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  • Historical Mysteriesby Andrew Lang

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Twoby Anna Winterbottom; Facil Tesfaye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This interdisciplinary work presents essays on disease, medicine, and healing in the Indian Ocean World. It is the first work on medical history in the region. Themes include medical theory, concepts of fertility, material culture, healing, diplomacy, and colonialism, public health, slavery, migrant labour, and medicine. more...

  • History and Utopiaby E. M. Cioran; Richard Howard; Eugene Thacker

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    ?Only a monster can allow himself the luxury of seeing things as they are,? writes E. M. Cioran, the Romanian-born philosopher who has rightly been compared to Samuel Beckett. In History and Utopia , Cioran the monster writes of politics in its broadest sense, of history, and of the utopian dream. His views are, to say the least, provocative. In... more...

  • Holding Fast to an Image of the Pastby Neil Davidson

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 22.00

    Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized. more...

  • I Wish I'd Been Thereby Byron Hollinshead

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    I Wish I?d Been There brings together twenty of our most distinguished historians? responses to the question ?What scene or incident in American history would you most liked to have witnessed?and why?? The answers illuminate crucial moments in our past and give readers a front-row seat at some of American history?s most dramatic events.The Salem... more...

  • Insurrections of the Mindby Franklin Foer

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic , an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine. Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted and shaped the state of American liberalism, publishing... more...

  • L'Histoire de l'Atlantideby Scott-Elliott; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le témoignage des auteurs les plus anciens ainsi que les recherches scientifiques des temps modernes témoignent de l'existence d'un ancien continent qui aurait occupé la place de l'Atlantide disparue. Avant de poursuivre l'étude de la question elle-même, on se propose de jeter un coup d'?il rapide sur les sources généralement connues et... more...

  • Les Choses du temps présentby Edmond Auguste Texier; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Quand ils s'occupent de la grosse question du mariage, la plupart de nos moralistes se contentent de constater que les jeunes gens d'aujourd'hui sont exigeants, que les jeunes femmes aiment passionnément la toilette, et que, lorsque les millions ne sont pas de la noce, il n'y a pas de noce." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN : Les éditions... more...

  • Les Sièges célèbres de l'antiquité, du moyen âge et des temps modernesby Maxime Petit; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le siège de Troie. Si l'on en croit Platon, la Troie de Priam et d'Homère avait été construite « sur une petite éminence, dans une belle et vaste plaine, arrosée par différentes rivières sortant du mont Ida ». On a beaucoup discuté sur l'emplacement de cette éminence, de cette plaine et de ces rivières. Du temps de Strabon, on ne savait... more...

  • The Longest Trailby Alvin M. Jr Josephy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.95

    Alvin Josephy Jr.?s groundbreaking, popular books and essays advocated for a fair and true historical assessment of Native Americans, and set the course for modern Native American studies. This collection, which includes magazine articles, speeches, a white paper, and introductions and chapters of books, gives a generous and reasoned view of five... more...