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Klinkenborg, Verlyn and O'Brian, Patrick
Slightly faded strip on front board. This collection of the paintings of the Caribbean world as seen by Francis Drake's crew. 272pp.
Andre Deutsch, 1996, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0233990097
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Inventory #21535
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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Calvet, Laouis-Hean
This is a biography of Roland Barthes - one of the most important European intellectuals of the post-war years. In a lively account of Barthes's life and work, Calvet follows the brilliant semiotician from his provincial origins to his sudden death in 1980. He describes Barthes's move to Paris as a child, where he lived with his mother in modest surroundings and constant hardship. He argues that the experience of having his academic prospects ruined by his illness at an early age remained a thorn in Barthes's flesh: until the end of his life his relationship with the academic world was never free of bitterness, even resentment. Calvet retraces his years in Paris, Bucharest and Alexandria after the war. During this period Barthes gained access to intellectual circles and experienced his decisive encounter with modern linguistics, particularly with "semiotics", which he helped to establish as a discipline through his work on everyday myths, fashion and literature. Calvet discusses the whole range of Barthes's work as a critic and literary theorist, and demonstrates his tremendous importance and influence in the second half of the 20th century. This book provides a detailed portrait of Barthes's life, and a vivid reconstruction of the intellectual culture of post-war France. It should be of interest to students and researchers in literature, cultural studies, French studies, and anyone interested in the life and work of Roland Barthes. 291pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to half title page.
Polity Press, 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 074561017X
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Inventory #24593
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 21.60 approx. - € 19.08 approx.)
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Wiebe, Katie F.
107pp.
Kindred Press, 1984, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0919797318
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Inventory #26849
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.00 approx. - € 5.30 approx.)
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Edited By Frigessi Di Rattalma,M. And Seatzu,F.
This concise volume analyzes the implementation rules applicable to insurance contracts covering risks in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Seven reports, each concentrating on one state, provide an overview of the current law, with particular attention to national practices and their theoretical aspecxts are not neglected.173pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2003, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041120548
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Inventory #15640
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 48.00 approx. - € 42.40 approx.)
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Leckie,Scott Editor
More than one billion people around the world do not have adequate housing. How far does human rights law help to remedy this problem? What measures must governments take to protect people against housing rights violations? What are the strengths and weaknesses of human rights law in the housing area? Is the current law enough, or are new laws necessary? These and many other questions are addressed in the various chapters contained in this volume. While most coverage of economic, social and cultural rights has tended to focus on international standards and principles, this volume examines the more challenging question of how housing rights are implemented at the national and local level. Chapters from recognized housing rights practitioners from Brazil, Canada, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, the US and elsewhere provide some of the first national-level legal analyses of the implementation of housing rights standards recognized under international law. 314pp.Base of spine slightly marked. Corners of boards bumped.
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2003, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041120130
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Inventory #22599
Price: £ 75.00 GBP ($ 90.00 approx. - € 79.50 approx.)
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