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Love, intimacy and power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650-1850

by Katie Barclay Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9780719095559
Format:
Pb+ 236 pages

Winner of the 2012 Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History and the 2012 Women's History Network (UK) Book Prize'An important...

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Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

by Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
02/2014
ISBN:
9780801478574
Format:
Pb+ 288 pages

Historians of religion face complex interpretive issues when examining religious texts, practices, and experiences. Faithful Narratives...

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Writing, Publishing, and Reading Local Gazetteers in Imperial China, 1100-1700

by Joseph Dennis Harvard University Asia Center
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9780674504295
Format:
Hbk 406 pages

This book is the definitive study of imperial Chinese local gazetteers, one of the most important sources for pre-modern Chinese...

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Curious World of Dickens

by Clive Hurst and Violet Moller Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
06/2012
ISBN:
9781851243846
Format:
Hbk 112 pages

Charles Dickens is among the greatest English novelists, and the power of his prose can be found in his portrayals of the harsh...

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Hysterical Men: War, Psychiatry, and the Politics of Trauma in Germany, 1890-1930

by Paul Lerner Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
12/2008
ISBN:
9780801475368
Format:
Pb+ 344 pages

Paul Lerner traces the intertwined histories of trauma and male hysteria in German society and psychiatry and shows how these...

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Landscape of Reform: Civic Pragmatism and Environmental Thought in America

by Ben A. Minteer The MIT Press
Pub Date:
03/2009
ISBN:
9780262512558
Format:
Pb+ 280 pages

In The Landscape of Reform Ben Minteer offers a fresh and provocative reading of the intellectual foundations of American environmentalism,...

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Boy Colonel of the Confederacy: The Life and Times of Henry King Burgwyn, Jr.

by Archie K. Davis The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
03/1998
ISBN:
9780807847091
Format:
Pb+ 424 pages

Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. (1841-63), one of the youngest colonels in the Confederate Army, died at the age of twenty-one while leading...

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Slavery and the Culture of Taste

by Simon Gikandi Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
04/2014
ISBN:
9780691160979
Format:
Pb+ 392 pages

It would be easy to assume that, in the eighteenth century, slavery and the culture of taste--the world of politeness, manners,...

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Original Spin: Downing Street and the Press in Victorian Britain

by Paul Brighton I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
11/2015
ISBN:
9781780760599
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

Secret lunches, off-the-record briefings, the leaking of confidential information and tightly-organised media launches - the well-known...

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Narrative Literature from the Tebtunis Temple Library

by Kim Ryholt Museum Tusculanum Press
Pub Date:
03/2013
ISBN:
9788763507806
Format:
Hbk 278 pages

Centuries before the Library of Alexandria, ancient Egypt was home to numerous temple libraries, but only a single large-scale...

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Rock Star: The Making of Musical Icons from Elvis to Springsteen

by David R Shumway Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
08/2014
ISBN:
9781421413921
Format:
Hbk 264 pages

"All stars are celebrities, but not all celebrities are stars," states David Shumway in the introduction to Rock Star, an informal...

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After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

by Michael Gorham Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
04/2014
ISBN:
9780801479267
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

In After Newspeak, Michael S. Gorham presents a cultural history of the politics of Russian language from Gorbachev and glasnost...

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Why America Is Not a New Rome

by Vaclav Smil The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/2014
ISBN:
9780262526852
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

America's post-Cold War strategic dominance and its pre-recession affluence inspired pundits to make celebratory comparisons to...

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Renaissance Woman

by Gaia Servadio I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
11/2015
ISBN:
9781784532963
Format:
Pb+ 288 pages

The Renaissance created a new vision of womanhood and indeed a New Woman, proposes Gaia Servadio in this rich feast of a book....

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Sources of Japanese Tradition: Vol 2, 1600-2000 2ed

by Wm Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck and Arthur Tiedemann Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
10/2003
ISBN:
9780231129848
Format:
Hbk 1448 pages

Since it was first published more than forty years ago, Sources of Japanese Tradition, Volume 2, has been considered the authoritative...

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