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  • The Dead Feel No Painby Joseph P. Mozur

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 159.95

    This book is one of few works by a Soviet writer that provides an honest portrayal of the life of a Soviet foot soldier on the Eastern front in World War II. Aside from the brilliant depiction of life at the front, it reveals how members of Stalin’s secret police transformed themselves into war heroes and began to resurrect Stalinism, following... more...

  • Urban Honor in Spainby Jeffrey S. Ruth

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    Urban Honor in Spain is an historical study of Spain and the writing technique of laus urbis (praise of the city) during the 15th century. The book begins by providing an overview of laus urbis was developed and codified in oratory and classical literary texts during the Greco-Roman period. The book then explores how this powerful technique re-emerged... more...

  • Genocide from Antiquity to the Beginning of the Twentieth Centuryby Arthur Grenke

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    This is a historical analysis of the dynamics and factors that have led to genocide, from ancient times to the beginning of the 20th century. With its emphasis on the individual case studies, the book seeks to give insight into changing dynamics leading to genocide from ancient times to the present. …it analy[z]es the different genocides with... more...

  • A Critical Study of Self-Help and Self-Improvement Practicesby Scott Cherry

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    The contemporary cultural phenomenon of self-help is highly visible and yet inadequately understood. This study explores the seeming polarization of self-help – the splitting of the individual (the self) and the collective (the help) – through detailed ethnographic examination of self-help books and self-help groups. It relates these “poles”... more...

  • The Politics of Nation formation in Twentieth-Century English-Indian Fictionby Uke Maxharraj

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    The book addresses the intersection of politics and fiction in the process of nation formation in English-Indian fiction during the twentieth century. It does this by explain-ing the position of a writer in the process of decolonization. The central question of this project is the construction in fic-tion, of political developments during the processes... more...

  • A Critical Evaluation of Conservation and Development in Sub-Saharan Africaby Paul Andre DeGeorges; Brian Kevin Reilly

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 169.95

    This book will serve as a historical reference, a technical document and as a basis for policy formulation. It is one of the first attempts in modern times to look at the big picture, both historically and currently, on the African sub-continent as it applies to conservation, development, human rights and foreign policy. These volumes contain twelve... more...

  • The Development of Taliban Factions in Afghanistan and Pakistanby Agha Amin; David J. Osinski; Paul Andre DeGeorges

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This work pieces together an understanding of the Afghanistan War, primarily through the principle author’s knowledge and writings, secondarily through relevant books and articles by other authors. The goal is to provide a “primer” that individuals with little understanding of this region can use to educate themselves on the real issues... more...

  • A Critical Study of Daniel Defoe's Verseby Andreas K.E. Mueller

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    This monograph is the first book-length study of Daniel Defoe as a poet and it addresses a long-standing gap in Defoe scholarship. It offers detailed readings of Defoe’s verse productions in relation to their historical and literary contexts, and investigates Defoe’s poetic theory and practice. In reaction to the common view of Defoe as,... more...

  • Christian Catechetical Texts Vol. 1-3by William P. McDonald

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 269.95

    This multi-volume collection of catechisms illustrates the variety of methods used in Judeo-Christian religious education through the centuries and allows a cross-denominational and historical comparison of teachings. more...

  • Philosophical Dialogue with Childrenby David Kennedy

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    Philosophical Dialogue with Children” is a collection of essays that explores our common presuppositions about childhood and children’s thinking, and challenges adults to re-examine their notions about children’s capacity to engage in philosophical dialogue in group settings like the classroom. more...