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Tudor Historical Thought

By Levy, F.J.

San Marino: Huntington Library 1967. (Hardcover) 305pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Notes, index. The dust jacket is price-clipped and lightly edgeworn. "This book is a revealing account of vital changes in intellectual orientation. From the special vantage of historical thought, important developments of the sixteenth century become apparent. Professor Levy explores the factors - humanism, theology, antiquarianism, Machiavellianism - that brought about the changes in historical thinking from the time of Caxton to that of Bacon, Raleigh, and Camden". Time Period 16th Century. (Ideas, Historiography, History--England, Humanism, Intellectual Life, Theology, Tudor England).

$28.88

The Era of Tyrannies; Essays on Socialism and War

By Halevy, Elie

London: Allen Lane the Penguin Press 1967. (Hardcover) 247pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Notes, appendix. The dust jacket is price-clipped and lightly edgeworn, and there are very minor pencil markings to the end notes pp. 244-247. "The pieces in the Era of Tyrannies range in time from 1902 to 1936, and in subject from 'Social Peace in England' and 'The Problem of Worker Control' to his interpretation of the First World War delivered in a series of lectures at Oxford in 1929. But he is concerned always with one problem - the problem of socialism, the 'great, powerful, formidable doctrine which we in France cannot appreciate'". Translated by R.K. Webb. Notes by Fritz Stern. (Ideas, Essays, Ideas, Socialism, War).

$26.25

The History of European Liberalism

By De Ruggiero, Guido

Boston: Beacon Press 1961. (stiff paper covers) 476pp. Very good plus. Notes, bibliography, index. The spine is lightly creased and there is a previous owner's name on the front inside cover and occaisional underlining and notation in the text including a neatly written note on the half-title page. "The whole book is as much a new and luminous page in the history of liberalism as it is itself a history. As is fitting for such a work, the style sometimes reaches heights of great eloquence, and there is scarcely a page that does not contain some pregnant and acute perception of the past or present". Published for Beacon Paperback #77 History of European Liberalism). Translated by R.G. Collingwood. (Ideas, Essays, History--Europe, Ideas, Liberalism).

$26.25

The Sexual Politics of Meat; A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory
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The Sexual Politics of Meat; A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

By Adams, Carol J.

New York: Continuum [0-8264-0513-4] 1994. (Trade paperback) 256pp. Very good plus. Notes, bibliography, index. "A bold, provocative work that is fascinating and timely. Adams's compelling thesis is that women and animals are linked as 'absent references' in the 'texts' of patriarchal society, and that therefore feminist critical theory must be informed by vegetarianism. Passionately argued and sustained by solid scholarship, the book is the first major exploration of the subject, a valuable. (Ideas, Critical Theory, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Ideas, Meat, Sexuality, Vegetarianism).

$26.25

Everyday Theology; How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends
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Everyday Theology; How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends

By Vanhoozer, Kevin J. (editor)

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic 978-0-8010-3167-0 [978-0-8010-3167-0] 2007. (Trade paperback) 287pp. Very good. Glossary, notes, index. A previous owner's name on the inside front cover has been blacked out. "Generally speaking, students, theologians, pastors and church eladers are well trained in the task of biblical exegesis. Where many fall short, however, is in the area of cultural exegesis - reading and interpreting the texts and trends produced by our culture, which can have a profound influence on the way we understand the world and practice our faith. Anyone interested in the intersection of Christianity and culture needs to be able to do 'everyday theology'". Book about Jesus Christ. (Ideas, Bible Studies, Christianity, Culture, Essays, Faith, Ideas, Religion, Theology).

$26.25

The Feminist History Reader

By Morgan, Sue (editor)

London: Routledge 978-0-415-31810-5 [978-0-415-31810-5] 2006. (Small 4to paperback) 417pp. Near fine. Notes, further reading, index. "Over the past thirty-five years, feminist historians have challenged, debated and transformed the way history is, and should be, written. This self-critical dialogue between women has resulted in the development of a richly reflexive historiography. The Feminist History Reader provides a clearly structured introduction to some of the very best writers in the field of feminist history". Book about Black Feminism & Queer Theory. (Ideas, Essays, Feminist Theory, Gender Issues, Historiography, History, Literary Criticism, Social History).

$26.25

In the Name of the Poor; Contesting Political Space for Poverty Reduction
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In the Name of the Poor; Contesting Political Space for Poverty Reduction

By Webster, Neil (editors) (With Lars Engberg-Pedersen.)

London: Zed Books [9781856499590] 2002. (Trade paperback) 279pp. Near fine. Notes, tables, index. "In the Name of the Poor shifts the terms of the debate around poverty reduction away from the respective roles of the state and the market. Instead its authors argue for the importance of exploring and understanding action taken by the poor themselves. In this context, the notion of political space becomes critical to poverty reduction". (Ideas, Developing Countries, Land Claims, Political Activism, Politics, Poverty, Social Conditions, Social Welfare).

$26.25

The Politics of Authenticity; Liberalism, Christianity, and the New Left in America (Publisher series: Columbia Studies in Contemporary American History.)
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The Politics of Authenticity; Liberalism, Christianity, and the New Left in America (Publisher series: Columbia Studies in Contemporary American History.)

By Rossinow, Doug

New York: Columbia University Press [0-231-11057-X] 1998. (Trade paperback) 500pp. Very good. Notes, bibliography, index. Some minor underlining in ink. "Breaking new ground in cultural, political, and social history, the Politics of Authenticity presents a vital reevaluation of the new left student movement of the 1960s. Doug Rossinow examines the movement's origins and aims, demonstrating how the religious quest for meaning and the secular search for wholeness were deeply entwined with the struggle of civil rights". Book about Student Movements. Time Period 1960's. Publisher series: Columbia Studies in Contemporary American History. Locale: United States. (Ideas, Christianity, Civil Rights Movement, History--United States, Liberalism, Politics, Protest Movements, Social History).

$26.25

Depreciations

By Herts, B. Russell

New York: Albert & Charles Boni 1914. (Hardcover) 171pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and cover. Lightly worn. "for the moment I offer only these essays as an offensive and defensive expression of my opinion, and I hope they may provoke a corresponding activity on the part of those who cannot accept them; for by such encounters the truth, or as much of it as is necessary for us at any one time, comes to prevail" - from the "Explanation". Book about Arnold Bennett, G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells & William Butler Yeats. (Ideas, Art Criticism, Culture, Essays, Literary Criticism, Marriage).

$26.25

Diagnosis of Our Time; Wartime Essays of a Sociologist (Publisher series: International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction.)

By Mannheim, Karl

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 1962, later printing. (Hardcover) 180pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Notes, index. The dust jacket is lightly worn and price-clipped. "DR Mannheim is convinced that Britain has the chance and the Mission to develop a new pattern of society. His new volume is a collection of essays and addresses in which he has developed this theme in relation to such concrete problems of the day as the meaning of democratic planning, the sociological function of youth in modern society, various aspects of the educational problem, and a discussion which is sure to arouse widespread interest, of Christian values in our changing environment". Publisher series: International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction. Series Editor W. J. H. Sprott. (Ideas, Christianity, Democracy, Education, Essays, Ideas, Modernity, Sociology, Youth).

$26.25

The Mirror of Nature; The Alexander Lectures 1982 (Publisher series: Alexander Lectures--The Mirror of Nature; Alexander Lectures.)

By Davies, Robertson

Toronto: University of Toronto Press [0-8020-6536-8] 1983. (Trade paperback) 129pp. Very good plus. Signed by the author. Frontispiece, illustrations, plan. "In this book Robertson Davies explores in loving detail the world of nineteenth-century melodrama - the plays, the actors, and the theatres themselves....It is the distillation of a lifetime's experience as audience, actor, teacher, and reader, and Davies shares with us this experience and the delights inherent in it". Time Period 19th Century. Publisher series: Alexander Lectures #1982 The Mirror of Nature). (Ideas, Drama, Essays, Ideas, Lecture, Melodrama, Plays, Theatre).

$31.50

The Ideas of Ayn Rand

By Merrill, Ronald E.

Chicago: Open Court [0-8126-9158-X] 1993, 2nd printing. (Trade paperback) 191pp. Near fine. Notes, bibliography, index. There is a previous owner's blind stamp on the title page. "The Ideas of Ayn Rand provides, for the first time, a comprehensive survey of Rand's wide-ranging contributions: her literary techniques; her espousal and then rejection of a Nietzschean outlook; her contradictory attitude to feminism; her forays in ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics; the development of her political creed; her influence on - and hostility to - both conservatism and libertarianism". Book about Ayn Rand. (Philosophy, Ethics, Feminism, Ideas, Objectivism, Philosophy).

$23.63

The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand
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The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand

By Uyl, Douglas J. Den (editors) (With Douglas B. Rasmussen.)

Urbana: University of Illinois Press [0-252-01407-3] 1986. (Trade paperback) 235pp. Near fine. Notes, contributors, index. There is a previous owner's blind stamp to the half-title page. "One of the very welcome aspects of this book is that it provides a broader, richer context for Rand's ideas, allowing the reader to look at and understand many aspects of Rand's philosophic thought in a fresh and more complete way" - Howard Baetjer, Jr., Freeman. Book about Individualism, Ayn Rand & Selfishness. (Philosophy, Capitalism, Epistemology, Essays, Ethics, Metaphysics, Objectivism, Philosophers, Politics).

$26.25

Women's Voices, Feminist Visions; Classic and Contemporary Readings
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Women's Voices, Feminist Visions; Classic and Contemporary Readings

By Shaw, Susan M. (With Janet Lee.)

New York: McGraw-Hill [0-07-282242-2] 2004, 2nd edition. (Trade paperback) 593pp. Very good plus. Illustrations, photographs, tables, discussion questions, bibliography, index. (Ideas, Anthologies, Feminism, Gender Issues, Race Relations, Textbook, Women Writers, Women's Studies).

$52.50

A Theory of Justice
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A Theory of Justice

By Rawls, John

Cambridge: Harvard University Press [0-674-88014-5] 1973, 5th printing. (Trade paperback) 607pp. Very good. Notes, index. The covers are lightly worn. "Mr. Rawls believes that utilitarianism has been the dominant systematic moral view for the past two centuries. Here he develops the alternative conception of justice which he regards as implicit in the natural rights theory of the contractarian tradition". (Philosophy, Justice, Law, Philosophy, Utilitarianism).

$26.25

Chaucer's Major Tales
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Chaucer's Major Tales

By Hoy, Michael

New York: Schocken Books [0-8052-3844-1] 1983, 1st American edition. (Hardcover) 178pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, index. The spine is lightly sunned and there is a 1 / 2-inch closed tear to the top edge of the rear panel. "These useful and informed essays and the ideal introduction to the Canterbury Tales for the reader who is not a specialist. The authors have drawn freely on recent medieval scholarship in preparing their own close reading of the best known sections of Chaucer's great work, including the General Prologue, the Knight's Tale, the Franklin's Tale, the Pardoner's Tale, and the Nun's Priest's Tale". Book about Geoffrey Chaucer. (Ideas, Critical Theory, Essays, Literary Criticism, Literature, Medieval, Middle Ages).

$26.25

Working and Thinking on the Waterfront

By Hoffer, Eric

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers 1969. (Hardcover) 180pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. There is a previous owner's stamp to a front page and the last page. "Recently Eric Hoffer, the San Francisco longshoreman-philosopher, came upon this journal among a collection of old notebooks....It is a fascinating document - for the light it throws upon the workings of a highly original mind; for the ideas it plays with at a germinal stage; for its glimpse into the world of the waterfront and men who are seldom articulate on their own behalf". Book about Longshoremen & Migrant Workers. (Ideas, Journal, Philosophers, Thinking, Waterfronts).

$26.25

The Social and Political Ideas of Some Great Mediaeval Thinkers; A Series of Lectures Delivered at King's College University of London

By Hearnshaw, F. J. C. (editor)

London: Dawsons of Pall Mall 1967, facsimile reprint. (Hardcover) 223pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Notes, bibliography. The dust jacket has some small stains to the front panel, there is a previous owner's book plate and name on the front endpapers, and there are minor markings in ink in the text. "The political theory of the Middle Ages may sometimes appear like a desert, often disturbed by the sandstorms raised by the conflicting genies of Papacy and Empire, and rarely relieved by a green oasis such as Dante's treatise on Monarchy or Marsilio's Defender of the Peace. There is, indeed, a vast expanse of arid writing; and a certain unreality, as of a mirage, hangs over the expanse" - from the Introductory. Time Period Middle Ages. (Ideas, Essays, Ideas, Lecture, Philosophers, Politics).

$26.25

Blessed Unrest; How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
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Blessed Unrest; How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming

By Hawken, Paul

New York: Viking 978-0-670-03852-7 [978-0-670-03852-7] 2007. (Hardcover) 342pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Appendix, acknowledgements, notes, bibliography, index. "The dawn of the twenty-first century has witnessed two remarkable developments in our history: the appearance of systemic problems that are genuinely global in scope, and the growth of a worldwide movement that is determined to heal the wounds of the earth with the force of passion, dedication, and collective intelligence and wisdom". Book about Environmental Justice. (Ideas, Activism, Ecology, Environment, Revolution).

$26.25

Studies in Modern German Literature; Sudermann; Hauptmann; Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century

By Heller, Otto

Boston: Ginn & Company 1905. (Hardcover) 301pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Dark grey cloth with paper spine label. Index. The bottom corners are lightly bumped. "The reader of these studies will be likely to feel a certain disappointment at finding them distinctly unscholastic in form as well as in substance. Yet a frank declaration of the author's aim may vindicate him in the judgment even of those who have themselves dealth with similar subjects in a more academic fashion. His cardinal purpose has been to draw attention afresh to a phase of contemporary culture thus far not sufficiently heeded by the English-speaking world" - from the Preface. Book about Gerhart Hauptmann, Hermann Sudermann & Women Writers. Time Period Nineteenth Century. (Ideas, Essays, Ideas, Literary Criticism, Literature).

$23.63

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