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  • Hertel, “The Crescent Remembered”

    Hertel, “The Crescent Remembered” This December, Sussex Academic Press will release “The Crescent Remembered: Islam and Nationalism on the Iberian Peninsula” by Patricia Hertel (University of Basel). The publisher’s description follows: Contemporary Spain and Portugal share a historical experience as Iberian states which emerged within the context of al-Andalus.

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  • Coppa, “The Papacy in the Modern World”

    Coppa, “The Papacy in the Modern World” This September, Reaktion Books published “The Papacy in the Modern World: A Political History” by Frank J. Coppa (St. John’s). The publisher’s description follows: For some two millennia the papacy has presided over the governance of the Roman Catholic Church and played a fundamentally important role in European and world affairs.

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    • Foret, “Religion and Politics in the European Union”

      Foret, “Religion and Politics in the European Union” This November, Cambridge University Press will release “Religion and Politics in the European Union: The Secular Canopy” by François Foret (Université Libre de Bruxelles). The publisher’s description follows: This book analyzes the place and influence of religion in European politics. François Foret presents the ...
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      … Winner of our 2013 Halloween costume contest. * Thanks to Wonkette for acknowledging that we were on this whole Ruth Baby Ginsburg thing last year. [Wonkette] * Speaking of our legally themed Halloween costume contest, please send us your nominations. [Above the Law] * Salacious allegations about a high-flying investment banker invite…

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    • From The Career Files: 10 Top Investing Books For Biglaw Associates

      … Ed. note: This is the latest installment in a series of posts from the ATL Career Center’s team of expert contributors. Today, Carrie Smith of Betterment offers reading recommendations for Biglaw associates interested in investing. We believe investors are made, not born. And for even the most advanced financial whizzes, ongoing education…

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    • Coppa, “The Papacy in the Modern World”

      … Coppa, “The Papacy in the Modern World” This September, Reaktion Books published “The Papacy in the Modern World: A Political History” by Frank J. Coppa (St. John’s). The publisher’s description follows: For some two millennia the papacy has presided over the governance of the Roman Catholic Church and played a fundamentally important role…

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    • El-Menawy, “The Copts”

      … El-Menawy, “The Copts” This September, Gilgamesh Publishing released “The Copts: An Investigation Into The Rift Between Muslims And Copts In Egypt” by Abdel Latif El-Menawy. The publisher’s description follows: Abdel Latif Al Menawy met and interviewed late Pope Shnouda, the third Patriarch of Egypt many times during his rule. Throughout his…

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    • Non-Sequiturs: 10.30.14

      … * Using children’s books to describe the legal academy. It also works for law firms. Like The Monster at the End of This Book (affiliate link), about an associate who fears and reviles an overbearing partner and then learns (about 8 years in) that they’ve had the monster within them all along. [lawprofblawg] * In advance of its showdown before…

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    • Smith, “The First Great Awakening”

      … Smith, “The First Great Awakening” This December, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers will release “The First Great Awakening: Redefining Religion in British America, 1725-1775” by John Howard Smith (Texas A&M University). The publisher’s description follows: The First Great Awakening, an unprecedented surge in Protestant Christian…

    • Özyürek, “Being German, Becoming Muslim”

      … Özyürek, “Being German, Becoming Muslim” This December, Princeton University Press will release “Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe” by Esra Özyürek (London School of Economics). The publisher’s description follows: Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam…

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    • 46% Of Law Schools Upbeat About 2015-2016 Enrollment: Source Kaplan

      … forecasts a Machiavellian move? Tell them they will be applying to law school and they will. That is the force field the law schools can create. And it could be effective. In the 2014 book "Kidding Ourselves: The Hidden Power of Self-Deception," Joseph T. Hallinan documents how powerful a belief can be. If law schools believe that enrollment will get a nice boost and get students to also believe that, enrollment will very likely get a strong boost. Here you can order the book on Amazon.con. …

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    • Cimino & Smith, “Atheist Awakening”

      … Cimino & Smith, “Atheist Awakening” This October, Oxford University Press will release “Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America” by Richard Cimino (University of Richmond) and Christopher Smith. The publisher’s description follows: Surveys over the last twenty years have seen an ever-growing number of Americans…

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