This Week’s New Books–Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States and The Traveler, the Tower, and the Worm

Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States
Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States: Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo


Maria Koinova

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 15 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4522-6 | $69.95 | £45.50

A volume in the National and Ethnic Conflict in the 21st Century series

Tracing the development of informally institutionalized conflict dynamics in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo, Maria Koinova analyzes why some conflicts were resolved with minimal violence after the end of communism and others broke out into civil war. Read more . .

The Traveler, the Tower, and the Worm
The Traveler, the Tower, and the Worm: The Reader as Metaphor


Alberto Manguel

144 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | 19 illus.

Cloth 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4523-3 | $24.95 | £16.50

A volume in the Material Texts series

Alberto Manguel examines metaphors of readers and reading from literatures across centuries and the globe, from the ancient epic Gilgamesh to the World Wide Web, from the adventures of Ulysses to the tragedy of Emma Bovary, and he considers how these metaphors reflect the cultures that invent them. Read more . . .

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