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Friedrich Schleiermacher: The Evolution of a Nationalist

by Jerry F. Dawson

Nationalism was a driving, moving spirit in the nineteenth-century Germany of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Jerry F. Dawson, through his thoughtful and well-wrought study of Friedrich Schleiermacher, provides an...


Australian Adventure: Letters from an Ambassador's Wife

by Anne Clark

From August 1965 to February 1968, during his period of service in Australia, Ambassador Edward Clark traveled in that country as no other American and probably few Australians ever have. His wife, Anne Clark,...


Treason in Roman and Germanic Law: Collected Papers

by Floyd Seyward Lear

"Treason" is a word with many connotations, a word applied to a host of varied offenses throughout the history of humanity. These essays by Floyd Seyward Lear analyze the development of the political theory...


Salvation in New England: Selections from the Sermons of the First Preachers

by Phyllis M. Jones & Nicholas R. Jones

The sermon as crafted by the early New England preachers was the most prominent literary form of its day, yet the earliest Puritan texts have as a rule been available only in rare-book collections. This anthology...


Memoirs of Pancho Villa

by Martín Luis Guzmán & Virginia H. Taylor

This is a tale that might be told around a campfire, night after night in the midst of a military campaign. The kinetic and garrulous Pancho Villa talking on and on about battles and men; bursting out with hearty,...


Rebel Private Front and Rear

by William Andrew Fletcher & Bell Irvin Wiley

Rebel Private Front and Rear is a line soldier's account of the Civil War without heroics. Private Fletcher tells how at Gettysburg he was overcome by a "bad case of cowardly horror" when an order came on the...


Essays in Ottoman and Turkish History, 1774-1923: The Impact of the West

by Roderic H. Davison

The effect of Western influence on the later Ottoman Empire and on the development of the modern Turkish nation-state links these twelve essays by a prominent American scholar. Roderic Davison draws from his...


The San Antonio Missions and Their System of Land Tenure

by Fv©lix D., Jr. Almarv°z

San Antonio, Texas, is unique among North American cities in having five former Spanish missions: San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo; founded in 1718), San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (1720), Nuestra Señora...


Isocrates and Civic Education

by Takis Poulakos & David Depew

Civic virtue and the type of education that produces publicly minded citizens became a topic of debate in American political discourse of the 1980s, as it once was among the intelligentsia of Classical Athens....


Conspiracy Narratives in Roman History

by Victoria Emma Pagan

Conspiracy is a thread that runs throughout the tapestry of Roman history. From the earliest days of the Republic to the waning of the Empire, conspiracies and intrigues created shadow worlds that undermined...


Caf (C) Con Leche: Race, Class, and National Image in Venezuela

by Winthrop R. Wright

For over a hundred years, Venezuelans have referred to themselves as a café con leche (coffee with milk) people. This colorful expression well describes the racial composition of Venezuelan society, in which...


The Book of Dede Korkut: A Turkish Epic

by Faruk Sümer, Ahmet E. Uysal & Warren S. Walker

One of the oldest surviving pieces of Turkish literature, The Book of Dede Korkut can be traced to tenth-century origins. Now considered the national epic of Turkey, it is the heritage of the ancient Oghuz Turks...


The Japanese on Trial: Allied War Crimes Operations in the East, 1945-1951

by Philip R. Piccigallo

This comprehensive treatment of post-World War II Allied war crimes trials in the Far East is a significant contribution to a neglected subject. While the Nuremberg and, to a lesser degree, Tokyo tribunals have...


The Language of the Inka Since the European Invasion

by Bruce Mannheim

The Inka empire, Tawantinsuyu, fell to Spanish invaders within a year's time (1532-1533), but Quechua, the language of the Inka, is still the primary or only language of millions of Inka descendants throughout...


Sketches of Early Texas and Louisiana

by Frédéric Gaillardet & James L., III Shepherd

A lively report of travels in early nineteenth-century Texas and Louisiana and a fascinating account of the discovery, exploration, and settlement of those areas is presented in the work of this ebullient young...


Violence and Culture in the Antebellum South

by Dickson D,. Jr. Bruce

This provocative book draws from a variety of sources-literature, politics, folklore, social history-to attempt to set Southern beliefs about violence in a cultural context. According to Dickson D. Bruce, the...


Roman Military Law

by C. E. Brand

Rome was the law-giver for much of the modern world. She was also the greatest military power of antiquity, operating her military organization with remarkable efficiency and effectiveness throughout most of...


Roman Aristocrats in Barbarian Gaul: Strategies for Survival in an Age of Transition

by Ralph Mathisen

Skin-clad barbarians ransacking Rome remains a popular image of the "decline and fall" of the Roman Empire, but why, when, and how the Empire actually fell are still matters of debate among students of classical...


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...


And Other Neighborly Names: Social Process and Cultural Image in Texas Folklore

by Richard Bauman & Roger D. Abrahams

"And Other Neighborly Names"-the title is from a study by Americo Paredes of the names, complimentary and otherwise, exchanged across cultural boundaries by Anglos and Mexicans-is a collection of essays devoted...