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MILLENNIUM: A HISTORY OF THE LAST THOUSAND YEARS

By: Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Scribner: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000027828

ISBN: 0684803615

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


An engaging work by a prize-winning historian traces the progress and regre ss of the world's civilizations over the past thousand years and shows how the capacity of one people to influence another has shifted geographically. 35,000 first printing. View more info

1001 DAYS THAT SHAPED THE WORLD

By: Furtado, Peter (Editor)

Price: ¥4,000.00

Publisher: ABC Books: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000033194

ISBN: 0733323103

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


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STRATEGIES OF CONTAINMENT: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF AMERICAN NATIONAL SECURI TY POLICY DURING THE COLD WAR

By: Gaddis, John Lewis

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000046626

ISBN: 0195030974

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. When Strategies of Containment was first published, the Soviet Union was st ill a superpower, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. This updated edition of Gaddis' classic ca rries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans, Gaddis provides a thorough cri tical analysis of George F. Kennan's original strategy of containment, NSC- 6... View more info

MAFIA, U.S.A.

By: Gage, Nicholas

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Chicago] Playboy Press: 1972

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000029925

Condition: Good/Good


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HANGUPS FROM WAY BACK: HISTORICAL MYTHS AND CANONS [COMPILED BY FREDERICK G ENTLES [AND] MELVIN STEINFIELD

By: Gentles, Frederick

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Canfield Press: 1974

Seller ID: RWARE0000000900

ISBN: 0063827859

Condition: Very Good


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A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

By: Grenville, J. A. S.

Price: ¥4,000.00

Publisher: Belknap Press: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000026447

ISBN: 0674399609

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A tight clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library edition: As the present century draws to its end, publishers are rushing to record its tumultuous history. Grenville's is a recent example of this trend and of the increasing number of specialized, one-volume reference works issued during the past few years. The author of numerous books in the fields of history and politics, Grenville here presents a chronological and narrative history of our century up to 1993. The book is divided into 18 parts and further into 89 brief chapters. Illustrations (most not seen), maps, and a well... View more info

SOURCES FOR ALEXANDER THE GREAT: AN ANALYSIS OF PLUTARCH'S 'LIFE' AND ARRIA N'S 'ANABASIS ALEXANDROU' (CAMBRIDGE CLASSICAL STUDIE

By: Hammond, N. G. L.

Price: ¥6,000.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000030927

ISBN: 0521432642

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Plutarch and Arrian are the ancient writers who tell us most about Alexander the Great. This book is the first attempt to analyze and evaluate in detail the sources of information they themselves drew on, a necessary first step to appreciating the value of their own accounts. It completes Professor Hammond's study of the five Alexander-historians which began with Three Historians of Alexander the Great (Cambridge University Press 1983) and lays a new ... View more info

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THE SECOND MESSIAH: TEMPLARS, THE TURIN SHROUD AND THE GREAT SECRET OF FREE MASONRY

By: James, Oliver

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Century Books Ltd: 1900

Seller ID: RWARE0000028126

ISBN: 0712677194

Condition: Good/Good


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THE BALINESE PEOPLE: A REINVESTIGATION OF CHARACTER

By: Jensen, Gordon D.

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: 1991

Seller ID: RWARE0000044506

ISBN: 0195885570

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A critique of Gregory Bateson's and Margaret Mead's Balinese Character (which still stands as the definitive reference on Balinese culture and personality), this work studies anew the original issues of the character of the Balinese. The authors present alternative formulations of psycho-social aspects of this culture in an attempt to establish a more valid portrayal of Balinese life. View more info

ANNOYING THE VICTORIANS

By: Kincaid, James

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000044622

ISBN: 0415907292

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. What happens when bad criticism happens to good people? Annoying the Victorians sets the tradition of critical discourse and literary criticism on its ear, as well as a few other areas. James Kincaid brings his witty, erudite and thoroughly cynical self to the Victorians, and they will never read (or be read) quite the same. View more info

SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL

By: King, Dean

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000045775

ISBN: 0316159352

Condition: Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A masterpiece of historical adventure, Skeletons on the Zahara chronicles t he true story of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subje cted to a hellish two-month journey through the perilous heart of the Sahar a. The western Sahara is a baking hot and desolate place, home only to nomads and their camels, and to locusts, snails and thorny scrub--and its barren ... View more info

THE EMPIRE OF DEATH: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF OSSUARIES AND CHARNEL HOUSES

By: Koudounaris, Paul

Price: ¥3,500.00

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000030547

Condition: Fine


From bone fetishism in the ancient world to painted skulls in Austria and B avaria: an unusual and compelling work of cultural history. It is sometimes said that death is the last taboo, but it was not always so. For centuries , religious establishments constructed decorated ossuaries and charnel hous es that stand as masterpieces of art created from human bone. These unique structures have been pushed into the footnotes of history; they were part o f a dialogue with death that is now silent. The sites in this specially photographed and brilliantly original study ran ge from the Monastery of ... View more info

SALT: A WORLD HISTORY

By: Kurlansky, Mark

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000046932

ISBN: 0142001619

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the World, here turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. View more info

A SOURCEBOOK FOR ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY. SELECTED AND EDITED BY EMERS ON LAVENDER AND NORMAN SHEFFE

By: Lavender, Emerson

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill: 1963

Seller ID: RWARE0000029537

Condition: Good


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THE COMPLETE PYRAMIDS: SOLVING THE ANCIENT MYSTERIES

By: Lehner, Mark

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000044337

ISBN: 0500050848

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Archetypal symbols of remote antiquity, the pyramids have for centuries inspired passionate theories about their origins, purpose, and method of construction. Archaeologists, engineers, astronomers, poets, painters, and travelers have all had their say--but how much do we really know about these awe-inspiring wonders of the ancient world? Here is the first fully illustrated compendium of every major pyramid of ancient Egypt. Mark Lehner surveys the hi... View more info

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BORDER BLOODSHED: SCOTLAND, ENGLAND AND THE FRENCH CONNECTION, 1369-1403

By: Macdonald, Alastair J.

Price: ¥3,800.00

Publisher: Tuckwell Press: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000010950

ISBN: 186232106X

Condition: Fine


A tight clean crisp copy, no markings throughout. Description: Scottish military offensives against England from 1369 were largely the product of government policy. In the reign of Robert II they involved close cooperation with France and succeeded militarily, enabling the Scots to regain English-occupied lands in southern Scotland and achieve diplomatic gains. Military success encouraged the Scots to the point where they were willing to engage in attacks on England beyond the ambition of their French allies. However, diplomatic gains fell well short of forcing English recognition of Scottish ... View more info

HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS,A

By: MacGregor, Neil

Price: ¥3,000.00

Publisher: Allen Lane: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000037996

ISBN: 1846144132

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. Encompassing a grand sweep of human history, A History of the World in 100 Objects begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with objects which characterise the world we live in today. Seen thro... View more info

HISTORY'S PEOPLE: PERSONALITIES AND THE PAST

By: MacMillan, Margaret

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: House of Anansi Press: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000047597

ISBN: 1487000057

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In History's People internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of figures of the past, women and men, some famous and some little-known, who stand out for her. Some have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of their times. Others are memorable for being risk-takers, adventurers, or observers. She looks at the concept of leadership through Bismarck and the unification of Germany; Will... View more info

THE USES AND ABUSES OF HISTORY

By: MacMillan, Professor Margaret

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Profile Books: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000047378

ISBN: 184668210X

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In 2002, the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq. Were they wrong to look to history for guidance? No; their mistake was to exaggerate one of its lessons while suppressing others of equal importance. History is often hijacked through suppression, manipulation, and, sometimes, eve... View more info

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THE ARTHURIAN BOOK OF DAYS: THE GREATEST LEGEND IN THE WORLD RETOLD THROUGH OUT THE YEAR

By: Matthews, Caitlin

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co: 1990

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000012029

ISBN: 0026066750

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good+


Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-192). View more info