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  1. The Building Accounts of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1517-18

    The Building Accounts of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1517-18 [Hardback]

    Barry Collett(Editor); Angela Smith(Editor); Julian Reid(Editor)

    $60.00

    ISBN: 9780904107289
    Published by : Oxford Historical Society
    Series: Oxford Historical Society New Series
    Volume: Volume 48
    Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was founded in 1517 by Richard Fox, bishop of Winchester. He intended it to educate students in classical Greek, Latin and Hebrew, and their literature; Erasmus praised it as a scholarly achievement,... .... Learn More
  2. Dressing the Scottish Court, 1543-1553

    Dressing the Scottish Court, 1543-1553: Clothing in The Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland [Hardback]

    Melanie Schuessler Bond(Author)

    $130.00

    ISBN: 9781783272624
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Series: Medieval and Renaissance Clothing and Textiles
    Volume: Volume 3
    The Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland document money spent by the royal treasury and contain numerous references to clothing and textiles. This volume is designed to make the rich material in the Accounts from the reg... .... Learn More
  3. Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern England

    Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in Early Modern England [Paperback]

    Jennifer Evans(Author)

    $25.95

    ISBN: 9780861933501
    Published by : Royal Historical Society
    Series: Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series
    Volume: Volume 89
    It was common knowledge in early modern England that sexual desire was malleable, and could be increased or decreased by a range of foods - including artichokes, oysters and parsnips. This book argues that these aphrodisiacs were u... .... Learn More
  4. Kafka after Kafka

    Kafka after Kafka: Dialogical Engagement with His Works from the Holocaust to Postmodernism [Hardback]

    Iris Bruce(Editor); Mark H. Gelber(Editor)

    $90.00

    ISBN: 9781571139818
    Published by : Camden House
    Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
    Volume: Volume 195
    The topic of "Kafka after Kafka" is a fascinating one: the engagement of artists, philosophers, and critics in dialogical exchange with Kafka's works. The present collection of new essays highlights the engagement of less... .... Learn More
  5. Educating Liberty

    Educating Liberty: Democracy and Aristocracy in J.S. Mill's Political Thought [Hardback]

    Chris Barker(Author)

    $105.00

    ISBN: 9781580469227
    Published by : University of Rochester Press
    Alexis de Tocqueville famously identified the problem of democracy as the "tyranny of the majority," where the rule of the majority oppresses or marginalizes minorities and individuals. John Stuart Mill, perhaps more than... .... Learn More
  6. Transatlantic German Studies

    Transatlantic German Studies: Testimonies to the Profession [Hardback]

    Paul Michael Lützeler(Editor); Peter Höyng(Editor)

    $90.00

    ISBN: 9781640140127
    Published by : Camden House
    Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture
    Volume: Volume 193
    The decisive contribution of the exile generation of the 1930s and '40s to German Studies in the United States is well known. The present volume carries the story forward to the next generation(s), giving voice to scholars from the... .... Learn More
  7. Narrativas del descalabro

    Narrativas del descalabro: La novela venezolana en tiempos de revolución [Hardback]

    Patricia Valladares-Ruiz(Author)

    $99.00

    ISBN: 9781855663312
    Published by : Tamesis Books
    Series: Monografías A
    Volume: Volume 380
    La novela venezolana del siglo XXI se ha erigido como un observatorio creativo de la inmediatez política. Las intervenciones críticas que recoge este libro revelan un amplio abanico de corrientes temáticas y es... .... Learn More
  8. ALT 35: Focus on Egypt

    ALT 35: Focus on Egypt: African Literature Today [Hardback]

    Ernest N. Emenyonu(Editor)

    $80.00

    ISBN: 9781847011718
    Published by : James Currey
    Series: African Literature Today
    Volume: Volume 35
    Creativity has flourished in Egypt, a historically important and strategically located North African country and a leading nation in the Arab world. The main focus in this volume is to examine Egyptian writers, especially those who... .... Learn More
  9. Violeta Parra

    Violeta Parra: Life and Work [Hardback]

    Lorna Dillon(Editor)

    $95.00

    ISBN: 9781855663213
    Published by : Tamesis Books
    Series: Monografías A
    Volume: Volume 371
    Violeta Parra was an extraordinary figure. She is best known for her contribution to the Latin American New Song movement and for her visual art, which was exhibited in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of the Louvre gall... .... Learn More
  10. Life without End

    Life without End: A Thought Experiment in Literature from Swift to Houellebecq [Hardback]

    Karl S. Guthke(Author)

    $99.00

    ISBN: 9781571139740
    Published by : Camden House
    The idea of earthly immortality has a tradition in literature dating to the Gilgamesh epic. But what would it mean to attain such immortality? Answers are suggested in novels and plays that explore the theme using varieties of Borg... .... Learn More

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