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Kk

Kalmykia in Russia's Past and Present National Policies and Administrative System

Konstantin N. Maksimov, translated by Anna Yastrzhembska
Kalmykia is a constituent of the Russian Federation that shaped and has been developing within Russia for several centuries. Kalmykia was incorporated into the Russian state in the early second half of the 17 th century, it was officially recognized by the Russian authorities and constituted as an ethno-political entity in the form of feudal khanate with the status of a virtually autonomous...

Kantorowicz

Alain Boureau
translated by Stephen G. Nichols and Gabrielle M. Spiegel, foreword by Martin Jay
Ernst Kantorowicz was a complex figure whose long incident-filled life seemed to embody many of the contradictions of the twentieth century. A Jew from a disputed area between Germany and Poland who fought on the German side in World War I, he first achieved academic success with Frederick II (1927), a work whose language, in Gabrielle Spiegel's words, "often came perilously close to that of the Nazi party" in its...

Karagiozis

Linda Myrsiades, Kostas Myrsiades
Karagiozis—a form of comic folk drama employing stock puppet figures—was immensely popular in Greece until recent years, when newer forms of entertainment have virtually eclipsed it. Derived from ancient Byzantine and Greek sources, it takes its name from the principal puppet character, the clever, humpbacked fool-hero Karagiozis, who appears in many guises, surrounded by a cast of folk caricatures from all walks of life. Kostas and Linda Myrsiades present here...

Karaite Judaism and Historical Understanding

Fred Astren
Notions of history and the past contained in literature of the Karaite Jewish sect offer insight into the relationship of Karaism to mainstream rabbinic Judaism and to Islam and Christianity. Karaite Judaism and Historical Understanding describes how a minority sectarian religious community constructs and uses historical ideology. It investigates the proportioning of historical ideology to law and doctrine and the influence of historical setting on religious writings about the past. ...

Karl Rahner's Theological Aesthetics

Peter Joseph Fritz
This innovative book discloses Karl Rahner's foremost achievement: discovering and delineating an ethos of Catholicism, a multi-faceted and comprehensive approach to life in Christ. Karl Rahner's Theological Aesthetics does so by placing the German Jesuit and his teacher, philosopher Martin Heidegger, into a richly detailed dialogue on aesthetics. The book treats classic Rahner topics such as anthropology and Christology. But it breaks new ground by exploring themes such as angels, Mary,...

Karol Wojtyła's Personalist Philosophy

Miguel Acosta
An important milestone of 20th Century philosophy was the rise of personalism. After the crimes and atrocities against millions of human beings in two World Wars, especially the Second, some philosophers and other thinkers began to seek arguments showing the value of each human being, to expose and denounce the folly of political structures that violate the inalienable rights of the individual person. Karol Wojtyła appeals to the ancient concept of 'person' to...

Kas di Shon

Sandra van Noord
Aug 2018 - LM Publishers
Driving through Curacao's landscapes, the old plantation houses are visible from afar. The houses speak to us of a past long gone. A past in which plantations, homegrown food, cattle breeding, salt production, and slavery were a true daily reality. These houses have lost their original functions and the farming was never of much merit. Most of the houses have new owners who have turned them into offices, hotels, galleries, or private residences. This book contains the...

Kastom

Crispin Howarth, with Kirk Huffman
Kastom: Arts of Vanuatu showcases an impressive array of traditional arts through a program of field collecting occurred on the islands of Ambrym and Malakula. Central to many traditional practices, better known as 'kastom,' are masked performances and displays of sculpture including iconic upright slit drums. A selection of these intensely visual works created for ritual events realized in wood, over-modeled with clay, feathers, pig tusks, stone and other surprising mediums such as tree fern...

Kat Among the Tigers

Kath MacLean
Exemplar of the Moderns, Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), is reanimated by postmodern diva Kath MacLean in a tantric work of literary ventriloquism. But who is animating whom? "Sentences are punctuated with her rattle and cough; phrases burn with her fever. The world slants as she leans upon her walking stick to stroll out by the sea, or winces in pain when she moves her arm across a sheet of paper. To write, to record the stories living in her head with urgency and tremendous energy for someone so very ill,...

Katanga Evenkis in the 20th Century and the Ordering of their Life-World

Anna A. Sirina, edited by David G. Anderson, translated by A. Chaptykova
This work documents the lives of a group of hunters and reindeer herders living at the headwaters of the Lower Tunguska River at the end of the 20th century. Katanga Evenkis are best described by the flexible and creative way they use the land around them, and continue to exercise a strong presence on their lands, despite severe pressure by Soviet-era policies and even more devastating...

Katharine Walton

William Gilmore Simms, introduction by David Moltke-Hansen, Elisabeth Muhlenfeld
Set in September of 1780, Katharine Walton is the third installment of a trilogy that follows The Partisan and Mellichampe in covering the Revolution in South Carolina. While The Partisan and Mellichampe are set in the interior of the Santee and Wateree rivers, Katharine Walton takes the reader to the city of Charleston in 1780-81 to trace the social world of South Carolina under British occupation. The unifying power of...

Katherine Jackson French

Elizabeth DiSavino
The second woman to earn a PhD from Columbia University—and the first from south of the Mason-Dixon Line to do so—Kentucky native Katherine Jackson French broke boundaries. Her research kick-started a resurgence of Appalachian music that continues to this day, but French's collection of traditional Kentucky ballads, which should have been her crowning scholarly achievement, never saw print. Academic rivalries, gender prejudice, and broken promises set against a...

Katie's Cabbage

Katie Stagliano, with Michelle H. Martin, illustrated by Karen Heid, foreword by Patricia Moore-Pastides
Katie's Cabbage is the inspirational true story of how Katie Stagliano, a third grader from Summerville, South Carolina, grew a forty-pound cabbage in her backyard and donated it to help feed 275 people at a local soup kitchen. In her own words, Katie shares the story of the little cabbage seedling and the big ideas of generosity and service that motivated her to turn this experience into Katie's Krops, a national youth movement...

Katrina Papers

Jerry W. Ward
The Katrina Papers is not your average memoir. It is a fusion of many kinds of writing, including intellectual autobiography, personal narrative, political/cultural analysis, spiritual journal, literary history, and poetry. Though it is the record of one man’s experience of Hurricane Katrina, it is a record that is fully a part of his life and work as a scholar, political activist, and professor. The Katrina Papers provides space not only for the traumatic events but also for...

Kazan Revisited

edited by Lisa Dombrowski
Top critics and scholars reconsider the cinematic legacy of Elia Kazan A groundbreaking filmmaker dogged by controversy in both his personal life and career, Elia Kazan was one of the most important directors of postwar American cinema. In landmark motion pictures such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, East of Eden, and Splendor in the Grass, Kazan crafted an emotionally raw form of psychological realism. His reputation has rested on his Academy award-winning work with actors, his provocative...

Kazuo Ohno's World

Kazuo Ohno, Yoshito Ohno, translated by John Barrett
Photographs and words illuminate Butoh dance. Kazuo Ohno is one of the founders of the Japanese modern dance form, Butoh, which had a large influence on contemporary American modern and postmodern dance. Now for the first time, Ohno's words and insights are available in English. This book brings together two distinct but related works: the first, Food for the Soul, is an interview with Yoshito Ohno about his father and his father's dances. With the help...

The Keeneland Association Library

Amelia King Buckley, foreword by Joseph A. Estes
A research center for Thoroughbred racing, breeding, and related subjects, the Keeneland Association Library is located at Keeneland Race Course near Lexington, Kentucky. Amelia King Buckley, who became librarian in 1953, has compiled an alphabetical author listing of the titles in this unique collection as of June 1, 1958. Begun in 1939 with a gift of 2,000 volumes from William Arnold Hanger, the library has grown with the addition of...

Keeneland's Ted Bassett

James E. "Ted" Bassett, Bill Mooney
In the December 30, 1967, edition of the weekly Thoroughbred trade publication, the Blood-Horse, was an announcement that took up one inch of space—James E. "Ted" Bassett III had been named assistant to the president of the Keeneland Association. It was sandwiched between equally short news items about a handicapping seminar at an East Coast racetrack and a California vacation trip by a horse-owning couple. Bassett's new job, in his own words, "was not earthshaking news." More...

Keep And Give Away

Susan Meyers, introduction by Eric J. Mink
Keep and Give Away was selected by Terrance Hayes as the inaugural winner of the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize sponsored by the South Carolina Poetry Initiative. In her first full-length collection, Susan Meyers guides us through her examination of life's ordinary moments and the seemingly ordinary images that abide in them to reveal the extraordinary. From minutia to marriage, crumbs to crows, nothing is too commonplace to escape her attention as she traverses terrains of...

Keeping Busy

James R. Dowling
Although very little can be done to alter the course of dementia, much can be done to maximize the quality of life of people with the condition. Research as well as practical experience suggest that behavior management, especially through programs that provide meaningful and constructive activity, is currently the most effective treatment. In Keeping Busy, James Dowling describes a variety of activities designed to bring meaning and enjoyment to the lives of persons...