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  • A History of Marriageby Elizabeth Abbott

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2011; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • Imagining a Nationby Ruramisai Charumbira

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In Imagining a Nation, Ruramisai Charumbira analyzes competing narratives of the founding of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe constructed by political and cultural nationalists both black and white since occupation in 1890. The book uses a wide array of sources?including archives, oral histories, and a national monument?to explore the birth of the ... more...

  • 5 Steps to a 5 AP World History 2016, Cross-Platform Editionby Peggy J. Martin

    McGraw-Hill Education 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 20.46

    A 5-step program for success on the AP World History exam. The unique Cross-Platform format enables you to study the entire program in print, online, or on a mobile device. 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History will guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully... more...

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

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 23.70

    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$ 10.19

    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...

  • A World History of Rubberby Stephen L. Harp

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    A World History of Rubber helps readers understand and gain new insights into the social and cultural contexts of global production and consumption, from the nineteenth century to today, through the fascinating story of one commodity. Divides the coverage into themes of race, migration, and labor; gender on plantations and in factories; demand... more...