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This Orient Isle
This Orient Isle Jerry Brotton
A richly detailed account of the little-known cultural and political relationship between Elizabethan England and the Islamic world.
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Christendom Destroyed
Christendom Destroyed Mark Greengrass
The years following the Reformation were a time of tumultuous change, as Europe was torn apart. Christendom Destroyed is the rich, compelling history of an era that saw spiritual and intellectual upheaval, savage wars and revolution, yet also the birth of Europe as we know it. 
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All Things Made New
All Things Made New Diarmaid MacCulloch
All Things Made New shows MacCulloch at his best - learned, far-seeing, sometimes subversive, and often witty.
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How To Plan A Crusade
How To Plan A Crusade Christopher Tyerman
Thousands left their homelands in the Middle Ages to fight wars abroad. But how did the Crusades actually happen? From recruitment propaganda to raising money, ships to siege engines, medicine to the power of prayer, this vivid, surprising history shows holy war - and medieval society - in a new light.
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Promised You A Miracle: UK80-82
Promised You A Miracle: UK80-82 Andy Beckett
Leading us into these years of brittle optimism and upheaval, Andy Beckett asks why Britain changed so rapidly and fundamentally; what it felt like to be part of this convulsive change - or to be left behind; and how people were swept up in it, sometimes without realising. Yet the effects of this revolution would ripple outwards, across the world - and we are still living with the consequences, happily or otherwise.
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Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool
Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool Jennifer Jacquet
In this urgent, illuminating book, Jennifer Jacquet argues that, if we want to make large-scale fixes, we need to become active citizens, ready to find creative ways to shame those who have the power to bring about political and social change but aren't. Individual guilt and modified consumption don't compare to the possibilities of using shame as a non-violent form of resistance.
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The Ring Of Truth
The Ring Of Truth Roger Scruton
A magnificent book by a famous author on perhaps the greatest of all musical works
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The Dream Of Enlightenment
The Dream Of Enlightenment Anthony Gottlieb
The author of the celebrated The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau.
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Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts
Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts de Hamel Christopher, Christopher de Hamel
The most beguiling and acclaimed history book of the year, now in paperback.
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Against The Double Blackmail
Against The Double Blackmail Slavoj Zizek
The celebrated philosopher returns with a provoking analysis of Europe's crisis. Exposing its real nature, he asks: what is to be done?
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From Bacteria To Bach And Back
From Bacteria To Bach And Back Daniel C. Dennett
One of the world's most original and provocative thinkers offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind.
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The Way Of The Strangers
The Way Of The Strangers Graeme Wood
A timely and essential rethinking of what ISIS is and what it really wants.
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The Courage Of Hopelessness
The Courage Of Hopelessness Slavoj Zizek
The maverick philosopher returns to explore today's ideological, political and economic battles, and asks whether radical change is possible.
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The Souls Of China
The Souls Of China Ian Johnson
The human story of the vast changes now transforming China, with religion sweeping up millions of people in ways which are a profound threat to the Communist Party.
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Priestdaddy Patricia Lockwood
The hilarious and universally lauded memoir of life as the daughter of a gun-toting, all-American Catholic priest.
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First Confession: A Sort of Memoir
First Confession: A Sort of Memoir Chris Patten
The first full memoir by the bestselling author and the best politician-writer since Alan Clark.
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Living with the Gods
Living with the Gods Neil MacGregor
The panoramic exploration of how belief shapes us, from the celebrated author of A History of the World in 100 Objects.
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A History Of Judaism
A History Of Judaism Martin Goodman
Ranging from the religion's inception to the many denominations of contemporary Judaism, this book addresses one of the world's great religions on a grander scale than any predecessor.
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Seven Types of Atheism
Seven Types of Atheism John Gray
A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers.
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The Book Of Why
The Book Of Why Judea Pearl
A pioneer of artificial intelligence shows how the study of causality revolutionized science and the world.
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Like A Thief In Broad Daylight
Like A Thief In Broad Daylight Slavoj Zizek
The latest analysis from the maverick philosopher on the dark side of technology and power.
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