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Where Are We Heading? The Evolution of Humans and Things
ISBN: HB: 9780300204094, Yale University Press, October 2018
200 pp., 21x14 cm, 20 black&white illus.
In this engaging exploration, archaeologist Ian Hodder departs from the two prevailing modes of thought about human evolution: the older idea of constant advancement toward a civilized ideal and the newer one of a directionless process of natural sel...
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£20,00
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Witch A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9780300238679, ISBN: HB: 9780300229042, Yale University Press, September 2018
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
The witch came to prominence – and often a painful death – in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-...
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£11,00
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£25,00
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Gifted Passage Young Men in Classic Maya Art and Text
ISBN: HB: 9780300228960, Yale University Press, February 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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Language and Prehistory of the Indo-European Peoples A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective
ISBN: HB: 9788763545310, Museum Tusculanum Press, February 2018
350 pp., 24.1x16.1 cm, 4 colour plates, 7 halftones, 2 maps, 3 line drawings
Our knowledge of neolithic and bronze age Europe is growing rapidly, and this book offers a major contribution to our understanding of the language and history of the peoples of that period. The editors have taken a deliberately cross-disciplinary ap...
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£61,00
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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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£40,00
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Beyond Surgery Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital
ISBN: PB: 9780226457291, ISBN: HB: 9780226457154, University of Chicago Press, April 2017
256 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Over the past few decades, maternal childbirth injuries have become a potent symbol of Western biomedical intervention in Africa, affecting over one million women across the global south. Western-funded hospitals have sprung up, offering surgical sut...
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£20,00
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£64,00
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Echoes of Valhalla The Afterlife of the Eddas and Sagas
ISBN: HB: 9781780237152, Reaktion Books, March 2017
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus.
Tolkien's wizard Gandalf, Wagner's Valkyrie Brunnhilde, Marvel's superhero the Mighty Thor and the Vikings heading for Valhalla in Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song': these are just a few examples of how Icelandic medieval literature has shaped the huma...
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£16,00
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Creative Alaska A Ten-Year Retrospective of Support for Alaska Artists, 2004-2013
ISBN: HB: 9781602232853, University of Alaska Press, February 2017
340 pp., 27.3x27.3 cm, 232 colour plates
Alaska has long been a nurturing home for artists, with its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural life, and unique communities. In recent years, artists in Alaska have had an additional source of support: the awarding of annual grants to craftsmen,...
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£37,00
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Why We Play An Anthropological Study
ISBN: PB: 9780986132568, HAU, August 2016
370 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 map
Whether it's childhood make-believe, the theater, sports, or even market speculation, play is one of humanity's seemingly purest activities: a form of entertainment and leisure and a chance to explore the world and its possibilities in an imagined en...
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£26,00
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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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