This is the standard and well established book on its subject, accessible to a general non scholarly audience, while being based on scholarly archival research. Singh exhaustively covers the genesis and development of Sikhism and the Sikh community, up to the time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
The Church of Scientology has been involved in battles over tax issues, a battle with the Food and Drug Administration, and conflicts with the Australian and German governments. In this book, a group of well-known scholars offer an overview and analysis of Scientology, including the controversies to which it continues to give rise.
Looks at how the paranormal bridges the sacred and the scientific. This title deals with: the cultural history of telepathy, teleportation, and UFOs; a ghostly love story; the occult dimensions of science fiction; Cold War psychic espionage; galactic colonialism; and, the intimate relationship between consciousness and culture.
Features the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus' journey home. This title draws on the entire canon of ancient literature, bringing together all the elements of every myth into one epic. It deals with the masterful work of literature.
Longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 'A thrilling and complex book, enlarges our view of Homer ... There's something that hits the mark on every page' Claire Tomalin, Books of the Year, New Statesman
Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, International Tenth Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available- and the first full color textbook of its kind. Featuring the authors' clear and extensive translations of original sources, it brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style.