Description: THE HISTORY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GERMANS is a most interesting subject. It began more than three hundred years ago, and the end is not in sight. One of many things to be remembered about the people called Pennsylvania Germans (or Dutch), is th
Description: Written by a Pennsylvania Dutch healer in the 1820s, this book is a rambling collection of rural home remedies and folk invocations. Pow-wow is a unique creole of Christian theology and a shamanistic belief system. It is still practiced in so
Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it ava
Description: THIS brochure, The Babylonian Story of the Deluge and the Epic of Gilgamish, was originally written by the late Keeper of the Department, SIR ERNEST WALLIS BUDGE, LITT.D., F.S.A. It is now re-issued in a revised form, rendered necessary by th
Description: This, the earliest known written legal code, was composed about 1780 B.C.E. by Hammurabi, the ruler of Bablyon. This text was excavated in 1901; it was carved on an eight foot high stone monolith.
Description: This volume of the Myths and Legends series covers the still nascent subject of ancient Near Eastern mythology. Because the primary documents had only been deciphered a few decades prior to the writing of this book, Mackenzie necessarily has
Description: The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Morris Jastrow is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjo
Description: The Heroic Enthusiasts. (Gli Eroici Furori) L. Williams, tr. [1887 and 1889]
The introduction to this translation of one of Bruno's most celebrated (and cryptic) works has a good biography of Bruno.
Description: 'Plants and animals remote in the scale of nature, are bound together by a web of complex relations'
Originally published on November 22, 1859, The Origin of Species was actually an abstract of a much longer work which Darwin h
Description: One of Paine's greatest and most widely read works, considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism, defends the early events of the French Revolution, supports social security for workers, public employment for those
Description: On Generation and Corruption, also known as On Coming to Be and Passing Away) is a treatise by Aristotle. Like many of his texts, it is both scientific and philosophic (although not necessarily scientific in the modern sense). The philosophy
Description: The first part of the book purports to explain the origin and evolution of the universe itself, in terms derived from the Hindu concept of cyclical development. The world and everything in it is said to alternate between periods of activity (
Description: This article and the accompanying illustrations, produced from a photocopy provided by the New York Public Library, are republished for the first time in over ninety years at sacred-texts.com.
On October 20th, 1912, readers of the New York A
A Startling and Perhaps History-Making Story
Description: This companion book to Donnelly's Atlantis, the Antediluvian World, published one year later, is less well known today. Ragnarok is out of print except through specialty print-on-demand publishers, while Atlantis, the Antediluvian World is in
Description: The Customs and Traditions of the Aboriginal Natives of North Western Australia was first published in 1901 under the authorship of John G. Withnell.
Description: This is a collection of Aboriginal folklore, and stories about Aborigines, primarily from the New South Wales region of Australia, on the southeast coast. Unlike Parker, we know next to nothing about Peck other than the fact that he was a bot
Description: Satubday, January 4, 1913. This is written in the Pacific ocean, on the shipS onoma, two days out of Sydney, A ustralia, where we expect to land next Monday. We have been on the ship seventeen days, and the passengers and servants seem as fam
Description: This collection of prayers contains a selection of prayers for everyday use, originally revealed by the Bb, Bah??lh and ?bdu?-Bah, and comes with a durable soft dark green plasticized cover.
Description: The purpose of this book is to offer the student of religion a compilation of Baha'i Sacred Writings which, in one convenient folume, discloses their universal range of themes, their direct application to modern life and their incomparable sp
Description: The Baha'i Children's Workbook is designed to assist children to learn about essential Baha'i teachings and community life. The workbook supports children's growing understanding and love of the Baha'i Faith through child-oriented learning ac