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Afterlife
A History of Life after Death
Philip C. Almond
As Philip C. Almond reveals in his new and zestful history of the hereafter, whichever image or metaphor has been employed by visionaries, writers, philosophers, or theologians, it has tended to oscillate between two contrary poles: the resurrection of the body and the immortality of the soul.



Sicily
Culture and Conquest
Dirk Booms, Peter Higgs
This book, accompanying a major 2016 exhibition at the British Museum, offers a broad survey of the island's geography and its rich mythological and historical past, while focusing on Sicily’s two most artistically innovative periods.



The Dutch Moment
War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World
Wim Klooster
In The Dutch Moment, Wim Klooster shows how the Dutch built and eventually lost an Atlantic empire that stretched from the homeland in the United Provinces to the Hudson River and from Brazil and the Caribbean to the African Gold...



Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome
Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe
Gary Ferguson
Emphasizing the instability of marriage in premodern Europe, Ferguson argues that same-sex unions should be considered part of the institution's complex and contested...



The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Welfare Machine
Immigration and Social Democracy in Twentieth-Century Sweden
Carly Elizabeth Schall
In this book Carly Elizabeth Schall acknowledges the important role of ethnic homogeneity in Sweden's thriving welfare state, but she argues that it mattered primarily because political elites—especially social democrats—made it...



Autonomous Architecture in Flanders
The Early Works of Marie-Jose Van Hee, Christian Kieckens, Marc Dubois, and Paul Robbrecht & Hilde Daem
Five well-known  graduates of the class of 1974 of the St Lucas Institute in Ghent, Marie-José Van Hee, Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem, Christian Kieckens, and Marc Dubois, are considered leading architects of their generation. Their professional careers and legacy have been of great importance to the development of Flemish architecture.



Unfinished Utopia
Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949–56
Katherine A. Lebow
A social and cultural history of Nowa Huta, adjacent to the historic city of Krakow and dubbed Poland's "first socialist city" by Communist propaganda of the...



A New Sense of the Past
The Scholarship of Biondo Flavio (1392–1463)



The Struggle with Leviathan
Social Responses to the Omnipotence of the State, 1815-1965
Emiel Lamberts
The opposition to the omnipotence of the state had a significant impact on the political organization of European society. The Struggle with Leviathan pays special attention to the social strategy to counterbalance the power of the state and is structured around the fascinating biography of the Austrian diplomat Gustav von Blome.



Certain Sainthood
Canonization and the Origins of Papal Infallibility in the Medieval Church
Donald S. Prudlo
Certain Sainthood draws on the insights of a new generation of scholarship that integrates both lived religion and intellectual history into the study of theology and canon...



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