22 Jan 2020

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Ancient Civilizations

Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography: The Lives Of Saints Julian And Basilissa, Andronikos And Athanasia, And Galaktion And Episteme 

Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography explores the puzzling phenomenon of celibate marriage as depicted in the lives of three couples who achieved sainthood. Marriage without intercourse appears to have no purpose, especially in Christian antiquity, yet these three tales were copied for…

Asia

Stalin: Man and Ruler 

Drawng on a range of previously unavailable sources, this incisive new portrait of Stalin examines the man, his political career, his personal and professional relationships, his philosophy, and his impact on the Soviet Union and twentieth-century history

Biographies & Memoirs

Ultra 

Italy’s ultras are the most organised and violent fans in European football. Many groups have evolved into criminal gangs, involved in ticket-touting, drug-dealing and murder. A cross between the Hells Angels and hooligans, they’re often the foot-soldiers of the Mafia and have been instrumental in…

Arts & Literature

The Search for Philip K. Dick 

Offering an intimate perspective on the life of an important, prolific author, this revealing biography uncovers the inner workings of a cult figure through his tumultuous relationship with his third wife. Brilliant and charismatic, Philip K. Dick was known as a loyal friend, father, and…