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  • Bing: From Farmer's Son to Magistrate in Han Chinaby Michael Loewe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 11.75

    Much is known of life during the Han Empire, but the historical evidence remains fragmentary, and nowhere do we find a continuous account of the life of any one individual. In this engaging volume, Michael Loewe mines the written and material records to depict the imagined life of an ordinary person, Bing Wu, from the hardships of his earliest years... more...

  • A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250?1820by John K. Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    An overview of the history of the Atlantic Basin before 1830, describing interactions between the inhabitants of Africa, Europe and North and South America. more...

  • Questioning Collapseby Patricia A. McAnany; Norman Yoffee

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Challenges those scholars and popular writers who advance the thesis that societies - past and present - collapse because of behavior that destroyed their environments or because of overpopulation. 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...

  • London Livesby Tim Hitchcock; Robert Shoemaker

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This book surveys the lives and experiences of hundreds of thousands of eighteenth-century non-elite Londoners in the evolution of the modern world. more...

  • Civilizationsby Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Free Press 2001; US$ 32.99

    In Civilizations, Felipe Fernández-Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To Fernández-Armesto, a civilization is "civilized... more...

  • The Royal Stuartsby Allan Massie

    Random House 2010; US$ 28.19

    The Royal Stuarts ruled for over 300 years in Scotland and for a century as the Royal Family of Britain and Ireland. They were leading actors in the foremost political dramas of British history - the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Union of the Crowns, the English Civil War and the Restoration - and remain the most controversial and divisive of... more...

  • Hispaniaeby J. S. Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    This book traces the beginnings and the first 140 years of the Roman presence in Spain. more...

  • Biblical Bethsaidaby Carl E. Savage

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 39.99

    Biblical Bethsaida: A Study of the First Century CE in the Galilee enters the process of constructing a portrait of the First Century CE in the Galilee by drawing primarily upon the archaeological data from et-Tell (Bethsaida) itself and suggesting its relevance for the reconstruction of the first century CE cultural context. It views the material... more...

  • Mary Queen Of Scotsby Antonia Fraser

    Orion 2010; US$ 18.99

    Antonia Fraser's bestselling biography of one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history, reissued to celebrate the publication of Antonia Fraser's memoir, MY HISTORY. Mary Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later,... more...