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  • Undercurrents of Power

    Undercurrents of Power
    av Kevin Dawson

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812224931

    Long before the rise of New World slavery, West Africans were adept swimmers, divers, canoe makers, and canoeists. They lived along riverbanks, near lakes, or close to the ocean. In those waterways, they became proficient in diverse maritime skills,…

  • Undercurrents of Power

    Undercurrents of Power
    av Kevin Dawson

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812249897

    Long before the rise of New World slavery, West Africans were adept swimmers, divers, canoe makers, and canoeists. They lived along riverbanks, near lakes, or close to the ocean. In those waterways, they became proficient in diverse maritime skills,…

  • Opus Majus, Volumes 1 and 2

    Opus Majus, Volumes 1 and 2
    av Roger Bacon

    Inbunden - 1928 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781512809992

    The Opus Majus of Roger Bacon (c.1214-92) is one of the most influential scientific and philosophical texts of its age and arguably the high point of medieval knowledge of the physical sciences. In the work Bacon makes a plea for the reform of educa…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Academic Job Search Handbook

    The Academic Job Search Handbook
    av Julia Miller Vick

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812223408

    The Academic Job Search Handbook is the comprehensive guide to finding a faculty position in any discipline. Building on the groundbreaking success and unique offerings of earlier volumes, the fifth edition presents insightful new content on aspects…

  • Meter and Modernity in English Verse, 1350-1650

    Meter and Modernity in English Verse, 1350-1650
    av Eric Weiskott

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252644

    What would English literary history look like if the unit of measure were not the political reign but the poetic tradition? The earliest poems in English were written in alliterative verse, the meter of Beowulf. Alliterative meter preceded tetramete…

  • 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…

  • Forgotten Genocides

    Forgotten Genocides

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812222630

    Unlike the Holocaust, Rwanda, Cambodia, or Armenia, scant attention has been paid to the human tragedies analyzed in this book. From German Southwest Africa (now Namibia), Burundi, and eastern Congo to Tasmania, Tibet, and Kurdistan, from the mass k…

  • Handbook of Paleolithic Typology

    Handbook of Paleolithic Typology
    av Andre Debenath

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780924171239

    This book presents the major tool types of European Lower and Middle Paleolithic. Building on the typelist of the late Francois Bordes, with many forms that have been recognized since, it presents working definitions of the types with illustrations…

  • The Lombard Laws

    The Lombard Laws

    Häftad - 1973 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812210552

    Here presented for the first time in English are the law codes of the Lombard kings who ruled Italy from the sixth to the eighth centuries. The documents afford unparalleled insight into the structure and values of Germanic society.

  • The Buddha's Footprint

    The Buddha's Footprint
    av Johan Elverskog

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251838

    A corrective to the contemporary idea that Buddhism has always been an environmentally friendly religion In the current popular imagination, Buddhism is often understood to be a religion intrinsically concerned with the environment. The Dharma, the…

  • The Burgundian Code

    The Burgundian Code

    Häftad - 1972 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812210354

    "Gives the reader a portrayal of the social institutions of a Germanic people far richer and more exhaustive than any other available source."—from the Foreword, by Edward Peters From the bloody clashes of the third and fourth centuries there…

  • The Laws of the Salian Franks

    The Laws of the Salian Franks

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812213225

    Following the collapse of the western Roman Empire, the Franks established in northern Gaul one of the most enduring of the Germanic barbarian kingdoms. They produced a legal code (which they called the Salic law) at approximately the same time that…

  • The Rule of Peshat

    The Rule of Peshat
    av Mordechai Z. Cohen

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812252125

    An exploration of the theoretical underpinnings of the philological method of Jewish Bible interpretation known as peshat Within the rich tradition of Jewish biblical interpretation, few concepts are as vital as peshat, often rendered as the "plain…

  • 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…

  • Islamic Gardens and Landscapes

    Islamic Gardens and Landscapes
    av D. Fairchild Ruggles

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812240252

    Western admirers have long seen the Islamic garden as an earthly reflection of the paradise said to await the faithful. However, such simplification, Ruggles contends, denies the sophistication and diversity of the art form. Islamic Gardens and Land…

  • Islamic Gardens and Landscapes

    Islamic Gardens and Landscapes

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812225143

    Western admirers have long seen the Islamic garden as an earthly reflection of the paradise said to await the faithful. However, such simplification, Ruggles contends, denies the sophistication and diversity of the art form. Islamic Gardens and Land…

  • 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…

  • The Sex Lives of Saints

    The Sex Lives of Saints
    av Virginia Burrus

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220209

    Has a repressive morality been the primary contribution of Christianity to the history of sexuality? The ascetic concerns that pervade ancient Christian texts would seem to support such a common assumption. Focusing on hagiographical literature, Vir…

  • Early Modern Histories of Time

    Early Modern Histories of Time

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251524

    Early Modern Histories of Time examines how a range of chronological modes intrinsic to the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries shaped the thought-worlds of those living during this time and explores how these temporally indigenous models can produc…

  • States of Dispossession

    States of Dispossession
    av Zerrin OEzlem Biner

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812251753

    The military conflict between the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Turkish Armed Forces has endured over the course of the past three decades. Since 1984, the conflict has claimed the lives of more than 45,000 civilians, militants, and soldier…

  • Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror

    Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror
    av Philippe Buc

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812224016

    Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror examines the ways that Christian theology has shaped centuries of conflict from the Jewish-Roman War of late antiquity through the First Crusade, the French Revolution, and up to the Iraq War. By isolating one factor…

  • Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror

    Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror
    av Philippe Buc

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812246858

    Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror examines the ways that Christian theology has shaped centuries of conflict from the Jewish-Roman War of late antiquity through the First Crusade, the French Revolution, and up to the Iraq War. By isolating one factor…

  • Wonderful Blood

    Wonderful Blood
    av Caroline Walker Bynum

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812220193

    The quiet market town of Wilsnack in northeastern Germany is unfamiliar to most English-speakers and even to many modern Germans. Yet in the fifteenth century it was a European pilgrimage site surpassed in importance only by Rome and Santiago de Com…

  • 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…

  • The Battle of the Huertgen Forest

    The Battle of the Huertgen Forest
    av Charles B. MacDonald

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812218312

    In September 1944, three months after the invasion of Normandy, the Allied armies prepared to push the German forces back into their homeland. Just south of the city of Aachen, elements of the U.S. First Army began an advance through the imposing Hu…

  • Garden and Grove

    Garden and Grove
    av John Dixon Hunt

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812216042

    Garden and Grove is a pioneering study of the English fascination with Italian Renaissance gardens. John Dixon Hunt studies reactions of English visitors in their journals and travel books to the exciting world of Italian gardens: its links with cla…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Writing Early American History

    Writing Early American History
    av Alan Taylor

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812219104

    "Whoever reads these essays—and whether they follow the book from cover to cover, or dip into chapters at random—will find the rich abundance and variety of early American scholarship set out before them. Readers new to the field will gr…

  • 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…

  • Conduct Becoming

    Conduct Becoming
    av Glenn D. Burger

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812249606

    Conduct Becoming examines a new genre of late medieval writing that focuses on a wife's virtuous conduct and ability of such conduct to alter marital and social relations in the world. Considering a range of texts written for women—the journée…

  • Heliodorus

    Heliodorus

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812216721

    "Upon a rock sat a maiden of such inexpressible beauty as to be supposed divine. . . . Her head inclined forward without moving, for she was looking fixedly at a young man who lay at her feet. The man was disfigured with wounds, but seemed to rouse…

  • Cities of Ladies

    Cities of Ladies
    av Walter Simons

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812218534

    Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title In 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…

  • Maxims and Reflections (Ricordi)

    Maxims and Reflections (Ricordi)
    av Francesco Guicciardini

    Häftad - 1972 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812210378

  • 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…

  • 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 ex…

  • 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 fasc…

  • 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 depression George Scialabba is a prolific critic and essayist known for his incisive, wide-ranging commentary on literature, philosophy, religion, and politics. He is als…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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&mda…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…