Religion

Honor Killings: Socio-Legal Dimensions (Saint James’ Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Jan, Aneeda, University of Kashmir

In this fascinating new study, Aneeda Jan examines an enduring problem prevailing on an international scale. In the absence of any comprehensive approach, the phenomenon of honor killings is mainly viewed as a social menace than a criminal act demanding global solutions. Why is the menace of honor killing so rampant? How can we analyze or focus on social and legal measures adopted by different countries to prevent honor killings? To what extent have judicial bodies provided guidance to set standards regarding the prevention and control of honor killings?

Market: 
Sociology, Religion, South Asian Studies, Traditional Cultures, Religion, Honor Killings, Human Rights, Human Rights Law, Development Studies, India, Pakistan
Release Date: 
October 1, 2018
ISBN: 
978-1680530766: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
204
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Secrets and Suspense: International Law Stories (Paperback Edition) (W.B. Sheridan Law Books)

Author: 

Kaplan, Jay, Chairman, National Museum of the Jewish People

Credentials: 

Founder and Longtime Senior Partner, Kaplan, Russin, and Vecchi

This uncanny volume is the memoir of Jay Kaplan, an extraordinary American lawyer with a unique ability intuitively to understand and respond positively to the needs of his clients regardless of ethnicity or religion. How else could he represent India and Pakistan, as well as Iran and Israel, all at the same time, while maintaining ideal personal and professional relations with each side? The author, at the beginning of this career, was virtually adopted by the wealthy Persian ("Parsi") business community of India and Pakistan, one of the few Zoroastrian societies still in existence.

Market: 
Law, International Law, American Studies, Jewish Studies, Legal Tradition, Law and Science, Law and Religion, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, World History
Release Date: 
October 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680534689
Price: 
$25.00
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
273
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Luciferic Verses: The Daodejing and the Chinese Roots of Esoteric History

Author: 

Cunningham, Ph.D., Eric

Credentials: 

Professor of Philosophy, Gonzaga University

Eric Cunnigham’s exciting new book combines a new translation of the Chinese classic Daodejing with a synthetic interpretation of the Dao. It innovatively employs the interweaving perspectives of Anthroposophy and esoteric world history. Among the inspirations for this work’s unique reading of the verses of the Daodejing is the speculation of contemporary esoteric scholars that the Yellow Emperor of Chinese mytho-history was actually a human incarnation of the spirit known elsewhere as Lucifer.

Market: 
Philosophy, History, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Anthropology, Daoism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Anthroposophy, Mysticism, Gnosticism, Ancient Philosophy, Plato, the *Daodejing*, Humanism, Esotericism
Release Date: 
November 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530834
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
199
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Kadya Molodowsky: The Life of a Jewish Woman Writer

Author: 

Newman, Zelda Kahan

Credentials: 

Lehman College/CUNY

Based on detailed archival research in three countries, Zelda Kahan Newman tells the story of Kadya Molodowsky, the most prolific woman writer of Yiddish. A feminist before feminism was a movement, Molodowsky wrote poems that still circulate today.

Molodowsky was caught up in nearly all the cataclysms of twentieth century Jewry: the chaos of World War I, an inter-war pogrom, a narrow escape from Nazi Europe, migration to the US, and a failed attempt at life in the young state of Israel.

Market: 
Jewish Studies, Jewish History, Jewish Literature, Women's Studies, Yiddish Studies, Yiddish Literature, American Studies, American History, Religion, Religious History, World Literature, European Literature
Release Date: 
June 15. 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530568
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
340
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of the Orthodox Church in Hawaii: Two Hundred Years on the Road

Author: 

Khisamutdinov, Ph.D., Amir A., Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia) and V. Rev. Anatole Lyovin, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

A History of the Orthodox Church in Hawaii recounts the many attempts to establish an Orthodox religious community in the Hawaiian islands. While the first Christian service in Hawaii was the Church of England funeral service for Captain James Cook at the end of the eighteenth century, the first full Christian liturgy (mass) on Hawaiian soil was an Orthodox Easter service celebrated in the early nineteenth century by the chaplain and crew of a Russian ship on a mission of exploration.

Market: 
American Studies, American History, Russian Studies, Russian History, Religion, Religious History, Orthodox Studies, Hawaii, Hawaiian History, Christianity, Christian Missions, Missionary Studies, Colonial History, Colonial Studies
Release Date: 
March 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530629
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
164
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Secrets and Suspense: International Law Stories

Author: 

Kaplan, Jay (Julius)

Credentials: 

Chairman, National Museum of the Jewish People; Founder and Longtime Senior Partner, Kaplan, Russin, and Vecchi

This uncanny volume is the memoir of Jay Kaplan, an extraordinary American lawyer with a unique ability intuitively to understand and respond positively to the needs of his clients regardless of ethnicity or religion. How else could he represent India and Pakistan, as well as Iran and Israel, all at the same time, while maintaining ideal personal and professional relations with each side?

Market: 
Law, International Law, American Studies, Jewish Studies, Legal Tradition, Law and Science, Law and Religion, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, World History
Release Date: 
Feb. 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530575
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
273
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Keys to Freedom: Tolstoyan lessons of life for every day, Volume II

Author: 

Richmond, Walter, Ph.D., University of Southern California

Credentials: 

Professor, Occidental College

The Keys to Freedom: Tolstoyan Lessons of Life for Every Day represents decades of work by Leo Tolstoy in writing, collecting, and organizing aphorisms and observations into the most complete exposition of his pacifist interpretation of Christianity, designed to be read each day.

Market: 
Linguistics, World Literature, Russian Literature, Russian Studies, World History, Tolstoy, Religion, Religious Studies, Christianity, Pacifism, Metaphysics, Anarchism, History of Ideas, Revolutionary Ideology
Release Date: 
Jan. 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530513
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
252
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Keys to Freedom: Tolstoyan Lessons of Life for Every Day, Volume I

Author: 

Richmond, Walter, Ph.D., University of Southern California

Credentials: 

Professor, Occidental College

The Keys to Freedom: Tolstoyan Lessons of Life for Every Day represents decades of work by Leo Tolstoy in writing, collecting, and organizing aphorisms and observations into the most complete exposition of his pacifist interpretation of Christianity, designed to be read each day. Interspersed with hundreds of passages by Tolstoy himself, many of which appear nowhere else in his published works, are the thoughts

Market: 
Linguistics, World Literature, Russian Literature, Russian Studies, World History, Tolstoy, Religion, Religious Studies, Christianity, Pacifism, Metaphysics, Anarchism, History of Ideas, Revolutionary Ideology
Release Date: 
December 1, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530506
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
252
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Tradition and Innovation in Russian Church Slavonic Hymnography

Author: 

Nelson, Elena

Credentials: 

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Liturgical languages are notoriously rigid: they are fixed, sacred, and resistant to change, despite surrounding linguistic developments. This work focuses on the highly specialized and stylized liturgical language of Russian Church Slavonic (RCS). Historically, authorities strictly controlled RCS so that it would conform to established norms. Nevertheless, innovations arose in response to various conditions.

Market: 
Religion, Linguistics, Russian Studies, Music, Orthodox Christianity, Church Slavonic, Liturgical Practice, Hymnology, Immigration Studies, Diasporas, Ethnic Studies, Grammar
Release Date: 
October 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530476
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
172
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Shards of Identity: The Origins of the Evangelical Movement during the Cold War, 1945-1981

Author: 

West, Taylor

Credentials: 

Ph.D., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

This book is an exploration of the origins of the American evangelical movement in the United States during the Cold War, specifically between 1945 and 1981. Amongst numerous other theories that already exist regarding the emergence of this religious and social movement, we have carried out this exploration through the theory of the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. Bauman maintains that religious

Market: 
American Studies, Politics, American Politics, American Society, US Foreign Policy, Religion, Religious Studies, Fundamentalism, Christianity, Christian Studies, Evangelical Studies, Cold War, Cold War Studies, Protestantism, Social Theory, Zygmunt Bauman
Release Date: 
October 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530445
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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