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  • The 'Fifth Veda' of Hinduismby Ithamar Theodor

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 17.99

    The Bhagavata Purana is one of the most important, central and popular scriptures of Hinduism. A medieval Sanskrit text, its influence as a religious book has been comparable only to that of the great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Ithamar Theodor here offers the first analysis for twenty years of the Bhagavata Purana (often called... more...

  • 39 Stepsby Mark Glancy

    I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 14.95

    Combining humour and thrills in equal measure, The 39 Steps (1935) established Alfred Hitchcock’s name as the ‘master of suspense’ and is the best remembered and most acclaimed of his British films. Included in this original companion to the film are the intriguing story of the film’s production, an examination of its influences, including John Buchan’s... more...

  • A.J.P.Taylorby C. J. Wrigley

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    A.J.P. Taylor - a gentleman scholar in the old style; a non-conforming radical from the north of England; an academic steeped in Oxford traditions; a late 20th-century British media personality; one of the most outstanding historians of his age. C.J.Wrigley’s biography brings out fascinating, hitherto unrevealed details of this extraordinary man’s... more...

  • Abject Spaces in American Cinemaby Frances Pheasant-Kelly

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    American cinema abounds with films set in prisons, asylums, hospitals and other institutions. Rather than orderly places of recovery and rehabilitation, these institutional settings emerge as abject spaces of control and repression in which adult identity is threatened as a narrative impetus. Exploring the abject through issues as diverse as racism,... more...

  • Abusirby Miroslav Verner

    I.B.Tauris 2002; US$ 29.99

    At the center of the world-famous pyramid field of the Memphite necropolis there lies a group of pyramids, temples, and tombs named after the nearby village of Abusir. Long overshadowed by the more familiar pyramids at Giza and Saqqara, this area has nonetheless been the site, for the last forty years, of an extensive operation to discover its past.This... more...

  • Accidental Captives, Theby Carolyn Gossage

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    In April 1941, an Egyptian passenger ship sailing from New York to Cape Town was attacked and sunk by a German raider in the South Atlantic. The passengers were pulled from the waters and transported to Nazioccupied France, where the majority, as neutral citizens of the United States, were released and returned home. News of their fortunate escape... more...

  • Across the Floorby Peter Temple-Morris

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95

    On 20 June 1998 Peter Temple-Morris, Conservative MP for Leominster, crossed the floor to join his rivals on the Labour party benches. What drove a seasoned Conservative politician – one of the so-called ‘Cambridge Mafia’, with 24 years’ experience as a Conservative MP – to change his allegiance so radically? In this memoir of a long and varied political... more...

  • Across the Hellespontby Richard Stoneman

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Turkey lies at the crossroads of history. For millennia, Anatolia has been crossed and re-crossed by waves of conquering civilizations - Hittites, Persians, Romans and Ottomans - who have created a country as varied as it is possible to find in the world. With a climate and landscape as diverse as its past, Turkey has provided an alluring and yet sometimes... more...

  • Across the Wallby Ilan Pappe

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Across the Wall' arose from a unique collaboration between scholars from Israel and the Palestinian territories, seeking to arrive at a shared framework for studying the history of this troubled land. Ilan Pappe and Jamil Hilal, among the top academics in Israel and Palestine respectively, brought historians from both sides of the wall together for... more...

  • Acting for the Silent Screenby Chris O’Rourke

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 27.50

    A young man leaves his home to look for work in the cinema industry and disappears into the anonymity of showbiz rebuffals. A shop girl wins a newspaper competition and is transformed overnight into a transatlantic star. An aristocrat swaps high society for the film studio when she ‘consents’ to act in a series of films, thus legitimising acting for... more...