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  • Global Crisis

    War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Ian Jackson

    Few historians can claim to have undertaken historical analysis on as grand a scale as Geoffrey Parker in his 2013 work Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century. It is a doorstop of a book that surveys the ‘general crisis of the 17th century,’ shows that it was…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • A History of the Arab Peoples

    1st Edition

    By J. A. O. C. Brown, Bryan Gibson

    Few works of history make as well-structured a case for the importance of studying continuity, rather than change, than Albert Hourani's A History of the Arab Peoples. Hourani’s work had three major aims: to refute the idea that Arab society stagnated between 1000 and 1800; to study the period…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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    The Macat Library

  • Hitler's Willing Executioners

    Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust, 1st Edition

    By Simon Taylor, Tom Stammers

    Daniel Goldhagen's study of the Holocaust offers conclusions that run directly counter to those reached by Christopher Browning, whose book Ordinary Men is also the subject of a Macat analysis. As such, the two analyses make possible some interesting critical thinking exercises focused on…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Roll, Jordan, Roll

    The World the Slaves Made, 1st Edition

    By Cheryl Hudson, Eva Namusoke

    Most studies of slavery are underpinned by ideology and idealism. Eugene Genovese's ground-breaking book takes a stand against both these influences, arguing not only that all ideological history is bad history – a remarkable statement, coming from a self-professed Marxist – but also that slavery…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Religion and the Decline of Magic

    1st Edition

    By Simon Young, Helen Killick

    Keith Thomas's classic study of all forms of popular belief has been influential for so long now that it is difficult to remember how revolutionary it seemed when it first appeared. By publishing Religion and the Decline of Magic, Thomas became the first serious scholar to attempt to synthesize…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Reconstruction

    America's Unfinished Revolution 1863 - 1877, 1st Edition

    By Jason Xidias

    ‘Reconstruction’ is the name given to the period that, beginning shortly before the end of the American Civil War and running until 1877, saw the frustration of federal government's attempts to integrate the newly freed slaves into the American political and economic system. It ended in frustration…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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    The Macat Library

  • The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

    1st Edition

    By Joshua Specht, Etienne Stockland

    Historians of the American Revolution had always seen the struggle for independence either as a conflict sparked by heavyweight ideology, or as a war between opposing social groups acting out of self-interest. In The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, Bernard Bailyn begged to differ,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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    The Macat Library

  • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

    Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500-2000, 1st Edition

    By Riley Quinn

    Paul Kennedy owes a great deal to the editor who persuaded him to add a final chapter to this study of the factors that contributed to the rise and fall of European powers since the age of Spain’s Philip II. This tailpiece indulged in what was, for an historian, a most unusual activity: it looked…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • The Significance of the Frontier in American History

    1st Edition

    By Joanna Dee Das, Joseph Tendler

    Frederick Jackson Turner's 1893 essay on the history of the United States remains one of the most famous and influential works in the American canon. That is a testament to Turner's powers of creative synthesis; in a few short pages, he succeeded in redefining the way in which whole generations of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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    The Macat Library

  • War Without Mercy

    Race And Power In The Pacific War, 1st Edition

    By Vincent Sanchez, Jason Xidias

    John Dower’s War Without Mercy is an attempt to resolve the problem of why the United States fought World War II so very differently in the Pacific and European theaters. Specifically, the author sets out to explain why there was such vicious hostility between the US and Japan during the conflict.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • We Now Know

    Rethinking Cold War History, 1st Edition

    By Scott Gilfillan, Jason Xidias

    John Lewis Gaddis had written four previous books on the Cold War by the time he published We Now Know – so the main thrust of his new work was not so much to present new arguments as to re-examine old ones in the light of new evidence that began emerging from behind the Iron Curtain after 1990. In…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Imagined Communities

    1st Edition

    By Jason Xidias

    Benedict Anderson’s 1983 masterpiece Imagined Communities is a ground-breaking analysis of the origins and meanings of “nations” and “nationalism”. A book that helped reshape the field of nationalism studies, Imagined Communities also shows the critical thinking skills of interpretation and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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