Su-57 Self Propeller Gun
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Su-57 Self Propeller Gun

• Includes free decals and masking foil • Packed with color photos The SU-57 is a Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, armed with two 57 mm auto cannons. It was the first Soviet mass produced tracked self-propelled ant-aircraft gun. In the USSR it had the unofficial nickname "Sparka", meaning "pair", referring to the twin auto cannon with which the vehicle is armed. This album of detailed photographs is invaluable for the modeler...

Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East
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Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East

Orlin has written a very charming, vivacious introduction to the ancient Near East. His chapters are short windows or vignettes peering into many facets of the lives of various peoples at the onset of the era of human civilization. While distant both temporally and culturally, Orlin makes ANE peoples relatable. They were after all, at the most fundamental level, very much like us; living in the same world difficult to make sense of, ...

Philo of Alexandria
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Philo of Alexandria

''This is a fine book. Colbert brings to [this] manuscript not only his own virtuosity in philosophy and languages but his keen cognizance that philosophical and translational issues appear throughout under the theological issues. Additionally, his work exhibits the character that all good linguistic and theological thinking should exhibit.''

The Authority of Everyday Objects: A Cultural History of West German Industrial Design (Weimar and Now, 34)
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The Authority of Everyday Objects: (Weimar and Now, 34)

"The Authority of Everyday Objects is a refreshing, innovative, and convincing approach to post-World War II Western consumer society. Design―as a weapon in Cold War competition and as a vehicle for German redemption by revitalizing Bauhaus traditions―is thoroughly researched and wonderfully presented in Paul Betts' book. This well-illustrated work convinces the reader that design was a part of gluecklich Leben ("lucky life") and sch...

The Collapse of Rural Order in Ottoman Anatolia: Amasya 1576-1643
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The Collapse of Rural Order in Ottoman Anatolia: Amasya 1576-1643

Did the 'seventeenth-century crisis' visit the Ottoman Empire? How can we situate the explosion of rural violence and the rebellions of the turn of the seventeenth century in the Anatolian countryside? The Collapse of Rural Order in Ottoman Anatolia provides the reader with a fresh and innovative perspective on the long scholarly debate over the question of 'decline' in early modern Ottoman history. It offers a new agenda, new type o...

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.