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The centuries between 800 and 300 BC saw an explosion of new religious concepts. Their emergence ..
The fierce courage of the men and women of the Greek Resistance is brought to vivid life in Sunda..
Published in the 200th Anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo a witty look at how the French ..
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On 4 October 1957, at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union secretly launched Sputnik, Ear..
In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbea..
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Istoria republicii romane. Pentru acest volum, autorul a primit "The Samuel Johnson Prize" si "He..
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Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of Engl..
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Dave Eggers's Zeitoun is the winner of the American Book Award and the LA Times Book Award
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1914-1918, David Stevenson's history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as the definitive..
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A superb insight into the history of the Samurai
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The key to understanding the Arab world today is unlocking its past. In this authoritative accoun..
Continues Neil's landmark exploration of how our land and its people came to be, which began with..
The extraordinary history of Ancient Egyptian civilization - from its earliest origins to the cre..
Christianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history..
This study of the history of reading goes from the earliest examples of the clay tablets and cune..
The first volume of Steven Runciman's classic, hugely influential trilogy on the history of the C..
The second volume of Steven Runciman's classic, hugely influential trilogy on the history of the ..
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Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike...
Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a bold, original approach to human h..
Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in..
In this scintillating book, Ian Buruma peels away the myths that surround Japanese culture. With ..
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The Byzantine Empire was one of the most impressive imperial adventures in history. It ruled much..
Few documents in world history can match the inspirational impact of the New Testament. For all i..
The Phoenicians present a tantalizing face to the ancient historian. Latin sources suggest they o..
In 1917 revolutionary fervour swept through Russia, ending centuries of imperial rule and instiga..
One of the most devastating portraits ever drawn of a human society - life in Hitler's Germany du..
Deemed unfit for service when the Germans invaded in 1941, Vasily Grossman became a special corre..
A fantastic voyage through 15,000 years of history that laid the foundations for civilisation as ..
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The closing months of 2008 saw the world's nations united in financial uncertainty. Amid endless ..
This is the official book that inspired the film The Imitation Game, which stars Benedict Cumberb..
Albert Speer was Hitler's architect before the Second World War. Through Hitler's great trust in ..
The idea behind the alphabet - that language with all its wealth of meaning can be recorded with a f..
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Following his hugely popular account of the previous 2,000 years (which won Best Comedy History B..
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See ancient Egypt come to life! Insiders Alive! reveals ancient Egypt in a new light, with a weal..
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Graham Robb's new book will change the way you see European civilization. Inspired by a chance di..
"A bold and imaginative page-turner that challenges ideas about the world of antiquity." (Peter Fran..
Across the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta, awe-inspiring, monstrous ruins are sca..
At the time of Jesus's birth, the world was in ferment. Across Europe, North Africa, the Middle E..
There have been many books about Antarctica in the past, but all have focused on only one aspect ..
The Arab-Israeli conflict goes far beyond the wars waged in the Middle East. There is a war of narra..
Now fully updated to cover the Arab Spring, Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history..
Argo by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio is the declassified CIA story that inspired the Hollywood ..
Despite dating from the 4th century BC, The Art of Rhetoric continues to be regarded by many as t..
The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese h..
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Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote a lot more time to studying the batt..
Athos, the Holy Mountain of Greece, is one of the most mysterious places in the world. A rugged p..
The name Attila the Hun has become a byword for barbarism, savagery and violence. His is a truly ..