History

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PALESTINE: A FOUR THOUSAND YEAR HISTORY

Written by Masalha, Nur
This rich and magisterial work traces Palestine's millennia-old heritage, uncovering cultures and societies of astounding depth and complexity that stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history.
March 15, 2020 | Paperback | Zed Books |
$16.95
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PARIS ON THE BRINK: THE 1930S PARIS OF JEAN RENOIR, SALVADOR DALI, SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR, ANDRE GIDE, SYLVIA BEACH, LEON BLUM

Written by McAuliffe, Mary
Paris on the Brink vividly portrays the City of Light during the tumultuous 1930s, from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to war and German Occupation. This was a dangerous and turbulent decade, during which workers flexed their economic muscle and their opponents struck back with increasing violence.
September 21, 2020 | Paperback | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers |
$19.95
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PARIS, CITY OF DREAMS: NAPOLEON III, BARON HAUSSMANN, AND THE CREATION OF PARIS

Written by McAuliffe, Mary
Acclaimed historian Mary McAuliffe vividly recaptures the Paris of Napoleon III, Claude Monet, and Victor Hugo as Georges Haussmann tore down and rebuilt Paris into the beautiful City of Light we know today. Paris, City of Dreams traces the transformation of the City of Light during Napoleon III's Second Empire into the beloved city of today.
May 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers | 344 Pages |
$26.95
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HEROES AND MARVELS OF THE MIDDLE AGES

Written by Le Goff, Jacques
Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages is a history like no other: it is a history of the imagination, presented between two celebrated groups of the period. One group consists of heroes: Charlemagne, El Cid, King Arthur, Orlando, Pope Joan, Melusine, Merlin the Wizard, and also the fox and the unicorn.
September 2, 2020 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books |
$22.50
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EXPERIMENTAL FIRE: INVENTING ENGLISH ALCHEMY, 1300-1700

Written by Rampling, Jennifer M
In medieval and early modern Europe, the practice of alchemy promised extraordinary physical transformations. Who would not be amazed to see base metals turned into silver and gold, hard iron into soft water, and deadly poison into elixirs that could heal the human body?
December 8, 2020 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press | 416 Pages |
$35.00
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OLD THIESS, A LIVONIAN WEREWOLF: A CLASSIC CASE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Written by Lincoln, Bruce
In 1691, a Livonian peasant known as Old Thiess boldly announced before a district court that he was a werewolf.
March 23, 2020 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$75.00
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STREETS OF EUROPE: THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS, AND SMELLS THAT SHAPED ITS GREAT CITIES

Written by Ladd, Brian
Merchants' shouts, jostling strangers, aromas of fresh fish and flowers, plodding horses, and friendly chatter long filled the narrow, crowded streets of the European city. As they developed over many centuries, these spaces of commerce, communion, and commuting framed daily life. At its heyday in the 1800s, the European street was the place where social worlds connected and collided.
September 1, 2020 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$30.00
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BERLIN 1936: THE UNTOLD STORIES BEHIND HITLER'S OLYMPIC GAMES

Written by Hilmes, Oliver
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, and Financial Times A lively account of the 1936 Olympics told through the voices and stories of those who witnessed it, from an award-winning historian and biographer Berlin 1936 takes the reader through the sixteen days of the Olympiad, describing the events in the German cap
July 21, 2020 | Paperback | Other Press (NY) | 320 Pages |
$17.99
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GOD'S SHADOW: SULTAN SELIM, HIS OTTOMAN EMPIRE, AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD

Written by Mikhail, Alan
Long neglected in world history, the Ottoman Empire was a hub of intellectual fervor, geopolitical power, and enlightened pluralistic rule.
August 18, 2020 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 496 Pages |
$39.95
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SIX DAYS IN AUGUST: THE STORY OF STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

Written by King, David
On the morning of August 23, 1973, a man wearing a wig, makeup, and a pair of sunglasses walked into the main branch of Sveriges Kreditbank, a prominent bank in central Stockholm.
August 4, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 304 Pages |
$26.95

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