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Tragedy and Hope

By: /Quigley, Carroll

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Seller ID: 9780945001102

ISBN: 094500110X

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Shadow of the Sun

By: Africa/Kapuscinski, Ryszard

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Publisher: 11/2/2011

Seller ID: 9780679454915

ISBN: 0679454918

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Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error that Transformed

By: Alder, Ken

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Publisher: FREE PR: 6/16/2012

Seller ID: 9780743216760

ISBN: 0743216768

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In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way north to Dunkirk, while Pierre-Francois-Andre Mechain voyaged south to Barcelona. Their mission was to measure the world, and their findings would help define the meter as one ten-millionth of the distance between the pole and the equator -- a standard that would be used "for all people, for all time." "The Measure of All Things" is the astonishing tale of one of history's greatest ... View more info

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1789: The Threshold of the Modern Age

By: Andress, David

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Seller ID: 9780374100131

ISBN: 0374100136

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The world in 1789 stood on the edge of a unique transformation. At the end of an unprecedented century of progress, the fates of three nations--France; the nascent United States; and their common enemy, Britain--lay interlocked. France, a nation bankrupted by its support for the American Revolution, wrestled to seize the prize of citizenship from the ruins of the old order. Disaster loomed for the United States, too, as it struggled, in the face of crippling debt and inter-state rivalries, to forge the constitutional amendments that would become known as the Bill of Rights. Britain, a count... View more info

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Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination

By: Appleby, Joyce

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393239515

ISBN: 0393239519

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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, countless seafarers poured out of the Iberian Peninsula and wider Europe in search of spices, treasure, and land. Many returned with strange tales of the New World. Curiosity began to percolate through Europe as the New World's people, animals, and plants ruptured prior assumptions about the biblical description of creation. The Church, long fearful of challenges to its authority, could no longer su... View more info

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History of Private Life: volume 4: From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War

By: Aries, Philippe & Duby, George

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 8/22/2013

Seller ID: 0674399781

ISBN: 0674399781

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History of Private Life, A: volume 2: Revelations of the Medieval World

By: Aries, Philippe/Duby, Georges

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Publisher: 3/25/2013

Seller ID: 86-18286

ISBN: 86-18286

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History of Private Life: volume 1: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium

By: Aries, Philippe/Duby, Georges

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 3/25/2013

Seller ID: 0674399749

ISBN: 0674399749

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First of the widely celebrated and sumptuously illustrated series, this book reveals in intimate detail what life was really like in the ancient world. Behind the vast panorama of the pagan Roman empire, the reader discovers the intimate daily lives of citizens and slaves from concepts of manhood and sexuality to marriage and the family, the roles of women, chastity and contraception, techniques of childbirth, homosexuality, religion, the meaning of virtue, and the separation of private and public spaces. The emergence of Christianity in the West and the triumph of Christian morality w... View more info

History of Private Life: volume 3: Passions of the Renaissance

By: Aries, Philippe/Duby, Georges

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Publisher: 8/22/2013

Seller ID: 0674399773

ISBN: 0674399773

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Readers interested in history, and in the development of the modern sensibility, will relish this large-scale yet intimately detailed examination of the blossoming of the ordinary and extraordinary people of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. This third in the popular five-volume series celebrates the emergence of individualism and the manifestations of a burgeoning self-consciousness over three centuries. View more info

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Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours

By: Arikha, Noga

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Seller ID: 9780060731168

ISBN: 0060731168

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The humours--blood, phlegm, black bile, and choler--were substances thought to circulate within the body and determine a person's health, mood, and character. For example, an excess of black bile was considered a cause of melancholy. The theory of humours remained an inexact but powerful tool for centuries, surviving scientific changes and offering clarity to physicians.This one-of-a-kind book follows the fate of these variable and invisible fluids from their Western origin in ancient Greece to their present-day versions. It traces their persistence from medical guidebooks of the past to... View more info

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Cultures of the West A History Volume Two: Since 1350

By: Backman, Clifford R

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195388916

ISBN: 0195388917

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The Cultures of the West: A History focuses on the ways in which the major ideas and passions of Western culture developed, internally, and how they interacted with the broader world-for good and for ill. The development of such key ideas as religion, science, and philosophy form the central narrative of this book. The Cultures of the West stands apart from other textbooks in a variety of ways, the first being thematic unity. What did people think and believe, throughout our history, about human nature, the right way to live, God, the best forms of government, or the meaning of human life?... View more info

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Map Book

By: Barber, Peter ed

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Publisher: FRANK R WALKER CO (IL): 4/6/2015

Seller ID: 9780802714749

ISBN: 0802714749

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From Dawn to Decadence 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life

By: Barzun, Jacques

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Publisher: 5/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780060175863

ISBN: 0060175869

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Highly regarded here and abroad for some thirty works of cultural history and criticism, master historian Jacques Barzun has now set down in one continuous narrative the sum of his discoveries and conclusions about the whole of Western culture since 1500.In this account, Barzun describes what Western Man wrought from the Renaisance and Reformation down to the present in the double light of its own time and our pressing concerns. He introduces characters and incidents with his unusual literary style and grace, bringing to the fore those that have "Puritans as Democrats," "The Monarch's R... View more info

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From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present

By: Barzun, Jacques

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 3/8/2014

Seller ID: 9780060928834

ISBN: 0060928832

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Highly regarded here and abroad for some thirty works of cultural history and criticism, master historian Jacques Barzun has now set down in one continuous narrative the sum of his discoveries and conclusions about the whole of Western culture since 1500.In this account, Barzun describes what Western Man wrought from the Renaisance and Reformation down to the present in the double light of its own time and our pressing concerns. He introduces characters and incidents with his unusual literary style and grace, bringing to the fore those that have "Puritans as Democrats," "The Monarch's R... View more info

From Dawn to Decadence

By: Barzun, Jacques

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Publisher: 11/10/2011

Seller ID: 9780965365109

ISBN: 0965365107

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Enterprise in Oil a History of Shell Oil

By: Beaton, Kendall

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: B000UDKH96

ISBN: B000UDKH96

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Empire of Cotton: A Global History

By: Beckert, Sven

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Publisher: 6/24/2016

Seller ID: 9780375713965

ISBN: 0375713964

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Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times

By: Bentley, Jerry H.

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195076400

ISBN: 0195076400

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City of Falling Angels

By: Berendt, John

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Publisher: 6/9/2012

Seller ID: 9781594200618

ISBN: 1594200610

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Against the Gods : The Remarkable Story of Risk

By: Bernstein, Peter L.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC:

Seller ID: 9780471295631

ISBN: 0471295639

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A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." -The New York Times "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." -The Wall Street Journal "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." -Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." -The Economist " A] challenging book, one that ma... View more info