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UPNE distributes two series from Academia Press: Archaeological Reports Ghent University and Studies in Performing Arts and Film as well as a number of non-series titles.

Aerial Photography and Archaeology
A Century of Information
This publication contains the selected proceedings of a conference devoted to the history of aerial photography (Ghent, 2003).
Bourgeois, Jean; Meganck, Marc, eds.

Al-Qaeda: The Myth
The Root Causes of International Terrorism and How to Tackle Them
This study argues that today’s international terrorism, especially Al-Qaeda, is born of neither religion nor poverty, but is merely a cloak of patchy discontent, a symptom of a society gone awry.
Coolsaet, Rik

Ammaia II: The Excavation Contexts 1994–2011

After Ammaia I, this is the second volume devoted to the results of a European-funded archaeological project in Portugal
Corsi, Cristina

Archaeology in Confrontation
Aspects of Roman Military Presence in the Northwest
This collection of papers focuses on the Provincial-Roman archaeology of Northern Gaul, Germany and Britain.
Vermeulen, Frank; Sas, Kathy & Dhaeze, Wouter, eds.

Artisanal Diamond Mining
Perspectives and Challenges
This work makes a significant contribution to our progress towards the vision of artisanal alluvial diamond mining communities that are conflict and exploitation free.
Vlassenroot, Koen; Van Bockstael, Steven, eds.

Commerce and the Countryside
The rural population’s involvement in the commodity market in Flanders, 1750–1910
A historical analysis of the economic importance of weekly markets in Flanders during the 18th and 19th century
Ronsijn, Wouter

A Concise Geography of Belgium

The third atlas from the ongoing research of the National Committee of Geography of Belgium
National Committee of Geography of Belgium

Diamonds, Rice, and a ‘Maggi Cube’
Artisanal Diamond Mining and Livelihoods in Liberia
The economics of artisanal diamond mining from the Belgian government funded Egmont Artisanal Diamond Mining Project
Van Bockstael, Steven & Koen Vlassenroot

Eighteenth-Century Poetry
Summer 2011
A niche journal of literature and culture that seeks to publish excellent and innovative studies of the poetry of the long Eighteenth Century and its contexts
Jung, Sandro

Electronic Power Control
Volume 1: Power Electronics
An indispensable companion for engineers and other specialists in the field of power electronics
Pollefliet, Jean

Electronic Power Control
Volume 2: Electronic Motor Control
An indispensable companion for engineers and other specialists in the field of power electronics
Pollefliet, Jean

Elizabeth Gaskell, Victorian Culture, and the Art of Fiction
Essays for the Bicentenary
Assembles fourteen original essays on Gaskell, the Victorian novelist of social problem fiction
Jung, Sandro, ed.

Europeanization and Conflict Resolution
Case Studies from the European Periphery
This volume studies the relevance of European integration for conflict settlement and conflict resolution in divided states such as Cyprus or Serbia and Montenegro.
Coppieters, Bruno, Emerson, Michael; Huysseune, Michel; Kozviridze, Tamara; Noutcheva, Gergana; Tocci, Nathalie & Vahl, Marius

Excavations in Pessinus: the so-called Acropolis
From Hellenistic and Roman cemetery to Byzantine castle
This volume presents a detailed analysis of the excavations of one of Pessinus’ major cemeteries in ancient times.
Thoen, Hugo, Frank Vermeulen and John Devreker, eds.

Experiments in Genre in Eighteenth-Century Literature

Explores the processes of generic experimentation in eighteenth-century literature
Jung, Sandro, ed.

A Farmer’s Best Friend?
Artisanal Diamond Mining and Rural Change in West and Central Africa
The economics of artisanal diamond mining from the Belgian government funded Egmont Artisanal Diamond Mining Project
Van Bockstael, Steven

Dorothie Feilding's War, 1914–1917
This book is based on historical research of hitherto unpublished documents and war journals, and illustrated by photographs taken by Dorothie Feilding herself
Vanleene, Patrick

Health Economics for Non-Economists
An Introduction to the Concepts, Methods and Pitfalls of Health Economic Evaluations
This book has two aims: to improve current perceptions of the role of economics in healthcare, and to explain the methodology of health economic evaluation.
Annemans, Lieven

How Can One Not Be Interested in Belgian History?
War, Language and Consensus in Belgium since 1830
As Belgian history addresses questions of identity and security, of a sense of cohesion and common purpose or the lack thereof, this volume tells you why Belgium does matter.
Barnard, Benno, van Berlo, Martine; van Istendael, Geert; Judt, Tony; Reynebeau, Marc & de Schaepdrijver, Sophie

The Ideologies of Lived Space in Literary Texts

This edited volume presents original essays on the ideological role of space in literary texts
Heirman, Jo and Klooster, Jacqueline

In Pursuit of a Powerful Performance

This book on cycling attempts to bridge the gap between coaching and science
Wiggins, Jonathan

The Last Hunter-Gatherer-Fishermen in Sandy Flanders (NW Belgium)

This study presents and discusses relevant environmental and chronological data with regard to the so-called ‘Waasland Scheldepolders’, one of the most archaeologically promising but also threatened areas of Northern Belgium.
Crombé, Philippe, ed.

Meeting the Needs of Children in Substitute Care
A European Comparative Study of Welfare Services and Education
This study sets out to scrutinize to what extent the needs of children in four different European regions are similar.
Weyts, Arabella

Minerals with Belgian Roots
from hopeite (1824) to tazieffite (2009)
This volume discusses a group of minerals either discovered and first described in Belgium, or discovered abroad but with names that refer to Belgian scholars
Van Der Meersche, Eddy, De Paepe, Paul, & Stoops, Georges

Never-ending Stories
Adaptation, Canonisation and Ideology in Children’s Literature
This book frames adaptation in children’s literature against a broader socio-cultural background, focussing on the ideological implications of the process
Geerts, Sylvie

New Citizens, New Policies?
Developments in Diversity Policy in Canada and Flanders
This book sheds light on the policies pursued by the authorities in Canada and Flanders in terms of their expectations of ‘newcomers’.
d'Haenens, Leen; Hooghe, Marc; Vanheule, Dirk; Gezduci, Hasibe

No Beauty for Me There Where Human Life is Rare
On Jan Lauwers' Theatre Work with Needcompany
This book is the first collection of critical essays to appear about Needcompany, a prominent, Brussels-based international theater company.
Stalpaert, Christel; Le Roy, Frederik; Bousset, Sigrid, eds.

Not a Day Without a Line
Understanding Artists’ Writings
Emphasizing the visual arts, including performance art, this book focuses on artists’ writings that challenge our understanding of them as a text or an instance of reflection
De Preester, Helena

Ol' Man River
Geo-archaeological Aspects of Rivers and River Plains
This volume contains the selected proceedings of a multidisciplinary conference (Ghent, 2006), which stimulated looking at landscape evolution from the times of early human involvement in nature to much more recent historical developments.
De Dapper, Morgan, Vermeulen, Frank; Deprez, Sarah; Taelman, Devi

Performing Arts in the Austrian 18th Century
New Directions in Historical and Methodological Research
The contributors to this volume address theater’s role as the mirror of a perfect society and its strikingly international orientation in the Austrian 18th century.
Van Schoor, Jaak; Stalpaert, Christel; Van Oostveldt, Bram, eds.

Perspectives on European Film and History

This volume addresses the representation of European history in European cinema through a collection of nine case studies such as Der Untergang (2004) and Dawn (1928).
Engelen, Leen, Vande Winkel, Roel, eds.

Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books
Critical Essays
The critical essays collected in this volume reflect Greenaway’s relocation of The Tempest along the fundamentally unstable boundaries between different discursive formations.
Stalpaert, Christel, ed.

A Pure Mind in a Clean Body
Bodily Care in the Buddhist Monasteries of Ancient India and China
A fascinating study of the bodily care of ancient Buddhists of China and India
Heirman, Ann

Return to Sender
Constantijn Huygens as a Man of Letters
The image of the Dutch diplomat-poet Constantijn Huygens (1596–1687) as it emerges from his letters
Gosseye, Lise

Science and Sustainable Management of the North Sea
Belgian Case Studies
This book is the product of a research program that provided the opportunity for natural scientists, socio-economic scientists and lawyers to gather and discuss the North Sea ecosystem.
Calewaert, Jan-Bart & Maes, Frank, eds.

Storytelling in the Moment
Exploring a Contemporary Verbal Art in Britain and Ireland
A wide-ranging, multidisciplinary yet accessible exploration of contemporary verbal storytelling in Britain and Ireland
Howes, Michael

The Structure of the Lexicon
Incorporating a cognitive approach in the TCM lexicon, with applications to lexicography, terminology and translation
One of the few scholarly attempts to reconcile a generatively-based approach to the structure of the lexicon with the cognitive approach of Cognitive Grammar
Thelen, Marcel

The Théâtre de la Monnaie and Theatre Life in the 18th-Century Austrian Netherlands
From a Courtly-aristocratic to a Civil-enlightened Discourse?
This book offers the first extensive study of the influence of the Brussels’ Monnaie Theatre on theatrical life in the Dutch speaking part of the Austrian Netherlands
Van Oostveldt, Bram, ed.

Imagining Catastrophe in Art, Architecture and Philosophy
A collection of essays that takes stock of the current impact of the image and imagination of the catastrophe in art, science and philosophy
Le Roy, Frederik, Nele Wynants, Dominiek Hoens, and Robrecht Vanderbeeken

Towards a Rationalisation of the EC co-ordination Regulations concerning Social Security?

In proposing an alternative model for the complex EC regulations for coordination relating to social security, this study concentrates on the sectors of health and employment.
Jorens, Yves, De Schuyter, Barbara & Salomon, Cindy

Voicing in Contrast
Acquiring a Second Language Laryngeal System
This book is a thorough study of typological differences in the laryngeal systems of Dutch and English
Simon, Ellen