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  • A Concise History of South Africaby Robert Ross

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 23.00

    A Southern African history from the introduction of agriculture to the government of Thabo Mbeki. more...

  • Great Speeches of the 20th Centuryby Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 4.50

    This stirring anthology features addresses by Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, César Chávez, and many others. Includes three selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative. more...

  • Terry Jones' Medieval Livesby Alan Ereira; Terry Jones

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 12.68

    Was medieval England full of knights on horseback rescuing fainting damsels in distress? Were the Middle Ages mired in superstition and ignorance? Why does nobody ever mention King Louis the First and Last? And, of course, those key questions: which monks were forbidden the delights of donning underpants... and did outlaws never wear trousers? Terry... more...

  • Civilizationby Roger Osborne

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    Ever since the attacks of 11th September, western leaders have described a world engaged in 'a fight for civilization'. But what do we mean by civilization? We believe in a western tradition of openness and freedom that has produced a good life for many millions of people and a culture of enormous depth and creative power. But the history of our... more...

  • Pre-Industrial Societiesby Patricia Crone

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 23.99

    This book offers a blueprint for a world now lost, focusing on such crucial issues as the role of politics and religion, and how communities developed social hierarchies. more...

  • A Short History Of Australiaby Manning Clark

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 12.68

    On 26 January the convict transports moved into their new home as a handful of Aborigines on the shore set up a horrid howl and indicated by angry gestures with sticks and stones that the white man was not wanted. More than a decade after his death, Manning Clark remains Australia's most eminent and controversial historian. A Short History of Australia,... more...

  • A Concise History of Brazilby Boris Fausto; Sergio Fausto

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil features a new chapter that covers the critical time period from 1990 to the present. more...

  • The Balance of Power in World Historyby Professor Stuart J. Kaufman; Richard Little; Professor William C. Wohlforth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 46.00

    The balance of power is one of the most influential ideas in international relations, yet it has never been comprehensively examined in pre-modern or non-European contexts. This book redresses this imbalance. The authors present eight new case studies of balancing and balancing failure in pre-modern and non-European international systems. more...

  • The Book of the Courtierby Baldesar Castiglione; George Bull

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50

    In The Book of the Courtier (1528), Baldesar Castiglione, a diplomat and Papal Nuncio to Rome, sets out to define the essential virtues for those at Court. In a lively series of imaginary conversations between the real-life courtiers to the Duke of Urbino, his speakers discuss qualities of noble behaviour - chiefly discretion, decorum, nonchalance... more...

  • The Archaeology of Chinaby Li Liu; Xingcan Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    This book explores the roles of agricultural development and advancing social complexity in the processes of state formation in China. more...