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  • The Ottoman Age of Explorationby Giancarlo Casale

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    The Ottoman Age of Exploration tells the story of the Ottoman Empire's struggle with the Portuguese for control of the lucrative maritime trade routes of the sixteenth-century Indian Ocean. Challenging traditional narratives of Western dominance, it argues that the Ottomans successfully created their own imperial dominion throughout maritime Asia. more...

  • The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Romeby Catharine Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A study of why the literature the Romans produced is so preoccupied with immorality. more...

  • East Asia Before the Westby David C. Kang

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    From the founding of the Ming dynasty in 1368 to the start of the Opium Wars in 1841, China has engaged in only two large-scale conflicts with its principal neighbors: Korea, Vietnam, and Japan. These four territorial and centralized states have otherwise fostered peaceful and long-lasting relationships with one another, and as each has grown more... more...

  • 1421by Gavin Menzies

    Transworld 2012; US$ 15.50

    On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian harmony.... more...

  • The Silk Roadby Valerie Hansen

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome. The reality was different--and far more interesting--as revealed in this new history. more...

  • The Reformationby Patrick Collinson

    Orion 2013; US$ 10.99

    A short but powerful study of one of the great watersheds of European history Although for generations the Reformation was regarded as a major turning point in European history, in recent years its significance has been downgraded. But in this book Professor Collinson sets out to restore a sense of the Reformation as a momentous historical event.... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Paul Cartledge; Tom Holland

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first work of history and the first great masterpiece of non-fiction writing. Few history books since can compare for sheer drama with Herodotus's narrative of the Persian invasions of Greece. His accounts of the great battles of Marathon... more...

  • The Material World of Ancient Egyptby William H. Peck

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians. more...

  • Music and Protest in 1968by Beate Kutschke; Barley Norton

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 26.00 US$ 21.32

    In fifteen case studies from around the world, contributors explore the relationship between music and socio-political protest in 1968. more...

  • Syrian Identity in the Greco-Roman Worldby Nathanael J. Andrade

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    This book proposes a new means of identifying how Greek and Syrian identities were expressed in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East. more...