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- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 145.00
What are the prospects of the liberal democratic form of state spreading throughout the world? Democracy and the Global System analyses the relationship between liberal democracy and the international system while developing a critique of liberal internationalism. Fabian Biancardi examines some of the key questions of modern politics and the major... more...
- University of California Press 2000; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96
The practice of selling one's tale of woe to make a buck has long been a part of American culture. The Unvarnished Truth: Personal Narratives in Nineteenth-Century America is a powerful cultural history of how ordinary Americans crafted and sold their stories of hardship and calamity during the nineteenth century. Ann Fabian examines the tales of... more...
- University of California Press 1991; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76
Among the preconditions for establishing colonial authority was communication with the colonised. Verbal exchanges depended on a shared communicative praxis providing common ground on which unilateral claims could be imposed. Use of, and control over, verbal means of communication were needed to maintain regimes - military, religious-ideological, economic... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 179.66
Pied-piping, the phenomenon that wh-movement may target categories not marked with the feature [wh], has generally been considered idiosyncratic and pathological. On Pied-Piping argues that this assessment is not correct. The book presents a compilation of crosslinguistic generalizations on pied-piping and a theory that derives them. Pied-piping... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 179.66
The study analyses the linguistic means for expressing pain in German. Based on written and oral data, mainly from conversations between doctors and patients, the study analyses the grammatical constructions (e.g.† "Ich habe Schmerzen" [ I have pain ] or "Mein Bein tut weh" [ My leg hurts ]) and develops the patterns deployed by patients with... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00
International lawyers usually disregard the vital functions that general principles of law may play in the decisions of international courts and tribunals. As far as international criminal law is concerned, general principles of law may be crucial to the outcome of an international trial, inter alia because the conviction of an accused in respect of... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 45.00
Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of America's most influential thinkers and indisputably the central figure of the American Renaissance of the mid-19th century. His essay†Nature†is considered to be the founding document for the transcendentalist movement, and his influence can be seen in the writings of Whitman, Thoreau, Melville, and others.†Bloom's... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00
When Philadelphia naturalist Samuel George Morton died in 1851, no one cut off his head, boiled away its flesh, and added his grinning skull to a collection of crania. It would have been strange, but perhaps fitting, had Morton?s skull wound up in a collector?s cabinet, for Morton himself had collected hundreds of skulls over the course of a long... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
The popularity of the motion picture soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? brought an extraordinary amount of attention to bluegrass, but it also drew its share of criticism from some aficionados who felt the album?s inclusion of more modern tracks misrepresented the genre. This soundtrack, these purists argued, wasn?t bluegrass, but ?roots music,?... more...