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  • Global Histories of Workby Andreas Eckert

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 74.32

    First title of the new series Work in Global and Historical Perspective that introduces the conceptual approach towards the field of global labour history through a collection of essays chosen by the editors. more...

  • Interpreting Our World: 100 Discoveries That Revolutionized Geographyby Joseph Kerski

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    Geography is not simply accounts of the lands of earth and their features; it's about discovering everything there is to know about our planet. This book shows why geography is of critical importance to our world's 21st-century inhabitants through an exploration of the past and present discoveries that have been made about the earth. It pinpoints... more...

  • Triumph and Disasterby Stefan Zweig; Anthea Bell Anthea Bell

    Pushkin Press 2016; US$ 8.99

    One of two beautifully designed hardback gift editions of Stefan Zweig's breathlessly dramatic historical sketches, out in time for Christmas A single  Yes , a single  No , a  Too Soon  or a Too Late  makes that hour irrevocable for hundreds of generations while deciding the life of a single man or woman, of a nation, even the destiny of all... more...

  • Genius and Discoveryby Stefan Zweig; Anthea Bell Anthea Bell

    Pushkin Press 2016; US$ 8.99

    One of two beautifully designed hardback gift editions of Stefan Zweig's breathlessly dramatic historical sketches, out in time for Christmas Millions of people in a nation are necessary for a single genius to arise, millions of tedious hours must pass before a truly historic shooting star of humanity appears in the sky. Five vivid dramatizations... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Modern Empires, Volume IIby Saul Dubow

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume reproduces key historical texts concerning `colonial knowledges?. The use of the adjective 'colonial' indicates that knowledge is shaped by power relationships, while the use of the plural form, ?knowledges? indicates the emphasis in this collection is on an interplay between different, often competing, cognitive systems. George Balandier?s... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Modern Empires, Volume IVby Martin Shipway

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The collection of essays in this volume offers an overview of scholarly approaches to the ways in which diverse actors, representing the colonised or the colonising nations, or indeed the international community, reacted to colonialism during the lifetime of the modern colonial empires or in their aftermath. The coverage is broad in terms of geographical... more...

  • Who Cooked the Last Supper?by Rosalind Miles

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 15.00

    Men dominate history because men write history. There have been many heroes, but no heroines. This is the book that overturns that "phallusy of history," giving voice to the true history of the world ? which, always and forever, must include the contributions of millions of unsung women. Here is the history you never learned ? but should have! Without... more...

  • Charlemagne, Muhammad, and the Arab Roots of Capitalismby Gene William Heck

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 138.07

    Gene W. Heck explores the role of Islam in precipitating Europe?s twelfth century commercial renaissance. Determining that Europe?s medieval feudal interregnum was largely caused by indigenous governmental business regulation and not by shifts in international trade patterns, he demonstrates how Islamic economic precepts provided the ideological... more...

  • The World History Workbookby David Hertzel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 15.99

    This innovative and user-friendly workbook is designed to guide students and instructors through the ideas and methods of the growing field of world history. Useful as either a supplement or as a core text, this hands-on book provides all the elements necessary to conduct a full-fledged world history course, including narrative, projects, primary sources,... more...

  • Seafaring Womenby David Cordingly

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by officers or seamen. And Cordingly has unearthed... more...