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The Tombs of Pompeii: Organization, Space, and Society

by Virginia L. Campbell

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation,...


Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations: New Understandings and Representations

by Michael Grabowski

This volume explores how advances in the fields of evolutionary neuroscience and cognitive psychology are informing media studies with a better understanding of how humans perceive, think and experience emotion...


Political and Constitutional Transitions in North Africa: Actors and Factors

by Justin Frosini & Francesco Biagi

The transformations which are taking place in the Arab world are dynamic processes characterised by a number of variables that one can refer to as actors and factors.

The implications of the Arab uprisings are...


The Promiscuity of Network Culture: Queer Theory and Digital Media: Queer Theory and Digital Media

by Robert Payne

Liking, sharing, friending, going viral: what would it mean to recognize these current modes of media interaction as promiscuous? In a contemporary network culture characterized by a proliferation of new forms...


China\'s Exchange Rate Regime

by China Development Research Foundation

The imbalance between China's currency, the RMB, and those of other countries is widely regarded as a major problem for the world economy. There was a reform of China's exchange rate mechanism in 2005, following...


Political Thought of Hume Contemporaries vol 1: Enlightenment Projects Vol. 1

by Frederick G. Whelan

Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith,...


Ethics in Islam: Friendship in the Political Thought of  Al-Tawhidi and his Contemporaries

by Nuha Al-Shaar

Offering a new reading of Islamic ethical and political thought in the Būyid period (334-440/946-1048), this book focuses particularly on the philosopher Abū Hayyān al-Tawhīdī who lived in Baghdad and what...


Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries vol 2: Enlightenment Projects Vol. 2

by Frederick G. Whelan

Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith,...


The Darfur Refugees’ Plight

by Anna Praz

The Darfur crisis has left behind a profound legacy of displacement, with some 300,000 refugees camped on the Chadian side of the border and about 2 million displaced internally within Darfur. Despite a reduction...


Full Circle: Death and Resurrection In Canadian Conservative Politics

by Bob Plamondon

Full Circle tells the dramatic story of how the Canadian conservative movement was fractured in the 1990s and how it was restored to glory and was returned to power in 2006. It recounts the humiliating defeat...


The Archaeology of Medieval England and Wales

by John Steane

In the preceding 25 years to this book's publication in 1985 there was an extensive and unprecedented burst of archaeological activity in evidence from below-ground deposits, above-ground structures, and artefacts....


Material Culture and Text: The Art of Ambiguity

by Christopher Tilley

Originally published in 1991, this is the first book-length exploration of post-structuralist discourse theory in archaeology. It tackles the most basic problem of historical and archaeological analysis - the...


An Introduction to Politics (Works of Harold J. Laski)

by Harold J. Laski

This volume distils the themes expounded in A Grammar of Politics for the non-specialist reader. It is the best outline of Laski's views in his transitional period.


Democracy in Crisis (Works of Harold J. Laski)

by Harold J. Laski

This volume is an expanded version of the Weil lectures given at the University of North Carolina in 1931 and is one of the two texts of Laski's quasi Marxist period.


Archaeology and Place-Names and History: An Essay on Problems of Co-ordination

by F.T. Wainwright

In the period A.D. 400-1100, perhaps more than in any other, it is necessary to bring together the results of historical, archaeological and place-name studies. Each provides information that is either badly...


Arab Industrialisation and Economic Integration (RLE Economy of Middle East)

by Roberto Aliboni

Independently commissioned by IAI, the three studies comprising this book examine inter-Arab industrial and economic cooperation. The first chapter analyses the industrial strategies, economic policies and attempts...


The Rise of European Liberalism (Works of Harold J. Laski): An Essay in Interpretation

by Harold J. Laski

A valuable piece of intellectual history, readable in its own terms, this volume, beginning with the Renaissance and the Reformation, traces the growth of Liberal doctrine until the advent of the French Revolution....


Parliamentary Government in England (Works of Harold J. Laski): A Commentary

by Harold J. Laski

This volume, originally published in 1938 can be read by anyone with an interest in the evolution of the institution of government in England and how the workings of some parts of it particularly relate to the...


Ancient Chinese Encyclopedia of Technology: Translation and Annotation of Kaogong ji, The Artificers' Record

by Jun Wenren

This book presents the first translation into English of the full text of the Kaogong ji. This classic work, described by the great scholar of the history of Chinese science and technology Joseph Needham as...


Community Leadership Development: A Compendium of Theory, Research, and Application

by Mark A. Brennan

The development of leadership capacities addresses a vital and continuing need in communities and organizations as they attempt to adapt to a wide range of social, economic, environmental, and political changes....