Written in Iceland by an unknown author about 1280, Njals saga has been called the greatest work of vernacular prose fiction from the European Middle Ages. Allen’s finely written and perceptive study is one of the first in English to offer a critical examination of the text.
For most of the twentieth century, the writings of aestheticians of the French Enlightenment were neglected by philosophers and students of the fine arts. Coleman has applied philosophical analysis to the writings of Diderot, Montesquieu, Dubos, Batteux, Andre, and Crousaz, among others, to reflect on the fine arts of the first two-thirds of the eighteenth century.
Through his S-R model of statistical relevance, Wesley Salmon offers a solution to the scientific explanation of objectively improbable events. Two other essays compliment the statisticl relevance model.
A provocative analysis of the movement to establish a national science program in the early twentieth century. Led by several influential scientists who had participated in centralized scientific enterprises during World War I, the new effort t was an attempt to return to earlier progressive values in the hope of producing science for society’s benefit.
A compelling portrayal of U.S.-Cuban relations during the Batista and Castro regimes, and the major events leading to the cessation of diplomatic ties between the nations, as told by former Ambassador to Cuba, Philip W. Bonsal.Bonsal also offers insights into future relations between the two countries.
This volume gathers experts in physics, logic and philosophy to discuss developments in space exploration and nuclear science and their impact on the philosophy of science.
This book offers proof that before the emergence of the American political party system, political differences were defined by economic, social, and cultural differences.
An International Poetry Forum Selection, translated from the Swedish by May Swenson with Leif Sjoberg.
Tomas Transtromer 2011 Nobel Laureate in Literature
“Tomas Transtromer, who is today one of Sweden’s most distinguished poets . . . can compare Lake Malar at dawn with a blue lamp, the islands creeping over the grass like nocturnal butterflies.”—New York Times
Virtually all of Bulgaria’s Jewish citizens escaped the horrors of the Polish death camps and survived either to migrate to Israel or to remain in their homeland. Frederick Chary relates the history of the Bulgarian government’s policy toward the Jews and how the determination and moral courage of a small country could successfully thwart the Final Solution.
A pioneering study of Latin American women that views contemporary perceptions and realities of women’s lives, women’s roles in modernization versus tradition, the conflicts of class struggles among women, and the future of women’s participation in Cuban society.
This book profiles the events, laws, utilities and dominant industry and political players that shaped the development of national power policies during a period when the federal government sought to make affordable electricity available to all Americans.
“The editors have merged work from two disciplines, economics and political science; in a summary conclusion, a sociologist suggests possible extensions in the comparison of socialist systems for the future. . . . contributes generously to the field.”—Slavic Review
A new and incisive rexamination of Alexander’s life including his economic as well as military achievements.
The Axion Esti is probably the most widely read volume of verse to have appeared in Greece since World War II and remains a classic today. Those who follow the music of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis have been especially drawn to Odysseus Elytis’s work, his prose is widely considered a mirror to the revolutionary music of Theodorakis. The “autobiographical” elements are constantly colored by allusion to the history of Greece, thus, the poems express a contemporary consciousness fully resonant with those echoes of the past that have served most to shape the modern Greek experience.
The first book-length critical study of Kant’s Critique of Judgement, shedding new light on this often-overlooked work on aesthetics.