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  • The Portable Roman Readerby Various; Basil Davenport

    Penguin Publishing Group 1977; US$ 20.00

    The Romans conquered most of the known world and detailed their conquests in calm, unapologetic histories. They were a supremely urbane people who longed poetically for the farming life. Valuing toughness and practicality in all things, they turned the love poem into a cynical rebuke and wrote tragedies in which the unfathomable actions of gods gave... more...

  • The Long Way Homeby David Laskin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ? The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer?. Deeply compelling.? ? Douglas Brinkley ?Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us.? ? Erik Larson The author of the award-winning The Children?s... more...

  • Sicilyby John Julius Norwich

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 32.00

    Critically acclaimed author John Julius Norwich weaves the turbulent story of Sicily into a spellbinding narrative that places the island at the crossroads of world history. ?Sicily,? said Goethe, ?is the key to everything.? It is the largest island in the Mediterranean, the stepping-stone between Europe and Africa, the link between the Latin West... more...

  • Unnatural Frenchmenby E. Claire Cage

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    In Enlightenment and revolutionary France, new and pressing arguments emerged in the long debate over clerical celibacy. Appeals for the abolition of celibacy were couched primarily in the language of nature, social utility, and the patrie. The attack only intensified after the legalization of priestly marriage during the Revolution, as marriage... more...

  • Power and Corruption in the Early Modern Portuguese Worldby Erik Lars Myrup

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 42.50

    Encompassing numerous territories across four different continents, Portugal's early modern empire depended upon a vast and complex bureaucracy, yet colonial power did not reside solely in the centralized state. In a masterful reconceptualization of the functioning of empire, Erik Lars Myrup's Power and Corruption in the Early Modern Portuguese World... more...

  • The Red Commissarby Jaroslav Hasek; Cecil Parrott

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    Jaroslav Hasek is best known for his satirical masterpiece The Good Soldier Svejk . That has been described as 'Perhaps the funniest novel ever written.' Although his life was short and chaotic, Hasek did however write more as this volume tellingly reveals. In his preface, Cecil Parrott, translator and biographer of Hasek, crisply defines its purpose..... more...

  • Antisemitismby Steven Beller

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Antisemitism, as hatred of Jews and Judaism, has been a central problem of Western civilization for millennia, and its history continues to invite debate. This Very Short Introduction untangles the history of the phenomenon, from ancient religious conflict to 'new' antisemitism in the 21st century. Steven Beller reveals how Antisemitism grew... more...

  • Waterloo 1815 (3)by John Franklin; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 1.99

    Waterloo is one of the defining campaigns of European history. The name conjures up images of the terrible scale and grandeur of the Napoleonic Wars and the incredible, combined effort that finally ended Napoleon's aspirations of power in Europe. Drawn from unpublished first-hand accounts and detailed illustrations, this comprehensive volume is the... more...

  • Peoples and Empiresby Anthony Pagden

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Written by one of the world?s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires?the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British?and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between ?us? and ?them,? culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the periphery. It?s the history of how... more...

  • Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europeby Sabine Baring-Gould

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... more...