• Andes
    Andes
    ISBN: 9781847081766
    Title: Andes
    Author: MICHAEL JACOBS

    For centuries, the Andes have caught the imagination of travelers, inspiring fear and wonder. The groundbreaking scientist Alexander von Humboldt claimed that "everything here is grander and more majestic than in the Swiss Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians, the Apennines, and all other mountains I have known." Rivaled in height only by the Himalayas and stretching more than 4,500 miles, the sheer immensity of the Andes is matched by its concentration of radically contrasting scenery and climates, and the rich and diverse cultures of the people who live there.

    In this remarkable book, travel writer Michael Jacobs journeys across seven different countries, from the balmy Caribbean to the inhospitable islands of the Tierra del Fuego, through the relics of ancient civilizations and the remnants of colonial rule, retracing the footsteps of previous travelers. His route begins in Venezuela, following the path of the great nineteenth-century revolutionary Simon Bolivar, but soon diverges to include accounts from sources as varied as Humboldt, the young Charles Darwin, and Bolivar's extraordinary and courageous mistress, Manuela Saenz. On his way, Jacobs uncovers the stories of those who have shared his fascination and discovers the secrets of a region steeped in history, science, and myth.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Angkor & the Khmer Civilization
    Angkor & the Khmer Civilization
    ISBN: 9780500052105
    Title: Angkor & the Khmer Civilization
    Author: COE MICHAEL D.

    The ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia has fascinated scholars and visitors alike since its rediscovery in the mid-19th century. All are wonderstruck by the beauty and multiplicity of the sculptures that adorn its temples and structures and are overwhelmed by the sheer size of Angkor. There is nothing to equal it in the archaeological world. A great deal was already known about the history of Angkor and the brilliant Khmer civilization that built it thanks to pioneering work by archaeologists and scholars, but our knowledge has now been completely revolutionized by cutting-edge technology. Airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) has revealed entire cities that were previously unknown and a complex urban landscape with highways and waterways, profoundly transforming our interpretations of the development and supposed decline of Angkor. In this comprehensively updated edition of Angkor and the Khmer Civilization, respected archaeologist Michael Coe is joined by Damian Evans, who led this remarkable programme of scientific exploration, to present for the first time in book form the results and implications of these ground-breaking discoveries that are rewriting history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Anglo-saxon England
    Anglo-saxon England
    ISBN: 9780192801395
    Title: Anglo-saxon England
    Author: STENTON FRANK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Anglo-saxon World
    Anglo-saxon World
    ISBN: 9780300125344
    Title: Anglo-saxon World
    Author: HIGHAM NICHOLAS & RYAN MARTIN J.

    The Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western world and ends with the Norman takeover of England. Between these epochal events, many of the contours and patterns of English life that would endure for the next millennium were shaped. In this authoritative work, N. J. Higham and M. J. Ryan reexamine Anglo-Saxon England in the light of new research in disciplines as wide ranging as historical genetics, paleobotany, archaeology, literary studies, art history, and numismatics. The result is the definitive introduction to the Anglo-Saxon world, enhanced with a rich array of photographs, maps, genealogies, and other illustrations.
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    The Anglo-Saxon period witnessed the birth of the English people, the establishment of Christianity, and the development of the English language. With an extraordinary cast of characters (Alfred the Great, the Venerable Bede, King Cnut), a long list of artistic and cultural achievements (Beowulf, the Sutton Hoo ship-burial finds, the Bayeux Tapestry), and multiple dramatic events (the Viking invasions, the Battle of Hastings), the Anglo-Saxon era lays legitimate claim to having been one of the most important in Western history.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Anglo-saxons
    Anglo-saxons
    ISBN: 9780140143959
    Title: Anglo-saxons
    Author: CAMPBELL JAMES


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Anglo-Scottish Sleepers
    Anglo-Scottish Sleepers
    ISBN: 9781445672328
    Title: Anglo-Scottish Sleepers
    Author: MEARA DAVID

    For over a hundred years there have been sleeper trains running to a variety of destinations around the British Isles. The longest running services are those between England and Scotland, which started in 1873. The Scottish sleeper services, now branded as the Caledonian Sleeper and currently operated by Serco, are due to have seventy-five brand new Mk 5 carriages introduced into service in the spring of 2018 that will create a new level of hotel-style service.

    In this book, illustrated throughout, David Meara tells the fascinating story of these icons of Britain's railways, offering a history of the service, including the motorail operation, as well as stories and anecdotes from those who use the sleepers. This book truly captures the essence of what is still one of the most civilised ways of travelling long distances in this country.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Angola Under the Portuguese: the Myth & the Reality
    Angola Under the Portuguese: the Myth & the Reality
    ISBN: 9781592212583
    Title: Angola Under the Portuguese: the Myth & the Reality
    Author: BENDER GERALD


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Angola: Promises and Lies
    Angola: Promises and Lies
    ISBN: 9781897959527
    Title: Angola: Promises and Lies
    Author: MAIER KARL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Animate Landscape : Rock Art and the Prehistory of Kilmartin, Argyll, Scotland
    Animate Landscape : Rock Art and the Prehistory of Kilmartin, Argyll, Scotland
    ISBN: 9781905119417
    Title: Animate Landscape : Rock Art and the Prehistory of Kilmartin, Argyll, Scotland
    Author: FREEDMAN DAVINA ET AL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
  • Annals
    Annals
    ISBN: 9780140455649
    Title: Annals
    Author: TACITUS

    'His books must be burned by the aediles! the senators decreed. But they survived, hidden and spread. All the more pleasurable, then, to mock the witlessness of those who believe that with present power it is possible to extinguish the future's memory.'Tacitus (56-117 AD), a Roman senator and acclaimed orator, was also Rome's greatest historian. In the surviving volumes of the Annals, he examines the Roman Emperors who succeeded Augustus and the imperial dynasty itself, explaining and recording the peace the Emperors brought, but also the corruption and decadence that came with it. This remarkable work brings the Roman Empire to life through the ambitions and passions of the characters who dominated the time.In Cynthia Damon's introduction to her lively new translation, she explores Tacitus' political and literary career, his purpose in writing the Annals, and the nature of the surviving text. This edition also contains a chronology, maps, a genealogy, suggested further reading and notes.Translated and introduced by Cynthia Damon

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Antipodes in Search of the Southern Continent
    Antipodes in Search of the Southern Continent
    ISBN: 9781925377323
    Title: Antipodes in Search of the Southern Continent
    Author: STALLARD AVAN JUDD

    Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent is a new history of an ancient geography. It reassesses the evidence for why Europeans believed a massive southern continent existed, and why they advocated for its discovery. When ships were equal to ambitions, explorers set out to find and claim Terra Australis - said to be as large, rich and varied as all the northern lands combined. Antipodes charts these voyages - voyages both through the imagination and across the High Seas - in pursuit of the mythical Terra Australis. In doing so, the question is asked: how could so many fail to see the realities they encountered? And how is it a mythical land held the gaze of an era famed for breaking free the shackles of superstition? That Terra Australis did not exist didn't stop explorers pursuing the continent to its Antarctic obsolescence, unwilling to abandon the promise of such a rich and magnificent land till it was stripped of every ounce of value it had ever promised. In the process, the southern continent - an imaginary land - became one of the shaping forces of early modern history. *** "This is an informative and entertaining mixture of geography, history and epistemology, at once academically rigorous and approachable. It is also about the history of ideas and how ideas interact with reality. It is lavishly illustrated with numerous wonderful and obscure maps, and will appeal to readers with an interest in geography and old maps, as much as those fascinated by the history of exploration and the great journeys of discovery. This book is a visual and intellectual feast." -- Dave Martus, Books+Publishing, July 2016 Subject: History, Australian Studies, Historical Geography, Historical Cartography]

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Anzacs from Gallipoli to the Western Front
    Anzacs from Gallipoli to the Western Front
    ISBN: 9780670041244
    Title: Anzacs from Gallipoli to the Western Front
    Author: PEDERSEN PETER


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Apache Wars: the Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid & the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
    Apache Wars: the Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid & the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
    ISBN: 9780770435837
    Title: Apache Wars: the Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid & the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
    Author: HUTTON PAUL ANDREW

    In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland
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    They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white invaders--blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. He was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the desert Southwest from its beginning in 1861 until its end in 1890 with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid.
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    In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free's story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O. O. Howard, George Crook, and Nelson Miles; the scouts and frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, Tom Jeffords, and Texas John Slaughter; the great White Mountain scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands--a bleak and unforgiving world where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.

    -True West, Best Nonfiction Author of 2016

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Apache Wars: the Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, & the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
    Apache Wars: the Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, & the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
    ISBN: 9780770435813
    Title: Apache Wars: the Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, & the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
    Author: HUTTON PAUL ANDREW

    They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides blamed him for it. A mixed-blood warrior who moved uneasily between the worlds of the Apaches and the American soldiers, he was never trusted by either but desperately needed by both. Free was the only man Geronimo ever feared. He played a pivotal role in this long war for the Southwest with his pursuit of the renegade scout, Apache Kid. & In this sprawling, monumental work, Paul Hutton unfolds over two decades of the last war for the West through the eyes of the men and women who lived it. This is Mickey Free's story, but also the story of his contemporaries: the great Apache leaders Mangas Coloradas, Cochise, and Victorio; the soldiers Kit Carson, O. O. Howard, and Nelson Miles; the frontiersmen Al Sieber, Tom Horn, and Texas John Slaughter; the scout Alchesay and the Apache female warrior Lozen; the fierce Apache warrior Geronimo; and the Apache Kid. These lives shaped the violent history of the deserts and mountains of the Southwestern borderlands where a people would make a final, bloody stand against an American war machine bent on their destruction.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $56.00
    $56.00
  • Aphrodites Island: the European Discovery of Tahiti
    Aphrodites Island: the European Discovery of Tahiti
    ISBN: 9780670073962
    Title: Aphrodites Island: the European Discovery of Tahiti
    Author: SALMOND ANNE

    Aphrodite's Island is a bold new account of the European discovery of Tahiti, the Pacific island of mythic status in Western imaginings about sexuality, the exotic, and the nobility or bestiality of 'savages'. In this groundbreaking book, Anne Salmond takes readers to the centre of these societies' shared history to furnish rich insights into Tahitian perceptions of the visitors while illuminating the full extent of European fascination with Tahiti. As she discerns the impact and meaning of the European effect on the island, she demonstrates how, during the early contact period, the mythologies of Europe and Tahiti intersected and became entwined.Drawing on Tahitian oral histories, European manuscripts and artworks, and collections of Tahitian artifacts, and illustrated with sketches, paintings, and engravings from the voyages, Aphrodite's Island provides a vivid account of the Europeans' Tahitian adventures. The book's many compelling insights into Tahitian life will significantly change the way we view the history of this small island during a period when it became a crossroads for Europe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $67.00
    $67.00
  • Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe & the Struggle Against the Old Order in America & Europe
    Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe & the Struggle Against the Old Order in America & Europe
    ISBN: 9781632862099
    Title: Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe & the Struggle Against the Old Order in America & Europe
    Author: FERLING JOHN


    From acclaimed historian John Ferling, the story of how Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe championed the most radical ideas of the American and French Revolutions.


    Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe were in the vanguard of revolutionary ideas in the 18th century. As founding fathers, they risked their lives for American independence, but they also wanted more. Each wished for profound changes in the political and social fabric of pre-1776 America and hoped that the American Revolution would spark republican and egalitarian revolutions throughout Europe, sweeping away the old monarchical order. Ultimately, each rejoiced at the opportunity to be a part of the French Revolution, a cause that became untenable as idealism gave way to the bloody Terror.


    Apostles of Revolution spans a crucial period in Western Civilization ranging from the American insurgency against Great Britain to the Declaration of Independence, from desperate engagements on American battlefields to the threat posed to the ideals of the Revolution by the Federalist Party. With the French Revolution devolving into anarchy in the background, the era culminates with the "Revolution of 1800," Jefferson's election as president.


    Written as a sweeping narrative of a pivotal epoch, Apostles of Revolution captures the turbulent spirit of the times and the personal dangers experienced by Jefferson, Paine, and Monroe. It reminds us that the liberty we take for granted is ours only because we, both champions and common citizens, have fought for it.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Appeal to the Ladies of Hyderabad: Scandal in the Raj
    Appeal to the Ladies of Hyderabad: Scandal in the Raj
    ISBN: 9780674987654
    Title: Appeal to the Ladies of Hyderabad: Scandal in the Raj
    Author: COHEN BENJAMIN

    Benjamin Cohen tells the dramatic story of Mehdi Hasan and Ellen Donnelly, whose marriage convulsed high society in nineteenth-century India and whose notorious trial reverberated throughout the British Empire, setting the benchmark for Victorian scandals. In the struggle of one couple, he exposes the fault lines that would soon tear a world apart

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Appeasing Hitler
    Appeasing Hitler
    ISBN: 9781847924414
    Title: Appeasing Hitler
    Author: BOUVERIE TIM

    On a wet afternoon in September 1938, Neville Chamberlain stepped off an aeroplane and announced that his visit to Hitler had averted the greatest crisis in recent memory. It was, he later assured the crowd in Downing Street, 'peace for our time? - a moment of theatre that was the culmination of over five years of drama. Less than a year later, Germany invaded Poland and the Second World War began.Beginning with the advent of Hitler in 1933, Appeasing Hitler sweeps from the early days of the Third Reich to the beaches of Dunkirk. We enter the 10 Downing Street of Stanley Baldwin and Chamberlain, and the backrooms of Parliament where an unusual coalition of MPs - including the indomitable Winston Churchill - were among the few to realise that the only real choice was between 'war now or war later?. And as German troops enter the demilitarised Rhineland, march into Austria and threaten to invade Czechoslovakia, Bouverie takes us into the drawing rooms and dining clubs of fading imperial Britain, where Hitler enjoyed surprising support among the ruling class and even members of the Royal Family.Drawing on deep archival research, this is an unforgettable portrait of the ministers, aristocrats and amateur diplomats who, through their actions and inaction, shaped their country's policy and determined the fate of Europe. Both sweeping and intimate, Appeasing Hitler is not only eye-opening history but a timeless lesson on the challenges of standing up to aggression and authoritarianism - and the calamity that results from failing to do so.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Approaching Vietnam from World War Ii Through Dienbienphu
    Approaching Vietnam from World War Ii Through Dienbienphu
    ISBN: 9780393305784
    Title: Approaching Vietnam from World War Ii Through Dienbienphu
    Author: GARDNER LLOYD

    The first Vietnam War, a war of diplomatic maneuver and decisions made from afar, began in 1941, while the fires of World War II raged. With masterly command of documents never before analyzed in a book. Lloyd C. Gardner paints an absorbing picture of the events of that fateful period.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • April Blood: Florence & the Plot Against the Medici
    April Blood: Florence & the Plot Against the Medici
    ISBN: 9780195176094
    Title: April Blood: Florence & the Plot Against the Medici
    Author: MARTINES LAURO


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Aquariums of Pyongyang Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
    Aquariums of Pyongyang Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
    ISBN: 9780465011049
    Title: Aquariums of Pyongyang Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
    Author: CHOL HWAN KANG

    When President George W. Bush sought to understand the grim realities of human rights abuses in North Korea, he and his closest advisers turned to Kang Chol-hwan's harrowing memoir of growing up in a North Korean concentration camp. When he was nine years old, the author-along with members of his family-was sent to the notorious labor camp Yodok, where for ten years he observed frequent public executions and endured forced labor and near-starvation rations. He eventually escaped to South Korea and now, working as a journalist, gives testimony to the atrocities endured by an estimated two hundred thousand North Korean citizens who are still detained in the gulags. Part horror story, part memoir, part political tract, this story of one man's extraordinary personal suffering offers eyewitness proof of the shocking and ongoing abuses perpetrated by the North Korean regime. In a new preface, the author reflects on human rights violations under Kim Jong-il and the ongoing nuclear crisis in North Korea, as well his historic meeting with George W. Bush in the Oval Office in June 2005.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South
    Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South
    ISBN: 9780393314816
    Title: Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South
    Author: WHITE DEBORAH GRAY

    Living with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society. This new edition of reviews and updates the scholarship on slave women and the slave family, exploring new ways of understanding the intersection of race and gender and comparing the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the realities of their lives. Above all, this groundbreaking study shows us how black women experienced freedom in the Reconstruction South - their heroic struggle to gain their rights, hold their families together, resist economic and sexual oppression, and maintain their sense of womanhood against all odds.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
    $29.99
  • Arab Uprisings
    Arab Uprisings
    ISBN: 9780857208859
    Title: Arab Uprisings
    Author: BOWEN JEREMY

    This is an account of the turmoil and uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. It captures the thoughts and feelings of the people involved as the events unfolded, putting these revolutions in their political context, and using them as a prism through which to understand the broader history and landscape of the Middle East.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Arab Uprisings
    Arab Uprisings
    ISBN: 9780857208866
    Title: Arab Uprisings
    Author: BOWEN JEREMY

    Jeremy Bowen has been the BBC's Middle East correspondent for twelve years and has been on the ground for them as the recent revolutions have swept through the region. Realising this as a game-changing moment in the history of the Middle East, The Arab Uprisings captures the thoughts and feelings of the people involved as the events unfolded, putting these revolutions in their political context, and using them as a prism through which to understand the broader history and landscape of the Middle East. The book will look at the world the demonstrators rejected and its Arab dictators.

    The author will examine brutal police states, tribal loyalty and foreign help. The West's response and Israel's too, will form part of the narrative. This is an urgent and authoritative account of the seismic political changes rocking the Middle East, from one of the foremost reporters of our time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Arab World Unbound Tapping into the Power of 350 Million Consumers
    Arab World Unbound Tapping into the Power of 350 Million Consumers
    ISBN: 9781118074510
    Title: Arab World Unbound Tapping into the Power of 350 Million Consumers
    Author: MAHAJAN VIJAY

    An expert's guide to exploring business opportunities in the burgeoning Arab marketplace This groundbreaking book reveals the myriad opportunities presented by the Arab World's market of 350 million consumers, who collectively wield the ninth-largest economy in the world. Based on the author's firsthand research, including hundreds of market visits and more than 600 interviews at companies doing business throughout the region, this book shows how globally interconnected and vibrant the Arab markets are. Through a rich blend of data and anecdotal observations, it chronicles how, by respecting the region's culture and religious norms, hundreds of local and multinational companies and entrepreneurs are creating successful businesses in this large and growing marketplace.

    Hundreds of interviews and illustrative examples peel away stereotypes about Arab consumers to reveal diverse, vibrant and entrepreneurial consumer markets Explains how multinational companies, such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, and Proctor & Gamble, and leading regional companies are working successfully in the Arab nations Shows how Arab entrepreneurs, both men and women, are shaping the regional and global marketplaces Vijay Mahajan, author of two previous award-winning books on emerging markets, is one of the world's most-cited researchers in the business and economics sector As the global marketplace continues to expand, this book offers anyone interested in investing in the Arab world an expert perspective on the boundless business opportunities.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Arabian Sands
    Arabian Sands
    ISBN: 9780141442075
    Title: Arabian Sands
    Author: THESIGER WILFRED

    Arabian Sandsis Wilfred Thesiger’s record of his extraordinary journey through the parched Empty Quarter” of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life—the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets.” In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Arabs a History
    Arabs a History
    ISBN: 9780141024691
    Title: Arabs a History
    Author: ROGAN EUGENE

    Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. Drawing on the writings and eyewitness accounts of those who lived through the tumultuous years of Arab history, The Arabs balances different voices – politicians, intellectuals, students, men and women, poets and novelists, famous, infamous and the completely unknown – to give a rich, complex sense of life over nearly five centuries.Rogan’s book is remarkable for its geographical sweep, covering the Arab world from North Africa through the Arabian Peninsula, and for the depth in which it explores every facet of modern Arab history. Charting the evolution of Arab identity from Ottomanism to Arabism to Islamism, it covers themes including the conflict between national independence and foreign domination, the Arab-Israeli struggle and the peace process, Abdel Nasser and the rise of Arab Nationalism, the political and economic power of oil and the conflict between secular and Islamic values.This multilayered, fascinating and definitive work is the essential guide to understanding the history of the modern Arab world – and its future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Arabs: A 3,000 Year History of Peoples, Tribes & Empires
    Arabs: A 3,000 Year History of Peoples, Tribes & Empires
    ISBN: 9780300180282
    Title: Arabs: A 3,000 Year History of Peoples, Tribes & Empires
    Author: MACKINTOSH-SMITH TIM

    A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone

    This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of the Arabic language, rather than the advent of Islam, Tim Mackintosh-Smith begins his narrative more than a thousand years before Muhammad and focuses on how Arabic, both spoken and written, has functioned as a vital source of shared cultural identity over the millennia.

    Mackintosh-Smith reveals how linguistic developments--from pre-Islamic poetry to the growth of script, Muhammad's use of writing, and the later problems of printing Arabic--have helped and hindered the progress of Arab history, and investigates how, even in today's politically fractured post-Arab Spring environment, Arabic itself is still a source of unity and disunity.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.00
    $69.00
  • Arabs: A History
    Arabs: A History
    ISBN: 9780718196783
    Title: Arabs: A History
    Author: ROGAN EUGENE

    In this definitive history of the modern Arab world, award-winning historian Eugene Rogan draws extensively on Arab sources and texts to place the Arab experience in its crucial historical context for the first time. Tracing five centuries of Arab history, Rogan reveals that there was an age when the Arabs set the rules for the rest of the world. Today, however, the Arab world’s sense of subjection to external powers carries vast consequences for both the region and Westerners who attempt to control it.
    Updated with a new epilogue,The Arabsis an invaluable, groundbreaking work of history.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Arc of Utopia The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution
    Arc of Utopia The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution
    ISBN: 9781780238524
    Title: Arc of Utopia The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution
    Author: CHAMBERLAIN LESLEY

    Although Lenin and his fellow revolutionaries never called themselves Utopians--believing strictly in a science of revolution, they considered Utopians to be merely dreamers--they were enormously inspired by the grand humanitarian aims of the French Revolution of 1789. Taking up this French revolutionary agenda and reinforcing it with German philosophy, Russians formed a beautiful vision in which an imaginary theology blended with a premier role for art.

    Arc of Utopia offers a fresh look at these German philosophical origins of the Russian Revolution. In the book, Lesley Chamberlain explains how influential German philosophers like Kant, Schiller, and Hegel were dazzled by contemporary events in Paris, and how this led a century later to an explosion of art and philosophy in the Russian streets, with a long-repressed people reinventing liberty, equality, and fraternity in their own cultural image. Chamberlain examines how some of the greatest Russian names of the nineteenth-century--from Alexander Herzen to Mikhail Bakunin, Ivan Turgenev to Fyodor Dostoevsky--defined their visions for Russia in relationship to their views on German enthusiasm for revolutionary France.

    With the centenary of the Russian Revolution approaching, Arc of Utopia is an important and timely revisioning of this tumultuous moment in history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Archaeology of Churches
    Archaeology of Churches
    ISBN: 9781848689435
    Title: Archaeology of Churches
    Author: RODWELL WARWICK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $62.00
    $62.00
  • Archaeology of Knowledge
    Archaeology of Knowledge
    ISBN: 9780415287531
    Title: Archaeology of Knowledge
    Author: FOUCAULT MICHEL

    In France, a country that awards its intellectuals the status other countries give their rock stars, Michel Foucault was part of a glittering generation of thinkers, one which also included Sartre, de Beauvoir and Deleuze. One of the great intellectual heroes of the twentieth century, Foucault was a man whose passion and reason were at the service of nearly every progressive cause of his time. From law and order, to mental health, to power and knowledge, he spearheaded public awareness of the dynamics that hold us all in thrall to a few powerful ideologies and interests. Arguably his finest work, Archaeology of Knowledge is a challenging but fantastically rewarding introduction to his ideas.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Archaeology of Religion Cultures & Their Beliefs in Worldwide Context
    Archaeology of Religion Cultures & Their Beliefs in Worldwide Context
    ISBN: 9781598741544
    Title: Archaeology of Religion Cultures & Their Beliefs in Worldwide Context
    Author: SHARON R. STEADMAN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Archaeology of the Pouerua
    Archaeology of the Pouerua
    ISBN: 9781869402921
    Title: Archaeology of the Pouerua
    Author: FUREY & SUTTON & MARSHALL

    This important book on Pacific archaeology studies the extensive pa (native village) site on and around the volcanic cone at Pouerua, Northland, New Zealand. Superbly researched and presented with photographs, maps and figures, this work will be a major reference tool on the archaeology of Polynesia for years to come and will stimulate much academic debate.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Archaeology of the Solomon Islands
    Archaeology of the Solomon Islands
    ISBN: 9780947522537
    Title: Archaeology of the Solomon Islands
    Author: WALTERS RICHARD & SHEPPARD PETER

    Archaeology of the Solomon Islands presents the outcome of 20 years research in the Solomon Islands undertaken jointly by Richard Walter and Peter Sheppard, both leaders in the eld of Pacific archaeology. At the time of first European encounter, the peoples of Melanesia exhibited some of the greatest diversity in language, socio-political organisation and culture expression of any region on earth. This extraordinary diversity attracted scholars and resulted in coastal Melanesia becoming the birthplace of modern anthropology, and yet the area remains one of the least well-documented regions of the Pacific in archaeological terms. This synthesis of Solomon Island archaeology draws together all the research that has taken place in the field over the past 50 years. It takes a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological approach and considers the work of archaeologists, environmental scientists, anthropologists and historians.
At the same time this volume highlights the results of the authors own considerable field research. Until recently, much Pacific archaeological research focused primarily on colonisation events and cultural-ecological interactions. Walter and Sheppard are interested too in the long-term development of diversity in coastal Melanesia and in the evolution of traditional Melanesian societies. As a case study they focus on the Roviana Chiefdom, an aggressive but highly successful polity based around headhunting, slave raiding and ritual violence that dominated the political economy of the Western Province into the early twentieth century. They also integrate the Solomon Islands into ongoing models and debates around Pacific culture - history, including in such key areas as human expansion during the Pleistocene, the spread of Austronesians, Lapita colonisation, the development of food production, the role of exchange systems, the concept and meaning of culture areas, and human impact on landscapes and ecosystems. This fascinating and very readable book is written for an archaeological audience but is also designed to be accessible to all readers interested in Pacific archaeology, anthropology and history. Featuring more than a hundred maps and figures, Archaeology of the Solomon Islands represents a ground-breaking contribution to Pacific archaeology.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Archaeology Very Short Introduction
    Archaeology Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780199657438
    Title: Archaeology Very Short Introduction
    Author: BAHN PAUL

    "Archaeology is rather like a vast, fiendish jigsaw puzzle invented by the devil as an instrument of tantalizing torment, since you don't know how many pieces are missing."
     
    "It takes very special qualities to devote one's life to problems with no attainable solutions and to poking around in dead people's garbage: words like 'nosy', 'masochistic' and 'completely batty' spring readily to mind. This is why eccentricity is a hallmark of the profession."
     
    "Archaeology is an ideal subject in which to become an accomplished bluffer because much of the evidence is so patchy that anyone's guess is as valid as anyone else's. People tend to think that archaeologists spend all their time digging. In fact, not all of them dig, and only a few dig all the time. The bluffer should explain condescendingly that processing and analysing the finds usually takes far longer than the excavation itself, which is therefore just the foreplay, the preliminary stage: the means to an end, not an end in itself."
     
    "Diggers—undergraduates, local convicts or civilian volunteers—are the cannon fodder, usually providing all the sweaty labour and kept in a state of blissful ignorance about what they are doing and why. Amazingly, some even pay money to be treated this way. Their basic task often appears to be to move dirt from one place to another, occasionally sieving it into different sizes before dumping it."
     
    "Most archaeologists will wax lyrical about their passion for the past. Don't believe a word of it: as a good bluffer you should be able to recognize self-serving nonsense at 20 paces."


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Archaeology: The Whole Story
    Archaeology: The Whole Story
    ISBN: 9780500292761
    Title: Archaeology: The Whole Story
    Author: DURRANI NADIA ; BAHN PAUL


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!: a World Without World War I
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!: a World Without World War I
    ISBN: 9781137278531
    Title: Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!: a World Without World War I
    Author: LEBOW RICHARD NED

    The Great War claimed nearly 40 million lives and set the stage for World War II, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. One hundred years later, historians are beginning to recognize how unnecessary it was. In Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!, acclaimed political psychologist Richard Ned Lebow examines the chain of events that led to war and what could reasonably have been done differently to avoid it. In this highly original and intellectually challenging book, he constructs plausible worlds, some better, some worse, that might have developed. He illustrates them with what-if biographies of politicians, scientists, religious leaders, artists, painters, and writers, sports figures, and celebrities, including scenarios where: there is no Israel; neither John Kennedy nor Barack Obama become president; Curt Flood, not Jackie Robinson, integrates baseball; Satchmo and many Black jazz musicians leave for Europe, where jazz blends with klezmer; nuclear research is internationalized and all major countries sign a treaty outlawing the development of atomic weapons; Britain and Germany are entrapped in a Cold War that threatens to go nuclear; and much more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $73.00
    $73.00
  • Archipelago: Italy Since 1945
    Archipelago: Italy Since 1945
    ISBN: 9781408827246
    Title: Archipelago: Italy Since 1945
    Author: FOOT JOHN

    A sparkling history of Italy from the post-war to the present by renowned historian John FootItaly emerged from the Second World War in ruins. Divided, invaded and economically broken, it was a nation that some claimed had ceased to exist. By the 1960s, Italy could boast the fastest-growing economy in the world, as rural society disappeared almost overnight. In The Archipelago, acclaimed historian John Foot chronicles Italy's tumultuous history from the post-war period to the present. From the silent assimilation of fascists into society after 1945 to the troubling reign of Silvio Berlusconi, and from the artistic peak of neorealist cinema to the celebration of Italy's 150th birthday in 2011, he examines both the corrupt and celebrated sides of the country. While often portrayed as a failed state on the margins of Europe, Italy has instead been at the centre of innovation and change - a political laboratory. Through stories of trials, TV programmes, songs and football matches, moments of violence and beauty, epochal social transformation and suffocating continuities, this new history tells the fascinating story of a country always marked by scandal but with the constant ability to re-invent itself. Comprising original research and lively insights, The Archipelago chronicles the crises and modernisations of over seventy years of post-war Italy, from its fields, factories, squares and housing estates to the political intrigue of Rome.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Archipelago: Italy Since 1945
    Archipelago: Italy Since 1945
    ISBN: 9781408893142
    Title: Archipelago: Italy Since 1945
    Author: FOOT JOHN

    'An enjoyable, highly readable history that manages to bring murky, often fiendishly complex events into the light' Sunday TimesItaly emerged from the Second World War in ruins. Divided, invaded and economically broken, it was a nation that some claimed had ceased to exist. By the 1960s, Italy could boast the fastest-growing economy in the world, as rural society disappeared almost overnight. In The Archipelago, acclaimed historian John Foot chronicles Italy's tumultuous history from the post-war period to the present. From the silent assimilation of fascists into society after 1945 to the artistic peak of neorealist cinema, he examines both the corrupt and celebrated sides of the country. While often portrayed as a failed state on the margins of Europe, Italy has instead been at the centre of innovation and change - a political laboratory. This new history tells the fascinating story of a country always marked by scandal but with the constant ability to re-invent itself. Comprising original research and lively insights, The Archipelago chronicles the crises and modernisations of over seventy years of post-war Italy, from its fields, factories, squares and housing estates to the political intrigue of Rome.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
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