The Century of Revolution

1603-1714 Christopher Hill 1961 368p 5 x 8 During this period modern English society and a modern state began to take shape, and England’s position in the world was transformed. Marxist historian Hill tries to delve below the familiar events to grasp what happened to ordinary english commoners as well as to kings and queens … Continue reading The Century of Revolution

The Movement of the Free Spirit

General Considerations and Firsthand Testimony Concerning Some Brief flowerings of Life in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and, Incidentally, Our Own Time Raoul Vaneigem     1986     302p     6 x 9 A historical reflection on the ways religious and economic forces have shaped Western culture. Within this broad frame, Vaneigem examines … Continue reading The Movement of the Free Spirit

Faces and Masks

Memory of Fire Vol. II Eduardo Galeano     1984     312p     5 x 8 Galeano continues his imaginative history of the Americas. In this second volume of his Memory of Fire trilogy, he gives us crucial moments of the 18th and 19th centuries: the clash between European and native cultures, the … Continue reading Faces and Masks

Against His-Story, Against Leviathan

Fredy Perlman   1983   296p   5 x 8 How Civilization encroached on free peoples. On every continent scribes, traders and kings promoted division of labor, professional armies, social discipline, national, ethnic and class fervor.  $7-15 Other works involving fredy perlman, civilization, the wild, technology, recuperation, progress, primitivism, heresy, patriarchy, first nations struggles, peasant revolts, monarchs, nature, slave … Continue reading Against His-Story, Against Leviathan