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THE UNENDING MYSTERY: A JOURNEY THROUGH LABYRINTHS AND MAZES

By: McCullough, David W.

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Anchor: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000040144

ISBN: 1400031648

Condition: Very Good


According to legend, anyone who wandered into the labyrinth in Ancient Cret e never came out again. Some labyrinths may have offered patterns for an er otic spring dance. Those on the floors of Medieval cathedrals represent mat hematical perfection-and walking their paths was a symbolic approach to the divine. From ancient Mediterranean coin patterns to the great French cathe dral labyrinths to contemporary cornfield mazes, labyrinths and mazes have appeared all over the world, but never have so many been created as in toda y's revival, on farms, and in parks, churches, hospitals, and spas acr... View more info

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THE RIDDLE AND THE KNIGHT: IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE, THE WORLD'S GR EATEST TRAVELER

By: Milton, Giles

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000046957

ISBN: 0374249970

Condition: Good


Part travelogue/part historical mystery about the most famous traveler--and chronicler-- in medieval Europe. Giles Milton's first book, The Riddle and the Knight, is a fascinating acco unt of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who was o nce the most famous writer in medieval Europe. Mandeville wrote a book abou t his voyage around the world that became a beacon that lit the way for the great expeditions of the Renaissance, and his exploits and adventures prov ided inspiration for writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Keats. By the nineteenth century however, his cla... View more info

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THE AMAZON JOURNAL OF ROGER CASEMENT

By: Mitchell, Angus

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000027250

ISBN: 1901866076

Condition: Very Good


This text, derived from the manuscript in the National Library of Ireland, describes Roger Casement's journey into the South American rainforests to i nvestigate atrocities against tribal people of the north-west Amazon. It fo llows Casement's transition from observer to anti-imperial revolutionary an d Irish patriot, leading to his execution by the British in August 1916 aft er the failure of the Easter Rising. View more info

WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE IN THE AGE OF CHIVALRY

By: N/A

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Time Life Books: 1997

Seller ID: RWARE0000032079

ISBN: 0965598748

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

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THE REAL HISTORY BEHIND THE TEMPLARS

By: Newman, Sharan

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Berkley: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000047600

ISBN: 0425215334

Condition: Very Good


The medieval historian who revealed The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Co de uncloaks the Templars. In the year 1119, these noblemen found their calling as protectors of the f aithful on a dangerous pilgrimage to newly conquered Jerusalem. Now, histor ian Sharan Newman elucidates the mysteries and misconceptions of the Templa rs, from their true first founding and role in the Crusades to more modern intrigues, including: - Were they devout knights or secret heretics? - Did they leave behind a fantastic treasure-hidden to this day? - How did they come to be associated with the Holy Grail? -... View more info

TREASURES OF THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM: AN ILLUSTRATED SOUVENIR OF ART, ARCHAEOL OGY AND NUMISMATICSS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS BY OLIVE GODWIN

By: Olive Godwin, Michael Dudley and Caroline Carpenter

Price: ¥5,000.00

Publisher: University of Oxford: 1970

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000010219

Condition: Very Good+


A highly collectible first edition, a tight clean copy, no markings through out. 96 works catalogued; many black and white illustrations. View more info

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THE "TIMES" HISTORY OF THE 20TH CENTURY

By: Overy, R.J.

Price: ¥2,800.00

Publisher: Times Books: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000010422

ISBN: 0723010285

Condition: Near Fine /Very Good+


A highly collectible first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper. A major new edition of a best-selling classic of contemporay history The Times History of the 20th Century is a sumptuous overview of this century of paradox and progress, a book as rich and complex as the century itself. This major new edition, to be published on the eve of the new millennium and rejacketed in line with the richly distinctive new Times thematic cover style, now brings the story completely up to date. Its cleverly interwoven tapestry of text, maps and pictures brings the whole story of the 20th century int... View more info

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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: THE TRAGEDY OF THE WHALESHIP ESSEX

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000045782

ISBN: 0141001828

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye- -the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired M elville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantasti c saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving ... View more info

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THE RED REDMAYNES - SCHOLAR'S CHOICE EDITION

By: Phillpotts, Eden

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Scholar's Choice: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000036885

ISBN: 1296055493

Condition: Near Fine


This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references , library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most impor tant libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. View more info

MEDIEVAL WOMEN

By: Power, Eileen

Price: ¥5,000.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000009990

Condition: Fine/in Fine Slipcase


Edited by M. M. Postan. Foreword by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. Introduced by Maxine Berg.Colour illustrations throughout. View more info

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THE FREEMASONS

By: Ridley, Jasper

Price: ¥1,800.00

Publisher: Constable and Robinson: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000010187

ISBN: 0094794006

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions or markings throughout, not an ex-lib or price clipped. To the layman, the Freemasons are a mysterious brotherhood. This text follows the development of Freemasonry from the operative working masons of the Middle Ages to the gentlemen masons of the eighteenth century.'. View more info

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A PREFACE TO CHAUCER: STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL PERSPECTIVES

By: Robertson, Durant Waite

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr: 1962

Seller ID: RWARE0000024213

ISBN: 0691012946

Condition: Very Good


This rich survey includes 118 illustrations--of medieval sculpture, cathedr al interiors, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, ornamental devices and de corations--to show how these conventions affected the visual arts of Chauce r's time. View more info

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IRISH MONASTICISM (CELTIC STUDIES)

By: Ryan, John

Price: ¥14,500.00

Publisher: Four Courts Press: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000026841

ISBN: 1851821112

Condition: Very Good


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SOCIETY AND LITERATURE, 1945-70 (CONTEXT OF ENGLISH LITERATURE S.)

By: Sinfield, Alan

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Routledge,an imprint of Tayl: 1983

Seller ID: RWARE0000004821

ISBN: 0416317707

Condition: Very Good+


Includes bibliographical references and index. View more info

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THE ART OF RIVALRY: FOUR FRIENDSHIPS, BETRAYALS, AND BREAKTHROUGHS IN MODER N ART

By: Smee, Sebastian

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Random House Publishing Grou: 2018

Seller ID: RWARE0000047280

ISBN: 0812985079

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating stor y of four pairs of artists--Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock a nd de Kooning, Freud and Bacon--whose fraught, competitive friendships spur red them to new creative heights. Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationshi ps in history. The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists, each li nked to a counterpart by friendship, adm... View more info

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LONGITUDE. THE TRUE STORY OF A LONE GENIUS WHO SOLVED THE GREATEST SCIENTIF IC PROBLEM OF HIS TIME

By: Sobel, Dava

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000045727

ISBN: 1857025490

Condition: Very Good


Longitude : The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scienti fic Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel. Penguin Books, Inc.,1995. View more info

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THE PURITAN WAY OF DEATH: A STUDY IN RELIGION, CULTURE, AND SOCIAL CHANGE ( GALAXY BOOKS)

By: Stannard, David E.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1979

Seller ID: RWARE0000044628

ISBN: 0195025210

Condition: Very Good


The Puritan Way of Death is more than a book about Puritans or about death. It is also about family, community, and identity in the modern world. Even before publication, eminent historians, sociologists, and religious schola rs in the United States and Europea-among them, Gordon Wood, Philippe Ariès , William Clebsch, and Robert Nisbet-hailed it as a "pathbreaking, provocat ive, and exciting" work, a "terse, urbane, learned, clear, humane" volume. View more info

DISCOVERING MAN'S PAST IN THE AMERICAS, BY GEORGE E. STUART AND GENE S. STU ART. FOREWORD BY MATTHEW W. STIRLING. PRODUCED BY THE

By: Stuart, George E.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: National Geographic Society: 1969

Seller ID: RWARE0000037855

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


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THE BOYS FROM DOLORES: FIDEL CASTRO'S SCHOOLMATES FROM REVOLUTION TO EXILE (VINTAGE DEPARTURES)

By: Symmes, Patrick

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000024733

ISBN: 1400076447

Condition: Near Fine


Minimum wear, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: From the author of Chasing Che, here is the remarkable tale of a group of boys at the heart of Cuba's political and social history. Chosen in the 1940s from among the most affluent and ambitious families in eastern Cuba, they were groomed at the elite Colegio de Dolores for achievement and leadership. Instead, they were swept into war, revolution, and exile by two of their own number, Fidel and Raúl Castro. Trained by Jesuits for dialectical dexterity and the pursuit of absolutes, Fidel Castro swiftly destroyed the old Cuba they ha... View more info

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MYTHS OF MOTHERHOOD

By: Thurer, Shari L.

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000044556

ISBN: 0395584159

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A groundbreaking examination of the historical myth of motherhood looks at how different cultures have viewed motherhood, showing how our current idea of the "good mother" reflects a reaction to burgeoning women's rights. 25, 000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour. View more info