Regional and world history: general interest

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The Theft of History
Professor Jack Goody builds on his own previous work to extend further his highly influential critique of what he sees as the pervasive eurocentric or occidentalist biases of so much western historical writing. Goody also examines the consequent 'theft' by the West of the achievements of other cultu..
₦ 10,728
Visions of Victory
Visions of Victory explores the views of eight leaders of the major powers of World War II - Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Chiang Kai-shek, Stalin, Churchill, de Gaulle, and Roosevelt. He compares their visions of the future in the event of victory. While the leaders primarily focused on fighting and win..
₦ 10,728
Nature and the Godly Empire
Nineteenth-century historians have described how science became secular and how scientific theories such as evolution justified colonialism. This 2005 book explores the relationship between nineteenth-century science and Christianity outside the Western world. At focus are the intrepid missionaries ..
₦ 12,003
The English in Australia
Australia has historically had very strong links with England, and the English have always accounted for a significant portion of the Australian population - yet, until now, this largest immigrant group has never been analysed in detail. James Jupp provides fascinating new insights into the impact t..
₦ 12,641
Mammon and the Pursuit of Empire Abridged Edition
Historians have so far made few attempts to assess directly the costs and benefits of Britain's investment in empire. This book presents answers to some of the key questions about the economics of imperialism: how large was the flow of finance to the empire? How great were the profits on empire inve..
₦ 17,106
The Comparative Histories of Slavery in Brazil, Cuba, and the United States
This book is an introductory history of racial slavery in the Americas. Brazil and Cuba were among the first colonial societies to establish slavery in the early sixteenth century. Approximately a century later British colonial Virginia was founded, and slavery became an integral part of local cultu..
₦ 11,366
The Trail of Time
This book is a scholarly study of a virtually unknown aspect of the history of horology (timekeeping), compiled from Chinese and Japanese historical and literary records, some of which are translated and published here for the first time. Incense timekeepers played an important role in early Chinese..
₦ 18,381
In this innovative mixture of labor history and cultural history, Diane Kirkby explores the central figure of the barmaid. Drawing on previously unexplored archives, new documentary sources and oral history, Barmaids traces the sexualization of the industry and the feminist and temperance debates ab..
₦ 15,828
The Cambridge History of Warfare
War is a compelling subject. It is common to almost all known societies and periods of history. The Cambridge History of Warfare provides a detailed account of war in the West from antiquity to the present day, and is unique because of its controversial thesis that war in western societies has follo..
₦ 10,728
Diplomacy in the Near and Middle East
This reproduction of Professor Hurewitz's now classic work is designed 'to unfold European diplomacy in and on the Near and Middle East in modern times'. His collection of documents covers more than 400 years, from the early (1535) Ottoman-French treaty, through Napoleon's instructions to the French..
₦ 122,609
A New Australia
The 1890s were a watershed in Australian history, a time of mass unemployment, industrial confrontation and sweeping social change. They also nurtured a flourishing radical culture: anarchists, socialists, single taxers, feminists and republicans. This book, informed by feminist theory and cultural ..
₦ 12,641
A History of Laos
This authoritative and wide-ranging history traces events in this little-known country from ancient monarchy, through its establishment as a French colony, to independence in 1953, the People's Democratic Republic, and the present one-party authoritarianism. The book highlights Laos' complex and shi..
₦ 12,641