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Archaeology and Architecture of the Military Orders: New Studies

by Mathias Piana & Christer Carlsson

Although the history of the Military Orders has been the subject of research for a long time, their material legacy has attracted less attention. In recent years, however, a vast range of topics concerning the...


North Korea and Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

by Tae-Hwan Kwak & Seung-Ho Joo

This book explores the domestic factors of the two Koreas and the four major powers that influence their security policies towards North Korea and Northeast Asia. This well thought out and consistently analysed...


Nordic Dance Spaces: Practicing and Imagining a Region

by Karen Vedel & Petri Hoppu

Dance has been connected to the practices and ideologies that have shaped notions of a Nordic region for more than a century and it is ingrained into the culture and society of the region. This book investigates...


Understanding Civil-Military Interaction: Lessons Learned from the Norwegian Model

by Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv

Understanding Civil-Military Interaction provides a novel examination of civil-military interaction in particular between militaries and humanitarian actors, in light of the so-called 'Norwegian model' that...


Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples

by Matteo Soranzo

Using five case studies set in fifteenth-century Naples, Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples investigates how early modern poets used poetry to negotiate their cultural identity in a field of options...


Individuality in Late Antiquity

by Alexis Torrance & Johannes Zachhuber

Late antiquity is increasingly recognised as a period of important cultural transformation. One of its crucial aspects is the emergence of a new awareness of human individuality. In this book, the authors assess...


National Identity and the Agrarian Republic: The Transatlantic Commerce of Ideas between America and France (1750-1830)

by Manuela Albertone

This book outlines how, from the mid-eighteenth to the early-nineteenth century, the political and social dimension of French economic thought, and particularly of Physiocracy, spurred American Republicans to...


The Alamo Remembered: Tejano Accounts and Perspectives

by Timothy M. Matovina

As Mexican soldiers fought the mostly Anglo-American colonists and volunteers at the Alamo in 1836, San Antonio's Tejano population was caught in the crossfire, both literally and symbolically. Though their...


From Moon Goddesses to Virgins: The Colonization of Yucatecan Maya Sexual Desire

by Pete Sigal

For the preconquest Maya, sexuality was a part of ritual discourse and performance, and all sex acts were understood in terms of their power to create, maintain, and destroy society. As postconquest Maya adapted...


Fighting Words: Independent Journalists in Texas

by James McEnteer

Fighting Words profiles five journalists who published the truth as they saw it, no matter how their reporting angered politicians, social and religious leaders, or other journalists. The five journalists...


Glasnost-Soviet Cinema Responds

by Nicholas Galichenko & Robert Allington

With the coming of glasnost to the Soviet Union, filmmakers began to explore previously forbidden themes, and distributors released films that were suppressed by pre-glasnost-era censors. Soviet cinema underwent...


The Ways of the Desert

by Eugène Daumas & Sheila M. Ohlendorf

The Ways of the Desert, translated from the French, offers an introduction to the North African Arab nomads-their way of life, customs, dress, and religion. The companion to this volume, The Horses of the Sahara,...


The Horses of the Sahara

by Eugène Daumas, Sheila M. Ohlendorf & Stuart Cloete

The Arabs created one of the world's finest breeds of saddle horses, the Arabian, and they have long possessed an immense store of knowledge regarding the care, training, and breeding of this splendid horse....


Political Recruitment across Two Centuries: Mexico, 1884-1991

by Roderic Ai Camp

During more than twenty years of field research, Roderic Ai Camp built a monumental database of biographical information on more than 3,000 leading national figures in Mexico. In this major contribution to Mexican...


Philip Freneau: Champion of Democracy

by Jacob Axelrad

Philip Freneau was a poet, editor, and mariner. A graduate of Princeton, he was the roommate of James Madison and a classmate of Hugh Henry Brackenridge and Aaron Burr. When the colonies rebelled against England,...


Vasconcelos of Mexico: Philosopher and Prophet

by John H. Haddox

José Vasconcelos-lawyer, politician, writer, educator, philosopher, prophet, and mystic-was one of the most influential and controversial figures in the intellectual life of twentieth-century Mexico.Vasconcelos...


Sandino's Communism: Spiritual Politics for the Twenty-First Century

by Donald C. Hodges

Drawing on previously unknown or unassimilated sources, Donald C. Hodges here presents an entirely new interpretation of the politics and philosophy of Augusto C. Sandino, the intellectual progenitor of Nicaragua's...


Vietnam: The Early Decisions

by Lloyd C. Gardner & Ted Gittinger

Haunting questions remain about our involvement in Vietnam. Perhaps the most persistent of these is whether President Kennedy would have ended American involvement in Vietnam if he had lived.For many Americans,...


The Port of Houston: A History

by Marilyn Mcadams Sibley

Sam Houston's army reached Buffalo Bayou on April 18, 1836, and the ensuing Battle of San Jacinto called attention to the "meandering stream" as a link between the interior of sprawling Texas and the sea. Early...


George W. Brackenridge: Maverick Philanthropist

by Marilyn Mcadams Sibley

George W. Brackenridge (1832-1920) was a paradox to his fellow Texans. A Republican in a solidly Democratic state, a financier in a cattleman's country, a Prohibitionist in the goodtime town of San Antonio,...