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Ashgate Publishing

Works: 557 works in 560 publications in 3 languages and 854 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Trademarks  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Periodicals  Biography  Church history  Case studies 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: TP9, 660.03
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Most widely held works by Ashgate Publishing
Tania Kovats by Jeremy Millar( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like the natural world which inspires it, Kovats' work is constantly shifting. This insightful monograph reveals the twists and turns of the artist's career to date, from her creations as fledging artist to Kovats' most recent successes which include her travelling meadow
The yearbook of consumer law( )

in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire( Book )

in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire is designed to record, eventually in a computerised relational database, all surviving information about every individual mentioned in Byzantine textual sources, together with as many as possible of the individuals recorded in seal sources, during the period from 641 to 1261, and every individual mentioned in non-Byzantine sources during the same period who is 'relevant' (on a generous interpretation) to Byzantine affairs. The project covers the period from 641 (the terminal date of Volume III of the publication Prosopography of the later Roman Empire) to 1261 (the commencement date of the publication Prosopographisches Lexikon der Palaiologenzeit)
Gardner's chemical synonyms and trade names by William Gardner( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gardner's digital handbook is the digital complement to the reference book Gardner's Chemical synonyms and trade names ... one of the ... most widely used sources of information on chemicals in commerce ... all bulk inorganic chemicals, major pesticides, dyestuffs, surfactants, metals and alloys are included. The 5,000 highest volume chemicals in the US, as defined by application of the Toxic Substances Control Act, are all represented"--Publisher's insert
The early modern Italian domestic interior, 1400-1700 : objects, spaces, domesticities by Erin J Campbell( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasizing on the one hand the reconstruction of the material culture of specific residences, and on the other, the way in which particular domestic objects reflect, shape, and mediate family values and relationships within the home, this volume offers a distinct contribution to research on the early modern Italian domestic interior. Though the essays mainly take an art historical approach, the book is interdisciplinary in that it considers the social implications of domestic objects for family members of different genders, age, and rank, as well as for visitors to the home. By adopting a broad chronological framework that encompasses both Renaissance and Baroque Italy, and by expanding the regional scope beyond Florence and Venice to include domestic interiors from less studied centers such as Urbino, Ferrara, and Bologna, this collection offers genuinely new perspectives on the home in early modern Italy. -- Publisher's website
Messiaen perspectives( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences presents many new primary sources ... The volume places the composer within a broader historical and cultural framework than has previously been attempted, ranging from specific influences to more general contexts. As a centrepiece, the book includes an examination of the impact of one of the greatest influences upon Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod."-- Back cover
China's naval power : an offensive realist approach ? by Yves-Heng Lim( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rapid modernization of the Chinese Navy is a well-documented reality of the post-Cold War world. In two decades, the People's Liberation Army Navy has evolved from a backward force composed of obsolete platforms into a reasonably modern fleet whose growth is significantly shaking the naval balance in East Asia. The rationale behind China's contemporary rise at sea remains, however, difficult to grasp and few people have tried to see how the current structure of the international system has shaped Chinese choices. This book makes sense of Chinese priorities in its naval modernization in a 'robust' offensive realist framework. Drawing on Barry Posen's works on sources of military doctrine, it argues that the orientation of Beijing's choices concerning its naval forces can essentially be explained by China's position as a potential regional hegemon. Yves-Heng Lim highlights how a rising state develops naval power to fulfil its security objectives, a theoretical perspective that goes farther than the sole Chinese case
The radicals' city : urban environment, polarisation, cohesion by Ralf Brand( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together comparative case studies from Belfast, Beirut, Amsterdam and Berlin, this book examines the role of the urban environment in social polarisation processes. In doing so, it provides a timely and refreshingly innovative voice in the confusing babble on (counter- )terrorism, urban conflict and community cohesion. Despite their socio-political differences, these cities are telling cases of how the location and shape of very mundane objects such as rubbish bins, bridges, clothes' stores, shopping malls and cafes - in addition to the obvious fences, walls and barbed wire - are often subject to heated controversies and influence the way urban conflict is 'lived' and practised. Within a Science and Technology Studies (STS) theoretical framework, the authors provide a systematic analysis of these four cities and provide many concrete and richly illustrated examples of 'material agency' without losing sight of their specific historical, political, geographical and social conditions. The STS angle permits some surprising, yet extremely convincing, conclusions which are of use not only for a range of practitioners but also to scholars interested in the social shaping processes and the consequences of urban artefacts. The authors argue that, although architecture and urban design is clearly not the sole cause of conflict and polarisation, neither is it completely innocent. Conversely, it cannot be the silver bullet to solve related problems and to create community cohesion. However, the materiality of our cities must not be ignored; in fact, it can and should be 'enrolled' in our efforts. The book contains detailed descriptions of such positive cases as inspiration for practitioners as diverse as policy makers, architects, urban designers, planners, community workers, consultants or police officers
Experiencing Byzantium : papers from the 44th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011 by Claire Nesbitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the reception of imperial ekphraseis in Hagia Sophia to the sounds and smells of the back streets of Constantinople, the sensory perception of Byzantium is an area that lends itself perfectly to an investigation into the experience of the Byzantine world. The theme of experience embraces all aspects of Byzantine studies and the 'Experiencing Byzantium' symposium brought together archaeologists, architects, art historians, historians, musicians and theologians in a common quest to step across the line that divides how we understand and experience the Byzantine world and how the Byzantines themselves perceived the sensual aspects of their empire and also their faith, spirituality, identity and the nature of 'being' in Byzantium.The papers in this volume derive from the 44th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, held for the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies by the University of Newcastle and University of Durham, at Newcastle upon Tyne in April 2011
Pseudo-Kodinos and the Constantinopolitan court : offices and ceremonies by Pseudo-Kodinos( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Greek, Ancient and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work known as Pseudo-Kodinos, the fourteenth-century text which is one of two surviving ceremonial books from the Byzantine empire, is presented here for the first time in English translation. With facing page Greek text and the first in-depth analysis in the form of commentary and individual studies on the hierarchy, the ceremonies, court attire, the Blachernai palace, lighting, music, gestures and postures, this volume makes an important new contribution to the study of the Byzantine court, and to the history and culture of Byzantium more broadly
The Ashgate research companion to monsters and the monstrous by Asa Simon Mittman( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics, and cultural and media studies. The companion will offer scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field."--book jacket
Zygmunt Bauman : why good people do bad things by Shaun Best( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ground-breaking book, Shaun Best analyses the intellectual knowledge production of Zygmunt Bauman and his rise to academic stardom in the English speaking world by evaluating the relation between his biography, the contexts in which he found himself, and why his intellectual creativity is admired by so many people. Bauman has an interesting 'contested' biography and underwent a number of intellectual shifts from the early stages of his academic career as Marxist. Bauman moved on and for almost ten years he was associated with 'postmodernity' (from 1989-1997) but in 2000 he decided to distance himself from postmodernism and rebrand his approach to understanding the contemporary world as 'liquid modernity'. Best shows how Bauman developed his canonised status becoming an intellectual guru in the UK and in Australia despite being largely ignored by the academic community in the United States and Central Europe. Rather than investigating Bauman's academic output as a demonstration of his 'creative genius', Best argues that most academic output involves the interplay of multiple factors and this book evaluates the influences on both intellectual choices and the social factors or contexts that led Bauman to attach himself to different sets of ideas during his academic career
Approaches to the Byzantine family by Leslie Brubaker( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of the family is one of the major lacunas in Byzantine Studies. Angeliki Laiou remarked in 1989 that 'the study of the Byzantine family is still in its infancy', and this assertion remains true today. The present volume addresses this lacuna. It comprises 19 chapters written by international experts in the field which take a variety of approaches to the study of the Byzantine family, and embrace a chronological span from the later Roman to the late Byzantine empire."--Prelimimary page
The expansion of Central Europe in the Middle Ages( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social significance of religion in the enlarged Europe : secularization, individualization, and pluralization( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging with some of the central issues in the sociology of religion, this volume investigates the role and significance of churches and religion in contemporary Western and Eastern Europe. Based on an extensive international research project, it offers case studies of various countries (including Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Russia, Estonia, Hungary and Croatia), as well as cross-country comparisons. Researching more precisely the present social relevance of church and religion as different levels, (this book) raises and responds to both descriptive and explanatory questions: Can we observe tendencies of religious decline in the various Western and Eastern European countries?Are we witnessing trends of religious individualization? To what extent has there been a religious upswing in the last few years? And what are the factors causing the observed processes of religious change? -- Book Jacket
The social construction of corruption in Europe by Angelos Giannakopoulos( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume demonstrates the suitability of the theory of social constructivism in portraying and analyzing the diversity of the phenomenon of corruption. The approach of social constructivism taken in this volume is able to reconstruct the ""construction of corruption"" both from a societal perspective and from the perspective of actors who perceive corrupt behaviour as problem solving in everyday life. It contains case studies of social definitions of corruption in eleven European countries that contribute in different ways to establishing a grounded theory of the phenomenon of corruption
The North-Eastern frontiers of medieval Europe : the expansion of Latin Christendom in the Baltic lands( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the mid-twelfth century the lands on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, from Finland to the frontiers of Poland, were Catholic Europe’s final frontier: a vast, undeveloped expanse of lowlands, forest and waters, inhabited by peoples belonging to the Finnic and Baltic language groups. In the course of the following three centuries, Finland, Estonia, Livonia and Prussia were incorporated into the Latin world through processes of conquest, Christianisation and settlement, and brought under the rule of Western monarchies and ecclesiastical institutions. Lithuania was left as the last pagan polity in Europe, yet able to accept Christianity on its own terms in 1386. The Western conquest of the Baltic lands advanced the frontier of Latin Christendom to that of the Russian Orthodox world, and had profound and long lasting effects on the institutions, society and culture of the region lasting into modern times. This volume presents 21 key studies (2 of them translated from German for the first time) on this crucial period in the development of North-Eastern Europe, dealing with crusade and conversion, the establishment of Western rule, settlement and society, and the development of towns, trade and the economy. It includes a classified bibliography of the main works published in Western languages since World War II together with an introduction by the editor
Auditor independence : auditing, corporate governance and market confidence by Ismail Adelopo( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auditors' independence has been called into question in the light of their being complicit in some of the corporate misbehaviour exposed in recent years. Here, the author examines the historical role of auditing in corporate governance and the regulatory context. He sets the function within a theoretical framework and then provides empirical analysis of problem issues such as the relationship between audit committees and external auditors and the probity of providing non-auditing services to audit clients. The focus on matters that are damaging to market confidence and threatening to the reput
The instrumental music of Wutaishan's Buddhist monasteries : social and ritual contexts by Beth Szczepanski( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how traditional and modern elements interact in the practice, reception and functions of wind music, or shengguan, at monasteries in Wutaishan, one of China's four holy mountains of Buddhism. This book provides an insight into the political and economic history of Wutaishan and its music
Community of insecurity : SADC's struggle for peace and security in Southern Africa by Laurie Nathan( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: regional organizations as conflict resolution forums -- The formation of SADC and the era of hope -- The struggle to establish the organ -- Failed peacemaking in Southern Africa -- Explaining the failure of the organ -- The fiction of Southern Africa as an emerging security -- Conclusion
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