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  • Rome, the Greek World, and the Eastby Fergus Millar

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    This volume completes the three-volume collection of Fergus Millar's essays, which, together with his books, transformed the study of the Roman Empire by shifting the focus of inquiry onto the broader Mediterranean world and beyond. The eighteen essays presented here include Millar's classic contributions to our understanding of the impact of Rome... more...

  • Americanismby Michael Kazin; Joseph A. McCartin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    What is Americanism? The contributors to this volume recognize Americanism in all its complexity--as an ideology, an articulation of the nation's rightful place in the world, a set of traditions, a political language, and a cultural style imbued with political meaning. In response to the pervasive vision of Americanism as a battle cry or a smug assumption,... more...

  • Rome, the Greek World, and the Eastby Fergus Millar

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, above all The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East , have transformed our understanding of the communal culture and civil government of the Greco-Roman world. This second volume of the three-volume collection of Millar's... more...

  • Themes in Religion and American Cultureby Philip Goff; Paul Harvey

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Designed to serve as an introduction to American religion, this volume is distinctive in its approach: instead of following a traditional narrative, the book is arranged thematically. Eleven chapters by top scholars present, in carefully organized and accessible fashion, topics and perspectives fundamental to the understanding of religion in America.... more...

  • The Future of the Pastby C. Vann Woodward

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 29.99

    This book collects two decades of the most significant essays, addresses, and major book reviews of this prominent American historian. It includes two important presidential addresses, as well as essays on changing historical concerns of the past decades, the value of comparative history, the South in Reconstruction times and the South today, and... more...

  • Writing Liverpoolby Deryn Rees-Jones; Michael Murphy

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 72.99

    Featuring interviews and essays from the likes of Alan Bleasdale, Terence Davies, Linda Grant, Roger McGough, Willy Russell, Levi Tafari and Paul Du Noyer Writing Liverpool asks if there is a distinctive Liverpool literary voice, and if so, how it can be identified. more...

  • Histoire du luxe privé et public, depuis l'Antiquité jusqu'à nos joursby Henri Baudrillart

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le luxe moderne ne diffère guère moins de celui du Moyen Âge que le luxe de cette dernière époque ne diffère du luxe antique. Considérée sous le rapport des arts, le luxe du Moyen Âge est éminemment religieux. Les arts profanes s'en dégagent peu à peu, mais ils en revêtent longtemps les formes et en suivent les phases successives." À PROPOS... more...

  • Indiana's 200by Linda C. Gugin; James E. St. Clair

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Part of the Indiana Historical Society's commemoration of the nineteenth state's bicentennial, Indiana's 200: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State recognizes the people who made enduring contributions to Indiana in its 200-year history. Written by historians, scholars, biographers, and independent researchers, the biographical essays in this book... more...

  • The Race of Timeby Hershel Baker

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 14.95

    Professor Baker recounts and analyses the relations of the English Renaissance historians to other writers of their time and to the historians of later ages. more...

  • Encounters Old and New in World Historyby Alan Karras; Laura J. Mitchell; Anand A. Yang; Kieko Matteson; Lauren Benton; Edmund Burke III; Trevor Getz; Candice Goucher; Martin W. Lewis; Robert B. Marks; Carla Rahn Phillips; William D. Philiips; Merry Wiesner-Hanks; Theodore Jun Yoo

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 65.00

    This collection of essays asserts the specific value of world history research and teaching, showing how the field contributes to the larger historical profession and offering concrete suggestions to develop more interaction between the academy and the public. The twelve contributors, each with their own academic areas of interest, are experienced... more...