This textbook for learners and teachers of the History of the Church focuses on the West and the South, on Europe and Africa, the continents whose histories have been increasingly intertwined since Antiquity.
This book seeks answers to the challenges of urban diversity, conflict, and creativity by examining the emergence of musical and theatrical originality in specific cities at specific times.
This book is an annotated and illustrated translation from The Mirror of Writing, by Kang Youwei (1889). It contributes to the study of modern Chinese art and culture, and to an understanding of the history and aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy.
This volume of 300 tables by Lo Ch’ing shows how selective borrowing from the Chinese classical canon and from Western cultures enabled this artist to make work that is relevant to his own society as well as to an increasingly globalized world.
This book explores the reasons for and ramifications of women making a Grand Tour in Europe (1814-1914). This century between major wars witnessed the golden age of American Grand Tours.
This erudite and engaging scholarly memoir offers a wealth of historical details about films and filmmakers, a critique of a half-century of cultural politics in academia, and a passionate polemic about the value of the cinema.
A sequel to Blaming No One, this collections of blogs includes personal anecdote, people profiles, foreign policy from a practitioner’s view, human nature, government functions, music, immigration, literature, oral history…. The collection has humor and social/institutional criticism.
A memoir-anthology of episodes by a connoisseur/ participant. The author was right-hand man for Bobby Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Ambassador Jock Whitney, and he was present as national and world events unfolded.
This book offers a colorful and penetrating look at African cultural norms and imperatives at the core of African political and economic performance over the past half-century.
After Elena Ferrante, another powerful Italian voice emerges to tell us a tale of immigration with two strong women characters at its center. Amy’s Story unfolds on the background of American history, from the late 60’s to 2011.
This collection of poems is a composite of reflections and views of the natural world, inspired by the author’s spiritual practice as an outdoor woman and a medical practitioner. Some poems reflect the world’s physical energy, others, hospital experiences.
This is a collection of mostly humorous verse rooted in an appreciation of the absurd and the ridiculous.
This volume of poetry offers readers a window into the stories of teachers and students as they struggle to be successful in our test-obsessed culture.
Humor and pathos share the stage. These poems speak to people working—whether alone, with a friend, counselor or therapist, or in a group setting—to reorient their personal and interpersonal compasses.