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  • A Brief History of Deathby Douglas Davies

    Wiley 2008; US$ 64.95 US$ 56.29

    The act of death itself and the rituals surrounding it vary enormously and shed a fascinating light on the cultures of which they are a part. In this brief and lively history, Douglas Davies – internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this field – tackles some of the most significant aspects of death and weaves them... more...

  • Child Development, Third Editionby Douglas Davies

    Guilford Publications 2010; US$ 70.00

    This widely used practitioner resource and course text provides an engaging overview of developmental theory and research, with a focus on what practitioners need to know. The author explains how children's trajectories are shaped by transactions among early relationships, brain development, and the social environment. Developmental processes of... more...

  • An Introduction to Mormonismby Douglas J. Davies

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    An introduction to the core beliefs and theological structure of the Mormon church, first published in 2003. more...

  • Pope: Everyman's Poetryby Alexander Pope; Douglas Brooks-Davies

    Orion 2012; US$ 0.99

    Chief satirist of the Augustan age, as seen in The rape of the Lock, Pope spoke out against society and his profession, in poetry of bitter invective and biting humour. more...

  • Bishops, Wives and Childrenby Douglas J. Davies; Mathew Guest

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Christianity as a cultural force, whether rising or falling, has seldom been analysed through the actual processes by which tradition is transmitted, modified, embraced or rejected. This book achieves that end through a study of bishops of the Church of England, their wives and their children, to show how values fostered in the vicarage and palace... more...

  • Emotions and Religious Dynamicsby Nathaniel A. Warne; Douglas J. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    We all feel emotions and are moved to action by them. Religious communities often select and foster certain emotions over others. Without understanding this it is hard to grasp the way groups view the world and each other. Often, it is the underlying emotional pattern of a group rather than its doctrines that either divides it from, or attracts it... more...

  • The Go-betweenby L. P. Hartley; Douglas Brooks-Davies

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.09

    L.P. Hartley's moving exploration of a young boy's loss of innocence The Go-Between is edited with an introduction and notes by Douglas Brooks-Davies in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there' When one long, hot summer, young Leo is staying with a school-friend at Brandham Hall, he begins to act... more...

  • Sacred Selves, Sacred Settingsby Douglas J. Davies; Adam J. Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    Significantly influencing the sociological study of religion, Hans Mol developed ideas of identity which remain thought-provoking for analyses of how religion operates within contemporary societies. Sacred Selves, Sacred Settings brings current social-religious topics into sharp focus: international scholars analyse, challenge, and apply Mol?s theoretical... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Cremationby Lewis H. Mates; Douglas J. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 180.00

    The Encyclopedia of Cremation is the first major reference resource focused on cremation. Spanning many world cultures it documents regional histories, ideological movements and leading individuals that fostered cremation whilst also presenting cremation as a universal practice. Tracing ancient and classical cremation sites, historical and contemporary... more...

  • Emotion, Identity and Deathby Chang-Won Park; Douglas J. Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established scholars, this is the first book among the studies... more...