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Akbar

by George Malleson

I crave the indulgence of the reader whilst I explain as briefly as possible the plan upon which I have written this short life of the great sovereign who firmly established the Mughal dynasty in India.


The Rome We Have Lost

by John Pemble

For a thousand years, Rome was enshrined in myth and legend as the Eternal City. No Grand Tour would be complete without a visit to its ruins. But from 1870 all that changed. A millennium ended as its solitary...


Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

by Craig Jeffrey

India is widely recognised as a new global powerhouse. It has become one of the world's emerging powers, rivalling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the economic,...


A University Education

by David Willetts

Universities have a crucial role in the modern world. In England entrance to universities is by nation-wide competition which means English universities have an exceptional influence on schools - a striking...


Fit to Practice

by Douglas M. Haynes

Fit to Practice proposes a new narrative of the making of the modern British medical profession, situating it in relation to the imperatives and tensions of national and imperial interests. Thenarrative is interwoven...


Servants in Rural Europe

by Jane Whittle

This is the first book to survey the experience of servants in rural Europe from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. Live-in servants were a distinctive element of early modern society. They weretypically...


The Hundred-Year Trek

by Sheldon Goldfarb & Kim Campbell

A vibrant look back through a century of student life, achievement, and activism at UBC.

“Sheldon Goldfarb’s skillful and lively storytelling makes this a valuable contribution to social history and a memoir...


The Influence of the Greek Mind on Modern Life

by Richard C. Jebb

This book treats of the Influence of the Greek Mind on Modern Life.

“The vital power of the Greek spirit was indeed not fully disclosed until, after suffering a partial eclipse in the Macedonian age, it emerged...


Abraham Lincoln the Practical Mystic

by Francis Grierson

A knowledge of the influences which ruled the life of Lincoln, the greatest of practical mystics, is essential now that a new form of paganism and slavery threatens humanity. In Lincoln's time the black slaves...


George Fetherling's Travel Memoirs 3-Book Bundle

by George Fetherling

The travel writing of celebrated writer George Fetherling is filled with vivid prose and bizarre characters.

Includes:

One Russia, Two Chinas

A travel narrative written over the course of ten years, One Russia,...


Framing a Lost City: Science, Photography, and the Making of Machu Picchu

by Amy Cox Hall

When Hiram Bingham, a historian from Yale University, first saw Machu Picchu in 1911, it was a ruin obscured by overgrowth whose terraces were farmed a by few families. A century later, Machu Picchu is a UNESCO...


A Victorian Holocaust

by Mohammad Gholi Majd

The death by famine of tens of millions of human beings in Asia and Africa during the Victorian era (1837–1901) is “the secret history of the nineteenth century” about which Western history books contain...


Erasmus

by Desiderius Erasmus & Richard C. Jebb

This book presents the history of Erasmus, an European humanist; and his essay against war.

"With Erasmus a new period opens. Two things broadly distinguish him, as a scholar, from the men before and after...


Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry

by Peter Nasmyth

The essential introduction to modern Georgia’s history and culture, now fully updated for researchers and armchair travelers alike

Georgia has been called the world’s most beautiful country, yet only little...


American Aristocrats: A Family, a Fortune, and the Making of American Capitalism

by Harry S. Stout

The story of an ambitious family at the forefront of the great middle-class land grab that shaped early American capitalism

American Aristocrats is a multigenerational biography of the Andersons of Kentucky,...


Ramp Hollow

by Steven Stoll

How the United States underdeveloped Appalachia

Appalachia—among the most storied and yet least understood regions in America—has long been associated with poverty and backwardness. But how did this image...


A Thyme to Discover: Early American Recipes for the Modern Table

by Tricia Cohen & Lisa Graves

Revive your inner pilgrim and master the art of colonial cooking with sixty recipes celebrating America's earliest days!


Garden Variety

by John Hoenig

Chopped in salads, scooped up in salsa, slathered on pizza and pasta, squeezed onto burgers and fries, and filling aisles with roma, cherry, beefsteak, on-the-vine, and heirloom: where would American food, fast...


The Riddle in the Tale

by Taffy Thomas

We have been fascinated by riddles for as long as we have had language – think of the riddle of the sphinx. This book includes both magical riddle tales and simple riddle challenges, with clues and answers...


First Templar Nation: How Eleven Knights Created a New Country and a Refuge for the Grail

by Freddy Silva

Overturns the long-established historical narrative about the origins and purpose of the Knights Templar

• Explains how and why the Templars created Europe’s first nation-state, Portugal, with one of their...