A study of the Hebrew term qedešah, meaning “consecrated woman,” but translated “prostitute” or “sacred prostitute” in English Bibles. Offers an alternative explanation suggesting a wider participation for women in Israel’s early cultic practice.View details
Physics in Anaesthesia caters especially for those who consider themselves non-physicists. It covers the FRCA syllabus in an informative and accessible way from the very basics, and provides an important link between theory and practice.View details
The Voice of a Giant looks at seven masterpieces of Russian nineteenth-century prose fiction. Each chapter concentrates primarily on a detailed analysis of one of these works but reference is also made to historical background, the seven author’s general attitudes and the distinguishing characteristics of Russian literature.
This collection of twenty essays, of which five are in French, written by leading English and French literary and historical scholars, deconstructs the ethical and political framework supporting and circumscribing the actions of a powerful elite in France between the early 1600s and the final years of Louis XIV's reign.
This is a comparative and interdisciplinary book exploring a variety of perspectives on the artistic culture of France, and its neighbours, in the period 1870-1914.View details
The geology of Cornwall has been the subject of continuing investigation since the end of the seventeenth century. A literature of great historical interest exists, and this is analysed in this book alongside a wide-ranging review of the current position and assessments of the environmental consequences of rock and mineral exploitation.
A collaborative history of the Church in a large, diverse and interesting region of England by six historians, ranging from Celtic and Saxon times, through the middle ages, Reformation, rise of Nonconformity and the Victorian era, down to the present day and encompassing all the main Christian denominations.
The textbook offers broad coverage that encompasses the current state of knowledge of its cause, nature, and treatment. Experts address the complexity of schizophrenia in a comprehensive volume that leads readers from historical overview and epidemiology to consideration of comorbid conditions.View details
This book analyses the diverse historical and geographical circumstances in which audiences have viewed American cinema. It looks at cinema audiences ranging from Manhattan nickelodeons to the modern suburban megaplex, and from provincial, small-town or rural America to the shanty towns of South Africa.
“Development Without Aid” provides a critique of foreign aid as a resource that is unable to provide the dynamism to propel the poorest countries out of poverty. It examines the rapid growth of the world’s diasporas as an alternative dynamic with potential to supersede foreign aid and drive a reassertion of sovereignty by poor states, especially in Africa, over their own development.View details
The authors combine their diverse training and disciplinary backgrounds to create a workable approach to dealing with suicidal patients. Much more than merely an academic text on suicide, this thought-provoking handbook provides detailed guidance and a true sense of what to do to help suicidal patients.View details