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  • Tim Mackintosh-Smith



    This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands a...

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  • Christopher Leslie Brown and Philip D. Morgan

    Arming Slaves


    Arming slaves as soldiers is a counterintuitive idea. Yet throughout history, in many varied societies, slaveholders have entrusted slaves with the...

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  • Sebastian Strangio



    To many in the West, the name Cambodia still conjures up indelible images of destruction and death, the legacy of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime and...

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  • Marcus Tanner



    In this updated edition of his acclaimed history, Marcus Tanner takes us from the first Croat principalities of the Early Middle Ages through to th...

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    John Darlington

    Fake Heritage


    What happens when the past-or, more specifically, a piece of cultural heritage-is fabricated? From 50 replica Eiffel Towers located around the worl...

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  • László F. Föeldényi



    translated by Tim Wilkinson Alberto Manguel praises the Hungarian writer László Föeldényi as "one of the most brilliant essayists of our time." Föe...

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    Wole Soyinka

    Of Africa


    A member of the unique generation of African writers and intellectuals who came of age in the last days of colonialism, Wole Soyinka has witnessed ...

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    Danny Dorling



    Drawing from an incredibly rich trove of global data, this groundbreaking book reveals that human progress has been slowing down since the early 19...

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  • David Riesman with Nathan Glazer and Reuel Denney

    The Lonely Crowd


    Considered by many to be one of the most influential books of the twentieth century, The Lonely Crowd opened exciting new dimensions in our underst...

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    Peter Burke

    The Polymath


    From Leonardo Da Vinci to John Dee and Comenius, from George Eliot to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledg...

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