Book Announcement: The Selected Letters of Charles Whibley: Scholar and Critic

The Selected Letters of Charles Whibley: Scholar and Critic now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500334
Hardback, pp438, £67.99 / $114.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Selected Letters of Charles Whibley: Scholar and Critic, edited by Damian Atkinson.

The scholar Charles Whibley was born in 1859 and died in 1930, straddling the end of the Victorian age, the new century, and the Great War and its aftermath. After completing his studies at Cambridge, his early journalistic experiences were with the critic, poet and editor William Ernest Henley, known for his mentoring of young writers on the Scots, later National Observer, and Whibley was to a great extent the mainstay of the journal. Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Great War against Eastern European Jewry, 1914-1920

The Great War against Eastern European Jewry, 1914-1920 now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527502895
Hardback, pp276, £61.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Great War against Eastern European Jewry, 1914-1920 by Giuseppe Motta.

This volume focuses on the consequences that the First World War had on the Jews living in the notorious Pale of Settlement within the frontiers of the Tsarist Empire. The research is entirely based on a solid documentary study, consisting of the documents of the Joint Distribution Committee and references to many historiographic works. Rather than dealing with the military aspects of war, the book focuses on the political consequences, and in particular on the economic and social changes that the conflict generated. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two

Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two—Falling out of Place and into History now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500211
Hardback, pp553, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two—Falling out of Place and into History by Norman Simms.

The focus of this volume is on essential themes, images and generic patterns, beginning with a Talmudic legend about four scholars. They, by means of daring mystical interpretations of Scripture, entered a Paradise, representing different means of imaginative reading, perception, memory and application of the law. One of them died, one went mad, another became a heretic and the other came back as a traditional exegete and teacher. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris

Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500167
Hardback, pp179, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris, edited by Nancy Vosburg and Nina L. Molinaro.

Crime fiction written by women in Spain and Latin America since the late 1980s has been successful in shifting attention to crimes often overlooked by their male counterparts, such as rape and sexual battery, domestic violence, child pornography, pederasty, and incest. In the twenty-first century, social, economic, and political issues, including institutional corruption, class inequality, criminalized oppression of immigrant women, crass capitalist market forces, and mediatized political and religious bodies, have at their core a gendered dimension. The conventions of the original noir, or novela negra, genre have evolved, such that some women authors challenge the noir formulas by foregrounding gender concerns while others imagine new models of crime fiction that depart drastically from the old paradigms. This volume, highlighting such evolution in the crime fiction genre, will be of interest to students, teachers, and scholars of crime fiction in Latin America and Spain, to those interested in crime fiction by women, and to readers familiar with the sub-genres of crime fiction, which include noir, the thriller, the police procedural, and the “cozy” novel. Continue reading

Book Announcement: A Handout on Medical English for Health Professionals

A Handout on Medical English for Health Professionals now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500365
Hardback, pp228, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Handout on Medical English for Health Professionals by Goretti Faya Ornia and Héctor Hernández Lázaro.

This book offers a guide to medical English, and is addressed to healthcare professionals and students with an upper-intermediate level of English. It will also be useful as a handout for specialised English courses offered in medicine, nursing, and physiotherapy degrees, and can be used as a self-study book. Continue reading

Book Annoucement: Contemporary Identity and Memory in the Borderlands of Poland and Germany

Contemporary Identity and Memory in the Borderlands of Poland and Germany now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500150
Hardback, pp572, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Contemporary Identity and Memory in the Borderlands of Poland and Germany by Aleksandra Binicewicz.

The book analyses issues associated with the contemporary and memory in the Polish-German borderlands – a complex, multidimensional cultural and geographic area. The first section of the book, which focuses on contemporary issues, is divided into three parts: namely, a theoretical body, records of conversations with the inhabitants of the borderlands who are engaged in social activities, and records of workshops and conversations that brought together teenage inhabitants of the borderlands. Close cooperation with the inhabitants of two borderland towns resulted in several interesting perspectives on the borderlands, which are seen as a physical space, as well as a mental, intimate, close, and sometimes frustrating space subject to micro- and macro-scale transformations. In this book, the borderlands are viewed from these two perspectives. The micro-scale, is marked out by the individual experience of the inhabitants of the borderlands, and the macro-scale by the institutional framework established for the purpose of constructing an integrated community on the border. Continue reading

Book Announcement: The Orient in Music – Music of the Orient

The Orient in Music – Music of the Orient now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527502956
Hardback, pp239, £61.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Orient in Music – Music of the Orient, edited by Małgorzata Grajter.

“OM”, a fundamental meditation sound present in the cultures of Buddhism, is a syllable full of philosophical and transcendental meanings. The category of the Orient, as contrasted, antithetical and complementary to the Occident (West) and its culture, appears to be one of the most interesting and long-lasting issues discussed in the humanities. European fascination with Oriental cultures has found multifaceted manifestations in science, art, fashion and beliefs. Continue reading