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Inequality

A Genetic History

Carles Lalueza-Fox

How genomics reveals deep histories of inequality, going back many thousands of years. Inequality is an urgent global concern, with pundits, politicians, academics, and best-selling books all taking up its causes and consequences. In Inequality, Carles Lalueza...

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Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte / The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl

German | English

Adelbert von Chamisso

Adelbert von Chamisso: Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte / The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl. German | English Zweisprachige Ausgabe. Übersetzt von Frederic H. Hedge Erstdruck: Nürnberg (Schrag) 1814. Hier nach der Ausgabe von 1836. Neuausgabe. G...

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The History of Jazz

Ted Gioia

An updated new edition of Ted Gioia's universally acclaimed history of jazz, with a wealth of new insight on this music's past, present, and future. Ted Gioia's The History of Jazz has been universally hailed as the most comprehensive and accessible history of...

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A History of Ancient Egypt

Marc Van De Mieroop

Explore the entire history of the ancient Egyptian state from 3000 B.C. to 400 A.D. with this authoritative volume The newly revised Second Edition of A History of Ancient Egypt delivers an up-to-date survey of ancient Egypt's history from its origins to the R...

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The History of Jazz

Ted Gioia

A panoramic history of the genre brings to life the diverse places in which jazz evolved, traces the origins of its various styles, and offers commentary on the music itself...

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History of Writing

Steven Roger Fischer

From the earliest scratches on stone and bone to the languages of computers and the internet, A History of Writing offers a fascinating investigation into the origin and development of writing throughout the world. Commencing with the first stages of informati...

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On the Use and Abuse of History for Life

English and German Edition

Friedrich Nietzsche

The treatise "On the Use and Abuse of History for Life" is one of Nietzsche's early writings on culture. It was published in 1874, after his professorship in Basel, Switzerland. At first, there was hardly any response to this text. It was only with the recepti...

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On the Use and Abuse of History for Life

English and German Edition

Friedrich Nietzsche

The treatise "On the Use and Abuse of History for Life" is one of Nietzsche's early writings on culture. It was published in 1874, after his professorship in Basel, Switzerland. At first, there was hardly any response to this text. It was only with the recepti...

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On the Use and Abuse of History for Life

English and German Edition

Friedrich Nietzsche

The treatise "On the Use and Abuse of History for Life" is one of Nietzsche's early writings on culture. It was published in 1874, after his professorship in Basel, Switzerland. At first, there was hardly any response to this text. It was only with the recepti...

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On the Use and Abuse of History for Life

English and German Edition

Friedrich Nietzsche

The treatise "On the Use and Abuse of History for Life" is one of Nietzsche's early writings on culture. It was published in 1874, after his professorship in Basel, Switzerland. At first, there was hardly any response to this text. It was only with the recepti...

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On the Use and Abuse of History for Life

English and German Edition

Friedrich Nietzsche

The treatise "On the Use and Abuse of History for Life" is one of Nietzsche's early writings on culture. It was published in 1874, after his professorship in Basel, Switzerland. At first, there was hardly any response to this text. It was only with the recepti...

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Education

John L. Rury, Eileen H. Tamura

This handbook offers a global view of the historical development of educational institutions, systems of schooling, ideas about education, and educational experiences. Its 36 chapters consider changing scholarship in the field, examine nationally-oriented work...

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Influenza

How the Flu Changed History

Barbara Krasner

"Edge Books are published by Capstone Press."...

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What is History?

E. H. Carr

'Not only one of our most distinguished historians but also one of the most valuable contributors to historical theory' Spectator In formulating an answer to the question of 'What is History', Carr argues that the 'facts' of history are simply those which hist...

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Thinking About History

Sarah Maza

What distinguishes history as a discipline from other fields of study? That's the animating question of Sarah Maza’s Thinking About History, a general introduction to the field of history that revels in its eclecticism and highlights the inherent tensions an...

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Dystopia

A Natural History : a Study of Modern Despotism, Its Antecedents, and Its Literary Diffractions

Gregory Claeys

The first monograph devoted to the concept of dystopia: redefining the central concepts and chronology of the genre, and offering a theoretical overview and prehistory of the concept; an account of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes as dystopias; and a bri...

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Philanthropy in Democratic Societies

History, Institutions, Values

Rob Reich, Chiara Cordelli, Lucy Bernholz

Philanthropy is everywhere. In 2013, in the United States alone, some $330 billion was recorded in giving, from large donations by the wealthy all the way down to informal giving circles. We tend to think of philanthropy as unequivocally good, but as the contr...

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History

John Higham, Leonard Krieger, Felix Gilbert

This book, originally published in 1977, is a survey of European historiography from its origins in the historians of Greece and Rome, through the annalists and chroniclers of the middle ages, to the historians of the late eighteenth century. The author concen...

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Consuming History

Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture

Jerome de Groot

Consuming History examines how history works in contemporary popular culture. Analysing a wide range of cultural entities from computer games to daytime television, it investigates the ways in which society consumes history and how a reading of this consumptio...

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Slav Outposts in Central European History

The Wends, Sorbs and Kashubs

Gerald Stone

While many think of European history in terms of the major states that today make up the map of Europe, this approach tends to overlook submerged nations like the Wends, the westernmost Slavs who once inhabited the lands which later became East Germany and Wes...

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A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC

Marc Van De Mieroop

Incorporating the latest scholarly research, the third edition ofA History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000–323 BCpresents a comprehensive overview of the multiculturalcivilizations of the ancient Near East. Integrates the most up-to-date research, and incl...

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A History of Andersonville Prison Monuments

Stacy W. Reaves

IN APRIL 1865, THE NATION LEARNED OF THE ATROCITIES AND HORRORS OF THE Southern prison camp at Andersonville, Georgia. An army expedition and Clara Barton identified the graves of the thirteen thousand who perished there and established the Andersonville Natio...

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A History of Chess

The Original 1913 Edition

H. J. R. Murray

An epic work that took more than a decade to complete, A History of Chess, originally published in 1913, is a historic undertaking that shattered preconceptions about the game upon publication. Over a century later, Murray’s research and conclusions, in whic...

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The History of Emotions

An Introduction

Jan Plamper

The history of emotions is one of the fastest growing fields in current historical debate, and this is the first book-length introduction to the field, synthesizing the current research, and offering direction for future study. The History of Emotions is organ...

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A Dictionary of World History

Thomas Edmund Farnsworth Wright, Anne Kerr, Edmund Wright

As well as over 4000 clear and concise entries, this dictionary also contains biographies of key figures in world history. Other useful features include, subject entries on religious and political movements, maps, and full international coverage....

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Im Spiegel der Theatergeschichte. In the Mirror of Theatre History

Deutschsprachiges Theater im Wechsel von Raum und Zeit. German Theatre Intercultural Relationships from the Past to the Present

Paul S. Ulrich, Gunilla Dahlberg, Horst Fassel

Die räumliche Verbreitung, die stilistische und institutionelle Vielfalt des deutschen Theaters wird präsentiert. Aus Nordamerika und bis Australien, von Skandinavien bis Südost- und Osteuropa reicht diese Theatertätigkeit (Schwerpunkte sind Skandinavien u...

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Im Spiegel der Theatergeschichte. In the Mirror of Theatre History

Deutschsprachiges Theater im Wechsel von Raum und Zeit. German Theatre Intercultural Relationships from the Past to the Present

Paul S. Ulrich, Gunilla Dahlberg, Horst Fassel

Die räumliche Verbreitung, die stilistische und institutionelle Vielfalt des deutschen Theaters wird präsentiert. Aus Nordamerika und bis Australien, von Skandinavien bis Südost- und Osteuropa reicht diese Theatertätigkeit (Schwerpunkte sind Skandinavien u...

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Democracy

A World History

Temma Kaplan

In our time, the term "democracy" is frequently evoked to express aspirations for peace and social change or particular governmental systems that claim to benefit more than a select minority of the population. In this book, Temma Kaplan examines attempts from ...

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A History of Islamic Societies

Ira M. Lapidus

An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its g...

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Doing Oral History

Donald A. Ritchie

Doing Oral History is considered the premier guidebook to oral history, used by professional oral historians, public historians, archivists, and genealogists as a core text in college courses and throughout the public history community. Over the past decades, ...

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