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  • Medieval Jewish Civilizationby Norman Roth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This is the first encyclopedic work to focus exclusively on medieval Jewish civilization, from the fall of the Roman Empire to about 1492. The more than 150 alphabetically organized entries, written by scholars from around the world, include biographies, countries, events, social history, and religious concepts. The coverage is international, presenting... more...

  • America in the Worldby Jeffrey A. Engel; Mark Atwood Lawrence; Andrew Preston

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    How should America wield its enormous power beyond its borders? Should it adhere to grand principles or act on narrow self-interest? Should it partner with other nations or avoid entangling alliances? Americans have been grappling with questions like these throughout the nation?s history, and especially since the emergence of the United States as... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Culturesby Daniel Balderston; Mike Gonzalez; Ana M. Lopez

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 825.00

    This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television,... more...

  • B is for Bauhausby Deyan Sudjic

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture. It's an essential tool kit for understanding the modern world. It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake; the... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Epic Filmsby Constantine Santas; James M. Wilson; Maria Colavito; Djoymi Baker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 119.99

    This resource contains reviews of every major production considered to be an epic film. Entries consider the characteristics of what makes an epic, including length, structure, spectacular special effects, and themes involving heroic figures and storylines relating episodes essential to the history of a race or nation. Major Hollywood and European... more...

  • Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Studentsby David Olsen; Michelle Bevilacqua

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 16.99

    The ultimate tool for students! Tired of using the same few phrases in all your presentations? Can't find the right expression to begin your college admissions essay? Stuck with a drab, uninspiring conclusion at the end of your research paper? Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Students will help you find the perfect words and phrases for any writing... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Caribbean Archaeologyby Basil A. Reid; R. Grant Gilmore

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 100.00

    Encyclopedia of Caribbean Archaeology offers a comprehensive overview of the available archaeological research conducted in the region. Beginning with the earliest native migrations and moving through contemporary issues of heritage management, the contributors tackle the usual questions of colonization, adaptation, and evolution while embracing... more...

  • Country Musicby Richard Carlin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 295.00

    This illustrated A-Z guide covers more than 700 country music artists, groups, and bands. Articles also cover specific genres within country music as well as instruments used. Written in a lively, engaging style, the entries not only outline the careers of country music's greatest artists, they provide an understanding of the artist's importance or... more...

  • International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politicsby John Barry; E. Gene Frankland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 340.00

    Why care about the environment? Is the earth's climate really changing for the worse? What are CFCs exactly? And who or what is the WTO? What are the causes of environmental problems? Who are the main actors, and what are the main ideas and issues in international environmental politics? Which countries have the best/worst environmental record and... more...

  • Dictionary of Untranslatablesby Barbara Cassin; Emily Apter; Jacques Lezra; Michael Wood

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Characters in some languages, particularly Hebrew and Arabic, may not display properly due to device limitations. Transliterations of terms appear before the representations in foreign characters. This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation... more...