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- Free Press 2001; US$ 32.99
In Civilizations, Felipe Fernández-Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To Fernández-Armesto, a civilization is "civilized... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 50.95
Saudi Arabia provides a clear, concise yet analytical account of the development of the Saudi state. It details the country?s historical and religious background, its oil rentier economy and its international role, showing how they interact to create the dynamics of the contemporary Saudi state. The development of the state is traced through three... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...
- Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 18.35
Russia's Sputnik Generation presents the life stories of eight 1967 graduates of School No. 42 in the Russian city of Saratov. Born in 1949/50, these four men and four women belong to the first generation conceived during the Soviet Union's return to "normality" following World War II. Well educated, ... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 18.00
More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" -- not only in Rome but as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best known as the general who defeated the Gauls and doubled the size of Rome's territories. But, as Philip... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
Including a new preface that discusses the Iranian mood during and after the June 2009 presidential election and subsequent protests, this is an intimate look at a paradoxical country from a uniquely qualified journalist. The grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, Hooman Majd offers perspective on Iran's complex and... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 9.99
Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. more...
- Zed Books 2013; US$ 27.95
Palestine is disappearing - fulfilling the objectives of Israel's founding fathers. This book exposes the dismal failure of the Israeli left, human rights organisations and the global media to hold Israel to account. It is a controversial analysis of one of the conflicts in contemporary world politics. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00
The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut their story from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving only a hint of a father?s legacy for his daughters. The queens of the Silk Route turned their father?s conquests into the world?s first truly... more...