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UPSO (University Press Scholarship Online)

Works: 279 works in 283 publications in 1 language and 9,227 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Rules  Conference papers and proceedings  Church history  Academic theses 
Classifications: DF77, 913.38
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Most widely held works by UPSO (University Press Scholarship Online)
Selling war in a media age : the presidency and public opinion in the American century by Kenneth Alan Osgood( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the early years of the Iraq War, George W. Bush drew attention to the ways in which American presidents try to "sell" war to the public. The "Mission Accomplished" banner in 2003 and the misleading linkages of Saddam Hussein to the 9/11 terrorist attacks awoke many Americans to the techniques used by the White House to put the country on a war footing. Yet Bush was simply following in the footsteps of his predecessors, as the essays in this standout volume reveal in illuminating detail. Ever since William McKinley led the country to war with Spain in 1898, presidents have pioneered new methods for manipulating the media to manufacture consent for costly military and diplomatic ventures abroad. From the Spanish-American War to the War on Terror, each chapter in Selling War in a Media Age explores how modern presidents have attempted to influence, orchestrate, and coerce public understanding of matters of war and peace. The essays also demonstrate that these efforts often inspire skepticism and doubt among the public. Like the war in Iraq, Korea and Vietnam were hard wars to sell---as was the largely forgotten yet terribly brutal campaign for the Philippines in McKinley's day. The Cold War---essentially a fifty-year war---likewise required constant selling by every American president from Truman to Reagan. Even Franklin D. Roosevelt toiled to maintain public morale during World War II."--Jacket
Jewish identities : nationalism, racism, and utopianism in twentieth-century music by Klára Móricz( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Jewish Identities' mounts a challenge to prevailing essentialist assumptions about 'Jewish music', which maintain that ethnic groups, nations or religious communities possess an essence that must manifest itself in art created by members of that group
The shadow of the Parthenon : studies in ancient history and literature by Peter Green( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively combination of scholarship and unorthodoxy makes these studies in ancient history and literature unusually rewarding. Few of the objects of conventional admiration gain much support from Peter Green (Pericles and the "democracy" of fifth-century Athens are treated to a very cool scrutiny) but he has a warm regard for the real virtues of antiquity and for those who spoke with "an individual voice."The studies cover both history and literature, Greece and Rome. They range from the real nature of Athenian society to poets as diverse as Sappho and Juvenal, and all of them, without laboring any parallels, make the ancient world immediately relevant to our own. (There is, for example, a very perceptive essay on how classical history often becomes a vehicle for the historian's own political beliefs and fantasies of power.) The student of classical history will find plenty in this book to enrich his own studies. The general reader will enjoy the vision of a classical world which differs radically from what he probably expects
History derailed : Central and Eastern Europe in the long nineteenth century by T. Iván Berend( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Ivan Berend turns his attention to Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th century, a turbulent period. Extending up to World War I, the period contained the seeds of developments and crises that continue to haunt the region today
Principles of French law by John Bell( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering students and lawyers an introduction to the French law and legal system, this text gives an explanation of the French institutions, concepts, and techniques, providing a clear sense of the questions which French lawyers see as important
Quantum mechanics and the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead by Michael Epperson( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Including a nonspecialist introduction to quantum mechanics, Epperson adds an essential new dimension to our understanding of the architecture and meaning of Whitehead's metaphysics - and of the constantly enriching encounter of science and philosophy in our century."--Jacket
United by faith : the multiracial congregation as an answer to the problem of race by Michael Emerson( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an argument for multiracial Christian congregations in breaking down racial barriers in the United States
Regulating sexuality : women in twentieth-century Northern Ireland by Leanne McCormick( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an examination of the attempts to regulate female sexuality in 20th-century Northern Ireland which opens up new and exciting areas of a previously neglected history. It explores the sexual experiences of women, in the context of the distinctive religious, political and social circumstances of Northern Ireland
Wittgenstein and political theory : the view from somewhere by Christopher C Robinson( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ludwig Wittgenstein was arguably the most important philosopher of the twentieth century. Although his writings have influenced a range of philosophical and cultural movements, this effect was not felt strongly in political theory. Indeed, the most comprehensive study of Wittgenstein and political theory was published over thirty five years ago. Wittgenstein and Political Theory sets out to reconnect Wittgenstein with a range of problems and trends within contemporary political theory. The central argument of the book is that Wittgenstein offers scholars doing the difficult work of theorizing political life today an orientation and array of useful conceptual and critical tools. In particular, Wittgenstein's remarks on perception are brought to bear on theory's historical and etymological roots in clear seeing. The effect of these remarks is to free the theorist to explore the city of language and shed fresh light on political concepts such as liberty, dignity, dissent, and ideology"--Page 4 of cover
Stories of women : gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation by Elleke Boehmer( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why is the nation in a postcolonial world so often seen as a motherland? This pathbreaking study, Stories of women: Gender and narrative in the postcolonial nation, explores the perennially fascinating relationship between gender icons and foundational fictions of the nation in different postcolonial spaces." "The book will draw interest from readers and researchers of postcolonial, international and women's writing; of nation theory, colonial history and historiography; and of Indian, African, migrant and diasporic literatures."--Jacket
Is critique secular? : blasphemy, injury, and free speech by Talal Asad( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, four leading thinkers of our times confront the paradoxes and dilemmas attending the supposed stand-off between Islam and liberal democratic values. Taking the controversial Danish cartoons of Mohammad as a point of departure, Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, and Saba Mahmood inquire into the evaluative frameworks at stake in understanding the conflicts between blasphemy and free speech, between religious taboos and freedoms of thought and expression, and between secular and religious world views. Is the language of the law an adequate mechanism for the adjudication of such conflicts? What other modes of discourse are available for the navigation of such differences in multicultural and multi-religious societies? What is the role of critique in such an enterprise? These are among the pressing questions this volume addresses." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE
Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust by David Engel( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi Holocaust is often said to dominate the study of modern Jewish history. This book demonstrates that, to the contrary, historians of the Jews have often insisted that the Holocaust be sequestered from their field, assigning it instead to historians of Europe, Germany, or the Third Reich. It shows that reasons for this counterintuitive situation lie in the evolution of the Jewish historical profession since the 1920s
Beholden : religion, global health, and human rights by Susan R Holman( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global health-related efforts today are usually shaped by two very different ideological approaches. They either reflect a human rights-based approach to health and equity, or they express religious or humanitarian 'aid'. Susan Holman challenges this stereotypical polarisation through stories designed to help shape a new lens on global health, one that envisions a multi-disciplinary integration of respect for religion and culture with an equal respect for and engagement with human rights and social justice
Alcohol use disorders : a developmental science approach to etiology by Hiram E Fitzgerald( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alcohol Use Disorders takes a life-span/developmental approach to understanding the etiologic processes that heighten risk or resilience factors for alcohol use disorders (AUD)"--
Tribes and Politics in Yemen : A History of the Houthi Conflict by Marieke Brandt( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Tribes and Politics in Yemen' tells the story of the Houthi conflict in Sa'dah Province, Yemen, as seen through the eyes of the local tribes
Hegel's development: toward the sunlight, 1770-180 by H. S Harris( )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume shows how Hegel gradually discovers philosophy and the necessity of personal commitment as a philosopher
The poetry of translation : from Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue by Matthew Reynolds( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a wide-ranging book which launches a new theory of poetry translation and pursues it through readings of poem-translations from across the history of English literature. It engages with the key debates in translation studies, and offers new interpretations of major works
The English Benedictine cathedral priories : rule and practice, c. 1270-c. 1420 by Joan Greatrex( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title offers a study of nine monastic communities. Joan Greatrex follows the lives of the young men from the day of their arrival at the monastery to the moment of their death or departure. The individual chapters provide the details that fill in many of the gaps in the monastic biographies to be found in her earlier work
The dissenters by Michael R Watts( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second volume on dissent between the Reformation and the French Revolution, the author gives a comprehensive analysis of the dissenters from the aftermath of the revolution through to 1869
Phonological architecture : a biolinguistic perspective by Bridget D Samuels( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phonological Architecture bridges linguistic theory and the biological sciences, presenting a comprehensive view of phonology from a biological perspective. Its back-to-basics approach breaks phonology into primitive operations and representations and investigates their possible origins in cognitive abilities found throughout the animal kingdom. Bridget Samuels opens the discussion by considering the general properties of the externalisation system in a theory-neutral manner, using animal cognition studies to identify which components of phonology may not be unique to humans and/or to language. She demonstrates, on the basis of behavioural and physiological studies on primates, songbirds, and a wide variety of other species, that the cognitive abilities underlying human phonological representations and operations are present in creatures other than Homo sapiens (even if not to the same degree) and in domains other than phonology or, indeed, language proper. The second, more linguistically technical half of the book explores what is necessarily unique about phonology. The author discusses the properties of the phonological module which are dictated by the interface requirements of the syntactic module of Universal Grammar as well as different components of the human sensory-motor system (ie audition, vision, and motor control). She proposes a repertoire of phonological representations and operations which are consistent with Universal Grammar and human cognitive evolution. She illustrates the application of these operations with analyses of representative phonological data such as vowel harmony, reduplication, and tone spreading patterns. Finally, the author addresses the issue of cross-linguistic and inter-speaker variation."--Publisher's website
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