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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 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 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Past Imperfect by Tony Judt
    Past Imperfect (English, Paperback) Tony Judt

    A political analysis of the years between 1944-1956, reprinted to commemorate the work of Tony Judt

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  • How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters by Daniel Hannan
    How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters (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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  • 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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  • Christianity and the Transformation of the Book by Anthony Grafton
    Christianity and the Transformation of the Book (English, Paperback) Anthony Grafton, Megan Williams

    When early Christians began to study the Bible, and to write their own history and that of the Jews, they used scholarly methods invented by the librarians and literary critics of Hellenistic Alexandria. But Origen and Eusebius, scholars of late Roman Caesarea, produced books in which parallel columns made possible critical comparisons.

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  • The Penguin History of Economics by Professor Roger E. Backhouse
    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.

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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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  • Visions of Politics by Quentin Skinner
    Visions of Politics (English, Paperback) Quentin Skinner

    First of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading historians.

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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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  • 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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  • Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction by Robert J. C. Young
    Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Robert J. C. Young

    An innovative and lively account of both the history and key debates in postcolonialism. Robert Young situates it in a wide cultural context, discussing its importance as an historical condition, and as a means of changing the way that we think about the world.

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  • Demopolis by Josiah Ober
    Demopolis (English, Paperback) Josiah Ober

    What did democracy mean before liberalism? What are the consequences for our lives today? These questions are examined by this book.

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