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1453-1648

  • A History of the World in Numbersby Emma Marriott

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    The history of our world can be told through numbers. Numbers can illuminate the broad sweep of history, from vast movements of populations and the expansion of empires to the effects of technological achievements or climatic change. They also allow us to drill into the real detail of history, from the page count, the cost and the time it took to produce... more...

  • The Origins of the Modern European State System, 1494-1618by M. S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This study examines the early years of the post-medieval European states and the growth of a recognisably 'modern' system for handling their international relations. M S Anderson gives much of his space to France, Spain and England and to the state of the relations between them, as their various power plays rolled over Italy and the Low countries,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Astraea - Yatesby Frances A. Yates

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • 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...

  • History's Greatest Hitsby Joseph Cummins

    Thunder Bay Press 2013; US$ 9.95

    In this unillustrated edition, Joseph Cummins recounts thirty-seven of the best-known episodes from the past. Not only does he relate and re-create these events in captivating fashion, he also analyzes their impact on subsequent history and explains the reasons for their enduring fame. Accompany Hannibal over the Alps with a herd of elephants and... more...

  • Hierarchy in Organizationby Thomas Diefenbach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Most people take the conditions they work and live in as a given, believing it to be normal that societies are stratified and that organisations are hierarchical. Many even think that this is the way it should be - and are neither willing nor able to think that it could be otherwise. This book raises the awareness of hierarchy, its complexity and... more...

  • Global Historyby Noel Cowen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95

    This short book offers a clear and engaging introduction to the history of humankind, from the earliest movements of people to the contemporary epoch of globalization. Cowen traces this complex history in a manner which offers both a compelling narrative and an analytical and comparative treatment. Drawing on a new perspective on global history, he... more...

  • The Emblematic Queenby Debra Barrett-Graves

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This study examines representations of early modern female consorts and regnants via extra-literary emblematics such as paintings, jewelry, miniature portraits, carvings, placards, masques, funerary monuments, and imprese. more...