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Modern history, 1453-

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  • The Shortest History of Europeby John Hirst

    Old Street Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    A wise, illuminating little book' Sydney Morning Herald 'An entertaining, learned piece of historical compression' The Age 'Great stuff . . . the book as a whole is constantly thought-provoking' Courier Mail 'Beautifully and sparely constructed, yet rich in fact, feeling and detail -- sweeping, challenging and funny' James Button 'The balance of analysis... more...

  • Europe's Troubled Peaceby Tom Buchanan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95 US$ 44.95

    This revised second edition now extends to the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, covering the financial crisis and the related crisis in European integration, the impact of the “War on Terror” on Europe, and the redefinition of Europe following EU enlargement. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this integrated history... more...

  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 27.50

    Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment.... more...

  • 1493by Charles C. Mann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    From the author of 1491— the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites... more...

  • Past & The Presentby Lawrence Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Royalty's Strangest Charactersby Geoff Tibballs

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Recounting over 2,000 years of daft despots, raving rulers and potty potentates, this unique look at the worlds craziest kings and queens will leave you shocked, amazed and often in fits of laughter. From the madness of ancient Rome, exemplified by the Emperor Caligula who wanted to appoint his horse to the consulate, we go on to meet Charles VI of... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Warsby Charles Phillips

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 360.00

    The first reference work of its kind, Encyclopedia of Wars describes not only the military aspect of wars--the causes of conflict, an enumeration of battles, and a summary of the outcome(s)--but also the social and political context in which the wars occurred. From the Crusades to the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, this three-volume encyclopedia... more...

  • Colonialismby DWJ Books

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    From the daring adventurers sailing across the Atlantic in search of the riches of the East to the first wave of European settlers on America's shores, colonialism played a major role in the formation of our modern-day country. Colonialism covers the nine key concepts of colonialism: colonies, economics and trade, European nations, explorers and... more...

  • Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History's Intriguing Questions [4 volumes]by Steven Danver

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 418.00

    Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History's Intriguing Questions offers uniquely compelling and educational examinations of pivotal events and puzzling phenomena, from the earliest evidence of human activity to controversial events of the 20th century. From the geographic location of human origins, to the authenticity of the... more...

  • The Channel Islands Book of Daysby Mark Brocklesby

    The History Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Channel Islands Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the islands. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...