New Arrivals

Friday 20th, February 2015 / 15:38

Here is a quick look at some of our new titles this week.

 

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By profession a Jesuit priest, Kicher made himself an authority on almost every subject under the sun. His most vaunted achievement was to translate the Egyptian hieroglyphs, and though he got them wrong his work marked the beginning of Egyptology. With over 400 illustrations, each with a detailed commentary, this ‘enchanting compendium of curiosities’ (Philip Pullman) opens the door to Kircher’s world.

Joscelyn Godwin
Athanasius Kircher’s Theatre of the World
Thames & Hudson 

 

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From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met,  The Penguin Book of Witches offers a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. These chilling real-life accounts from medieval Europe through to colonial America provide a unique tour through the darkest history  of witchcraft.

Katherine Howe
The Penguin Book of Witches
Penguin Books

 

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Improve your health and longevity with 88 easy-to-learn exercises. Gentle enough to be practiced by anyone. Based on the principles of acupressure, Taiji, Qi Gong, Taoist yoga, and other traditional Chinese health practices,  each exercise includes illustrations, easy-to-follow instructions, and physical and energetic benefits.

Steven Cardoza
Chinese Healing Exercises: A Personalized Practice for Health and Longevity
Llewellyn Publications

 

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