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  • The Modern World-System IVby Immanuel Wallerstein

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    Immanuel Wallerstein?s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century?s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. This new volume encompasses the nineteenth... more...

  • India before Europeby Catherine B. Asher; Cynthia Talbot

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    The first survey of the political, economic, religious and cultural landscapes of medieval India. more...

  • A Concise History of Australiaby Stuart Macintyre

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This fourth edition investigates the key factors - social, economic and political - that continue to shape modern-day Australia. more...

  • FDR's Follyby Jim Powell

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Great Depression and the New Deal. For generations, the collective American consciousness has believed that the former ruined the country and the latter saved it. Endless praise has been heaped upon President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for masterfully reining in the Depression?s destructive effects and propping up the country on his New Deal platform.... more...

  • David Hume: A Treatise of Human Natureby David Fate Norton; Mary J. Norton

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 42.99 US$ 36.97

    David and Mary Norton present the definitive scholarly edition of Hume's Treatise, one of the greatest philosophical works ever written. The first volume contains the critical text of David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature, followed by the short Abstract and concluding with A Letter from a Gentleman to his Friend in Edinburgh. more...

  • Washingtonby Ron Chernow

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 16.91

    The celebrated Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of America. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life, he carries the reader through Washington's troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian Wars, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding... more...

  • The Scottish Enlightenmentby Alexander Broadie

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    Written for general reader, considers the achievement of this particular period of Scottish history. This book attends not only to the ideas that made the Scottish Enlightenment such a noted moment, but also to the people themselves who generated these ideas - men such as David Hume and Adam Smith. more...

  • The Weather Experimentby Peter Moore

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    **Book of the Week on Radio 4** 'Gripping' The Times 'Exhilarating' Sunday Times In an age when a storm was evidence of God?s wrath, pioneering meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma to realise their ambitions. But buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment, a generation of mavericks set out to unlock... more...

  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile... more...

  • The French Revolution: A Very Short Introductionby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Beginning with a discussion of familiar images of the French Revolution, garnered from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, Doyle leads the reader to the realization that we are still living with developments of the French Revolution. It destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional and social structures in France and beyond. This book looks at how... more...