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

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Moments Politiquesby Jacques Ranciere; Mary Foster

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political? Moments Politiques  finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... more...