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  • From Tobruk to Borneoby Frank G Perversi

    Rosenberg Publishing 2004; US$ 15.99

    Frank Perversi was a Rat of Tobruk for six months and was attached to forward troops in the mighty battle at EI Alamein; in the first wave of amphibious operations at Lae and Finschhafen and in the attack on Shaggy Ridge in the Ramu Valley (all in New Guinea) and finally in the overwhelming amphibious operation at Balikpapan, Borneo. more...

  • The Oxford History of Greece and the Hellenistic Worldby John Boardman; Jasper Griffin; Oswyn Murray

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 15.99

    A comprehensive view of the ancient Greek world, its history and its achievements. The legacy of the Hellenistic world is vast--it ranges from architecture to philosophy, literature, and the visual arts to military strategy and science. This authoritative study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergence of the Greek... more...

  • Moneyby Felix Martin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    From ancient currency to Adam Smith, from the gold standard to shadow banking and the Great Recession: a sweeping historical epic that traces the development and evolution of one of humankind?s greatest inventions. What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political, cultural and economic history, Felix Martin challenges nothing... more...

  • World Orderby Henry Kissinger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    As Henry Kissinger observes in this magisterial book, there has never been a true world order. For most of history, civilizations have defined their own concepts of order, each one envisioning its distinct principles as universally relevant. Now, as international affairs take place on a global basis, these historic concepts of world order are meeting.... more...

  • Religion and Society in Middle Bronze Age Greeceby Helène Whittaker

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book argues that religious beliefs played a significant role in the social changes that occurred in Middle Helladic Greece. more...

  • Famine, Disease and the Social Order in Early Modern Societyby John Walter; Roger Schofield

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 60.00

    Although Western societies cannot escape from images of famine in the present world, their direct experience of widespread hunger has receded into the past. England was one of the very first countries to escape from the shadow of famine; in this volume a team of distinguished economic, social and demographic historians analyses why. Focusing on England... 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 Archaeology of Chinaby Li Liu; Xingcan Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    This book explores the roles of agricultural development and advancing social complexity in the processes of state formation in China. more...

  • The Muslim Empires of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughalsby Stephen F. Dale

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    A comparative study of the politics, religion, and culture of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires between 1300 and 1923. more...

  • Saltby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 14.99

    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...