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

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Modern Sovereign The Body of Power in Central Africa (Congo and Gabon)
ISBN: HB: 9780857426888, Seagull Books, January 2020
456 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The "Modern Sovereign", a notion indebted both to Hobbes's Leviathan and Marx's conception of capital, refers to the power that governed the African multitudes from the earliest colonial days to the post-colonial era. It is an internalized power, res...
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£35,00
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Second Careers Two Tributaries in African Art
ISBN: HB: 9780300246872, Yale University Press, January 2020
120 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 40 colour illus.
Recognizing the second lives of historical African artworks when they enter museum collections and addressing them in dialogue with the works of six established and emerging African artists, this book represents how today's practitioners are reformul...
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£20,00
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Why We Believe Evolution and the Human Way of Being
ISBN: HB: 9780300243994, Yale University Press, January 2020
280 pp., 21x14 cm, 8 black&white illus.
Why are so many humans religious? Why do we daydream, imagine, and hope? Philosophers, theologians, social scientists, and historians have offered explanations for centuries, but their accounts often ignore or even avoid human evolution. Evolutionary...
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Culture as Judicial Evidence Expert Testimony in Latin America
ISBN: PB: 9781947602632, University of Chicago Press, University of Cincinnati Press, January 2020
325 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In Latin America, as early as 1975 testimony given under oath by anthropologists has been applied in the civil law systems in a number of Latin American countries.  Called peritajes antropologicos culturales, this testimony can come in the form of wr...
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£30,00
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Phantom Image Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome
ISBN: HB: 9780226648293, University of Chicago Press, December 2019
328 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 25 colour plates, 71 halftones
Drawing from a rich corpus of art works, including sarcophagi, tomb paintings, and floor mosaics, Patrick R. Crowley investigates how something as insubstantial as a ghost could be made visible through the material grit of stone and paint. In this fr...
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£45,00
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Lakota America A New History of Indigenous Power
ISBN: HB: 9780300215953, Yale University Press, November 2019
544 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 54 black&white illus.
This first complete account of the Lakota Indians traces their rich and often surprising history from the early sixteenth to the early twenty?first century. Pekka Hنmنlنinen explores the Lakotas' roots as marginal hunter?gatherers and reveals how the...
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£25,00
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Artfulness of Death in Africa
ISBN: HB: 9781789141238, Reaktion Books, November 2019
288 pp., 24.6x18.9 cm, 89 illus., 50 in colour
If weddings are the most lavish events in most parts of the world, in Sub-Saharan Africa, by contrast, it is funerals. Funeral celebrations can be flamboyant occasions, particularly those honouring prominent people. Artworks of many kinds are created...
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Arctic Folly The Anthropology of a Delusion
ISBN: PB: 9781912808274, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2019
134 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Missionary, linguist, and ethnographer Emile Petitot (1838-1916) was known for his work in Canada's Northwest Territories and as the author of a corpus including the first grammar of an Amerindian language and an astonishing body of transcribed ritua...
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£15,00
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Designs of Blackness Mappings in the Literature and Culture of African Americans
ISBN: PB: 9781940939766, University of Chicago Press, 2Leaf Press, November 2019
212 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
The wealth and breadth of literature produced by African Americans is staggering and dates to the earliest days of black presence in the United States. A. Robert Lee's "Designs of Blackness" takes on the critical and expansive task of mapping the tra...
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£30,00
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Art of Mbira Musical Inheritance and Legacy
ISBN: PB: 9780226628684, ISBN: HB: 9780226628547, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
608 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 302 musical examples
Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner's The Art of Mbira documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart of this work lies the ana...
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£36,00
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£102,00
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