Books by Publisher: AMS Press

    Statistical yearbook 2012: fifty-seventh issue

    By United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs

    Hardback Save £4.04 = £125.96

    This is an annual compilation of a wide range of international economic, social and environmental statistics on over 200 countries and areas, compiled from sources including UN agencies and other international, national and specialized organisations. The 57th edition contains data available to the Statistics Division as of 31 December 2013...

    Israeli Society in the Twenty-First Century - Immigration, Inequality, and Religious Conflict

    By Calvin Goldscheider

    Hardback £52.06

    A data-based analysis of social life and social problems in contemporary Israel that draws a vivid portrait of a dynamic and rapidly changing society

    The First to be Destroyed: The Jewish Community of Kleczew and the Beginning of the Final Solution

    By Witold Medykowski

    Hardback £59.93

    The Jewish community of the city of Kleczew came into existence in the sixteenth century. It remained large and strong throughout the next four hundred years. After the outbreak of war in 1939, Kleczew's Jewish inhabitants were the first victims of the Nazis' mass extermination campaign, murdered between September and...

    Individual in History

    Hardback £28.86

    Essays in honor of the scholarly work and institutional leadership of Jehuda Reinharz, focusing on the role of the individual in history

    Before Jutland

    By James Goldrick

    Paperback Save £7.78 = £33.17

    Before Jutland is an effort to understand what happened at sea in northern European waters in 1914-15 when the German High Sea Fleet faced the Grand Fleet in the North Sea and the Russian Fleet in the Baltic. The book is an extensively revised and extended version of the author's...

    Statistical yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014

    By United Nations: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

    Paperback £69.44

    This publication presents data for the 58 ESCAP member countries, as well as world, regional, sub-regional and economic aggregates for comparison. It offers current trends and emerging topics in the Asia-Pacific region, grouped around the themes of people, the environment, the economy and connectivity. It provides the international and regional...

    Forms of Association: Making Publics in Early Modern Europe

    Hardback £92.24

    In today's connected and interactive world, it is hard to imagine a time when cultural and intellectual interests did not lead people to associate with others who shared similar views and preoccupations. In this volume of essays, fifteen scholars explore how these kinds of relationships began to transform early modern...

    Zhuangzi and the Happy Fish

    Hardback Save £0.72 = £62.78

    The Zhuangzi is a deliciously protean text: it is concerned not only with personal realization, but also with social and political order. In many ways the Zhuangzi established a unique literary and philosophical genre of its own. The essays presented here provide a variety of exegeses of one of the...

    Violent Modernists: The Aesthetics of Destruction in Twentieth-Century German Literature

    By Kai Evers

    Hardback £71.33

    Accounts of rape, murder, mutilation, and torture run like a bloodred thread through modernist literature in the German language. Previous accounts of German literary modernism have linked its fascination with violent destruction either to the militant avant-garde on the left or to fascist modernism on the right. Critics have noted...

    The Divine Eye and the Diaspora: Vietnamese Syncretism becomes Transpacific Caodaism

    By Janet Hoskins

    Hardback £58.46

    Looks at the connections between "the age of revelations" 1925-1934 in French Indochina and the "age of diaspora" 1975-present when many Caodai leaders and followers went into exile. Structured in paired biographies to trace relations between masters and disciples, it focuses on five members of the founding generation and their...

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