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  • Through the History of the Cold War

    Through the History of the Cold War

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222715

    In September 1952, John Lukacs, then a young and unknown historian, wrote George Kennan (1904-2005), the U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, asking one of the nation's best-known diplomats what he thought of Lukacs's own views on Kennan's widely de…

  • Forms of Talk

    Forms of Talk
    av Erving Goffman

    Häftad - 1981 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812211122

    Forms of Talk extends Erving Goffman's interactional analyses of face-to-face communication to ordinary conversations and vebal exchanges. In this, his most sociolinguistic work, Goffman relates to certain forms of talk some of the issues that conce…

  • Theory in Landscape Architecture

    Theory in Landscape Architecture

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812218213

    Here, for students and practitioners of landscape architecture, architecture, and planning, is a single resource for seminal theoretical texts in the field. Essential for understanding the specific connections that have been made between landscape a…

  • Misunderstanding Terrorism

    Misunderstanding Terrorism
    av Marc Sageman

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248890

    Misunderstanding Terrorism provides a striking reassessment of the scope and nature of the global neo-jihadi threat to the West. The post-9/11 decade experienced the emergence of new forms of political violence and new terrorist actors. More recentl…

  • Envisioning Islam

    Envisioning Islam
    av Michael Philip Penn

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812224023

    The first Christians to encounter Islam were not Latin-speakers from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speakers from Constantinople but Mesopotamian Christians who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Under Muslim rule from the seventh century onwa…

  • Envisioning Islam

    Envisioning Islam
    av Michael Philip Penn

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812247220

    The first Christians to encounter Islam were not Latin-speakers from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speakers from Constantinople but Mesopotamian Christians who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Under Muslim rule from the seventh century onwa…

  • Maurice's Strategikon

    Maurice's Strategikon

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812217728

    As a veteran campaigner, the Byzantine emperor Maurice (582-602) compiled a unique and influential handbook intended for the field commander. In this first complete English translation, the Strategikon is an invaluable source not only for early Byza…

  • Sumerian Mythology

    Sumerian Mythology
    av Samuel Noah Kramer

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812210477

    Sumerian Mythology Revised Edition Samuel Noah Kramer "A real addition to the body of world mythology."--American Anthropologist "No people has contributed more to the culture of mankind than the Sumerians, and yet it has been only in recent years t…

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    av Johannes Morsink

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812217476

    Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1999Born of a shared revulsion against the horrors of the Holocaust, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has become the single most important statement of international ethics. It…

  • Human Rights in the Shadow of Colonial Violence

    Human Rights in the Shadow of Colonial Violence
    av Fabian Klose

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812244953

    Human Rights in the Shadow of Colonial Violence explores the relationship between the human rights movement emerging after 1945 and the increasing violence of decolonization. Based on material previously inaccessible in the archives of the Internati…

  • Natural Glazes: Collecting and Making

    Natural Glazes: Collecting and Making
    av Miranda Forrest

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222623

    Like clay, all glaze materials come from the earth. Traditionally, stones, plants, and other natural materials provided the elements for ceramic surface decoration. In an age of synthetic and mass-produced glazes, handmade glazes from locally source…

  • History Begins at Sumer

    History Begins at Sumer
    av Samuel Noah Kramer

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812212761

    Which civilization had the first system of law? The first formal educational system? The first tax cut? The first love song? The answers were found in excavations of ancient Sumer, a society so developed, resourceful, and enterprising that it, in a…

  • Cities of Ladies

    Cities of Ladies
    av Walter Simons

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812218534

    Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic TitleIn the early thirteenth century, semireligious communities of women began to form in the cities and towns of the Low Countries. These beguines, as the women came to be known, led lives of c…

  • The Terror That Comes in the Night

    The Terror That Comes in the Night
    av David J. Hufford

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812213058

    David Hufford's work exploring the experiential basis for belief in the supernatural, focusing here on the so-called Old Hag experience, a psychologically disturbing event in which a victim claims to have encountered some form of malign entity while…

  • Public Housing That Worked

    Public Housing That Worked
    av Nicholas Dagen Bloom

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220674

    When it comes to large-scale public housing in the United States, the consensus for the past decades has been to let the wrecking balls fly. The demolition of infamous projects, such as Pruitt-Igoe in St. Louis and the towers of Cabrini-Green in Chi…

  • Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages

    Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages
    av Stephen A. Mitchell

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222555

    Stephen A. Mitchell here offers the fullest examination available of witchcraft in late medieval Scandinavia. He focuses on those people believed to be able-and who in some instances thought themselves able-to manipulate the world around them throug…

  • Maxims and Reflections (Ricordi)

    Maxims and Reflections (Ricordi)
    av Francesco Guicciardini

    Häftad - 1972 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812210378

  • Sarajevo Under Siege

    Sarajevo Under Siege
    av Ivana Macek

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812221893

    Sarajevo Under Siege offers a richly detailed account of the lived experiences of ordinary people in this multicultural city between 1992 and 1996, during the war in the former Yugoslavia. Moving beyond the shelling, snipers, and shortages, it docum…

  • Nordic Religions in the Viking Age

    Nordic Religions in the Viking Age
    av Thomas DuBois

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812217148

    The popular image of the Viking as a horn-helmeted berserker plying the ocean in a dragon-headed long boat is firmly fixed in history. Imagining Viking "conquerors" as much more numerous, technologically superior, and somehow inherently more warlike…

  • Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women

    Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812214116

    In Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women, Jayne Ann Krentz and the contributors to this volume-all best-selling romance writers-explode myths and biases that haunt both the writers and readers of romances.In this seamless, ultimately fascinating, and…

  • Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road

    Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road
    av Johan Elverskog

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222593

    In the contemporary world the meeting of Buddhism and Islam is most often imagined as one of violent confrontation. Indeed, the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001 seemed not only to reenact the infamous Muslim destruction of Naland…

  • Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots

    Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots
    av Tyson Reeder

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251388

    After emerging victorious from their revolution against the British Empire, many North Americans associated commercial freedom with independence and republicanism. Optimistic about the liberation movements sweeping Latin America, they were particula…

  • In the Eye of the Animal

    In the Eye of the Animal
    av Patricia Cox Miller

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812250350

    Early Christian theology posited a strict division between animals and humans. Nevertheless, animal figures abound in early Christian literature and art-from Augustine's renowned "wonder at the agility of the mosquito on the wing," to vivid exegeses…

  • History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism

    History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism
    av Judith M. Bennett

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220049

    Written for everyone interested in women's and gender history, History Matters reaffirms the importance to feminist theory and activism of long-term historical perspectives. Judith M. Bennett, who has been commenting on developments in women's and g…

  • Chinese Glazes: Their Origins, Chemistry, and Recreation

    Chinese Glazes: Their Origins, Chemistry, and Recreation
    av Nigel Wood

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812221435

    Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 2000Chinese glazes have been admired throughout history for their extraordinary qualities and colors--not least in China itself, where their appearance has been compared variously to ja…

  • Legacies of Fukushima

    Legacies of Fukushima

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252989

    It was an unlikely convergence of events. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the largest in Japanese memory and the fourth largest recorded in world history; a tsunami that peaked at forty meters, devastating the seaboard of northeastern Japan; three react…

  • Necropolitics

    Necropolitics

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223972

    The unmarked mass graves left by war and acts of terror are lasting traces of violence in communities traumatized by fear, conflict, and unfinished mourning. Like silent testimonies to the wounds of history, these graves continue to inflict harm on…

  • The Complete Old English Poems

    The Complete Old English Poems

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248470

    From the riddling song of a bawdy onion that moves between kitchen and bedroom to the thrilling account of Beowulf's battle with a treasure-hoarding dragon, from the heart-rending lament of a lone castaway to the embodied speech of the cross upon wh…

  • The Inarticulate Renaissance

    The Inarticulate Renaissance
    av Carla Mazzio

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812241389

    The Inarticulate Renaissance explores the conceptual potential of the disabled utterance in the English literary Renaissance. What might it have meant, in the sixteenth-century "age of eloquence," to speak indistinctly; to mumble to oneself or to Go…

  • Strategic Interaction

    Strategic Interaction
    av Erving Goffman

    Häftad - 1970 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812210118

    The two essays in this classic work by sociologist Erving Goffman deal with the calculative, gamelike aspects of human interaction. Goffman examines the strategy of words and deeds; he uses the term "strategic interaction" to describe gamelike event…

  • Nowhere in the Middle Ages

    Nowhere in the Middle Ages
    av Karma Lochrie

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248111

    Literary and cultural historians typically cite Thomas More's 1516 Utopia as the source of both a genre and a concept. Karma Lochrie rejects this origin myth of utopianism along with the assumption that people in the Middle Ages were incapable of su…

  • The Promise of Human Rights

    The Promise of Human Rights
    av Jamie Mayerfeld

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812224580

    International human rights law is sometimes criticized as an infringement of constitutional democracy. Against this view, Jamie Mayerfeld argues that international human rights law provides a necessary extension of checks and balances and therefore…

  • The Promise of Human Rights

    The Promise of Human Rights
    av Jamie Mayerfeld

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248166

    International human rights law is sometimes criticized as an infringement of constitutional democracy. Against this view, Jamie Mayerfeld argues that international human rights law provides a necessary extension of checks and balances and therefore…

  • Rape on Prime Time

    Rape on Prime Time
    av Lisa M. Cuklanz

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812217100

    Depictions of rape on television have evolved dramatically, from hard-boiled stories about male detectives to more insightful shows focusing on rape victims. Rape on Prime Time is the first book to examine those changing depictions of rape.Lisa M. C…

  • How To Be Depressed

    How To Be Depressed
    av George Scialabba

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252019

    An unusual, searching, and poignant memoir of one man's quest to make sense of depressionGeorge Scialabba is a prolific critic and essayist known for his incisive, wide-ranging commentary on literature, philosophy, religion, and politics. He is also…

  • The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques

    The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques
    av Frank Hamer, Janet Hamer

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812247923

    Now available in its sixth edition, The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques presents a comprehensive survey of all aspects of making ceramics for craft potters and ceramic artists. With its sound, practical explanations of ceramic proces…

  • Sensuous Scholarship

    Sensuous Scholarship
    av Paul Stoller

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812216158

    Among the Songhay of Mali and Niger, who consider the stomach the seat of personality, learning is understood not in terms of mental activity but in bodily terms. Songhay bards study history by "eating the words of the ancestors," and sorcerers lear…

  • Wicked Flesh

    Wicked Flesh
    av Jessica Marie Johnson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252385

    The story of freedom pivots on the choices black women made to retain control over their bodies and selves, their loved ones, and their futures.The story of freedom and all of its ambiguities begins with intimate acts steeped in power. It is shaped…

  • Christian Human Rights

    Christian Human Rights
    av Samuel Moyn

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248180

    In Christian Human Rights, Samuel Moyn asserts that the rise of human rights after World War II was prefigured and inspired by a defense of the dignity of the human person that first arose in Christian churches and religious thought in the years jus…

  • Slandering the Jew

    Slandering the Jew
    av Susanna Drake

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812245202

    As Christian leaders in the first through fifth centuries embraced ascetic interpretations of the Bible and practices of sexual renunciation, sexual slander-such as the accusations Paul leveled against wayward Gentiles in the New Testament-played a…

  • Identity

    Identity
    av Gerald Izenberg

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812224535

    Identity: The Necessity of a Modern Idea is the first comprehensive history of identity as the answer to the question, "who, or what, am I?" It covers the century from the end of World War I, when identity in this sense first became an issue for wri…

  • Identity

    Identity
    av Gerald Izenberg

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248081

    Identity: The Necessity of a Modern Idea is the first comprehensive history of identity as the answer to the question, "who, or what, am I?" It covers the century from the end of World War I, when identity in this sense first became an issue for wri…

  • Making the Miscellany

    Making the Miscellany
    av Megan Heffernan

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252804

    In Making the Miscellany Megan Heffernan examines the poetic design of early modern printed books and explores how volumes of compiled poems, which have always existed in practice, responded to media change in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Engl…

  • After Europe

    After Europe
    av Ivan Krastev

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812249439

    In this provocative book, renowned public intellectual Ivan Krastev reflects on the future of the European Union-and its potential lack of a future. With far-right nationalist parties on the rise across the continent and the United Kingdom planning…

  • Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns

    Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns
    av Valerie Traub

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223897

    What do we know about early modern sex, and how do we know it? How, when, and why does sex become history? In Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns, Valerie Traub addresses these questions and, in doing so, reorients the ways in which historians and l…

  • The Erotics of Materialism

    The Erotics of Materialism
    av Jessie Hock

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252729

    In The Erotics of Materialism, Jessie Hock maps the intersection of poetry and natural philosophy in the early modern reception of Lucretius and his De rerum natura. Subtly revising an ancient atomist tradition that condemned poetry as frivolous, Lu…

  • Religious Freedom Under Scrutiny

    Religious Freedom Under Scrutiny
    av Heiner Bielefeldt

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251807

    Freedom of religion or belief is deeply entrenched in international human rights conventions and constitutional traditions around the world. Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrines the right to freedom of thought, conscienc…

  • An Archaeological History of Japan, 30,000 B.C. to A.D. 700

    An Archaeological History of Japan, 30,000 B.C. to A.D. 700
    av Koji Mizoguchi

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812236514

    A notion widely shared among the Japanese is that a unique culture has existed uninterrupted on the archipelago since the first human settlements more than 30,000 years ago. The idea of a continuous shared Japanese culture, often described as "Japan…

  • Medical Humanitarianism

    Medical Humanitarianism

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812247329

    Medical humanitarianism-medical and other health-related initiatives undertaken in conditions born of conflict, neglect, or disaster -has a prominent and growing presence in international development, global health, and human security interventions.…

  • The Birth of Orientalism

    The Birth of Orientalism
    av Urs App

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223460

    Modern Orientalism is not a brainchild of nineteenth-century European imperialists and colonialists, but, as Urs App demonstrates, was born in the eighteenth century after a very long gestation period defined less by economic or political motives th…

  • Beyond Objectivism and Relativism

    Beyond Objectivism and Relativism
    av Richard J. Bernstein

    Häftad - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812211658

    Drawing freely and expertly from Continental and analytic traditions, Richard Bernstein examines a number of debates and controversies exemplified in the works of Gadamer, Habermas, Rorty, and Arendt. He argues that a "new conversation" is emerging…

  • The Age of Apology

    The Age of Apology

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220872

    In a turnabout of the cynical belief that might makes right, nations now see fit to issue apologies to peoples and countries they have wronged. We live in an age that seeks to establish political truth, perhaps best exemplified by the creation of tr…

  • Evading International Norms

    Evading International Norms
    av Zoltan Buzas

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252699

    How do states violate human rights norms after legalization? Why are these violations so persistent? What are the limits of legalization for protecting human rights norms? Conventional wisdom offers a variety of answers to these questions, but most…