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Abortion in the New Europe: A Comparative Handbook
Abortion in the New Europe
A Comparative Handbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313287236

In brief, concise chapters, this volume considers the status of abortion in Europe today. Each chapter provides an overview of abortion in the subject country, including the historical background; the current legal, medical, and social situation; and the political forces for and against abortion.

In an introductory chapter, the editors consider the issues pertaining to abortion in the aftermath of the Cold War. The volume then includes chapters on Austria, Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the former Soviet Union. Each chapter was written by an authority of the country, and the contributors were asked to answer a specific set of questions concerning the law in the subject country, abortion in practice, the politics of abortion, and the future. The approach makes the book a valuable tool for comparative analysis.



"A COMPARATIVE HANDBOOK. First Printing. Sm4to, 312pgs. Full bound in dark blue cloth with black leatherette title label and silver stamped titling on front board and spine. This guide explores the history of abortion politics and law in Europe. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright. Spine is slightly cocked and there is a tiny hint of wear to head/tail of spine and corner tips.[EDT] Rolston, Bill; Eggert, Anna

The American and European Scrap Books, 1930 (2 Volumes, Boxed)
The American and European Scrap Books, 1930 (2 Volumes, Boxed)
Boxed      SKU: 1199396311

Two volumes in slipcase, sm4to. Full-bound in blue cloth with red stamped titling on front board and spine, the same for both volumes. Housed in slipcase with side panels matching dustjacket artwork. These books' contributors are among some of the most influential thinkers of their time. Spine and board extremities have only a touch of wear, interiors are lightly toned though very clean, and tail edge of text block has light dust soiling. Dustjackets are worn and chipped at extremities, small pieces missing on spine ends; wear to joints and slight toning to spines. Slipcase taped on top panel, wear to all edges.

The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory
The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa
Literature and Memory
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415191947

How do the Japanese and Okinawans remember Occupation? How is memory constructed and transmitted? Michael Molasky explores these questions through careful, sensitive readings of literature from mainland Japan and Okinawa. This book sheds light on difficult issues of war, violence, prostitution, colonialism and post-colonialism in the context of the Occupations of Japan and Okinawa.

The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj: Merchants, Rulers, and the British in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf
The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj
Merchants, Rulers, and the British in the Nineteenth-Century Gulf
Hardcover      ISBN: 0199228108
The Arabian Frontier of the British Raj is a study of one of the most forbidding frontier zones of Britain's Indian Empire. The Gulf Residency, responsible for Britain's relationship with Eastern Arabia and Southern Persia, was part of an extensive network of political residencies that surrounded and protected British India. Based on extensive archival research in both the Gulf and Britain, this book examines how Britain's Political Resident in the Gulf and his very small cadre of British officers maintained the Pax Britannica on the waters of the Gulf, protected British interests throughout the region, and managed political relations with the dozens of Arab rulers and governors on both shores of the Gulf.

James Onley looks at the secret to the Gulf Residency's effectiveness--the extent to which the British worked within the indigenous political systems of the Gulf. He examines the way in which Arab rulers in need of protection collaborated with the Resident to maintain the Pax Britannica, while influential men from affluent Arab, Persian, and Indian merchant families served as the Resident's "native agents" (compradors) in over half of the political posts within the Gulf Residency.


Chapters From the Religious History of Spain Connected with the Inquisition
Chapters From the Religious History of Spain Connected with the Inquisition
Hardcover      SKU: 1199643327

Rebound in black buckram, with gilt titles to spine. Previous owner's embossed stamp on title page, signature on FFEP.

Chronologies in Old World Archaeology: Third Edition
Chronologies in Old World Archaeology
Third Edition
3rd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0226194477

Provides the chronological framework and reference materials necessary to investigate and interpret origins, relationships, and processes such as diffusion, migration, local evolution, change or survival, and the like covering the period from the earliest settlements down to a natural breaking point



Orange cloth bindings. 2 volumes.

Clavis Linguae Sanctae Novi Testamenti Vocabulorum Significationes Tum Generales Tum Speciales Ordine Concinno
Clavis Linguae Sanctae Novi Testamenti Vocabulorum Significationes Tum Generales Tum Speciales Ordine Concinno
Hardcover      SKU: 1199282324

4to, 1190 + index. Full bound contemporary leather, raised bands. Binding is solid, paper still clean and supple. Some notations in ink and pencil appear on front endpapers. Bottom corner cut from front free end paper. Leather is quite clean considering age, head of text block has been repaired, light chipping to edges. Front hinge is starting to crack but still holding. This lexicon of the New Testament is in Greek, Latin, German. A great copy.

Dear, Dirty Dublin: A City in Distress, 1899-1916
Dear, Dirty Dublin
A City in Distress, 1899-1916
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520039653

"1899 - 1916. Sm 4to, 338pgs. Full bound in patterned green cloth with gilt titling on spine. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright though slightly rippled. Illustrated with maps and photographic images of Dublin. Book shows minor discoloration at spines ends and some rubbing to DJ, else near fine.

A Diary of the Siege of the Legations in Peking During the Summer of 1900
A Diary of the Siege of the Legations in Peking During the Summer of 1900
Hardcover      SKU: 1199562289

12mo, 227 pages. Full bound red cloth. Boards show age with dust soil and minor water damage to front board, interior unaffected. Endpapers have small tears at hinges but binding is solid. Interior is clean throughout with only the occasional finger smudge.

Empire, Barbarism, and Civilisation: James Cook, William Hodges, and the Return to the Pacific
Empire, Barbarism, and Civilisation
James Cook, William Hodges, and the Return to the Pacific
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0521881943

The artist William Hodges accompanied Captain Cook on his second voyage to the South Pacific in 1772-5. His extraordinarily vivid images, read against the fascinating journals of Cook and his companions, reveal as much about European cultures and historiography as about the peoples they visited. In this lively and original book, Harriet Guest discusses Hodges's dramatic landscapes and portraits alongside written accounts of the voyages and in the context of the theories of civilisation which shaped European perceptions - theories drawn from the works of philosophers of the Scottish enlightenment such as Adam Smith and John Millar. She argues that the voyagers resorted to diverse or incompatible models of progress in successive encounters with different groups of islanders, and shows how these models also structured metropolitan views of the voyagers and of Hodges's work. This fully illustrated study offers a fresh perspective on eighteenth-century representations of gender, colonialism and exploration.