Author: Charles Plummer
Publisher: Oxford Historical Society
Author: Catherine Elizabeth Hoyser, Lorena Laura Stookey
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
This is the first book-length study of the popular novelist Tom Robbins. Whimsy and humor characterize Robbins' work, but style and language are the keystones. Hoyser and Stookey show how Robbins deftly uses style and humor to depict the absurdities and injustices of our world. His novels constantly challenge perceptions of the world that people automatically label as normal. His fiction criticizes the complacency of humans in a world becoming increasingly alienated from nature and the joy of life. In addition to a critical analysis of each of his novels, the study contains biographical material never before published and the first full-length bibliography on Robbins, including a bibliography of reviews of his fiction. This is the first book-length study of the popular novelist Tom Robbins. Whimsy and humor characterize Robbins' work, but style and language are the keystones. Hoyser and Stookey show how Robbins deftly uses style and humor to depict the absurdities and injustices of our world. His novels constantly challenge perceptions of the world that people automatically label as normal. His fiction criticizes the complacency of humans in a world becoming increasingly alienated from nature and the joy of life. In addition to a critical analysis of each of his novels, the study contains biographical material never before published and the first full-length bibliography on Robbins, including a bibliography of reviews of his fiction. The study features a biographical chapter, a chapter on context and style, and individual chapters on each of his novels, DEGREESIAnother Roadside Attraction DEGREESR, DEGREESIEven Cowgirls Get the Blues, Still Life with Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, skinny legs and all DEGREESR, and DEGREESIHalf Asleep in Frog Pajamas DEGREESR. Each novel is analyzed for plot structure, characterization, and thematic elements. In addition, Hoyser and Stookey define and apply an alternative critical perspective from which to read each novel. The reading of each of Robbins' novels will be enriched by this perceptive study.
The conflict in the Middle East raises many questions for Americans, Christians, and the world community. Randall Price, a bestselling author and expert in Middle Eastern studies, provides concise answers to those questions. In a practical Q-and-A format with maps, charts, and sidebars, this book unveils a fascinating timeline of the conflict development as it answers: Why is America involved? What are the common misconceptions about the conflict? How does the truth differ from the headlines? Is there a way to resolve this situation? Price's knowledge of Israel, Islam, and the current controversies provides an insider's information in a quick-reference format. Readers will be able to understand the complex issues appearing in today's media reports.
Michael Rydelnik, professor of Jewish studies at Moody Bible Institute, goes beyond the media images for an in depth, biblically grounded look at the "crisis that never ends"--the conflict between the Israelis and the Arabs. Dr. Rydelnik explores such questions as: Will the violence ever stop? Who really has a right to the land? How did it all start...and where will it all end? This revised and updated edition includes a new chapter that looks at the events that brought the end to the Terror War in 2004, discusses the change of leadership in the Israeli government, and examines the conflict within the Palestinian government following the surprise election victory of the terrorist grou Hamas.
Reform and Reconstruction
Author: Stephen Brooke
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Reform and Reconstruction examines one of the watersheds of 20th century British history: the work and impact of the 1945-51 Labour government led by Clement Attlee. This established a framework for domestic and foreign policy which lasted more than thirty years.
First Published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Exceptional as a medieval pediatric handbook, De curis puerorum is edited here in Latin and Hebrew translations of al-Rāzī’s lost Arabic original; an English version and commentary reveal contemporary beliefs about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of many children’s diseases.
Author: Nicholas White
This updated Seminar Study provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. The eclipse of the British Empire has been one of the central features of post-war international history. At the end of the Second World War the empire still spanned the globe and yet by the mid-1960s most of Britain’s major dependencies had achieved independence. Concisely and accessibly, the book introduces students to this often dramatic story of colonial wars and emergencies, and fraught international relations. Although a relatively recent phenomenon, the end of the British Empire continues to spawn a lively and voluminous historical debate. Dr. White provides a synthesis of recent approaches, specially updated and expanded for this edition, by looking at the demise of British imperial power from three main perspectives the shifting emphases of British overseas policy the rise of populist, anti-colonial nationalism the international political, strategic, and economic environment dominated by the USA and the USSR. The book also examines the British experience within the context of European decolonisation as a whole. Supporting the text are a range of useful tools, including maps, a chronology of independence, a guide to the main characters involved, and an extensive bibliography (specially expanded for the new edition. Decolonisation: the British Experience since 1945 is ideal for students and interested readers at all levels, providing a diverse range of primary sources and the tools to unlock them.