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Europe's Languages on England's Stages, 1590-1620

by Marianne Montgomery

Exploring issues of culture and performance raised by presentations of European languages-Welsh, French, Dutch, Spanish, Irish and Latin-on the stage, this book treats sound and performance as essential to understanding...


Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment France

by Nadine Berenguier

At the same time that secular and religious authorities suppressed women's efforts to read, conduct books written specifically for girls and young unmarried women emerged as a new genre. Nadine Berenguier offers...


Landscape and Gender in the Novels of Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy: The Body of Nature

by Eithne Henson

Examining representations of physical and metaphorical landscape in Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot and Thomas Hardy, Henson explores the way gender attitudes are expressed, both in descriptions of physical...


The Mother's Legacy in Early Modern England

by Jennifer Heller

Reading twenty printed and manuscript texts composed between 1575 and 1672, Heller defines the genre of the mother's legacy as a distinct branch of the advice tradition in early modern England. Attending to...


A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life: Self-Reflection Using Photography, Art, and Writing

by Graham Ramsay & Holly Sweet

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life brims with imaginative exercises and examples that use the power of photography, art, and writing as tools for self-discovery. Exercises are accompanied by searching questions...


Charlie Parker and Thematic Improvisation

by Henry Martin

Now in paperback! This volume sums up features of Parker's style and discusses his contribution in the context of Western music history. Paperback edition available 2001.


The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

by Fran Mason

The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the different areas of postmodernist literature and the variety of forms that have been produced. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory...


Dialectical Practice in Tibetan Philosophical Culture: An Ethnomethodological Inquiry into Formal Reasoning

by Kenneth Liberman & Harold Garfinkel

Tibetan Buddhist scholar-monks have long engaged in face-to-face public philosophical debates. This original study challenges Orientalist text-based scholarship, which has missed these lived practices of Tibetan...


Pricing of Sovereign Credit Risk: Evidence from Advanced Economies During the Financial Crisis

by C. Emre Alper & Lorenzo Forni

We investigate the pricing of sovereign credit risk over the period 2008-2010 for selected advanced economies by examining two widely-used indicators: sovereign credit default swap (CDS) and relative asset swap...


Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

by Kathleen Wellman

This book tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses, beginning with Agnès Sorel, the first officially recognized royal mistress in 1444; including...


Vital Merger: A New Church Start Approach that Joins Church Families Together

by Dirk Elliott

Do you feel restless about your church's ministry and wonder whether joining with another church (or churches) could increase your missional impact on the community? If so, you may want to learn more about Vital...


Risk: Second Edition: Second Edition

by Deborah Lupton

Risk (second edition) is a fully revised and expanded update of a highly-cited, influential and well-known book. It reviews the three major approaches to risk in social and cultural theory, devoting a chapter...


Historical Dictionary of the Ismailis

by Farhad Daftary

This comprehensive new reference work is the first of its kind on the Ismailis and presents a summary of the findings of modern scholarship on the Ismaili Shia Muslims and different facets of their heritage....


Measuring and Mending Monetary Policy Effectiveness Under Capital Account Restrictions-Lessons from Mauritania

by Mr. Robert Blotevogel

I propose a new approach to identifying exogenous monetary policy shocks in low-income countries with capital account restrictions. In the case of Mauritania, a domestic repatriation requirement is the key institutional...


Aid, Exports, and Growth: A Time-Series Perspective on the Dutch Disease Hypothesis

by Joong Shik Kang & Mr. Alessandro Prati

We use a heterogeneous panel VAR model identified through factor analysis to study the dynamic response of exports, imports, and per capita GDP growth to a “global” aid shock. We find that a global aid shock...


The Mannerheim Line 1920-39: Finnish Fortifications of the Winter War

by Bair Irincheev & Brian Delf

In the wake of the bloody civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the border between the two countries was established across the Karelian Isthmus, an area long fought over by Russia,...


The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41

by Neil Short & Adam Hook

During the Russian Civil War, the Red Army created a series of fortified areas, or ukreplinnyje rajony (UR), which were to be used not only for defence but were also to act as staging points for offensive operations....


Live a Life You Love

by Susan M.D. Biali

The promise of Live A Life You Love is simple: being true to your most authentic self and following essential principles of wellness will make you happy, healthy, and passionately in love with life. With insights...


How Effective are Macroprudential Policies in China?

by Mr. Bin Wang & Tao Sun

This paper investigates macroprudential policies and their role in containing systemic risk in China. It shows that China faces systemic risk in both the time (procyclicality) and cross-sectional (contagion)...


Non-Performing Loans in CESEE: Determinants and Impact on Macroeconomic Performance

by Nir Klein

The paper investigates the non-performing loans (NPLs) in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE) in the period of 1998–2011. The paper finds that the level of NPLs can be attributed to both macroeconomic...