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Exhibition of Great Civilization of Syria /  Seibu Museum of Art   ( Syrian Art, Artifacts, Culture; Archaeology )(inc. The Silk Road & Japan; Euphrates, Cradle of Civilization; Mari & Elba; Ugaritique Rulers; etc)( Japanese / English text), Sugaya, Fuminori; Yoshio Okuno (eds) Namio Egami; Seiichi Masuda; Akira Tsuneki; Yasutami Fukui; Dr Shozo Tanabe; Saeko Miyashita / The Ancient Orient Museum - Seibu Museum of Art
181 Sugaya, Fuminori; Yoshio Okuno (eds) Namio Egami; Seiichi Masuda; Akira Tsuneki; Yasutami Fukui; Dr Shozo Tanabe; Saeko Miyashita / The Ancient Orient Museum - Seibu Museum of Art

Exhibition of Great Civilization of Syria / Seibu Museum of Art ( Syrian Art, Artifacts, Culture; Archaeology )(inc. The Silk Road & Japan; Euphrates, Cradle of Civilization; Mari & Elba; Ugaritique Rulers; etc)( Japanese / English text)

Japan: Japan: NHK - Japan Broadcasting Corporation, 1988, 1st Edition, First Printing
1988 
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------softcover, about 8.5w x 11.25h inches, a near Fine example, 229 pages, profusely illustrated with colour photos from the exhibition, all text is in Japanese and English, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
161604


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Samurai:  The Cultured Warrior, Till, Barry, Foreword By Patricia E Bovey
182 Till, Barry, Foreword By Patricia E Bovey

Samurai: The Cultured Warrior

Victoria, British Columbia: Victoria, BC: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1984, 1st edition, First Printing
1984 0919203450 / 9780919203457
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------trade paperback, a Very Good+ copy with a wee bit of very light rubbing, unpaginated, colour and b&w illustrations and photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
148255


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A History of the Kaleva Knighthood and the Knights of Kaleva ( Finnish - Canadian and Finnish North American History ), Ukkonen, Alfons; Translated By Tessa Suurkuukka; Edited By Oiva W Saarinen
183 Ukkonen, Alfons; Translated By Tessa Suurkuukka; Edited By Oiva W Saarinen

A History of the Kaleva Knighthood and the Knights of Kaleva ( Finnish - Canadian and Finnish North American History )

Beaverton, Ontario: Beaverton, ON: Aspasia Books, 1998, 1st Edition, First Printing
1998 0968905455 / 9780968905456
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a solid Very Good+ copy, a bit of light wear, 370 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
157547


Price: 30.52 CDN
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Motherlode:  A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience -by Carolyne Van Der Meer / The Life Writing Series Wilfrid Laurier University Press ( Holland / The Netherlands / WWII ), Van Der Meer, Carolyne
184 Van Der Meer, Carolyne

Motherlode: A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience -by Carolyne Van Der Meer / The Life Writing Series Wilfrid Laurier University Press ( Holland / The Netherlands / WWII )

Waterloo, Ontario: Waterloo, ON: WLU / Wilfrid Laurier Puniversity Press, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing
2014 1771120053 / 9781771120050
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see desciption)

Photo Cover
Not Signed
-------------softcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a Near Fine example, 128 pages, b&w photos, ---"Carolyne Van Der Meer’s creative reinterpretation through short stories, poems, and essays of the experiences of her mother and other individuals who either spent their childhoods in Nazi-occupied Holland or were deeply affected by wartime in Holland. The book documents the author’s personal journey as she uncovers her mother’s past through their correspondence and discussion and through research in the Netherlands. Motherlode also considers mother-daughter relationships and the effect of wartime on motherhood. --Motherlode is not about recording precise historical data; rather, it attempts to recover and interpret the complex emotions of the individuals growing up in wartime. The book is based on interviews with the author’s mother and other Dutch Canadians, interviews with and letters from Canadian Jewish war veterans, and information provided by individuals with direct or indirect experience of the Dutch Resistance. The creative pieces explore onderduik (going into/being in hiding), life in an occupied country, the work of the Dutch Resistance, liberation, collective and individual cultural memory, and the way in which wartime childhoods shaped adulthood for these individuals"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
161012


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I Hope I Don’t Intrude: Privacy and Dilemmas in Nineteenth Century Britain by David Vincent / Oxford University Press ( 19th ), Vincent, David / Oxford University Press
185 Vincent, David / Oxford University Press

I Hope I Don’t Intrude: Privacy and Dilemmas in Nineteenth Century Britain by David Vincent / Oxford University Press ( 19th )

Oxford, England: Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press ( OUP ), 2015, 1st Edition, First Printing
2015 0198725035 / 9780198725039
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
------------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 354 pages, b&w illustrations, ---"I Hope I Don't Intrude takes its title from the catch-phrase of the eponymous hero of the 1825 play Paul Pry, which was an immense success on the London stage and then rapidly in New York and around the English-speaking world. It tackles the complex, multi-faceted subject of privacy in nineteenth-century Britain by examining the way in which the tropes, language, and imagery of the play entered public discourse about privacy in the rest of the century. The volume is not just an account of a play, or of late Georgian and Victorian theatre. Rather it is a history of privacy, showing how the play resonated through Victorian society and revealed its concerns over personal and state secrecy, celebrity, gossip and scandal, postal espionage, virtual privacy, the idea of intimacy, and the evolution of public and private spheres. After 1825 the overly inquisitive figure of Paul Pry appeared everywhere - in songs, stories, and newspapers, and on everything from buttons and Staffordshire pottery to pubs, ships, and stagecoaches - and "Paul-Prying" rapidly entered the language. I Hope I Don't Intrude is an innovative kind of social history, using rich archival research to trace this cultural artefact through every aspect of its consumer context, and using its meanings to interrogate the largely hidden history of privacy in a period of major transformations in the role of the home, mass communication (particularly the new letter post, which delivered private messages through a public service), and the state. In vivid and entertaining detail, including many illustrations, David Vincent presents the most thorough account yet attempted of a recreational event in an era which saw a decisive shift in consumer markets. His study casts fresh light on the perennial tensions between curiosity and intrusion that were captured in Paul Pry and his catchphrase. Giving a new account of the communications revolution of the period, it re-evaluates the role of the state and the market in creating a new regime of privacy. And its critique of the concept and practice of surveillance looks forward to twenty-first-century concerns about the invasion of privacy through new technologies. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo..
158746


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186 Vinen, Richard / Yale University Press

The Unfree French: Life Under the Occupation

New Haven / London: Yale University Press, 2006, 1st edition, 1st Printing
2006 0300121326 / 9780300121322
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine

Near Fine Photo Cover

-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 477 pages, b&w photos, ---"The swift and unexpected defeat of the French Army in 1940 shocked the nation. Two million soldiers were taken prisoner, six million civilians fled from the German army’s advance to join convoys of confused and terrified refugees, and only a few managed to escape the country. The vast majority of French people were condemned to years of subjugation under Nazi and Vichy rule. This compelling book investigates the impact of the occupation on the people of France and dispels any lingering notion that somehow, under the collaborating government of Marshal Pétain, life was quite tolerable for most French citizens. --Richard Vinen describes the inescapable fear and the moral quandaries that permeated life in German-controlled France. Focusing on the experiences of the least privileged, he shows how chronic shortages, desperate compromises, fear of displacement, racism, and sadistic violence defined their lives. Virtually all adult males festered in POW camps or were sent to work in the Reich. With numerous enthralling anecdotes and a variety of maps and evocative photographs, The Unfree French makes it possible for the first time to understand how average people in France really lived from 1940 to 1945, why their experiences differed from region to region and among various groups, and why they made the choices they did during the occupation."---, ---contents include: Introduction; Summer 1940; Vichy; Living with the Enemy; Jews, germans and French; Frenchwomen and the Germans; Captivity - French Prisoners-of-War, 1940 - 1942; Survival; School Youth - Service de Travail Obligatoire; The French in Germany, 1943 - 1945; Sunset of Blood -The Liberation; Merdecluse, Notes, Bibliography; Index, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151016


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Flying Witness:  Harry Harper and the Golden Age of Aviation  ( Daily Mail Newspaper related), Wallace, Graham ( Harry Harper related)
187 Wallace, Graham ( Harry Harper related)

Flying Witness: Harry Harper and the Golden Age of Aviation ( Daily Mail Newspaper related)

London, England: London, UK: Putnam, 1958, 1st Edition, 1st Printing
1958 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Fair (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 5.5 x 8.5 inches, blue cloth, a near Fine copy in a chipped and torn but largely intact price clipped dustjacket, 272 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157098


Price: 13.23 CDN
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The Michmash Chronicles:  Book ONE:  The Bearers of the Light, AD 406 - 533 -by James H Wardroper -a Signed Copy, Wardroper, James H (signed)
188 Wardroper, James H (signed)

The Michmash Chronicles: Book ONE: The Bearers of the Light, AD 406 - 533 -by James H Wardroper -a Signed Copy

Belleville, Ontario: Belleville, ON: Essence Publishing, 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing
2010 1554525063 / 9781554525065
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
-----------softcover, about 6w x 9h inches, a near Fine copy, signed by Wardroper, 508 pages, b&w illustrations, ---"Jim Wardroper's Michmash Chronicles cover a wide sweep of history, beginning in the dying days of Roman Britain and continuing down through the centuries. Jim does more than bring the fascinating Michmash dynasty to life; he relentlessly reminds us that those who have gone before us have flourished in dark times and that the history of the church in Britain has compelling lessons of hope and encouragement to offer us today." - Ed Strauss, author of 20 Bible-based books and co-author of an additional 16. In his time, the author, who is currently living in Ontario, Canada, has been a sailor, civil engineer (both in water supply and in structural engineering), and a teacher, including two years as a school principal. Latterly he taught mathematics at the B.C. Institute of Technology for seventeen years and, during that same period, founded Africa Community Technical Service (ACTS), which he directed for twenty-two years. After stepping down as director of ACTS, he spent five years as an independent missionary in Uganda with his wife and two young daughters. He has a Master's degree in Hydrology (University of Guelph '66). In his time he has produced many technical reports, project proposals and position papers. This historical novel reflects his lifelong passion for Scripture, church history and wider historical event"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159366


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Canewdon:  The Bewitching History and Tales  (inc. Folklore; George Pickingale; Radar Sites; Canute; Village Houses; Foot and Mouth Disease; etc)( Rochford Area in Essex, England ), Webster, Sibyl M
189 Webster, Sibyl M

Canewdon: The Bewitching History and Tales (inc. Folklore; George Pickingale; Radar Sites; Canute; Village Houses; Foot and Mouth Disease; etc)( Rochford Area in Essex, England )

England: Rochford, Essex, UK: Rochford Printing Co. / Sibyl Webster, 2005, 1st Edition, First Printing (assumed)
2005 
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Text Cover
Not Signed
------------softcover, about 5.75 x 8.25 inches, a Very Good+ copy with just a wee bit of very light rubbing, 184 pages, b&w photos, local history and stories covering many subjects pertaining to the area with most offerings being quite short (one or two pages, maybe less than that), , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
158993


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190 White, T H ( Terence Hanbury White ) / Folio Society, Introduction By Reay Tannahill

T H White: The Age of Scandal: An Excursion Through a Minor Period / Folio Society Edition

London, England: London, UK: Folio Society, 1994, 1st Folio Edition, 2nd Printing t
1994 0399105972 / 9780399105975
Later printing(s)
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

No Jacket as issued Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, unread, no dustjacket as issued, in a lightly rubbed Near Fine slipcase, 240 pages, b&w illustrations, ---"Between the Classical and the Romantic movements...there existed this other age, which was one of peculiar flavour," writes T.H. White, author of the classic children's novel The Sword in the Stone and numerous other tales of Arthurian bravery. In The Age of Scandal, first published in 1950, White focuses on the period in late 18th-century England that followed the Age of Reason--a period characterized by dilettantism, material comfort, and eccentricity. The literary sway of Swift, Pope, and Dr. Johnson had by then given way to a more aristocratic set of literati, of whom Horace Walpole, writing from the house he had christened Strawberry Hill, was the most splendid and eloquent example. Walpole and his contemporaries "were among the first people in England to be apprehended as personalities," writes White. "Eccentric, individual, sentimental, dramatic, [and] tearful," they were lovers of gossip, fashion, and exhibitionistic behavior. Among the most colorful figures of the age were Selwyn, a famed execution-goer; Beckford, who built an astonishing tower at Fronthill; and Joanna Southcott, remembered for her shocking announcement that she would give birth to the new Messiah. ---Based on writings by Horace Walpole and other literate recorders of the age, T.H. White has constructed a "little scrapbook of a nostalgic Tory." Here is the fascinating record of another period of literary history by one of the best-loved writers of our own. White describes the eccentricities of the 18th-century Royal Family, the fashions of the nobility--the powdering of wigs, eating and drinking, medicine, birthday parties and theater-going, and English pronunciation; attitudes toward religion and sport; and, above all, the outgageous gossip that circulated in literary circles. A witty, idiosyncratic, audacious portrait of an aristocracy on the wane, The Age of Scandal stands as an entertaining, authoritative description of the late 18th-century English literati."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
148603


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The Murderers Among Us:  The Simon Wiesenthal Memoirs ( Nazi hunter ), Wiesenthal, Simon, edited By Joseph Wechsberg
191 Wiesenthal, Simon, edited By Joseph Wechsberg

The Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Memoirs ( Nazi hunter )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1967, 1st Edition, Later Printing ( Blindstamped )
1967 
Later printing(s)
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy with a wee bit of rubbing to corner tips, in a Very Good+ price clipped dustjacket,a wee bit of very light rubbing and flaking to edges, lower corner of front flap is also clipped, blindstamped on the rear board so this was distributed by a book club, former owner's embossed stamp on front blank endpaper, --- 340 pages, b&w photos, contents include: A Profile of SW; His Narrative; The Knife; The Secrets of ODESSA; Eichmann the elusive; Alex; The Train Was Leaving in Three Minutes; The man Who Collected Blue Eyes; Epilogue to Anne Frank's Diary; Beyond Reason; Business First; The Old Baron Couldn't Forget; A Bride for Dr Babor; Extermination of the Gypsies; Gallery of Tears; Two Candles; The Killers of Galicia; The Thirty-six Righteous; The Other Side of the Moon; One Cent pre Body; School for Mass Murder; Where is Bormann?; Postscript; Appendix, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
160310


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192 Williams, David (signed)

Reflections, Ranges and Rosellas: Living History in the Ovens Valley -a Signed Copy ( Victoria, Australia Local History )

Australia: Vermont South ( Australia ): David Williams, 1995, 1st Edition, First Printing
1995 0646259741 / 9780646259741
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

David Williams
Signed
----------softcover, about 11 x 8.25 inches, a Very Good+ copy with some light rubbing, signed by Williams in the year of publication, 80 pages, packed with b&w illustrations as well as some colour, Williams offers his sketches of buildings, views, landscapes, flora, fauna and more of the Ovens valley area, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
149464


Price: 13.23 CDN
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Fifty Days That Changed the World -by Hywel Williams / Folio Society Edition (aka: Days That Changed the World, The 50 Defining Events of World History, Williams, Hywel / Folio Society Edition
193 Williams, Hywel / Folio Society Edition

Fifty Days That Changed the World -by Hywel Williams / Folio Society Edition (aka: Days That Changed the World, The 50 Defining Events of World History

London, England: London, UK: Folio Society, 2008, 1st Folio Edition, First Printing
2008 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fine (see description)

No Jacket as issued Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
----------hardcover, about 6.25w x 8.25h inches, a Fine copy, no dustjacket as issued, housed in a lightly rubbed Near Fine slipcase, 306 pages, colour and b&w illustrations and photos, ---"The currents of History run deep and often unseen beneath the everyday ripple of events. But now and again the current rises to the surface, and the events of a single day shed an exceptional light on the meaning of the past. --Such events are the subject of Days that Changed the World. Some of the 50 days described here mark the end of an era; others the start of something new. Many are the dates of bloody battles or murders; others of momentous decisions or breathtaking discoveries. All are remembered as powerful symbols of their time. --Our story begins almost 2500 years ago on 28 September 480 before the Christian Era, when the Athenian navy destroyed the Persian invasion fleet in the Bay of Salamis. Had the Persians won we might never have heard the names of Plato, Aristotle or Alexander, nor recognize the word democracy. Charting 50 such defining moments, concluding with 11 September 2001 and the destruction of New York's Twin Towers, Days that Changed the World is a unique and fascinating way to portray the story of world history. --These 50 history-making days include: The Battle of the Salamis; The Assassination of Julius Caesar; The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ; The Dedication of Constantinople; The Death of Muhammad; The Coronation of Charlemagne; The Death of Genghis Khan; The Fall of Constantinople; The Defeat of the Spanish Armada; The Defenestration of Prague; The Fall of the Bastille; The Battle of Waterloo; Parliament Passing the Emancipation Act; The Battle of Sedan; The Boxer Rebellion; The First Day of the Somme; The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbour; The Bombing of Hiroshima; Martin Luther King's 'I have a Dream'; The Breaching of the Berlin Wall; Nelson Mandela's Release from Prison; Nine Eleven"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
160273


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In the Lion's Court:  Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Reign of King Henry VIII, Wilson, Derek
194 Wilson, Derek

In the Lion's Court: Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Reign of King Henry VIII

London, England: London, UK: Hutchinson, 2001, 1st edition, First Printing
2001 0091801184 / 9780091801182
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Rowland Lockey Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, lower corners are ever so slightly bumped, 580 pages, b&w illustrations, ---"The story of Henry VIII and his six wives is a well-known example of the caprice and violence that dominated that King’s reign. Now renowned historian Derek Wilson examines a set of relationships that more vividly illustrate just how dangerous life was in the court of the Tudor lion. He tells the interlocking stories of six men—all curiously enough named Thomas—whose ambitions and principles brought them face to face with violent death, as recorded in a simple mnemonic: ‘Died, beheaded, beheaded, Self-slaughtered, burned, survived.’ In the Lion’s Court is an illuminating examination of the careers of the six Thomases---Thomas Wolsey, Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury and Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton---whose lives are described in parallel. Wilson traces their family and social origins, their pathways to the royal Council chamber, their occupancy of the Siege Perilous, and the tragedies that, one by one, overwhelmed them. By showing how events shaped and were shaped by relationships and personal destinies, Derek Wilson offers a fresh approach to the political narrative of a tumultuous reign."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo,
147112


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T E Lawrence:  Lawrence of Arabia - Set of Slides with a Commentary and Biographical Notes By J M Wilson / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford ( Jeremy Wilson )( 6 Slides Include: T E Lawrence as T E Shaw, unfinished portrait by Augustus Johns; TEL as J H Ross etc), Wilson, J M ( Jeremy )( T E Lawrence Related )( Ashmolean Museum, Oxford )
195 Wilson, J M ( Jeremy )( T E Lawrence Related )( Ashmolean Museum, Oxford )

T E Lawrence: Lawrence of Arabia - Set of Slides with a Commentary and Biographical Notes By J M Wilson / Ashmolean Museum, Oxford ( Jeremy Wilson )( 6 Slides Include: T E Lawrence as T E Shaw, unfinished portrait by Augustus Johns; TEL as J H Ross etc)

Oxford, England: Oxford, UK: Ashmolean Museum, 1976, 1st Edition, First Printing
1976 
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------softcover, about 4.75 x 7 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of rubbing, 24 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, this was issued with a set of SIX slides in a plastic sleeve at the rear of the booklet, the 6 slides are present and show: T E Lawrence as aircraftsman T E Shaw, 1929, unfinished portrait by Augustus Johns; T E L as aircraftsman J H Ross, 1922, portrait in oils by William Roberts; The Emir Faisal, later King Faisal I of Iraq, portrait by A Johns; T E L's mexican dagger; Woven brocade robe, given to T E L by Emir Faisal; Woven brocade robe, formerly in possession of TEL, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo .
155344


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Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge ( 16th – 18th centuries ) by Angela Barreto Xavier and Ines G Zupanov / Oxford University Press ( Sixteenth to Eighteenth ), Xavier, Angela Barreto and Ines G Zupanov / Oxford University Press
196 Xavier, Angela Barreto and Ines G Zupanov / Oxford University Press

Catholic Orientalism: Portuguese Empire, Indian Knowledge ( 16th – 18th centuries ) by Angela Barreto Xavier and Ines G Zupanov / Oxford University Press ( Sixteenth to Eighteenth )

Delhi, India: Delhi, India: Oxford University Press ( OUP ), 2015, 1st Edition, First Printing
2015 0199452679 / 9780199452675
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
------------hardcover, about 5.75 x 8.75 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 386 pages, b&w illustrations, ---"This book explores the process of knowledge production in and about South Asia during the late medieval and early modern periods. Disseminated through the global networks of the early modern Portuguese empire (16th-18th centuries), this process was inextricably connected to the expansion of Catholicism and was geared to perpetuate political ambitions and cultural imaginary of the early modern Catholic protagonists and their communities in South Asia and beyond. As an integral part of the Portuguese imperial 'information order' established in Asia, Catholic Orientalism was responsible for creating an epistemic tool box, in which several significant concepts were first tested and developed: such as "caste," "Brahmanism," "paganism," "the torrid zone," "oriental despotism," and many others. However, from the mid-18th century, the British empire changed the map of knowledge about South Asia and in the process Catholic Orientalism was both assimilated and discarded as tainted by unreasonable Catholicism and too close to equally unreasonable "native" Indian point of view. Through a series of case studies, this book chronicles the rise and the decline of the Catholic knowledge of South Asia which had not been, at any point, only and simply "Portuguese." Multiple sources, polyglot archives and actors moving ever more swiftly through space and time, with divided loyalties, often disregarding "national" divisions and wearing many different hats are at the heart of the narrative which starts at the turn of the 16th century and ends by the end of the 18th. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo..
158748


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Phantom Terror: The Threat of Revolution and the Repression of Liberty, 1789 - 1848 by Adam Zamoyski, Zamoyski, Adam
197 Zamoyski, Adam

Phantom Terror: The Threat of Revolution and the Repression of Liberty, 1789 - 1848 by Adam Zamoyski

London, England: London, UK: William Collins, 2014, 1st First Printing
2014 0007282761 / 9780007282760
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
------------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, gently bumped rear corners, 569 pages, colour and b&w illustrations, ---"A magnificent and timely examination of an age of fear, subversion, suppression and espionage, Adam Zamoyski explores the attempts of the governments of Europe to police the world in a struggle against obscure forces, seemingly dedicated to the overthrow of civilisation. The French Revolution and the blood-curdling violence it engendered terrified the ruling and propertied classes of Europe. Unable to grasp how such horrors could have come about, many concluded that it was the result of a devilish conspiracy hatched by Freemasons inspired by the ideas of the Enlightenment with the aim of overthrowing the entire social order, along with the legal and religious principles it stood on. Others traced it back to the Reformation or the Knights Templar and ascribed even more sinister aims to it. Faced by this apparently occult threat, they resorted to repression on an unprecedented scale, expanding police and spy networks in the process. Napoleon managed to contain the revolutionary elements in France and those parts of Europe he controlled, but while many welcomed this, others saw in him no more than the spawn of the Revolution, propagating its doctrines by other means. After his defeat at Waterloo in 1815, his victors united to maintain the old order, suppress of all opposition, and ferret out of the conspirators whom they believed to be plotting mayhem and murder in the shadows. In this ground-breaking study best-selling historian Adam Zamoyski exposes their pusillanimous yet cynical recourse to the police spy and the bayonet, which only intensified their own fears and pushed ordinary people towards subversion, building up the pressure of opposition to their rule. When it came, with the revolutions of 1848, the dreaded cataclysm revealed their fears to have been groundless; the masses stirred into revolt by hunger and oppressive living conditions were leaderless and easily pacified. There never had been any conspiracy. But the police were there to stay, and the paradigm of an order threatened by dark forces is also still with us today. This compelling history, occasionally chilling and often hilarious, tells how the modern state evolved through the expansion of its organs of control, and holds urgent lessons for today. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo..
158753


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FORGOTTEN EMPRESS:  The Empress of Ireland Story -by David Zeni (inc. The Building, the [ Dr ] Crippen Curse; the Sinking; Memoirs, Passenger Manifest, Deck Plans ( fold-outs ), etc), Zeni, David ( Passenger Manifest By Geoffrey E Whitfield )( Deck Plans By Ian Kinder )
198 Zeni, David ( Passenger Manifest By Geoffrey E Whitfield )( Deck Plans By Ian Kinder )

FORGOTTEN EMPRESS: The Empress of Ireland Story -by David Zeni (inc. The Building, the [ Dr ] Crippen Curse; the Sinking; Memoirs, Passenger Manifest, Deck Plans ( fold-outs ), etc)

Fredericton, New Brunswick: Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions, 1998, 1st Edition, First Printing
1998 0864922485 / 9780864922489
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Frank O Braynard Cover Art
Not Signed
----------hardcover, about 9.5w x 9h inches, a Near Fine example, in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a bit of light rubbing predominately at tips, 223 pages, b&w and colour photos and images, fold-out deck plans are intact, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
160835


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El-Ahwat, a Fortified Site from the Early Iron Age Near Nahal 'Iron, Israel: Excavations 1993 - 2000 / Culture and History of the Ancient Near East Series, Volume 24 ( Archaeology ), Zertal, Adam (ed.) Shay Bar; Ron Be'eri; Dror Ben-Yosef; Baruch Brandl; Oren Cohen; David Eitam; Jack Green; Nirit Lavie-Alon; Omri Lernau; Henk K Mienis; Michal Oren-Paskal; Amit Romano; Haim Winter; Yuval Winter
199 Zertal, Adam (ed.) Shay Bar; Ron Be'eri; Dror Ben-Yosef; Baruch Brandl; Oren Cohen; David Eitam; Jack Green; Nirit Lavie-Alon; Omri Lernau; Henk K Mienis; Michal Oren-Paskal; Amit Romano; Haim Winter; Yuval Winter

El-Ahwat, a Fortified Site from the Early Iron Age Near Nahal 'Iron, Israel: Excavations 1993 - 2000 / Culture and History of the Ancient Near East Series, Volume 24 ( Archaeology )

Germany / USA: Leiden, Germany / Boston, MA: Brill, 2012, 1st edition, First Printing
2012 9004176454 / 9789004176454
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

No Jacket as issued Text Cover
Not Signed
------------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, no dustjacket as issued, 485 pages, b&w photos and illustrations, contents include: Preface by Helzer; Intro by Zertal; History of the Excavations, the Staff, and the Methodology ---The Site — General Data; Plan And Fortifications; Stratigraphy And Chronology; Area A — The City Gate (A1), The “Approach” (A2), And The Upper Terrace (A3); Area B — A Sounding In The Western City Wall; Area C1 — The Residential Quarter; Area C2; Area D— The Central Quarter; Area E1 — A Sounding In The Southern Quarter; Area F — Soundings In The Fortifications; Area T — The Outside Tower; The Iron Age Pottery; The Late Pottery; Nine Scarabs, A Scaraboid, A Cylinder Seal, And A Bifacial Rectangular Plaque From El-Ahwat; The Beads And Pendants; An Ivory Caprid-Head From Area A3; A Bronze Head From Area A3 ; The Coins; The Stone Objects; The Flint Assemblage; The Faunal Remains; Furnace For The Processing Of Iron; Oil-Producing Installations; Oil Press L4348 And Its Implications; The Ottoman Pipes; Architectural And Archaeological Parallels Between El-Ahwat And The Western Mediterranean; Archaeological And Historical Conclusions; Bibliography; List Of Loci, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
160429


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