European History, General
A History of the Vikings
Paperback ISBN: 048643396x
Enthralling, well-documented, and vivid account by a leading authority on the subject chronicles the activities of those bold sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries. Abundantly illustrated, the volume will be invaluable to scholars and students of Nordic history. 12 plates and 40 black-and-white illustrations.
From Dawn to Decadence
500 Years of Western Cultural Life : 1500 to the Present
Hardcover ISBN: 0060175869
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. Original.
A Storm in Flanders
The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0871138425
A close-up analysis of a pivotal battle of World War I revisits the four-year-long Battle of Ypres, an engagement that cost hundreds of thousands of lives, marked the use of terrible new military tactics and technologies--including poison gas, mines, tanks, and air strikes--and forever changed the way that war would be waged. 50,000 first printing.
The Fracture Zone
A Return to the Balkans
Paperback ISBN: 0060954949
The journalist-author of The Professor and the Madman describes his journey into the troubled region of the Balkans, journeying into an area that includes Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montegro, Albania, Kosovo, and Turkey to explore the impact of war on the people of the region. Reprint. 47,000 first printing.
Seurat and the Making of LA Grande Jatte
Paperback ISBN: 0520242114
The origins, development, execution, and influence on artist Georges Seurat's greatest work, A Sunday in La Grande Jatte, is examined in a study that reveals a compositional process that used Old Master traditions and methods. Simultaneous.
THE WORLD OF THE WARRIOR-HEROES OF ANCIENT GREECE
Paperback ISBN: 1400078857
Profiles the culture and civilization of the Spartans of ancient Greece, detailing the lives of such figures as King Leonidas, Helen of Troy, and Lysander, and considering how their achievements, values, and standards have impacted history's perspectives on heroism. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Capital of the World
Hardcover ISBN: 0674008871
A cultural study of Paris from the mid-eighteenth century to World War II portrays the city as a capital of revolution, science, empire, literature, and art, examining the area in different times and from various perspectives to consider its perpetually shifting urban dynamics. (History)