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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Ancient Greek Houses and Households

    Ancient Greek Houses and Households

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812238754

    Seeking to expand both the geographical range and the diversity of sites considered in the study of ancient Greek housing, Ancient Greek Houses and Households takes readers beyond well-established studies of the ideal classical house and now-famous…

  • A Natural History of the Romance Novel

    A Natural History of the Romance Novel
    av Pamela Regis

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812215229

    The romance novel has the strange distinction of being the most popular but least respected of literary genres. While it remains consistently dominant in bookstores and on best-seller lists, it is also widely dismissed by the critical community. Sch…

  • Religious Freedom and Mass Conversion in India

    Religious Freedom and Mass Conversion in India
    av Laura Dudley Jenkins

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812250923

    Hinduism is the largest religion in India, encompassing roughly 80 percent of the population, while 14 percent of the population practices Islam and the remaining 6 percent adheres to other religions. The right to "freely profess, practice, and prop…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Ennobling Love

    Ennobling Love
    av C. Stephen Jaeger

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812216912

    "Richard, Duke of Aquitaine, son of the King of England, remained with Philip, the King of France, who so honored him for so long that they ate every day at the same table and from the same dish, and at night their beds did not separate them. And th…

  • 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…

  • Seeing the Myth in Human Rights

    Seeing the Myth in Human Rights
    av Jenna Reinbold

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248814

    The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been called one of the most powerful documents in human history. Today, the mere accusation of violations of the rights outlined in this document cows political leaders and riles the international c…

  • 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 in…

  • The Battle of El Alamein

    The Battle of El Alamein
    av Fred Majdalany

    Pocket - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812218503

    On the night of October 23, 1942, nearly a thousand guns from British batteries opened fire on the German positions just west of the small Egyptian railway depot of El Alamein. Over the next few weeks, infantry and armored divisions from Britain and…

  • The Indigenous Paradox

    The Indigenous Paradox
    av Jonas Bens

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252309

    An investigation into how indigenous rights are conceived in legal language and doctrine In the twenty-first century, it is politically and legally commonplace that indigenous communities go to court to assert their rights against the postcolonial n…

  • Singlewomen in the European Past, 1250-1800

    Singlewomen in the European Past, 1250-1800

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812216684

    When we think about the European past, we tend to imagine villages, towns, and cities populated by conventional families—married couples and their children. Although most people did marry and pass many of their adult years in the company of a…

  • 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

    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…

  • Cultural Heritage in Transit

    Cultural Heritage in Transit

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812245943

    Are human rights universal? The immediate response is "yes, of course." However, that simple affirmation assumes agreement about definitions of the "human" as well as what a human is entitled to under law, bringing us quickly to concepts such as fre…

  • Clan Cleansing in Somalia

    Clan Cleansing in Somalia
    av Lidwien Kapteijns

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223194

    In 1991, certain political and military leaders in Somalia, wishing to gain exclusive control over the state, mobilized their followers to use terror—wounding, raping, and killing—to expel a vast number of Somalis from the capital city o…

  • Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective

    Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223965

    It is increasingly implausible to speak of a purely domestic abortion law, as the legal debates around the world draw on precedents and influences of different national and regional contexts. While the United States and Western Europe may have been…

  • Last Things

    Last Things

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812217025

    When the medievals spoke of "last things" they were sometimes referring to events, such as the millennium or the appearance of the Antichrist, that would come to all of humanity or at the end of time. But they also meant the last things that would c…

  • Fragile Families

    Fragile Families
    av Naomi Glenn Rodriguez

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812249385

    In the past decade, debates over immigrant rights and family rights, and accompanying concerns over birthright citizenship, have taken center stage in popular media and mainstream political debates. These debates, however, frequently overlook the ro…

  • 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…

  • Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare

    Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare
    av Jonathan Gil Harris

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812221466

    Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title The New Historicism of the 1980s and early 1990s was preoccupied with the fashioning of early modern subjects. But, Jonathan Gil Harris notes, the pronounced tendency now is to engage with…

  • A Brief History of Doom

    A Brief History of Doom
    av Richard Vague

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251777

    Financial crises happen time and again in post-industrial economies—and they are extraordinarily damaging. Building on insights gleaned from many years of work in the banking industry and drawing on a vast trove of data, Richard Vague argues t…

  • A World at Sea

    A World at Sea

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252415

    The past twenty-five years have brought a dramatic expansion of scholarship in maritime history, including new research on piracy, long-distance trade, and seafaring cultures. Yet maritime history still inhabits an isolated corner of world history,…

  • Confounding Images

    Confounding Images
    av Susan S. Williams

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812233971

    Susan Williams recovers the literary and cultural significance of early photography in an important rereading of American fiction in the decades preceding the Civil War. The rise of photography occurred simultaneously with the rapid expansion of mag…

  • Truth in Accounting

    Truth in Accounting
    av Kenneth MacNeal

    Inbunden - 1939 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781512804034

  • Dangerous Minds

    Dangerous Minds
    av Ronald Beiner

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812250596

    Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and demise of the Soviet Union, prominent Western thinkers began to suggest that liberal democracy had triumphed decisively on the world stage. Having banished fascism in World War II, liberalism had now buried…

  • The Organization Man

    The Organization Man
    av William H. Whyte

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812218190

    Regarded as one of the most important sociological and business commentaries of modern times, The Organization Man developed the first thorough description of the impact of mass organization on American society. During the height of the Eisenhower a…

  • The Evolution of the Southern Back Country

    The Evolution of the Southern Back Country
    av Richard R. Beeman

    Pocket - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812212983

    The Evolution of the Southern Backcountry is the story of an expanding frontier. Richard Beeman offers a lively and well-written account of the creation of bonds of community among the farmers who settled Lunenburg Country, far to the south and west…

  • Border Lines

    Border Lines
    av Daniel Boyarin

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812219869

    The historical separation between Judaism and Christianity is often figured as a clearly defined break of a single entity into two separate religions. Following this model, there would have been one religion known as Judaism before the birth of Chri…

  • In the Manner of the Franks

    In the Manner of the Franks
    av Eric J. Goldberg

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252354

    Eric J. Goldberg traces the long history of early medieval hunting from the late Roman Empire to the death of the last Carolingian king, Louis V, in a hunting accident in 987. He focuses chiefly on elite men and the changing role that hunting played…

  • Shelter Blues

    Shelter Blues
    av Robert R. Desjarlais

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812216226

    Desjarlais shows us not anonymous faces of the homeless but real people. While it is estimated that 25 percent or more of America's homeless are mentally ill, their lives are largely unknown to us. What must life be like for those who, in addition t…

  • What Is Populism?

    What Is Populism?
    av Jan-Werner Mueller

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812248982

    Donald Trump, Silvio Berlusconi, Marine Le Pen, Hugo Chavez-populists are on the rise across the globe. But what exactly is populism? Should everyone who criticizes Wall Street or Washington be called a populist? What precisely is the difference bet…

  • The Book of Books

    The Book of Books
    av Thomas Fulton

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252668

    Just as the Reformation was a movement of intertwined theological and political aims, many individual authors of the time shifted back and forth between biblical interpretation and political writing. Two foundational figures in the history of the Re…

  • The Medieval Craft of Memory

    The Medieval Craft of Memory

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812218817

    In antiquity and the Middle Ages, memory was a craft, and certain actions and tools were thought to be necessary for its creation and recollection. Until now, however, many of the most important visual and textual sources on the topic have remained…

  • The Good Women of the Parish

    The Good Women of the Parish
    av Katherine L. French

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812240535

    There was immense social and economic upheaval between the Black Death and the English Reformation, and contemporary writers often blamed this upheaval on immorality, singling out women's behavior for particular censure. Late medieval moral treatise…

  • The Taste of Ethnographic Things

    The Taste of Ethnographic Things
    av Paul Stoller

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812212921

    Anthropologists who have lost their senses write ethnographies that are often disconnected from the worlds they seek to portray. For most anthropologists, Stoller contends, tasteless theories are more important than the savory sauces of ethnographic…

  • The Royal Forests of Medieval England

    The Royal Forests of Medieval England
    av Charles R. Young

    Inbunden - 1979 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812277609

    The distinction between the forest and the trees is fundamental to this study, for the royal forest of medieval England was a complex institution with legal, political, economic, and social significance. To protect the "beasts of the forest" and the…

  • Knowing Fictions

    Knowing Fictions
    av Barbara Fuchs

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252613

    European exploration and conquest expanded exponentially in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and as the horizons of imperial experience grew more distant, strategies designed to convey the act of witnessing came to be a key source of text…

  • Fear of God and the Beginning of Wisdom

    Fear of God and the Beginning of Wisdom
    av Adam H. Becker

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812239348

    The School of Nisibis was the main intellectual center of the Church of the East in the sixth and early seventh centuries C.E. and an institution of learning unprecedented in antiquity. Fear of God and the Beginning of Wisdom provides a history both…

  • Reading Women

    Reading Women

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220803

    In 1500, as many as 99 out of 100 English women may have been illiterate, and girls of all social backgrounds were the objects of purposeful efforts to restrict their access to full literacy. Three centuries later, more than half of all English and…

  • Whether to Kill

    Whether to Kill
    av Stephanie Dornschneider

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812247701

    What drives some to violence against the state while others, living in the same place at the same time, turn to nonviolent resistance? And in this age of Islamist terrorism and Islamophobia, does the practice of Islam encourage violence? Structural…

  • The Rise and Fall of Jewish American Literature

    The Rise and Fall of Jewish American Literature
    av Benjamin Schreier

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252576

    Benjamin Schreier argues that Jewish American literature's dominant cliché of "breakthrough"—that is, the irruption into the heart of the American cultural scene during the 1950s of Jewish American writers like Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Sa…

  • Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950

    Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950
    av Wybe Kuitert

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812244748

    Moss, stone, trees, and sand arranged in striking or natural-looking compositions: the tradition of establishing and refining the landscape has been the work of Japanese gardeners and designers for centuries. In Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650…

  • How Think Tanks Shape Social Development Policies

    How Think Tanks Shape Social Development Policies

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812246018

    Across the globe, there are more than four thousand policy institutes, or think tanks, that research or advocate for economic and social development. Yet the relationship between these organizations and the policies they influence is not well unders…

  • Inventing the Berbers

    Inventing the Berbers
    av Ramzi Rouighi

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251302

    Before the Arabs conquered northwest Africa in the seventh century, Ramzi Rouighi asserts, there were no Berbers. There were Moors (Mauri), Mauretanians, Africans, and many tribes and tribal federations such as the Leuathae or Musulami; and before t…

  • Digging the Past

    Digging the Past
    av Frances E. Dolan

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252330

    A detailed study of seventeenth century farming practices and their relevance for today We are today grappling with the consequences of disastrous changes in our farming and food systems. While the problems we face have reached a crisis point, their…