Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain

Who formed and shaped the English language? David and Hilary Crystal take us on a journey through Britain to discover the people who gave our language its colour and character; Saxon invaders, medieval scholars, poets, reformers, dictionary writers. Part travelogue, part history, this beautifully illustrated book is full of unexpected delights. The book relates a real journey. David and Hilary Crystal drove thousands of miles to prod...

Learn German with a story: Frau Hasenfuss macht Magie

About the "Easy German Reading"-book: Learn German with Miss Hasenfuss! Miss Hasenfuss is a woman like no other. She snaps her fingers - and something magical happens. Of course, we also know that the woods in Germany are full of strange creatures, Rumpelstiltskin and gnomes, and that German bureaucracy is absolutely terrible… Frau Hasenfuss macht Magie is an eBook for A1-A2 German learners who find grammar difficult, have gaps in th...

Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature

Virgil, Ovid, Cicero, Horace, and other authors of ancient Rome are so firmly established in the Western canon today that the birth of Latin literature seems inevitable. Yet, Denis Feeney boldly argues, the beginnings of Latin literature were anything but inevitable. The cultural flourishing that in time produced the Aeneid, the Metamorphoses, and other Latin classics was one of the strangest events in history. Beyond Greek traces th...

Intensive Culture: Social Theory, Religion & Contemporary Capitalism

Contemporary culture, today's capitalism - our global information society - is ever-expanding– is ever more extensive. And yet we seem to be experiencing a parallel phenomenon which can only be characterized as intensive. This book is dedicated to the study of such intensive culture. While extensive culture is a culture of the same: a culture of fixed equivalence; intensive culture is a culture of difference, of in-equivalence – the ...

Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III

This book explores how recollections and traces of the reign of Richard III survived a century and more to influence the world and work of William Shakespeare. In Richard III, Shakespeare depicts an era that had only recently passed beyond the horizon of living memory. The years between Shakespeare's birth in 1564 and the composition of the play in the early 1590s would have seen the deaths of the last witnesses to Richard's reign. Y...

Introducing Translation Studies: Theories and Applications

Introducing Translation Studies remains the definitive guide to the theories and concepts that make up the field of translation studies. Providing an accessible and up-to-date overview, it has long been the essential textbook on courses worldwide. This fourth edition has been fully revised and continues to provide a balanced and detailed guide to the theoretical landscape. Each theory is applied to a wide range of languages, includin...

Spanish Basics in a Week!

Spanish... Learn the basics in just 7 days! This book contains highly-informative chapters on the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and communication. It is written to help beginners master the basics of Spanish in a week’s time. It is designed to build their skills and confidence to communicate eloquently in Spanish. The book offers a straightforward approach that has been proven to make language learning an enjoyable and productive e...

Daily Life of Native Americans in the Twentieth Century

Donald Fixico, one of the foremost scholars on Native Americans, details the day-to-day lives of these indigenous people in the 20th century. As they moved from living among tribes in the early 1900s to the cities of mainstream America after WWI and WWII, many Native Americans grappled with being both Indian and American. Through the decades they have learned to embrace a bi-cultural existence that continues today. In fourteen chapte...

The Pawnee (Indians of North America, Heritage Edition)

The Pawnee originally called Kansas and Nebraska home and consist of four autonomous bands--the Chaui, Pitahawirata, Kitkahahki, and Skiri. They are well known for serving as scouts for the U.S. army in helping to track down their longtime enemies, the Cheyenne and Sioux, during the Indian wars of the 1870s-80s--a role that was portrayed in the 1990 movie Dances with Wolves.