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A Concise History of the Middle East

New Revised Edition
Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson
The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the...

The House of Wisdom

How The Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
Lyons, Jonathan
When Baghdad opened its gates as the new capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, the prime site in the city was occupied by the royal library. Both the city and the library, completed around 765, were built by Caliph al-Mansur, who devised a method for measuring the circumference of the Earth and was second...

*General books\Arab Background Series

Arab Civilization to AD 1500 Dunlop *Arab Conquest of the Western Sahara Norris *Arabs and Mediaeval Europe Daniel *Berbers in Arabic Literature Norris *Cristianity Among The Arabs in Pre-Islamic Times Trimingham *Frankincense and Myrrh Groom *Influence of Islam Upon Africa ...

Encylopedia of Philosophy

Encylopedia of Philosophy


Everything you want to know about the world’s religions: from beliefs and ceremonies to gods and sacred texts
Philip Wilkinson
From Hinduism to Zoroastrianism, take an in-depth look at all the major global religions, past and present. Discover how each religion started, exploring their origins and history, from the moment of its founding to its spread across the world today. Find out all about the Gods and prophets from...

The Story of Philosophy

Bryan Magee
Philosophy is a subject that influences many aspects of our lives and our understanding of our experiences, yet it can seem dauntingly inaccessible. Unrivalled in its clarity and insight, The Story of Philosophy guides us expertly through the history of ideas and thinking. History of Western philosophy Professor...

Weapon A Visual History of Arms and Armour

The ultimate record of arms and armour through the ages – in a new compact edition
An epic 4,000-year illustrated story of weaponry. From stone axes to heavy machine-guns, swords to sniper rifles, discover the innovative design, range, lethal function and brutal history of arms and armour, and meet the warriors who wielded them. Includes all the important arms through the ages,...

World History Atlas Mapping the Human Journey

The history of the world – in a new compact edition
From the rise and fall of empires to the birth of nations, culture and conflict, explore the history of our world, from early man to the 21st century. Key era overviews build up a story of the changing world through the centuries using maps and charts, looking at empires, trade and migrations, while...

The Vatican

Secrets and Treasures of the Holy City A unique visual guide to life inside the spiritual centre of the Catholic Church, beautifully photographed with over 700 specially commissioned images.
Vatican City is the world’s smallest sovereign state, but at the same time it is the spiritual heart of one of the world’s great religions with worldwide influence. Through the inside knowledge of Father Michael Collins, gain a privileged insight into the unique 2,000 year history, traditional ceremonies,...

Britain's Buildings, Place and Spaces

A stunning exploration of the wonder of Britain’s architecture with Ptolemy Dean, presenter of BBC2’s Restoration
From Churches and Cathedrals to Music Halls and Country Houses explore Britain with Ptolemy Dean, presenter of BBC2’s Restoration. Take a look around Britain’s best buildings and explore our unique relationship with our surroundings through expert insight from Ptolemy and his personal illustrations. With...

World War II

A compact edition of this unique global account of the Second World War in all its brutal intensity

World War I

Anniversary edition of this dynamic portrait of World War I.
Published to coincide with the 90th anniversary of the armistice, this dramatic account of World War I combines emotive photography with personal accounts to evoke both the futility and spirit of the Great War. Every aspect of World War I – sea, land and the home front – are explored giving you a...

The Way of the Warrior

The ultimate guide to the martial arts of the world with Kung-Fu virtuoso and TV presenter Chris Crudelli.
From the ancient fighting arts of India and China to modern disarming techniques and Olympic sports, explore every major style of martial art in existence in this stunning visual guide. Take virtual tours of dojos and temples, learn about the history and philosophy of fighting, find out about the...


A spectacular and lavish look at India, the world’s most vibrant civilisation – past, present and future.
Experience the diversity and vibrancy of India with this unique portrait. More than 700 unique photographs reveal a land and people in transition, where tradition and modernity combine to extraordinary effect. Take a visual journey through India’s diverse landscapes, from some of the world’s highest...

China A Portrait of the People, Place and Culture

A spectacular and lavish portrait of China, the world’s oldest civilization – past, present and future
Take an incredible journey to today’s China and beyond from the comfort of your armchair. Seven hundred never-seen-before photographs combine to create a revealing portrait of this extraordinary country. Explore every aspect of the world's oldest civilization; from China’s stunning landscapes, extraordinary...
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