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- Random House Group Ltd 2013; US$ 12.00
Five thousand years ago there began the most momentous revolution in human history. Starting in Mesopotamia, city civilization emerged for the first time on earth, to be followed in Egypt, India, China and the Americas. The ideals of these ancient civilizations still shape the lives of the majority of mankind. In Search of the First Civilizations... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00
What does literature know? This study offers a lively new look at this very ancient question and calls a large range of modern novels and poems to the witness stand. The writers discussed include Henry James, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, Jean Rhys and many others. more...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 123.00
This volume describes specific reconstructions and interpretations, by the New Order regime, of the ancient Javanese past, the Dutch occupation, the Indonesian Revolution and the coup attempt of September 30 1965. Counterviews, from an Islamic perspective, will also be noted. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 50.00
This text provides a thorough but accessible introduction to statistics and probability, without the distractions of mathematics. Guidance is provided on how to design investigations, analyse data and interpret results. more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 25.99
The night can sweat with terror as beforeWe pieced our thoughts into philosophy,And planned to bring the world under a rule,Who are but weasels fighting in a hole. W.B. Yeats, 'Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen'This is a book about how poetry, seen through the instance of a single poem, seeks to make sense of a turbulent and dangerous world. Poetry... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 28.00
One Hundred Years of Solitude is perhaps the most important landmark of the so-called 'Boom' in contemporary Latin American fiction. more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.00
In 1086, Domesday Book, perhaps the most remarkable historical document in existence, was compiled. This tremendous story of England and its people was made at the behest of the Norman king William the Conqueror. It was called Domesday, the day of judgement, because 'like the day of judgement, its decisions are unalterable'. In Search of the Roots... more...
- Penguin Adult 2000; Not Available
Where does the idea of England and Englishness come from? Can we see it beginning in the Dark and Middle Ages? Michael Wood tackles these fascinating questions in two ways. First, with a series of pieces on famous English myths. And secondly by looking at the history of half a dozen places in England: a farmhouse on Dartmoor, a battlefield in Sheffield,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available
The village of Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the very centre of England. It has a church, some pubs, the Grand Union Canal, a First World War Memorial - and many centuries of recorded history. In the thirteenth century the village was bought by William de Merton, who later founded Merton College, Oxford, with the result that documents covering... more...