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Africa

  • Moving Health Sovereignty in Africaby John J. Kirton; Andrew F. Cooper; Franklyn Lisk; Hany Besada

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Today’s era of intense globalization has unleashed dynamic movements of people, pathogens, and pests that overwhelm the static territorial jurisdictions on which the governance provided by sovereign states and their formal intergovernmental institutions is based. This book insightfully explores the challenges this creates in ways that put the... more...

  • The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diasporaby Afe Adogame

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book provides new theoretical and methodological insights for understanding and interpreting ANRMs and African-derived religions in diaspora. Contributors focus on groups and movements drawn from Christian, Islamic, Jewish and African-derived religious movements and explore their provenance and patterns of emergence, their belief systems and ritual... more...

  • Before My Helpless Sightby Leo van Bergen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 99.95

    This book examines military victims of the First World War, looking at what could happen to a soldier from the moment he got on the train that brought him to the front, until the instant he was killed and buried. In five chapters - Battle, Body, Mind, Aid, Death - the varied experiences of the wounding and suffering of soldiers are explored, drawing... more...

  • Life on the Tyneby Peter D. Wright

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    While the early modern period has long been recognised as witnessing a growth in trade and consumerism, the majority of studies to date have tended to focus upon London and southern England. In order to provide a more balanced understanding of the dynamics at work on a national level, this book explores the local economy and waterborne trades of Newcastle... more...

  • Manhood and the Making of the Militaryby Anders Ahlbäck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The creation of Finland’s national conscription army in the wake of its independence from Russia in 1917 aroused intense but conflicting emotions. This book examines the struggles of a new army to find popular acceptance and support, and explores the ways that images of manhood were used in the controversies. Ahlbäck places the situation... more...

  • Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europeby Nicholas Aylott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book explores the ways in which representative democracy works in two neighbouring collections of European states: the Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and the Baltic (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). The central, guiding questions are: how does political representation work in countries that have a lot in common, but also... more...

  • Negotiating Armenian-Azerbaijani Peaceby Ohannes Geukjian

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Conflict resolution, conflict management and conflict transformations are major themes in this unique book which examines, explores and analyses the mediation attempts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Ohannes Geukjian shows the most striking characteristic of a protracted internal conflict... more...

  • Debating the End of Yugoslaviaby Florian Bieber; Armina Galija?; Rory Archer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Debating the End of Yugoslavia is less an attempt to re-write the dissolution of Yugoslavia, or to provide a different narrative, than to take stock and reflect on the scholarship to date. New sources and data offer fresh avenues of research avoiding the passion of the moment that often characterized research published during the wars and provide contemporary... more...

  • Power Linesby Andrew Needham

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In 1940, Phoenix was a small, agricultural city of sixty-five thousand, and the Navajo Reservation was an open landscape of scattered sheepherders. Forty years later, Phoenix had blossomed into a metropolis of 1.5 million people and the territory of the Navajo Nation was home to two of the largest strip mines in the world. Five coal-burning power... more...

  • American Airman in the Belgian Resistanceby Jerome W. Sheridan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    In May of 1944, American airman Gerald E. Sorensen was shot down over Nazi occupied Belgium. The Belgian Resistance recovered Sorensen and sheltered him in the home of the Abeels family. Friendship between Sorensen and the Abeels blossomed and they came to consider each other as family. The Abeels were active in the Resistance and Sorensen ultimately... more...