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Icelandic Spiritualism: Mediumship and Modernity in Iceland [Viking]

By: Gissurarson, Loftur Reimar

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Publishers: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009622

ISBN: 1560002735

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


A scholarly social anthropological study of the role of spiritualism in Icelandic church and society during the first half of the twentieth century. The authors put forth the view that spiritualism was an integral part of Iceland's transition to modernity and its conversion to Christianity and demonstrate how "modern" spiritualism is a distinct phenomenon in Icelandic life. Of particular interest to philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologis... View more info

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The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories
[Astronomy]

By: Heilbron, J. L.

Price: $20.40

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press: 1999

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 009661

ISBN: 0674854330

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


The Sun in the Church by J.L. Heilbron is a provocative work of scholarship that challenges long-held views of the relationship between science and Christianity. Heilbron's main point is simple enough: "The Roman Catholic Church gave more financial and social support to the study of astronomy for over six centuries, from the recovery of ancient learning during the late Middle Ages into the Enlightenment, than any other, and, probably, all other, institutions." ... View more info

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Anglo Saxon Military Institutions On The Eve of the Norman Conquest (Oxford University Press Academic Monograph Reprints)

By: Hollister, C. Warren

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford Univ Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: 009534

ISBN: 0198212968

Condition: New


More than military battles; the author discusses the very structure of the late Anglo-Saxon 'military establishment': how the fyrd was organized, how the nation called up its army and collected funding, how the elements of the fighting units worked together. Typically, much of British history focused on the events after the Norman invasion. While Anglo-Saxon history was often relatively neglected. All the more so for its military.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Qua... View more info

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Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada
[Spain]

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, G. P. Putnam's Sons / The Riverside Press: 1893

Edition: Author's Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 010165

Condition: Very Good


Author's Revised Edition. The “Agapida” edition, a lavish production. White cloth, gilt-extra, and additionally decorated in green and pink, titles in gilt on spine embellished with a Moorish-inspired design by Alice Cordelia Morse, boards beveled, Top Edge Gilt, decorative endpapers, in the publisher’s cloth dust-wrappers with gilt spine titling. Both volumes with frontispieces and with 30 photogravures of Granada by Mr. Richard H. Lawrence and others, each with ... View more info

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The Greatest of the Borgias

By: Yeo, Margaret

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Milwaukee:, The Bruce Publishing Company,: 1952.

Edition: First Edition, Third Printing.

Seller ID: 007486


Biography of Francis Borgia, Duke of Gandia and Marquis of Lombay, 'Known as the "Holy Duke", he lived a holy Christian life overcoming the inherited legacy of infamy. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning; gutter of endpages toned. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve; has light wear with some chipping; rear panel has toned. View more info