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Behind Closed Doors At Home in Georgian England
ISBN: PB: 9780300245721, Yale University Press, January 2019
400 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 80 black&white illus., 25 colour illus.
In this brilliant work, Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. Writing with her customary wit and verve, she introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dor...
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£10,99
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Logic of Invention
ISBN: PB: 9780999157053, HAU, January 2019
135 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In this long-awaited sequel to "The Invention of Culture", Roy Wagner tackles the logic and motives that underlie cultural invention. Could there be a single, logical factor that makes the invention of the distinction between self and other possible,...
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£23,00
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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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£40,00
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Becoming Human A Theory of Ontogeny
ISBN: HB: 9780674980853, Harvard University Press, December 2018
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 illus., 1 table
A radical reconsideration of how we develop the qualities that make us human, based on decades of cutting-edge experimental work by the former director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Virtually all theories of how humans h...
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£25,95
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Sami Peoples of the North A Social and Cultural History
ISBN: PB: 9781787380318, Hurst Publishers, December 2018
344 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! The first comprehensive history of the Sami people of the Nordic countries and northwestern Russia. There is no single volume which encompasses an integrated social and cultural history of the Sami people from the Nordic countr...
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£18,99
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Australianama The South Asian Odyssey in Australia
ISBN: PB: 9781849049696, Hurst Publishers, December 2018
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! Australian deserts remain dotted with the ruins of old mosques. Beginning with a Bengali poetry collection discovered in a nineteenth-century mosque in the town of Broken Hill, Samia Khatun weaves together the stories of variou...
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£25,00
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Neighborhood of Gods The Sacred and the Visible at the Margins of Mumbai
ISBN: PB: 9780226494906, ISBN: HB: 9780226494876, University of Chicago Press, December 2018
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
There are many holy cities in India, but Mumbai is not usually named as one of them. More popular images of the city capture the world's collective imagination – as a Bollywood fantasia or a slumland dystopia. Yet for many, if not most people who liv...
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£27,00
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£68,00
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Congo Masks Masterpieces from Central Africa
ISBN: PB: 9780300238754, Yale University Press, November 2018
408 pp., 29.5x22.9 cm, 800 colour illus., 130 black&white illus.
This splendid illustrated exploration of masks and masking ceremonies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo presents more than 130 outstanding wooden masks dating from the 18th to the 20th century. Visually stunning and spiritually charged, these...
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£35,00
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Critical Terms for Animal Studies
ISBN: PB: 9780226355429, ISBN: HB: 9780226355399, University of Chicago Press, November 2018
448 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 figure, 1 table
Animal Studies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field devoted to examining, understanding, and critically evaluating the complex relationships between humans and other animals. Scholarship in Animal Studies draws on a variety of methodologies t...
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£25,00
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£73,00
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Capturing Imagination A Proposal for an Anthropology of Thought
ISBN: PB: 9780999157008, HAU, November 2018
260 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 95 colour plates
We have all found ourselves involuntarily addressing inanimate objects as though they were human. For a fleeting instant, we act as though our cars and computers can hear us. In situations like ritual or play, objects acquire a range of human charact...
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£27,00
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