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  • The Witch
    The Witch (English, Hardback) Ronald Hutton

    Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe's history

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  • The Enigma of the Owl
    The Enigma of the Owl (English, Hardback) Mike Unwin, David Tipling

    A rare invitation into the mysterious lives of owls around the world, with spectacularly revealing photographs and fascinating details

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  • English Medieval Embroidery
    English Medieval Embroidery (English, Hardback) Clare Browne

    "Published to accompany the exhibition Opus anglicanum: masterpieces of English medieval embroidery, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1 October 2016-5 February 2017"--Colophon.

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  • Interaction of Color
    Interaction of Color (English, Paperback) Josef Albers

    The 50th anniversary edition of a classic text, featuring an expanded selection of color studies

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  • John Knox
    John Knox (English, Paperback) Jane Dawson

    Jane Dawson has written the definitive life of John Knox, a leader of the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Scotland. Based in large part on previously unavailable sources, including the recently discovered papers of Knox's close friend and colleague Christopher Goodman, Dawson's biography challenges the traditionally held stereotype of this founder of the Presbyterian denomination as a...

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  • Materialism
    Materialism (English, Hardback) Terry Eagleton

    A brilliant introduction to the philosophical concept of materialism and its relevance to contemporary science and culture

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  • Making Magnificence
    Making Magnificence (English, Hardback) Christine Casey

    This book tells the remarkable story of the craftsmen of Ticino, in Italian-speaking Switzerland, who took their prodigious skills as specialist decorative plasterworkers throughout Northern Europe in the 18th century, adorning classical architecture with their rich and fluent décor.  Their names are not widely known ? Giuseppi Artari (c.1690?1771), Giovanni Battista Bagutti (1681?1755), and...

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  • Pagan Britain
    Pagan Britain (English, Paperback) Ronald Hutton

    Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first century. In this ambitious and thoroughly up-to-date book, Ronald Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression, and enduring cultural significance of paganism, from the Paleolithic...

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  • The Most Good You Can Do
    The Most Good You Can Do (English, Paperback) Peter Singer

    From the ethicist the New Yorker calls "the most influential living philosopher," a new way of thinking about living ethically

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  • Against the Grain
    Against the Grain (English, Hardback) James C. Scott

    An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative

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  • Dirty Old London
    Dirty Old London (English, Paperback) Lee Jackson

    In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to...

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  • One Hot Summer
    One Hot Summer (English, Hardback) Rosemary Ashton

    A unique, in-depth view of Victorian London during the record-breaking summer of 1858, when residents both famous and now-forgotten endured "The Great Stink" together

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  • The Master and His Emissary
    The Master and His Emissary (English, Paperback) Iain McGilchrist

    Now available in a larger format, this title offers a fascinating exploration of the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and their effects on society, history, and culture.

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  • Liberty or Death
    Liberty or Death (English, Paperback) Peter McPhee

    A strikingly new account of the impact of the French Revolution in Paris, across the French countryside, and around the globe...

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  • Intelligence in the Flesh
    Intelligence in the Flesh (English, Paperback) Guy Claxton

    If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you'd better think again?or rather not ?think? at all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal how our bodies?long dismissed as mere conveyances?actually constitute the core of our intelligent life. From the...

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  • European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche
    European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche (English, Paperback) Frank M. Turner

    One of the most distinguished cultural and intellectual historians of our time, Frank Turner taught a landmark Yale University lecture course on European intellectual history that drew scores of students over many years. His lectures?lucid, accessible, beautifully written, and delivered with a notable lack of jargon?distilled modern European history from the Enlightenment to the dawn of the...

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  • The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn
    The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn (English, Hardback) Margaret Willes

    An intimate portrait of two pivotal Restoration figures during one of the most dramatic periods of English history

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  • The Berlin Painter and His World
    The Berlin Painter and His World (English, Hardback) J. Michael Padgett

    The Berlin Painter was the name given by British classicist and art historian Sir John Beazley to an otherwise anonymous Athenian red-figure vase-painter. The artist's long career extended from about 505 B.C. well into the 460s, and his elegant renderings of daily life and mythological stories offer invaluable insight into the social, political, religious, and artistic workings of early...

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  • John Lockwood Kipling
    John Lockwood Kipling (English, Hardback) Julius Bryant

    John Lockwood Kipling (1837?1911) started his career as an architectural sculptor at the South Kensington Museum (today the Victoria and Albert Museum). Much of his life, however, was spent in British India, where his son Rudyard was born. He taught at the Bombay School of Art and later was appointed principal of the new Mayo School of Art (today Pakistan's National College of Art and Design) as...

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  • America after the Fall
    America after the Fall (English, Hardback) Judith A. Barter

    A unique look at America's quest to carve out an artistic identity during the Depression era

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