An Interview with Francisco de Assis Costa

Pesquisa FAPESP – arguably the most important magazine for scientific dissemination in Brazil – has recently published a wonderfully in-depth interview with one of Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s authors, Professor Francisco de Assis Costa. Francisco’s writings cover a whole range of areas including history, economics, anthropology and more, but in his most recent writing with us – A Brief Economic History of the Amazon (1720-1970) – he has focused on economics, and more specifically agricultural production and the peasantry.

The interview itself provides a fascinating in depth look into Francisco’s life, education and professional career, as well as some of the key theories and observations found in A Brief Economic History.

To find out more about Francisco please read the interview here.

To read more about A Brief Economic History of the Amazon (1720-1970), and how to buy it, please click here.

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Finding W.D. Fard – ‘A Masterpiece’

Dr. John Andrew Morrow’s book Finding W.D. Fard: Unveiling The Identity Of The Founder Of The Nation Of Islam has been reviewed by the Berkeley Institute for Islamic Studies in which it has been labelled as a ‘masterpiece’.

Finding W.D. Fard: Unveiling the Identity of the Founder of the Nation of Islam provides an overview of the scholarly literature related to the mysterious figure of W.D. Fard and the theories concerning his ethnic and racial origins. It provides the most detailed analysis of his teachings to date in order to identify their original and multifarious sources. Finding W.D. Fard considers the conflicting views shared by his early followers to decipher the doctrine he actually taught. Did W.D. Fard really profess to be Allah, or was he deified after his death by Elijah Muhammad? The book features a meticulous study of any and all subjects who fit the profile of W.D. Fard, and provides the most detailed information regarding his life to date. It also offers an overview of turn-of-the-20th-century Islam in the state of Oregon, demonstrating how much W.D. Fard learned about the Muslim faith while residing in the Pacific Northwest.

In this review Bilal Muhammad heaps praise on Finding W.D. Fard, even at one point describing Morrow’s writing as “get[ting] so close to the mystery man, that you can almost touch him.”

Read the full review article at: http://www.bliis.org/research/book-review-finding-w-d-fard-unveiling-nation-islam/

Dispatches from the Frontlines of Humanity: A Book of Reportage stars in Slovenia’s biggest newspaper

Boštjan Videmšek’s new book Dispatches from the Frontlines of Humanity: A Book of Reportage has been subject to a glowing review in Delo – Slovenia’s largest newspaper.

This book is an in-depth reportage on some of the most defining issues of our time, namely the global refugee crisis, the conflicts displacing these masses of humanity, and the causes behind them. It is also an ode to the vanishing art of the long-form feature or reportage, which is disappearing because many media organisations can no longer afford it, or are unwilling to pay for this kind of time-consuming, on-the-ground journalism.

Vesna Milek – author of the review article – pays homage to Boštjan’s writing when she writes; “It’s weird, but now, when I’m reading reportage in the English language, memories come back to every way they went with the photographer Jure Eržen, as every time I read their new reportage, I again asked: What can we see with his eyes?”

Read the full article (originally in Slovenian) at: https://www.delo.si/mnenja/kolumne/videti-skozi-njegove-oci-168007.html?fbclid=IwAR2UBK1RiKn6IcsqAQWQM0IYrUUqlQDsv2DFLUnNejkztL_k75QbriR-NIA

No3 on the 11 Best New Arbitration Books To Read In 2019: Online Arbitration in Theory and in Practice

We are absolutely delighted to announce the feature of one of our newly published titles in the field of law: Online Arbitration in Theory and in Practice: A Comparative Study of Cross-Border Commercial Transactions in Common Law and Civil Law Countries, on BookAuthority. This site collates the mostly highly advocated books on business, technology and science (and law) as featured on CNN, Inc and Forbes. This book, authored by distinguished scholar of Private Law, practicing lawyer and chartered arbitrator: Dr Ihab Amro, comes in as the 3rd best book on arbitration in 2019.

To view the book on BookAuthority, please click this link. To find out more about this book, please click this link wherein Ihab discloses an in-depth overview of his opus.


This book presents an overview of online arbitration and electronic contracting worldwide, examining their national and international contexts, and assessing their ongoing relevance. It offers solutions to the salient challenges facing both online arbitration and electronic contracting, dealing first–hand with online arbitration as an online dispute resolution technique for solving both traditional and electronic commerce disputes that may arise out of the breach of contractual obligations in international commercial contracts, while also comparing between common law and civil law countries.

In the theory of law, this book analyses the international legal framework that regulates e–commerce, and its impact on electronic contracting, including Model Laws and International Conventions such as the Model Law on Electronic Commerce of 1996 and the Electronic Communications Convention of 2005. It also investigates whether the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of 1980 ‘The CISG’ applies to e–commerce contracts. In addition, it extensively examines the possibility for the enforcement of online arbitration agreements and online arbitral awards under the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958.

Regarding the practice of law, the volume examines how national courts apply both national laws and the New York Convention of 1958 when dealing with the enforcement of online arbitration agreements, and whether courts apply the provisions of national laws of arbitration liberally. As such, it encourages the adoption of a more liberal judicial regime in favour of the enforcement of online arbitral awards and online arbitration agreements in national courts.

This book represents a valuable resource for academics, arbitrators, practicing lawyers, corporate counsels, law students, researchers, and professionals who are willing to solve their cross–border commercial disputes through online arbitration.


To purchase this book please visit the book’s page on our website via this link where a 30 page sample extract can be accessed. Keep an eye out for forthcoming editions of Revue de l’arbitrage, Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, the Arbitration Journal of the Russian Arbitration Association and the International Journal of Law and Information Technology for reviews of this this book.

Meet our Authors: John Anthony Butler – April 2019

John Anthony Butler holds an MA from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has taught at the university level in Canada, Nigeria and Japan, and has published several books on seventeenth-century subjects, including a biography of Richard Cromwell and a translation of Lord Herbert of Chirbury’s De religione gentilium, as well as editions of Sir Thomas Herbert’s Travels and Sir Paul Rycaut’s Present State of the Ottoman Empire.

His latest book is an edition of John Greaves’s Pyramidographia (2018), and he has also published a book of essays on little-known travel-writers, Off the Beaten Track (2017).

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, John has authored Sir Jerome Horsey’s Travels and Adventures.

John described his experience with Cambridge Scholars Publishing as wholly positive, chiefly praising the pleasant nature of our staff, the speed and quality of the publishing process as well as recommending us to other scholars.

“I am a retired Professor of English currently living in Canada, who has taught at universities in Canada, Nigeria and Japan. My areas are Early Modern Travel Literature, Asian Studies and the Intellectual History of the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge Scholars Publishing provided me with a chance to publish books which were out of the mainstream academic category, which for me is their greatest asset. They are most definitely not a vanity press, and the courtesy as well as the professionalism of their staff was very much appreciated during the publishing process, which was easy, pleasant and efficient, making the whole experience with them a positive one. They are able to produce an excellent-quality product within a short time (under six months), which should also be a recommendation for authors who need to get into print quickly in order to have material on their CVs. All in all, the experience has been very rewarding, and I would certainly suggest that young scholars give CSP serious consideration.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Sir Jerome Horsey’s Travels and Adventures. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAPR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th May 2019.

Meet our Authors: Laura Finley and Matthew Johnson – April 2019

Laura and Matthew describe their experience of publishing their hugely socially important book Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious America with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Laura Finley, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Barry University, USA. She is author, co-author, and editor of twenty books, as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles. She is also a syndicated columnist with PeaceVoice and a contributing author with New Clear Vision. In addition, Dr Finley is actively involved with a number of peace, justice and human rights initiatives.

“I am so very grateful that Cambridge Scholars Publishing agreed several years ago to publish the series Peace Studies: Edges and Innovations, which I am fortunate to co-edit with Dr. Michael Minch, on behalf f the Peace and Justice Studies Association. This important series sheds light on current domestic and global issues, on ways that peace, conflict studies, and other scholars can contribute to social change, the role of students and activists in nonviolent social change movements, and more. I am also terrifically happy to have been able to co-author my first (but I am sure not last!) book with Matthew Johnson, a great friend and amazing colleague. This book was his idea, and thoroughly enjoyed working together and with all the fantastic and diverse contributors.

My interest in the topic comes from my deep dissatisfaction with the Trump presidency. As a long-time activist for peace, justice, human rights and gender equality, it was tremendously upsetting to see a candidate for the highest office in the U.S. who has been accused multiple times of sexual assault and who routinely makes disparaging and misogynistic comments. That such a person could win the presidency is appalling and begs for critical analysis. I believe this book offers some of that, although more is definitely needed. 

I continue to help organize and agitate nonviolently against many social injustices, and the Trump presidency and all that it represents in terms of gender equality and feminism have done nothing but reinforce the need for such efforts. I remain hopeful that the 2018 elections will bring dramatic disruption of the status quo and that the many dedicated activists, advocates and scholars already working on promoting gender equality will ring in a seat-tide of change.”

Matthew Johnson holds an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Hacettepe University (Turkey) and a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, where he began his activism organizing against war, poverty, racism, mass incarceration, and gender-based violence. He has published several articles on these topics. He has also served as an educator in a variety of contexts.

Trumpism was my first published book, and I have Cambridge Scholars to thank for it. I also have my co-editor to thank, Dr. Laura Finley, who has published through Cambridge Scholars Publishing before and recommended it due to its author-friendly process. It was nice to not only publish a book about a timely and important issue but also to see the finished product reflect the original vision, which dated back to election day 2016 and haunts me slightly less now that I have helped spawn an eloquent response. I wanted voices of those who felt most threatened by the rise of Trump to be represented, and I wanted it to be clear that, despite the media’s initial willingness to give Trump ‘a chance,’ that there was no chance to be given if one supports the rights of women, immigrants, black people, and other marginalized communities. The opposition’s worst fears have been realized two years into his administration. 

The book has inspired me to write more and to maintain contact with the contributors, many of whom continue to publish on related subjects. Another project is in the works now that there is less of a knee-jerk reaction to Trump in the United States and more long-term organizing and campaigning toward a more progressive future. #MeToo is perhaps the most powerful response to Trumpism to date, and I plan to conduct my PhD research on its aspirations. I hope to contribute what little I can to this important cause.”

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Trumpism: The Politics of Gender in a Post-Propitious America. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAAPR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th May 2019.

International Da Vinci Lecture

On the 4th April 2019 – the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci – Prof. Dr. Stefaan Missinne, author of The Da Vinci Globe, and internationally acclaimed Da Vinci expert, gave a lecture at the University of Vienna. The theme of the unique lecture, which was followed with great international interest, was: The Da Vinci Globe: An Aristotelian Case Study. Around 80 guests, including guests of honor such as the Mexican Ambassador IE Lic. Alicia Buenrostro Massieu, EHZ Dr. Ing. Michael Habsburg-Lorraine and various high-ranking diplomats including Prof. Dr. med. Zhiqian Zhou from China and the vice president of the International Coronelli Society of Globe Studies, Heide Wohlschlaeger attended the prestigious event which was a huge success.

For more information and to see the pictures from the event please click here.