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A Destiny of Choice?: New Directions in American Consumer History

by David Steigerwald, David Blanke & Kristin Hoganson

In A Destiny of Choice? David Blanke and David Steigerwald bring together important scholarship on the tension between two leading interpretations of modern American consumer culture. That modern consumerism...


Women as Translators in Early Modern England

by Deborah Uman

This book considers both the practice and representation of translation in works penned by early modern women including Margaret Tyler, Mary Sidney Herbert, Anne Lock, Katherine Philips, and Aphra Behn.


Giordano Bruno: His Life, Thought, and Martyrdom

by William Boulting

This comprehensive book outlines the life and works of an important revolutionary intellectual of the 16th Century. This book follows Bruno's life and the development of his thought in the order in which he...


John Dee's Natural Philosophy: Between Science and Religion

by Nicholas Clulee

This is the definitive study of John Dee and his intellectual career. Originally published in 1988, this interpretation is far more detailed than any that came before and is an authoritative account for anyone...


The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge: Giordano Bruno in England

by Hilary Gatti

Giordano Bruno's visit to Elizabethan England in the 1580s left its imprint on many fields of contemporary culture, ranging from the newly-developing science, the philosophy of knowledge and language, to the...


Shadows

by Alan Barker

In the early hours of 30 April 2003, twelve armed and uniformed officers accompanied by four plain-clothes detectives burst into Alan Barker's house. They stayed for hours, turning over rooms, seizing documents,...


51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis

by Lenni Brenner

This book brings to light, through the use of actual historic documnets, the desservice that the Zionist did to Jews before and during the Holocaust.


The Politics of Post-War Demobilisation and Reintegration in Nigeria

by Olukunle Ojeleye

An in-depth study of the demobilization and reintegration exercises carried out at the end of the Nigerian civil war, assessing their implications for national politics in the West African nation. Though the...


Power, Judgment and Political Evil: In Conversation with Hannah Arendt

by Andrew Schaap & Danielle Celermajer

An insightful and intelligent treatment of the work of Hannah Arendt, which draws internationally leading experts into dialogue with Arendt's political theory. The book will appeal to a wide number of fields...


Multinational Military Intervention: NATO Policy, Strategy and Burden Sharing

by Stephen J. Cimbala & Peter K. Forster

War, as Clausewitz reminds, is the most uncertain of human political and social activities. This study looks at the experience of the United States and other member states of NATO in four situations of multinational...


Stable Outside, Fragile Inside?: Post-Soviet Statehood in Central Asia

by Emilian Kavalski

This timely volume analyses the quality of statehood in Central Asia by assessing the complex dynamics of Central Asian state-making and focusing on the simultaneous patterns of socialization and internalization...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

by George Kassimeris & John Buckley

This research collection provides a comprehensive study of important strategic, cultural, ethical and philosophical aspects of modern warfare. It offers a refreshing analysis of key issues in modern warfare,...


The Politics of Security in Modern Russia

by Mark Galeotti

Fully up-to-date to reflect the evolving Medvedev presidency, the 2008 Georgian war and the impact of the economic downturn, this volume is a much needed objective and balanced examination of the ways in which...


The Prism of Just War: Asian and Western Perspectives on the Legitimate Use of Military Force

by Howard M. Hensel

Through a careful examination of religious and philosophical literature, this volume analyzes, compares and assesses diverse Western, Islamic, Hindu and East Asian perspectives concerning the appropriate criteria...


Mass Media and Modern Warfare: Reporting on the Russian War on Terrorism

by Greg Simons

Greg Simons tackles the complicated yet essential role of mass media in society. Taking the Global War on Terror as a prime example, the author adopts a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the various facets...


The Ashgate Research Companion to US Foreign Policy

by Robert J. Pauly Jr.

This comprehensive volume is designed as a research guide that will both inform readers on the basics of US foreign policy from historical and political science perspectives and provide a look ahead at the means...


Public Opinion and the Making of Foreign Policy in the 'New Europe': A Comparative Study of Poland and Ukraine

by Nathaniel Copsey

By drawing a new boundary between the EU and its eastern neighbours, the European Union has since 1989 created a frontier that has been popularly described in the frontier states as the new 'Berlin Wall'. This...


Blair's Successful War: British Military Intervention in Sierra Leone

by Andrew M. Dorman

Andrew Dorman introduces Sierra Leone as Blair's second great military adventure after Kosovo and the first he undertook on his own. The book links Blair's move toward humanitarianism with the rise of cosmopolitan...


Maritime Security in the South China Sea: Regional Implications and International Cooperation

by Shicun Wu & Keyuan Zou

This book focuses on contemporary maritime security in the South China Sea as well as its connected sea area, the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. It examines security issues concerning the safety of navigation,...


Is This a Private Fight or Can Anybody Join?: The Spread of Interstate War

by Zachary C. Shirkey

Incorporating a combination of case studies and statistical analysis to illustrate the research, this volume examines why some countries join interstate wars well after the war has begun. The book focuses on...