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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...

  • The Cherokee Settlements in East Texas and The Fredonia Revolution of 1826by Troy R. Johnson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    This is the first historical study of the Fredonia Revolution and its impact on Texan history. While providing an overview of the history of Texas, the book examines the relationship of the Cherokee Indians with the competing forces of Spanish, French, Mexican, and American settlers in Texas. While examining their lifestyle, inter-tribal conflicts,... more...

  • The Epistemological Argument Against Atheismby Hugo Meynell

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    With his extraordinary command over English and his ability to transmit ideas clearly, Meynell takes on the concept of atheism and what he labels as Schleiermacher’s cultured ‘despisers of religion’. He argues that the concept of God is a rational belief and that the awareness of divinity illuminates the path for science. Not only does... 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...

  • The Symmetrical Patterning in Franciscan Writings of the Late Middle Agesby Sister Lucia Treanor

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    A study of palindromic structures (words or phrases that can be read the same way forwards and backwards) in the works of Bonaventure, Dante, Boccaccio, and the Franciscan writers of the late Middle Ages. The author, Sister Lucia Treanor, provides the conceptual basis for the use of the palindrome while demonstrating that palindrome was not just an... more...

  • How the Writings of William Morris Shaped the Literary Style of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeatsby Eleonora Sasso

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    This text is the first to examine the influence of William Morris on the artistic, literary, and ideological styles of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeats. This book focuses on a selection of Morris’ writings and situates them in the fields of art, culture, and society. Through Roland Barthes’ approach to interpreting text, Sasso demonstrates... 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...

  • The Temperance Movement in Aberdeen, Scotland 1830-1845by Aaron Hoffman

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    A first time historical analysis and case study of the Temperance Movement in the mid-19th century Scotland, focusing on Aberdeen. The main focus of the book is to examine who the temperance reformers were but also what motivated them. By drawing from local newspapers, writings, and speeches and studying the rhetoric that the temperance movement used,... more...

  • Explaining the Canonical Poems of English Literatureby Nadya Q. Chishty-Mujahid

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 139.95

    Nadya Q.Chishty-Mujahid’s Explaining the Canonical Poems of English Literature spans several centuries of English literature, by examining the canonical poetry of writers such as Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell, Browning, Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett, and D.H. Lawrence. Chishty-Mujahid demonstrates that however much we have studied these great poets,... 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...