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Reading is a hobby that should be inculcated in since young. Books are a reliable source of knowledge and information for anyone to understand the world better. History books enable one to understand the significant events that occurred in the past that shaped the world we live in today. Find out more about the benefits of reading history books below.

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FUN Costumes Wicked Medusa Wig
HK$ 118.00 HK$ 157.00
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It really doesn’t matter where you look for ancient tales about some of the most famous of mythical creatures. Ultimately, the core of the tale rings pretty accurate no matter where you’re finding it. Such is the case of the mysterious Medusa. In some tales, she was a woman of such incredible beauty that she was cursed by jealous gods, turned into a monster that no mortal could handle looking upon, ultimately even meeting her own end upon seeing her horrific reflection. In others, she was a sorceress granted great magic by demons who ultimately subverted her form over several years. But, one great fear remains true of the mighty gorgon… her gorgeous locks of hair became a nest of hissing vipers!But, who is to say that a nest of serpent hair can’t still be pretty! Prove those jealous gods and cruel demons wrong by showing off this exotic and lovely Wicked Medusa wig. This synthetic weave of vibrant green dreadlocks have just enough of the entwined serpent look to give people a second thought about getting too close but are exotic and beautiful enough that they’ll have to take a second look! Join this with the right sequined green dress or a nice set of serpent contact lenses to turn monster into mystery!

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Why Study the Past?: The Quest for the Historical Church
HK$ 77.00 HK$ 90.00
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The old saying about being condemned to repeat the history we don't know applies to Church history as much as to anything else. But we are often at a loss to know how to approach it. Much of what passed once for Church history was propagandist; and much of the best now written is brilliantly done but apparently detached from the Church's present needs. We need a theological approach to Church history but not one that is just partisan. In seeking to explore this need, Rowan Williams offers some reflection on how we think about the past in general - a complex issue in today's culture. Emerging from this is a sense of the importance of Church history as something that deepens our present thinking and obliges us to think with more varied and resourceful analogies about our present problems.

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ASOS DESIGN t Black-
HK$ 131.00
ASOS

T-shirt by Asos Design, You can never have too many, Printed finish, Crew neck, Fixed trims, Regular fit, A standard cut for a classic shape. Giving you the confidence to express your individuality, Asos Design takes major trends, adding the freshest Asos spin. All the gear you need - in our fit ranges: Plus and Tall - to create your coolest look, then switch it up again tomorrow. Make every day, night and everything in-between as extraordinary as you are.

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ASOS DESIGN muscle t Black-
HK$ 99.00
ASOS

T-shirt by Asos, Crew neck, Printed design to front, Cos Roman numerals make everything schmancy, Short sleeves, Regular cut, Fits you just right. Asos menswear shuts down the new season with the latest trends and the coolest products, designed in London and sold across the world. Update your go-to garms with the new shapes and fits from our Asos design team, from essential tees to on-point outerwear, and jeans from skinny to straight and beyond.

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California Costume Collection Women's Blonde Medieval Beauty Wig
HK$ 157.00
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We feel like we have so much untapped potential. We should’ve been born in Medieval times, back when everyone carried around giant turkey legs and fought dragons with swords the size of truck axles. And how come the only potions you can buy these days don’t do anything but make it illegal for you to drive a car when you drink them? And the hair, don’t get us started about the hair. Back in the Medieval days, everyone had beautiful, long, flowing hair, always in radiant colors, glistening in the sun. We want it!Well, those good old are never coming back. Everyone knows the wizards banished all the dragons because they wouldn’t stop fire breathing at their houses late at night. And you can only get giant turkey legs at the fair. At least we still have the hair thanks to our Blonde Medieval Beauty Wig, though. Put this light, durable, lovely wig on and you’ll look just like a dragon trainer, potion brewer, or any number of other much more awesome things in an instant!

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FUN Costumes Red Viking Wig for Women
HK$ 157.00
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The Viking life was hard but beautiful. The Norse lived in a harsh yet bewitching land, they farmed between fjord and mountains, in a cold climate right by the sea. While the men were away, shipping off to trade or raid, the women took control of the farms. It wasn't a meager task, the amount of work to do was staggering. At night, though, the community would come together in the warmth of the fire as they wove tapestries or braided each other's hair and told the intricate legends of their people.Capture some of the romance of the Viking village when you put on this gorgeous red wig. With a long braid and soft curls, you'd look right at home standing on the docks looking out for the returning ships. Pair it with one of our Viking dresses and you'll almost be able to smell the salty sea. With those long locks, someone may just mistake you for the Goddess Freyr.

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FUN Costumes Men's Uncle Sam Wig and Beard Kit
HK$ 118.00
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Uncle Sam must have never been told that pointing is rude. Then again, he does it with such dignity maybe it's not offensive when it comes from him! That little smirk that accompanies is enough to make us dash off to the nearest military recruitment office! Now, how is a man wearing ridiculous stars and stripes able to both be persuasive and iconic? Our answer? Facial hair! This guy has it going on! Not many people have the bravery to take a soul patch to a whole new level, with hair sprouting from the chin and only the chin. Now, we know that few people can grow hair as luxurious as Uncle Sam's. Even fewer people have such a clean, white head of hair. We're here to help you gain the famous Uncle Sam look. Whether you're recruiting people to your pogo stick club or you're in a Fourth of July parade, you'll look dignified and persuasive in this white wig and fresh stick-on beard. We want you. . . to rock this look!

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FUN Costumes Men's King Slayer Wig
HK$ 102.00
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Haters are gonna hate, and kings? Well, kings are probably going to be haters. It's not enough that they get to rule... the power usually goes to their heads, and well, once your monarch stops acting in the best interest of the people, it might just be time to get rid of him outright.And that's why we recommend using this HalloweenCostumes.com exclusive wig to turn yourself into a legendary King Slayer. Complete your costume look with one of our detailed medieval costumes and be sure to pick up a trusty sword. Then you'll be able to properly dispose of any ruler who has gone mad, gotten drunk with power, or just wants to burn his castle to the ground. We're sure that after you do your deed, you'll be able to install a king who will finally act in the best interest of the people... or at least you'll be able to get someone from your own bloodline onto the throne. Yeah, we're sure everything is going to work out just fine and dandy when you wear this men's King Slayer wig as a part of your renaissance themed costume!

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FUN Costumes Deluxe Cleopatra Wig
HK$ 157.00
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Cleopatra is revered for her beauty to this day. But did you know she was a master of pageantry too? Case in point, in 41 BC Cleopatra had an appointment to meet the triumvir Mark Antony. Now, we’ve all had meetings. If we really feel like putting on airs we might put on a little makeup, do something classy with our hair, even paint our nails. But Cleopatra had a golden barge with purple sails and silver oars made just for the occasion, and she rode up to the Roman beneath a gilded canopy while her servants fanned her and burned sweet incense around her. Needless to say, Antony was rather impressed. Think about that next time you need to make a great first impression.This shoulder length bob with bangs is another fine way to make a great impression. If you’re shooting for the Cleopatra look, it’s impossible to overdo it -- the pharaoh wasn’t known for her subtlety. This wig also works for Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction!

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FUN Costumes Blonde Viking Wig
HK$ 79.00 HK$ 134.00
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The bow of your ship cuts a sharp cold line in the blue-gray sea. It's been almost a year since you've been home and you can almost see it now. The pine trees interrupt the horizon line and the current changes as you head for the bay. You and the crew are coming home with plenty of loot, there will a grand celebration in the mead hall tonight. Sometimes you miss the simple village life but there is nothing you'd rather do than raid with the rest of your crew. There's no better life than the life of a shield maiden. Why do we always picture Viking women with two tightly braided plaits? It's probably because they were too busy to come up with any other styles and keeping their hair out of the way was paramount. Those busy women were raising children by dangerous fjords, drying fish, spinning wool, and sometimes even participating in raids. We'd like to see the class bully try yanking the hair of a Viking girl, he would never want to see a pigtail again.

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FUN Costumes Red Viking Wig and Beard Set for Kids
HK$ 95.00 HK$ 134.00
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Gosh, your little one is growing up quite fast, isn’t he? Soon, he’ll be ready to grab a battle axe to join the grown-ups in battle! There’s still just something missing—he needs a beard. He needs the kind of facial hair that will gain the attention of his enemies. He needs the kind of beard that will make Odin jealous. He needs this voluminous red Viking wig and beard set to round out his mighty Norse look.This exclusive wig and beard set gives your child thick, rugged locks of hair and a gruff beard, perfect for any child looking to become a Viking. The wig fits comfortably on the head with elastic and the beard comes styled into thick braids. It pairs perfectly with many of our Norse-themed warrior costumes, so your child will have a look as fierce as the thunder god Thor in a matter of minutes!

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FUN Costumes Deluxe Caveman Neighbor Wig
HK$ 118.00
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If you’re painting your caveOr inventing fireYou want that blonde hairWhich all cavemen admireWhether gathering by dayOr hunting by nightEveryone lovesA well-coiffed troglodyte-Prehistoric caveman poemWe have studied every fossil and ancient cave painting we could find in order to bring the most accurate replica of the typical caveman hairdo directly to you. It turns out that cavemen most commonly had neatly parted, tidily styled, bright blonde hair. Who knew?If you’re going primal this year then you can’t do without our Deluxe Caveman Neighbor Wig. It is made from durable synthetic hair. We tried to get the real thing, but last year all of our interns got badly clubbed when we made them shave actual cavemen. This comfortable wig fits comfortably thanks to its secure mesh cap.

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FUN Costumes Horned Viking Helmet for Kids
HK$ 63.00 HK$ 102.00
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Is your child finally ready to join the raiding party? Is he ready to charge into battle, like the brave little Viking warrior that he is? Are you ready to put a little battle axe in his hands and send him into battle? Well, cool your jets there! Before you can send your little marauder off into the world of combat, you might want to equip him with the right look. He needs some armor, specifically a helmet and no ordinary helmet will do! Yes, he needs a majestic looking helm with horns and plenty of fur. That ought to scare his enemies on the battlefield. He needs this horned Viking helmet!This kids Viking helmet might not be entirely historically accurate, since our history experts tell us that Vikings didn’t wear horns on their heads. They also tell us that their helmets were made out of heavy metals. Ours is made out of foam, which is much easier to lug around than metal and the stuffed horns are made out of soft material, so no animals were harmed in the making of this helmet. So really, this helmet is much better than the actual Viking helmets from the days of old!

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Graftobian Deluxe Gold Face and Body Makeup
HK$ 157.00
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The Gold StandardHave you ever wondered why gold is so valuable? It’s a decent conductor, but copper and silver can do that job just as well. You can’t use it to make weapons or armor, because the metal is too soft. So, why do we go so crazy over it? Probably because it’s rare, pretty and it shines like a rockstar!Yes, gold is the rare, pretty, shining rockstar of metals. If you’re feeling like quite the rockstar and you have a desire to shine, then gold may just be the color for you. If only there was a makeup that allowed you to shine like the precious metal…Product DetailsWait, of course there’s a makeup that will make you sparkle! This deluxe gold makeup is a theatrical grade makeup that’s the color of glittering gold. You can apply it to your face and body and it’s designed to be easy to remove. Just use regular soap and water to wash it off when you’re done shining. It’s also fragrance free.More Gold than Fort KnoxYou can use this gold makeup for all of your costume needs, or you can just use it when you want to shine like a magnificent bar of gold from Fort Knox!

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California Costume Collection Child Hercules Costume - Kids Roman Warrior Costumes
HK$ 236.00
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When we think of heroes, a number of names come rushing to the mind, but only a few of them have been spoken of in as many incarnations as the mighty half-god of Greek mythology, Hercules! Whether he’s an animated youngster eager to prove himself to his fuzzy mentor or a long-haired and suave friend-to-all on a legendary adventure, the guy has it all! Strength, a winning smile, notorious combat proficiencies, and… did we mention half-god? Hard to compete with that one!Sure, several of the ancient tales of Hercules don’t have the best of beginnings… or endings, honestly, but you have to give credit to a guy who can keep his chin up despite having a rather grumpy step-mother and uncle full of underworld angst. Between tackling ferocious monsters birthed from Echidna and winning the heart of a few Grecian lasses, Hercules has countless tales to be told.And, this year, the stories can continue when you don your kiddo in this Child Hercules costume. A comfortable white pullover tunic starts the look and you can armor your child up, next, with the foam body armor and attached cape. You won’t have to spend all day gearing your kid up, either, thanks to an easy fabric tie in the back of the armor. (Now, why didn’t the ancient Greeks think of that!?) Warrior-like armbands and leg guards close with Velcro and ensure that your child will be protected from all manner of monsters, but it might be a good idea to pick up a nice sword and lion-emblazoned shield just to make the beasties think twice about trying your demigod! The only question that remains is to figure out which of the kiddo’s parents is the god!

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ASOS DESIGN Premium Historical Lace Blouse with Contrast Detail
HK$ 429.00
ASOS

Blouse by Asos Collection, Sheer finish, For some see-through sass, High neck, Floral lace insert, Contrast detail, Regular cut, Fits you just right. Score a wardrobe win no matter the dress code with our Asos Collection. From polished prom to the after party, our London-based design team scour the globe to nail your new-season fashion goals with need-right-now dresses, outerwear, shoes and denim in the coolest shapes and fits.

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California Costume Collection Gladiator Mask and Sword for Kids
HK$ 102.00
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Gladiator styleDid you confirm that Uber ride to the Colisuem? Great! That means it's time. This is gonna be important, amazing, and very cool. Your kid is about to confirm his spot as a top Roman Gladiator!Yeah, we know he always had it in him, and now it's time for him to become that historic superstar that he was always meant to be. This does mean we're going to have to get him costumed up in all the right gear though. Got it covered?We're sure he's a got a great gladiator costume picked out, but we're going to want to make sure he's outfitted with all the right gear, too. So get him this Kid's Gladiator Mask and Sword Set to complete the theme!Design and DetailsThis detailed accessory kit goes perfectly with any ancient warrior costume. The plastic molded mask looks like forged metal, and it looks particularly fierce if we may say so! This set also comes with a 26 inch sword, so he can swing and fight like a real gladiator would.All Fun and games, really!Of course, it's all imaginary fun, but we're sure your child will love a romp as an ancient warrior combatant. A powerful costume choice, we're sure he'll feel just like a gladiator. Complete his costume with this accessory set, and check out our entire selection of costume accessories to get his style just right!

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awesome Women Who Changed History
HK$ 60.00
Coop

A collection of paper dolls featuring adventurous; daring and trailblazing women from history. Forget the runway. These 'Awesome Women Who Changed History' are dressed for the battlefields; the picket lines--and the top roles! These 20 realistic paper dolls have everything they need to shatter the glass ceiling. Prepare Sally Ride for liftoff with her spacesuit and helmet. Get Annie's gun (and her hat and dress) before she heads into a sharpshooting competition. And please rise for the honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg; whose robes and gavel will have her ready to preside over the United States Supreme Court. Whether conducting research while living with the gorillas in the mist; mastering the art of French cooking; or leading travelers on the Underground Railroad; the paper doll likenesses of these groundbreaking women are sure to inspire awesome women of any age.

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Forum Novelties, Inc Mens Colonial Wig
HK$ 118.00
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I do say, you look dapper today! Sir, what wig powder do you use? Your hair has the perfect colonial shape.Men in the time of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington, where probably too busy to spend much time on their hair. That is why wigs were so popular in 1776. Whether you are dressing as a independent or a torrey this wig is the perfect time period piece. The Mens Colonial Wig is perfect for a judge, or soldier costume. This white wig has an interior mesh net for comfort. The back has a curly ponytail, with large curls on the sides. Just add wood teeth, or for a creepier costume vampire teeth! Get down with colonial fashion, and rock the party like it's 1776!

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California Costume Collection Child Hercules Costume - Kids Roman Warrior Costumes
HK$ 236.00
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When we think of heroes, a number of names come rushing to the mind, but only a few of them have been spoken of in as many incarnations as the mighty half-god of Greek mythology, Hercules! Whether he’s an animated youngster eager to prove himself to his fuzzy mentor or a long-haired and suave friend-to-all on a legendary adventure, the guy has it all! Strength, a winning smile, notorious combat proficiencies, and… did we mention half-god? Hard to compete with that one!Sure, several of the ancient tales of Hercules don’t have the best of beginnings… or endings, honestly, but you have to give credit to a guy who can keep his chin up despite having a rather grumpy step-mother and uncle full of underworld angst. Between tackling ferocious monsters birthed from Echidna and winning the heart of a few Grecian lasses, Hercules has countless tales to be told.And, this year, the stories can continue when you don your kiddo in this Child Hercules costume. A comfortable white pullover tunic starts the look and you can armor your child up, next, with the foam body armor and attached cape. You won’t have to spend all day gearing your kid up, either, thanks to an easy fabric tie in the back of the armor. (Now, why didn’t the ancient Greeks think of that!?) Warrior-like armbands and leg guards close with Velcro and ensure that your child will be protected from all manner of monsters, but it might be a good idea to pick up a nice sword and lion-emblazoned shield just to make the beasties think twice about trying your demigod! The only question that remains is to figure out which of the kiddo’s parents is the god!

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Forum Novelties, Inc Brown Colonial Wig
HK$ 173.00
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If you could go back in time would you steal the Declaration of Independence? No, probably not, well that’s what you say until you try on this colonial wig! As soon as you put it on, your love for America will increase tenfold, making the urge to have a hold of this priceless document unbearable! Just make sure not to misplace it or get it dirty, and if you find a treasure map on the back, do us a favor and slip us a gold doubloon or something, hint hint. Don't waste time trying to decide what to wear before meeting with the President Washington. Slip into a pre-styled Brown Colonial Wig and avoid awkward social hair mishaps. Yes, if a gust of wind catches you unaware, you may look strange chasing after your luscious locks, but no matter, everyone has those days! Whether you want to Benjamin Franklin or Benjamin Adams, this wig will absolutely do the trick!

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California Costume Collection Kids Gladiator Costume
HK$ 314.00
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Win the crowd. Win your freedom.Kids are odd little creatures. They like silly things like SpongeBob SquarePants. And Masha and the Bear, that Russian cartoon on Netflix. But then they also like kind of gross stuff. And we don't just mean slugs, frogs, and mud pies. No, we mean the violent kind of gross stuff.Your kid seems to have a pretty high tolerance for anything gory. Heck, you remember being his age, and not getting squeamish during the original My Bloody Valentine, and Clash of the Titans. Now, he likes to watch stuff like that. He likes to pretend he is a gladiator fighting in the arena. Or one of King Leonidas' brave Spartans. You wish he were into something a little safer than sword fighting. Like LEGOs.But you can't stop him from being interested in the Gladiators. In fact, letting him dress up in this Kid's Gladiator Costume might be just the thing to get it out of his system. Letting him fight his friends might help him move onto other interests. Either that, or he will become the best sword fighter on the block. Challenging all the kids to gladiatorial combat. Your back yard might become a miniature arena. Don't forget to grab a Gladiator Sword and Shield when you order this costume. Every Gladiator worth his salt should have a good sword to win the crowd with. Then maybe he will go back to watching SpongeBob.

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California Costume Collection Kids Gladiator Costume
HK$ 314.00
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Win the crowd. Win your freedom.Kids are odd little creatures. They like silly things like SpongeBob SquarePants. And Masha and the Bear, that Russian cartoon on Netflix. But then they also like kind of gross stuff. And we don't just mean slugs, frogs, and mud pies. No, we mean the violent kind of gross stuff.Your kid seems to have a pretty high tolerance for anything gory. Heck, you remember being his age, and not getting squeamish during the original My Bloody Valentine, and Clash of the Titans. Now, he likes to watch stuff like that. He likes to pretend he is a gladiator fighting in the arena. Or one of King Leonidas' brave Spartans. You wish he were into something a little safer than sword fighting. Like LEGOs.But you can't stop him from being interested in the Gladiators. In fact, letting him dress up in this Kid's Gladiator Costume might be just the thing to get it out of his system. Letting him fight his friends might help him move onto other interests. Either that, or he will become the best sword fighter on the block. Challenging all the kids to gladiatorial combat. Your back yard might become a miniature arena. Don't forget to grab a Gladiator Sword and Shield when you order this costume. Every Gladiator worth his salt should have a good sword to win the crowd with. Then maybe he will go back to watching SpongeBob.

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California Costume Collection Adult Wild Caveman Wig
HK$ 134.00
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Rules for Prehistoric Hair Care: 1) Never cut your hair. 2) Never comb your hair. 3) Wash your hair only when you can't help getting completely wet. The problem with that is that you don't live in prehistoric times--you live in the 21st century, and personal hygiene is considered a bit more important now. So if you want that authentic caveman look minus the greasy, smelly hair, get this Adult Wild Caveman Wig. You'll look just like you've faithfully followed those prehistoric instructions. And then you can take it off and go to work or to class the next day without having to schedule an appointment with your barber!

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California Costume Collection Medusa Wig
HK$ 157.00
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Nabbing a bunch of snakes to wear on your head might not be the wisest of ideas. We here at the HalloweenCostumes.com offices understand that the materials to make an authentic costume or accessory aren't always readily accessible. Right? I mean, if you have a dozen red-eyed snakes, a bunch of glue, and a cap to stick them onto, you can probably make this happen... But we won't hold our breath. As a matter of fact, you shouldn't even if you do.No worries, though! We've got you covered with this Medusa Wig. The best part is you won't have to worry about them biting! The second best thing? These synthetic red-and-black fibers, twisted into dreadlocks, are much more comfortable and much less slimy than the real thing. The third best thing? Everything else about it, of course.

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California Costume Collection Kids Robin Hood Costume
HK$ 236.00
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Steal from the rich and give to the poor can be a useful lesson to teach your kids – though you may want to tweak it a bit so they aren’t actually stealing from anyone! Kids are already quite apt to live this mantra by nature – most kids are caring and can see inequities much better than their adult counterparts.But being Robin Hood isn’t all about work – he liked adventure just as much as the next person, probably much more, actually. Getting out and about in the forest and making new friends was something Robin Hood was quite skilled at as I’m sure you wish your kids were!Turn your child into the prince of thieves and the savior of Nottingham in this Kids Robin Hood Costume. This kids costume comes with an olive green hooded shirt and vest combo that has long sleeves and a front placket with brown cord for lacing. The brown suede vest panels fast at the front with three faux leather buckled straps. The details are what truly make this costume stand out: from the matching faux suede gauntlets with padded forearm guards (you know, for all of the arrow shooting), to the matching cuffed boot covers and the pouch that attaches to the black faux leather belt with Velcro. The details really bring this costume to life! Add a bow and arrow set for the legendary archer, and your little adventurer will be ready to lead his merry men against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham!

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California Costume Collection Kid's Valiant Knight Costume
HK$ 197.00
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It takes a tough kid to be a knight, and it takes an even tougher one to slay a dragon! Your little one is the stoutest knight in the land, and a stout knight needs a solid suit of armor. Equip them with this Valiant Knight Costume before they head out on their next epic quest, and they'll be ready for any foe with whom they cross paths!At first glance, knights may just seem like any old soldier from medieval times, riding into battle in a suit of shiny armor and getting into sword duels with villains. But there's actually a lot more to being a valiant knight who can save the day against the bleakest of odds, which your kid may being preparing for as we speak. Perhaps you've noticed your wee-knight training for a life of excitement and honor (possibly with the family dog acting as their squire) in the backyard. They might be using a stick in place of a trusty longsword, but they can still fight against ferocious beasts and protect defenseless townsfolk from certain doom!A knight of such gallantry needs armor worthy of their deeds, and this costume is the perfect attire for the task. The chain mail hood is made of metallic knit mesh, resembling real steel mail, while the foam gauntlets have the look of heavy metal armor, without being heavy or clunky. Add a fierce looking toy sword and shield to go with your knight's chivalrous new garb, and songs will be sung for ages about their daring exploits!

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California Costume Collection Kids Robin Hood Costume
HK$ 236.00
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Steal from the rich and give to the poor can be a useful lesson to teach your kids – though you may want to tweak it a bit so they aren’t actually stealing from anyone! Kids are already quite apt to live this mantra by nature – most kids are caring and can see inequities much better than their adult counterparts.But being Robin Hood isn’t all about work – he liked adventure just as much as the next person, probably much more, actually. Getting out and about in the forest and making new friends was something Robin Hood was quite skilled at as I’m sure you wish your kids were!Turn your child into the prince of thieves and the savior of Nottingham in this Kids Robin Hood Costume. This kids costume comes with an olive green hooded shirt and vest combo that has long sleeves and a front placket with brown cord for lacing. The brown suede vest panels fast at the front with three faux leather buckled straps. The details are what truly make this costume stand out: from the matching faux suede gauntlets with padded forearm guards (you know, for all of the arrow shooting), to the matching cuffed boot covers and the pouch that attaches to the black faux leather belt with Velcro. The details really bring this costume to life! Add a bow and arrow set for the legendary archer, and your little adventurer will be ready to lead his merry men against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham!

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California Costume Collection Women's Auburn Medieval Beauty Wig
HK$ 157.00
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Let's face it, these days, making sure that your hair has that "fair maiden" look is more work than it's worth. However, it is still nice to be able to get that look whenever you need it, which is why we offer this Women's Auburn Medieval Beauty Wig. It has an old school style that screams Renaissance fair, but is still modern enough to be considered stylish. You can wear this wig to complete any number of costumes, and is extremely versatile! A medieval maiden? You bet your butter you can wear this wig. A woodland fairy? Of course, this wig would look great! A modern, realistic mermaid? Heck, you can wear this wig for that costume as well! This Auburn Medieval Beauty Wig comes with a pre-styled braided headband, and lands just above the waist.

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California Costume Collection Kid's Valiant Knight Costume
HK$ 197.00
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It takes a tough kid to be a knight, and it takes an even tougher one to slay a dragon! Your little one is the stoutest knight in the land, and a stout knight needs a solid suit of armor. Equip them with this Valiant Knight Costume before they head out on their next epic quest, and they'll be ready for any foe with whom they cross paths!At first glance, knights may just seem like any old soldier from medieval times, riding into battle in a suit of shiny armor and getting into sword duels with villains. But there's actually a lot more to being a valiant knight who can save the day against the bleakest of odds, which your kid may being preparing for as we speak. Perhaps you've noticed your wee-knight training for a life of excitement and honor (possibly with the family dog acting as their squire) in the backyard. They might be using a stick in place of a trusty longsword, but they can still fight against ferocious beasts and protect defenseless townsfolk from certain doom!A knight of such gallantry needs armor worthy of their deeds, and this costume is the perfect attire for the task. The chain mail hood is made of metallic knit mesh, resembling real steel mail, while the foam gauntlets have the look of heavy metal armor, without being heavy or clunky. Add a fierce looking toy sword and shield to go with your knight's chivalrous new garb, and songs will be sung for ages about their daring exploits!

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Fallacies in the Allied Nations' Historical Perception as Observed by a British Journalist
HK$ 215.00 HK$ 238.00
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In 1941, Imperial Japan rapidly brought an end to the British Empire in Asia. Because a non-white race dared to upset the white colonialists' status quo in Asia, the British resented the Japanese long after the war. Mr. Henry Scott-Stokes states that he held such a view as well before arriving in Japan as a foreign correspondent. Mr. Scott-Stokes writes of his transformation, of uncritical acceptance of the western colonialist's version of the Greater East Asian War, the so-called Pacific War, to realization of its absolute vacuousness. "[The Japanese]," he states, "were supposed to simply accept, without any criticism or opposition whatsoever, the noble wisdom of civilization [the verdicts of the Tokyo Trials]."Mindless parroting of historical fabrications by modern Japanese suggests a loss of national consciousness, of what it means to be Japanese, as Yukio Mishima expressed in his discussions with Mr. Scott-Stokes. Japan lost her independence to America and is merely a protectorate and not a nation with her own culture and history. Japanese people need to take it upon themselves to change this situation. Mr. Stokes' mother-in-law, however, wryly commented that today's Japanese are cowards, so it will take another 200 or 300 years.

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Forum Novelties, Inc Steampunk Cameo Set - Victorian Cameo Jewelry
HK$ 55.00
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We like to follow the theory that the Victorian Industrial Revolution somehow split off into two different worlds. There's the world that turned into what we live in and there is one that turns into the world of steampunk. We dream of going there because who wouldn't want to become an adventurer in that gear freak world of a science fiction old fashion? Every once in a while we decide to dress up like we were there (usually on Wednesdays). Now we'd like to expand the tradition. Add an elegant touch to your Halloween costume with this Women's Cameo Steampunk Set complete with a choker adorned with white lace and earrings. This will be sure to identify you immediately as true steampunk aristocracy. If you feel like going back in time instead of forward, this set would also be great for a traditional costume of the time period that inspires the mystical world of whimsy.

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California Costume Collection Mens Colonial Wig
HK$ 110.00
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Back in ye old colonial days, you didn’t have to worry about pesky things like getting a hair cut every three weeks, or the onset of male pattern baldness, or even having to wash those long locks on a regular basis! All you had to do was get yourself a fine wig, some powder, and boom: You were looking right and tight!And while there's not much that we would bring back from the colonial days, being able to rock a wig ranks right up there. And now here's your chance: This Mens Colonial Wig will add a touch of historical accuracy to any colonial or revolutionary costume. Sporting a short ponytail in the back that's tied off with a black ribbon, this wig is so slick you'll be tempted to trade in your baseball hat and just slip this on your head on those bad hair days (we don't recommend that, though...those days are over bro, and also, you'll look insane)

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Key Concepts in Historical Geography
HK$ 240.00 HK$ 266.00
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"This ambitious volume reviews the best recent work in historical geography. It demonstrates how a dual sense of history and geography is necessary to understand such key areas of contemporary debate as the inter-relationship between class, race and gender; the character of nations and nationalism; the nature and challenges of urban life; the legacies of colonialism; and the meaning and values attributed to places, landscapes and environments." - Mike Heffernan, University of Nottingham Key Concepts in Historical Geography forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 24 short essays, it provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Historical Geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field 24 key concepts entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject Pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading Key Concepts in Historical Geography is an ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students and covers the expected staples from the discipline - from people, space and place to colonialism and geopolitics - in an accessible style. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, it is is an essential addition to any human geography student's library.

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Meaning, Truth, and Reference in Historical Representation
HK$ 256.00 HK$ 301.00
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In this book, the noted intellectual historian Frank Ankersmit provides a systematic account of the problems of reference, truth, and meaning in historical writing. He works from the conviction that the historicist account of historical writing, associated primarily with Leopold von Ranke and Wilhelm von Humboldt, is essentially correct but that its original idealist and romanticist idiom needs to be translated into more modern terms. Rehabilitating historicism for the contemporary philosophy of history, he argues, "reveals the basic truths about the nature of the past itself, how we relate to it, and how we make sense of the past in historical writing."At the heart of Ankersmit's project is a sharp distinction between interpretation and representation. The historical text, he holds, is first and foremost a representation of some part of the past, not an interpretation. The book's central chapters address the concept of historical representation from the perspectives of reference, truth, and meaning. Ankersmit then goes on to discuss the possible role of experience in the history writing, which leads directly to a consideration of subjectivity and ethics in the historian's practice. Ankersmit concludes with a chapter on political history, which he maintains is the "basis and condition of all other variants of historical writing." Ankersmit's rehabilitation of historicism is a powerfully original and provocative contribution to the debate about the nature of historical writing.

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ivory Venetian Raven Mask
HK$ 59.00
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Masquerde mystery Be a man of mystery in this Ivory Venetian Raven Mask. The mask is based on a traditional Venetian design seen in the historic Carnival of Venice. It features a long beak and has a black patch over one eye and cracked ivory finish that reveals a gold layer underneath. Item Includes:Mask.Fit and Sizing:One size fits most adults.Please note: Shirt not included.

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California Costume Collection Da Vinci Wig
HK$ 118.00
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This is kind of embarrassing, but we first knew Leonardo da Vinci as that one painter guy that one of the Ninja Turtles was named after (hey, we're no history experts here). We did a little research and it turns out that he's one pretty cool dude. He painted some awesome pieces, like the Mona Lisa and he even sketched up some plans for a helicopter. Of course, technology back then wasn't like it is today, so most people probably just thought he had his head in the clouds. Oh, and did we mention that he had some wild hair and a beard? Now, you can get his Renaissance-man style with ease!This Da Vinci Wig brings you the look of the Italian artist (not the Ninja Turtle). The wig features some synthetic silvery locks that will have you looking like a genius from the Renaissance, so make sure to have that paint brush ready!

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California Costume Collection Golden Goddess Wig
HK$ 157.00
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In a world of mundane needs and the ever-presence of deadlines for all sorts of tasks, we mere mortals constantly struggle to find even a few seconds each day to where we can take a long breath and feel that we do not immediately have to dive back into productivity. It makes little things like comfort and achieving the look that you’re aiming for especially stressful. And, when you’re trying to get your clothing to lay the way it promised it would or your hair to stop doing that thing that it keeps doing, those few seconds aren’t nearly enough. In fact, a few hours might not get us there!It is for this that we pray in thanks for the ancient goddesses who have looked down upon we tragic few and blessed us with a little of their own divine might. Immortality they may all have and an endless amount of time, but their perfect hair remains that way through ultimate power! And, they’ve granted us this rare opportunity to feel how they do all the time with this Golden Goddess Wig. Made of beautiful threads of creation, these long curly blonde locks with perfect straight bangs—already proof that they were divinely created—are sure to remain precisely and immortally in place while you finally get to stride out like the deity you are!

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California Costume Collection Brown Viking Wig, Beard and Mustache
HK$ 157.00
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Leif Erikson day is coming, are you prepared?Every year you watch the town celebrate Leif Erikson day. And every year you wish you were one of the hundreds of people dressed up like the Icelandic explorer. You see women running around in leather skirts, and men who have grown their beard out all year just for this day. But you don’t want to grow a beard.That’s fine. We understand, it can be uncomfortable for the first few weeks. But with this Brown Viking Wig, Beard, and Mustache you will be prepared for Leif Erikson day. You’ll able to enjoy the frivolity, and fun, all without having to go to the trouble of growing your own hair, and beard! And don't forget to grab a Viking costume on your way to check out for a real Leif Erikson experience.

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California Costume Collection Blonde Viking Wig, Beard and Mustache
HK$ 157.00
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The Vikings were known for grit, fearlessness, and exploration; they were not known for having skilled barbers or hairdressers. So as a result, they sometimes looked a bit shaggy. Men braided their beards to keep them tidy. But it turns out that the shaggy, unkempt look was a good thing, because it made their warriors look really fierce when they faced their enemies! Now, we have modern technology and tools to keep ourselves looking neat and clean. Can you imagine showing up for your Monday morning All Hands meeting with beard braids? (Actually, that could be kind of fun!) Lucky for you, you can get that ideal Viking look for your costume without depriving your barber of income when you wear this Blonde Viking Wig, Beard and Mustache. It looks wild and ready to set sail on an adventure beneath a horned helmet for Halloween!

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Prince Charming Boys Costume
HK$ 203.00
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Prince Charming to the rescue!Rescue the princess in the tower in this Prince Charming Boys Costume featuring a rich blue tunic with lion crest and attached ruby coloured cape with faux animal trim. Brown belt included. Great for book week or dress up play at home.Item Includes:Top with Attached Robe.Belt.Fit and Sizing:See size chart above for details.Fabric and Care:100% Polyester.Hand wash; hang dry.Please Note: Crown; sword; gloves; pants and shoes not included.

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ivory Lace Up Victorian Ankle Womens Boots
HK$ 361.00
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Olden day going out boots!These Ivory Lace Up Victorian Ankle Womens Boots are a gorgeous addition to any number of our historical themed costumes and being cream are just a little bit more special! These beautifully crafted boots feature cream lace panels and a 2 inch heel.Item Includes:1 x Pair of Boots.Fit and Sizing:See size chart above for details. Sizes are in US standard sizing. Heel is 2 inches.Please Note:Shoes that show signs of wear or do not have their original packaging are not returnable.

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California Costume Collection Egyptian Stepped Layers Wig
HK$ 157.00
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This Egyptian Stepped Layers Wig will complete any Egyptian costume in style--You can look just like the fabled Cleopatra or Nefertiti when you add this wig to your costume. Exotic makeup will give an even more authentic look!

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California Costume Collection Athenian Goddess Wig
HK$ 157.00
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So we weren't around during ancient Greek times to actually catch a glimpse of Aphrodite, Athena, or Hera, so we're not exactly sure what Greek Goddesses look like, but the generally consensus here in the office is that these lustrous ladies would've had some magnificent heads of hair.Such marvelous locks would of course take years to groom and prepare. We don't know about you, but we have other things to do. So if you want a fancy do for your Greek goddess outfit (or really, any goddess outfit), then look no further than our Athenian Goddess Wig. It's a 100 percent blond synthetic wig with curly hair, bangs, and long cascading strands. Just throw this on over your own hair and you'll instantly look as glorious as a Greek goddess... we think. As we said, we weren't there.

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California Costume Collection Kids Robin Hood Costume
HK$ 236.00
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Steal from the rich and give to the poor can be a useful lesson to teach your kids – though you may want to tweak it a bit so they aren’t actually stealing from anyone! Kids are already quite apt to live this mantra by nature – most kids are caring and can see inequities much better than their adult counterparts.But being Robin Hood isn’t all about work – he liked adventure just as much as the next person, probably much more, actually. Getting out and about in the forest and making new friends was something Robin Hood was quite skilled at as I’m sure you wish your kids were!Turn your child into the prince of thieves and the savior of Nottingham in this Kids Robin Hood Costume. This kids costume comes with an olive green hooded shirt and vest combo that has long sleeves and a front placket with brown cord for lacing. The brown suede vest panels fast at the front with three faux leather buckled straps. The details are what truly make this costume stand out: from the matching faux suede gauntlets with padded forearm guards (you know, for all of the arrow shooting), to the matching cuffed boot covers and the pouch that attaches to the black faux leather belt with Velcro. The details really bring this costume to life! Add a bow and arrow set for the legendary archer, and your little adventurer will be ready to lead his merry men against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham!

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California Costume Collection Kids Davy Crockett Costume
HK$ 236.00
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Some kids like to explore.Now we don't mean poking around the backyard. No, we mean climbing trees, collecting bugs and wildlife, documenting foliage, and getting dirty. We're talking exploring in the most in-depth sense of the word. Kids that camp outside, hike through the woods, and track down critters... some kids are just outdoors kids.Which probably means they wouldn't want costumes of doctors and spacemen. No, they'll need something to suit their tastes, something like this Kids Davy Crockett Costume. Davy Crockett is a famous American frontiersman. Known for feats like defending the Alamo, the legends around this folk-hero are far more colorful. From killing a bear when he was three to killing one with only his knife as an adult, we're pretty sure Davy Crockett was like the Chuck Norris of the frontier. Seriously. His stories just keep getting bigger and more crazy. There have been plays and books about it. Go check it out.As such an epic man of the woods, he would be the perfect icon for your outdoorsy kid to dress up as. Whether for play or party, our Kids Davy Crockett Costume should do the trick. There's a flannel shirt with faux fringe, faux leather belt, a "coonskin" hat, and powder horn. Add a couple knives, hatchets, and rifles and your little one will be ready to take on whatever trouble comes bounding out of that forest.

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California Costume Collection Kids Robin Hood Costume
HK$ 236.00
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Steal from the rich and give to the poor can be a useful lesson to teach your kids – though you may want to tweak it a bit so they aren’t actually stealing from anyone! Kids are already quite apt to live this mantra by nature – most kids are caring and can see inequities much better than their adult counterparts.But being Robin Hood isn’t all about work – he liked adventure just as much as the next person, probably much more, actually. Getting out and about in the forest and making new friends was something Robin Hood was quite skilled at as I’m sure you wish your kids were!Turn your child into the prince of thieves and the savior of Nottingham in this Kids Robin Hood Costume. This kids costume comes with an olive green hooded shirt and vest combo that has long sleeves and a front placket with brown cord for lacing. The brown suede vest panels fast at the front with three faux leather buckled straps. The details are what truly make this costume stand out: from the matching faux suede gauntlets with padded forearm guards (you know, for all of the arrow shooting), to the matching cuffed boot covers and the pouch that attaches to the black faux leather belt with Velcro. The details really bring this costume to life! Add a bow and arrow set for the legendary archer, and your little adventurer will be ready to lead his merry men against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham!

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sherlock Holmes Deerstalker Hat
HK$ 113.00
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Elementary my Dear Watson. A great hat for playing Sherlock Holmes; duck hunter or a good old fashioned English gentlemen no costume would be complete without this Sherlock Holmes Deerstalker Hat. A great quality hat made with quality woven fabric and lined with black cotton. Great for children as well for Book Week as it has a velcro adjustable size scale.Item Includes:Hat.Fit and Sizing:Adult size fits 57-60cm / 23in heads.

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Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
HK$ 294.00 HK$ 326.00
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This book covers key movements that helped to shape psychology - from the early philosophical debate between rationalism and empiricism or realists and antirealists through to the emergence of psychology as a science and the ongoing debates about 'objectivity' and 'truth' and what a science of psychology should be. Often nuanced and complex, the author examines major conceptual issues in the history of psychology that continue to be debated and influence public policy and lay understanding. The latter stages of the book explore notions of individuality, hereditarianism, critical psychology, and feminist perspectives. While deeply rooted in human history, it is made clear that psychology, how it is conceived and practiced, has a bearing on our understanding of what it is to be human. Accessible, objective and above all comprehensive, this book will help students locate psychology in the wider field of science and understand the forces that continue to shape and define it.

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Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research
HK$ 309.00 HK$ 343.00
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Sophisticated, original and comprehensive, this book investigates photographic research practices and the conceptual and theoretical issues that underpin them. Using international case studies and 'behind the scenes' interviews, Penny Tinkler sets out research practices and explores the possibilities, and challenges, of working with different methods and photographic sources. The book guides the reader through all aspects of doing photographic research including practical issues and ethical considerations. Key topics include: - Working with images - Generating photos in research - Managing large archives and digital databases - Reviewing personal photos - Photo-elicitation interviews Written in a clear, accessible style, this dynamic book is essential reading for students and researchers working with photographs in history and the social sciences.

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Using Photographs in Social and Historical Research
HK$ 309.00 HK$ 343.00
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Sophisticated, original and comprehensive, this book investigates photographic research practices and the conceptual and theoretical issues that underpin them. Using international case studies and 'behind the scenes' interviews, Penny Tinkler sets out research practices and explores the possibilities, and challenges, of working with different methods and photographic sources. The book guides the reader through all aspects of doing photographic research including practical issues and ethical considerations. Key topics include: - Working with images - Generating photos in research - Managing large archives and digital databases - Reviewing personal photos - Photo-elicitation interviews Written in a clear, accessible style, this dynamic book is essential reading for students and researchers working with photographs in history and the social sciences.

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[Bundle] Historical Romance Selection
HK$ 190.00 HK$ 223.00
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This bundle contains Historical Romance series: "The Fortune Hunter", "The Rake's Secret Son", "By Honor Bound", "An Uncommon Abigail", and "The Prodigal Bride". When Cassie was very young, both her parents died and left her as the sole heir of a massive fortune. When she grew old enough to marry, numerous suitors lined up to court her in an effort to win her hand and fortune. Viscount Quinlan was one of them. Rumors abound that he has frittered away his own family's fortune through a lavish lifestyle, but Cassie's older cousin, Anthony, who has been her guardian since her parents passed away, told her that Quinlan is trustworthy and invites him to a party. But Cassie wants to find her own fiancé and refuses Quinlan's advances, but she finds his kiss too powerful to further resist his charms.…

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The Family Tree Historical Maps Book
HK$ 176.00 HK$ 220.00
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Journey Into the Past! Envision your ancestors' world-as your ancestors knew it-through hundreds of beautiful full-color reproductions of useful eighteenth and nineteenth century maps. The maps illustrate the historical boundaries of each of the U.s. states as they progressed from territories to statehood and show the shifting of county boundaries and names within states over the years. Inside you'll find: Full-color historical maps of the United States from each decade of the nineteenth century. Detailed, full-color historical maps of all 50 U.s. states. Time lines of significant events in each state's history. Charming nineteenth-century panoramic maps of key cities. Special-interest maps, which provide intriguing peeks into American society from average family sizes to taxation per capita to regional industries. This book is perfect for family historians researching their American roots. The maps can help you: put research in geographical context; identify jurisdictions that likely hold your ancestors' records; note the potential locations of "missing" records; track and visualize migrations; and understand the evolution of national, state and county borders. The maps also provide great historical context for students, teachers, homeschooling parents and anyone with an interest in U.s. history. Bring American history to life with this ultimate collection of vintage maps.

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The Family Tree Historical Maps Book - Europe
HK$ 176.00 HK$ 220.00
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Journey to the Old CountryFrom Ireland to Italy, Portugal to Poland, Germany to Greece, and everywhere in between, explore your ancestors' European homelands through more than 200 gorgeous reproductions of 18th-century maps, 19th-century and early 20th-century maps. These full-color period maps-covering the peak years of European immigration to America-will help you understand changing boundaries in ancestral countries, and inform your search for genealogical records. Inside you'll find: Historical maps of the European continent showing how national borders evolved over three centuriesDetailed country maps illustrating key geographical units-provinces, counties, regions, cities and moreTime lines of important events in each country's historyLists of administrative divisions by country for easy referenceA complete index to aid in viewing maps of interest in greater detail onlineThis country-by-country atlas is an indispensable tool for European genealogy. Put your ancestral origins in geographical context, unravel the boundary changes that trip up genealogists, and envision the old country as your ancestors knew it. The book is also a valuable reference for teachers, homeschooling parents and anyone with an interest in European history. Time travel across the continent with the Family Tree Historical Maps Book: Europe.

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The Family Tree Historical Atlas of American Cities
HK$ 176.00 HK$ 220.00
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Journey to the big city! Explore your ancestors' hometowns! This book guides you through American history by looking at the United States' sixteen most populous and historically influential cities, such as New York, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Baltimore. Each section features beautiful, full-color maps published at crucial points in each city's history, tracing its growth and development from its founding to the early 1900s. Use the maps to find your ancestor's home, trace your ancestor's walk to work, and identify the streets and buildings from your ancestor's everyday life. Delve further into the past with a quick-reference timeline of key dates from each city's history. You'll also discover easy genealogy research tips for finding local birth, marriage, and death records; federal and state censuses; and city directories. The book features: More than 130 full-color historical maps of sixteen important cities, including New York, Houston, Philadelphia, and Los AngelesTimelines highlighting the most important moments in each city's historyLists of city-specific genealogy websites and resources for records that will help you discover your family historyAn index with instructions on viewing online versions of each map, allowing you to zoom in for more detail or use them with programs like Google EarthWhether your family hails from the streets of Brooklyn or the hills of San Francisco, this atlas-designed especially for genealogists-will help you better understand your city-dwelling ancestors.

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Historical Records of the Five Dynasties
HK$ 348.00 HK$ 387.00
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Only fragments of historical text from China's middle period have been translated into English, until now. Here at last is the first major Chinese historical work from the Song dynasty. Written by Ouyang Xiu, an intellectual giant of the eleventh century, this is a history of the preceding century (907-979), a period known as the Five Dynasties. The historical and literary significance of Ouyang's achievement cannot be underestimated. In rewriting the existing official history of the Five Dynasties, Ouyang - whose own time was characterized by extraordinary intellectual and political innovation - made several notable decisions. He rewrote the history in the "ancient" style preferred by forward-thinking literati; he even rewrote the original documents quoted within biographies. He also relied on his own moral categories, reevaluating the worth of the historical figures in light of his own convictions that individuals should take personal responsibility for the fate of society. Ouyang's history would eventually become the official version - the last state-sanctioned dynastic history of imperial China to be written by an individual in a private capacity. In addition to its provocative insights and lucid presentation, Historical Records of the Five Dynasties is an eloquent statement on the art of historical writing in the eleventh century.A preeminent scholar of Chinese history, Richard L. Davis has provided a thorough introduction and rendered nearly two-thirds of the Chinese original into English, including complete sections critical to understanding the politics and personalities of the time. Biographical clusters based on Ouyang's moral categories also appear in full, helping readers to appreciate the Confucian agenda that informs the work.

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Rubies Costume Co. Inc Renaissance Woman Blonde Wig
HK$ 118.00
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Art. Science. Philosophy. Fancy hair. All of these things flourished during the Renaissance, largely thanks to the efforts of well-rounded people like you. At least, that's our best guess. The history books like to talk about all the great geniuses who were contributing to the advancement of human knowledge and culture across many fields. But we skimmed over most of that to get to the pictures. And since most of the illustrations in the history books depict holy people or fantastic inventions, we're a bit fuzzy on the details of everyday life.In the end, we gathered that most Rennaissance people treated life kind of like a high-stakes board game. The goal was to prove their expertise in at least five fields without getting burnt at the stake or beheaded. The winners (like you!) got to wear the perfect coif of champions, with long, flowing tresses and a coil of braids on top. The losers, uh, didn't.

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Rubies Costume Co. Inc Kids Abe Lincoln Costume
HK$ 275.00
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America was made great by the work of great leaders. Following in the footsteps of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the rest of the founding fathers came honest Abe Lincoln. This was a man who always did what he felt was right for the country and its people. During the time some of his choices weren't always met with universal praise but he knew that his choices would mold a still young country into something amazing. History would remember him as one of the greatest men to ever hold office in the Usa... and now your little one can pretend to be this noble man.

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Rubies Costume Co. Inc Kids Medieval Knight Costume
HK$ 157.00
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Your kid just loves to use his imagination...a Lot. Before school, during school, after school. If he’s not coming up with a wild story in his head, then he’s busy acting it out in the backyard with his friends. All you have to do is look over at him and you can tell he’s traveled back in time to fight a ferocious dragon or scale a castle tower. Encourage his active imagination by letting him dress as his wildest fantasy this Halloween! This Kid’s Medieval Knight Costume can send your little guy back to the time of dragons, jousts, lords, and ladies--who knows, maybe he’ll want to take the whole family along for the ride in coordinated costumes. Either way, you’ll feel super safe having a bonafide medieval knight in the house (especially since your mote AND drawbridge are both being repaired) and he’ll feel overjoyed at having a Halloween costume that’s even better than his best daydreams.Once your little guy puts on this red tunic he will feel like he can take on the fiercest of fire breathers or the bravest opponent. The arms and hood of this outfit are a silver mesh, which (trust us) is a LOT more comfortable than chain mail armor. Just be sure to pick up one of our sword accessories to complete his whole knight look this Halloween...on top of being safe from dragons, you’ll also get to see him totally in his element.

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The Francine Rivers Historical Collection: The Scarlet Thread / The Last Sin Eater
HK$ 142.00 HK$ 177.00
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*This collection bundles two of beloved author Francine Rivers' best-selling historical novels into one e-book for a great value! The Scarlet Thread:*Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves. until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally. Sierra Madrid's life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn's example, Sierra learns to surrender to God's sovereignty and unconditional love. The Last Sin Eater:A captivating tale of suffering, seeking, and redemption set in Appalachia in the 1850s, The Last Sin Eater is the story of a community committed to its myth of a human "sin eater," who absolves the dead of their sins, and the ten-year-old child who shows them the Truth. All that matters for young Cadi Forbes is finding the one man who can set her free from the sin that plagues her, the sin that has stolen her mother's love from her and made her wish she could flee life and its terrible injustice. But Cadi doesn't know that the "sin eater" is seeking as well. Before their journeys are over, Cadi and the sin eater must face themselves, each other, and the One who will demand everything from them in exchange for the answers they seek.

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The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed
HK$ 137.00 HK$ 143.00
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The introduction to this new guide sets out the sources (Graeco-Roman, Jewish and Christian), noting the problems connected with them, paying particular attention to the nature of the gospels, and the Synoptic versus the Johannine tradition. A substantial section will discuss scholarship on Jesus from the nineteenth century to the explosion of works in the present day, introducing and explaining the three different 'quests' for the historical Jesus. Subsequent chapters will analyse key themes in historical Jesus research: Jesus' Galilean origins; the scope of his ministry and models of 'holy men', particularly that of prophet; Jesus' teaching and healing; his trial and crucifixion; the highly contentious question of his resurrection; and finally an exploration of the links between the Jesus movement and the early church. Throughout, the (often opposing) positions of a variety of key scholars will be explained and discussed (eg. Sanders, Crossan, Dunn, Wright, Brown).

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The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide
HK$ 131.00 HK$ 164.00
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There are more historical newspaper resources than you think-and they're easier to access than you know. When researched properly, no other type of record can beat historical newspapers in "taking the pulse" of their times and places, recording not just the names, but also information important to the community. This comprehensive how-to guide will show you how to harvest the "social media" of centuries past to learn about your ancestors and the times and places they lived in. With step-by-step examples, case studies, templates, worksheets, and screenshots, this book shows you what you can find in online (and offline) historical newspapers, from city dailies to weekly community papers to foreign-language gazetteers. The Family Tree Historical Newspapers Guide features: Tips and techniques for finding crucial genealogy records in newspapers, such as birth announcements, obituaries, and even news reportsStep-by-step guides for using popular online newspaper databases such as GenealogyBank and Newspapers. comCase studies that will put information found in newspapers to use

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America's First Ladies: A Historical Encyclopedia and Primary Document Collection of the Remarkable Women of the White House
HK$ 772.00 HK$ 858.00
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Meet the First Ladies of the United States-sometimes inspiring, sometimes tragic, always fascinating-women who, though often unsung, helped hold the nation together in its infancy and advance it as a world power. Overviews the social, political, and cultural significance of America's First Ladies in a convenient, chronological, reference format Includes letters, notes, and speeches that allow the First Ladies to speak for themselves Features engaging and informative sidebars that place the First Ladies in the cultural context of their times Shares the 2014 First Ladies Ranking from the Siena Research Institute Facilitates student research through an extensive reading guide and a list of online resources that will foster critical reading, thinking, and writing skills

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Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time
HK$ 464.00 HK$ 515.00
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This book challenges the static, ahistorical models on which Economics continues to rely. These models presume that markets operate on a "frictionless" plane where abstract forces play out independent of their institutional and spatial contexts, and of the influences of the past. In reality, at any point in time exogenous factors are themselves outcomes of complex historical processes. They are shaped by institutional and spatial contexts, which are "carriers of history," including past economic dynamics and market outcomes. To examine the connections between gradual, evolutionary change and more dramatic, revolutionary shifts the text takes on a wide array of historically salient economic questions-ranging from how formative, European encounters reconfigured the political economies of indigenous populations in Africa, the Americas, and Australia to how the rise and fall of the New Deal order reconfigured labor market institutions and outcomes in the twentieth century United States. These explorations are joined by a common focus on formative institutions, spatial structures, and market processes. Through historically informed economic analyses, contributors recognize the myriad interdependencies among these three frames, as well as their distinct logics and temporal rhythms.

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The Historical Overberg
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Situated between the Hottentots Holland Mountains and the Breede River, the Overberg is a fertile agricultural region and a popular holiday destination for tourists and nature lovers who delight in the beauty of its mountainous landscape, abundant plant species and long sandy beaches. This area also has a rich history going back thousands of years, when the indigenous Khoi people originally thrived there, and when the first European settlers left their own indelible imprint on the culture, architecture and character of the region. The Overberg has been a home or point of interest for explorers, innovators, artists and writers, for figures as varied as Bartolomeu Dias, Sir David de Villiers Graaff, Uys Krige and Audrey Blignault. Some of South Africa's oldest towns, houses and missionary stations can be found here, and its treacherous coastline has been the cause of hundreds of shipwrecks for centuries. The Historical Overberg provides a detailed account of this past by pointing out the many places, buildings, events and personalities that have made the Overberg the diverse and unique place that it is today. Enlivened by historical and current photographs and informative panels, this book is a collector's item.

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Historical Romance 2-Book Bundle
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New York Times bestselling author Julia London has thrilled readers of historical romance for more than a decade. Now, together for the first time as an ebook bundle, here are the novels that launched her captivating career. THE Devil's LOVEAbigail Carrington sails to England to marry the man she has loved since childhood. At the altar, Michael Ingram, Marquis of Darfield, seems a dark, brooding stranger. With scandal shadowing his past, the Devil of Darfield has agreed to the marriage only to save his ancestral home. But Abigail's charm bedevils him-just as the passion of Michael's kiss gives her hope that theirs can be more than a marriage of convenience. Wicked ANGELShe may be the talk of the ton, but Alexander Christian, Duke of Sutherland, recognizes the ravishing Bavarian countess for who she really is: Lauren Hill, the widowed country girl who captured his heart-despite his pledge to another woman. Lauren needs to see the man who haunts her dreams. Alexander wants one night with his blue-eyed enchantress. They'll soon discover that forbidden love is always a scandalous choice.

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Saint Thomas the Apostle: New Testament, Apocrypha, and Historical Traditions
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Are the Thomas references in the Gospel of John, the Thomas compositions, and the early Thomas traditions in northwestern and southern India purely legendary as biblical scholars have assumed or do they preserve unexamined historical traditions intermittently as the Thomas Christians in India have believed?Didymus Judas Thomas is one of the most misunderstood characters from the beginning of the New Testament history and interpretation. In this study, Thomaskutty addresses the following questions: whether Thomas was merely a 'doubting Thomas' or a 'genuine Thomas'? Can we understand Thomas comprehensively by bringing the New Testament, apocrypha, and historical traditions together? How was Thomas connected to eastern Christianity and how does the Thomas literature support/not support this connectivity? Can we understand the Thomas traditions related to Judea, Syria, and India with the help of canonical, extra canonical, and traditio-historical documents? Thomaskutty investigates the development of the Thomas literature right from the beginning, examining and questioning the approaches and methodologies that have been employed in interpreting these documents, and analyzes the Thomas literature closely in order to understand the character, his mission involvements, and the possible implications this may have for understanding early Christianity in the east.

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Historical Duo/From Waif To Gentleman's Wife/A Family For Christmas/A Christmas Miracle/Christmas With Her Cowboy
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A Family For Christmas - Carolyn DavidsonWhen a handsome widower and his young boy are stranded at Joy Watson's Missouri homestead just before Christmas the true meaning of love and family is revealed.A Christmas Miracle - Carol ArensLaira Lynne is striving to save her beloved town. New arrival Rayne Lantree is the only man with the power to make her dream come true…if he'll just believe in a little Christmas magic! Christmas With Her Cowboy - Lauri RobinsonRanch hand Tanner Maxwell is not pleased that Anna Hagan has returned to the Double Bar for Christmas. But the little girl he once knew is all grown up. She knows how to get what she wants - and he's right in the line of fire!

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Historical Research into some Aspects of the Culture and Civilization of North-East India
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This book deals with various facets of cultures and civilization of north-east India. It contains valuable information about the pre-historic megalithic cultures of the hill tribes, the genesis and growth of tribal culture, their exposure to civilization Aryanisation and Sanskritization, especially in the valley of Manipur. The book also deals with growth of Hinduism and Buddhism among the tribal people and all other related cultural facets in a lucid style.

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Rubies Costume Co. Inc Renaissance Girl Brown Wig
HK$ 118.00
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So you've got your gorgeous gown already picked out, and your husband, the king, is ready for a party. But, wait! You can't find your hand maiden anywhere! Where'd she run off to this time? Keep your cool with this Renaissance Girl Brown Wig. It's an easier way to get a classic Renaissance hairstyle.

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New Mexico Historical Biographies
HK$ 86.00
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New Mexico Historical Biographies is an encyclopedia of the people of New Mexico-the 47th State in the Union. It is a cross-section of people who have had an influence on life-and sometimes death-in the Land of Enchantment, from the time before the first Europeans arrived around 1540 until today. There are entries for over 1,500 people in New Mexico's history. Possibly the most important book on New Mexico history since Ralph Emerson Twitchell - 100 years ago. What People are Saying about this Book The starting place for many people seeking to make the acquaintance of New Mexicans of yesteryear. I am almost certain everyone who reads it will learn something new about New Mexico history and enjoy immensely themselves in the bargain-Rick Hendricks, New Mexico State Historian This comprehensive anthology will prove to be invaluable to historians, history writers, and readers of all sorts. More than just biographies, it offers great reading for anyone interested in New Mexico history. One can turn to any page and find a great story, and it will be a rare reader or historian who can claim to have already known about all those represented-Mike Stevenson, President, Historical Society of New Mexico

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The Use and Abuse of Police Power in America: Historical Milestones and Current Controversies
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Providing a timely and much-needed investigation of how U.s. law enforcement carries out its public safety and crime fighting mandates, this book is an invaluable resource for students, educators, and concerned citizens. Provides a single-volume, go-to source for insight into police-citizen relations in the United States, from the 17th century through to today Documents major turning points and historical events influencing the evolution of police power Provides both supportive and critical perspectives on contemporary trends in law enforcement activities, attitudes, and practices Enables a fuller comprehension of law enforcement in an era of significant political and social upheaval, much of which is tied to racial, ethnic, or economic factors

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The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory
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The Sage Handbook of Historical Theory introduces the foundations of modern historical theory and the applications of theory to a full range of sub-fields of historical research, bringing the reader as up to date as possible with continuing debates and current developments. The book is divided into three key parts, covering: - Part I. Foundations: The Theoretical Grounds for Knowledge of the Past - Part II. Applications: Theory-Intensive Areas in History - Part Iii. Coda. Post-Postmodernism: Directions and Interrogations. This important handbook brings together, in one volume, discussions of modernity, empiricism, deconstruction, narrative and postmodernity in the continuing evolution of the historical discipline into our post-postmodern era. Chapters are written by leading academics from around the world and cover a wide array of specialized areas of the discipline, including social history, intellectual history, gender, memory, psychoanalysis and cultural history. The influence of major thinkers such as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault and Hayden White is fully examined. This handbook is an essential resource for practising historians, and students of history, and will appeal to scholars in related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities who seek a closer understanding of the theoretical foundations of history.

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Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology
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This collection of studies by anthropologists, botanists, ecologists, and biologists is an important contribution to the emerging field of historical ecology. The book combines cutting-edge research with new perspectives to emphasize the close relationship between humans and their natural environment. Contributors examine how alterations in the natural world mirror human cultures, societies, and languages. Treating the landscape like a text, these researchers decipher patterns and meaning in the Ecuadorian Andes, Amazonia, the desert coast of Peru, and other regions in the neotropics. They show how local peoples have changed the landscape over time to fit their needs by managing and modifying species diversity, enhancing landscape heterogeneity, and controlling ecological disturbance. In turn, the environment itself becomes a form of architecture rich with historical and archaeological significance. Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology explores thousands of years of ecological history while also addressing important contemporary issues, such as biodiversity and genetic variation and change. Engagingly written and expertly researched, this book introduces and exemplifies a unique method for better understanding the link between humans and the biosphere.

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Morris Costumes Viking Plush Hat
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Tough guys like Ragnar enjoy keeping their heads warm and toasty during cold Scandinavian nights. This hat is every Viking’s dream. He can leave his battle helmet at the door and change into this comfy helmet with plush horns when he checks in to his longhouse. You can enjoy the same kind of comfort as Ragnar. You might even think of this Viking Plush Hat like soft slippers for your weary head. One benefit is that you can retain your tough Viking identity without sacrificing your style…and you won’t feel a bit of discomfort if you suddenly to fall into slumber after a long day of warfare. It’s the perfect way to achieve total comfort while you relax around the fire, enjoy some mead, and get ready for the next battle!

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Morris Costumes Plush Viking Hat w/Braids
HK$ 197.00
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Once upon a time there was a Viking vixen. She needed a hat just as grand as her personality. It was important for her to show off that she was an alpha female with beautiful horns and brides. When she wasn't out searching for the perfect hat she was getting her hair done. The search was long and hard, but eventually she found a Plush Viking Hat with Braids that fit her perfectly! You can be just like her in the Plush Viking Hat with Braids. The hat is a flexible foam with a golden finish. The faux fur trim is just for looks, no animals were hurt in the making of this hat. The horns are nice and plush, so no one will be hurt by the lovely hat. Not to worry, the blond synthetic braids are included! All you have to do is but on the Plush Viking Hat with Braids to be a Viking.

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Historical Research Using British Newspapers
HK$ 75.00 HK$ 94.00
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Thanks to digitisation, newspapers from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century have become an indispensable and accessible source for researchers. Through their pages, historians with a passion for a person or a place or a time or a topic can rediscover forgotten details and gain new insights into the society and values of bygone ages. Historical Research Using British Newspapers provides plenty of practical advice for anyone intending to use old newspapers by: * outlining the strengths of newspapers as source material * revealing the drawbacks of newspapers as sources and giving ways to guard against them * tracing the development of the British newspaper industry * showing the type of information that can be found in newspapers and how it can be used * identifying the best newspapers to start with when researching a particular topic * suggesting methods to locate the most relevant articles available * demonstrating techniques for collating, analysing and interpreting information * showing how to place newspaper reports in their wider contextIn addition nine case studies are included, showing how researchers have already made productive use of newspapers to gain insights that were not available from elsewhere.

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Artificial Gemstones - A Collection of Historical Articles on the Production of Synthetic Gemstones
HK$ 75.00 HK$ 79.00
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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subjects of gemology and crystallography. The titles in this range include "Gemstone Manufacturing" "The Optical Properties of Gemstones and Crystals" "The Thirty-Two Classes of Crystal Symmetry" and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "Artificial Gemstones" contains information on their identification, production and much more. Intended to illustrate the main features of artificial gemstones it is a comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and to understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels
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Bauer Pacific Blank White Eye Mask
HK$ 32.00
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Have a big masquerade ball coming up and need something subtle to preserve your anonymity? Are you Zorro and need something appropriate to wear for opposite day? Are you planning the heist of a century but hate the way that pantyhose feels when it’s stretched over your head? Don’t we all! Well, have no fear, because HalloweenCostumes.com is always here for you with just the right accessory.The Blank White Eye Mask is just the thing you need for going incognito in style. This plastic mask will obscure the most recognizable part of your beautiful, perfect face without covering your eyes, the body parts that scientists all agree are most important for vision. Slip this on courtesy of its supple elastic band and go out and do whatever you want without fear of being judged or arrested (and subsequently being judged by an actual judge -- judges are the last people in the world you want judging you).Disclaimer: HalloweenCostumes.com does not condone committing any crimes unless you absolutely have to or doing so will be really, really fun.

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California Costume Collection Kids Davy Crockett Costume
HK$ 236.00
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Some kids like to explore.Now we don't mean poking around the backyard. No, we mean climbing trees, collecting bugs and wildlife, documenting foliage, and getting dirty. We're talking exploring in the most in-depth sense of the word. Kids that camp outside, hike through the woods, and track down critters... some kids are just outdoors kids.Which probably means they wouldn't want costumes of doctors and spacemen. No, they'll need something to suit their tastes, something like this Kids Davy Crockett Costume. Davy Crockett is a famous American frontiersman. Known for feats like defending the Alamo, the legends around this folk-hero are far more colorful. From killing a bear when he was three to killing one with only his knife as an adult, we're pretty sure Davy Crockett was like the Chuck Norris of the frontier. Seriously. His stories just keep getting bigger and more crazy. There have been plays and books about it. Go check it out.As such an epic man of the woods, he would be the perfect icon for your outdoorsy kid to dress up as. Whether for play or party, our Kids Davy Crockett Costume should do the trick. There's a flannel shirt with faux fringe, faux leather belt, a "coonskin" hat, and powder horn. Add a couple knives, hatchets, and rifles and your little one will be ready to take on whatever trouble comes bounding out of that forest.

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Captive Romance: A Limited Edition Boxed Set of Two Full-Length Historical Romance Novels
HK$ 60.00
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If you love alpha male heroes, romance edged with danger, and scorching love scenes, discover "innovative, addictive" USA Today bestselling author Shelly Thacker It's a classic theme beloved by romance readers around the world: a woman is stolen away from her safe, ordinary life by a potentially dangerous man. He's handsome, powerful, maybe an enemy, often a stranger. but soon passion ignites and the captor becomes captive when he loses his heart to his stolen lady. This limited-edition boxed set features two full-length captive romance novels from one of today's most exciting authors, who has been called "the queen of captive-captor romance!" After Sundown: U.s. Marshal Lucas McKenna is on a personal mission: hunting the woman who killed his brother. Antoinette Sutton is running for her life. The evidence against her is overwhelming, and no one will believe the truth about what happened. Lucas captures Annie in the Rocky Mountains, but before he can take her back to Missouri to stand trial, lawman and prisoner are are snowbound together-and caught in a dance of danger and desire. "One of the best romances of the year." -The Oakland Press His Captive Bride: Lady Avril de Varennes is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a hidden island paradise filled with pleasures. and secrets. Against her will, Avril weds her arrogant captor, Hauk Valbrand, even as she vows to escape. But soon their arranged marriage becomes much more. and Avril and Hauk are forced to choose between duty and desire, now and forever. "Powerful and richly romantic. Shelly Thacker is a shining star!" -New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian Available for a limited time More than 650 pages! Adult content: smokin' hot love scenes Originally published by Dell Also by Shelly Thacker Don't miss any of Shelly's super-sexy, emotion-packed historical romance novels: RUN Wild Midnight Raider HIS Stolen Bride Forever HIS HIS Forbidden Touch Search keywords: prisoner romance, kidnapp

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The Necropolis Railway: A Historical Novel
HK$ 59.00 HK$ 66.00
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"A brilliant murder mystery set in Edwardian London about a railway line that runs only to a massive cemetery." Daily MirrorWhen railwayman Jim Stringer moves to the garish and tawdry London of 1903, he finds his duties are confined to a mysterious graveyard line. The men he works alongside have formed an instant loathing for him - and his predecessor has disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Can Jim work out what is going on before he too is travelling on a one-way coffin ticket aboard the Necropolis Railway? "Guaranteed to make the flesh creep and the skin crawl, a masterful novel about a mad, clanking, fog-bound world." Simon Winchester"A murderous conspiracy of a plot graced with style, wit and the sharp, true taste of a time gone by. So beautifully nuanced and so effortlessly pleasurable to read that you almost want to keep it a personal secret." Independent on Sunday

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The Historical Atlas of the British Isles
HK$ 53.00 HK$ 61.00
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This atlas covers the history of the British Isles from earliest times to the present day. The first hunter-gatherers, who crossed into what would become our familiar islands by the 'land-bridge', and later followed by more familiar peoples - the Celts, Angles, Saxons, Vikings and Normans, who together would create our islands' unique history. Each contributed ideas which shaped our lands, languages and thoughts that are at the core of our identities to this day. This story is illustrated with 150 full-color maps and plans that range across many topics, such as agricultural, political and industrial revolutions. The expansion of our islands' peoples across the oceans and the lasting legacy that movement left on the world and on our home islands. We show the fluctuating fortunes of the states we now identify ourselves by, from an Anglo-Scottish imperium to devolved power, independence and the often painful process by which the modern map of our islands evolved. The forces of history and religion divided the islands' peoples but our DNA unites us much more that most would realize - the islands have gone on to embrace new cultures that have come to seek refuge, opportunity and equality - this is a peoples' history.

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A Guide to the Decoration of Leather - A Collection of Historical Articles on Stamping, Burning, Mosaics and Other Aspects of Leather Decoration
HK$ 53.00
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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subject of leather. The titles in this range include "Currying Leather" "Tools for Leatherwork" "The Vegetable Tanning Process" and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "A Guide to the Decoration of Leather" contains information on the methods and equipment used in leather projects. It is intended to illustrate aspects of leather decoration and serves as a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork

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Alpha Bad Boys Historical Romance Boxed Set
HK$ 48.00
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If you swoon for scoundrels, get ready to fall for three of the hottest tough guys you'll ever meet! * This new limited edition boxed set, a $14.99 value, features 3 steamy historical romance novels beloved by readers worldwide, with more than 500 5-star reviews on Goodreads! Grab your copy today and save! * They may not ride motorcycles, but these sexy, dangerous men are the original bad boys of romance: a Scottish mercenary on a secret mission, an ex-pirate on the run from the law, and a Western gunman on the hunt for vengeance. Don't miss these "sexy and wonderfully emotional" romances about cynical tough guys and the women daring enough to love them. 3 full-length novels More than 1,000 pages! Adult content: smokin' hot love scenes His Stolen Bride Kidnapped by a sexy Scottish mercenary Treachery leads battle-hardened Highlander Darach of Glenshiel to abduct an innocent: wealthy Lady Laurien d'Amboise, betrothed to the traitor who betrayed Darach and his men. From a besieged French castle to the untamed Scottish Highlands, Darach and Laurien are swept up in wild adventure, dangerous secrets. and forbidden love. "By far the best historical love story I've read in a long time!" -Goodreads Reviewer Run Wild On the run with an outlaw Nicholas Brogan is an ex-pirate with years of sin branded on his soul. Samantha Delafield is a high-born lady turned thief. Captured, the two are on their way to the gallows until they stage a daring escape and run for their lives-shackled together by an unbreakable iron chain. Forced to work together, they find themselves locked in a battle of fierce wills and fiery passions. "Exciting. Innovative. Steamy." -Publishers Weekly After Sundown Snowbound with a bad boy Lucas McKenna is hunting the woman who killed his brother. Antoinette Sutton is running for her life. The evidence against her is overwhelming, and no one will believe the truth about what happened. Lucas captures Annie in the Rocky Mountains, but soon the hardened lawman a

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Alice's Secret: A gripping story of love, loss and a historical mystery finally revealed (The Mill Valley Girls)
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The second saga in Lynne Francis's wartime trilogy. Prepare to be captured by the story of Alice… Can uncovering a long forgotten family mystery change you life? 1890 Alice is the sole bread-winner for her family, working at the local cotton mill. But when she suddenly begins to attract the wrong attention, her life begins to spiral out of control… 2018 For Alys, one bad decision after another has left her feeling that her life hasn't quite turned out the way it should have. But when her aunt is suddenly injured and in need of help baking and running her beloved café, Alys knows a trip to Yorkshire is just the escape she needs. In lending a hand, Alys stumbles across a long-buried family mystery and quickly finds herself caught up in uncovering the truth of what happened to her great-great-grandmother Alice… Alys won't stop until she knows the truth. Will the secrets of her grandmother's past help her to change her own future? A beautiful and heart-breaking novel, that brings the past and present together in a gripping story of love, loss and hope. Perfect for fans of Rosie Clarke and Tracy Rees.

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Renaissance Man Grey Wig and Beard
HK$ 104.00
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Wise old manWear this Renaissance Man Grey Wig and Beard for any number of costume looks. The long grey wig and beard are ideal for wizards like Gandalf or Dumbledore; historical or mythical characters like Neptune; Leonardo Da Vinci or Noah.Item Includes:Wig.Beard.Fit and Sizing:One size fits most adults.

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3 Great Historical Novels
HK$ 48.00 HK$ 53.00
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Here are three great historical novels in one volume. Habits OF THE House: Fay Weldon takes us inside an aristocratic household - upstairs and downstairs - in the last three months of the nineteenth century. Tea gowns are still laced with diamonds; there are still nine courses at dinner, but bankruptcy, war and social unrest loom. THE Silver Thread: London, 1840. A young woman boards a prison ship bound for the other side of the world. Weaving death, love and adventure, The Silver Thread is plotted like a murder mystery, but narrated with the skill and style of a literary storyteller. THE Conductor: Winter, 1941. The story of how Shostakovich and one valiant, bedraggled orchestra created a defining moment in the siege of Leningrad - the bloodiest seige in history - is a gripping testament to the life-affirming power of music.

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3 Great Historical Mysteries
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Here are three great historical crime novels in one volume. Roman Games: Rome, AD 95 - a city under the thrall of a tyrant. It is up to Gaius Plinius Secundus - better known to posterity as Pliny the Younger - to investigate the murder of one of emperor's favourites. He has just 15 days to solve the case, 15 days that will threaten Pliny's conscience, his life and the stability of Rome itself. ONE FOR Sorrow: Amid the splendour and the squalor of sixth-century Byzantium. A treasury official has been murdered. Could someone have killed him for a priceless holy relic? A Knight from distant Bretania seems to believe so. Wine OF Violence: AD 1270. On a remote East Anglian coast stands the priory of Tyndal, a place dedicated to love and peace. But Eleanor of Wynethorpe, the new prioress, will find little of either. Only a day after Eleanor's arrival, a brutally mutilated monk is found dead in the cloister gardens.

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Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010
HK$ 1,291.00 HK$ 1,434.00
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Four hundred years ago, indigenous peoples occupied the vast region that today encompasses Korea, Manchuria, the Mongolian Plateau, and Eastern Siberia. Over time, these populations struggled to maintain autonomy as Russia, China, and Japan sought hegemony over the region. Especially from the turn of the twentieth century onward, indigenous peoples pursued self-determination in a number of ways, and new states, many of them now largely forgotten, rose and fell as great power imperialism, indigenous nationalism, and modern ideologies competed for dominance. This atlas tracks the political configuration of Northeast Asia in ten-year segments from 1590 to 1890, in five-year segments from 1890 to 1960, and in ten-year segments from 1960 to 2010, delineating the distinct history and importance of the region. The text follows the rise and fall of the Qing dynasty in China, founded by the semi-nomadic Manchus; the Russian colonization of Siberia; the growth of Japanese influence; the movements of peoples, armies, and borders; and political, social, and economic developments-reflecting the turbulence of the land that was once the world's cradle of conflict." Compiled from detailed research in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Dutch, German, Mongolian, and Russian sources, the Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia incorporates information made public with the fall of the Soviet Union and includes fifty-five specially drawn maps, as well as twenty historical maps contrasting local and outsider perpectives. Four introductory maps survey the region's diverse topography, climate, vegetation, and ethnicity.

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25 Popular Gothic Romance Historical Anthologies of Jane Ansten and more notable authors
HK$ 43.00
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This wonderful collection of books will bring adults back to their childhoods and create many happy memories for middle and young adult readers. This is a perfect collection for a long journey, rainy days, or for any quiet moments. Includes an active table of contents so you can use your NOOK's Goto Chapter feature to easily navigate to each book. Table of Contents Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Emma by Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Persuasion by Jane Austen Mansfield Park by Jane Austen Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Les Misérables, Complete in Five Volumes by Victor Hugo The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Anna Karenina by graf Leo Tolstoy Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy North and South by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen Black Beauty by Anna Sewell The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving Heidi by Johanna Spyri

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Legat's Writing Guide: Historical Novels
HK$ 42.00 HK$ 46.00
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Written by Michael Legat, who has enjoyed a successful career as publisher, novelist and tutor/lecturer in Creative Writing, these Guides contain both basic information and thought provoking commentary on the steps needed to succeed as a writer. Carefully organised into logical sections, each chapter covers a wide area through which the reader is taken in steps, whilst ensuring those who have had some experience already are equally catered for and can use the Guides as a reference tool. Whether it is 'where to start', characterisation, 'magic ingredients', research, or just simply how to choose a publisher, along with a host of other useful topics and hints, anyone wanting to write whether for a career, or not, will find these Guides invaluable.

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Encyclopedia of Populism in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
HK$ 1,459.00 HK$ 1,621.00
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This comprehensive two-volume encyclopedia documents how Populism, which grew out of post-Civil War agrarian discontent, was the apex of populist impulses in American culture from colonial times to the present. Provides an introductory essay that announces key events, themes, people, and ideas, appropriate for students, researchers, and general readers Includes more than 200 entries and dozens of images and maps, making this two-volume work a comprehensive resource for high school and undergraduate researchers Explains how the 19th-century agrarian movement diverged into different Populist movements in the United States and explores the various meanings, icons, and forms of the Populist undercurrent in modern-day American culture

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Alcohol and Drugs in North America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
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Alcohol and drugs play a significant role in society, regardless of socioeconomic class. This encyclopedia looks at the history of all drugs in North America, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, cannabis, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and even chocolate and caffeinated drinks.

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Gun Politics in America: Historical and Modern Documents in Context [2 volumes]
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Covering the history of firearms and gun control in America, this two-volume work presents original documents and helps readers understand these documents in relation to the social and political context in which they were written. Includes coverage of gun control issues and politics from the Colonial era through the Sandy Hook shooting and its aftermath Gives readers the benefit of reading each actual document, law, or court case and learning about the context in which it was written Helps readers understand the cultural and political developments that brought America to its current stalemate over guns and gun policies Presents the voices of activists, lawmakers, and ordinary Americans on both sides of the issue

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Workers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
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This encyclopedia traces the evolution of American workers and labor organizations from pre-Revolutionary America through the present day. Suggested reading for each entry, including both print and online resources A chronology of important labor highlights 350 entries covering key topics

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The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
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This well-balanced reference on ancient Persia demonstrates the region's contributions to the growth and development of human civilization from the 7th century BCE through the fall of the Persian Sasanian Empire in 651Ce. Provides coverage of major events in ancient Persian history from the formation of the Median empire in the 7th century BCE to 65 CE Includes photographs of various historical and archeological sites dating back to various periods of ancient Persian history

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The Spanish Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
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Through reference entries and primary documents, this book surveys a wide range of topics related to the history of the Spanish Empire, including past events and individuals as well as the Iberian kingdom's imperial legacy. Includes primary documents accompanied by introductory headnotes that give students material to analyze when writing term papers and provide readers with a firsthand look at the key events and individuals of the Spanish Empire Includes an extended bibliography that highlights the most recent scholarship in the field

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The Mongol Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
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Covering the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire, this essential reference presents the figures, places, and events that led this once-beleaguered region to rise up to become the largest contiguous empire in history. Introduces key figures, including women and lesser known members of the military and government Contains a broad selection of annotated primary documents to foster student research Provides an overview of the sovereignty and its institutional structures Summarizes many of the battles fought by the Mongol Empire

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Five Reasons Why Everyone Should Read History Books

History books are accounts of past happenings that occurred throughout human civilization which might have direct and indirect impact on how we live today. Living in this time of rapid change and constant technological development, many individuals today might find that history is no longer significant as we prefer to envision on where we are heading towards instead of reflecting on where we came from. However, there are still important values that we can learn from the history of mankind as we look forward into the future. Find out why everyone should still read history books below.

As Highly Detailed Accounts of Past Events

History books are one of the most important sources of information that we have regarding past events and occurrences. They give a highly-detailed account on a given event or period in history: more so than any documentary can give. Many present archaeologists and researchers are able to unravel important findings and ancient wonders today thanks to the thorough descriptions that were mentioned in these history books.

To Know More About Our Origins

Have you ever wondered why Hong Kong has a multi-racial population today? Through history books, you will have a better insight on why people of different races, religions, and culture settled down in Hong Kong. You will also find out other interesting facts such as what methods did they use to enter the country with and how did they made a living for themselves in a foreign land so far away from their motherland. Knowing these facts not only widens your general knowledge, but it also enables you to trace back your origins.

So That We Do Not Repeat Past Mistakes

Spanish philosopher, George Santayana once said, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. Throughout human history, countless mistakes were made by our forefathers and past leaders, many of which we can learn something from. Delving into history enables us to understand their failings, to learn from them, and to find ways to improve on their mistakes. Humans have a bad habit of making the same mistakes, hence history books serve as a reminder for us to not repeat similar mistakes again.

So That We Appreciate the Sacrifices of our Forefathers and Ancestors

Many lives were sacrificed throughout the countless wars and battles fought throughout human history. Many of our forefathers and ancestors probably had a part to play in those wars – expanding the glory and influence of their nation, defending their homeland from being conquered by foreign authorities, and so on. Their sacrifices are recorded in history books and by reading them, we will understand more about their valiant efforts and bravery which will allow us to appreciate the sacrifices they had made.

As Preparation for the Future

Although many might argue that what happened in the past will not be relevant today, there are many lessons that we can obtain from the past to make us more well-prepared for the future. For example, when making new policies and decisions, governments often look at a similar situation that occurred in the past to determine its feasibility in the future.

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