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Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Language

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Martin Heidegger (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

Since the publication of his mammoth work, Being and Time, Martin Heidegger has remained one of the most influential figures in contemporary thought, and is a key influence for modern literary and cultural theory. This guidebook provides an ideal entry-point … Continue reading

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (Oxford Paperback Reference)

The most authoritative paperback dictionary of quotations available, containing over 9,000 quotations from more than 2,300 authors, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is both a fascinating read and an invaluable general reference tool. Based on the highly acclaimed seventh … Continue reading

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The One-Act Play Companion: A Guide to plays, playwrights and performance

The one-act play stands apart as a distinct art form with some well known writers providing specialist material, among them Bernard Shaw, Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill. Alan Ayckbourn, Edward Albee and Tennesee Williams. There are also lesser-known writers … Continue reading

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Theory and Practice of Perspective (Illustrated)

PREFACE It is much easier to understand and remember a thing when a reason is given for it, than when we are merely shown how to do it without being told why it is so done; for in the latter … Continue reading

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Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare

Providing a unique perspective on a fascinating aspect of early modern culture, this volume focuses on the role of food and diet as represented in the works of a range of European authors, including Shakespeare, from the late medieval period … Continue reading

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Apocalypse of Freemasonry A Constructive Scheme of Interpretation of the Symbolism of the Masonic Lodge

1943. Interpretation of the symbolism of the Masonic Lodge. Contains considerations of the sources of these symbols. Underlying the ceremonies practiced by the Freemasons of the present day, there is a system of philosophy which is based on the lofty … Continue reading

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Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling

1891. Illustrated by incantations, specimens of medical magic, anecdotes, tales. This work was published when the author was nearly seventy years of age. It represents twenty years’ collecting of spells, customs, ceremonies, superstitions, fetishes, exorcisms, incantations and usages gathered from … Continue reading

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Pagan Regeneration: A Study of Mystery Initiations in the Graeco Roman World

1929. Contents: pagan piety in the Graeco-Roman world; greater mysteries at Eleusis; Dionysian excesses; Orphic reform; regenerative rites of the great mother; death and rebirth in Mithraism; Isiac initiation; new birth experience in Hermeticism; mysticism of Philo; social significance of … Continue reading

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British Castles: Or A Compendious History Of The Ancient Military Structures Of Great Britain (1825)

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing’s Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made … Continue reading

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