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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage
Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684811073
A chronicle of the two-and-a-half year journey of Lewis and Clark covers their incredible hardships and the contributions of Sacajawea
The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
Hardcover      ISBN: 0689122004
Looks at European history between 1450 and 1620, describes the intellectual life and social conditions of the period, and discusses the cultural changes that took place
Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture
Fin-De-Siecle Vienna
Politics and Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0394744780
Seven interlinked essays on Habsburg Vienna in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries focus on the intersection of politics and culture and the achievements of the city's political geniuses
Europe at Home: Family and Material Culture, 1500-1800
Europe at Home
Family and Material Culture, 1500-1800
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300085427
In this fascinating guide to European homes, families, and possessions of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, Raffaella Sarti invites us to return to earlier times and observe the daily lives of masters and servants, parents and children, husbands and wives. ?This vivid book takes readers through the daily life of European families at every economic level over three centuries. . . . This book, with its clear writing and wealth of arresting details, will fascinate and beguile the general reader.
The Impossible Country: A Journey Through the Last Days of Yugoslavia
The Impossible Country
A Journey Through the Last Days of Yugoslavia
Paperback      ISBN: 0140249230
“A tragic portrait . . . presented with sympathy and frequently with humor . . . [of] a disparate people who were never united except by their resentment of a foreign conqueror.
Sagas of the Norsemen: Viking and German Myth
Sagas of the Norsemen
Viking and German Myth
Hardcover      ISBN: 0705435334
Catherine De Medici: Renaissance Queen Of France
Catherine De Medici
Renaissance Queen Of France
Hardcover      ISBN: 0060744928
A sympathetic portrait of the Renaissance-era queen of France seeks to reveal her skills as a ruler in spite of her violent reputation, describing her suffering at the hands of Henry IV, the power politics that marked her rule, her talents as a strategist and conspirator, and the circumstances that led to the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. 35,000 first printing.
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life
From Dawn to Decadence
500 Years of Western Cultural Life
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060928832
One of the century's great intellectuals synthesizes his thinking on art, scholarship, manners, morals, and religion to offer his critique of Western culture today, which he sees in a period of decadence and serious decline. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Terror and Liberalism
Terror and Liberalism
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393057755
A philosophical examination of the War on Terror draws a parallel between Islamic extremism and political movements throughout history, calling for a "new radicalism" to achieve a free world.
The Austrians: A Thousand-Year Odyssey
The Austrians
A Thousand-Year Odyssey
Hardcover      ISBN: 0786704004
A critically lauded, stimulating, and well-informed history of modern Austria makes use of the Habsburg's private family archives to trace the role of Austria in Europe's history since the Reformation and Austrians' identity as a people.