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The Library's Bibliographers are seeking funding for a variety of titles that would be valuable resources for University of Chicago faculty and students. Below are titles that are available for funding via a donation to the Library Society. To support the purchase of one of these titles, please send a check for the full cost, payable to the University of Chicago, with the title in the comment field, to:

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Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014

by Kyle B. Roberts, ed. Leidon: Brill, 2017.

Eighteen essays explore the work and experience of Jesuits and their women religious collaborators in North America following the Jesuit Restoration. Amount Requested: $202.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther

by Derek K. Nelson, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

This encyclopedia provides in-depth coverage of the cultural, political, economic and artistic contributions made by Luther. It also considers Luther's legacy from a global perspective. Amount Requested: $744.

Philosophische und populärwissenschartlichen Schriften

by Hermann von Helmholtz. Edited by Michael Heifelberger, Helmut Pulte and Gregor Schiemann. Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag, 2017.

This volume combines all of Helmholtz's publications, lectures, and speeches on scientific, philosophical, epistemological, and popular science topics. Amount Requested: $2,224.52.

Curriculum Design and Classroom Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Information Resources Management Association, 2015.

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.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics: Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research

by Mehdi A. Riazi. London: Routledge, 2016.

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

by J.R. Martin, ed. London: Routledge, 2015. 5 vols.

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.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies

by Franz Pochhacker, ed. London: Routledge, 2015.

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.

Respublika Kareliia: Statisticheskii Ezhegodnik, 2014: Statisticheskii Sbornik: 2009-2013 [The Republic of Karelia: A Statistical Collection Covering 2009-2013]

Petrozavodsk: Territorial'nyi organ Federal'noi sluzhby gos. statistiki po Respublike Kareliia, 2014.

A current statistical compendium for an important area of Russia, part of the St. Petersburg region, bordering Finland. Amount Requested: $517.

Uzbekiston Respublikasi iillik statistik tuplami, 2015 [Statisticheskii ezhegodnik Respubliki Uzbekistan, 2015: 2005-2014] [Statistical Yearbook of Uzbekistan, 2005-2014]

Tashkent: Uzbekiston Respublikasi davlat statistika qumitasi, 2015.

A current statistical compendium for an important area of Central Asia. Amount Requested: $428.

Catalan Mahzor

ca. 1280

A facsimile copy of a Mahzor for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur according to the Catalonian rite, written and decorated in Spain in ca. 1280. Printed on parchment as a limited edition of 25, of which only 22 are for sale. Amount Requested: $9,578.91.

Views in Mysore Country

by Sir Alexander Allan. London: "published for ... Capt. Allen", 1 June 1794. Oblong folio (18 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches). Engraved title/dedication to Charles Marquis Cornwallis K.G., Governor General of Bengal, 12pp. descriptive letterpress text at end. 20 uncoloured aquatint plates by J. Wells after Allan. (Old dampstaining). Later half calf over period marbled paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Provenance: Robert & Maria Travis (booklabel; sale Sotheby's London, 26 May 2005, lot 4).

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.

Les heures grégoriennes: le trésor de la liturgie des heures et du chant grégorien: latin-français

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain: Traditions Monastiques, 2012. 3 vols.

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 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: $840.

Historical Linguistics

by Hope Dawson and Brian D. Joseph, eds. New York: Routledge, 2014. 6 vols.

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: $2,015.

Corpus Linguistics

by Douglas Biber and Randi Reppen, eds. Los Angeles: Sage, 2012. 4 vols.

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: $1,000.

Handbuch Sterben und Menschenwürde [Handbook of Dying and Human Dignity]

by M. Anderheiden, et al, eds. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012. 3 vols.

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: $316.

Fedorin's Trouble.

by K. Chukovskii. Leningrad: Ogiz Gos. Detskoi Literatury, 1935.

This long comic poem was the first and only edition printed and illustrated during the Soviet period. Amount Requested: $500.

Pidgins and Creoles.

Edited by Joseph T. Farquharson. London: Routledge, 2017.

This four-volume collection showcases the current state of research on these languages and uniquely addresses the range of such languages. Amount Requested: $1,291.95.

Atlas of German Dialects in the Czech Lands.

by Tubingen: Francke Verlag, 2014.

This collection of seven volumes comprehensively surveys German dialects in nearly 500 locations in the Czech Republic. Amount Requested: $2,308.04.

Moses Maimonides, Unparalleled Editions.

This collection of Maimonides' literary output includes the original Unparalleled Editions collection of 290 microfiche containing 58 titles which are printed in Hebrew, as well as imprints from the 16th to the 20th century, and examples of bilingual editions containing Hebrew and either Latin, Judeo-German, or French text. Amount Requested: $4,220.