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  • Socrates, Man and Myth: The Two Socratic Apologies of Xenophon book cover

    Socrates, Man and Myth

    The Two Socratic Apologies of Xenophon, 1st Edition

    By Anton-Hermann Chroust

    The purpose of this book, first published in 1957, is to make a critical analysis of the controversial Socratic problem. The Socratic issue owes its paramount difficulty not only to the status of available source materials, but also to the diversity of opinion as to the proper use of these…

    Paperback – 2020-03-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Socrates

  • British India and Tibet: 1766-1910 book cover

    British India and Tibet: 1766-1910

    1st Edition

    By Alastair Lamb

    This book, first published in 1960 and revised in 1986, is an important analysis of the under-studied Northern frontier of the British Indian Empire. It considers British relations across the Himalayas, looking at encounters with Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal and Tibet.…

    Paperback – 2020-03-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Tibet

  • Buddhists and Glaciers of Western Tibet book cover

    Buddhists and Glaciers of Western Tibet

    1st Edition

    By Giotto Dainelli

    This book, first published in 1933, reproduces the diary of the 1930 explorations by the great Italian traveller, Giotto Dainelli. In it he records his experiences as he travels the little-explored (by Westerners) region of Western Tibet, and the result is a detailed snapshot of Tibetan life,…

    Paperback – 2020-03-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Tibet

  • The Religions of Tibet book cover

    The Religions of Tibet

    1st Edition

    By Helmut Hoffmann

    This book, first published in 1961, examines the old Tibetan Bon religion, the development of Buddhism in India and Tibet, and covers the religious struggles of the eighth and ninth centuries. It also describes the rise of the Lamaist sects and the priest state of the Dalai Lamas, and taken as a…

    Paperback – 2020-03-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Tibet

  • Socrates, The Man and His Mission book cover

    Socrates, The Man and His Mission

    1st Edition

    By R. Nicol Cross

    This book, first published in 1914, examines the life of Socrates and his teaching, and also details the world in which he lived, the Greece of the time experiencing a breakdown of authority in religion, morality and society.…

    Paperback – 2020-02-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Socrates

  • Socrates Among His Peers: Three Dialogues book cover

    Socrates Among His Peers

    Three Dialogues, 1st Edition

    By Owen Grazebrook

    In this book, first published in 1927, the author presents us with three conversations, fables, that, beautiful in themselves, also have a direct bearing on what is being discussed: Death and the Hereafter; Justice; and the Kingdom of Heaven.…

    Paperback – 2020-02-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Socrates

  • The Battle for Britain's Gold Standard in 1931 book cover

    The Battle for Britain's Gold Standard in 1931

    1st Edition

    By Diane B Kunz

    This book, originally published in 1987 sets the British political and financial crisis of 1931 in an international context by concentrating on the bankers who were primarily responsible for leading the fight to protect sterling in a world context. 1931 marks the point at which the near-autonomy…

    Paperback – 2019-12-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

  • The Outlook for Gold book cover

    The Outlook for Gold

    1st Edition

    By Charles Morgan Webb

    Originally published in 1931, this book was written at a time when the utility and value of gold was under great scrutiny. Global financial circles were discussing the necessity of reducing the price of gold, pressing for the return of Britain to a gold standard and imposing a managed currency.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

  • Symmetallism: An Alternative to Orthodox Bimetallism book cover

    Symmetallism

    An Alternative to Orthodox Bimetallism, 1st Edition

    By Barthold A. Butenschøn

    Originally published in 1936, this book discusses the post-War reconstruction of the monetary system. It examines the American use of silver and changes to China's currency system and asks whether a combination of gold and silver would not be a better solution than a pure Gold Standard. The book…

    Paperback – 2019-12-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

  • Gold and Prices book cover

    Gold and Prices

    1st Edition

    By George F. Warren, Frank A. Pearson

    This influential study of the relationship between the prices of gold and other commodities was originally published in 1935. In it the authors attributed the initial cause of the great depression in the US to the reestablishment of the gold standard in many European countries and resulting…

    Paperback – 2019-12-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

  • Ten Years of Currency Revolution: 1922-1932 book cover

    Ten Years of Currency Revolution

    1922-1932, 1st Edition

    By Charles Morgan Webb

    Originally published in 1935, this book charts the revolution from a banking to an industrial conception of currency which took place between 1922 and 1932. Having failed to stabilise the purchasing power of gold, General Strong stabilised the purchasing power of the dollar, an idea which was…

    Paperback – 2019-12-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Gold Standard

  • A Critique of the Gold Standard book cover

    A Critique of the Gold Standard

    1st Edition

    By H. L. Puxley

    Originally published in 1933 this book discusses the inadequacy of ‘orthodox Gold Standard theory’ in the light of post-war monetary phenomena. In demonstrating that the Gold Standard had broken down the book explains that the Quantity Theory of Money is an inaccurate explanation of what happens…

    Paperback – 2019-12-15 
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