art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Sinister Yogis
ISBN: PB: 9780226895147, ISBN: HB: 9780226895130, University of Chicago Press, March 2011
376 pp., 22.6x15.2 cm, 24 halftones
Since the 1960s, yoga has become a billion-dollar industry in the West, attracting housewives and hipsters, New Agers and the old-aged. But our modern conception of yoga derives much from nineteenth-century European spirituality, and the true story o...
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£25,00
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£39,00
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Colors of Zion Blacks, Jews, and Irish from 1845 to 1945
ISBN: HB: 9780674057012, Harvard University Press, February 2011
272 pp., 23.4x16.3 cm, 20 halftones
A major reevaluation of relationships among Blacks, Jews, and Irish in the years between the Irish Famine and the end of World War II, "The Colors of Zion" argues that the cooperative efforts and sympathies among these three groups, each persecuted a...
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£24,95
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That's Offensive! Criticism, Identity, Respect
ISBN: HB: 9781906497798, Seagull Books, February 2011
69 pp., 18.5x11.7 cm
"That's Offensive!" examines the common assertion that to criticize someone else's deeply held ideas or beliefs is inherently offensive. This idea, Stefan Collini argues, is unfortunately reinforced by two of the central requirements of an enlightene...
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£11,50
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Moche of Ancient Peru Media and Messages
ISBN: PB: 9780873654067, Harvard University Press, February 2011
172 pp., 21.3x20.3 cm, 70 colour illus., 15 halftones
Peru's ancient Moche culture is represented in a magnificent collection of artifacts at Harvard's Peabody Museum. In this richly illustrated volume, Jeffrey Quilter presents a fascinating introduction to this intriguing culture and explores current t...
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£18,95
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Sorcery in the Black Atlantic
ISBN: PB: 9780226645780, ISBN: HB: 9780226645773, University of Chicago Press, February 2011
312 pp., 23x15 cm
Most scholarship on sorcery and witchcraft has narrowly focused on specific times and places, particularly early modern Europe and twentieth-century Africa. And much of that research interprets sorcery as merely a remnant of premodern traditions. Bol...
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£25,00
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£70,50
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Alaska Native Education Views from Within
ISBN: HB: 9781877962431, University of Alaska Press, February 2011
360 pp., 22.9x15 cm, 11 halftones
Over the past century, the outside world has increasingly encroached on Alaska Native communities, and one of the consequences of that change has been a shift in the purpose and structure of schools in Alaska Native communities".Alaska Native Educati...
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£15,00
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Banana Tree at the Gate A History of Marginal Peoples and Global Markets in Borneo
ISBN: HB: 9780300153217, Yale University Press, January 2011
320 pp., 23.6x15.7 cm, 29 black&white illus.
"The Hikayat Banjar", a seventeenth-century native court chronicle from Southeast Borneo, characterizes the irresistibility of natural resource wealth to outsiders as "the banana tree at the gate". Michael Dove employs this phrase as a root metaphor...
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£65,00
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Early Byzantine Pilgrimage Art Revised Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780884023586, Harvard University Press, January 2011
118 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 6 halftones, 1 map, 53 colour illus.
"Early Byzantine Pilgrimage Art" explores the portable artifacts of eastern Mediterranean pilgrimage from the fifth to the seventh century, presenting them in the context of contemporary pilgrims' texts and the archaeology of sacred sites. The book s...
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£21,95
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Evolution of the Human Head
ISBN: HB: 9780674046368, Harvard University Press, January 2011
768 pp., 23.1x16.5 cm
In one sense, human heads function much like those of other mammals. We use them to chew, smell, swallow, think, hear, and so on. But, in other respects, the human head is quite unusual. Unlike the heads of other animals, even our great ape cousins,...
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£34,95
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American Art at Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: PB: 9780884023661, Harvard University Press, January 2011
136 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 24 colour illus.
Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss, the founders of Dumbarton Oaks, were not, per se, collectors of American art. Nevertheless, they acquired interesting and, at times, important examples of American paintings, drawings, etchings, and sculptures. Such ac...
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£15,95
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