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Historical Dictionary of the Czech State

by Rick Fawn & Jiri Hochman

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Czech State has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Featuring a chronology, introductory essay, appendix, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced...


The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & Michael Ignatieff

"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." This ancient Greek aphorism, preserved in a fragment from the poet Archilochus, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay...


The Woman Movement: Feminism in the United States and England

by William L. O'Neill

This unusual book traces the development of the feminist movement in America and, to a lesser extent, in England. The comparison between the movements is enlightening.

Professor O'Neill starts with Mary Wollstonecraft...


Women in Europe since 1750

by Patricia Branca

In dealing with the common experience of women in modern society, this book provides a deeper insight into European women at work, at home, at leisure and in their political and educational functions. Particular...


A Social History of Contemporary Democratic Media

by Jesse Drew

The last few decades have helped dispel the myth that media should remain driven by high-end professionals and market share. This book puts forward the concept of "communications from below" in contrast to the...


Historical Dictionary of Estonia

by Toivo Miljan

This Dictionary provides an encyclopedic overview of Estonia from the 12th Century to the present, with two-thirds devoted to the past 100 years, and one-quarter covering the past decade and half. The only such...


Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater

by Jan Sjåvik

The literature of Scandinavia is amazingly rich and varied, consisting of the works produced by the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and stretching from the ancient Norse Sagas to the...


Ridicule, Religion and the Politics of Wit in Augustan England

by Roger D. Lund

Arguing for the importance of wit beyond its use as a literary device, Roger D. Lund outlines the process by which writers in Restoration and eighteenth-century England struggled to define an appropriate role...


Explorations in Reconciliation: New Directions in Theology

by David Tombs & Joseph Liechty

Theologians and scholars of religion draw on rich resources to address the complex issues raised by political reconciliation in the Middle East, the former Yugoslavia, South Africa, Northern Ireland and elsewhere....


On Historical Distance

by Mark Salber Phillips

Conceptions of distance are foundational to historical thought, but Mark Salber Phillips gives the idea new subtlety and meaning. He argues that distance is a matter not just of time and space but also of form,...


America's Beginnings: The Dramatic Events that Shaped a Nation's Character

by Tony Williams

At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 key events-some known and some forgotten—that shaped colonial...


Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire

by Selcuk Aksin Somel

Here you will find an in-depth treatise covering the political social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires and the only one...


Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia

by Dimitar Bechev

The Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Macedonia traces the key political, socio-economic, and cultural developments in the multiethnic mosaic that is Republic of Macedonia following its secession from...


Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre

by Samuel L. Leiter

The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre covers all four genres (nT, kyTgen, bunraku, and kabuki), providing information on nearly every aspect, including actors, theatres, companies, history,...


Signs of God: Miracles and their Interpretation

by Mark Corner

Signs of God reveals why discussion of the nature of miracles is of central rather than marginal importance where belief in God is concerned. Miracles cannot be shunted to one side as an embarrassing hangover...


Reconciliation, Nations and Churches in Latin America

by Iain S. Maclean

This book examines the recent phenomenon in Latin America of national Truth and Reconciliation commissions. Few studies have examined the role of Churches or religion in political processes that proclaim valued...


Engaging with Contemporary Culture: Christianity, Theology and the Concrete Church

by Martyn Percy

Theology and the churches are often considered to be at the margins of contemporary culture, frequently struggling for identity and attention. In this important new book Martyn Percy argues that a rich form...


Haig and Kitchener in Twentieth-Century Britain: Remembrance, Representation and Appropriation

by Stephen Heathorn

Lord Kitchener and Lord Haig are two monumental figures of the First World War. Their reputations, both in their lifetimes and after their deaths, have been attacked and defended, scrutinized and contested....


Lincoln Dreamt He Died

by Andrew Burstein

Before Sigmund Freud made dreams the cornerstone of understanding an individual's inner life, Americans shared their dreams unabashedly with one another through letters, diaries, and casual conversation. In...


Renewing Pastoral Practice: Trinitarian Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counselling

by Neil Pembroke

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the relationship between the doctrine of the Trinity and pastoral care and counselling. Neil Pembroke contends that an in-depth reflection on the relational dynamics...