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The Concise Pepys

Author : Samuel Pepys
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In this diary Pepys observed and recorded the details of a ten-year period of English history which included not only the Restoration, but the Great Plague of 1665 and the Fire of London of the following year.

The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature

Author : George Sampson
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A comprehensive survey of the significant literature of the English-speaking world

Healing Performance and Ceremony in the Writings of Three Early Modern Physicians

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Feste, Zeremonien, Theater und Volksmedizin in den Beschreibungen von Felix und Thomas Platter.

Samuel Pepys

Author : Claire Tomalin
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Samuel Pepys is the astonishing biography by bestselling author Claire Tomalin 2002 WHITBREAD BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Immaculately well done. Tomalin has managed to unearth a wealth of material about the uncharted life of Samuel Pepys' Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday 'Sex, drink, plague, fire, music, marital conflict, the fall of kings, corruption and courage in public life, wars, navies, public execution, incarceration in the Tower: Samuel Pepys's life is full of irresistible material, and Claire Tomalin seizes it with both hands. Fast, vivid, accessible' Hermione Lee, Guardian 'A rich, thoughtful and deeply satisfying account. It takes us behind and beyond the diary - which means that, on finishing it, we can reread the diary with greater pleasure and understanding then ever before' Noel Malcolm, Evening Standard 'In Claire Tomalin, Pepys has found the biographer he deserves. Her perceptive, level-headed book finally restores to the life of the diarist its weight and dignity' Lisa Jardine, New Statesman 'A great achievement and a huge pleasure. A vivid chronicle of contemporary history seen through the all too human preoccupations of this ordinary and extraordinary man' Diana Souhami, Independent From the acclaimed author of Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman, this celebrated biography casts new light on the remarkable diaries of Pepys and brings his story vividly to life once more. Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.

Chapman s Homer

Author : Homer
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Homer bidding farewell to his wife, Odysseus bound to the mast, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been portrayed in every generation. Chapman's translations are argued to be two of the liveliest and readable.

The concise Cambridge history of the English language

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A Concise Economic History of Britain of Britain from the Earliest Times

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The parliamentary guide a concise biography of the members of both houses of parliament

Author : Richard Bartholomew Mosse
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Author : Michelin Travel Publications Staff
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Witchcraft and Witch Trials

Author : Gregory Durston
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The justification for this fresh book is that the English persecution of witches was overwhelmingly a secular legal phenomenon, rather than the result of popular or ecclesiastical action. Prior to it becoming a secular crime, it appears to have been of little significance. With its decriminalisation (both de facto and de jure), it gradually died out as a topic of concern. This book is aimed at remedying a lacuna in recent scholarship by making a proper examination of the subject in its legal context, as well as providing a more general history of the phenomenon.