Top 100 New Books at the Edwin Mellen Press

1. How the Modern System of Imprisonment and Punishment was Created: A History of the First Penitentiary: 1553-1865
 Hinkle, William G.
Authors' Description: "The social and economic conditions of the Tudor age...led to reform of the existing system of justice, such as it was in 16th century England. This was achieved through the institution of 'a proper system of Poor Relief,' based upon compulsory rates and differentiation between the various classes of the indigent. ...Working Houses or Houses of Correction were set up. The first of these Houses appeared in the former Royal Palace of Bridewell, given by King Edward VI to the City of London in 1553. From that came the popular name "Bridewell" for these institutions, a name that lingered for hundreds of years. ...Bridewell's history as a workhouse for petty offenders has monopoloized the attention historians so that the truly pioneering work of the Royal Hospital has been overshadowed. This book attempts to correct that omission." | 572 pages

2. The Economic Development of Small Cities: Two Case Studies
 Summers, Edward
This book examines governance in two small cities and the process through which economic development occurs. It also examines institutional arrangements or coalitions and why some projects succeeded and others failed. The author makes the case for the importance of better understanding the role civic capacity and engagement play in communities. | 220 pages

3. What the English Ate and Drank, 1660-1686: A Study in Food History Based on the Diaries of Samuel Pepys
 Rogal, Samuel J.
"[A]s eater and drinker, Samuel Pepys represents a large segment of late seventeenth-century society...his fellow diners and drinkers generally eat the same foods as he; they drink the same beverages as he. The diary of Samuel Pepys, then--although he never intended for it to do so--reaches forth from the actuality of an important aspect of seventeenth-century life to touch the vision and the imagination of twenty-first-century readers." -Samuel J. Rogal | 216 pages

4. THE BEGINNING OF MILITARY MEDICINE DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR (1855-1856): SCUTARI AND ITS HOSPITALS BY SIDNEY GODOLPHIN OSBORNE (1808-1889)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
This volume begins with an introductory essay providing "background to the Scutari hospitals: an outline of events leading to and during the war in the Russian Crimea; an overview of mid-nineteenth-century Scutari; and discussions of the careers of Osborne and a small group of principal players in the military and political game of the Crimean War. Then follow the texts of Osborne's letters to the London Times and the complete volume of his Scutari and Its Hospitals--both of which have been complemented by biographical and explanatory historical notes." -Samuel J. Rogal | 204 pages

5. SEVEN AMERICAN AUTHORS: AGEE, BERRY, DILLARD, LOPEZ, MARSHALL, OLIVER, SNYDER
 Metting, Fred
These appreciations of seven American authors are inspired by many decades of teaching American literature. They "touch upon many of the voices I found most interesting as I discovered so much fun, rich, exciting American culture." -Fred Metting | 100 pages

6. SHAKESPEARE AFTER 9/11:
How a Social Trauma Reshapes Interpretation
 Brooks, Douglas A.
This work assembles a composite picture of Shakespeare’s afterlives in media and cultural imagination. Each essay in this collection provides new insight about how our understanding of Shakespeare has changed after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. | 328 pages

7. Shakespeare After 9/11: How a Social Trauma Reshapes Interpretation
 Brown, Doug
This work assembles a composite picture of Shakespeare’s afterlives in media and cultural imagination. Each essay in this collection provides new insight about how our understanding of Shakespeare has changed after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

8. Inspiration, Action, and Fulfillment in the Invocations of Milton's Paradise Lost
 
The aim of this study is to make the case that Milton's Invocations should be recognized as central because, "they present most directly and most intimately the crucial event of man's spiritual life: responsive action taken to bring about renovation. The invocations involve us in the task of the poet's 'advent'rous Song,' for that action is a paradigm of our own 'advent'rous Song,' by which we create 'th' upright heart and pure.'" | 304 pages

9. ANTON BRUCKNER'S LAST ADAGIO: THE DECOMPOSING SELF
 Petty, Jonathan Christian
This work employs tenets of Group Mental System theory in considering the musical syntax and affective semantics of Anton Bruckner's last adagio. "The main tenet of this theory is that the sole linguistic object of music, language of the emotions, is Self. Musical language qualifies Self by qualifying its affect (emotions, moods, dispositions). ...[I]t is of particular interest to consider those musical works in which alterations to the Self play a direct role." -Jonathan Christian Petty | 188 pages

10. THE MUSICAL PORTRAYAL OF THE DISSOLUTION OF THE SELF IN THE OPERA MADAMA BUTTERFLY: A STUDY OF PUCCINI'S TONAL LANGUAGE
 Petty, Jonathan Christian
This work applies tenets of Group Mental System theory to the Madama Butterfly: "The main tenet of this theory is that the sole linguistic object of music, language of the emotions, is Self. Musical language qualifies Self by qualifying its affect (emotions, moods, dispositions). ...[I]t is of particular interest to consider those musical works in which alterations to the Self play a direct role. One such work is Puccini's Madama Butterfly." -Jonathan Christian Petty | 188 pages

11. THE TRANSPORTATION OF CONVICTS, INDENTURED SERVANTS, ORPHANS, AND DISSIDENTS TO THE AMERICAN COLONIES: THE OTHER SLAVE TRADE
 Jordan, Thomas E.
Dr. Thomas E. Jordan identifies a range of practices and policies by which prisoners, indentured servants, and others were relocated to the American colonies. He discusses what some of the motivations for such practices were as well as aspects of the cultural context supporting them. "Transporting prisoners to the colonies provided domestic relief for local authorities while, nominally, increasing the population base for the colonies."... "In the era, the noun transport meant a convict, and also a ship." | 120 pages

12. AFRICAN-DERIVED DANCE PEDAGOGY IN CHICAGO AND NEW YORK CITY, 1931-1946: THE DANCE GRIOTS-READING THE INVISIBLE SCRIPT
 Sherrod, Elgie Gaynell
"In the chapters that follow, I illustrate the dance pedagogy created by Black dance artists in the 1930s and 1940s in America. I discuss the ways in which this dance instruction undergirded the emergence of the Black concert dance construct, which manifested in the late 1950s and took on a definitive global presence in the 1960s with the popularity of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. In this discussion, I document the dance contributions of dance pioneer Katherine Dunham and her peers, whose works blazed a trail for many contemporary dance artists." -Dr. Elgie Gaynell Sherrod | 516 pages

13. ETHNOLINGUISTIC COMPETENCE AT THE POWWOW: DANCING ACROSS THE BOUNDARIES OF IDENTITY
 Bartelt, Guillermo
Dr. Guillermo Bartelt uses sociolinguistic analysis in his study of American Indian English. In this book, he focuses specifically on the powwow: "As a participant observer, I found powwows to offer fascinating discourse data for ethnographic and linguistic interpretations." He proceeds by, "analyzing the cognitive and social functions of discourse and semiotics in the context of powwow events in rural Oregon and Washington as well as urban Southern California." | 132 pages

14. INDIAN ENGLISH AS CULTURAL IDENTITY MARKING IN THE WORKS OF N. SCOTT MOMADAY: ETHNOLINGUISTIC DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
 Bartelt, Guillermo
Using discourse analysis with a focus on literary style, Dr. Guillermo Bartelt offers an examination and discussion of N. Scott Momaday's literary works. "The examination of literary style presents a unique opportunity for the interdisciplinary exploration of the intersection of language and culture." In the course of his discussion, Bartelt shows that, "instead of deliberate obfuscation, of which Momaday has often been accused in the critical literature...[there is] a conscious decision on his part to offer an enhanced ability to present a native perspective." | 152 pages

15. Interpreting Euripedes's Medea from Aristotelian and Nietzschean Perspectives: A Comparative Literary Criticism, by Panos Eliopoulos and Christopher Vasillopulos
 Eliopoulos, Panos
| 544 pages

16. The History of the Greeks in Kentucky, 1950-2000+: Volume II--First, Second and Third Generations
 Stephanides, Marios Christou
From the Preface, by John Kleber:
Marios Stephanides presents us with a small beautiful piece of a mosaic for which his Greek ancestors are so renowned. The piece is a detailed history of one ethnic group that settled at the Falls of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. When combined with the histories of other peoples, it presents a grand mosaic of a city rich in ethnic diversity.As the editor of the Encyclopedia of Louisville, I discovered that only a few of the city's immigrant groups have been fortunate enough to have someone who combined the interest, the ancestry, and the ability to give us a written history, and so the mosaic has many pieces missing. However, thanks to Professor Stephanides there is one less missing piece, and from now on Louisvillians will know the story of their ancestors. | 472 pages

17. Two Tragedies by F.M. Klinger in English Translation: A Suffering Woman and A Second Arria
 Van Cleve, John W.
These two plays by F.M. Klinger were written during the "Sturm und Drang" or "Storm and Stress" German literary movement (from the 1760-s to 1780). A friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Klinger is remembered for his early tragedies, especially for Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress) of 1776, the work that gave the movement of young writers its name" (pg. iii). | 280 pages

18. The Civil War Diary of William Biss, 1861-1864: 16th Wisconsin Infantry, Pioneer Corps
 Anderson, Earl R.
From the editor's Preface (pg. 6):
Biss's diary is researched and edited here for the first time. As far as I can tell, no Civil War historian has ever cited it as a source. And yet, Biss offers insight into certain elements of camp life, such as the roles of Methodism, temperance, forced marches, orders countermanded, constant worry about the danger of illness, and the prevalence of "camp rumor." To genealogists, Biss offers clues about Wisconsin ancestors. He offers insights about certain elements of the Western Theater, such as the Pioneer Corps and steamboat travel on the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers. To accomplish these things, the diary requires editorial assistance because it is private and often allusive. My comments are attempts to imagine flesh on the bones of my third-great grandfather. | 400 pages

19. English-Ottoman Relations in the 18th Century
 Bakay, Gönül
From the author's Conclusion (pg. 172-173):
As the exploration of British-Ottoman relations throughout the chapters of this book reveals, the connection between these two major world powers has been multifaceted, fluid and complex from its beginnings in the 16th century. The records of the State Papers as well as several other sources including travelogues, novels, plays and paintings show that the 18th century was a particularly important period in the history of both nations. These sources also provide important insights into how diplomacy was conducted in both Empires in addition to giving information regarding British-Ottoman diplomatic practices and commercial relations. | 188 pages

20. Violence, Trauma, and Resilience in the World War II Narratives of German Refugees (softcover) cancelled
 Schwartz, Agatha
From the author;'s Introduction (pg.1):
In my study, using the oral testimonies of German Canadians, I explore [the diversity of German refugees in Canada] through a particular and this far unexamined prism, namely, the narrated memories of violence unleashed with World War II, with a focus on sexual violence, experienced and/or witnessed in childhood. | 244 pages

21. Military Aviators During World War I: Cunningham, Bullard, Lytle, Richthofen, and the La Fayette Esquadrille
 Smith-Daugherty, Rhonda L.
From the author's Introduction (pg.3):
"As the First World War (1914-1918) faded into history, it is remembered for its great carnage, fields of red poppies, and new technology like the airplane, that revolutionized the conflict. This is the story of some of the aviators who helped shape aerial combat in their war and wars to come. Some of these early war birds were Americans, like Eugene Bullard who joined the French Foreign Legion prior to America's entrance into the war and then flew for the French Air Corps. Other air minded Americans joined the war effort by enlisting in Canada and from there, joined the British Royal Air Corps. Some of the aviators profiled are well known such as Manfred von Richthofen, the celebrated "Red Baron," who brought down eighty Allied airplanes, becoming the Great War's most proficient killer in the sky. Others, like Alfred Cunningham, the father of Marine Corps aviation, is less known but played an important role in advancing air warfare. The final essay looks at the symbols aviators adopted to identify, inspire and bring cohesion to their particular group and the mascots who brought love and companionship if only for a little while." | 140 pages

22. Le Nouveau Spectateur Français by Justus Van Effen: A Critical Edition prepared by James L. Schorr
 Schorr, James L.
"The present edition is destined for the modern reader and has attempted a significant reading of the 1725-1726 edition. Substantive changes from the 1742 edition, that is, changes in word order that nay alter the meaning of the text, are indicated in footnotes as variants. Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization have been modernized, although I keep Van Effen's preference for capitalizing the deity. I also follow the 1725-1726 edition's use of italics, which serve a variety of functions, from indicating simple emphasis, to underscoring the author's use of irony, as well as indicating quoted materials, whether they be simple quotes, parts of a dialogue, or a quote within a quote."(xxxiv) | 320 pages

23. The Praxis of Inequality: A Study of Three Ancient Agricultural Societies (Egypt, China, and Mesopotamia)
 Inbody, Joel
From the Introduction (pg. 9):
"In this book I have made an effort to reconstruct what inequality looked like in three ancient agricultural societies: the kingdoms of Mesopotamia, China, and Egypt. The inequality I consider in these societies was not defined in terms of gold, silver, or property, but in terms of a person's diet and command of excess food and drink. In simple terms, I will argue that elites in these agricultural societies enjoyed an upper-class lifestyle because they served food and drink offerings to gods. Those offerings were produced primarily by non-elites, who believed gods dined on them But the truth is that elites divided food and drink offerings among themselves. Religion disguised the fact that feasting rituals for gods amounted to a redistribution of resources." | 256 pages

24. Inspiration, Action, and Fulfillment in the Invocations of Milton's Paradise Lost
 Bourdette, Jr., Robert Edward
"Undoubtedly if believe be to act, faith is an action, or rather a frame of mind acquired and confirmed by a succession of actions, although in the first instance infused from above." - De doctrina Christiana

From the author's Introduction, pgs. 1-2:
"The poems of Paradise Lost are complex transformations of a familiar poetic topos: the poet's invocation to his Muse. ...the invocation has been a standard part of pagan as well as Christian, of sacred as well as profane poetry."
..."Yet the topos in Homer as well as Kazantzakis, in Virgil as well as Milton, makes possible an expression of what is felt to be the essential nexus between the source of inspiration and the poet, between the poet and his poem, between the poem and its audience. The standard invocation, to simplify its accumulated meanings, celebrates the source of inspiration, requests that the poet be able to transform that inspiration into a poem, and seeks to inspire its audience. Plato's statement that the Muse "first makes men inspired, and then through these inspired ones others share in the enthusiasm and a chain is formed" (Ion), and Milton's, that "these abilities, wheresoever they are found, are the inspired gift of God ... and are of power ... to inbreed and cherish in a great people the seeds of vertu and publick civility" (CE, III) both recognize this necessary translation of inspiration into form which moves and instructs. It is this necessary process which the topos formalizes." | 304 pages

25. The Literary Career of a Middle Class English Woman: Mary Anne Galton Shimmelpenninck (1778-1856)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
From the author's Prefatory Note (pgs.1-2):

"The subject of this biography concerns a woman of centuries past, and while the pages of the chapters that folow turn and the thoughts and actions of the subject unfold, the reader will be asked to judge the overall value of the labors of this biographer. This writer had never come across the name of Mary Anne Galton Schimmelpenninck until, while at work on another project, she abruptly appeared for two or three sentences, then as quickly faded from further sight. Nothing beyond pure curiosity and a wish to share this exercise in self-education with others motivated and then produced this volume." | 296 pages

26. Shakespeare's Henriad- The Formation of Human Character: Four Plays about a Decisive Century in English History
 Morris, Thomas F.
Three studies pertaining to Shakespeare's Henriad plays. | 212 pages

27. Role of Language, Literature and Culture in Nation Building: Essays in the Construction of Political Reality, Edited by Sandip Sarkar, Shashikanta Tarai, and Anoop Kumar Tiwari
 Sarkar, Sandip
Edited by Sandip Sarkar, Shashikanta Tarai, and Anoop Kumar Tiwari

From the Introduction (pg. 1):
This editorial volume offers an interdisciplinary approach of conceptualizing thematic-theoretical notions covering the cross-cultural, linguistics and literary roots of nationalism and nation-states. | 354 pages

28. The Ethnic Celansing and Genocide of Christians from the Middle East (softcover)
 Bukay, David
The research found in this book proves, ethnic cleansing has also many other aspects, like expropriating others' history, scientific knowledge, values, even identity; mass slavery of groups and nationals from the seventh century on; coercing Muslim primitive barbarian values on the Free World by terrorism, intimidation, sophisticated propaganda, sabotaging its infrastructure, and mass-immigration; and removing physical and cultural evidence of the targeted groups by demolishing and desecrating their monuments, cemeteries, and places of worship. | 134 pages

29. Hispanicisms in Romance Fiction: An Annotated Glossary
 González-Cruz, María Isabel
From the Author's Introduction (ix-xiv):
"The Spanish language has significantly contributed to the lexical enrichment of English throughout history. Although the Spanish influence has ebbed and flowed over the centuries, scholarly studies prove that the greatest number of borrowings come from the period of the Spanish colonization of America, when the language was "the faithful companion of empire" (Rodriguez-González, 1996: vii). ...

"Actually, it is American English that is currently subject to the greatest influence, because of the impact of the Hispanic community in the United States. This has led to fears about a future Hispanicization of the country, as a result of the increasing number of Latinos who have been settling there over the years. ...

"The situation can [hence] be described as one of languages in contact, or rather, contact between speakers of mutually unintelligible languages. Many factors can play a role in such situations, which means that a large number of outcomes are possible. As Trask (1999: 151) put it,'[t]he consequences of contact may range from the trivial to the far-reaching,' i.e. they may include bilingualism, language merging, or the development of code-switching skills, as well as language (and political) conflict and even language loss, as contact between languages or language varieties affects variation and change (Meyerhoff, 2006: 238-239)....

"Conceived as a contribution to the studies on the role of Spanish as a loan-giver language, this volume offers an inventory of all the Hispanicisms (words and expressions) that occur in 36 English romances published mostly by Harlequin and Mills & Boon between 1955 and 2004." | 204 pages

30. The Lord's Prayer: An Explanation
 Richardson, Herbert W.
To the Reader:
I believe that the Lord's Prayer is the prayer that Jesus himself prayed in order to prepare himself spiritually for his own ministry (and, in particular, for his struggle against Satan.
I also believe that Jesus wants us to pray this same Prayer with him in order to strengthen us spiritually in our own struggles against Satan.
The Lord's Prayer helps us to overcome the selfishness that is within us (which is traditionally called "original sin") so that we can more perfectly unite our hearts with God's heart and desire. | 46 pages

31. The Apostle's Creed: A Commentary (hardcover)
 Richardson, Herbert W.
To the Reader:
This commentary aims to provide a basic grammar of Christian religious discourse. It proposes definitions, correlations, and guidelines that help us to read the Bible as a cosmic myth.
The Apostles Creed presents a vision that goes far beyond everything that we can describe scientifically. In the literary sense, the Creed presents the elements of an "extreme epic" that outruns the imagination of even our greatest poets: Dante, Goethe, Milton.
The Creed expresses the belief that God--the Creative Life Force driving all things--is Self-sacrificing Love.
Thius Self-sacrificing Love finds its concrete metaphor in the life, death, resurrection, and second coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. | 48 pages

32. An Annotated Edition of Victor Klemperer's Lti Notizbuch Eines Philologen
 Watt, Roderick
This book makes available in one volume the German text of Klemperer's seminal and still controversial analysis of the influence of National Socialist ideology on the German language, first published in 1947, along with an English-language editorial apparatus which enables the reader to set Klemperer's comments in their biographical, historical, cultural, and socio-political context. The notes and commentary draw on the latest research into the complex and much-debated relationship between National Socialist ideology and the German language. The original German text has been retained, precisely because so many aspects of the German language associated with the Third Reich, be they semantic, morphological, or even stylistic, are so deeply rooted in German culture and so intimately colored by the expressly stated program of the National Socialist propaganda machine to manipulate German for its own ideological aims, that they are effectively untranslatable. Provides a wealth of insights for sociolinguistics, philosophers of language, histories of the Third Reich, and those with an interest in twentieth-century German literature. | 372 pages

33. The Armenian Genocide: A Personal Account (softcover)
 Morgenthau, Henry
This is a reprint of the 1918 book, Ambassador Morgenthau's Story: A Personal Account of the Armenian Genocide. Henry Morgenthau was the U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1916. He gave stark witness in 1918 to his knowledge of the German invasion and genocide in Armenia.

From the author's Preface (1918, pg. 6):
"By this time the American people have probably become convinced that the Germans deliberately planned the conquest of the world. Yet they hesitate to convict on circumstantial evidence and for this reason all eye witnesses to this, the greatest crime in history, should volunteer their testimony." | 276 pages

34. Hölderlin's Elegies: A Facing German to English Translation
 Neuman, Claude
From the author's Presentation(pgs. 9-10):
"During the decade of intense creativity in which he also gave us his Odes and Hymns, Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) wrote his Elegies between 1797 and 1801, and revised them between 1801 and 1807.

"They are composed, like the elegies of ancient Greece, in elegiac couplets, pairs of lines where an hexameter is followed by a pentameter (six feet, then five). | 92 pages

35. Hölderlin's Aeolic Odes: A Facing German to English Translation (hardcover)
 Neuman, Claude
Neuman's translation is presented, "In the hope of giving an idea of the music that is heard in the prosody chosen by Hölderlin...(pg 22).
Of Hölderlin's poetic form, Neuman remarks: "They are built upon precise syllabic and rhythmic schemes, inspired by poetic forms used by the ancient Greeks and later by the Romans, which e=were adapted and introdued in German poetry by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock half a century earlier." (pg.15) | 94 pages

36. The Schools of College Hill, Cincinnati, 1833-1958: Pleasant Hill Academy, Farmer's College, Ohio Female College, Belmont College, Ohio Military Institute
 Rogal, Samuel J.
This book provides historical "biographies" of five Ohio non-public institutions of higher learning, spanning the period between 1833 - 1958. Samuel J. Rogal reveals how these five schools within Cincinnati, Ohio, "echoed significant elements in the growth and development, as well as in the failures, of non-public education across the United States." | 156 pages

37. The Death of America: How Wealth Disparity, Race Conflict, Immigration, Welfare, Fake Education, and Climate Change have Ruined the United States (soft cover)
 Itzkoff, Seymour
This paperback edition is a retitled re-issue of a 2009 volume:
The End of Economic Growth: What Does It Mean for American Society?
by Seymour Itzkoff | 268 pages

38. A CONCORDANCE TO HERMAN MELVILLE'S BARTLEBY, THE SCRIVENER: A STORY OF WALL STREET
 Wegener, Larry Edward
| 332 pages

39. Critical Responses to the Nobel Prize in Literature: An Analysis of 22 Awards, 2000-2021
 Agerup, Karl
From the author's Introduction (pg. 7):
The concept of literary prizes appears simple and inoffensive. A writer has produced outstanding books and is awarded for that achievement. Society shows its appreciation and gratitude, encouraging the writing of more of the same. However, the Nobel Prize in Literature is not looked upon this way. Rather than being merely a literary prize, it is often viewed as an arbitrary exercise of power with far-reaching ethical consequences. Selections instigate nervous, angry, or bitter comments in local, national, and international media. The resentment is directed towards both the laureate and the prize jury, i.e., the Swedish Academy. The Prize is contextualized in various ways, and the criticism concerns human rights issues, national pride, and the collective memory of historical events. | 204 pages

40. Emotion in Late Medieval Jewish Philosophy
 Gluck, Andrew L.
| 472 pages

41. Promoting Science Literacy for Students with Disabilities
 Nkabinde, Zandile P.
From the Foreword, by Dr. Florence Kiragu Nyamu:
In Promoting Science Literacy for Students with Disabilities, Dr. Zandile Nkabinde explores the benefits and opportunities of science literacy for learners with exceptionalities. It is based on the recognition that students who are mild and high functioning are capable of learning science when accomodations and adaptations are made to ensure their success. | 192 pages

42. Intuitive Reality : paintings - eclectic objects - sculptures
 Lazarevic, Milo
Professor Milo Lazarevic composes in this masterful book his paintings, sculptures and eclectic objects (from full color plates), revealing his insightful philosophical and artistic awareness of "intuitive reality." This bilingual English and Serbo-Croatian, 9"x12" full-color multimedia compilation of Dr. Lazarevic's artistic works (350 pages) represents the author's esteemed career as an art educator as well as a highly esteemed, award winning painter and sculptor. | 350 pages

43. The Human Condition in Rousseau's Essay on the Origin of Languages
 Kelly, Gary M.
From the Abstract:
"...this book aims to integrate the thematic question of who man is and the disciplinary question of how man knows, treating the Essay in its own right, standing on its own feet. The book will maintain that the Essay delivers an audial self combining the thematic who and the disciplinary how, a self whose reason links sense to soul through originating the activities of speaking, listening and hearing. These activities are grounded in an audial self whose internal reasoned operations include contemplation, anticipation and suspension, not only delivering sense to soul, but recalling and ratifying the self in man to self." | 264 pages

44. The Tunisian Transition, 2011-2014: How an Islamist Party Helped Save Democracy
 Lang, Johannes
From the Introduction:
"As coups go, this was a very quiet one. On July 25, 2021, Tunisian President Kais Saied spoke to the Tunisian people in what sounded like a legal lecture rather than a rousing speech. In his signature monotone cadence and archaic manner of speech, the former constitutional law professor announced his intention to dismiss the prime minister and rule by executive decree. Parliament was suspended until December 2022. Saied's government revoked the immunity of Tunisia's lawmakers, placed various officials under house arrest, and ordered the arrest of ex-president Moncef Marzouki. As jubilant Tunisians gathered to celebrate the president's decisive action, others mourned what seemed like the beginning of the end of the only remaining democracy to have emerged from the Arab Spring." (Pg. 1) | 174 pages

45. A Performance Guide to Verdi's Art Songs with a Performance CD
 Brewer, Mary Kathryn
From the author's Abstract:
This guidebook examines Verdi's 26 published art songs to highlight their pedagogical and performance value. Each song is discussed in reference to range, tessitura, poet and text, opportunities for pedagogical use, and performance recommendations. This guide shines a light on Verdi's relatively unknown art songs and provides a resource for teachers and performers in the study and performance of these pieces. | 204 pages

46. Nazi Ideology as a Critical Race Theory: The Biopolitical Justification for Killing Jews (paperback)
 Mineau, André
From the Author's "Summary of the essential elements" of Nazi ideology (pg. 278):
٭ In the field of foreign politics, Nazi ideology fully actualized the geopolitics of biology.
٭ Nazi ideology was predicated on what can be called the "1918 syndrome".
٭ To the Nazi mind, the downfall of Germany tragically confirmed the Jews' universal malevolence.
Conclusion
٭ The Holocaust accomplished what was logically contained within Nazi ideology. | 312 pages

47. An Encyclopedia of Religions in the Modern World
 Bryant, M. Darrol
This encyclopedia of World Religions covers the development of religions around the world with regard to issues of modernity. | 756 pages

48. Politicizing The Historical Scholarship on Thomas Jefferson: The Memoirs of an Outsider
 Holowchak, Mark Andrew
From the author's Introduction (pg.3): "My memoirs, however, are more than a casual romp down Memory Lane. They are a commentary on the ills, even evils, of politicizing history by the network of revisionists at and around Monticello. What pertains to Jeffersonian scholarship pertains to all scholars involved in American history. Many today have gamified the task of writing American history and the result has been a discretionary interpretation of the life and mind of key figures like Thomas Jefferson and key events like the American Revolution. Any country that cares nothing about the truth of its past cannot have much of a future." | 172 pages

49. The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia: The Beta Israel of Kechene and North Shewa (hardcover)
 Brettschneider, Marla
From the editor's Introduction:
This book presents scholarly material introducing the world to the little-known, extraordinary, and persistent Jewish communities remaining in Ethiopia as the First Temple Beta Israel Jewish Communities of Kechene and Semien Shewa. Some segments of the historic Jewish communities in Ethiopia were introduced on the world stage in the 1980s with dramatic airlifts to Israel. However, there remains a network of still largely hidden Jewish communities in Ethiopia practicing their traditions, surviving amidst intense local forms of anti-Jewishness, and struggling for recognition as legitimate Jewish communities. This publication offers their story to the world. | 208 pages

50. A History of the Goddess Isis (softcover; by Chiara Lombardi, Edited by Malcolm Drew Donalson)
 Donalson, Malcolm Drew
An analysis of the historical background of the goddess Isis from her oldest attestations in the Pyramid Texts until the 7th century CE; of her essence and the probable origins of her name; a catalogue of funerary texts and objects of the Eighteenth Dynasty in which the goddess appears. | 560 pages

51. A History of the Goddess Isis (Hardcover; by Chiara Lombardi, Edited by Malcolm Drew Donalson)
 Donalson, Malcolm Drew
An analysis of the historical background of the goddess Isis from her oldest attestations in the Pyramid Texts until the 7th century CE; of her essence and the probable origins of her name; a catalogue of funerary texts and objects of the Eighteenth Dynasty in which the goddess appears. | 560 pages

52. A History of the Goddess Isis (soft cover)
 Lombardi, Chiara
Edited by Malcolm Drew Donalson
An analysis of the historical background of the goddess Isis from her oldest attestations in the Pyramid Texts until the 7th century CE; of her essence and the probable origins of her name; a catalogue of funerary texts and objects of the Eighteenth Dynasty in which the goddess appears | 560 pages

53. A History of the Goddess Isis (hard cover)
 Lombardi, Chiara
Edited by Malcolm Drew Donalson
An analysis of the historical background of the goddess Isis from her oldest attestations in the Pyramid Texts until the 7th century CE; of her essence and the probable origins of her name; a catalogue of funerary texts and objects of the Eighteenth Dynasty in which the goddess appears. | 560 pages

54. A Survey of the Development of Anti-Slavery Sentiment, by Samuel J. Rogal & Thoughts Upon Slavery (1774), by John Wesley(softcover)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
Dr. Rogal combines a thoughtful essay on the development of Abolitionist thought in seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and John Wesley's own thoughts on the issue of slavery in 1774. | 160 pages

55. An Annotated Bibliographical Compilation of Selected Authors and Titles of on British and American Military and Naval History, 1700-1900 (soft cover)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
Two Volume Set includes Books I and II.
Book I: Wars of the Spanish Succession through Military Campaigns, Battles, and Events
Book II: Miscellaneous Military Events through Conflicts in India, Afghanistan, and Burma, Including Concluding Commentary, Works Cited, and Indices | 850 pages

56. Motherlove: A New Approach to the Christian Religion (hard cover)
 Richardson, Herbert and Adèle Mellen Richardson
| 276 pages

57. Motherlove: A New Approach to the Christian Religion (paperback)
 Richardson, Herbert and Adèle Mellen Richardson
| 276 pages

58. Cledwyn Hughes (1916-2001): A Biography of a Welsh Christian Socialist - hard cover
 Rees, D. Ben
From the author's Introduction:
"If any politician deserves a full biography, that person is Cledwyn Hughes, an enormously influential figure in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century." | 740 pages

59. Cledwyn Hughes (1916-2001): A Biography of a Welsh Christian Socialist - softcover
 Rees, D. Ben
From the author's Introduction:
"If any politician deserves a full biography, that person is Cledwyn Hughes, an enormously influential figure in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century." | 740 pages

60. Textualism and Originalism as Methods for Interpreting the Constitution: The Politicization of Justice (hardcover)
 Ulloth, Dana
From Chapter 1:
"The nomination of Barrett provided a need to again examine how judges go about their interpretation of the Constitution. Prospective justices, have usually said that they read the Constitution through one (or sometimes more) lens. Many have adopted multiple techniques as a means for seeking the most precise meaning of a provision in the Constitution. Any treatment of a Justice’s practices must consider all of the methods adopted in his or her opinions and dissents.
The following provides a brief explanation of each of the four of the eight dominant theories that have guided recent justices in their approach to reading the founding documents of the nation. | 100 pages

61. Maria Messina e Elvira Mancuso: Voci Letterarie ed Esistenziali (soft cover, 8x10)
 Pitruzzello, Rosy Maria
From the author's Abstract: "This study of comparative literature focuses its attention on a selection of literary works written by two Sicilian female writers who lived between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, maria Messina and Elvira Mancuso.
"...this book analyzes and describes the literary and existential voices of the two pro-femininst writers through their heroines and characters, who fought against or humbly accepted and surrendered to the patriarchal restrictions and chauvininst society they belonged to. This is shown in the works Ragazze Siciliane and L/amore negato by Maria Messina and Una vecchia storia...inverosimile by Elvira Mancuso. | 110 pages

62. Kong in Chinese Philosophy, Psychology, and Poetics
 Shen, Leah
From the Introduction: "The project investigates a poetics of creative kong (emptiness) by studying the philosophical origins of the notion of emptiness in Indian Buddhism as well as its development in China from ancient times through the 17th century. I argue for the philosophical and religious significance of kong in the Chinese context as being open-minded, non-obsessive, and creative. The poetics and aesthetics of kong owes a significant debt to Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. The senses of kong enabled the writers and artists of the late Ming and early Qing to link with the immanent vividness of the world, and to evoke their creativity in literary and artistic practices when they tried to establish a close relationship to nature, instead of interfering with it." (pg. 2)
(Softcover with 3 color illustrations) | 282 pages

63. The Voyage of an Earth Inhabitant to mars (1790)- hard cover
 Van Cleve, John W.
The Voyage of an Earth Inhabitant to Mars, by Carl Ignatius Geiger (1790), disappeared for over a century and a half. This translation with commentary by John W. Van Cleve revives this book written allegorically about the U.S. Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary period. | 79 pages

64. The Voyage of an Earth Inhabitant to Mars (1790)- softcover
 Van Cleve, John W.
The Voyage of an Earth Inhabitant to Mars, by Carl Ignatius Geiger (1790), disappeared for over a century and a half.
This translation with commentary by John W. Van Cleve revives this book written allegorically about the U.S. Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary period. | 79 pages

65. How Freedom of Religion was Regulated in the Thirteen Original States: A Comparative Study of their Constitutions (hardcover)
 Ulloth, Dana
From the author's Introduction: "The relationship of civil government to religious enterprise was important to most of the people who participated in the formation of the United States of America and its original thirteen states (and later that of Vermont). How they approached the matter in their states and later at the national level when they created a new constitution is the topic of this book. Indeed, there was a significant difference in how state legislatures approached the matter and how the Constitutional Convention did in 1786." | 248 pages

66. How Freedom of Religion was Regulated in the Thirteen Original States: A Comparative Study of their Constitutions (softcover)
 Ulloth, Dana
| 248 pages

67. How Freedom of Religion was Regulated in the Thirteen Original States: A Comparative Study of their Constitutions (softcover)
 Ulloth, Dana
| 248 pages

68. How Freedom of Religion was Regulated in the Thirteen Original States: A Comparative Study of their Constitutions (softcover)
 Ulloth, Dana
From the author's Introduction:
"The relationship of civil government to religious enterprise was important to most of the people who participated in the formation of the United States of America and its original thirteen states (and later that of Vermont). How they approached the matter in their states and later at the national level when they created a new constitution is the topic of this book. Indeed, there was a significant difference in how state legislatures approached the matter and how the Constitutional Convention did in 1786." | 248 pages

69. The Metaphysics of All-and-None: A Synthesis of Science, Philosophy, and Religion (soft cover)
 Naseri, Amir
From the author's preface: "This book comes with a completely brand-new scientific and spiritual theory that for the very first time try to explaining the universe, existence, the whole being and even the non-being or nought in scientific terms and manner." | 440 pages

70. Four Eternal Cities: Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, and Carthage: Their Origin, Power, and Transforming Influence on Western History
 Avaliani, Eka
| 152 pages

71. What is Poetry? Critical Essays on Ezra Pound, Chinua Achebe, Roy Campbell, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Langston Hughes, Christopher Okigbo, Dennis Brutus, Archilochus (softcover)
 Obiwu
From the Introduction:
"Poetry is like song, or rather, poetry is song. If we say the first, we are right. If we say the second, we are also right. No wonder the Belgium committee of the Nobel Prize gave the literature prize to, of all people, Bob Dylan, in 2016. In other words, they gave it to a singer; a music composer. Which is to say that much of poetry can be sung, and much of song can be poetic." | 123 pages

72. An Annotated Bibliographical Compilation of Selected Authors and Titles of on British and American Military and Naval History, 1700-1900 (hardcover)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
Two Volume Set includes Books I and II.
Book I: Wars of the Spanish Succession through Military Campaigns, Battles, and Events
Book II: Miscellaneous Military Events through Conflicts in India, Afghanistan, and Burma, Including Concluding Commentary, Works Cited, and Indices | 850 pages

73. Philosophy of Lev Shestov (1866-1938): A Russian Religious Existentialist (NYRB Softcover price)
 Shein, Louis J.
Lev Shestov is a strange and, in many respects, unique phenomenon in the history of Russian and philosophic thought. His approach to philosophical problems was so different from the traditional that it created difficulties in assimilating the essence of his thought. This is an attempt to clarify Shestov's work. The sudden death of Dr. Louis J.Shein prevented the completion of this work, but the editors of the Edwin Mellen Press decided that despite the unfinished nature of the manuscript, its contribution to scholarship renders it worthy of publication as Shein left it, with only minor editing adjustments. | 120 pages

74. Viking Discovery of America, 985-1008: Greenland Norse and Their Voyages to Newfoundland - NYRB softcover price
 Vinding, Niels
This book provides an account of Leif Eriksson’s discovery of Vinland and other Viking voyages to Newfoundland. The most important contribution of the manuscript is the author’s contention that the Greenland Norse did not ballast their knarrs [freight ships] with loose stones, which might shift in heavy waves and imperil the shallow-draught vessels. Instead, they cut large stone blocks, beveled at one end to roughly conform to the shape of the hull, and laid them between the ribs. When loading the ships with a heavy cargo such as timber, the Norse would dump some or all of their ballast stones over the side. Therefore, it might be possible to detect a Norse site by locating a collection of distinctively shaped ballast stones on or near the shore. This hypothesis has apparently not been explored by anyone else involved in Norse research in Newfoundland.

Vinding had a life-long fascination with the dramatic voyages of the Greenland Norse and the unsolved question of the location of Vinland. His research led him to a careful analysis of two of the Icelandic sagas, the Greenlanders’ Saga and Erik the Red’s Saga. These sagas describe the same events, but there are discrepancies between them. Vinding compared the sources and created a plausible synthesized account of seven voyages of the Norse to Greenland and North America. Based on his readings, he hypothesized that Leif Eriksson’s first landing in North America was in Trinity Bay, and that Vinland was located on the Avalon Peninsula of southern Newfoundland.

Many nineteenth- and twentieth-century researchers published theories about the location of Vinland but without providing conclusive evidence. The theories suggesting locations far down the east coast of the United States have now been abandoned, in part because they demand that we disregard our primary sources, the sagas, which give precise indications of sailing times and distances. All authorities agree that the second of the three lands discovered by Bjarni Herjolfsson, called Markland by the Norse, is Labrador. There is only one area that fits the saga’s distances and directions from Labrador to Vinland, and that is the east coast of southern Newfoundland. No Norse artifacts have been found in that area except the ballast stones. Since ballast stones are likely to be indicators of Norse sites, they are markers of areas that deserve further archaeological exploration, be that a search for Vinland in Trinity Bay or a search for Hóp in St. Paul’s Bay. | 164 pages

75. Shakespeare and Public Execution - NYRB Softcover price
 Mitchell, Charles
Demonstrates how Shakespeare utilized a strategy of manipulating the language and conventions of public execution in his plays. Paying special attention to the poetics of hangings at Tyburn, the most dominant place of execution, Shakespeare’s subversion of this well-known (and uneasy) discourse between the public and the state is illuminated by close readings of The Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus, Richard III, Measure for Measure, and The Tempest. It uses audience-reception theory and new historicism, as well as non-dramatic texts (popular literature and ballads) to demonstrate the knowledge and experiences of execution that the audiences of Shakespeare’s time took with them to the theatre. With illustrations. | 172 pages

76. The Effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic on HBCUs' Academic and Social Culture
 Smith-Ross, Camacia
From Abstract: In March of 2020, the world was faced with yet another life altering event that was viewed as a national health crisis. Silently roaming earth and affecting so many people, this infectious disease, caused by a newly discovered coronavirus, Covid-19, created alarming chaos and changed how the world communicated, worked, and lived. The new normal came with swift changes and challenged our mental, social and emotional state.
Business as usual looks differently at many institutions of higher learning. Having to face the realization that normalized learning was on the verge of changing its persona and wondering if black and brown students would be able to pivot and remain connected was in question. Recognizing HCBUs have always been havens of resilience, being a beacon of hope for "people of color," this pandemic would not change her position. The times would transform, but her glory would not fade. She would continue to move in haste focused on her mission. | 254 pages

77. Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance: An Empirical Study of Male Identities in Western Theatrical Dance Training (softcover)
 Risner, Doug
With a Foreword by Ramsay Burt. This book addresses the fact that "a lack of scholarly attention has been paid to this burgeoning research area in the U.S., especially in terms of book-length studies."
While research on the topic of boys who dance is scant, the author states that "what we do know, though tentative, provides cause for concern, linked as it is to dominant notions of masculinity, pervasive homophobia, and boys' neglect, harassment, and social isolation." | 216 pages

78. Selecting and Training Army Officers for World War I and PostWar Years 1900-1935
 Coumbe, Arthur T.
With Co-Author Nathan C. Jones. The focus of this book is on the evolution of the U.S. Army officer accessions in the First World War and its aftermath. The authors discuss how the Army selected, educated, and trained its officers as it transitioned from an expeditionary force to an organization centered on directing a nation-at-arms. | 218 pages

79. Fraternal Male Twinship in History, Society, Fiction, and Entertainment
 Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q.
In this book Dr. Chishty-Mujahid expands her earlier works to focus on predominantly masculine twinship. | 116 pages

80. THE WYANDOT LANGUAGE: Structure and Dictionary
 Steckley, John
Dr. John Steckley teaches at Humber College and has been studying the Huron language for over thirty years. He received his doctorate in Education from the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. | 244 pages

81. AFROCENTRIC INTERPRETATIONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT EPISTLES HEBREWS, JAMES, JUDE, PETER, JOHN, AND REVELATION: THINGS THAT BLACK SCHOLARS SEE THAT WHITE SCHOLARS DO NOT
 Slater, Thomas Bowie
This book provides Afrocentric interpretive studies by esteemed author Dr. Thomas B. Slater. A Foreword by Jerry Sumney is included. | 176 pages

82. ANALYTICAL STUDIES ABOUT MUSIC BY THOMAS DELIO: Beethoven, Carter, Chopin, DeLio, Feldman, Haydn, Mahler, Reynolds, Satie, Scelsi, Webern, Wolpe, and Xenakis
 Licata, Thomas
This is an anthology of historical and critical essays written by Thomas DeLio about music, edited by Thomas Licata. | 448 pages

83. Prison Letters to Owen LaBrie: On the Providence of God (Softcover) The publication of this book has been postponed.
 Richardson, Herbert W.
| 254 pages

84. Prison Letters to Owen LaBrie: On the Providence of God
 Richardson, Herbert W.
Owen LaBrie is the Saint Paul School top student who was convicted of raping his 9th grade girlfriend. The case attracted national attention while it worked its way through the New Hampshire legal system. The eventual consequence was that LaBrie spent several years wearing an electronic ankle bracelet and served a year in jail.

This books contains the letters written to Owen LaBrie during this period. The author argues that LaBrie was unjustly convicted and that the school and legal authorities were primarily to blame. The author of the book is a retired Professor of Theology at Harvard University and the University of Toronto School of Theology. | 254 pages

85. The 1920 Voyage of the Yomei Maru: Children Escaping the Russian Revolution
 Hamada, Masako
This book contains the memoir of Captain Kayahara, who rescued about 800 Russian refugee children on his ship the Yomei Maru in 1920. The Konko Library in Okayama Prefecture in Japan has the original memoir. | 164 pages

86. A Political Glossary of Guyana: Institutions, Laws, Parties, Politics, et. al
 Westmaas, Nigel
Dr. Nigel Westmaas compiled this collection of the important terms, laws, and information on the political life of Guyana. It is the first time this information has been compiled for future research. | 538 pages

87. Motherlove - The Cosmic Energy that Creates and Shapes All Things: A Feminist Metaphysics (Softcover))
 Richardson, Herbert W.
| 276 pages

88. Motherlove - The Cosmic Energy that Creates and Shapes All Things: A Feminist Metaphysics
 Richardson, Herbert W.
This book continues that arguing that Motherlove, or the eros of life, expresses itself through the step-by-step development of levels of consciousness. | 276 pages

89. Spiritual Accompaniment and Marginalization in the Vincentian Tradition (Softcover)
 NicUaithuas, Máire Éibhlís
This monograph explores the evolving history of spiritual direction giving particular attention to its availability to and practice with people who are marginalised; exploring metaphors and models for spiritual direction from the early Church to more contemporary offerings; and proposing an over-riding paradigm of story-telling. Key formative influences on the spirituality of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac are explored and more contemporary studies in relation to spiritual accompaniment of people who are marginalised examined. | 475 pages

90. The Original Texts of Islamic Philosophy From Al-Kindi to Muhammad Iqbal
 Al-Allaf, Mashhad
Dr. Mashbad Al-Allaf presents and interprets the ideas and philosophy of the major figures of Islamic philosophy, interpreted by Dr. Al-Allaf. | 724 pages

91. The Vedic View of Life: The Path to Perfection (Softcover)
 Mohanty, Nirode
Dr. Nirode Mohanty describes how the Vedic view of perceiving life, and living according to the universal principles that are inherent to the philosophy, would improve the spiritual and mental well-being of the world in general. | 161 pages

92. The Largest Opera House in the World, the Chicago Auditorium, 1889 : The Beginning of A Unique American Architecture (Softcover)
 Gale, Barry
This is the story of the planning and construction of the Auditorium Building and Theater on Michigan Avenue in Chicago and the men who built it. At the time, it was the largest building in America, containing the largest opera house in the world. It was the last of the great masonry buildings of the nineteenth century and the first of the new wave of monumental structures that would characterize the first two decades of the twentieth. It marked the beginning of modern commercial architecture in America, the start of what was later to be called the “Chicago School.” | 308 pages

93. Pandemic, Public Health, Race, and Class : The American Challenge (Hardcover)
 Silver, Jr., Joseph H.
Dr. Joseph Silver describes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African American population of the United States. He considers its medical and social impacts. | 62 pages

94. Robert Bellah's Theory of American Civil Religion: The Scholarly Criticism and Debate (Softcover)
 Richey, Russell E.
This book contains the collection of papers from the 1973 Drew University conference that made famous Robert Bellah's concept of "American Civil Religion." | 278 pages

95. The Metaphorical Metaphysic of John Donne: An Interpretation of his Poetry and his Prose
 Stanwood, Paul G.
Dr. Paul Stanwood combines the long and distinguished academic career on the subject of John Donne. | 368 pages

96. Le corps-á-corps de l’abbé Richalm de Schöntal avec les demons (A Case of Combat against Demons in a 13th Century Monastery)
 Horowitz, Jeannine
This text is thirteenth century describes the experiences of l’abbé Richalm de Schöntal and his battles with Demons and the Devil within his German monastery. The text is in French. | 444 pages

97. The American Jewish Community in the 20th and 21st Century
 Falk, Gerhard
This book seeks to demonstrate how a small, impoverished group of immigrants rose from the slums of America’s big cities to wealth, education, and political power in the course of one century. It describes the challenging and rewarding path taken by American Jews throughout the twentieth century. | 392 pages

98. Erotic Tales from Japan: The Many Shades of Sexual Love
 Mori, Maryellen Toman
Dr. Maryellen Toman Mori has collected this collection of erotic Japanese tales that have been translated into the English language for the first time. It is a collection of 17 stories, written by both male and female authors. | 648 pages

99. Encountering America in the Golden Years of Academic Migration: Reminiscences of a Literary Historian (Softcover)
 Guthke, Karl S.
| 232 pages

100. Encountering America in the Golden Years of Academic Migration: Reminiscences of a Literary Historian
 Guthke, Karl S.
Professor Karl Guthke describes his early life, emigrating to the United States in the 1950s to teach in major universities such as Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. | 232 pages