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  • The Complete and Utter History of the World According to Samuel Stewart Aged 9by Sarah Burton; Alex Fox

    Short Books 2013; US$ 10.19

    When his teacher sets the class a History project, Sam cannot choose which bit of History he prefers, so decides to do ALL OF IT. His version of History is a rumbustious collection of half-remembered facts, assembled roughly in the right order, and glued together with alarmingly confident misunderstanding. And yet our endearing narrator somehow... more...

  • 100 of the Worst Ideas in Historyby Michael N. Smith; Eric Kasum

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 14.99

    What were they thinking? Ever since Adam snacked on the forbidden fruit and was chased naked out of the Garden of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of bad ideas. From skinny-dipping Presidents to toxic tooth fillings to singing pop stars who can't carry a tune, 100 of the Worst Ideas in History is a celebration of humanity's historical?and... more...

  • Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europeby Penny Richards; Jessica Munns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Surveying court life and urban life, warfare, religion, and peace, this book provides a comprehensive history of how gender was experienced in early modern Europe. Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe shows how definitions of sexuality and gender roles operated and more particularly, how such definitions--and the activities they... more...

  • The Expanding Worldby Michael Cronin

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Are we really living in a shrinking world? Is it true that diversity is on the decline everywhere? Are we condemned to live on a planet without difference or hope? The Expanding World challenges the basic notion of a shrinking world in current debates around globalization and argues that it informs ways of thinking and doing which are deeply... more...

  • A Short History of the Worldby Geoffrey Blainey

    Ivan R. Dee 2003; US$ 17.99

    Here is a masterly account of the grand adventure of human history, brilliantly narrated by a distinguished historian. more...

  • Events That Changed the World Through the Sixteenth Centuryby Frank W. Thackeray; John E. Findling

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 55.00

    The period from the late Middle Ages through the sixteenth century witnessed some of the most significant developments in the history of the world. These events and their impact have been carefully described and analyzed in this student resource. more...

  • The Sixteenth Centuryby Euan Cameron

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 43.99

    This new volume in the Short Oxford History of Europe series looks at the sixteenth century - one of the most tumultuous and dramatic periods of social and cultural transformation in European history. Six leading experts consider this period from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic, religious, and intellectual history,... more...

  • Political Space in Pre-industrial Europeby Beat Kümin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    This collection examines the potential and limitations of spatial approaches for the political history of preindustrial Europe. Adopting a broad definition of 'political', the volume concentrates on two key questions: Where did political exchange take place? And how did spatial dimensions affect political life in different periods and contexts?Taken... more...

  • The World from 1450 to 1700by John E. Wills

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    In The World from 1450 to 1700, historian John Wills takes a fresh look at one of the most fascinating and tumultuous periods in world history. Assuming a global perspective, rather than the traditional Eurocentric view, Wills traces the interwoven changes that led from the world of Columbus, Luther, and the Mughal emperor Babur to the world of Locke,... more...

  • Crisis in Europe 1560 - 1660 (Routledge Revivals)by Trevor Aston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Past and Present began publication in 1952. It has established itself as one of the leading historical journals, publishing in lively and readable form a wide variety of scholarly and original articles. Much important work by English and foreign scholars on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries first appeared in the form of articles in the... more...