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    50 people who stuffed up the world

    Who are the greatest villains, the direst leaders and most offensive personalities to have spread their regrettable influence throughout the modern world? Be it through politics, war, sport, culture or just their general idiocy?

    The History of the World: From the Dawn of Humanity to the Modern Age

    R99,00 R205,00
    In a narrative beginning almost 1.5 million years ago with the emergence of Homo erectus, Frank Welsh takes the reader from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, from the Industrial Revolution to the age of terrorism.

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    R195,00 R215,00
    Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? The author explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going.

    History of the World in 1,000 Objects

    R399,00 R814,11

    Between Hope and Despair: Pedagogy and the Remembrance of Historical Trauma

    This volume examines the pedagogical problem of how remembrance is to proceed when what is to be remembered is underscored by a logic difficult to comprehend and which is subversive of the human character of existence.

    Genocide on settler frontiers

    R435,00 R499,00
    In September 2012, UNESCO held its first ever consultation with member states on the subject of Holocaust and genocide education, recognising the importance of teaching the history of genocide. The aim was to find approaches to raise awareness about the recurrence of mass atrocities and genocide in different environments.

    The Great War: 1914-1918

    In this, his most famous work, Marc Ferro looks at the realities faced by the millions who fought in the Great War and their families at home. In doing so, he presents us with one of the most significant reappraisals of the war ever written.

    Democracies and Dictatorships: Euorpe and the World 1919-1989

    An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history.

    The Invention of Tradition

    R306,00 R325,48
    A fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history.

    They Came Before Columbus


    What on Earth Happened?... in Brief: The Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day

    R211,00 R220,00
    How old is the universe? How are humans related to a sponge? Where did most of the world's water come from? How much would a complete T Rex skeleton cost? Where did the Himalayas come from? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

    A Marxist History of the World: From Neanderthals to Neoliberals

    Magisterial analysis of human history, from the first hominid to the Great Recession of 2008. Written from the perspective of ordinary men and women.

    Batavia's Graveyard

    The true story of the mad heretic who led history's bloodiest mutiny - 'An adult version of LORD OF THE FLIES that is, moreover, entirely true' Evening Standard

    When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World

    R268,00 R365,00
    China will replace the United States as the world's dominant power. In so doing, it will not become more western but the world will become more Chinese. This title introduces a set of ideas including China as a civilization-state, the tributary system, the Chinese idea of race, and the principle of contested modernity.

    A Little History of the World

    R192,00 R250,00
    In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in six weeks, and "Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser" was published in Vienna. This book presents his history to English-language readers.