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Lost Maps of the Caliphs Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo
ISBN: HB: 9781851244911, Bodleian Library Publishing, December 2018
368 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 25 colour illus., 69 black&white illus.
About a millennium ago, in Cairo, someone completed a large and richly illustrated book. In the course of thirty-five chapters, our unknown author guided the reader on a journey from the outermost cosmos and planets to Earth and its lands, islands, f...
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£37,50
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Living in the Stone Age Reflections on the Origins of a Colonial Fantasy
ISBN: PB: 9780226570242, ISBN: HB: 9780226570105, University of Chicago Press, October 2018
192 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 12 halftones
In 1961, John F. Kennedy referred to the Papuans as "living, as it were, in the Stone Age". For the most part, politicians and scholars have since learned not to call people "primitive", but when it comes to the Papuans, the Stone-Age stain persists...
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£19,00
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£57,00
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Reluctant Landscapes Historical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin, Senegal
ISBN: PB: 9780226252544, ISBN: HB: 9780226252407, University of Chicago Press, September 2018
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 39 halftones, 11 tables
West African history is inseparable from the history of the Atlantic slave trade and colonialism. According to historical archaeologist Francois Richard, however, the dominance of this narrative not only colors the range of political discourse about...
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£30,00
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£90,00
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Postgenomic Condition Ethics, Justice, and Knowledge after the Genome
ISBN: PB: 9780226510453, ISBN: HB: 9780226344553, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones
While the sequencing of the human genome was a landmark achievement, the availability and manipulation of such a vast amount of data about our species has inevitably led to questions that are increasingly fundamental and urgent: now that information...
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£26,50
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£79,00
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Eskimo Tribes Their Distribution and Characteristics, Specially in Regard to Language. With a Comparative Vocabulary, and a Sketch-Map
ISBN: PB: 9788763514064, University of Chicago Press, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
316 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
The purpose of the first section of this book is to show what conclusions it is possible to draw from the mode of life, the customs and usages of the Eskimo, so far as regards the migrations by which they have spread over their present territory. But...
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£38,50
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Critical Norths Space, Nature, Theory
ISBN: PB: 9781602233195, University of Chicago Press, University of Alaska Press, May 2017
300 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 12 halftones, 5 tables
For millennia, "the North" has held a powerful sway in Western culture. Long seen through contradictions – empty of life yet full of promise, populated by indigenous communities yet ripe for conquest, pristine yet marked by a long human history – it...
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£34,00
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Synthetic How Life Got Made
ISBN: PB: 9780226440460, University of Chicago Press, March 2017
256 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 16 halftones
In the final years of the twentieth century, emigres from engineering and computer science devoted themselves to biology and resolved that if the aim of biology is to understand life, then making life would yield better theories than experimentation....
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£26,50
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Insanity and Sanctity in Byzantium The Ambiguity of Religious Experience
ISBN: HB: 9780674057616, Harvard University Press, September 2016
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In the Roman and Byzantine Near East, the holy fool emerged in Christianity as a way of describing individuals whose apparent madness allowed them to achieve a higher level of spirituality. "Insanity and Sanctity in Byzantium" examines how the figure...
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£28,95
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Frontier Shores Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture of Identity in Oceania
ISBN: PB: 9781941792070, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, September 2016
128 pp., 22.2x17.7 cm, 47 colour plates
In the late nineteenth century, the growing discipline of anthropology was both a powerful tool of colonial control and an ideological justification for it. As European empires and their commercial reach expanded, different populations became intertw...
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£17,50
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Bone Rooms From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums
ISBN: HB: 9780674660410, Harvard University Press, March 2016
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In 1864 a U.S. army doctor dug up the remains of a Dakota man who had been killed in Minnesota. Carefully recording his observations, he sent the skeleton to a museum in Washington, DC, that was collecting human remains for research. In the "bone roo...
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£21,95
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