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  • Kepler's Witchby James A. Connor

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler ? 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer ? reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter , Connor's book brings to life the tidal... more...

  • The Last Judgmentby James A. Connor

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 20.99

    Painted on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, 28 years after Michelangelo completed the glorious and hopeful ceiling, The Last Judgment is full of stark images depicting the End of Days. James Connor uses the famous fresco as the lens by which to view the end of the Renaissance, arguing that Michelangelo's imagery and composition reflect the... more...

  • Pascal's Wagerby James A. Connor

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 2.99

    In a major biography of Blaise Pascal, James Connor explores both the intellectual giant whose theory of probability paved the way for modernity and the devout religious mystic who dared apply probability to faith. more...

  • The Sociology of Loyaltyby James Connor

    Springer US 2007; US$ 139.00

    A well-developed appreciation of emotions is absolutely essential for sociology because no action can occur in a society without emotional involvement. Jack Barbalet (2002:2) Why we engage in what we do is a consuming passion of our existence. Motivations are searched for, discussed, lamented and sometimes even wished away. A range of labels, descriptors,... more...

  • The State of Irelandby Arthur O' Connor; James Livesay

    The Lilliput Press 1998; US$ 6.99

    Arthur O'Connor was the most important conduit between French republicanism and Irish political radicalism in the late 1790s ... His State of Ireland, published in 1798, created a distinctively Irish language of radical democracy out of French sources, by fusing them with the local political tradition and Scottish political economy.' So writes editor... more...

  • When Crowbar & Bayonet Ruledby Michael M O?Connor; James R O'Connor

    Original Writing 2013; US$ 12.90

    In March 1883 Colonel St. George Cuffe of Deel Castle, Crossmolina, County Mayo died. Cuffe, a veteran of the battle of Waterloo, left a large estate surrounding the village of Belcarra, in south east Mayo, to his niece, Harriet Gardiner. Gardiner had for some time been the subject of a boycott on her estate at Farmhill, Killala, North Mayo and so... more...

  • Beyond Subsistenceby Philip Duke; Michael C. Wilson; Richard A. Krause; Alice Beck Kehoe; James Brooks; Larry J. Zimmerman; David W. Benn; Patricia J. O'Brian; Monica B. Weimer; Neil A. Mirau; Miranda Warburton; Melissa A. Connor; Ian Hodder; Mary K. Whelan

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    This volume presents a series of essays, written by Plains scholars of diverse research interests and backgrounds, that apply postprocessual approaches to the solution of current problems in Plains archaeology. Postprocessual archaeology is seen as a potential vehicle for integrating culture-historical, processual, and postmodernist approaches to... more...

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