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Anthony Pagden

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.... Read More

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The Enlightenment
Written by Anthony Pagden
Random House | Hardcover | April 2013
$32.00/38.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6068-9 (1-4000-6068-0)

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS

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... Read more






Peoples and Empires
Written by Anthony Pagden
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2003
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6761-6 (0-8129-6761-5)

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






Worlds at War
Written by Anthony Pagden
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2009
$18.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6890-3 (0-8129-6890-5)

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 Persian Empire, then sweeps to Rome... Read more





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