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  • The Exceptional Brain and How It Changed the Worldby Robert M Kaplan

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 29.99

    From da Vinci to van Gogh, Hitler to Howard Hughes, this is a fascinating investigation into how brain diseases and conditions like epilepsy, syphilis, schizophrenia and tumours have made their sufferers both famous and infamous and have in fact altered the course of history. more...

  • The Expanding Worldby Michael Cronin

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    Are we really living in a shrinking world? Is it true that diversity is on the decline everywhere? Are we condemned to live on a planet without difference or hope? The Expanding World challenges the basic notion of a shrinking world in current debates around globalization and argues that it informs ways of thinking and doing which are deeply... more...

  • Monarchs of the Renaissanceby Philip J. Potter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    During the Renaissance, the monarchy became the dominant ruling power in Europe. It was an era of formidable kings and queens who crushed the feudal rights of their nobles, defended the Catholic Church against the encroachments of Protestantism, fought self-aggrandizing wars and were great patrons of art, architecture, literature and music. This work... more...

  • Hierarchy and Organisationby Thomas Diefenbach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Most people take the conditions they work and live in as a given, believing it to be normal that societies are stratified and that organisations are hierarchical. Many even think that this is the way it should be - and are neither willing nor able to think that it could be otherwise. This book raises the awareness of hierarchy, its complexity and... more...

  • Das konfessionelle Zeitalterby Franz Brendle

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 31.00

    Die Zeit um 1500 war eine Zeit des Aufbruchs: Ein neues Denken führte aus den festgefügten Vorstellungswelten des Mittelalters heraus. Eine sich neu herausbildende Mächtepolitik zog aber auch dynastische, religiöse und machtpolitische Auseinandersetzungen nach sich. Der Band zeichnet ein spannendes Bild dieser Epoche, die nicht zuletzt mit dem Dreißgjährigen... more...

  • The Complete and Utter History of the World According to Samuel Stewart Aged 9by Sarah Burton; Alex Fox

    Short Books 2013; US$ 5.99

    When his teacher sets the class a History project, Sam cannot choose which bit of History he prefers, so decides to do ALL OF IT. His version of History is a rumbustious collection of half-remembered facts, assembled roughly in the right order, and glued together with alarmingly confident misunderstanding. And yet our endearing narrator somehow inadvertently... more...

  • Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europeby Penny Richards; Jessica Munns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Surveying court life and urban life, warfare, religion, and peace, this book provides a comprehensive history of how gender was experienced in early modern Europe. Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe shows how definitions of sexuality and gender roles operated and more particularly, how such definitions--and the activities they generated... more...

  • Ailing, Aging, Addictedby Bert E. Park

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    What role did drug abuse play in John F. Kennedy's White House, and how was it kept from the public? How did general anesthetics and aging affect the presidency of Ronald Reagan? Why did Winston Churchill become more egocentric, Woodrow Wilson more self- righteous, and Josef Stalin more paranoid as they aged -- and how did those qualities alter the... more...

  • Events That Changed the World Through the Sixteenth Centuryby Frank W. Thackeray; John E. Findling

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2001; US$ 55.00

    The period from the late Middle Ages through the sixteenth century witnessed some of the most significant developments in the history of the world. These events and their impact have been carefully described and analyzed in this student resource. more...

  • Politics and Reformations: Communities, Polities, Nations, and Empiresby Christopher Ocker; Michael Printy; Peter Starenko; Peter Wallace

    BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00

    These twenty-six essays examine urban, rural, national, and imperial histories in Early Modern Europe and abroad, and politics in Reformation Switzerland, Burgundy, Germany, and the Netherlands. more...