Among Muslims is the account of Jamie's time travelling alone and living among the Shia and Ismaili Muslims in the Northern Areas - the mountainous regions wedged between Afghanistan, India and China and one of the most volatile borderlands in the world.A bold, sympathetic and superbly written book, Among Muslims delves into Jamie's own Scottish upbringing to find links with the purdah-observing lifestyle of her Shia Muslim hosts.
The tragedy of Canada's Indians.
Carthage was one of the great ancient civilizations, and at its peak, the wealthy Carthaginian empire dominated the Mediterranean against the likes of Greece and Rome, with commercial enterprises and influence stretching from Spain to Turkey. In fact, at several points in history it had a very real chance of replacing the fledgling Roman Empire or the failing Greek poleis (city-states) altogether as master of the Mediterranean.
A history of medieval Denmark -and forgotten king whose sword, ships and laws helped stablish freedom in the Western World.
Barbara Tuchman concentrates on society rather than the state. With an artist's selectivity, Tuchman bings to vivid life the people, places, and events that shaped the years leading up to the Great War: the Edwardian aristocracy and the end of their reign; the Anarchists of Europe and America, who voiced the protest of the oppressed; Germany, as portrayed through the figure of the self-depicted Hero, Richard Strauss; the sudden gorgeous blaze of Diaghilev's Russian Ballet and Stravinsky's music; the Dreyfus Affair; the two Peace Conferences at the Hague; and, finally, the youth, ideals, enthusiasm, and tragedy of Socialism, epitomized in the moment when the heroic Jean Jaurè s was shot to death on the night the War began and an epoch ended.
A history of the Canadian provence, British Columbia. Illustrated with photographs, prints and paintings.
A concise encyclopedia about world history
A plane history of life and mankind.
Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey.
A story of an old land and a young nation, their myriad religions, ancient culture, of wars revolutions and rebellions," a blend of history and personal journalism by the author of 'The Life of Mahatma Gandhi’.
Starting just before the conquest the author first briefly examines the Aztec, Maya and Inca civilizations. Then he deals with the long process of acculturation during the European dominance of colonial days and into the period of independence.
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