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The Economy of Certainty


Aron Zysow's 1984 PhD dissertation, 'The Economy of Certainty,' remains the most important treatment of Islamic legal theory in Western scholarship. It continues to be widely read and cited, and is published here in full with updated references, further reflections by the author, and with the addition of a nine-page Foreword by Robert Gleave.





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9781937040093 | Published: 2013
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Education In The West Of England, 1066-1548


This book is a study of all the known schools in the six counties of the West of England, from the Conquest to the Reformation. The account of each school covers (as far as possible) its origins, constitution, endowment and history up to the middle of the sixteenth century.





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9780859897075 | Published: 2020
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English Church Dedications


Forgotten after the Reformation, churches were revived on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with many guesses and mistakes, resulting in numerous alterations. Part One surveys their history in England from Roman ties to the present day. Part Two is a list of all 800 ancient parish churches and religious houses in Cornwall and Devon.





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9780859895163 | Published: 1996
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Ethics And Politics In Seventeenth Century France


This collection of twenty essays, of which five are in French, written by leading English and French literary and historical scholars, deconstructs the ethical and political framework supporting and circumscribing the actions of a powerful elite in France between the early 1600s and the final years of Louis XIV's reign.





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9780859894661 | Published: 1996
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9780859899123 | Published: 2015
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Ex Oriente Lux et Veritas


The essays in this book place Salisbury in the context of 19th-century Orientalism, with emphasis on the interconnected growth of Assyriology in Northern Europe and America. Salisbury is a founding figure in the development of ancient Near Eastern, Arabic, and Sanskrit studies, and in the rise of the American liberal arts university. 3 col and 4 b&w illus.





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9780692824276 | Published: 2017
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Exeter And Its Region


This volume provides authoritative and up-to-date accounts of the archaeology, history, economy and political structure of Devon and Exeter against the wider physical and biological background of the south-west peninsula as a whole.





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9780859897082 | Published: 2020
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Faction And Faith


In this book, Anne Duffin draws upon new source material, combining national documents and local family collections with an analysis of churchwardens' accounts, borough records and over 350 wills. She challenges the view that Cornwall was naturally royalist and presents a picture of a politically-aware and religiously-splintered society.





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9780859894357 | Published: 1996
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The Folklore of Cornwall


Piskies, mermaids, giants, and a revenant bridegroom: the stuff of legend. In the hands of skilled storytellers – the famed droll tellers of Cornwall – the result was magical. Considered in the context of narratives throughout Northern Europe, enchantment can be understood as well as enjoyed in this new way to look at Cornwall. 10b&w illus.





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9780859894703
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From Deliverance To Destruction


This is a study of the city of Exeter during the Great Civil War of 1642-46; it offers a lively, immediate account of how one English city slid, inexorably, into the chaos of civil war. The main text is accompanied by a generous collection of transcripts from original seventeenth-century documents.





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9780859894784 | Published: 1996
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From Ta'izz To Tyneside


This book is the first in-depth study of early Arab immigrants to Britain, and provides a unique insight into their everyday lives.





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9780859894609 | Published: 1995
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