Books by Publisher: AMS Press

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

    By Witold Medykowski

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    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

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    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

    Statistical yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

    Victoria Welby and the Science of Signs: Significs, Semiotics, Philosophy of Language

    By Susan Petrilli

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    Hardback £62.78

    Victoria Welby 1837-1912 dedicated her research to the relationship between signs and values. She exchanged ideas with important exponents of the language and sign sciences, such as Charles S. Peirce and Charles S. Ogden. She examined themes she believed crucially important both in the use of signs and in reflection...

    The Fabulous Future?: America and the World in 2040

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    Paperback £15.19

    Will the future be one of economic expansion, greater tolerance, liberating inventions, and longer, happier lives? Or economic stagnation, declining quality of life, and a technologically enhanced totalitarianism? In The Fabulous Future?, leading specialists from diverse fields project developments in their areas of expertise, from religion and the media to...

    Struggle for the Middle Sea

    By Vincent P. O'Hara

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    Paperback Save £4.03 = £21.92

    The Mediterranean Sea was the most intensely contested body of water in World War II. Despite its importance, remarkably little has been written about the subject. This fresh study analyses the actions and performances of the five major navies - British, Italian, French, German, and American - and objectively examines...

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