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  • In the Devil's Snareby Mary Beth Norton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Award-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reexamines the Salem witch trials in this startlingly original, meticulously researched, and utterly riveting study. In 1692 the people of Massachusetts were living in fear, and not solely of satanic afflictions. Horrifyingly violent Indian attacks had all but emptied the northern frontier of settlers, and... more...

  • Dancing in the Streetsby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 19.99

    From the bestselling social commentator and cultural historian, a fascinating exploration of one of humanity's oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy In the acclaimed Blood Rites , Barbara Ehrenreich delved into the origins of our species' attraction to war. Here, she explores the opposite impulse, one that has been so effectively... more...

  • A History of East Asiaby Charles Holcombe

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    This book traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the present. more...

  • A History of Zimbabweby Alois S. Mlambo

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Examines Zimbabwe's pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial social, economic and political history and relates historical factors and trends to more recent developments in the country. more...

  • Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilization from the Pastby Firas Alkhateeb

    Hurst 2014; US$ 12.99

    Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social, and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of... more...

  • The Most Controversial Decisionby Wilson D. Miscamble

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    Addresses the reasons the atomic bombs were used against Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the role they played in Japan's surrender. more...

  • A People's History of the Worldby Chris Harman

    Verso Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    Chris Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals. Interacting with the forces of technological change as well as the impact of powerful individuals and revolutionary ideas, these societies have engendered events familiar to every... more...

  • The First World Warby Hew Strachan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 19.00

    ?This serious, compact survey of the war?s history stands out as the most well-informed, accessible work available.? ( Los Angeles Times ) Nearly a century has passed since the outbreak of World War I, yet as military historian Hew Strachan argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the ?war to end all wars? is... more...

  • Pre-Industrial Societiesby Patricia Crone

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 23.95

    This book offers a blueprint for a world now lost, focusing on such crucial issues as the role of politics and religion, and how communities developed social hierarchies. more...

  • Oxford in the Great Warby Malcolm Graham

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book tells the fascinating, and largely forgotten, story of Oxford's part in the Great War. The University City became a military training camp as soldiers and officer cadets occupied men's colleges left virtually empty as undergraduates enlisted. Public buildings were converted into military hospitals where many war casualties were treated.... more...