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Ad Quadratum

The Practical Application of Geometry in Medieval Architecture

by Nancy Y. Wu

<p>The purpose of the project is to provide the most up-to-date survey on issues dealing with practical geometry and how it might have been applied in the design of medieval architecture. Chronologically, the topics cover a wide span - from ...

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Adaptations of Calvinism in Reformation Europe

Essays in Honour of Brian G. Armstrong

by Mack P. Holt

<p>Traditional historiography has always viewed Calvin's Geneva as the benchmark against which all other Reformed communities must inevitably be measured, judging those communities who did not follow Geneva's institutional and doctrinal example ...

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Admiration and Awe

Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations in Early Modern Spanish Historiography

by Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

<p>This book offers the first systematic analysis of the cultural and religious appropriation of Andalusian architecture by Spanish historians during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. To date this process of Christian appropriation has ...

ISBN: 9780192518019

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Adnan's Story

The Case That Inspired the Podcast Phenomenon Serial

by Rabia Chaudry

<p><strong>NOW A MAJOR HBO DOCUSERIES</strong></p> <p><em>'The first letter I received after being arrested in 1999 was from Rabia. Since that time until now, she has believed in my innocence and been committed to my exoneration. . . . [T]here ...

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Adoption in the Roman World

by Hugh Lindsay

<p>Adoption in other cultures and other times provides a background to understanding the operation of adoption in the Roman worlds. This book considers the relationship of adoption to kinship structures in the Greek and Roman world. It considers

ISBN: 9780511700385

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Adorno's Modernism

Art, Experience, and Catastrophe

by Espen Hammer

<p>Theodor W. Adorno's aesthetics has dominated discussions about art and aesthetic modernism since World War II, and continues to inform contemporary theorizing. Situating Adorno's aesthetic theory in the context of post-Kantian European ...

ISBN: 9781316411438

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Advancing Empire

English Interests and Overseas Expansion, 1613–1688

by L. H. Roper

<p>In Advancing Empire, L. H. Roper explores the origins and early development of English overseas expansion. Roper focuses on the networks of aristocrats, merchants, and colonial-imperialists who worked to control the transport and production ...

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Adventures of a Postmodern Historian

Living and Writing the Past

by Robert A. Rosenstone

<p>Robert Rosenstone was among the first 'postmodern' historians, and remains one of the most renowned. In this honest, revealing and often funny memoir, he shows us how he got there and why.</p> <p><em>Adventures of a Postmodern Historian</em>

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Aegean Interactions

Delos and its Networks in the Third Century

by Christy Constantakopoulou

<p>The third century BC was a particularly troubled period of ancient Greek history, when the Aegean sea became the main stage for power struggles between various royal circles and dynasties, including the Antigonids and the Ptolemies. This ...

ISBN: 9780191091179

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Aelfred's Britain

War and Peace in the Viking Age

by Max Adams

<h2>The story of Aelfred the Great, his war aginst the Vikings and the foundations of modern Britain.</h2> <p>In <strong>AD 865</strong>, a 'great host' of battle-hardened <strong>Norse warriors landed on England's eastern coast</strong>, ...

ISBN: 9781784080297

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Aelfred's Britain: War and Peace in the Viking Age

by Max Adams

A history of the peoples of Britain, in the century and a half between the first Viking raids and the expulsion of the Vikings from York in 954. The story of Aelfred the Great, his war aginst the Vikings and the foundations of modern Britain. ...

ISBN: 9781784080303

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Aenesidemus of Cnossus

Testimonia

by Roberto Polito

<p>This book provides the first edition of all the testimonia on the Sceptic philosopher Aenesidemus of Cnossus, who is deemed to be the source of Sextus Empiricus, the main surviving authority on ancient Scepticism. It provides an extensive ...

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Aerial Propaganda and the Wartime Occupation of France, 1914–18

by Bernard Wilkin

<p><em>Aerial Propaganda and the Wartime Occupation of France, 1914-1918</em> explores the combined role played by the French and British Governments and Armies in creating and distributing millions of aerial newspapers and leaflets aimed at the

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Aesthetic Experiences and Classical Antiquity

The Significance of Form in Narratives and Pictures

by Jonas Grethlein

<p>In this bold book, Jonas Grethlein proposes a new dialogue between the fields of Classics and aesthetics. Ancient material, he argues, has the capacity to challenge and re-orientate current debates. Comparisons with modern art and literature ...

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Aethelred the Unready (Penguin Monarchs)

The Failed King

by Richard Abels

<p><strong>A major new title in the <em>Penguin Monarchs</em> series</strong></p> <p>In his fascinating new book in the <em>Penguin Monarchs</em> series, Richard Abels examines the long and troubled reign of Aethelred II the 'Unraed', the ...

ISBN: 9780141979502

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Affectionate Authorities

Fathers and Fatherly Roles in Late Medieval Basel

by Philip Grace

<p>In one of his sermons, the medieval preacher Bernardino of Siena listed seven ’fathers’ to whom one owed obedience: God, one’s natural father, godfather, confessor, benefactor, a government official, and any elderly man. This book seeks to ...

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Afgantsy

The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89

by Rodric Braithwaite

The Soviet-Afgan war through the eyes of the Russians themselves - politicians, officers, soldiers, advisers, journalists, women. ...

ISBN: 9781846680625

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Afghanistan

Identity, Society and Politics Since 1980

by Micheline Centlivres-Demont

<p>Over the last three decades Afghanistan has been plagued by crisis from Soviet invasion in 1979 and Taliban rule to US invasion following the events of 9/11. Here the top specialists on Afghanistan, including Olivier Roy, Ahmad Rashid and ...

ISBN: 9780857735812

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Africa since 1800

by Roland Oliver & Anthony Atmore

This book begins by looking at the peoples of Africa at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and goes on to study the commercial and ideological penetration of Africa by the outside world. The partition and colonisation of Africa

ISBN: 9781316262337

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Africa: A Modern History

by Guy Arnold

<p><strong>A magisterial and sweeping history of modern Africa.</strong></p> <p>The end of the Second World War signalled the rapid end of the European African empires. In 1945, only four African countries were independent; by 1963, thirty ...

ISBN: 9781786490377

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