Forthcoming Books (42)

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    A Grammar of Jordanian Arabic

    • Bruno Herin
    • Enam Al-Wer
    FORTHCOMING
    The present grammar is based on empirical data collected over more than three decades. It investigates the phonology and morphosyntax of Jordanian Arabic, with a focus on the traditional sedentary varieties of Central and Northern Jordan, locally known as Balgawi and Horani.
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      An Anthology of Global Risk

      • SJ Beard
      • Tom Hobson
      FORTHCOMING
      This anthology brings together a diversity of key texts in the emerging field of Existential Risk Studies. It serves to complement the previous volume The Era of Global Risk: An Introduction to Existential Risk Studies by providing open access to original research and insights in this rapidly evolving field. At its heart, this book highlights the ongoing development of new academic paradigms and theories of change that have emerged from a community of researchers in and around the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. The chapters in this book challenge received notions of human extinction and civilization collapse and seek to chart new paths towards existential security and hope.
      Augustus De Morgan, Polymath: New Perspectives on his Life and Legacy - cover image

        Augustus De Morgan, Polymath: New Perspectives on his Life and Legacy

        • Karen Attar
        • Adrian Rice
        • Christopher Stray
        FORTHCOMING
        When Augustus De Morgan died in 1871, he was described as ‘one of the profoundest mathematicians in the United Kingdom’ and even as ‘the greatest of our mathematicians’. But he was far more than just a mathematician. Because much of his voluminous written output on various subjects was scattered throughout journals and encyclopaedias, the breadth of his interests and contributions has been underappreciated by historians. Now, renewed interest in De Morgan’s life and work has coincided with the digitization of his extensive library, revealing the extent to which he pioneered and influenced the development of not merely mathematics but also logic, astronomy, the history of mathematics, education, and bibliography.
        Biologie de la conservation en Afrique subsaharienne: 2ème édition - cover image
        • Environmental Studies
        • Textbooks and Learning Guides

        Biologie de la conservation en Afrique subsaharienne: 2ème édition

        • John W. Wilson
        • Richard B. Primack
        FORTHCOMING
        Ce livre, publié par Open Book Publishers, est disponible gratuitement au format PDF. La décision des auteurs de rendre ce livre en libre accès est remarquable, d’autant plus que cela permet d’attribuer à l’ouvrage une importance majeure dans le domaine de la conservation et de la biodiversité en Afrique et par les africains. Je recommande ce manuel aux étudiants africains, au personnel chargé de la conservation, aux responsables politiques et à toute personne intéressée par la conservation de la nature. La distribution gratuite assure un large lectorat parmi les universitaires, chercheurs et autres professionnels africains de l'environnement. Ce volume offre une rare opportunité d'accès à la recherche sur la biodiversité en Afrique, et les informations fournies peuvent être utilisées non seulement pour améliorer la collaboration intra-africaine en matière de recherche mais également pour renforcer les capacités locales et régionales en matière de recherche sur le continent. Cet ouvrage est actuellement la publication la plus complète sur la conservation en Afrique. Il constitue un point de référence pour les spécialistes de l'environnement, les biologistes de la faune et vie sauvage, les conservateurs et les responsables politiques qui travaillent sur l'environnement ainsi que sur la faune et vie sauvage en Afrique ; il est appelé à devenir un classique.
        Bitter-Sweet Democracy?: Analyzing citizens' resentment towards politics in Belgium - cover image

          Bitter-Sweet Democracy?: Analyzing citizens' resentment towards politics in Belgium

          • Louise Knops
          • François Randour
          • Heidi Mercenier
          • Karen Celis
          • Virginie Van Ingelgom
          FORTHCOMING
          Discussions about the ‘crisis of representative democracy’ have dominated scholarly and public discourse for some time now. But what does this phrase actually entail, and what is its relevance today? How do citizens themselves experience, feel and respond to this ‘crisis’? Bitter-Sweet Democracy grapples with the complexities of these questions in the context of citizens’ relations to politics in Belgium—a nation that has experienced political instability and protests as well as social mobilization and democratic vitality in recent years.
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            Book of Hours in the Form of a Roll (Egerton 3044), Bruges Scribe Johannes de Ecclesia, and the Art of Writing

            • Kathryn M. Rudy
            FORTHCOMING
            Johannes de Ecclesia was a prominent medieval-era scribe known to have worked for a largely Catalan-speaking clientele in late fourteenth century Bruges. This short-form book highlights the extent of de Ecclesia’s little-acknowledged influence on the scribal practice of Late Medieval Europe; an in-depth exploration of the scribe’s art, it undertakes a considered analysis of two of his major surviving works, as well as a third manuscript he may have authored. Interrogating de Ecclesia’s under-studied role in the aesthetic development of the prayer book genre during the late fourteenth century and beyond, this book submits evidence for the emergence of bilingual text, a variety of unusual letterforms, and ornamental textual features as product of de Ecclesia’s possible exposure to a wide range of courtly and ecclesiastical texts in as diverse locations as Avignon, Paris, and England.
            Breaking Images: Iconoclastic Analyses of Mathematics and its Education - cover image

              Breaking Images: Iconoclastic Analyses of Mathematics and its Education

              • Brian Greer
              • David Kollosche
              • Ole Skovsmose
              FORTHCOMING
              These twenty essays explore questions of mathematics as a topic of philosophy, but also the nature and purpose of mathematics education and the role of mathematics in moulding citizens. It challenges the biases and prejudices inherent within uninformed histories of mathematics, including problems of white supremacy, the denial of cultural difference and the global homogenization of teaching methods. In particular, the book contrasts the effectiveness of mathematics and science in modelling physical phenomena and solving technical problems with its ineffectiveness in modelling social phenomena and solving human problems, and urges us to consider how mathematics might better meet the urgent crises of our age.
              Characters in Film and Other Media: Theory, Analysis, Interpretation - cover image

                Characters in Film and Other Media: Theory, Analysis, Interpretation

                • Jens Eder
                FORTHCOMING
                Characters are of crucial importance for the creation and experience of films and other media. Their cultural significance can hardly be overestimated, but they also raise manifold questions. This book provides a comprehensive theory that guides the analysis and interpretation of characters in four dimensions: as represented beings with physical, psychological, and social characteristics; as artefacts with aesthetic structures; as meaningful symbols; and as symptoms of socio-cultural origins and effects. Integrating insights from film, media, and literary studies as well as philosophy, psychology and sociology, the book offers a variety of means to better understand characters and emotional responses to them.
                Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa: 2nd Edition - cover image
                • Environmental Studies
                • Textbooks and Learning Guides

                Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa: 2nd Edition

                • John W. Wilson
                • Richard B. Primack
                FORTHCOMING
                Diversity across the Arabian Peninsula: Language, Culture, Nature - cover image

                  Diversity across the Arabian Peninsula: Language, Culture, Nature

                  • Fabio Gasparini
                  • Kamala Russell
                  • Janet Watson
                  FORTHCOMING
                  This edited volume brings together a diverse and rich set of contributions on the Arabian Peninsula. Ranging from history, field linguistics, and cultural studies these essays address the diversity of languages, ways of life, and natural environments that have marked the region throughout its history.
                  Etosha Pan to the Skeleton Coast: Conservation Histories, Policies and Practices in North-west Namibia - cover image

                    Etosha Pan to the Skeleton Coast: Conservation Histories, Policies and Practices in North-west Namibia

                    • Sian Sullivan
                    • Ute Dieckmann
                    • Selma Lendelvo
                    FORTHCOMING
                    Etosha Pan to the Skeleton Coast examines the conservation histories and concerns of one of southern Africa’s most iconic conservation regions: the variously connected ‘Etosha-Kunene’ areas of north-central and north-west Namibia. This cross-disciplinary volume brings together contributions from a Namibian and international group of scholars and conservation practitioners, working on topics ranging from colonial histories to water management, perceptions of ‘wildlife’ and the politics of belonging. Together, these essays confront a critical question: how can the conservation of biodiversity-rich landscapes be reconciled with historical injustices of social exclusion and marginalisation?
                    Feeling Colour: Chromatic Embodiment in Film Culture, 1950s-1960s - cover image

                      Feeling Colour: Chromatic Embodiment in Film Culture, 1950s-1960s

                      • Bregt Lameris
                      FORTHCOMING
                      The shift from monochrome to coloured motion picture famously provided moviegoers the dazzling opportunity to more fully engage their senses, all the while opening new modes of affective possibilities for filmmakers. Set against the intersection of media studies, emotion theory, biology, and digital humanities, Feeling Colour: Chromatic Embodiment in Film Culture (1950s-1960s) delves into the role colour played in the oft-fraught relationship between cinema and its audiences. This transnational analysis of an extensive range of midcentury cinematography examines the multilayered effects which extend beyond the silver screen, offering a high-level theoretical elaboration and in-depth historical exploration of both experimental and mainstream movies.
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                        Field Guide to Mixed Methods Research

                        • Rebecca Lave
                        • Stuart Lane
                        FORTHCOMING
                        Despite ongoing debates about its origins, the Anthropocene—a new epoch characterized by significant human impact on the Earth's geology and ecosystems—is widely acknowledged. Our environment is increasingly a product of interacting biophysical and social forces, shaped by climate change, colonial legacies, gender norms, hydrological processes, and more. Understanding these intricate interactions requires a mixed-methods approach that combines qualitative and quantitative, biophysical and social research.
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                          Grotesque and Performance in the Art of Aubrey Beardsley

                          • Evanghelia Stead
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                          This insightful study illuminates previously unexplored aspects of Aubrey Beardsley’s relationship to the grotesque and his use of media, particularly his manipulation of the periodical press. For the first time and with keen intelligence, Evanghelia Stead fully reveals the aesthetic importance of Beardsley’s Bon-Mots vignettes, as well as the relationship between Darwinism, his innovative foetus motif, and Decadence itself.
                          Harvesting the Sea in Southeastern Arabia: Volume 1: Regional Studies - cover image

                            Harvesting the Sea in Southeastern Arabia: Volume 1: Regional Studies

                            • Janet C.E. Watson
                            • Miranda J. Morris
                            • Erik Anonby
                            FORTHCOMING
                            Traditional livelihoods and the ecosystems that sustain them are dying out around the world. This book is a collection of research on the relationships between people, their environment, their expertise and their languages along the ecologically fragile coasts of the Arabian Peninsula. These studies are the outcome of many years of collaborative fieldwork with local communities in three main regions of southern and eastern Arabia: the Musandam Peninsula, Dhofar and al-Mahrah, and the island of Soqotra. Bringing together oral literature, traditional scientific knowledge, and marine subsistence at the peripheries of the Arabian seaboard, the volume makes a major contribution to the documentation of the indigenous Modern South Arabian languages (MSAL), regional Arabic, and the Kumzari language, as well as to a greater understanding of their speakers’ mastery in harvesting the seas.
                            Il 'Gabinetto Armonico' di Filippo Bonanni - cover image

                              Il 'Gabinetto Armonico' di Filippo Bonanni

                              • Cristina Ghirardini
                              FORTHCOMING
                              Nel saggio Il 'Gabinetto Armonico' di Filippo Bonanni, l'organologa ed etnomusicologa italiana Cristina Ghirardini offre una visione senza pari della metodologia di Bonanni. L’idea di fondo dell’autrice, secondo cui il trattato ci consente di storicizzare l'approccio della critica occidentale alla descrizione degli strumenti musicali, e più specificamente della musica dell'"Altro", è supportata dal suo attento esame delle fonti di Bonanni, che rivela una rete di conoscenze sugli strumenti musicali consolidatasi quasi due secoli prima della nascita della moderna organologia.
                              Insolubles: Critical edition with English translation - cover image

                                Insolubles: Critical edition with English translation

                                • Walter Segrave
                                • Barbara Bartocci
                                • Stephen Read
                                FORTHCOMING
                                Paradoxes, such as the Liar (‘What I am saying is false’), fascinated medieval thinkers. What I said can’t be true, for if it were, it would be false. So it must be false—but then it would be true after all. Attempts at a solution to this contradiction led such thinkers to develop their theories of meaning, reference and truth. A popular response, until it was attacked at length by Thomas Bradwardine in the early 1320s, was to dismiss such self-reference as impossible: no term (here, ‘false’) could refer to (or in medieval terms, “supposit for”) a whole, e.g., a proposition, of which it is part.
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                                  Learning Statistics with jamovi: A Tutorial for Beginners in Statistical Analysis

                                  • Danielle Navarro
                                  • David Foxcroft
                                  FORTHCOMING
                                  Based on Danielle Navarro’s widely acclaimed and prize-winning book Learning Statistics with R, this elegantly designed textbook offers undergraduate students a thorough and accessible introduction to jamovi, as well as how to get to grips with statistics and data manipulation.
                                  Meta-Xenakis: New Perspectives on Iannis Xenakis’s Life, Work, and Legacies - cover image

                                    Meta-Xenakis: New Perspectives on Iannis Xenakis’s Life, Work, and Legacies

                                    • Sharon Kanach
                                    • Peter Nelson
                                    FORTHCOMING
                                    Meta-Xenakis offers readers a comprehensive collection of insights into the history, works and legacy of Iannis Xenakis, one of the twentieth century’s most significant creative figures. It presents a transcontinental engagement with his life and output, focusing as much on the impact of the questions he posed as on the accomplishments of his body of work.
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                                      Music and Dances of Central Nepal: Subi Shah’s Works on Pangdure (Maruni) Performance

                                      • Anna Marie Stirr
                                      • Hikmat Khadka
                                      • Lochan Rijal
                                      • Mason Brown
                                      FORTHCOMING
                                      Navigating Our Way to Solutions in Marine Conservation - cover image

                                        Navigating Our Way to Solutions in Marine Conservation

                                        • Larry B. Crowder
                                        FORTHCOMING
                                        Navigating Our Way reflects the broader insights and diverse voices revolutionizing marine conservation. This volume brings together an array of scholars, practitioners, and experts from multiple fields, creating a network of trans-disciplinary and multi-cultural perspectives to address the complex problems in marine conservation.
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                                          Nouvelles études sur les lieux de spectacle de la première modernité

                                          • Pauline Beaucé
                                          • Jeffrey M. Leichman
                                          FORTHCOMING
                                          Les théâtres du passé : des théâtres virtuels ? C’est une des questions passionnantes explorée dans ce livre par des chercheurs et chercheuses en littérature, musicologie, histoire, études théâtrales, histoire de l’art, architecture et sciences du numérique. Ces Nouvelles études sur les lieux de spectacle de la première modernité proposent de relever un défi épistémologique autour de la notion de virtuel pour la recherche en histoire du théâtre en engageant différents formats de réflexion : entretiens, articles multimédia, brèves de méthodologie, exposition virtuelle.
                                          Oral Literary Worlds: Location, Transmission and Circulation - cover image

                                            Oral Literary Worlds: Location, Transmission and Circulation

                                            • Sara Marzagora
                                            • Francesca Orsini
                                            FORTHCOMING
                                            The discipline of world literature has traditionally focused on written literatures, particularly the novel, with little emphasis placed on the unwritten verbal arts, despite the significance of oral literary expressions around the world, in the past as in the present. This volume redresses this gap by putting the discipline of world literature into dialogue with scholarship on orature and folklore. It asks, what does world literature look like if we start from orature, from oral texts and utterances, and from the performances and audiences that support it?
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                                              Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Technology

                                              • Bas de Boer
                                              • Jochem Zwier
                                              FORTHCOMING
                                              Rāgs Around the Clock: A Handbook for North Indian Classical Music, with Online Recordings in the Khayāl Style - cover image

                                                Rāgs Around the Clock: A Handbook for North Indian Classical Music, with Online Recordings in the Khayāl Style

                                                • David Clarke
                                                • Vijay Rajput
                                                FORTHCOMING
                                                Rāgs Around the Clock is a rich and vibrant compendium for the discovery and study of North Indian classical music. The theory and practice of rāg are explored through two interlinked resources: a handbook of essays and analyses offering technical, historical, cultural and aesthetic perspectives; and two online albums – Rāg samay cakra and Twilight Rāgs from North India – featuring khayāl singer Vijay Rajput and accompanists.
                                                The Diagrammatics of ‘Race’: Visualizing Human Relatedness in the History of Physical, Evolutionary, and Genetic Anthropology, ca. 1770-2020 - cover image

                                                  The Diagrammatics of ‘Race’: Visualizing Human Relatedness in the History of Physical, Evolutionary, and Genetic Anthropology, ca. 1770-2020

                                                  • Marianne Sommer
                                                  FORTHCOMING
                                                  This book examines the epistemic and political role of diagrams in the history of ‘race’ as an anthropological category.
                                                  The Diaries of Anthony Hewitson, Provincial Journalist, Volume 2: 1891–1912 - cover image

                                                    The Diaries of Anthony Hewitson, Provincial Journalist, Volume 2: 1891–1912

                                                    • Andrew Hobbs
                                                    FORTHCOMING
                                                    Andrew Hobbs’s introduction and footnotes provide background and analysis of these valuable documents. This full scholarly edition offers a wealth of new information about reporting, freelancing, sub-editing, newspaper ownership and publishing, and illuminates aspects of Victorian periodicals and culture extending far beyond provincial newspapers.
                                                    The Embassy, the Ambush, and the Ogre: Greco-Roman Influence in Sanskrit Theater - cover image

                                                      The Embassy, the Ambush, and the Ogre: Greco-Roman Influence in Sanskrit Theater

                                                      • Roberto Morales-Harley
                                                      FORTHCOMING
                                                      This volume presents a sophisticated and intricate examination of the parallels between Sanskrit and Greco-Roman literature. By means of a philological and literary analysis, Morales-Harley hypothesizes that Greco-Roman literature was known, understood, and recreated in India. Moreover, it is argued that the techniques for adapting epic into theater could have been Greco-Roman influences in India, and that some of the elements adapted within the literary motifs (specifically the motifs of the embassy, the ambush, and the ogre) could have been Greco-Roman borrowings by Sanskrit authors.
                                                      The Last Years of Polish Jewry: Volume 2: On the Eve of Destruction: Essays, 1935-37 - cover image

                                                        The Last Years of Polish Jewry: Volume 2: On the Eve of Destruction: Essays, 1935-37

                                                        • Yankev Leshchinsky
                                                        • Robert Brym
                                                        • Eli Jany
                                                        • Robert Brym
                                                        FORTHCOMING
                                                        Ukrainian-born Yankev Leshchinsky (1876-1966) was the leading scholarly and journalistic analyst of Eastern European Jewish socioeconomic and political life from the 1920s to the 1950s. Known as “the dean of Jewish sociologists” and “the father of Jewish demography,” Leshchinsky published a series of insightful and moving essays in Yiddish on Polish Jewry between 1927 and 1937. Despite heightened interest in interwar Jewish communities in Poland in recent years, these essays (like most of Leshchinsky’s works) have never been translated into English.
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                                                          The Present State of Music in France and Italy

                                                          • Robert Fraser
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                                                          Robert Fraser follows in the footsteps of the eighteenth-century musicologist Charles Burney (1726-1814) as he travelled across France, Switzerland and Italy in 1770 reporting on the European musical scene.
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                                                            The Samaritan Pentateuch

                                                            • Moshe Florentin
                                                            • Abraham Tal
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                                                            This new translation into English seeks to introduce the reader to the character of the Samaritan version of the Pentateuch, while emphasising the fundamental differences between it and the Masoretic version. The translation is based on a grammatical analysis of each and every word in the text according to its oral pronunciation, informed by examination of the Samaritan translations into Aramaic and Arabic as well as other Samaritan and non-Samaritan sources.
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                                                              The Struggle You Can’t See: Experiences of Neurodivergent and Invisibly Disabled Students in Higher Education

                                                              • Ash Lierman
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                                                              This book offers a comprehensive review of current research on the higher education experiences of neurodivergent undergraduate students and those with invisible disabilities. Grounded in principles of social justice and equity, this work draws from design thinking, the neurodiversity model, and Universal Design for Learning, to explore the context of higher education in relation to neurodivergent and disabled students.
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                                                                The Verb in Classical Hebrew: The Linguistic Reality behind the Consecutive Tenses

                                                                • Bo Isaksson
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                                                                The consecutive tenses are fundamental in all descriptions of Classical Hebrew grammar. They are even basic to the textbooks on Biblical Hebrew. Being fundamental in the verbal system, and part of any beginner’s grammar, they pose a serious problem to a linguistic understanding of the verbal system, since grammars describe an alternation of ‘forms’ or ‘tenses’ in double pairs: wayyiqṭol alternates with its ‘equivalent’ qaṭal, and wə-qaṭal alternates with its ‘equivalent’ yiqṭol. This ‘enigma’ in the verbal system is handled in the book by recognising that the alternation of the consecutive tenses with other tenses, in the reality of the text, represents a linking of clauses. The ‘consecutive tenses’ are clause-types with a natural language connective wa- directly followed by a finite verbal morpheme, a type of clause that expressed continuity in the earliest stage of Semitic. The commonly held assumption that there is a special ‘consecutive waw’ is unwarranted. The use of the ‘consecutive’ clause-types in order to express discourse continuity indicates that Classical Hebrew has retained the old unmarked declarative word order of Semitic syntax. Seen in the light of recent research on the Tiberian reading tradition, the ‘consecutive’ wayyiqṭol can be analysed as a retention of the old Semitic past perfective *wa-yaqtul, which was pronounced wa-yiqṭol in Classical Hebrew. The ‘consecutive’ wə-qāṭal (pronounced wa-qaṭal in the classical language) constitutes the result of an internal Hebrew development into a construction (in the sense of Joan Bybee) already foreshadowed in the earliest Northwest Semitic languages. The book understands the ‘consecutive tenses’ as discourse continuity clauses, which typically form chains of main line clauses. Such chains can be interrupted by other types of clauses. This interruption is a clause linking that receives special attention in the interpretation of the Classical Hebrew verbal system. Chapter six presents a regenerated text linguistics founded on the new terminology.
                                                                The World of Tradition: A Global Perspective on Folklore and Ethnology - cover image

                                                                  The World of Tradition: A Global Perspective on Folklore and Ethnology

                                                                  • Simon J. Bronner
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                                                                  This landmark volume features over 45 prominent scholars from all over the world who assess knowledge of international folklore and ethnology in the twenty-first century and ways to enhance global cultural understanding in the future. They cover issues of globalism from the ancient past to the present, migration and diffusion, and comparative genres and traditional practices. It is the most comprehensive reference on international folkloristic and ethnological studies ever produced.
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                                                                    Thinking Blue / Writing Red: Marxism and the (Post)Human

                                                                    • Stephen Tumino
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                                                                    Thinking Blue/Writing Red interrogates contemporary culture across a range of texts, from the pandemic (‘Covid’ and ‘Trump Speak’) to high theory (Melville's narratives) and popular culture (Beyoncé's ‘Formation’ and Super Bowl performance, Twin Peaks , metamodern ‘cli-fi’ films).
                                                                    Touching Parchment: How Medieval Users Rubbed, Handled, and Kissed Their Manuscripts: Volume 2: Social Encounters with the Book - cover image

                                                                      Touching Parchment: How Medieval Users Rubbed, Handled, and Kissed Their Manuscripts: Volume 2: Social Encounters with the Book

                                                                      • Kathryn M. Rudy
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                                                                      In the late middle ages (ca. 1200-1520), both religious and secular people used manuscripts, was regarded as a most precious item. The traces of their use through touching and handling during different rituals such as oath-taking, public reading, and memorializing the dead, is the subject of Kathryn Rudy’s research in Touching Parchment.
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                                                                        Trix: The Other Kipling

                                                                        • Barbara Fisher
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                                                                        This volume represents the first biography of Alice MacDonald Kipling Fleming (1868-1948), known as Trix. Rarely portrayed with sympathy or accuracy in biographies of her famous brother Rudyard, Trix was a talented writer and a memorable character in her own right whose fascinating life was unknown until now. In telling Trix’s story, Barbara Fisher rescues her from the misrepresentations, trivializations, and outright neglect of Rudyard’s many biographers.
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                                                                          Troubled People, Troubled World: Psychotherapy, Ethics and Society

                                                                          • Michael Briant
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                                                                          Therapists endeavour to be non-judgemental and, indeed, are no more qualified to pass judgement on others than anyone else; do they nevertheless learn anything about ethics from their disciplined listening? The same question was asked after the war about the persecution of the Jews and other minorities, and it’s a very live issue again, faced as we are by movements like ISIS, or Putinism in Russia, that cause great suffering in the name of religious or moral regeneration - a bewildering paradox that David Astor, former editor of The Observer called ‘the scourge’. Can psychotherapy throw any light on it, or contribute any ideas as to how we might contain, if not prevent, the barbarism it sanctions? Can it offer any insights into a different, more inclusive kind of ethics, and if so, can we glean any guidance from it as to how we might further it? These are the questions the author explores, drawing on psychoanalytic thinking on these issues for over a century and illustrated by his work with individuals over four decades.
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                                                                            Two Priors and a Princess: St Frideswide in Twelfth-Century Oxford

                                                                            • Andrew Dunning
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                                                                            Two Priors and a Princess presents a fresh assessment of the manuscript evidence with translations that are easily accessible to non-specialists. It is essential reading for students and scholars of medieval literature, as well as social and religious historians. It will be of particular value to readers interested in medical explanations and mental health in the Middle Ages; in the probative functions and stylistic development of the genres of hagiography and miracle collections; and in the function and definition of the ‘supernatural’ in medieval England.
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                                                                              Urban Heritage and Sustainability in the Age of Globalisation

                                                                              • Lilia Makhloufi
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                                                                              This book is an exploration of architectural and urban heritage through interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches assessing the impact of historical, social, economic and political constraints on the development of heritage and its sustainability. It aims to illuminate the present stakes of heritage conservation, management and maintenance in a globalised world.
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                                                                                Wisdom and Greatness in one Place: The Alexandrian Trader Moses ben Judah and his Circle

                                                                                • Dotan Arad
                                                                                • Esther-Miriam Wagner
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                                                                                The manuscript collections of the Bodleian Library contain a corpus of dozens of documents from the archive of Moses ben Judah. A leader of the Jewish community in Alexandria, he was also a prominent businessman and in contact with individuals from Cairo to Sicily. This collection of documents at the Bodleian likely did not emerge from the Cairo Genizah, but from another depository, and appears to have been buried at some point.