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Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

by Ian McLean Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
06/2016
ISBN:
9780691171333
Format:
Pb+ 312 pages

How did Australia attain the world's highest living standards within a few decades of European settlement? And how has the nation...

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Anglo-Saxon World

by Nicholas Higham and Martin Ryan Yale University Press
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9780300216134
Format:
Pb+ 496 pages

The Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western...

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Under the Black Flag: At the Frontier of the New Jihad

by Sami Moubayed I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9781784533083
Format:
Pbk 256 pages

The Islamic State movement (ISIS/IS) burst onto the world stage in 2014. From its heartland in Syria, where it arose from the...

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Revolting Remedies from the Middle Ages

by Daniel Wakelin Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9781851244768
Format:
Hbk 112 pages

For a zitty face. Take urine eight days old and heat it over the fire; wash your face with it morning and night. In...

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Empire of Civilization: The Evolution of an Imperial Idea

by Brett Bowden University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9780226142401
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

The term 'civilization'; comes with considerable baggage, dichotomizing people, cultures, and histories as and ldquo;civilized...

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Maps: Finding Our Place in the World

by James R Akerman and Robert W Karrow Jr University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
10/2007
ISBN:
9780226010755
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

Maps are universal forms of communication, easily understood and appreciated regardless of culture or language. This book introduces...

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Last Vikings: The Epic Story of the Great Norse Voyagers

by Kirsten A Seaver I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
10/2014
ISBN:
9781784530570
Format:
Pbk 304 pages

Late in the tenth century, the Norse Vikings embarked on a voyage of no return. Leaving Iceland first for Greenland, from there...

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Aleppo: The Rise and Fall of Syria’s Great Merchant City

by Philip Mansel I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
03/2016
ISBN:
9781784534615
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

Aleppo lies in ruins, a casualty of Syria’s brutal civil war. Its streets are cloaked in darkness, its population scattered, its...

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Greek Tragedies 1: Aeschylus: Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound; Sophocles: Oedipus the King, Antigone; Euripides: Hippolytus

by David Grene, Glenn Most, Richmond Lattimore and Mark Griffith University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
04/2013
ISBN:
9780226035284
Format:
Pb+ 336 pages

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that...

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Archaeology of Ancient Israel

by Amnon Ben-Tor and R Greenberg Yale University Press
Pub Date:
02/1994
ISBN:
9780300059199
Format:
Pbk 419 pages

For over one hundred years archaeologists have explored the land of Israel, investigating such fascinating topics as the migrations...

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Brutus: The Noble Conspirator

by Kathryn Tempest Yale University Press
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9780300180091
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

A compelling new portrait of Marcus Brutus delves behind the ancient evidence to set aside the myths that surround the ancient...

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Machiavelli: A Portrait

by Christopher S Celenza Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
01/2015
ISBN:
9780674416123
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

“Machiavellian” - used to describe the ruthless cunning of the power-obsessed and the pitiless - is never meant as a compliment....

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Scottish Family Tree Detective: Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland

by Rosemary Bigwood Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
11/2006
ISBN:
9780719071850
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

This is a practical, user-friendly guide to researching your family history in Scotland. Its aim is to provide sign-posts to the...

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From Mesopotamia to Iraq: A Concise History

by Hans J Nissen and Peter Heine University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
09/2009
ISBN:
9780226586649
Format:
Pb+ 192 pages

The recent reopening of Iraq’s National Museum attracted worldwide attention, underscoring the country’s dual image as both the...

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Religion in Ancient Egypt: Gods, Myths, and Personal Practice

by Byron E Shafer, John Baines, Leonard H Lesko and David P Silverman Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
06/1991
ISBN:
9780801497865
Format:
Pb+ 232 pages

Meeting the need for an up-to-date English-language survey, this informative and accessible book will be welcomed by Egyptologists...

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