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  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
    Sapiens (English, Paperback) Yuval Noah Harari

    **Over 1 million copies sold** **The Sunday Times #1 bestseller** FIRE gave us power FARMING made us hungry for more MONEY gave us purpose SCIENCE made us deadly This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history - from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

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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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  • 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 Origins and History of Consciousness by Erich Neumann
    The Origins and History of Consciousness (English, Paperback) Erich Neumann

    The Origins and History of Consciousness draws on a full range of world mythology to show how individual consciousness undergoes the same archetypal stages of development as human consciousness as a whole. Erich Neumann was one of C. G. Jung's most creative students and a renowned practitioner of analytical psychology in his own right. In this influential book, Neumann shows how the stages begin...

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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 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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  • Not All Dead White Men by Donna Zuckerberg
    Not All Dead White Men (English, Hardback) Donna Zuckerberg

    Some of the most controversial and consequential debates about the legacy of the ancients are raging not in universities but online, where alt-right men's groups deploy ancient sources to justify misogyny and a return of antifeminist masculinity. Donna Zuckerberg dives deep to take a look at this unexpected reanimation of the Classical tradition.

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  • Ocean of Sound by David Toop
    Ocean of Sound (English, Paperback) David Toop

    The classic account of ambient music, with a new foreword by Michel Faber

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  • The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes by Jonathan Rose
    The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (English, Paperback) Jonathan Rose

    Presents the history of the British working classes from the preindustrial era to the twentieth century. This title discovers which books people read, how they educated themselves, and what they knew. It includes a preface that uncovers the author's journey into labour history, and its link to intellectual history.

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  • The Great Debate by Yuval Levin
    The Great Debate (English, Paperback) Yuval Levin

    "In a Burkean manner, Mr. Levin enriches through wisdom rather than prescription. He gives us something more than a manual of past lessons-namely, the historical framework to achieve greater understanding."-Wall Street Journal

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  • Freedom's Laboratory by Audra J. Wolfe
    Freedom's Laboratory (English, Hardback) Audra J. Wolfe

    Closing in the present day with a discussion of the recent March for Science and the prospects for science and science diplomacy in the Trump era, the book demonstrates the continued hold of Cold War thinking on ideas about science and politics in the United States.

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  • How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters by Daniel Hannan
    How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters (English, Paperback) Daniel Hannan

    A timely, ambitious and vivid history of freedom - and how it happens to be a uniquely British invention.

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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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  • Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires by Richard Sugg
    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,...

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  • The Philosophers' Secret Fire by Patrick Harpur
    The Philosophers' Secret Fire (English, Paperback) Patrick Harpur

    In this dazzling history of the imagination, Patrick Harpur links together fields as far apart as Greek philosophy and depth psychology, Renaissance magic and tribal ritual, Romantic poetry and modern models of the Universe, to trace how myths have been used to make sense of the world.

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

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

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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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  • Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought: Seneca: Moral and Political Essays by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought: Seneca: Moral and Political Essays (English, Paperback) Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    This volume offers translations of the most important of Seneca's 'Moral Essays': On Anger, On Mercy, On the Private Life and the first four books of On Favours. A general introduction describes Seneca's life and career and explains the fundamental ideas underlying the Stoic moral, social and political philosophy in the essays.

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  • In Our Time by Melvyn Bragg
    In Our Time (English, Hardback) Melvyn Bragg, Simon Tillotson

    A fascinating insight to a selection of the show's best episodes, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular Radio 4 programme.

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  • Before the Law by Cary Wolfe
    Before the Law (English, Paperback) Cary Wolfe

    Animal studies and biopolitics are two of the most dynamic areas of interdisciplinary scholarship. Bringing these two emergent areas of thought into direct conversation, this book fosters a new discussion about the status of nonhuman animals and the shared plight of humans and animals under biopolitics.

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