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The Renaissance and The Reformation 1300-1600
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The Renaissance and The Reformation 1300-1600

By Weinstein, Donald (Editor)

New York: The Free Press, 1965. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Second Printing, June, 1965. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. Sources in Western Civilization Series, Vol. VI. Green illlustrated wraps with worn look, rubbed, light wear around all edges, no creases, clean and unmarked, binding tight and solid, square. Text block edges clean. Pages toned, quite clean, no markings of any kind. Selections from the writings of Petrarch, Machiavelli, Paracelsus, Luther, and other figures of the period known as the Renaissance and the Reformation, present a clear view of the intellectual and material shifts characterizing this time of change. 310 pages. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. 1965, The Free Press, New York.

$8.50

Civilization: A New History of the Western World
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Civilization: A New History of the Western World

By Osborne, Roger

New Yirk: Pegasus Books, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Type: Ex-Library First Edition. Hardcover Ex-Library Book and Dust Jacket in Good Condition. Except for minimal lib marks, in Near Fine Condition. Lib stamp on top edge, sticker on rear paste-down, and tag on jacket spine, Former owner name label on paste-down. Clean, tight ans solid volume. Internals as new. 12 pages of Illustration Plates. 20 Maps. An historcal exploration of Western culture tying together the histories of empires, art, philosophy, science and politics, with all its glories and all its catastrophes, from its origins to the present--from the siege of Troy to the Gettysburg Address, from the Enlightenment to the Sept 11 bombing of the World Trade Center in the U.S., from Aristotle to Einstein, from Voltaire to Marx. 532 pages with References for Further Reading by Chapter and Index. 6.25 x 1.5 x 9.25 inches. 2006, Pegasus Books, New York

$7.86

Civilization: A New History of the Western World
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Civilization: A New History of the Western World

By Osborne, Roger

U.S.A: Pegasus Books, 2006. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Book and Jacket in Near Fine Condition. Two eight-page sections of illustrations. 20 maps. Clean and unmarked red and black binding with gilt titles within gilt panel on spine, spine head is compressed-only minor defect. Tight, solid and square. Un-clipped jacket has trace wear to spine head and heel. A history of Western Civilization from the beginnings to the present, from Troy to the Gettysburg Address, from Einstein to Marx. The author ties together the histories of empires, art, philosophy, science asnd politics. He describes the Western tradition of openness and freedom in the development of that culture, recognizing that there is also brutality--for every Leonardo Da Vinci there is a Mussolini. He states that the idea of civilization is the story we tell each other to place ourselves in the world and justify our actions. And this story has become degarded the last few decades and divorced from reality. This is a thought-provoking re-examination of the past that is both challenging and inspiring--a book that might be required reading for all. xi + 532 pages with References, Further Reading and Index. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 2006, Pegasus Books, USA.

$13.50

Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture, Volume  I, Thirteenth Edition
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Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture, Volume I, Thirteenth Edition

By Lerner, Robert E.; Meacham, Standish; Burns, Edward NcNall

Troutdale, Oregon: W W Norton & Co, Inc, 1998. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Paperback in Good Condition. Bright and clean illustrated cover with lightly scuffed front corners and rubbed edges. Some highlighting of text but does not affect easy reading; pages clean and otherwise unmarked; in-text illustrations and maps throughout; tight and solid binding. Volume I covers Western Civ up through the Age of Absolutism, 1660-1789. xv + 613 pages plus Appendix and Index. 7.2 x 9.5 inches. 1998, W W Norton & Co, Inc ., USA

$14.06

The Western Tradition: From the Enlightenment to the Present  (Third Edition)
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The Western Tradition: From the Enlightenment to the Present (Third Edition)

By Weber, Eugen

Lexington, MA; Toronto, Canada; London, England: D.C.Heath and Company, 1972. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Third Edition. Trade Paperback in Good Condition 1,019 pages. Selections of the writings of many persons of the times in which they lived, with the cohesion reflected in the gradual process of Western man to greater awareness of the world and of self-consciousness and self-control, in his attemptsd to master himself and the world around him. Clean, bright, tight, unmarked except for previous owner signature. Light wear all aorund cover edges. Back of cover has a crease from top to bottom. Glued binding tight and solid, square. Text block edges a little spotted. Text pages clean clean, unmarked, no creases. lightly toned, dounle column format. xxxii + 505-1019 pages. 9.25 x 6.25 inches. 1972, D.C.Heath and Company, Lexington, MA; Toronto, Canada; London, England

$14.06

From Dawn to Decadence - 1500 to the Present:  500 Years of Western Cultural Life
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From Dawn to Decadence - 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life

By Barzun, Jacques

New York, New York, U.S.A: Perennial/HarperCollins, 2001. First Thus. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. First Perennial Edition. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. Cover is clean and unmarked, with light wear to edges, spine head and heel lightly scuffed, small crease to upper front corner. Soundly bound, square. Pages clean and unmarked, no creasing, toned. A massive and impressive work, with 500 years of cultural history into a masterpiece by a preeminent historian. 877 pages with Notes and Index. 8 x 6 x 1.6 inches. Perennial/HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 2001.

$12.03

Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography
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Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography

By Shattuck, Roger

U.S.A: Harvest Book/Harcourt Brace & Company, Publishers, 1997. First Thus. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Harvest Edition. Trade Paperback in Near Fine Condition. A landmark exploration of the dark side of human ingenuity and imagination and an analysis of the history of Western culture. 369 pages, indexed, with bibliography. 5.25 x 8 inches. 1997, Harvest Book/Harcourt Brace & Company, Publishers, USA

$9.71

From Dawn to Decadence - 1500 to the Present:  500 Years of Western Cultural Life
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From Dawn to Decadence - 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life

By Barzun, Jacques

New York, New York, U.S.A: Perennial/HarperCollins, 2001. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Illustrated cover is bright. clean and unmarked, with slight wear to edges, no creases. Soundly bound, square. Pages clean and unmarked, no creasing, lightly toned. A massive and impressive work, with 500 years of cultural history; a masterpiece by a preeminent historian. 877 pages with Notes and Index. 8 x 6 x 1.6 inches. 2001, Perennial/HarperCollins Publishers, New York, New York, USA.

$12.95

Civilization in the West: Third Edition  Volume C--Since 1789
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Civilization in the West: Third Edition Volume C--Since 1789

By Kishlansky, Mark ;O'Brien, Patricia; Geary, Patrick

New York: Longman Group Lmt, 1997. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Paperback Quarto in Very Good Condition. Clean, bright, unmarked illustrated cover with slight wear to extremities; tight and solid glued binding, square; pages very clean, no markings, no underlining or highlighting, no creases. Includes many Charts, Tables, Documents, Maps, Illustrations throughout. Each chapter begins with Focus Questions; at the end of each chapter there is a review of major terms and concepts and suggestions for further reading. Includes: The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era, 1789-1815; Industrial Europe; Social Transformation and Political Upheavals, 1815-1850; State-Building and Social Change in Europe, 1850-1871; The Crisis of European Culture, 1871-1914; Europe and the World, 1870-1914; War and Revolution, 1914-1920; European Search for Stability, 1920-1939; Global Conflagration World War II, 1939-1945; Postwar Recovery and Crisis: from the Cold War to the New Europe, 1945-1968; The Contemporary West, 1968- present. 1,066 pages plus 30 page index.. 8 x 10 inches. Publisher: Longman Group, 1997.

$5.27

The Fall of the Roman Empire: The Military Explanation
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The Fall of the Roman Empire: The Military Explanation

By FERRILL, ARTHUR

New York: Thames and Hudson, 1986. First US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hard Back First Printing of First US Edition. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. Protective archival jacket cover. Clean, bright red cloth binding w/gilt titles and gilt imprinted design on front. Slight rubbing to bottom edges of cover and spine heel. Solid and tight sewn binding. Fore edge of text block has pale spotting. 48 illustrations, maps and battle plans. Frontispiece: Relief of a soldier with spear and flat shield on a tombstone in Istanbul, c. AD 214. Jacket is attractive, clean and bright with illustration of a barbarian fighting a Roman soldier. Wear to lower edge, small piece missing from rear lower edge, spine head lightly chipped. Publisher's original price on flap. The author proposes that military reasons were more likely the cause of the Fall of the Roman Empire than the reasons proposed by previous scholars--illness, disease, immorality, bureaucracy, and sets out his case for his conclusions. 192 pages with Notes, Bibliography and Index. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Thames and Hudson, New York, 1986.

$7.31

The Reformation: A History of European Civilization from Wyclif to Calvin: 1300-1564 (The Story of Civilization: Part VI)
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The Reformation: A History of European Civilization from Wyclif to Calvin: 1300-1564 (The Story of Civilization: Part VI)

By Durant, Will

USA: Simon and Schuster, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback 17th Printing. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No jacket. Red cloth binding with gilt decoration on front and gilt titled on spine. Blind-stamped portraits of Luther and Erasmus on front. Very clean and unmarked, slight rubbing of corners and edges. Backside has faded area, otherwise no marks, no stains. Endpapers with maps of Europe in 1519 and Medieval England and Wales. c 1399, The Swiss Confederation and the Ottoman Empire. 48 b/w illustrations. Internals are quite clean, completely unmarked, no creases. Sewn binding is tight and solid, square with sharp corners. A History of European Civilization from Wyclif to Calvin: 1300-1564. 1,025 pages with Bibliographical Guide, Notes and Index. 10 x 2.5 x 6.75 inches. 1975, Simon and Schuster, New York, New York, USA

$28.63

CIVILISATION A Personal View
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CIVILISATION A Personal View

By CLARK, KENNETH

New York and Evanston: Harper & Row, 1969. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback Type: Hard Back Hardcover BCE Book and Jacket in VERY GOOD Condition. Mylar jacket cover. Binding of red cloth with gilt titles on spine. Very clean, unmarked, light rubbing to extremities, front corner of spine heel faintly bumped. Binding tight, solid, square with sharp corners, headbands intact. 48 color illustrations. 238 b/w illustrations. The Interior is in Fine Condition--very clean and free from any markings, no creases. Jacket is clean and bright with light chipping of spine head and tail, one chip on top edge and slight edgrwear on bottom edge. A look at Western Civilisation from the fall of the Roman Empire to the 20th century, concentrating on crucial civilisation episodes-from Iona in 9th century to France in the 12th, from Florence to Urbino, from Germany to Rome, England, Holland, and America. The author shows the reader the people, places, events, and also the works of genius, in architecture, sculpture, and painting, in philosophy, poetry, and music, in science and engineering. Wonderfully illustrated. 359 pages including index. 7 x 10 inches. Harper & Row, 1969, New York and Evanston

$14.80

The Evolution of Progress: The End of Economic Growth and the Beginning of Human Transformation
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The Evolution of Progress: The End of Economic Growth and the Beginning of Human Transformation

By Paepke, C. Owen

New York: Random House Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. Type: Hardback Hardcover in Very Good Condition with a Fine Dust Jacket. Mylar jacket cover. . Blue cloth with grey marbelized paper-wrapped boards, very clean and unmarked, with both upper corners and lower front near spine edge gently bumped; slight rubbing of lower board edges. Tight and solid. Interior is Fine. A penetrating analysis of the factors driving the world economy and an examination of today's cutting-edge biotechnology research--and a look into the future. The author contends that economic progress is coming to an end, exhausted by its own success; a new vision of human progress will replace it--transformation of people themselves through advances in neurobiology, genetic engineering, and gerontology. 382 pages with index. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 1993, Random House Inc, New York, New York, USA

$10.13

Freedom: Freedom in the Making of Western Culture-Volume I
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Freedom: Freedom in the Making of Western Culture-Volume I

By Patterson, Orlando

New York: Basic Books, 1991. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback First Printing. The first volume of a two volume project exploring the origins and development of the most cherished value in Western Civilization. Hardcover Book and Jacket in Near Fine Condition. Mylar jacket cover. Burgundy quarter cloth gilt titled over burnt-orange boards; very clean and unmarked. Tight, solid, and square. Interior clean and completely unmarked. Page 403/404 is wrinkled on the lower edge. Jacket has a touch of edgewear and a light whitish line on front on the spine side. Not only for historians but for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of freedom and learning about the tragic interdependence of good and evil. 487 pages. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 1991, Basic Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

$10.57

Introducing Romanticism
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Introducing Romanticism

By Heath, Duncan and Boreham, Judy

Cambridge, UK: Icon Books and Totem Books, 1999. Trade Paperback. As New/No Jacket. Judy Boreham. Trade Paperback Book As New. Illustrations and text on every page to introduce a topic in an easily read and understood format. An introduction to Romanticism, a cultural phenomenon from 1789-1848. Western culture, philosophy, art, literature, music, and politics were all transformed in this turbulent period between the French Revolution of 1789 and the Communist Manifesto of 1848--the age of the "Romantic Revolution", when modern attitudes to political and artistic freedom were born. The authors also provide an overview of the many inter-locking strands of this movement, focusing on the leading figures in Britain, Germany, France, America, Italy and Russia. 174 pages plus index. 8.25 x 5.5 inches 1999, Icon Books and Totem Books, Cambridge, UK.

$7.71

Schnitzler's Century : The Making of Middle-Class Culture, 1815-1914
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Schnitzler's Century : The Making of Middle-Class Culture, 1815-1914

By Gay, Peter

London, England: Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 2001. First Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket As New. Fine black cloth binding with gilt titles; tight & solid, square with sharp titles. Internals as new. Fine Dust Jacket is unclipped; cover painting by W. P. Frith: The Railway Station. A major historical look at 19th and 20th century culture by an eminent historian. 334 pages with Page Notes, Bibliography and Index. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 2001, Allen Lane/The Penguin Press, London, England.

$13.88

The Age of Expansion, 1848-1917
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The Age of Expansion, 1848-1917

By Cunliffe, Marcus

Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam Co, 1974. First Edition Paperback. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition with a Good Dust Jacket in Mylar Cover. 16 pages of full color illustration plates, 8 maps and 90 b/w illustrations. Binding of full grey cloth with gilt titles, clean and unmarked, tight and solid and square. Internals very clean, no underlining, no highlighting, no marginalia, no creases. Jacket is clean and unmarked, clipped, with chipping and small tears around spine ends, tear to lower rear edge. Focuses on three major themes of the age: the transforming element of technology; the effect of the population explosion; and nationalism, the major ideological force for change in the 1800s. 336 pages including Bibliography, Chronological Tables, and Index. 9.75" x 7". Publisher: G & C Merriam, Springfield, MA 1974.

$9.25

Social History Of Western Civilization Volume II: Readings From The Seventeenth Century To The Present
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Social History Of Western Civilization Volume II: Readings From The Seventeenth Century To The Present

By Golden, Richard M

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988. Paperback. Fine. Trade Paperback in Fine Condition. Volume 2 of 2 in the Social History of Western Civilization two volume series. Clean orange illustrated cover, soundly bound, page edges clean and white, pages spotless, no creasing. A collection of readings designed to help the reader to understand and appreciate the conditions and concerns in the everyday lives of people throughout history. They deal with such significant topics as disease, sports, food, crime, violence, the role of women, and the nature of family life. 325 pages. 6 x 9 inches. St. Martin's Press, New York, 1988.

$10.50