and religion within a transatlantic context. Taking as its starting point the work of Natalie Zemon Davis on the effects of confessional difference among women in the age of religious reformations, the volume expands... more...