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Manchester University Press

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  • Witchcraft Narratives in Germanyby Alison Rowlands

    Manchester University Press 2005; US$ 142.00

    This text looks at why witch-trials failed to escalate into "witch-crazes" in certain parts of early modern Europe. Using the legal records of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the book explores the social and psychological conflicts behind the making of accusations and confessions of witchcraft. more...

  • Human Rights and the Borders of Sufferingby Anne Brown

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95

    A study of the problematic issues surrounding human rights in its emancipatory role, but also where the term itself is abused to uphold division. Brown explores the realities of abuse and more responsive rights practices for the future. more...

  • R.S.Thomasby Christopher Morgan

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    Christopher Morgan writes with critical insight on the poet R.S. Thomas. This text recontextualizes and reinterprets the poet's themes of self, nature and the search for deity and investigates Thomas's preoccupation with the philosophical and practical implications of science and technology. more...

  • Samuel Beckett and the Primacy of Loveby John Keller

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95

    This study considers the fundamental literary value and the underlying psychological meaning of Beckett's work. John Keller explores the central place of the emotional world in Beckett's writing, believing the texts embody a struggle to remain in contact with a primal sense of internal goodness. more...

  • Globalization Contestedby Louise Amoore

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 69.95

    Bringing fresh insights to the contemporary globalization debate, this text reveals the social and political contests that give "global" its meaning, by examining the contested nature of globalization as it is expressed in the restructuring of work. more...

  • Half the Battleby Robert Mackay

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    How well did civilian morale stand up to the pressure of total war and what factors were important to it? Rejecting contentions that morale fell short of the favourable picture presented during World War II and since, this work shows how government policies for maintaining morale were put in place. more...

  • Noblewomen, Aristocracy and Power in the Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realmby Susan M. Johns

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    This is a study of noblewomen in 12th-century England and Normandy, and of the ways in which they exercised power. It offers a reconceptualization of women's role in aristocratic society, and in doing so suggests original ways of looking at lordship and the ruling elite in the high Middle Ages. more...

  • Francis Bacon's "The New Atlantis"by Bronwen Price

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    This volume of essays on Bacon's "The New Atlantis" provides a dialogue between a range of critical perspectives, encompassing cultural history, history of science, literature and politics of early modern culture, incorporating the practical and visionary, utility and utopia. more...

  • Redefining Security in the Middle Eastby Tami Amanda Jacoby

    Manchester University Press 2002; US$ 74.95

    The end of the Cold War brought about fundamental shifts in the international political system, but these have been slow to reach the Middle East. This text aims to put forward new concepts, policies and discourses about security, discussing a broader terrain for debate on the region. more...

  • Memory and Popular Filmby Paul Grainge

    Manchester University Press 2003; US$ 74.95

    "Memory and Popular Film" uses memory as a specific framework for the cultural study of film. Taking Hollywood as its focus, the text provides a sustained, interdisciplinary perspective on memory and film, from early cinema to the present. more...