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The Cambridge History of the First World War Volume 1: Global War

Edited by Jay Winter

This first volume of The Cambridge History of the First World War provides a comprehensive account of the war's military history. An international team of leading historians charts how a war made possible by globalization and imperial expansion unfolded into catastrophe, growing year by year in scale and destructive power far beyond that which anyone had anticipated in 1914. Adopting a global perspective, the volume analyses the spatial impact of the war and the subsequent ripple effects that occurred both regionally and across the world. It explores how imperial powers devoted vast reserves of manpower and material to their war efforts, and how, by doing so, they changed the political landscape of the world order. It also charts the moral, political and legal implications of the changing character of war and, in particular, the collapse of the distinction between civilian and military targets. Chapter contents Introduction to Volume 1 Jay Winter; Part I. A Narrative History: Introduction to Part I Jay Winter; 1. Origins Volker Berghahn; 2. 1914: outbreak Jean-Jacques Becker and Gerd Krumeich; 3. 1915: stalemate Stephane AudoinRouzeau; 4. Total war Robin Prior; 5. 1917: global war Michael Neiberg; 6. 1918: endgame Christoph Mick; 7. 1919: aftermath Bruno Cabanes; Part II. Theatres of War: Introduction to Part II Robin Prior; 8. The Western Front Robin Prior; 9. The Eastern Front Holger Afflerbach; 10. The Italian Front Nicola Labanca; 11. The Ottoman Front Robin Prior; 12. The war at sea Paul Kennedy; 13. The air war John Morrow; 14. Command and strategy Gary Sheffield and Steve Badsey; Part III. World War: Introduction to Part III Jay Winter and John Horne; 15. The imperial framework John Morrow; 16. Africa Bill Nasson; 17. The Ottoman Empire Mustafa Aksakal; 18. Asia Guoqi Xu; 19. North America Jennifer Keene; 20. Latin America Olivier Compagnon; Part IV. Rules of Engagement, Laws of War and War Crimes: Introduction to Part IV Annette Becker and Annie Deperchin; 21. Atrocities and war crimes John Horne; 22. Genocide Hans-Lukas Kieser and Donald Bloxham; 23. The laws of war Annie Deperchin; 24. Visual essay: global war Jay Winter.


HB | 9780521763851 | £100.00 pages | 752 1 b/w illustration 64 colour illustrations 30 maps


WHY IT WILL SELL • The first comprehensive, global military history of the First World War • Traces the course of the war and its impact right across the globe, rather than simply focussing on the Western Front • Integrates the waging of war, logistics and strategy


The Cambridge History of the First World War Volume 2: The State Edited by Jay Winter Volume 2 of The Cambridge History of the First World War offers a history of the war from a predominantly political angle and concerns itself with the story of the state. It explores the multifaceted history of state power and highlights the ways in which different political systems responded to, and were deformed by, the nearunbearable pressures of war. Every state involved faced issues of military-civilian relations, parliamentary reviews of military policy, and the growth of war economies; and yet their particular form and significance varied in every national case. Written by a global team of historical experts, this volume sets new standards in the political history of the waging of war in an authoritative new narrative which addresses problems of logistics, morale, innovation in tactics and weapons systems, the use and abuse of science; all of which were ubiquitous during the conflict.

PB | 9780521766531 | ÂŁ100.00 pages | 792 67 colour illustrations 3 maps


The Cambridge History of the First World War Volume 3: Civil Society Edited by Jay Winter Volume 3 of The Cambridge History of the First World War explores the social and cultural history of the war and considers the role of civil society throughout the conflict; that is to say those institutions and practices outside the state through which the war effort was waged. Drawing on 25 years of historical scholarship, it sheds new light on culturally significant issues such as how families and medical authorities adapted to the challenges of war and the shift that occurred in gender roles and behaviour that would subsequently reshape society. Adopting a transnational approach, this volume surveys the war's treatment of populations at risk, including refugees, minorities and internees, to show the full extent of the disaster of war and, with it, the stubborn survival of irrational kindness and the generosity of spirit that persisted amidst the bitterness at the heart of warfare, with all its contradictions and enduring legacies.

PB | 9780521766845 | ÂŁ100.00 pages | 808 1 b/w illustration 48 colour illustrations 1 table




The Final Battle Soldiers of the Western Front and the German Revolution of 1918 Scott Stephenson 'No historian of the Imperial army or the Weimar Republic can afford to ignore this thought-provoking and, in many ways, provocative study.' English Historical Review '… a moving and often brilliant book that should serve as a model for the so-called 'new military history'.' Parameters

NEW IN PAPERBACK In many ways the German soldiers who marched back from the Western Front at the end of World War I held the key to the future of the newly-created republic that replaced the Kaiser's collapsed monarchy. To the radical Left, the orderly columns of front-line troops appeared to be the forces of the counterrevolution while to the conservative elements of society they seemed to be the Fatherland's salvation. However, in their efforts to get home as soon as possible, most soldiers were indifferent to the political struggles within the Reich, while the remnant that remained under arms proved powerless to defend the republic from its enemies. This 2009 book considers why these soldiers' response to the revolution was so different from the rest of the army and the implications this would have for the course of the German Revolution and, ultimately, for the fate of the Weimar Republic itself. Chapter contents Preface; 1. The divided army; 2. The last ditch: German front-line soldiers in the last days of the First World War; 3. Caesar without legions: the field army and the abdication of the Kaiser, November 8–9, 1918; 4. Legions without Caesar: the German army's response to armistice and revolution, November 9–14, 1918; 5. The last march: the German Westheer's march to the Rhine, November– December, 1918; 6. Dissolution and conspiracy: the army's homecoming and demobilization, December 1918; 7. The last parade: the Guards return to Berlin, December 10–22, 1918; 8. The last battle: 'Bloody Christmas,' December 23–24, 1918; 9. From debacle to civil war: the aftermath of 'Bloody Christmas,' December 1918–January 1919; 10. Conclusion: Frontschweine and revolution.


HB | 9780521519465 | £65.00 PB | 9781107632363 | £21.99 pages | 372 30 b/w illustrations 4 maps Publication | August 2009


WHY IT WILL SELL • Contributes to studies of the political failure of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazis, by analysing the army's role in the early history of the German republic • Provides insights into the way the old officer corps retained control of the front-line army • Examination of the response of German soldiers in defeat and revolution overthrows common assumptions about soldiering and revolution


The Direction of War Contemporary Strategy in Historical Perspective Hew Strachen

HB | 9781107047853 | £55.00 PB | 9781107632363 | £18.99 pages | 350

PUBLICATION | DEC 2013 The wars since 9/11, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, have generated frustration and an increasing sense of failure in the West. Much of the blame has been attributed to poor strategy. In both the United States and the United Kingdom, public enquiries and defence think tanks have detected a lack of consistent direction, of effective communication, and of governmental coordination. In this important new book, Sir Hew Strachan, one of the world's leading military historians, reveals how these failures resulted from a fundamental misreading and misapplication of strategy itself. He argues that the wars since 2001 have not in reality been as 'new' as has been widely-assumed and that we need to adopt a more historical approach to contemporary strategy in order to identify what is really changing in how we wage war. If war is to fulfil the aims of policy, then we need first to understand war. Chapter contents Introduction; 1. War and strategy at the beginning of the twenty-first century; 2. The meaning of strategy: historical perspectives; 3. The case for Clausewitz: reading 'On War' today; 4. Making strategy work: civilmilitary relations in Britain and the United States; 5. Strategy and the limitation of war; 6. Europe armies and limited war; 7. The limitations of strategic culture: the case of the British way in warfare; 8. Maritime strategy and national policy; 9. Technology and strategy; 10. War is war: imperial legacies and current conflicts; 11. Strategy and the operational level of war; 12. Strategy and contingency; 13. Strategy: change and continuity.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Major contribution to contemporary strategic thought by one of the world's leading military historians and a key advisor on defence policy • Provides a comprehensive account of the evolution of war between 2001 and 2013 • Makes the case for the reintegration of history into contemporary strategy and public policy



The Short Story and the First World War Ann-Marie Einhaus

HB | 9781107038431 | £55.00 pages | 232


The poetry of the First World War has come to dominate our understanding of its literature, while genres such as the short story, which are just as vital to the literary heritage of the era, have largely been neglected. In this study, Ann-Marie Einhaus challenges deeply embedded cultural conceptions about the literature of the First World War using a corpus of several hundred short stories that, until now, have not undergone any systematic critical analysis. From early wartime stories to late twentieth-century narratives - and spanning a wide spectrum of literary styles and movements - Einhaus's work reveals a range of responses to the war through fiction, from pacifism to militarism. Going beyond the household names of Owen, Sassoon and Graves, Einhaus offers scholars and students unprecedented access to new frontiers in twentieth-century literary studies. Chapter contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Canon, genre, experience, and their implied reader; 2. The war in the magazines; 3. Post-war publication and anthologisation; 4. Negotiating disaster in popular forms; 5. Narrative rehearsals of moral and ideological alternatives; 6. Commemorative narratives and post-war stories; Notes; Bibliography; Index.


WHY IT WILL SELL • The first comprehensive study of the short fiction of the First World War • Opens up a prolific and fruitful new area of research in early twentieth-century and modernist literary studies • Extensive bibliography of hitherto unexplored primary material • Covers a wide range of short stories from 1914 to 2000


The Soviet Occupation of Germany Hunger, Mass Violence and the Struggle for Peace, 1945–1947 Filip Slaveski

HB | 9781107043817 | £55.00 pages | 208 1 map 7 tables


This is a major new account of the Soviet occupation of postwar Germany and the beginning of the Cold War. Dr Filip Slaveski shows how in the immediate aftermath of war the Red Army command struggled to contain the violence of soldiers against German civilians and, at the same time, feed and rebuild the country. This task was then assumed by the Soviet Military Administration in Germany (SVAG) which was established to impose order on this chaos. Its attempt, however, intensified the battle for resources and power among competing occupation organs, especially SVAG and the army, which spilled over from threats and sabotage into fighting and shootouts in the streets. At times, such conflicts threatened to paralyse occupation governance, leaving armed troops, liberated POWs and slave labourers free to roam. SVAG's successes in reducing the violence and reconstructing eastern Germany were a remarkable achievement in the chaotic aftermath of war. Chapter contents Part I. The Explosion of Violence: 1. The Soviet advance into Germany; 2. Inheriting wartime chaos; 3. Bringing soldiers to heel after the war; 4. SVAG-Army conflicts in 'peacetime'; 5. Suicide, apathy, violence; 6. The muted German response to violence; Part II. The Beginnings of Peace and Stability: 7. The struggle to feed Germany; 8. The politics of food and peaceful protest; 9. Building the shed; 10. The shift in policy and end of chaos.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Offers a fresh take on the Soviet occupation of postwar Germany and the beginning of the Cold War • Challenges traditional accounts of the occupation period • Based on research from newly declassified archival documents



Legacies of Stalingrad Remembering the Eastern Front In Germany since 1945 Christina Morina


Christina Morina's book examines the history of the Eastern Front war and its impact on German politics and society throughout the postwar period. She argues that the memory of the Eastern Front war was one of the most crucial and contested themes in each part of the divided Germany. Although the Holocaust gained the most prominent position in West German memory, official memory in East Germany centered on the war against the USSR. The book analyzes the ways in which these memories emerged in postwar German political culture during and after the Cold War, and how views of these events played a role in contemporary political debates. The analysis pays close attention to the biographies of the protagonists both during the war and after, drawing distinctions between the accepted, public memory of events and individual encounters with the war. Chapter contents 1. Memory under occupation: the emergence of competing memories of the Eastern Front; 2. Cold War: political memory of the Eastern Front in divided Germany; 3. Lessons of the Eastern Front: the Wehrmacht legacy and the remilitarization of Germany; 4. Peacetime wars: official memory and the integration of individual wartime experiences; 5. The past reinforced: the memory of the Eastern Front from Ulbricht to Honecker; 6. The past revisited: West German memory of the Eastern Front in the era of détente.


HB | 9781107013049 | £55.00 PB | 9781107614406 | £20.99 pages | 312 5 b/w illustrations Publication | December 2011


WHY IT WILL SELL • The first study of the way the German-Soviet war was remembered and interpreted in divided postwar Germany • Asks how politicians integrate their own biographies into their public speech about the history and memory of the Eastern Front • Synthesizes the extensive scholarship on German memory


The Coming of the Holocaust From Anti-Semitism to Genocide Peter Kenez

HB | 9781107043350 | £55.00 PB | 9781107636842 | £19.99 pages | 318

PUBLICATION | OCT 2013 The Coming of the Holocaust aims to help readers understand the circumstances that made the Holocaust possible. Peter Kenez demonstrates that the occurrence of the Holocaust was not predetermined as a result of modern history but instead was the result of contingencies. He shows that three preconditions had to exist for the genocide to take place: modern antiSemitism, meaning Jews had to become economically and culturally successful in the post–French Revolution world to arouse fear rather than contempt; an extremist group possessing a deeply held, irrational, and profoundly inhumane worldview had to take control of the machinery of a powerful modern state; and the context of a major war with mass killings. The book also discusses the correlations between social and historical differences in individual countries regarding the success of the Germans in their effort to exterminate Jews. Chapter contents Introduction; Part I. Rise of Modern Anti-semitism: 1. French Jews; 2. Jews of the Russian empire and of the Soviet Union; 3. Hungarian Jews; Part II. The National Socialists Take Control of the German State Machinery: 4. National socialism and Jews; 5. Propaganda; 6: What to do with the Jews?; Part III. War: 7. Ghettos in Poland, 1939–41; 8. The Holocaust in the Soviet Union; 9. The Romanian Holocaust; 10. Germany, 1942; 11. The Holocaust in Western Europe; 12. The last island: Hungary; 13. Extermination camps; 14. Afterthoughts.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Helps readers understand how the Holocaust could happen • Concentrates on the prehistory of the genocide • Demonstrates that the outcome of the Holocaust was not predetermined, following from modern or German history, but was instead the result of contingencies

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Literature of the Holocaust Edited by Alan Rosen

During and in the aftermath of the dark period of the Holocaust, writers across Europe and America sought to express their feelings and experiences through their writings. This book provides a comprehensive account of these writings through essays from expert scholars, covering a wide geographic, linguistic, thematic and generic range of materials. Such an overview is particularly appropriate at a time when the corpus of Holocaust literature has grown to immense proportions and when guidance is needed in determining a canon of essential readings, a context to interpret them, and a paradigm for the evolution of writing on the Holocaust. The expert contributors to this volume, who negotiate the literature in the original languages, provide insight into the influence of national traditions and the importance of language, especially but not exclusively Yiddish and Hebrew, to the literary response arising from the Holocaust. Chapter contents Introduction Alan Rosen; Part I. Wartime Victim Writing: 1. Wartime victim writing in Eastern Europe David G. Roskies; 2. Wartime victim writing in Western Europe David Patterson; Part II. Postwar Responses: 3. The Holocaust and Italian literature Robert S. C. Gordon; 4. German literature and the Holocaust Stuart Taberner; 5. Hebrew literature of the Holocaust Sheila E. Jehlen; 6. The Holocaust and postwar Yiddish literature Jan Schwarz; 7. The Holocaust in Russian literature Leona Toker; 8. The Holocaust in English language literatures S. Lillian Kremer; 9. Polish literature on the Holocaust Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska; 10. Hungarian Holocaust literature Rita Horváth; 11. French literature and the Holocaust Jeffrey Mehlman; Part III. Other Approaches: 12. Oral memoir and the Shoah Alessandro Portelli; 13. Songs of the Holocaust Shirli Gilbert; 14. Sephardic literary responses to the Holocaust Judith Roumani; 15. Anthologizing the Holocaust Alan Rosen; 16. The Historian's Anvil, the Novelist's Crucible Eric J. Sundquist.


HB | 9781107008656 | £55.00 PB | 9781107401273 | £19.99 pages | 320


WHY IT WILL SELL • Comprehensive account of Holocaust literature, in multiple languages, from across Europe, Israel, North Africa, America and more • Provides expert guidance to the literary response arising from the Holocaust in an accessible way • Covers both wartime and postwar Holocaust literature dealing with ghettos, concentration camps and the experience of hiding



The Israel-Palestine Conflict One Hundred Years of War 3rd edition James L. Gelvin


HB | 9781107037182 | £55.00 PB | 9781107613546 | £18.99 pages | 320 22 b/w illustrations 13 maps

PUBLICATION | DEC 2013 Now entering its third edition, James L. Gelvin's awardwinning account of the conflict between Israelis and their forebears, on the one hand, and Palestinians and theirs, on the other, offers a compelling, accessible, and current introduction for students and general readers. Newly updated to take into account the effects of the 2010–11 Arab uprisings on the conflict and the recognition of Palestinian statehood by the United Nations, the book traces the struggle from the emergence of nationalism among the Jews of Europe and the Arab inhabitants of Ottoman Palestine through the present, exploring the external pressures and internal logic that have propelled it. Placing events in Palestine within the framework of global history, The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War skillfully interweaves biographical sketches, eyewitness accounts, poetry, fiction, and official documentation into its narrative. Chapter contents 1. The land and its use; 2. Cultures of nationalism; 3. Zionism and the colonization of Palestine; 4. World War I and the Palestine Mandate; 5. From nationalism in Palestine to Palestinian nationalism; 6. From the Great Revolt through the 1948 war; 7. Zionism and Palestinian nationalism: a closer look; 8. The Arab-Israeli conflict; 9. The Palestinian national movement comes of age; 10. Coming full circle: Oslo and its aftermath.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Compelling, accessible, and current introduction for students and general readers • Situates the Israel-Palestine conflict within global history through the Arab uprisings of 2010-11 • Book interweaves biographical sketches, eyewitness accounts, poetry, fiction, and official documentation into its narrative

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Play, Playfulness, Creativity and Innovation Patrick Bateson, Paul Martin

‘With beautifully clear writing and covering diverse literatures, from animal cognition, to child development, to dreaming and psychedelic drugs, Bateson and Martin's text provides a wonderfully readable and much-needed summary of scientific knowledge of play.' Kevin N. Laland, University of St Andrews ‘Bateson and Martin have provided a wonderful resource for play/game advocates in all fields of life. Rooted in extremely solid biological and ethological research, they make subtle and powerful linkages between the mammalian basis of play, and the necessary profusion of social and cultural forms it generates … Play, Playfulness, Creativity and Innovation sets a new standard for studies of the power and potential of play.' Pat Kane, author of The Play Ethic

What role does playful behaviour and playful thought take in animal and human development? How does play relate to creativity and, in turn, to innovation? Unravelling the different meanings of 'play', this book focuses on non-aggressive playful play. The authors emphasise its significance for development and evolution, before examining the importance of playfulness in creativity. This discussion sheds new light on the links between creativity and innovation, distinguishing between the generation of novel behaviour and ideas on the one hand, and the implementation of these novelties on the other. The authors then turn to the role of play in the development of the child and to parallels between play, humour and dreaming, along with the altered states of consciousness generated by some psychoactive drugs. A final chapter looks forward to future research and to what remains to be discovered in this fascinating and important field. Chapter contents Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The biology of play; 3. The functions of play; 4. Evolution and play; 5. Creativity in humans; 6. Animals finding novel solutions; 7. People and organisations; 8. Childhood play and creativity; 9. Humour and playfulness; 10. Dreams, drugs and creativity; 11. Pulling the threads together; Endnotes; References; Index.

HB | 9781107015135 | £55.00 PB | 9781107689343 | £21.99 pages | 162 1 b/w illustration Publication | July 2013


WHY IT WILL SELL • Clarifies the different meanings of play, focusing on playful and non-aggressive behaviour in both animals and humans • Argues that playfulness is important for both creativity and innovation, distinguishing between the generation of novel behaviour and ideas on the one hand and the implementation of the most valuable of these novelties on the other • Describes the activities of creative humans and the invention by animals of novel solutions to difficult problems, placing the discussion in context, before turning to the role of play in the development of the child

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The Subject of Virtue An Anthropology of Ethics and Freedom James Laidlaw 'James Laidlaw's book, which has the advantage of being elegantly written, is bound to transform the anthropological study of morality and ethics. Along the way, he helps us rethink many of our most important ideas, models and theories, including those related to practice, to relativism, to agency and - above all - to freedom.' Charles Stafford, London School of Economics and Political Science 'Clearly argued, beautifully written and brilliant, this book will become a foundational text in the new anthropology of morality - an anthropology that is both ethically responsible and philosophically deep.' T. M. Luhrmann, Stanford University

The anthropology of ethics has become an important and fast-growing field in recent years. This book argues that it represents not just a new subfield within anthropology but a conceptual renewal of the discipline as a whole, enabling it to take account of a major dimension of human conduct which social theory has so far failed adequately to address. An ideal introduction for students and researchers in anthropology and related human sciences. • Shows how ethical concepts such as virtue, character, freedom and responsibility may be incorporated into anthropological analysis • Surveys the history of anthropology's engagement with morality • Examines the relevance for anthropology of two major philosophical approaches to moral life Chapter contents 1. Beyond the science of unfreedom; 2. Virtue ethics: philosophy with an ethnographic stance?; 3. Foucault's genealogy and the undefined work of freedom; 4. The 'question of freedom' in anthropology; 5. Taking responsibility seriously; 6. Endnote: the reluctant cannibal.


HB | 9781107028463 | £55.00 PB | 9781107697317 | £18.99 pages | 272


WHY IT WILL SELL • Promotes dialogue between anthropologists and philosophers by including a detailed account of virtue ethics and its relevance for anthropology • Promotes a conceptual renewal of current social theory by illustrating how ethical concepts (character, freedom, responsibility) may be incorporated into anthropological analysis • Includes a wide-ranging critical survey and analysis of the history of anthropology's engagement with morality



Downsizing Is Less Still More? Edited by Cary L. Cooper, Alankrita Pandey, James Campbell Quick Downsizing is one of the most frequently used business strategies for reducing costs, returning firms to profit or for restructuring businesses following takeovers, mergers and acquisitions. Downsizing measures are also set to become much more prevalent in the public sector as governments seek to restrict levels of public spending. This book is one of the first to provide a thorough study of downsizing from a global perspective. It examines the phenomenon in its entirety, exploring how it is initiated and what the process of downsizing looks like. It also looks at the effects of downsizing at a number of different levels, from the individual (e.g., motivational effects, effects on health and stress levels) to the organizational (e.g., financial outcomes, reputational and productivity outcomes). Written by an international team of experts, the book provides a comprehensive overview of downsizing that examines both the strategic and human implications of this process. Contents List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Part I. Overview: 1. Job loss and effects on firms and workers Kevin Hallock, Michael R. Strain and Douglas Webber; 2. How does downsizing come about? Wayne F. Cascio; 3. The antecedents of downsizing Sarah J. Freeman and Kyle Ehrhardt; Part II. Human Outcomes: 4. Human motivation and performance outcomes in the context of downsizing Aharon Tziner, Erich C. Fein and Lior Oren; 5. To downsize human capital: a strategic human resource perspective on the disparate outcomes of downsizing Gary C. McMahan, Alankrita Pandey and Brian Martinson; 6. Health effect outcomes: 'survivor disease' in the context of economic change Johannes Siegrist and Nico Dragano; Part III. Organizational Outcomes: 7. Employee downsizing and organizational performance: what do we know? Deepak K. Datta, Dynah A. Basuil and Elena A. Radeva; 8. Executive perceptions: probing the institutionalization of organizational downsizing William McKinley and Jasmin Chia-Jung Lin; 9. Reducing costs and enhancing efficiency or damaging the company: downsizing in today's global economy Kenneth P. De Meuse and Guangrong Dai; Part IV. Post-Downsizing Implications: 10. The stress outcomes of downsizing M. Blake Hargrove, Cary L. Cooper and James Campbell Quick; 11. Good downsizing Rocki-Lee Dewitt; 12. Post-downsizing implications and consequences: a global perspective Franco Gandolfi, Lisa M. Renz, Magnus Hansson and John B. Davenport; 13. Exploring the etiology of positive stakeholder behavior in global downsizing Shay S. Tzafrir, Hila Chalutz Ben-Gal and Simon L. Dolan; Index.

HB | 9781107004672 | £45.00 pages | 456 24 b/w illustrations 15 tables Publication | April 2012


WHY IT WILL SELL • A comprehensive overview of downsizing, one of the most understudied phenomena in modern business • Provides a global perspective that moves beyond the usual UScentric view • Examines the affects of downsizing from an employee and survivor perspective rather than just the organizational outcomes

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Dynamics of International Business Asia-Pacific Business Cases Edited by Prem Rabburuth, Christina Stringer, and Manuel Serapio

'A case book we've been waiting for! Its objective is to encourage and enable faculty and teaching staff to infuse IB content into business courses at all levels. It offers a wide array of 25 topical 'real life' cases on IB problems and issues from the AsiaPacific region. Instructors will particularly welcome the set of related insightful teaching notes. Besides its rich contents, the book has value in that it presents shorter cases. It fills the gap of lacking case studies from outside the US or Europe.’ Klaus Macharzina, Emeritus Professor and AIB Fellow, Hohenheim University

Dynamics of International Business: Asia-Pacific Business Cases brings the challenges and complexities of the contemporary international business environment into the classroom. These authentic case studies, based on recent research and events, enable students to engage with the economic, social, political and intercultural factors that impact on international business and understand how these factors are addressed in the real world. Designed to facilitate a problem-based learning approach, the cases in this book draw on a diverse range of businesses and industries – from seafood to video games to renewable energy; illustrate fundamental themes and concerns within global business, including ethics, sustainability, emerging markets and cultural and legal differences; span many countries across the AsiaPacific region; include discussion questions that encourage students to apply international business theory in the context of realistic scenarios; include references and suggestions for further reading. Extra resources for instructors, including case synopses and learning objectives, are available on the companion website at:

PB | 9781107675469 | £35.99 pages | 264 15 b/w illustrations 2 maps


WHY IT WILL SELL • Has a strong Asia-Pacific focus, reflecting the growing importance of trade and business ties within this area • Includes pedagogy such as discussion questions and further reading • Features current, real-life case studies which draw on a diverse range of business and industries




Dynamics of International Business Asia-Pacific Business Cases Contents Part I. The Environment of International Business: 1. AWB and the Iraqi oil-for-food scandal: just a cost of doing business? Peter K. Ross; 2. Walking the blurry line in China: negotiating deals and staying out of jail Cheryl Rivers; 3. The feasibility of solar energy in el Junco Julie Rowney and Alejandro Cisneros; 4. Colombian coffee: issues of sustainability? Christina Stringer and Adriana Roldán-Pérez; 5. Preserving paradise: Shell's sustainable development programs in the Philippines Raymund B. Habaradas; Part II. Strategy and Entrepreneurship in International Business: 6. Dewak: the positioning and growth of a born global software firm from a developing country Sascha Fuerst; 7. Qingdao Applied Chemistry Company (Kingking): pivoting into a new global strategy Henry T. Tsuei and Manuel Serapio; 8. Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Company Limited: healthy international expansion Pachsiry Chompukum and Chintana Bunbongkarn; 9. The growth and internationalisation of Geely – the Chinese car manufacturer Cindy Qin, Prem Ramburuth and Yue Wang; 10. Parking Creators International Massoud Saghafi; 11. Tasty Southern Seeds Jessica Smart and Andre M. Everett; 12. Introducing innovations in education: the Ateneo Graduate School of Business Asuncion Sebastian; Part III. Managing People in International Business: 13. John Parker's expatriate experiences in China Cindy Qin and Prem Ramburuth; 14. Dilemmas in working across cultures: Arun in a conundrum Amanda Budde-Sung; 15. Working in Chinese firms Haina Zhang and Andre M. Everett; 16. Losing touch with the context: the story of Ravinaki Resort in Fiji Sally Anne Gaunt and Dan V. Caprar; 17. Foxconn: the complexity of quality control in a Chinese context Shih-wei Hsu, Maris Farquharson and Anders Örtenblad; 18. Quality through culture: organisational development at New American Ice Cream Diana Ruwhiu and Graham Elkin; Part IV. Operation in International Markets: 19. Learning from experience: purchasing industrial machinery from China Sergio Biggemann and Andre M. Everett; 20. Country of origin labelling and the New Zealand seafood industry Glenn Simmons, Christina Stringer and Eugene Rees; 21. Ubisoft: competing in the global video gaming industry Eliseo A. Aurellado; 22. Taobao vs. eBay: the fight between a local nobody and a global giant Zhu Hang, Chai Wenjing, Su Xing and Wu Ziwei; 23. The internationalisation of COSCO and its investment in New Zealand Yan Shi, Christina Stringer and Gloria Lan Ge; 24. Developing education exchanges between China and the West: the case of Bricknowledge and Mericia William X. Wei, Kimberley Howard and Evan Goodwin. Contributors Peter K. Ross, Cheryl Rivers, Julie Rowney, Alejandro Cisneros, Christina Stringer, Adriana Roldán-Pérez, Raymund B. Habaradas, Sascha Fuerst, Henry T. Tsuei, Manuel Serapio, Pachsiry Chompukum, Chintana Bunbongkarn, Cindy Qin, Prem Ramburuth, Yue Wang, Massoud Saghafi, Jessica Smart, Andre M. Everett, Asuncion Sebastian, Amanda Budde-Sung, Haina Zhang, Sally Anne Gaunt, Dan V. Caprar, Shih-wei Hsu, Maris Farquharson, Anders Örtenblad, Diane Ruwhiu, Graham Elkin, Sergio Biggemann, Glenn Simmons, Eugene Rees, Eliseo A. Aurellado, Zhu Hang, Chai Wenjing, Su Xing, Wu Ziwei, Yan Shi, Gloria Lan Ge, William X. Wei, Kimberley Howard, Evan Goodwin



Marketing Strategy A Life-Cycle Approach Alvin Lee and Mark Edwards Marketing Strategy: A Life-Cycle Approach takes a fresh approach to teaching students how to devise, implement and monitor strategies for superior performance in the market with a focus on themes of sustainability and ethics. The concepts and principles of strategic marketing are introduced from a product and business life-cycle perspective. Within that framework, the book explains the nature of strategic thinking, covers the theory and practical application of analytics, explores the considerations, constraints and possible strategic marketing choices available at each stage of the product life-cycle and outlines how to monitor and modify the performance of strategies. Each chapter includes review questions to consolidate learning. Extensive additional resources are available on the companion website, including chapter outlines and test-bank questions. An accompanying book of case studies, Marketing Strategy Case Book, provides a rich source of material to develop students' awareness of how the concepts and principles are applied in real-world contexts.

PB | 9781107607293 | ÂŁ58.00 pages | 304


Marketing Strategy Case Book Edited by Alvin Lee and Mark Edwards Marketing Strategy Case Book is a collection of contemporary case studies designed to develop students' capacity to analyse challenging situations within a marketing context, to formulate and implement strategies to overcome them and to act on those strategies when necessary. The case studies are based on real-world scenarios and are drawn from diverse regions, industries and technologies. Reflecting important concerns within the modern corporate environment, they incorporate considerations of ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility, all in the context of strategic marketing issues. They will engage students and encourage them to see how the principles of strategic marketing apply to real businesses and the situations they encounter. With a matching structure and topical emphasis, Marketing Strategy Case Book is intended to be used in conjunction with the textbook by the same authors: Marketing Strategy: A Life-Cycle Approach.


PB | 9781107607309 | ÂŁ24.00 pages | 100



Service-Dominant Logic Premises, Perspectives, Possibilities Robert F. Lusch and Stephen L. Vargo

HB | 9780521195676 | £55.00 PB | 9780521124324 | £19.99 pages | 220 31 b/w illustrations

PUBLICATION | NOV 2013 In January 2004, Robert F. Lusch and Stephen L. Vargo published their groundbreaking article on the new concept of Service-Dominant Logic, describing the shift from a product-centred view of the firm to a service-led model. Now, in this keenly anticipated book, the authors present a thorough primer on the principles and applications of S-D logic. Lusch and Vargo describe a clear alternative to the neoclassical economics worldview of the production-oriented, profit-maximizing firm, presenting a coherent organizing framework based on ten foundational premises. Although originating in the field of marketing, the foundational premises of SDL have much wider implications for the future of the organization of the firm, transcending different industries and contexts, to give readers a deeper sense of why the exchange of service is the fundamental basis of all human economic exchange. This accessible book will appeal to postgraduate students, as well as to researchers and practitioners. Chapter contents Foreword – Preface - Part I. Premises: 1. The servicedominant mindset - 2. Roots and heritage - 3. Axioms and foundational premises - 4. Service as a guiding framework - Part II. Perspectives: 5. It's all actor-to-actor (A2A) - 6. The nature, scope, and integration of resources 7. Collaboration - 8. Service ecosystems - Part III. Possibilities: 9. Strategic thinking - 10. Conclusions and considerations – Appendix - Index.

WHY IT WILL SELL • First accessible introduction to the concept of Service-Dominant Logic, written by the worldleading authors of this perspective • Describes an alternative to the neoclassical economics worldview of the production-oriented, profit-maximizing firm • Presents an organizing framework, employing ten foundational premises • End-of-chapter questions provoke dialogue and reflection

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Strong Managers, Strong Owners Corporate Governance and Strategy Harry Korine, Pierre-Yves Gomez

HB | 9781107044203 | £35.00 pages | 200 5 b/w illustrations 13 tables The family firm preparing generational change, the partnership that welcomes new partners, and the shareholders of a firm that chooses to go public are making decisions that will have an impact on strategy and management. Conversely, a change in strategy such as a move to diversify or a decision to take on more risk in a business can make the firm more attractive to some shareholders and less attractive to others and is therefore not ownership neutral. Opening the black box of agency theory, Korine and Gomez show how management and ownership interact to shape the strategy of the firm. In their view, the critical question to ask is not what is the best strategy, but rather, who is the strategy for? With numerous detailed examples, Strong Managers, Strong Owners is an invaluable resource for company owners, board members and executives, as well as their advisors in strategy and governance. Chapter contents Foreword Hwee Hua Lim; Introduction; Part I. Changes in the Identity of Ownership and Management: 1. Change in ownership; 2. Change in management; Concluding remarks; Part II. Changes in the Form of Ownership and Organization: 3. Change of legal structure; 4. Change of organizational structure; Concluding remarks; Part III. Changes in Strategy: 5. Corporate and business strategies; 6. Despite failure, NO change in ownership, management, or strategy; 7. Because of success, reinforcement of ownership, management, and strategy; Concluding remarks; Part IV. Implications for Corporate Governance: 8. The board of directors; Conclusion – strategy for whom?; Index.



WHY IT WILL SELL • Uses agency theory to show how management and ownership interact to shape the strategy of the firm • Includes numerous case examples and 'Points to Watch' which delve into key topics of interest • Covers issues related to both listed and private firms, and is directed at a range of roles and points of view



Architecture and Ritual in the Churches of Constantinople Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries Vasileios Marinis

HB | 9781107040168 | £60.00 pages | 294 133 b/w illustrations Maps This book examines the interchange of architecture and ritual in the Middle and Late Byzantine churches of Constantinople (ninth to fifteenth centuries). It employs archaeological and archival data, hagiographic and historical sources, liturgical texts and commentaries, and monastic typika and testaments to integrate the architecture of the medieval churches of Constantinople with liturgical and extra-liturgical practices and their continuously evolving social and cultural context. The book argues against the approach that has dominated Byzantine studies: that of functional determinism, the view that architectural form always follows liturgical function. Instead, proceeding chapter by chapter through the spaces of the Byzantine church, it investigates how architecture responded to the exigencies of the rituals, and how church spaces eventually acquired new uses. The church building is described in the context of the culture and people whose needs it was continually adapted to serve. Rather than viewing churches as frozen in time (usually the time when the last brick was laid), this study argues that they were social constructs and so were never finished, but continually evolving. Chapter contents 1. Liturgical ritual: the shape and development of the Byzantine rite; 2. The sanctuary and the templon; 3. The naos; 4. The narthex and the exonarthex; 5. Subsidiary spaces: chapels, outer ambulatories, outer aisles, crypts, atria, and related spaces; 6. Non-liturgical use of churches; Appendix: catalogue of churches; Glossary of terms.


WHY IT WILL SELL • The first comprehensive study of architecture and ritual in medieval Byzantium • Includes an appendix with up-todate discussion of the scholarship on each monument; updated and some newly created drawings of the Middle and Late Byzantine churches of Constantinople; and updated photographic documentation • Includes GIS map of Constantinople and the discussed monuments

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The Romance Between Greece and the East Edited by Tim Whitmarsh, Stuart Thomson The contact zones between the Greco-Roman world and the Near East represent one of the most exciting and fastmoving areas of ancient-world studies. This new collection of essays, by world-renowned experts (and some new voices) in classical, Jewish, Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Persian literature, focuses specifically on prose fiction, or 'the ancient novel'. Twenty chapters either offer fresh readings - from an intercultural perspective - of familiar texts (such as the biblical Esther and Ecclesiastes, Xenophon of Ephesus' Ephesian Story and Dictys of Crete's Journal), or introduce material that may be new to many readers: from demotic Egyptian papyri through old Avestan hymns to a Turkic translation of the Life of Aesop. The volume also considers issues of methodology and the history of scholarship on the topic. A concluding section deals with the question of how narratives, patterns and motifs may have come to be transmitted between cultures. Chapter contents 1. The romance between Greece and the East Tim Whitmarsh; Part I. Egyptians: 2. Greek fiction and Egyptian fiction: are they related, and, if so, how? Ian Rutherford; 3. Manetho John Dillery; 4. Imitatio Alexandri in Egyptian literary tradition Kim Ryholt; 5. Divine anger management: the Greek version of the myth of the sun's eye (P.Lond.Lit. 192) Stephanie West; 6. Fictions of cultural authority Susan Stephens; Part II. Mesopotamians and Iranians: 7. Berossus Johannes Haubold; 8. The Greek novel Ninus and Semiramis: its background in Assyrian and Seleucid history and monuments Stephanie Dalley; 9. Ctesias, the Achaemenid court, and the history of the Greek novel Josef Wiesehöfer; 10. Iskander and the idea of Iran Daniel Selden; Part III. Jews and Phoenicians: 11. Josephus' Esther and Diaspora Judaism Emily Kneebone; 12. The eastern king in the Hebrew Bible: novelistic motifs in early Jewish literature Jennie Barbour; 13. 'Lost in translation'? The Phoenician Journal of Dictys of Crete Karen Ní Mheallaigh; 14. Milesiae Punicae: how Punic was Apuleius? Stephen Harrison; Part IV. Anatolians: 15. The victory of Greek Ionia in Xenophon's Ephesiaca Aldo Tagliabue; 16. Milesian tales Ewen Bowie; Part V. Transmission and Reception: 17. Does triviality translate? The Life of Aesop travels east Pavlos Avlamis; 18. Mime and the romance Ruth Webb; 19. Orality, folktales, and the cross-cultural transmission of narrative Larry Kim; 20. History, empire and the novel: Pierre-Daniel Huet and the origins of the romance Phiroze Vasunia.


HB | 9781107038240 | £75.00 pages | 495


WHY IT WILL SELL • Explores cultural contact between Greece and the ancient Near East, in the area of prose fiction • Investigates the multicultural background to the Greek and Roman novel • Treats a broad range of material, introducing texts from Egypt, Persia, the Jewish world, Mesopotamia and elsewhere


How Much Have Global Problems Cost the World? A Scorecard from 1900 to 2050 Edited by Bjørn Lomborg

'This book is a bracing tonic. An excellent survey for students, teachers and the general public with a wealth of thought provoking material. If you want to know how the world is doing, and get hard, comparable numbers to back it up, this is where to go.' Alix Peterson Zwane, Executive Director, Evidence Action and the Deworm the World Initiative, and former Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

There are often blanket claims that the world is facing more problems than ever but there is a lack of empirical data to show where things have deteriorated or in fact improved. In this book, some of the world's leading economists discuss ten problems that have blighted human development, ranging from malnutrition, education and climate change to trade barriers and armed conflicts. Costs of the problems are quantified in percent of GDP, giving readers a unique opportunity to understand the development of each problem over the past century, the likely development into the middle of this century, and to compare the size of the challenges. For example, how bad was air pollution in 1900? How has it deteriorated and what about the future? Did climate change cost more than malnutrition in 2010? Rather than offering definitive answers to the questions asked, this innovative book will spark debate amongst a wide readership. Chapter contents Introduction Bjørn Lomborg; Executive summaries; 1. Air pollution Guy Hutton; 2. Armed conflicts S. Brock Blomberg and Gregory D. Hess; 3. Climate change Richard S. J. Tol; 4. Ecosystems and biodiversity Anil Markandya and Aline Chiabai; 5. Education Harry Anthony Patrinos and George Psacharopoulos; 6. Gender inequality Joyce P. Jacobsen; 7. Human health Dean T. Jamison, Prabhat Jha, Varun Malhotra and Stéphane Verguet; 8. Malnutrition Sue Horton and Richard H. Steckel; 9. Trade barriers Kym Anderson; 10. Water and sanitation Marc Jeuland, David Fuente, Semra Özdemir, Maura Allaire and Dale Whittington; Index.

HB | 9781107027336 | £65.00 PB | 9781107679337 | £22.99 pages | 368 172 b/w illustrations 118 tables


WHY IT WILL SELL • Unique, quantitative assessment and comparison of ten of the biggest challenges to human development, ranging from 1900 through to 2050 • Written by a selection of the world's top economists, brought together in one book by Bjørn Lomborg • Challenges readers and invites debate, asking the fundamental question about humanity's scorecard: 'Are things getting better or worse?'

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A Concise History of France 3rd edition Roger Price


HB | 9781107017825 | £55.00 PB | 9781107603431 | £18.99 Pages | 500 86 b/w illustrations

PUBLICATION | JAN 2014 This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive study of French history available ranging from the early middle ages to the present. Amongst its central themes are the relationships between state and society, the impact of war, competition for power, and the ways in which power has been used. Whilst taking full account of major figures such as Philip Augustus, Henri IV, Louis XIV, Napoleon and de Gaulle, it sets their activities within the broader context of changing economic and social structures and beliefs, and offers rich insights into the lives of ordinary men and women. This third edition has been substantially revised and includes a new chapter on contemporary France - a society and political system in crisis as a result of globalisation, rising unemployment, a failing educational system, growing social and racial tensions, corruption, the rise of the extreme right, and a widespread loss of confidence in political leaders. Chapter contents List of plates; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Medieval and Early Modern France: 1. Population and resources in pre-industrial France; 2. Society and politics in medieval France; 3. Society and politics in early modern France; Part II. The Dual Revolution: Modern and Contemporary France: 4. Revolution and empire; 5. The nineteenth century: continuity and change; 6. A time of crisis, 1914–45; 7. Reconstruction and renewal: the Trente Glorieuses; 8. A society under stress; A short guide to further reading; Index.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Provides an accessible study of a key nation, designed for use by the student or traveller • Covers main themes and personalities from throughout French history, with the aid of numerous illustrations and figures • The third edition has been updated and the final chapter and its illustrations revised to reflect contemporary developments in France



A Concise History of Greece 3rd edition Richard Clogg


HB | 9781107032897 | £50.00 PB | 9781107612037 | £17.99 Pages | 340 60 b/w illustrations 10 maps

PUBLICATION | DEC 2013 Now reissued in a third, updated edition, this book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the modern history of Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. Recent events in Greece, including the economic crisis and the installation of a technocratic prime minister, have marked a turning point in Greece's history. This third edition includes a new final chapter, which analyses contemporary political, economic, social and cultural developments, as well as a revised Introduction and updated illustrations, tables and further reading. Designed to provide a basic introduction, the first edition of this hugely successful Concise History won the Runciman Award for the best book on an Hellenic topic published in 1992 and has been translated into twelve languages. Chapter contents List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Ottoman rule and the emergence of the Greek state 1770–1831; 3. Nation building, the 'great idea' and national schism 1831–1922; 4. Catastrophe and occupation and their consequences 1923–49; 5. The legacy of the civil war 1950–74; 6. The consolidation of democracy and the populist decade 1974–90; 7. Balkan turmoil and political modernization: Greece in the 1990s; 8. Greece in the new millennium: from affluence to austerity; Biographies; The royal houses of Greece; Presidents; Tables; Key dates; Guide to further reading; Index.

WHY IT WILL SELL • An updated edition of Richard Clogg's classic account of Greek history from independence in 1830 to the present day • Includes a new final chapter on recent developments, other updates and revisions and new illustrations • Established as the most reliable and approachable single-volume history of modern Greece in print

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A Concise History of Italy 2nd edition Christopher Duggan


HB | 9780521760393 | £45.00 PB | 9780521747431 | £15.99 Pages | 300 41 b/w illustrations 12 tables 4 maps

Since its formation in 1861, Italy has struggled to develop an effective political system and a secure sense of national identity. This new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction charts the country's history from the fall of the Roman Empire in the west to the present day and surveys the difficulties Italy has faced during the last two centuries in forging a nation state. Duggan successfully weaves together political, economic, social and cultural history, and stresses the alternation between materialist and idealist programmes for forging a nation state. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to offer increased coverage of 19th and 20th century Italy, as well as a new section devoted to Italy in the 21st century. With a new, extensive bibliographical essay and a detailed chronology, this is the ideal resource for those seeking an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to Italian history. Chapter contents 1. The geographical determinants of disunity: the vulnerability of a long peninsula; 2. Disunity and conflict: from the Romans to the Renaissance, 400–1494, the Dark Ages, 400–1000; 3. Stagnation and reform, 1494– 1789: the invasions of Italy; 4. The emergence of the national question, 1789–1849: the impact of the French Revolution; 5. Italy united; 6. The liberal state and the social question, 1870–1900: the taking of Rome; 7. Giolitti, the First World War, and the rise of Fascism: economic growth and the idealist revolt; 8. Fascism: return to order, 1922–5; 9. The republic: the resistance, 1943–5.



WHY IT WILL SELL • A concise and authoritative introduction to Italian history over the last 2000 years • Integrates the country's political, economic, social and cultural history • This second edition has been fully revised and updated with a new section on twenty-firstcentury Italy, an extensive new biographical essay and a detailed chronology



A Concise History of Romania Keith Hitchins

HB | 9780521872386 | £50.00 PB | 9780521694131 | £17.99 Pages | 271 20 b/w illustrations


Spanning a period of 2000 years from the Roman conquest of Davia to the present day, A Concise History of Romania traces the development of a unique nation situated on the border between East and West. In this illuminating new history, Keith Hitchins explores Romania's struggle to find its place amidst two diverse societies: one governed by Eastern orthodox tradition, spirituality and agriculture and the other by Western rationalism, experimentation and capitalism. The book charts Romania's advancement through five significant phases of its history: medieval, early modern, modern and finally the nation's 'return to Europe'; evaluating all the while Romania's part in European politics, economic and social change, intellectual and cultural renewals and international entanglements. This is a fascinating history of an East European nation; one which sheds new light on the complex evolution of the Romanians and the identity they have successfully crafted from a unique synthesis of traditions. Chapter contents Introduction; 1. Beginnings; 2. Between East and West, 14th century to 1774; 3. From East to West, 1774–1866; 4. The National State, 1866–1919; 5. Peace and War, 1919– 1947; 6. Romanian Communism, 1948–1989; 7, After 1989.

WHY IT WILL SELL • A concise and authoritative introduction to Romanian history over the last 2,000 years • Integrates the country's political, economic, social and cultural history • Captures the full complexity of Romania as a country influenced by both the East and West

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A Concise History of Austria Steven Beller

A Concise History of Switzerland Clive Church and Randolph Head

HB | 9780521473057 | £53.00 PB | 9780521478861 | £17.99 pages | 352 Publication | January 2007

HB | 9780521194440 | £50.00 PB | 9780521143820 | £16.99 pages | 328 Publication | May 2013

For a small, prosperous country in the middle of Europe, modern Austria has a very large and complex history, extending far beyond its current borders. Today's Austrians have a problematic relationship with that history, whether with the multinational history of the Habsburg Monarchy, or with the time between 1938 and 1945 when Austrians were Germans in Hitler's Third Reich.

This comprehensive and engaging history of Switzerland traces the historical and cultural development of this fascinating but neglected European country from the end of the Dark Ages up to the present. The book concludes with a discussion of the contemporary challenges, often shared with neighbours, that shape the country today.

A Concise History of Modern India

A Concise History of The Baltic States

3rd Edition Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R Metcalf

Andrejs Plakans

HB | 9781107026490| £55.00 PB | 9781107672185 | £18.99 pages | 360 Publication | December 2012

A Concise History of Modern India by Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf, has become a classic in the field since it was first published in 2001. As a fresh interpretation of Indian history from the Mughals to the present, it has informed students across the world.

A Concise History of Russia

HB | 9780521833721 | £47.00 PB | 9780521541558 | £17.99 pages | 490 Publication | February 2011

In this wide-ranging 2011 survey, Andrejs Plakans presents an integrated history of three Baltic peoples - Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians - and draws out the common threads to show how it has been shaped by their location in a strategically desirable corner of Europe.

A Concise History of Sweden Neil Kent

Paul Bushkovitch

HB | 9780521812849 | £56.00 PB | 9780521012270 | £17.99 pages | 316 Publication | June 2008

HB | 9780521835626 | £60.00 PB | 9780521543231 | £19.99 pages | 480 Publication | February 2012

Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past.


Neil Kent's book sweeps through Sweden's history from the Stone Age to the present day. Early coverage includes Viking hegemony, the Scandinavian Union, the Reformation and Sweden's political zenith as Europe's greatest superpower in the seventeenth century, while later chapters explore the Swedish Enlightenment, royal absolutism, the commitment to military neutrality and Pan-Scandinavianism. The book successfully combines the politics, economics and social and cultural mores of one of the world's most successfully functioning and humane societies.



Settling the Earth The Archaeology of Deep Human History Clive Gamble

HB | 9781107013261 | £55.00 PB | 9781107601079 | £19.99 pages | 416 35 b/w illustrations 32 maps

PUBLICATION | MARCH 2014 In this worldwide survey, Clive Gamble explores the evolution of the human imagination, without which we would not have become a global species. He sets out to determine the cognitive and social basis for our imaginative capacity and traces the evidence back into deep human history. He argues that it was the imaginative ability to 'go beyond' and to create societies where people lived apart yet stayed in touch that made us such effective world settlers. To make his case Gamble brings together information from a wide range of disciplines: psychology, cognitive science, archaeology, palaeoanthropology, archaeogenetics, geography, quaternary science and anthropology. He presents a novel deep history that combines the archaeological evidence for fossil hominins with the selective forces of Pleistocene climate change, engages with the archaeogeneticists' models for population dispersal and displacement, and ends with the Europeans' rediscovery of the deep history settlement of the Earth. Chapter contents 1. The worlds of deep human history; 2. The drivers of climate and environment; 3. The recent veneers of climate, environment, and population; 4. Walking and running down the tectonic trail; 5. Three strides across a bio-tidal world; 6. Going beyond, keeping in touch; 7. The call of the north; 8. Eyes on the horizon; 9. The human re-union in retrospect.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Presents a deep history that finds a place for our distant past in contemporary shallow histories • Sets out a new geographical framework for the organization and study of human evolution • Peoples this framework with ancestors who are cognitively sophisticated and increasingly imaginatively aware

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Early China A Social and Cultural History Li Feng 'Li Feng has delivered a highly competent and accessible account of the social, political, and institutional history of early China. The text incorporates the most current state of scholarship in a rapidly developing field and deserves particular praise for its expert inclusion of archaeological evidence. The book will be welcomed by nonspecialists and specialists alike.' Roel Sterckx, University of Cambridge

'Early China' refers to the period from the beginning of human history in China to the end of the Han Dynasty in AD 220. The roots of modern Chinese society and culture are all to be found in this formative period of Chinese civilization. Li Feng's new critical interpretation draws on the most recent scholarship and archaeological discoveries from the past thirty years. This fluent and engaging overview of early Chinese civilization explores key topics including the origins of the written language, the rise of the state, the Shang and Zhou religions, bureaucracy, law and governance, the evolving nature of war, the creation of empire, the changing image of art, and the philosophical search for social order. Beautifully illustrated with a wide range of new images, this book is essential reading for all those wanting to know more about the foundations of Chinese history and civilization. Chapter contents Early China chronology; Map of China; 1. Introduction: early China and its natural and cultural demarcations; 2. The development of complex society in China; 3. Erlitou and Erligang: early states expansion; 4. Anyang and beyond: Shang and contemporary bronze cultures; 5. Cracking the secret bones: literacy and society in Late Shang?; 6. The inscribed history: Western Zhou State and its bronze vessels; 7. The creation of paradigm: Zhou bureaucracy and social institutions; 8. Hegemons and warriors: social transformation of the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC–481 BC); 9. The age of territorial states: warring states politics and institutions; 10. Philosophers as statesmen: in light of recently discovered texts; 11. The Qin Unification and Qin Empire: who were the TerraCotta Warriors?; 12. Expansion and political transition of the Han Empire; 13. State and society: bureaucracy and social orders under the Han Empire; 14. Ideological changes and their reflections in Han culture and Han art.


HB | 9780521895521 | £55.00 PB | 9780521719810 | £17.99 pages | 350 82 b/w illustrations 17 maps 1 table


WHY IT WILL SELL • An accessible starting point for those wanting to explore the fascinating world of early Chinese history • Includes over eighty illustrations and numerous text boxes that showcase outstanding and unusual archaeological discoveries •Maps and a comprehensive chronology illuminate the geography of Early China and the key historic events



Architecture, Astronomy and Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt Giulio Magli

HB | 9781107032088 | £60.00 pages | 256 61 b/w illustrations 18 maps 7 tables

PUBLICATION | SEP 2013 This book examines the interplay between astronomy and dynastic power in the course of ancient Egyptian history, focusing on the fundamental role of astronomy in the creation of the pyramids and the monumental temple and burial complexes. Bringing to bear the analytical tools of archaeoastronomy, a set of techniques and methods that enable modern scholars to better understand the thought, religion and science of early civilizations, Giulio Magli provides in-depth analyses of the pyramid complexes at Giza, Abusir, Saqqara and Dahshur, as well as of the Early Dynastic necropolis at Abydos and the magnificent new Kingdom Theban temples. Using a variety of data retrieved from study of the sky and measurements of the buildings, he reconstructs the visual, symbolic and spiritual world of the ancient Egyptians and thereby establishes an intimate relationship among celestial cycles, topography and architecture. He also shows how they were deployed in the ideology of the pharaoh's power in the course of Egyptian history. Chapter contents Part I: 1. A land for eternity; 2. A king who looks at the stars; 3. The lords of the horizon; 4. A mirage from Heliopolis; 5. Sons of the Sun God; 6. The lost pyramid; Part II: 7. Renaissance at the winter solstice; 8. A valley for the kings; 9. The horizon of the Aten; 10. The last of the greats.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Explores for the first time in a scholarly, systematic way the relationships between astronomy, landscape and architecture in ancient Egypt • Demonstrates a series of longforgotten visual and topographical relationships between the Egyptian pyramids • Shows how ideas about 'cosmic' order were reflected in the architecture of Ancient Egypt

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Central Europe in the High Middle Ages Bohemia, Hungary and Poland, c.900–1300 Nora Berend, Przemyslaw Urbańczyk, Przemyslaw Wiszewski

HB | 9780521781565 | £60.00 PB | 9780521786959 | £19.99 pages | 290 2 maps

PUBLICATION | OCT 2013 This ground-breaking comparative history of the early centuries of Bohemia, Hungary and Poland sets the development of each polity in the context of the Central European region as a whole. Focussing on the origins of the realms and their development in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, the book concludes with the thirteenth century when significant changes in social and economic structures occurred. The book presents a series of thematic chapters on every aspect of the early history of the region covering political, religious, economic, social and cultural developments, including an investigation of origin myths that questions traditional national narratives. It also explores the ways in which western European patterns were appropriated and adapted through the local initiatives of rulers, nobles and ecclesiastics in Central Europe. An ideal introduction to the essential themes in medieval Central European history, the book sheds important new light on regional similarities and differences. Chapter contents 1. Introduction; 2. The history of the region and the question of origins; 3. The formation of polities and Christianization; 4. Political life and government c.1050– c.1200; 5. Society and the economy eleventh-twelfth centuries; 6. Ecclesiastical history (eleventh-thirteenth centuries); 7. New developments of the XIIIth century; Select bibliography.


WHY IT WILL SELL • The first overview of the medieval history of the region in English, and one of the few comparative histories of the three countries in any language • Treats the medieval history of the region as a topic worthy of investigation in its own right, dispelling modern myths of a predetermined path of historical development • An essential introduction to the key themes in medieval Central European history



European Colonialism since 1700 James Lehning

'Maintaining both a comparative and transnational focus, [Lehning] offers a detailed consideration of the social, economic and cultural changes wrought on societies and communities by the varied impacts of colonial rule. The result is a refreshingly ambitious history that, among other things, will allow students to connect North and South American colonial encounters, ideas and arguments.' Martin Thomas, University of Exeter

HB | 9780521518703 | £50.00 PB | 9780521741712 | £18.99 pages | 330 11 b/w illustrations 4 maps

PUBLICATION | AUG 2013 This masterful synthesis provides a much-needed, complete survey of European colonialism from 1700 to decolonization in the twentieth century. Written by an award-winning author, this advanced undergraduate and graduate level textbook bridges, for the first time, the early modern Atlantic empires and the later Asian and African empires of 'high imperialism'. Viewing colonialism as a phenomenon of contact between Europe and the rest of the world, the author takes an 'entangled histories' approach, considering the surprising ways in which the imperial powers of Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, France and the Netherlands displayed their identities in colonial settings, as much as in their imperial capitals. The author illuminates for students the common themes of colonial government, economic development and cultural contact across empires, and reveals the ways in which these themes played out, through contrast of the differing development, structure and impact of each empire. Chapter contents 1. Introduction; 2. The European empires in the early eighteenth century; 3. The restructuring of the Atlantic empires; 4. The new empires in Oceania and Asia; 5. Africa and the Middle East; 6. Imperial Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; 7. Decolonisation and postcolonial Europe.

WHY IT WILL SELL • The only textbook to offer a complete survey of the major European empires from 1700 onwards; most textbooks on European colonialism focus on a single empire • Allows students to compare and contrast the major Atlantic, Asian and African colonies of the early modern and 'high imperialism' periods • Written by an award-winning author, whose previous book won the Laurence Wylie Prize for superior scholarship

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A History of Modern Tunisia 2nd edition Kenneth Perkins


HB | 9781107024076 | £55.00 PB | 9781107654730 | £19.99 pages | 336 28 b/w illustrations 4 maps


Kenneth Perkins's second edition of A History of Modern Tunisia carries the history of this country from 2004 to the present, with particular emphasis on the Tunisian revolution of 2011 - the first critical event of that year's Arab Spring and the inspiration for similar populist movements across the Arab world. After providing an overview of the country in the years preceding the inauguration of a French protectorate in 1881, the book examines the impact of colonialism on the country, with particular attention to the evolution of a nationalist movement that secured the termination of the protectorate in 1956. Its analysis of the first three decades of independence, during which the leaders of the anticolonial struggle consolidated political power, assesses the challenges that they faced and the degree of success they achieved. No other English-language study of Tunisia offers as sweeping a time frame or as comprehensive a history of this nation. Chapter contents 1. The march to Bardo, 1835–1881; 2. Whose Tunisia? 1881–1912; 3. Squaring off, 1912–1940; 4. Redefining the relationship, 1940–1956; 5. The independent state sets its course, 1956–1969; 6. Regime entrenchment and the intensification of opposition, 1969–1987; 7. Innovation in the 'New Tunisia', 1987–2003; 8. A revolution for dignity, freedom, and justice.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Most up-to-date history of modern Tunisia on the market • First comprehensive history of modern Tunisia in English • Integrates cultural and artistic trends into narrative of the development of the modern state



A History of Modern Libya 2nd edition Dirk Vanderwalle In the wake of the civil war and Qadhafi's demise, the time is ripe for a new edition of Dirk Vandewalle's classic history of Libya. The book, which was originally published in 2006, traces the country's history back to the 1900s, through the Italian occupation in the early twentieth century, the Sanusi monarchy and, thereafter, to the revolution of 1969 and the accession of Qadhafi. The following chapters analyse the economics and politics of Qadhafi's revolution, offering insights into the man and his ideology as reflected in his Green Book. The new edition covers the intervening years, since 2005, when, courted by the West, Qadhafi came in from the cold. At home, though, his people were disillusioned, and economic liberalization came too late to forestall revolution. In an epilogue, the author reflects upon Qadhafi's premiership and the legacy he leaves behind.

HB | 9781107019393 | £60.00 PB | 9781107615748 | £18.99 pages 292 8 b/w illustrations 3 maps Publication | May 2012



A History of Modern Morocco Susan Gilson Miller Morocco is notable for its stable and durable monarchy, its close ties with the West, its vibrant cultural life and its centrality to regional politics. This book, by distinguished historian Susan Gilson Miller, offers a richly documented survey of modern Moroccan history. Arguing that pragmatism rather than ideology has shaped the monarchy's response to crisis, the book begins with the French invasion of Algeria in 1830 and Morocco's abortive efforts at reform, the duel with colonial powers and the loss of independence in 1912, the burdens and benefits of France's forty-four year dominion and the stunning success of the nationalist movement leading to independence in 1956. In the post-independence era, the book traces the monarchy's gradual monopolization of power and the resulting political paralysis, with a postscript bringing events up to 2012. This concise, readable book will inform and enthral students and all those searching for the background to present-day events in the region.

HB | 9780521810708 | £55.00 PB | 9780521008990 | £18.99 pages | 328 32 b/w illustrations 3 maps Publication | May 2013

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Red Nations The Nationalities Experience in and after the USSR Jeremy Smith 'Jeremy Smith has given us the first comprehensive account of the turns and twists of Soviet nationality policies from the revolution to the present. An acknowledged expert on the USSR's practices among non-Russian peoples, Smith shows how nations were constructed and reconstructed by an ostensibly internationalist socialist state that both promoted ethnic cultures but also exiled whole peoples to eradicate perceived threats to the regime. The importance of his story should not be underestimated.’ Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, University of Michigan

HB | 9780521111317 | £55.00 PB | 9780521128704 | £19.99 pages | 312 6 tables

Red Nations offers an illuminating and informative overview of how the non-Russian republics of the Soviet Union experienced communist rule. It surveys the series of historical events that contributed to the break-up of the Soviet Union and evaluates their continuing resonance across post-soviet states today. Drawing from the latest research, Professor Smith offers comprehensive coverage of the revolutionary years, the early Soviet policies of developing nations, Stalin's purges and deportations of small nationalities, and the rise of independence movements. Through a single, unified narrative, this book illustrates how, in the post-Stalin period, many of the features of the modern nation state emerged. Both scholars and students will find this an indispensable contribution to the history of the dissolution of the USSR, the reconstruction of post-Soviet society, and its impact on non-Russian citizens from the years of the Russian Revolution through to the present day. Chapter contents 1. Introduction: the prison-house of nations; 2. Dispersal and reunion: revolution and Civil War in the Borderlands; 3. Bolshevik nationality policies and the formation of the USSR; 4. Nation-building the Soviet way; 5. Surviving the Stalinist onslaught, 1928–1941; 6. The Great Patriotic War and after; 7. Deportations; 8. Territorial expansion and the Baltic exception; 9. Destalinisation and the revival of the Republics; 10. Stability and national development: the Brezhnev years, 1964–1982; 11. From reform to dissolution, 1982–1991; 12. Nation-making in the post-Soviet states; 13. The orphans of the Soviet Union: Chechnya, Nagorno, Karabakh, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transdniester; Conclusion.



WHY IT WILL SELL • Integrates the experience of non-Russians during and after Communism • Brings together approaches from history and political science • Accessibly written synthesis of the latest research in the field



The First Knowledge Economy Human Capital and the European Economy, 1750–1850 Margaret C. Jacob

HB | 9781107044012 | £55.00 PB | 9781107619838 | £18.99 pages | 400 11 b/w illustrations 2 maps Ever since the Industrial Revolution debate has raged about the sources of the new, sustained western prosperity. Margaret Jacob here argues persuasively for the critical importance of knowledge in Europe's economic transformation during the period from 1750 to 1850, first in Britain and then in selected parts of northern and western Europe. This is a new history of economic development in which minds, books, lectures and education become central. She shows how, armed with knowledge and know-how and inspired by the desire to get rich, entrepreneurs emerged within an industrial culture wedded to scientific knowledge and technology. She charts how, across a series of industries and nations, innovative engineers and entrepreneurs sought to make sense and a profit out of the world around them. Skilled hands matched minds steeped in the knowledge systems new to the eighteenth century to transform the economic destiny of western Europe. Chapter contents Introduction: knowledge and industrial development: the stakes; 1. A portrait of early industrial lives: the Watts and Boultons, science and entrepreneurship; 2. The knowledge economy and coal: how technological change happened; 3. Technical knowledge and making cotton king; 4. Textiles in Leeds: mechanical science on the factory floor; 5. The puzzle of French retardation: reform and its antecedents; 6. The puzzle of French retardation: restoration and reaction; 7. Education and the inculcation of industrial knowledge: the Low Countries, 1750–1830.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Challenges traditional perceptions of traditional economic explanations and instead offers a new perspective on economic change • Provides evidence that education matters within economic development • Offers a comparative approach across four countries to explore the knowledge available in Britain, France, Belgium and the Dutch Republic

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The Economy of Modern India From 1860 to the Twenty-First Century 2nd edition B. R. Tomlinson

HB | 9781107021181 | £55.00 PB | 9781107605473 | £19.99 pages | 267 6 b/w illustrations 20 maps 30 tables Publication | April 2013


Rapid economic growth has put India at the centre of current debates about the future of the global economy. In this fully revised and updated text, B. R. Tomlinson provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging account of the Indian economy over the last 150 years. He sets arguments about growth, development and underdevelopment, and the impact of imperialism, against a detailed history of agriculture, trade and manufacture, and the relations between business, the economy and the state. The new edition extends the coverage right up to the present day, and explains how one of the largest countries in the world has sought to achieve economic progress and lasting development, despite institutional weaknesses, rigid structures of political and social hierarchy, and the legacy of colonialism. Chapter contents Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; 1. Introduction: growth and development in the long run; 2. Agriculture, 1860–1950: land, labour and capital; 3. Trade and manufacture, 1860–1945: firms, markets and the colonial state; 4. The state and the economy, 1939– 1980; 5. Breaking the mould? Economic growth since 1980; Index.


WHY IT WILL SELL • A unique and wide-ranging overview of the economy of India and its development • New material extends the coverage right up to the present day, including a study of how liberalisation has brought about growth and development since 1980 • Synthesises and expands upon the diverse specialist literature



Who’s Bigger? Where Historical Figures Really Rank Steven Skiena, Charles Ward

Is Hitler bigger than Napoleon? Washington bigger than Lincoln? Picasso bigger than Einstein? Quantitative analysts are rapidly finding homes in social and cultural domains, from finance to politics. What about history? In this fascinating book, Steve Skiena and Charles Ward bring quantitative analysis to bear on ranking and comparing historical reputations. They evaluate each person by aggregating the traces of millions of opinions, just as Google ranks webpages. The book includes a technical discussion for readers interested in the details of the methods, but no mathematical or computational background is necessary to understand the rankings or conclusions. Did you know that if you have a spare billion dollars, and you want to be remembered forever, your best investment is to get a university named after you? Did you know that women remain significantly underrepresented in the historical record compared to men and have long required substantially greater achievement levels to get equally noted for posterity? The long-term prominence of Elvis Presley rivals that of the most famous classical composers. Roll over Beethoven, and tell Tchaikovsky the news! Along the way, the authors present the rankings of more than one thousand of history's most significant people in science, politics, entertainment, and all areas of human endeavour. Anyone interested in history or biography can see where their favourite figures place in the grand scheme of things. While revisiting old historical friends and making new ones, you will come to understand the forces that shape historical recognition in a whole new light. Chapter contents Part I. Quantitative History: 1. History's most significant people; 2. Ranking historical figures; 3. Who belongs in Bonnie's textbook?; 4. Reading through the past; 5. Great Americans and the process of canonization; 6. The baseball hall of fame; 7. Historical time scales; Part II. Historical Rankings: 8. American political figures; 9. Modern world leaders; 10. Science and technology; 11. Religion and philosophy; 12. Sports; 13. The arts; 14. The performing arts; 15. Devils and angels; Part III. Appendix: A. Ranking methodology; B. Resources; C. Biographical dictionary.

HB | 9781107041370 | £19.00 pages | 408 101 b/w illustrations 2 maps 176 tables


WHY IT WILL SELL • Lists of rankings for more than 1,000 of history's most significant figures • Presents a unique datadriven approach to looking at history • Explains why certain historical figures persist in the public consciousness, while others are forgotten • Features a website that enables viewers to check out our rankings for every single person in Wikipedia, and how they compare against other historical figures in several dimensions • iPhone app with a 'Who's Bigger' game is available

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The Two Cultures? The Significance of C. P. Snow F. R. Leavis; Introduction by Stefan Collini 'Fifty years after Lionel Trilling established the terms of subsequent commentary on F. R. Leavis's Richmond Lecture, Stefan Collini decisively and triumphantly reframes the discussion. By explaining a tone that has struck so many observers as inexplicable, Collini places Leavis's seemingly outrageous lecture within a tradition of cultural criticism that continues to this day.' Guy Ortolano, author of The Two Cultures Controversy: Science, Literature, and Cultural Politics in Postwar Britain

PB | 9781107617353 | £12.99 pages | 150



In this first annotated edition of F. R. Leavis's famous critique of C. P. Snow's influential argument about 'the two cultures', Stefan Collini reappraises both its literary tactics and its purpose as cultural criticism. The edition will enable new generations of readers to understand what was at stake in the dispute and to appreciate the enduring relevance of Leavis's attack on the goal of economic growth. In his comprehensive introduction Collini situates Leavis's critique within the wider context of debates about 'modernity' and 'prosperity', not just the 'two cultures' of literature and science. Collini emphasizes the difficulties faced by the cultural critic in challenging widely-held views and offers an illuminating analysis of Leavis's style. The edition provides full notes to references and allusions in Leavis's texts. Chapter contents Introduction Stefan Collini; Note on further reading; A note on the text; Two Cultures? The Significance of C. P. Snow (1962); Luddites? Or, There Is Only One Culture (1966); Notes.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Reappraises the character and value of F. R. Leavis's famous attack on C. P. Snow • Authoritative and wide-ranging introduction to the 'two cultures' dispute and its twenty-firstcentury relevance by leading critic Stefan Collini • Demonstrates how F. R. Leavis's critique, especially of economic 'growth', is still relevant today



The Two Cultures C. P. Snow Introduction by Stefan Collini The notion that our society, its education system and its intellectual life, is characterised by a split between two cultures – the arts or humanities on one hand and the sciences on the other – has a long history. But it was C. P. Snow's Rede lecture of 1959 that brought it to prominence and began a public debate that is still raging in the media today. This fiftieth anniversary printing of The Two Cultures and its successor piece, A Second Look (in which Snow responded to the controversy four years later) features an introduction by Stefan Collini, charting the history and context of the debate, its implications and its afterlife. The importance of science and technology in policy run largely by non-scientists, the future for education and research, and the problem of fragmentation threatening hopes for a common culture are just some of the subjects discussed.

PB | 9781107606142 | £12.99 pages | 179 Publication | March 2012


The Three Cultures Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities in the 21st Century

Jerome Kagan In 1959 C. P. Snow delivered his now-famous Rede Lecture, 'The Two Cultures,' a reflection on the academy based on the premise that intellectual life was divided into two cultures: the arts and humanities on one side and science on the other. Since then, a third culture, generally termed 'social science' and comprised of fields such as sociology, political science, economics, and psychology, has emerged. Jerome Kagan's book describes the assumptions, vocabulary, and contributions of each of these cultures and argues that the meanings of many of the concepts used by each culture are unique to it and do not apply to the others because the source of evidence for the term is special. The text summarizes the contributions of the social sciences and humanities to our understanding of human nature and questions the popular belief that biological processes are the main determinant of variation in human behaviour.

HB | 9780521518420 | £46.00 PB |9780521732307 | £16.99 pages | 324 1 table Publication | June 2009


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Why Prison? Edited by David Scott

Prison studies has experienced a period of great creativity in recent years, and this collection draws together some of the field's most exciting and innovative contemporary critical writers in order to engage directly with one of the most profound questions in penology – why prison? In addressing this question, the authors connect contemporary penological thought with an enquiry that has received the attention of some of the greatest thinkers on punishment in the past. Through critical exploration of the theories, policies and practices of imprisonment, the authors analyse why prison persists and why prisoner populations are rapidly rising in many countries. Collectively, the chapters provide not only a sophisticated diagnosis and critique of global hyper-incarceration but also suggest principles and strategies that could be adopted to radically reduce our reliance upon imprisonment. Chapter contents Foreword: on stemming the tide Thomas Mathiesen; 1. Why prison? Posing the question David Scott; 2. Prisons and social structure in late-capitalist societies Alessandro De Giorgi; 3. The prison paradox in neoliberal Britain Emma Bell; 4. Crafting the neoliberal state: workfare, prisonfare, and social insecurity Loïc Wacquant; 5. Pleasure, punishment and the professional middle class Magnus Hörnqvist; 6. Penal spectatorship and the culture of punishment Michelle Brown; 7. Prison and the public sphere: toward a democratic theory of penal order Vanessa Barker; 8. The iron cage of prison studies Mark Brown; 9. The prison and national identity: citizenship, punishment and the sovereign state Emma Kaufman and Mary Bosworth; 10. Punishing the detritus and the damned: penal and semi-penal institutions in Liverpool Vickie Cooper and Joe Sim; 11. Why prison? Incarceration and the great recession Keally McBride; 12. Ghosts of the past, present, and future of penal reform in the United States Marie Gottschalk; 13. Schooling the carceral state: challenging the school to prison pipeline Erica Meiners; 14. Why no prisons? Julia Oparah; 15. Unequalled in pain David Scott.


HB | 9781107030749 | £75.00 pages | 416 1 b/w illustration


WHY IT WILL SELL • Engages with one of the most central questions in the sociology of punishment – why prison? • Brings together some of the leading contemporary writers in penology in one volume • Presents cutting edge analysis which will help to shape the agenda for future developments in the field



From Grammar to Meaning The Spontaneous Logicality of Language Edited by Ivano Caponigro, Carlo Cecchetto

HB | 9781107033108 | £65.00 pages | 310 21 b/w illustrations 5 colour illustrations 2 tables Publication | July 2013

REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE In recent years, the study of formal semantics and formal pragmatics has grown tremendously showing that core aspects of language meaning can be explained by a few principles. These principles are grounded in the logic that is behind - and tightly intertwined with - the grammar of human language. In this book, some of the most prominent figures in linguistics, including Noam Chomsky and Barbara H. Partee, offer new insights into the nature of linguistic meaning and pave the way for the further development of formal semantics and formal pragmatics. Each chapter investigates various dimensions in which the logical nature of human language manifests itself within a language and/or across languages. Phenomena like bare plurals, free choice items, scalar implicatures, intervention effects, and logical operators are investigated in depth and at times cross-linguistically and/or experimentally. This volume will be of interest to scholars working within the fields of semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition and psycholinguistics. Contributors Ivano Caponigro, Carlo Cecchetto, Barbara H. Partee, Noam Chomsky, Veneeta Dayal, Anamaria Fălăuş, Maria Aloni, Michael Franke, Christopher Kennedy, Clemens Mayr, Danny Fox, Stephen Crain, Rosalind Thornton, Francesca Panzeri, Francesca Foppolo, Maria Teresa Guasti, Luigi Rizzi, Adriana Belletti

WHY IT WILL SELL • In this book, some of the most prominent figures in linguistics, including Noam Chomsky and Barbara H. Partee, offer original thoughts on the issue of human language and meaning and expose the reader to a lively debate about the role of meaning and semantics in linguistic theory • Explores the explosion of studies on formal semantics and formal pragmatics • Examines the very edge of current research, a must read for researchers and graduate students interested in formal semantics and pragmatics, philosophy of language and language development

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How Languages Work An Introduction to Language and Linguistics Edited by Carol Genetti

A new and exciting introduction to linguistics, this textbook presents language in all its amazing complexity, while guiding students gently through the basics. Students emerge with an appreciation of the diversity of the world's languages, as well as a deeper understanding of the structure of human language, the ways it is used, and its broader social and cultural context. Chapters introducing the nuts and bolts of language study (phonology, syntax, meaning) are combined with those on the 'functions' of language (discourse, prosody, pragmatics, and language contact), helping students gain a better grasp of how language works in the real world. A rich set of language 'profiles' help students explore the world's linguistic diversity, identify similarities and differences between languages, and encourages them to apply concepts from earlier chapter material. A range of carefully designed pedagogical features encourage student engagement, adopting a step-by-step approach and using study questions and case studies. Chapter contents 1. Introduction: language, languages, and linguistics Carol Genetti; 2. Phonetics: physical dimensions of speech sounds Matthew Gordon; 3. Phonology: organization of speech sounds Matthew Gordon; 4. Morphology: what's in a word? Marianne Mithun; 5. Word classes: evidence from grammatical behavior Carol Genetti; 6. Syntax: words in combination Carol Genetti; 7. Semantics: how language makes sense Michael Israel; 8. Pragmatics: inference for language Mira Ariel; 9. Discourse: language beyond the sentence Wallace Chafe; 10. Prosody: the music of language Wallace Chafe; 11. Language and the social world Mary Bucholtz; 12. Language change: the dynamicity of linguistic systems Marianne Mithun; 13. Language contact and areal linguistics Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; 14. First language acquisition Patricia Clancy; 15. Second language acquisition Dorothy Chun and Jan Frodesen; Language Profiles: 1. Finnish Ritva Laury; 2. Kabardian Matthew Gordon; 3. Goemai Birgit Hellwig; 4. Manange Kristine Hildebrandt; 5. Nuuchahnulth (Nootka) Toshihide Nakayama; 6. South Conchucos Quechua Daniel Hintz; 7. Tsez Bernard Comrie; 8. Bardi Claire Bowern; 9. Lowland Chontal Loretta O'Connor; 10. Manambu Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; 11. Indonesian Robert Engelbretson; 12. Seneca Wallace Chafe; 13. Akkadian Guy Deutscher.

HB | 9780521767446 | £80.00 PB | 9780521174688 | £34.99 pages | 550 96 b/w illustrations 19 maps 57 tables 150 exercises


WHY IT WILL SELL • Takes a functional approach, providing a modern, global and integrated perspective on language • Student-engaging features include a step-by-step structure, reflection questions and in-depth case studies • Student online resources include sound and video files, study guides, tutorials, interactive problem sets, electronic flash cards, and documents on argumentation, problem solving and writing in linguistics • Instructor online resources include modifiable PowerPoint slides, answer keys, quiz questions and problem sets





The Language of Life and Death The Transformation of Experience in Oral Narrative William Labov 'Erudite, thoughtful and personal, an engaging book to be read and pondered, as much for the fundamental issues raised and the fascinating data analyzed as for the solutions offered.' Neal R. Norrick, Saarland University

HB | 9781107033344 | £55.00 PB | 9781107656819 | £17.99 pages | 256 2 b/w illustrations Publication | July 2013 We share the experience of others through the stories they tell of the crucial events in their lives. This book provides a rich range of narratives that grip the reader's attention together with an analysis of how it is done. While remaining true to the facts, narrators use linguistic devices to present themselves in the best possible light and change the listener's perception of who is to blame for what has occurred. William Labov extends his widely used framework for narrative analysis to matters of greatest human concern: the danger of death, violence, premonitions and large-scale community conflicts. The book also examines traditional epic and historical texts, from Herodotus and the Old Testament to Macaulay, showing how these literary genres draw upon the techniques of personal narratives. Not only relevant to students of narratology, discourse and sociolinguistics, this book will be rewarding reading for anyone interested in the human condition. Chapter contents 1. Introduction to the language of life and death; 2. Narrative analysis; 3. The escalation of violence; 4. Confrontations with death; 5. Premonitions and communication with the dead; 6. Margie Knott: her confrontation with the neighbors; 7. Gloria Stein: 'They stoned the house'; 8. Rose Norman: the death of her younger sister; 9. Mary Costa: the death of her youngest daughter; 10. Cache County; 11. The vernacular origin of epic style; 12. Historians' use of narrative; 13. Thomas Babington Macaulay: the death of Monmouth; 14. S. T. Bindoff: the death of Elizabeth; 15. 2 Samuel: the death of Absalom; 16. The narrative view of death and life.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Expands a widely used framework for narrative analysis to new and more complex types of narrative such as epic and historical • Shows how narrators take advantage of the special features of their language to alter the listener's perception of who is responsible •Provides a wide range of human experience of inherent interest to the reader, such as narratives which deal with the escalation of violence, contact between the dead and the living, premonitions of future events and community confrontations

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Native Speakers and Native Users Loss and Gain Alan Davies 'Davies interrogates the Native Speaker, together with the conspiring partner Native User, with disarming logic and multiple lines of incriminating evidence. The two prove to be implicated inextricably not only in their expected guises of learning, losing, standardizing, and assessing languages but also to be acting in collusion in a broad array of social circumstances around the world ranging from religious rituals to literary personae. This is triumphant, passionate, and elucidating intellectual sleuth work.' Alister Cumming, University of Toronto

HB | 9780521119276 | £55.00 pages | 180 1 b/w illustration 4 tables


'Native speakers' and 'native users' are terms traditionally used to differentiate between speakers who have acquired a language from birth and speakers who have learnt a second language. This book highlights the problems associated with making such a clear cut distinction. By analysing a range of literature, language uses and proficiency tests, Davies argues that there is no significant difference between native speakers and native users, and emphasises the importance of the Standard Language. Whilst individual native speakers may vary considerably, the academic construct of the native speaker is isomorphic with the Standard Language which is available to both native speakers and native users through education. In this book, Davies explores the 'native user', as a second language speaker who uses language with 'native speaker' competence. This book will be of significant interest to students and researchers working in the fields of second language acquisition and applied linguistics. Chapter contents 1. Introduction; 2. The sense of language loss; 3. Is a New English English?; 4. Second language learning and second language acquisition; 5. Language norms and standard English; 6. Empirical studies; 7. Talking in silence: Ministry in Quaker meetings; 8. Textual hoaxes: questioning the taken-for-granted; 9. Conclusion.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Helps to depoliticise the contentious issue of the native speaker • Emphasises the importance of the written language and of extensive reading • Emphasises that language reflects thought and does not determine it



Understanding Politeness Dániel Z. Kádár, Michael Haugh 'Understanding Politeness provides an innovative, integrative understanding of politeness as an evaluative social practice. It is destined to become the standard paradigm for teaching students and for studying these complex phenomena.' Robert B. Arundale, Professor Emeritus of Communication, University of Alaska Fairbanks

HB | 9781107031685 | £65.00 PB | 9781107626942 | £25.95 pages | 320 25 b/w illustrations 4 tables 6 exercises Politeness is key to all of our relationships and plays a fundamental part in the way we communicate with each other and the way we define ourselves. It is not limited only to conventional aspects of linguistic etiquette, but encompasses all types of interpersonal behaviour through which we explore and maintain our relationships. This groundbreaking exploration navigates the reader through this fascinating area and introduces them to a variety of new insights. The book is divided into three parts and is based on an innovative framework which relies on the concepts of social practice, time and space. In this multidisciplinary approach, the authors capture a range of user and observer understandings and provide a variety of examples from different languages and cultures. With its reader-friendly style, carefully constructed exercises and useful glossary, Understanding Politeness will be welcomed by both researchers and postgraduate students working on politeness, pragmatics and sociolinguistics more broadly. Chapter contents 1. Introduction; Part I. Theoretical Framework: 2. The roots of politeness research; 3. Recent developments in politeness research; 4. Politeness as social practice; 5. Understandings of politeness; Part II. Politeness and Time: 6. Politeness in interaction; 7. Politeness, convention and rituality; 8. Politeness and history; Part III. Politeness and Social Space: From Mind to Society: 9. Politeness and metapragmatics; 10. Politeness, cognition and emotion; 11. Culture, identity and politeness; 12. Conclusion.


WHY IT WILL SELL • The authors approach the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective which will appeal to readers from other disciplines • Is written in a reader-friendly style and carefully constructed exercises and useful glossary make the book accessible to a wide range of readers • Will suit those who are interested in a particular aspect of politeness, as chapters can be read and understood individually

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Boccaccio and the Invention of Italian Literature Dante, Petrarch, Cavalcanti, and the Authority of the Vernacular Martin Eisner

HB | 9781107041660 | £60.00 pages | 300 7 b/w illustrations 4 tables

Giovanni Boccaccio played a pivotal role in the extraordinary emergence of the Italian literary tradition in the fourteenth century, not only as author of the Decameron, but also as scribe of Dante, Petrarch and Cavalcanti. Using a single codex written entirely in Boccaccio's hand, Martin Eisner brings together material philology and literary history to reveal the multiple ways Boccaccio authorizes this vernacular literary tradition. Each chapter offers a novel interpretation of Boccaccio as a biographer, storyteller, editor and scribe, who constructs arguments, composes narratives, compiles texts and manipulates material forms to legitimize and advance a vernacular literary canon. Situating these philological activities in the context of Boccaccio's broader reflections on poetry in the Decameron and the Genealogy of the Gentile Gods, the book produces a new portrait of Boccaccio that integrates his vernacular and Latin works, while also providing a new context for understanding his fictions. Chapter contents Introduction: Boccaccio between Dante and Petrarch: cultivating vernacular literary community in the Chigi codex; 1. Dante's dirty feet and the limping republic: Boccaccio's defense of literature in the Vita di Dante; 2. Dante's shame and Boccaccio's paratextual praise: editing the Vita nuova, Commedia, and canzoni distese; 3. The making of Petrarch's vernacular Book of Fragments (Fragmentorum liber); 4. The inventive scribe: glossing Cavalcanti in the Chigi and Decameron 6.9; Epilogue: the allegory of the vernacular: Boccaccio's Esposizioni and Petrarch's Griselda.



WHY IT WILL SELL • Provides a fresh understanding of Boccaccio's complex interactions with Dante, Petrarch and Cavalcanti • Offers a new perspective on the emergence of the Italian literary canon in the fourteenth century • A novel account of Boccaccio's intellectual development, no longer divided between vernacular and Latin



Samuel Beckett’s Library Dirk Van Hulle, Mark Nixon 'Jorge Luis Borges has narrated the story of a man who buys Shakespeare's memory. Similarly, this exhaustive and compact book gives you access to Samuel Beckett's memory. Beckett's Library, which will become an indispensable reference for future Beckett studies, guides you step by step through Beckett's extensive and polyglot library, explaining its annotations, marginalia, and cross-references. And be reassured, this library also includes Shakespeare …' Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania

HB | 9781107001268 | £50.00 pages | 342

'[Beckett's Library] is a magnificent piece of work. I am mightily impressed with it.' Edward Beckett, Executor of the Beckett Estate


Samuel Beckett's Library critically examines the reading notes and marginalia contained in the books of Samuel Beckett's surviving library in Paris. Previously inaccessible to scholars, this is the first study to assess the importance of the marginalia, inscriptions and other manuscript notes in the 750 volumes of the library. Setting the library into context with other manuscript material such as drafts and notebooks, Samuel Beckett's Library examines the way in which Beckett absorbed, 'translated' and transmitted his reading in his own work. This book thus illuminates Beckett's cultural and intellectual world and shows the ways in which his reading often engendered writing.


Chapter contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Reading traces: Beckett as a reader; 2. Literature in English; 3. Literature in French; 4. Literature in German; 5. Literature in Italian; 6. Classics and other literatures; 7. Philosophy; 8. Religion; 9. Dictionaries; 10. Science; 11. Music and art; Concluding marginalia; Notes; Bibliography; Appendix: catalogue of books in Beckett's library.

• First book to benefit from unique access to Beckett's surviving library • First book to fully examine Beckett's reading practice, and the way he used his reading in his writing • Gives unparalleled access into Beckett's intellectual and cultural contexts

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The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Paris Edited by Anna-Louise Milne

HB | 9781107005129 | £55.00 PB | 9780521182133 | £17.99 pages | 288 Publication | July 2013 No city more than Paris has had such a constant and deep association with the development of literary forms and cultural ideas. The idea of the city as a space of literary self-consciousness started to take hold in the sixteenth century. By 1620, where this volume begins, the first in a long line of extraordinary works of the human imagination, in which the city represented itself to itself, had begun to find form in print. This collection follows that process through to the present day. Beginning with the 'salon', followed by the hybrid culture of libertinage and the revolutionary hotbeds of working-class districts, it explores the continuities and changes between the premodern era and the nineteenth century, when Paris asserted itself as cultural capital of Europe. It goes on to explore how this vision of Paris as a key capital of modernity has shaped contemporary literature. Chapter contents Chronology; 1. Introduction – the city as book AnnaLouise Milne; 2. The Marais: 'Paris' in the seventeenth century Joan Dejean; 3. Libertine Paris Stéphane Van Damne; 4. The Faubourg Saint-Antoine: epicentre of revolution? Tom Stammers; 5. Honoré de Balzac's 'Idea' of Paris Owen Heathcote; 6. Circulation in Baudelaire's Paris Maria Scott; 7. The remaking of Paris: Zola and Haussmann Brian Nelson; 8. Paris-Lesbos: Colette's haunts Nicole G. Albert; 9. Céline and Montmartre: Bohemia and music hall Nicholas Hewitt; 10. Surrealist literature and urban crime Jeremy Stubbs; 11. The location of experiment: 'Modernist Paris' Geoff Gilbert; 12. Banlieue blues Alec G. Hargreaves; 13. Paris: city of disappearances Michael Sheringham; Guide to further reading; Index.



WHY IT WILL SELL • Engages with the vastly significant role the city of Paris has played in the history of ideas and cultural forms • Explores the complexity of this city, aided by detailed illustrations, geographically as well as chronologically • Situates works of great literary significance within the frame of Paris



The Cambridge Introduction to Franz Kafka Carolin Duttlinger

HB | 9780521760386 | £30.00 PB | 9780521757713 | £11.99 pages | 174 6 b/w illustrations Publication | June 2013


Franz Kafka (1883–1924) is one of the most influential of modern authors, whose darkly fascinating novels and stories – where themes such as power, punishment and alienation loom large – have become emblematic of modern life. This Introduction offers a clear and accessible account of Kafka's life, work and literary influence and overturns many myths surrounding them. His texts are in fact far more engaging, diverse, lighthearted and ironic than is commonly suggested by clichés of 'the Kafkaesque'. And, once explored in detail, they are less difficult and impenetrable than is often assumed. Through close analysis of their style, imagery and narrative perspective, Carolin Duttlinger aims to give readers the confidence to (re-)discover Kafka's works without constant recourse to the mantras of critical orthodoxy. In addition, she situates Kafka's texts within their wider cultural, historical and political contexts illustrating how they respond to the concerns of their age, and of our own. Chapter contents Preface; 1. Life; 2. Contexts; 3. Works; 4. Scholarship and adaptations; Guide to further reading; Index.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Encourages readers to see Kafka's texts in a new light, to appreciate their humour and diversity • Situates Kafka's texts within a richly illustrated personal and historical context • As well as Kafka's most famous texts this book draws on lesserknown material, some of which is unavailable to English-speaking readers

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Shakespeare Beyond English A Global Experiment Edited by Susan Bennett, Christie Carson

HB | 9781107040557 | £50.00 PB | 9781107674691 | £17.99 pages | 344 23 b/w illustrations 16 colour illustrations


Tackling vital issues of politics, identity and experience in performance, this book asks what Shakespeare's plays mean when extended beyond the English language. From April to June 2012 the Globe to Globe Festival offered the unprecedented opportunity to see all of Shakespeare's plays performed in many different world languages. Thirty-eight productions from around the globe were presented in six weeks as part of the World Shakespeare Festival, which formed a cornerstone of the Cultural Olympics. This book provides the only complete critical record of that event, drawing together an internationally renowned group of scholars of Shakespeare and world theatre with a selection of the UK's most celebrated Shakespearean actors. Featuring a foreword by Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole and an interview with the Festival Director Tom Bird, this volume highlights the energy and dedication that was necessary to mount this extraordinary cultural experiment.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Suggests new ways to think about Shakespeare performed in languages other than English • Introduces readers to performance practices from many different cultural perspectives through Shakespeare's plays • Provides exclusive reviews and critical discussions of all thirtyeight productions as well as key contextual materials



Chapter contents Foreword; Introduction: Shakespeare beyond English; The Globe to Globe Festival: an introduction; Performance calendar; Week One; 1. U Venas no Adonisi: grassroots theatre or market branding in the rainbow nation?; 2. Festival showcasing and cultural regeneration: Aotearoa New Zealand, Shakespeare's Globe and Ngākau Toa's A Toroihi rāua ko Kāhiri (Troilus and Cressida) in Te Reo Māori; 3. 'What's mine is yours, and what is yours is mine': Measure for Measure, Vakhtangov Theatre, Moscow; 4. 'The girl defies': a Kenyan Merry Wives of Windsor; 5. Pericles and the Globe: celebrating the body and 'embodied spectatorship'; 6. Technicolour Twelfth Night; Week Two; 7. Performing cultural exchange in Richard III: inter-cultural display and personal reflections; 8. 'A girdle round about the earth': Yohangza's A Midsummer Night's Dream; 9. Intercultural rhythm in Yohangza's Dream; 10. Art of darkness: staging Giulio Cesare at the Globe Theatre; 11. Neoliberal pleasure, global responsibility, and the South Sudan Cymbeline; 12. Titus in no man's land: the Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio's production; 13. Tang Shu-wing's Titus and the acting of violence; 14. 'A strange brooch in this all-hating world': Ashtar Theatre's Richard II; 15. 'We want Bolingbroke': Ashtar's Palestinian Richard II; 16. O-thell-O: styling syllables, donning wigs, late-capitalist, national 'scariotypes'; Week Three; 17. Power play: Dhaka Theatre's Bangla Tempest; 18. Locating Makbet/locating the spectator; 19. 'Who dares receive it other': conversation with Harriet Walter (9 May 2012) following a performance of Makbet; 20. Two Gentlemen of Verona for/by Zimbabwean diasporic communities; 21. Inter-theatrical reading: theatrical and multicultural appropriations of 1-3 Henry VI as a Balkan trilogy; 22. 'This is our modern history': the Balkans Henry VI; Week Four; 23. Shakespeare 2012/Duchamp 1913: the global motion of Henry IV; 24. Foreign Shakespeare and the uninformed theatregoer: Part 1 an Armenian King John; 25. The right to the theatre: Belarus Free Theatre's King Lear; 26. 'Playing' Shakespeare: Marjanishvili, Georgia's As You Like It; 27. Romeu e Julieta (reprise): Grupo Galpão at the Globe, again; Week Five; 28. Bread and circuses: Chiten, Japan and Coriolanus; 29. 'No words!': Love's Labour's Lost in British Sign Language; 30. Ending well: reconciliation and remembrance in Arpana's All's Well That Ends Well; 31. Creative exploitation and talking back: Renegade Theatre's The Winter's Tale or Ìtàn Ògìnìntìn ('Winter's Tales'); 32. A Shrew full of laughter; 33. Foreign Shakespeare and the uninformed theatregoer: Part 2 a Turkish Antony and Cleopatra; 34. 'Didst hear her speak? Is she shrilltongued or low?': Conversation with Janet Suzman following a performance of Antony and Cleopatra 26 May 2012; Week Six; 35. Habima Merchant of Venice; performances inside and outside the Globe; 36. Patriotism, presentism and the Spanish Henry VIII: The Tragedy of the Migrant Queen; 37. Touch and taboo in Rah-e-Sabz' The Comedy of Errors; 38. Shakespeare and the Euro-crisis: The Bremer Shakespeare Company's Timon aus Athen; 39. Restaging reception: translating the Mélange des Genres in Beaucoup de bruit pour rien; 40. Reviving Hamlet? Nekrosius' Lithuanian 'classic'; Afterwords; 'From thence to England' (1HVI): Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe; De-centering Shakespeare: a hope for future connection.

Shakespeare Beyond Doubt Evidence, Argument, Controversy Edited by Paul Edmondson, Stanley Wells Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? The authorship question has been much treated in works of fiction, film and television, provoking interest all over the world. Sceptics have proposed many candidates as the author of Shakespeare's works, including Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe and Edward De Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford. But why and how did the authorship question arise and what does surviving evidence offer in answer to it? This authoritative, accessible and frequently entertaining book sets the debate in its historical context and provides an account of its main protagonists and their theories. Presenting the authorship of Shakespeare's works in relation to historiography, psychology and literary theory, twenty-three distinguished scholars reposition and develop the discussion. The book explores the issues in the light of biographical, textual and bibliographical evidence to bring fresh perspectives to an intriguing cultural phenomenon.

HB | 9781107017597 | £50.00 PB | 9781107603288 | £18.99 pages | 298 Publication | April 2013

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Twenty-First-Century Fiction A Critical Introduction Peter Boxall

HB | 9781107006911 | £45.00 PB | 9780521187299 | £15.99 pages | 282 3 b/w illustrations Publication | July 2013

REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE The widespread use of electronic communication at the dawn of the twenty-first century has created a global context for our interactions, transforming the ways we relate to the world and to one another. This critical introduction reads the fiction of the past decade as a response to our contemporary predicament – one that draws on new cultural and technological developments to challenge established notions of democracy, humanity, and national and global sovereignty. Peter Boxall traces formal and thematic similarities in the novels of contemporary writers including Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, J. M. Coetzee, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, W. G. Sebald and Philip Roth, as well as David Mitchell, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dave Eggers, Ali Smith, Amy Waldman and Roberto Bolaño. In doing so, Boxall maps new territory for scholars, students and interested readers of today's literature by exploring how these authors narrate shared cultural life in the new century. Chapter contents Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Introduction: twenty-first-century fiction; 1. Late culture in the early twenty-first century; 2. Inheriting the past: literature and historical memory in the twenty-first century; 3. The limits of the human; 4. A curious knot: terrorism, radicalism, the avant-garde; 5. Sovereignty, democracy, globalization; Bibliography; Index.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Offers the first full-length account of the development of the twenty-first-century novel • Engages with writers from around the world, rather than working within any national or anglophone tradition •Draws on a wide range of critical and cultural theory to inform its readings of contemporary novelists • Written in an engaging and accessible style, without simplifying its arguments



So You Want to Be a Journalist? Unplugged 2nd edition Bruce Grundy, Martin Hirst, Janine Little, Mark Hayes, Greg Treadwell

So you want to be a Journalist? Unplugged is a fully revised guide to the world of journalism. This new edition of Bruce Grundy's guide for journalists takes us through new media's impact on the structure and practice of journalism today, with its 24-hour news cycle of multiplatform, interactive media audiences. The book contains instructions on writing for news media as well as practical advice on all facets of reporting. Skills involved in finding information, interviewing, writing news and features, research and investigation, basic subbing, layout and design are covered, along with the essentials of grammar, the law, and practical tips on ethical and professional behaviour. New to the second edition: • online journalism incorporated throughout the text • vignettes and case studies that bring the text to life • examples from Australian, New Zealand and international media • extended section on ethics • extensively updated research section, to help students recognise quality internet research • extensive companion website including further writing practice Chapter contents Introduction: journalism unplugged; 1. Where is journalism headed?; 2. How do you know it's news?; 3. Research and finding things; 4. Facts and figures: the story has to add up; 5. Writing news for readers; 6. Writing broadcast news; 7. Multimedia journalism and writing news for the web; 8. Writing news beyond the inverted pyramid; 9. Subediting: the importance of grammar, punctuation and spelling; 10. Journalism and the law; 11. Dealing with defamation: everyone has the right to reputation; 12. Some thoughts about ethics today; 13. Regulating journalism: open slather or not?; 14. The meaning of professional in journalism.

PB | 9781107692824 | £39.99 pages | 320 4 b/w illustrations 6 colour illustrations Publication | February 2013


WHY IT WILL SELL • The most up to date on the market • Gives detailed coverage of social media • Is concise and easy to read

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After Mahler Britten, Weill, Henze and Romantic Redemption Stephen Downes

HB | 9781107008717 | £55.00 pages | 230 100 musical examples


The music of Gustav Mahler repeatedly engages with Romantic notions of redemption. This is expressed in a range of gestures and procedures, shifting between affirmative fulfilment and pessimistic negation. In this groundbreaking study, Stephen Downes explores the relationship of this aspect of Mahler's music to the output of Benjamin Britten, Kurt Weill and Hans Werner Henze. Their initial admiration was notably dissonant with the prevailing Zeitgeist – Britten in 1930s England, Weill in 1920s Germany and Henze in 1950s Germany and Italy. Downes argues that Mahler's music struck a profound chord with them because of the powerful manner in which it raises and intensifies dystopian and utopian complexes and probes the question of fulfilment or redemption, an ambition manifest in ambiguous tonal, temporal and formal processes. Comparisons of the ways in which this topic is evoked facilitate new interpretative insights into the music of these four major composers. Chapter contents 1. Mahler's moment; 2. Naïve and sentimental: Britten and Mahler; 3. Real and surreal: shocks, dreams and temporality in the music of Weill and Mahler; 4. Tyranny and freedom: Henze and Mahler.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Explores the evocation of romantic notions of redemption in Mahler's music • Discusses the issues of intertextuality and the influence of Mahler on twentieth-century composers • Provides the first sustained exploration of the importance of Mahler's music for Benjamin Britten, Kurt Weill and Hans Werner Henze



The Invention of Beethoven & Rossini Historiography, Analysis, Criticism Edited by Nicholas Mathew, Benjamin Walton

Beethoven and Rossini have always been more than a pair of famous composers. Even during their lifetimes, they were well on the way to becoming 'Beethoven and Rossini' – a symbolic duo, who represented a contrast fundamental to Western music. This contrast was to shape the composition, performance, reception and historiography of music throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Invention of Beethoven and Rossini puts leading scholars of opera and instrumental music into dialogue with each other, with the aim of unpicking the origins, consequences and fallacies of the opposition between the two composers and what they came to represent. In fifteen chapters, contributors explore topics ranging from the concert lives of early nineteenth-century capitals to the mythmaking of early cinema, and from the close analysis of individual works by Beethoven and Rossini to the cultural politics of nineteenth-century music histories. Chapter contents Introduction: pleasure in history Nicholas Mathew and Benjamin Walton; Part I. The Age of Beethoven and Rossini?: 1. Dahlhaus's Beethoven-Rossini Stildualismus: lingering legacies of the text event dichotomy James Hepokoski; 2. Beethoven, Rossini – and others James Webster; 3. Heilige Trias, Stildualismus, Beethoven: the limits of nineteenth-century Germanic music historiography Gundula Kreuzer; 4. Rossini and Beethoven in the reception of Schubert Suzannah Clark; Part II. Senses of Place: 5. Two styles in 1830s London: 'the form and order of a perspicuous unity' Roger Parker; 6. Looking north: Carlo Soliva and the two styles south of the Alps Martin Deasy; 7. 'More German than Beethoven': Rossini's Zelmira and Italian style Benjamin Walton; 8. On being there in 1824 Nicholas Mathew; Part III. Rehearings: 9. Making overtures Scott Burnham; 10. Beethoven dances: Prometheus and his creatures in Vienna and Milan Mary Ann Smart; 11. Rossinian repetitions Emanuele Senici; Part IV. Crossing Musical Cultures: 12. Very much of this world: Beethoven, Rossini and the historiography of modernity Julian Johnson; 13. Schopenhauer and Rossinian universality: on the Italianate in Schopenhauer's metaphysics of music Yael Braunschweig; 14. Elements of disorder: appealing Beethoven vs. Rossini John Deathridge; 15. Role reversal: Rossini and Beethoven in early biopics Richard Will.

HB | 9780521768054 | £55.00 pages | 320 14 b/w illustrations 34 musical examples


WHY IT WILL SELL • Provides the first in-depth treatment of the myriad relationships between the two central figures of early nineteenth-century music • Major scholars explore current thinking about some of the most important questions in music history, relevant for scholars and students of music and culture from the eighteenth century until the present day • Incorporates a wide range of scholarly perspectives, from music analysis to reception history and critical theory

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Verdi, Opera, Women Susan Rutherford

HB | 9781107043824 | £60.00 pages | 350 9 b/w illustrations 11 musical examples


Verdi's operas - composed between 1839 and 1893 portray a striking diversity of female protagonists: warrior women and peacemakers, virgins and courtesans, princesses and slaves, witches and gypsies, mothers and daughters, erring and idealised wives, and, last of all, a feisty quartet of Tudor townswomen in Verdi's final opera, Falstaff. Yet what meanings did the impassioned crises and dilemmas of these characters hold for the nineteenth-century female spectator, especially during such a turbulent span in the history of the Italian peninsula? How was opera shaped by society - and was society similarly influenced by opera? Contextualising Verdi's female roles within aspects of women's social, cultural and political history, Susan Rutherford explores the interface between the reality of the spectators' lives and the imaginary of the fictional world before them on the operatic stage. Chapter contents Prologue: Verdi and his audience; 1. War; 2. Prayer; 3. Romance; 4. Sexuality; 5. Marriage; 6. Death; 7. Laughter; Bibliography.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Situates Verdi's heroines within the social, cultural and political history of their period, appealing to readers who want to develop their contextual understanding of opera and Italian history • Presents a rounded view of opera, drawing on theatre historiography and theory as well as music • Proposes a new approach to Verdi's operas, from a gender studies perspective


Distant Strangers Ethics, Psychology, and Global Poverty Judith Lichtenberg

HB | 9780521763318 | £50.00 PB | 9780521124621 | £18.99 pages | 200


What must affluent people do to alleviate global poverty? This question has occupied moral and political philosophers for forty years. But the controversy has reached an impasse: approaches like utilitarianism and libertarianism either demand too much of ordinary mortals or else let them off the hook. In Distant Strangers, Judith Lichtenberg shows how a preoccupation with standard moral theories and with the concepts of duty and obligation have led philosophers astray. She argues that there are serious limits to what can be demanded of ordinary human beings, but this does not mean we must abandon the moral imperative to reduce poverty. Drawing on findings from behavioral economics and psychology, she shows how we can motivate better-off people to lessen poverty without demanding unrealistic levels of moral virtue. Lichtenberg argues convincingly that this approach is not only practically, but morally, appropriate. Chapter contents 1. Introduction; 2. Entanglements and the claims of mere humanity; 3. Duties and rights, charity and justice; 4. 'Negative' and 'positive' duties; 5. Oughts and cans; 6. Why people do what others do - and why that's not so bad; 7. Whose poor?/Who's poor?: Deprivation within and across borders; 8. Hopefully helping: the perils of giving; 9. Motives and morality; 10. Conclusion: morality for mere mortals.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Shows how, with a proper understanding of human psychology, we can alleviate poverty without demanding a great deal of individuals • Combines close philosophical argument with important social scientific findings • Written in an accessible style for philosophers, social scientists and policy makers



Ethics & Finance An Introduction John Hendry

HB | 9781107024229 | £50.00 PB | 9781107612488 | £18.99 pages | 260 6 b/w illustrations 9 tables

PUBLICATION | OCT 2013 Ethics and Finance: An Introduction provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the ethical issues raised by modern finance. Drawing carefully on ethical theory and with frequent use of case studies, it includes an analysis of the global financial system and its regulation and control, as well as a detailed analysis of the financial crisis. Chapters on specific areas of finance practice cover all the major financial scandals of recent times, from mis-selling to market manipulation and from insider trading to bankers' bonuses, as well as much more positive developments. From micro finance to derivatives trading, the book provides a careful and balanced treatment designed to help finance students and practitioners approach this sensitive topic in a thoughtful and constructive way. No prior knowledge of ethics or finance is required, and the book will be invaluable to students, finance teachers, practitioners and regulators. Chapter contents Preface; 1. Opening case study: the financial crisis; 2. Introduction; 3. Ethical foundations; 4. The financial system; 5. Lending and borrowing: where finance meets ordinary people; 6. Trading and speculation: the ethics of financial markets; 7. Agency and accountability: managing other people's money; 8. Products, promotion and client relationships; 9. Financial reporting and corporate governance; 10. Epilogue: the ethics of financial regulation.


WHY IT WILL SELL • A clear and comprehensive guide to some of the most contentious ethical aspects of modern finance • Features examples and boxed case studies, including a detailed study of the recent years of financial crisis • Includes worked examples of the application of ethics, combined with examples left open for class discussion



Forms of Thought A Study in Philosophical Logic E. J. Lowe

HB | 9781107001251 | £50.00 pages | 224 4 b/w illustrations 1 table Publication | April 2013

REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE Forms of thought are involved whenever we name, describe, or identify things, and whenever we distinguish between what is, might be, or must be the case. It appears to be a distinctive feature of human thought that we can have modal thoughts, about what might be possible or necessary, and conditional thoughts, about what would or might be the case if something else were the case. Even the simplest thoughts are structured like sentences, containing referential and predicative elements, and studying these structures is the main task of philosophical logic. This clear and accessible book investigates the forms of thought, drawing out and focusing on the central logical notions of reference, predication, identity, modality and conditionality. It will be useful to students and other interested readers in epistemology and metaphysics, philosophy of mind and language, and philosophical logic. Chapter contents Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Reference and Predication: 2. Individuation, reference, and sortal terms; 3. Dispositional versus occurrent predication; 4. Predication and categories; Part II. Identity: 5. What is a criterion of identity?; 6. Identity conditions and their grounds; Part III. Modality: 7. Identity, vagueness, and modality; 8. Necessity, essence, and possible worlds; Part IV. Conditionality: 9. The truth about counterfactuals; 10. Conditionals and conditional probability; Bibliography; Index.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Examines in depth key notions in philosophical logic including the notions of reference, predication, identity, modality and conditionality • Shows how a study of forms of thought is crucial to understanding the powers of the intellect • Will have an impact on views and theories held across different disciplines within philosophy more widely

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The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle’s Politics Edited by Marguerite Deslauriers, Pierre Destrée

One of the most influential works in the history of political theory, Aristotle's Politics is a treatise in practical philosophy, intended to inform legislators and to create the conditions for virtuous and self-sufficient lives for the citizens of a state. In this Companion, distinguished scholars offer new perspectives on the work and its themes. After an opening exploration of the relation between Aristotle's ethics and his politics, the central chapters follow the sequence of the eight books of the Politics, taking up questions such as the role of reason in legitimizing rule, the common good, justice, slavery, private property, citizenship, democracy and deliberation, unity, conflict, law and authority, and education. The closing chapters discuss the interaction between Aristotle's political thought and contemporary democratic theory. The volume will provide a valuable resource for those studying ancient philosophy, classics, and the history of political thought. Chapter contents Introduction Marguerite Deslauriers and Pierre Destrée; 1. The political character of Aristotle's ethics Dorothea Frede; 2. The rule of reason Fred D. Miller, Jr; 3. Economy and private property Karen Margrethe Nielsen; 4. Natural slavery Pierre Pellegrin (translated by E. Zoli Filotas); 5. Political unity and inequality Marguerite Deslauriers; 6. Civic virtue: citizenship, ostracism, and war Andrés Rosler; 7. The common good Donald Morrison; 8. Natural, ethical, and political justice Marco Zingano; 9. Law, governance, and political obligation Christoph Horn; 10. Claims to rule: the case of the multitude Melissa Lane; 11. Faction Antony Hatzistavrou; 12. Education, leisure and politics Pierre Destrée; 13. Deliberating and acting together Bryan Garsten; 14. Aristotle and Rawls on the common good Richard Kraut; Further reading Thornton Lockwood.


HB | 9781107004689 | £55.00 PB | 9780521181112 | £18.99 pages | 320


WHY IT WILL SELL • The volume speaks to both ancient and contemporary political issues • Makes clear the significance of Aristotle for contemporary debate • Essays address a variety of questions in philosophy, political science and classics



The Sublime in Modern Philosophy Aesthetics, Ethics, and Nature Emily Brady

HB | 9780521194143 | £55.00 pages | 242 4 b/w illustrations


In The Sublime in Modern Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Nature, Emily Brady takes a fresh look at the sublime and shows why it endures as a meaningful concept in contemporary philosophy. In a reassessment of historical approaches, the first part of the book identifies the scope and value of the sublime in eighteenth-century philosophy (with a focus on Kant), nineteenth-century philosophy and Romanticism, and early wilderness aesthetics. The second part examines the sublime's contemporary significance through its relationship to the arts; its position with respect to other aesthetic categories involving mixed or negative emotions, such as tragedy; and its place in environmental aesthetics and ethics. Far from being an outmoded concept, Brady argues that the sublime is a distinctive aesthetic category which reveals an important, if sometimes challenging, aesthetic-moral relationship with the natural world. Chapter contents Part I. The Historical Sublime: 1. The eighteenth-century sublime; 2. The Kantian sublime I: pre-critical and critical work; 3. The Kantian sublime II: nature and morality; 4. The Romantic sublime; Part II. The Contemporary Sublime: 5. Art and the sublime; 6. Tragedy and the sublime; 7. The sublime, terrible beauty, and ugliness; 8. The environmental sublime.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Provides a systematic philosophical study of the sublime from the height of its popularity in the eighteenth century to its renewed importance as a form of valuing nature, and presents a persuasive argument for the significance of the sublime today • Discusses the value of the sublime for issues in contemporary aesthetics, including imagination, emotion, tragedy, and the relationship between aesthetic and moral value • Shows the relevance of the sublime for philosophy in the Anglo-American tradition, where it has been largely overlooked

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Against Autonomy Justifying Coercive Paternalism Sarah Conly

HB | 9781107024847 | £55.00 pages | 212 Publication | November 2012


Since Mill's seminal work On Liberty, philosophers and political theorists have accepted that we should respect the decisions of individual agents when those decisions affect no one other than themselves. Indeed, to respect autonomy is often understood to be the chief way to bear witness to the intrinsic value of persons. In this book, Sarah Conly rejects the idea of autonomy as inviolable. Drawing on sources from behavioural economics and social psychology, she argues that we are so often irrational in making our decisions that our autonomous choices often undercut the achievement of our own goals. Thus in many cases it would advance our goals more effectively if government were to prevent us from acting in accordance with our decisions. Her argument challenges widely held views of moral agency, democratic values and the public/private distinction, and will interest readers in ethics, political philosophy, political theory and philosophy of law. Chapter contents Introduction; 1. Why value autonomy?; 2. Individuality; 3. Alienation, authenticity, and affect; 4. Misuse and abuse: perfectionism and preferences; 5. Misuse and abuse: punishment and privacy; 6. Applications; 7. Final justifications.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Questions standard values of democracy • Argues for a new justification for paternalistic laws •Takes contemporary studies in behavioural economics and social psychology and shows implications for governmental policy



Agonistic Democracy Constituent Power in the Era of Globalisation Mark Wenman

HB | 9781107003729 | £60.00 pages | 340

PUBLICATION | SEPT 2013 This pioneering book delivers a systematic account of agonistic democracy, and a much-needed analysis of the core components of agonism: pluralism, tragedy, and the value of conflict. It also traces the history of these ideas, identifying the connections with republicanism and with Greek antiquity. Mark Wenman presents a critical appraisal of the leading contemporary proponents of agonism and, in a series of well-crafted and comprehensive discussions, brings these thinkers into debate with one another, as well as with the poststructuralist and continental theorists who influence them. Wenman draws extensively on Hannah Arendt, and stresses the creative power of human action as augmentation and revolution. He also reworks Arendt's discussion of reflective judgement to present an alternative style of agonism, one where the democratic contest is linked to the emergence of a militant form of cosmopolitanism, and to prospects for historical change in the context of neoliberal globalisation. Chapter contents Preface: politics in a new century; Part I: Introduction: agonism and the constituent power; 1. Agonism: pluralism, tragedy, and the value of conflict; 2. Democracy: the constituent power as augmentation and/or revolution; Part II: 3. William E. Connolly: an ethos of agonistic respect; 4. James Tully: agonistic struggles for independence; 5. Chantal Mouffe: agonism and the problem of antagonism; 6. Bonnie Honig: agonism and the paradoxes of (re)foundation; Part III: 7. Agonism and militant cosmopolitanism; Conclusion: agonism after the end of history.

WHY IT WILL SELL • The first comprehensive study of the agonistic approach in contemporary democratic theory, including a much-needed analysis of the core components of agonism - pluralism, tragedy, and the value of conflict • Contrasts the agonistic model to other approaches in contemporary political theory, including liberalism, and aggregative, deliberative and cosmopolitan democracy • Connects agonistic theory to contemporary discussions about the movements against globalisation, and to prospects for historical change and for cosmopolitan forms of democracy



Authority A Sociological History Frank Furedi

HB | 9781107007284 | £65.00 PB | 9780521189286 | £22.99 pages | 480

Concern with authority is as old as human history itself. Eve's sin was to challenge the authority of God by disobeying his rule. Frank Furedi explores how authority was contested in ancient Greece and given a powerful meaning in Imperial Rome. Debates about religious and secular authority dominated Europe through the Middle Ages and the Reformation. The modern world attempted to develop new foundations for authority – democratic consent, public opinion, science – yet Furedi shows that this problem has remained unresolved, arguing that today the authority of authority is questioned. This historical sociology of authority seeks to explain how the contemporary problems of mistrust and the loss of legitimacy of many institutions are informed by the previous attempts to solve the problem of authority. It argues that the key pioneers of the social sciences (Marx, Durkheim, Simmel, Tonnies and especially Weber) regarded this question as one of the principal challenges facing society. Chapter contents Introduction: always in question; 1. Thersites and the personification of anti-authority; 2. Socrates and the quest for authority; 3. Rome and the founding of authority; 4. Augustus – a role model for authority through the ages; 5. Medieval authority and the investiture contest; 6. Medieval claim-making and the sociology of tradition; 7. Reformation and the emergence of the problem of order; 8. Hobbes and the problem of order; 9. The rationalisation of authority; 10. The limits of the authority of the rational; 11. Taming public opinion and the quest for authority; 12. Nineteenth-century authority on the defensive; 13. Authority transformed into sociology's cause; 14. The rise of negative theories of authority; 15. By-passing authority through the rationalisation of persuasion; 16. In the shadow of authoritarianism.



WHY IT WILL SELL • The first sociological history of authority, providing social scientists with a historical context to the concept • Shows how the ideas of sociological theory have emerged from debates surrounding authority • Links debates about authority to contemporary concerns with trust and political legitimacy



Democracy and Media Decadence John Keane

HB | 9781107041776 | £55.00 PB | 9781107614574 | £16.99 pages | 220 7 b/w illustrations 15 colour illustrations


We live in a revolutionary age of communicative abundance in which many media innovations - from satellite broadcasting to iPhones and electronic books spawn great fascination mixed with excitement. In the field of politics, hopeful talk of digital democracy, cybercitizens and e-government has been flourishing. This book admits the many thrilling ways that communicative abundance is fundamentally altering the landscape of our lives and our politics, often for the better. But has too little attention been paid to the troubling countertrends, the decadent media developments that encourage concentrations of power without limit, so weakening the spirit and substance of democracy? Exploring examples of clever new methods of government and market censorship, spin tactics and back-channel public relations, John Keane seeks to understand and explain these trends and how best to deal with them. Tackling some tough but fateful questions, Keane argues that 'media decadence' is harmful for the democratic body politic.. Chapter contents 1. Communicative abundance - 2. Monitory democracy 3. Media decadence - 4. Democracy's critics - 5. Why freedom of public communication?

WHY IT WILL SELL • An exciting account of the communications media revolution - a vital and politically important trend of our time • Considers both the positive and negative implications for democracy from a global perspective • Proposes new perspectives relevant for media and communications studies and politics and political science fields



Emergencies and Politics A Sober Hobbesian Approach Tom Sorell 'This is an outstanding book on an under-treated and important topic. With careful and engaging arguments, Sorrell develops a 'sober' Hobbesianism that supports a liberal Leviathan and a 'thin' conception of security for international politics, enabling it to speak to some of the most pressing real-world emergencies we presently face. This is Hobbesian political thinking at its best.’ Catriona McKinnon, University of Reading

HB | 9781107044319 | £55.00 pages | 228


In this book Tom Sorell argues that emergencies can justify types of action that would normally be regarded as wrong. Beginning with the ethics of emergencies facing individuals, he explores the range of effective and legitimate private emergency response and its relation to public institutions, such as national governments. He develops a theory of the response of governments to public emergencies which indicates the possibility of a democratic politics that is liberal but that takes seriously threats to life and limb from public disorder, crime or terrorism. Informed by Hobbes, Schmitt and Walzer, but substantially different from them, the book widens the justification for recourse to normally forbidden measures, without resorting to illiberal politics. This book will interest students of politics, philosophy, international relations and law. Chapter contents 1. Private emergencies and institutions; 2. Public emergencies, black holes and sober Hobbesianism; 3. Liberalism with Hobbesian sobriety; 4. Can liberal emergency-response address threats to peoples and civilizations?; 5. Liberalism and emergency-response: national community; 6. Legislating for emergencies and legislating in emergencies; 7. International security, human security and emergency; Conclusion.


WHY IT WILL SELL • An original philosophical approach to emergencies, linking ethics of individual responses to ethics of government response • Applies legal, philosophical and ethical aspects of emergencies to leading cases including the 'War on Terror' • Combines the approach of Hobbes with other liberal theories to give weight to public security without resorting to authoritarianism


Imagining Europe Myth, Memory, and Identity Chiara Bottici and Benoît Challand

HB | 9781107015616 | £55.00 PB | 9781107641648 | £18.99 pages | 200 15 b/w illustrations 2 maps 7 tables


In Imagining Europe, Chiara Bottici and Benoît Challand explore the formation of modern European identity. Europe has not always been there, although we have been imagining it for quite some time. Even after the birth of a polity called the European Union, the meaning of Europe remained a very much contested topic. What is Europe? What are its boundaries? Is there a specific European identity or is the EU just the name for a group of institutions? This book answers these questions, showing that in Europe's formation, myth and memory, although distinct, are often merged in a common attempt to construct an identity for its present and its future. In a time when Europe is facing an existential crisis, when its meaning is being questioned, Imagining Europe explores a vital and often unacknowledged aspect of the European project. Chapter contents Introduction - Part I. Memory and Identity: - 1. Europe, identity, and legitimacy - 2. European identity and the politics of remembrance - 3. East and West: divided memories in a united Europe - Part II. Myth and Identity: 4. Myths of Europe - 5. Europe's significant others: the Cold War and beyond - 6. From sickle to crescent: religion and European identity - Conclusion.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Uses a multidisciplinary method, combining political theory, philosophy and historical sociology • Establishes a research agenda, while providing an exhaustive analysis of all European myths and memories • Shows how the ways in which we imagine Europe have dramatically changed over time and place and discusses why and when historical narratives have turned into mythical ones



Political Aid and Arab Activism Democracy Promotion, Justice, and Representation Sheila Carapico

HB |9780521199919 | £55.00 PB | 9780521136914 | £19.99 pages | 256 7 b/w illustrations 3 tables


What does it mean to promote 'transitions to democracy' in the Middle East? How have North American, European and multilateral projects advanced human rights, authoritarian retrenchment or Western domination? This book examines transnational programs in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Yemen, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, the exceptional cases of Palestine and Iraq, and the Arab region at large during two tumultuous decades. To understand the controversial and contradictory effects of political aid, Sheila Carapico analyzes discursive and professional practices in four key subfields: the rule of law, electoral design and monitoring, women's political empowerment and civil society. From the institutional arrangements for extraordinary undertakings such as Saddam Hussein's trial or Palestinian elections to routine templates for national women's machineries or NGO networks, her research explores the paradoxes and jurisdictional disputes confronted by Arab activists for justice, representation and 'non-governmental' agency. Chapter contents Introduction: democracy promotion in theory and practice - 1. Legal jurisdictions - 2. Electoral representation - 3. Patronizing women - 4. Denationalizing civic activism - Conclusions: political aid for justice, representation, equality, and freedom.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Broad overview of a variety of donors in a range of Arab countries • Detailed analysis of activities pertaining to law, elections, women's political empowerment, and civil society promotion • Places American 'democracy promotion' in Iraq in comparative transnational perspective


Populism in Europe and the Americas Threat or Corrective for Democracy? Edited by Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

HB | 9781107023857 | £55.00 pages | 270 9 b/w illustrations 9 tables Publication | October 2012 Although 'populism' has become something of a buzzword in discussions about politics, it tends to be studied by country or region. This is the first book to offer a genuine cross-regional perspective on populism and its impact on democracy. By analyzing current experiences of populism in Europe and the Americas, this edited volume convincingly demonstrates that populism can be both a threat and a corrective to democracy. The contributors also demonstrate the interesting similarities between right-wing and left-wing populism: both types of populism are prone to defend a political model that is not against democracy per se, but rather at odds with liberal democracy. Populism in Europe and the Americas offers new insights into the current state of democracy from both a theoretical and an empirical point of view. Chapter contents 1. Populism and (liberal) democracy: a framework for analysis Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser - 2. Populist parties in Belgium: a case of hegemonic liberal democracy? Sarah L. de Lange and Tjitske Akkerman - 3. Populism and democracy in Canada's Reform Party David Laycock - 4. The Czech Republicans, 1990–1998: a populist outsider in a consolidating democracy Seán Hanley - 5. 'To hell with your corrupt institutions!': AMLO and populism in Mexico Kathleen Bruhn - 6. Populism in government: the case of Austria (2000– 2007) Franz Fallend - 7. Populism and democracy in Venezuela under Hugo Chávez Kenneth M. Roberts - 8. Populism and competitive authoritarianism: the case of Fujimori's Peru Steven Levitsky and James Loxton - 9. Populism, democracy, and nationalism in Slovakia Kevin Deegan-Krause - 10. Populism: corrective and threat to democracy Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser.


WHY IT WILL SELL • A cross-regional comparison of populism providing insight into populism and identifying the regional characteristics of populism in Europe and the Americas • Written by the premier specialists of populism and politics in each country, ensuring detailed and accurate accounts of populist politics in the specific historical and political context of each country • Consistent use of the same theoretical framework of populism and democracy enables cumulative knowledge and meaningful comparisons across countries and regions



The Language of Contention Revolutions in Words, 1688–2012 Sidney Tarrow

HB | 9781107036246 | £50.00 PB | 9781107693289 | £18.99 pages | 202 22 b/w illustrations 5 maps 9 tables


This book examines the relations between the material and political bases of contentious politics and the construction, diffusion and endurance of contentious language. Beginning with the language of revolution developed from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, it examines contentious language at work, in gender and race relations and in nationalist and ethnic movements. It closes with an examination of emotions in contentious politics, reflecting on the changes in political language since 9/11 and assessing the impact of religion and recent innovations in electronic communication on the language of politics. Chapter contents Introduction - 1. Repertoires of contentious language 2. Revolutions in words - 3. Words at work - 4. Race and rights talk - 5. Gender words - 6. Citizens and nations - 7. Love and hatred - 8. Conclusions.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Combines ethnographic and systematic methods of analysis • Based on historical and contemporary, American and European evidence and is illustrated by tables, maps and graphics


Global Politics in the 21st Century Robert J. Jackson

Objective, critical, optimistic, and with a global focus, this textbook combines international relations theory, history, up-to-date research, and current affairs to give students a comprehensive, unbiased understanding of international politics. It integrates theory and traditional approaches with globalization and research on such topics as terrorism, new economic superpowers, and global communications and social networking to offer unusual breadth and depth for an undergraduate course. The text is enhanced by box features and 'Close Up' sections with context and further information; 'Critical Case Studies' highlighting controversial and complex current affairs that show how the world works in practice; and questions to stimulate discussion, review key concepts, and encourage further study. Unlike any other textbook, Global Politics in the 21st Century demonstrates the significance and inter-connectivity of globalization and new security challenges in the 21st century and illuminates the role of leadership in transnational crises. Chapter contents Part I. Foundations of Global Politics: 1. Introduction to global politics - 2. Global history: the making of the twenty-first century - 3. Competing theories, methods, and intellectual debates about global politics - Part II. Institutions and Actors in Global Politics: - 4. Modern states, power, leaders, and decisions in global politics - 5. The global system: great and middle powers - 6. Global governance in transition: international law and intergovernmental institutions - 7. Politics beyond the state I: non-state actors and communications - 8. Politics beyond the state II: identity – ethnicity, nationalism, and religion - Part III. Global Conflict and War: 9. War: causes, conduct, and consequences - 10. Civil wars, insurgencies, and counterinsurgencies - 11. Terrorism and counter-terrorism - Part IV. The Politics of Global Economics: 12. Global economics and governance - 13. Global inequality: winners and losers - Part V. Global Problems and Prospects: - 14. Human rights: law, institutions, and abuses - 15. Global threats: environment, energy, demographic, and health issues 16. Crises in global politics.

HB | 9780521767453 | £50.00 PB | 9780521756532 | £23.99 pages | 400 82 b/w illustrations 31 maps 22 tables


WHY IT WILL SELL • Broad coverage that integrates theory, history and traditional approaches with globalization and up-to-date research on newer topics such as terrorism, health and environmental issues, and the rise of new economic superpowers such as India and China • Incorporates the latest events, including the Arab Spring and civil wars in North Africa and Central Africa • Analyzes the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere along with new security issues such as poverty, women in armed conflict, health pandemics and nuclear power plant explosions



Genocide and International Relations Changing Patterns in the Transitions of the Late Modern World Martin Shaw

HB | 9780521110136 | £55.00 PB | 9780521125178 | £18.99 pages | 220


Genocide and International Relations lays the foundations for a new perspective on genocide in the modern world. Genocide studies have been influenced, negatively as well as positively, by the political and cultural context in which the field has developed. In particular, a narrow vision of comparative studies has been influential, in which genocide is viewed mainly as a 'domestic' phenomenon of states. This book emphasises the international context of genocide, seeking to specify more precisely the relationships between genocide and the international system. Shaw aims to reinterpret the classical European context of genocide in this frame, to provide a comprehensive international perspective on Cold War and post-Cold War genocide, and to re-evaluate the key transitions of the end of the Second World War and the end of the Cold War. Chapter contents Part I. Perspectives: 1. Emancipating genocide research 2. Fallacies of the comparative genocide paradigm - 3. World-historical perspectives: international and colonial Part II. Twentieth-Century Genocide: - 4. European genocide: inter-imperial crisis and world war - 5. The 1948 convention and the transition in genocide - 6. Cold war, decolonization and postcolonial genocide - 7. The end of the cold war and genocide - Part III. New Patterns of Genocide: - 8. Genocide in political and armed conflict: theoretical issues - 9. Genocide in twenty-first-century regional and global relations - 10. Conclusions: history and future of genocide.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Proposes a new approach to modern genocide by treating it systematically in the context of international relations • Re-evaluates classical European and colonial genocide and the post-Second World War and postCold War transitions in genocide, enabling scholars and students to see the historical limitations, as well as the strengths, of the Genocide Convention and post1989 genocide policy • Provides a compelling critique of the negative influences of cultural and political context on the field genocide studies will need to reevaluate the relationships between scholarship and politics


Why Communism Did Not Collapse Understanding Authoritarian Regime Resilience in Asia and Europe Edited by Martin K. Dimitrov Brings together a distinguished group of scholars working to address the puzzling durability of communist autocracies in Eastern Europe and Asia, which are the longest-lasting type of non-democratic regime to emerge after World War I. The volume conceptualizes the communist universe as consisting of the ten regimes in Eastern Europe and Mongolia that eventually collapsed in 1989–91, and the five regimes that survived the fall of the Berlin Wall: China, Vietnam, Laos, North Korea and Cuba. The essays offer a theoretical argument that emphasizes the importance of institutional adaptations as a foundation of communist resilience. In particular, the contributors focus on four adaptations: of the economy, of ideology, of the mechanisms for inclusion of potential rivals, and of the institutions of vertical and horizontal accountability. The volume argues that when regimes are no longer able to implement adaptive change, contingent leadership choices and contagion dynamics make collapse more likely. By conducting systematic paired comparisons of the European and Asian cases and by developing arguments that encompass both collapse and resilience, the volume offers a new methodological approach for studying communist autocracies. Chapter contents Part I. Reform and Resilience: - 1. Understanding communist collapse and resilience Martin K. Dimitrov 2. Resilience and collapse in China and the Soviet Union Thomas Bernstein - Part II. Ideology and Resilience: 3. Ideological erosion and the breakdown of communist regimes Vladimir Tismaneanu - 4. Ideological introversion and regime survival: North Korea's 'our-style socialism' Charles Armstrong - Part III. Contagion and Resilience: - 5. Bringing down dictators: waves of democratic change in communist and postcommunist Europe and Eurasia Valerie J. Bunce and Sharon L. Wolchik - 6. The dynamics of contagion in the Soviet Bloc and the impact on regime survival Mark Kramer - Part IV. Inclusion and Resilience: - 7. Authoritarian survival, resilience, and the selectorate theory Mary Gallagher and Jonathan Hanson - 8. Cause or consequence? Privatesector development and communist resilience in China Kellee S. Tsai - Part V. Accountability and Resilience: 9. Vietnam through Chinese eyes: divergent accountability in single-party regimes Regina Abrami, Edmund Malesky and Yu Zheng - 10. Vertical accountability in communist regimes: the role of citizen complaints in Bulgaria and China Martin K. Dimitrov - 11. Conclusion: whither communist regime resilience Martin K. Dimitrov.

HB | 9781107035539 | £65.00 PB | 9781107651135 | £22.99 pages | 400 6 b/w illustrations 7 tables


WHY IT WILL SELL • Offers a new theoretical explanation of the resilience of communist autocracies that emphasizes the structural conditions under which these regimes are able to implement adaptive change • Offers a new methodological approach for studying communist autocracies by conducting paired comparisons between the ten regimes that eventually collapsed in 1989–91 and the five regimes that survived past 1989: China, Vietnam, Laos, North Korea, and Cuba • Makes a major empirical contribution to our knowledge of how communist autocracies function by adopting a global perspective onto the phenomenon of global communism



Creativity and Crime A Psychological Analysis David H. Cropley and Arthur J. Cropley

HB | 9781107024854 | £60.00 pages | 272 3 b/w illustrations 14 tables Publication | July 2013

REVIEW COPIES AVAILABLE Creativity is typically perceived to be a positive, constructive attribute and yet, highly effective, novel crimes are committed which illustrate that creativity can also be utilised to serve a darker and more destructive end. But how can these 'creative criminals' be stopped? Adopting a psychological approach, renowned subject experts Cropley and Cropley draw upon concepts such as 'Person,' 'Process', 'Press' and 'Product' to explain how existing psychological theories of creativity can be applied to a more subtle subset of ingenuity; that is to say criminal behaviour and its consequences. Creativity and Crime does not look at felony involving impulsive, reflexive or merely deviant behaviour, but rather the novel and resourceful measures employed by criminals to more effectively achieve their lawbreaking goals. The book transcends the link between crime and creativity, and proposes a range of preventative measures for law enforcers. Scholars and graduates alike will find this an invaluable and illuminating read. Chapter contents 1. Creativity and crime: basic principles - 2. The social science approach to crime - 3. Basic creativity concepts 4. Creativity: a bundle of paradoxes - 5. General enchantment with creativity - 6. The dark side of creativity - 7. Creativity and crime - 8. Consumer and corporate fraud: scams, hustles and swindles - 9. Terrorism: a case study - 10. Practical implications and countermeasures.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Adopts an interdisciplinary approach to unite two typically disparate domains: creativity and crime which will appeal to academic researchers and graduates of forensic psychology, criminology, legal studies and law enforcement • Explores how existing psychological theories of creativity can be applied to creative crime and proposes a series of preventative measures for law enforcers • Provides a detailed, psychological analysis of crime as a negative and malevolent form of creativity which will be invaluable to creativity researchers wanting to expand their knowledge of the darker side of creativity


Political Psychology Critical Perspectives Cristian Tileagă

HB | 9781107017689 | £60.00 pages | 220 5 b/w illustrations

PUBLICATION | SEP 2013 This book provides an introduction to political psychology through a focus on European politics and topics. It describes a style of doing political psychology in Europe that has developed out of dialogue with as well as critique of North American approaches. By emphasising the theoretical and methodological diversity of political psychology, the book is intended to contribute to a greater understanding of the strength and utility of the field. • Opens up and extends the study of political psychology to a variety of socio-political contexts and manifestations of political behaviour • Clearly outlines the usefulness and promises of distinctive critical approaches in social and political psychology • Explicitly considers the role of language, communication, identity and social representations in the construction of political meanings. Political Psychology will appeal to upper-level students and scholars who seek to extend their knowledge of the complex relationship between psychology, politics and society. Chapter contents Introduction: political psychology as an interpretative field - 1. Public opinion and the rhetorical complexity of attitudes - 2. Mass subjectivity, values and democracy promotion - 3. The political psychology of intolerance: authoritarianism, extremism and moral exclusion - 4. Social representations of political affairs and beliefs - 5. From social to political identity: understanding self, intergroup relations and collective action - 6. Collective memory and political narratives - 7. Discourse and politics - 8. Political rhetoric - 9. Mediated politics: political discourse and political communication Epilogue.

WHY IT WILL SELL • A wide coverage of topics in political psychology with distinctively European approaches and examples – readers will appreciate the breadth and diversity of the field • Demonstrates the importance of alternative approaches in political psychology – readers will realise the broad and rich epistemological, theoretical and methodological base of the field • Chapters provide clear theoretical grounding of the topics covered in relation to classic and contemporary research, alongside critical analytical considerations of actual research practice



The Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity Our Predictive Brain Joaquín M. Fuster

HB | 9781107027756 | £55.00 PB | 9781107608627 | £17.99 pages | 220 4 b/w illustrations 8 colour illustrations


Professor Joaquín M. Fuster is an eminent cognitive neuroscientist whose research over the last five decades has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the neural structures underlying cognition and behaviour. This book provides his view on the eternal question of whether we have free will. Based on his seminal work on the functions of the prefrontal cortex in decision-making, planning, creativity, working memory, and language, Professor Fuster argues that the liberty or freedom to choose between alternatives is a function of the cerebral cortex, under prefrontal control, in its reciprocal interaction with the environment. Freedom is therefore inseparable from that circular relationship. The Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity is a fascinating inquiry into the cerebral foundation of our ability to choose between alternative actions and to freely lead creative plans to their goal. Chapter contents 1. Introduction - 2. Evolutionary roots of freedom - 3. Anatomy of cognition - 4. The perception/action cycle 5. Memory of the future - 6. Freedom in speech - 7. Liberty, responsibility and social order.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Ties together the facts from diverse methodologies of brain science to provide a plausible explanation of what guides our choices and makes us the masters of our own destiny • Emphasises the importance of the perception/action (PA) cycle as the interface between cortex and environment and the ultimate neural substrate for our ability to choose and to create • Highlights the speech PA cycle and exposes the role of language and its neural substrate in societal freedom, innovation and ethical behaviour


The Unity of Mind, Brain and World Current Perspectives on a Science of Consciousness Edited by Alfredo Pereira, Jr and Dietrich Lehmann

Issues concerning the unity of minds, bodies and the world have often recurred in the history of philosophy and, more recently, in scientific models. Taking into account both the philosophical and scientific knowledge about consciousness, this book presents and discusses some theoretical guiding ideas for the science of consciousness. The authors argue that, within this interdisciplinary context, a consensus appears to be emerging assuming that the conscious mind and the functioning brain are two aspects of a complex system that interacts with the world. How can this concept of reality - one that includes the existence of consciousness be approached both philosophically and scientifically? The Unity of Mind, Brain and World is the result of a three-year online discussion between the authors who present a diversity of perspectives, tending towards a theoretical synthesis, aimed to contribute to the insertion of this field of knowledge in the academic curriculum. Chapter contents Introduction Alfredo Pereira, Jr and Dietrich Lehmann 1. Body and world as phenomenal contents of the brain's reality model Bjorn Merker - 2. Homing in on the brain mechanisms linked to consciousness: the buffer of the perception-and-action interface Christine A. Godwin, Adam Gazzaley and Ezequiel Morsella - 3. A biosemiotic view on consciousness derived from system hierarchy Ron Cottam and Willy Ranson - 4. A conceptual framework embedding conscious experience in physical processes Wolfgang Baer - 5. Emergence in dual-aspect monism Ram L. P. Vimal - 6. Consciousness: microstates of the brain's electric field as atoms of thought and emotion Dietrich Lehmann - 7. A foundation for the scientific study of consciousness Arnold Trehub - 8. The proemial synapse: consciousness-generating glialneuronal units Bernhard J. Mitterauer - 9. A cognitive model of language and conscious processes Leonid Perlovsky - 10. Triple-aspect monism: a conceptual framework for the science of human consciousness Alfredo Pereira, Jr.

HB | 9781107026292 | £65.00 pages | 350 39 b/w illustrations 6 tables


WHY IT WILL SELL • Covers contemporary philosophical and scientific issues in an interdisciplinary context, making the book informative to professionals from a wide range of work fields who are confronted with questions about consciousness • Provides theoretical discussions and syntheses of perspectives on consciousness • Presents a variety of concepts and models of conscious phenomena which should stimulate the current debate on the nature of consciousness, strengthening a more systematic approach to the phenomenon



An Introduction to Pentecostalism Global Charismatic Christianity 2nd edition Allan Heaton Anderson


HB | 9781107033993 | £55.00 PB | 9781107660946 | £19.99 pages | 288


Pentecostalism has become the fastest growing Christian movement, particularly outside Europe, and Allan Heaton Anderson is one of the foremost scholars of this phenomenon. His innovative interpretation of Pentecostalism focuses on the serious contribution made by both western and Majority World participants in its development. In this second edition of his leading introductory course book, Anderson presents an updated global history of the movement, which addresses significant events and changes in recent years, and surveys important theoretical issues such as gender and society, as well as politics and economics. The book also offers a comprehensive explanation of the significance of Charismatic Christianity throughout the world, plus its effect upon the globalisation of religion and its transformation in the present century. This new edition will be an important resource for those studying Pentecostalism, Charismatic Christianity, theology, and sociology of religion. Chapter contents Preface - 1. Introduction - Part I. History: 2. Background and context - 3. North America - 4. Latin America and Caribbean - 5. Europe - 6. Sub-Saharan Africa - 7. Asia, Australia and Pacific - 8. Charismatic renewal - Part II. Analysis: 9. Theology of the spirit - 10. Mission and evangelism - 11. Bible and full gospel - 12. Academy and ecumenism - 13. Gender and society - 14. Politics and economics - 15. Globalisation and prospects.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Presents a comprehensive, global history of Pentecostalism which goes beyond the standard America-centric approaches • Surveys the main theoretical issues, so that students can engage more closely with the topic • Engages with historical, theological and social scientific studies and will therefore appeal to a broad, interdisciplinary readership


The Bible on Silent Film Spectacle, Story and Scripture in the Early Cinema David J. Shepherd

HB | 9781107042605 | £60.00 pages | 336 42 b/w illustrations


Between the advent of motion pictures in the 1890s and the close of the 'silent' era at the end of the 1920s, many of the longest, most expensive and most watched films on both sides of the Atlantic drew upon biblical traditions. David J. Shepherd traces the evolution of the biblical film through the silent era, asking why the Bible attracted early film makers, how biblical films were indebted to other interpretive traditions, and how these films were received. Drawing upon rarely seen archival footage and early landmark films of directors such as Louis Feuillade, D. W. Griffith, Michael Curtis and Cecil B. DeMille, this history treats well-known biblical subjects including Joseph, Moses, David and Jesus, along with lesser-known biblical stars such as Jael, Judith and Jephthah's daughter. This book will be of great interest to students of Biblical studies, Jewish studies and film studies. Chapter contents Preface - 1. 'Like one of the prophets of old': passions and cameos - 2. 'See this great sight': spectacle and miracle 3. 'That my wonders may be multiplied': Blackton and elaboration - 4. 'How are the mighty fallen': Feuillade and tragedy - 5. 'All the country wept aloud': Andréani and melodrama - 6. 'The top of it reached to heaven' – Griffith, analogy and scale - 7. 'She came close to his bed' – vamps and other leading ladies - 8. 'But Pharaoh hardened his heart': Exodus and Egypt - 9. 'The end of these wonders?': The triumph of spectacle - Afterword.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Offers the first history of biblical films in the silent cinema • Provides narrative descriptions of films which have not been analysed before, so readers with limited access to film archives can have a sense of what these films were like • Contributes to a fuller and more accurate history of the reception of the Bible in the twentieth century



God, Sexuality and the Self An Essay ‘On the Trinity’ Sarak Coakley

HB | 9780521552288 | £55.00 PB | 9780521558266 | £18.99 pages | 288 39 b/w illustrations

PUBLICATION | AUG 2013 God, Sexuality and the Self is a new venture in systematic theology. Sarah Coakley invites the reader to re-conceive the relation of sexual desire and the desire for God and – through the lens of prayer practice – to chart the intrinsic connection of this relation to a theology of the Trinity. The goal is to integrate the demanding ascetical undertaking of prayer with the recovery of lost and neglected materials from the tradition and thus to reanimate doctrinal reflection both imaginatively and spiritually. What emerges is a vision of human longing for the triune God which is both edgy and compelling: Coakley's théologie totale questions standard shibboleths on 'sexuality' and 'gender' and thereby suggests a way beyond current destructive impasses in the churches. The book is clearly and accessibly written and will be of great interest to all scholars and students of theology. Chapter contents Preface; Prelude: God, sexuality and the self; The arguments of this book; 1. Recasting 'systematic theology': gender, desire and théologie totale; 2. Doing theology 'on Wigan Pier': why feminism and the social sciences matter to theology; 3. Praying the Trinity: a neglected patristic tradition; 4. The charismatic constituency: embarrassment or riches?; 5. Seeing God: Trinitarian thought through iconography; 6. 'Batter my heart': reorientations of classic Trinitarian thought; 7. The primacy of divine desire: God as trinity and the 'apophatic turn'; Coda: conclusions and beyond; Glossary of technical terms and names.


WHY IT WILL SELL • An exciting new venture in systematic theology from a leading Cambridge scholar • Opens up current, divisive debates on sex and gender and gives a new perspective • Presents a theological vision of human transformation-in-God, not limited by secular ideological accounts of gender and feminism


The Spiritual Senses The Perceiving God in Western Christianity Edited by Paul L. Gavrilyuk, Sarah Coakley Is it possible to see, hear, touch, smell and taste God? How do we understand the biblical promise that the 'pure in heart' will 'see God'? Christian thinkers as diverse as Origen of Alexandria, Bonaventure, Jonathan Edwards and Hans Urs von Balthasar have all approached these questions in distinctive ways by appealing to the concept of the 'spiritual senses'. In focusing on the Christian tradition of the 'spiritual senses', this book discusses how these senses relate to the physical senses and the body, and analyzes their relationship to mind, heart, emotions, will, desire and judgement. The contributors illuminate the different ways in which classic Christian authors have treated this topic, and indicate the epistemological and spiritual import of these understandings. The concept of the 'spiritual senses' is thereby importantly recovered for contemporary theological anthropology and philosophy of religion.

HB | 9780521769204 | £55.00 pages | 338 Publication | November 2011

Religion and the Body Edited by Sarah Coakley 'A rich profusion of essays spanning the world and history beyond the Christian and Judaic West to Eastern religious traditions.' The Tablet This book aims to highlight the distinctive and unfamiliar ways in which diverse religious traditions understand the 'body', and also, in doing this, to raise to greater consciousness some of the assumptions and problems of contemporary attitudes to it. It brings together essays by established experts in the history of religion, the social sciences, and philosophy. Part I is devoted to an analysis of current secularized discourses on the 'body', and to exposing both their anti-religious and their covertly religious content. Parts II and III provide essays on traditional 'Western' and 'Eastern' religious attitudes to the 'body'. Each contributor focuses on some (especially characteristic) devotional practices or relevant texts; each carefully outlines the total context in which a distinctive religious attitude to 'bodiliness' occurs. The result is a rich source for comparative studies of the 'body', and of its relation to society and to the divine.

HB | 9780521366694 | £67.00 PB | 9780521783866 | £24.99 pages | 332 12 b/w illustrations Publication | May 1997




Contemporary China Society and Social Change Tamara Jacka, Andrew Kipnis, and Sally Sargeson

China's rapid economic growth, modernization and globalization have led to astounding social changes. Contemporary China provides a fascinating portrayal of society and social change in the contemporary People's Republic of China. This book introduces readers to key sociological perspectives, themes and debates about Chinese society. It explores topics such as family life, citizenship, gender, ethnicity, labour, religion, education, class and rural/urban inequalities. It considers China's imperial past, the social and institutional legacies of the Maoist era, and the momentous forces shaping it in the present. It also emphasises diversity and multiplicity, encouraging readers to consider new perspectives and rethink Western stereotypes about China and its people. Real-life case studies illustrate the key features of social relations and change in China. Definitions of key terms, discussion questions and lists of further reading help consolidate learning. Including full-colour maps and photographs, this book offers remarkable insight into Chinese society and social change. Chapter contents Part I. Social Institutions: 1. Families, kinship and relatedness - 2. Marriage, intimacy, sex - 3. Citizenship, household registration and migration - 4. Community institutions - 5. Work - Part II. Cultures, Socialization and the Formation of Identities: 6. Religion, ritual and religiosity - 7. Ethnicity - 8. Education and the cultivation of citizens - 9. Modernity, youth identities and popular culture - Part III. Inequalities, Injustices and Social Responses: 10. Class and stratification - 11. Regional, rural/urban and within-community inequalities - 12. The 'woman question' and gender inequalities - 13. Collective action and social change.


HB | 9781107011847 | £65.00 PB | 9781107600799 | £24.99 pages | 328 24 colour illustrations 4 maps


WHY IT WILL SELL • By emphasising diversity, each chapter challenges students to rethink stereotypes, both of their own societies as well as China • Real-life case studies and fullcolour maps and photographs help engage students • Draws upon the authors' own active research in China


The Cambridge Companion to Football Edited by Rob Steen, Jed Novick and Huw Richards

Football is the world's most popular sport. It is a cultural phenomenon and a global media spectacle. For its billions of fans, it serves as a common language. But where does its enduring popularity come from? Featuring essays from prominent experts in the field, scholars and journalists, this Companion covers ground seldom attempted in a single volume about football. It examines the game's oft-disputed roots and traces its development through Europe, South America and Africa, analysing whether resistance to the game is finally beginning to erode in China, India and the United States. It dissects the cult of the manager and how David Beckham redefined sporting celebrity. It investigates the game's followers, reporters and writers, as well as its most zealous money makers and powerful administrators. A valuable resource for students, scholars and general readers, The Cambridge Companion to Football is a true and faithful companion for anyone fascinated by the people's game.

HB | 9781107014848 | £50.00 PB | 9781107613690 | £18.99 pages | 340 10 b/w illustrations Publication | July 2013


Chapter contents Part I. Foundations: 1. Kicking off: the origins of association football Dave Russell - The game-changers: Billy Meredith Huw Richards - 2. Uruguay: the first world power Chris Taylor - The game-changers: Henri Delaunay Huw Richards - 3. Austria and Hungary: the Danubian School Huw Richards - The gamechangers: Alfredo Di Stéfano Rob Steen - 4. Italy: football as politics – Mussolini to Berlusconi Paddy Agnew - The gamechangers: Pelé Huw Richards - 5. Brazil: rhythm and grooves Jim White - The game-changers: Diego Maradona Huw Richards - 6. Africa: towards global football citizenship? Paul Darby - The game-changers: Eusébio Rob Steen - Part II. Development: 7. Money, money, money: the English Premier League Peter Berlin The game-changers: Didier Drogba Jed Novick - 8. The boss: a very British convention Colin Shindler - The game-changers: Sir Alex Ferguson Will Tidey - 9. David Beckham and the celebrity phenomenon Jed Novick - The game-changers: George Best Rob Steen - 10. Football and feminism Jean Williams - The gamechangers: Mia Hamm Huw Richards - 11. Fans: consumers, hooligans and activists John Williams - The game-changers: Franz Beckenbauer Rob Steen - 12. Sheepskin coats and nannygoats: the view from the press box Rob Steen - The gamechangers: Havelange, Blatter and Platini – the ruling class Rob Steen and John Vale - 13. Brought to book: football and literature Peter Stead - The game-changers: Johan Cruyff Jon Vale - Part III. Where We Are: 14. What took you so long? Spain conquers the world Huw Richards - The game-changers: José Mourinho Jed Novick - 15. Where next? Football's new frontiers Toby Miller - The game-changers: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Jed Novick - Further reading- Index.

WHY IT WILL SELL • A rarely if ever seen collection of journalists, sportswriters, authors and academics, making the project uncommonly authoritative • Historical and contemporary, it covers a broad range of subjects: insightful enough for experts but written in an accessible style • An unusually wide appeal for a book of this nature - both in international terms and across age groups




COMETS! Visitors from Deep Space David J. Eicher, Foreword by David H. Levy

PB | 9781107622777 | £19.99 pages | 250 68 b/w illustrations 16 colour illustrations


WHY IT WILL SELL Join David J. Eicher in this fast-paced and entertaining journey through the history, present, and future of these important yet mysterious cosmic bodies. From ancient times, humans have been fascinated by 'broom stars' and 'blazing scimitars' lighting up the sky and moving against the fixed background of stars. The Great Comets of our time still receive in-depth attention – ISON, Hale-Bopp, Hyakutake, West, and others – while recent spacecraft encounters offer amazing insight into the earliest days of the solar system. In this guide you will discover the cutting-edge science of what comets are, how they behave, where they reside, how groups of comets are related, and much more. The author carefully explores the ideas relating comets and life on Earth – and the danger posed by impacts. He finishes with practical, howto techniques, tips, and tricks of how to successfully observe comets and even to capture your own images of them. Chapter contents Foreword David H. Levy; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Strange lights in the sky; 2. Great comets of the past; 3. What are comets? 4. Comets of the modern era; 5. Comets in human culture; 6. Where comets live; 7. The expanding science of comets; 8. Observing comets; 9. Imaging comets; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

• The definitive word on comets from a well-known amateur astronomer, on the eve of Comet ISON, which may be the brightest and most spectacular comet in Earth's skies for many decades • The author covers all aspects of comets – history, science, observation, dynamics of cometary orbits and families, the relationships of comets to asteroids, and the connections between comets to water and life on Earth • Contains an extensive summary of outstanding comets of the past, both recent (Hale-Bopp, Hyakutake, West, Ikeya-Seki, etc.) and those of historic importance (Caesar's Comet, the Great Comet of 1577, the Great Comet of 1811, Halley's Comet, and more)



In Search of the True Universe The Tools, Shaping, and Cost of Cosmological Thought Martin Harwit

Astrophysicist and scholar Martin Harwit examines how our understanding of the Cosmos advanced rapidly during the twentieth century and identifies the factors contributing to this progress. Astronomy, whose tools were largely imported from physics and engineering, benefited mid-century from the U.S. policy of coupling basic research with practical national priorities. This strategy, initially developed for military and industrial purposes, provided astronomy with powerful tools yielding access – at virtually no cost – to radio, infrared, X-ray, and gamma-ray observations. Today, astronomers are investigating the new frontiers of dark matter and dark energy, critical to understanding the Cosmos but of indeterminate socio-economic promise. Harwit addresses these current challenges in view of competing national priorities and proposes alternative new approaches in search of the true Universe. This is an engaging read for astrophysicists, policy makers, historians, and sociologists of science looking to learn and apply lessons from the past in gaining deeper cosmological insight. Chapter contents 1. The nineteenth century's last five years; Part I. The Import of Theoretical Tools: 2. An overview; 3. Conclusions based on principles; 4. Conclusions based on a premise; 5. Conclusions based on calculations; 6. Asking the right questions, accepting limited answers; Part II. A National Plan Shaping the Universe We Perceive: 7. A new order and the new universe it produced; 8. Where did the chemical elements arise? 9. Landscapes; 10. The evolution of astrophysical theory after 1960; 11. Turmoils of leadership; 12. Cascades and shocks that shape astrophysics; 13. Astrophysical discourse and persuasion; Part III. The Cost of Discerning the True Universe: 14. Organization and functioning of the astronomical community; 15. Language and astrophysical stability; 16. An economically viable astronomical program; Epilogue.


HB | 9781107044067 | £35.00 pages | 456 61 b/w illustrations 4 tables


WHY IT WILL SELL • Shows how the quest to understand the universe evolved from a personal way of conducting research to a governmentally-shaped enterprise • Demonstrates how progress in astronomy and related fields has been linked to national priorities, helping researchers to set realistic goals • Proposes the future shape of astronomical research funding through voluntary and communal sources • Links the development of astronomy's most powerful tools to their military and industrial origins


Life Beyond Earth The Search for Habitable Worlds in the Universe Athena Coustenis, Thérèse Encrenaz

HB | 9781107026179 | £19.00 pages | 320 120 b/w illustrations 32 colour illustrations

PUBLICATION | SEPT 2013 What is life and where can it exist? What searches are being made to identify conditions for life on other worlds? If extraterrestrial inhabited worlds are found, how can we explore them? In this book, two leading astrophysicists provide an engaging account of where we stand in our quest for habitable environments, in the Solar System and beyond. Starting from basic concepts, the narrative builds scientifically, including more indepth material as boxed additions to the main text. The authors recount fascinating recent discoveries from space missions and observations using ground-based telescopes, of possible life-related artefacts in Martian meteorites, extrasolar planets, and subsurface oceans on Europa, Titan and Enceladus. They also provide a forward look to future missions. This is an exciting, informative read for anyone interested in the search for habitable and inhabited planets, and an excellent primer for students in astrobiology, habitability, planetary science and astronomy. Chapter contents Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. What is life and where can it exist?; 3. Terrestrial planets and their diverging evolutions; 4. Searching for habitable sites in the outer Solar System; 5. A revolution in astronomy: the exploration of extrasolar planets; 6. Extraterrestrial inhabited sites in the future; Further reading; References; Index.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Presents a timely and topical summary of the most recent discoveries on possible habitats, in our solar system and beyond • Describes current missions of major public interest, including the space exploration of Mars and Cassini's flight to Titan • Links current and future missions to international space exploration and global news, providing interest to people in many different countries



A Student’s Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy Daniel Fleisch, Julia Kregenow

HB | 9781107034945 | £40.00 PB | 9781107610217 | £16.99 pages | 224 67 b/w illustrations 154 exercises


The study of astronomy offers an unlimited opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of our planet, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the known Universe. Using the plain-language approach that has proven highly popular in Fleisch's other Student's Guides, this book is ideal for non-science majors taking introductory astronomy courses. The authors address topics that students find most troublesome, on subjects ranging from stars and light to gravity and black holes. Dozens of fully worked examples and over 150 exercises and homework problems help readers get to grips with the concepts in each chapter. An accompanying website features a host of supporting materials, including interactive solutions for every exercise and problem in the text and a series of video podcasts in which the authors explain the important concepts of every section of the book. Chapter contents 1. Fundamentals; 2. Gravity; 3. Light; 4. Parallax, angular size, and angular resolution; 5. Stars; 6. Black holes and cosmology; References; Index.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Plain-language explanations and dozens of fully worked examples help students get to grips with the mathematical material covered in introductory astronomy courses • Interactive solutions for all problems and exercises are available online, providing a series of hints as well as the complete solution • Students can watch the authors' explanation of important concepts and mathematical techniques through online podcasts


How Humans Learn to Think Mathematically Exploring the Three Worlds of Mathematics David Tall

How Humans Learn to Think Mathematically describes the development of mathematical thinking from the young child to the sophisticated adult. Professor David Tall reveals the reasons why mathematical concepts that make sense in one context may become problematic in another. For example, a child's experience of whole number arithmetic successively affects subsequent understanding of fractions, negative numbers, algebra, and the introduction of definitions and proof. Tall's explanations for these developments are accessible to a general audience while encouraging specialists to relate their areas of expertise to the full range of mathematical thinking. The book offers a comprehensive framework for understanding mathematical growth, from practical beginnings through theoretical developments, to the continuing evolution of mathematical thinking at the highest level. Chapter contents Part I. Prelude: 1. About this book; Part II. School Mathematics and its Consequences: 2. The foundations of mathematical thinking; 3. Compression, connection and blending of mathematical ideas; 4. Set-befores, metbefores and long-term learning; 5. Mathematics and the emotions; 6. The three worlds of mathematics; 7. Journeys through embodiment and symbolism; 8. Problem-solving and proof; Part III. Interlude: 9. The historical evolution of mathematics; Park IV. University Mathematics and Beyond: 10. The transition to formal knowledge; 11. Blending knowledge structures in Canada; 12. Expert thinking and structure theorems; 13. Contemplating the infinitely large and the infinitely small; 14. Expanding frontiers through mathematical research; 15. Reflections; Appendix. Where the ideas came from.

HB | 9781107035706 | £60.00 PB | 9781107668546 | £24.99 pages | 267 175 b/w illustrations 4 tables


WHY IT WILL SELL • Traces mathematical development from child to adult • Encourages a common framework useful for researchers across different fields • Looks at teaching, curriculum, and cognitive development in elementary school through postgraduate research



Introduction to Nanofiber Materials Frank Ko, Yugin Wan

HB | 9780521879835 | £60.00 pages | 306 216 b/w illustrations 20 tables


Presenting the latest coverage of the fundamentals and applications of nanofibrous materials and their structures for graduate students and researchers, this book bridges the communication gap between fiber technologists and materials scientists and engineers. Featuring intensive coverage of electroactive, bioactive and structural nanofibers, it provides a comprehensive collection of processing conditions for electrospinning and includes recent advances in nanoparticle-/nanotube-based nanofibers. The book also covers mechanical properties of fibers and fibrous assemblies, as well as characterization methods. Chapter contents 1. Introduction; 2. Fundamentals of polymers; 3. Nanofiber technology; 4. Modeling and simulation; 5. Mechanical properties of fiber and fiber assemblies; 6. Characterization of nanofibers; 7. Bioactive nanofibers; 8. Electroactive nanofibers; 9. Nanocomposite fibers; 10. Future opportunities and challenges of electrospinning; Index; Appendix I. Terms and unit conversion; Appendix II. Abbreviation of polymers; Appendix III. Classification of fibers; Appendix IV. Polymers and solvents for electrospinning.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Explores the fundamentals and applications of nanofibrous materials and their structures • Includes intensive coverage of electroactive, bioactive and structural nanofibers and recent advances in nanoparticle/nanotube-based nanofibers • Provides a comprehensive collection of processing conditions for electrospinning


Molecular Communication Tadashi Nakano, Andrew W. Eckford, Tokuko Haraguchi

HB | 9781107023086 | £60.00 pages | 192 59 b/w illustrations 4 tables

PUBLICATION | AUG 2013 This comprehensive guide, by pioneers in the field, brings together, for the first time, everything a new researcher, graduate student or industry practitioner needs to get started in molecular communication. Written with accessibility in mind, it requires little background knowledge, and provides a detailed introduction to the relevant aspects of biology and information theory, as well as coverage of practical systems. The authors start by describing biological nanomachines, the basics of biological molecular communication and the microorganisms that use it. They then proceed to engineered molecular communication and the molecular communication paradigm, with mathematical models of various types of molecular communication and a description of the information and communication theory of molecular communication. Finally, the practical aspects of designing molecular communication systems are presented, including a review of the key applications. Ideal for engineers and biologists looking to get up to speed on the current practice in this growing field. Chapter contents 1. Introduction; 2. Nature-made biological nanomachines; 3. Molecular communication in biological systems; 4. Molecular communication paradigm; 5. Mathematical modelling and simulation; 6. Communication and information theory of molecular communication; 7. Design and engineering of molecular communication systems; 8. Application areas of molecular communication; 9. Conclusion; Appendix. Review of probability theory.

WHY IT WILL SELL • The first book dedicated to molecular communication from an engineering perspective, providing an easy place to start learning about the field • Complete introduction to the current state of the art in molecular communication, written by pioneers, provides an opportunity to learn from the researchers who have defined the field in its early stages • Assumes limited background knowledge in either engineering or biology, making it a great starting point for crossdisciplinary material



Manifolds, Tensors and Forms An Introduction for Mathematicians and Physicists Paul Renteln

HB | 9781107042193 | £45.00 pages | 350 61 b/w illustrations 271 exercises


Providing a succinct yet comprehensive treatment of the essentials of modern differential geometry and topology, this book's clear prose and informal style make it accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics and the physical sciences. The text covers the basics of multilinear algebra, differentiation and integration on manifolds, Lie groups and Lie algebras, homotopy and de Rham cohomology, homology, vector bundles, Riemannian and pseudoRiemannian geometry, and degree theory. It also features over 250 detailed exercises, and a variety of applications revealing fundamental connections to classical mechanics, electromagnetism (including circuit theory), general relativity and gauge theory. Solutions to the problems are available for instructors at Chapter contents Preface; 1. Linear algebra; 2. Multilinear algebra; 3. Differentiation on manifolds; 4. Homotopy and de Rham cohomology; 5. Elementary homology theory; 6. Integration on manifolds; 7. Vector bundles; 8. Geometric manifolds; 9. The degree of a smooth map; Appendixes; References; Index.


WHY IT WILL SELL • Demonstrates how to use tensors and forms and how to apply them to problems in mathematics and physics • Bridges the gap between pure mathematics and applied science by explaining in detail the relationship between abstract and concrete approaches (theory and computations) • Requires minimal prerequisites and explains advanced concepts not usually taught at this level, providing an easier route to these subjects for mathematicians and scientists who are not experts in the field


A Student’s Guide to Entropy Don S. Lemons

HB | 9781107011564 | £45.00 PB | 9781107653979 | £17.99 pages | 200 38 b/w illustrations 51 exercises


Striving to explore the subject in as simple a manner as possible, this book helps readers understand the elusive concept of entropy. Innovative aspects of the book include the construction of statistical entropy from desired properties, the derivation of the entropy of classical systems from purely classical assumptions, and a statistical thermodynamics approach to the ideal Fermi and ideal Bose gases. Derivations are worked through step-by-step and important applications are highlighted in over 20 worked examples. Around 50 end-of-chapter exercises test readers' understanding. The book also features a glossary giving definitions for all essential terms, a time line showing important developments, and list of books for further study. It is an ideal supplement to undergraduate courses in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics. Chapter contents 1. Thermodynamic entropy; 2. Statistical entropy; 3. Entropy of classical systems; 4. Entropy of quantized systems; 5. Entropy of a non-isolated system; 6. Entropy of Fermion systems; 7. Entropy of Boson system; 8. Entropy of information; Epilogue; Appendixes; Index.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Focuses on foundations and illustrative examples to help readers understand the origin and purposes of the concept of entropy • Treats entropy across a range of topics, from thermodynamics, classical and quantum statistical mechanics, and information theory • Gives expanded derivations, taking readers through each one step by step



Dangerous Neighbors Volcanoes and Cities Grant Heiken

HB | 9781107039230 | £19.00 pages | 204 57 b/w illustrations What are the real risks posed by a volcanic eruption near a city – what is fact and what is myth? How have volcanic eruptions affected cities in the past, and how can we learn from these events? Why do communities continue to develop in such locations, despite the obvious threat? In this fascinating book, Grant Heiken explores global examples of cities at risk from volcanoes, from Italy, the US, Mexico, Ecuador, The Philippines, Japan and New Zealand, providing historical and contemporary eruption case studies to illustrate volcanic hazards, and cities' efforts to respond to them, both good and poor. He shows that truly successful volcanic hazard mitigation cannot be accomplished without collaboration between experts in geology and natural hazards, public health, medicine, city and infrastructure planning, and civil protection. This is a topical and engaging read for anyone interested in the history and future activity of these dangerous neighbors. Chapter contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: dangerous neighbors, volcanoes near cities; 1. Too many people and too many volcanoes – Naples, Italy; 2. A full menu of volcanic hazards – Mexico City; 3. 'Like dangerous, yet undeniably beautiful women' – Guagua Pichincha and Cotopaxi volcanoes near Quito, Ecuador; 4. Dangerous neighbors but some bring gifts – Manila megacity, Philippines; 5. 'It's part of the culture. Live with it!' – cities in Japan; 6. Volcanic and proud of it – Auckland, New Zealand; 7. Coffee, software, aircraft, and volcanic mudflows – Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland, US; 8. A tale of two cities – Akrotiri (island of Santorini, Greece) and Plymouth (island of Montserrat, Caribbean); 9. The dangerous neighbor is restless – how should a city respond?; Recommendations for further reading; Index.



WHY IT WILL SELL • Illustrates volcanic hazards that can occur in many locations around the world, raising awareness in nearby cities at risk • Discusses public perceptions of eruptions in diverse cultures and environments, helping to generate appropriate responses in facing hazards • Provides accurate accounts of historical eruptions as a means of forecasting future events, separating fact from myth and informing future risk responses


Human Evolution Genes, Genealogies and Phylogenies Graeme Finlay

HB | 9781107040120 | £45.00 pages | 288 101 b/w illustrations 11 tables


Controversy over human evolution remains widespread. However, the human genome project and genetic sequencing of many other species have provided myriad precise and unambiguous genetic markers that establish our evolutionary relationships with other mammals. Human Evolution: Genes, Genealogies and Phylogenies identifies and explains these identifiable, rare and complex markers including endogenous retroviruses, genome-modifying transposable elements, genedisabling mutations, segmental duplications and geneenabling mutations. The new genetic tools also provide fascinating insights into when and how many features of human biology arose: from aspects of placental structure, vitamin C dependence and trichromatic vision, to tendencies to gout, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Bringing together a decade's worth of research and tying it together to provide an overwhelming argument for the mammalian ancestry of the human species, the book will be of interest to professional scientists and students in both the biological and biomedical sciences. Chapter contents Preface; Prologue; 1. Retroviral genealogy; 2. Jumping genealogy; 3. Pseudogenealogy; 4. The origins of new genes; Epilogue: what really makes us human; References; Index.

WHY IT WILL SELL • Examines how genome sequencing projects bring to light new insights into human evolutionary history • Identifies the genetic markers that establish our evolutionary relationships with other mammals, including endogenous retroviruses, genome-modifying transposable elements, genedisabling mutations, segmental duplications and gene enabling mutations • Provides fascinating insights into when and how many features of human biology arose


INDEX OF TITLES A After Mahler…………………………………………………………………….………...…..58 Against Autonomy…………………………………………………………………………...66 Agonistic Democracy…………………………………………………………………….....67 Architecture and Ritual in the Churches of Constantinople……………..…..23 Architecture, Astronomy and Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt…....…33 Authority………………………………………………………………………………………..68

I Imagining Europe………………………………………….…………..…..……….71 In Search of the True Universe…………………………………..……..……..90 Introduction to Nanofiber Materials………………………………..……….94 Introduction to Pentecostalism, An 2e………………………..……….…...82 Invention of Beethoven and Rossini, The………………………..……...…59 Israel-Palestine Conflict, The………………………………….…………..……13

B Bible on Silent Film, The………………………………………………………………....83 Boccaccio and the Invention of Italian Literature……………………………….50

L Language of Contention, The……………………………………………..….…74 Language of Life and Death, The…………………………………..…….......47 Legacies of Stalingrad ……………………………………………………….….…10 Life Beyond Earth………………………………………….………………………..91 Literature of the Holocaust ……………………………………………………..12

C Cambridge Companion to Aristotle’s Politics, The………………………..…...64 Cambridge Companion to Football, The…………………………….……………...87 Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Paris, The………….…………….52 Cambridge History of the First World War, The ………………………………4-5 Cambridge Introduction to Franz Kafka, The………………………..…………...53 Central Europe in the High Middle Ages…………………….……….....…….…..34 COMETS!....................................................................................................89 Coming of the Holocaust, The……………………………………………..……………11 Concise History of Austria, A……………………………………………...……………30 Concise History of the Baltic States, A………………………………..……………..30 Concise History of France, A 3e…………………………………...…..………….…..26 Concise History of Greece, A 3e………………………………………..………..…….27 Concise History of Italy, A 2e…………………………………………..………………28 Concise History of Modern India, A 3e……………………………..………………30 Concise History of Romania, A………………………………………..……………....29 Concise History of Russia, A…………………………………………..…………….….30 Concise History of Switzerland, A…………………………………..………………..30 Concise History of Sweden, A………………………………………..……………..….30 Contemporary China……………………………………………………..………….…….86 Creativity and Crime ……………………………………………………..…………...…..78 D Dangerous Neighbors……………………………………………………..……………….98 Democracy and Media Decadence …………………………………….……………..69 Direction of War, The ………………………………………………………...………….…7 Downsizing……………………………………………………………………….…………….17 Dynamics of International Business……………………………………..…………..18 E Early China…………………………………………………………………………………...32 Economy of Modern India, The ………………………………………………………40 Emergencies and Politics ………………………………………………….…………….70 Ethics and Finance……………………………………………………………….………..62 European Colonialism since 1700……………………………………….……………35 F Final Battle, The………………………………………………………………………………6 First Knowledge Economy, The……………………………………………..……..…39 Forms of Thought………………………………………………………………..…….…..63 From Grammar to Meaning…………………………………………………....……...45 G Genocide and International Relations ……………………………………..….…..76 Global Politics in the 21st Century……………………………………….…..…...…75 God, Sexuality, and the Self ………………………………………………………..….84 H History of Modern Libya, A 2e…………………………………………………….…..37 History of Modern Morocco, A………………………………………………….........37 History of Modern Tunisia, A 2e…………………………………………………...…36 How Humans Learn to Think Mathematically ………………..………………..93 How Languages Work ………………………………………………………...……......46 How Much have Global Problems Cost the World?.................................25 Human Evolution……………………………………………………………..….….…....99


M Manifolds, Tensors, and Forms …………………………….……...…….…..96 Marketing Strategy ………………………………………….………..…..………20 Marketing Strategy Case Book ………………………………………..………20 Molecular Communication ……………………………..…………..………....95 N Native Speakers and Native Users…………………………..….…………….48 Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity, The ……………..…..……….80 P Play, Playfulness, Creativity and Innovation……………….….…….……15 Political Aid and Arab Activism ……………………….…………….………..72 Political Psychology………………………………………………….............…..79 Populism in Europe and the Americas………………….…….................73 R Red Nations………………………………………………………..…..…………….38 Religion and the Body…………………………………………………….……...85 Romance between Greece and the East, The.……………..…….…..…..24 S Samuel Beckett’s Library ………………………………..……..……..……..…51 Service-Dominant Logic…………………………………………….…….……..21 Settling the Earth …………………………………………….………...….……...31 Shakespeare Beyond English…………………………………….….....…54-55 Shakespeare Beyond Doubt………………………………………..……………55 Short Story and the First World War, The…………………...................8 Soviet Occupation of Germany, The……………………….….………....…..9 So You Want To Be A Journalist?....................................................57 Spiritual Senses, The………………………………………….…………….….…85 Strong Managers, Strong Owners……………………………..………..…...22 Student’s Guide to Entropy, A……………………………………………......97 Student’s Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy, A…………........92 Subject of Virtue, The …………………………………………………..………..16 Sublime in Modern Philosophy, The……………………..…………………65 T Three Cultures, The………………….………………………………….….…….43 Two Cultures?, The…………………………………………………………….….42 Two Cultures, The……………………………………………….………..………43 Twenty-First-Century Fiction …………………………………………………56 U Understanding Politeness……………………………………………………...49 Unity of Mind, Brain and World, The………………………..…..…….….81 V Verdi, Opera, Women………………………………….………………….….….60 W Who’s Bigger?...................................................................................41 Why Communism Did Not Collapse …………………….……….………...77 Why Prison?......................................................................................44

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