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Castleden, Rodney
Plato's legend of Atlantis has become notorious among scholars as the absurdest lie in literature. Atlantis Destroyed explores the possibility that the account given by Plato is historically true. Rodney Castleden first considers the location of Atlantis re-examining two suggestions put forward in the early twentieth century; Minoan Crete and Minoan Thera. He outlines the latest research findings on Knossos and Bronze Age Thera, discussing the material culture, trade empire and agricultural system, writing and wall paintings, art, religion and society of the Minoan civilization. Castleden demonstrates the many parallels between Plato's narrative and the Minoan Civilization in the Aegean. Fired by the imagination a new vision of Atlantis has arisen over the last one hundred and fifty years as a lost utopia. Rodney Castleden discusses why this picture arose and xplains how it has become confused with Plato's genuine account. 225pp.
Routledge, 1998, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415165393
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Inventory #27761
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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Edited By Henneman, John Bell
Biographies of leading Southern writers are explored, with emphasis on antebellum writers. Samples of their writing, including some complete short stories, are included. Among the writers represented are Edgar Allan Poe, William Gilmore Simms, John Pendleton Kennedy, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, Joel Chandler Harris, George Washington Cable and many others. 444pp.Slight bump to head of spine.
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . Facsimile Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1565549589
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Inventory #6488
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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La Fontaine, Jean De; Translated By Shapiro, Norman R.
The Contes et nouvelles en vers of Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695) were published at various times throughout his life, both before and after his celebrated Fables, between 1664 and 1685, and even posthumously. In quite a different key from the more innocent Fables, the Contes often threatened to get him in trouble with both Church and Acadmie. It was, indeed, the bawdy tales of Boccaccio, Rabelais, and other medieval and renaissance masters of ribaldry that inspired La Fontaine's Contes, presented here in a chronologically and stylistically diverse selection translated by Norman R. Shapiro. This spirited recent translation, spanning the entire corpus, offers about half the tales, from early to late, in all their variety of lengths and poetic narrative forms. The mildly suggestive mingle with the frankly bawdy, while others would hardly raise a vicar's eyebrow. Yet all these gems from one of France's truly great poets, scrupulously faithful to the originals, are rendered with the spirit of his style, his subtle rhythms, cadences, rhymes, and delectable wit left intact. 273pp. N.B. Corners slightly creased.
Princeton University Press, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0691015325
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Inventory #24881
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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Strange, E.-F. (Editor)
Chronic inflammatory bowel disease still represents a major gastroenterological challenge, in view of the unclear aetiology and unsatisfactory therapy. This book, the proceedings of a Falk Symposium held in Lubeck, Germany on 4-5 March 1994, should act as a vehicle for our current knowledge, and promote the dialogue between clinicians and those involved with the associated sciences. The book begins with international experts discussing the more recent theories concerning the aetiology and pathogenesis. Questions of diagnosis and the conservative and surgical treatment of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are dealt with in detail. This volume in the Falk Symposium represents a forum of experts for discussion of the most recent findings, and provides clinical gastroenterologists with an opportunity to inform themselves of the state-of-the-art in the field of inflammatory bowel disease. Fading to d/j spine otherwise a very nice clean copy. 212pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792388763
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Inventory #15106
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Knight, Roy
N.B. Head and tail of spine and D/J spine slightly bumped. Label residue and discolouration on ffep. 106pp.
Christopher Davies, 1987, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0715406698
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Inventory #23445
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.92 approx. - € 6.96 approx.)
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