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Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire

by John Slater & Maríaluz López-Terrada

As the Spanish empire grew, cultural ideas and practices related to sickness and health, sex, monstrosity and death came into contact and conflict. Old ideas took root in new soil, others were stamped out, and...


The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora: Imagining the Religious 'Other'

by Afe Adogame

This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian,...


Denmark and Europe in the Middle Ages, c.1000-1525: Essays in Honour of Professor Michael H. Gelting

by Kerstin Hundahl, Lars Kjær & Niels Lund

Medieval Denmark and Scandinavia have often been seen as cultural backwaters that passively and belatedly received cultural and political impulses from Western Europe. However, Professor Michael H. Gelting and...


Armenian Christianity Today: Identity Politics and Popular Practice

by Alexander Agadjanian

Armenian Christianity Today examines contemporary religious life and the social, political, and cultural functions of religion in the post-Soviet Republic of Armenia and in the Armenian Diaspora worldwide. Scholars...


Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe: Political Institutions and Discourse

by Nicholas Aylott

This book explores the ways in which representative democracy works in two neighbouring collections of European states: the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and the Baltic (Estonia, Latvia...


Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Ottoman-Venetian Encounters

by Stephen Ortega

Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean is a study of transcultural relations between Ottoman Muslims, Christian subjects of the Venetian Republic, and other social groups in the...


The Groaning Shelf

by Pradeep Sebastian

Notes from a bibliophile on the lure of rare and first editions, the beauty of dust jackets, the thrill of browsing in antiquarian bookshops, the bibliomania of book thieves, movies about books, and the inner...


The David Foster Wallace Reader

by David Foster Wallace

Where do you begin with a writer as original and brilliant as David Foster Wallace? Here--with a carefully considered selection of his extraordinary body of work, chosen by a range of great writers, critics,...


Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace

by Anne Lamott

From the bestselling author of Stitches and Help, Thanks, Wow comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace.

Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays...


The Living Novel

by V.S. Pritchett

The critical essays of V.S. Pritchett are unparalleled for their wit, geniality, subtlety and profound good sense. His survey of writers ranges from Fielding and Smollett to Conrad, D.H. Lawrence, Nathanael...


The Facts of Fiction

by Norman Collins

This is a collection of essays on Essays on Smollett, Lawrence, Austen, Dickens & others, by a man who went on to write a number of hugely popular novels.

The classic book on the craft of writing, this is Norman...


A Particular Friendship

by Dirk Bogarde

'London guests staying hate it. Keeps them awake all night they complain. The bleating in the utter stillness. I heal with it, as you did.'

This epistolary collection finds Bogarde at his most honest and touching,...


Letters To A Sister

by Rose Macaulay & Constance Babington Smith

The letters in this volume were written by Rose Macaulay to her younger sister, Jean, between 1926 and her death in 1958. These were the years when she was at the height of her powers and when her reputation...


Psycho Too

by Will Self & Ralph Steadman

Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces once again in a further post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship of psyche and place in a globalised world; Psycho Too brings together a second helping of...


How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change

by Chris Turner

Collected essays by a leading journalist on sustainability and the global cleantech industry.


Journeys in Scotland: Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland, Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, The Clyde: River and Firth

by Samuel Johnson, Queen Victoria & Neil Munro

A collection of three classic Scottish travelogues, each offering a superbly descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev: Volume I

by Jack V. Haney

The first volume of comprehensive gathering of tales from the Russian Grimm


Paradise

by Lefora Publishing

From poet and writer David Fortier comes a collection of poems written over the last two decades. Paradise combines a whimsical look at the human experience with a cunning and critical consideration of the big...


Bomb: The Author Interviews

by BOMB Magazine

Drawing on 30 years of BOMB Magazine, this anthology of interviews brings together some of the greatest figures of world literature for a brilliant and unforgettable collection of sharp, insightful and intimate...


The Metamorphosis Die Verwandlung Parallel Text (English German Edition)

by Franz Kafka & David Wyllie

"Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheueren Ungeziefer verwandelt." This is the famous first line of Franz Kafka's novella The Metamorphosis....