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Politics & Social Sciences

Women & Power: A Manifesto


(8 reviews)

Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken seriously: a bit like when I get... See More

£4.68 Price verified 12 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town


(235 reviews)

WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2008 'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail The... See More

£5.59 £7.19 Save 22% Price verified 2 days ago

Civilisations: How Do We Look / Eye of Faith


Kenneth Clark's 1969 BBC series Civilisation (note the singular) is perhaps the most celebrated documentary series ever made, except that it was entirely of its time: patrician to the exclusion of women and western to the... See More

£8.54 £8.96 Price verified one day ago

Civilisations: The Eye of Faith


Focusing on how art enabled increasingly large and complex societies to organise themselves through world religion, Mary Beard explores how such highly charged artefacts were the source of conflict as much as harmony. The... See More

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Biography & True Accounts

It's a Don's Life


(13 reviews)

Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years. In it she has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are... See More

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The Colosseum


(28 reviews)

The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare. Like a cathedral of death it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time, to watch murderous gladiatorial games. It is now visited by two million... See More

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession


(2 reviews)

"Over the past hundred years we have had numerous versions... of [Tolstoy's] major works. This volume, however, is arguably the best so far." -- Times Literary Supplement In the last two days of his own life, Peter Carson... See More

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The History of the United States: All Volumes


(1 review)

The History of the United States is a comprehensive, topical history of the United States written in the early 20th century. This version includes all volumes, and covers the time from the founding of colonial America until... See More

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Religion & Spirituality

Religions of Rome: Volume 1, A History: 001


(3 reviews)

This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan... See More

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All in a Don's Day


(7 reviews)

Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching - and much else besides. In this second collection following on from the success of It's a Don's Life, Beard ponders whether Gaddafi's home is Roman or not, we... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

The Parthenon


(38 reviews)

The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? In a revised and updated edition... See More

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Biography & True Accounts

The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives


(1 review)

A brilliant new translation of five of history's greatest lives from Plutarch, the inventor of biography. Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars... See More

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