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  • Orientalism by Edward W. Said

    Orientalism by Edward W. Said

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    The seminal work that has redefined our understanding of colonialism and empire, with a preface by the author'Stimulating, elegant and pugnacious' Observer'Magisterial' Terry EagletonIn this highly-acclaimed work, Edward Said surveys the history and...
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  • Shakespeare Was a Woman and Other Heresies: How Doubting the Bard Became the Biggest Taboo in Literature by Elizabeth Winkler

    Shakespeare Was a Woman and Other Heresies: How Doubting the Bard Became the Biggest Taboo in Literature by Elizabeth Winkler

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    A thrillingly provocative investigation into the Shakespeare authorship question, exploring how doubting that William Shakespeare wrote his plays became an act of blasphemy...and who the Bard might really be. The theory that Shakespeare may not have...
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  • Lost Realms: A History of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings by Thomas Williams

    Lost Realms: A History of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings by Thomas Williams

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    'A beautiful, beautiful book . . . archaeology is changing so much about the way we view the so-called Dark Ages ... [Williams] is just brilliant at bringing them to light' Rory Stewart on The Rest is Politics From the bestselling author of...
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  • Fake Heroes: Ten False Icons and How they Altered the Course of History by Otto English

    Fake Heroes: Ten False Icons and How they Altered the Course of History by Otto English

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    From the author of Fake History, Otto English, comes a shocking yet hilarious look at ten of the greatest liars from our past, examining these previously unquestioned idols and exposing what they were trying to hide.'A brilliant book.' James O'BrienWas...
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  • What is History? by E. H. Carr

    What is History? by E. H. Carr

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    'Not only our most distinguished historian but also one of the most valuable contributors to historical theory' SpectatorIn answering the question, 'what is history?', E. H. Carr's acclaimed and influential bestseller shows that the facts of history are...
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  • Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom by Tom Holland

    Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom by Tom Holland

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    Of all the civilisations existing in the year 1000, that of Western Europe seemed the unlikeliest candidate for future greatness. Compared to the glittering empires of Byzantium or Islam, the splintered kingdoms on the edge of the Atlantic appeared...
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  • The Road: A Story of Romans and Ways to the Past by Christopher Hadley 9780008356729

    The Road: A Story of Romans and Ways to the Past by Christopher Hadley 9780008356729

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    A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'An absolute joy to read and an early contender for every list of History Books of the Year' Sunday Telegraph 'On nearly every page a random...
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  • Lost Realms: Histories of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings by Thomas Williams

    Lost Realms: Histories of Britain from the Romans to the Vikings by Thomas Williams

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    'A beautiful, beautiful book . . . archaeology is changing so much about the way we view the so-called Dark Ages ... [Williams] is just brilliant at bringing them to light' Rory Stewart on The Rest is Politics From the bestselling author of...
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  • Journeys of the Mind: A Life in History by Peter Brown

    Journeys of the Mind: A Life in History by Peter Brown

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    A beautifully written personal account of the discovery of late antiquity by one of the world's most influential and distinguished historiansThe end of the ancient world was long regarded by historians as a time of decadence, decline, and fall. In his...
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  • How to be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life by Ruth Goodman

    How to be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Everyday Life by Ruth Goodman

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    TRAVEL BACK IN TIME WITH THE BBC'S RUTH GOODMANWe know all about the dramas that played out in the Tudor court - most notably those of Henry VIII - but what was life really like for a commoner like you or me?To answer this question, the renowned "method...
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  • History: A Very Short Introduction by John Arnold

    History: A Very Short Introduction by John Arnold

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    There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we study...
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  • The Craft of International History: A Guide to Method by Marc Trachtenberg 9780691125695

    The Craft of International History: A Guide to Method by Marc Trachtenberg 9780691125695

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    This is a practical guide to the historical study of international politics. The focus is on the nuts and bolts of historical research--that is, on how to use original sources, analyze and interpret historical works, and actually write a work of history...
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  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by David Womersley

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by David Womersley

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    Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto...
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  • Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference - New Edition by Dipesh Chakrabarty

    Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference - New Edition by Dipesh Chakrabarty

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    First published in 2000, Dipesh Chakrabarty's influential Provincializing Europe addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This...
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  • Philip V of Macedon in Polybius' Histories: Politics, History, and Fiction by Emma Nicholson 9780192866769

    Philip V of Macedon in Polybius' Histories: Politics, History, and Fiction by Emma Nicholson 9780192866769

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    Philip V of Macedon in Polybius' Histories: Politics, History, and Fiction offers a historiographical and literary study of Polybius' portrait of Philip V and aims to advance our knowledge of both the Macedonian king and the historian. It takes a...
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  • A Force Like No Other: The Real Stories of the Ruc Men and Women Who Policed the Troubles by Colin Breen 9780856409721

    A Force Like No Other: The Real Stories of the Ruc Men and Women Who Policed the Troubles by Colin Breen 9780856409721

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    In 1983, Interpol named Northern Ireland the most dangerous place in the world to be a police officer. In 1968, the RUC was catapulted into the Troubles. Bombs, death threats and murder became a regular part of the day job. Working right at the heart...
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  • Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic by Simon Winchester

    Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge: From Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic by Simon Winchester

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    'A delightful compendium of the kind of facts you immediately want to share with anyone you encounter' New York Times 'An ebullient, irrepressible spirit invests this book. It is erudite and...
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  • The Philosophy of History by G. W. F. Hegel 9780486437552

    The Philosophy of History by G. W. F. Hegel 9780486437552

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9780486437552Author Georg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelFormat PaperbackPage Count 480Imprint Dover Publications Inc.Publisher Dover Publications Inc.Weight(grams)...
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  • A Northern Wind: Britain 1962-65 by David Kynaston 9781526657572

    A Northern Wind: Britain 1962-65 by David Kynaston 9781526657572

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    A WATERSTONES, TIMES, TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN, SPECTATOR AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR The early sixties in Britain told as only David Kynaston ('the most entertaining historian alive' Spectator) can. Running from 1962 to 1965, A Northern...
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  • Prisoners of History: What Monuments to the Second World War Tell Us About Our History and Ourselves by Keith Lowe 9780008339586

    Prisoners of History: What Monuments to the Second World War Tell Us About Our History and Ourselves by Keith Lowe 9780008339586

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    A Spectator Book of the Year 2020 A Times and Sunday Times Best Book of 2020 A Mail on Sunday Book of the Year 2020 'Inspired ... Lowe's sensitive, disturbing book should be...
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  • Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization Volume One:The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985 by Martin Bernal

    Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization Volume One:The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985 by Martin Bernal

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    Classical civilisation, Martin Bernal argues, has deep roots in Afro-Asiatic cultures. But these Afro-Asiatic influences have been systematically ignored, denied, or suppressed since the eighteenth century - chiefly for racist reasons. The popular view...
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  • The English and their History: Updated with two new chapters by Robert Tombs 9781802064230

    The English and their History: Updated with two new chapters by Robert Tombs 9781802064230

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    The acclaimed account of the English people, now updated with two new chapters'Masterful, an enormously readable narrative of the English people from the Anglo-Saxons to the present' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times, Books of the YearIn The English and...
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  • The Maths That Made Us: how numbers created civilisation by Michael Brooks

    The Maths That Made Us: how numbers created civilisation by Michael Brooks

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    Quadratic equations, Pythagoras' theorem, imaginary numbers, and pi - you may remember studying these at school, but did anyone ever explain why? Never fear - bestselling science writer, and your new favourite maths teacher, Michael Brooks is here to...
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  • On the Origin of Evolution: Tracing 'Darwin's Dangerous Idea' from Aristotle to DNA by John Gribbin

    On the Origin of Evolution: Tracing 'Darwin's Dangerous Idea' from Aristotle to DNA by John Gribbin

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    A Waterstones Best Book of 2020 The theory of evolution by natural selection did not spring fully formed and unprecedented from the brain of Charles Darwin. Rather it has been examined and debated by philosophers the world over for thousands...
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  • History as Mystery by Michael Parenti 9780872863576

    History as Mystery by Michael Parenti 9780872863576

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    In a lively challenge to mainstream history, Michael Parenti does battle with a number of mass-marketed historical myths. He shows how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and privilege. And he...
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  • A History of Histories: Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century by John Burrow

    A History of Histories: Epics, Chronicles, Romances and Inquiries from Herodotus and Thucydides to the Twentieth Century by John Burrow

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    This unprecedented book, by one of Britain's leading intellectual historians, describes the intellectual impact that the study and consideration of the past has had in the western world over the past 2500 years, treating the practise of history not as an...
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  • The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson

    The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters by Adam Nicolson

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    Longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (now the Bailie Gifford) 'A thrilling and complex book, enlarges our view of Homer ... There's something that hits the mark on every page'...
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  • Memory Makers: The Politics of the Past in Putin's Russia by Jade McGlynn

    Memory Makers: The Politics of the Past in Putin's Russia by Jade McGlynn

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    Why aren't ordinary Russians more outraged by Putin's invasion of Ukraine? Inside the Kremlin's own historical propaganda narratives, Russia's invasion of Ukraine makes complete sense. From its World War II cult to anti-Western conspiracy theories, the...
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  • Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet

    Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet

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    Suppose that everything we think we know about 'The Victorians' is wrong? That we have persistently misrepresented the culture of the Victorian era, perhaps to make ourselves feel more satisfyingly liberal and sophisticated? What if they were much more...
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  • The Road: A Story of Romans and Ways to the Past by Christopher Hadley

    The Road: A Story of Romans and Ways to the Past by Christopher Hadley

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    A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'An absolute joy to read and an early contender for every list of History Books of the Year' Sunday Telegraph 'On nearly every page a random...
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  • Our Hidden Lives: The Remarkable Diaries of Postwar Britain by Simon Garfield

    Our Hidden Lives: The Remarkable Diaries of Postwar Britain by Simon Garfield

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    In 1936 anthropologist Tom Harrison, poet and journalist Charles Madge, and documentary filmmaker Humphrey Jennings set up the Mass Observation Project. The idea was simple: ordinary people would record, in diary form, the events of their everyday lives...
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  • The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey's Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924 by Benny Morris

    The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey's Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924 by Benny Morris

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    A Financial Times Book of the YearA Foreign Affairs Book of the YearA Spectator Book of the Year"A landmark contribution to the study of these epochal events."-Times Literary Supplement"Brilliantly researched and written...casts a careful eye upon the...
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  • In Defence Of History by Richard J. Evans 9781783784592

    In Defence Of History by Richard J. Evans 9781783784592

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    'Should be read by anyone who cares about the past and the way we think and write about it' Independent on Sunday At a time when fact and historical truth are under unprecedented assault, historian Richard Evans shows us why history is necessary...
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  • The Histories by Herodotus 9780140455397

    The Histories by Herodotus 9780140455397

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    Tom Holland's 'stirring new translation' (Telegraph) of Herodotus' Histories, one of the great books in Western history - now in paperbackThe Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally regarded as the first...
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  • History and Salvation in Medieval Ireland by Elizabeth Boyle 9780367684297

    History and Salvation in Medieval Ireland by Elizabeth Boyle 9780367684297

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    History and Salvation in Medieval Ireland explores medieval Irish conceptions of salvation history, using Latin and vernacular sources from c. 700-c. 1200 CE which adapt biblical history for audiences both secular and ecclesiastical. This book examines...
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  • Dust by Carolyn Steedman

    Dust by Carolyn Steedman

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    In this witty, engaging and challenging book, Carolyn Steedman has produced a highly original and sometimes irreverent investigation into the development of modern history writing. Dust is about the practice and writing of history. Dust considers the...
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  • Hollow Places: An Unusual History of Land and Legend by Christopher Hadley 9780008319526

    Hollow Places: An Unusual History of Land and Legend by Christopher Hadley 9780008319526

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    'Impossible to summarise and delightfully absorbing, Hadley's book is comfortably the most unexpected history book of the year' Sunday Times A luminous journey through a thousand years of folklore and...
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  • Connecting History: Higher Russia, 1881-1921 by Euan M. Duncan

    Connecting History: Higher Russia, 1881-1921 by Euan M. Duncan

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    Exam board: SQALevel: HigherSubject: HistoryFirst teaching: September 2018First exam: Summer 2019Fresh stories, fresh scholarship and a fresh structure. Connecting History informs and empowers tomorrow's citizens, today.Bringing together lesser-told...
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  • The Culmination: Heidegger, German Idealism, and the Fate of Philosophy by Robert B. Pippin 9780226830001

    The Culmination: Heidegger, German Idealism, and the Fate of Philosophy by Robert B. Pippin 9780226830001

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    A provocative reassessment of Heidegger's critique of German Idealism from one of the tradition's foremost interpreters. Heidegger claimed that Western philosophy ended-failed, even-in the German Idealist tradition. In The Culmination, Robert B. Pippin...
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  • Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilation Volume III: The Linguistic Evidence by Martin Bernal 9781978804296

    Black Athena: The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilation Volume III: The Linguistic Evidence by Martin Bernal 9781978804296

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    Winner of the 1990 American Book Award What is classical about Classical civilization? In one of the most audacious works of scholarship ever written, Martin Bernal challenges the foundation of our thinking about this question. Classical civilization, he...
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