History

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Mexican History: A Primary Source Reader

Edited by Nora E. Jaffary; Edward W. Osowski; Susie S. Porter

First Edition • September 1, 2009 • 480 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$71.50 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$36.99 CAD

Mexican History is a comprehensive and innovative primary source reader in Mexican history from the pre-Columbian past to the neoliberal present. Chronologically organized chapters facilitate the book’s assimilation into most course syllabi. Its selection of documents thoughtfully conveys enduring themes of Mexican history—land and labor, indigenous people, religion, and state…

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The Iraq War: Origins and Consequences

James DeFronzo

First Edition • August 1, 2009 • 336 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$58.99 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

Exploring the key historical, political, and social underpinnings, James DeFronzo analyzes the impact of this defining war in the Middle East. The Iraq War explains the compelling and interrelated sociological and political forces that led to war, accounting for important aspects of the occupation, the development of the resistance, and…

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A History of Cambodia

David Chandler

Fourth Edition • March 1, 2009 • 304 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$74.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

In this clear and concise volume, author David Chandler provides a timely overview of Cambodia, a small but increasingly visible Southeast Asian nation. Praised by the Journal of Asian Studies as an “original contribution, superior to any other existing work,” this acclaimed text has now been completely revised and updated…

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Italy: From Revolution to Republic, 1700 to the Present, Fourth Edition

Spencer M. DiScala

Fourth Edition • December 1, 2008 • 520 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$49.99 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$42.99 CAD

This essential text fills a serious gap in the field by synthesizing modern Italian history and placing it in a fully European context. Including coverage of the recent April 2008 elections, this updated fourth edition offers expanded examinations of contemporary Italy’s economic, social, and cultural development and provides a picture…

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Is the Holocaust Unique?: Perspectives on Comparative Genocide

Edited by Alan S. Rosenbaum

Third Edition • December 1, 2008 • 400 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$53.99 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$34.99 CAD

In essays written specifically for this volume, distinguished contributors assess highly charged and fundamental questions about the Holocaust: Is it unique? How can it be compared with other instances of genocide? What constitutes genocide, and how should the international community respond? On one side of the dispute are those who…

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The Holocaust: Roots, History, and Aftermath

David M. Crowe

First Edition • January 23, 2008 • 528 pages

Print: $60.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

The Holocaust: Roots, History, and Aftermath takes a fresh, probing look at one of the greatest human tragedies in modern history. Author David M. Crowe begins with a detailed overview of the history of the Jews, their two-millennia-old struggle with a larger Christian world, and the historical anti-Semitism that created…

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India: The Definitive History

D. R. SarDesai

First Edition • August 1, 2007 • 512 pages

Print: $65.00 USD/$53.99 CAD • Ebook: $39.99 USD/$45.99 CAD

For several years now, India has been receiving considerable global attention thanks to its spectacular economic growth at over seven percent for a decade. Along with China, these two ancient civilizations, responsible for one-third of the human race, are poised to become the third and fourth largest economies in the…

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Latin American Political History: Patterns and Personalities

Ronald Schneider

First Edition • July 1, 2006 • 704 pages

Print: $59.00 USD/$63.99 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$42.99 CAD

This authoritative study, at once historical and comparative, closely examines Latin America’s struggles to establish viable participatory political systems, from the colonial epoch to today. To confront the difficulty in understanding the profound heterogeneity of the world’s most challenging political laboratory, Latin American Political History adopts a weighted approach that…

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Storming the Heavens: Soldiers, Emperors, and Civilians in the Roman Empire

Antonio Santosuosso

First Edition • August 1, 2003 • 280 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$53.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

      In the closing years of the second century B.C., the ancient world watched as the Roman armies maintained clear superiority over all they surveyed. But, social turmoil prevailed at the heart of her territories, led by an increasing number of dispossessed farmers, too little manpower for the…

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Grahame Clark: An Intellectual Biography of an Archaeologist

Brian Fagan

First Edition • January 1, 2003 • 320 pages

Print: $42.00 USD/$48.50 CAD

      The British archaeologist Grahame Clark was a seminal figure in European and world archaeology for more than half of the twentieth century, but, at the same time, one whose reputation has been outshone by other, more visible luminaries. His works were never aimed at a wide general…

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