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Dahlia Black (Hardcover): Keith Thomas Dahlia Black (Hardcover)
Keith Thomas
R515 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R110 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
In Pursuit of Civility - Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England (Hardcover): Keith Thomas In Pursuit of Civility - Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England (Hardcover)
Keith Thomas
R604 R479 Discovery Miles 4 790 Save R125 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What did it mean to be `civilized' in Early Modern England? Keith Thomas's seminal studies Religion and the Decline of Magic, Man and the Natural World, and The Ends of Life, explored the beliefs, values and social practices of the years between 1500 and 1800. In Pursuit of Civility continues this quest by examining what the English people thought it meant to be `civilized' and how that condition differed from being `barbarous' or `savage' . Thomas shows how the upper ranks of society sought to distinguish themselves from their social inferiors by developing distinctive forms of moving, speaking and comporting themselves - and how the common people in turn developed their own forms of civility. The belief of the English in their superior civility shaped their relations with the Welsh, the Scots and the Irish. By legitimizing international trade, colonialism, slavery, and racial discrimination, it was fundamental to their dealings with the native peoples of North America, India, and Australia. Yet not everyone shared this belief in the superiority of Western civilization. In Pursuit of Civility throws light on the early origins of anti-colonialism and cultural relativism, and goes on to examine some of the ways in which the new forms of civility were resisted. With all the author's distinctive authority and brilliance - based as ever on wide reading, abounding in fresh insights, and illustrated by many striking quotations and anecdotes from contemporary sources - In Pursuit of Civility transforms our understanding of the past. In so doing, it raises important questions as to the role of manners in the modern world.

Man and the Natural World - Changing Attitudes in England 1500-1800 (Paperback, New Ed): Keith Thomas Man and the Natural World - Changing Attitudes in England 1500-1800 (Paperback, New Ed)
Keith Thomas 1
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'Man and the Natural World, an encyclopaedic study of man's relationship to animals and plants, is completely engrossing ... It explains everything - why we eat what we do, why we plant this and not that, why we keep pets, why we like some animals and not others, why we kill the things we kill and love the things we love ... It is often a funny book and one to read again and again' Paul Theroux, Sunday Times 'The English historian Keith Thomas has revealed modes of thought and ways of life deeply strange to us' Hilary Mantel, New York Review of Books 'A treasury of unusual historical anecdote ... a delight to read and a pleasure to own' Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph 'A dense and rich work ... the return to the grass roots of our own environmental convictions is made by the most enchantingly minor paths' Ronald Blythe, Guardian

Religion and the Decline of Magic - Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (Paperback, New... Religion and the Decline of Magic - Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (Paperback, New Ed)
Keith Thomas
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Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet of wax could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the use of charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion, and scientists were developing new explanations of the universe. Keith Thomas’s classic analysis of beliefs held on every level of English society begins with the collapse of the medieval church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700, when science and rationalism began to challenge the older systems of belief.

The Clarity - A Novel (Paperback): Keith Thomas The Clarity - A Novel (Paperback)
Keith Thomas 1
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For fans of Black Mirror and True Detective, a visceral, high-concept thriller about a psychologist who must protect the life of an eleven-year-old girl whose ability to remember past lives makes them both targets of a ruthless assassin. Dr. Matilda Deacon is a psychologist researching how memories are made and stored when she meets a strange eleven-year-old girl named Ashanique. The girl claims to harbor the memories of the last soldier killed in World War I and Matilda is skeptical. But when Ashanique starts talking about being chased by the Night Doctors--a term also used by an unstable patient who was later found dead--Matilda can't deny that the girl might be telling the truth. Matilda soon learns that Ashanique and her mother have been on the run their whole lives from a monstrous assassin named Rade. Rade is seeking a certain component ingrained solely in memories, and has left a bloody trail throughout the world. Matilda realizes that Ashanique is in unimaginable danger and that her unique ability comes with a deadly price. "A taut, riveting thriller, a perfect balance of scientific speculation and storytelling" (James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author), The Clarity is a compelling take on the possibilities of reincarnation and life after death.

Election Day - Decades: A Journey of African-American Romance 1970s (Paperback): Keith Thomas Walker Election Day - Decades: A Journey of African-American Romance 1970s (Paperback)
Keith Thomas Walker
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Changing Conceptions of National Biography - The Oxford DNB in Historical Perspective (Paperback, New): Keith Thomas Changing Conceptions of National Biography - The Oxford DNB in Historical Perspective (Paperback, New)
Keith Thomas
R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The publication of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography in September 2004 was an event of great literary and scholarly importance. In his Leslie Stephen Lecture, commemorating the founder of the original Dictionary of National Biography, the celebrated historian Keith Thomas surveys the many earlier attempts at collective biography, considers the relationship of the Oxford DNB to them, and offers a preliminary assessment of the Oxford DNB itself. The author, who has been chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the Oxford DNB since its inception, writes with intimate knowledge of the project. This Leslie Stephen Lecture complements the earlier Lecture on the DNB by the late Colin Matthew, Founder-Editor of the Oxford DNB, and published by Cambridge in 1997.

The Finley Sisters' Oath of Romance (Paperback): Keith Thomas Walker The Finley Sisters' Oath of Romance (Paperback)
Keith Thomas Walker
R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Threesome 2 (Paperback): Keith Thomas Walker, W Smith Brian Threesome 2 (Paperback)
Keith Thomas Walker, W Smith Brian
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A Good Dude (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Keith Thomas Walker A Good Dude (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Keith Thomas Walker
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The Ends of Life - Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England (Paperback): Keith Thomas The Ends of Life - Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England (Paperback)
Keith Thomas
R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How should we live? That question was no less urgent for English men and women who lived between the early sixteenth and late eighteenth centuries than for this book's readers. Keith Thomas's masterly exploration of the ways in which people sought to lead fulfilling lives in those centuries between the beginning of the Reformation and the heyday of the Enlightenment illuminates the central values of the period, while casting incidental light on some of the perennial problems of human existence. Consideration of the origins of the modern ideal of human fulfilment and of obstacles to its realization in the early modern period frames an investigation that ranges from work, wealth, and possessions to the pleasures of friendship, family, and sociability. The cult of military prowess, the pursuit of honour and reputation, the nature of religious belief and scepticism, and the desire to be posthumously remembered are all drawn into the discussion, and the views and practices of ordinary people are measured against the opinions of the leading philosophers and theologians of the time. The Ends of Life offers a fresh approach to the history of early modern England, by one of the foremost historians of our time. It also provides modern readers with much food for thought on the problem of how we should live and what goals in life we should pursue.

Riding the Corporate Ladder (Paperback, 2nd Riding the Corporate Ladder ed.): Keith Thomas Walker Riding the Corporate Ladder (Paperback, 2nd Riding the Corporate Ladder ed.)
Keith Thomas Walker
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How to Kill Your Husband (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Keith Thomas Walker How to Kill Your Husband (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Keith Thomas Walker
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Fixin' Tyrone (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Keith Thomas Walker Fixin' Tyrone (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Keith Thomas Walker
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
From Religion to Consciousness (Paperback): Elliott Burns From Religion to Consciousness (Paperback)
Elliott Burns; Edited by Keith Thomas Walker
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Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Grain Legumes Volume 1 - Advances in Breeding and Cultivation Techniques (Hardcover):... Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Grain Legumes Volume 1 - Advances in Breeding and Cultivation Techniques (Hardcover)
Shoba Sivasankar; Contributions by Enrique Troyo-Dieguez, Pooja Bhatnagar, Michel Ghanem, Diego Rubiales, …
R4,540 Discovery Miles 45 400 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Grain legumes are characterised by their nutritional value, an ability to grow rapidly and improve soil health by fixing nitrogen. This makes them a key rotation crop in promoting food security amongst smallholders in particular. However, yields are constrained by factors such as pests and diseases as well as vulnerability to poor soils, drought and other effects of climate change. This collection reviews the wealth of research addressing these challenges. Volume 1 focusses on breeding and cultivation. Part 1 summarises advances in understanding crop physiology and genetic diversity, and how this understanding has informed the development of new varieties. Part 2 reviews improvements in cultivation techniques to make the most of these new varieties, from variety selection and seed quality management, through pest and disease management to storage and quality assessment. With its distinguished editorial team and international range of expert authors, this will be a standard reference for the grain legume research community and farmers of these important crops as well as government and other agencies responsible for agricultural development. It is accompanied by a companion volume which reviews particular grain legumes.

Threesome (Paperback): Keith Thomas Walker, Brian W. Smith Threesome (Paperback)
Keith Thomas Walker, Brian W. Smith
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Backslide 2 (Paperback): Keith Thomas Walker Backslide 2 (Paperback)
Keith Thomas Walker
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Jackson Memorial 2 (Paperback): Keith Thomas Walker Jackson Memorial 2 (Paperback)
Keith Thomas Walker
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Brick House 3 (Paperback): Keith Thomas Walker Brick House 3 (Paperback)
Keith Thomas Walker
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Backslide (Paperback): Keith Thomas Walker Backslide (Paperback)
Keith Thomas Walker
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A Key to the Complete Practical Arithmetician - Containing Answers to All the Questions in That Work, with the Solutions at... A Key to the Complete Practical Arithmetician - Containing Answers to All the Questions in That Work, with the Solutions at Full Length, Wherever There Is the Smallest Appearance of Labour or Difficulty ...: To Which Is Added, an Appendix, Containing, ... (Hardcover)
Thomas 1759-1824 Keith; Created by Thomas 1759-1824 Complete Pract Keith, Thomas 1759-1824 Appendix to Th Keith
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A Key to the Complete Practical Arithmetician (Paperback): Thomas 1759-1824 Keith A Key to the Complete Practical Arithmetician (Paperback)
Thomas 1759-1824 Keith; Created by Thomas 1759-1824 Complete Pract Keith, Thomas 1759-1824 Appendix to Th Keith
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Colored Rags (Paperback): Keith Thomas Walker Colored Rags (Paperback)
Keith Thomas Walker
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SOM Journal 9 (Paperback): Nicholas Adams, Kenneth Frampton, Peter Mac Keith, Thomas De Monchaux SOM Journal 9 (Paperback)
Nicholas Adams, Kenneth Frampton, Peter Mac Keith, Thomas De Monchaux
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"SOM Journal 9" is the newest issue in an ongoing series on the work of American architecture and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (founded in 1936). The journal discusses the work through critical discussion by a jury.

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