History

Prophets of Nihilism: Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, and Camus

Author: 

Illing, Sean, Ph.D.

In this engaging study, Sean Illing examines the effect of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Friedrich Nietzsche on the development of Albert Camus’s political philosophy. This innovative book attempts to offer a substantive examination of Camus’s dialogue with Nietzsche and Dostoevsky.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Philosophy, Intellectual History, History of Ideas, Twentieth-Century History Public Intellectuals, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, Camus, European Studies, Nihilism, Moral Philosophy, Justice, Existentialism
Release Date: 
December 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530261
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
225
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Nobility, Entrepeneurship, and Politics in Late Imperial Russia: A Biography of Nikolai von Ditmar

Author: 

Medyanik, Vadim

Credentials: 

Ph.D., Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine

This path breaking study is the first biography in any language of the Russian industrialist, entrepreneur, and political leader Nikolai Fedorovich von Ditmar (1865-1919). Scion of a Baltic German noble family, von Ditmar studied physical sciences with the famous chemist Dmitrii Mendeleev and pursued a career as a railway engineer before establishing his own industrial enterprise in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov.

Market: 
World History, Russia, Russian Studies, Russian History, Russian Revolution, Ukraine, Ukrainian History, Kharkov, Twentieth Century Studies, Biography, Nobility, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Mining, Donets Basin, Business History, Russian Civil War, World War I, Baltic Germans, Ethnic Studies, Philanthropy, Political Science, Political Studies, Nikolai von Ditmar
Release Date: 
December 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530490
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
252
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Islamization in Bosnia: Sarajevo's Conversion and Socio-Economic Development, 1461-1604

Author: 

Norman, York

Credentials: 

Associate Professor of History, State University of New York, Buffalo

The rise of Ottoman Sarajevo in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries is emblematic of a unified new Muslim community whose conversion to Islam and booming social and economic growth unified both the city and its hinterland. Primarily based on a wide array of Ottoman administrative sources, this monograph builds on earlier studies of Sarajevo and other Ottoman cities to analyze the critical social and economic factors behind these developments.

Market: 
Islam, Islamic Studies, Bosnia, Sarajevo, Christian-Muslim relations, Eastern Europe, Balkans, nationalism, religion, religious history, World History, Economic History, Ottoman Empire, Ottoman History, Turkish Studies
Release Date: 
September 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530421
Price: 
$89.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
235
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Size Matters: A History of Height in America

Author: 

Sokolow, Jayme A., PhD

Credentials: 

President, The Development Source, LLC

Size Matters: A History of Height in America is the first history of height in America. It begins with Native Americans in approximately 3300 BCE and continues to the present and tries to answer two important historical and biological questions: why have the heights of Americans fluctuated over time, and what do changing heights tell us about the American experience?

Market: 
American Studies, American History, Nutrition, Physiology, Native American Studies, Social History, Sociology
Release Date: 
May 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530292
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
552
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Apologia Pro Beata Maria Virgine: John Henry Newman’s Defence of the Virgin Mary in Catholic Doctrine and Piety (revised paperback edition)

Author: 

Andrews, Robert M., Catholic Institute of Sydney

Credentials: 

PhD (Murdoch University)

With a foreword by Professor Austin Cooper

Release Date: 
September 1, 2017
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680530384
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
148
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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On the Authorship Controversy: Evidence That Christopher Marlowe Wrote the Poems and Plays of William Shakespeare

Author: 

Ayres, Robert U.

Credentials: 

Professor Emeritus, INSEAD

On the Authorship Controversy is about how a historical deception has survived as a tradition for nearly 400 years, despite numerous challenges. I am referring to the “tradition” that the works attributed to William Shakespeare of Stratford-on-Avon were actually written by him, despite no evidence of schooling or access to libraries, lack of recognition by other playwrights when he died, and much more.

Market: 
European Studies, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Shakespeare Studies, English Literature, English History, World History, Probability Studies, Elizabethan England, Tudor England, Conspiracies. Pseudonyms, Authorship Controversies, Literary Studies, Literary Theory
Release Date: 
August 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530353
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
134
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Italia Rediviva: A Social and Cultural History of Italy, 1740-1900

Author: 

Kent, Neil

Credentials: 

Cambridge University

This book seeks to provide a readable history, rich in both anecdotes and statistics, for students and a wide reading public who are interested in Italy in a period of history which - while it has been widely examined with respect to the Risorgimento as a positive and progressive movement which united Italy and enabled it to enter the modern world – has failed to consider Italy's multiplicity of cultures, art, architecture and societies. The period from 1750-1900, however, is neglected.

Market: 
Italy, Italian Studies, Italian History, Catholic Studies, Music, Music History, Risorgimento, Garibaldi, Verdi, Modernism, Modernization Theory, Modern Europe, Early Modern Europe, Eighteenth Century Studies, Nineteenth Century Studies, Global History, Italian Unification
Release Date: 
July 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530377
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
496
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A City Haphazard: Jewish Musicians in Los Angeles, 1887-1927

Author: 

Friedmann, Jonathan L.

Credentials: 

Professor, Academy for Jewish Religion, California

A City Haphazard covers a crucial but overlooked period of music history and Jewish life in Los Angeles through five case studies of nearly forgotten musicians. The shaky period between 1887 and 1927 had its share of ups and downs, successes and failures, milestones and growing pains. In their own ways, large and small, Leopold M.

Market: 
Jewish Studies, Jewish History, American Studies, American History, Music, Music History, Cultural Studies, Performing Arts, Cinema, California Studies, Hollywood, Leopold Loeb, Walter Henry Rothwell, Immigration Studies, Los Angeles, Southern California, Civil Society
Release Date: 
July 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530360
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
128
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Aesthetic and Moral Art of Wole Soyinka

Author: 

Ogunyemi, Yemi D. (Yemi D. Price)

Credentials: 

Author of Studying Creative Writing in Nigeria and The Birth of a Child in a Fishing Boat

The Aesthetic and Moral Art of Wole Soyinka, a scholarly monograph, is a compendium of the Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka’s creative works. Book One shows the dramatic, intellectual, fundamental, aesthetic and moral art. Book Two dwells upon literature, value, art, morality, aesthetics and other human interests. Book Three speaks to the mythology, history, and culture of the Yoruba people.

Market: 
African Studies, African Literature, Post-Colonial Theory, Post-Colonial Literature, Africana, Critical Theory, Literary Theory, Intertextuality, Aesthetics, Wole Soyinka, Post-Modern Studies, Moralists, Art, Yoruba Studies, Mythology
Release Date: 
July 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530346
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
277
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Japanese Catholic Intellectuals and Newman Studies

Author: 

Uno, Kei

Credentials: 

Associate Professor, Tamagawa University, Japan; Author of Newman and Modern Japan (2010)

This fascinating study discusses the history of Japanese Catholic intellectuals and their reception of the spirit and ideas of John Henry Newman in historical, geopolitical and cultural contexts. Newman, living in the nineteenth century, discussed issues critical to his age such as liberalism, secularism, education, conscience, and faith. Many scholars living in different ages and nations have been attracted to his works.

Market: 
Theology, Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, Catholic Studies, Religious History, John Henry Newman, Christianity in Asia, Christianity in Japan, Modernism, Modernization Theory, Modern Japan, Nineteenth Century Studies, Global History
Release Date: 
July 15, 2017
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530391
Price: 
$89.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
214
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

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