Being Evil A Philosophical Perspective

We regularly encounter appalling wrongdoing, with the media offering a depressing parade of violent assault, rape, and murder. Yet sometimes even the cynical and world-weary...

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

To modern Western society, capitalism is the air we breathe, and most people rarely think to question it, for good or for ill. But knowing what makes capitalism work—and what...

1415: Henry V's Year of Glory

Henry V is regarded as the great English hero, lionised in his own day for his victory at Agincourt, his piety and his rigorous application of justice. But what was he really...

Korea The Impossible Country

South Korea's amazing rise from the ashes: The inside story of an economic, political, and cultural phenomenonLong overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country...

The Mabinogion

Then they took the flowers of the oak, and the flowers of the broom, and the flowers of the meadowsweet, and from those they conjured up the fairest and most beautiful maiden that...

Gods, Wasps and Stranglers The Secret History and Redemptive Future of Fig Trees

Over millions of years, fig trees have shaped our world, influenced our evolution, nourished our bodies and fed our imaginations. And as author and ecologist Mike Shanahan...

In the Path of Conquest Resistance to Alexander the Great

This book offers a fresh insight into the conquests of Alexander the Great by attempting to view the events of 336-323 BCE from the vantage point of the defeated. The extent and...

Brunelleschi's Dome How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the...

The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes The Ancient World Economy and the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia and Han China

The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian regime which ruled ancient Persia...

Mayflower Lives Pilgrims in a New World and the Early American Experience

Leading into the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower, Martyn Whittock examines the lives of the "saints" (members of the Separatist puritan congregations) and...

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