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  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    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...

  • Ottoman-Iranian Borderlandsby Sabri Ates

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    Examines the making of the present day Iranian, Iraqi and Turkish boundary, shedding new light on some of the most contentious issues of today. more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledgeby John Agnew; David N Livingstone

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 175.00

    Broad in scope and edited by two massive names in geography, this is a critical exploration of how the field has emerged and fared over the course of its modern institutionalization. more...

  • The Maeander Valleyby Peter Thonemann

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 95.00

    A groundbreaking 2011 study of the long-term historical geography of Asia Minor from the fourth century BC to the thirteenth century AD. more...

  • Glorious Misadventuresby Owen Matthews

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Russian Empire once extended deep into America: in 1818 Russia?s furthest outposts were in California and Hawaii. The dreamer behind this great Imperial vision was Nikolai Rezanov ? diplomat, adventurer, courtier, millionaire and gambler. His quest to plant Russian colonies from Siberia to California led him to San Francisco, where he was captivated... more...

  • Glorious Misadventuresby Owen Matthews

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Two centuries ago, shortly after the U.S. was formed, a Russian expedition set its sights on the Pacific Northwest. It could have changed history. At the dawn of the nineteenth century two empires met on the far side of North America. Spain was the tired and hidebound colonial master of much of the Americas. Russia was the upstart, hungry for America's... more...

  • Mapping Medieval Geographiesby Keith Lilley

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    This book explores how geographical ideas, traditions and knowledge were shaped, circulated and received in Europe during the Middle Ages. more...

  • Historische Geographieby Winfried Schenk; Jürgen Schmude; Hans-Dieter Haas; Bernd Cyffka

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 17.00

    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 in die Historische... more...

  • Island at the End of the Worldby Steven Roger Fischer

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 32.00

    On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating... more...

  • Sailing from Byzantiumby Colin Wells

    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...