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Methodists and Muslims My Life as an Orientalist
ISBN: PB: 9780674244672, Harvard University Press, July 2020
186 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Richard W. Bulliet is an innovative historian of the Islamic world. His contributions have changed the way scholars think about the history of medieval city life, animal domestication, wheeled transport, religious conversion, Islamic institutions, an...
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£15,95
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Early Mubarak Years 1982-1989 The Non-Fiction Writing of Naguib Mahfouz, Volume III
ISBN: HB: 9781909942110, University of Chicago Press, Gingko Library, July 2020
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In these essays Naguib Mahfouz comments on Egyptian politics, the role of Parliament, and the institutional changes that took place in Egypt after Honsi Mubarak became President in 1981. 
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£28,00
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Manon's World A Hauntology of a Daughter in the Triangle of Alma Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel
ISBN: HB: 9780857427496, Seagull Books, June 2020
324 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Manon Gropius (1916-1935) was the daughter of Alma Mahler, the widow of Gustav Mahler, and the architect Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus, and the stepdaughter of the writer Franz Werfel. In Manon's World, James Reidel explores the life and...
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£21,99
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Deep Song The Life and Work of Federico Garcia Lorca
ISBN: HB: 9781789142372, Reaktion Books, June 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 38 illus.
Federico Garcia Lorca is Spain's most famous writer, and an icon of its culture. He is the author of a series of innovative works that changed the face of Spanish poetry and drama. In this new biography Stephen Roberts seeks out the roots of the ma...
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£25,00
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Tomaڑ Spidlik A Theological Life
ISBN: PB: 9788024643793, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, June 2020
130 pp., 20.3x14.6 cm
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! "Tomaڑ Spidlik: A Theological Life" offers one of the first comprehensive reflections on the life and work of the enigmatic Czech theologian. In part one, Karel Sladek explores Špid...
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£12,00
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Stan Lee A Life in Comics
ISBN: HB: 9780300230345, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 36 black&white illus.
Few artists have had as much of an impact on American popular culture as Stan Lee. The characters he created – Spider-Man and Iron Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four – occupy Hollywood's imagination and production schedules, generate billions at t...
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£16,99
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Kaddish Pages on Tadeusz Kantor
ISBN: PB: 9780857427489, Seagull Books, May 2020
64 pp., 17.7x10.7 cm, 16 halftones
Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990) was renowned for his revolutionary theater performances in both his native Poland and abroad. Despite nominally being a Catholic, Kantor had a unique relationship with Jewish culture and incorporated many elements of Jewish...
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£13,99
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Dante's Bones How a Poet Invented Italy
ISBN: HB: 9780674980839, Harvard University Press, May 2020
384 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 46 photos
Dante, whose "Divine Comedy" gave the world its most vividly imagined story of the afterlife, endured an extraordinary afterlife of his own. Exiled in death as in life, the Florentine poet has hardly rested in peace over the centuries. Like a saint's...
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£28,95
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Naoroji Pioneer of Indian Nationalism
ISBN: HB: 9780674238206, Harvard University Press, May 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 10 photos
Mahatma Gandhi called Dadabhai Naoroji the "father of the nation", a title that today is reserved for Gandhi himself. Dinyar Patel examines the extraordinary life of this foundational figure in India's modern political history, a devastating critic o...
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£28,95
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Napoleon and de Gaulle Heroes and History
ISBN: HB: 9780674988385, Harvard University Press, May 2020
400 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Historians have taught us that the past is not just a tale of heroes and wars. The anonymous millions matter and are active agents of change. But in democratizing history, we have lost track of the outsized role that individual will and charisma can...
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