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  • An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolomé De Las Casas; Franklin W. Knight; Andrew Hurley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50

    Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific... more...

  • Revolutionary Justice in Paris, 1789?1790by Barry M. Shapiro

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    This book examines how France's revolutionary authorities handled political opposition in the year following the fall of the Bastille. more...

  • Empire and Informationby C. A. Bayly

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 41.00

    C. A. Bayly, already established as one of the most eminent historians of the day, writes a penetrating account of the evolution of British intelligence gathering in India. more...

  • Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introductionby Gillian Clark

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    The time known as Late Antiquity (c.300-c.800) was a fascinatingly diverse and important period which saw the 'Fall of Rome' and the growth of Christianity and Islam. Gillian Clark explores its historical controversies, introducing the main characters and themes, and demonstrating the transition between the medieval and ancient. more...

  • The Haitian Revolutionby David Geggus

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 13.95

    "A landmark collection of documents by the field's leading scholar. This reader includes beautifully written introductions and a fascinating array of never-before-published primary documents. These treasures from the archives offer a new picture of colonial Saint-Domingue and the Haitian Revolution. The translations are lively and colorful." --Alyssa... more...

  • Religion and the Cold Warby Dr Dianne Kirby

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 32.00

    Although seen widely as the twentieth-century's great religious war, as a conflict between the god-fearing and the godless, the religious dimension of the Cold War has never been subjected to a scholarly critique. This unique study shows why religion is a key Cold War variable. A specially commissioned collection of new scholarship, it provides fresh... more...

  • Treading Lightlyby Karl-Erik Sveiby; Tex Skuthorpe

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 22.72

    Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. In a unique collaboration, a Swedish knowledge management professor finds out from an Aboriginal cultural custodian how they did it, and what we can learn from them. more...

  • Echoes from the Dead Zoneby Yiannis Papadakis

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    In the space of a generation, Cyprus - the island of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love - has experienced an anti-colonial struggle, post-colonial chaos, internecine fighting and hatred, civil war, invasion, population displacements and physical partition. The narrative of Cyprus? recent history has created numerous attitudes and prejudices which... more...

  • Modern France: A Very Short Introductionby Vanessa R. Schwartz

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    A lively and informative short volume that shows that France is not a faded glory but rather a place that has defined and shaped the key issues of our contemporary world, such as democracy and universal human rights, the emergence of a culture of consumerist spectacle, the tensions between nationalism and contemporary multiculturalism, and the role... more...