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Antiquity in Gotham

by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis

The first detailed study of ?Neo-Antique? architecture applies an archaeological lens to the study of New York City?s structures

Since the city?s inception, New Yorkers have deliberately and purposefully engaged...

Invented History, Fabricated Power

by Barry Wood

Typically we think of power as economic, political, or military, but fictional narratives attached to kings, empires, religious founders, and societies have been used to create and enhance power and authority...

Securing Eternity

by Reg Clark

The ancient Egyptian tomb evolved rapidly over a period of about 2,500 years, from a simple backfilled pit to an enormous stone pyramid with complex security arrangements. Much of this development was arguably...

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

by J. A. Giles & J. Ingram

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of annals in Old English chronicling the history of the Anglo-Saxons. The original manuscript of the Chronicle was created late in the 9th century, probably in Wessex,...

The Ivory Workers of the Middle Ages

by Anna Maria Cust

Illustrated Monographs, Biographical and Critical, on the Great Craftsmen

and Workers of Ancient and Modern Times.


Quo Vadis

by Henryk Sienkiewicz

Rome during the reign of Nero was a glorious place for the emperor and his court; there were grand feasts, tournaments for poets, and exciting games and circuses filling the days and nights. The pageantry and...

Building Mid-Republican Rome

by Seth Bernard

Building Mid-Republican Rome offers a holistic treatment of the development of the Mid-Republican city from 396 to 168 BCE. As Romans established imperial control over Italy and beyond, the city itself radically...

Think And Grow Rich: The Secret To Wealth Updated For The 21St Century

by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies...

The Shape of the Great Pyramid

by Roger Herz-Fischler

Who has not seen a picture of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, massive in size but deceptively simple in shape, and not wondered how that shape was determined?

Starting in the late eighteenth century, eleven...

Hermann and Dorothea

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Hermann and Dorothea" is an epic poem written by German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe between 1796 and 1797.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. ...

The Image of Political Power in the Reign of Nerva, AD 96-98

by Nathan T. Elkins

At age 65, Nerva assumed the role of emperor of Rome; just sixteen months later, his reign ended with his death. Nerva's short reign robbed his regime of the opportunity for the emperor's imperial image to be...

Frankenstein Or: The Modern Prometheus

by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic. My ancestors had been for many years counsellors and syndics, and my father had filled several public situations with...

Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë

There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.  We had been wandering, indeed, in the leafless shrubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined early) the...

The Framing of Sacred Space

by Jelena Bogdanovic

The Framing of Sacred Space offers the first topical study of canopies as essential spatial and symbolic units in Byzantine-rite churches. Centrally planned columnar structures--typically comprised of four columns...

Ten Books on Architecture (Illustrated)

by Vitruvius Pollio

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio's "Ten Books on Architecture" is the most complete treatise on the subject of architecture from antiquity and for hundreds of years influenced major buildings around the world. Dating...

The Trojan War

by 50Minutes

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Trojan War in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Trojan War. When Menelaus,...

The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

Illustrated Edition. Part 1 - 5

The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomègue, and approached the harbor...

The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods

by Vincent Scully

When The Earth, the Temple, and the Gods first appeared in 1962, it was hailed by the critics for it erudition, historical imagination and boldness. Subsequently, this comprehensive study of Greek temples and...

The Story of the Goths

by Henry Bradley

The Story of the Goths by Henry Bradley is a fascinating history of the people that brought down the Romans.

Slave Narrative Six Pack 5

by Various Artists

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

? Abraham Lincoln.

Recollections of life on a plantation, a thrilling slave escape story, Fifty Years...