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Making Civilizations The World before 600
ISBN: HB: 9780674047174, Harvard University Press, June 2020
1136 pp., 23.5x16.1 cm, 84 photos
In this volume of the six-part series "A History of the World", Hans-Joachim Gehrke, a noted scholar of ancient Greece, leads a distinguished group of historians in analyzing prehistory, the earliest human settlements, and the rise of the world's fir...
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£36,95
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Power and Time Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History
ISBN: HB: 9780226481623, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
464 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 17 halftones
Time is the backdrop of historical inquiry, yet it is much more than a featureless setting for events. Different temporalities interact dynamically; sometimes they coexist tensely, sometimes they clash violently. In this innovative volume, editors Da...
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£36,00
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Seeing into the Future A Short History of Prediction
ISBN: HB: 9781789142297, Reaktion Books, June 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
If there is anything that distinguishes us from animals, it is our ability to understand that such a thing as the future exists and our willingness to try and look into it. But how have people through the ages gone about making predictions? What wer...
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£17,00
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Pandora's Box A History of the First World War
ISBN: PB: 9780674244801, ISBN: HB: 9780674545113, Harvard University Press, May 2020
1104 pp., 23.5x16.1 cm, 61 photos, 14 maps, 5 graphs, 6 tables
In this monumental history of the First World War, Germany's leading historian of the twentieth century's first great catastrophe explains the war's origins, course, and consequences. With an unrivaled combination of depth and global reach, "Pandora'...
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£19,95
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£31,95
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Ruling the Savage Periphery Frontier Governance and the Making of the Modern State
ISBN: HB: 9780674980709, Harvard University Press, May 2020
272 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 11 photos
From the Afghan frontier with British India to the pampas of Argentina to the deserts of Arizona, nineteenth-century empires drew borders with an eye toward placing indigenous people just on the edge of the interior. They were too nomadic and communa...
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£39,95
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Taking Leave, Taking Liberties American Troops on the World War II Home Front
ISBN: HB: 9780226687049, University of Chicago Press, April 2020
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones
American soldiers overseas during World War II were famously said to be "overpaid, oversexed, and over here". But the assaults, rapes, and other brutal acts didn't only happen elsewhere, far away from a home front depicted as safe and unscathed by th...
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£20,00
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How the Old World Ended The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800
ISBN: HB: 9780300243598, Yale University Press, November 2019
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 maps
Between 1500 and 1800, the North Sea region overtook the Mediterranean as the most dynamic part of the world. At its core the Anglo-Dutch relationship intertwined close alliance and fierce antagonism to intense creative effect. But a precondition for...
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£25,00
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To Begin the World Over Again How the American Revolution Devastated the Globe
ISBN: HB: 9780300232257, Yale University Press, September 2019
512 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 colour illus., 1 map
While the American Revolution led to domestic peace and liberty, it ultimately had a catastrophic global impact – it strengthened the British Empire and led to widespread persecution and duress. From the opium wars in China to anti-imperial rebellion...
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£25,00
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Islam and World History The Ventures of Marshall Hodgson
ISBN: PB: 9780226584782, ISBN: HB: 9780226584645, University of Chicago Press, November 2018
192 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 halftone
Published in 1974, Marshall Hodgson's "The Venture of Islam" was a watershed moment in the study of Islam. By locating the history of Islamic societies in a global perspective, Hodgson challenged the orientalist paradigms that had stunted the develop...
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£21,00
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£62,00
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Power, Pleasure, and Profit Insatiable Appetites from Machiavelli to Madison
ISBN: HB: 9780674976672, Harvard University Press, October 2018
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 13 photos, 1 table
A provocative history of the changing values that have given rise to our present discontents. We pursue power, pleasure, and profit. We want as much as we can get, and we deploy instrumental reasoning – cost-benefit analysis – to get it. We judge ou...
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£28,95
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