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  • The March of Follyby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Pulitzer Prize?winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman, author of the World War I masterpiece The Guns of August, grapples with her boldest subject: the pervasive presence, through the ages, of failure, mismanagement, and delusion in government.   Drawing on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma?s senseless surrender of his empire... more...

  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment.... more...

  • The Crusades, Christianity, and Islamby Jonathan Riley-Smith

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 23.99

    The Crusades were penitential war-pilgrimages fought in the Levant and the eastern Mediterranean, as well as in North Africa, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Baltic region, Hungary, the Balkans, and Western Europe. Beginning in the eleventh century and ending as late as the eighteenth, these holy wars were waged against Muslims and other enemies of... more...

  • Die Frühe Neuzeit. Revisionen einer Epocheby Andreas Höfele; Jan-Dirk Müller; Wulf Oesterreicher

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 151.82

    The essays reflect the work of a broad spectrum of disciplines in humanities and cultural studies. They present a new vision of the early modern era, which attempts to register the diverse and contradictory nature of early modern culture, transcending unambiguous notions of development such as ?modernization? or ?secularization.? 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...

  • Transcultural Warsby Hans-Henning Kortüm

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 70.46

    Eine von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft getragene Forschergruppe an der Universität Regensburg untersucht seit einigen Jahren im Rahmen einer Neuen Militärgeschichte "Formen und Funktionen des Krieges im Mittelalter". Im März 2004 wurde auf einer international und interdisziplinär ausgerichteten Fachtagung, organisiert von Mitgliedern der Regensburger... more...

  • Die Inszenierung der heroischen Monarchieby Martin Wrede

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 97.58

    Der Band verbindet zwei Themen, die in der Frühneuzeitforschung neues Interesse erfahren: Adel und Monarchie. Er fragt dafür nach der gemeinsamen ideellen ?ritterlich?-heroischen Grundlage von König und Adel, denn ?Ritter? hat die Geschichtswissenschaft seit jeher gerade unter den Kaisern und Königen ausgemacht, im Rahmen der Gegenüberstellung... 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...