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History of Primitive and Celebrated Clocks

by Frederic G. Mather

This book deals with the History of Primitive and Celebrated Clocks. "The old Romans used this water-clock; but, when their empire was destroyed, all Western Europe forgot the existence of such a thing. In the...

Art Deco Architecture

by Mike Hope

Art Deco burst upon the world for a brief but unforgettable existence during the 1920s and 1930s. It embraced new media, such as the cinema and radio, as well as new forms of transport and the associated buildings,...

Building the Italian Renaissance

by Paula Kay Lazrus

Building the Italian Renaissance focuses on the competition to select a team to execute the final architectural challenge of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore--the erection of its dome. Although the model...

The Mueller Report

by Robert S. Mueller

In the future, "The Mueller Report" may be judged as the most important document of our time. And no matter where you reside on the American political spectrum, you will probably agree that it will have far-reaching...

History of the Middle Ages

by Victor Duruy

The term Middle Ages indicates the period which elapsed between the ruin of the Roman Empire and the establishment of the great modern monarchies. It extends from the German invasion at the beginning of the...


by Véronique Laflèche

Capital city, subject of legends and myths, Paris also has its own special atmosphere. It is undoubtedly among the most beautiful of all cities due to its many celebrated monuments and buildings – the Eiffel...

The Lord Dunsany Collection

by Lord Dunsany

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than ninety books...

Fifty Early Medieval Things

by Deborah Deliyannis, Hendrik Dey & Paolo Squatriti

Fifty Early Medieval Things introduces readers to the material culture of late antique and early medieval Europe, north Africa, and western Asia. Ranging from Iran to Ireland and from Sweden to Tunisia, Deborah...

Capitalism is not democratic and democracy not capitalistic

by Jürgen Kocka

The Lecture Capitalism is not democratic and democracy not capitalistic. Tensions and opportunities in historical perspective regards the relationship between capitalism and democracy; to discuss whether and...

Guns of the Gods

by Talbot Mundy

Arabian Nights in India, without the magic...

Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon) (1879-1940) was an English writer who wrote under the pseudonym Walter Galt. His most famous book is King of the Khyber...

The Classic Western Collection

by Zane Grey, Robert William Chambers, Marah Ellis Ryan & Dane Coolidge et al.

The Classic Western Collection assembles over 30 of the greatest western novels ever written.


THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, by James Fenimore Cooper

THE PRAIRIE, by James Fenimore Cooper

ASTORIA, by Washington...

The Life of Bismarck

by George Hesekiel

"The Life of Bismarck" is the best-known work of Johann George Ludwig Hesekiel. This book is the most thorough biography of the first Chancellor of the German Empire and one of the greatest politicians of 19th...

Design Disegno

by Matteo Fraschini

This text is a reflection that, with the benefit of practical examples, proposes to reason on the relationship between an idea and its representation, between a sketch, analogical and digital models, and on...

Medieval Art in Motion

by Mariah Proctor-Tiffany

In this visually rich volume, Mariah Proctor-Tiffany reconstructs the art collection and material culture of the fourteenth-century French queen Clémence de Hongrie, illuminating the way the royal widow gave...

The Malay Archipelago, Volume 2

by Alfred Russel Wallace

The Malay Archipelago is a book by the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace which chronicles his scientific exploration, during the eight-year period 1854 to 1862, of the southern portion of the Malay Archipelago...

The Malay Archipelago, Volume 1

by Alfred Russel Wallace

The Malay Archipelago is a book by the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace which chronicles his scientific exploration, during the eight-year period 1854 to 1862, of the southern portion of the Malay Archipelago...

Landmark Architecture of Palm Beach

by Barbara D. Hoffstot, Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach & Arthur P. Ziegler Jr.

Palm Beach is a remarkably small town to be so famous; its population is only a little over 10,000. Nor is it an old town: the oldest extant building dates from about 1885, and the town itself was not incorporated...

The Iliad & The Odyssey

by Homer

While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself....

urban corporis

by Mickeal Milocco Borlini & Lelio di Loreto

This pamphlet brings together the contribu- tions of architects, researchers and artists from all over the world. The common ground of di- scussion is the city analyzed in its less explo- red “folds” becoming...

England's Marvelous Gothic Cathedrals and Churches

by Richard Moore & Sawon Hong

This substantive, easy-to-use guide to selected English gothic cathedrals and churches provides profiles of thirteen important religious buildings, including eleven cathedrals, one abbey, and one chapel. The...