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The Pattern of the Past
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The Pattern of the Past

By Guy Underwood

The Pattern of the Past supposes 'some powerful cosmic force which covers the surface as do gravity and light'. This us 'geodetic' law - recognised by early man but almost completely ignored in this scientific age. Guy Underwood had stumbled on an ancient mystery. In these pages will be found accounts of its influence on animal life, on vegetation, and above all on early man, who used it to set out the great prehistoric monuments of Britain. As a story of archaeological detection this book will fascinate; as a scientific thesis it will challenge; as an insight into the mind and skills of prehistoric man it has profound implications for us all. This book is in good, readable condition but has some signs of wear and tear such as foxing of the pages


The Civilizing Process: Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations, Revised Edition
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The Civilizing Process: Sociogenetic and Psychogenetic Investigations, Revised Edition

By Norbert Elias

The Civilizing Process stands out as Norbert Elias' greatest work, tracing the 'civilizing' of manners and personality in Western Europe since the Middle Ages, and showing how this was related to the formation of states and the monopolization of power within them. It comprises the two volumes originally published in English as The History of Manners and State Formation and Civilization, now, in a single volume, the book is restored to its original format and made available world-wide to a new generation of readers. In this new edition, the original text is extensively revised, corrected, and updated. The Revised Edition reveals anew and afresh the greatness of Elias' masterpiece. Cover is clean and slightly worn due to shelving, a few pages had some of their sentences highlighted in bright orange but other than that, all pages are clean and crisp. Overall, the book is in good condition.


Palgrave of Arabia

By Mea Allan

"In view of the extent of unexplored country that he crossed, and the great risks he ran, taking also into consideration his profound knowledge of Arabic literature and of the language, Palgrave certainly ranks as one of the greatest of Arabian Explorers." The History of Exploration, p. 286. Book is in fair condition with light foxing of the pages and some wear to the cover and spine but book is completely in-tact. Some library stamps on the inside of the book as well as some small markings.


Libyan Sands Travel in a Dead World

By Ralph A. Bagnold

"Its hard to believe more that a mere generation ago, in the 1920's, a British officer or other official judged unlikely to become a nuisance, could travel overland unhindered from the border of China to the interior of the great northeastern desert of Africa without a passport. The 1914-1918 war in the Middle East and the final collapse of the once vast Turkish Empire left for a while a partial vacuum filled only by a handful of British agents, busy nursing newborn states but happy to help any travel-wise compatriot." - Brigadier Ralph A. Bagnold Book is in good condition with some light foxing of the pages and light wear to the cover.


Caesar The Conquest of Gaul

By S.A. Handford

Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul - the last war of conquest fought by the Republican Rome - occupied the years 58-50 B.C. For centuries the Roman State had been governed by a system which depended largely for its success upon a division of functions and control. Book is in fair condition with foxing of the pages and some wear to the cover.


Steal This Book
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Steal This Book

By Abbie Hoffman

A classic of counterculture literature and one of the most influential- and controversial- documents of the twentieth century, Steal This Book is as valuable today as it was the day it was published. It has been in print continuously for more than three decades, and it has educated and inspired countless thousands of young activists. Conceived as an instruction manual for radical social change, Steal This Book is divided into three sections - Survive! Fight! and Liberate! Packed with information, advice, and Abbie's unique outlaw wisdom ("Avoid all needle drugs - the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon."), Steal This Book is a timeless reminder that, no matter what the struggle, freedom is always worth fighting for. Cover is clean and very slightly worn due to shelving, pages are clean with a slight yellowing tinge and a few foxing spots here and there. Overall, the book is in excellent condition.


The History of Herodotus

By Translated by George Rawlinson

Herodotus, "The father of history," needs no introduction. His work is at once the greatest source for our knowledge of the ancient world, the first of histories in time, and still the first in vivacity, charm, and all the superlative qualities of the story teller's art, a book of travel, a book of folk-lore, a reference book, a text book, the bible of all readers of ancient history, and a story book for young and old; in short, it is one of the wonder-books of our civilization and deserves a place in every library and home. Dust jacket is in fair condition with tearing and markings of old age but remains to be intact and overall clean, first page has a very small pen written name from past owner on the top, all pages are clean with a browning tinge and some having a few small foxing spots. Overall, the book remains to be in good condition and completely intact.


Early Medieval Ireland, 400-1200 (Longman History of Ireland)

By Daibhi O Croinin

This impressive survey is the first volume in a major six-volume series. It offers the most up-to-date account of the early history if Ireland from the coming of Christianity to the first stages if the Norman Settlement. These discussions provide the social, political, religious, legal and institutional background - in many respects unique to Ireland, and very different in kind from what was going on elsewhere in Europe at the time - against which Dr. O'Cronin describes (for the first time on comprehensive and authoritative volume) Ireland's transformation from a tribal society to a feudal state. Book is in good condition with some light foxing to the first few pages, wear to the cover and pages due to shelving.


A Soldier's Tale

This book boxset includes: The Letters of Private Wheeler - edited by B.H. Liddell Hart 'Vivid images - of people, landscapes, events - flow from his pen . . . One of military history's great originals." - John Keegan The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier - edited by Marc Raeff " . . . An insight into how men coped with ordinary day-to-day struggle for survival . . . A compelling piece of war reportage" - The Times Literary Supplement The Recollections of Rifleman Harris - edited by Christopher Hibbert "An extraordinary vivid and entirely authentic impression of what it was like to be a fighting soldier in the Napoleonic Wars" Books and Boxset are in good condition, boxset has some wear and tearing to the cover.


Trumpets of Jubilee

By Constance Rourke

"We shall consider these five popular figures and the men and women by whom they were intimately surrounded. If something of their guise and gait can appear, or even their obscurer fancies, then perhaps a little of the singular life of the mid-century may crowd through, with its constricted spaciousness, its stirring trouble, and loud laughter." - From the Foreword Book is in fair condition with general wear to the cover and some pages.


A History of Modern Japan

By Richard Storry

The rise and fall, and renaissance of Japan, within the space of less than a hundred years, is one of the most curious and dramatic stories of our time. This history begins by describing the historical background to Japan emergence as a modern state in the sixties of the last century. It the discusses in detail the stages of Japan's advance as a world power up to the tragedy of the Pacific War. This struggle and its aftermath - The Occupation - are vividly described and analysed. They last chapter, bringing the account right up to the present day, is a fascinating study of the new Japan that has come into being since the San Francisco Peace Treaty of 1951. Book is in fair condition with some foxing of the pages and light wear to the cover and spine due to shelving.


Art in Silver and Gold

By Gerald Taylor

Until recent centuries, only artists of outstanding ability were entrusted with commissions in the precious metals, gold and silver; and their products include many of the worlds most beautiful and valuable works of art. This book provides the first pictorial survey of the whole development of the art of goldsmiths and silversmiths, from the late dawn of civilization to the Near East until the 1960's. Book is in good condition with some light wear.


Discovering Stained glass

By John Harries

A pocket guide to the stained glass in our churches, with a county gazetteer of the finest examples. Nearly every church or historical building that we enter has some stained glass. Sometimes, it is true, it is broken and patched, and the window pane has to be made up with plain modern glass. But the great cathedrals and famous abbeys and churches that have become places of cultural pilgrimage seem to have plenty of it. And even modest churches that we visit in passing are more often than not full of brightly colored scenes in stained glass. Book is in fair condition with some light foxing of the pages and is slightly detached from the spine but remains intact altogether with a very minimal tear at the end of the top cover and a slight dog ear.


Group Portrait with Lady

By Henrich Boll

"It conveys, with concreteness and vitality the detailed quality if ordinary life in the Hitler years and at the tome of their catastrophic end" - Sunday Telegraph "Leni (the central character) is seen through a series of interviews with witnesses who make up this huge 'group portrait'. This works brilliantly as a parody of fashionable documentary; then by making the story resonate with overlapping echoes; and finally by counterpointing these voices of the imagination with the terrible dead language if real documents of Nazi bureaucracy" - Guardian Book is old and in fair condition with light foxing of the pages and some light wear to the cover and corners.


The Making of an African Legend:

By Fredrick Forsyth

In this shocking indictment of the Nigerian civil war, Forsyth has taken an unashamedly Biafran point of view; he traces the origins of the war to it roots in tribal antagonisms and British colonial policy, and he shows how general Gowon's concentrated assault on Biafra, with the tacit support of a British Labour government who supplied the Nigerian military clique with arms, begins to look like genocide, certainly 'the biggest bloodbath in Africa's history' Book is in fair condition with foxing of the pages and slight wear and tear along the cover and spine.


English Society in the Early Middle Ages

By Doris Mary Stenton

This is a description of England during the two and a half centuries after the Norman Conquest, A chronological setting is given to the development of society during the period by references to political events of the time. "It provides what, within its modest compass, may be regarded as the best existing sketch of English society in the earlier Middle Ages" - The Times Literary Supplement Book is in fair condition with foxing of the pages and slight wear to the cover and spine.


England in the Twentieth Century

By David Thomson

Its is easy to see the story of Britain in our century can hardly fail to be as fascinating and dramatic as it is important. In telling this story in a new volume of the Pelican History of England the Master of Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge, has not only managed to stand back from the times: he has also accomplished an extraordinary feat of compression and, in describing an age of revolution, underlined the significance of continuity. Book is in fair condition with foxing of the pages, and light wear of the cover and spine.


England in the Late Middle Ages

By A.R. Myers

During the last generation a vast amount of research has been done on all aspects of the last Middle Ages in England, and this has radically modified previous views; yet no general synthesis has hitherto been attempted. "In setting out to cover these 230 crucial years . . . Mr Myers has had to chart his own voyage: he has done so brilliantly and with fine scholarship" - Sir Arthur Bryant in the Sunday Times Book is in fair condition with some age to it and some foxing of the pages.


Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town

By Mary Beard

The ruins of Pompeii, buried by an explosion of Vesuvius in 79 CE, offer the best evidence we have if everyday life in the Roman empire. This remarkable book by Britain's best known classicist rises to the challenge of making sense of those remains as well as exploding many myths. "Mary Beard's bedroom-to-boardroom of the life of a Roman town is disgracefully enjoyable for such a deeply learned and skeptically debunking book" - Boyd Tonkin, Independent Book is in very good condition with very little wear and tear.


Early Anatolia

By Seton Lloyd

A description of early civilization in Asia Minor, as revealed by the last half century of excavating and exploration. Cover is worn due to shelving and age, has a few blotched spots on it, the top of the binding has a slight tear but is hardly distinguishable, has a brown colored tinge and small brown spots due to age. First page has a small pen written inscription beneath the title from past owner, first and last page's inside binding is slightly detached from the book with a bit of thread sticking out and inside binding has signs of being stuck together, all pages are overall clean with a brown tinge and some having small brown spots due to age. Overall, the book is in fair condition.


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