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- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 24.99
Nearly two-thirds of the New Testament--including all of the letters of Paul, most of the book of Acts, and the book of Revelation--is set outside of Israel, in either Turkey or Greece. Although biblically-oriented tours of the areas that were once ancient Greece and Asia Minor have become increasingly popular, up until now there has been no definitive... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99
This study elucidates the varied theoretical contributions of Roland Barthes (1915-80), whose lifelong fascination was with the way people make their world intelligible. It describes the projects which Barthes explored and which helped to change the way we think about various cultural phenomena. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 44.99
This book provides a sophisticated new interdisciplinary interpretation of the formulation and evolution of African American religion and culture. Theophus Smith argues for the central importance of "conjure"--a magical means of transforming reality--in black spirituality and culture. Smith shows that the Bible, the sacred text of Western civilization,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 24.99
Published to coincide with the movie "Amistad", this is the story of the only instance in history where African blacks, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom and returned home. The 1839 revolt on a Spanish slave ship ignited events which climaxed in the US court's ruling to free the captives. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99
Why did the Confederacy lose the Civil War? Most historians point to the larger number of Union troops, or the North's industrial might. This text offers an alternative answer to this question, arguing that anti-Confederate Southerners helped cost the Confederacy the war. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99
Niccolo Machiavelli's name has become a byword for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? Quentin Skinner focuses on "The Prince", the "Discourses", and "The History of Florence", and distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99
This work is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what cosmologists do. Peter Coles discusses the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 39.99
This is a compact and comprehensive overview of the many teaching methods, strategies, materials, and assessments available for choral sight-singing instruction. It takes the mystery out of teaching music reading. Topics covered include practical strategies for teaching and assessment. more...