How Dead Languages Work

This volume celebrates six such languages—Ancient Greek, Latin, Old English, Sanskrit, Old Irish, and Biblical Hebrew—by first introducing listeners to their most distinctive...

Fire A Very Short Introduction

Fire is rarely out of the headlines, from large natural wildfires raging across the Australian or Californian countrysides to the burning of buildings such as the disasters of...

Worlds in Collision

With this book Immanuel Velikovsky first presented the revolutionary results of his ten-year-long interdisciplinary research to the public, founded modern...

The Kremlin Letters Stalin's Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt

A penetrating account of the dynamics of World War II's Grand Alliance through the messages exchanged by the "Big Three"Stalin exchanged more than six hundred messages with Allied...

Packing My Library An Elegy and Ten Digressions

In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan's Upper West...

Maritime Supremacy and the Opening of the Western Mind Naval campaigns that shaped the modern world, 1588-1782

In the great wars of modern history, maritime powers have always prevailed over land-based empires, whether Habsburg, Napoleonic, Nazi or Soviet.In contrast to the rigid...

In the Path of Conquest Resistance to Alexander the Great

This book offers a fresh insight into the conquests of Alexander the Great by attempting to view the events of 336-323 BCE from the vantage point of the defeated. The extent and...

Brunelleschi's Dome How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the...

The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes The Ancient World Economy and the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia and Han China

The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian regime which ruled ancient Persia...

Mayflower Lives Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience

Leading into the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower, Martyn Whittock examines the lives of the "saints" (members of the Separatist puritan congregations) and...

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