Haunted Britain and Ireland

A spine-chilling exploration of the haunted sites of Britain and Ireland, and an indispensable guide for ghost-hunters everywhereMore than 130 haunted sites - and many more ghosts - are described in evocative and atmospheric detail A wealth of biographical information and extracts from original documents place the specters in their historical context Written by inveterate ghost hunter and professional...

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Nagarjuna, Buddhism's Most Important Philosopher

Nagarjuna stands second only to the Buddha in his importance in Buddhist thought. The concept of "emptiness (shunyata)" became the central ontological concept in Mahayana Buddhism thanks to his effort. Not only did he found the Madhyamaka tradition in India, understanding his philosophy is needed to understand the Zen tradition and the Dalai Lama's Tibetan tradition. Included here are translations from the Sanskrit of his most important...

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Myths and Legends of Britain and Ireland

Whether you're a keen sight-seer, an armchair traveler, or just at a loose end one weekend, this book will tempt you with gods and goddesses, ancient legends, popular myths, infamous murders, and more.Where can you get the best sightings of the Loch Ness Monster?Did you know that Wales is the root of the King Arthur and Merlin legends?Renowned writer Richard Jones brings you the answers as he evokes the mysteries of the British Isles'...

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Frommer's Memorable Walks in London (6th Edition)

Eleven enchanting rambles through LondonGuides walkers through London's most famous neighborhoods, including the City, Westminster and Whitehall, Bloomsbury, Soho, and ChelseaIncludes special walks focusing on historic pubs and Dickens' LondonTakes readers past Christopher Wren's St. Paul's Cathedral, the homes of Wilde and Marx, and Whitechapel alleys where Jack the Ripper lurked

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Jack the Ripper

Investigate one of the most compelling killers of all time! Jack the Ripper: The Casebook takes readers on a tour of Victorian London’s underworld where the slayings took place, from street corner taverns to unsavory lodging houses. One by one the murder victims are revealed, the circumstances of their killings investigated, and the suspects analyzed. What amateur sleuths will find most fascinating here are the many facsimiles of...

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Medieval Villages in an English Landscape

The village - one of the keystones of the English rural landscape - has a powerful hold on the imagination. The origin of nucleated and dispersed settlements - the countryside of villages and the countryside of hamlets - has since become a central concern of landscape historians. This book directly addresses this central problem. The end-result of a 5 year project which has explored a group of 12 parishes on the...

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