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  • Ancient Greeceby Paul Cartledge

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 7.99

    A highly stimulating introduction to the history of Ancient Greek civilization, from the first documented use of the Greek language in about 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in about CE 330. more...

  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introductionby Christopher Kelly

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 7.99

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. With a population of sixty million people, it encircled the Mediterranean and stretched from northern England to North Africa and Syria. This Very Short Introduction covers the history of the empire at its height, looking at its people, religions and social structures. It explains how it deployed violence,... more...

  • Europe before Romeby T. Douglas Price

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Europe before Rome uses the extraordinary archaeology of prehistoric Europe to explore questions about the origins and evolution of human society more...

  • The European Culture Areaby Alexander B. Murphy; Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov; Bella Bychkova Jordan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.50

    Now in a fully updated edition, this leading textbook has been thoroughly revised to reflect the sweeping changes the past decade has brought to Europe and to incorporate new research and teaching approaches in regional geography. The topical organization—including environment, ethnicity, religion, language, demography, politics, industry, and urban... more...

  • Prehistory: A Very Short Introductionby Chris Gosden

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    Many of the familiar aspects of modern life are no more than a century or two old, yet our deep social structures and skills were in large measure developed by small bands of our prehistoric ancestors many millennia ago. The reader is invited to think seriously about who we are by considering who we have been. more...

  • Facts are Subversiveby Timothy Garton Ash

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 8.49

    For more than thirty years, Timothy Garton Ash has traveled among truth tellers and political charlatans to record, with scalpel-sharp precision, what he has found. Facts are Subversive, which collects his writings since the millennium, addresses some of the crucial questions of our time: what happens to people who have endured long dictatorships... more...

  • Sniper on the Eastern Frontby Albrecht Wacker

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 9.29

    Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honoured with the award of the Knight’s Cross. An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk,... more...

  • Band of Brothersby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 12.99

    Stephen E. Ambrose’s iconic New York Times bestseller about the ordinary men who became the World War II’s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better... more...

  • History and the Social Webby August C. Krey

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 67.50

    In this volume of 12 essays a distinguished historian demonstrates that the roots and branches of history form a continuous social web, that the events and societies of pasts eras and modern times form a complex and interlocking pattern when seen as a whole, and that a knowledge of history has a profound application to the problems and pleasures of... more...

  • Ten Great Events in Historyby James Johonnot

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.66

    Patriotism, or love of country, is one of the tests of nobility of character. No great man ever lived that was not a patriot in the highest and truest sense. From the earliest times, the sentiment of patriotism has been aroused in the hearts of men by the narrative of heroic deeds inspired by love of country and love of liberty. This truth furnishes... more...