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- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 19.99
Here is a fresh, provocative look at how a recognizable Europe came into being in the first millennium AD. With sharp analytic insight, Peter Heather explores the dynamics of migration and social and economic interaction that changed two vastly different worlds--the undeveloped barbarian world and the sophisticated Roman Empire--into remarkably similar... more...
- Kuperard 2010; US$ 9.95
About this Book... Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 10.95
Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides? political theory?famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50
Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhis most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Daltons general Introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in... more...
- Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 4.99
When Thomas Jefferson was young, Virginia was still a colony of England. Jefferson thought that many English laws and taxes were unfair, so he studied hard to become a lawyer and help make better laws. Soon he and others came to believe that the colonies should become a new country, and Jefferson was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence.... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 17.46
Like Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel , Clive Ponting's book studies the relationship between the environment and human history. It examines world civilisations from Sumeria to ancient Egypt, from Easter Island to the Roman Empire and it argues that human beings have repeatedly built societies that have grown and prospered by exploiting the... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99
A vast region stretching roughly from the Volga River to Manchuria and the northern Chinese borderlands, Central Asia has been called the "pivot of history," a land where nomadic invaders and Silk Road traders changed the destinies of states that ringed its borders, including pre-modern Europe, the Middle East, and China. In Central Asia... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
The growing globalization of world business, culture and communication, and Japan's increasingly important role as a leader in that world makes understanding Japanese culture critical for business people, diplomats, students, educators and anyone else with an interest in Japan. In Japan Unmasked veteran Japanologist/author Boye Lafayette De Mente... more...