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Aboriginal Siberia

Aboriginal Siberia

M. A. Czaplicka

Are there any true aborigines in Siberia, as there are in Africa and Australia? Aboriginal Siberia : a study in social anthropology, sets out to answer this question. In doing so, the author covers subjects such as Ethno-geography, Sociology, Religion and Pathology. An academic work by a student of Anthropology.

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Across Asia On A Bicycle

Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben

In 1890, two American college graduates set out to travel around the world on a then-new invention, the bicycle. In 1893 they returned, having covered over 15,000 miles, at that time the “longest continuous land journey ever made around the world.” This is their account of the trip across Turkey, Persia, Turkestan and northern China.

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Aino Folk Tales

Aino Folk Tales

Basil Hall Chamberlain

The Ainu are an ethnic minority in Japan, living primarily on the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaidō. This is a collection of tales from their culture. Stories include, The Loves of the Thunder-Gods, Why Dogs cannot speak, The Owl and the Tortoise, The Man who Married the Bear-Goddess, The Man who was changed into a Fox, and The Rat Boy.

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Ancient and Mediaeval India

Charlotte Speir Manning

Ancient And Mediaeval India, it appears from reading the Preface, was written in an attempt to make British people see how wonderful India actually is. The author expresses her despair at the fact that many of her fellow countrymen would find the idea of going to India distasteful. So, trying to remedy this ignorant notion, she presents this book…

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Antiquities of India

Antiquities of India

Lionel D. Barnett

Taken from the Preface: ‘The purpose of this book is to present within a moderate compass a general survey of the history and culture of ancient India, It therefore begins with an outline of the historical changes through which India has passed from the earliest days down to the beginning of the thirteenth century, and thence proceeds to sketch…

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The Art of War

The Art of War

Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu’s The Art Of War, the oldest military treatise in the world, translated from the Chinese, with introduction and critical notes by Lionel Giles. Chapters; Laying Plans, Waging War, Attack By Stratagem, Tactical Dispositions, Energy, Weak Points And Strong, Maneuvering, Variation In Tactics, The Army On The March, Terrain, The Nine Situations, The…

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Bihar Peasant Life

George A. Grierson

From the Preface: ‘While this work professes to be a catalogue of the names used by the Bihar peasant for the things surrounding him in his daily life, yet, in order to relieve the dryness which such a mere list would possess, the writer has attempted to give a description, more or less complete, of that life and of its character and incidents…

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The Book Of Poetry

The Book Of Poetry

James Legge

This is the unabridged translation of the Book of Odes (the Shih Ching) by James Legge. Legge translated the Chinese Book of Odes, one of the Five Chinese Classics, in 1876. This edition, from a reprint published in Shanghai in 1931, includes all of the English translations, but omits the Chinese text found in the original publications.

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