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  • Nordic, Central, and Southeastern Europe 2015-2016by Wayne C. Thompson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 21.00

    This is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe, past and present. It is organized by individual chapters for each country and presents a complete and authoritative overview of each region’s geography, people, history, political system, constitution, parliament, decentralization and... more...

  • Changing Raceby Clara E. Rodríguez

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 27.00

    Latinos are the fastest growing population group in the United States.Through their language and popular music Latinos are making their mark on American culture as never before. As the United States becomes Latinized, how will Latinos fit into America's divided racial landscape and how will they define their own racial and ethnic identity? Through... more...

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern Worldby Jack Weatherford

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 16.00

    The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening,... more...

  • Paradise in Ashesby Beatriz Manz

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz—an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala—tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... more...

  • The Cold War: A Very Short Introductionby Robert J. McMahon

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    How, when, and why did the Cold War begin? Why did it last so long? What impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, what difference did it make to the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century? This clear and stimulating interpretive overview of the Cold War will both invite debate... more...

  • History: A Very Short Introductionby John H. Arnold

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    John H. Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study and understand history. The book begins by inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history, and explores the ways these questions have been answered in the past. Concepts such as causation, interpretation, and periodization, are... more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Christopher Hitchens

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life... more...

  • History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peruby Titu Cusi Yupangui; Catherine Julien

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 16.95

    Catherine Julien's new translation of Titu Cusi Yupangui's Relasçion de como los Españoles Entraron en el Peru —an account of the Spanish conquest of Peru by the last indigenous ruler of the Inca empire—features student-oriented annotation, facing-page Spanish, and an Introduction that sets this remarkably rich source in its cultural, historical, and... more...

  • African History: A Very Short Introductionby John Parker; Richard Rathbone

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99

    Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current thinking about Africa's history are illustrated with a range of fascinating historical examples, drawn... more...

  • The First Emperorby Sima Qian; Raymond Dawson; K. E. Brashier

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 9.99

    Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. more...