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  • Other Greeksby Victor Davis Hanson

    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...

  • Mapping the Nationby Susan Schulten

    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...

  • The German Urban Experienceby Anthony McElligott

    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...

  • The Geography of Straboby Duane W. Roller

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 152.00

    First serviceable English translation in nearly a century of the most important geographical text surviving from classical antiquity. more...

  • The Muslim Empires of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughalsby Stephen F. Dale

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 27.00

    A comparative study of the politics, religion, and culture of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires between 1300 and 1923. more...

  • The Changing Geography of Asiaby Kathleen M. Baker; Graham P. Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 73.95

    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...

  • American Empireby Neil Smith

    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...

  • Historical GISby Ian N. Gregory; Paul S. Ell

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

    Examines the use of GIS in historical research, providing a clear agenda for its development. more...

  • Wicked Riverby Lee Sandlin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    From award-winning journalist Lee Sandlin comes a riveting look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America?s historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the nineteenth century.   Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, Wicked River takes us... more...

  • Geography and Historyby Alan R. H. Baker

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    Unique examination of the relations between geography and history. more...