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A Cultural History of Medical Vitalism in Enlightenment Montpellier

by Elizabeth A. Williams

<p>One of the key themes of the Enlightenment was the search for universal laws and truths that would help illuminate the workings of the universe. It is in such attitudes that we trace the origins of modern science and medicine. However, not ...

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A Cultural History of Sound, Memory, and the Senses

by Joy Damousi & Paula Hamilton

<p>The past 20 years have witnessed a turn towards the sensuous, particularly the aural, as a viable space for critical exploration in History and other Humanities disciplines. This has been informed by a heightened awareness of the role that ...

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A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250–1820

by John K. Thornton

<p>A Cultural History of the Atlantic World, 1250–1820 explores the idea that strong links exist in the histories of Africa, Europe and North and South America. John K. Thornton provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the Atlantic ...

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A Cultural History of the Modern Age

Volume 2, Baroque, Rococo and Enlightenment

by Egon Friedell

<p>This is the second volume of Friedell's monumental <em>A Cultural History of the Modern Age</em>. A key figure in the flowering of Viennese culture between the two world wars, this three volume work is considered his masterpiece. The ...

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A Cultural History of the Modern Age

The Crisis of the European Soul

by Egon Friedell

<p>Volume three of A Cultural History of the Modern Age finishes a journey that begins with Descartes in the first volume and ends with Freud and the psychoanalytical movement in the third volume. Friedell describes the contents of these books ...

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A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area

by Anthony Ashbolt

<p>The San Francisco Bay Area was a meeting point for radical politics and counterculture in the 1960s. Until now there has been little understanding of what made political culture here unique. This work explores the development of a regional ...

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A Cultural Study of Mary and the Annunciation

From Luke to the Enlightenment

by Gary Waller

<p>This book traces the history of the Annunciation, exploring the deep and lasting impact of the event on the Western imagination. Waller explores the Annunciation from its appearance in Luke’s Gospel, to its rise to prominence in religious ...

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A Cynic Looks at Life

by Ambrose Bierce

<p>A Cynic Looks at Life is an essay written by Ambrose Bierce. Misanthropes, grumps, and the hopelessly jaded will relish every ruthlessly witty word of Ambrose Bierce's essay collection A Cynic Looks at Life. Bierce unleashes his jaundiced eye

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A Day of Life

Moments in Time

by Jerry Welch

<p>A Day of Life: Moments in Time takes mankind as a protagonist on a daily journey through time where one human seven billion days ago counts down to day one and an environment coping with seven billion humans. The author tries to create a ...

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A Democracy Of Despots

by Donald Murray

<p>In A Democracy of Despots correspondent Donald Murray provides an eyewitness account of the struggle for power in the USSR under Mikhail Gorbachev and in Russia under Boris Yeltsin, showing how both men used and abused the democratic ...

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A Destroyer at War

The Fighting Life and Loss of HMS Havock from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean 1939–42

by Richard H Osborne & David Goodey

<SPAN STYLE= "" >It was headline news on 8 April 1942: ‘One of the Navy’s most famous destroyers, a ship which survived bombs, torpedoes and full scale battles, has been wrecked’. That destroyer was HMS Havock, described in another newspaper as ...

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A Dialogue on the Law of Kingship among the Scots

A Critical Edition and Translation of George Buchanan's De Iure Regni apud Scotos Dialogus

by Roger A. Mason & Martin S. Smith

<p>George Buchanan (1506-82) was one of the most distinguished humanists of the Northern European Renaissance. Hailed by his contemporaries as the greatest Latin poet of his age, he is chiefly remembered today as a radical political theorist ...

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A Dictionary of British History

by John Cannon & Robert Crowcroft

<p>Written by over 100 specialist contributors, this dictionary describes the people and events that have shaped and defined domestic, political, social, and cultural life in Britain since 55 BC. New entries to this edition include Diamond ...

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A Dictionary of Coastal Command 1939 - 1945

by Geoff Simpson

An alphabetical account of the part in the Second World War played by the ‘Kipper Fleet’ as it was known in the RAF. Coastal Command often lacked resources compared with other home commands, giving it its other nickname of the ‘Cinderella ...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

by Christopher Riches & Jan Palmowski

<p>This authoritative dictionary provides informative and analytical entries on the most important people, organizations, events, movements, and ideas that have shaped the world we live in. Covering the period from 1900 to the present day, this ...

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A Different Perspective

Slavery and It's Affect on the African-American Way of Life in America

by Charles E. Shaw

<p>It is understood that the first recorded history of slavery had its beginning in the United States in 1619, when approximately twenty Africans were brought by a Dutch soldier and sold to the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia as indentured

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A Discourse Upon The Origin And The Foundation Of The Inequality Among Mankind

by Jean Jacques Rousseau

<p>Jean Jacques Rousseau was born at Geneva, June 28, 1712, the son of a watchmaker of French origin. His education was irregular, and though he tried many professions—including engraving, music, and teaching—he found it difficult to support ...

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A Dweller On Two Planets

by Phylos The Thibetan

<p>A Dweller On Two Planets<br/>by Phylos the Thibetan</p> <p>A Dweller on Two Planets is one of the most important texts of the 19th Century Atlantis canon. The book was 'channeled' by Frederick S. Oliver. Oliver was born in Washington D.C. in

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A Family of Gods

The Worship of the Imperial Family in the Latin West

by Gwynaeth McIntyre

<p>Roman politics and religion were inherently linked as the Romans attempted to explain the world and their place within it. As Roman territory expanded and power became consolidated into the hands of one man, people throughout the empire ...

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A Farmer’s World

The 1861 Diary of Harvey Devoe, Knox County, Ohio

by Alan Borer

Harvey Devoe (1828-1914) farmed most of his life, and kept a diary for one significant year of that life, 1861. The diary, transcribed here in its entirety, gives a day-by-day view of the life and hard work of a mid nineteenth entury farmer, and

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