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  • The First World War in Africaby Hew Strachan

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 37.99

    To Arms is Hew Strachan's most complete and definitive study of the opening of the First World War. Now, key sections from this magisterial work are published as individual paperbacks, each complete in itself, and with a new introduction by the author.The First World War was not just fought in the trenches of the western front. It embraced all of Africa.... more...

  • Plagues and Peoplesby William McNeill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the... more...

  • An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolomé De Las Casas; Franklin W. Knight; Andrew Hurley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50

    Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific... more...

  • Singled Outby Virginia Nicholson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.09

    In 1919 a generation of young women discovered that there were, quite simply, not enough men to go round, and the statistics confirmed it. After the 1921 Census, the press ran alarming stories of the 'Problem of the Surplus Women - Two Million who can never become Wives...'. This book is about those women, and about how they were forced, by a tragedy... more...

  • Inside Terrorismby Bruce Hoffman

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 23.99

    Bruce Hoffman's Inside Terrorism has remained a seminal work for understanding the historical evolution of terrorism and the terrorist mindset. In this revised edition of the classic text, Hoffman analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how al Qaeda... more...

  • The African Diasporaby Patrick Manning

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Patrick Manning follows the multiple routes that brought Africans and people of African descent into contact with one another and with Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In joining these stories, he shows how the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean fueled dynamic interactions among black communities and cultures... more...

  • Selected Writingsby Galileo; William R. Shea; Mark Davie

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 10.99

    This generous selection from Galileo's writings contains all the essential texts. Newly translated by Mark Davie and William R. Shea, the contents include full representation from his scientific masterpieces, his contributions to the debate on science and religion, and key documents from his trial before the Inquisition in 1633. more...

  • The Vertigo Yearsby Philipp Blom

    Orion 2012; US$ 15.99

    A panorama of Europe, 1900-1914, describing the cultural, economic and political life before the First World War. Europe, early in the twentieth century: a world adrift, a pulsating era of creativity and contradictions. But did this era vanish in the trenches of the Somme, of Ypres, and of Passchendaele? Look closer and the more this world seems... more...

  • The First World Warby Hew Strachan

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 30.99

    Hew Strachan's monumental account has been heralded as the definitive work on the First World War. His narrative, always readable and incisive, brings together an unparalleled range of material. Military and strategic perspectives are combined with those of cultural, diplomatic, economic, and social history. The viewpoints of Germany, England, and... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Cistercian Orderby Mette Birkedal Bruun

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    Presents the Order's figureheads, practical life and spiritual horizon, and its contribution to medieval Europe's religious, cultural and political climate. more...