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  • 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 Memory of the Civil War in American Cultureby Alice Fahs; Joan Waugh

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    The Civil War retains a powerful hold on the American imagination, with each generation since 1865 reassessing its meaning and importance in American life. This volume collects twelve essays by leading Civil War scholars who demonstrate how the meanings of the Civil War have changed over time. The essays move among a variety of cultural and political... more...

  • Fergus Millar's Rome, the Greek World, and the East, Omnibus E-bookby Fergus Millar; Hannah M. Cotton; Guy MacLean Rogers

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 74.99

    Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, including The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East , have enriched our understanding of the Greco-Roman world in fundamental ways. In his writings Millar has made the inhabitants of the Roman Empire central to our conception... 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...

  • 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...

  • A Short History of Scotlandby 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...

  • This Living Handby Edmund Morris

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    When the multitalented biographer Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, ?You have the most precious gift of all?originality.? That quality is abundantly evident in this selection of essays. They cover forty... more...

  • At the Limits of Historyby Keith Jenkins

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    "Why bother with history? Keith Jenkins has an answer. He helps us re-think the "end of history", as signalled by postmodernity. Readers may disagree with him, but he never fails to provoke debate about the future of the past." Joanna Bourke, Professor of History, Birkbeck College Keith Jenkins? work on historical theory is renowned; this collection... more...