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  • Lyndon Johnson's Warby Michael H. Hunt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 7.39

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. Using newly available documents from both American and Vietnamese archives, Hunt reinterprets the values, choices, misconceptions, and miscalculations that shaped the long process of American intervention in Southeast... more...

  • The History of the Franksby Gregory of Tours; Lewis Thorpe

    Penguin Books Ltd 1974; US$ 21.14

    Written following the collapse of Rome's secular control over western Europe, the History of Gregory (c. AD 539-594) is a fascinating exploration of the events that shaped sixth-century France. This volume contains all ten books from the work, the last seven of which provide an in-depth description of Gregory's own era, in which he played an important... more...

  • Six Records of a Floating Lifeby Shen Fu; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to YŁn, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell... more...

  • Ming China, 1368?1644by John W. Dardess

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 31.99

    This engaging, deeply informed book provides the first concise history of one of China's most important eras. Leading scholar John W. Dardess offers a thematically organized political, social, and economic exploration of China from 1368 to 1644. He examines how the Ming dynasty was able to endure for 276 years, illuminating Ming foreign relations... more...

  • Maizeby Duccio Bonavia

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 124.00 US$ 101.68

    This book examines one of the thorniest problems of ancient American archaeology: the origins and domestication of maize. more...

  • Race and Ethnicity in the Classical Worldby Rebecca F. Kennedy; C. Sydnor Roy; Max L. Goldman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95

    By offering fluent, accurate translations of extracts and fragments from a wide assortment of ancient texts, this volume allows a comprehensive overview of ancient Greek and Roman concepts of "otherness," as well as Greek and Roman views of non-Greeks and non-Romans. A general introduction, thorough annotation, maps, a select bibliography, and an index... more...

  • Magic in the Middle Agesby Richard Kieckhefer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    A fascinating study of natural and demonic magic within the broad context of medieval culture. more...

  • 1177 Eric H. Cline

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh?s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end.... more...

  • Barriers to Democracyby Amaney A. Jamal

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Democracy-building efforts from the early 1990s on have funneled billions of dollars into nongovernmental organizations across the developing world, with the U.S. administration of George W. Bush leading the charge since 2001. But are many such "civil society" initiatives fatally flawed? Focusing on the Palestinian West Bank and the Arab world, Barriers... more...

  • The Arabsby Eugene Rogan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. Drawing on the writings... more...