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  • Harry Potter - A History Of Magic - The Book...

    British Library

    Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the official book of the exhibition, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Bloomsbury, J.K. Rowling and the brilliant curators of the British Library. It promises to take readers on a fascinating journey...

  • The Book Of Lost Tales Vol. 1 - The History...


    The Book of Lost Tales stands at the beginning of the entire conception of Middle-earth and Valinor for the Tales were the first form of the myths and legends that came to be called The Silmarillion. Embedded in English legend and English association...

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    The Language of the Past

    Wilson, Ross

    The Language of the Past analyzes the use of history in discourses within the political, media and the public sphere. It examines how particular terms, phrases and allusions first came into usage, developed and how they are employed today. To speak...

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    The Language of the Past

    Wilson, Ross

    The Language of the Past analyzes the use of history in discourses within the political, media and the public sphere. It examines how particular terms, phrases and allusions first came into usage, developed and how they are employed today. To speak...

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    The Semiotics of Caesar Augustus

    Elina Pyy

    Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, better known as Augustus, was the first Roman emperor and is one of the most iconic figures in world history. Two thousand years after his death, Augustus remains a strong presence in modern culture.The Semiotics of...

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    The Complete Folk& Fairy Tales of the...

    Grimm,Wilhelm; Jacob Grimm

    This is the complete and authoritative edition of the folk and fairy tales of the brothers Grimm, with 212 tales, and including the tale of The Starving Children (which was removed after the 1819 edition).THE FOLK & FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM...

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    The Rural Cemetery Movement - Places of...

    Jeffrey Smith

    This study provides a cultural history of cemeteries and their changing role from the 1830s through the early twentieth century. The author examines how cemeteries became places for leisure, communing with nature, and crafting collective memory and...

  • The Book Of The Abbot Of Combermere - 1289 To...

    Hall, James

    Excerpt from The Book of the Abbot of Combermere: 1289 to 1529 The ms. Particularizes what property belonged to the monks in Nantwich; it records values ranging from a cottage with an annual rent of one penny to the highly rented lands and...

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  • The Tiny Book Of Tiny Stories - Vol. 1


    The universe is not made of atoms; it's made of tiny stories.To create 'The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories', Joseph Gordon-Levitt-known within the community as RegularJOE-directs thousands of collaborators to tell tiny stories through words...

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    Television, Democracy, and the Mediatization...

    Harry L. Simón Salazar

    This study examines Chile’s 1988 Franja Electoral, the month-long nationally televised political program that gave space to both sides ahead of the country’s national plebiscite. The author argues that the “mediatization” of Chilean politics through...

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    Forming the Early Chinese Court - Rituals,...

    Luke Habberstad

    Forming the Early Chinese Court builds on new directions in comparative studies of royal courts in the ancient world to present a pioneering study of early Chinese court culture. Rejecting divides between literary, political, and administrative texts...

  • The Book Of History, Vol. 13 - The World's...

    Thompson, Holland

    Excerpt from The Book of History, Vol. 13: The World's Greatest War, From the Outbreak of the War to the Treaty of Versailles When the Great War broke out in Europe more than six years agowithin the lines of the Central Powers are especially unusual...

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    Roman Legionary 109-58 BC - The Age of Marius...


    The Roman centurion, holding the legionaries steady before the barbarian horde and then leading them forward to victory, was the heroic exemplar of the Roman world. This was thanks to the Marian reforms, which saw the centurion, although inferior in...

  • Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Book Of Bitters - The...

    Elmegirab, Adam

    Cocktail bitters are an essential part of any bartender's tool kit, elevating good drinks into great ones. Discover the fascinating story of how bitters came to be a key ingredient in cocktails and try one of the 50 recipes provided by some of the...

  • The Last Century Of Universal History - A...

    Ewald, Alexander Charles

    Excerpt from The Last Century of Universal History: A Reference Book, Containing an Annotated Table of Chronology, Lists of Contemporary Sovereigns, a Dictionary of Battles and Sieges, and Biographical, Notes of Eminent Individuals; From 1767 to 1867...

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    The Book of Klezmer - The History, the Music,...


    Klezmer is Yiddish music, the music of the Jews of Europe and America, a music of laughter and tears, of weddings and festivals, of dancing and prayer. Born in the Middle Ages, it came of age in the shtetl (the Eastern European Jewish country town),...

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    The Book of Klezmer - The History, the Music,...


    Klezmer is Yiddish music, the music of the Jews of Europe and America, a music of laughter and tears, of weddings and festivals, of dancing and prayer. Born in the Middle Ages, it came of age in the shtetl (the Eastern European Jewish country town),...

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    Purity and Compromise in the Soviet...

    Daniel Stotland

    This study examines the decision-making paradigm of the Soviet party-state during the Second World War and its aftermath. It analyzes the conflict among the political elite between practical and ideological demands and the emergence of a consensus in...

  • The First Book Of Caesar's Gallic War - C....

    Caesar, Julius

    Excerpt from The First Book of Caesar's Gallic War: C. Iuli Caesaris Belli Gallici Liber Primus, Ex Recensione Henrici Mensel Editus Brevibusque Adnotationibus Instructus Ab Henrico Preble In pursuance of this idea I have reduced gram matical notes...

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  • The Book Of Musical Knowledge - The History,...

    Elson, Arthur

    Excerpt from The Book of Musical Knowledge: The History, Technique, and Appreciation of Music, Together With Lives of the Great Composers; For Music-Lovers, Students, and Teachers This book has been planned with a view to placing before the gen eral...

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  • The Year-Book Of Facts In Science And Art -...

    Timbs, John

    Excerpt from The Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art: Exhibiting the Most Important Discoveries and Improvements of the Past Year, in Mechanics, Natural Philosophy, Electricity, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany, Geology and Geography, Meteorology and...

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    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History,...

    Mahan,A. T.

    Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.

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    The Reign of Mary I

    Tittler,Robert; Judith Richards

    Until recently, the reign of Mary Tudor was generally seen as a 'apos;sterile interlude'apos; in the Tudor century, with Mary herself dismissed as 'apos;Bloody Mary'apos;. Extensive research in the past several decades has overturned these...

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    The Concise History of the Crusades

    Madden,Thomas F.

    What is the relationship between the medieval crusades and the problems of the modern Middle East? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling...

  • The Black Book, Vol. 2 Of 2 - Or, Corruption...

    Wade, John

    Excerpt from The Black Book, Vol. 2 of 2: Or, Corruption Unmasked On the Principles of Government and the real Causes 9 the Prosperity of England. That sagacious epicure, david hume, remarked that all governments are founded on opinion; a truth which...

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    C. S. Lewis - Anti-Darwinist: A Careful...


    It is commonly believed that C.S. Lewis was a theistic evolutionist, a conclusion based on a few statements that he made in The Problem of Pain and Mere Christianity. A careful study of his writings reveals, not only that for most of his life he was...

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    The Book of Cowboys

    C. Holling

    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original...

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    The Book of Tea

    Okakura,Kakuzo; 1stWorld Library

    Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism - Teaism. Teaism is a cult...

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    The Book of the Dead

    Budge,E. A. Wallis

    E. A. Wallis translated and transcribed this work. The Book of the Dead is the name given the ancient Egyptian funeral text 'The Book of Coming '[or 'Going']' Forth By Day'. The book details the Egyptian view of the afterlife. Included are spells,...

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    The Book of the Dead

    Budge,E. A. Wallis

    The Book of the Dead is the title now commonly given to the great collection of funerary texts which the ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. These consist of spells and incantations, hymns and litanies, magical formulae and...

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    The Book of the Poppy


    <div>The Remembrance Poppy is a haunting reminder of the ultimate cost of war. Worn by millions around the world every year, the Poppy compels us to remember war’s dead, wounded and bereaved, regardless of nationality or conflict. As...

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    The Book Of Were-Wolves


    Originally published in 1865, this highly unusual book will appeal to those who hold a fascination for all that is mythical and mystical. Its 265 pages contain a wealth of information and anecdote on the myth of the were-wolf. A captivating read for...

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    The Book of the Courtier


    An insider'apos;s view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.

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    The Book of Opening the Mouth

    E. A. Wallis Budge

    The recital of The Book of Opening the Mouth and the Liturgy of Funerary Offerings were in use among the Predynastic Egyptians of the later part of the Neolithic Period, before the art of writing had evolved, and continued to exercise a considerable...

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    The Theft of History


    In The Theft of History Jack Goody builds on his own previous work to extend further his highly influential critique of what he sees as the pervasive Eurocentric or occidentalist biases of so much western historical writing and the consequent 'theft'...

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    The Learning of History

    D. G. Watts

    Originally published in 1972, this book is a systematic analysis of the objectives and methods of history teaching. The book considers the criticisms of the 1960s and 70s of history as a subject and the pressures for its replacement in the school...

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    The Politics of History

    Zinn, Howard

    This book presents a series of case studies and thought-provoking essays arguing for a radical approach to history and providing a revisionist interpretation of the historian's role. In a new introduction, the author responds to critics of his...

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    The Future of History


    For more than sixty years, John Lukacs has been writing, teaching, and reading about the past. In this inspired volume, he turns his attention to the future. Throughout The Future of History, Lukacs reflects on his discipline, eloquently arguing that...

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    The Use of History

    Rowse,A. L.

    This book, originally published in 1963, discusses the place of history in education and general culture, methods of teaching and how to tackle reading. It deals with problems that are among the most pressing intellectual issues of the twentieth...

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    The Origins of History


    A distillation of the thought and research to which Herbert Butterfield devoted the last twenty years of his life to, this book, originally published in 1981, traces how differently people understood the relevance of their past and its connection...

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    The Diary of an Artillery Officer - The First...

    Arthur Hardie Bick

    In the First World War the Canadian Field Artillery led the way in artillery technology and tactics by coordinating the intelligence reports from ground observation teams.The Diary of an Artillery Officer covers the work of the 1st Divisional...

  • The Book Of American Wars (Classic Reprint)

    Nicolay, Helen

    Excerpt from The Book of American Wars The United States is a country dedicated to freedom and to peace. Yet, first and last, it has been called upon to do a deal of fighting, and has done it well. This volume does not pretend to go into details. It...

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  • The Book Of Lovat Claud Fraser (Classic...

    MacFall, Haldane

    Excerpt from The Book of Lovat Claud Fraser Aboo Ali (act i, The Three Students) (in colours) The Wreck Enter the King (act 11 The Three Students) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find...

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  • The Book Of The Illustrious Henries (Classic...


    Excerpt from The Book of the Illustrious Henries The town of Lynn stands on the east side of the mouth of the Ouse. It has been called Lynn Regis since the time of Henry the Eighth: before, it had been called Lynn Episcopi, or Bishop's Lynn. It is a...

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