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- University of California Press 2005; US$ 28.95
Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history?depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites. Now updated and revised, the second edition has added six new portraits of individuals set in the contemporary period. It features twenty-four... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 14.11
One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark?s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00
An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Winner of the 2014 Mexican Book Prize In the middle of the twentieth century, a growing tide of student activism in Mexico reached a level that could not be ignored, culminating with the 1968 movement. This book traces the rise, growth, and consequences of Mexico's "student problem" during the long sixties (1956-1971). Historian Jaime M. Pensado... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00
Questions of national identity have long dominated China?s political, social, and cultural horizons. So in the early 1900s, when diverse groups in China began to covet foreign science in the name of new technology and modernization, questions of nationhood came to the fore. In Unearthing the Nation , Grace Yen Shen uses the development of modern... more...
- Picador 2014; US$ 18.99
From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times , and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00
This book offers a novel perspective on one of the most important monuments of French Gothic architecture, the Sainte-Chapelle. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.95
The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.? ? Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckert?s rich, fascinating book tells the story of... more...