Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Wednesday Paperbacks

Popular Culture in Ancient Rome, Jerry Toner (Polity Press)
A study of the everyday lives of the masses in the Roman world, including their social and family life, health, leisure and religious beliefs, and the ways in which their popular culture resisted the domination of the ruling elite.

The Templars: History and Myth, Michael Haag (Profile Books)
The first history of the Templars since the Vatican’s publication of the Chinon parchment in 2007, from the order’s origins in the mysteries of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem through to the 19th-century development of the Freemasons.

The War Puzzle Revisited, John A. Vasquez (Cambridge University Press)
An updated version of Vasquez’s first scientific study of the causes of war of the last two decades, The War Puzzle, first published in 1993.

A Political History of the USA, Bruce Kuklick (Palgrave Macmillan)
An account of America’s political, cultural and religious history from European contact to the election of Barack Obama.

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