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Your Money or Your Life: Economy and Religion in the Middle Ages

By: Le Godd, Jacques

Price: $7.50

Publisher: MIT PR:

Seller ID: 9780942299151

ISBN: 0942299159

Condition: USED


In this book one of the most esteemed contemporary historians of the Middle Ages presents a concise examination of the problem that usury posed for the medieval Church, which had long denounced the lending of money for interest. Jacques Le Goff describes how, as the structure of economic life inevitably began to include financial loans, the Church refashioned its ideology in order to condemn the usurer not to Hell but merely to Purgatory. Le Goff is in the forefront of a history that studies "the deeply rooted and the slowly changing." As one keenly aware of the inertia of older societies, ... View more info

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Fables Of Abundance: A Cultural History Of Advertising In America

By: Lears, Jackson

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BASIC BOOKS:

Seller ID: 0465090753

ISBN: 0465090753

Condition: USED


"Fables of Abundance" ranges from the traveling peddlers of early modern Europe to the twentieth-century American corporation, exploring the ways that advertising collaborated with other cultural institutions to produce the dominant aspirations and anxieties in the modern United States. View more info

Dark History: the Popes: Vice, Murder, and Corruption in the Vatican

By: Lewis, Brenda Ralph

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9781435132764

ISBN: 1435132769

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Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War

By: Maass, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 3/31/2016

Seller ID: 9780679763895

ISBN: 0679763899

Condition: USED


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To Marry an English Lord

By: MacColl, Gail

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 0761171959D

ISBN: 0761171959D

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Reformation: A History

By: MacCulloch, Diarmaid

Price: $7.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 3/16/2014

Seller ID: 9780143035381

ISBN: 014303538X

Condition: USED


The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning history of the Reformation--from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Christianity" and "Silence" At a time when men and women were prepared to kill--and be killed--for their faith, the Protestant Reformation tore the Western world apart. Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events, Diarmaid MacCulloch's award-winning history brilliantly re-creates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars, and politicians--from the zealous Martin Luther and his "Ninety-Five Theses" to the polemical John Calvin to the radi... View more info

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History of the World in 100 Objects

By: MacGregor, Neil

Price: $7.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780670022700

ISBN: 0670022705

Condition: USED


From the renowned director of the British Museum, a kaleidoscopic history of humanity told through things we have made. When did people first start to wear jewelry or play music? When were cows domesticated and why do we feed their milk to our children? Where were the first cities and what made them succeed? Who invented math-or came up with money?The history of humanity is a history of invention and innovation, as we have continually created new items to use, to admire, or to leave our mark on the world. In this original and thought-provoking book, Neil MacGregor, director of the Bri... View more info

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101 Things You Thought You Knew about the Titanic-- But Didn't!

By: Maltin, Tim

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9781907616532

ISBN: 1907616535

Condition: USED


April 15th, 2012, will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "Titanic." People have an endless fascination with the "Titanic," yet much of what they know today is a mixture of fact and fiction. In one hundred and one brief and engaging chapters, Tim Maltin, one of the foremost experts on the Titanic, reveals the truth behind the most common beliefs about the ship and the night it sank. From physics to photographs, lawsuits to love stories, Maltin doesn't miss one tidbit surrounding its history. Heavily researched and filled with detailed descriptions, quotes from survivors, and... View more info

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World Lit Only By Fire

By: Manchester, William

Price: $7.00

Publisher: LITTLE BROWN & CO INC: 1/15/2011

Seller ID: 9780316545310

ISBN: 0316545317

Condition: USED


William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire is the preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages. View more info

Lipstick Traces. A Secret History Of The Twentieth Century

By: Marcus, Greil

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 4/2/2013

Seller ID: 9780674535817

ISBN: 0674535812

Condition: USED


Greil Marcus, author of "Mystery Train," widely acclaimed as the best book ever written about America as seen through its music, began work on this new book out of a fascination with the Sex Pistols: that scandalous antimusical group, invented in London in 1975 and dead within two years, which sparked the emergence of the culture called punk. "I am an antichrist " shouted singer Johnny Rotten--where in the world of pop music did that come from? Looking for an answer, with a high sense of the drama of the journey, Marcus takes us down the dark paths of counterhistory, a route of blasphemy, ... View more info

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Happiness: A History

By: McMahon, Darrin M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC: 4/16/2011

Seller ID: 9780802142894

ISBN: 0802142893

Condition: USED


Darrin M. McMahon's sweeping new book, chronicling the evolution of happiness over two thousand years of Western culture and thought, argues that our modern belief in happiness -- that happiness is a natural right -- is a relatively recent development. It is a product of a dramatic revolution in human expectations carried out since the eighteenth century. Central to the development of Christianity, ideas of happiness assumed their modern form during the Enlightenment, when men and women were first introduced to the novel prospect that they could -- in fact should -- be happy in this life as op... View more info

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Human Web, The: A Bird's-Eye View of World History

By: McNeill, J.R.& William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 5/7/2015

Seller ID: 9780393925685

ISBN: 0393925684

Condition: USED


World-historical questions such as these, the subjects of major works by Jared Diamond, David Landes, and others, are now of great moment as global frictions increase. In a spirited and original contribution to this quickening discussion, two renowned historians, father and son, explore the webs that have drawn humans together in patterns of interaction and exchange, cooperation and competition, since earliest times. Whether small or large, loose or dense, these webs have provided the medium for the movement of ideas, goods, power, and money within and across cultures, societies, and nations. ... View more info

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Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community; with a Retrospective Essay

By: McNeill, William H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226561417

ISBN: 0226561410

Condition: USED


"The Rise of the West," winner of the National Book Award for history in 1964, is famous for its ambitious scope and intellectual rigor. In it, McNeill challenges the Spengler-Toynbee view that a number of separate civilizations pursued essentially independent careers, and argues instead that human cultures interacted at every stage of their history. The author suggests that from the Neolithic beginnings of grain agriculture to the present major social changes in all parts of the world were triggered by new or newly important foreign stimuli, and he presents a persuasive narrative of world his... View more info

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Trouble with History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution

By: Michnik, Adam

Price: $5.00

Publisher: YALE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780300185973

ISBN: 0300185979

Condition: USED


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Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

By: Mintz, Sidney W.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/22/2015

Seller ID: 9780140092332

ISBN: 0140092331

Condition: USED


"Shows how the intelligent analysis of the history of a single commodity can be used to pry open the history of an entire world of social relationships and human behavior."--"The New York Review of Books." View more info

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Lever of Riches

By: Mokyr, Joel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 3/8/2013

Seller ID: 9780195074772

ISBN: 0195074777

Condition: USED


In a world of supercomputers, genetic engineering, and fiber optics, technological creativity is ever more the key to economic success. But why are some nations more creative than others, and why do some highly innovative societies--such as ancient China, or Britain in the industrial revolution--pass into stagnation? Beginning with a fascinating, concise history of technological progress, Mokyr sets the background for his analysis by tracing the major inventions and innovations that have transformed society since ancient Greece and Rome. What emerges from this survey is often surprising: t... View more info

Drawing the Line: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy

By: Monmonier, Mark

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 7/18/2017

Seller ID: 9780805025811

ISBN: 0805025812

Condition: USED


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Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection (Maps)

By: Monmonier, Mark

Price: $6.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Seller ID: 9780226534312

ISBN: 0226534316

Condition: USED


In "Rhumb Lines and Map Wars," Mark Monmonier offers an insightful, richly illustrated account of the controversies surrounding Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator's legacy. He takes us back to 1569, when Mercator announced a clever method of portraying the earth on a flat surface, creating the first projection to take into account the earth's roundness. As Monmonier shows, mariners benefited most from Mercator's projection, which allowed for easy navigation of the high seas with rhumb lines--clear-cut routes with a constant compass bearing--for true direction. But the projection's popularity... View more info

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How to Lie with Maps

By: Monmonier, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 4/26/2012

Seller ID: 9780226534152

ISBN: 0226534154

Condition: USED


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Why the West Rules - For Now: The Patterns of History and What They Reveal About

By: Morris, Ian

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781846681479

ISBN: 1846681472

Condition: USED


Why does the West rule? In this magnum opus, eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, drawing on 50,000 years of history, archeology, and the methods of social science, to make sense of when, how, and why the paths of development differed in the East and West -- and what this portends for the 21st century. There are two broad schools of thought on why the West rules. Proponents of "Long-Term Lock-In" theories such as Jared Diamond suggest that from time immemorial, some critical factor -- geography, climate, or culture perhaps -- made East and West unalterabl... View more info