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The Colonial Heritage of Latin America Stanley J. Stein Oxford University Press USA 7 edition


20th April 2013 History Books 7 Comments
"First rate in its analysis of the much debated issue of theory....Should...bypass much useless and uniinformed rhetoric on the topic."--Martin Gonzalez, University of Texas at San Antonio"A good interpretive overview that places the complexities an diversities of Latin American history into a theoretical context."--Winifred D. Wandersee, Hartwick College, N.Y. Mark A. Burkholder is Professor of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lyman L. Johnson is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Colonial Latin America provides a concise ...
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Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Foothill Folktales Oxford University Press USA Kirin Narayan


24th March 2013 Literature & Fiction 23 Comments
Oral tales establish relationships between storytellers and their listeners. Yet most printed collections of folktales contain only stories, stripped of the human contexts in which they are told. If storytellers are mentioned at all, they are rarely consulted about what meanings they see in their tales. In this innovative book, Indian-American anthropologist Kirin Narayan reproduces twenty-one folktales narrated in a mountain dialect by a middle-aged Indian village woman, Urmila Devi Sood, or "Urmilaji." The tales are set within the larger story of Kirin Narayan's research in the Himalayan ...
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Weavers of Revolution: The Yarur Workers and Chile’s Road to Socialism Americas South America Chile Peter Winn Oxford University Press USA


9th March 2013 History Books 19 Comments
"Excellent book."--Gregory Crider, Drake University"The most useful of all my assigned supplementary texts. Students enjoyed reading it and felt they gained real insights into the causes of revolution...Provided a sustained and enthusiastic discussion."--Bill Donovan, Loyola College in Maryland"Well-written and accessible for a general audience."--Latin American Research Review"Provides valuable insights into one of the central dynamics of the short-lived Popular Unity government of Chile....No other work concretely takes us to the factory floor to examine the internal tensions of this ...
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Hume: A Very Short Introduction A. J. Ayer Oxford University Press USA


25th February 2013 History Books 8 Comments
The late A.J. Ayer was Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford University and a Fellow of Wolfson College Oxford and of the British Academy. He was the author of many well-known philosophical works, including Language, Truth and Logic, The Central Questions of Philosophy, and Russell. His autobiographical Part of My Life was published in 1978. Hume's "naturalist" approach to a wide variety of philosophical topics resulted in highly original theories about perception, self-identity, causation, morality, politics, and religion, all of which are discussed in this stimulating introduction by ...
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Thinking the Impossible: French Philosophy Since 1960 Gary Gutting Oxford University Press USA


21st February 2013 History Books 3 Comments
[a] fine introduction Christopher Bray, The Observer Gary Gutting is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. The late 20th century saw a remarkable flourishing of philosophy in France. The work of French philosophers is wide ranging, historically informed, often reaching out beyond the boundaries of philosophy; they are public intellectuals, taken seriously as contributors to debates outside the academy. Gary Gutting tells the story of the development of a distinctively French philosophy in the last four decades of the 20th century. His aim is to arrive at an ...
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The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer Language and Nation in the Hundred Years War Ardis Butterfield Oxford University Press USA


31st January 2013 History Books 1 Comment
"[A] substantial work of scholarship...Highly recommended." --Choice Ardis Butterfield is Professor of English at University College London. She has published widely on English and French medieval literature and music. Her books include Poetry and Music in Medieval France from Jean Renart to Guillaume de Machaut (Cambridge, 2002), an edited collection of essays, Chaucer and the City (Cambridge, 2006). She has recently been awarded a Major Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2008-2011) to work on 'The Origins of English Song'. She has given several talks and interviews on medieval ...
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Seven Years that Changed the World: Perestroika in Perspective Archie Brown Oxford University Press USA


21st January 2013 History Books 2 Comments
`his most recent reflections give an integral view of the "seven years that changed the world", possessing great value also for the Russian reader'' Lilia Shevtsova, Pro et Contra Archie Brown is a Fellow Emeritus at St. Antony's College, Oxford University. A rigorously argued and lively interpretation of the transformation of the Soviet system, the disintegration of the Soviet state, the end of the Cold War, and the role of Mikhail Gorbachev. Written by a leading authority on Soviet politics, this thoroughly researched book draws on new archival sources and puts perestroika in ...
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A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations D. J. Ibbetson Oxford University Press USA


20th January 2013 History Books 0 Comments
"A remarkable book which every lawyer with any interest in the law of obligations should read."--Peter Can David Ibbetson is a lecturer in law at Oxford University In this book David Ibbetson exposes the historical layers beneath the modern rules and principles of contract, tort, and unjust enrichment. Small-scale changes caused by lawyers successfully exploiting procedural advantages are juxtaposed with changes caused by friction along the boundaries of these principal legal categories; fossilized remnants of old doctrines jostle with newer ideas in a state of half-consistent ...
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The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra William Shakespeare Oxford University Press USA


14th January 2013 History Books 29 Comments
'Stanley Wells' OUP Complete Works of Shakespeare is now eight years old and has spawned a new Oxford Shakespeare which appears now in splendidly affordable volumes in that nonpareil of libraries of good reading The World's Classics.' The Oxford Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Michael Neill is at University of Auckland. The latest entry in the Oxford Shakespeare presents a newly edited text of the most formally ambitious and poetically brilliant of Shakespeare's tragedies. Always alert to the play's theatricality and boldly ...
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India’s Partition: Process Strategy and Mobilization Mushirul Hasan Oxford University Press USA


9th January 2013 History Books 8 Comments
"The juxtaposition of these extracts from the words of the leading political actors of the time is a remarkable document in itself."--The Hindu Mushirul Hasan is at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Hasan has collected essays, extracts, memoirs, and a short story to create an evocative outline of the events preceding and surrounding India's partition. "The juxtaposition of these extracts from the words of the leading political actors of the time is a remarkable document in itself."--The Hindu India's Partition: Process, Strategy and Mobilization (Oxford in India Readings: ...
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