Thanks to members' support this year, $40,000 was spent to acquire essential titles for the Library. Unfortunately, not all titles requested could be funded. Following are a few that remain available for funding via a donation to the Library Society. If interested please send a check for the full cost of the book, with the title in the comment field, to
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This anthology is devoted to writings about the works and thinking of Jakobson (1896-1992), who identified himself as simply a Russian philologist, although his contributions and influence have extended well beyond linguistics to poetics, semiotics, folklore, psycholinguistics, cybernetics, and cultural and literary history. Amount Requested: $1,465.
The texts included in this edition come from first-hand accounts of life in the American Shaker communities during the nineteenth century, who founded communities based on ideals of pacifism, celibacy and gender equality. Amount Requested: $495.
This is a 4-volume collection of multidisciplinary scholarship on the history, cultural reshaping, and social impact of a relative latecomer to the world of Japanese religions. Amount Requested: $1,068.
This fully searchable online encyclopedia is a comprehensive three-volume reference to the armed forces deployed by ancient Rome during its Early Period, Republic, Principate, and Late Antique times. Amount Requested: $752.
Amount Requested: $950.
This online reference presents cutting-edge research on the development and implementation of various tools used to maintain the learning environment and present information to pupils as effectively as possible. In addition to educators and students of education, this multi-volume reference is intended for educational theorists, administrators, and industry professionals at all levels (kindergarten through higher education). Amount Requested: $1,850.
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics provides accessible and concise explanations of key concepts and terms related to research methods in applied linguistics. Encompassing the three research paradigms of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, this volume is an essential reference for any student or researcher working in this area. Amount Requested: $240.
Systemic Functional Linguistics is a functional model of language inspired by the work of Saussure, Hjelmslev, Whorf, and Firth. SFL was developed by Michael Halliday and his colleagues in the 1960s and has grown into a widely studied and research field, with growing interest in China, Latin America, and North America. This new five-volume collection from Routledge focuses on the foundational papers underlying SFL theory and practice and illustrative papers that have inspired succeeding work. Amount Requested: $1,885.
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies is the authoritative reference for anyone with an academic or professional interest in interpreting. Drawing on the expertise of an international team of specialist contributors, this single-volume reference presents the state of the art in interpreting studies in a much more fine-grained matrix of entries than has ever been seen before. Amount Requested: $415.
A current statistical compendium for an important area of Russia, part of the St. Petersburg region, bordering Finland. Amount Requested: $517.
A current statistical compendium for an important area of Central Asia. Amount Requested: $428.
This is the first full English translation of Bernard Bolzano's masterwork, Theory of Science (1837)--a monumental and revolutionary study in logic, epistemology, heuristics, and scientific methodology. Amount Requested: $625.
A complete copy of one of the rarest of all India view books. Allan served in the Madras Infantry from 1780 and took part in the third Mysore war. The present work resulted from images drawn by Allan at the conclusion of the campaign. As a military topographer, his overriding goal would have been to accurately portray what he saw: in the present beautiful and rare series he presents to a British public who were fascinated by the dealings surrounding Tipu Sultan. Allan went on to actively serve in the fourth Mysore War, as Deputy Quartermaster General. He spoke Persian fluently and was therefore appointed to carry the flag of truce into the Palace after the fall of Seringapatam and negotiate with Tipu. Subsequently, Allan was with Baird when Tipu's body was found. Allan resigned from the Army in 1804, and from 1814 was a Director of the East India Company. Amount Requested: $15,000.
Amount Requested: $509.65.
The Atlas Hierarchicus describes the geographical and statistical presence of the Catholic curia and laity through the world. Commissioned by Pope Benedict XVI, this updated Atlas is the first published since the 5th edition in 1992 and contains an accounting of the many changes to the church and its community in the intervening years. The two most prominent areas highlighted in the text are the list of the dioceses and the number of Catholics in absolute terms and in proportion to the population of the various countries in which they live. This study will greatly benefit the research conducted by faculty and students in the Divinity School as well as students and faculty in history, sociology, political science and any other scholar of religion and Catholicism. Amount Requested: $257.
Traditionally sung by choirs of men and boys in churches, or by women and men of religious orders in their chapels, the Gregorian Chant is the is the central tradition of Western plainchant, plainsong or chant used in the liturgies of Western Christendom. Les Heures Grégoriennes provides over 1,700 French translations of the original Latin hymns, anthems and responses by the Gregorian order, many of which have been newly restored. These volumes will greatly benefit the research conducted by faculty and students in the Divinity School as well as students and faculty as well as other scholars of musicology, religion and religious musical traditions. Amount Requested: $317.
This title narrates the history of philosophical aesthetics from the eighteenth century through the twentieth century. Aesthetics began with Aristotle's defense of the cognitive value of tragedy in response to Plato's famous attack on the arts in The Republic; cognitivist accounts of aesthetic experience have been central to the field ever since. In the eighteenth century, however, two new ideas were introduced: first, that aesthetic experience is important because of emotional impact (precisely what Plato criticized), and, second, aesthetic experience is a pleasurable free play of many or all of our mental powers. This book tells how these ideas have been synthesized or separated by both the best-known and lesser-known aestheticians of modern times, focusing on Britain, France, and Germany in the eighteenth century; Germany and Britain in the nineteenth; and Germany, Britain, and the United States in the twentieth. Amount Requested: $335.
The volume covers several topics connected to the Eastern (Byzantine, Slavic, Coptic, Armenian) and Western Christian medieval traditions, including intertestamentary traditions and the reception of biblical and medieval heritage in the modern epoch. Several documents have been published for the first time in this text. Among them are Byzantine historia animae utilis BHG1277a, an anonymous 9th-century Byzantine treatise in defense of the holy icons, the Slavonic version of a previously unknown Vita of St. Empress Theophano, and a 13th-century charter from the Monk Bretton Priory in Yorkshire. Amount Requested: $403.91.
Born into a wealthy immigrant merchant family, Henry Vansittart rose to prominence in the East India Company. Appointed to a post as President of the Council and Governor of Fort William in Bengal in 1760, Vansittart ran into trouble as he tried to reform the local government and wrest power from local elites. Resigning from his post in 1764, Vansittart returned to England and appeared before the East India Company board of directors where he was attacked. Vansittart's three-volume A Narrative of the Transactions in Bengal from 1760 to 1764 was written to give his account of the events that led to his resignation. Amount Requested: $640.
This new title from Routledge's Major Works series, assembles in six volumes foundational and canonical pieces, together with cutting-edge research. With a full index and a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, Historical Linguistics places the materials collected in this volume within its intellectual context. The collection will be particularly useful as an essential database allowing scattered material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts. It is an important one-stop research and pedagogic resource. Amount Requested: $750.
Corpus linguistics is a research approach used to investigate the patterns of language use empirically, based on analysis of large collections of natural texts. This four-volume collection is organized around linguistic research questions that can be investigated from a corpus perspective and includes, amongst others, studies of individual words, comparisons of supposedly synonymous words, studies of grammatical variation, and sociolinguistic studies of dialects, registers, styles, and world varieties. Corpus-based analysis has also proven to be important for the study of historical change. Amount Requested: $806.
Strategically located, the Crimean Peninsula is a major landmass on the northern coast of the Black Sea which has historically provided quick access to the Eastern Mediterranean, Balkans and Middle East. Possession of the southern coast of Crimea was sought after by most empires of the greater region since antiquity which has resulted in a heterogeneous population. The Crimea Oblast Population Census is a rare oblast-level (province) population data-set on Crimea, the collection of 21 reports covers data for each Rayon or district within the Crimean Peninsula. The collection presents a unique view of the ethnic distribution of Ukrainians, Russians, Tatars and other peoples of the Crimea. The data contains information on, migration, education level, employment, age, marital status and more. Amount Requested: $735.
This study seeks to review the settlement process by which civilizations of ancient South and East Arabia evolved into urban societies. Highlighting the environmental constraints, geographical disparities and the responses of the human communities' struggle to ensure their subsistence needs, In the Desert Margins excavates the history of communities whose territorial roots go back to the Bronze Age. This study will greatly benefit the research conducted by faculty and students in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, especially those scholars focusing on the Arabian Peninsula prior to the dawn of Islam in the seventh century C.E. Amount Requested: $330.
If, as we are told, "Dying is part of life," this collection of essays by experts seeks to understand the important process of death from a variety of disciplinary as well as clinical perspectives. Ranging from philosophy, history, sociology, psychology economics, medicine, ethics and more, this collection of essays by experts reviews and evaluates the current knowledge we have about dying. Amount Requested: $349.