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Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
A riveting, comprehensive history of the Arab peoples and tribes that explores the role of language as a cultural touchstone

This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture
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Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry
Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry
This book reappraises the work of early-seventeenth-century collectors of English Renaissance poetry in manuscript. The verse miscellanies, or poetry anthologies, of these collectors have long attracted the attention of literary editors looking for texts by individual, major authors, and they have more recently interested historians for their poems...
The Aeneid
The Aeneid
A fresh and faithful translation of Vergil’s Aeneid restores the epic’s spare language and fast pace and sheds new light on one of the cornerstone narratives of Western culture.

“Vivid and haunting . . . a model of how to render Latin poetry in English.”—Tom Holland,
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Regret: A Theology
Regret: A Theology

In this brilliant theological essay, Paul J. Griffiths takes the reader through all the stages of regret.

To various degrees, all human beings experience regret. In this concise theological grammar, Paul J. Griffiths analyzes this attitude toward the past and distinguishes its various kinds. He examines...

Alchemy and Psychotherapy: Post-Jungian Perspectives
Alchemy and Psychotherapy: Post-Jungian Perspectives

Alchemical symbols are part of popular culture, most recently popularised in the Harry Potter books. Alchemy intrigued Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology. It inspired him as he wrote ‘the Red Book’ - the journal of his voyage of internal discovery. He devoted much of his life to it, using alchemical symbols as...

Milton and Maternal Mortality
Milton and Maternal Mortality
All too often, childbirth in early modern England was associated with fear, suffering and death, and this melancholy preoccupation weighed heavily on the seventeenth-century mind. This landmark study examines John Milton's life and work, uncovering evidence of the poet's engagement with maternal mortality and the dilemmas it presented. Drawing on...
WordPress Plugin Development
WordPress Plugin Development

If you can write WordPress plug-ins, you can make WordPress do just about anything. From making the site easier to administer, to adding the odd tweak or new feature, to completely changing the way your blog works, plug-ins are the method WordPress offers to customize and extend its functionality. This book will show you how to build all...

The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications
The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications
Just fifteen years ago, the Web was as simple as it was unimportant: a quirky mechanism that allowed a handful of students, plus a bunch of asocial, basementdwelling geeks, to visit each other’s home pages dedicated to science, pets, or poetry. Today, it is the platform of choice for writing...
Ludic Proof: Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic
Ludic Proof: Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic
This book represents a new departure in science studies: an analysis of a scientific style of writing, situating it within the context of the contemporary style of literature. Its philosophical significance is that it provides a novel way of making sense of the notion of a scientific style. For the first time, the Hellenistic mathematical corpus -...
QuickTime for the Web: For Windows and Macintosh, Third Edition (QuickTime Developer Series)
QuickTime for the Web: For Windows and Macintosh, Third Edition (QuickTime Developer Series)
QuickTime is the industry standard for developing and distributing multimedia content on the Web and CD-ROM, for both Windows and Macintosh computers. Its powerful, extensible software architecture lets you deliver state-of-the-art digital content over the Web or on CD-ROM.

This third edition of the best-selling and award-winning
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Writing mental ray® Shaders: A Perceptual Introduction (mental ray® Handbooks)
Writing mental ray® Shaders: A Perceptual Introduction (mental ray® Handbooks)

The word "render" isn't unique to the vocabulary of computer graphics. We can talk about a "watercolor rendering," a "musical rendering" or a "poetic rendering." In each of these, there is a transformation from one domain to another: from the landscape before the painter to color on paper, from...

Women in Ming China (Asian Voices)
Women in Ming China (Asian Voices)

This groundbreaking work provides an original and deeply knowledgeable overview of Chinese women and gender relations during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). Bret Hinsch explores in detail the central aspects of female life in this era, including family and marriage, motherhood, political power, work, inheritance, education,...

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