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  1. Book ImageHow to Read the Egyptian Book of the Dead

    Barry Kemp, Simon Critchley

    Intent upon letting the reader experience the pleasure and intellectual stimulation in reading classic authors, the How to Read series will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon.More

  2. Book ImageThe Book of Margery Kempe

    Margery Kempe, Lynn Staley

    The text presented here remains as faithful to the original Middle English as possible, without sounding archaic.More

  3. Book ImageThe People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature

    Adam Kirsch

    An accessible introduction to the classics of Jewish literature, from the Bible to modern times, by "one of America’s finest literary critics" (Wall Street Journal).More

  4. Book ImageThe Godless Constitution: A Moral Defense of the Secular State

    R. Laurence Moore, Isaac Kramnick, R. Laurence Moore

    "A timely, well-written and scholarly polemic for the separation of church and state."--Bernard Crick, The New StatesmanMore

  5. Book ImageArlo, Alice, and Anglicians: The Lives of a New England Church

    Laura Lee

    Lee tells the story of Arlo and of the church belonging to Alice and Ray Brock.More

  6. Book ImageThe Muslim Discovery of Europe

    Bernard Lewis

    "Full of rare and exact information…A distinguished work." —New York Review of BooksMore

  7. Book ImageSemites and Anti-Semites: An Inquiry into Conflict and Prejudice

    Bernard Lewis

    "A powerful book. It combines the coolness of scholarship with conclusions that cannot fail to engage the passions."—Saul BellowMore

  8. Book ImageIn Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint

    Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Peggy McCracken

    The fascinating account of how the story of the Buddha was transformed into the legend of a Christian saint.More

  9. Book ImagePrimitive Religion

    Robert H. Lowie

    Complete and Unabridged

    From the jungle fastnesses of Africa and New Guinea, the plains of North America, and the palm groves of the South Sea Islands, Dr. Lowrie has wrenched the innermost secrets of primitive faith, revealing the psychological elements common to the beliefs of the aborigines.More

  10. Book ImageThe Son of Man: The Story of Jesus

    Emil Ludwig, Eden Paul, Cedar Paul

    There are few biographers of the scope, depth and reach of Emil Ludwig. His biographies of Napoleon and other world-famous figures have made him one of the most widely read, widely appreciated writers of our time. Like Francis Hackett he combines thorough scholarship with a gift for the dramatic. He is also a master of psychology: from the historical record he re-constructs human figures that move and speak as if they were living in our time.More

  11. Book ImageThe Family Life of Ralph Josselin, a Seventeenth-Century Clergyman: An Essay in Historical Anthropology

    Alan Macfarlane

    “The great merit of Macfarlane’s book is that it poses questions; it teaches historians to look very much more closely, and in new ways, at familiar evidence; it brings familiar relationships into the centre of scrutiny; and it offers, in a significant way, the unit of one man’s life, and of one man’s economic fortunes, as a focus of study.” —E. P. Thompson, Midland HistoryMore

  12. Book ImageCoined By God: Words and Phrases That First Appear in English Translations of the Bible

    Stan Malless, Jeff McQuain

    A word lover's delight: 150 entries, with meanings and sources, first published in English translations of the Bible.More

  13. Book ImageThe English Bible, King James Version: The Old Testament and The New Testament and The Apocrypha: A Norton Critical Edition

    Herbert Marks, Gerald Hammond, Austin Busch

    “Making [the King James Version] vividly readable again.” —Robert Alter, New RepublicMore

  14. Book ImageThe English Bible, King James Version: The Old Testament

    Herbert Marks

    Volume(s): 1

    A stunning work of scholarship, the Norton Critical Edition of The English Bible, King James Version, is the most accessible edition available.More

  15. Book ImageThe Qur'an

    Jane Dammen McAuliffe

    This Norton Critical Edition is based on a thoroughly revised and annotated version of the well-regarded Pickthall translation of the Qur’an. Jane McAuliffe introduces the Qur’an as a living scripture, preparing readers for an informed encounter with the text. Topics include the scholarly traditions of the study of qur’anic origins; the centuries of commentary, analysis, and intellectual dissemination that have created a library of qur’anic literature; the history of translations, particularly those in English; and the many ways the Qur’an informs Muslim life and material culture.More

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