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  • Introduction to the Old Testamentby Bill T. Arnold

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    This volume introduces the Old Testament and traces the legacy of monotheism first found in the pages of Israel's Scriptures. more...

  • Monks, Bandits, Lovers, and Immortalsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 15.95

    "This magnificent collection of eleven early [1250–1450] Chinese plays will give readers a vivid sense of life and a clear understanding of dramatic literature during an extraordinarily eventful period in Chinese history. Not only are the eleven plays in this volume expertly translated into lively, idiomatic English; they are each provided... more...

  • Nothing to Envyby Barbara Demick

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick?s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens   Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years?a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged... more...

  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 27.99

    Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment.... more...

  • Paul the Apostleby J. Albert Harrill

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 23.00

    A controversial new biography of the apostle Paul that argues for his inclusion in the pantheon of key figures of classical antiquity. more...

  • Revolutionizing the Familyby Neil Jeffrey Diamant

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In 1950, China's new Communist government enacted a Marriage Law to allow free choice in marriage and easier access to divorce. Prohibiting arranged marriages, concubinage, and bigamy, it was one of the most dramatic efforts ever by a state to change marital and family relationships. more...

  • Rome's Italian Wars: Books 6-10by Livy; J. C. Yardley; Dexter Hoyos

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    People have it in their minds that he would have been a match for Alexander, had Alexander turned his arms on Europe.'So Livy characterizes Papirius Cursor, one of Rome's famous generals in the fourth century BC. In Books 6 to 10 of his monumental history of Rome, Livy deals with the period in which Rome recovered from its Gallic disaster to... more...

  • A Great Betrayalby Brian Ferrel; Sandy Hunter

    Marshall Cavendish 2009; US$ 19.99

    Across 15 chapters, professors of history and military history experts present their analyses and impressions about the Fall of Singapore in 1942, which was even described by Winston Churchill himself as “the greatest disaster in British military history”. Discussed at length is the Malayan Campaign and the “Singapore Strategy”,... more...

  • Islam in Post-Soviet Uzbekistanby Johan Rasanayagam

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    An ethnographic 2011 study set in Uzbekistan which shows how Muslims practise and celebrate their religion despite a repressive government. more...

  • Lives that Made Greek Historyby Plutarch; James Romm; Pamela Mensch

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 11.50

    Although Plutarch did not intend his Lives as a historical record, they sometimes furnish the best account we have of events in classical Greece. In many instances they are the only account available to those exploring ancient history through primary sources. In this compilation from Plutarch's Greek Lives , James Romm gathers the material of greatest... more...