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Buddhism War and Nationalism: Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggressions 1931-1945: Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Agg

by Xue Yu

This thesis examines the doctrinal grounds and different approaches to working out this "new Buddhist tradition," a startling contrast to the teachings of non-violence and compassion which have made Buddhism...


International Relations in Latin America: Peace and Security in the Southern Cone: Peace and Security in the Southern Cone

by Andrea Oelsner

This work studies the development of bilateral relations in two pairs of states (dyads): Argentina-Brazil and Argentina-Chile. It takes on a moderate constructivist approach that incorporates into the analysis...


State of 'The Union': Marriage and Free Love in the Late 1800s: Marriage and Free Love in the Late 1800s

by Sandra Schroer

This study of the Free Love Movement in the mid-to-late 1800s examines the situated knowledge of women and men who participated in the movement, how they articulated the platform, and contributed to its exposure...


Liberal Rights and Political Culture: Envisioning Democracy in China: Envisioning Democracy in China

by Zhenghuan Zhou

This book argues that the liberal concept of rights presupposes and is grounded in an individualistic culture or shared way of relating, and that this particular shared way of relating emerged only in the wake...


France and the Algerian War, 1954-1962: Strategy, Operations and Diplomacy

by Martin S. Alexander & J.F.V. Keiger

The French Army's war in Algeria has always aroused passions. This book does not whitewash the atrocities committed by both sides; rather it focuses on the conflict itself, a perspective assisted by the French...


Regional Cuisines of Medieval Europe: A Book of Essays: A Book of Essays

by Melitta Weiss Adamson

Expert food historians provide detailed histories of the creation and development of particular delicacies in six regions of medieval Europe-Britain, France, Italy, Sicily, Spain, and the Low Countries.


Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston

by Howard Bryant

Shut Out is the compelling story of Boston's racial divide viewed through the lens of one of the city's greatest institutions - its baseball team, and told from the perspective of Boston native and noted sports...


Linking Arms Together: American Indian Treaty Visions of Law and Peace 1600-1800: American Indian Treaty Visions of Law and Peace, 1600-1800

by Jr., Robert A. Williams

This readable yet sophisticated survey of treaty-making between Native and European Americans before 1800, recovers a deeper understanding of how Indians tried to forge a new society with whites on the multicultural...


The Network Society: Economic Development and International Competitveness as Problems of Social

by Dirk Messner

The author argues that the countries that, at the end of the 20th century, have economic, social and ecological success will not be unleashed market economies but "active and learning societies" that attempt...


Action Directe: Ultra Left Terrorism in France 1979-1987

by Michael Y. Dartnell

In defining Action Directe's mixture of millenarianism, workerism and nihilism, this study explains why the group turned to a strategy of murderous strikes and how a revolutionary political faction emerged in...


Egyptian Religion: Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life

by E.A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


Egyptian Tales and Romances: Pagan, Christian and Muslim: Pagan, Christian and Muslim

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


Egyptian Language: Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics: Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

by E.A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30: Egypt in the Neolithic and Archaic Periods: Vol. I: E

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30: Egypt Under the Great Pyramid Builders: Vol. II: Egyp

by E.A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 - Vol. VIII: Egypt Under the Ptolemies and Cleopatra V

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...


The Death of a President: November 20-November 25, 1963

by William Manchester

William Manchester's epic and definitive account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination -- now restored to print in a new paperback edition.

As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events...


The Little Book of the Black Country

by Michael Pearson

The Little Book of the Black Country is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about...


The Severn Tsunami?: The Story of Britain's Greatest Natural Disaster

by Mike Hall

On 30 January 1607 a huge wave, over 7m high, swept up the River Severn, flooding the land on either side. The wall of water reached as far in land as Bristol and Cardiff. It swept away everything in its path,...


Battle Story Austerlitz 1805

by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

In 1805 at the end of November, Napoleon decided to launch one more plan to lure the Austrians and Russians into battle, by appearing to order his forces to retreat and letting it be known that he did not want...