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The Right to Ignore the State

by Herbert Spencer

Do citizens have the right to act as if the government does not exist? That's the controversial question that British philosopher Herbert Spencer takes on in the thought-provoking essay "The Right to Ignore...


Germans as Minorities during the First World War: A Global Comparative Perspective

by Panikos Panayi

Offering a global comparative perspective on the relationship between German minorities and the majority populations amongst which they found themselves during the First World War, this collection addresses...


Pagan & Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning

by Edward Carpenter

An important thinker in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century period, English writer and philosopher Edward Carpenter was blessed with a seemingly insatiable intellectual curiosity. In this wide-ranging...


Protection and Communism

by Frederic Bastiat

Frederic Bastiat was an influential French thinker, economist and politician whose work has had lasting influence in a number of fields. In this volume, Bastiat takes on the issue of the proper role of the government...


Islamic Myths and Memories: Mediators of Globalization

by Itzchak Weismann, Mark Sedgwick & Ulrika Mårtensson

Islamic myths and collective memory are very much alive in today’s localized struggles for identity, and are deployed in the ongoing construction of worldwide cultural networks. This book brings the theoretical...


Railway Management and Engineering

by V.A. Profillidis

In a rapidly changing world, with increasing competition in all sectors of transportation, railways are in a period of restructuring their management and technology. New methods of organization are introduced,...


Marriage in Free Society

by Edward Carpenter

British philosopher and activist Edward Carpenter was decades ahead of his time when it came to sensitive subjects like gender relations, equal rights, and acceptance of a broad range of sexual proclivities....


The Complete Club Book for Women: Including Subjects, Material and References for Study Programs; Together with a Constitution and By-Laws, Etc

by Caroline French Benton

Have you ever wanted to kick off a club of your own, but weren't sure where to start? In The Complete Club Book for Women, author Caroline French Benton offers up tons of suggestions and ideas, ranging from...


Dreaming in Byzantium and Beyond

by Christine Angelidi & George T. Calofonos

Although the actual dreaming experience of the Byzantines lies beyond our reach, the remarkable number of dream narratives in the surviving sources of the period attests to the cardinal function of dreams as...


Woman's Club Work and Programs: First Aid to Club Women

by Caroline French Benton

Today, book clubs are all the rage, but in the early twentieth century, social groups called "women's clubs" were more popular. These small groups of friends, family and neighbors gathered to discuss topics...


Space in the Medieval West: Places, Territories, and Imagined Geographies

by Meredith Cohen & Fanny Madeline

In the last two decades, research on spatial paradigms and practices has gained momentum across disciplines and vastly different periods, including the field of medieval studies. Responding to this ‘spatial...


Russian Fairy Tales: A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folklore

by W. R. S. Ralston

For fans of folklore and mythology, this comprehensive volume offers the best of both worlds: an astute introduction to and overview of the common themes and motifs in Russian fairy tales, plus an eclectic collection...


Handbook of Home Rule

by W. E. Gladstone, et al. & James Bryce

William Ewart Gladstone was a highly influential British politician of the nineteenth century, serving as Prime Minister four separate times over the course of his career. Gladstone was staunchly in favor of...


Communicating with Intelligence: Writing and Briefing for National Security

by James S. Major

Aimed at students, faculty, and practitioners, the book is designed to provide all necessary information on how to prepare, write, and read intelligence publications. This book outlines the foundations of good...


The Truth about Opium: Being a Refutation of the Fallacies of the Anti-Opium Society and a Defence of the Indo-China Opium Trade

by William H. Brereton

Based on a series of talks on the controversial subject of opium use and trafficking, The Truth About Opium asserts that much of the propaganda disseminated in the West about the drug has been exaggerated, and...


an Côte d'Ivoire: Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Reinventing Development: Aid Reform and Technologies of Governance in Ghana

by Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

Global development actors such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund claim that the shift to the poverty reduction strategy framework and emphasis on local participation address the social cost...


Female Rebellion in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

by Sara K. Day, Miranda A. Green-Barteet & Amy L. Montz

Responding to the increasingly powerful presence of dystopian literature for young adults, this volume focuses on novels featuring a female protagonist who contends with societal and governmental threats at...


Elinor Glyn as Novelist, Moviemaker, Glamour Icon and Businesswoman

by Vincent L. Barnett & Alexis Weedon

The first full-length study of the authorial and cross-media practices of the English novelist Elinor Glyn (1864-1943), Elinor Glyn as Novelist, Moviemaker, Glamour Icon and Businesswoman examines Glyn’s work...


Wasted Years, Wasted Lives Volume 2: The British Army in Northern Ireland 1978-79

by Ken Wharton

Over the past several years, Ken Wharton, himself a former soldier, has been prolific in his coverage of the Troubles, which spread their tentacles far from the streets, and fields of Northern Ireland. Over...