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Aristophanes: The Complete Plays

by Aristophanes

A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed conflict, and departure from tradition, Aristophanes' comic genius influenced the political and social order of his own fifth-century Athens. But as Moses Hadas writes...

Notre Dame Paris

by Victor Hugo

Notre Dame Katedrali Paris, Fransa'da dünyaca ünlü bir katedraldir. Meryem Ana'n?n ad?n? alm??t?r. Ondan sonra yayan, i?kence gören archdeacon Claude Frollo'nun cad?s? olarak mahkum edilen güzel Çingene...

From Eleusis to Florence: The transmission of a secret knowledge

by Nicola Bizzi

The essay From Eleusis to Florence: The transmission of a secret knowledge by Nicola Bizzi is the largest and most complete study ever carried out on the Eleusinian Mystery Tradition, its origins, its history...

North Carolina Lighthouses

by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts & Bruce Roberts

Of the over four dozen lighthouses that once marked the jagged shoreline of North Carolina, only nine still stand, watching over 300 miles of coast. These beacons are cherished monuments of North Carolina history....

The Dark Ages Collection

by J.B. Bury, Edward Creasy, Henry Bradley & Edward Gibbon et al.

The Dark Ages is a historical periodization traditionally referring to the Middle Ages, that asserts that a demographic, cultural, and economic deterioration occurred in Western Europe following the decline...

Historical Mysteries

by Andrew Lang

"Historical Mysteries" from Andrew Lang. Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology (1844-1912).

The Valets Tragedy

by Andrew Lang

A fascinating look at twelve historical mysteries by famed anthropologist and historian Andrew Lang.

Alfred Tennyson

by Andrew Lang

In writing this brief sketch of the Life of Tennyson, and this attempt to appreciate his work, I have rested almost entirely on the Biography by Lord Tennyson (with his kind permission) and on the text of the...

A Short History of Scotland

by Andrew Lang

A wonderful look at the long history of Scotland, written by Scottish anthropologist, literary critic, poet, novelist and historian Andrew Lang.

Homer and His Age

by Andrew Lang

A fantastic look at the life and times of the ancient Greek epic poet Homer by famed anthropologist Andrew Lang.

Custom and Myth

by Andrew Lang

These groundbreaking essays, assembled in 1885, explore the roots of Greek, Finnish, and other mythologies. The first of Lang's works applying anthropology to myth, this volume includes "The Method of Folklore,"...

Black Thursday

by Martin Caidin

Thursday, October 14, 1943, two hundred and ninety one B-17 Flying Fortresses set out for a strategic bombing raid on the factories in Schweinfurt.

Sixty of those planes never returned and six hundred and fifty...

Generals Die in Bed

by Charles Yale Harrison

Generals Die in Bed is Harrison's famous novel, often called “the great Canadian war novel.” An unnamed young Canadian soldier's account of warfare, both in the trenches and behind the lines, in France...

The Restless Hungarian

by Tom Weidlinger

• Amid our current state of global unrest, enrollment in Jewish Studies has grown. At Dartmouth, nearly 25 percent of sophomores take Jewish Studies classes, and the Jewish Studies program at the University...

Empire and Belonging in the Eurasian Borderlands

by Krista A. Goff & Lewis H. Siegelbaum

Empire and Belonging in the Eurasian Borderlands engages with the evolving historiography around the concept of belonging in the Russian and Ottoman empires. The contributors to this book argue that the popular...

The Act of Living

by Marco Di Nunzio

According to the World Bank, Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, yet it is also one of the poorest African countries. Marco Di Nunzio's analysis of two street hustlers in Ethiopia offers...

Enduring Alliance

by Timothy Andrews Sayle

Born from necessity, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has always seemed on the verge of collapse. Even now, some sixty years after its inception, some consider its foundation uncertain and its structure...

The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

by Jeremy A. Yellen

In The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, Jeremy Yellen exposes the history, politics, and intrigue that characterized the era when Japan's "total empire" met the total war of World War II. He illuminates...

When Violence Works


Why are some places successful in moving from war to consolidated peace while others continue to be troubled by violence? And why does postconflict violence take different forms and have different intensities?...

Making Space for the Dead

by Erin-Marie Legacey

The dead of Paris, before the French Revolution, were most often consigned to mass graveyards that contemporaries described as terrible and terrifying, emitting "putrid miasmas" that were a threat to both health...