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1. The Black Death by Ziegler, Philip Publication: Harmondsworth, England Penguin, 1970 . 331 p. , Donation Ex Libris Proinsias Mac Cana. | History and edition First published: London : Collins, 1969. | Review Between 1347 and 1350, the Black Death claimed the lives of over one-third of the population of Europe. Having traced the course from Asia to the West, the author looks at the havoc it left in its wake. He includes chapters on the state of the period's medicine, the position of the church and the broader social and economic repercussions. A poignant tale, made all the more powerful for being told clearly, and without histrionics. (Kirkus UK) | Review The story of the Black Death - the great plague that swept over, and decimated, Europe in the fourteenth century - is one that, to a large extent, eludes the reader of English. The works of Mr. Coulton and of Cardinal Gasquet are outdated, and the sole authoritative general work has been G. Sticker's teutonically thorough and multivoluminar Die Pest - an opus which can be approached only when armed with adequate patience and more than adequate German. It is Mr. Ziegler's intention to provide a popular account. That he does not succeed is not due to any defect in scholarship or to any opacity of style, but rather to an inadequate perspective. Like most English writers on the Middle Ages, he tends to view England as the focal point of the medieval period; a view which, however satisfying to the British ego, is quite without foundation in fact. In this particular case, it has resulted in a predictable, though curious, imbalance of treatment. The course of the Black Death in France, Italy and Germany - the centers of medieval civilization, and therefore the countries in which the horrible plague most affected the direction of Western civilization - is dismissed almost summarily, while chapter after chapter is devoted to a detailed description of its progress through England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The book therefore presents a distorted picture of the plague as a whole, and, while it may be useful to the British reader, it is only of peripheral interest to the American. (Kirkus Reviews) 18 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 940.1 Z] (1),
2. Positivist Philosophy : from Hume to the Vienna Circle by Kolakowski, Leszek Publication: Harmondsworth Penguin, 1972 . [264] p. , Donation Ex Libris Proinsias Mac Cana | History and edition [1st English ed. reprinted] / revised by the author | Index Includes index 18cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 100 K] (1),
3. Language in History by Goad, Harold Publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex Penguin, 1958 . 246 p. , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana | Index Includes index 19 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 408 G] (1),
4. Our Language by Potter, Simeon Publication: Harmondsworth Penguin, 1950 . 202 p. , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 30148. Signed by Proinsias Mac Cana. 18 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [ PMC 428 P] (1),
5. The Scots by McLaren, Moray Publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex Penguin, 1951 . 246 p. , Donation Ex Libris Proinsias Mac Cana 18 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 941 MCL] (1),
6. Roman Literature by Grant, Michael Publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex] Penguin Books, [1958] . 287 p. 18 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 870.8 G] (1),
7. Hinduism. by Sen, K. M. Publication: Harmondsworth, Middx. Penguin Books, 1961 . 160 p. 18 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 294.5 S] (1),
8. The Divided Self : an existential study in sanity and madness by Laing, R. D. (Ronald David) Publication: Harmondsworth Penguin, 1965 . 218 p. , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. | History and edition Originally published: London : Tavistock Publications, 1960. 18 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 150.1 L] (1),
9. The Vikings by Brøndsted, Johannes Publication: Harmondsworth Penguin, 1965 . 347 p. , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana | History and edition First published 1960 18 cm. Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 948 B] (1),
10. English society in the early Middle Ages, 1066-1307 by Stenton, Doris Mary Parsons Publication: Harmondsworth [Eng.] Penguin Books 1951 . 287 p. ; , Ex libris John Bradley 18 cm. Date: 1951 Availability: Items available: Main Library [942.02 S] (1),
11. The Anglo-Saxons by Wilson, David M. Publication: Harmondsworth Penguin 1981 . 188p, [40] p. of plates : , Previous ed.: 1971. | Includes index. | Ex libris John Bradley 20 cm. Date: 1981 Availability: Items available: Main Library [942.01 W] (1),
12. Comparative Religion by Bouquet, A. C. Publication: London : Pelican Books, 1954 . 319p. , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 30419. | Signed by Proinsias Mac Cana. Date: 1954 Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 291 B] (1),
13. Gods and myths of Northern Europe. by Davidson, H. R. Ellis Publication: [Harmondsworth] : Penguin, 1964 , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 30463. Date: 1964 Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 293 D] (1),
14. Archaeology: an illustrated introduction; with drawings by Jane Mackay. by De Paor, Liam. Publication: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1967 . 111 p. : , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 30776. | Signed by Proinsias Mac Cana. 20 cm. Date: 1967 Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 930.1 de P] (1),
15. The Art of the Soluble: creativity and originality in science by MEDAWAR, Peter Brian, Publication: Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1969 . 176 p. ; , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 30849. 18 cm. Date: 1969 Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 501 M] (1),
16. Arthur's Britain by Alcock, Leslie. Publication: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1973 . xvii,415,[32]p. : , Originally published, London: Allen Lane, 1971. | Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 33053. 20cm. Date: 1973 Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 914.2 A] (1),
17. Literacy and Development in the West by Cipolla, Carlo M. Publication: Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1969 . 144 p. , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 33470. 18 cm. Date: 1969 Availability: No items available:
18. Literacy and Development in the West by Cipolla, Carlo M. Publication: Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1969 . 144 p. , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 33470. 18 cm. Date: 1969 Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 379.24 C] (1),
19. Western society and the Church in the Middle Ages by Southern, R. W. Publication: [Harmondsworth, Eng.] Penguin Books 1970 . 376 p. , Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 33487. Signed by Proinsias Mac Cana. 18 cm. Date: 1970 Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 270 S] (1),
20. A guide to English literature by Ford, Boris. Publication: London : Penguin, 1954 . 7 v. ; , "The Pelican guide to English literature" from vol. 4 (From Dryden to Johnson), 1957. | Donation Ex libris Proinsias Mac Cana. Item 33558. 18 cm. Date: 1954 Availability: Items available: Room 21 - MacCana Collection [PMC 821.1 F] (1),