Subject Area: History

840 Examples of Melodic Dictation
 Douglas, Darrell R.
1998 0-7734-8343-8 288 pages
Countless texts exist to teach the organization and analysis of harmony and melody; however, there are only a few texts that teach a student how to write harmonic dictation, and none that teach a student to write melodic dictation drawing on the melodic practice from the last five centuries. This text will train even the least able student to write dictated melodies accurately by presenting simple conjunct examples to advanced melodies using 20th century practices. The 840 examples are carefully organized into twelve chapters. Each chapter has an introduction that explains the specific new melodic material the student will encounter in the chapter's dictation. The melodies in each chapter will be integrated with those already learned. This repetition and integration will enable the student to remember and write melodies in an organized way. Softcover spiral-bound for easy use.

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Le Nouveau Spectateur Français by Justus Van Effen: A Critical Edition prepared by James L. Schorr
 Schorr, James L.
2022 1-4955-0977-X 320 pages
"The present edition is destined for the modern reader and has attempted a significant reading of the 1725-1726 edition. Substantive changes from the 1742 edition, that is, changes in word order that nay alter the meaning of the text, are indicated in footnotes as variants. Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization have been modernized, although I keep Van Effen's preference for capitalizing the deity. I also follow the 1725-1726 edition's use of italics, which serve a variety of functions, from indicating simple emphasis, to underscoring the author's use of irony, as well as indicating quoted materials, whether they be simple quotes, parts of a dialogue, or a quote within a quote."(xxxiv)

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A Case Study of Ireland and Galicia’s Parallel Paths to Nationhood
 White, Eva Roa
2004 0-7734-6237-6 225 pages
This is an important original study that contributes new knowledge in the field of Celtic Studies as it offers serious consideration to the connections between Ireland and Galicia Dr. White traces the connections between these two Celtic lands through literature, history, mythology and science. White shows that Ireland and Galicia had parallel cultural and national awakenings in the nineteenth century. She demonstrates how these awakenings had roots in the native language movements and how that connection between language and cultural identity eventually led to national identity and political action towards autonomy. Dr. White specifically recounts the role played by elite members such as W.B. Yeats and Vicente Risco and associations such as the Gaelic League and as Irmandades da Fala. White also discusses the role of language as socio-political tool in the works of nineteenth-century national poets, Thomas Moore for Ireland and Rosalía de Castro for Galicia and their twentieth-century counterparts: Seamus Heaney and Celso Emilio Ferreiro. Finally, Dr. White introduces a new term peripheral colonialism to describe Ireland and Galicia’s condition as unofficial colonies of England and Spain respectively.

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A COMPARATIVE ANTHOLOGY OF BASEBALL AROUND THE WORLD: The Many Different Meanings of the Game
 Edgerton, Robert B.
2006 0-7734-5914-6 252 pages
Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Contribution to Scholarship

This book begins with chapters devoted to baseball’s much-disputed beginnings and baseball in North America. There are also individual chapters devoted to baseball in Asia, Latin and South America, Australia and countries “down under,” Europe, Africa, and nearly every country imaginable. Along with names of individuals who brought baseball to these sometimes far-away regions, the author nonetheless interjects items related to baseball that will be new or pleasingly familiar to the most ardent fan. Although geared to a select audience, nearly all baseball fans will find something about America’s pastime – now grown to global proportions – to hold their interest and to provoke discussion.

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A HISTORY OF ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOURS TOWARD ANIMALS IN EIGHTEENTH- AND NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN: Anthropocentrism and the Emergence of Animals
 Boddice, Rob
2009 0-7734-4903-5 400 pages
This book argues that as the movement to protect animals from cruelty gathered pace, it never lost its essentially anthropocentric outlook. The study comprehensively documents the changing place of animals in human life.

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A HISTORY OF THE QUEST FOR PHILOSOPHICAL CLARITY FROM DESCARTES TO WITTGENSTEIN: “We Can Only Understand What We Ourselves Have Made”
 Roscoe, John
2011 0-7734-1563-7 292 pages
This work examines the philosophical positions of the canonical thinkers of the Western tradition from Descartes to Wittgenstein. It argues that philosophical discourse becomes confused whenever it has no explicit semantic basis.

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A Translation of Alexandro Malaspina's Meditacíon de lo Bella en la Naturaleza
 Black, John
2007 0-7734-5404-7 264 pages
Alexandro Malaspina conducted the most ambitious scientific experiment of the eighteenth century, and wrote the Meditación in 1798, while imprisoned for sedition in the fortress of San Antón off La Coruña. His fall, precipitated by the reaction to the politico-economic recommendations he made to the Monarchy on the subject of colonial relations, led to the suppression of most of the results. This translation is an attempt to redress an intellectual injustice, the silencing of a mind at once broader and deeper than those of his most well-known counterparts. Malaspina’s main topics in this work are questions of aesthetics: does Beauty lie in the eye of the beholder? Is Beauty to be found in Art or in Nature? Does Beauty depend on Utility?

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An Alphabetical Listing of Word, Name, and Place in Northern Ireland and the Living Language of Conflict
 Dunn, Seamus
2000 0-7734-7711-X 336 pages
dThis is a scholarly, detailed, comprehensive complication, in alphabetical form, of all matters relating to the long and violent conflict in Northern Ireland. It contains detailed lists and references to all important events, political, social and violence-related: these include lists and descriptions of all political parties; all paramilitary groups; all the major bombings, killings and atrocities; along with all political developments, initiatives and historical moments. Each entry is intended to be precise and factual, to give all necessary details while eschewing judgments or personal views. It places emphasis on the vocabulary generated by the conflict, with reference to terms of abuse, slang expressions, nicknames, and new uses of old words. It is carefully organized so that cross-referencing and inter-subject relationships can be extracted and correlated.

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An Annotated Bibliographical Compilation of Selected Authors and Titles on British and American Military and Naval History, 1700-1900 (hardcover)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2022 1-4955-0932-X 850 pages
Two Volume Set includes Books I and II.
Book I: Wars of the Spanish Succession through Military Campaigns, Battles, and Events
Book II: Miscellaneous Military Events through Conflicts in India, Afghanistan, and Burma, Including Concluding Commentary, Works Cited, and Indices

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An Encyclopedia of Religions in the Modern World
 Bryant, M. Darrol
2022 1-4955-0931-1 756 pages
This encyclopedia of World Religions covers the development of religions around the world with regard to issues of modernity.

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An Ethnogeography of Late Medieval Bruges - Evolution of the Corporate Milieu 1280-1349
 Boogaart, Thomas A.
2004 0-7734-6421-2 510 pages
This work uses an ethnogeographic approach to synthesize commonly partitioned material and archival evidence to examine the urban history and cultural geography of Medieval Bruges from 1280-1349.

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An Imaginative Empiricist: Thomas Aiskew Larcom (1801-1879) and Victorian Ireland
 Jordan, Thomas E.
2002 0-7734-7068-9 136 pages


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Andrew P. Wilson and the Early Irish and Scottish National Theatres, 1911-1950
 Burch, Steven Dedalus
2008 0-7734-5084-X 252 pages
This work examines the contributions to two British theatre traditions of Andrew P. Wilson and the birth pangs accompanying the idea and the reality of a national theatre in Ireland and Scotland. The only book of its kind, it is a critical biography of one man’s work and a call to recognize important persons whom scholars have deemed as canonically dispensable.

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Anglo-Saxon Remedies, Charms, and Prayers From British Library Ms Harley 585: The Lacnunga Volume One
 Pettit, Edward
2001 0-7734-7555-9 348 pages
The Anglo-Saxon Lacnunga is a miscellaneous collection of almost two hundred mainly herbal remedies, charms, and prayers found only in a mostly 10th-11th century manuscript in the British Library. The collection is written mainly in Old English and Latin, and includes a version of a remarkable 7th century Hiberno-Latin prayer known as the Lorica of Laidcenn; there are also corrupt passages in Old Irish, Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic. It is one of the oldest extant vernacular medical collections in Northern Europe. Study of it sheds light on the dissemination, understanding, and translation in Anglo-Saxon England of remedies from classical and classical-derived collections such as the Historia Naturalis of Pliny, the Medicina Plinii, and the Physica Plinii. The collection also includes a large number of ‘magical’ charms which offer a unique insight into native beliefs in elves, spirits, witches, and sentient plants. The collection is therefore of prime importance to the history of folk medicine in Europe. This two-volume edition is the first to provide an accurate representation of the manuscript, edited and translated in the light of newly discovered source and analogous texts. It is also the first to include: a detailed discussion of the nature of the collection and its status in Anglo-Saxon England; discussions of the collection’s palaeography and codicology, sources, analogues, and language (with full glossaries of Old English and Old Irish words); an extensive commentary that takes into account a wealth of previous scholarship, and finds new solutions to old cruces; and a full bibliography, in addition to individual bibliographies for each of the collection’s Old English metrical charms.

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Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women’s Life Histories
 Westphalen, Linda
2012 0-7734-1593-9 480 pages
This book examines life history writing by Australian Aboriginal women in the context of ongoing negotiations about one's status and claims to country. It uses a methodological combination of literary analysis, history and anthropology to draw out the distinctive cultural heritages held in palimpsest within texts.

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Archival Records of the African Slave Trade to Mexico at Santiago El Pescador, 1692-1799
 Hall, Raymond
2013 0-7734-4090-9 108 pages
These are archival records tracking the slave trade in Tamiahua, Mexico. It documents the early stages of slavery in Mexico which due to the introduction of new diseases brought a significant reduction in the indigenous population. The eventual effects of the population shortages combined with other negative aspects of the conquest caused the Spanish to look elsewhere to supplement their labor force and maintain productivity, which included importing slaves.

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Aristocratic Masculinity in France (1450-1550): From Knight to Courtier
 Cox, Darrin
2012 0-7734-2927-1 368 pages
Looks at how masculinity is depicted in knightly memoirs in 15th century France. The meaning of male and female sexuality was constructed on a hierarchical scale of one single gender, and not a binary opposition of two biologically distinct bodies. The author shows numerous examples of this trend in the knightly memoirs that support this understanding. By the end of the sixteenth century, it is evident that a gender crisis did not occur among noble warriors, since men who styled themselves knights merely adopted many of the outward forms of the courtier while retaining a right to violence as both a mark of nobility and signifier of manhood.

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Artistic Legacy of Le Corbusier’s Machine À Habiter
 Novakov, Anna
2008 0-7734-5150-1 212 pages
This book showcases exciting new trends in Corbusian scholarship. The authors, an international group of architectural historians, draw analogies between Le Corbusier’s machine à habiter and twentieth-century political and social movements such as Italian and German Fascism and the multi-national New Woman Movement. This book contains twenty black and white photographs and five color photographs.

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Atlantic Slave Trade: Empire, Enlightenment, and the Cult of the Unthinking Negro
 Simon-Aaron, Charles
2008 0-7734-5197-8 692 pages
This work explores the interrelationship between the institutionalized political philosophical construction and reproduction of European anti-African hatred within the Western Academy and the birth and reproduction of European imperialism. Both projects grounded a part of their ideological foundation in the cultivation and reproduction of the myth of the ‘unthinking Negro.'

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Barbers and Barbershops: An Annotated Bibliography
 Rothman, Irving N.
2017 1-4955-0595-2 836 pages
From the author's "Headnote": The abundance and quality of barber literature recommends the publication of various anthologies on the barber as a sub-genre of modern culture. ...This study provides and illustrative account of the barber in literature, as published in verse, in prose fiction, in the popular essay, in photography, and in art surveying, as well, the barber in commonplace news reports and in newspaper cartoon strips." This bibliography is organized by historical period (from the 1700s- 2016) and contains author and subject indexes.

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Beginning Politics in the Reproductive Cycle of Children's Tales and Games in Iran an Historical Inquiry
 Chaqueri, Cosroe
1992 0-7734-9228-3 264 pages
This study focuses on Iranian tales as a medium for the transmission of mode of thought, behavior, and social values in the process of socialization, and in the social reproduction of the superstructure. Comparisons with Turkey, China and Arab countries isolate a complex of motifs that occur only in Iranian tales, and then treat the relation of these pertinent motifs with Iran's socio-historical reality. The historical development of Chess, one of the oldest games popular among Iranians, and its impact on their socialization process is also discussed. The inquiry concludes by comparing the historical process of social rise and the social ambitions of the Iranian political elite on the basis of the games and tales they are brought up with.

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Bibliography, History, Pedagogy and Philosophy in Music and Percussion
 Larrick, Geary
1999 0-7734-8165-6 190 pages
Section I contains more than a hundred brief essays headed with bibliographic entries, covering aspects of contemporary percussion music. Section II contains more than twenty essays on a broad selection of subjects having to do with music ranging from the symphony to the xylophone. Section III contains several essays of musical scholarship covering analysis, biography, education, history, pedagogy and performance. The biographical sketches are of a professional nature. "The book traverses an expansive terrain of composers: some of the well known masters who happened to write for various percussion instruments, and others, writing as percussion performers themselves, who have made contributions to the solo literature. . . . there is an entire section devoted to women in the field. Geary Larrick deals at length with the literature on percussion music, and reviews, for instance, catalogues of instruments and the literature written for them. Monographs and methods, both historical and pedagogical, fall within the scope of his discussion, and he has reviewed many solo anthologies (some of which are for students), and collections of orchestral excerpts. . . . Even more diversity appears in his commentary on percussion instruments. Naturally the instruments of the orchestral percussion section are appropriate here, but the Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian instruments appear alongside oriental and biblical instruments. . . . concise and within the reach of every insider. It is even accessible to outsiders, where the world of percussion has remained, until now, incomprehensible. This book shows how vast and variegated that world is." – Richard Pinnell, Chair, Department of Musick University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse

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Black Ordeal of Slavery and Slave Trading in the French West Indies, 1625-1715 the Black Ordeal of Slavery and Slave Trading in the French West Indies, 1625-1715 Volume 1
 Munford, Clarence J.
1991 0-7734-9741-2 300 pages
Along with reflections on the slavery-capitalism-racism causal chain, this book reveals the tight bond between the Black West Indies and Africa through analysis of socio-political conditions in Africa, and of the ethnic origins of diaspora Africans. The years from 1625 to 1715 are the time when the scaffolding of the plantation slave economy was erected. It triggered the dialectic between the slave mode of extracting surplus labor from captive Africans on the one side, and the profit exigencies of nascent capitalism, on the other. This dialectic made the installation of the capitalist mode of production in the western hemisphere a peculiarly racist phenomenon. This book seeks to show also that the lasting community of Blacks which emerged in the French West Indies during those years was permanently conditioned by this dialectic. The period from 1625-1715 has been neglected.

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Calvete De Estrella's De Rebus Indicis, a Latin History of the Spanish Conquest of Peru: A Study of Classical Influences and Spanish Sources
 Weeks, Zebulun Q.
2012 0-7734-2641-8 328 pages
Juan Cristobal Calvete de Estrella (c. 1510/20-1593) was a Spanish humanist with close connections to the courts of Charles V and Philip II, to the latter of whom he was a tutor. Among his many works in Latin and Spanish was De Rebus Indicis, a Latin history of the accounts of chroniclers, used documents probably supplied by the family of Cristobal Vaca de Castro, Francisco Pizarro’s successor as governor. The book is commonly thought to be the longest continuous history of its subject in Latin. It tracks down and compares the primary sources drawn upon for De Rebus Indicis, in so far as these are accessible, and then determines the nature of Calvete’s use of these sources, both in Spanish and Latin, as he sought to transform them into a work of art suitable for a European audience.
This book endeavors to do two things. First, it tracks down and compares the sources of content for De Rebus Indicis, and discovers that Calvete was more concerned with causation than other historians. He also interprets facts, rather than merely reporting on them, and provided more information about the capture of Atahualpa than any other historian past or present.

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Career of Dona Ines De Suarez, the First European Woman in Chile Conquistadora
 Nauman, Ann K.
2000 0-7734-7739-X 220 pages


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Celts and Their Games and Pastimes
 Egan, Sean J.
2002 0-7734-7171-5 252 pages
In addition to examining their games and pastimes, this study examines the Celtic psyche and culture. It examines all the Celtic peoples: Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany, Basque Region, Icelandic Connections; children’s Celtic games; and dance and music. This book fills a gap in the recreation literature of the warrior people known as the Celts and knits together the common threads that exist between the various Celtic nations.

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Changing Conceptions of the Child From the Renaissance to Post-Modernity: A Philosophy of Childhood
 Kennedy, David
2006 0-7734-5645-7 284 pages
Traces the connections between childhood and philosophy along multidisciplinary pathways in the humanities. Explores the significance of childhood in Western culture and modal subjectivity in the context, not just of philosophy, but of social and cultural history and the history of ideas, art, literature, mythology, spirituality, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, and educational theory.

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Changing the Basis of Citizenship in the Modern State:
 Sicakkan, Hakan G.
2005 0-7734-6025-X 272 pages
How is citizenship and co-existence in diverse societies possible? This book endeavors to demonstrate that the links between belongings and memberships should be a central consideration in any attempt to answer this crucial question. Citizenship, understood as a form of membership, does not always seem to overlap with the existing forms of belonging. To provide a solid interdisciplinary basis for theorizing the links between belongings and memberships in contexts of diversity, this volume brings together the conceptual and methodological tools of political theory, social theory, history, political science, and sociology. In this book, scholars with unique competencies share their knowledge on the topic and provide novel angles for thinking about citizenship and co-existence in diverse societies.


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Chronology of Georgian Kings and Patricians of the Ancient Period and the Early Middle Ages: The Christian Georgian Kings and Patricians. (Vol. 2 of Two Volume Set)
 Sanadze, Manana
2017 1-4955-0530-8 660 pages
Establishes the chronology, sequence and descent of Georgian kings and erismtavaris. It is also important that the author identifies and determines numerous geographical place and toponyms. Volume 2 continues by describing the historical period from the second half of the sixth century to the 780 A.D. Georgia was ruled by the Christian Sassanid dynasty, Persia-Byzantine, and the Perozian and Bakurian Dynasties.

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Chronology of Georgian Kings and Patricians of the Ancient Period and the Early Middle Ages: The Pagan Georgian Kings (Vol. 1 of Two Volume Set)
 Sanadze, Manana
2017 1-4955-0528-6 512 pages
The primary value of the manuscript is that it establishes the chronology, sequence and descent of Georgian kings and erismtavaris. It is also important that the author identifies and determines numerous geographical place and toponyms. Volume 2 continues by describing the historical period from the second half of the sixth century to the 780 A.D. Georgia was ruled by the Christian Sassanid dynasty, Persia-Byzantine, and the Perozian and Bakurian Dynasties.

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Circularity and Visions of the New World in William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Osman Lins
 Simas, Rosa
1993 0-7734-9249-6 224 pages
This study presents a thought-provoking textual and ideological analysis of circularity in Absolom Absolom! by Faulkner, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez, and Avalovara by Lins. Adopting a transcultural comparative perspective on the study of the American continent, this book offers its readers a unique opportunity to evaluate the concept and experience of America.

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Classic and Iconoclastic Alternate History Science Fiction
 Chapman, Edgar L.
2003 0-7734-6799-8 312 pages
These essays analyze the important sub-genre of science fiction called alternate history, stories set in worlds that have been fictionalized by altering some key event in real history. They examine some of the famous themes of this literature: the American South winning the Civil War, and the Nazis winning WWII, as well as analyzing fascinating experiments with the form, such as those by Robert Silverberg and Robert Coover. It fills the void in scholarship in this popular literary form, and contains essays by several very well-known scholars in the fantastic literature field, including Thomas Shippey, Steven Kagle, Robert Geary, Martha Bartter, and Joe Sanders. Moving from the origins of alternate history to discussions of early examples and unusual experiments with the genre, the essays deal not only with print literature but also with film and graphic novels.

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CligÈs Et Le MystÈre De Terre Sainte Du Templier - L'hÉrÉsie SacrÉe Du SÉpulcre De La Christe
 Sutherland, Ross
1995 0-7734-2906-9 128 pages
This work represents a multi-disciplinary decoding of Cligès, a twelfth-century work of considerable significance for the fields of literature, history, psychology, religion, and comparative myth.

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Collapse of Philosophy and Its Rebirth
 Nikiforov, Vladimir
2006 0-7734-5594-9 460 pages
This monograph can be called a forensic study of the lethal effects of the First World War on the European cultural tradition. Philosophy was considered as the foundation of that tradition. The monograph describes this metamorphosis taking as the case study of the problem of the individual, this “nucleus of genuinely German thought” (Troeltsch). The monograph contains a critical analysis of the problem of the individual as it was treated in the 1900s by the pure phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and the transcendental axiology of Heinrich Rickert. Mikhail Bakhtin creates a new approach to the problem of the individual bringing together and transforming the ideas of Marx and Stirner, Lotze and Nietzsche, Simmel and Windelband, William James and Max Weber. The present study may be the first step to demonstrate the potential of Bakhtin’s early work which remains largely undiscovered.

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Comparative Study of Societal Influences on Indigenous Slavery in Two Types of Societies in Africa 1600-1950
 Fomin, E. S. D.
2002 0-7734-7225-8 284 pages


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Compilation and Analysis of the 1998 Texas Constitution and the Original 1876 Text
 Angell, Robert H.
1998 0-7734-8341-1 268 pages
This compilation serves as a major resource for faculty and students interested in the development of the Texas Constitution. Unlike the 'Living' United States Constitution which is short, general, and elastic, and can change through interpretation, the Texas Constitution today is a long, detailed, and restrictive document that can only change through formal amendments. Its 377 amendments to the 1876 document are placed in the body of the text and replace text made obsolete by the amendments. The reader of the current version thus sees only the updated text and not the deleted passages. This book presents a compiled version in different fonts so that the reader can compare the original to the current version. The introduction analyzes present-day conclusions about the Texas Constitution.

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Critical Edition of Penelope Aubin’s Translation of Mme. Gillot De Beaucour’s the Adventures of the Prince of Clermont, and Madam De Ravezan (1722)
 de Sola, Anne
2003 0-7734-6610-X 203 pages
Set in 17th-century France, this novel tells how love gets around obstacles to fulfill its objective in the celebration of marriage. The main story of Madam de Ravezan and her Prince is developed as an echo of the story of her parents, and a template for the story of her children. This novel is a perfect example of what constituted the taste of the reader in late 17th-century France and early 18th-century England. In terms of narrative techniques, it is also an illustration of the evolution of the genre toward modernity.

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Cultural Heritage of the Italian Renaissance Essays in Honour of T. G. Griffith
 Griffiths, C. E. J.
1993 0-7734-9396-4 376 pages
These essays address unifying themes such as the acquisition of knowledge (Fracastoro's theories on the cognitive process); textual criticism (the editing of the works of Livy and Alberti); the academic and social value of humanist studies (the views of Dante and Lombardelli); literary imitation (of the classics and the Bible in Piccolomini, humanists' imitation of each other in the case of Petrarch and Boccaccio); and the reflection of social reality in literature (freedom versus duty in Ariosto and Quarini, marriage and the law in Renaissance comedy, the role of women in the chivalric epic, in comedy and in the novellas of Masuccio, political expediency in Machiavelli and in treatises on the courtier from Castiglione on). An indication of the breadth of the impact of the movement is given by studies which describe its effect on the literary tradition of Wales and on writers of the Enlightenment like Parini.

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Depiction of Architecture and Furniture in Medieval French Manuscript Illumination
 Gathercole, Patricia M.
2006 0-7734-5780-1 132 pages
The architecture and furniture of the Middle Ages in France reflects the society of the time. Carolingian, Romanesque and Gothic styles will be shown in the illuminations on the manuscripts. There are illustrations on bibles, books of hours, gospel books and later on, romances of chivalry, chronicles and encyclopedic works. There will even be architectural frames around the miniatures. Included here is a consideration of homes, castles and palaces, studios, churches, monasteries and towns. The author describes and the reader will see interiors of main rooms, banquet halls and bedchambers. In regard to furniture, various pieces will be described and depicted in the manuscript paintings: footstools, chairs, thrones, tables, buffets, desks, chests and beds. The architectural styles of the period will influence the making of furniture. That is the reason why both architecture and furniture are viewed here together. There is a wealth of material available which is valuable to note for the history of mankind. Medieval scholars and people in general will find the book interesting and different. The book contains thirty-five illustrations, coming from manuscripts found in libraries of diverse parts of the world.

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Devotional Exercises / Los Ejercicios Devotos of Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz, Mexico’s Prodigious Nun (1648-1695)
 Wray, Grady C.
2005 0-7734-5999-5 240 pages
Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

The works that Sor Inés de la Cruz (1648/51–1695) wrote specifically for the church have largely been neglected until now. This book on the devotional exercises of one of Mexico’s most highly acclaimed writers provides a passageway into the relatively unexplored religious area of her life and adds another layer of understanding to the rest of her writings. Relatively untouched by critical review, the Ejercicios / Exercises were thought to have little, if any, literary value in comparison with her more canonized output. However, this insightful study and annotated bilingual translation gives this prominent writer the attention she deserves as an author of religious and devotional texts. The author examines the thematic, rhetorical, historical and scientific elements of late seventeenth-century colonial Mexico and their impact on the Ejercicios / Exercises. He also highlights how the Ejercicios / Exercises function as a theologically sound Church document that offers meditations and exercises on humility, obedience, the Incarnation and the Immaculate Conception. As part of this process, he signals how Sor Juana’s religious discourse provides important continuity with her secular production. The publication of this annotated bilingual edition offers Sor Juana’s English-speaking audience the opportunity to experience her prowess as author of devotional literature.

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Diary of George Bubb Dodington, Baron of Melcombe Regis ( 1691 - 1762 )
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2016 1-4955-0480-8 425 pages
This work presents a sharply focused view into aspects of the eighteenth-century English political scene rarely studied. Two clear perspectives of Dodington emerge. First there is the relentless political job-seeker offering his services in exchange for building his own political base. Second, there is the experienced and knowledgeable politician who is capable of dispensing practical and useful advice on matters foreign and domestic.


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Dithmarschen, a Medieval Peasant Republic
 Urban, William Lawrence
1991 0-7734-9783-8 162 pages
Examines the existence of the Dithmarschen Republic (1227-1559), ruled by commoners who developed their own institutions, had their own written constitution, and successfully defended their political independence against the forces of Holstein, the combined powers of Schleswig and Holstein, and the united kingdom of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Argues that the unique characteristics of Dithmarschen are not unique. Concludes that the small size of the Republic finally prevented its survival due to a reluctance to dilute its sovereignty by associating more closely with neighboring states.

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Domination and Reaction in Nupeland, Central Nigeria the Kyadya Revolt, 1857-1905
 Idress, Aliyu Alhaji
1996 0-7734-8833-2 88 pages
This volume describes the political organization of the Kyadya state as it existed in 1857, then examines the subjugation of the Kyadya by the Fulani-controlled administration of Bida Emirate. It covers the reaction of Kyadya to the new political order - the Kyadyan resistance which led to the Ganigan war in which the Kyadya were defeated. This led to their later support of the RNC forces and subsequent defeat of Bida. Though the Kyadya were made independent of Bida, they were brought under the authority of the RNC, which marked the final stage of the collapse of the Kyadya state. It then deals with the era of colonial administration which reduced Kyadya to a mere district of Bida Emirate. This is one of the few works available on this under-researched area of Nigeria.

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Earliest Arthurian Texts
 Anderson, Graham
2007 0-7734-5376-8 408 pages
This volume offers for the first time a comprehensive collection of all the ancient Greek and Latin sources needed to deal with figures answering to names like Arktouros, Ardus, and Artorius, where the bearers seem to have some kind of ‘Arthurian’ character. It challenges proponents of later British Arthurs to explain or explain away various Classical antecedents to the Arthurian tradition. This collection includes text and translation of over one hundred short texts concerning Arthur-figures, enabling Medieval scholars to examine for themselves the basis for claims of ‘Arthurship’ before the age of the historical Gildas. A detailed commentary is provided to introduce classicists to the Medieval tradition and vice-versa. The new texts raise as many questions as they answer; but for that very reason serious students of Arthurian origins cannot afford to ignore them.

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El Discurso Dieciochesco EspaÑol - Pensamiento Y Paradoja En Jovellanos, Cadalso Y Forner
 Santos, José
2002 0-7734-7109-X 206 pages


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Emotion in Late Medieval Jewish Philosophy
 Gluck, Andrew L.
2021 1-4955-0884-6 472 pages


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ENGLISH IMAGES OF THE IRISH 1570-1620
 Peart, Shirley Adawy
2002 0-7734-7019-0 288 pages


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Equality of the Two Sexes
 Frankforter, A. Daniel
1989 0-88946-303-4 248 pages
Poullain expounds a remarkably modern feminist position: that sexual inequality is not rooted in nature, but is the historical result of custom, ignorance, and prejudice. The first English text printed since 1677, with the original French text of 1673 included.

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Experience of Exile Described by Italian Writers: From Cicero Through Dante and Machiavelli Down to Carlo Levi
 Marsh, David
2014 0-7734-4507-2 276 pages
This book identifies the historical and social context of the experience of exile and the degree to which the condition of being exiled influenced literary production of those forced to undergo it.
A fascinating study examining how the legal governmental policy of “exile” can act as a catalyst in the transformation of the person ‘exiled’ from martyr to hero and how the exile process becomes the social –historical instrument that inspires the creative writing of great Italian masterpieces in poetry, rhetoric and philosophy.

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Exploring Stereotyped Images in Victorian and Twentieth-Century Literature and Society
 Morris, John L.
1993 0-7734-9325-5 304 pages
These essays explore the nature and effect of differing categories of stereotype: racial, social, sexual, class media, cultural, etc. Essays examine how best-selling novels gain their effect from the use of stereotyping of the Negro and Jew; the way in which women in Victorian England were expected to be seen; the use of working-class stereotypes; how literature and other cultural productions portray people and situations in terms of the media even to the extent of their being reduced to electronically projected images representative of the accelerating standardization and mechanization of mass society.

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Famous Chinese Short Stories as Retold by Lin Yutang: How a Chinese-American Mediated Between His Two Cultures
 Liu, Min
2022 1-4955-1021-2 168 pages
Dr. Liu analyzes Lin's rewriting in Famous Chinese Short Stories through the lens of his reinterpretation of xingling to explain how Lin Yutang stood at the crossroads between China and the west, between tradition and modernity. Liu suggests that Lin may be considered as a cultural ambassador, a liberal cosmopolitan, or a partial Orientalist. In his meditating role between China and the west, Lin engaged in a form of cultural diplomacy that generated what Liu calls the "soft power" of Chinese tradition.

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Four Eternal Cities: Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, and Carthage: Their Origin, Power, and Transforming Influence on Western History
 Avaliani, Eka
2021 1-4955-0917-6 152 pages
From the author's introduction: "Herodotus, having written the history of the Greco-Persian Wars i.e., a political event, established the grounds for historical thought. Herodotus executed his research in such a manner that he managed to encompass all contemporary historical events, facts, and processes. In his grand narrative, the Greek historian granted an honourable place to the cities and city dwellers. In our case, the city plays the role of the keystone of historical research. ...This book is devoted to the creation of the tradition of the city, its invention, development, and 21st century comprehension. The analysis of cities from different perspectives and the connection of the contemporary cities to the past are the main goals of the book. (oversized softcover)

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French Mercenaries, Violence and Systems of Domination in Sub - Saharan Africa (1960 - 1989)
 Bruyere-Ostells, Walter
2016 1-4955-0468-9 124 pages
The revival of mercenaries is a phenomenon occurring concomitantly with African decolonization. From 1960 to the end of the Cold War mercenaries took part in the development of political and armed violence on the African continent. This book highlights the activities of French mercenaries and provides key witness of their active role in the local turmoil and violence in post-colonial African states with the major players of industry, arms trafficking, non-African actors imposing their influence and the African powers themselves.

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Gender, Identity and the Irish Press, 1922-1937: Embodying the Nation
 Ryan, Louise
2002 0-7734-7298-3 320 pages
This study of the Irish Press from 1922-1937 demonstrates the ways in which particular gendered symbols, archetypes and images were used to embody notions of Ireland and Irishness: from emigration to unemployment, from militant Republicanism to the sinful pleasures of the jazz age.

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Government Youth Policy in Australia, 1788-2000
 Pyvis, David
2007 0-7734-5604-X 260 pages
This book examines both the history and intent of youth policy in Australia. It investigates government intervention with youth from colonization through to the post-Federation era, challenging claims that youth policy is of relatively recent origin. A key concern of the book is with the logic of intervention. It utilizes an historical policy analysis to argue that governments in Australia typically seek to manage young people on behalf of the state. The book reveals that youth policy in Australia is not, as popularly imagined, invariably called into existence on behalf of youth. It shows instead that youth policy is often designed for the purpose of making use of youth. The book also maintains that generational interests have influenced the direction of youth policy in Australia. In examining various interventions over the years, it argues that youth policy is often mounted on a perception of youth as both a potential resource of the state that should be harnessed in its service and a problem population that needs to be contained, controlled and disciplined.

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Growth of the Tristan and Iseut Legend in Wales, England, France and Germany
 Hardman, Phillipa
2003 0-7734-6835-8 236 pages
These essays examine the links among the four main areas where the Tristan legend flourished. It examines how the legend adapted to each new period and assimilated the new ideas and fashions of the societies for which the authors were writing, over a period of seven centuries.

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Hebrew Perspectives on the Human Person in the Hellenistic Era- Philo and Paul
 Warne, Graham J.
1995 0-7734-2420-2 308 pages
Philo of Alexandria represented a classic assimilation of the Greek dualist view (bi-partite body and soul), into the traditional Hebraic concept, and it was generally assumed that those who followed, particularly the writers of the New Testament, continued to uphold the assimilated view. Examining this view in the light of recent scholarship and the biblical texts, this volume concludes that, while the Apostle Paul must have been exposed to hellenistic concepts of the human as bi-partite, he resisted this interpretation, developing the fundamental Hebraic concept into a distinctively Christian anthropology. The interaction of the two views reached its climax in the Corinthian correspondence, where Paul clearly reversed the hellenized interpretation.

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Heightening Environmental Awareness as a Political Strategy
 Ishida, Suda
2007 0-7734-5493-4 196 pages
This book focuses on the news coverage of an environmental movement against the construction of Pak Mun Dam – a political and environmental conflict that lasted nearly twelve years in Thailand. This book examines how the environmental movement was perceived and portrayed by four influential Thai daily newspapers – Thai Rath, Matichon, The Nation and Bangkok Post. Combining the conceptual frameworks of global environmental movements and news construction, this study views the role of local news media based on the dynamic discourse of glocalization. The author proposes that through their routine process of news construction, local news media institutions work as conduits or “glocal conjunctures” between the local and the global. Under various intra- and extra-organizational factors and circumstances, local media has the power to link global meanings to local environmental discourse.

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Henry Melchior Muhlenberg - The Roots of 250 Years of Organized Lutheranism in North America Essays in Memory of Helmut T. Lehmann
 Kleiner, John W.
1998 0-7734-8296-2 180 pages
These essays aim to deepen and broaden knowledge and understanding of the work, thought, and relationship of Muhlenberg in the colonial American setting.

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Herbert Butterfield- Essays on the History of Science
 Schweizer, Karl W.
2005 0-7734-8264-4 160 pages
This collection of essays presents Herbert Butterfield's insights into and ideas concerning the history of science. The introduction analyzes the central ideas and themes running through the essays.

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History and Types of Mexican Psychology from Indigenous to Postmodern: Listening to Our Ancestors
 Ortiz, Fernando
2021 1-4955-0868-4 476 pages
This book on the history of Mexican and Mexican American psychology is written for students of the history of psychology. It is intended to fill a void in the extensive literature of history and systems that focuses primarily on the history of European and American psychology. A review of existing textbooks and publications on the topic reveals several trends. Most noticeably, psychology is often and exclusively treated in its modern and European context. Sigmund Freud is one of the “fathers” of psychological thinking in the Western intellectual tradition for his insightful contributions into the inner workings of the human mind.

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History of a Catholic Girls’ Day and Boarding School, 1865-1970. The Religious and Educational Achievement of the Loretto Sisters
 Lei, Christine
2011 0-7734-3861-0 268 pages
This study revises the existing body of historical research by examining the critical role of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s (IBVM) in the process of establishing convent schooling in Hamilton, Canada West, in 1865. Without the diligent work of women, and in particular that of the Loretto Sisters, the history of higher education of Hamilton girls in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth-centuries would have been markedly different. This work adds to our understanding of nineteenth and twentieth-century education by examining the experiences of those students and teachers who participated in the day-to-day life of Loretto Hamilton.

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History of São Tomé Island, 1470-1655: The Key to Guinea
 Garfield, Robert
1992 0-7734-9456-1 376 pages
This book is the history of the Portuguese island of São Tomé from its discovery in 1470 to 1655 - its internal social and economic development and changing relations with the African mainland and the world trade system. Settled by Portuguese criminals, prostitutes, children of Jews, and African slaves, their mulatto descendents became a wealthy sugar-growing planter class, Europe's leading sugar suppliers in the sixteenth century. This study illustrates how the too-perfect adaptation of a small-scale society to its original economic relationships, issues of race, and the lack of alternatives caused by an entrenched ruling class which had lost its economic justification for rule, combine to create a destructive rigidity that can lead to social collapse and make effective amelioration impossible.

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History of the Kansas Orphans’ Home, 1887-1962. The Professionalization of Charity
 Chmidling, Catherine
2010 0-7734-3667-7 324 pages
This case study combines James C. Scott’s theory of high-modern social engineering with economic and evolutionary theories of altruism and reciprocal altruism to analyze and interpret the text and quantitative data in reports spanning 1887 through 1963 from the Kansas Orphans’ Home.

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History of Women's Menstruation From Ancient Greece to the Twenty-First Century
 Hufnagel, Glenda Lewin
2012 0-7734-2648-5 188 pages
Hufnagel chronicles the historical inaccuracies in understanding menstruation which have contributed to viewing women as a ‘second sex’ and perpetuated feelings of shame. Her argument claims that only in the last few decades has science begun to fully understand the issue. Subsequent social and psychological treatment of menstruation in recent years has helped women to have an increased sense of comfort with their bodies. From Ancient Greece where Aristotle claimed that women were closer to animals, to contemporary misunderstandings about menstruation leading to increased acne, which was viewed as a sign of sexual immorality beginning with pubescence, the book tells the tawdry tale of women learning to accept themselves through successive scientific breakthroughs.

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Hölderlin's Elegies: A Facing German to English Translation
 Neuman, Claude
2022 1-4955-0967-2 92 pages
From the author's Presentation(pgs. 9-10):
"During the decade of intense creativity in which he also gave us his Odes and Hymns, Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) wrote his Elegies between 1797 and 1801, and revised them between 1801 and 1807.

"They are composed, like the elegies of ancient Greece, in elegiac couplets, pairs of lines where an hexameter is followed by a pentameter (six feet, then five).

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How Albert the Great’s speculum Astronomiae Was Interpreted and Used by Four Centuries of Readers: A Study in Late Medieval Medicine, Astronomy and Astrology
 Hendrix, Scott E.
2010 0-7734-3635-9 340 pages
This study analyzes the readership of a work commonly known as a Speculum astronomiae from the time of its production in the mid-thirteenth century to the point when it lapsed from learned discourse to in the late fifteenth century.

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How Habits of Culture Shape Our Rational Thinking: A Comparison of Classical Greece and Ancient China
 Warden, John
2013 0-7734-4503-X 196 pages
A succinct yet remarkable incisive study of the complex interplay between language, modes of reading it, and modes of thinking as observed in the surviving literature of classical Greece and the roughly contemporary corpus inherited from the age of Confucius in China.

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How Mothers Shaped Successful Sons and Created World History: The School of Infancy
 King, Margaret L.
2014 0-7734-0078-8 512 pages
This is the first book to address the urgency of a mother’s desire to convey to her child what matters most to her and in particular to her son. It is by this vehicle of cultural transmission that women have principally acted in history to convey to their sons the legacy of their cultural experience.In tracing the cultural formation of sons by their mothers, this book opens a window on the intergenerational transmission of culture.

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How the Modern System of Imprisonment and Punishment was Created: A History of the First Penitentiary: 1553-1865
 Hinkle, William G.
2022 1-4955-1003-4 572 pages
Authors' Description: "The social and economic conditions of the Tudor age...led to reform of the existing system of justice, such as it was, in 16th century England. This was achieved through the institution of 'a proper system of Poor Relief,' based upon compulsory rates and differentiation between the various classes of the indigent. ...Working Houses or Houses of Correction were set up. The first of these Houses appeared in the former Royal Palace of Bridewell, given by King Edward VI to the City of London in 1553. From that came the popular name "Bridewell" for these institutions, a name that lingered for hundreds of years. ...Bridewell's history as a workhouse for petty offenders has monopolized the attention of historians so that the truly pioneering work of the Royal Hospital has been overshadowed. This book attempts to correct that omission."

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How the Modern System of Imprisonment and Punishment was Created: A History of the First Penitentiary: 1553-1865
 Garvey, Susan Schafer
2022 1-4955-1003-4 572 pages
Authors' Description: "The social and economic conditions of the Tudor age...led to reform of the existing system of justice, such as it was, in 16th century England. This was achieved through the institution of 'a proper system of Poor Relief,' based upon compulsory rates and differentiation between the various classes of the indigent. ...Working Houses or Houses of Correction were set up. The first of these Houses appeared in the former Royal Palace of Bridewell, given by King Edward VI to the City of London in 1553. From that came the popular name "Bridewell" for these institutions, a name that lingered for hundreds of years. ...Bridewell's history as a workhouse for petty offenders has monopolized the attention of historians so that the truly pioneering work of the Royal Hospital has been overshadowed. This book attempts to correct that omission."

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How Timberlake Wertenbaker Constructs New Forms of Gender in Her History Plays
 Shih, Yi-chin
2012 0-7734-2626-4 320 pages
Despite the confines of traditional notions of history and gender, Timberlake Wertenbaker uses her history plays to argue that history and gender should be reread to radically challenge these traditional notions. She uses her history plays to construct a new vision. This book discusses seven Timberlake plays from this new perspective of gender, focusing on how gender impacts history, showing the unstable power relations that exist between the sexes.

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Hrotsvit of Gandersheim - Rara Avis in Saxonia?
 Wilson, Katharina M.
1987 0-7734-9209-7 302 pages
This volume addresses the myth of Hrotsvit's supposed isolation by discussing her literary works, the context of her creative activity, and the literary survival of her works.

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Images of Sanctity in Eddius Stephanus' Life of Bishop Wilfrid, an Early English Saint's Life
 Foley, William Trent
1992 0-7734-9513-4 196 pages
Narrative sources for early Anglo-Saxon church history reveal more than insights into the ecclesiastical and dynastic struggles of the time. It explores the Life of Bishop Wilfrid, an eighth-century account of a famous Anglo-Saxon abbot and bishop of Hexham, with an eye to exposing and analyzing the convictions of Wilfrid's biographer. Argues that the portrayal of Wilfrid's seemingly abrasive brand of sanctity approximates more closely the New Testament image of the holy man than other early English portrayals, especially the first portrayal of St. Cuthbert.

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Influence of the Medieval University on the Latin Church and Secular Government Politics From the Later Middle Ages to Early Modern Times
 Scott, John C.
1992 0-7734-9836-2 256 pages
Examines comprehensively the involvement of the medieval universities in high politics, using primary and secondary source documents synthesized into narrative form. Concludes that early modern civilization, which emerged about 1500, was largely a result of the medieval university: its intellectual contributions; corporate political activities; external service of individual masters; and the many graduates who held prominent positions in both Church and state.

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Interpreting Texts From the Middle Ages the Ring of Words in Medieval Literature
 Goebel, Ulrich
1994 0-7734-9071-X 364 pages
These sixteen essays deal with many aspects of medieval literature: problems of Old Saxon, Old High German, Old English words, and Old Norse literature; devotional biography, hagiography, and autobiography; the reinterpretation of specific words from the courtly era; a manuscript in which the Hebrew alphabet is used to render a collection of randomly chosen Christian prayers; medieval descriptions of India; and a demonstration of how to compile an onomasiological index for a language period such as Early New High German.

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Ireland and the Quality of Life, 1841-1861: The Famine Era
 Jordan, Thomas E.
1997 0-7734-8677-1 440 pages
This work addresses the role of stress in the lives of people and the quality of life which stress induced as people tried to cope with the Irish famine. From the 1841 census, the author has constructed a ten-variable index of the quality of life in each of Ireland's thirty-two counties and four provinces. The index is repeated for 1861. The original data are developed from census sources and so may be construed as longitudinal in nature and archival in source. In addition, commentaries of the time are drawn on, so the empirical-statistical perspective is supplemented by narrative accounts. Includes illustrations from the original pages of The Illustrated London News, the Pictorial Times, and the humor magazine Punch.

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Irish in Popular Literature in the Early American Republic Paddy Whacking
 Murphy, Graham J.
2000 0-7734-7838-8 428 pages
This anthology collects and organizes the multiform depictions of the Irish from 1786-1840, in a volume that establishes the origins of the American cultural fixation on representations of the Irish.

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Irish Song-Craft and Metrical Practice Since 1600
 Blankenhorn, V. S.
2003 0-7734-6782-3 544 pages
This work is a systematic analysis and classification of Irish accentual verse-metres. It will interest linguists and students of metre, as well as ethnomusicologists studying the context of Irish traditional song, and musicologists studying the historical development of European song-forms. An assessment of previous contributions to the study of Irish verse-practice is followed by a general survey of metrical scholarship, which in turn lays the groundwork for a metrical theory of Irish accentual verse. Space is devoted to a phenomenologically-based discussion of the role of rhythm in spoken Irish and its implications for verse-structure. The heart of the work consists of a taxonomical survey of Irish accentual verse-types, in which the principal criterion for inclusion in a given category is the number of stressed syllables in a line. Following chapters deal with stanzaic and supra-stanzaic structure and verse-ornament, the musical context of verse, the ways in which musical metre differs from verse metre, and the implications of such differences for a system of versification primarily transmitted through a musical medium.

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Islam's Justification and Promotion of Slavery: From Muhammad to the Present
 Bukay, David
2017 1-4955-0605-3 64 pages
Dr. Bukay’s monograph looks at Islam’s historical and theological relationship with the practice of slavery.

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JOAN OF ARC Heretic, Mystic, Shaman
 Barstow, Anne Llewellyn
1986 0-88946-532-0 156 pages
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

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Johannes Renner's Livonian History 1556-1561
 Urban, William Lawrence
1997 0-7734-8691-7 260 pages
This translation of Renner's 16th century Baltic chronicle is an important source for early modern Russian history, dealing with the rise of Ivan the Terrible. Renner was a secretary to one of the important officers and observed the political process first-hand and he had access to documents and correspondence. The text is extensively footnoted and includes maps to assist the reader in following the complexities of the opening years of the Great Livonian War 1558-1583.

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Just Defense of the Natural Freedom of Slaves: A Critical Edition and Translation of Servi Liberi Seu Naturalis Mancipiorum Libertatis Iusta Defensio by Edward R. Sunshine
 de Moirans, Epifanio
2007 0-7734-5504-3 532 pages
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

This book offers a critical Latin text with English, facing-page translation of Epifanio de Moirans's Servi Liberi seu Naturalis Mancipiorum Libertatis Iusta Defensio. The events described in Servi Liberi occurred in Havana, Cuba toward the end of 1681 and the beginning of 1682. It was then that the author, de Moirans, a Frenchman from Burgundy, along with Francisco José de Jaca, a Spaniard from Aragon and fellow Capuchin, did what was most impossible and subversive at the time: he condemned the very institution of slavery. The only extant copy of Servi Liberi is in Seville’s Archivo General de Indias, which, though formerly a stock exchange, became the official depository for Spanish colonial documents over two hundred years ago. Servi Liberi has survived because of the Archive; had it perished, we would have no knowledge of these events, no awareness of these campaigns, and no idea of how two Capuchins struggled with all the established political, economic, and religious interests of their time to change the widespread and destructive practice of slavery.

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Justice, History and Language in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
 Lin, Yu-chen
2002 0-7734-7035-2 216 pages


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King Sisebut and the Culture of Visigothic Spain, with Translations of the Lives of Saint Desiderius of Vienne and Saint Masona of Mérida: Vita Vel Passio Sancti Desiderii a Sisebuto Rege Composita and Vita Sancti Masonae Emeretensis
 Martyn, John R. C.
2008 0-7734-5033-5 252 pages
This work skillfully elucidates a period often misunderstood by historians. The study also explores the use of imitation and the intersections of the political and the religious in medieval times.

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Lady Jane Wilde’s Letters to FrÖken Lotten Von KrÆmer, 1857-1885
 Tipper, Karen Sasha Anthony
2009 0-7734-4891-8 116 pages
This is the first volume of Lady Jane Wilde’s letters to be published. Its contents should help to dispel some of the malicious rumors about the Wildes repeated in most biographies.

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Lady Wilde's Letters to Constance Wilde, Friends and Acquaintances, with Selected Correspondence Received
 Tipper, Karen Sasha Anthony
2013 0-7734-4501-3 232 pages
The current final volume is a collection of correspondence written by Lady Jane Wilde to her daughter-in-law, Constance Wilde, as well as other friends and acquaintances. Lady Wilde, like her son Oscar, was an excellent writer. She had a wide range of interests. Much of the ridicule directed at Lady Wilde and her writing and lifestyle followed the imprisonment of her son in 1894 and reflected Victorian prejudices. These letters provide a different picture: that of a reflective, intelligent and kind woman.

An excellent work in deciphering Lady Wilde’s personal handwritten letters and correspondence. An invaluable source of new information to scholars reassessing the lives of the Wildes, studying the status of women, or working in the field of Irish literature.

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Legend of Saladin in Western Literature and Historiography
 Jubb, Margaret
2000 0-7734-7686-5 284 pages
This is the first modern study of the image and legend of Saladin in Western sources from the 12th to the 20th century. It examines the gradual transformation in the portrayal of the Muslim enemy from demonized villain into adoptive hero. The extraordinary variety of stories which coalesced about his person, detailing inter alia his entirely fictional journeys to the West and his amorous adventures, frequently bear very little relation to historical reality, yet are shown to be of undeniable historical interest. Their significance lies in what they reveal about political, cultural and ideological climates in different countries and in different ages, for Western writers marked their appropriation of Saladin by constantly recreating him as hero in their own image to point a message for their own age glorifying values which they themselves espoused.

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Letters to Mr. Urban of the Gentleman's Magazine, 1751-1811
 Sherbo, Arthur
1997 0-7734-8427-2 260 pages
Gentleman's Magazine, begun in 1731, soon featured a section devoted to letters from various correspondents on many subjects, from all parts of Britain and abroad. Many of the letter-writers were clergymen, many were antiquaries. Some accompanied their letters with drawings, inscriptions, and sketches. There was virtually no subject left untouched, and there is information of one kind or another, neglected by scholars in many branches of learning. Readers of this volume will find biographical information, literary criticism, Shakespeare criticism, theatrical data, and bibliographic material. Table of Contents: Richard Greene, Curator of His Own Museum; William Bickerstaffe, An Active Curate; Theophilus Lobb, Pii hominis; Samuel Watson, Another Quiet Life; Thomas Holt White, Brother of Gilbert White of Selborne; John Kynaston, A Neglected Shakespearean; Joseph Boerhadem, Old-Fashined Clergyman; The Reverend Mr. Samuel Badcock, Reviewer for the Monthly Review; H. N., Unidentified Scholar; Samuel Ayscough of the British Museum, Prince of Index-Makers; Henry Lemoine, Hack of all Trades; John Elderton, Chaplain to the Earl of Cork and Orrery

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Linguistic and Philological Studies in Early Irish
 Roma, Elisa
2014 0-7734-0055-9 296 pages
This is a multi-authored volume which gathers essays devoted to Early Irish originally presented at the XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies, held in Maynooth, August 1-5, 2011. The topics covered, either from a synchronic or a diachronic perspective, range from phonetics and phonology to morphology and syntax with some semantics.

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Los Otros - Columbus and the Three Who Made His Enterprise of the Indies Succeed
 Frye, John
1992 0-7734-9196-1 128 pages
An account of three men, without whose influence and resources Columbus' enterprise of the Indies would not have occurred. Martín Alonso Pinzón was a shipowner/navigator. His young brother Vicente Yáñez was also a navigator. Juan de la Cosa was owner of the merchantman Marigalante, to be chartered and renamed by Columbus the Santa María. The three of them had adventures, together or separately, poaching in Portuguese preserves of Atlantic Africa as far south as Guinea. These are their stories.

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Luther and Calvin on Old Testament Narratives: Reformation Thought and Narrative Text
 Parsons, Michael
2004 0-7734-6525-1 342 pages


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Male Pretense: A Gender Study of Sir Philip Sidney's Life and Texts
 Bachinger, Katrina
1995 0-7734-1270-0 164 pages
The life and works of Sir Philip Sidney, the highly innovative Elizabethan author and statesman, become remarkably relevant to us today when they are viewed, as they are in this book, as explorations of the pleomorphism of gender. Sidney's revealing correspondence with his tutor Hubert Languet displays a friendship that seems to have developed into a homoerotic attachment or Greek love and thereby problematized Sidney's own gender. That personal gender problematic explains, as this book demonstrates, why Sidney's early masque The Lady of May can be read simultaneously as a textualisation of the instability of gender difference and of Sidney's relationship to his Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I. After tracing the same themes through Sidney's Old Arcadia, it focuses on his sonnet sequence Astrophil and Stella. There it returns to his problematic homoerotic attachment to Languet, finding in it a new answer to the age-old riddle of those famous love poems.

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Manchester Boyhood in the Thirties and Forties - Growing Up in War and Peace
 Read, Donald
2003 0-7734-6741-6 216 pages
This is an autobiography with an extra dimension. It tells the story of a boy who began life in the 1930s on one of the big-city council estates built between the wars. The families who lived on these estates have been called a ‘new working class.’ While much has been written about the Victorian and Edwardian working classes, less has been heard about these new families, either from themselves or from historians. They coped with a succession of disruptive outside pressures: pre-war unemployment, wartime bombing, post-war restrictions. Donald Read, who won a scholarship to a grammar school and then went on to Oxford and became a professor of history, uses his skills as a professional historian to link his boyhood progress with the history of the time. As a result, this autobiography goes beyond the individual, combining frank personal detail with a wider and sometimes provocative historical awareness.

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Medieval Triptych Panels From the Cloister, City, and Castle
 Vesce, Thomas E.
1987 0-7734-9213-5 247 pages
French texts with English translations. The First Panel includes: "The Doctrinal" and "The Walks of Life"; the Second Panel includes: "The Works of Hues Piaucele: Sire Hain and Dame Anieuse" and "D'Estourmi"; the Third Panel includes: "Watriquet de Couvin: The Mirror of Princes" and "On the Generation of Traitors." Supplemented by bibliography and index.

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Millennial Activities in Late Thirteenth-Century Albi, France
 Karrer, Kathryn M.
1996 0-7734-8819-7 100 pages
Cornerstone events precipitating the dire predictions of the millennium occurred in sites like Albi, from 1260 to 1300. This study examines Albi's infamous inquisitorial process, and posits that events in Albi suffer when perceived as a religious phenomenon alone. This volume places those events in historical and historiographic context, reflecting the reaction to and microcosm of the political and social changes taking place at the time. Albi can then be seen as an important intellectual barometer, a mirror of millennial activities.

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Monika Molander
 Keith-Smith, Brian
2006 0-7734-5529-9 224 pages
Hilde Stieler’s selected poems appeared in Volume 8 of German Women Writers. Monika Molander, first published in 1929, has been forgotten and difficult to access. The novel is republished here with an introduction that narrates the writer’s life, especially in exile in Sanary-sur-Mer, interprets two further poems, and analyzes the text as semi-autobiographical. Set mainly in Munich, it is the story of a young music student from an upper middle-class family in Bonn, whose vulnerability leads her to be swept off her feet by her Professor. Returning to Bonn after her father’s death, she finds eventual employment as an accompanist in a Zurich cabaret. Memories of life close to the theatre merge with grotesque scenes and uncertainties about life, with popular romantic views that come close to Kitsch. The colloquialism, characterizations, often light-hearted style and happy ending, produce a typically bittersweet account from the 1920s.

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New Methods of Statistical Analysis of Historical Texts Vol. 2. Applications to Chronology
 Fomenko, A.T.
1999 0-7734-3134-9 588 pages
The author, one of the most outstanding contemporary mathematicians, concentrates on the development of a new mathematical chronology of ancient history. Noting the contradictions and gaps of the accepted traditional chronology of ancient and medieval worlds, applying the modern mathematical methods to the analysis of historical data, the author formulates a new version of ancient chronology which is most dramatically different from the traditional one.

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Origins of Women’s Equality in the Seventeenth Century. The Role of London, a Big City, in Changing Attitudes
 Goldsmith, Netta Murray
2016 1-4955-0474-3 412 pages
For about a hundred years after Charles II reclaimed the throne in 1660 more women than ever before strove to live as independently as men did…the most spectacular bid for freedom was made by girls who became soldiers and sailors…another factor which enabled a women to earn money and gain a measure of liberty and independence was the growth of London…The Restoration saw the beginning of the movement to establish sexual equality. The Author's Overture

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Paarbeziehungen in Japanischen Frauenzeitschriften Seit 1970: Medien Und Geschlecht in Japan
 Holthus, Barbara G.
2010 0-7734-3898-X 624 pages
This book provides the most in-depth analysis of contemporary Japanese women’s magazines to date. It focuses on the period from the 1970s to the 1990s, as these decades have seen significant and long-lasting changes in many aspects of Japanese society, in particular regarding Japanese women. Discourses on ‘marriage’, ‘love’, ‘sexuality’, and ‘masculinity’ lie at the core of a qualitative and quantitative content analysis. In German.

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Paradigms in Medieval Thought Applications in Medieval Disciplines a Symposium
 van Deusen, Nancy
1990 0-88946-267-4 197 pages
Deals with patterns of medieval thought and their applications in several disciplines, among them algebra, music, aesthetics, and philosophy.

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Performative and Textual Imaging of Women on the Irish Stage, 1820-1920: M.A. Kelley to J.M. Synge and the Allgoods
 Ritschel, Nelson O’Ceallaigh
2007 0-7734-5492-6 228 pages
This book explores the way women, specifically women perceived or presented as Irish, were represented on the Dublin stage by playwrights and actors from the 1820s to the 1920s. Yet, rather than being a feminist reading of modern Irish theatre, this book presents a nationalist and socialist reading of the theatre in its cultural and historical contexts. Arguably, the developmental process that Ireland and its theatre experienced from the eve of Catholic Emancipation to the radical idealism of the 1916 Easter Rising was one of national and social advancement. The radical agitators near the end of this period, including those in the theatre, sought self-determination for Ireland and, more importantly, self-determination for all of the Irish regardless of gender, class, or religion. This book’s argument is that as the stage image of the Irish woman modernized from the early nineteenth century into the twentieth, it mirrored the modernization of Ireland.

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Permanence and Evolution of Behavior in Golden Age Spain
 Saint-Saens, Alain
1992 0-7734-9527-4 188 pages
The book is divided into three parts: Religious Control and its Limits in the Iberian World; Images of the Body in Spanish Society; and Women, Gender, and Family in Hapsburg Spain. These nine thought-provoking essays are revised versions of papers originally presented at the 1990 Annual Meeting of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies in New Orleans.

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Permanence and Evolution of Behavior in Golden Age Spain: Essays in Gender, Body and Religion
 Saint-Saens, Alain
1991 0-7734-9527-4 184 pages
The title comes from three domains within the bounds of Early Modern Spain and follows from the renewal of historical studies dedicated to the Iberian peninsula. The books is divided into three parts: Religious Control and its Limits in the Iberian World; Images of the Body in Spanish Society; and Women, Gender, and Family in Hapsburg Spain.

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Philosophical Meditations of Lady Wang: Ethics and Gender in Imperial China: Together with the First Translation From Chinese Into English of the plaint of Lady Wang
 Yan, Jinfen
2013 0-7734-4349-5 384 pages
This refreshing work draws upon a multitude of fields including philosophy and psychology from both the eastern and western traditions in order to construct an inclusive view of ethics and gender. The goal is to better understand the crucial role that group awareness plays in advocating support in gender justice issues. This study includes the first ever English translation of the epic 12th Century work, Plaint of Lady Wang.


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Political Approach to Pacifism Book Two
 Morrisey, Will
1996 0-7734-8912-6 460 pages
* Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

This volume is intended to be a comprehensive demonstration of the relevance of regime theory to issues of peace.

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PRINTING, LITERACY AND EDUCATION IN 18TH CENTURY IRELAND Why the Irish Speak English
 Fallon, Peter K.
2005 0-7734-6033-0 228 pages
This book details the history of the spread of printing and literacy in eighteenth century Ireland. In addition to being a historical survey, it is also a study, in the “media ecological” vein, that explores what happens when a new technology is introduced to a given culture. This work answers three key questions: first, why did print technology take so long (300 years after Gutenberg) to become a cultural influence in Ireland; second, why was there an “explosion” of printing and presses in Ireland between 1750 and 1800 and finally, why, when a printing industry had been established, was almost the entire output of printed literature in English rather than the Irish language?

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Quality of Life and Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Ireland
 Jordan, Thomas E.
2006 0-7734-5921-9 260 pages
In this work, the uncertainties of social change across the nineteenth century are evident. Changes occurred in the natural order with the rhythm of the seasons and with the calamitous failure of the potato crop in 1845. Change in the realm of ideas began with Daniel O’Connell’s campaign for the emancipation of the majority Catholic population. After 1829, his efforts to repeal the Act of Union evolved into the Home Rule Campaign which continued into the twentieth century.

In the social domain, especially after 1850, there were important changes in the size of the population as clearance and emigration reduced the population. The quality of housing improved, literacy rose, and the proportion of monolingual Irish speakers declined.

The author’s quality of life index, based on census data, demonstrates the processes of social change. The quality of life index, calculated for each of Ireland’s thirty-two counties, is applied to examine the physical condition of a sample of young men.

With the matrix of life across the nineteenth century, the work presents a picture of Irish people exploring Ireland. Examples are the censuses at intervals of a decade, the Ordnance Survey, the Templemore Memoir, and the development of railways. Mechanisms of change include the famine, land clearance, emigration, and education.

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Reception and Transmission of the Works of Marie De France, 1774-1974
 Maréchal, Chantal A.
2003 0-7734-6599-5 360 pages
For decades, the works of Marie de France have occupied an ever-larger place in the curriculum of French, English, and Women Studies, and have even inspired several poets, novelists and musicians. The monograph is the collaborative endeavor of leading experts in the field. It opens with a preface by Douglas Kelly and an introduction by Chantal A. Maréchal, a tribute to Emanuel J. Mickel Jr., whose 1974 book on Marie de France is presented as a pivotal point in the development of the scholarship. Such a beginning sets the tone for the entire volume. Each chapter is dedicated to a scholar whose writings markedly contributed to the development of Marie de France studies. Thus, by exploring various approaches to reading, editing, and translating, and examining the manner in which these influential interpretations were shaped by the personal experiences of renowned scholars and the concerns of their times, this collection brings depth to the wide range of discussions of Marie’s identity and artistry, and to the very nature of medievalism.

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Representation of Masculinity in British Cinema of the 1960s: Lawrence of Arabia, the Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, and the Hill
 Claydon, E. Anna
2005 0-7734-5972-3 348 pages
This book challenges the received wisdom of approaches to both a “crisis” in masculinity and British cinema. Taking four key case study films which can be said to typify areas of British film production during the 1960’s, this book opens out how widely difference methodologies can be used to analyse the British film as text in contrast to the primarily contextual analyses of British cinema of the period found elsewhere. In addition, she argues that the dominant mode of analyzing masculinity, via a “crisis” needs to be re-examined and the terminology returned to its original sense rather than the pop psychological comprehension which places the blames for any problem with masculinity upon feminism. As such, she seeks to reframe a “crisis” of masculinity (the psycho-sexual) as a crisis of masculinism (the socio-political) whilst concurrently examining individual masculinities as an abjected relationship based upon the social and the Other rather than the feminist and the emasculated.

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Review of Juvenile Executions in America
 Hale, Robert L.
1997 0-7734-8547-3 160 pages
The review begins in 1642, when the first juvenile was executed by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and culminates in 1957, with the last (to date) execution. A total of 331 juveniles are included in the study. A socio-historical analysis of specific periods in history provides an explanation for the type of juvenile that was executed during the period. Characteristics of interests are the juvenile's age, race, and gender, in addition to the total number of juveniles executed during the given period. The social, political, and legal atmospheres of the era are reviewed to determine what, if any, effect these had on influencing the administration of capital punishment. Particular attention is given to the fifty years immediately following the Civil War, as juvenile executions reached unprecedented high numbers.

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Rise of Autobiography in the Eighteenth Century
 Bell, Robert H
2012 0-7734-2640-X 296 pages
Bell utilizes an inter-disciplinary approach to studying autobiography in the 18th Century. Making use of religion and philosophy, history and literature, contemporary theory and humanism, his original analysis offers a unique array of disciplinary interpretations of the genre. This book not only deals with autobiography in a thorough manner, it also incorporates historical and philosophical interpretations to the presentation of self in this type of literature. He also demonstrates some of the problems with first person singular writing, which distinguishes this style from other forms of non-fiction, and shows how the philosophical question of ‘what can we know and how can we know it?’ is intimately related to the problem of the ‘self’ and narrative persona.

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Role of Motherhood in History: Factors Neglected by Patriarchal and Feminist Scholars
 King, Margaret L.
2015 1-4955-0395-X 256 pages
“The issues raised here deserve close attention. If the maternal role in the cultural preparation of sons, and therefore in the transmission of culture across generations, has been largely overlooked, as I believe it has, then the time has come to ignore it no longer. It has important implications, perhaps unwelcome ones, some will feel, for the way we think about our schools and our families, and how we go about nurturing and advancing our civilizational heritage.”
-Dr. Margaret King
The Author




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Royal Building Programs in Tenth and Eleventh Century Armenia: The Island City of Aghtamar
 Redgate, A.E.
2022 1-4955-1027-1 544 pages
Very few early medieval Christian monarchs have left us evidence that gives us a personal impression of them: their ambitions, aspirations and policies, their characters, and, especially, how they wanted to be perceived and remembered. Four that have done are near-contemporaries. Three are, relatively, quite famous: Emperor Leo VI of Byzantium (reigned 886-912), his neighbor Tsar Symeon of Bulgaria (reigned 893-927), and King Alfred of Wessex (in southern England, in the island of Britain) (reigned 871-899). The fourth is Gagik Artsruni, prince of Vaspurakan, in the south of historic Armenia, which was part of the Arab Caliphate's province of Arminiyya. ...All four of these monarchs are perceptible through contemporary texts, and all of them engaged in artistic patronage, including building. In three cases (Leo's Alfred's, and Gagik's) a remarkable work of art survives that is personally associated with them. They thus provide a case study for comparative history, a discipline which has the potential to identify commonalities and differences, and to illuminate sources of, and influences upon, policies and ideas. In this particular case study, the evidence allows us to explore rulers' concepts of good rulership and how it should be expressed and advertised.

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Rural Politics in County Meath, Ireland: Ethnographic and Historical Studies
 Wilson, Thomas M.
2013 0-7734-3077-6 376 pages
This book studies the agrarian and political aspects of a local community in Mead County, Ireland. Based on field research this book is a careful study of how the social dimensions of the community have evolved over the last seventy years. It takes into account policies from a meta-political level down to a micro-level. This study also looks at the way politicians in Ireland make government more responsible to the needs of local communities, even though this power was largely lost by the 1970’s. It also shows the meta-political forces that shape the community.

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Scottish Missionaries in Nigeria: Foundation, Transformation and Development Among the Amasiri (1927-1944)
 Obinna, Elijah
2013 0-7734-3041-5 280 pages
A fresh insight into the relationship between Scottish missionaries and the indigenous peoples in Africa which focuses on the outcomes of missionary activities in the process of imperial conquest and colonization among the Amasiri, of Ebonyi state in southeastern Nigeria.

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Seafaring in the Sixteenth Century: The Letter of Eugenio De Salazar, 1573
 Frye, John
1991 0-7734-9880-X 76 pages
Major new translation of the famous Spanish letter of Eugenio de Salazar (1573). Salazar's letter describes his voyage -- what his family, shipmates, and crew experienced and endured. An unusual look at post-Columbian, pre-Armada Spanish seafaring. Foreword (Prólogo) by José-María Martínez-Hidalgo, Retired Director, Museo Marítimo, Barcelona. Bi-lingual.

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Sexual Behavior of Adolescents In Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa
 Djamba, Yanyi K.
2004 0-7734-6243-0 304 pages
When AIDS emerged in the 1980s, it caught humankind by surprise with its pants down in a world of cultural diversity and prejudice. However, the death toll associated with this pandemic shifted the course of scientific research and programs from family planning to sexual health as scholars struggled to understand the implications of different forms of sexual behaviors on populations. Still, in the two decades that followed, the tendency has been to search selectively for evidence that confirms held beliefs. This book provides a perspective on adolescent sexual behavior in Africa that is based on the state-of-art research methodologies. Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of scientists and covering all sub-Saharan regions, this book is a truly pan-African volume on new research on adolescent sexual behavior. The papers in this volume show that Africa is a mosaic of cultures where local norms and values must be considered in order to successfully understand and manage the emerging sexual and reproductive health issues. With its ten chapters and various methodological approaches that include sample survey research, focus-groups, meta- analysis, and actual HIV testing, this book is certainly a very strong and timely reference book to students, researchers, policy- makers, and all those interested in sexual science in contemporary Africa.

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Sexuality Debate in North American Churches, 1988-1995: Controversies, Unresolved Issues and Future Perspectives
 Carey, John J.
1995 0-7734-9111-2 324 pages
This book grew out of the author's four years of involvement as chair of the Presbyterian National Committee on Human Sexuality and two subsequent years of traveling and speaking to diverse audiences about these themes. The book, however, indicates how various problems and issues of human sexuality have been impacting on virtually every major denomination, and seeks to interpret the Presbyterian debate in the context of the broader discussions in the Episcopal Church, The United Church of Canada, the United Methodist Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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Sir John Dodderidge Celebrated Barrister of Britain, 1555-1628
 Wheeler, Elizabeth Darracott
1992 0-7734-9888-5 238 pages
This is a study of an important legal figure during the reign of James I, who was also interested in American colonization and is well-described in the book. Dodderidge had important communications with Queen Anne, Prince Henry, James I, Sir Walter Raleigh and others. Since Dodderidge was connected all his life with legal decisions about Virginia, he represented a firm link between England and America. He served on the King's Bench until his death and was highly regarded by other judges in Sir Edward Coke's time.

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Somebody's Brother. A History of the Salvation Army Men's Social Service Department, 1891-1985
 McKinley, E. H.
1986 0-88946-665-3 275 pages
Covers the first century of the Men's Social Service Department's existence. Includes a useful bibliography of materials in the Salvation Army archives.

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Staging of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a Ballet
 Howard, Camille Cole
1992 0-7734-9856-7 156 pages
This study focuses on three stagings of the ballet: Vincenzo Galeotti's 1811 production of ROMEO OG GIULIETTA for the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen; Leonid Lavrovsky's 1940 full-length production for the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad; and Antony Tudor's 1943 one-act production for Ballet Theatre in New York. The ballets chosen define dance tradition at a given period or extend the dance through some crucial enlargement. Also, they reflect the aesthetic theories and tastes of their choreographers, the technique and training of the dancers, modes of artistic interpretation and performance, and, finally, the politics of the country as expressed through company production policies and selections. The book uses contemporary reports, musical scores, stage plans, production pictures, journal entries and the recorded memories of the performing and producing artists.

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Student Satisfaction with Higher Education During the 1970s - A Decade of Social Change
 Delucchi, Michael
2003 0-7734-6689-4 196 pages
This study investigates student satisfaction with postsecondary education in the 1970s by using a wide range of individual and organizational characteristics obtained from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. The results favor a conceptualization of student satisfaction as a product of both collegiate institutional forces linked to wider societal definitions of the outcomes of higher education, and organizational processes that enhance access to social an structural support of the student role. The former is inspired by institutionalist theory, the latter by organizational inequality perspectives. These two approaches are integrated into a model to examine student satisfaction along the social dimensions of race, class, and gender. Student satisfaction is fundamental to a better understanding of educational process and quality as it relates to groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. It may also be a critical mediating variable between students’ entering characteristics (i.e., race, class, and gender) and academic achievement and degree attainment. Also, accountability pressures from state legislatures on postsecondary education have placed increasing importance on the enrollment, retention, and satisfaction of minority students. Within this context, student ratings of their educational experience contribute to a better understanding and assessment of the outcomes of higher education. Finally, satisfaction is an important component of organizational analysis.

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Studies in the Economic History of Kenya: Land, Water, Railways, Education and Entrepreneurship
 Amutabi, Maurice Nyamanga
2010 0-7734-3907-2 752 pages
This book examines the economic history of Kenya from the colonial period to the present, integrating historical methodologies with those of anthropology, economics, education, geography, history, political science and sociology. the book covers topics that have been ignored by previous texts on economic history of Kenya, such as women, indigenous people (Ogiek), pastoralism, irrigation agriculture, livestock, fisheries, religion, community-based organizations (CBOs), NGOs, education and information and communication technology (ICT).

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The 1500 Year War Between Christianity and Islam: Conquest, Crusaders, and Jihad
 Towfighi, Parviz S.
2021 1-4955-0901-X 236 pages
(softcover) "This retrospective historical and political study is based on the premise that the knowledge of historical facts is important to understanding of the present world conflicts and those that might be developed in the future, and is capable of offering solutions for the resolutions of those conflicts. Since Islam as a religion has been the target of criticism as the supposed main cause of the spread of terrorism around the world, I have paid more attention to the history of development of that religion." -From the Author's Introduction

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The 16th Century Spanish Plan to make Australia the New Holy Land: Pedro Fernández de Quirós and his Utopian ideas about Terra Australis Incognita
 Roure, George M.
2017 1-4955-0545-6 288 pages
Work examines the Spanish Empire in the late 16th century and the plan to establish a "new holy land" at the antipodes. Centering on the utopian ideas of the time, this study details the motivations of Portuguese explorer Pedro Fernández de Quirós in this pursuit for the Spanish empire. Additionally, this work contains the first English translations of the important document titled "The Fortieth Memorial of Quirós to the King of Spain."

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The 1820-1850 Religious Revivals of Hans Nielsen Hauge
 Langhelle, Svein Ivar
2022 1-4955-1013-1 152 pages
"This book will be discussing the implementation process of new ethical standards, caused by the comprehensive religious revivals of the followers of Hans Nielesn Hauge, which took place in South-Western Norway during the first hald of the 19th century. ...During the period from 1820 up until 1850, this part of Norway was in a special situation, being the only coherent region where the Haugian revivals were characterised as a larger part of the society. ...The overall question of this book, the "grand idee"...is to study the process of the modernisation of mentality." Svein Ivar Lanhelle, p.1, ch. 1

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THE BEGINNINGS OF MODERN GENDERED DISCOURSE IN LATE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY GERMANY Literary, Philosophical, and Popular Portrayals of Female Orality
 Benbow, Heather Merle
2009 0-7734-4722-9 196 pages
This book examines at the gender dimensions of orality in German culture and thought around 1800. It uncovers oral resonances in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, demonstrates that pedagogical and didactic literature about women and girls is based on a suppression of female orality, contrasts medicalized models of (open) female and (closed) male bodies and reinterprets two classic literary heroines in terms of their oral conformity and excess.

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The Beginnings of Modern Military Medicine During the Crimean War (1855-1856): Scutari and Its Hospitals by Sidney Godolphin Osborne (1808-1889)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2021 1-4955-0896-X 204 pages
This volume begins with an introductory essay providing "background to the Scutari hospitals: an outline of events leading to and during the war in the Russian Crimea; an overview of mid-nineteenth-century Scutari; and discussions of the careers of Osborne and a small group of principal players in the military and political game of the Crimean War. Then follow the texts of Osborne's letters to the London Times and the complete volume of his Scutari and Its Hospitals--both of which have been complemented by biographical and explanatory historical notes." -Samuel J. Rogal

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The Beheading Game, It's Sources and Transmissions: From Early Irish Literature to Arthurian Romance (8 X 10 Oversized soft cover)
 Carneiro, Carlos
2022 1-4955-1010-7 360 pages
This is an oversized (8 x 10), softcover book. "There has not been a recent full-scale scholarly work concerned with the transmission of the beheading-game motif from Irish to Arthurian traditions.... [The present work] is focused on three main points of research: (1) The comparison of the several beheading-game narratives in order to assert their points of connection along with their differences; (2) The analysis of the possibility that Wales functioned as the intermediary between Irish tradition and the English and Continental milieus; (3) The tracing of subsequent channels of transmission of Irish motifs from the possible intermediary to England and the Continent." -from the author's Introduction

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The Census of Ireland, 1821-1911: General Reports and Extracts (Volume 2)
 Jordan, Thomas E.
1998 0-7734-8455-8 356 pages


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The First 150 Years of Protestant Church Building 1517-1700: A Study in the History of Religious Architecture
 McNeill, Tom
2017 1-4955-0597-9 279 pages
The subject of this book is the evidence to be be derived from a study of the physical remains of the churches constructed for Protestant denominations in Western Europe during the first century and a half after the Reformation. Only part of Europe saw substantial Protestant communities and their churches survive, mainly Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Scandinavia. There were churches produced by Lutherans, Calvinists and Anglicans. The period covers two major church developments in church building: the Reformation in ideology or theology and the arrival of Renaissance ideas from Italy into Northern Europe. The book includes 23 Black and White photos and 13 Color photos.

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The Harford Family (1372-1900) by Alice Harford: A New Edition with Scholarly Annotations and an Introduction by Samuel J. Rogal
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2022 1-4955-0996-6 352 pages
"To write the history of a large family whose various roots and branches extend over more than six centuries emerges, in this mind's eye, as an Herculean task that few persons would dare to consider and a lesser number to undertake, even with the technological advantages bestowed on twenty-first-century research. Consider, then, the disadvantages thrust upon the researcher of the late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries, even if he or she lay claim to membership of that family: nothing resembling the computer or internet; limited telephone service; travel by train to cities and towns; by horse-drawn vehicles to isolated provincial villages; poring over published narratives and descriptions that might have or have not been accurate; searching parish records; hours bent over and down to read and note the aged etchings upon gravestones and church memorial plaques; conversations with persons whose memories and recollections might not always had been clear or had been clouded by time; sifting the anecdotal from the factual; placing hundreds of names upon scores of genealogical charts and tables; transferring hundreds of handwritten notes to typewritten pages. Alice Harford must have done all or most of the above to produce, in 1909, her Annals of the Harford Family." -From the Editor's Introduction

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The Interpretation of History
 Tillich, Paul
2022 1-4955-1037-9 300 pages
"This book gives a summary of the problems and categories of the interpretation of history developed in German Religious Socialism, and at the same time explains the basic ideas of my own philosophy and theology including their application to the present world-situation. Since my interpretation of history embraces philosophical, political, and theological elements, the book contains three parts dealing with the categories of an interpretation of history from these three points of view. " -From the Author's Preface

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The Nature of Social Work in Ireland: A Historical Perspective
 Skehill, Caroline
1999 0-7734-8177-X 206 pages
This volume provides the first comprehensive account of professional social work in Ireland, to contribute to a better understanding of its present form and nature. It considers the development of social work from the late 19th century to the present. In addition to analyzing the main shifts and continuities over this period, it also considers its surrounding conditions: the relationship between social work and philanthropy in its earlier phases, the impact of the Catholic Church on the development of Irish social work and the influence of the State over the shape and form of social work. In addition, it contributes to a debate about its present form and nature at a time when many uncertainties surround its future direction. For a reader outside of Ireland, in particular, the book provides insight into the cultural, political and social context within which Irish social work emerged over the past century. “. . . this book is a must for all social workers and students of social work in Ireland. As the first of its kind it will also be of importance to those researching the origins of social work in Europe and throughout the English-speaking world. . . . there are many gems throughout the text. . . .” – British Journal of Social Work “. . . as a groundbreaking survey, this book will in the meantime remain the authoritative source for students of Irish social work and for researchers who take up Skehill’s challenges to dig further into the puzzles of informing the present b reference to the past.” – International Social Work “This book provides a detailed, well-documented account of ‘social work’ from the nineteenth century until the present day and is therefore an invaluable source for students, lecturers, researcher and professionals who are trying to understand social work practices and the profession within Ireland. . . . Skehill skillfully draws on available source material to document how the State, Catholic Church and civic institutions have influenced the development of social work in Ireland.” – European Journal of Social Work

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The Objectivity of Historical Knowledge: How We Can Know the Past
 Lee, Han Goo
2018 1-4955-0697-5 460 pages
In order to secure the possibility of objective history, this book argues against all kinds of historical relativism. All such theories exist substantially on the basis of relativist epistemology. Relativist epistemology comprises such diverse theories as deconstruction, conceptual relativism, paradigm theory, post-modernism, traditional historicism, sociological relativism, pragmatism, and cultural relativism. It proves that the diversity of historical viewpoints are compatible with historical objectivity.

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THE PEOPLE OF CURIAL AVIGNON: A Critical Edition of the Liber Divisionis and the Matriculae of Notre Dame la Majour
 Rollo-Koster, Joëlle
2009 0-7734-4680-X 464 pages
This work cross-references the persons mentioned in each document with the remaining documents and other biographical resources and offers a critical analysis of all three. The diplomatic analysis challenges many of Bernard Guillemain's conclusions regarding the documents’ dates and purposes, and these challenges can only enhance our understanding of the Avignonese population during the late fourteenth century.

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THE PLIGHT OF THREE CELTIC LANGUAGES - WELSH, IRISH, AND GAELIC: What Can Be Done to Rescue Them?
 Hamnett, Keith
2011 0-7734-3639-1 268 pages
This study examines the current situation of the Celtic languages in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It demonstrates how, over a significant period of time, they shifted under pressure from the domination of English from monolingualism to bilingualism.

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The Role of Ireland in the Life of Leopold Von Ranke (1795-1886): The Historian and Historical Truth
 Boldt, Andreas Dieter
2007 0-7734-5326-1 332 pages
This book investigates Leopold von Ranke’s concept of objectivity by looking at his private life and how it influenced his historical writing, primarily in regards to his marriage, examining his treatment of Irish history as contrasted with his account of English history. His wedding to Clarissa Graves, an Irish woman, in 1843 not only changed his whole life, it also influenced the writing of his books. Hundreds of spontaneous letters of Clarissa to her relatives in England and Ireland contain details of contacts, meetings, information on documents that were copied in archives, descriptions of research trips, and meetings with statesmen which reveal how Ranke worked, collected his material, and eventually composed his books.

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The Role of Mothers in the Transmission of Culture: A Social History (NYRB Softcover price)
 King, Margaret L.
2021 1-4955-0877-3 256 pages


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THE ROLE OF RULING CLASS ADAPTABILITY IN THE BRITISH TRANSITION FROM ANCIENT REGIME TO MODERN STATE: The Open Elite of Britain and Ireland From the Middle Ages to the Second World War
 Wasson, Ellis
2010 0-7734-1464-9 328 pages
Details how the landed elite openly absorbed a regular flow of new members to the ruling class. It examines the transition of Britain from aristocratic rule to democracy through a study of the Whig Party.

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The Secret Agreement Between Franco and Hitler that Allowed Jews to Escape through Spain: An Unknown Chapter in History
 Feldman, Lawrence H.
2022 1-4955-0968-1 152 pages
This is a study of the role of Spain and Franco in the Holocaust with an aim to trace the relationship between Franco and Hitler during the Second World War. ...Hitler supported Franco during the Spanish Civil War, so it is surprising that Franco did not join Hitler in the war against the Allies. Hitler met Franco on the French border in 1940, but while a treaty was signed it was never implemented. Why? The evidence is in the diplomatic correspondence between the AXIS powers, Allies and Franco. -from the Author's "Prologue One"

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THE THEORETICAL EXAMINATION OF POLITICAL VALUES AND ATTITUDES IN NEW AND OLD DEMOCRACIES
 Kenney, Matthew T.
2003 0-7734-6581-2 198 pages
This book examines the interplay between political values and the health and stability of today’s liberal democracies. It examines a set of core political values by drawing on the insights and arguments of leading political theorists past and present. The new democracies are represented by Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, and the established democracies by Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The study uses data from the 1990 and 1995-7 World Values Surveys. Statistical analyses provide strong support for the theoretical claims of John Rawls and others that such liberal virtues as tolerance, trust, independence, and responsibility are conducive to democratic stability and to a more robust version of citizenship that goes well beyond the unfettered pursuit of private interests. Instead, this study argues that individuals who score high on the index of liberal virtues are more likely to discuss politics, to participate in politics, to resist authority, to view democracy as the best form of governance, and to demand equality of opportunity for all. This bridging of classical normative theory and contemporary empirical analysis in this work represents a much-needed contribution to scholarship in both political theory and comparative politics.

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THE TRANSPORTATION OF CONVICTS, INDENTURED SERVANTS, ORPHANS, AND DISSIDENTS TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES: THE OTHER SLAVE TRADE
 Jordan, Thomas E.
2022 1-4955-0986-3 120 pages
Dr. Thomas E. Jordan identifies a range of practices and policies by which prisoners, indentured servants, and others were relocated to the American colonies. He discusses what some of the motivations for such practices were as well as aspects of the cultural context supporting them. "Transporting prisoners to the colonies provided domestic relief for local authorities while, nominally, increasing the population base for the colonies."... "In the era, the noun transport meant a convict, and also a ship."

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The Voyage of an Earth Inhabitant to mars (1790)- hard cover
 Van Cleve, John W.
2022 1-4955-0943-5 79 pages
The Voyage of an Earth Inhabitant to Mars, by Carl Ignatius Geiger (1790), disappeared for over a century and a half. This translation with commentary by John W. Van Cleve revives this book written allegorically about the U.S. Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary period.

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Trade Union Sponsorship of UK Labour Migration to the United States 1850s to 1880s
 Murray, Stephen James
2015 1-4955-0363-1 524 pages
A new and contemporary examination of the emigration schemes utilized by the UK Trade/Craft Unions of the late 19th century to supply and channel workers to the USA. This fresh analysis on the subject fills a gap in the existing literature that has not been visited in scholarship for over fifty years.


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Tres Civilizaciones del Mundo Medieval Crítica, Análisis y Crónicas de las Primeras Cruzadas
 Vento, Arnoldo Carlos
1998 0-7734-8494-9 362 pages
Examines the socio-economic, political and religious impact on society of the first Christian crusades, as seen by three civilizations: Latin, Byzantine, and Islamic. This text can be used by researchers in the Middle Ages in history, comparative religions, Spanish literature and civilization, comparative cultures, Latin-American studies, multicultural education, and Mexican-American studies. Part II consists of the translations into Spanish of the Latin, Greek, and Arabic Chronicles, each of which provide a different perspective to the question of the Middle Eastern conflict circa 1095-1099. The Appendix includes an historical Chronology covering the periods from 610 A.D. to 11 A. D., and one of the most extensive bibliographies on the Middle Ages and Crusades. In Spanish.

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Walter Benjamin on Experience and History
 César, Jasiel
1992 0-7734-9812-5 240 pages
By focusing on the development of Benjamin's thinking since the beginning of his intellectual career, especially during the time he was under the direct influence of Kant's philosophy, we can grasp a fundamental notion -- experience. This concept, from Benjamin's mature work, is one of the central categories here. Also examined is his last work "On the Concept of History", one of the most tangled and complex pieces he ever wrote, devoted to the exploration of the question of concrete praxis. Therefore, diagnosis (as explored in his notions about experience) and praxis (as in the theses "On the Concept of History") stand as models for the elaboration of his social theories.

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What the English Ate and Drank, 1660-1686: A Study in Food History Based on the Diaries of Samuel Pepys
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2022 1-4955-1009-3 216 pages
"[A]s eater and drinker, Samuel Pepys represents a large segment of late seventeenth-century society...his fellow diners and drinkers generally eat the same foods as he; they drink the same beverages as he. The diary of Samuel Pepys, then--although he never intended for it to do so--reaches forth from the actuality of an important aspect of seventeenth-century life to touch the vision and the imagination of twenty-first-century readers." -Samuel J. Rogal

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William Maitland of Lethington, 1528-1573A Study of the Policy of Moderation in the Sixteenth-Century Scottish Reformation
 Blake, William
1990 0-88946-468-5 368 pages
Has dual usefulness as an analysis of the role of moderation during a revolutionary upheaval and as a comprehensive portrait of the quintessential moderate of the Scottish Reformation, a man who trod the difficult middle ground between the forces of Knox and those of Regent Marie Guise and her daughter, Mary, Queen of Scots. Examines the sources and character of Secretary Maitland's moderation; traces his goals and motivations; delineates his political philosophy and practice; and shows the sort of religious establishment Maitland sought, as contrasted with Knox's vision of the Church.

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Women in Celtic Law and Culture
 Thompson, Jack George
1996 0-7734-8760-3 352 pages
This study presents a global view on the early Celtic experiment in gender equality, focusing on pre-Roman Celtic groups (Celtiberi, British, Gaulish) as well as the six major Celtic societies which survived into the Middle Ages (Breton, Cornish, Irish, Manx, Scottish, and Welsh). Employing an interdisciplinary approach, it avoids parochialism by cross-referencing, where possible, Pagan, secular Christian, and Christian Church authors. In the cases of conflicts in dates, all sides of the conflicts, and types of evidence from such varied disciplines as archaeology, history, women's studies, anthropology, classical studies, comparative law, economics, linguistics, political science, and psychology are cited.

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Word-Order of Aelfric
 Davis, Graeme
1997 0-7734-8649-6 312 pages
One of the most interesting issues in Old English syntax is word-order or element-order. This volume provides a descriptive study of word-order (or element-order) within specified clause types in a corpus drawn from Ælfric's Catholic Homilies and Supplementary Homilies. A sample of 11,543 clauses has been analyzed, divided into fourteen clause categories. A survey of the element-order within each category is presented, with copious examples and full statistics. Attention is paid both to the order of single elements in relation to the verb phrase, and to patterns of element-order within clauses. An extensive description of the position of the adverbial element is included. The rhythmic and non-rhythmic prose of Ælfric is contrasted, showing that although there is a broad similarity between the two styles, significant differences do nonetheless exist. The results show both that there are marked tendencies within element-order which approach the status of rules, and also that there is a substantial measure of stylistic freedom.

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World the Slave Owners and Their Female Slaves Made. The Peculiar Affinity
 Nordé, Sr., Gerald S.
2014 0-7734-0089-3 176 pages
Contrary to prior scientific and popular belief over slavery, this book explicitly and unequivocally demonstrates that the majority of Black Americans of the 20th and 21st Centuries do not have African slave heritage history. These descendants are neither Black Americans nor African Americans, but White because of their paternal ancestry as a result of the selective breeding practices of White slave owners with their Black female slaves.

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