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  • The Poverty of Historicismby Karl Popper

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 20.95

    On its publication in 1957, The Poverty of Historicism was hailed by Arthur Koestler as 'probably the only book published this year which will outlive the century.' A devastating criticism of fixed and predictable laws in history, Popper dedicated the book to all those 'who fell victim to the fascist and communist belief in Inexorable Laws of Historical... more...

  • A History of the World in Numbersby Emma Marriott

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    The history of our world can be told through numbers. Numbers can illuminate the broad sweep of history, from vast movements of populations and the expansion of empires to the effects of technological achievements or climatic change. They also allow us to drill into the real detail of history, from the page count, the cost and the time it took to produce... more...

  • Jumbo's Hide, Elvis's Ride, and the Tooth of Buddhaby Harvey Rachlin

    Garrett County Press 2013; US$ 6.99

    Once again historian Harvey Rachlin uncovers odd and stirring stories behind some of the most fascinating objects in the world. "Jumbo's Hide," Publisher's Weekly writes, "is entertaining and enlightening ? a pageant of human aspiration, achievement, obsession, and belief." Artifacts explored include: The truce flag that ended World War I, The Maltese... more...

  • Die Inszenierung der heroischen Monarchieby Martin Wrede

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Die Frühe Neuzeit zeigte, öffentlichkeitswirksam, den heroischen Monarchen im vollen Glanz seines Ruhmes: Als Ritter, als königlichen Feld- bzw. als Kriegsherrn ? über die Unterscheidung wird zu reden sein ? oder aber vielmehr, so läßt es sich in mehr als einem Fall interpretieren, als gekrönten Schlachtenbummler, Militärschauspieler,... more...

  • Past & The Presentby Lawrence Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Royalty's Strangest Charactersby Geoff Tibballs

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Recounting over 2,000 years of daft despots, raving rulers and potty potentates, this unique look at the worlds craziest kings and queens will leave you shocked, amazed and often in fits of laughter. From the madness of ancient Rome, exemplified by the Emperor Caligula who wanted to appoint his horse to the consulate, we go on to meet Charles VI of... more...

  • Great Mistakesby Daniel Cohen

    M. Evans & Company 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book for young readers gives an overview of some of the biggest mistakes made throughout history, illustrating the message ?everyone makes mistakes? in a manner both entertaining and fascinating. 20 black and white illustrations. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Warsby Charles Phillips

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 360.00

    The first reference work of its kind, Encyclopedia of Wars describes not only the military aspect of wars--the causes of conflict, an enumeration of battles, and a summary of the outcome(s)--but also the social and political context in which the wars occurred. From the Crusades to the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, this three-volume encyclopedia... more...

  • Colonialismby DWJ Books

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    From the daring adventurers sailing across the Atlantic in search of the riches of the East to the first wave of European settlers on America's shores, colonialism played a major role in the formation of our modern-day country. Colonialism covers the nine key concepts of colonialism: colonies, economics and trade, European nations, explorers and... more...

  • Is History Fiction?by Ann Curthoys; John Docker

    University of NSW Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    The relationship between history and fiction has always been a controversial one. Can we ever know that a historical narrative is giving us a true account of what actually happened? Provocative and fascinating, this book is an original and insightful examination of the ways in which history is – and might be – written. It traces History’s... more...