The Towns of Italy in the Later Middle Ages (Manchester Medieval Sources)
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The Towns of Italy in the Later Middle Ages

The towns of Italy in the later Middle Ages presents over one hundred fascinating documents, carefully selected and coordinated from the richest, most innovative and most documented society of the European Middle Ages: the urban civilization of Italy. After a general introduction, the book is divided into five sections on physical environment, civic religion, economy, society and politics. Each document is individually introduced and...

Conflict Iraq: Weapons and Tactics of the U.S. and Iraqi Forces
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Conflict Iraq: Weapons and Tactics of the U.S. and Iraqi Forces

Nothing has dominated the headlines and news bulletins to rival the impending war with Iraq. As politicians anticipate and pave the way for military action, readers are constantly reminded of the horrors that could be perpetrated by Saddam Hussain's weapons of mass destruction (WMD). As thousands of servicemen and women prepare to be come engaged in a war to rid Iraq of such weapons (and despotic leadership), it is vital that readers...

Für eine aufmerksamere und nachdenklichere Welt": Beiträge zu Marie Luise Kaschnitz
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Für eine aufmerksamere und nachdenklichere Welt": Beiträge zu Marie Luise Kaschnitz

Gegen die Stereotypisierungen als »moderne Klassikerin« und »große alte Dame der deutschen Literatur« eröffnet der gewachsene historische Abstand die Chance zu einer neuen, zugleich kritischen und interessierten Auseinandersetzung mit dem vielfältigen Werk einer der wichtigsten Autorinnen der westdeutschen Nachkriegsjahrzehnte, die darüber hinaus in ihrem Leben und Werk grundlegende Entwicklungslinien des 20. Jahrhunderts repräsentie...

The Egyptian Strategy for the Yom Kippur War: An Analysis
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The Egyptian Strategy for the Yom Kippur War: An Analysis

For years Middle East scholars and military historians had only a few English-language books examining the 1973 Arab-Israeli war from the Egyptian perspective: Shazly, Badri, Gamassy. All presented a good sense of atmosphere and political perspective, but were short on many strategic and military details -- mostly because of the pervading air of strict censorship still surrounding anything to do with the Egyptian military. All of the...

Political Autobiographies and Memoirs in Antiquity
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Political Autobiographies and Memoirs in Antiquity

"This is a welcome volume on an important topic. A series of recent works on autobiography has reminded us of the significance of this genre of ancient literature, and has carried the debate forward from Misch and Momigliano.1 This volume is carefully curated to offer an overview of the subject from the Greek period to late antiquity, and is in effect a handbook on the subject, and better than anything else in existence." Christopher...

Fighting Techniques of Naval Warfare: Strategy, Weapons, Commanders, and Ships: 1190 BC - Present
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Fighting Techniques of Naval Warfare

This book covers naval warfare for almost as long as it has been around, at least among state level societies. It starts off with the period around the Mycenaean age and goes through the modern era. Due to the extreme length of this period, combined with the fact that it is about 250 pages in length, the book is only an introductory level survey. It does not contain any new insights or thoughts, at least any which could be considered...

American Labyrinth: Intellectual History for Complicated Times
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American Labyrinth: Intellectual History for Complicated Times

"American Labyrinth shows us the reasons why US intellectual history has enjoyed such a revival in the last few years. Its contributors make clear why ideas are so important and how they are both grounded in, and enable us to reflect upon, our historical experience. Overall, this lively collection offers shrewd analyses of the rich variety of intellectual life in America, past and present. It should be a necessary work for the fields...

Heroes and Villains: Creating National History in Contemporary Ukraine
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Heroes and Villains: Creating National History in Contemporary Ukraine

In this book, David Marples looks at how historians have dealt with some of the seminal events In Ukrainian history during the period that Joseph Stalin was the ruler of the Soviet Union, including the Famine of 1932-33, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) and the Ukrainian-Polish conflict in Western Ukraine and Eastern Poland. It is a quite different approach from standard works of hi...

Popular Medievalism in Romantic-Era Britain
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Popular Medievalism in Romantic-Era Britain

"By investigating the popular medievalism of the Romantic era, Simmons adds an essential and hitherto neglected facet to the continually evolving picture of the reception of medieval culture in postmedieval times. As an important corrective to the widely investigated medievalist reinventions of Romantic and Victorian elites, her study focuses on expressions of medievalism adopted by or accessible to the less privileged classes of Bri...

Photography and Surrealism: Sexuality, Colonialism and Social Dissent
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Photography and Surrealism: Sexuality, Colonialism and Social Dissent

As "surreal" images become ever more common through the ease of computer manipulation, the place in history occupied by Surrealism and the Surrealists can easily be lost to sight. This challenging re-evaluation of the status and use of photographic images in historical Surrealism puts Surrealism's fundamental issues back into the framework of its historical purpose and function. David Bate examines automatism and the photographic ima...