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  • The Fall of the Roman Empireby Peter Heather

    Pan Macmillan UK 2005; US$ 19.08

    In AD 378 the Roman Empire had been the unrivalled superpower of Europe for well over four hundred years. And yet, August that year saw a small group of German-speaking asylum-seekers rout a vast Imperial army at Hadrianople, killing the Emperor and establishing themselves on Roman territory. Within a hundred years the last Emperor of the Western Empire... more...

  • The Storm of Warby Andrew Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots... more...

  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 24.99

    This clearly written and engaging book presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world. Unlike most studies, which assume that the 'rise of the West' is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play... more...

  • Genghis Khanby John Man

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Genghis Khan is one of history's immortals, alive in memory as a scourge, hero, military genius and demi-god. To Muslims, Russians and westerners, he is a murderer of millions, a brutal oppressor. Yet in his homeland of Mongolia he is the revered father of the nation, and the Chinese honor him as the founder of a dynasty. In his so-called Mausoleum... more...

  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!by Richard Ned Lebow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 26.99

    The ?Great War? claimed nearly 40 million lives and set the stage for World War II,  the Holocaust, and the Cold War.  One hundred years later, historians  are beginning  to recognize how unnecessary it was. In Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!,  acclaimed political  psychologist Richard Ned Lebow examines the chain of events that led to war and what... more...

  • A Concise History of Romaniaby Keith Hitchins

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Comprehensive and engaging new history charting Romania's development over 2000 years from its establishment to the present day. more...

  • A Concise History of Italyby Christopher Duggan

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 64.00

    Comprehensively updated new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction to the history of Italy. more...

  • How Paris Became Parisby Joan DeJean

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But in a mere century Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we know today. Though most people associate the signature characteristics... more...

  • State of Emergencyby Dominic Sandbrook

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    The book behind the major new BBC2 series The Seventies In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the Sixties had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation. As the world looked on in horrified fascination,... more...

  • The Origins of Empireby Nicholas Canny

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 40.99

    This volume explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are studies on every country that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. more...