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The Mughal Empire

1995 - History - Limited preview
This traces the history of the Mughal empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. It stresses the quality of Mughal territorial expansion, their innovation in land revenue, military organization, and the relationship between the ...

Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings

Jorge Luis Borges - 1964 - Literary Collections - Limited preview
Forty short stories and essays have been selected as representative of the Argentine writer's metaphysical narratives

Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud

Peter Watson - 2006 - History - No preview available
Peter Watson's hugely ambitious and stimulating history of ideas from deep antiquity to the present day—from the invention of writing, mathematics, science, and philosophy to the rise of such concepts as the law, sacrifice, democracy, and the ...

A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin - 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - Limited preview
Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power ...

The Diamond Age

Neal Stephenson - 2003 - Fiction - Limited preview
Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken the rigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neoVictorians. He's made an illicit copy of ...