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A Little History of the World

By: Ernst Gombrich

Price: £11.00

Publisher: UK, Yale University Press: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03770

ISBN: 0300108834

Condition: Fine


In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colourful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind's experience across the centuries, a humanity's achievements and an acute witness to its frailties. The d/w has staining to the rear panel. The text block is clean and tight . View more info

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After Tamerlane: The Global History of Empire Since 1405

By: John Darwin

Price: £20.00

Publisher: USA, Bloomsbury Press: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04170

ISBN: 1596913932

Condition: Very Good


This book takes a sweeping new look at our global past. Our idea of world history is dominated by the ' Rise of the West" in which Europe's expansion and the emergence of America take center stage. John Darwin's elegantly written, magisterial account shows that the ascent of the west was neither foreordained nor a linear process. After Tamerlane unfolds the most famous and exciting events of world history, making them fresh and surprising once more. A good, clean and carefully read book. View more info

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The Spice Route

By: John Keay

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Folio Society Ltd: 0

Sellers ID: 04197

Condition: As New


This book as not been opened and is still in its heat sealed plastic cover. View more info

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The War of the World: History's Age of Hatred

By: Niall Ferguson

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Allen Lane: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04217

ISBN: 0713997087

Condition: Near Fine


From the conflicts that presaged the First World War to the aftershocks of the Cold War, the twentieth century was by far the bloodiest in all human history. How can we explain the astonishing scale and intensity of its violence when, thanks to the advances of science and economics. most people were better off than ever before? This book is a revolutionary reinterpretation of the modern era. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info