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  • Daily Rituals by Mason Currey
    Daily Rituals (English, Paperback) Mason Currey

    'Utterly fascinating' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times

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  • A History of Religious Ideas: From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries v. 1 by Mircea Eliade
    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

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  • The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault
    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.

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  • The Fearless Benjamin Lay by Marcus Rediker
    The Fearless Benjamin Lay (Hardback) Marcus Rediker

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

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  • The Civilizing Process by Norbert Elias
    The Civilizing Process (English, Paperback) Norbert Elias

    Completely overhauled version of the combined classic texts The History of Manners and State Formation and Civilization. Revised throughout, updated postscript and bibliography, and line corrections made from the original version.

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  • A New History of Western Philosophy by Anthony Kenny
    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.

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  • The Discarded Image by C. S. Lewis
    The Discarded Image (English, Paperback) C. S. Lewis

    Paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

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  • The Art Of Memory by Frances A. Yates
    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.

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  • The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault
    The History of Sexuality (English, Paperback) Michel Foucault

    Written by a sociologist and historian of ideas whose works include "Madness and Civilization", "The Archaeology of Knowledge", "The Birth of the Clinic" and "Discipline and Punish".

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  • Jung: A Very Short Introduction by Anthony Stevens
    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.

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  • Religion and the Decline of Magic by Keith Thomas
    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.

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  • The Story of Pain by Joanna Bourke
    The Story of Pain (English, Paperback) Joanna Bourke

    The story of pain and suffering since the eighteenth century. Prize-winning historian Joanna Bourke charts how our understanding of pain (and how to cope with it) has changed completely over the last three centuries.

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  • The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction by Jerry Brotton
    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.

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  • The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin
    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.

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  • The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault
    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.

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  • The Scientific Outlook by Bertrand Russell
    The Scientific Outlook (English, Paperback) Bertrand Russell

    Explores the nature and scope of scientific knowledge, the increased power of nature that science affords and the changes in the lives of human beings that result from different forms of science.

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  • A Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud
    A Case of Hysteria (English, Paperback) Sigmund Freud

    A Case of Hysteria reveals how Freud dealt with patients and interpreted their statements. A crucial text in the development of his theories, it is famous for its literary qualities, and the story of 'Dora' and her unhappy family is as dramatic as a modern novel. This new translation includes a fascinating introduction to the work.

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  • The Order of Things by Michel Foucault
    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.

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  • Thinking the Twentieth Century by Tony Judt
    Thinking the Twentieth Century (English, Paperback) Tony Judt, Timothy Snyder

    Two explorers set out on a journey from which only one of them will return. Their unknown land is that often fearsome continent we call the 20th Century. Their route is through their own minds and memories. Thinking the Twentieth Century is about the life of the mind - and the mindful life.

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature by Gregory Claeys
    The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature (English, Paperback) Gregory Claeys

    Using a combination of historical and thematic approaches, this volume engages with the fascinating and complex genre of utopian literature.

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