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- Atria Books 2014; US$ 26.00
From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe?the chicken. Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates? last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using... more...
- Steerforth Press 2014; US$ 25.00
Ten turning points in history, vividly sketched by the great Stefan Zweig, in a new translation by the award-winning Anthea Bell One of the twentieth century's great humanists and a hugely popular fiction writer, Stefan Zweig's historical works bring the past to life in brilliant Technicolor. This collection contains ten typically breathless... more...
- Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 31.99
Sexual exploitation was and is a critical feature of enslavement. Across many different societies, slaves were considered to own neither their bodies nor their children, even if many struggled to resist. At the same time, paradoxes abound: for example, in some societies to bear the children of a master was a potential route to manumission for some... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99
This book tells the fascinating, and largely forgotten, story of Oxford's part in the Great War. The University City became a military training camp as soldiers and officer cadets occupied men's colleges left virtually empty as undergraduates enlisted. Public buildings were converted into military hospitals where many war casualties were treated.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
This edited volume reassesses the ongoing transnational turn in anarchist and syndicalist studies, a field where the interest in cross-border connections has generated much innovative literature in the last decade. It presents and extends up-to-date research into several dynamic historiographic fields, and especially the history of the anarchist and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 38.99
This compelling history explores the conflict that defined world politics for decades. Focusing on European actors and events, Gilbert emphasizes the Cold War?s central role in the postwar development of the continent. Fast-paced and readable, this political, intellectual, and social history illuminates a conflict that continues to resonate. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available
This moving and timely book explores the way the First World War has been thought about and commemorated, and how it has affected its own, and later, generations. more...
- Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 27.99
Between 1500 and 1850, European traders shipped hundreds of thousands of African, Indian, Malagasy, and Southeast Asian slaves to ports throughout the Indian Ocean world. The activities of the British, Dutch, French, and Portuguese traders who operated in the Indian Ocean demonstrate that European slave trading was not confined largely to the Atlantic... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99
Highlighting the most important events, ideas, and individuals that have shaped modern Europe, this text provides a readable, concise history of the continent from the Enlightenment and the French Revolution to the present. Any reader who wants a broad sweep of European history will find this book an engaging narrative. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00
The fifteenth century was a critical juncture for the College of Cardinals. They were accused of prolonging the exile in Avignon and causing the schism. At the councils at the beginning of the period their very existence was questioned. This book focuses on a relatively unknown period for Renaissance art history and the history of Rome. more...