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Craig, Mary
The Dalai Lama is "discovered" by high-ranking Buddhist monks using ancient and arance methods of divination. In 1935, they found the 14th Dalai Lama - Tenzin Gyatso - in the village of Taktser in north-east Tibet. This is the less well known story of his family. 392pp. N.B. Slight bump to head and tail of spine and D/J spine. Dent to bottom edge of front board.
HarperCollins, 1997, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0006278388
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Inventory #27138
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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Edited By White, Stephen K.
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. 354pp.
Cambridge University Press, 1995, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 052144120X
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Inventory #24536
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 36.00 approx. - € 31.80 approx.)
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"Medieval Philosophy and Theology, Volume 1" initiates an annual journal devoted to original studies of medieval philosophy and theology. Encouraging a broad range of topics and approaches, it seeks to stimulate conversation and exchange across modern disciplinary boundaries and among contrasting, sometimes competing, scholarly methodologies and traditions. 190pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Marks to front and rear covers where labels have been removed.
University of Notre Dame Press, 1991, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 026801387X
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Inventory #25415
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Windsor, Philip; Edited By Berdal, Mats
Philip Windsor (1935-2000) is widely acknowledged to have been among the brightest and most penetrating of thinkers in International Relations. This book brings together some of his most exciting and stimulating essays, covering many of the classic and most enduring issues in International Relations: the causes of wars; intervention and the use of force; the regulation of conflict; human rights and the tensions between order and justice. Windor's philosophical bias, together with his elegant prose and sheer breadth of knowledge, gave an underlying coherence and unity to all his writings. The essays include brilliant essays on East-West relations during the Cold War, arms control, Clausewitz's contribution to strategic thought, Henry Kissinger's scholarly contribution and the place of human rights and cultural dialogue in international politics. 246pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1902210905
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Inventory #23104
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 30.00 approx. - € 26.50 approx.)
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Ohana, David
In the turbulent period between 1870 and 1930, the contours on modernity were taking shape, especially the connections between technology, politics and aesthetics. The trilogy "The Nihilist Order" traces the genealogy of the nihilist-totalitarian syndrome. Georges Sorel (1847-1922) was the first political philosopher to develop a systematic theory of political myth, one that had profound impact on radical leaders and totalitarian movements of the twentieth century. While he was a highly respected early political sociologist, his writings transcended disciplinary boundaries in their creation of a modern political mythology. Believing that ideology was too abstract, general and ineffective to be instrumental in the political mobilisation of the masses, he formulated the myth of the general strike. According to his theory of social psychology, people are socialised not by means of ideology, but through a common experience of action. This idea was adopted to great effect in the following years by revolutionary syndicalism, fascism and bolshevism. Sorel's problem was one that is well understood by the social thinkers of today: that of revitalising a political arena and a social structure which he felt to be dominated by an inauthentic, degenerate search for a tranquil bourgeois existence. The myth of violence, he believed, would reinvigorate the militancy of both socialism and nationalism and spur these on to a new and dynamic course of action. Sorelian myth should be understood in a new way, not as a means to some ideological purpose, but to a mobilisation of heroic action, seen as an end in itself. 187pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2009, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845192907
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Inventory #19980
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 36.00 approx. - € 31.80 approx.)
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