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  1. Arab Media Systems

    Open Book Publishers

    This volume provides a comparative analysis of media systems in the Arab world, based on criteria informed by the historical, political, social, and economic factors influencing a...

  2. Romanticism and Time: Literary Temporalities

    Open Book Publishers

    ‘Eternity is in love with the productions of time’. This original edited volume takes William Blake’s aphorism as a basis to explore how British Romantic literature creates its own...

  3. What is Authorial Philology?

    Open Book Publishers

    A stark departure from traditional philology, What is Authorial Philology? is the first comprehensive treatment of authorial philology as a discipline in its own right. It provides...

  4. Like Nobody's Business: An Insider's Guide to How US University Finances Really Work

    Comrie, Andrew C.
    Open Book Publishers

    How do university finances really work? From flagship public research universities to small, private liberal arts colleges, there are few aspects of these institutions associated w...

  5. Jane Austen: Reflections of a Reader

    Bartlett, Nora
    Open Book Publishers

    This exhilarating collection of essays is the product of a lifetime's engagement with Jane Austen's writing. They are modest, searching, wonderfully perceptive essays from which al...

  6. 'The Philosophes' by Charles Palissot

    Open Book Publishers

    In 1760, the French playwright Charles Palissot de Montenoy wrote Les Philosophes – a scandalous farcical comedy about a group of opportunistic self-styled philosophers. Les Philos...

  7. The Marvels Found in the Great Cities and in the Seas and on the Islands: A Representative of ‘Aga’ib Literature in Syriac

    Minov, Sergey
    Open Book Publishers

    This volume presents the original text, accompanied by an English translation and commentary, of a hitherto unpublished Syriac composition, entitled the Marvels Found in the Great...

  8. Studies in the Grammar and Lexicon of Neo-Aramaic

    Open Book Publishers

    The Neo-Aramaic dialects are modern vernacular forms of Aramaic, which has a documented history in the Middle East of over 3,000 years. Due to upheavals in the Middle East over the...

  9. Acoustemologies in Contact: Sounding Subjects and Modes of Listening in Early Modernity

    Open Book Publishers

    In this fascinating collection of essays, an international group of scholars explores the sonic consequences of transcultural contact in the early modern period. They examine how c...

  10. Photography in the Third Reich: Art, Physiognomy and Propaganda

    Open Book Publishers

    This lucid and comprehensive collection of essays by an international group of scholars constitutes a photo-historical survey of select photographers who embraced National Socialis...

  11. The Image of Africa in Ghana's Press: The Influence of Global News Organisations

    Serwornoo, Michael
    Open Book Publishers

    The Image of Africa in Ghana’s Press is a comprehensive and highly analytical study of the impact of foreign news organisations on the creation of an image of Africa in its own pre...

  12. Mendl Mann’s 'The Fall of Berlin'

    Mann, Mendl
    Open Book Publishers

    Mendl Mann’s autobiographical novel The Fall of Berlin tells the painful yet compelling story of life as a Jewish soldier in the Red Army. Menakhem Isaacovich is a Polish Jew who,...

  13. Global Warming in Local Discourses: How Communities around the World Make Sense of Climate Change

    Open Book Publishers

    Global news on anthropogenic climate change is shaped by international politics, scientific reports and voices from transnational protest movements. This timely volume asks how loc...

  14. Plato's 'Republic': An Introduction

    McAleer, Sean
    Open Book Publishers

    It is an excellent book – highly intelligent, interesting and original.  Expressing high philosophy in a readable form without trivialising it is a very difficult task and McAleer...

  15. Making up Numbers: A History of Invention in Mathematics

    Kopp, Ekkehard
    Open Book Publishers

    Making up Numbers: A History of Invention in Mathematics offers a detailed but accessible account of a wide range of mathematical ideas. Starting with elementary concepts, it leads...

  16. The Atheist's Bible: Diderot's 'Éléments de physiologie'

    Warman, Caroline
    Open Book Publishers

    ‘Love is harder to explain than hunger, for a piece of fruit does not feel the desire to be eaten’: Denis Diderot’s Éléments de physiologie presents a world in flux, turning on the...

  17. B C, Before Computers: On Information Technology from Writing to the Age of Digital Data

    Robertson, Stephen
    Open Book Publishers

    The idea that the digital age has revolutionized our day-to-day experience of the world is nothing new, and has been amply recognized by cultural historians. In contrast, Stephen R...

  18. Maria Stuart

    Schiller, Friedrich
    Open Book Publishers

    Maria Stuart, described as Schiller’s most perfect play, is a finely balanced, inventive account of the last day of the captive Queen of Scotland, caught up in a great contest fo...

  19. Introducing Vigilant Audiences

    Open Book Publishers

    This ground-breaking collection of essays examines the scope and consequences of digital vigilantism – a phenomenon emerging on a global scale, which sees digital audiences using s...

  20. Waltzing Through Europe: Attitudes towards Couple Dances in the Long Nineteenth-Century

    Bakka, Egil; Buckland, Theresa Jill; Saarikoski, Helena; Bibra Wharton, Anne von
    Open Book Publishers

    From ‘folk devils’ to ballroom dancers, Waltzing Through Europe explores the changing reception of fashionable couple dances in Europe from the eighteenth century onwards. A refres...