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Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud Volume 1: Education of the Senses

By: Gay, Peter

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Seller ID: 0195037286

ISBN: 0195037286

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With this book, Peter Gay begins a project of enormous scope and imagination: a multi-volume study of the European and American middle classes from the 1820s to the outbreak of World War I. he Bourgeois Experience, which will eventually comprise at least five volumes, explores the much-neglected but all-important role that human drives and emotions played in the shaping of Victorian culture. In Education of the Senses Gay re-examines the sexual behavior and attitudes of the Victorians, overturning many ttpersistent myths about the era and challenging, in particular, the notion that bourgeo... View more info

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Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder in Historical Perspective

By: Gellately, Robert

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Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521527507

ISBN: 0521527503

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Focusing on the twentieth century, this collection of essays by leading international experts offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analysis of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts. The book contains studies of the Armenian genocide; the victims of Stalinist terror; the Holocaust; and Imperial Japan. Contributors explore colonialism and address the fate of the indigenous peoples in Africa, North America, and Australia. In addition, extensive coverage of the post-1945 period includes the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, Bali, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, East Timor, and Gu... View more info

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Truth in History

By: General/Handin, Oscar

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Publisher: TRANSACTION PUBL:

Seller ID: 9781560009511

ISBN: 1560009519

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Like scholars in other fields, historians have long occupied themselves in self-justification. In a society which calibrates all measures by a single standard, the proof of scientific worth became relevance, which in turn was interpreted as a search not for truth but for political correctness. In a blistering professional critique of this tendency in academic scholarship, perhaps the first of its kind, Oscar Handlin offers an analysis that, if anything, has grown more pertinent over the past decade. In seventeen chapters, written with the brilliant assurance of a master craftsman, Handli... View more info

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History and Historians: A Historiographical Introduction (5th Edition)

By: Gilderhus, Mark T.

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Edition: 5

Seller ID: 0130448249

ISBN: 0130448249

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As a survey of historical thinking in the West from ancient times to the present, this accessible book focuses on historiography, philosophy of history, and historical methodology, introducing the main issues with thorough and balanced discussions. Chapter topics cover Aims and Purposes, The Beginnings of Historical Consciousness, Historical Consciousness in the Modern Age, Speculative and analytical Approaches to the Philosophy of History, Professional History in Recent Times, and Culture Wars and Postmodernism. For novice historians. View more info

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Forum and the Tower: How Scholars and Politicians Have Imagined the World, from

By: Glendon, Mary Ann

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199782451

ISBN: 0199782458

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As Mary Ann Glendon writes in this fascinating new book, the relationship between politics and the academy has been fraught with tension and regret-and the occasional brilliant success-since Plato himself. In The Forum and the Tower, Glendon examines thinkers who have collaborated with leaders, from ancient Syracuse to the modern White House, in a series of brisk portraits that explore the meeting of theory and reality. Glendon discusses a roster of great names, from Edmund Burke to Alexis de Tocqueville, Machiavelli to Rousseau, John Locke to Max Weber, down to Charles Malik, who helped E... View more info

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Little History of the World

By: Gombrich, E.H.

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Publisher: YALE UNIV PR: 12/9/2014

Seller ID: 9780300143324

ISBN: 030014332X

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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 by a publishing acquaintance to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and "Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser "was published in Vienna to immediate success, and is now available in seventeen languages across the world.Toward the end of his long life, Gombrich embarked upon a revision and, at last, an English translation. "A Little History of the World "presents his lively and involving history to English-lan... View more info

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Angels and Ages: A Short Book about Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life

By: Gopnik, Adam

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 11/15/2015

Seller ID: 9780307455307

ISBN: 0307455300

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In this captivating double life, Adam Gopnik searches for the men behind the icons of emancipation and evolution. Born by cosmic coincidence on the same day in 1809 and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin coauthored our sense of history and our understanding of man's place in the world. Here Gopnik reveals these two men as they really were: family men and social climbers, ambitious manipulators and courageous adventurers, grieving parents and brilliant scholars. Above all we see them as thinkers and writers, making and witnessing the great changes in thought that mark truly modern times.... View more info

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Angels and Ages

By: Gopnik, Adam

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Publisher: 12/7/2013

Seller ID: 9780307270788

ISBN: 0307270785

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On a memorable day in human history, February 12, 1809, two babies were born an ocean apart: Abraham Lincoln in a one-room Kentucky log cabin; Charles Darwin on an English country estate. It was a time of backward-seeming notions, when almost everyone still accepted the biblical account of creation as the literal truth and authoritarianism as the most natural and viable social order. But by the time both men died, the world had changed: ordinary people understood that life on earth was a story of continuous evolution, and the Civil War had proved that a democracy could fight for principles and... View more info

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Mapping

By: Greenhood, David

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 0226306976

ISBN: 0226306976

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"A praiseworthy introduction to the lore of maps and a mine of information for the amateur map-maker."--O.M. Miller, "American Geographical Society" "This book should be welcomed by all students of mapping, for it will take them in uncomplicated stages through the complexities of compiling a map. . . . Mr. Greenwood is to be congratulated on an excellent book."--C.J. Angus, "Canadian Geographical Journal" "For the baggy and middle-aged who cannot afford skiing in Austria or sailing off Bimini, Greenhood invites his readers to a sort of intellectual excitement which neither skiing nor s... View more info

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Sign and the Seal: Discover the Most Shattering Historical Secret of the Last Th

By: Hancock, Graham

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Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 11/9/2014

Seller ID: 9780671865412

ISBN: 0671865412

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The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the grant historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vesel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and lay waste to cities. The Ark itself, however, mysteriously disappears from recorded history sometime after the building of the Temple of Solomon. After ten years of searching through the dusty archives of Europe and the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethi... View more info

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Red: A History of the Redhead

By: Harvey, Jacky Colliss

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Publisher: BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL:

Seller ID: 9781579129965

ISBN: 157912996X

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Technology: A World History (New Oxford World History)

By: Headrick, Daniel R.

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195338218

ISBN: 0195338219

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Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings of agriculture to the Industrial Revolution and the electronic revolution of the recent past. In tracing the growing power of humans over nature through increasingly powerful innovations, he compares the evolution of technology in different parts of ... View more info

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Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson's Dictionary

By: Hitchings, Henry

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Publisher: 12/12/2013

Seller ID: 9780374113025

ISBN: 0374113025

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By the early eighteenth century, France and Italy had impressive lexicons, but there was no authoritative dictionary of English. Sensing the deficit, and impelled by a mixture of national pride and commercial expedience, the prodigious polymath Samuel Johnson embraced the task, turning over the garret of his London home to the creation of his own giant dictionary. Johnson imagined that he could complete the job in three years. But the complexity of English meant that his estimate was wildly inadequate. Only after he had expended nearly a decade of his prime on the task did the dictionary f... View more info

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Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality (ed 2)

By: Hobsbawm, EJ

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Publisher: 3/17/2016

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780521439619

ISBN: 0521439612

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Eric Hobsbawm's brilliant enquiry into the question of nationalism won further acclaim for his 'colossal stature his incontrovertible excellence as an historian, and his authoritative and highly readable prose'. Recent events in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics have since reinforced the central importance of nationalism in the history of political evolution and upheaval. This second edition has been updated in the light of those events, with a final chapter addressing the impact of the dramatic changes that have taken place. It also includes additional maps to illustrate national... View more info

Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991

By: Hobsbawm, Eric

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Seller ID: 9780394585758

ISBN: 0394585755

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1920s (Decades of the 20th Century)

By: Hulton Getty Picture Collectio

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Seller ID: 9783829005197

ISBN: 3829005199

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The Jazz Age. Silent films and strident music. Outrageous fashions and inventions. Revolutions in transport, economic chaos and the first chill winds of Fascism and the Depression - in hundreds of moving and shattering images. View more info

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Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History

By: Hunt, Patrick

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Publisher: PLUME:

Seller ID: 9780452288775

ISBN: 0452288770

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The world's greatest archaeological finds and what they tell us about lost civilizations Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise and captivating book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut's Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors--Hunt reveals the fascinating stories of these amazing discoveries and explains the ways in which they added to our knowledge of human history and permanently altered our worldview. Part travel... View more info

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Maphead

By: Jennings, Ken

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Publisher: SCRIBNER MACMILLAN:

Seller ID: 9781439167182

ISBN: 1439167184

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Ken Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture: highpointing, geocaching, road atlas rallying, even the "unreal estate" charted on the maps of fiction and fantasy. Jennings also considers the ways in which cartography has shaped our history, suggesting that the impulse to make and read maps is as relevant today as it has ever been. From the "Here be dra... View more info

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Maphead

By: Jennings, Ken

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Publisher: SCRIBNER MACMILLAN: 8/20/2012

Seller ID: 9781439167175

ISBN: 1439167176

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It comes as no surprise that, as a kid, "Jeopardy "legend Ken Jennings slept with a bulky Hammond world atlas by his pillow every night. "Maphead "recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere. Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture: highpointing, g... View more info

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Century

By: Jennings, Peter

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Publisher: 5/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780385483278

ISBN: 0385483279

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What was it like to watch the Wright Brothers soar into the sky? To hear the first crackling voice aired on the radio? To cower in the ghastly trenches of Europe during World War I? To lose everything in the stock-market crash of 1929, or experience the birth of rock and roll? To watch the Berlin Wall divide East and West, and then, twenty-eight years later, to see it fall under the weight of tens of thousands seeking to taste freedom? For the past seven years, researchers, reporters, and producers for ABC News have searched the world's archives for the rarest and most stunning photographs and... View more info