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  • Sacred Foundersby Diliana N. Angelova

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00

    Diliana Angelova argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of "sacred founders"?articulated in artwork, literature, imperial honors, and the built environment?helped legitimize the authority of the emperor and his family. The discourse coalesced around the central idea, bound to a myth of origins, that imperial men... more...

  • China and the Chineseby Graham Anton Earnshaw; Herbert Allen Giles

    Earnshaw Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    Herbert Giles was one of the most prominent Sinologists of the late 19th century and early 20th century and China and the Chinese was in its era one of the best-selling and most authoritative books on the topic. Originally published in 1902, Giles? commentary on all thing Chinese, based on six lectures delivered at Columbia University in New York,... more...

  • Iraqby John Robertson

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this insightful analysis, highly-respected expert John Robertson canvases the entirety of Iraq?s rich history, from the seminal advances of its Neolithic inhabitants to the aftermath of the American-led invasion and Iraq today. Grounded in extensive research, this balanced account of a country and its people explores the greatness and grandeur... more...

  • The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britainby Robin Gwynn

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 99.99

    The Huguenots in Later Stuart Britain examines the history of the French communities in Britain from the Civil War, which plunged them into turmoil, to the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, after which there was no realistic possibility that the Huguenots would be readmitted to France. There is a particular focus on the decades of the 1680s and 1690s,... more...

  • Top 10 Puerto Ricoby Christopher Baker

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Puerto Rico is your pocket guide to the very best of Puerto Rico. Year-round sun and fabulous beaches make Puerto Rico the perfect warm-weather getaway, but there's so much more to explore on this beautiful island. Wander off the beaten path to the misty rainforests of El Yunque, venture through the island's... more...

  • Among the Swamp Peopleby Watt Key; Kelan Mercer

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Among the Swamp People is the story of author Watt Key?s discovery of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. ?The swamp? consists of almost 260,000 acres of wetlands located just north of Mobile Bay. There he leases a habitable outcropping of land and constructs a primitive cabin from driftwood to serve as a private getaway. His story is one that chronicles... more...

  • The Pirate Kingby Graham A. Thomas

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    A compelling account of history's most famous pirate. The Pirate King is the compelling true story of a Welshman who became one of the most ruthless and brutal buccaneers of the golden age of piracy. The inspiration for dozens of fictionalized pirates in film, television, and literature—as well the namesake of one of the world?s most popular... more...

  • The War Came Home with Himby Catherine Madison

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    During his years as a POW in North Korea, ?Doc? Boysen endured hardships he never intended to pass along, especially to his family. Men who refused to eat starved; his children would clean their plates. Men who were weak died; his children would develop character. They would also learn to fear their father, the hero. In a memoir at once harrowing... more...

  • Top 10 Dominican Republicby James Ferguson

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Dominican Republic is your pocket guide to the very best of Dominican Republic. Spend your days lounging on the beautiful beaches, adventuring through the tropical rainforests and alpine wilderness, or riding the best windsurfing waves in the western hemisphere, and then dance the night away to the intoxicating... more...

  • Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabiaby Nadav Samin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    Why do tribal genealogies matter in modern-day Saudi Arabia? What compels the strivers and climbers of the new Saudi Arabia to want to prove their authentic descent from one or another prestigious Arabian tribe? Of Sand or Soil looks at how genealogy and tribal belonging have informed the lives of past and present inhabitants of Saudi Arabia and... more...