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- Oxford University Press 1947; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61
Acknowledged as one of the greatest achievements of modern scholarship, Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History consists of a ten-volume analysis of the rise and fall of human civilizations. Contained in two volumes, D.C. Somervell's abridgement of this magnificent enterprise preserves the method, atmosphere, texture, and, in many instances, the very... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
Depicting the very true sentiments of its author, this work is implanted in the mind and stimulates deep thought process. Allen has portrayed the British reigning in their colonial areas and has commented on their ruthless treatments and subjugation of the natives. With elucidated characters, this is a unique work by the author. more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2007; US$ 14.95
Erik Ruhling assembles an unmatched array of torture tools invented exclusively for the infliction of pain and the ending of life, each carefully researched with an accompanying full-color, highly detailed rendering. This beautifully presented book features classics like the Iron Maiden and the Guillotine, as well as more rarified connoisseur?s fare... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69
In the popular imagination, English colonisation in the Americas began with the founding of Jamestown in Virginia in 1607 (which recently celebrated its 400th anniversary). But the focus of English voyages to the far side of the Atlantic for 100 years before that had been much further south, in defiance of Pope Alexander VI's decree that South America... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
Notions of what is scandalous vary from age to age, but our fascination with all things outrageous remains the same. Whether the sexual disgraces of the Victorian era or the political outrages of modern times, the shocking and the immoral never cease to cause a stir among the masses. Bestselling partnership Ed Rayner and Ron Stapley return with their... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99
From the wooden horse at Troy to a harrowing photograph snapped in Vietnam, from Robert E. Lee?s lost battle plans to the evacuation of Dunkirk, world history has been shaped as much by chance and error as by courage and heroism. Time and again, invincible armies fall to weaker opponents in the face of impossible odds, when the outcome had seemed... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
Barbara Frale gives us an explosive, exhaustively researched history of the medieval world?s most powerful military order, the Templars. At its height, the Order of the Knights Templar rivaled the kingdoms of Europe in military might, economic power, and political influence. For 700 years, the tragic demise of this society of warrior-monks amid accusations... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 21.95
Feminism is a cultural as well as a political movement. It changes the way women think and feel and affects how women and men live their lives and interpret the world. For this reason it has provoked lively debate and fierce antagonisms that have continued to the present day. Contemporary feminism and its concerns are rooted in a history stretching... more...