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War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-first Centuries
War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-first Centuries
The resurgence of violent terrorist organizations claiming to act in the name of God has rekindled dramatic public debate about the connection between violence and religion and its history.
 
Offering a panoramic view of the tangled history of war and religion throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, War and
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Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Pageoph Topical Volumes)
Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Pageoph Topical Volumes)
The Mediterranean Sea, as a “centre” of the ancient world, has been early recognized as a laboratory basin for a variety of atmospheric, ocean and climate studies. Its uniqueness is manifested in its geographical position, a mid-latitude region connecting three continents, orography that affects cyclogenesis, precipitation and winds,...
Bioactive Molecules in Food (Reference Series in Phytochemistry)
Bioactive Molecules in Food (Reference Series in Phytochemistry)

This reference work provides comprehensive information about the bioactive molecules presented in our daily food and their effect on the physical and mental state of our body. Although the concept of functional food is new, the consumption of selected food to attain a specific effect existed already in ancient civilizations, namely...

Emerging Pathologies in Cardiology: Proceedings of the Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting 2005
Emerging Pathologies in Cardiology: Proceedings of the Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting 2005

Clinical practice is evolving at a rapid pace,nowhere more so than in the field of cardiology.Acute Coronary Syndromes, Sudden Cardiac Death, Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation,Syncope,and Prevention of Global Cardiovascular Risk are the main Emerging Pathologies to which many investigators are addressing their researches. Less than 10 years...

The Ancient Sailing Season (Mnemosyne Supplements History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity) (Latin Edition)
The Ancient Sailing Season (Mnemosyne Supplements History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity) (Latin Edition)

A comprehensive examination of the effects of the shifting seasons on maritime trade, warfare and piracy durig antiquity, this book overturns many long-held assumptions concerning the capabilities of Graeco-Roman ships and sailors.

It is the long-standing belief among classical scholars that seafaring on the ancient Mediterranean
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Heaven Is Empty: A Cross-Cultural Approach to
Heaven Is Empty: A Cross-Cultural Approach to
In the past few decades, discussions on the role of religion in shaping the interconnections of politics, society, and culture have acquired a particular urgency. Since the end of the Cold War, after 9/11, and even more so with the surge of IS, religion has come to occupy a central position in discourses on the...
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Europe (Encyclopedia of World Cultures)
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Europe (Encyclopedia of World Cultures)
Europe is in tremendous flux. Political boundaries and designations are changing with dizzying speed. Population mobility is altering the human landscape in astonishing and unpredictable ways. To publish this volume on European cultures at this particular historical juncture provides both a wonderful opportunity to offer a much-needed resource to...
Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing
Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing
Stamatis Vassiliadis was born in the small village of Manolates, on the Mediterranean island of Samos, Greece on July 19th, 1951. He passed away on April 7th, 2007 in Pijnacker, in the Netherlands. In between, he led a very remarkable life. As a child, he walked many kilometers through the mountains to reach his school and would study at night...
The Archaeology of Athens
The Archaeology of Athens
The city of Athens has played a leading role in the development of European civilization. When we look back through time to the origins of so many of the institutions and activities which thrive or are valued today, we are led to ancient Greece and, most often, to Athens in the Classical period (480–323 B.C.). Time and again...
The Nordic Diet: Using Local and Organic Food to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle
The Nordic Diet: Using Local and Organic Food to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle
The Nordic Diet is all about eating locally sourced seasonal ingredients in a balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, and beneficial fats. The traditional diet of Northern Europe emphasizes quality homemade and homegrown food—with an attempt at moving away from processed foods—and consists of a wide variety of grains,...
Current News in Cardiology: Proceedings of the Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting 2007 (Taormina May 20-22, 2007)
Current News in Cardiology: Proceedings of the Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting 2007 (Taormina May 20-22, 2007)

This volume provides an overview of the state of the art on the emerging cardiac pathologies such as acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, sudden death, heart failure, global cardiovascular prevention and syncope. Its chapters, written by leading experts in these fields, offer the latest information about epidemiology,...

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, Africa
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, Africa

Situated in northwestern Africa along the Mediterranean Sea, Algeria is the second-largest country on the continent. Comparatively, it is slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas, with a total area of 2,381,740 sq km (919,595 sq mi). Extending about 2,400 km (1,500 mi) e–w and 2,100 km (1,300 mi) n–s, Algeria is bounded on...

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