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The Tain

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The Tain

Penguin Press

Folklore, myths & legends; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Tells the story of a great cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, Queen and King of Connacht,... [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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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 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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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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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft

Literary essays; Feminism & feminist theory; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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First published in 1792, Wollstonecraft's book attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity and laid out... [more]

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Metamorphoses

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Metamorphoses

Ovid

Poetry by individual poets; Literary essays; Folklore, myths & legends

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Ovid's witty and exuberant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked Greek... [more]

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Democracy in America: And Two Essays on America

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Democracy in America: And Two Essays on America

Alexis de Tocqueville

Literary essays; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Political structures: democracy; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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In 1831 Tocqueville set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover... [more]

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The Athenian Constitution

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The Athenian Constitution

Aristotle

Political science & theory; Constitution: government & the state; Political structures: democracy

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Probably written by a student of Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution is both a history and an analysis of Athens' political... [more]

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The Communist Manifesto

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The Communist Manifesto

Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx

Marxism & Communism; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The Communist Manifesto presents a summary of the whole Marxist vision of history and is the foundation document of the... [more]

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The Discourses

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The Discourses

Niccolo Machiavelli

Political science & theory; Political structure & processes; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Proposes a system of government that would uphold civic freedom and security by instilling the virtues of active citizenship,... [more]

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Early Irish Myths and Sagas

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Early Irish Myths and Sagas

Jeffrey Gantz

Folklore, myths & legends; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Irish tales, first written down in the eighth century, deal with the birth, childhood, courtship, premonitions, and death... [more]

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Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One is

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Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One is

Friedrich Nietzsche

Biography: general; History of Western philosophy; Psychological theory & schools of thought; Popular psychology; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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An autobiography completed days before Nietzsche's mental collapse and in every way his last testament. It is a summary of... [more]

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Early Writings

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Early Writings

Karl Marx

Literary essays; Political science & theory; Marxism & Communism; Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies

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Reveals the author's mind which was on the brink of one of the most revolutionary ideas in human history - the theory of Communism.... [more]

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Rights of Man

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Rights of Man

Thomas Paine

Political science & theory; Human rights; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents an overview of Paine's career as political theorist and pamphleteer, and supplies background material to Rights... [more]

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The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

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The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

William James

Religion: general; Psychology; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Standing at the crossroads of psychology and religion, this work applies the scientific method to a field abounding in abstract... [more]

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On War

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On War

Carl von Clausewitz

Warfare & defence; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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In line with Napoleon's own military actions, he illustrated the need to annihilate the enemy and make a strong display of... [more]

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Reflections on the Revolution in France

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Reflections on the Revolution in France

Edmund Burke

Literary essays; 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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Presenting a scathing attack on the French revolution's attitudes to existing institutions, property and religion, this work... [more]

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The Politics

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The Politics

Aristotle

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

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Presents an analysis based on a study of over 150 city constitutions, covering a range of political issues in order to establish... [more]

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On Liberty

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On Liberty

John Stuart Mill

Human rights; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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'Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign'. This title includes an essay that dedicated to this... [more]

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Leviathan

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Leviathan

Thomas Hobbes

Political science & theory; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Claiming that man's essential nature is competitive and selfish, the author formulates the case for a powerful sovereign or... [more]

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Love

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Love

Stendhal

Literary essays; Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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In 1818, when Stendhal was in his mid-thirties, he met and fell passionately in love with the beautiful Mathilde Dembowski.... [more]

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A Discourse on Inequality

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A Discourse on Inequality

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Demonstrates how the growth of civilization corrupts man's natural happiness and freedom by creating artificial inequalities... [more]

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The Book of Tea

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The Book of Tea

Kakuzo Okakura

Sociology: customs & traditions; Non-alcoholic beverages; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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For a generation adjusting painfully to the demands of a modern industrial and commercial society, Asia came to represent... [more]

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The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

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The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

Friedrich Engels

History of ideas; Politics & government; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A critique of the Victorian nuclear family. It argues that the traditional monogamous household was in fact a recent construct,... [more]

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