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Opportunities for Discovering God
Chris Benguhe

This book reveals the positive potential of life's seven most common catastrophes because sometimes the worst of times are the windows to ...

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Comparisons of Long-Term Ecological and Cultural Change
Charles Redman

"Agrarian Landscapes in Transition" researches human interaction with the earth. With hundreds of acres of agricultural land going out of ...

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Richard Newhauser

This volume advances the utility of Morton W. Bloomfield et al., "Incipits of Latin Works on the Virtues and Vices, 1100-1500 A.D." (1979) ...

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Black Daughter of the Revolution
Lois Brown

Born into an educated free black family in Portland, Maine, Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins (1859 to 1930) was a pioneering playwright, journalist, ...

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Writing and the Administration of Empire
Dan Bivona

This book is a sweeping study of the way British writers used imperial service as a stage for dramatizing new modes of social order and self- ...

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Ancient Cities of the New World
Michael E. Smith

The Aztecs ruled much of Mexico from the thirteenth century until the Spanish conquest in 1521. Outside of the imperial capital of Tenochtitlan, ...

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Reclaiming the Dancer as Rhetor in a Dance Performance
Cynthia Roses-Thema

"Rhetorical Moves" presents groundbreaking research theorizing for the first time the dancer as a rhetor and in the process documents a new ...

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Teaching and Teachers in the 21st Century
Wendy Glenn

This provocative text offers an inside look at the hidden dimensions of teaching. Sometimes controversial but always poignant, the book ...


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