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Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History
Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

John Cort explores the narratives by which the Jains have explained the presence of icons of Jinas (their enlightened and liberated teachers) that are worshiped and venerated in the hundreds of thousands of Jain temples throughout India. Most of these narratives portray icons favorably, and so justify their existence; but there are also...

Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power
Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power

Few historical changes occur literally overnight, but on August 13 1961 eighteen million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the Berlin Wall.

This new history rejects traditional, top-down approaches to Cold War politics, exploring instead how the border
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As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution (Pivotal Moments in American History)
As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution (Pivotal Moments in American History)

In the dramatic few years when colonial Americans were galvanized to resist British rule, perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. As If an Enemy's Country is Richard Archer's gripping narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768 and the winter of 1770 when Boston was...

Oxford Picture Power Dictionary: 1500 Words Through Stories
Oxford Picture Power Dictionary: 1500 Words Through Stories

This topic-based picture dictionary introduces vocabulary by means of a short, lively narrative or story and large illustrations. Oxford Picture Power Dictionary provides 1500 words through stories and pictures, stories by Stella Maidment, Illustrated by Belinda Evans. This topic-based picture dictionary introduces vocabulary by means of a...

The English Parliaments of Henry VII 1485-1504 (Oxford Historical Monographs)
The English Parliaments of Henry VII 1485-1504 (Oxford Historical Monographs)

Paul Cavill offers a major reinterpretation of early Tudor constitutional history. In the grand "Whig" tradition, the parliaments of Henry VII were a disappointing retreat from the onward march towards parliamentary democracy. The king was at best indifferent and at worst hostile to parliament; its meetings were cowed and quiescent,...

Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics (Oxford Graduate Texts)
Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics (Oxford Graduate Texts)

This book provides a thorough introduction to the fascinating world of phase transitions as well as many related topics, including random walks, combinatorial problems, quantum field theory and S-matrix. Fundamental concepts of phase transitions, such as order parameters, spontaneous symmetry breaking, scaling transformations, conformal...

Solitons, Instantons, and Twistors (Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics)
Solitons, Instantons, and Twistors (Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics)

Most nonlinear differential equations arising in natural sciences admit chaotic behaviour and cannot be solved analytically. Integrable systems lie on the other extreme. They possess regular, stable, and well behaved solutions known as solitons and instantons. These solutions play important roles in pure and applied mathematics as well as in...

Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics (Oxford Handbooks)
Oxford Handbook of the History of Mathematics (Oxford Handbooks)

This Handbook explores the history of mathematics under a series of themes which raise new questions about what mathematics has been and what it has meant to practice it. It addresses questions of who creates mathematics, who uses it, and how. A broader understanding of mathematical practitioners naturally leads to a new appreciation of what...

The Language of the Papyri
The Language of the Papyri

The modern rediscovery of the Greek and Latin papyri from Egypt has transformed our knowledge of the ancient world. We cannot, however, make the same claim in the specific area of language study. Although important studies of the language of the papyri have appeared sporadically over the past century, we are still dealing today with a...

When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation
When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

All over the world, democratic reforms have brought power to the people, but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise. In this book, James Fishkin combines a new theory of democracy with actual practice and shows how an idea that harks back to ancient Athens can be used to revive...

Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective
Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Considering its importance, the history of fetal health and mortality remains a neglected area. Medical historians have tended to focus on maternal mortality and professional conflicts between midwives rather than on the unborn, while among the social scientists demographers and epidemiologists have until recently devoted most of their...

The Idea of Human Rights
The Idea of Human Rights

The international doctrine of human rights is one of the most ambitious parts of the settlement of World War II. Since then, the language of human rights has become the common language of social criticism in global political life. This book is a theoretical examination of the central idea of that language, the idea of a human right. In...

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