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Historical Dictionary of the Peoples of the Southeast Asian Massif

by Jean Michaud

Dwelling in the highland areas of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma (Myanmar) and southwest China are hundreds of ethnic groups known as 'tribes' in popular literature. Some groups number barely more...


Federalism and Rights

by G. Tarr & Ellis Katz

The authors of this engaging book discuss whether federalism promotes or undermines rights. With emerging democracies in Europe and elsewhere currently attempting to design constitutions that combine effective...


The Evolutionists: American Thinkers Confront Charles Darwin, 1860-1920

by J. David Hoeveler

Charles Darwin's book The Origin of Species, published in 1859, had a wide impact in the United States and influenced thinking in many different fields of intellectual inquiry. The Evolutionists examines the...


The Most Dangerous Art: Poetry, Politics, and Autobiography After the Russian Revolution

by Donald Loewen

The book shows how three of Russia's most important twentieth century poets used autobiographical prose to defend poetry and the poet in an era when poetry was under attack. It juxtaposes these autobiographies...


Modernism: The Lure of Heresy

by Peter Gay

"Rich, learned, briskly written, maddening yet necessary study."-Lee Siegel, New York Times Book Review Peter Gay explores the shocking modernist rebellion that, beginning in the 1840s, transformed art, literature,...


Saving Italy: The Race to Rescue a Nation's Treasures from the Nazis

by Robert M. Edsel

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Monuments Men

"An astonishing account of a little-known American effort to save Italy's…art during World War II."—Tom Brokaw When Hitler’s armies...


Stuyvesant Bound: An Essay on Loss Across Time

by Donna Merwick

Stuyvesant Bound is an innovative, compelling reassessment of the last Director-General of New Netherland. Donna Merwick employs a multidisciplinary approach to examine the layers of culture within which Peter...


The Roman Inquisition: A Papal Bureaucracy and Its Laws in the Age of Galileo

by Thomas F. Mayer

As Thomas F. Mayer demonstrates in this first study of the Roman Inquisition as an institution, the Inquisition underwent constant modification as it expanded. Originally aimed to eradicate Protestant heresy,...


Religion and Profit: Moravians in Early America

by Katherine Carte Engel

Catalysts in the birth of evangelicalism, the Moravians supported their religious projects through financial savvy, a distinctive communalism at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and transatlantic commercial networks....


The A to Z from the Great War to the Great Depression

by Neil A. Wynn

The A to Z from the Great War to the Great Depression covers this important period in American history with a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries...


Historical Sociology and Eastern European Development: A Rokkanian Approach

by Arne Kommisrud

Covering a period from the Middle Ages through the 1990s, and addressing phenomena overlooked by Rokkan such as statebuilding and nationalism, this book demonstrates that Rokkan's models continue to be relevant...


Culture, Conflict, and Mediation in the Asian Pacific

by Bruce E. Barnes

The countries of China, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand are brought together for the first time in an integrated and systematic work outlining each country's cultural...


Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

by Alberto Mira

The Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Spanish cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of...


Historical Dictionary of the Dirty Wars

by David Kohut & Olga Vilella

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of 'The Dirty Wars' focuses on the period 1954-1990 in South America, when authoritarian regimes waged war on subversion, both real and imagined. This is done through...


The A to Z of NATO and Other International Security Organizations

by Marco Rimanelli

The A to Z of NATO and Other International Security Organizations covers the Atlantic Alliance's origins, structure and organization through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 1,000...


Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence

by Michael A. Turner

This compendium of over 500 entries on the most important and relevant personalities, programs, activities, and agencies of U.S. intelligence, beginning with the Sons of Liberty before the onset of the Revolutionary...


Historical Dictionary of the Tamils

by Vijaya Ramaswamy

The cultural heritage of the Tamils dates back two thousand years. As a language, Tamil has existed since the pre-Christian era, around the same time as the early classical languages Hebrew and Sankrit. The...


Historical Dictionary of the Zulu Wars

by John Laband

The Historical Dictionary of the Zulu Wars unravels and elucidates Zulu history during the 50 years between the initial settler threat to the kingdom and its final dismemberment and absorption into the colonial...


Historical Dictionary of United States-Africa Relations

by Robert Anthony, Jr. Waters

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Africa Relations encompasses the relationship between the two from the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the George W. Bush administration, with particular emphasis on...


Crime, Punishment, and Policing in China

by Børge Bakken

Crime has long been a silent partner in China's march to modernization, just as law and order has become increasingly important in legitimizing the Chinese regime. This groundbreaking volume offers the first...