(Dis)connected Empires offers a new contribution to the current debate on the role of global history in a world of resurgent nationalisms. Biedermann explores the world of early diplomatic connections between Europe and Asia in the Renaissance, focusing on the rarely told story of Portuguese encounters with the Buddhist kingdoms of Sri Lanka.
A nuanced reading of contemporary literary and cinematic texts from India and its diaspora, this work traces the histories of the 'un(familiar)' lesbian in the homophobic realm around us. Focusing on representations and legacies of such femininities, the author shows how female same-sex socialities and female same-sex love straddle terrains both familiar and unfamiliar, arguing that homosexuality and heterosexuality are not in opposition but in a state of constant dialogue with each other.
A complete reassessment of the Messalian controversy of the 4th and 5th centuries AD, showing that it was not a question of heresy, but rather of misperceived differences of culture and spiritualism. Stewart reconstructs the history of the controversy from its beginnings, and considers in depth the spiritual vocabulary which lies at the root of it.
The Chronology and Calendar of Documents relating to the London Book Trade 1641-1700 provides, for the first time, easy access to information about the authors, printers, and distributors of books in the later seventeenth century. Chronological entries allow an insight into the day-to-day workings of the book trade. Substantial indexes allow quick reference to information on specific book titles, named authors, and book trade personnel, and specific topics such as booksellers' bills, coffee-houses, and imported books.
This updated edition of 10 Steps to Mastering Stress: A Lifestyle Approach is a step-by-step program that will help you identify what is causing your stress, teach you proven calming techniques, and show you how to think more realistically in ways that will reduce, rather than increase, your stressful reactions to daily events in your life.
This book provides clear, practical help for students of economics who have to write essays, either for coursework or in examinations. The essay plans included cover the most commonly asked questions on each syllabus area of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
The Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920 giving women in the United States the right to vote. 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment looks back at this 100-year history and asks, how has women's political engagement unfolded over the last century? The book's chapters consider women's successes in the political realm but also biases that women still confront. Volume contributors pay particular attention to the diverse backgrounds and perspectives women bring to the political arena, reminding us of the insights provided by an intersectional perspective.