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The Gesta Tancredi of Ralph of Caen: A History of the Normans on the First Crusade

by Bernard S. Bachrach & David S. Bachrach

This is the first translation into English of Ralph of Caen's Gesta Tancredi. The text provides an important narrative of the First Crusade and its immediate aftermath, covering the period 1096-1105. The work...


Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England

by Peter Marshall

In this volume Peter Marshall explores a wide range of evidence that underlines the complex web of overlapping and competing religious identities that Henry VIII's subjects were forced to assume as he sought...


Monarchy, Political Culture, and Drama in Seventeenth-Century Madrid: Theater of Negotiation

by Jodi Campbell

In early modern Spain, theater reached the height of its popularity during the same decades in which Spanish monarchs were striving to consolidate their power. Jodi Campbell examines thirty-three Golden Age...


Greek Literature in Late Antiquity: Dynamism, Didacticism, Classicism

by Scott Fitzgerald Johnson

This volume makes use of a variety of interdisciplinary approaches in an attempt to provoke discussion on change (Dynamism), literary education (Didacticism), and reception studies (Classicism) in the history...


Europe's Third World: The European Periphery in the Interwar Years

by Derek H. Aldcroft

Economic historians have perennially addressed the intriguing question of comparative development, asking why some countries develop much faster and further than others. Focusing primarily on Europe between...


Entropic Creation: Religious Contexts of Thermodynamics and Cosmology

by Helge S. Kragh

Entropic Creation is the first book to consider the cultural and religious responses to the second law of thermodynamics, and the theory proposed by certain Christian scholars during the period 1860 to 1920...


Kindergarten: Is Your Child Ready? (a Parent's Guide for Kindergarten Readiness)

by Dr. Kathy Lee Guajardo

This book is for parents and others who will have children entering kindergarten or teach pre-school-aged children. This book provides information that is researched based and by kindergarten teachers across...


Without Regard to Race: The Other Martin Robison Delany

by Tunde Adeleke

Before Marcus Garvey and W. E. B. Du Bois lifted the banner for black liberation and independence, Martin Robison Delany (1812-1885) was at the forefront. He was the first black appointed as a combat major in...


The Pilgrim Jubilees

by Alan Young

In 1960, four young men went into a Chicago recording studio and revolutionized the sound of African American gospel music. When they made that groundbreaking recording, the Pilgrim Jubilees had been singing...


Reading Faulkner: Light in August

by Hugh Ruppersburg

Explaining the world of William Faulkner's "Light in August" is the primary goal of this glossary. Like other books in this series, it explains, identifies, and comments on many elements that a reader may find...


Remaking Dixie: The Impact of World War II on the American South

by Neil R. McMillen & Morton Sosna

Although the Civil War reconfigured Dixie, in the half century since the end of World War II the American South has been massively changed again. It is still an improbable mix of tradition and transition, but...


Clinical Anatomy: A Case Study Approach: A Case Study Approach

by Mark Hankin & Dennis Morse

A UNIQUE TEXT THAT BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN BASIC AND CLINICAL ANATOMY

Filled with 50 cases that consider 130 possible diagnoses, and more than 250 illustrations, this concise, highly accessible book is a must...


Passing for Spain: Cervantes and the Fictions of Identity

by Barbara Fucha

Passing for Spain is a healthy sign that Renaissance scholars are finally looking to early modern Spain as a likely locus for the study of self-fashioning and the formation of the nation-state. Anne Cruz, professor...


Working for Justice: A Handbook of Prison Education and Activism

Women and the Republican Party, 1854-1924

by Melanie Gustafson

Explores the forces that propelled women to partisan activism in an era of widespread disfranchisement and provides a new perspective on how women fashioned their political strategies and identities before and...


Gertrude Stein and Richard Wright: The Poetics and Politics of Modernism

by M. Lynn Weiss

After the Second World War Gertrude Stein asked a friend's support in securing a visa for Richard Wright to visit Paris.

"I've got to help him, she said. You see, we are both members of a minority group."...


Perspectives on Harry Crews

by Erik Bledsoe

Critics have called Harry Crews a "mad genius" and "Flannery O'Connor on steroids." His novels chronicle the southern world on the edge of insanity. His characters set out to eat an entire car on national television,...


Unsung Valor: A GI's Story of World War II

by A. Cleveland Harrison

Thirty riveting months in the life of a common infantryman, one among the "citizen soldiers" who took the Allies to victory

When drafted into the army in 1943, A. Cleveland Harrison was a reluctant eighteen-year-old...


Manners and Southern History

by Ted Ownby

The concept of southern manners may evoke images of debutantes being introduced to provincial society or it might conjure thoughts of the humiliating behavior white supremacists expected of African Americans...


Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life

by Alan Young

Many studies of African-American gospel music spotlight history and style. This one, however, is focused mainly on grassroots makers and singers. Most of those included here are not stars. A few have received...