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Gifted Passage Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text
ISBN: HB: 9780300228960, Yale University Press, March 2018
256 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 56 colour illus., 49 black&white illus.
In this thought-provoking book, preeminent scholar Stephen Houston turns his attention to the crucial role of young males in Classic Maya society, drawing on evidence from art, writing, and material culture. "The Gifted Passage" establishes that adol...
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£50,00
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Everyday Mysticism A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert
ISBN: HB: 9780300212099, Yale University Press, March 2018
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 18 black&white illus.
In this thoughtful and enlightening work, world renowned religion scholar Ariel Glucklich recounts his experiences at Neot Smadar, an ecological and spiritual oasis that has been thriving in the arid Southern Israeli desert for a quarter century. An...
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£40,00
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Waka and Things, Waka as Things
ISBN: HB: 9780300223712, Yale University Press, March 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 colour illus., 29 black&white illus.
This generously illustrated volume offers a fresh perspective on classical Japanese poetry (waka), including many poems treated here for the first time in a Western-language publication. Edward Kamens examines these poems both as they relate to mater...
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£60,00
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Big and Small A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies
ISBN: HB: 9780300228861, Yale University Press, November 2017
360 pp., 21x14 cm, 17 colour illus., 15 black&white illus.
Author, scholar, and editor Lynne Vallone has an international reputation in the field of child studies. In this analytical tour-de-force, she explores bodily size difference – particularly unusual bodies, big and small – as an overlooked yet crucial...
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£20,00
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Day at Home in Early Modern England Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500-1700
ISBN: HB: 9780300195019, Yale University Press, October 2017
304 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 280 colour illus.
This fascinating book offers the first sustained investigation of the complex relationship between the middling sort and their domestic space in the tumultuous, rapidly changing culture of early modern England. Presented in an innovative and engaging...
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Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya
ISBN: HB: 9780300207170, Yale University Press, May 2017
304 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 99 colour illus., 71 black&white illus.
This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is better understood as one among many cruci...
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£50,00
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Spiritual Economy Gift Exchange in the Letters of Paul of Tarsus
ISBN: HB: 9780300220407, Yale University Press, March 2017
240 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Thomas Blanton sheds light on the philosophy surrounding gift giving in Paul's letters and on modern theories of gift exchange through the lens of religion. The exchange of gifts is a fundamental part of society and a foundational element in Greco-Ro...
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£45,00
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Sleep in Early Modern England
ISBN: HB: 9780300220391, Yale University Press, August 2016
296 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 black&white illus.
A riveting look at how the early modern world revolutionized sleep and its relation to body, mind, soul, and society Drawing on diverse archival sources and material artifacts, Handley reveals that the way we sleep is as dependent on culture as it is...
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£25,00
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Rethinking Claude Levi-Strauss: 1908-2009 Yale French Studies, Volume 123
ISBN: PB: 9780300190205, Yale University Press, August 2013
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
One of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, Claude Levi-Strauss casts a long shadow over many areas of inquiry, from ethnology and cultural anthropology to literary studies, Marxist theory, and religious studies. In recent years, i...
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£27,00
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Dancing with the River People and Life on the Chars of South Asia
ISBN: HB: 9780300188301, Yale University Press, June 2013
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 11 black&white illus.
This remarkable book provides a rare look at the microcosmic world of "hybrid landscapes" – an increasingly popular topic among geographers and environmentalists – by examining chars, which are part-land, part-water, low-lying, sandy masses within th...
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£57,00
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