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- Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 149.99
This book offers a completely new reading of Chaucer. While most critics have seen his work as essentially socially optimistic and congenial, Marion Turner argues that Chaucer was profoundly concerned with conflict and social antagonism. Chaucer's texts are examined alongside a wide variety of poetry and historical documents from the period. -... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 90.00
The volume is well-conceptualized and well-edited ... an excellent collection which gives a real sense of how semantics is done these days. - Zoltan Gendler Szabo, Mind;It is now a full century since the publication of "On Denoting", the essay in which Bertrand Russell introduced the theory of descriptions. The current volume, released just... more...
- Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 69.99
In this first volume of the Royal Irish Academy's multi-volume A New History of Ireland a wide range of national and international scholars, in every field of study, have produced studies of the archaeology, art, culture, geography, geology, history, language, law, literature, music, and related topics that include surveys of all previous scholarship... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 179.99
This book explains why governments decided to make trade unions legal, and protect strikers from the criminal law. Drawing on previously unused source material, Curthoys brings to light some of the workings of the ninteenth-century state. - ;This is a study of how governments and their specialist advisers, in an age of free trade and the minimal state,... more...
- Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 49.99
Shirli Gilbert has produced the first large-scale, critical account of the role of music amongst communities imprisoned under Nazism. She documents a wide scope of musical activities in Nazi internment centres, and is also concerned with exploring the ways in which music - particularly the many songs that were preserved - contribute to our broader... more...
- Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 38.99
Mark Eli Kalderon argues that morality is a fiction by means of which our emotional attitudes are conveyed. This is an improvement on the standard noncognitivist view, which denies that moral judgement is belief but claims instead that it is the expression of an emotional attitude. Noncognitivists tend to deny that moral sentences even purport to represent... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 184.99
After 1949, the British Empire in Hong Kong was more vulnerable than it appeared to be. Its vulnerability stemmed as much from Britain's imperial decline and America's Cold War requirements as from an imminent Chinese threat. This is the first scholarly study that explores the interactions of British and US policies towards Hong Kong, and reveals... more...
- Clarendon Press 2005; US$ 154.99
This book is the first to compare three contemporary women writing in German: Herta M--uuml--;ller (from Romania), Libuse Mon--iacute--;kov--aacute--; (from Czechoslovakia), and Kerstin Hensel (from the GDR). Drawing on psychoanlytical, feminist, and performativity theory, it looks at images of the body and their relationship to the structures of their... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 189.99
AntiFascism and Memory in East Germany sheds new light on the legacy of the Spanish Civil War, the way in which societies remember, and the nature of state socialism. It combines cultural, social, and political history to examine the ways in which the legacy of the International Brigades was commemorated in the German Democratic Republic. - ;AntiFascism... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 179.99
Carl Peters (1856-1918) ranked among Germany's most prominent imperialists in the nineteenth century. He became known as the founder of Deutsch-Ostafrika, a region many Germans saw as the pearl of their overseas possessions, and his memory was revered in Nazi Germany. This biography reveals his role in Germany's colonial expansion. - ;Carl... more...