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  • Colonialism and Modernityby Paul Gillen

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 37.95

    For five centuries, colonialism and modernity have shaped the cultures of the world. This book traces these interacting long-term historical processes, and the parallel history of anti-colonial movements and ideas. It outlines the rise to global dominance of Europe since the 16th century, and attendant modernity that shaped and defined this rise. more...

  • The Ascent of Moneyby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Watch the PBS program based on The Ascent of Money . Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters.... more...

  • Eating to Excess: The Meaning of Gluttony and the Fat Body in the Ancient Worldby Brian Romer; Susan Hill

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 41.00

    This provocative book explores how ancient notions about the fat body and the glutton in western culture both challenge and confirm ideas about what it means to be overweight and gluttonous today. more...

  • Dunkirkby Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.38

    * * * S pecial 75th Anniversary Edition * * * Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man tells the story of the rescue in May 1940 of British soldiers fleeing capture and defeat by the Nazis at Dunkirk. Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded had it not... more...

  • Saltby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 18.00

    From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of... more...

  • The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europeby Elizabeth L. Eisenstein

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Summarises the initial changes introduced by the establishment of printing shops and discusses how printing affected major cultural movements. more...

  • Herodotus: Histories Book Vby Herodotus; Simon Hornblower

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 31.00

    A historical and literary commentary in English on a central book of one of the two most important classical Greek historians. more...

  • The Carolingian Worldby Marios Costambeys; Matthew Innes; Simon MacLean

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A comprehensive and accessible survey of the great Carolingian empire, which dominated western Europe in the eighth and ninth centuries. more...

  • Introduction to Global Military Historyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This lucid account of military developments around the modern world begins with the American War of Independence and the French revolutionary wars and continues chronologically to the latest 21 st century conflicts. It combines determinedly global coverage with thought-provoking analysis not only of the military aspects of conflict but also its social,... more...

  • The Merchant Republicsby Mary Lindemann

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book analyzes the ways in which Amsterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg developed dual identities as 'communities of commerce' and republics. more...