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International Security and the United States: An Encyclopedia (Praeger Security International)
International Security and the United States: An Encyclopedia (Praeger Security International)

Shaped by often very dramatic events, international security and the international system have changed significantly in recent years. The conclusion of the Cold War, the emergence of new political systems, the growth of significant threats such as terrorism, and the development of new security doctrines have driven global transformation. These...

The Birth of Modern Belief: Faith and Judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment
The Birth of Modern Belief: Faith and Judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

An illuminating history of how religious belief lost its uncontested status in the West

This landmark book traces the history of belief in the Christian West from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, revealing for the first time how a distinctively modern category of belief came into being. Ethan Shagan focuses...

The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley
The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley
Hailed as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was a brilliant inventor, a leading entrepreneur, and a daring risk taker who piloted his own jets and skied mountains accessible only by helicopter. Now, in The Man Behind the Microchip, Leslie Berlin captures not only this colorful individual but also the vibrant...
The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics (Routledge Philosophy Companions)
The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics (Routledge Philosophy Companions)

The third edition of the acclaimed Routledge Companion to Aesthetics contains over sixty chapters written by leading international scholars covering all aspects of aesthetics.

This companion opens with an historical overview of aesthetics including entries on Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin,...

The Prophetic Dimension of Sport (SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies)
The Prophetic Dimension of Sport (SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies)

Bringing together leading scholars in the fields of Religion and Sport, this book examines the prophetic dimension of sport, to arrive at a better understanding of the nature of sports in the United States. By detailing and analyzing particular sports, a portrait of sport as an important space for social and political critique...

Humanity 2.0: What it Means to be Human Past, Present and Future
Humanity 2.0: What it Means to be Human Past, Present and Future
Social thinkers in all fields are faced with one unavoidable question: what does it mean to be 'human' in the 21st century? As definitions between what is 'animal' and what is 'human' break down, and as emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and nano- and bio- technologies develop, accepted...
Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Religion and Global Politics)
Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Religion and Global Politics)
Over the course of the past two decades Islamism has exercised a growing influence on politics in Muslim countries from Morocco to Malaysia. In some instances this trend has led to regime change as in Iran and Sudan, but more often, it has ensconced Islamic norms, symbols, and rhetoric in the public sphere, and in the process,...
The Apocalypse: A Brief History (Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)
The Apocalypse: A Brief History (Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion)

This accessible and enlightening history provides insights into the fascinating genre of apocalyptic literature, showing how the apocalypse encompasses far more than popular views of the last judgment and violent end of the world might suggest.

  • An accessible and enlightening history of the "apocalypses"--ancient...
Thor's Microsoft Security Bible: A Collection of Practical Security Techniques
Thor's Microsoft Security Bible: A Collection of Practical Security Techniques

What is security? Is it a mindset? Is it a measurable and actionable posture or position? Or is it a bit of both? People, as a race, learn from doing; they learn by example. Ingrained into our psyche is a process that builds new information upon previous knowledge as we learn. As Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen further than...

Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology
Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology
Throughout their entire history as a people, African Americans have created themselves. They did so in the context of the transatlantic slave trade and two-and-a-half centuries of chattel slavery—a structure of overwhelming inequality and brutality characterized by the sale of human beings and routine rapes and executions. They constructed...
Democracy and Pluralism: The Political Thought of William E. Connolly (Routledge Innovations in Political Theory)
Democracy and Pluralism: The Political Thought of William E. Connolly (Routledge Innovations in Political Theory)

William E. Connolly’s political theory forms a distinct and influential contribution to contemporary debates about the nature and prospects of democratic life in the twenty-first century. His original conceptualisations of pluralism, naturalism, the politics of the body, religion, secularism and his daring incorporation of contemporary...

Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley
Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley
Thinking about church architecture has come to an impasse. Reformers and traditionalists are talking past each other. Statements from both sides are often strident and dogmatic. In Theology in Stone, Richard Kieckhefer seeks to help both sides move beyond the standoff toward a fruitful conversation about houses of worship. Drawing on a wide range...
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