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Works: 446 works in 512 publications in 1 language and 1,525 library holdings
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Baroque times in old Mexico; seventeenth-century persons, places, and practices by Irving A Leonard( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tradition and crisis; Jewish society at the end of the Middle Ages by Jacob Katz( )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ACLS humanities e-book( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides full-text and full-page-image access to titles in most humanities disciplines and in area studies. The books included have been recommended by scholars as significant contributions to their respective fields. Offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with ten learned societies and nearly 80 contributing publishers
Gender at work : the dynamics of job segregation by sex during World War II by Ruth Milkman( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Local people : the struggle for civil rights in Mississippi by John Dittmer( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades the most racially repressive state in the nation fought bitterly and violently to maintain white supremacy. John Dittmer traces the monumental battle waged by civil rights organizations and by local people, particularly courageous members of the black communities who were willing to put their lives on the line to establish basic human rights for all citizens of the state. Local People tells the whole grim story in depth for the first time, from the unsuccessful attempts of black World War II veterans to register to vote to the seating of a civil rights-oriented Mississippi delegation at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Particularly dramatic - and heartrending - is Dittmer's account of the tumultuous decade of the sixties: the freedom rides of 1961, which resulted in the imprisonment at Parchman of dozens of participants; the violent reactions to protests in McComb and Jackson and to voter registration drives in Greenwood and other cities; the riot in Oxford when James Meredith enrolled at Ole Miss; the cowardly murder of long-time leader Medgar Evers; and the brutal Klan lynchings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Dittmer looks closely at the policies and actions of the Kennedy administration, which, bowing to Mississippi's powerful senators John Stennis and James Eastland, refused to intervene even in the face of obvious collusion among local officials and vigilantes. Through oral history accounts readers will come to know many of the local people and grass-roots organizers who worked, and in some cases gave their lives, for the cause of civil rights. Among those whose stories are told are Fannie Lou Hamer, the Sunflower County sharecropper who helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic party; Victoria Gray and Annie Devine, who with Mrs. Hamer challenged the seating of Mississippi's congressional delegation in 1965; Bob Moses of SNCC, the most significant "outsider" in the movement; Hollis Watkins, a SNCC field secretary from southwest Mississippi; and Dave Dennis, a freedom rider from New Orleans who became CORE's Mississippi field secretary in 1962. In the final chapter, Dittmer charts the transformative strength of the Mississippi movement while pointing out the limitations of its hard-earned reforms. If black Mississippians did not achieve all their goals, he reminds us, they nonetheless managed to bring about extraordinary changes in a state that had been locked in the caste system for nearly a century
Aramis, or, The love of technology by Bruno Latour( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guided-transportation system intended for Paris, Aramis represented a major advance in personal rapid transit: it combined the efficiency of a subway with the flexibility of an automobile. But in the end, its electronic couplings proved too complex and expensive, the political will failed, and the project died in 1987. The story of Aramis is told by several different parties, none of which take precedence over any other: a young engineer and his professor, who act as detective to ferret out the reasons for the project's failure; company executives and elected officials; a sociologist; and finally Aramis itself, who delivers a passionate plea: technological innovation has needs and desires, especially a desire to be born, but cannot live without the sustained commitment of those who have created it
Islam in modern history by Wilfred Cantwell Smith( )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a study of a people in the turmoil of the modern world. The Muslim community in our day, like the rest of mankind, is in serious transition. What distinguishes it is that its members face the perplexities and opportunities of modernity as heirs of a unique tradition. Their society is characterized by a faith, Islam, and a great past. What is happening to the community and to the faith is the attempted subject of this book." [Preface]
The Arab kingdom and its fall by Julius Wellhausen( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The political community of Islam grew out of the religious community. This book, first published in 1927, is the key work in understanding the early development of Islam and the history of the Arab peoples."--Provided by publisher
The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939 by Gabriel Jackson( )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spanish Civil War was fought from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939 between the Republicans, who were loyal to the established Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a rebel group led by General Francisco Franco. The Nationalists prevailed, and Franco ruled Spain for the next 36 years, from 1939 until his death in 1975."--Wikipedia
The domestic life of a medieval city : women, children, and the family in fourteenth-century Ghent by David Nicholas( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of Hamilton, Canada West : family and class in a mid-nineteenth-century city by Michael B Katz( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiefs and vassals : the medieval evidence reinterpreted by Susan Reynolds( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiefs and Vassals is a book that will change our view of the medieval world. Offering a fundamental challenge to orthodox conceptions of feudalism, Susan Reynolds argues that the concepts of fiefs and vassalage that have been central to the understanding of medieval society for hundreds of years are in fact based on a misunderstanding of the primary sources. Reynolds demonstrates convincingly that the ideas of fiefs and vassalage as currently understood, far from being the central structural elements of medieval social and economic relations, are a conceptual lens through which historians have focused the details of medieval life. This lens, according to Reynolds, distorts more than it clarifies. With the lens removed, the realities of medieval life will have the chance to appear as they really are: more various, more individual, more complex, and perhaps richer than has previously been supposed. This is a radical new examination of social relations within the noble class and between lords and their vassals, the distillation of wide-ranging research by a leading medieval historian. It will revolutionize the way we think of the Middle Ages
ACLS Humanities ebook Collection( )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fully searchable collection of over 1700 high-quality ebooks in the humanities which have been reviewed and recommended by scholars. The Project is a collaboration of 12 learned societies, 95 publishers and librarians at the University of Michigan's Scholarly Publishing Office
Abiding courage : African American migrant women and the East Bay community by Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Challenger launch decision : risky technology, culture, and deviance at NASA by Diane Vaughan( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the social impact of the crash and analyzes the NASA decision making process
Songs of Zion : the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa by James T Campbell( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of Zion focuses on the African Methodist Episcopal Church, black America's oldest and largest independent church. Campbell charts the origins and evolution of African American independent churches, arguing that the very act of becoming Christian forced black Americans to reflect on their relationship to their ancestral continent. The book then turns to South Africa, examining the AME Church's entrance and evolution in a series of specific African contexts. The final third of the book is devoted to what Campbell calls "middle passages," to the careers of men and women who moved between South Africa and the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Throughout the book, Campbell focuses on the comparisons that Africans and African Americans themselves drew between their situations, arguing that the transatlantic encounter enabled both groups to understand and act upon their worlds in new ways
Thought and behaviour in modern Japanese politics by Masao Maruyama( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landlords and tenants in imperial Rome by Bruce W Frier( )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By examining a portion of private law in imperial Rome as a functioning element of social life, this book constitutes an important contribution to the sociological understanding of law in premodern societies. Archaeological data, literary sources, and legal texts show that members of the upper class, including senatorial families, lived in rented apartments and that Roman Law of urban lease was designed mainly for them, not for the lower class. This book discusses the physical aspects of upper-class rental housing, the economic and social characteristics of the rental market, and the private law that came to regulate the market. It then assesses the major individual and social interests protected by Roman lease law and the law's probable social effects on the rental market. Concluding with a discussion of the methods and intentions of the Roman jurists in creating this body of law, it is demonstrated how legal rules and concepts were formed or changed by the Roman jurists in tacit response to the assertion by litigants of their personal and social interests. In this way, Roman jurisprudence operated as an instrument of social control. -- Publisher description
The United States and Italy, 1940-1950 : the politics and diplomacy of stabilization by James Edward Miller( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of Muhammadan jurisprudence by Joseph Schacht( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Baroque times in old Mexico; seventeenth-century persons, places, and practices
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Local people : the struggle for civil rights in MississippiAramis, or, The love of technologyThe Arab kingdom and its fallFiefs and vassals : the medieval evidence reinterpretedAbiding courage : African American migrant women and the East Bay communityThe Challenger launch decision : risky technology, culture, and deviance at NASASongs of Zion : the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South AfricaThought and behaviour in modern Japanese politicsThe origins of Muhammadan jurisprudence