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Inca Civilization in Cuzco

by R. Tom Zuidema & Jean-Jacques Decoster

A description of the spatial organization, social classes, mythology and calendar of Inca society in Cuzco. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online...


Social Change in the Modern Era

by Daniel Chirot

An examination of social change around the world from a global and historical perspective. Part One explains the rise of the Western world from the 1500s, while Parts Two and Three focus on the 20th century....


The General Grant's Gold: Shipwreck and Greed in the Southern Ocean

by Madelene Fergusson Allen & Ken Scadden

The wreck in 1866 of the 'General Grant' in the desolate sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands is one of the world's great nautical mysteries, a story that still tantalises and thrills. The 'General Grant' was rumoured...


From Venus to Antarctica: The Life of Dumont d'Urville

by John Dunmore

High adventure, drama, discovery, science and map making. This is the first-ever full-length English language biography of D'Urville - one of the nineteenth century's great explorers. Bad-tempered and irreverent,...


Peace And War: Britain In 1914

by Nigel Jones

1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions...


GI Brides

by Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi

They left everything behind to follow their hearts. . . . True stories that illuminate the experiences of British war brides in America after World War II

American soldiers stationed in the UK came away winning...


Disease and Crime: A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health: A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health

by Robert Peckham

Disease and crime are increasingly conflated in the contemporary world. News reports proclaim "epidemics" of crime, while politicians denounce terrorism as a lethal pathological threat. Recent years have even...


Writing the History of Memory

by Stefan Berger & Bill Niven

How objective are our history books? In this most recent addition to the Writing History series, Writing the History of Memory examines the critical role that memory plays in the writing of history.


One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life

by Mitch Horowitz

From the millions-strong audiences of Oprah and The Secret to the mass-media ministries of evangelical figures like Joel Osteen and T. D. Jakes, to the motivational bestsellers and New Age seminars to the twelve-step...


The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name

by Toby Lester

"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemüller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of...


Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture

by Erez Aiden & Jean-Baptiste Michel

"One of the most exciting developments from the world of ideas in decades, presented with panache by two frighteningly brilliant, endearingly unpretentious, and endlessly creative young scientists." - Steven...


THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

by Michael Leigh

Swingers and swappers, strippers and streetwalkers, sadists, masochists, and sexual mavericks of every persuasion; all are documented in The Velvet Underground, a legendary exposé of the diseased underbelly...


Policing Notting Hill: Fifty Years of Turbulence

by Tony Moore & Lord Blair

Notting Hill is one of the most sought after locations in London. But its progress from 'ghetto' to gentrification spans half-a-century within which it was one of the most turbulent places in Britain-plagued...


Consumerism in the Ancient World: Imports and Identity Construction

by Justin St. P. Walsh

Greek pottery was exported around the ancient world in vast quantities over a period of several centuries. This book focuses on the Greek pottery consumed by people in the western Mediterranean and trans-Alpine...


David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred Kings and the Roots of the Western Tradition

by Israel Finkelstein & Neil Asher Silberman

The exciting field of biblical archaeology has revolutionized our understanding of the Bible -- and no one has done more to popularise this vast store of knowledge than Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman,...


The Horns of Moses. Setting the Bible in its Historical Context

by Pierre Corvol, Collège de France & Liz Libbrecht

Developments in literary methodologies and archaeology have led scholars to question the traditional conception of biblical chronology and historiography. The starting point for Maximalist studies is the idea...


Historical Research: A Guide for Writers of Dissertations, Theses, Articles and Books

by Bill Mcdowell

This is the first practical guide to cover the various stages of a history research project, from the selection of the topic and the organization and interpretation of source material, through to the completion...


Why Bother with History?: Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations

by Beverly Southgate

.Why Bother With History? argues for an increasingly important role for a revitalised historical study. Examining the motivations of past historians, the author rejects the ancient aspiration to a 'history...


Constantinople: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924

by Philip Mansel

Philip Mansel's highly acclaimed history absorbingly charts the interaction between the vibrantly cosmopolitan capital of Constantinople - the city of the world's desire - and its ruling family.

In 1453, Mehmed...


You'll Ruin Your Dinner: Sweet Memories from Irish childhood

by Damian Corless

Whether your taste was for fiddlestix or Flavour Ravers, Trigger bars or Two and Twos, Marathons or macaroons, Peggy's Legs or Push Pops, Liquorice Allsorts or Little Devils, You'll Ruin Your Dinner has something...