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  • The New World Historyby Ross E. Dunn; Laura J. Mitchell; Kerry Ward

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 44.95 US$ 38.21

    The New World History is a comprehensive volume of essays selected to enrich world history teaching and scholarship in this rapidly expanding field. The forty-four articles in this book take stock of the history, evolving literature, and current trajectories of new world history. These essays, together with the editors? introductions to thematic... more...

  • Global Histories of Workby Andreas Eckert

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 74.54

    First title of the new series Work in Global and Historical Perspective that introduces the conceptual approach towards the field of global labour history through a collection of essays chosen by the editors. more...

  • Interpreting Our Worldby Joseph Kerski

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    Geography is not simply accounts of the lands of earth and their features; it's about discovering everything there is to know about our planet. This book shows why geography is of critical importance to our world's 21st-century inhabitants through an exploration of the past and present discoveries that have been made about the earth. It pinpoints... more...

  • In the Crosshairsby Stephen Spignesi

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99

    Assassinations often change the course of history. Here is an intriguing look at dozens of notable assassinations and attempts throughout history, including complete details about the assassin, the victim, the circumstances of the attack, and the outcome. In the Crosshairs also features photos of many of the victims or would-be victims, and... more...

  • Triumph and Disasterby Stefan Zweig; Anthea Bell Anthea Bell

    Pushkin Press 2016; US$ 8.99

    One of two beautifully designed hardback gift editions of Stefan Zweig's breathlessly dramatic historical sketches, out in time for Christmas A single  Yes , a single  No , a  Too Soon  or a Too Late  makes that hour irrevocable for hundreds of generations while deciding the life of a single man or woman, of a nation, even the destiny of all... more...

  • Genius and Discoveryby Stefan Zweig; Anthea Bell Anthea Bell

    Pushkin Press 2016; US$ 8.99

    One of two beautifully designed hardback gift editions of Stefan Zweig's breathlessly dramatic historical sketches, out in time for Christmas Millions of people in a nation are necessary for a single genius to arise, millions of tedious hours must pass before a truly historic shooting star of humanity appears in the sky. Five vivid dramatizations... more...

  • The Immortal Gameby David Shenk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Chess is the most enduring and universal game in history. Here, bestselling author David Shenk chronicles its intriguing saga, from ancient Persia to medieval Europe to the dens of Benjamin Franklin and Norman Schwarzkopf. Along the way, he examines a single legendary game that took place in London in 1851 between two masters of the time, and relays... more...

  • Who Cooked the Last Supper?by Rosalind Miles

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 15.00

    Men dominate history because men write history. There have been many heroes, but no heroines. This is the book that overturns that "phallusy of history," giving voice to the true history of the world ? which, always and forever, must include the contributions of millions of unsung women. Here is the history you never learned ? but should have! Without... more...

  • Charlemagne, Muhammad, and the Arab Roots of Capitalismby Gene William Heck

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 138.48

    Gene W. Heck explores the role of Islam in precipitating Europe?s twelfth century commercial renaissance. Determining that Europe?s medieval feudal interregnum was largely caused by indigenous governmental business regulation and not by shifts in international trade patterns, he demonstrates how Islamic economic precepts provided the ideological... more...

  • Seafaring Womenby David Cordingly

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by officers or seamen. And Cordingly has unearthed... more...