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  • The Many Faces of Islamby Nissim Rejwan

    UPF 2000; US$ 59.95

    ''An evenhanded introduction to the questions and dilemmas facing Islam in the modern world. A wealth of source-texts by the best writers on the subject, Moslem and Western alike.''--Sasson Somekh, Tel Aviv University Written in a style easily accessible to both students and general readers, The Many Faces of Islam offers a wide range of perspectives... more...

  • The Autobiography of Marķa Elena Moyanoby Diana Miloslavich Tupac

    UPF 2000; US$ 34.95

    ''Moyano?s life exemplifies the overwhelming obstacles that poor barrio women experience not only in Peru but also in other third world countries. This autobiographical book adds important information to several different disciplines: Latin American politics, feminism, sociology, and current Peruvian history. more...

  • Beyond Turk and Hinduby David Gilmartin; Bruce B. Lawrence

    UPF 2000; US$ 59.95

    ''[Sets] the stage for a rewriting of nearly a thousand years of history to create new understandings of the nature of cultural encounters. . . . The volume breaks free from the polemics of present-day politics and historicist distortions that have seeped into most standard texts. more...

  • Marriage Contracts from Chaucer to the Renaissance Stageby Kathryn Jacobs

    UPF 2001; US$ 59.95

    ''A fine historic exploration of why marriage treatments in literary texts are transformed between the 14th and 16th centuries. . . . This volume has the power and evidence--both historic and textual--to revamp our understanding of crucial texts. . more...

  • Tracing Arachne's Webby Kristin M. Mapel Bloomberg

    UPF 2001; US$ 59.95

    ''I am particularly impressed with Bloomberg?s insights about the ways in which women writers? urge to harness the power of women?s myths has to some extent been aroused by historical forces. . . . She explains that women?s desire to reinvent their identities requires that women writers take over the narrative tools (such as mythic allusions) provided... more...

  • Haitians and African Americansby Leon D. Pamphile

    UPF 2001; US$ 59.95

    ''In this well-documented and perceptively argued analysis, Leon D. Pamphile straightforwardly examines multifaceted aspects of the relations between African Americans and Haitians both at home and abroad and insightfully shows how these two subalternized groups have inscribed chunks of their histories inside the genealogies of each other?s life trajectories. more...

  • Lebanon's Second Republicby Kail C. Ellis

    UPF 2002; US$ 59.95

    ''A fascinating collection of articles that go far to explain the social, political, and economic trials and tribulations of Lebanon today.''--James A. Bill, College of William and Mary The wide range of seemingly intractable political, social, and economic situations affecting Lebanon's struggle to define itself and its future role in the Middle East... more...

  • Deforestation and Land Use in the Amazonby Charles H. Wood; Roberto Porro

    UPF 2002; US$ 75.00

    ''This volume has the strength of bringing together a diverse set of disciplines not just to juxtapose different approaches to the long-standing pattern/process relationship (which so much of the literature does) but to cut across the thorny attributes of spatial and temporal scale, which so often divide remote-sensors from social scientists. more...

  • The Jerusalem Problemby Menachem Klein

    UPF 2003; US$ 65.00

    Translated by Haim Watzman ''A unique account of a complex and subtle negotiation about the most disputed city in the world. Its point of view is clear, but it is nonetheless a balanced presentation. In place of generalizations it tries to get at what really happened. more...

  • Gender and the Chivalric Community in Malory's Morte d'Arthurby Dorsey Armstrong

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ?A lively and thought-provoking study of gender in the Arthurian community. It is at once theoretically sophisticated and highly readable, full of insightful close readings yet conscious of larger patterns of analysis.?--Laurie Finke, Kenyon College Gender and the Chivalric Community in Malory?s Morte d?Arthur reveals, for the first time in a book-length... more...