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  • The Idea of Europeby Anthony Pagden

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 33.00

    Discusses how a distinctive 'European' identity has grown over the centuries, especially with the EU. more...

  • Worlds at Warby Anthony Pagden

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 20.00

    Spanning two and a half millennia, Anthony Pagden’s mesmerizing Worlds at War delves deep into the roots of the “clash of civilizations” between East and West that has always been a battle over ideas, and whose issues have never been more urgent. Worlds At War begins in the ancient world, where Greece saw its fight against the Persian Empire as... more...

  • Peoples and Empiresby Anthony Pagden

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    Written by one of the world’s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires—the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British—and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between “us” and “them,” culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the periphery. It’s the history of how... more...

  • The Languages of Political Theory in Early-Modern Europeby Anthony Pagden

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 50.00

    Essays on the political 'languages' of natural law, classical republicanism, commerce and political science. more...

  • The Enlightenmentby Anthony Pagden

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.98

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS One of our most renowned and brilliant historians takes a fresh look at the revolutionary intellectual movement that laid the foundation for the modern world.   Liberty and equality. Human rights. Freedom of thought and expression. Belief in reason and progress. The value of scientific... more...

  • The Enlightenmentby Anthony Pagden

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    This book tells nothing less than the story of how the modern, Western view of the world was born. Cultural and intellectual historian Anthony Pagden explains how, and why, the ideal of a universal, global, and cosmopolitan society became such a central part of the Western imagination in the ferment of the Enlightenment - and how these ideas have done... more...

  • Worlds at Warby Anthony Pagden

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 14.99

    A history of the 2,500-year long conflict between East and West, from classical antiquity, through the wars of the Crusades, to the present the continuing tensions of the twenty-first century. more...

  • The Burdens of Empireby Anthony Pagden

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This book examines how modern Western history has been shaped by the rise and fall of the great European empires. more...

  • Facing Each Other (2 Volumes)by Anthony Pagden

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The perception of Europeans of the world and of the peoples beyond Europe has become in recent years the subject of intense scholarly interest and heated debate both in and outside the academy. So, too, has the concern with how it was that those peoples who were variously ’discovered’, and then, as often as not, colonised, understood the strangers... more...

  • A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolome Las Casas; Anthony Pagden

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Bartolomé de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World. An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus's voyages, Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community. He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of... more...