• Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings
    Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings
    ISBN: 9780500292075
    Title: Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings
    Author: MANCO JEAN

    This paradigm-shifting book paints a spirited portrait of a restless people that challenges our established ways of looking at Europe s past. The story is more complex than at first believed, with new evidence suggesting that the European gene pool was stirred vigorously multiple times. Genetic clues are also enhancing our understanding of European mobility in epochs with written records, including the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, the spread of the Slavs, and the adventures of the Vikings Now brought completely up to date with all the latest findings from the fast-moving fields of genetics, DNA, and dating, Jean Manco s highly readable account weaves multiple strands of evidence into a startling new history of the continent, of interest to anyone who wants to truly understand Europeans place in the ancient world. "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Ancient Assyria: a Very Short Introduction
    Ancient Assyria: a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780198715900
    Title: Ancient Assyria: a Very Short Introduction
    Author: RADNER KAREN

    Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. In this Very Short Introduction, Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC. Since the archaeological rediscovery of Assyria in the mid-19th century, its cities have been excavated extensively in Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Israel, with further sites in Iran, Lebanon, and Jordan providing important information. The Assyrian Empire was one of the most geographically vast, socially diverse, multicultural, and multi-ethnic states of the early first millennium BC. Using archaeological records, Radner provides insights into the lives of the inhabitants of the kingdom, highlighting the diversity of human experiences in the Assyrian Empire.
    ABOUT THE SERIES:
    The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Ancient Egypt: on Five Deben a Day
    Ancient Egypt: on Five Deben a Day
    ISBN: 9780500251485
    Title: Ancient Egypt: on Five Deben a Day
    Author: RYAN DONALD P.

    Egyptologist Donald Ryan guides the time-travelling tourist on a journey up the Nile in 1250 B.C., and en route he offers useful advice on everything from deciphering hieroglyphics to mummifying household pets.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Sobekmose
    Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Sobekmose
    ISBN: 9780500051887
    Title: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Papyrus of Sobekmose
    Author: O'ROURKE PAUL F (TRANS, INTRO ETC)


    The Book of the Dead of Sobekmose, in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, is one of the most important surviving examples of ancient Egyptian Books of the Dead. Such "books"--actually papyrus scrolls--were composed of traditional funerary texts, including magic spells, which were thought to assist the deceased on their journeys into the afterlife. The ancient Egyptians believed in an underworld fraught with dangers that needed to be carefully navigated, from the familiar, such as snakes and scorpions, to the extraordinary: lakes of fire to cross, animal-headed demons to pass, and the ritual Weighing of the Heart, whose outcome determined whether or not the deceased would be born again into the afterlife for eternity.


    Virtually all of the existing published translations of material from the Book of the Dead corpus are compilations of various texts drawn from a number of sources, and many translations are available only in excerpt form. This publication is the first to offer a continuous English translation of a single, extensive, major text from beginning to end in the order in which it was composed. This new translation not only represents a great step forward in the study of these texts but also grants modern readers a direct encounter with what can seem a remote and alien, though no less fascinating, civilization.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Ancient Guide to Modern Life
    Ancient Guide to Modern Life
    ISBN: 9781846683244
    Title: Ancient Guide to Modern Life
    Author: HAYNES NATALIE

    With her humor, wit, and a deeply insightful eye to the topic of reexamining our classical past to have a richer present, comedienne Haynes seamlessly pulls history into the forefront of modern times.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Ancient Magic: Practical Guide to Spells, Potions, & Power
    Ancient Magic: Practical Guide to Spells, Potions, & Power
    ISBN: 9780500052075
    Title: Ancient Magic: Practical Guide to Spells, Potions, & Power
    Author: MATYSZAK PHILIP

    In the ancient world, magic was everywhere. The supernatural abounded, turning flowers into fruit and caterpillars into butterflies. In a time before scientists studied weather patterns and figured out what caused the Earth's most mysterious phenomena, it was magic that packed a cloud full of energy until it exploded with thunderbolts. It was everyday magic, but it was still magical.In Ancient Magic, author Philip Matyszak ushers readers into that world, showing how ancient Greeks and Romans concocted love potions and cast curses, how they talked to the dead and protected themselves from evil spirits. He takes readers to a world where gods interacted with humans and where people could not only talk to spirits and deities, but could themselves become divine.Ancient Magic presents us with a new understanding of the role of magic, combining a classical historiography with a practical how-to guide. Using a wide array of sources and lavish illustrations, this book offers an engaging and accessible way into the supernatural for all.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Ancient Roman Gardens
    Ancient Roman Gardens
    ISBN: 9780752464435
    Title: Ancient Roman Gardens
    Author: FARRAR LINDA

    Linda Farrar is a classicist and archaeologist with a special interest in gardening and garden history. With this book, she offers the first comprehensive account of gardens in the ancient Roman world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Ancient Rome An Illustrated History
    Ancient Rome An Illustrated History
    ISBN: 9780754834205
    Title: Ancient Rome An Illustrated History
    Author: RODGERS NIGEL

    The legacy of Ancient Rome shapes the world we inhabit today. The history of Rome - as a tiny primitive kingdom, as an ever-growing republic, as a world-ruling empire dominating the known world - is still influential. The first half of this book focuses on the political and military history of Rome. The assassination of Julius Caesar, Nero fiddling while Rome burns, the building of Hadrian's Wall - the truth behind these and many other events are revealed in this account of the rise and fall of a mighty empire. The second part of the book focuses on Rome's influence on the development of world art, architecture and society. Detailed drawings of the Colosseum and other World Heritage buildings reveal Roman techniques and architectural styles. Ancient letters, records and artworks are used to show how real people lived and worked during one of the cultural peaks of world history. With its magnificent combination of photographs, plans and illustrations, and an authoritative and absorbing text, this is the perfect reference guide for any student of history, archaeology and the classical world. It will provide inspiration for anyone planning to visit Italy or other sites in the once-great Roman Empire.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day
    Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day
    ISBN: 9780500293768
    Title: Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day
    Author: MATYSZAK PHILIP

    Here is an informative and entertaining guide to everything that any tourist needs for a journey back in time to ancient Rome in AD 200. You need only pack your imagination and a toothbrush - this guide provides the rest, describing all the best places to stay and shop, what to do, and what to avoid. Brought to life with wonderful computergenerated reconstructions of ancient Rome, this highly original, witty book will appeal to tourists, armchair travellers and history buffs.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Ancient Wonderings: a Tale of Obsessions With Prehistoric Britain
    Ancient Wonderings: a Tale of Obsessions With Prehistoric Britain
    ISBN: 9780008175207
    Title: Ancient Wonderings: a Tale of Obsessions With Prehistoric Britain
    Author: CANTON JAMES


    Take a journey into our ancient past. Explore a long-lost landscape and gradually discover the minds, beliefs and cultural practices of those souls who lived on these lands thousands of years before you.


    Travelling the length and breadth of Britain, James Canton immerses himself in the landscape, chasing those physical obsessions of prehistory which prove so revealing to us today: stone circles, flint arrowheads, sacred stones, gold, tin, and a lost Roman road. He explores the wonders of the natural world which occupied ancient minds: the night sky, shooting stars, the rising and setting sun. And he wanders to the furthest reaches of our islands to seek the remnants left by our ancestors, weaving a gentle, beautiful tale of discovery: from an undeciphered Pictish stone north of Aberdeen to the first footsteps on the edge of an Ice Age land in the North Sea.


    As Canton walks the terrain, familiarising himself with the geography, geomorphology and geology, he tells this captivating story of stepping into the past, of journeying across Britain's wildest lands on a trail of prehistoric worlds. The shadows of these worlds extend into our modern world, showing that our minds are very similar to the minds of our ancestors who lived here before us. By unearthing the secrets of our ancient past we begin to realise what it is, what it has ever been, to be human.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Ancient World: Ideas in Profile
    Ancient World: Ideas in Profile
    ISBN: 9781781254202
    Title: Ancient World: Ideas in Profile
    Author: TONER JERRY

    Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big TopicsThis introduction to the ancient world, part of the Ideas in Profile series, covers all its different cultures, from the million people crammed into Rome to the Jews and Syrians who refused to be Romanised. Jerry Toner shows what can be learnt from new approaches to ancient history, from analysing the bones of the dead in Pompeii or assessing the impact of environmental change, and considers how we can discover what it was like to live back then. He looks at every period, not just classical Athens and Republican Rome, but the Hellenistic kingdoms that followed Alexander and the Christian-dominated later Roman Empire. Greece and Rome, he argues, must be fitted into the global history of their day: what did Persians think of Greeks and how does the Roman empire stack up to China's? With vivid examples and animation from award-winning Cognitive at every stage, this is the ideal introduction to the ancient world for general readers and students.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Ancient Worlds: an Epic History of East & West
    Ancient Worlds: an Epic History of East & West
    ISBN: 9780099592082
    Title: Ancient Worlds: an Epic History of East & West
    Author: SCOTT MICHAEL


    'A bold and imaginative page-turner that challenges ideas about the world of antiquity.' Peter Frankopan (The Silk Roads)


    'This vivid and engaging book brings to life some of the most important moments in ancient history, moments that have shaped not only the politics and culture of bygone eras, but the institutions, thoughts and fantasies of our time.' Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens)

    'As panoramic as it is learned, this is ancient history for our globalised world.' Tom Holland (Dynasty, Rubicon)

    Acclaimed historian and TV presenter Michael Scott guides us through an epic story spanning ten centuries to create a bold new reading of the classical era for our globalised world.


    Scott challenges our traditionally western-focused perception of the past, connecting Greco-Roman civilisation to the great rulers and empires that swept across Central Asia to India and China - resulting in a truly global vision of ancient history.


    With stunning range and richness Ancient Worlds illustrates how the great powers and characters of antiquity shared ambitions and crises, ways of thinking and forms of governing: connections that only grew stronger over the centuries as political systems evolved, mighty armies clashed, universal religions were born and our modern world was foreshadowed.


    Scott focuses on three epochal 'moments' across the ancient globe, and their profound wider significance: from 509-8 BCE (birth of Athenian democracy and Rome's republic, also the age of Confucius's teachings in China); to 218 BCE (when Hannibal of Carthage challenged Rome and China saw its first emperor); to 312 CE, when Constantine sought to impose Christianity on the Roman world even as Buddhism was pervading China via the vast trading routes we now know as the 'Silk Roads.'


    A major work of global history, Michael Scott's enthralling journey challenges the way we think about our past, re-draws the map of the classical age to reveal its hidden connections, and shows us how ancient history has lessons for our own times.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Ancient Worlds: the Search for the Origins of Western Civilisation
    Ancient Worlds: the Search for the Origins of Western Civilisation
    ISBN: 9780241951361
    Title: Ancient Worlds: the Search for the Origins of Western Civilisation
    Author: MILES RICHARD

    Across the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta, awe-inspiring, monstrous ruins are scattered across the landscape - vast palaces, temples, fortresses, shattered statues of ancient gods, carvings praising the eternal power of long-forgotten dynasties. These ruins - the remainder of thousands of years of human civilization - are both inspirational in their grandeur, and terrible in that their once teeming centres of population were all ultimately destroyed and abandoned.In this major book, Richard Miles recreates these extraordinary cities, ranging from the Euphrates to the Roman Empire, to understand the roots of human civilization. His challenge is to make us understand that the cities which define culture, religion and economic success and which are humanity's greatest invention, have always had a cruel edge to them, building systems that have provided both amazing opportunities and back-breaking hardship.This exhilarating book is both a pleasure to read and a challenge to us all to think about our past - and about the present.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • 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.

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    Price: $43.00
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  • 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


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    Price: $53.00
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  • 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.

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    Price: $32.00
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes & Empires
    Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes & Empires
    ISBN: 9780300251630
    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: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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