Empire and the Meaning of Religion in Northeast Asia: Manchuria 1900-1945
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Empire and the Meaning of Religion in Northeast Asia: Manchuria 1900-1945

'In this exhilarating and original study of early twentieth-century Manchuria in global context, Thomas DuBois paints a lively picture of the politics and history of spiritual governance in a time and place that seems far removed from our own - but isn't as far as you might think. From an original and provocative account of the Boxer Uprising, to the politics of knowledge generation in Japanese and East Asian social science circles, ...

The First Urban Churches 4: Roman Philippi (Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplement Book 13)
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The First Urban Churches 4: Roman Philippi

This fourth installment of The First Urban Churches, edited by James R. Harrison and L. L. Welborn, focuses on the urban context of Christian churches in first-century Roman Philippi. The international team of New Testament and classical scholars contributing to the volume present essays that use inscriptions, papyri, archaeological remains, coins, and iconography to examine the rivalries, imperial context, and ecclesial setting of t...

Creating Political Presence: The New Politics of Democratic Representation
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Creating Political Presence

For at least two centuries, democratic representation has been at the center of debate. Should elected representatives express the views of the majority, or do they have the discretion to interpret their constituents’ interests? How can representatives balance the desires of their parties and their electors? What should be done to strengthen the representation of groups that have been excluded from the political system? Representativ...

William Morris's Utopia of Strangers: Victorian Medievalism and the Ideal of Hospitality (English Association Studies)
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William Morris's Utopia of Strangers: (English Association Studies)

Although the title makes Waithe's study seem narrow (...) the book itself unfolds riches. This is not only the best book-length study of Morris I have read in the past decade but also an enlightening elucidation of medievalism within Victorian culture. VICTORIAN STUDIESA scholarly and highly readable account. THE JOURNAL OF PRE-RAPHAELITE STUDIES (A) learned study. Waithe's range of reference and command of Morris's oeuvre are truly ...

Physics of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
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Physics of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

In my ongoing review of the literature in this subject area, I had this book pulled by the library. Let me get the negative aspects of this review out of the way first. The writing style clearly suggests that the book may have been collated from course lecture notes and material. In lectures, material is presented as a part of a lecture, with a lot of spoken words to add explanation and feeling to densely written notes. In this case,...

Waves and Oscillations in Plasmas
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Waves and Oscillations in Plasmas

"This excellent, comprehensive work addresses both the foundations of and advanced methods in the field. Pécseli (Univ. of Oslo, Norway) based the book on lectures he gave over 15-plus years in Norwegian, Danish, and American universities. Distinct sections effectively illustrate the diversity and potential of plasma physics, covering both fluid models and kinetic plasma models and linear and nonlinear processes. The author also expl...

Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersal
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Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersal

The arts and sciences have evolved primarily through specialization and broadening of scope. Stepping outside of one’s established discipline, however, involves a danger of "shallowness," even if the primary challenge was a "deep" integration problem. All too often, current ways of defining academic disciplines and fields of research fail to do justice to new approaches—a problem this volume tackles as it debates the possible futures...

The Nature of Social Reality: Issues in Social Ontology (Economics as Social Theory)
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The Nature of Social Reality: Issues in Social Ontology

"The Nature of Social Reality is the book that we have all been waiting for: a rigorous philosophical account of social reality, written by a scholar with impeccable credentials as an economist and social theorist. In an intellectual environment in which philosophers are becoming increasingly interested in the nature of social phenomena (and contemporary social scientists have growing cause to examine their implicit philosophical com...

Detecting Pathogens in Food
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Detecting Pathogens in Food

Detecting Pathogens in Food brings together a distinguished international team of contributors to review the latest techniques in microbiological analysis and how they can best be used to ensure food safety. There are … chapters on the critical issues of what to sample and how samples should be prepared to make analysis effective, as well as how to validate individual detection techniques and assure the quality of analytical laborato...