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  • The History of the Worldby Frank Welsh

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    In a narrative beginning almost 1.5 million years ago with the emergence of Homo erectus, Frank Welsh takes the reader from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, from the Industrial Revolution to the age of terrorism. Using his masterly storytelling skills, he recounts the epic story of human growth, survival and achievement across all continents... more...

  • Shipwreckby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    Shipwrecks have captured our imagination for centuries. Here acclaimed historian Sam Willis traces the astonishing tales of ships that have met with disastrous ends, along with the ensuing acts of courage, moments of sacrifice and episodes of villainy that inevitably occurred in the extreme conditions. Many were freak accidents, and their circumstances... more...

  • Medieval History: 500 to 1450 CE Essentialsby Gordon M. Patterson

    Research & Education Association 2012; US$ 3.99

    REA?s Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a... more...

  • A History of Marriageby Elizabeth Abbott

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2011; US$ 11.99

    A History of Marriage explores how marriage developed, and examines real-life experiences in their wider historical context: How did a wealthy couple's experience differ from a poor one's? How did children both fit into and define the shape of marriage? What were a couple's alternatives to staying together, and how long was the average marriage until... more...

  • Pre-Industrial Societiesby Patricia Crone

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 23.99

    Eminent historian Patricia Crone defines the common features of a wide range of pre-industrial societies, from locations as seemingly disparate as the Mongol Empire and pre-Columbian America, to cultures as diverse as the Ming Dynasty and 17th-century France. This lucid exploration of the characteristics shared by these societies is an essential introductory... more...

  • A History of World Agricultureby Marcel Mazoyer; Laurence Roudart

    Monthly Review Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    Only once we understand the long history of human efforts to draw sustenance from the land can we grasp the nature of the crisis that faces humankind today, as hundreds of millions of people are faced with famine or flight from the land. From Neolithic times through the earliest civilizations of the ancient Near East, in savannahs, river valleys... more...

  • Fifty Things You Need to Know About World Historyby Hugh Williams

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 17.10

    What are the key 50 events you really need to understand to grasp the developments of our world? more...

  • Pirates and Privateersby Tom Bowling

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    From Robert Louis Stevenson?s Treasure Island to Errol Flynn in Captain Blood on to today?s Pirates of the Caribbean, the romantic image of pirates in modern Western popular culture has long been with us. But of course pirates come in many guises, and not all of them as charming as Johnny Depp. Pirates are outlaws who move quickly, a form of lawlessness... more...

  • Natural Science and the Origins of the British Empireby Sarah Irving

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Represents a history of the British Empire that takes account of the sense of empire as intellectual as well as geographic dominion: the historiography of the British Empire, with its preoccupation of empire as geographically unchallenged sovereignty, overlooks the idea of empire as intellectual dominion. more...

  • China and the West to 1600by Steven Wallech

    Wiley 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    A comparative history of Chinese and Western Civilization from the dawn of agriculture to the dawn of modernity in Europe, China and the West to 1600 explores the factors that led to the divergent evolution of two major cultures of the ancient world, and considers how the subsequent developments saw one culture cling to tradition even as the other... more...