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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...

  • Samuel Johnson’s Attitude Toward Islamby Ghazi Q. Nassir

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    This study is the first to juxtapose pre-existing texts with Samuel Johnson’s portrayal of the Orient, particularly Islam and Arab culture. Nassir asserts that Johnson’s observations of Islam in both his writings and conversations prove that he did not look at it objectively and was highly biased against Islam and Arab culture in his assessment.... more...

  • The Figure of Dido in French Drama and French Musicby Thoron Hollard

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 199.95

    ere for the first time, the various French treatments of Dido’s tragic story in both drama and music, most of which are little known today are brought together, examined, compared, and evaluated. In Virgil’s Aeneid, the evocation of Dido’s great and fateful passion had an impact that has continued to reverberate over two millennia. Among... 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...

  • The Nobel Novelist Knut Hamsun During the Nazi Occupation of Norwayby Marie Hamsun; Elmer T. Magnuson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    This is Marie Hamsun's personal narrative from the years 1940-1952, i.e. from the invasion and occupation of Norway until the death of Knut Hamsun. She illuminates personal, psychological, and political facets of Knut Hamsun's character and traces the roots of his deep-seated Germanophilia and Anglophobia, respectively. Her insights are based... more...

  • Genocide from the Advent of Communism to the End of the Twentieth Centuryby Arthur Grenke

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    This second book on genocide by Arthur Grenke marks an important change in the forces contributing to genocide. Prior to the Russian Revolution acts of genocide were usually committed on the conquered by the conquerors. However, after 1917 the Soviets and later the Nazis initiated programs of mass genocide and set the framework for later genocides... more...