Magna Carta, Religion and the Rule of Law
With contributions from distinguished theologians, historians, a Lord Chief Justice and a Chief Rabbi, this volume of 19 conference papers and commissioned essays focuses on the enduring power of Magna Carta, the influence of Stephen Langton in its formulation, and its narratives of faith and governance – in the 13th century and through changing concepts of civil society to the present day.
The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism
Contributors to this study of Modernist literature were asked to consider what ‘this cosmopolitan movement in the arts can teach us about life as a citizen of Europe and of the world’. The 15 essays examine Modernism within national and regional literatures – including studies of the former Habsburg Empire and pre-revolutionary Russia – but also discuss the movement across borders of ideas and forms and of writers such as Rilke, Joyce, Svevo and Maiakovskii. Off-mint.
Atlas of Great Comets
Ronald Stoyan’s engrossing atlas gives full, richly illustrated accounts of 30 of the most important comets that have been witnessed and documented in modern times. For each appearance, from the Great Comet of 1471 (none has ever come closer to Earth) to Comet McNaught in 2007, there is astronomical data, a description of the comet’s orbit and visibility, the history of its discovery and observation, and its wider cultural and scientific impact.
A Biosocial Perspective
Homosexuality is an evolutionary paradox that occurs in various social, sexually reproducing species. This study examines evolutionary, biological, psychological and sociological aspects of homosexual behaviour and concludes that it can be understood in the context of adaptive evolution and is not a malfunction of sexuality.
Dutch & Flemish Seventeenth-century Paintings
The Harold Samuel Collection
Bequeathed to the Corporation of London, this private collection of some 80 works was hung in Mansion House until the building’s refurbishment prompted the exhibition tour that brought them to the wider public. This accompanying catalogue reproduces landscapes, still lifes and genre paintings by Brueghel the Elder, Hals, Ruisdael and Tenier the Younger, among others. The text charts the history of the collection, the origins and provenance of each painting, and introduces each artist.
Swinging and Twisting
A geometric dissection is a cutting of a geometric figure into pieces that can be arranged to form another figure. They are employed in visual demonstrations of relationships such as Pythagoras’ theorem, and as mathematical puzzles such as Loyd and Dudeney’s hinged dissection of a quadrilateral triangle to a square. For those fascinated by beautiful geometric objects, Frederickson presents his second collection of dissections, hinged rather than simply cut, and including swings and twists for 3D puzzles. Off-mint with a felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Cities of God
The Bible and Archaeology in Nineteenth-Century Britain
In portraits of nine cities – Troy, Jerusalem, Nineveh, Pithom, Babylon, Sodom, Bethlehem, Ephesus and Rome – this volume examines how archaeology, the study of the Bible and the experience of urbanization intersect in 19th-century Britain.
The Cambridge Companion to Women's Writing in Britain, 1660–1789
With 14 essays by leading scholars, this Companion introduces the range, significance and complexity of women’s writing during the long 18th century. The book is in two parts; the first discussing women in print culture, including a study of how geographical location shaped women’s writing; the second part examines a representative selection from the wide range of genres in which women wrote, including poetry, drama, fiction, history, satire and travel writing.
The Cambridge History of Western Textiles
From Iron and Bronze Age spinning tools to the globalized, branded leisure wear of the late 20th century, this two-volume history brings together 32 essays by contributors ranging from archaeologists to historians of fashion to give a full account of the production and uses of textiles in the western world. The history of all the major textile industries, including wool, linen, silk, cotton and artificial fibres is explored; and the work also examines the far-reaching implications of textiles in the history of economies and societies. Slipcased.
Sign Language among American Indian Nations
A sign language that cut across language barriers played a crucial role among the various Indian nations, and it survives today. This book contains a comprehensive description of the language, from phonology to discourse, and compares it with other sign languages.
The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants
Volume I: Angiospermae – Monocotyledons
Accessible to gardeners as well as professional botanists, this manual assists with the accurate identification of ornamental flowering plants cultivated in Europe. It now appears in a revised edition, reorganized in line with new taxonomic methods; Volume I covers all the Monocotyledons, the grasses and sedges, the aroids and the large and diverse family of the Orchidaceae.
Part of the Introductions to Chinese Culture series, this book provides an accessible overview of sculptural art in China, including the Terracotta Army, Buddhist sculpture, tomb carvings, architectural sculpture, exchange with foreign cultures and sculpture in China today. Like all the books in the series, it is written by a noted expert in the field, well illustrated with colour photographs and offers an ideal introductory survey for both students and general readers.
Versions of Blackness
Key texts on Slavery from the Seventeenth Century
This volume presents four major texts, with introductions and notes: Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines (1668), Aphra Behn's Abdelazer (1676) and Oroonoko (1688), and Oroonoko (1696) by Thomas Southerne - plus 20 extracts from longer works. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge. No jacket.
Court Poetry in Late Medieval England and Scotland
Allegories of Authority
Examining the works of Skelton, Stephen Hawes, Alexander Barclay, Gavin Douglas and William Dunbar – poets who all spent part of their career at the royal courts of Scotland and England between 1485 and 1528 – this study explores the relationship between court poetry and the forms of political and cultural authority in the late 15th and early 16th centuries.
A Concise History of Bolivia
First published in 2003, Klein's concise history won immediate acceptance within Bolivia as the new standard history; this second edition brings the story up to date. It traces the country's economic, social, cultural and political evolution from the earliest human settlement in the Andes, through imperial conquest and native adaptations, up to the major changes introduced by Evo Morales' government. The book includes an extensive bibliography. No jacket.
The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names
Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society
Arranged alphabetically from Aballava (the Roman fort at Burgh-by-Sands) to Zone Point, Cornwall, this is a totally new compilation of English place names and their meanings and etymologies, based on the archives of the English Place-Name Society and recent scholarship. It contains entries for cities, towns, villages and hamlets, and for geographical features such as rivers, streams and hills, all with National Grid references and historical and variant spellings. First published in 2004. This reprint edition is exclusive to Postscript. Previously published at £330.00 Laminated cover.
Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer
Effective global response to climate change requires the development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies between countries. This special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gives an overview of how to achieve and enhance that transfer.
Entropy of Hidden Markov Processes and Connections to Dynamical Systems
Papers from the Banff International Research Station Workshop
The mathematics of hidden Markov processes (HMPs) can be applied to many kinds of noise-related technologies, from speech and optical character recognition to biomolecular sequence analysis. This collection of nine papers from a 2007 workshop at the Banff International Research Station covers the entropy rate problem, or measure of randomness, of HMPs, with reference to informational theory, dynamical systems, statistical mechanics and probability theory.
Jack Tar's Story: The Autobiographies and Memoirs
Examining the autobiographical writings of antebellum American sailors, and how they remembered and interpreted experiences such as the War of 1812 and British impressment, this study explores contested meanings of manhood and nationalism in the early republic.
Dublin Castle and the First Home Rule Crisis: The Political
Journal of Sir George Fottrell, 1884-1887
Presenting information supplied by administrators to politicians including George Fottrell, earls Spencer and Carnarvon, Sir Robert Hamilton and Gladstone, this collection of documents gives a 'worm's-eye-view' of Irish affairs. Camden Fifth Series. Vol.33
The Assumed Authorial Unity of Luke and Acts
A Reassessment of the Evidence
Using a newly designed statistical analysis of Luke and Acts, Walters's study points to highly significant differences in their prose style and also reveals ancient prose compositional patterns that distinguish Luke and Acts beyond reasonable doubt.
Ethics and Power in Medieval English Reformist Writing
In an in-depth study of the late medieval practice of fraternal correction of sin, Craun examines how it was constructed in pastoral writing and, looking particularly at Piers Plowman and The Book of Margery Kempe, how it was used by writers intent on reform.