The Guaraní and Their Missions: A Socioeconomic History

"Following the recent ethno-historical advances . . . Sarreal―in keeping with her title―takes an original approach by studying the structures of the Guaraní themselves rather than focusing on those imposed by the colonial authorities and the society of Jesus. Another attribute of Sarreal's text that is worth highlighting is its chronological scope. Generally, studies after the Spanish empire issued its decree of suppression. However,...

D-Day Remembered : The Normandy Landings in American Collective Memory

In D-Day Remembered, Michael R. Dolski explores the evolution of American D-Day tales over the course of the past seven decades. He shows the ways in which that particular episode came to overshadow so many others in portraying the twentieth century’s most devastating cataclysm as “the Good War.” With depth and insight, he analyzes how depictions in various media, such as the popular histories of Stephen Ambrose and films like The Lo...

Musical Design in Sophoclean Theater

William C. Scott extends concepts set forth in his Goodwin Award-winning Musical Design in Aeschylean Theater (1984) by examining scansion patterns in the odes of the seven surviving Sophoclean tragedies. Analyzing the play as performed-its full expression in words, music, and dance-Scott finds that Sophocles' metrical patterns are not a secondary detail of the plays but a central feature of their musical organization. Just as the pl...

The Third Century: U.S.–Latin American Relations since 1889

The first edition of this book, Gilderhus’s The Second Century, has been a respected standard treatment of US–Latin American relations since its publication in 1999. After the author's death in 2015, historians LaFevor and LaRosa proposed a revised and updated edition. They have respected Gilderhus’s work, maintained his standards, and left most of his prose intact, and their contributions have made this an excellent new edition. The...

Puṣpikā: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditions

Puspika 2 is the outcome of the second International Indology Graduate Research Symposium and presents the results of recent research by young scholars into pre-modern South Asian cultures with papers covering a variety of topics related to the intellectual traditions of the region. Focusing on textual sources in the languages in which they were composed, different disciplinary perceptions are offered on intellectual history, linguis...

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Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond

This book provides an understanding of a group of people that played a role in antiquity that the gay people now play at the present. time in our society. This is my reaction as a heterosexual man.

Assimilating Seoul (Asia Pacific Modern)

"[Assimilating Seoul] delivers an impressive contribution to the growing collection of research on Japanese imperial history in Korea, and the Japanese-Korean relationship in particular. ... It defies categorization as either a Japanese or Korean history to serve as a valuable artery of both during the time of Japan’s colonial subjugation of the peninsula." "Moving beyond top-down accounts of colonialism, Assimilating Seoul offers a ...

Road Of Stars To Santiago

Stanton (Hemingway and Spain, Univ. of Washington Pr., 1989) set out to walk The Road, that is, the Camino de Santiago. The Road is the way to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, which, the author says, may be the last holy city in the West. St. James's body was supposedly transported there after he was beheaded in Judea. Eight centuries later, a hermit, guided by the stars, found the apostle's tomb. A church was built, and eve...

Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World

‘Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World makes a significant contribution to an exciting area of scholarly exploration. Representing a mix of accomplished scholars from a variety of disciplines, this stimulating volume is an enjoyable read with gems throughout.’ (Joan Burton, Department of Classics, University of Maryland)

Frontier Cities: Encounters at the Crossroads of Empire

I bought this new study on the basis of the review in the Journal of American History. It compares the founding and development of a number of frontier cities, using the information to move past Turnerian theory to elucidate the pattern of cities from Montreal to New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco and Seattle. For comparison, it includes the patterns from Goa, Macao and other cities of European imperialism. My greatest insight came ...