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  1. The Penguin History of New Zealand,

    This bestselling book, the triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, is the unchallenged contemporary reference to the history of New Zealand. New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed the franchise, the movements and conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on Earth. The Penguin History of New Zealand tells that story in all its colour and drama. The narrative that emerges is an inclusive one about men and women, Maori and Pakeha. It shows that British motives in colonising New Zealand were essentially humane; and that Maori, far from being passive victims of a ‘fatal impact’, coped heroically with colonisation and survived by selectively accepting and adapting what Western technology and culture had to offer. Also available as an eBook PLATINUM PREMIER NEW ZEALAND BESTSELLER READERS’ CHOICE AWARD 2004 MONTANA NEW ZEALAND BOOK AWARDS NIELSEN BOOKDATA NEW ZEALAND BOOKSELLERS’ CHOICE AWARD i BEST OF THE BEST, 2011

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  2. The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History

    This is a revised edition of “The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History”.

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  3. Penguin Modern Classics: A History Of The Crusades II

    Subtitle: The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East 1100-1187 'There was magic about. Saladin himself was troubled by terrible dreams' Steven Runciman's unrivalled history of the Crusades is a classic of learning and vivid, compelling...

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  4. Penguin Modern Classics: A History Of The Crusades III

    Subtitle: The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades 'The whole tale is one of faith and folly, courage and greed, hope and disillusion' Steven Runciman's triumphant three-volume A History of the Crusades remains an unsurpassed account of the...

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  5. The Penguin History of New Zealand by Michael King

    New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed the franchise, the movements and conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on Earth. The Penguin History of New Zealand tells that story in all its colour and drama. The narrative that emerges is an inclusive one about men and women, Maori and Pakeha. It shows that British motives in colonising New Zealand were essentially humane; and that Maori, far from being passive victims of a 'fatal impact', coped heroically with colonisation and survived by selectively accepting and adapting what Western technology and culture had to offer. This bestselling book, the triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, is the unchallenged contemporary reference to the history of New Zealand.About the AuthorThe late Michael King was one of New Zealand's leading historians. Over three decades he wrote or edited more than 30 books, most of them New Zealand history or biography. He won a wide range of awards for this work, including the New Zealand Book Award for Non-fiction, the Wattie Book of the Year (twice), the Montana Medal for Non-fiction and, in 2003, an inaugural Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. He was a contributor to the prestigious Oxford History of New Zealand and wrote for all five volumes of The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Dr King taught or held fellowships at seven universities in New Zealand and other countries, including Georgetown University in Washington DC, where he was Visiting Professor of New Zealand Studies. He was tragically killed in a car accident in 2004.

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  6. The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam by Christopher Goscha

    The first history for a general audience of one of Asia's most fascinating and complex countries. As more and more visitors come to Vietnam, there has been for some years a need for a major history - a book which allows the outsider to understand the many layers left by earlier emperors, rebels, priests and colonizers. Christopher Goscha's new work amply fills this role. Drawing on a lifetime of thinking about Indo-China, he has created a narrative which is consistently seen from 'inside' Vietnam but never loses sight of the connections to the 'outside'. As wave after wave of invaders - whether Chinese, French, Japanese or American - have been ultimately expelled, we see the terrible cost to the Vietnamese themselves. Christopher Goscha draws on the latest research and discoveries in Vietnamese, French and English. His book is a major achievement, describing both the grand narrative of Vietnam's story but also the byways, curiosities, differences, cultures and peoples that have done so much over the centuries to define the many versions of Vietnam.About the AuthorChristopher Goscha is professor of history at the University of Quebec at Montreal. He has spent much of his adult life studying the people, politics and history of Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. He studied at Georgetown University and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (IVeme Section, La Sorbonne). He has written extensively about many of the different regions of Indo-China.

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  7. The Penguin History of Europe - Book Free Shipping

    Since its publication twenty years ago, J. M. Roberts's monumental History of the World has remained the "unrivaled World History of our day" (A. J. P. Taylor), selling more than a quarter of a million copies worldwide. Now in an equally masterful performance, Roberts displays his consummate skills of exposition in telling the tale of the European continent, from its Neolithic origins and early civilizations of the Aegean to the advent of the twenty-first century. A sweeping and entertaining history, The Penguin History of Europe comprehensively traces the development of European identity over the course of thousands of years, ranging across empires and religions, economics, science, and the arts. Roberts's astute and lucid analyses of the disparate spheres of learning that have shaped European civilization and our understanding of it make The Penguin History of Europe a remarkable journey through the last two centuries.

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  8. The Penguin History of New Zealand - Book Free Shipping

    New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed the franchise, the movements and conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on Earth. The Penguin History of New Zealand tells that story in all its colour and drama. The narrative that emerges is an inclusive one about men and women, Maori and Pakeha. It shows that British motives in colonising New Zealand were essentially humane; and that Maori, far from being passive victims of a 'fatal impact', coped heroically with colonisation and survived by selectively accepting and adapting what Western technology and culture had to offer. This bestselling book, the triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, is the unchallenged contemporary reference to the history of New Zealand.

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  9. The Penguin History Of Modern Vietnam

    Over the centuries the Vietnamese have beenboth colonizers themselves and the victims of colonization by others. Their country expanded, shrunk, split and sometimes disappeared, often under circumstances far beyond their control. Despite these...

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  10. The History Of Sexuality, Volume 1 : Popular Penguins by Michel Foucault

    Michel Foucault's The Will to Knowledge is the first partof his influential trilogy of books on the history of sexuality. Heargues that the recent explosion of discussion about sex in the Westmeans that, far from being liberated, we are in the process of making ascience of sexuality that is devoted to the analysis of desire ratherthan the increase of pleasure. This is a brilliant polemic from agroundbreaking radical intellectual.About The AuthorMichel Foucault was one of the most influential thinkers in thecontemporary world. Social scientist and historian of ideas, Foucaultwas Profesor of History of Systems of Thought at the Collège deFrance. He wrote frequently for French newspapers and reviews, andedited Critique. Among his many publications are Madnessand Civilisation (1961); The Archaeology of Knowledge (1972);The Birth of the Clinic (1973); Discipline and Punish(1975); and three volumes of The History of Sexuality: Volume One,The Will To Knowledge (1976); Volume Two: The Use of Pleasure(1984); and Volume Three: The Care of the Self (1984). Many ofhis books are published by Penguin. Ethics and Aesthetics,the first and second parts of a three volume Essential Works ofMichael Foucault, were recently published by Penguin. Power,part three, was recently published by Allen Lane. Professor Foucaultdied in 1994.

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  11. The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam - Book Free Shipping

    'This is the finest single-volume history of Vietnam in English. It challenges myths, and raises questions about the socialist republic's political future' Guardian'Powerful and compelling. Vietnam will be of growing importance in the twenty-first-century world, particularly as China and the US rethink their roles in Asia. Christopher Goscha's book is a brilliant account of that country's history.' - Rana Mitter'A vigorous, eye-opening account of a country of great importance to the world, past and future' - Kirkus ReviewsOver the centuries the Vietnamese have beenboth colonizers themselves and the victims of colonization by others. Their country expanded, shrunk, split and sometimes disappeared, often under circumstances far beyond their control. Despite these often overwhelming pressures, Vietnam has survived as one of Asia's most striking and complex cultures.As more and more visitors come to this extraordinary country, there has been for some years a need for a major history - a book which allows the outsider to understand the many layers left by earlier emperors, rebels, priests and colonizers. Christopher Goscha's new work amply fills this role. Drawing on a lifetime of thinking about Indo-China, he has created a narrative which is consistently seen from 'inside' Vietnam but never loses sight of the connections to the 'outside'. As wave after wave of invaders - whether Chinese, French, Japanese or American - have been ultimately expelled, we see the terrible cost to the Vietnamese themselves. Vietnam's role in one of the Cold War's longest conflicts has meant that its past has been endlessly abused for propaganda purposes and it is perhaps only now that the events which created the modern state can be seen from a truly historical perspective.Christopher Goscha draws on the latest research and discoveries in Vietnamese, French and English. His book is a major achievement, descr

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  12. The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain & Ireland - Book Free Shipping

    Compiled by a team of leading historians, this is a wonderfully rich, lavishly illustrated history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The reader is taken on a journey from prehistoric times to the present day, examining such topics as the spread of literacy, the development of transport, and the evolution of country houses on the way. British cities are brought to life in artwork reconstructions that take the reader back to the Dublin of the 18th century or London in the 1850s. Scholarly yet accessible, this is the ideal introduction to British and Irish history.

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  13. Penguin History of the World - Book Free Shipping

    The completely updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the WorldFor generations of readers The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book. Now, for the first time, it has been completely overhauled for its 6th edition - not just bringing it up to date, but revising it throughout in the light of new research and discoveries, such as the revolution in our understanding of many civilizations in the Ancient World. The closing sections of the book reflect what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West.About the authors:J.M. Roberts, CBE, published The Penguin History of the World in 1976 to immediate acclaim. His other major books include The Paris Commune from the Right, The Triumph of the West (which was also a successful television series), The Penguin History of Europe and The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century. He died in 2003.Odd Arne Westad, FBA, is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. He has published fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, among them The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Decisive Encounters, a standard history of the Chinese civil war. He also served as general co-editor of the Cambridge History of the Cold War.Reviews:'A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and penetrating judgements. There is nothing better of its kind' Lord Jonathan Sumption, Sunday Telegraph 'A stupendous achievement' A. J. P. Taylor'A brilliant book ... the most outstanding history of the world yet written' J. H. Plumb

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  14. The Penguin History of Economics - Book Free Shipping

    Nobody can ignore economics. There are never enough resources to go round, so human beings have always wrestled with the crucial issues of money, markets, bargaining, prices and production. In this new and authoritative history, Roger Backhouse takes the story of economics from the Greeks to the dawn of the 21st century. Economics emerged only slowly as a distinct discipline, out of theology, moral philosophy, administration and law. It has been deeply influenced by scientific theories like House of Newton and Darwin, by mathematical methods such as game theory, by statistical techniques and technological advances. And it has always confronted practical issues of welfare and warfare, colonialism and development, the collapse of communism and the difficult transition to capitalist democracy. In addition to placing well-known figures - including Adam Smith, Malthus, Marx and Keynes - in their historical settings, Backhouse brings into his story many important topics that are often neglected.These include the importance of Islam in the Middle Ages; science, politics and economics in 17th-century England; the rise of economics in the USA; inter-war debates over socialism versus the market; the impact of the Second World War; and the late-20th-century proliferation of fields within economics.

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  15. The Penguin Atlas of African History: Revised Edition - Book Free Shipping

    This reference work provides an account of the development of African society from the first appearance of humans to the complex polity of today. It covers the development of modern man, the differentiation and spread of African languages, the first crossings of the Sahara, the exploration of the Niger, and the search for the "fountains of the Nile". Gold and ivory lure traders from far away; Christendom and Islam compete for African attention. Names from the distant past become nation-states with asperations appropriate to the modern world.

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  16. The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History - Book Free Shipping

    Now completely revised, this bestselling historical atlas includes a chronological series of more than fifty maps and accompanying text tracing the movements of peoples in Europe, the Mediterranean area, and the Near East from 5000 b.c. to the fourth century a.d.

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  17. The Penguin Atlas of World History: Volume 2: From the French Revolution to the Present - Book Free Shipping

    This second volume of "The Penguin Atlas of World History" covers events from the French Revolution. Numerous maps help clarify a detailed chronological summary of the main events of the period throughout the world. This volume has been updated to include late-20th/early-21st century events.

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  18. The Penguin History of Latin America - Book Free Shipping

    Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world. 'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday

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  19. The Penguin Illustrated History of London - Book Free Shipping

    Discover which prehistoric mammals would once have lived by the River Thames. Take a detailed look at the crystal palace of the Great Exhibition and an early map of the underground. See the locations of medieval plague pits, Tudor inns, eighteenth-century hangings and gangland crime hotspots. London: An Illustrated History offers a new perspective on one of the world's most exciting cities, from Iron Age cemeteries to Victorian sewers, Viking raids to Zeppelin air raids, Roman temples to Jewish ghettos, Georgian brothels to the Great Fire, Roman arenas to the Olympics. Images, objects and expert text from the Museum of London, together with maps old and new, contemporary cartoons and paintings, startling artefacts and vivid reconstructions of ancient buildings, shine a fresh light on all aspects of the city's constantly changing story. Invasions, epidemics, riots, pubs, shrines, crime, gentrification, immigrant communities, urban development and art are all here. Special 'Survivals' sections even show where remains of buildings from London's past can still be seen today.The daily lives of Londoners and the city's chequered history come alive in this book as never before.

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  20. The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History: Revised Edition - Book Free Shipping

    This is a revised edition of "The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History".

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