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History of Greek Culture

by Jacob Burckhardt

Monumental survey explores regional variations, virtues, and faults of city-states, discusses the fine arts, examines poesy and music, and presents perceptive accounts of enduring Greek achievements in philosophy,...

The Story of Black Military Officers, 1861 to 1948

by Krewasky A. Salter I

Black members of the military served in every war, conflict and military engagement between 1861 and 1948. Beyond serving only as enlisted soldiers and non-commissioned officers, many also served as commissioned...

Serfdom and Slavery: Studies in Legal Bondage

by Michael Bush

Serfdom and Slavery compares the two forms of legal servitude in cultures in Western civilization, in Europe and the New World from ancient times to the modern period. Within a tightly controlled framework of...

The History and Romance of the Horse

by Arthur Vernon & Ernest John Donnelly

A sweeping panorama of horse-related history and lore that will appeal to readers of all ages, this book profiles race horses, working and war horses, various breeds, and much more.

Victorian London Street Life in Historic Photographs

by John Thomson

Classic document of social realism contains 37 photographs by famed Victorian photographer Thomson, accompanied by texts offering sharply drawn vignettes of laborers, dustmen, street musicians, shoe blacks,...

The Medieval Village

by G. G. Coulton

Exceptionally well-documented vivid study of serfdom, manorial customs, abbeys, village discipline, peasant revolts, justice, religious education, tithing, much more. Illustrated. "...a remarkable book..."—...

The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

by Howard Carter & A. C. Mace

This book captures the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonders of the treasure-filled inner chamber. 106 on-the-spot photographs depict the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous...

Symbols, Signs and Signets

by Ernst Lehner

1,355 signs, seals, symbols: Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Germanic, Byzantine, Renaissance, Aztec, Hindu, Islamic, Chinese, Japanese, others. Astrological, alchemical, magical, early Christian, masonic, heraldic,...

Galapagos: World's End

by William Beebe

More than 100 splendid illustrations enhance this fascinating firsthand account of a 1923 expedition to survey the wildlife of the Galápagos Islands. "High romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild...

The History of Chivalry and Armour: With 60 Full-Color Plates

by F. Kottenkamp

An incomparable study of the origins, codes, practices, and weaponry of knighthood. Engravings detailing pikes, crossbows, swords, daggers, siege towers, armor, and more have been reproduced from a rare 19th-century...

Anarchism: A Collection of Revolutionary Writings

by Peter Kropotkin

Includes "Law and Authority," arguing social control through custom and education, and "Prisons and Their Moral Influence on Prisoners," expressing the evils of the prison system, and other documents.

Essential Works of Lenin: "What Is to Be Done?" and Other Writings

by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Four most significant works, also including "The Development of Capitalism in Russia," "Imperialism, the Highest State of Capitalism," and "The State and Revolution."

The Koran: Selected Suras

by Arthur Jeffery

Sacred scripture of Islam: Mohammed's revelations concerning the omniscience and majesty of God, death and judgment, the proper conduct of the faithful, previous prophets, kindness to orphans, more.

The Philosophy of History

by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, C. J. Friedrich & J. Sibree

One of the great classics of Western thought develops concept that history is not chance but a rational process, operating according to the laws of evolution, and embodying the spirit of freedom.

The World's Great Speeches: Fourth Enlarged (1999) Edition

by Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm & Stephen J. McKenna

Nearly 300 speeches provide public speakers with a wealth of quotes and inspiration, from Pericles' funeral oration and William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech to Malcolm X's powerful words on the Black...

The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore

by Hilda M. Ransome

Well-documented study of bees, hives, and beekeepers, along with rare illustrations as they appear in ancient paintings, sculpture, on coins, jewelry, and Mayan glyphs.

Medieval People

by Eileen Power

Classic study vividly recreates the lives of 6 ordinary people who lived between the 9th and 16th centuries — from a peasant on a country estate to a cloth maker.

Anarchism and Other Essays

by Emma Goldman

12 essays by the influential radical include "Marriage and Love," "The Hypocrisy of Puritanism," "The Traffic in Women," Anarchism," and "The Psychology of Political Violence."

The Embattled Past: Reflections on Military History

by Edward M. Coffman

Internationally recognized for having reinvigorated and redefined his field, distinguished military historian Edward M. Coffman is a dedicated and much-admired teacher and mentor. In The Embattled Past, several...

The Communist Manifesto and Other Revolutionary Writings: Marx, Marat, Paine, Mao Tse-Tung, Gandhi and Others

by Bob Blaisdell

Concise anthology presents broad selection of writings: Declaration of Independence, Declaration of the Rights of Man, Communist Manifesto, plus works by Lenin, Trotsky, Marat, Danton, Rousseau, Gandhi, Mao,...