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  • Cities and the Shaping of Memory in the Ancient Near Eastby Ömür Harmansah

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    This book investigates the practice of constructing cities in the ancient Near East, bringing together architecture and cultural history. more...

  • Property and Wealth in Classical Spartaby Stephen Hodkinson

    Classical Press of Wales 2000; US$ 16.50

    From c.550 BC until her defeat at the battle of Leuktra in 371 BC, Sparta was a dominant force in the Greek world. This has traditionally ben explained by Sparta's egalitarian and militaristic society. Hodkinson's accessible and detailed study of Sparta's ruling classes shows how a new citizen organisation was established in the 6th and... more...

  • Africa since 1940by Frederick Cooper

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 21.00

    Bridges colonial and post-colonial history to explain the effects of political independence on the populace. more...

  • Business History around the Worldby Franco Amatori; Geoffrey Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 35.00

    Offers a comprehensive international survey of contemporary research and debates in business history. more...

  • Roman Pottery in the Archaeological Recordby J. Theodore Peña

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 29.00

    A rich portrayal of the dynamic that shaped the archaeological record of the ancient Romans. more...

  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli; James B. Atkinson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 14.50

    'To investigate the imaginative leaps of so agile and incisive a mind as Machiavelli's one needs as much commentary about history, political theory, sources, and language as possible. I have gradually come to realize that readers who remain unaware of these topics frequently finish reading The Prince, put down their copies, and wonder what the shouting... more...

  • Death in the Haymarketby James Green

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    On May 4, 1886, a bomb exploded at a Chicago labor rally, wounding dozens of policemen, seven of whom eventually died. A wave of mass hysteria swept the country, leading to a sensational trial, that culminated in four controversial executions, and dealt a blow to the labor movement from which it would take decades to recover. Historian James Green... more...

  • Civil War, A to Zby Clifford L. Linedecker

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    With hundreds of entries, as well as photographs, drawings, and a handy time line of events, Civil War, A to Z encompasses everything about this historic conflict . . . from Appomattox to Zouaves. This encyclopedic illustrated reference features facts both familiar and engagingly new, organized in an easy-to-follow alphabetical format. Ranging from... more...

  • Parting the Desertby Zachary Karabell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Award-winning historian Zachary Karabell tells the epic story of the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century--the building of the Suez Canal-- and shows how it changed the world. The dream was a waterway that would unite the East and the West, and the ambitious, energetic French diplomat and entrepreneur Ferdinand de Lesseps was the mastermind... more...

  • Dark Tideby Stephen Puleo

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Around noon on January 15, 1919, a group of firefighters was playing cards in Boston's North End when they heard a tremendous crash. It was like roaring surf, one of them said later. Like a runaway two-horse team smashing through a fence, said another. A third firefighter jumped up from his chair to look out a window-"Oh my God!" he shouted to the... more...