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Anthony Pagden

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Anthony Pagden is distinguished professor of political science and history at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was educated in Chile, Spain, and France, and at Oxford. In the past two decades, he has been the reader in intellectual history at Cambridge, a fellow of King’s College, a visiting professor at Harvard, and Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of many prizewinning books, including Peoples and Empires: A Short History of European Migration, Exploration, and Conquest, from Greece to the Present and European Encounters with the New World: From Renaissance to Romanticism. Pagden contributes regularly to such publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The New Republic.

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The Enlightenment
And Why It Still Matters
Written by Anthony Pagden


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $32.00

One of our most renowned and brilliant historians takes a fresh look at the revolutionary intellectual movement that laid the foundation for the modern world.

Liberty and equality. Human rights. Freedom of thought and expression. Belief in reason and progress. The value of scientific inquiry. These are just some of the ideas... Read more >
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The Enlightenment
And Why It Still Matters
Written by Anthony Pagden


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $16.99

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Peoples and Empires
A Short History of European Migration, Exploration, and Conquest, from Greece to the Present
Written by Anthony Pagden


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $16.00

Written by one of the world’s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires—the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British—and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between “us” and “them,” culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the periphery. It’s the... Read more >
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Peoples and Empires
A Short History of European Migration, Exploration, and Conquest, from Greece to the Present
Written by Anthony Pagden


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Worlds at War
The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West
Written by Anthony Pagden


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $18.00

Bronze Prize Winner of the Washington Institute

Spanning two and a half millennia, Anthony Pagden’s mesmerizing Worlds at War delves deep into the roots of the “clash of civilizations” between East and West that has always been a battle over ideas. It begins with ancient Greece and its epic fight against the... Read more >
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Worlds at War
The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West
Written by Anthony Pagden


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $13.99

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