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  • Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritageby Perla Innocenti

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book highlights the strengths and benefits from new cultural networking practices but also the challenges and issues that arise, how these could be addressed and what lessons can be learnt. It also sets out to answer the questions ‘how’. How can we leverage the power of cross-border cultural networks in a contested place such as Europe... more...

  • Archaeology Hotspot Egyptby Julian Heath

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99

    An accessible and entertaining story of Egypt?s archaeology, this book covers the hand axes of Homo erectus to the latest findings from KV5; all while considering the backdrop of Egypt's history, culture, and national heritage. more...

  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; Not Available

    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...

  • Ailing, Aging, Addictedby Bert E. Park

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    What role did drug abuse play in John F. Kennedy's White House, and how was it kept from the public? How did general anesthetics and aging affect the presidency of Ronald Reagan? Why did Winston Churchill become more egocentric, Woodrow Wilson more self- righteous, and Josef Stalin more paranoid as they aged -- and how did those qualities alter the... more...

  • Ambrose Bierce is Missingby Joe Nickell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    What constitutes historical truth is often subject to change. Through ingenious detection, the accepted wisdom of one generation may become the discredited legend of another -- or vice versa. In this wide- ranging study of historical investigation, former detective Joe Nickell allows the reader to look over his shoulder as he demonstrates the use... more...

  • Itinerant Ambassadorby Michael J. Brown; A. L. Rowse

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Thomas Roe, born near London in 1580 or 1581 was a notable and influential figure in the England of Elizabeth and of the early Stuarts. In his wide-ranging career, he came into contact with an array of famous seventeenth-century persons ranging from Sir Walter Raleigh to Archbishop William Laud and from Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia to the Great Mogul... more...

  • The Eagle and the Dragonby Serge Gruzinski

    Wiley 2015; US$ 28.95

    In this important new book the renowned historian Serge Gruzinski returns to two episodes in the sixteenth century which mark a decisive stage in global history and show how China and Mexico experienced the expansion of Europe. In the early 1520s, Magellan set sail for Asia by the Western route, Cortes seized Mexico and some Portuguese based in Malacca... more...

  • Droysen and the Prussian School of Historyby Robert Southard

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    The Prussian School of History first predicted and advocated, then celebrated and defended, the unification of Germany by Prussia. Experts in German historiography and the history of German liberalism have often complained about the lack of a book, in any language, that traces the origins and explains the ideas of this school of history. Here is that... more...

  • Regimes of Historicityby François Hartog; Saskia Brown

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    François Hartog explores crucial moments of change in society?s “regimes of historicity? or its way of relating to the past, present, and future. Inspired by Arendt, Koselleck, and Ricoeur, Hartog analyzes a broad range of texts, positioning the The Odyssey as a work on the threshold of a historical consciousness and then contrasting it against an... more...

  • High Resolution Imagingby Swapan K. Saha

    Pan Stanford 2015; US$ 149.95

    Interferometric observations need snapshots of very high time resolution of the order of (i) frame integration of about 100 Hz or (ii) photon-recording rates of several megahertz (MHz). Detectors play a key role in astronomical observations, and since the explanation of the photoelectric effect by Albert Einstein, the technology has evolved rather... more...