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Empedocles of Acragas

Empedocles of Acragas is known as philosopher, healer, excellent orator, miracle-maker, and engineer. This book shows that the careful study of extant fragments of his writings confirms that he was a multi-faceted thinker. In a period when most thinkers were monists, he was a pluralist and the first to introduce the principle of th...

Great Britain’s Place in the World, 1707-1997

This volume begins with the military successes of the Duke of Marlborough in Europe. It shows that, together with the fruits of Britain’s Industrial Revolution and powerful navy, this led to increasing wealth and predominance in world affairs, which lasted for 200 years. This increased with the establishment of a burgeoning empire,...

The Failure of Augustus

Augustus did not mean to become the “Founder of the Roman Empire”. We only say this to make sense of what happened later. At the time, there were indeed suspicions. However, Augustus plugged on with his propaganda, with a proud and clear aim in mind. In the end, though, his own persistence defeated him.In all history, we must first...

The Intermarium as the Polish-Ukrainian Linchpin of Baltic-Black Sea Cooperation

The term “Intermarium” has a long historical tradition and was commonly used to define the area between the Baltic and Black Seas. With its regular re-appearances in contemporary academic and political discourses, this book explores and assesses a variety of its connotations. In order to do this, it applies a multi-dimensional appr...

Agency, Loneliness, and the Female Protagonist in the Victorian Novel

Many female Victorian-era heroines find themselves expressing a form of loneliness directly connected to their lack of agency. Loneliness is defined by a lack, and it is this that is prevalent to these characters’ discussion of the social structures that define their lives. As there is no way to easily discuss a lack of agency with...

A Festschrift in Honor of Rami Arav

Bethsaida, a fishing town on the north end of the Sea of Galilee, plays a prominent role in the Gospels, was home for several of Jesus’ disciples, and was the location of the feeding of the 5,000 and many of Jesus’ other healings. However, the Golden Age of Biblical Archaeology all but ignored this important site until 1987 when a ...

A Scholiast’s Quill

Alfonso Reyes (1889-1959) was the embodiment of the Latin American poet, essayist, and literary theorist during the first half of the twentieth century. With an astonishing intellectual curiosity and capacity for work, he thought and wrote about every important topic and major intellectual current that defined his beleaguered times...

Catching Terrorists in America

This book presents a detailed examination of twenty-five cases of deadly terrorism in America from the late 1960s to the Boston Marathon bombing. These are analyzed to see how law enforcement identified and apprehended those responsible, as well as their subsequent trials. Later chapters examine so-called terrorism “preventions” an...

Claiming the Ice

It is over a hundred years in Antarctic history since the British Government formalised its claim to the Falkland Islands Dependencies, and 75 years since continuous occupation began. This book explains why and how, using the voices of the Ministers, and more particularly their officials, who shaped government policy. Until now the...

Design for Visual Communication

The contents of this book are mainly based on ideas discussed within the framework of the 2016 International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC). This event was initiated at the beginning of the new millennium and has since developed into an internationally respected event. The chapters included in this volume...

Edward Thring’s Theory, Practice and Legacy

The traditional picture of a Victorian public school assumes that it was founded on Thomas Arnold, Tom Brown’s Schooldays and Rugby football. A Rifle Corps, Oxbridge Blues on the teaching staff, and an ethos of esprit de corps were all part of the system. The cult of athleticism reigned supreme.This was not the case at Uppingham Sc...

Fascism and History

The term “fascism” or “fascist” appears with regularity in academic and lay accounts of past and contemporary politics. This volume deals with the term as a concept, and traces its evolution over almost a century, as it has been employed virtually every place on the globe. It has been applied to Xi Jinping’s China, Vladimir Putin’s...
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