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  • 1995by W. Joseph Campbell

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    A hinge moment in recent American history, 1995 was an exceptional year. Drawing on interviews, oral histories, memoirs, archival collections, and news reports, W. Joseph Campbell presents a vivid, detail-rich portrait of those memorable twelve months. This book offers fresh interpretations of the decisive moments of 1995, including the emergence of... more...

  • Meta-Religionby James W. Laine

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Whereas many textbooks treat the subject of world religions in an apolitical way, as if each religion were a path for individuals seeking wisdom and not a discourse intimately connected with the exercise of power, James W. Laine treats religion and politics as halves of the same whole, tracing their relationship from the policies of Alexander the Great... more...

  • The Chosen Fewby Zvi Eckstein; Maristella Botticini

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 74.00

    In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492 the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing in crafts, trade, moneylending, and medicine in hundreds of places across the Old World, from Seville to Mangalore. What caused this radical change? The... more...

  • Hippolytosby Euripides; Peter Roth

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    In Euripides? drama, Hippolytus angers Aphrodite, the goddess of love, so much by worshiping the hunting goddess Artemis that she makes his stepmother, Phaedra fall in love with him. Peter Roth presents a bilingual version of Hippolytus with a new prose translation. The extensive commentary requires no prior knowledge of Greek, providing information... more...

  • Nazi Crimes against Jews and German Post-War Justiceby Edith Raim

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    While the International Military Tribunal and the subsequent American Military Tribunals at Nuremberg dealt with a variety of Nazi crimes, these courts did not consider themselves cognizant in adjudicating wrongdoings against those who lost German citizenship based on the so-called ?Nuremberg laws,? such as Germany?s Jews. Until recently,... more...

  • Burning Japanby Daniel T. Schwabe

    Potomac Books Inc. 2015; US$ 29.95

    Burning Japan is an investigation of how and why the air force shifted its tactics against Japan from a precision bombing strategy to area attacks. The guiding doctrine of the 1930s and 1940s called for focused attacks on specific targets deep behind enemy lines. Eager to prove itself, the nascent Army Air Force at first lauded the indispensability... more...

  • The NYPD's First Fifty Yearsby Bernard Whalen; Jon Whalen; William J. Bratton

    Potomac Books Inc. 2015; US$ 27.95

    The New York Police Department is an iconic symbol of one of the world’s most famous cities. The blue uniforms of the men and women who serve on the force have long stood for integrity and heroism in the work to serve and protect the city’s residents. And yet, as in any large public organization, the NYPD has also suffered its share of corruption,... more...

  • From Warhorses to Ploughsharesby Richard L. Davis

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 60.00

    Mingzong (r. 926-933) was the most illustrious emperor of the Five Dynasties, and one of the most admired of China’s middle period, the Tang to Song. A warrior of Shatuo-Turk ancestry, he ascended the throne of the Later Tang on the heels of a mutiny against his adopted brother, thus sparing his dynasty an early death. Mingzong’s brief reign... more...

  • The Golden Ghettoby Jacques M. Downs

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 69.00

    Before the opening of the treaty ports in the 1840s, Canton was the only Chinese port where foreign merchants were allowed to trade. The Golden Ghetto takes us into the world of one of this city’s most important foreign communities—the Americans—during the decades between the American Revolution of 1776 and the signing of the Sino-US... more...

  • The Cambridge Prehistory of the Bronze and Iron Age Mediterraneanby A. Bernard Knapp; Peter van Dommelen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 156.00

    The Cambridge Prehistory of the Bronze and Iron Age Mediterranean explores contemporary archaeology of the Mediterranean region during the Bronze and Iron Ages. more...