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  • Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman Worldby Peter Garnsey

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 36.00

    The first full-length study of famine in antiquity. The study provides detailed case studies of Athens and Rome, the best known states of antiquity, but also illuminates the institutional response to food crisis in the mass of ordinary cities in the Mediterranean world. Ancient historians have generally shown little interest in investigating the material... more...

  • The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Romeby Catharine Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 36.00

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

  • Florentine Tuscanyby William J. Connell; Andrea Zorzi

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 64.00

    A collection of the best recent research on the Republic of Florence in Tuscany during the Renaissance. more...

  • The Tomb of Agamemnonby Cathy Gere

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    From Homer to Himmler, from Thucydides to Freud, Mycenae has occupied a singular place in the western imagination. Gere takes us from the Cult of the Hero that sprung up in the shadow of the great burned walls in the eighth century BC, to Agamemnon's twentieth-century reincarnation as an Aryan military genius and to the distinctly anti-heroic conclusions... more...

  • Lyndon Johnson's Warby Michael H. Hunt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Hiroshima Nagasakiby Paul Ham

    Transworld 2012; US$ 15.50

    Japan 1945. In one of the defining moments of the twentieth century, more than 100,000 people were killed instantly by two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US Air Force B29s. Hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Hiroshima Nagasaki tells the story of... more...

  • Coffee Life in Japanby Merry White

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    This fascinating book?part ethnography, part memoir?traces Japan?s vibrant café society over one hundred and thirty years. Merry White traces Japan?s coffee craze from the turn of the twentieth century, when Japan helped to launch the Brazilian coffee industry, to the present day, as uniquely Japanese ways with coffee surface in Europe and America.... more...

  • Intellectual Culture in Medieval Parisby Ian P. Wei

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This book explores the ideas of theologians at the medieval University of Paris and their attempts to shape society. 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...

  • Making Tea, Making Japanby Kristin Surak

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    The tea ceremony persists as one of the most evocative symbols of Japan. Originally a pastime of elite warriors in premodern society, it was later recast as an emblem of the modern Japanese state, only to be transformed again into its current incarnation, largely the hobby of middle-class housewives. How does the cultural practice of a few come to... more...