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Humanities

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The History and Topography of Ireland

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The History and Topography of Ireland

Gerald of Wales

British & Irish history; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

Paperback

Providing an account of his travels, the author describes landscapes, fish, birds and animals. He recounts the history of... [more]

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Fourteen Byzantine Rulers: The Chronographia of Michael Psellus

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Fourteen Byzantine Rulers: The Chronographia of Michael Psellus

Michael Psellus

Asian history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500

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Chronicles the Byzantine Empire, beginning in 1025. This title shows an understanding of the power politics that characterized... [more]

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Rome and Italy: The History of Rome from its Foundation

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Rome and Italy: The History of Rome from its Foundation

Livy

European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Traces Rome's fortunes from its near collapse after defeat by the Gauls in 386 bc to its emergence, in a matter of decades,... [more]

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The Theory of Moral Sentiments

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The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Adam Smith

Ethics & moral philosophy; Economic theory & philosophy; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Investigating the flip side of economic self-interest, this title advances ideas about conscience, moral judgement and virtue... [more]

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The Anger of Achilles: The Iliad

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The Anger of Achilles: The Iliad

Homer, Robert Graves

Poetry by individual poets

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War is raging between the Greeks and the Trojans. Achilles, the great warrior champion of the Greek army, is angrily sulking... [more]

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Two Lives of Charlemagne

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Two Lives of Charlemagne

Einhard, Notker the Stammerer

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500

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A chronicle of one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers, Charlemagne. It describes his personal life, details... [more]

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The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades

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The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades

Usamah ibn Munqidh

General & world history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A translation of a key medieval Arabic text that bears directly on the Crusades and Crusader society and the Muslim experience... [more]

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Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: Winston Churchill's Famous Speeches

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Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: Winston Churchill's Famous Speeches

Winston Churchill

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

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A collection of thirty-three orations ranging over fifty years, demonstrating how Winston Churchill gradually honed his rhetoric.... [more]

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Protestant Ethic and Other Writings

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Protestant Ethic and Other Writings

Max Weber

Religion & beliefs; Anthropology

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In this book, the author opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy... [more]

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Ta Hsueh and Chung Yung: The Highest Order of Cultivation and On the Practice of the Mean

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Ta Hsueh and Chung Yung: The Highest Order of Cultivation and On the Practice...

Zengzi Zisi, Penguin Group (UK), Ta Hsueh, Chung Yung

Oriental & Indian philosophy; Confucianism; Sacred texts; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Set alongside The Analects and Mencius , these two texts make up the 'four books' of Chinese Confucian tradition. Their... [more]

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The Bounty Mutiny

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The Bounty Mutiny

Edward Christian, William Bligh

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Prose: non-fiction; Maritime history; Naval forces & warfare; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Fletcher Christian led the mutineers which sailed off in Admiral Bligh's Bounty, never to be heard of again. This work includes... [more]

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The Voyage of Argo

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The Voyage of Argo

Apollonius Rhodes

Literary essays; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

Paperback

This translation first published 1959 --T.p. verso. [more]

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The Nature of the Gods

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The Nature of the Gods

Cicero

Nature & existence of God

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Cicero's The Nature of the Gods discusses the doctrines of the main philosophical schools of his day concerning the gods.... [more]

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The Age of Bede

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The Age of Bede

the Venerable Saint Bede

Christianity; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

Paperback

This volume contains The Voyage of St Brendan , Bede's Life of Cuthbert , and Eddius's Life of Wilfrid . They reflect a... [more]

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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

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Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion

David Hume

History of Western philosophy; Philosophy of religion; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents traditional arguments for the existence of God, expressing the belief that religion is founded on ignorance and irrational... [more]

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Life on the Mississippi

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Life on the Mississippi

Mark Twain

Biography: general; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Describes life on the Mississippi River, with observations and anecdotes about the culture and society along the river valley.... [more]

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Orestes and Other Plays

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Orestes and Other Plays

Euripides

Plays & playscripts

Paperback

Features plays written during the long battles with Sparta that were to ultimately destroy ancient Athens. This title contains:... [more]

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The Civil War

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The Civil War

Julius Caesar

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

Paperback

Recording the events of the author's life, who is a military leader, this title depicts his struggle with Pompey over the... [more]

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The Dhammapada

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The Dhammapada

Juan Mascaro

Buddhism; Aspects of religion (non-Christian); Literature, Poetry & Criticism

Paperback

A collection of aphorisms that illustrate the moral teachings of Buddha, the spiritual path to the supreme Truth. It contains... [more]

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