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  • Envisioning Islam by Michael Philip Penn
    Envisioning Islam (English, Paperback) Michael Philip Penn

    The earliest and largest corpus of Christian writings on Islam was written in the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Envisioning Islam shows how these previously neglected texts problematize modern perceptions of an exclusively hostile Christian reaction to Islam and revolutionize our understanding of the early Islamic world.

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  • Anatomy of a Crusade, 1213-1221 by James M. Powell
    Anatomy of a Crusade, 1213-1221 (English, Paperback) James M. Powell

    An award-winning anatomy of the Fifth Crusade.

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  • Fighting for Faith and Nation by Cynthia Keppley Mahmood
    Fighting for Faith and Nation (English, Paperback) Cynthia Keppley Mahmood

    "A stunning presentation of narrative ethnography, achieving the remarkable feat of forcing the reader to enter into the world-and the world view-of those whom most of us would regard as terrorists."-Mark Juergensmeyer, UCSB

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  • Tennis Science for Tennis Players by Howard Brody
    Tennis Science for Tennis Players (English, Paperback) Howard Brody

    Discusses the strings, sweet spot, size, shape, and weight of a racket, the motion of a tennis ball, and game strategy from a scientific perspective.

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  • Human Rights of Women by Rebecca J. Cook
    Human Rights of Women (English, Paperback) Rebecca J. Cook

    "The book's embrace is gigantic. . . . Not only will Human Rights of Women appeal to a wide audience, it should be read by everyone who has any interest in human rights."-Gender and Development

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  • Maoists at the Hearth by Judith Pettigrew
    Maoists at the Hearth (English, Hardback) Judith Pettigrew

    Maoists at the Hearth details the ways that inhabitants of a hill village in central Nepal managed their everyday activities following the arrival of Maoist insurgents in the late 1990s, exploring their changing social relationships with fellow villagers and the parties to the conflict both during and after the civil war.

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  • What Is Populism? by Jan-Werner Mueller
    What Is Populism? (English, Hardback) Jan-Werner Mueller

    Examines the characteristics of populism, using the U.S., Latin America, and Eastern Europe as examples, and argues that populism, in being a rejection of pluralism, can lead to the creation of authoritarian states.

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  • Robert McNamara's Other War by Patrick Allan Sharma
    Robert McNamara's Other War (English, Hardback) Patrick Allan Sharma

    Robert McNamara's Other War chronicles the former defense secretary's thirteen-year presidency of the World Bank. Using previously unstudied World Bank documents, Patrick Allan Sharma recounts the World Bank's transformation under McNamara and highlights his complex legacy.

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  • Warm Brothers by Robert Tobin
    Warm Brothers (English, Hardback) Robert Tobin

    "Well argued, clearly written, with interesting emphases and ambitious breadth, this excellent book maintains a uniformly high level of scholarship."-Choice

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  • John James Audubon by Gregory Nobles
    John James Audubon (English, Hardback) Gregory Nobles

    In John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman, Gregory Nobles shows that one of Audubon's greatest creations was himself. Nobles explores the central irony of Audubon's true nature: the man who took so much time and trouble to depict birds so carefully left us a bold but deceptive picture of himself.

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  • The Dynamics of Violence in Central Africa by Rene Lemarchand
    The Dynamics of Violence in Central Africa (English, Paperback) Rene Lemarchand

    This collection of essays explores the contemporary crises in Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo-Kinshasa, offering important new insights into the cycle of genocidal violence, ethnic strife, and civil war that has made the Great Lakes region of Central Africa the most violent on the continent.

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  • Women in Prehistory by Cheryl Claassen
    Women in Prehistory (English, Paperback) Cheryl Claassen

    During the 1960s, scholars constructed a model of cultural evolution in which men cooperated in the hunting of big game while women gathered plant food, "immobilized" by pregnancy and childcare. The essays in Women in Prehistory challenge this model as they reconsider women's social and economic roles.

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  • The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques by Frank Hamer
    The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques (English, Hardback) Frank Hamer, Janet Hamer

    The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques is an authoritative survey of all aspects of making ceramics for craft potters and ceramic artists.

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  • Chinese Glazes by Nigel Wood
    Chinese Glazes (English, Paperback) Nigel Wood

    Traces the development of Chinese glazes and glazing techniques from antiquity to the modern era. Nigel Wood describes how glazes were made, provides an analysis of their composition, and shows how they can be duplicated today with common raw materials available in the West.

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  • Glazes Cone 6 by Michael Bailey
    Glazes Cone 6 (English, Paperback) Michael Bailey

    The exceptionally wide variety of glazes and glazing techniques possible at this popular temperature are fully explored in this excellent resource.

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  • Kiln Construction by Joe Finch
    Kiln Construction (English, Paperback) Joe Finch

    Emphasizing practicality at every step in the process, this book will aid potters who are ready to build their own kilns and gain more control and flexibility in their work. This brick by brick approach will help readers navigate the difficult but rewarding process of kiln building.

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  • Medieval Iberia by Olivia Remie Constable
    Medieval Iberia (English, Paperback) Olivia Remie Constable

    For nearly eight centuries, the Iberian peninsula was remarkable for its religious, cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity. This expanded second edition of Medieval Iberia brings together original sources that testify to its rich and sometimes volatile mix of Christians, Muslims, and Jews.

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  • The Sea Peoples and Their World by Eliezer D. Oren
    The Sea Peoples and Their World (English, Hardback) Eliezer D. Oren

    This volume presents the results of the 1995 international seminar on the history and archaeology of the Sea Peoples. The 17 comprehensive articles, written by leading scholars in the fields of Egyptology, Hittitology, biblical studies, and Aegean, Anatolian, and Near Eastern archaeology, examine current methodologies and interpretations concerning the origin, migration, and settlement of the Sea...

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  • Sumerian Mythology by Samuel Noah Kramer
    Sumerian Mythology (English, Paperback) Samuel Noah Kramer

    Sumerian Mythology Revised Edition Samuel Noah Kramer "A real addition to the body of world mythology."--American Anthropologist "No people has contributed more to the culture of mankind than the Sumerians, and yet it has been only in recent years that our knowledge of them has become at all accurate or extensive. [This book is] our first authoritative sketch of the great myths of the Sumerians,...

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  • After Europe by Ivan Krastev
    After Europe (English, Hardback) Ivan Krastev

    In this provocative book, renowned public intellectual Ivan Krastev reflects on the future of the European Union--and its potential lack of a future. With far-right nationalist parties on the rise across the continent and the United Kingdom planning for Brexit, the European Union is in disarray and plagued by doubts as never before. Krastev includes chapters devoted to Europe's major problems...

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