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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lives Full of Struggle and Triumphby Bruce L. Clayton; John A. Salmond

    UPF 2003; US$ 59.95

    ''A splendid sampler of the very latest and best of scholarship in the field of southern women's history.''--Thomas Appleton, Eastern Kentucky University Spanning the sweep of southern women's history from colonial times to the late 20th century, this collection represents the best scholarship on the lives and experiences of black and white southern... more...

  • Patriarchy and Incest from Shakespeare to Joyceby Jane M. Ford

    UPF 1998; US$ 59.95

    ''A highly satisfying book that will be of great interest both to psychoanalytic critics and to students of the English novel. . . . By taking the theme of father-daughter incest as a guiding thread, Jane Ford traces a pattern of indisputable importance in the works of Shakespeare and major English novelists. more...

  • Islam in South Africaby Abdulkader I. Tayob

    UPF 1999; US$ 59.95

    ''Judicious juggling of insider and outsider perspectives. [Tayob] brings real knowledge and experience of South African Islam. . . . Anyone interested in religion in the South African context as well as those interested in Islam in different contexts should be interested in this book. more...