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Abina and the Important Men by Trevor R. Getz and Liz Clarke (Global Academic Publishing)
Based on an actual 1876 court transcript, Abina and the Important Men is a powerful graphic history that tells the story of an enslaved West African woman who won her freedom and then prosecuted her former master for illegal enslavement. Its groundbreaking illustrative style illuminates Abina Mansah’s determined struggle, whilst the narrative explores the wide themes of world history at issue. Following the graphic history in Part I, Parts II to V provide detailed historical context for the story, a reading guide that reconstructs and deconstructs the methods used to interpret the story, and strategies for using Abina in various classroom settings.
American Historical Review (Oxford Journals)
In September 2011, the American Historical Association announced that it would shift publishing operations to Oxford University Press, with the stated aim of improving its access to libraries and subscribers outside North America. Its official publication, the American Historical Review, has been the journal of record for the historical profession in the US since 1895—the only journal that brings together scholarship from every major field of historical study. The American Historical Review is unparalleled in its efforts to choose articles that are new in content and interpretation and that make a contribution to historical knowledge.
Blackstone’s Criminal Practice 2012 by Professor David Ormerod and The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hooper (Global Academic Publishing)
An essential reference work for all matters regarding criminal law, Blackstone’s Criminal Practice has been written by a handpicked team of authors led by The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hooper and Professor David Ormerod. It is designed to be a constant companion through every courtroom appearance. The new edition has been meticulously revised to provide extensive coverage of all new legislation, case law, and practice directions. There are also free quarterly updates and monthly web updates to provide reassurance on all the latest developments in criminal law and procedure. Blackstone’s Criminal Practice is also available in a unique flexible e-book format, ensuring unrivalled portability.
CDC Health Information for International Travel, edited by Gary Brunette (Global Academic Publishing)
For decades, health-care professionals and travellers have relied upon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s user-friendly reference Health Information for International Travel—commonly referred to as 'The Yellow Book'. Regularly updated by a team of experts, this book is the only publication for all official government recommendations for international travel. It contains easy-to-read disease risk maps, advice for those travelling with infants and children, and a comprehensive catalogue of diseases and their epidemiology. For those travellers who return home ill, The Yellow Book also offers invaluable post-travel clinical guidance.
EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (5th edn) by Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca (Global Academic Publishing)
Written by law professors from Oxford and Harvard, EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials provides analysis of the subject by leading experts in the field. Its commentary sets out the law and delivers a critical and contextual examination of all the legal and political aspects of European Union law and policy. It has been fully updated in light of the Treaty of Lisbon to give the reader a clear understanding of the way in which the Treaty works, its impact on the institutions of the European Union, and the effects on substantive areas of European law.
Carefully chosen materials include extracts from primary and secondary legislation, relevant extracts from Court of Justice and General Court judgments and academic journal articles—materials that are key to understanding this dynamic and diverse area of law.
Introduction to Electric Circuits by Herbert W. Jackson, Dale Temple, and Brian E. Kelly (OUP Canada)
First published in 1959, Introduction to Electric Circuits provides a clear and accessible introduction to electronic and electrical engineering. Its author, Herbert Jackson, spent 40 years teaching the subject and was a member of the Ontario Ministry of Education. This latest edition has been extensively reviewed and revised in order to bring it into the 21st century, with up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest technologies. It is accompanied by a CD with circuit simulation software, practice quizzes, and more than 1,500 practical problems which give students the chance to test and refine their comprehension of the discipline’s key concepts.
Jewish Annotated New Testament, edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler (Global Academic Publishing)
For the first time, an edition of the New Testament addresses its Jewish background and culture from which it grew. In the Jewish Annotated New Testament, an international team of scholars introduces and annotates the Gospels, Acts, Letters, and Revelation from Jewish perspectives. They show how Jewish practices and writings influenced the writers of the New Testament, offering new insight into the work’s meaning and significance. They also explore how the New Testament has subsequently impacted upon Judeo-Christian relations. For readers less familiar with religious practices, detailed notes ensure that Christian concepts (such as the Eucharist) and Jewish concepts (such as food laws) are fully explained.
Maple Leaf Empire by Jonathan F. Vance (OUP Canada)
In Maple Leaf Empire historian Jonathan F. Vance examines the developing relationship between Britain and Canada from 1871, when British troops officially pulled out of Canada, to 1946, when Canadian soldiers stationed in Britain for the Second World War began to return home. In the same way that the fabric of Canadian life in the 18th and 19th centuries owed a great deal to the presence of the British military, so the migration of close to one million Canadians to the UK during the First and Second World Wars had an impact on their hosts. By highlighting this ‘Canadianization’, Vance presents a two-way relationship that challenges old assumptions about colonial ties. Illustrated with previously unseen materials, Maple Leaf Empire reveals a side of Canada often forgotten by historians.
Oxford Companion to Pakistani History, edited by Ayesha Jalal (OUP Pakistan)
Six years in the writing and 1,200 pages long, the Oxford Companion to Pakistani History is the authoritative single-volume history of Pakistan. From the pre-Partition colonial period to the present day, every effort has been made to present the reader with as complete a picture of the country as possible. Entries cover all facets of Pakistani history including culture, architecture, politics, the military, economics, linguistics, archaeology, judiciary, art, theatre, education, foreign relations, government, media, philanthropy, and civil society. Throughout the encyclopaedia a system of asterisks allows entries to be cross-referenced in an effort to make the Oxford Companion to Pakistani History as user-friendly as possible.
Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity, edited by Roger E. Hedlund (OUP India)
The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity covers the story of Christianity in India and its neighbouring south Asian countries over almost 2,000 years. An essay on each south Asian country opens a window to the history of that country from the beginning up to the present. The cross-references and brief bibliographical entries are alphabetically arranged, and offer scholars suggestions for further research, whilst the short bibliographies included at the end of most entries offer an invitation to further exploration. Accessible, authoritative, and up to date, the Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity aims to become the basic reference tool for secular students and scholars, researchers, historians, Christian laity, church leaders, pastors, and missionaries.
Oxford India Perennials (OUP India)
Since it opened its first office in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1912, OUP India has grown significantly. Today there are more than 600 OUP employees in India, producing schools resources, dictionaries, and a range of academic works. To commemorate its centenary the branch is publishing a series of special titles, including Oxford India Perennials. New editions of enduring works, the series includes titles such as Tughlaq, the 1964 play by Girish Karnad about the idealist 14th-century Sultan of Delhi, Muhammad bin Tughlaq, and Samskara by U.R. Ananthamurthy, a searching examination of caste and religion and a classic of modern Indian literature.
Quarterly Journal of Economics (Oxford Journals)
The Quarterly Journal of Economics, the oldest professional journal of economics in the English language, joined OUP's journals publishing programme this year. Edited at Harvard University's Department of Economics, it covers all aspects of the field and is invaluable to professional and academic economists and students around the world. Over the years its articles have ranked amongst the most influential and well-read in economics, giving the Quarterly Journal of Economics a global reputation for excellence.
The Battle of Midway by Craig L. Symonds (Global Academic Publishing)
A pivotal moment in the Pacific Campaign of the Second World War, the Battle of Midway saw the Americans land a decisive blow on the Japanese navy. Written by a Professor of History from the United States Naval Academy, The Battle of Midway contains not only detailed military analysis of the events of 4 June 1942, but also compelling portraits of the men involved—key characters such as Admiral Chester A. Nimitz and Admiral Yamamoto. By examining the engagement from both American and Japanese perspectives, the author is able to produce a balanced and nuanced analysis of the battle.
The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean by David Abulafia (Global Academic Publishing)
The Great Sea is a scholarly history of the Mediterranean Sea and the ships and men that have criss-crossed its waters. Arranged into five chronological sections, the sweeping narrative includes the Trojan War, the history of piracy, the great naval battles between Carthage and Rome, the Jewish Diaspora into Hellenistic worlds, the rise of Islam, the Grand Tours of the 19th century, and the explosion of mass tourism in the 20th century. It is the definitive account of perhaps the most vibrant theatre of human interaction in history.
The Oxford Companion to Beer, edited by Garrett Oliver (Global Academic Publishing)
The first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer, The Oxford Companion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts. Entries touch on every aspect of beer and brewing-from the agricultural make-up of various beers to the technical elements of the brewing process, local effects of brewing on regions around the world, and the social and political implications of sharing a beer. Edited by the Brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery, The Oxford Companion to Beer is an exhaustive reference work and guide to a $450 billion industry.
Zhu Rongji meets the press by Zhu Rongji (OUP China)
Between 1998 and 2003 Zhu Rongji served as the fifth Premier of the People’s Republic of China. This volume is a collection of interviews he gave to domestic and foreign journalists during his time as both Premier and Vice-Premier, and also includes some of his overseas speeches. Zhu Rongji meets the press provides an insight into Chinese economic policy during a critical period as the country moved towards a socialist market economy, and shines light on the former Premier’s views on such important contemporary economic issues as inflation control, the Asian financial crisis, and China’s accession to the World Trade Organization.