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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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • The End of the French Intellectual by Shlomo Sand
    The End of the French Intellectual (English, Hardback) Shlomo Sand

    Charting the decline of the French intellectual, from the Dreyfus Affair to Islamophobia

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Statistics on the Table by Stephen M. Stigler
    Statistics on the Table (English, Paperback) Stephen M. Stigler

    This collection of essays examines in detail the history of some of the concepts involved in bringing statistical argument "to the table", and some of the pitfalls that have been encountered. Topics range from 17th century medicine and blood circulation to the meter of Virgil's poetry.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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