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  1. A Rulebook for Arguments (Fifth Edition)

    Anthony Weston

    A Rulebook for Arguments (Fifth Edition)

    "This is the ultimate 'how-to' book for anyone who wants to use reasons and evidence in support of conclusions, to be clear instead of confusing, persuasive instead of dogmatic, and better at evaluating the arguments of others."
    —Debra Nails, Michigan State University

  2. Aeneid 8

    Vergil
    Edited by James J. O'Hara

    Aeneid 8

    Series: The Focus Vergil Aeneid Commentaries

    Vergil: Aeneid 8 is part of a new series of commentaries on the Aeneid. Each volume adapts with extensive revisions and additions the commentaries of T. E. Page (1884, 1900), and is edited by a scholar of Roman epic. The present volume offers the Latin text of Book 8 along with maps, extensive notes, and commentary designed to meet the needs of intermediate students of Latin.

  3. Florence in the Age of the Medici and Savonarola, 1464–1498

    Kenneth Bartlett

    Florence in the Age of the Medici and Savonarola, 1464–1498

    Series: Passages: Key Moments in History

    "A brief narrative overview of the mainly political history of Florence to the end of the fifteenth century that also offers an attractive collection of illustrative documents, aimed to engage student interest and discussion."
    —Melissa Bullard, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  4. King Leopold's Congo and the "Scramble for Africa"

    Michael A. Rutz

    King Leopold's Congo and the "Scramble for Africa"

    Series: Passages: Key Moments in History

     "King Leopold of Belgium's exploits up the Congo River in the 1880s were central to the European partitioning of the African continent. The Congo Free State, Leopold’s private colony, was a unique political construct that opened the door to the savage exploitation of the Congo's natural and human resources by international corporations. The resulting ‘red rubber’ scandal—which laid bare a fundamental contradiction between the European propagation of free labor and ‘civilization’ and colonial governments’ acceptance of violence and coercion for productivity’s sake—haunted all imperial powers in Africa. Featuring a clever introduction and judicious collection of documents, Michael Rutz’s book neatly captures the drama of one king’s quest to build an empire in Central Africa—a quest that began in the name of anti-slavery and free trade and ended in the brutal exploitation of human lives. This volume is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in the history of colonial rule in Africa."
    —Jelmer Vos, University of Glasgow

  5. Odes: with Carmen Saeculare

    Horace
    Translated by Stanley Lombardo
    Introduction and notes by Anthony Corbeill

    Odes: with Carmen Saeculare

    "Yet again, Stanley Lombardo has produced a superb translation, this time of the Odes of Horace. The greatest virtue of his translation is that he represents the stanzas of Horace's lyric stanzas with his own poetic version, closely hewing to the stanzas of the Horatian original. The translation, with the Latin text facing—the first time he has given us the original language in a translation from classical antiquity—will instantly become the go-to text for courses in translation and will also be a resource for anyone interested in Rome’s greatest lyric poet."
    —Richard F. Thomas, George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics, Harvard University

  6. Physics

    Aristotle
    Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by C. D. C. Reeve

    Physics

    Series: The New Hackett Aristotle

    The Physics is a foundational work of western philosophy, and the crucial one for understanding Aristotle's views on matter, form, essence, causation, movement, space, and time. This richly annotated, scrupulously accurate, and consistent translation makes it available to a contemporary English reader as no other does—in part because it fits together seamlessly with other closely associated works in the New Hackett Aristotle series, such as the Metaphysics, De Anima, and forthcoming De Caelo and On Coming to Be and Passing Away. Eventually the series will include all of Aristotle's works. Sequentially numbered endnotes provide the information most needed at each juncture, while a detailed Index of Terms indicates places where focused discussion of key notions occurs. An illuminating general Introduction describes the book that lies ahead, explaining what sort of work it is and what sorts of evidence it relies on.

  7. Record of the Listener

    Hong Mai
    Edited and Translated by Cong Ellen Zhang

    Record of the Listener

    "Scholars who know classical Chinese have been reading and citing Hong Mai’s wonderful collection for many years. Now students can access these informative materials through Zhang’s lively English translations. They are both fun to read and deeply informative about daily life, religion, markets, and multiple social groups in the twelfth century. The comprehensive thematic guide allows readers to locate tales by subject matter, making this collection of 100 narratives ideal for classroom use."
    —Valerie Hansen, Yale University

  8. Seven Myths of Native American History

    Paul Jentz; Series General Editors: Alfred J. Andrea and Andrew Holt

    Seven Myths of Native American History

    Series: Myths of History

     "Seven Myths of Native American History will provide undergraduates and general readers with a very useful introduction to Native America past and present. Jentz identifies the origins and remarkable staying power of these myths at the same time he exposes and dismantles them."
    Colin G. Calloway, Dartmouth College

  9. The Nibelungenlied: with The Klage

    Edited and Translated, with an Introduction, by William T. Whobrey

    The Nibelungenlied: with The Klage

    "Whobrey's masterful translation of this pair of thirteenth-century texts brings the entire Middle High German story to life for contemporary English-speaking audiences. His Introduction and notes guide the reader’s understanding of the texts and provide an overview of scholarly approaches to them. Scholars will be particularly grateful to Whobrey for providing manuscript variants from the three oldest manuscripts of the Nibelungenlied, allowing modern readers access to medieval interpretations of the story for the first time in English, and showcasing the dynamic nature of medieval storytelling."
    Kathryn Starkey, Stanford University

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