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• Author :_Francis Fukuyama
• Pages :_432 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0743284550
• ISBN-13 :_9780743284554

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• Description : Enhanced by a new afterword dealing with the post-September 11th world, a provocative exploration of issues of human society and destiny answers such questions as, is there a direction to human history? does history have an end? and where are we now? Reprint. 25,00 first printing. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'



• Author :_E. H. Carr
• Pages :_208 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0241351901
• ISBN-13 :_9780241351901

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• Description : '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 historians have chosen to focus on. All historical facts come to us as a result of interpretive choices by historians influenced by the standards of their age. Now for the first time in Penguin Modern Classics, with an introduction by Richard J. Evans, author of the Third Reich trilogy. [...] by Publisher : 'Penguin UK'



• Author :_Wayne A. Wiegand
• Pages :_707 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780824057879
• ISBN-13 :_0824057872

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• Description : First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. [...] by Publisher : 'Taylor & Francis'



• Author :_Samuel Johnson
• Pages :_750 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1108020992
• ISBN-13 :_9781108020992

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• Description : The first published account and standard reference for the history of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, first published in 1921. [...] by Publisher : 'Cambridge University Press'

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2012 | Nature


• Author :_Joachim Radkau
• Pages :_399 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0745646883
• ISBN-13 :_9780745646886

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• Description : Ötzi the iceman could not do without wood when he was climbing his Alpine glacier, nor could medieval cathedral-builders or today's construction companies. From time immemorial, the skill of the human hand has developed by working wood, so much so that we might say that the handling of wood is a basic element in the history of the human body. The fear of a future wood famine became a panic in the 18th century and sparked the beginnings of modern environmentalism. This book traces the cultural history of wood and offers a highly original account of the connection between the raw material and the human beings who benefit from it. Even more, it shows that wood can provide a key for a better understanding of history, of the pecularities as well as the varieties of cultures, of a co-evolution of nature and culture, and even of the rise and fall of great powers. Beginning with Stone Age hunters, it follows the twists and turns of the story through the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution to the global society of the twenty-first century, in which wood is undergoing a varied and unexpected renaissance. Radkau is sceptical of claims that wood is about to disappear, arguing that such claims are self-serving arguments promoted by interest groups to secure cheaper access to, and control over, wood resources. The whole forest and timber industry often strikes the outsider as a world unto itself, a hermetically sealed black box, but when we lift the lid on this box, as Radkau does here, we will be surprised by what we find within. Wide-ranging and accessible, this rich historical analysis of one of our most cherished natural resources will find a wide readership. [...] by Publisher : 'Polity'



• Author :_Toni Weller
• Pages :_212 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0415666961
• ISBN-13 :_9780415666961

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• Description : The digital age is affecting all aspects of historical study, but much of the existing literature about history in the digital age can be alienating to the traditional historian who does not necessarily value or wish to embrace digital resources. History in the Digital Age takes a more conceptual look at how the digital age is affecting the field of history for both scholars and students. The printed copy, the traditional archive, and analogue research remain key constitute parts for most historians and for many will remain precious and esteemed over digital copies, but there is a real need for historians and students of history to seriously consider some of the conceptual and methodological challenges facing the field of historical enquiry as we enter the twenty-first century. Including international contributors from a variety of disciplines - History, English, Information Studies and Archivists – this book does not seek either to applaud or condemn digital technologies, but takes a more conceptual view of how the field of history is being changed by the digital age. Essential reading for all historians. [...] by Publisher : 'Routledge'



• Author :_William Robertson
• Pages :_233 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_HARVARD:HW3CT9

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• Author :_no defined
• Pages :_233 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9789820200517
• ISBN-13 :_9820200512

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• Author :_Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
• Pages :_22 sheets
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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Manchester University Press'



• Author :_Remy Debes
• Pages :_416 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0199385998
• ISBN-13 :_9780199385997

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• Description : In everything from philosophical ethics to legal argument to public activism, it has become commonplace to appeal to the idea of human dignity. In such contexts, the concept of dignity typically signifies something like the fundamental moral status belonging to all humans. Remarkably, however, it is only in the last century that this meaning of the term has become standardized. Before this, dignity was instead a concept associated with social status. Unfortunately, this transformation remains something of a mystery in existing scholarship. Exactly when and why did -dignity- change its meaning? And before this change, was it truly the case that we lacked a conception of human worth akin to the one that -dignity- now represents? In this volume, leading scholars across a range of disciplines attempt to answer such questions by clarifying the presently murky history of -dignity, - from classical Greek thought through the Middle Ages and Enlightenment to the present day. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press'



• Author :_G. J. Whitrow
• Pages :_217 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780192852113
• ISBN-13 :_0192852116

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• Description : Discusses how time was considered and measured in ancient and medieval times, profiles the development of more accurate timepieces, and shows the changes that occured as the new developments spread [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_Norman Davies
• Pages :_1365 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780198201717
• ISBN-13 :_0198201710

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• Description : From the Ice Age to the Cold War and beyond, from Reykjavik to Riga, from Archimedes to Einstein, Alexander to Yeltsin, here between the covers of a single volume Norman Davies tells the story of Europe, East and West, from prehistory to the present day. The book's absorbing narrative lays down the chronological and geographical grid on which the dramas of European history have been played out. It zooms in from the distant focus of Chapter One, which explores the first five million years of the continent's evolution, to the close focus of the lasttwo chapters, which cover the twentieth century at roughly one page per year. In between, Norman Davies presents a huge and sweeping canvas packed with fascinating detail, analysis, and anecdote. Alongside Europe's better-known stories - human, national, and continental - he brings into focus areasoften ignored or misunderstood, remembering the stateless nation as well as the nation-state. Minority communities, from heretics and lepers to Jews, Romanies, and Muslims have not been forgotten. This masterly history reveals not only the rich variety of Europe's past but also the many and rewarding prisms through which it can be viewed. Each chapter contains a selection of telephoto `capsules', illustrating narrower themes and topics that cut across the chronological flow. Davies thenconcludes with a wide-angle `snapshot' of the whole continent as seen from one particular vantage point. The overall effect is stunning: a kind of historical picture album, with panoramic tableaux interspersed by detailed insets and close-ups. Never before has such an ambitious history of Europe been attempted. In range and ambition, the originality of its structure and glittering style, Norman Davies's Europe represents one of the most important and illuminating history books to be published by Oxford. Time Capsules 201 fascinating articles interspersed throughout the narrative focus on incidents or topics as various as The Iceman of the Alps, Erotic Graffiti at Pompeii, Stradivarius, and Psychoanalysing Hitler. Each capsule can be tasted as a separate self-contained morsel; or can be read in conjunction withthe narrative into which it is inserted. Snapshots 12 panoramic overviews across the changing map of Europe freeze the frames of the chronological narrative at moments of symbolic importance, such as Knossos 1628 BC, Constantinople AD 330, and Nuremberg 1945. A fully illustrated history Incorporates over 100 superbly detailed maps and diagrams, and 32 pages of black and white plates. [...] by Publisher : 'no defined'