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  • Lost Letters of Medieval Life

    Lost Letters of Medieval Life

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223361

    Everyday life in early thirteenth-century England is revealed in vivid detail in this riveting collection of correspondence of people from all classes, from peasants and shopkeepers to bishops and earls. The documents presented here include letters…

  • Textual Mirrors

    Textual Mirrors
    av Dina Stein

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812244366

    As they were entering Egypt, Abram glimpsed Sarai's reflection in the Nile River. Though he had been married to her for years, this moment is positioned in a rabbinic narrative as a revelation. "Now I know you are a beautiful woman," he says; at tha…

  • Turns of Event

    Turns of Event

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812247985

    American literary studies has undergone a series of field redefinitions over the past two decades that have been consistently described as "turns," whether transnational, hemispheric, postnational, spatial, temporal, postsecular, aesthetic, or affec…

  • "Miscegenation"

    av Elise Lemire

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220643

    In the years between the Revolution and the Civil War, as the question of black political rights was debated more and more vociferously, descriptions and pictorial representations of whites coupling with blacks proliferated in the North. Novelists,…

  • American Studies in Transition

    American Studies in Transition

    Inbunden - 1964 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781512811544

  • The Influence of Ben Jonson on English Comedy, 1598-1642

    The Influence of Ben Jonson on English Comedy, 1598-1642
    av Mina Kerr

    Inbunden - 1912 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781512812619

  • Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800

    Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800

    Inbunden - 1965 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781512809145

    This descriptive catalogue of the western manuscripts dating to 1800 housed in the libraries of the University of Pennsylvania was begun in 1960 and was printed in six issues of The Library Chronicle. Actual use of the catalogue led to the revision…

  • A Common Justice

    A Common Justice
    av Uriel I. Simonsohn

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812243499

    In A Common Justice Uriel I. Simonsohn examines the legislative response of Christian and Jewish religious elites to the problem posed by the appeal of their coreligionists to judicial authorities outside their communities. Focusing on the late seve…

  • Reconnecting State and Kinship

    Reconnecting State and Kinship

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812249514

    Within the social sciences, kinship and statehood are often seen as two distinct modes of social organization, sometimes conceived of as following each other in a temporal line and sometimes as operating on different scales. Kinship is traditionally…

  • The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq

    The Future of Kurdistan in Iraq

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812219739

    On March 19, 2003, the United States, the United Kingdom and a "coalition of the willing" invaded the Republic of Iraq. But one part of that state, Kurdistan, was already free from Saddam's B'athists. It was autonomous but not formally independent.…

  • The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 2

    The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 2
    av J. A. Leo Lemay

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812238556

    Named "one of the best books of 2006" by The New York Sun Described by Carl Van Doren as "a harmonious human multitude," Benjamin Franklin was the most famous American of his time, of perhaps any time. His life and careers were so varied and success…

  • The Restructuring of Social and Political Theory

    The Restructuring of Social and Political Theory
    av Richard J. Bernstein

    Häftad - 1978 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812277425

    In this volume, Bernstein forsees and outlines the development of a social theory that is at once empirical, interpretive, and critical.

  • Noise Pollution

    Noise Pollution
    av BRAGDON

    Inbunden - 1972 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812276381

    In this handbook on a growing public menace, Clifford R. Bragdon applies acoustical engineering and social science to the least understood—yet one of the most serious—environmental hazards of modern society. This book is a precision tool…

  • Piety and Public Funding

    Piety and Public Funding
    av Axel R. Schafer

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812244113

    How is it that some conservative groups are viscerally antigovernment even while enjoying the benefits of government funding? In Piety and Public Funding historian Axel R. Schäfer offers a compelling answer to this question by chronicling how, in th…

  • Tragicomic Redemptions

    Tragicomic Redemptions
    av Valerie Forman

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812240962

    In the early modern period, England radically expanded its participation in an economy that itself was becoming increasingly global. Yet less than twenty years after the highly profitable English East India Company made its first voyage, England was…

  • Men and Cultures

    Men and Cultures

    Inbunden - 1960 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781512820638

  • Truth and Democracy

    Truth and Democracy

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812243796

    Political theorists Jeremy Elkins and Andrew Norris observe that American political culture is deeply ambivalent about truth. On the one hand, voices on both the left and right make confident appeals to the truth of claims about the status of the ma…

  • Monsters

    av David D. Gilmore

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220889

    The human mind needs monsters. In every culture and in every epoch in human history, from ancient Egypt to modern Hollywood, imaginary beings have haunted dreams and fantasies, provoking in young and old shivers of delight, thrills of terror, and en…

  • Preachers, Partisans, and Rebellious Religion

    Preachers, Partisans, and Rebellious Religion
    av Marcela K. Perett

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812250534

    In early fifteenth-century Prague, disagreements about religion came to be shouted in the streets and taught to the laity in the vernacular, giving rise to a new kind of public engagement that would persist into the early modern era and beyond. The…

  • Rum Punch and Revolution

    Rum Punch and Revolution
    av Peter Thompson

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812216646

    'Twas Honest old Noah first planted the Vine And mended his morals by drinking its Wine. -from a drinking song by Benjamin FranklinThere were, Peter Thompson notes, some one hundred and fifty synonyms for inebriation in common use in colonial Philad…

  • Back to Nature

    Back to Nature
    av Robert N. Watson

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220223

    Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title Sweeping across scholarly disciplines, Back to Nature shows that, from the moment of their conception, modern ecological and epistemological anxieties were conjoined twins. Urbanization, c…

  • Causes of Crime

    Causes of Crime

    Inbunden - 1938 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781512822038

    The cause and causation of crime, covered from the time of Benjamin Rush, one of the most eminent of early American physicians, to Williams Healy; from the last decade of the eighteenth to the second decade of the twentieth century. The material is…

  • The Ragged Road to Abolition

    The Ragged Road to Abolition
    av James J. Gigantino II

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223583

    Contrary to popular perception, slavery persisted in the North well into the nineteenth century. This was especially the case in New Jersey, the last northern state to pass an abolition statute, in 1804. Because of the nature of the law, which freed…

  • Backroads Pragmatists

    Backroads Pragmatists
    av Ruben Flores

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812224146

    Like the United States, Mexico is a country of profound cultural differences. In the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), these differences became the subject of intense government attention as the Republic of Mexico developed ambitious so…

  • How Ideas Shape Urban Political Development

    How Ideas Shape Urban Political Development

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252255

    A collection of international case studies that demonstrate the importance of ideas to urban political development Ideas, interests, and institutions are the "holy trinity" of the study of politics. Of the three, ideas are arguably the hardest with…

  • Biblical and Pagan Societies

    Biblical and Pagan Societies
    av Frederick H. Cryer, Marie-Louise Thomsen, Bengt Ankarloo

    Pocket - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812217858

    In the ancient Near East, the art of influencing the natural course of events by means of spells and other ritual forms was universal. The social and political role of magic is apparent, too, in the competition to achieve precedence over rival syste…

  • The Medical Formulary of Al-Samarqandi

    The Medical Formulary of Al-Samarqandi
    av Martin Levey

    Inbunden - 1967 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781512803914

    The Medical Formulary of Al-­Samarqandi demonstrates the high development of pharmacology by the Arabs in the Middle Ages. It was far from a dark period in science for it was in this area, as well as in Arabic optics and chemistry, that experimental…

  • Universal Jurisdiction

    Universal Jurisdiction

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812219500

    When former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London at the request of a Spanish judge, the world's attention was focused for the first time on the idea of universal jurisdiction. Universal jurisdiction stands for the principle that…

  • Young and Defiant in Tehran

    Young and Defiant in Tehran
    av Shahram Khosravi

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220681

    With more than half its population under twenty years old, Iran is one of the world's most youthful nations. The Iranian state characterizes its youth population in two ways: as a homogeneous mass, "an army of twenty millions" devoted to the Revolut…

  • The Folkstories of Children

    The Folkstories of Children
    av Brian Sutton-Smith

    Häftad - 1981 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812211085

    What prompts children to tell stories? What does the word "story" mean to a child at two or five years of age? The Folkstories of Children, first published in 1981, features nearly five hundred stories that were volunteered by fifty children between…

  • Feudal Society in Medieval France

    Feudal Society in Medieval France

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812214413

    Theodore Evergates has assembled, translated, and annotated some two hundred documents from the country of Champagne into a sourcebook that focuses on the political, economic, and legal workings of a feudal society, uncovering the details of private…

  • Miscellaneous Investigations in Central Tikal

    Miscellaneous Investigations in Central Tikal
    av H. Stanley Loten

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781931707398

    The Great Maya center of Tikal in Guatemala is famous for its well-preserved architecture. This book presents detailed descriptions of a selection of unexcavated standing structures in the forests around the site center that complement the Museum's…

  • The Script of Jonathan Swift and Other Essays

    The Script of Jonathan Swift and Other Essays
    av Shane Leslie

    Inbunden - 1935 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781512812862

    Identification and points of Swift's handwriting, "the Rarest Irish Books" of the seventeenth century, and the legend of St. Patrick's Purgatory.

  • The Transformation of Greek Amulets in Roman Imperial Times

    The Transformation of Greek Amulets in Roman Imperial Times
    av Christopher A. Faraone

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812249354

    The era of the Roman Empire was distinguished by an explosion of images and texts in a variety of media—metal, papyrus, mosaic, gemstone—all designed to protect, heal, or grant some abstract benefit to the persons who wore them on their…

  • Those of My Blood

    Those of My Blood
    av Constance Brittain Bouchard

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812235906

    For those who ruled medieval society, the family was the crucial social unit, made up of those from whom property and authority were inherited and those to whom it passed. One's kin could be one's closest political and military allies or one's fierc…

  • A Plague of Insurrection

    A Plague of Insurrection
    av William H. TeBrake

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812215267

    Beginning as a series of scattered rural riots in late 1323, peasant insurrection escalated into a full-scale rebellion that dominated public affairs in Flanders for nearly five years. Following their own leaders, peasants defied the authority of th…

  • Dryden's Final Poetic Mode

    Dryden's Final Poetic Mode
    av Cedric D. Reverand

    Inbunden - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812281217

    Two months before he died, Dryden published a collection of verse translations and original poetry, Fables Ancient and Modern, the work for which he was most admired throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Cedric Reverand argues that Fab…

  • Hinterland Dreams

    Hinterland Dreams
    av Eric J. Morser

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812242768

    In the 1840s, La Crosse, Wisconsin, was barely more than a trading post nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River. But by 1900 the sleepy frontier town had become a thriving city. Hinterland Dreams tracks the growth of this community and shows t…

  • Verbal Arts in Madagascar

    Verbal Arts in Madagascar
    av Lee Haring

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812231410

    A history of the encounter between Europeans and the colonized people with a groundbreaking analysis of four types of Malagasy folklore: riddles, proverbs, hainteny (dialogic exchanges of traditional metaphors), and oratory.

  • Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, 1890-1975

    Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, 1890-1975
    av Lynne Allen Leopold

    Inbunden - 1981 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812278200

  • In Light of Another's Word

    In Light of Another's Word
    av Shirin A. Khanmohamadi

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812245622

    Challenging the traditional conception of medieval Europe as insular and even xenophobic, Shirin A. Khanmohamadi's In Light of Another's Word looks to early ethnographic writers who were surprisingly aware of their own otherness, especially when fac…

  • Short Stories of Yashpal, Author and Patriot

    Short Stories of Yashpal, Author and Patriot

    Inbunden - 1969 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812276015

    The first English translation of these tales, some written in prison, provides new insights into contemporary Indian culture as well as Yashpal's own fascinating life.

  • Russian Jews Between the Reds and the Whites, 1917-1920

    Russian Jews Between the Reds and the Whites, 1917-1920
    av Oleg Budnitskii

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812243642

    In the years following the Russian Revolution, a bitter civil war was waged between the Bolsheviks, with their Red Army of Workers and Peasants on the one side, and the various groups that constituted the anti-Bolshevik movement on the other. The ma…

  • Rewriting Saints and Ancestors

    Rewriting Saints and Ancestors
    av Constance Brittain Bouchard

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812246360

    Thinkers in medieval France constantly reconceptualized what had come before, interpreting past events to give validity to the present and help control the future. The long-dead saints who presided over churches and the ancestors of established dyna…

  • Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Development in Africa

    Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Development in Africa

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812237832

    Changes in human rights environments in Africa over the past decade have been facilitated by astounding political transformations: the rise of mass movements and revolts driven by democratic and developmentalist ideals, as well as mass murder and po…

  • Global Downtowns

    Global Downtowns

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223224

    Global Downtowns reconsiders one of the defining features of urban life—the energy and exuberance that characterize downtown areas—within a framework of contemporary globalization and change. It analyzes the iconic centers of global citi…

  • Ballad Collection, Lyric, and the Canon

    Ballad Collection, Lyric, and the Canon
    av Steve Newman

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812240092

    The humble ballad, defined in 1728 as "a song commonly sung up and down the streets," was widely used in elite literature in the eighteenth century and beyond. Authors ranging from John Gay to William Blake to Felicia Hemans incorporated the seeming…

  • Greater New Jersey

    Greater New Jersey
    av Dennis E. Gale

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812219579

    Living within the influence of one of the largest and most important cities in the world, how does New Jersey define itself? Is it simply a region of commuters, or have communities created effective local governments and satisfying cultural activiti…

  • Americana Norvegica, Volume 2

    Americana Norvegica, Volume 2

    Inbunden - 1969 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781512813722

    American studies in the scholarly sense are old in Europe. But academic chairs and research institutions were late in developing, as they were in the United States themselves. In most European universities the subject was firmly established only aft…

  • Making Seafood Sustainable

    Making Seafood Sustainable
    av Mansel G. Blackford

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812243932

    In the spring of 2007, National Geographic warned, "The oceans are in deep blue trouble. From the northernmost reaches of the Greenland Sea to the swirl of the Antarctic Circle, we are gutting our seas of fish." There were legitimate grounds for con…