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A Concise History of South Africa

by Robert Ross

<p>Lays emphasis on the continuing influence of the country's African heritage whilst also chronicling the processes of colonial conquest and of economic development stemming from the industrial revolution. This is followed by an analysis of the

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A Concise History of Spain

by William D. Phillips, Jr & Carla Rahn Phillips

<p>The rich cultural and political life of Spain has emerged from its complex history, from the diversity of its peoples, and from continual contact with outside influences. This updated edition traces that history from prehistoric times to the ...

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A Concise History of the Caribbean

by B. W. Higman

<p>A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous ...

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A Concise History of the New Deal

by Jason Scott Smith

<p>During the 1930s, Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal carried out a program of dramatic reform to counter the unprecedented failures of the market economy exposed by the Great Depression. Contrary to the views of today's conservative critics, ...

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A Concise History of the World

by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

<p>This book tells the story of humankind as producers and reproducers from the Paleolithic to the present. Renowned social and cultural historian Merry Wiesner-Hanks brings a new perspective to world history by examining social and cultural ...

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A Critical Introduction to Khomeini

by Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

<p>As the architect of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini remains one of the most inspirational and enigmatic figures of the twentieth century. The revolution placed Iran at the forefront of Middle East politics and the Islamic ...

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A Critical Introduction to Mao

by Timothy Cheek

<p>Mao Zedong's political career spanned more than half a century. The ideas he championed transformed one of the largest nations on earth and inspired revolutionary movements across the world. Even today Mao lives on in China, where he is ...

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A Cultural History of Firearms in the Age of Empire

by Karen Jones

<p>Firearms have been studied by imperial historians mainly as means of human destruction and material production. Yet firearms have always been invested with a whole array of additional social and symbolical meanings. By placing these meanings ...

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A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250–1820

by John K. Thornton

<p>A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250–1820 explores the idea that strong links exist in the histories of Africa, Europe and North and South America. John K. Thornton provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the Atlantic ...

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A Culture of Freedom

Ancient Greece and the Origins of Europe

by Christian Meier

<p>Historians and President of the German Academy for Language and Literature in Darmstadt and in 2003 received thee prestigious Jacob Grimm prize for German literature. culture so special? A Culture of Freedom attempts to answer this question -

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A Dance with the Dragon

The Vanished World of Peking's Foreign Colony

by Julia Boyd

<p>With its wild, dissolute, extravagant group of fossil hunters and philosophers, diplomats, dropouts, writers and explorers, missionaries, artists and refugees, Peking's foreign community in the early 20th century was as exotic as the city ...

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A Degenerate World

by Jerzy Jedlicki

<p>Modernism and pessimism seem to go hand in hand. What are the sources of the historical pessimism we see in the legions of writers and thinkers over the past three centuries who saw modern civilization as degenerate and despicable, happily ...

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A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar in the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century, by Duarte Barbosa, a Portuguese

by Henry E.J. Stanley

<p>Translated from an Early Spanish Manuscript in the Barcelona Library, with Notes and a Preface from the Text written c. 1514. For a revised edition, see Second Series 44, 49. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first ...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

by Christopher Riches & Jan Palmowski

<p>This authoritative dictionary provides informative and analytical entries on the most important people, organizations, events, movements, and ideas that have shaped the world we live in. Covering the period from 1900 to the present day, this ...

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A Disastrous History Of The World

Chronicles of war, earthquake, plague and flood

by John Withington

<p>Tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, bird flu, international terrorism - the world seems to get more dangerous by the day. Or does it? John Withington's disturbing yet fascinating new book describes the worst things that have happened on Earth from

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A Distant Mirror

The Calamitous 14th Century

by Barbara Tuchman

<p>The fourteenth century was a time of fabled crusades and chivalry, glittering cathedrals and grand castles. It was also a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague.</p> <p>Here, Barbara Tuchman masterfully reveals

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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

by Barbara Tuchman

The fourteenth century was a time of fabled crusades and chivalry, glittering cathedrals and grand castles. It was also a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague.<BR><BR>Here, Barbara Tuchman<i><b> ...

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A Fistful of Shells

West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution

by Toby Green

<p><strong>'Astonishing, staggering' Ben Okri, <em>Daily Telegraph</em></strong></p> <p><strong>A groundbreaking new history that will transform our view of West Africa</strong></p> <p>By the time of the 'Scramble for Africa' in the late ...

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A Foot in the River

Why Our Lives Change and the Limits of Evolution

by Felipe Fern&aacute;ndez-Armesto

The way we live - our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values - are changing ever faster and faster than ever. The effects can be dislocating, baffling, sometimes terrifying. Why? How can we get off the whirligig?

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A Forgotten Man

The Life and Death of John Lodwick

by Geoffrey Elliott

<p>John Lodwick (1916-1959) was one of the great novelists of the early twentieth century. Yet his novels, and indeed his own extraordinary life story, have been virtually lost to the mists of time. Geoffrey Elliott here, for the first time, ...

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