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An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste

Old French epic poems, or chansons de geste, are one of the most important traditions of the French Middle Ages. Consisting of approximately 120 poems including the famous Song of Roland, these tremendously popular songs were based on French history but often embellished in fantastical ways and written to be performed by minstrels.

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An Introduction to the Gawain Poet

In An Introduction to the Gawain Poet, John Bowers surveys an expanded selection of the works of Chaucer's anonymous contemporary, considering Sir Gawain and the Green Knight alongside the poet's lesser known but no less brilliant works.

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An Introduction to the Sagas of Icelanders

Combining an accessible approach with innovative scholarship, Carl Phelpstead draws on historical context, contemporary theory, and close reading to deepen our understanding of Icelandic saga narratives about the island’s early history.

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Inventing Medieval Landscapes: Senses of Place in Western Europe

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The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil

In this cross-cutting cultural history, Gregg Bocketti traces the origins of football in Brazil from its elitist, Eurocentric identity as "foot-ball" at the end of the nineteenth century to its subsequent mythologization as the specifically Brazilian "futebol, " o jogo bonito (the beautiful game). Bocketti examines the popular depictions of the sport as having evolved from a white elite pastime to an integral part of Brazil’s national identity known for its passion and creativity, and concludes that these mythologized narratives have obscured many of the complexities and the continuities of the history of football and of Brazil.

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Investigating the Ordinary: Everyday Matters in Southeast Archaeology

Focusing on the daily concerns and routine events of people in the past, Investigating the Ordinary argues for a paradigm shift in the way southeastern archaeologists operate. Instead of dividing archaeological work by time periods or artifact types, the essays in this volume unite separate areas of research through the theme of the everyday.            

 

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The Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Florida

From Reconstruction to the 21st century, Newton chronicles 130 years of KKK activity in Florida, detailing the individuals, crimes, and organizational connections that have made this klan group group one of the most violent and enduring in the country.

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An Invisible Minority: Brazilians in New York City, Revised and Expanded Edition

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Iranian Perspectives on the Iran-Iraq War

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The Iranian Revolution: Its Global Impact