A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany
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A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture)

"A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish is an illuminating study of the literature that provided Christian readers with a titillating peek into Yiddish . . . Elyada's volume is rich with descriptions of the manuals and lexicons that provided a basic Yiddish vocabulary or grammar for Christian readers . . . A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish is a major contribution to the study of Christian approaches to Jews and Judaism on the cusp of modernity." (Deena Ara...

An Aide to Custer : The Civil War Letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger
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An Aide to Custer : The Civil War Letters of Lt. Edward G. Granger

“This collection of letters from an officer on Custer’s staff during the Civil War provides what good primary sources do: it humanizes the Boy General by showing his boyish side through pranks and mishaps while establishing the regard in which he was held for his inspiring leadership. Sandy Barnard’s expert editing adds the context necessary to fully appreciate Lieutenant Edward G. Granger and a correspondence made poignant by his ow...

The Strong Case Approach in Behavioral Archaeology
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The Strong Case Approach in Behavioral Archaeology

Although all archaeologists subscribe in principleto building strong cases in support of their inferences, behavioral archaeology alone has created methodology for developing strong cases in practice. The behavioral version of the strong case approachrests on two main pillars: (1) nomothetic (generalizing) strategies, consisting of research in experimental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and long-term processes of behavioral change to...

A Short History of the Anglo-Saxons
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A Short History of the Anglo-Saxons

In eight invigorating chapters, Henrietta Leyser covers a period of six hundred years from the settlement of Germanic peoples across eastern and southern Britain, in the fifth and sixth centuries, to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. She provides a lively and well-balanced assessment of the ways in which social, cultural, economic and political forces interacted with each other, leading to the emergence of a unified kingdom of ...

Till God Inherits the Earth (Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World)
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Till God Inherits the Earth

This volume deals with the origins and evolution of the Islamic institution of pious endowments in al-Andalus and provide us with a complete review of relevant issues such as the structure of economic property, the idea of charity, the concept of general or common interest and the social and juridical role of men of religion.

Kiowa Military Societies: Ethnohistory and Ritual
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Kiowa Military Societies: Ethnohistory and Ritual

Warrior culture has long been an important facet of Plains Indian life. For Kiowa Indians, military societies have special significance. They serve not only to honor veterans and celebrate and publicize martial achievements but also to foster strong role models for younger tribal members. To this day, these societies serve to maintain traditional Kiowa values, culture, and ethnic identity. Previous scholarship has offered only glimps...

The Last Vikings: The Epic Story of the Great Norse Voyagers
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The Last Vikings: The Epic Story of the Great Norse Voyagers

Kristen Seaver has written a deeply researched and interesting history of the Vikings who moved from Iceland to Greenland to colonize that huge island, lived there for about 500 years, sailed to North America centuries before Columbus, and the literally disappeared into oblivion, leaving only tell-tale markers and ruins for anthropologists and historians to examine in an effort to find out whatever ever happened to the Norsemen and N...

History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution, Volume I
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History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution, Volume I

This book is an illustrated version of the original History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French Revolution by James MacCaffrey. “The civil rulers even in Catholic countries took no very active steps to curb the activity of the anti-Christian writers and philosophers, partly because they themselves were not unaffected by the spirit of irreligion, and partly also because they were not sorry to see popular resentme...

German Literature, Jewish Critics: The Brandeis Symposium (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
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German Literature, Jewish Critics: The Brandeis Symposium

The editors, Meike Werner and Steve Dowden, and their contributors, are to be commended for providing not only a retrospective assessment of the relationship of German Literature and Jewish critics, but also for asking new questions about the future development of research in this area. INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVE FOR SOCIAL HISTORY OF GERMAN LITERATURE (IASL) A crucial resource for anyone interested in German-Jewish history or culture or ...

COMBAT PAIR: The Evolution of Air Force-navy Integration in Strike Warfare
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COMBAT PAIR: The Evolution of Air Force-navy Integration in Strike Warfare

This report documents the exceptional cross-service harmony that the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy have steadily developed in their conduct of integrated strike operations since the first Persian Gulf War in 1991. That close harmony contrasts sharply with the situation that prevailed throughout most of the Cold War, when the two services maintained separate and unique operating mindsets and lacked any significant interoperability feat...