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Tyrannie de la Penitence: Essai sur le Masochisme Occidental

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Tyrannie de la Penitence: Essai sur le Masochisme Occidental

Pascal Bruckner

General & world history; Social & political philosophy; Languages & ESL

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Prehistory: The Making Of The Human Mind

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Prehistory: The Making Of The Human Mind

Lord Colin Renfrew

History; General & world history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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A brief and original prehistory of the world [more]

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A Little History of the World

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A Little History of the World

Ernst H. Gombrich

General & world history; History: earliest times to present day; Children's & Educational

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In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a... [more]

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The Kills of Kedumba: The Story of a Blue Mountains Pioneering Family

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The Kills of Kedumba: The Story of a Blue Mountains Pioneering Family

Jim Barrett

History; General & world history; Local history; Family history, tracing ancestors

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At the core of the story is the marriage of George Kill and Mary Ann Hunt and their association with events in the early history... [more]

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Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World

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Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World

Niall Ferguson

History; General & world history; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900

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Shows how a gang of buccaneers and gold-diggers from a rainy island in the North Atlantic came to build the most powerful... [more]

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The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five

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The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five

Livy

Literary essays; General & world history; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from his farm... [more]

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Their Darkest Hour: People Tested to the Extreme in WWII

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Their Darkest Hour: People Tested to the Extreme in WWII

Laurence Rees

History; General & world history; Oral history; Second World War

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How could Nazi killers shoot Jewish women and children at close range? Why did Japanese soldiers rape and murder on such a... [more]

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The Histories

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The Histories

Herodotus

Literary essays; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; General & world history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Originally published: Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. [more]

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New Day Dawning: the Early Years of Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

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New Day Dawning: the Early Years of Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras...

Gavin Harris, John Witte, Ken Davis

Other performing arts; History; General & world history; Social & cultural history; Gay & Lesbian studies

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The vitality, sense of fun, creativity, contemplativeness (sic) and determination these events epitomise, reflect the optimism... [more]

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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire

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Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire

Judith Herrin

History; General & world history; European history; History of other lands; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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For a thousand years, an extraordinary empire made possible Europe's transition to the modern world: Byzantium. This book... [more]

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The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius

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The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary...

Julius Caesar

Literary essays; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; General & world history; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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The Gallic War, published on the eve of the civil war which led to the end of the Roman Republic, is an autobiographical account... [more]

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Pompey Elliott

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Pompey Elliott

Ross McMullin

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; General & world history; First World War

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Pompey Elliott was a remarkable Australian. During the Great War he was a charismatic, controversial, and outstandingly successful... [more]

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Tobruk

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Tobruk

Peter FitzSimons

True war & combat stories; History; General & world history; Second World War

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In the early days of April 1941, the 14,000 Australian forces garrisoned in the Libyan town of Tobruk were told to expect... [more]

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Stalingrad

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Stalingrad

Antony Beevor

History; General & world history; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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The battle for Stalingrad became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the war on the eastern front. But the... [more]

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The Great War

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The Great War

Les Carlyon

History; General & world history; First World War

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Winner of the inaugural Prime Minister's Prize for History, 2007The Great War is Les Carlyon's extraordinary account of the... [more]

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International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

Paul Wilkinson

General & world history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Globalization; Politics & government; International relations

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This Introduction covers topics such as foreign policy, the world economy, and globalization, showing how many disciplines... [more]

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Enlightenment's Wake: Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

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Enlightenment's Wake: Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age...

John Gray

General & world history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history; Philosophy; Politics & government; Political science & theory; Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies; Conservatism & right-of-centre democratic ideologies

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Turning his back on neoliberalism at the moment that its advocates were in their pomp, trumpeting 'the end of history' and... [more]

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Caesar

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Caesar

Adrian Goldsworthy

Biography: historical, political & military; History; General & world history; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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The story of one of the most brilliant, flamboyant and historically important men who ever lived. [more]

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The Great Transformation: The World in the Time of Buddha, Socrates, Confucius and Jeremiah

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The Great Transformation: The World in the Time of Buddha, Socrates, Confucius...

Karen Armstrong

General & world history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Religion & beliefs; History of religion

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Now available in paperback: The Great Transformation is nothing less than a global account of the time when religion was born.<br... [more]

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A Short History Of The Twentieth Century

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A Short History Of The Twentieth Century

Geoffrey Blainey

History; General & world history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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Takes us on an incredible global journey through a tempestuous hundred years and brings to vivid life many of the events that... [more]

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69 AD: The Year of Four Emperors

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69 AD: The Year of Four Emperors

Gwyn Morgan

History; General & world history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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The Year of Four Emperors was one of the most chaotic, violent and frightening periods in all Roman history. It was a time... [more]

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The First World War: A Very Short Introduction

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The First World War: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Howard, QC

History; General & world history; British & Irish history; First World War

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By the time the First World War ended in 1918, eight million people had died in what had been perhaps the most apocalyptic... [more]

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The Cold War

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The Cold War

John Lewis Gaddis

History; General & world history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Marxism & Communism

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In 1945 war came to an end. But a whole new terror was only just beginning... In this book, the truth behind every spy thriller... [more]

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The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

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The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall...

Susan Wise Bauer

History; General & world history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own. [more]

$54.95

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Caesar's Civil War

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Caesar's Civil War

William W. Batstone, Cynthia Damon

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; History; General & world history; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Presents the story of Caesar's contest with the Pompeian party through nineteen months of the civil war. This work offers... [more]

$36.95

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