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Early British Swimming 55BC-AD1719


In 1857 Everard Digby published the first scientific treatise on swimming – and one of the first on any modern sport. Nicholas Orme rehabilitates Digby as a pioneer of the history of sport. The book opens with a history of swimming in Britain from the Romans to the sixteenth century, which is followed by an account of Digby’s life and work.





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9780859891349 | Published: 1983
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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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Exeter's University


Telling the history of the institution and its community, the author draws on a wide range of resources, from archive material to the personal recollections of staff and students; he records and analyses the story of the University as it engaged with the need to expand and evolve while responding to constant financial and political pressures.





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9781905816064 | Published: 2018
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Exeter's University

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9780859894432 | Published: 2018
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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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