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Humanities

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Rome in Crisis

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Rome in Crisis

Plutarch

European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Examines the lives of major figures in Roman history, from Lucullus (118-57 BC), an aristocratic politician and conqueror... [more]

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The Dhammapada

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The Dhammapada

Valerie J. Roebuck

Buddhism; Sacred texts; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presenting a collection of simple verses gathered in themes such as 'awareness', 'fools' and 'old age', this title features... [more]

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Agricola and Germania

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Agricola and Germania

Cornelius Tacitus

British & Irish history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Presents a portrait of Julius Agricola - the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law.... [more]

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The Persians and Other Plays: The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against Thebes / The Suppliants

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The Persians and Other Plays: The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against...

Aeschylus

Plays & playscripts

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Deals with events from Athenian history, and depicts the final defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis. This work shows... [more]

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The Qur'an

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The Qur'an

Tarif Khalidi

Religion & beliefs; The Koran

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Considered in Islam to be the infallible word of God, The Qur'an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel... [more]

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The Mahabharata

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The Mahabharata

J. D. Smith, J. D. Smith

Hindu sacred texts; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents one of the major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. This book offers a discussion of human goals (artha or purpose,... [more]

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The Talmud: A Selection

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The Talmud: A Selection

Norman Solomon, Norman Solomon

Religion & beliefs; Judaism: sacred texts

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With a range of styles including commentary, parables, proverbs and anecdotes, this title provides guidance on various aspects... [more]

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation

Graham Coleman

Tibetan Buddhism; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The most graceful English translation of this masterpiece of world literature - prepared with the participation of the Dalai... [more]

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead

John Romer, John Romer, Penguin Press

History; Egyptian archaeology & Egyptology; Ancient Egyptian religion & mythology; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A collection of funerary texts from a variety of sources, dating from the fifteenth to the fourth century BC. It consists... [more]

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Timaeus and Critias

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Timaeus and Critias

Plato

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology

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A Socratic dialogue in two parts. It begins with a theoretical exposition of the cosmos and his story describing the creation... [more]

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Discourses and Selected Writings

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Discourses and Selected Writings

Epictetus

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. Together... [more]

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The Bhagavad Gita

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The Bhagavad Gita

Simon Brodbeck

Hinduism; Sacred texts; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. This book sets... [more]

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Ancien Regime and the Revolution

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Ancien Regime and the Revolution

Alexis de Tocqueville

European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Revolutionary groups & movements; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents a critique of the ancien regime, with its venality, oppression and inequality, yet acknowledges the reforms introduced... [more]

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Electra and Other Plays

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Electra and Other Plays

Sophocles

Plays & playscripts

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Sophocles' plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound... [more]

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Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

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Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Histories

Sallust

European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Contains three stories from Sallust: Catiline's War - tells of the conspiracy in 63 bc; The Jugurthine War - describes... [more]

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Russian Thinkers

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Russian Thinkers

Isaiah Berlin

Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; History of ideas; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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In addition to Tolstoy's philosophy of history, the author considers the social and political circumstances that produced... [more]

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The Twelve Caesars

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The Twelve Caesars

Suetonius, Robert Graves

European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who wielded absolute power over Rome, from the foundation of the... [more]

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The Secret History

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The Secret History

Procopius

Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Portrays the 'great lawgiver' Justinian as a rampant king of corruption and tyranny, the Empress Theodora as a sorceress and... [more]

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The Republic

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The Republic

Plato

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Political science & theory

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Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, this book is an enquiry into the notion... [more]

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The Nature of Things

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The Nature of Things

Lucretius

Poetry by individual poets

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A poem that demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything... [more]

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Eichmann in Jerusalem

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Eichmann in Jerusalem

Hannah Arendt

History; European history; The Holocaust; Law & society

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A report on the trial of German Nazi SS leader Adolf Eichmann that first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker... [more]

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Frogs and Other Plays

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Frogs and Other Plays

Aristophanes

Plays & playscripts

Paperback

Offers insight into one of the turbulent periods in Ancient Greek history. This book is written during the Peloponnesian War,... [more]

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Ten Days That Shook the World

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Ten Days That Shook the World

John Reed

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Revolutionary groups & movements

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Presents an account of the Russian revolution. This book describes the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and... [more]

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Meditations

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Meditations

Marcus Aurelius

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Popular philosophy; Nature & existence of God

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A series of reflections, strongly influenced by Epictetus, which represent a Stoic outlook on life. It offers a range of fascinating... [more]

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Fall of the Roman Republic

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Fall of the Roman Republic

Plutarch

Literary essays; History: theory & methods

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Taken from the Lives , a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection describes the twilight of the... [more]

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