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Patterns of Political Leadership

Patterns of Political Leadership is a study of political leaders in one of the world's most volatile areas—the Middle East. It focuses on the highest levels of political leadership in three countries—Egypt, ...

Meaning in Comedy

By John S. Weld
Subjects: Literature

The festive Elizabethan comedies constitute a unique and dazzling drama, yet they have seldom been studied as a genre, and, except for Shakespeare's plays, they are seldom interpreted. Although successive ...

The Role of Woman in Middle Ages

Those interested in both the present day role of woman and its historical evolution will find this work an informative and valuable introduction to the topic. Focusing on the actual position woman held ...

Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume IV, 1916-1921

These letters represent the closest Brandeis ever came to an autobiography.

Islamic Historiography

By Tarif Khalidi
Subjects: History

The importance of Muslim historical writing in the medieval period and the fact that few detailed studies exist, make Professor Khalidi's book of special importance both to Arabists and to medievalists. ...

The Hoover Presidency

These persuasive essays, which are the product of a Conversation in the Discipline held at State University of New York at Geneseo in 1973, offer a definitive reevaluation of the Hoover era in the centennial year of his birth.

Parties and Power in Modern Argentina 1930-1946

An analysis of the immediate causes of Peronism in its formative stages is included in this study of the emergence of powerful pressure groups and the decay of traditional political parties in Argentina ...

Musical Allusions in the Works of James Joyce

Professor Bowen's book is more than a simple collection of musical allusions; it is an engaging discussion of how Joyce uses music to expand and orchestrate his major themes. The introductions to the ...

Agathangelos History of the Armenians

Edited and translated by Robert W. Thomson
Subjects: Area Studies

The first English translation of History of the Armenians.

The Gaucho Martín Fierro

This is a poem of protest drawn from the life of the gaucho, who was forced to yield his freedom and individuality to the social and material changes that invaded his beloved pampas--a protest which arose ...

Al-Kindi's Metaphysics

Introduction by Alfred L. Ivry
Commentaries by Alfred L. Ivry
Subjects: Religion And Spirituality

A translation and commentary on al-Kindi's “On First Philosophy,” a seminal work of early Islamic thought.

The Making of the National Labor Relations Board

By James A. Gross
Subjects: History

Definitive study of the NLRB as an administrative agency which became one of the most important political and legal developments in the last century as it influenced the growth of a national labor policy ...

Man's Future Birthright

Hermann Joseph Muller (1890–1967) was a member of the early genetics group at Columbia University that developed the chromosome theory of inheritance. T. H. Morgan received the Nobel Prize in Medicine ...

Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume III, 1913-1915

With the election of Woodrow Wilson in 1912, Louis D. Brandeis emerged as the undisputed intellectual leader of those reformers who were trying to recreate a democratic society free from the economic ...

Book of Good Love

A masterpiece in the tradition of the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales, Juan Ruiz's fourteenth-century Spanish narrative poem combines the comic and the serious, the bawdy and the practical, the satiric ...

Donne at Sermons

In Donne at Sermons, Gale Carrithers uncovers the theocentric existentialism that underlies the content and structure of the great poet-preacher's sermons. After considering Donne's grand strategies within ...

Whitehead's Ontology

By John W. Lango
Subjects: Philosophy

An examination of Whitehead's metaphysics through a study of his Process and Reality.

Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume II, 1907-1912

The letters in this volume record an important transition in Brandeis's life. In July 1907, when the letters begin, Louis D. Brandeis was merely an unusually successful local reformer. His earlier victories ...

The Growth of the International Economy, 1820-1960

Here is an introduction to the study of the international economy as a mechanism for diffusing modern economic growth between nations. It is divided into three parts, of which the first examines the workings ...

The Igbo-Igala Borderland

This ethno-historical survey of the northern Nsukka borderland examines particularly one method of African colonial control. When, in the late eighteenth century, the Igala conquered the indigenous Igbo, ...