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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
In this sweeping history, bestselling author Amy Chua explains how globally dominant empires?or hyperpowers?rise and why they fall. In a series of brilliant chapter-length studies, she examines the most powerful cultures in history?from the ancient empires of Persia and China to the recent global empires of England and the United States?and reveals... more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95
Opium is more than just a drug extracted from poppies. Over the past two centuries it has been a palliative medicine, an addictive substance, a powerful mechanism for concentrating and transferring wealth and power between nations, and the anchor for a now vanished sociocultural world in and around China. more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
The most important personal accounts of the Plymouth Colony?the key sources of Nathaniel Philbrick?s New York Times bestseller Mayflower National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick and his father, Thomas Philbrick, present the most significant and readable original works that were used in the writing of Mayflower , offering a definitive... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99
With the opening of sea routes in the fifteenth century, groups of men and women left Portugal to establish themselves across the ports and cities of the Atlantic or Ocean sea. They were refugees and migrants, traders and mariners, Jews , Catholics, and the Marranos of mixed Judaic-Catholic culture. They formed a diasporic community known by contemporaries... more...
- Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
On Plymouth Rock is an historically rich and educational story of the history surrounding Plymouth Rock. It tells of the settlers' historic landing in Plymouth Harbor, and reveals the steps by which they founded Plymouth Colony in New England in 1620. more...
- Alpha Books 2001; US$ 18.95
You’re no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the coliseum floor! Consult The Complete Idiot’s Guide®... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 10.50
What's to Be Done with Gender and Post-Colonial Studies? more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available
The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' decisions to send troops to war to the adventurers we admire. From the sports we think we're good at to the architecture of our buildings; the way we travel to the way... more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 9.99
From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British Empire was the biggest political entity in the world. The territories forming this empire ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world's major continental land masses. The British Empire left its mark on the world in a multitude of ways, many of them permanent. In this Very Short... more...