Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the Book of Zerubbabel
PDF
Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the Book of Zerubbabel

“In the process of analyzing the most famous and detailed medieval Jewish apocalypse work and unraveling its many puzzles, Himmelfarb develops a striking new account of the history of Jewish messianism from the Bible to the Middle Ages. This book is groundbreaking and innovative, opening the way for a whole new era in the study of post-Christian Judaism.”―Annette Yoshiko Reed, University of Pennsylvania

Socialism across the Iron Curtain: Socialist Parties in East and West and the Reconstruction of Europe after 1945
PDF
Socialism across the Iron Curtain

This innovative pan-European history of post-war socialism challenges the East-West paradigm that still dominates accounts of post-war Europe. Jan De Graaf offers a comparative study of the ways in which the French, Italian and Polish socialist parties and the Czechoslovakian Social Democratic Party dealt with the problems of socio-economic and political reconstruction. Drawing on archival documents in seven languages, De Graaf revea...

Blood, Land, and Sex: Legal and Political Pluralism in Eritrea
PDF
Blood, Land, and Sex: Legal and Political Pluralism in Eritrea

"Pateman (Univ. of California, Los Angeles) and Favali (law, Univ. of Turin, Italy) use a legal pluralist approach in an admirable attempt to unravel the intricate fabric of Eritrea's system of law. Eritrea is not atypical of African states with a population abundant in ethnic, social, linguistic, and religious diversity overlaid with a colonial past, a liberation struggle, a transitional era, and independence. For every legal issue ...

Sectarian Order in Bahrain : The Social and Colonial Origins of Criminal Justice
PDF
Sectarian Order in Bahrain : The Social and Colonial Origins of Criminal Justice

Sectarian Order in Bahrain connects the rise of colonial criminal justice in Bahrain and sectarianism, making detailed use of an archival cache of colonial criminal court cases in the British Library, and offering a critical analysis. Using primary and secondary historical documents, including ethnographic and anthropological accounts, the book links major themes in critical and cultural criminology, southern criminology, historical ...

Immigration and American Popular Culture: An Introduction (Nation of Newcomers)
PDF
Immigration and American Popular Culture: An Introduction

“This book’s account of the interaction of immigration, popular culture, and mainstream America is loaded with brief chronicles of different levels of histories—histories of American immigration, popular culture forms, immigration laws, American cultural imperialism, and mainstream representations of immigration.”

Dating Buildings and Landscapes with Tree-Ring Analysis: An Introduction with Case Studies
PDF
Dating Buildings and Landscapes with Tree-Ring Analysis

This book presents guidance, theory, methodologies, and case studies for analyzing tree rings to accurately date and interpret historic buildings and landscapes. Written by two long-time practitioners in the field of dendrochronology, the research is grounded in the fieldwork data of approximately 200 structures and landscapes. By scientifically analyzing the tree rings of historic timbers, preservationists can obtain valuable inform...

Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800 (Transformations: Studies in the His
PDF
Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800

The first book to portray the birth of naval architecture as an integral part of the Scientific Revolution, examining its development and application across the major shipbuilding nations of Europe. "Naval architecture was born in the mountains of Peru, in the mind of a French astronomer named Pierre Bouguer who never built a ship in his life." So writes Larrie Ferreiro at the beginning of this pioneering work on the science of naval...

The Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina: Life and Death in Greek Sicily
PDF
The Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina: Life and Death in Greek Sicily

“A true, balanced bioarchaeological work of scholarship elucidating the way of life and death for the people of Passo Marinaro.”—Sherry C. Fox, coeditor of New Directions in the Skeletal Biology of Greece “This excellent study—comprehensive in its research, sophisticated in its theory, meticulous in its analysis, lucid in its presentation—sets a new standard in the young, exciting field of the bioarchaeology of the early Greek world....

German Cruisers of World War II in action
PDF
German Cruisers of World War II in action

Cruisers that fought in WWII descended from sail-powered frigates of the 18th and 19th century. These vessels were designed for long-range independent operation (cruising) to gain information about the movement of an enemy, to raid the enemy's commerce, or to track down enemy commerce raiders. This title covers Germany's WWII Light and Heavy Cruisers of the Kriegsmarine. Included are the Light Cruisers Emden, Karlshuhe, Koln, Konigsb...

Winning at War: Seven Keys to Military Victory throughout History
PDF
Winning at War: Seven Keys to Military Victory throughout History

Exceptional book on Operational and National strategy in the Military Strategy field. Rates up there with Sun Tzu - omly more Strategical oriented versus tactical and operational levels. Having read multiple times via the library loan (being the avid fan of this genre and somewhat of a detailed amaateur military historian, I was shocled to just have found out about this book several months ago), it has easily achieved my "to purchase...