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Cornish Feasts and Folk-lore

Cornish Feasts and Folk-lore is a detailed description of many of the traditions and folklore present in west Cornwall, first published in 1890. Chapters include; Legends of Parishes; Fairies; Ballads; Superstitions; Charms; Cornish Games, and others.

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Italian Popular Tales

Italian Popular Tales was first published in 1885, and includes fairy tales; stories of oriental origin; legends and ghost stories; nursery tales; and stories and jests.

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King Leopold's Rule in Africa

As most people with any interest in African history are aware of, King Leopold's rule in the Congo was known for its appalling atrocities against the indigenous population. The cruelty of this man shocked even other colonial rulers of the time. The author of this book, along with the British diplomat Roger Casement, led what can be described as the first mass human rights movement. Even authors such as Mark Twain and Arthur Conan Doy...

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The Crime of the Congo

The Crime of the Congo is a 1909 book about human rights abuses in the Congo Free State, a private state established and controlled by the King of the Belgians, Leopold II. The book was intended as an exposé of the situation in the so-called Congo Free State, an area occupied and designated as the personal property of Leopold II of Belgium and where the serious human rights abuses were occurring. Indigenous people in the region were ...

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Popular Tales of the West Highlands, Vols 1-4

Contains all 4 Volumes of Popular Tales of the West HighlandsJ. F. Campbell's collection of Scottish folklore. Tales include: The Young King Of Easaidh Ruadh; The Battle of the Birds; The Sea-Maiden; The Brown Bear of the Green Glen; The Daughter of the Skies; The King Of Lochlin's Three Daughters; The Ridere (Knight) Of Riddles; The Isle of Pabaidh; The Tale of the Queen Who Sought a Drink From a Certain Well; The Son of the Scottis...

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Christianity and Islam in Spain, A.D. 756-1031

Christianity and Islam in Spain, A.D. 756-1031 is an 1889 book by Charles Reginald Haines. Chapter subjects include: Invasion of Spain by the barbarians; Period of Gothic rule; Landing of Abdurrahman; The Spanish confessors; Plan for procuring martyrdom; Revolt of Spaniards against Arabs; Khalifate saved by Abdurrahman III; Christians tolerated, even encouraged; Essential differences of Islam and Christianity; Moslem miracles; Jews p...

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Elfin Music: An Anthology of English Fairy Poetry

A collection of poems about fairies and the fairy world, first published in 1888. Includes poems from the likes of: William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, Ben Jonson, Sir Simeon Steward, Margaret Dixon, James Hogg, Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, Samuel Lover and many more.

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The State of Society in France Before the Revolution of 1789

L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution (The Old Regime and the Revolution, or, as translated here, The State of Society in France Before the Revolution of 1789) is a 1856 work by Alexis de Tocqueville. One of the major historical works on French society before the Revolution, de Tocqueville goes into detail about the events and forces that led to the Revolution.

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Queen Victoria By Lytton Strachey

Queen Victoria is a biography written by Lytton Strachey in 1921. It details her life from childhood through marriage and widowhood to old age.

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The Recollections of Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville was a French diplomat, political scientist and historian. This book is a private journal regarding the French Revolution of 1848, which de Tocqueville never intended to be published.