History

Richard Hingley here asks the questions: What is Romanization? Was Rome the first global culture? Romanization has been represented as a simple progression from barbarism to civilization. Roman forms in architecture, coinage, language and literature came to dominate the world from Britain to Syri...

In a little over two centuries, America has grown from a regional power to a superpower, and to what is today called a hyperpower. But can America retain its position as the world’s dominant power, or has it already begun to decline? Historians have debated the rise and fall of empires for centur...

The Seven Years War was a global contest between the two superpowers of eighteenth century Europe, France and Britain.

Winston Churchill called it "the first World War." Neither side could afford to lose advantage in any part of the world, and the decisive battles of the war ranged from Fo...

Surveys classical mythology, discussing the relationship between Greek and Roman myths, and describes the life and exploits of the god Zeus.

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From back cover - "From Tintagel and tin-mining to saints and slave markets, from alcohol and King Arthur to boat burials and beavers - here are the realities of life in the sixth century A.D. Based squarely on archaeological and historical evidence, this window on the mysterious world of the Dar...

Dramatically converted on the stormy seas, a slave-trader-turned-abolitionist penned the best-loved hymn of the Christian faith. A church father was arrested and martyred for teaching the truth about Christ's incarnation. Captured by pirates and shipped off to Ireland, a priest baptized thousands...

Nostalgic photos capture how America reached the peak of its power in the 1950s. The United States became a world leader in business, technology, and health care. The nation experienced a baby boom. Yet, not all was well.

U.S. troops fought to a deadlock in Korea. The Soviet Union took an ...

'Temples, Tithes, and Taxes' explores possible ways in which the Jerusalem temple followed the other temples in the greater Ancient Near East over the ages in terms of its impact upon the economics of the country, both during the monarchy and the Persian period.

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*This electronic edition is an abridged version of the original 1548pp book. All the original text is included, along with a wealth of carefully selected examples from the several hundred pages of timetables and advertisements.* Following its bestselling edition of Bradshaw’s Handbook 1863, Old H...

In Indian Territory the Civil War is a story best told through shades of gray rather than black and white or heroes and villains. Since neutrality appeared virtually impossible, the vast majority of territory residents chose a side, doing so for myriad reasons and not necessarily out of affection...

Economy, Polity and Society and its companion volume History, Religion and Culture aim to bring together new essays by many of the leading intellectual historians of the period. The essays in Economy, Polity and Society begin by addressing aspects of the eighteenth-century attempt, particularly i...

This illustrated narrative history, spanning the rise of the Iron Curtain and the collapse of the Berlin Wall, is the companion the major 24-episode documentary airing on CNN, and around the world, beginning in the fall of 1998. 600 illustrations, 100 in color. 7 maps.

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When Columbus first returned to Spain from the Caribbean, he dazzled King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with exotic parrots, tropical flowers, and bits of gold. Inspired by the promise of riches, count seafarers poured out of the Iberian Peninsula and wider Europe in search of spices, treasure, an...

It's a tired but true clichE that every American Vice President is just a heartbeat away from the most powerful job in the world -- a job they've often never really interviewed for.

Who are these people? Over more than 200 years, the American voters have sent a platoon of rogues, cowards, ...

Ariel Sharon, Israel's former Prime Minister, was perhaps one of the most controversial public figures in the Mideast. He was born in 1928 in a moshav—an agricultural community in which, unlike a kibbutz, residents own their own property—and was raised by parents who were not only ardent Zionists...

Not Out of Africa has sparked widespread debate over the teaching of revisionist history in schools and colleges. Was Socrates black? Did Aristotle steal his ideas from the library in Alexandria? Do we owe the underlying tenets of our democratic

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This is an ex-library book with 2 stamps, 2 labels and a plastic cover. It is in sound condition but the top of the flyleaf has been torn - hence price.

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The Washoe Indians called it Tah-ve, an unfathomable liquid sapphire set in a 500 square-mile watershed of alpine snow and ice. Too deep and vast to freeze, Lake Tahoe's waters have, over time, reflected pristine forests, barren hillsides littered with slash and sawdust, managed restoration, and ...