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Revenge A Short Enquiry into Retribution
ISBN: HB: 9781780238401, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm,
Revenge is a primal force at the heart of conflict and justice, as ancient as humanity itself. It persists in all societies and we are fascinated by it, as countless novels, dramas, films and computer games attest. "Getting even" can restore the bala...
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£14,00
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Death From Dust to Destiny
ISBN: HB: 9781780237251, Reaktion Books, June 2017
224 pp., 23.4x16.8 cm, 20 colour illus., 130 black&white illus.
The terms "birth" and "death" have long denoted the apparent boundaries of our biological lives, situating in time the moments of coming to be and passing away. Yet the specific trajectory of a life can surpass its temporal boundaries. Long after the...
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£20,00
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Echoes of Valhalla The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas
ISBN: HB: 9781780237152, Reaktion Books, March 2017
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus.
Tolkien's wizard Gandalf, Wagner's Valkyrie Brunnhilde, Marvel's superhero the Mighty Thor and the Vikings heading for Valhalla in Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song': these are just a few examples of how Icelandic medieval literature has shaped the huma...
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£16,00
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Psyche on the Skin A History of Self-harm
ISBN: HB: 9781780237503, Reaktion Books, February 2017
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 55 illus.
Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mu...
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£20,00
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Everyday Life How the Ordinary Became Extraordinary
ISBN: HB: 9781780236636, Reaktion Books, July 2016
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm,
In "Everyday Life" Joseph A. Amato offers a panoramic account of the evolution of our daily existence and reflects on the complex and changing textures of everyday life. Beginning with societies of scarcity and relative lack of change and ending with...
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£18,00
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Anatomy Museum Death and the Body Displayed
ISBN: HB: 9781861893758, Reaktion Books, June 2016
408 pp., 23.4x16.8 cm, 180 illus., 60 in colour
Anatomy museums contain some of the most compelling and challenging displays of the human body. This innovative book focusing on one such museum – in Scotland's northeast – opens up a wide-ranging history of deceased bodies on display, from medieval...
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£35,00
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Idea of North New Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781780235981, Reaktion Books, March 2016
272 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 22 illus.
As with the compass needle, so people have always been most powerfully attracted northwards; everyone carries within them their own concept of north. "The Idea of North" is a study, ranging widely in time and place, of some of the ways in which these...
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£9,00
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Philosophy of Pain
ISBN: PB: 9781861895417, Reaktion Books, August 2009
168 pp., 20x12 cm,
"Living involves being exposed to pain every second – not necessarily as an insistent reality, but always as a possibility", writes Arne Johan Vetlesen in "A Philosophy of Pain", a thought-provoking look at an inevitable and essential aspect of the h...
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£16,00
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From Demons to Dracula The Creation of the Modern Vampire Myth
ISBN: PB: 9781861894038, Reaktion Books, October 2008
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus.
In blood-soaked lore handed down the centuries, the vampire is a monster of endless fascination: from Bram Stoker's Dracula to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", this seductive lover of blood haunts popular culture and inhabits our darkest imaginings. The h...
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£16,00
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Philosophy of Fear
ISBN: PB: 9781861894045, Reaktion Books, August 2008
160 pp., 20x12 cm,
Surveillance cameras. Airport security lines. Barred shop windows. We see manifestations of societal fears every day, and daily news reports on the latest household danger or raised terror threat level continually stoke our sense of impending doom. I...
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£16,00
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