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Rudolph, Susanne Hoeber; Rudolph, Lloyd I.; Kanota, Mohan Singh
An engrossing narrative of a colonial subjects life contemplating his Imperial masters at the height of colonialism in India; based upon the first eight years of his life-long diary. Amar Singh, a Rajput nobleman and officer in the Indian Army, kept a diary for 44 years from 1898, when he was twenty, until his death in 1942. In it he writes about the Jodhpur court, the Imperial Cadet Corps, and the British Expeditionary Force in China during the Boxer rebellion. A century before hybridity, he constructs a hybrid self, an Edwardian officer cum gentleman and a martial Rajput cum manor lord. With the diary acting as alter ego and best friend, Amar Singh resists becoming a coolie for the raj when he finds the British to be racist masters as well as friends. He writes and reads extensively to keep himself amused, he says, and to avoid the boredom of princedom and raj philistinism. Here the authors focus on the first eight years of Amar Singhs diary (1898-1905), offering a rare and intimate glimpse into British colonialism from the point of view of a colonial subject. Illustrated with fifty photographs and facsimiles from Amar Singhs readings.633pp.
Westview Press, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0813336260
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Inventory #21110
Price: £ 14.50 GBP ($ 19.14 approx. - € 16.82 approx.)
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Brandes, Donna
A second volume of games with a purpose, for groups of all kinds, from the co-author of the Gamesters' Handbook. 144pp. N.B. Edges and corners of covers and spine slightly rubbed.
Hutchinson, 1987, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0091590019
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Inventory #27638
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.60 approx. - € 5.80 approx.)
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Martin, F. Lester
This book is unique as it presents a concise history of Great Britain as an island kingdom from the reigns of William I in 1066 to that of Queen Elizabeth II in the present century. The preface contains an overview of the hereditary composition of the monarchy, the coronation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, and a listing of the monarchs from 1066 to the present. The introduction contains, a brief history of the four countries - England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales - and how they came to be united as the Kingdom of Great Britain. The monarchy is divided into ten houses, or dynasties. A two-fold page layout describes each dynasty from the Normans to the Windsors. Each layout contains: a listing of individual monarchs and dates of reigns; depiction of coins with monarch images; listing of historical events occurring in each reign with marriage information; and two-colour sketches with narrative description of architectural buildings of the period. Thus, there is a 1000 year history of the evolution of architecture from defensive to domestic usage. Signed by author on title page. Head and tail of spine and D/J spine slightly bumped.
Produced By Harewll Productions, Inc., 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. Signed Copy. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780615193403
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Inventory #25942
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.22 approx. - € 9.86 approx.)
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Ree, Jonathan
The stunning debut of Jonathan Ree, the Simon Schama of philosophy. 'I See A Voice is a joy to read: bold, crisp in style, effortlessly erudite, slyly humorous, passionate and humane.' Roy Porter, Independent 'Ree writes with such clarity and elegance that his prose is a pleasure to read. His exploration of the world of the deaf demonstrates that their tragic deprivation of one sense illumines our understanding of the others. His study of sign language gives us unparalleled insight into the nature of spoken language! this book is not only a fascinating history of the belated correction of our misperceptions of the deaf, but a demonstration that philosophy really can advance our understanding of the world and ourselves.' Anthony Storr, Literary Review 'Some philosophers take difficulty and try to make it simple, but Ree takes what is apparently mundane and undeniably everyday and makes it hard and wonderful. Reading his book, I had to sit at a table, with a pen and notebook, jotting down things I had never thought about before -- asking myself how it was that I had lived with this commonsense all my life, yet never been in possession of its meanings! Ree treats philosophy the way Adam Phillips treats psychoanalysis: he scrutinises the everyday and the commonplace and charges them with significance. Psychoanalysis and the writings of Freud flood into his text, along with the poetry of Wordsworth, the writings of Proust, his own poignant memories of things past. The melancholy richness of his writing soaks up the culture of the late twentieth century: its emphasis on subjectivity and uncertainity; its sense of the individual; its receptivity to other forms; its confessionalism and belief in self scrutiny! in his passionate, fascinating philosophical history of language, deafness and the senses.' 399pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Flamingo, 2000, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0006550584
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Inventory #26089
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Editors Norton,Joseph J.,Li,C.J. And Yangxin,Huang
With the growth in financial activity in and between the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China or Taiwan and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, an understanding of the development and status of financial law and regulation in the Chinese Economic Circle is increasingly important. This book provides an overview of the most significant areas of financial regulation in the Greater China Area, bringing together expert essays on banking, insurance, securities and general financial law in the PRC, banking and insurance in Taiwan, and financial law in Hong Kong. This work collects in a single volume, the significant history and development of financial law within the Greater China Area, providing an insight into the development and relationship of these three diverse but inter-related financial systems. 378pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2000, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 904119763X
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Inventory #15438
Price: £ 60.00 GBP ($ 79.20 approx. - € 69.60 approx.)
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