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The Cambridge Ancient History by
Call Number: D57 .C252 1st ed., plates v. 1-5
Publication Date: Cambridge [England] : At the University Press, 1927-1939.
Mostly illustrations. Great resource for images of primary source material of the ancient world. Newer editions can be found online and in print.
The Cambridge Medieval History by
Call Number: D117 .C3 v.1-8
Publication Date: New York : Macmillan, 1911-36.
I. The Christian Roman empire and the foundation of the Teutonic kingdoms. 1911 -- II. The rise of the Saracens and the foundation of the Western empire. 1913 -- III. Germany and the Western empire. 1922 -- IV. The eastern Roman empire (717-1453). 1923 -- V. Contest of empire and papacy. 1926 -- VI. Victory of the papacy. 1929 --VII. Decline of empire and papacy. 1932 --VIII. The close of the middle ages. 1936. Great resource, and newer editions can be found online and in print.
The Encyclopedia of World History by
Call Number: D21 .E578 2001eb
Publication Date: 2007-02-20
Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expertise over the past ten years to perfect this comprehensive chronology of a significant number of entries that span the millennia from prehistoric times to the year 2000. With a unique format that has won it generations of fans, the Encyclopedia continues to feature chronological entries grouped by geographic region, allowing readers to get an in-depth view of distinct events along with a virtual time line of human history.
The Greek Historians
Call Number: D52 .G58
Publication Date: New York : Random House, 1942.
The complete and unabridged historical works of Herodotus / translated by George Rawlinson; Thucydides, translated by Benjamin Jowett; Xenophon, translated by Henry G. Dakyns [and] Arrian, translated by Edward J. Chinnock. Edited, with an introduction, revisions and additional notes, by Francis R. B. Godolphin.
The History of the Medieval World by
Call Number: D117 .B34 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-22
From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T'ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled. In the years between the fourth and the twelfth centuries rulers turned to divine truth or grace to justify political and military action. Right thus replaces might as the engine of empire.
The House of Wisdom by
Call Number: Q127.A5 A4 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-31
A myth-shattering view of the medieval Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations, which preceded-and enabled-the European Renaissance. Inspired by the Koranic injunction to study closely all of God's works, rulers throughout the Islamic world funded armies of scholars who gathered and translated Persian, Sanskrit, and Greek texts. From the ninth through the fourteenth centuries, these scholars built upon those foundations a scientific revolution that bridged the one-thousand-year gap between the ancient Greeks and the European Renaissance.
The New Penguin History of the World by
Call Number: D20 .R654 2007
Publication Date: 2007-12-18
One of the most extraordinary history bestsellers on the Penguin list, John Roberts's book has now been updated by Odd Arne Westad to make sure it keeps its amazing appeal to a new generation of readers. 'A stupendous achievement... the unrivalled World History for our day. It extends over all ages and all continents. It covers the forgotten experiences of ordinary people as well as chronicling the acts of those in power. It is unbelievably accurate in its facts and almost incontestable in its judgements' A. J. P. Taylor, Observer
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Britain: DA ; Early and Medieval to 1495: DA129-260
History of Austria. Liechtenstein. Hungary. Czechoslovakia: DB ; Early and Medieval to 1521
History of the Greco-Roman World: DE ; Antiquities. Civilization. Culture. Ethnography: DE46-73.2
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