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This concise illustrated volume recounts Tikal's rise from prehistoric obscurity to unparalleled success at the height of Maya Civilisation, as well as its spectacular collapse and abandonment. Through the many hieroglyphic inscriptions, grave gif...

Tikal: An Illustrated History of the Ancient Maya Capital

Kelly opens new questions about dialogue, colonial power, and. changing conditions of political possibility by examining the. connection between politics and sexual morality in the British. colony of Fiji from 1929 to 1932.

A Politics of Virtue: Hinduism, Sexuality, and Countercolonial Discourse in Fiji

WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers students a comprehensive and balanced overview of the world's major civilizations, spanning from the ancient world to modern times. With more than half of the text devoted to non-Western civilizations, this Third Edition...

World Civilizations (InfoTrac) (Chapters 1-58)

This autobiography offers a rare inside look at the society surrounding a sultan's palace. Its author, a real-life princess in exile, recalls her vanished world of harems, slave trading, and court intrigues. The Midwest Book Review praised this bo...

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar (Topics in World History)

In 1987 a book appeared that generated one of the most passionate debates of recent decades. Producing a shock wave of reaction from scholars studying the civilisation of the ancient Greeks, Martin Bernal's Black Athena argued that the development...

Black Athena Writes Back: Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics

Hungary has 22 wine regions, and a once-proud tradition that had to be completely reinvented after 45 years of communism-during which time the entire structure of grape growing and wine production was altered beyond recognition. This fascinating r...

The Wines of Hungary (Classic Wine Library)

The battle for Tunisia was the culmination of the struggle for North Africa in World War II. It saw experienced German and Italian troops, in superb defensive positions, pitted against well-equipped Anglo-American units and, from first to last, wa...

Bloody Road To Tunis: Destruction of the Axis Forces in North Africa, November 1942-May 1943

Everybody thinks they know the tale of King Henry VIII's wives: divorced, beheaded died; divorced, beheaded, survived. But behind this familiar story, lies a far more complex truth. This book brings together for the first time the 'other women' of...

The Other Tudors

In this unique eyewitness record, James Pettifer gives a startling and evocative portrayal of the terror and fear in Kosova under the Miloševic regime. As a writer for the London Times, he witnessed major events spanning from the emergence of the...

Kosova Express: A Journey in Wartime

Kenisha by K. J. Lundström and Ezra Gebremedhin is a welcome addition to the religious history of Ethiopia and Eritrea. It builds on Gustav Arn s magisterial account of the origins and development of evangelical Protestantism in the same countri...

Kenisha: The Roots and Development of the Evangelical Church of Eritrea, 1866-1935

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