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  • The Fear of Barbariansby Tzvetan Todorov; Andrew Brown

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The relationship between Western democracies and Islam, rarely entirely comfortable, has in recent years become increasingly tense. A growing immigrant population and worries about cultural and political assimilation?exacerbated by terrorist attacks in the United States, Europe, and around the world?have provoked reams of commentary from all... more...

  • The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Romeby Catharine Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A study of why the literature the Romans produced is so preoccupied with immorality. more...

  • The Modern World-System IVby Immanuel Wallerstein

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    Immanuel Wallerstein?s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century?s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. This new volume encompasses the nineteenth... more...

  • The Modern World-System IIby Immanuel Wallerstein

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    Immanuel Wallerstein?s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century?s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. more...

  • The Modern World-System IIIby Immanuel Wallerstein

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    Immanuel Wallerstein?s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century?s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. more...

  • Ritual, Belief and the Dead in Early Modern Britain and Irelandby Sarah Tarlow

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Sarah Tarlow's interdisciplinary study examines belief as it relates to the dead body in early modern Britain and Ireland. more...

  • 1421by Gavin Menzies

    Transworld 2012; US$ 15.50

    On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian harmony.... more...

  • The Silk Roadby Valerie Hansen

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    The Silk Road is as iconic in world history as the Colossus of Rhodes or the Suez Canal. But what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome. The reality was different--and far more interesting--as revealed in this new history. more...

  • The Reformationby Patrick Collinson

    Orion 2013; US$ 10.99

    A short but powerful study of one of the great watersheds of European history Although for generations the Reformation was regarded as a major turning point in European history, in recent years its significance has been downgraded. But in this book Professor Collinson sets out to restore a sense of the Reformation as a momentous historical event.... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Paul Cartledge; Tom Holland

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first work of history and the first great masterpiece of non-fiction writing. Few history books since can compare for sheer drama with Herodotus's narrative of the Persian invasions of Greece. His accounts of the great battles of Marathon... more...