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Arthur God and Hero in Avalon
ISBN: HB: 9781780239996, Reaktion Books, October 2018
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus., 10 in colour
For fifteen centuries, legends of King Arthur have inspired generations. In the misty past of a Britain under siege, half-remembered events became shrouded in ancient myth and folklore. The resulting tales were told and retold, until over time Arthur...
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£16,00
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Study of al-Andalus The Scholarship and Legacy of James T. Monroe
ISBN: PB: 9780674984462, Harvard University Press, July 2018
245 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 2 halftones
"The Study of al-Andalus" is a collection of essays by students and colleagues of James T. Monroe, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Arabic at the University of California, Berkeley, and the premier scholar of Andalusi (Hispano-Arabic)...
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£17,00
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Fate of the New Man Representing and Reconstructing Masculinity in Soviet Visual Culture, 1945-1965
ISBN: HB: 9780875807836, Northern Illinois University Press, July 2018
324 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 illus.
Between 1945 and 1965, the catastrophe of war – and the social and political changes it brought in its wake – had a major impact on the construction of the Soviet masculine ideal. Drawing upon a wide range of visual material, "The Fate of the New Man...
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£45,00
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On Human Worth and Excellence I Tatti Renaissance Library 85
ISBN: HB: 9780674984585, Harvard University Press, July 2018
360 pp., 21x14 cm,
Giannozzo Manetti (1396-1459) was a celebrated diplomat, historian, philosopher, and humanist scholar of the early Renaissance who mastered ancient Greek and Hebrew as well as classical Latin. In this treatise, dedicated to Alfonso of Aragon, King of...
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£23,00
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Ukraine A Nation on the Borderland
ISBN: HB: 9781780239781, Reaktion Books, July 2018
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 29 illus.
The Euromaidan uprising in Kiev, followed by radical regime change, the annexation of the Crimea and the war in Eastern Ukraine, have shattered European security. The Western response to Russian aggression has been uncertain and hesitant in handling...
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£25,00
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Burned Alive Bruno, Galileo and the Inquisition
ISBN: HB: 9781780238968, Reaktion Books, June 2018
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 21 illus.
In 1600 the Catholic Inquisition condemned the philosopher Giordano Bruno for his heretical beliefs. He was then burned alive in a public place in Rome. Historians, scientists and teachers usually deny that Bruno was condemned for his beliefs about t...
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£25,00
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1917 Revolution in Russia and its Aftermath
ISBN: PB: 9781551646626, ISBN: HB: 9781551646640, Black Rose Books, June 2018
396 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 13 halftones
Upon their scandalous deportation from the United States in 1919, famous anarchist writers and activists Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman were greeted like heroes by the new Bolshevik government in Russia. Berkman described it as "the most sublime...
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£22,00
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£49,00
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In Pursuit of Civility Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England
ISBN: HB: 9780300235777, Yale University Press, June 2018
480 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 28 colour illus.
What did it mean to be 'civilized' in Early Modern England? Keith Thomas's seminal studies "Religion and the Decline of Magic, Man and the Natural World", and "The Ends of Life", explored the beliefs, values and social practices of the years betwe...
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£25,00
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Ecologies of Witnessing Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony
ISBN: HB: 9780300226041, Yale University Press, June 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 7 black&white illus.
This groundbreaking work rethinks conventional wisdom about Holocaust testimony, focusing on the power of language and place to shape personal narrative. Oral histories of Lithuanian Jews serve as the textual base for this exploration. Comparing the...
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£45,00
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Hitler's Monsters A Supernatural History of the Third Reich
ISBN: PB: 9780300234541, ISBN: HB: 9780300189452, Yale University Press, May 2018
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 black&white illus.
The definitive history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany, exploring the occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions touted by the Third Reich in the service of power. The Nazi fascination with the occult is legendary, yet today it is ofte...
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