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  • Ovid: Epistulae ex Ponto Book Iby Ovid; Garth Tissol

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Edition and commentary, aimed at students and scholars, providing the most accessible introduction available to this late work of Ovid. more...

  • Hellenistic and Biblical Greekby B. H. McLean

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    This graduated Hellenistic Greek reader includes within-passage translation support and helps intermediate/advanced students of Greek improve their reading ability. more...

  • Ancient Central Chinaby Rowan K. Flad; Pochan Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    An up-to-date synthesis of archaeological discoveries in the upper and middle Yangzi River region of China, including the Three Gorges Dam reservoir zone. more...

  • On the Medieval Origins of the Modern Stateby Joseph R. Strayer; Charles Tilly; William Chester Jordan

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    The modern state, however we conceive of it today, is based on a pattern that emerged in Europe in the period from 1100 to 1600. Written from the experience of a lifetime of teaching and research in the field, this short, clear book is the classic work on what is known about the early history of the European state. Charles Tilly's foreword shows how... more...

  • 1913by Florian Illies; Shaun Whiteside; Jamie Searle

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 10.66

    A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate vision of a world that is about to change forever. The stuffy conventions of the nineteenth century are receding into the past, and 1913 heralds a new age of unlimited possibility. Kafka falls in love; Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet;... more...

  • Treason and the Stateby D. Alan Orr

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 44.00

    A study of the fundamental change in the meaning of treason in the 1640s. more...

  • St. Patrick of Irelandby Philip Freeman

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 15.99

    Ireland's patron saint has long been shrouded in legend: he drove the snakes out of Ireland; he triumphed over Druids and their supernatural powers; he used a shamrock to explain the Christian mystery of the Trinity. But his true story is more fascinating than the myths. We have no surviving image of Patrick, but we do have two remarkable letters that... more...

  • The Origins of Simultaneous Interpretationby Francesca Gaiba

    University of Ottawa Press 1998; US$ 11.99

    This book offers the first complete analysis of the emergence of simultaneous interpretation a the Nuremburg Trail and the individuals who made the process possible. Francesca Gaiba offers new insight into this monumental event based on extensive archival research and interviews with interpreters, who worked at the trial. This work provides an overview... more...

  • Jonathan Edwardsby Philip F. Gura

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 15.99

    An important new biography of America's founding religious father. Jonathan Edwards was America's most influential evangelical, whose revivals of the 1730s became those against which all subsequent ones have been judged. The marvelous accomplishment of Philip Gura's Jonathan Edwards is to place the rich intellectual landscape of America's most... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacreby Robert Darnton

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the eighteenth-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the... more...