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  • The Plow, the Pen and the Sword

    Images and Self-Images of Medieval People in the Low Countries

    By Rudi Künzel

    This book compares the cultures of the different social groups living in the Low Countries in the early Middle Ages. Clergy, nobility, peasants and townsmen greatly varied in their attitudes to labor, property, violence, and the handling and showing of emotions. Künzel explores how these social…

    Hardback – 2017-10-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

  • Messerschmidt's Character Heads

    Maddening Sculpture and the Writing of Art History

    By Michael Yonan

    This book examines a famous series of sculptures by the German artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) known as his "Character Heads." These are busts of human heads, highly unconventional for their time, representing strange, often inexplicable facial expressions. Scholars have struggled to…

    Hardback – 2017-10-06 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Women and Politics

    A Quest for Political Equality in an Age of Economic Inequality

    By Barbara Burrell

    Women and Politics: A Quest for Political Equality in an Age of Economic Inequality describes the many ways in which women in the United States have used their voices in the political process. The book is about the involvement of women as individuals and about their group efforts to achieve…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • The Routledge History of Disability

    Edited by Roy Hanes, Ivan Brown, Nancy E. Hansen

    The Routledge History of Disability explores the shifting attitudes towards and representations of disabled people from the age of antiquity to the twenty-first century. Taking an international view of the subject, this wide-ranging collection shows that the history of disability cuts across racial…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • A History of Psychology

    From Antiquity to Modernity, 8th Edition

    By Thomas Hardy Leahey

    A History of Psychology places social, economic, and political forces of change alongside psychology’s internal theoretical and empirical arguments, illuminating how the external world has shaped psychology’s development, and, in turn, how the late 20th century’s psychology has shaped society.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge

  • Defending Arabia

    By J.E. Peterson

    The defence of the Gulf has been a vital strategic concern for close on 100 years. The British first became involved in the Gulf to protect the sea routes to India and with the development of international air routes the Gulf became a crucial staging post. This book, first published in 1986,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: War and Security in the Middle East

  • The Struggle for South Yemen

    By Joseph Kostiner

    South Yemen was long a key spot in the strategic geography of the West. Before the Second World War, it was important for the British as an outpost on the way to India. From the mid-1940s it was a crucial gateway to the oil rich Arabian Peninsular and a vital area in the context of superpower…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: War and Security in the Middle East

  • Superpowers and Client States in the Middle East

    The Imbalance of Influence

    Edited by Moshe Efrat, Jacob Bercovitch

    This book, first published in 1991, examines in detail superpower-client relations in the Middle East. The Middle East, with its protracted and seemingly insoluble conflict and complex patterns of loyalty and hostility, is the ideal setting for the study of such relationships. Using the USSR and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: War and Security in the Middle East

  • The Struggle for the Middle East

    The Soviet Union and the Middle East, 1958-68

    By Walter Laqueur

    This book, first published in 1969, surveys Soviet policies and Middle Eastern responses during the turbulent 1960s. It deals with changing moods of Turkey and Iran, the Arab-Israeli conflict in the context of big power rivalry in the Middle East, the Russian naval presence in the Mediterranean,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: War and Security in the Middle East

  • Nuclear Rivals in the Middle East

    By Shyam Bhatia

    Nuclear weapons are the elusive ‘toys’ of modern warfare and are hankered after by every Middle Eastern government. Although no Middle eastern government has formally admitted that the purpose of its investment in nuclear research is to develop weapons, it is certain that two countries, Israel and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: War and Security in the Middle East

  • Iran

    At War With History

    By John Limbert

    Iran is the only Middle Eastern state to have preserved its national identity through the upheavals of Arab, Turkish and Mongol invasions. It is heir to the richest culture in the Middle East: a culture that extends far beyond the state’s political boundaries. This book, first published in 1987,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: War and Security in the Middle East

  • Middle East Peace Plans

    Edited by Willard A. Beling

    Bringing peace to the Middle East, and in particular resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict, is one of the perennial and seemingly impossible tasks of world diplomacy. Many different peace plans have been put forward by different countries; but still there has been no breakthrough. This book, first…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: War and Security in the Middle East

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