Free history Kindle books for 14 Jan 19

1000 Random Facts And Trivia, Volume 1 (Interesting Trivia and Funny Facts)

by Lena Shaw

Second edition. Proofread by a professional editor on 17 October 2017.
Do you like intriguing, mysterious, and fun facts and trivia? If yes, this book is for you!
“1000 Random Facts And Trivia (Vol.1)” is the first book in the new series. It provides an incredible amount of absolutely random entertaining, eye-opening, funny, weird, unbelievable, surprising, and/or silly facts. There are exactly 1,000 facts in this book – I am not kidding! Many of them will blow your mind!

This book will help you to impress even the smartest and the most knowledgeable friends of yours. Use some of these interesting facts to start a conversation, to make a new friend, or to raise a laugh of someone you love. Impress people at party with all the cool facts from this book. If you got a pub quiz or trivia night to go to, you should also get this book. This is your chance to become popular and to win every time! This book is also family-friendly and safe for kids.

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McALISTER’S WAY – Free Serialisation Vol. 06

by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY – FREE Weekly Serialisation
Volume 6 Chapters 10 â?? 11
A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers

More personal insights from the author.

Chapter 10
New Guinea was a great place to visit during the 1970s, but if don’t know much about today. I remember snorkelling on the reef off Madang. It wasn’t until I came back to the beach I saw the â??Beware of Crocodiles’ sign which faced seawards. The â??are-see’ gag actually happened on a flight across the United States.

Chapter 11
When I was a school kid I hated study and research, but now I love it because it leads you to unexpected places. I’d never heard of the Tuskegee Red Tails, before writing McAlister’s Way.

Richard Marman, Author, Sunshine Coast
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Understanding Willing Participants, Volume 2: Milgramâ??s Obedience Experiments and the Holocaust

by Nestar Russell

Horrified by the Holocaust, social psychologist Stanley Milgram wondered if he could recreate the Holocaust in the laboratory setting. Unabated for more than half a century, his (in)famous results have continued to intrigue scholars. Based on unpublished archival data from Milgram’s personal collection, volume one of this two-volume set introduces readers to a behind the scenes account showing how during Milgram’s unpublished pilot studies he step-by-step invented his official experimental procedureâ??how he gradually learnt to transform most ordinary people into willing inflictors of harm. The open access volume two then illustrates how certain innovators within the Nazi regime used the very same Milgram-like learning techniques that with increasing effectiveness gradually enabled them to also transform most ordinary people into increasingly capable executioners of other men, women, and children. Volume two effectively attempts to capture how step-by-step these Nazi innovators attempted to transform the Führer’s wish of a Jewish-free Europe into a frightening reality. By the books’ end the reader will gain an insight into how the seemingly undoable can become increasingly doable.

Egyptian Gods: Discover the Ancient Gods of Egyptian Mythology

by Stephan Weaver

â?³Egyptian Mythologyâ?³

The gods of Ancient Egypt conjure up images of hieroglyphs with animal-headed people, fantastic civilizations, and a past that seems both unimaginably distant and still tenuously connected to the present day. Although the names Ra, Anubis, and Isis still linger today in modern fiction, the truth about these gods reveals the ancient Egyptians themselves.

Inside you will read about…

â?? Osiris
â?? Anubis
â?? Isis
â?? Ra
â?? Maat
â?? Hathor
â?? Wadjet
â?? Nefertum
And many more!

A look at the principal gods of Ancient Egypt gives insight into the culture of world’s first great civilization. Even today, their moments, their obelisks, and their pyramids endure and remind us that people can leave lasting marks on the world that humble and inspire us all.

The Orthodox Jewish Bible

by Phillip Goble

The Orthodox Jewish Bible is an English language version that applies Yiddish and Hasidic cultural expressions to the Messianic Bible.

McALISTER’S WAY VOLUME 07 – Free Serialisation: McAlister’s Way Vol 07 – Chapters 12 & 13

by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY FREE Weekly Serialisation
Volume 7 Chapters 12 â?? 13

A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers

Chapter 12
The first time I flew to New Guinea as a Hercules C-130 co-pilot I was pretty excited, anticipating the spectacular views. It was pouring with rain when we landed at Port Moresby to refuel. We flew to Lae in cloud and spent the night there. The weather was the same on the return flight so I didn’t get to see at thing. Fortunately I often flew to PNG and got to see the mountains on many other occasions.

Chapter 13
I have fond memories of visiting Goroka, Papua New Guinea. We always brought back coffee which was in great demand at the RAAF Base in Richmond NSW. Although right on the equator, New Guinea Highland towns like Goroka and Mt. Hagen were over 1,500 metres / 4,920 feet above sea level and about 5 degrees cooler than Port Moresby â?? about 25°C all year round.

Richard Marman, Author, Sunshine Coast, Australia
FORMATS: ePub, Kindle & PDF

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51 Curiosidades Sobre a Segunda Guerra Mundial (Portuguese Edition)

by Editora Mundo dos Curiosos

A Segunda Guerra Mundial é repleta de mistérios, seja sobre Hitler e suas ideologias conturbadas, as vítimas ou até os armamentos usados que eram bem diferentes dos atuais.

Todos sabemos que esses anos terríveis assolaram a humanidade por muito tempo, isso é muito estudado nas salas de aula, mas o que é pouco mencionado são todas as coisas misteriosas e curiosas por trás da segunda guerra mundial.

Venha conhecer mais sobre esse assunto, numa leitura fácil e divertida.

Dispatches: Stories from War Zones, Police States and Other Hellholes

by Michael J. Totten

Prize-winning author and award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten returns with a riveting tour of some of the worst places on earth in the early 21st century.

From crumbling Havana, Cubaâ??still stubbornly communist decades after the fall of the Berlin Wallâ??to a comparatively upscale Hanoi, Vietnam, still struggling to free itself from Chinese-style authoritarian rule.

From a nightmarish Libya under the deranged Moammar Qaddafi, to an exhausted, polarized and increasingly fanatical Egypt before the Arab Spring finally ripped the region to pieces.

From the Lebanese border during the devasting war between Israel and Hezbollah, to Iraq in the grips of an insurgency mounted by the murderous precursor to ISIS.

Partly a collection of Totten’s best previously published work, Dispatches includes plenty of new material from Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the dysfunctional quarters of Europe. He goes to rough places so you don’t have to, and his dispatches are by turns entertaining, harrowing and occasionally even hilarious despite the dark subject matter. Whether you’re an established fan or discovering the author for the first time, this one is not to be missed.

Praise for Michael J. Totten

“Tottenâ?¦practices journalism in the tradition of Orwell: morally imaginative, partisan in the best sense of the word, and delivered in crackling, rapid-fire prose befitting the violent realities it depicts.” Sohrab Ahmari, Commentary

“It is extremely rare to read such an accurate account of anything to which one was oneself a witness.” – Christopher Hitchens, author of God is Not Great.

“One of America’s premier foreign correspondents.” – Damien Penny, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Of all the journalists now alive and writing in English, ther are few whose reporting interests me more than Michael Totten’sâ??in fact, none that I can think of offhand.” – Claire Berlinski, author of Menace in Europe

“Michael J. Totten is one of a rare breed. Moving from front to front, he brings experience and context and the willingness to go where few men dare.” – Michael Yon, author of Moment of Truth in Iraq

Buffalo Bill from Prairie to Palace: An Authentic History Of The Wild West – Illustrated Edition

by John M. Burke

The author of this book has attempted to present to the reader the story and triumphs of the frontier lad of nine years, from the wild Western scenes of Kansas and Nebraska, from the prairies of the Platte to the parlors of the East and the palaces of Europe.
William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody (1846-1917) was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory but he lived for several years in his father’s hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill’s legend began to spread when he was only twenty-three. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded Buffalo Bill’s Wild West in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States and, beginning in 1887, in Great Britain and continental Europe.

The Second World War, Vol. 3: The War at Sea (Essential Histories Book 1)

by Philip D. Grove

This volume provides a comprehensive guide to three major theaters of combat: the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean. The war at sea was a critical contest, as sea-lanes provided the logistical arteries for British and subsequent Allied armies fighting on the three continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Land forces ultimately won World War II, but the battles at sea fundamentally altered the balance of military power on the ground.

How Did We Get Here?: A Quick-But-Comprehensive Guide to the Four Hundred Years Between Malachi and Matthew

by Brady Cook

Have you ever started reading the New Testament, found a word or phrase or person that seemingly came out of nowhere, and then thought, “Wait, what was that?” If so, then this book is for you.

Packed with information that will give you a jumpstart on the time that Jesus lived in, “How Did We Get Here?” is designed to help the reader understand more of the background in first century Judea. Inside, you’ll learn about various groups such as the Pharisees, the Essenes, and even the Jews at Elephantine, and learn about the transfer of empires from Persia to Rome. A section on Hellenism will help you see the world through Jewish eyes, as well as a short discussion on various perceptions of who the coming Messiah would be.

Lacking in academic jargon but full of relevant content, “How Did We Get Here?” is designed for the everyday reader that simply wants to fill in the gaps between the two halves of the greatest book ever written.

Radical Thought, Thai Mind: A History of Revolutionary Ideology in a Traditional Society

by Yuangrat Wedel

Radical Thought, Thai Mind covers nearly 200 years of Thai political history, beginning with the early poets who rebelled against class privilege and authoritarian rule in Siam. It describes the defeat of the radicals who overthrew the traditional monarchy in 1932 and the efforts of leftist thinkers to combat the traditional mindset of deference to authority left by centuries of life under a system of class privilege. It describes the thinkers who sought to integrate Marxism and Buddhism and undermine royalist history and literature. Based on interviews with leading activists, the book describes the student-led uprising against military dictators in the 1970s, the right-wing violence against them and the collapse of their alliance with the Communist Party of Thailand. More recent interviews analyze the splits in the radical movement that led to the political violence of 1992 and set the stage for a decade of unrest starting in 2004.

The new, completely revised edition of Radical Thought, Thai Mind includes much recent scholarship on the history of Thai radicalism, but it is written for the general reader. Sources are well documented, but the focus is on telling the story of the development of Thai radical political thinking and the personal stories of the leading thinkers. Literature research is combined with extensive interviews with key thinkers – from both the generation of the 1970s and the radical leaders of the 21st century. It provides a lively account of the ideological conflicts that continue to afflict Thailand.

McAlisters Way – Free Serialisation Vol 05 Chapters 8 and 9

by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY – FREE Weekly Serialisation Volume 05 Chapters 8 & 9
A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers
By now you’ve probably got the idea. I add a few thoughts about each chapter as we go along.

Chapter 8
A couple of years before Cyclone Tracy (1974) I flew through the eye of a cyclone en-route from Changi (Singapore) to Darwin (Northern Territory, Australia). I was a C-130 co-pilot at the time and was all for turning back to Singapore, but the skipper pressed on and boy did we cop a pounding on the approach to Darwin with just enough fuel to divert to Tindal where the weather wasn’t much better.

Chapter 9
One of the features of cyclones is how they build up over days, but can dissipate in hours. In 1986 I captained a Fokker Friendship around Australia on a Woman’s Weekly charter. We were in grounded in Katherine by a late season cyclone. We spent the day at Mataranka and went swimming in Bitter Springs. Water temperature 30°C, air temperature 30°C, humidity 100%, pouring rain. The next day the weather had cleared entirely.
Richard Marman, Author, Sunshine Coast
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Boer Wars: A History From Beginning to End

by Henry Freeman

Boer Wars

As General Patton once said, “The Boers? Those sons of bitches fight for the hell of it.”
The reputation of the Boer is not entirely unearned. At a time when South Africa was a place inhabited by the toughest of men, only those who lived in the saddle with a gun in their hands could possibly survive.

Inside you will read about…

â?? The Creation of the Boer
â?? Growing Tensions
â?? Colley Steps In
â?? The End of the First War
â?? The Jameson Raid
â?? Stage One: The Boer Offensive
â?? Stage Two: The Empire Strikes Back
â?? Stage Three: Scorched Earth
â?? The End of the Boer

Who were the Boers, and what was the conflict that would lead them into a fight to the death with England in the First and Second Anglo-Boer wars? Was this a colonial uprising? Or a freedom-fight gone horribly wrong?

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The Great Events of World History – Volume 1

by Rossiter Johnson

There are three different lines along which we have succeeded in securing some knowledge of these our distant ancestors, three telephones from the past, over which they send to us confused and feeble murmurings, whose fascination makes only more maddening the vagueness of their speech.
First, we have the picture-writings, whether of Central America, of Egypt, of Babylonia, or of other lands. These when translatable bring us nearest of all to the heart of the great past. It is the mind, the thought, the spoken word, of man that is most intimately he; not his face, nor his figure, nor his clothes. Unfortunately, the translation of these writings is no easy task. Those of Central America are still an unsolved riddle. Those of Babylon have been slowly pieced together like a puzzle, a puzzle to which the learned world has given its most able thought. Yet they are not fully understood. In Egypt we have had the luck to stumble on a clew, the Rosetta Stone, which makes the ancient writing fairly clear.
Where this mode of communication fails, we turn to another which carries us even farther into the past. The records which have been less intentionally preserved, not only the buildings themselves, but their decorations, the personal ornaments of men, idols, coins, every imaginable fragment, chance escaped from the maw of time, has its own story for our reading. In Egypt we have found deep-hidden, secret tombs, and, intruding on their many centuries of silence, have reaped rich harvests of knowledge from the garnered wealth. In Babylonia the rank vegetation had covered whole cities underneath green hillocks, and preserved them till our modern curiosity delved them out. To-day, he who wills, may walk amid the halls of Sennacherib, may tread the streets whence Abraham fled, ay, he may gaze upon the handiwork of men who lived perhaps as far before Abraham as we ourselves do after him.
Nor are our means of penetrating the past even thus exhausted. A third chain yet more subtle and more marvellous has been found to link us to an ancestry immeasurably remote. This unbroken chain consists of the words from our own mouths. We speak as our fathers spoke; and they did but follow the generations before. Occasional pronunciations have altered, new words have been added, and old ones forgotten; but some basal sounds of names, some root-thoughts of the heart, have proved as immutable as the superficial elegancies are changeful. “Father” and “mother” mean what they have meant for uncounted ages.
Comparative philology, the science which compares one language with another to note the points of similarity between them, has discovered that many of these root-sounds are alike in almost all the varied tongues of Europe. The resemblance is too common to be the result of coincidence, too deep-seated to be accounted for by mere communication between the nations. We have gotten far beyond the possibility of such explanations; and science says now with positive confidence that there must have been a time when all these nations were but one, that their languages are all but variations of the tongue their distant ancestors once held in common…

Ersatz Krieg: A True Story of Men Captured, But Not Conquered

by Alban Snape

‘Ersatz Krieg’. The true story of Alban Snape, aged just 18 he was taken prisoner whilst on a scouting mission soon after the Normandy Landings in June 1944. This ‘Churchill gangster’ was transported to Poland to work for the Germans in a sugar factory. The story tells of Alban’s attempted escape, the sabotage of the sugar factory and the long march west that followed. For five months they were marched and starved with the harsh central European winter as the backdrop to this epic tale. This book gives a dramatic insight to the tyranny and horror that was Nazi Germany, where a single Red Cross parcel was worth killing for and where men fought a continual struggle to stave of death from a plethora of causes.

McALISTER’S WAY – FREE Serialisation Vol. 04 – Chapters 6 and 7

by Richard Marman

MCALISTER’S WAY – FREE Weekly Serialisation Volume 4 Chapters 6 & 7
A Young Adult Action and Adventure Story for Baby Boomers

More musing from the author���.

Chapter 6
When I first immigrated to Australia, Aboriginals were not yet citizens and the cultural-clash this caused still exists. For native people to evolve socially in two hundred years when it took Europeans ten thousand is a big ask and all the well-intentioned interventions won’t change that.

Chapter 7
I started flying sixteen years after Danny McAlister’s adventure, but know Townsville and Port Moresby Airports well. The weather is wonderful in the dry-season while it can be treacherous in during the wet.
Richard Marman, Author, Sunshine Coast
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Rules of the House: Family Law and Domestic Disputes in Colonial Korea (Global Korea Book 2)

by Sungyun Lim

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit to learn more.

Rules of the House offers a dynamic revisionist account of the Japanese colonial rule of Korea (1910-1945) by examining the roles of women in the civil courts. Challenging the dominant view that women were victimized by the Japanese family laws and its patriarchal biases, Sungyun Lim argues that Korean women had to struggle equally against Korean patriarchal interests. Moreover, women were not passive victims; instead, they proactively struggled to expand their rights by participating in the Japanese colonial legal system. In turn, the Japanese doctrine of promoting progressive legal rights would prove advantageous to them. Following female plaintiffs and their civil disputes from the precolonial Choson dynasty through colonial times and into postcolonial reforms, this book presents a new and groundbreaking story about Korean women’s legal struggles, revealing their surprising collaborative relationship with the colonial state. 

Stained glass wiki: Stained Glass – The poor mans bible (Open faith)

by J Horsfield @ Hearts Minds Media

Stained Glass – The poor mans bible ebook
by Hearts and Minds Media
Stained glass was the poor mans bible allowing the visual appreciation of the Christian story in art form. This wiki guide is a unique approach to the history and methods of stained glass and the poor mans bible in its cultural impact for the Christian movement. The final section contains digitally enhanced stained glass with a short guide to each church and its potential impact on the history of the surrounding parish.
You will get a PDF (11MB) file.

Unjust Conditions: Women’s Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs

by Tara Patricia Cookson

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit to learn more.

Unjust Conditions follows the lives and labors of poor mothers in rural Peru, richly documenting the ordeals they face to participate in mainstream poverty alleviation programs. Championed by behavioral economists and the World Bank, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are praised as efficient mechanisms for changing poor people’s behavior. While rooted in good intentions and dripping with the rhetoric of social inclusion, CCT programs’ successes ring hollow, based solely on metrics for children’s attendance at school and health appointments. Looking beyond these statistics reveals a host of hidden costs for the mothers who meet the conditions. With a poignant voice and keen focus on ethnographic research, Tara Patricia Cookson turns the reader’s gaze to women’s care work in landscapes of grossly inadequate state investment, cleverly drawing out the tensions between social inclusion and conditionality.

Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains

The Great Plains has been central to academic and popular visions of Native American warfare, largely because the region’s well-documented violence was so central to the expansion of Euroamerican settlement. However, social violence has deep roots on the Plains beyond this post-Contact perception, and these roots have not been systematically examined through archaeology before. War was part, and perhaps an important part, of the process of ethnogenesis that helped to define tribal societies in the region, and it affected many other aspects of human lives there. In Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains, anthropologists who study sites across the Plains critically examine regional themes of warfare from pre-Contact and post-Contact periods and assess how war shaped human societies of the region.

Contributors to this volume offer a bird’s-eye view of warfare on the Great Plains, consider artistic evidence of the role of war in the lives of indigenous hunter-gatherers on the Plains prior to and during the period of Euroamerican expansion, provide archaeological discussions of fortification design and its implications, and offer archaeological and other information on the larger implications of war in human history. Bringing together research from across the region, this volume provides unprecedented evidence of the effects of war on tribal societies. Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains is a valuable primer for regional warfare studies and the archaeology of the Great Plains as a whole.

Contributors: Peter Bleed, Richard R. Drass, David H. Dye, John Greer, Mavis Greer, Eric Hollinger, Ashley Kendell, James D. Keyser, Albert M. LeBeau III, Mark D. Mitchell, Stephen M. Perkins, Bryon Schroeder, Douglas Scott, Linea Sundstrom, Susan C. Vehik

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Human Mind (Open Access): Subjectivity, Science and Experiences in Change (Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation)

by Line Joranger

One of the main aims of modern mental health care is to understand a person’s explicit and implicit ways of thinking and acting. So, it may seem like the ultimate paradox that mental health care services are currently overflowing with brain concepts belonging to the external, visible brain-world and that neuroscientists are poised to become new experts on human conduct. An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Human Mind shows that to create care that is truly innovative, mental health care workers must not only ask questions about how their conceptions of human beings and psychological phenomena came into being, but should also see themselves as co-creators of the mystery they seek to solve.

Looking at the human being as a being with a biological body and unique subjective experiences, living in a reciprocal relationship with its sociocultural and historical environment, the book will provide examples and theories that show the necessity of an innovating, interdisciplinary mental health care service that manages to adapt its theory and methods to environmental, biological, and subjective changes. To this end, the book will provide an innovating psychology that offers a broad kaleidoscope of perspectives about the relations between the history of psychology, as a scientific discipline oriented to interpret and explain subject and subjectivity phenomenon, and the social construction of subjectified experience.

This unique and timely book should be of great interest to critical and cultural psychologists and theorists; clinical psychologists, therapists, and psychiatrists; sociologists of culture and science; anthropologists; philosophers; historians; and scholars working with social and health theories. It should also be essential reading for lawyers, advocates, and defenders of human rights.

The Girl Who Could Change Fate

by Cassidy Ostergren

Lacey is your average teenager. She goes to school, tries to maintain a ‘D’ in chemistry and spends Friday nights creeping on her crush on Facebook. She is ordinary except for one thing: she can change the future.

After Lacey is introduced to the Fate Changing Regime, her life turns upside down. A fanatical group opposing the FCR will stop at nothing to eliminate them. At the same time, Lacey finds herself trying – and failing – to ignore her feelings for the enigmatic Christian Angel.

When Lacey is tasked to uncover a traitor in the FCR, she must use her gift to surviveâ?¦ and resist the dark allure in her heart that comes with Changing Fate.

Cultivating Femininity: Women and Tea Culture in Edo and Meiji Japan

by Rebecca Corbett

The overwhelming majority of tea practitioners in contemporary Japan are women, but there has been little discussion on their historical role in tea culture (chanoyu). In Cultivating Femininity, Rebecca Corbett writes women back into this history and shows how tea practice for women was understood, articulated, and promoted in the Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods. Viewing chanoyu from the lens of feminist and gender theory, she sheds new light on tea’s undeniable influence on the formation of modern understandings of femininity in Japan.

Corbett overturns the iemoto tea school’s carefully constructed orthodox narrative by employing underused primary sources and closely examining existing tea histories. She incorporates Pierre Bourdieu’s theories of social and cultural capital and Norbert Elias’s “civilizing process” to explore the economic and social incentives for women taking part in chanoyu. Although the iemoto system sought to increase its control over every aspect of tea, including book production, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century popular texts aimed specifically at women evidence the spread of tea culture beyond parameters set by the schools. The expansion of chanoyu to new social groups cascaded from commoner men to elite then commoner women. Shifting the focus away from male tea masters complicates the history of tea in Japan and shows how women of different social backgrounds worked within and without traditionally accepted paradigms of tea practice. The direct socioeconomic impact of the spread of tea is ultimately revealed in subsequent advances in women’s labor opportunities and an increase in female social mobility. Through their participation in chanoyu, commoner women were able to blur and lessen the status gap between themselves and women of aristocratic and samurai status.

Cultivating Femininity offers a new perspective on the prevalence of tea practice among women in modern Japan. It presents a fresh, much-needed approach, one that will be appreciated by students and scholars of Japanese history, gender, and culture, as well as by tea practitioners.

A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India

by Danna Agmon

A Colonial Affair traces the 1716 conviction of Nayiniyappa, a Tamil commercial agent employed by the French East India Company, for tyranny and sedition, and his subsequent public torture, the loss of his wealth, the exile of his family, and his ultimate exoneration. Danna Agmon’s gripping microhistory is a vivid guide to the “Nayiniyappa Affair” in the French colony of Pondicherry, India. The surprising and shifting fates of Nayiniyappa and his family form the basis of this story of global mobilization, which is replete with merchants, missionaries, local brokers, government administrators, and even the French royal family.

Agmon’s compelling account draws readers into the social, economic, religious, and political interactions that defined the European colonial experience in India and elsewhere. Her portrayal of imperial sovereignty in France’s colonies as it played out in the life of one beleaguered family allows readers to witness interactions between colonial officials and locals. Students and scholars of the history of colonialism, religion, capitalism, and law will find Agmon’s narrative of European imperialism of great interest.

Judging ‘Privileged’ Jews: Holocaust Ethics, Representation, and the ‘Grey Zone’ (War and Genocide Book 18)

by Adam Brown

The Nazis’ persecution of the Jews during the Holocaust included the creation of prisoner hierarchies that forced victims to cooperate with their persecutors. Many in the camps and ghettos came to hold so-called “privileged” positions, and their behavior has often been judged as self-serving and harmful to fellow inmates. Such controversial figures constitute an intrinsically important, frequently misunderstood, and often taboo aspect of the Holocaust. Drawing on Primo Levi’s concept of the “grey zone,” this study analyzes the passing of moral judgment on “privileged” Jews as represented by writers, such as Raul Hilberg, and in films, including Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. Negotiating the problems and potentialities of “representing the unrepresentable,” this book engages with issues that are fundamental to present-day attempts to understand the Holocaust and deeply relevant to reflections on human nature.

The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Berthe Jansen

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit to learn more.
 The Monastery Rules discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies and how that position was informed by the far-reaching relationship of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan society, economy, law, and culture. Jansen focuses her study on monastic guidelines, or bca’ yig. The first study of its kind to examine the genre in detail, the book contains an exploration of its parallels in other Buddhist cultures, its connection to the Vinaya, and its value as socio-historical source-material. The guidelines are witness to certain socio-economic changes, while also containing rules that aim to change the monastery in order to preserve it. Jansen argues that the monastic institutions’ influence on society was maintained not merely due to prevailing power-relations, but also because of certain deep-rooted Buddhist beliefs.  

Madame Bovary on Trial

by Dominick LaCapra

In 1857, following the publication of Madame Bovary, Flaubert was charged with having committed an “outrage to public morality and religion.” Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian with wide-ranging literary interests, here examines this remarkable trial. LaCapra draws on material from Flaubert’s correspondence, the work of literary critics, and Jean-Paul Sartre’s analysis of Flaubert. LaCapra maintains that Madame Bovary is at the intersection of the traditional and the modern novel, simultaneously invoking conventional expectations and subverting them.

Power, Protection, and Free Trade: International Sources of U.S. Commercial Strategy, 1887â??1939 (Cornell Studies in Political Economy)

by David A. Lake

Why do nations so frequently abandon unrestricted international commerce in favor of trade protectionism? David A. Lake contends that the dominant explanation, interest group theory, does not adequately explain American trade strategy or address the contradictory elements of cooperation and conflict that shape the international economy. Power, Protection, and Free Trade offers an alternative, systemic approach to trade strategy that builds on the interaction between domestic and international factors. In this innovative book, Lake maintains that both protection and free trade are legitimate and effective instruments of national policy, the considered responses of nations to varying international structures.

Artillery Through the Ages: A Short, Illustrated History of the Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America

by Albert Manucy

Looking at an old-time cannon, most people are sure of just one thing: the shot came out of the front end. For that reason, these pages are written; people are curious about the fascinating weapon that so prodigiously and powerfully lengthened the warrior’s arm. And theirs is a justifiable curiosity, because the gunner and his “art” played a significant role in American history.
The Era of Artillery
The Ancient Engines of War
Gunpowder Comes to Europe
The Bombards
Sixteenth Century Cannon
The Seventeenth Century and Gustavus Adolphus
The Eighteenth Century
United States Guns of the Early 1800’s
The War Between the States
The Change Into Modern Artillery
Modern Use of Black Powder
The Characteristics of Cannon
The Early Smoothbore Cannon
Smoothbores of the Later Period
Garrison and Ship Guns
Siege Cannon
Field Cannon
Solid Shot
Explosive Shells
Scatter Projectiles
Incendiaries and Chemical Projectiles
Fixed Ammunition
The Practice of Gunnery

Hunting the Iron Wolf: The Capture of Germany’s U-boats

by Christopher Willett

“The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril.” -Winston Churchill

In 1939, the first opening salvos of the war in the Atlantic Ocean were launched. Merchant ships were under constant threat from the German U-boats. The war in the Atlantic against the U-boats was always a game of chess. Both sides were constantly trading pieces, developing new strategies, and implementing new technologies.

“Hunting the Iron Wolf” tells the story of the thrilling capture of three German U-boats by the Allies: U-110, U-570, and U-505.

Islamic Shangri-La: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960

by David G. Atwill

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Islamic Shangri-La transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present. Radically altering popular interpretations that have portrayed Tibet as isolated and monolithically Buddhist, David Atwill’s vibrant account demonstrates how truly cosmopolitan Tibetan society was by highlighting the hybrid influences and internal diversity of Tibet. In its exploration of the Tibetan Muslim experience, this book presents an unparalleled perspective of Tibet’s standing during the rise of post-World War II Asia.  

Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order (Confucian Cultures)

In a single generation, the rise of Asia has precipitated a dramatic sea change in the world’s economic and political orders. This reconfiguration is taking place amidst a host of deepening global predicaments, including climate change, migration, increasing inequalities of wealth and opportunity, that cannot be resolved by purely technical means or by seeking recourse in a liberalism that has of late proven to be less than effective. The present work critically explores how the pan-Asian phenomenon of Confucianism offers alternative values and depths of ethical commitment that cross national and cultural boundaries to provide a new response to these challenges.

When searching for resources to respond to the world’s problems, we tend to look to those that are most familiar: Single actors pursuing their own self-interests in competition or collaboration with other players. As is now widely appreciated, Confucian culture celebrates the relational values of deference and interdependenceâ??that is, relationally constituted persons are understood as embedded in and nurtured by unique, transactional patterns of relations. This is a concept of person that contrasts starkly with the discrete, self-determining individual, an artifact of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Western European approaches to modernization that has become closely associated with liberal democracy.

Examining the meaning and value of Confucianism in the twenty-first century, the contributorsâ??leading scholars from universities around the worldâ??wrestle with several key questions: What are Confucian values within the context of the disparate cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam? What is their current significance? What are the limits and historical failings of Confucianism and how are these to be critically addressed? How must Confucian culture be reformed if it is to become relevant as an international resource for positive change? Their answers vary, but all agree that only a vital and critical Confucianism will have relevance for an emerging world cultural order.

Allegories of America: Narratives, Metaphysics, Politics (Contestations)

by Frederick M. Dolan

Allegories of America offers a bold idea of what, in terms of political theory, it means to be American. Beginning with the question What do we want from a theory of politics? Dolan explores the metaphysics of American-ness and stops along the way to reflect on John Winthrop, the Constitution, 1950s behavioralist social science, James Merrill, and William Burroughs.

Confucianism: Its Roots and Global Significance (Confucian Cultures)

by Ming-huei Lee

“In Confucianism: Its Roots and Global Significance, English-language readers get a rare opportunity to read in a single volume the work of one of Taiwan’s most distinguished scholars. Although Ming-huei Lee has published in English before, the corpus of his non-Chinese writings is in German. Readers of this volume will soon discover the hard-mindedness and precision of thinking so associated with German philosophy as they enter into his discussions of Confucianism. As readers progress through this book, they will be constantly reminded that all philosophy should be truly comparative. . . .

“The work is divided into three sections: Classical Confucianism and Its Modern Reinterpretations, Neo-Confucianism in China and Korea, and Ethics and Politics. These sections evince just some of the range of Ming-huei Lee’s thinking as well as his inclusive reach of Confucian philosophy to the whole of East Asia, especially to Korea. In the Ethics and Politics section, readers will get a taste for the return to his own tradition through the lens of Kantian philosophy with his analysis of Confucius and the virtue ethics debate in Confucian philosophical circles. Lee’s thinking through Mou Zongsan’s interpretation of Confucianism, Zhu Xi and the Huxiang scholars’ debate on ren, and the unfolding of the debates over the ‘four buddings’ and ‘seven feelings’ in Korea by Yi Toegye and Gi Gobong sets up the subsequent chapters of the book: a reconstruction of Wang Yangming’s philosophy and theories of democracy, and a critique of Jiang Qing’s ‘political Confucianism.’ His work in this book adds a sizable appendage to Confucian scholarship. Moreover, the interrelated ideas and arguments presented in this book are a special contribution to the Confucian project in English-speaking countries across the world.” â??from the Editor’s Foreword

Christianity, Islam and Nationalism in Indonesia (Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series Book 6)

by Charles E. Farhadian

Although over eighty percent of the country is Muslim, Indonesia is marked by an extraordinary diversity in language, ancestry, culture, religion and ways of life. This book focuses on the Christian Dani of West Papua, providing a social and ethnographic history of the most important indigenous population in the troubled province. It presents a fascinating overview of the Dani’s conversion to Christianity, examining the social, religious and political uses to which they have put their new religion.

Based on independent research carried out over many years among the Dani people, the book provides an abundance of new material on religious and political events in West Papua. Underlining the heart of Christian-Muslim rivalries, the book questions the fate of religion in late-modern times.

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

Rethinking Japanese Feminisms offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on methodologies and approaches from anthropology, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, literature, media studies, and sociology, each chapter presents the results of research based on some combination of original archival research, careful textual analysis, ethnographic interviews, and participant observation.

The volume is organized into sections focused on activism and activists, employment and education, literature and the arts, and boundary crossing. Some chapters shed light on ideas and practices that resonate with feminist thought but find expression through the work of writers, artists, activists, and laborers who have not typically been considered feminist; others revisit specific moments in the history of Japanese feminisms in order to complicate or challenge the dominant scholarly and popular understandings of specific activists, practices, and beliefs. The chapters are contextualized by an introduction that offers historical background on feminisms in Japan, and a forward-looking conclusion that considers what it means to rethink Japanese feminism at this historical juncture.

Building on more than four decades of scholarship on feminisms in Japanese and English, as well as decades more on women’s history, Rethinking Japanese Feminisms offers a diverse and multivocal approach to scholarship on Japanese feminisms unmatched by existing publications. Written in language accessible to students and non-experts, it will be at home in the hands of students and scholars, as well as activists and others interested in gender, sexuality, and feminist theory and activism in Japan and in Asia more broadly.

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