Free worldwide delivery Last order dates for Christmas
Welcome back (Sign out)
Christmas Inspiration

Showing results in History Of Ideas Books

6,156 items
Sort & refine results
  • Daily Rituals
    Daily Rituals (English, Paperback) Mason Currey

    'Utterly fascinating' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times

    $13.12
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • Provincializing Europe
    Provincializing Europe (English, Paperback) Dipesh Chakrabarty

    Addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This book proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well and categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity.

    $31.10 $32.95
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • The Art Of Memory
    The Art Of Memory (English, Paperback) Frances A. Yates

    Based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind, the ancient Greeks created an elaborate memory system which in turn was inherited by the Romans and passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, during the Renaissance.

    $24.78 $36.95
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • The Penguin History of Economics
    The Penguin History of Economics (Paperback) Professor Roger E. Backhouse

    Presents a history of economic thought since the ancient world. This book discusses from Homer to Marx to John Stuart Mill. It shows how to keep your Keynsians from your post-Keynsians and New Keynsians.

    $15.62 $18.25
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • The Conquest of Bread
    The Conquest of Bread (English, Paperback) Peter Kropotkin

    Focuses on the beliefs which surged around the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and which have a renewed relevance and poignancy. This book shows how modern society is organized with the brutal, narrow few clinging onto their wealth and privileges at the expense of the many.

    $14.14 $17.00
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • The Fearless Benjamin Lay
    The Fearless Benjamin Lay (Hardback) Marcus Rediker

    The extraordinary story of one of the first British men to oppose slavery

    $27.68
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • A New History of Western Philosophy
    A New History of Western Philosophy (English, Paperback) Anthony Kenny

    Sir Anthony Kenny presents a fascinating and authoritative new history of Western philosophy. Specially written for a broad popular readership, Kenny's lucid and stimulating history will become the definitive work for anyone interested in the people and ideas that shaped the course of Western thought.

    $25.21 $29.95
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • Religion and the Decline of Magic
    Religion and the Decline of Magic (English, Paperback) Keith Thomas

    Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This analysis of beliefs held on different levels of English society begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700.

    $22.54 $24.95
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • Freud
    Freud (English, Hardback) Joel Whitebook

    This book presents a radical look at the founder of psychoanalysis in his broader cultural context, addressing critical issues and challenging stereotypes.

    $35.47 $39.99
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • Jung: A Very Short Introduction
    Jung: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Anthony Stevens

    Explains the basic concepts of Jungian psychology, and examines Jung's views on such disparate subjects as myth, religion, alchemy, 'sychronicity', and the psychology of gender differences. This book also discusses the stages of life, Jung's theory of psychological types, the interpretation of dreams, and the practice of Jungian analysis.

    $12.79
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • The History of Sexuality
    The History of Sexuality (English, Paperback) Michel Foucault

    Offers an account of the emergence of Christianity from the Ancient World. Foucault describes the stranger byways of Greek medicine (with its advice on the healthiest season for sex and exercise and diet), the permitted ways of courting young boys, and the economists' ideas about the role of women.

    $17.19 $28.75
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction
    The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Jerry Brotton

    This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, and literature, to advances in science, trade and travel.

    $12.44
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • The Swerve
    The Swerve (Paperback) Stephen Greenblatt

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2012Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and it changed the course of history.

    $16.93 $21.75
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires
    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires (English, Paperback) Richard Sugg

    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, which saw kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribe, swallow or wear human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin in an attempt to heal themselves of epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague, cancer, gout and depression. In this comprehensive and accessible text,...

    $47.89
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful
    A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful (English, Paperback) Edmund Burke

    In his Enquiry Edmund Burke overturned the Platonic tradition in aesthetics and replaced metaphysics with psychology. His revolutions in method and sensibility influenced later philosophers and literary and artistic movements from the Gothic novel to Romanticism and beyond. This new edition guides the reader through Burke's arguments.

    $12.39 $15.95
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • A History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries v. 1
    A History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries v. 1 (Multiple languages, Paperback) Mircea Eliade

    "No one has done so much as Mr. Eliade to inform literature students in the West about 'primitive' and Oriental religions. . . . Everyone who cares about the human adventure will find new information and new angles of vision."--Martin E. Marty, New York Times Book Review

    $23.79 $27.50
    More details
  • Economics of Good and Evil
    Economics of Good and Evil (English, Paperback) Tomas Sedlacek, Vaclav Havel

    In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek challenges widely-held beliefs about economics and culture by tracing the study and themes of economics throughout history.

    $17.40 $19.95
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • The History of Sexuality
    The History of Sexuality (English, Paperback) Michel Foucault

    Here, one of France's greatest intellectuals explores the evolving social, economic and political forces that have shaped our attitudes to sex. Foucault describes how we are in the process of making a science of sex which is devoted to the analysis of desire rather than the increase of pleasure.

    $13.83 $22.00
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • The Order of Things
    The Order of Things (English, Paperback) Michel Foucault

    Possibly one off the most significant yet most overlooked works of the twentieth century, it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant.

    $21.49
    More details
    Ready To Go
  • Uncommon Ground
    Uncommon Ground (English, Paperback) William Cronon

    A controversial, timely reassessment of the environmentalist agenda by outstanding historians, scientists, and critics.

    $21.37
    More details