This Week’s New Books: Takedown and Looting and Rape in Wartime, Plus Paperbacks in Human Rights, Early American Studies, Urban Studies, and Religious Studies

Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

Philip Mudd

224 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth Apr 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4496-0 | $28.95 | £19.00

Former CIA Deputy Director of Counterterrorism and FBI Senior Intelligence Adviser Philip Mudd recounts his involvement in the fight against Al Qaeda, revealing how intelligence analysts understand and evaluate potential terror threats and communicate with political leaders. Read more . . .

Looting and Rape in Wartime
Looting and Rape in Wartime: Law and Change in International Relations

Tuba Inal

296 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4476-2 | $75.00 | £49.00

A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

Looting and Rape in Wartime examines the causes of the hundred-year gap between the prohibition against wartime looting and that against rape, theorizing the conditions necessary for the emergence of a global prohibition regime in which a particular practice is not tolerated. Read more . . .

Now in Paperback

Forgotten Genocides
Forgotten Genocides: Oblivion, Denial, and Memory

Edited by René Lemarchand

200 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 illus.

Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4335-2 | $49.95 | £32.50

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2263-0 | $24.95 | £16.50

A volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

In eight case studies written by recognized experts this book offers a major contribution to the comparative analysis of genocidal phenomena. Besides tapping a rich vein of empirical data, this collective effort breaks new ground in analyzing how denial, oblivion, or manipulated memory tends to mask the hideous realities of mass killing. Read more . . .

Now in Paperback

The Shame and the Sorrow
The Shame and the Sorrow: Dutch-Amerindian Encounters in New Netherland

Donna Merwick

344 pages | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 | 20 illus.

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2272-2 | $26.50 | £17.50

A volume in the Early American Studies series

During the forty years of the Dutch presence in colonial America, their intrusion led to the betrayal of their own values and the betrayal of the indigenous peoples. They reaped the shame of reproaching themselves for unjust wars and faced a native insurgency that they could neither negotiate nor satisfactorily quell. Read more . . .

Now in Paperback

Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages
Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages

Stephen A. Mitchell

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 12 illus

Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4290-4 | $49.95 | £32.50

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2255-5 | $24.95 | £16.50

A volume in the Middle Ages Series

Stephen A. Mitchell offers the fullest examination available of witchcraft in late medieval Scandinavia, drawing on extensive sources ranging from the Icelandic sagas to those much less familiar to the nonspecialist: legal cases, church frescoes, law codes, ecclesiastical records, and surviving runic spells. Read more . . .

Now in Paperback

Neighborhood and Life Chances
Neighborhood and Life Chances: How Place Matters in Modern America

Edited by Harriet B. Newburger, Eugenie L. Birch, and Susan M. Wachter

392 pages | 6 x 9 | 34 illus.

Cloth 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4258-4 | $59.95 | £39.00

Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2265-4 | $28.95 | £19.00

A volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series

Neighborhood and Life Chances brings together researchers from a range of disciplines to demonstrate that place matters in education, physical health, crime, violence, housing, family income, mental health, and discrimination—issues that determine the quality of life among low-income residents of urban areas. Read more . . .

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