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From Peasant to Patriarch: Account of the Birth, Upbringing, and Life of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

by Ioann Shusherin, Kevin Kain & Katia Levintova

This book chronicles Nikon's entire life, focusing on the patriarch's relationship with the Romanov royal family and his monastery building program. The narrative also features rare eyewitness accounts of monumental...


Witness from the Pulpit: Topical Sermons, 1933-1980

by Harold I. Saperstein & Marc Saperstein

Harold I. Saperstein served as rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of Lynbrook, N.Y., from 1933 until his retirement in 1980. The specific contours of his career reflect a sustained effort to use the pulpit of this suburban...


Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World

by Carl J. Richard

As Richard vibrantly describes the contributions of the individuals, he details the historical context in which each lived, showing how these men influenced their world and ours.


The Tale of Healer Miguel Perdomo Neira: Medicine, Ideologies, and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Andes

by David Sowell

This new book tells the story of Miguel Perdomo Niera, a healer whose amazing cures during his travels through the northern Andes in the 1860s and 1870s evoked both enormous hostility and widespread adulation....


Debating American Immigration, 1882-Present

by Roger Daniels & Otis L. Graham

In Debating American Immigration, 1882-Present, prominent historians Roger Daniels and Otis Graham offer competing interpretations of the past, present, and future of American immigration policy and American...


Freedom's Journal: The First African-American Newspaper

by Jacqueline Bacon

Freedom's Journal is a comprehensive study of the first African-American newspaper, which was founded in the first half of the 19th Century. The book investigates all aspects of publication as well as using...


Historical Dictionary of Thailand

by Gerald W. Fry, Gayla S. Nieminen & Harold E. Smith

The Historical Dictionary of Thailand, Third Edition covers the history of Thailand through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several...


Contesting Christendom: Readings in Medieval Religion and Culture

by James L. Halverson

This reader fills a gap in classroom offerings by exploring historians' ongoing attempt to understand the social and cultural aspects of medieval Christianity. James L. Halverson organizes his selections around...


Violence in Colombia, 1990-2000: Waging War and Negotiating Peace

by Charles Bergquist, Ricardo Peñaranda & Gonzalo Sánchez

Violence In Colombia provides students with a deeper understanding of the crisis facing Colombia today. The book focuses on the 1990s, a decade that witnessed a strengthening of the oldest and largest guerrilla...


Transnational Identities: Becoming European in the EU

by Richard K. Herrmann, Thomas Risse & Marilynn B. Brewer

This original work explores the increasingly important phenomenon of the formation of transnational identity. Considering the ongoing relevance of the European Union, the contributors ask a series of intriguing...


Era of Persuasion: American Thought and Culture, 1521-1680

by E. Brooks Holifield

The book explores the cultural and intellectual worlds of the hustling promoters, battling historians, Catholic missionaries, Native American ritual specialists, learned theologians, religious dissenters, magistrates,...


Politics in Color and Concrete: Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary

by Krisztina Fehérváry

Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous-the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits...


Dancing in Shadows: Sihanouk, the Khmer Rouge, and the United Nations in Cambodia

by Benny Widyono

This fascinating book recounts the remarkable tale of a career UN official caught in the turmoil of international and domestic politics swirling around Cambodia after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. First as a...


Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Resistance in Italy: 1919 to the Present

by Stanislao G. Pugliese

While the historical significance of fascism and anti-fascism is still being hotly debated in Italy and across Europe, this anthology brings to light a wide range of voices-political, literary, and popular-that...


Folk Nation: Folklore in the Creation of American Tradition

by Simon J. Bronner

This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how...


Thinking about Oral History: Theories and Applications

by Thomas L. Charlton, Lois E. Myers & Rebecca Sharpless

Part III and IV of Handbook of Oral History, now available in paper for classroom use.


Venezuela: Hugo Chavez and the Decline of an "Exceptional Democracy"

by Miguel Tinker Salas, Steve Ellner & Christopher I. Clement

This authoritative book offers a comprehensive assessment of contemporary Venezuela. Analyzing the multifaceted phenomenon of Hugo Chávez, leading scholars move beyond his flamboyant style to focus on the concerns...


Through the Prism of Slavery: Labor, Capital, and World Economy

by Dale W. Tomich

This thoughtful book explores the contested relationship between slavery and capitalism. Tracing slavery's integral role in the formation of a capitalist world economy, Dale W. Tomich reinterprets the development...


The War with Japan: The Period of Balance, May 1942-October 1943

by H. P. Willmott

Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was the beginning of the United States' battle with Japan during World War II. In the months following the attack, Japan was successful in a series of victories...


Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity

by Jeffrey M. Pilcher

Cantinflas and the Chaos of Mexican Modernity is a revealing probe into the life and times of Mario Moreno, Latin America's most famous film star from the 1940s to the 1970s. This book helps to illuminate the...