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  • The Annals (Dover Value Editions)

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    "The first writer in the world, without a single exception," declared Thomas Jefferson of Tacitus, proclaiming this book "a compound of history and morality of which we have no other example." The ancient historian wrote this vital chronicle of Imperial Rome during the great civilization's decline. It spans A.D. 14-68, painting incisive psychological portraits of the era's major figures.Tacitus held high offices in the Roman government, allowing him firsthand views of the emperors and the effects of their tyranny. His chronicle begins with the death of Augustus and relates the moral decline and rampant civil unrest during the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero. He also discusses in detail the period's many military campaigns. Masterful in his handling of dramatic narrative and trenchant in his discourse, Tacitus is the model historian. The Annals not only records the past but also re-creates it for modern readers.
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  • Indians and Europe (An Interdisciplinary Collection of Essays)

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    North American Indians have fired the imaginations of Europeans for the past five hundred years. This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection of essays offers the extended look at the complicated, changing relationship between European and Native people., North American Indians have fired the imaginations of Europeans for the past five hundred years. The Native populations of North America have served a variety of European cultural and emotional needs, ranging from noble savage role models for Old World civilization to a more sympathetic portrayal as subjugated victims of American imperialism. This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection of essays offers the first in-depth, extended look at the complicated, changing relationship between European and Native peoples. The contributors explore three aspects of this relationship: Why and how did the cultures and histories of Europeans enable Native peoples to become absorbed into the reality of the Old World? What happened in actual encounters between American Indian visitors and their European hosts? How did continued and increased interaction between Indians and Europeans affect established imagery and preconceptions on both sides? Christian Feest is the editor of European Review of Native American Studies and is currently a professor at the Institut fur Historische Ethnologie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat. His books include Peoples of the Twilight: European Views on Native Minnesota, 1823-1862., "Indians and Europe is a handsome collection of essays, lavishly and fascinatingly illustrated, that examines the interaction between Europe and Native American Indians, from early times when the Indians were barely a credited myth, through various stages in the relationship from fascination to fear, hatred, contempt and finally--on the part of Europeans--guilt at the near genocide that was the eventual fate of so many Indian cultures. Not least of the vast study's virtues is that it gives as much attention to the Indians' view of Europe and the Europeans as to the more familiar Eurocentric picture."--History Today, Oct 1999 "A valuable and welcome collection of carefully edited essays that offer a wealth of detail, raise serious questions as to the nature of indigenous realities, and highlight the confrontation of the Western mind with the prey of its colonizing conquests."--American Indian Culture and Research Journal., Christian Feest is the editor of "European Review of Native American Studies" and is currently a professor at the Institut fur Historische Ethnologie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat. His books include "Peoples of the Twilight: European Views on Native Minnesota, 1823-1862.", The author's other works include "Peoples of the Twilight: European Views on Native Minnesota, 1823-1862."
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  • Russia and the South Pacific, 1696-1840: Southern and Eastern Polynesia v. 2

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    David Faber offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how Hitler outwitted the smug and curiously naïve Chamberlain to win control of much of Czechoslovakia and start down the road to war. Dramatic, exciting, and at times almost unbearably poignant, Munich, 1938 puts a human face to a key turning point in history and makes it come alive. -- Lynne Olson, author of Troublesome Young Men
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  • Turkish Awakening: A Personal Discovery of Modern Turkey

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    'In Turkish Awakening Alev Scott sets out on a fascinating search both for her own Turkish roots, and to catch the mood of Turkey todayi She is always on the lookout for surprising scenes and offbeat charactes, as she journeys across a Muslim country poised between its stalled EU membership campaing and the storm brewing on its borders after the arab Spring. Full of unexpected insights, Turkish Awakening is an engaging and readable portrait of what is actually going on right now in this very diverse secular democracy of 75 milion people.' -Michael Wood
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  • The Middle Sea

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    A one-volume narrative history of the Mediterranean from Ancient Egypt to 1919. This magnificent undertaking tackles a vast subject — vast in time (from the oldest surviving pyramid to the First World War); vast in geography (from Gibraltar to Jerusalem); and vast in culture, including as it does the civilizations of the Phoenicians, the Ancient Egyptians, Greece, Carthage, Rome, Byzantium, as well as the Borgias and the Medicis, Mohammed and El Cid, Napoleon and Nelson, Moslems, Jews and Christians.The Middle Sea is not a dry record of facts; it is a rackety read about historical figures — dissolute Popes and wily Emperors, noble-hearted Generals and beautiful Princesses. But the author’s greatest strength is naval and military history: from the Crusades to the expulsion of the Moors from Spain; from Trafalgar to Gallipoli. Towns are besieged and sacked, Kingdoms are won and lost. The narrative covers the glories of Constantinople and Venice, and the stirring history of the islands of the Mediterranean — Malta, Sicily, Crete and Cyprus.The Middle Sea is the culmination of John Julius Norwich’s long and distinguished career as one of the greatest enthusiasts for anecdotal history, and the highways and byways of scholarship.
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  • Constantinople

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    In the spring of 1453. the Ottoman Turks advanced on Constantinople in pursuit of an ancient Islamic dream: capturing the thousand-year-old capital of Christian Byzantium.During the siege that followed. a small band of badly organised defenders. outnumbered ten to one. confronted the might of the Ottoman army in a bitter contest fought on land. sea and underground. and directed by two remarkable men - Sultan Mehmet II and the Emperor Constantine XI. In the fevered religious atmosphere. heightened by the first massed use of artillery bombardment. both sides feared that the end of the world was nigh.The outcome of the siege. decided in a few short hours on 29 May 1453. is one of the great set-piece moments of world history.
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  • Critics of the Enlightenment: Readings in the French Counter-Revolutionary Tradition (Crosscurrents)

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    For the Anglo-American world, Edmund Burke is the touchstone of counter-revolutionary thought, but in this volume, Christopher Olaf Blum shows that in attempting to vindicate the principles that had, at its best, animated the Old Regime, and in critiquing the institutions and beliefs associated with the New Regime, the French counter-revolutionary tradition is unparalleled. To understand adequately what Georges Bernanos called the spiritual drama of Europe, it is a tradition that must be grappled with. Critics of the Enlightenment makes available new translations of representative selections from some of the leading French conservative thinkers of the nineteenth century: Franois de Chateaubriand, Louis de Bonald, Joseph de Maistre, Frederic Le Play, Emile Keller, and Rene de La Tour du Pin. The selections span much of the nineteenth century, from Chateaubriand's 1814 pamphlet against Bonaparte to La Tour du Pin's 1883 essay on the theory of the corporate state. The volume, therefore, not only includes responses of the French conservatives to the French Revolutions of 1789 through 1815, but also testifies to the continuing elaboration of this critique against the background of the troubled nineteenth century. Blum's introduction sets these selections within the contexts of the events giving rise to them and the lives of their authors. The French political philosopher Philippe Beneton supplies the book's foreword. Blum's elegant translations of texts heretofore difficult or impossible to find in English allow Anglophone readers to profit from the counter-revolutionaries' insights about social and cultural matters of perennial importance, such as the necessary roles of religion, family, and local communities within any larger political society--matters of pressing concern to the counter-revolutionaries of our own time
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  • The American Revolution: A Picture Sourcebook

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    This striking collection of more than 400 black-and-white illustrations forms a vivid, many-sided view of the people and events in the struggle for independence. Illustrations of every important battle and historic site are included, as well as facsimiles of major documents, currency, broadsides, posters, and maps, plus portraits of Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette, George III, and many more.
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  • What Americans Build and Why: Psychological Perspectives

    What Americans Build and Why examines five areas of Americans' built environment: houses, healthcare facilities, schools, workplaces, and shopping environments. Synthesizing information from both academic journals and the popular press, the book looks at the relationships of size and scale to the way Americans live their lives and how their way of life is fundamentally shaped by the highway system, cheap land, and incentives. This book is timely because although Americans say they crave community, they continue to construct buildings, such as McMansions and big box stores, that make creating community a challenge. Furthermore, in many ways the movement toward teleworking, discussed in the chapter on office environments, also challenges the traditional place-based formation of community. Although focused on the United States, the book also includes reference to other parts of the world, especially regarding the retail environment.
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  • Abraham Lincoln Discovery Kit (Dover Discovery Kit)

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    An eye-opening exploration of the life and legends of America's Great Emancipator. The kit containsAbraham Lincoln Coloring Book; 19 stickers; Paper doll with 30 costume stickers; over 40 different puzzles; "concentration"-style memory game; "Gettysburg Address" poster; 11 x 17 Color Your Own poster, and crayons.
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  • Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City

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    To a young Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its winding cobblestone streets and diverse makeup, was everything a city neighborhood should be. The activist, writer, and mother of three grew so fond of her bustling community that it became a touchstone for her landmark book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. But consummate power broker Robert Moses, the father of many of New York’s most monumental development projects, saw things differently: neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village were badly in need of “urban renewal.” Notorious for exacting enormous human costs, Moses’s plans had never before been halted–not by governors, mayors, or FDR himself, and certainly not by a housewife from Scranton.The epic rivalry of Jacobs and Moses, played out amid the struggle for the soul of a city, is one of the most dramatic and consequential in modern American history. In Wrestling with Moses, acclaimed reporter and urban planning policy expert Anthony Flint recounts this thrilling David-and-Goliath story, the legacy of which echoes through our society today.The first ordinary citizens to stand up to government plans for their city, Jacobs and her colleagues began a nationwide movement to reclaim cities for the benefit of their residents. Time and again, Jacobs marshaled popular support and political power against Moses, whether to block traffic through her beloved Washington Square Park or to prevent the construction of the Lower Manhattan Expressway, a ten-lane elevated superhighway that would have destroyed centuries-old streetscapes and displaced thousands of families and businesses.Like A Civil Action before it, Wrestling with Moses is the tale of a local battle with far-ranging significance. By confronting Moses and his vision, Jacobs forever changed the way Americans understood the city, and inspired citizens across the country to protest destructive projects in their own communities. Her story reminds us of the power we have as individuals to confront and defy reckless authority.
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  • Three Questions of Formative Judaism: History, Literature, and Religion

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    The academic study of Judaism requires a systematic inquiry into the history, literature, and religion-and eventually the theology-as revealed in the historical documents themselves. This book contextualizes the canonical writings of Judaism and analyzes their literary character as a basis for understanding the theology of formative Judaism. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
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  • Sex and Sensuality in the Ancient World

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    In this important book Giulia Sissa looks at sensuality and sexual desire in the Greek, Roman and early Christian worlds, demonstrating how modern concepts of sexuality emerge from the practices and theories of the ancient world. In contrast to other recent scholars, Sissa emphasizes the centrality of heterosexual desire and passion in the classical period, arguing that the importance of homosexuality has been over-emphasized.Drawing widely on the literature and philosophy of the time, Sissa examines each culture in turn and challenges many of our assumptions. In particular, she draws a distinction between pleasure and desire in the ancient world, and analyses in detail the different ways in which men and women were seen to experience erotic feeling, looking closely at the portrayal of transgressive women such as Medea, Clytemnestra and Jocasta. Fresh, thoughtful and often provocative, this is a striking new analysis of the sexual attitudes that lay at the heart of the classical and post-classical world.
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  • Women in Prehistory: North America and Mesoamerica (Regendering the Past)

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    During the 1960s, in such works as Man the Hunter, scholars constructed a model of cultural evolution in which men were characterized as "cooperative hunters of big game." Women fit neatly into this model, such books as Woman the Gatherer explained, as gatherers of plant food. In spite of evidence of hunting by women, this model—which incorporated the unexamined assumption that women in prehistory were "immobilized" by pregnancy, lactation, and child care and therefore needed to be left at a home base—came to dominate archaeological interpretation of the economic roles of men and women. Women in Prehistory challenges this model and undertakes an examination of the archaeological record informed by insights into the cultural construction of gender that have emerged from scholarship in history, anthropology, biology, and related disciplines. Along with analysis of burial assemblages and of representations of gendered individuals, contributors study bone chemistry, assessment of skeletal pathologies, micro- and macro-scale distributional evidence, as well as analogical arguments from ethnoarchaeology and ethnohistory to discuss pottery, shell matrix sites, skeletal material, the domestic setting, and spinning.
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  • Street Wars: Gangs and the Future of Violence

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    The renowned activist's impassioned look at gangs and youth violence in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York "How come when the violence goes down, it's because of the police, and when it goes up, it's us?—Salahadeen Betts, gang member, New York City Though never officially acknowledged, over 25,000 young people have died in America's gang wars since 1980. In cities across America, members of the Crips, Bloods, Mara Salvatrucha, 18th Street, Latin Kings, Blackstone Rangers, and Gangster Disciples are like traumatized war veterans with no way home. Drawn from ten years as an activist and public official working to understand and prevent gang violence in Los Angeles, Street Wars is Tom Hayden's searing indictment of the neo-conservative politics of law and order that dominates current policy and suffocates inner city youth. Weaving together cutting analysis with numerous first-hand stories from gang leaders, Hayden shows how the prison-industrial complex reinforces gang identity through humiliation and punishment, and reveals how globalization has created a force of unemployable men and women around the world who are defined as incorrigible, outside law and community. The final chapters advocate an internal peace process to address the devastation of America's urban youth.
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