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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British Rule, and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
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The Spirit of Islam
A History of the Evolution and Ideals of Islam
by Syed Ameer Ali (Oct 31, 2010)
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The Spirit of Islam is considered one of the best and most well-written sources of information on the life of Mohammed the prophet and the history of Islam. Consisting of two parts, "The Life and Ministry of the Prophet" and "The Spirit of Islam," the book contains the literary, cultural, social, political, and philosophical history of Islam. Origi...
The Wisdom of the Ancients
by Francis Bacon (Nov 20, 2008)
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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban (1561-1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, and essayist. He is also known as a proponent of the scientific revolution. He was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and created Viscount St. Alban in 1621. Bacon s threefold goals were to discover truth, to serve his country, and to serve his ch...
The Classic Treasury of Aesop's Fables
by Aesop (Oct 01, 2007)
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Get in step with the colorful animals that race, waddle, and leap through these pages! From a fast-footed monkey to a two-timing fox, each creature has a story to tell and a moral to teach. These famous tales tickle the imagination and teach simple truths, ones that children and adults face every day. Inside are twenty classic fables, including The...
The Song Celestial
The Bhagavad Gita
by Sir Arnold Edward (May 31, 1977)
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The Bhagavad Gita is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, the god Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, who realizes that the true battle i...
Zaka Ullah of Delhi
by C. F. Andrews (Mar 26, 2003)
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Set against the backdrop of the mutiny of 1857, C.F. Andrews draws upon the story of Zaka Ullah's life to briefly trace the social and literary history of Delhi from the decline of the Mughal Empire in the eighteenth century to the emerging nationalist movement in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Two new introductions written especially f...
A Short History of the Saracens
Being a Concise Account of the Rise and Decline of the Saracenic Power and of the Economic, Social and Intellectual ... Destruction of Bagdad, and the Expulsion of
by Syed Ameer Ali (Apr 20, 2017)
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Excerpt from A Short History of the Saracens: Being a Concise Account of the Rise and Decline of the Saracenic Power and of the Economic, Social and Intellectual Development of the Arab Nation From the Earliest Times to the Destruction of Bagdad, and the Expulsion of the Moors From Spain Of all the older nations that have carried their arms across ...
Dialogues on the Supersensual Life
by Jacob Boehme (Dec 31, 1991)
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in afforda...
What Christianity Means to Me
A Spiritual Autobiography (Classic Reprint)
by Lyman Abbott (Apr 18, 2018)
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Excerpt from What Christianity Means to Me: A Spiritual AutobiographyTheology; reformers have been trying to apply the principles inculcated by Jesus Christ to the varying and often complex conditions of society and so have developed a Christian social ethics men and women have been trying to express their experiences in methods adapted to their va...
Equality
by Edward Bellamy (Mar 07, 2019)
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been...
Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure
by Edward Carpenter (Aug 20, 2008)
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In looking over this volume, first published in 1889, with a view to a final Edition, I am glad to note that after all there is not much in it requiring alteration. Considering that the original issue took place more than 30 years ago, I had thought that the great changes in scientific and philosophic thought which have taken place during that peri...