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Barnes, Ruth; Branfoot, Crispin
This book explores the role of pilgrimage in Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and the religions that developed in India. It was written to coincide with an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (2006), but it is not a catalogue of the display. It is intended to be read independently, as it explores attitudes to pilgrimage in the different religions; it also includes accounts of individual pilgrimage, both historical and contemporary. Common themes emerge, regardless of religious affiliation. The departure from daily life is part of all pilgrimages. Along the way, the journey may lead past lesser shrines and sacred landscapes. The visit to the central shrine, the final goal of the journey, culminates in an intense spiritual experience. Reliquaries and souvenirs many help to hold on to this moment and transfer its power back into everyday life. Pilgrimage survives as an important aspect of religious awareness and identification to this day. 132pp.
Ashmolean Museum, 2006, Card Covers, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1854442155
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Inventory #21019
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Dye, Ira
An account of the naval battle between the Argus and the Pelican, focusing on the ship's main officers. 368pp.
United States Naval Institute, 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Printing. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1557501750
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Inventory #24434
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Geipel, Kaye
The text is in both English and German. The prize-winning design, of which all can be seen from the outside is a glass cube making an impact over a distance and defining the urban situation, solved the enormous space problem of a collection of contemporary art, including 15000 works. 91pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 9783936681062
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Inventory #20024
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.58 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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Zoltan, Lorincz
Text in English,German and Hungarian.176pp.
B.K.L.Kiado Pannon Lapok Tarsasaga, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9638606746
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Inventory #19877
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Blau, Joseph L.
History's first national party with roots in a mass electorate, the Jacksonian Democrats were not so much unified around a shared policy program as they were a patchwork of conflicting interests. They came together most vigorously in the name of what they opposed: the emerging financial and commercial monopolies, the old Washington dynasty, and any whiff of privilege or aristocracy. Yet they demonstrated how even unprincipled national parties could invigorate representative democracy and repair the growing rifts between Northern industrialists, the Old South, and the developing West. These texts show the Jacksonian movement as a cross-section of nineteenth century America. A picture of popular democracy in its infancy, they together form a study of unity in diversity. 383pp. N.B. Light scratch to rear cover.
Hackett Publishing Company, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0872206890
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Inventory #28155
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.08 approx. - € 9.39 approx.)
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