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Kingdoms of Faith

April 24, 2018

A New History of Islamic Spain About the Book : In Kingdoms of Faith , award-winning historian Brian A. Catlos rewrites the history of Islamic Spain from the ground up, evoking the cultural splendor of al-Andalus, while offering an authoritative new interpretation of the forces that shaped it. Prior accounts... Read more »
Gordon

Is That the Sound of a Piano Coming from Several Houses Down?

March 16, 2018

"'The devil is in the details' is not a phrase that I feel I fully understood until I read Noah Eli Gordon's clever book, Is That the Sound of a Piano Coming from Several Houses Down? The problem is, as Gordon might write, that the devil, while enjoying his/her residence among the details, has no necessary relationship to them.Read more »
goodman

The Puritan Cosmopolis

March 16, 2018

The Puritan Cosmopolis traces a sense of kinship that emerged from within the larger realm of Puritan law and literature in late seventeenth-century New England.Read more »
carr

Someone Shot My Book

March 16, 2018

Approaching the practices of reading and writing from a feminist perspective, Julie Carr asks vital ethical questions about the role of poetry—and of art in general—in a violent culture.Read more »
mama

Linguistics prof's memoir examines family life under Nazis, Soviets

Feb. 21, 2018

'My idea was to show how two people went through the two greatest tragedies of the 20th century,' says Zygmunt FrajzyngierRead more »
peace

Incentivizing Peace

Feb. 5, 2018

About the book : Civil wars are among the most difficult problems in world politics. While mediation, intervention, and peacekeeping have produced some positive results in helping to end civil wars, they fall short in preventing them in the first place. In Incentivizing Peace , Jaroslav Tir and Johannes Karreth... Read more »
Ones

Performance for Resilience

Jan. 7, 2018

This book focuses on Shine, a musical performance about how energy, humanity and climate are interrelated.Read more »
harriet archer

Unperfect Histories: The Mirror for Magistrates, 1559-1610

Dec. 11, 2017

The Mirror for Magistrates, the collection of de casibus complaint poems in the voices of medieval rulers and rebels compiled by William Baldwin in the 1550s, was central to the development of imaginative literature in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.Read more »
lynchings

Scholar probes lynching of Mexicans in early 20th-century Texas

Nov. 29, 2017

Bands of Texans, some operating under the auspices of the legal system, engaged in mob violence against scores of Mexicans during the early 20th century, and these killings were not originally recognized as lynchings, according to research published in a book by a CU Boulder instructor.Read more »
jones

My Hero

Nov. 19, 2017

What do you do when your dreams come true? When you were twelve, camping out in the back yard, you told your best friend that if he could draw a superhero good enough, you’d give him the perfect words to say.Read more »

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