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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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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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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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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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Emerging Modern World 1750-1870
ISBN: HB: 9780674047204, Harvard University Press, May 2018
1020 pp., 23.5x16.2 cm, 55 halftones, 24 maps
For as long as there have been nations, there has been an "international" – a sphere of cross-border relations. But for most of human history, this space was sparsely occupied. States and regions were connected by long-distance commerce and the spasm...
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£37,95
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Once Within Borders Territories of Power, Wealth, and Belonging since 1500
ISBN: HB: 9780674059788, Harvard University Press, October 2016
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 halftones
Throughout history, human societies have been organized preeminently as territories – politically bounded regions whose borders define the jurisdiction of laws and the movement of peoples. At a time when the technologies of globalization are eroding...
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£23,95
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Disaster Drawn Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form
ISBN: HB: 9780674504516, Harvard University Press, December 2015
336 pp., 23.5x15.7 cm, 35 colour illus., 31 halftones
In hard-hitting accounts of Auschwitz, Bosnia, Palestine, and Hiroshima's Ground Zero, comics display a stunning capacity to bear witness to trauma. Investigating how hand-drawn comics has come of age as a serious medium for engaging history, "Disast...
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£28,95
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Empires and Encounters 1350-1750
ISBN: HB: 9780674047198, Harvard University Press, June 2015
1160 pp., 23.4x16.2 cm, 57 halftones, 32 maps, 1 table
Between 1350 and 1750 – a time of empires, exploration, and exposure to radically different lands and cultures – the world reached a tipping point of global connectedness. In this volume of the acclaimed History of the World series, noted internation...
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£34,95
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Last Blank Spaces Exploring Africa and Australia
ISBN: PB: 9780674503861, Harvard University Press, March 2015
368 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 2 maps, 1 table, 15 halftones
For a British Empire that stretched across much of the globe at the start of the nineteenth century, the interiors of Africa and Australia remained intriguing mysteries. The challenge of opening these continents to imperial influence fell to a proto-...
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Leviathan 2.0 Inventing Modern Statehood
ISBN: PB: 9780674281325, Harvard University Press, April 2014
360 pp., 20.3x15.2 cm, 15 halftones, 3 maps, 3 tables
Thomas Hobbes laid the theoretical groundwork of the nation-state in Leviathan, his tough-minded treatise of 1651. "Leviathan 2.0" updates this classic account to explain how modern statehood took shape between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth ce...
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£18,95
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