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  • Paideia: The World of the Second Sophisticby Barbara E. Borg

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 39.00

    In the world of the Second Sophistic, the Roman Empire?s Greek elite turned education, paideia, and knowledge of the classical age into a vital factor in their struggle for political power. This book presents, for the first time, studies from a broad range of disciplines on various fields of life and on different media, in which this ideology became... more...

  • The River, the Plain, and the Stateby Ling Zhang

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book explores the human-engineered flooding of China's Yellow River, and how it affected the state, environment, and inhabitants of the region. more...

  • Green Leaderby Ian Pringle

    Helion and Company 2016; US$ 32.65

    On 3 September 1978, a Russian-supplied heat-seeking missile shot down an Air Rhodesia Viscount civilian airliner shortly after it took off from the lakeside holiday resort of Kariba in the Zambezi Valley. Miraculously, 18 people, including small children, survived the crash only for most of them to be gunned down in cold blood shortly after the crash... more...

  • Reviving Roman Religionby Ailsa Hunt

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Argues that thinking about sacred trees in Roman culture forces us to rethink how we understand Roman religion. more...

  • Re-Imagining DEFAby Sťan Allan; Sebastian Heiduschke

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    By the time the Berlin Wall collapsed, the cinema of the German Democratic Republic-to the extent it was considered at all-was widely regarded as a footnote to European film history, with little of enduring value. Since then, interest in East German cinema has exploded, inspiring innumerable festivals, books, and exhibits on the GDR's rich and varied... more...

  • Babylonia: A Very Short Introductionby Trevor Bryce

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The history of Ancient Babylonia in ancient Mesopatamia is epic. Trevor Bryce offers an exploration of the rich world of Babylonia, providing insight into the intricacies of this ancient civilization and its important social, historical, and cultural legacies. more...

  • Bell X-1by Peter E. Davies; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    In 1947, no one knew if it was possible to break the 'sound barrier'. The Bell X-1 was the tiny, rocket-powered craft that finally broke it. It was the result of innovative designers and engineers turning their attention from the pioneering jets of World War II to a new task ? an aircraft designed purely to fly faster than sound. Legendary pilots rallied... more...

  • Byzantine Naval Forces 1261?1461by Raffaele D?Amato; Igor Dzis; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    After the recapture of Constantinople, Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos was determined to bring glory back to the Byzantine Empire. To achieve this, he established an Imperial Fleet and raised new regiments of elite marine troops. This work provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the unit history and appearance of these men, who were at the... more...

  • British Luxury Cars of the 1950s and ?60sby James Taylor

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    In the 1950s and 1960s, luxury car buyers, from government ministers to captains of industry, almost invariably bought British. These were stately, dignified, and grand vehicles, with many featuring leather interiors and wood trim. Unfortunately, that market has now largely disappeared and, with it, so have the car-makers themselves. This new book... more...

  • The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation Englandby Martin Heale

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    The first extended history of the men who presided over medieval England's monasteries, examining monastic structures, lifestyles, and public relations. Heale explores how monastic roles evolved through the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries to the Dissolution of the monasteries, when monastic superiors surrendered their houses to Henry VIII. more...