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

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Arabs A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
ISBN: PB: 9780300251630, Yale University Press, December 2019
656 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 26 colour illus., 4 maps
This kaleidoscopic book covers almost 3,000 years of Arab history and shines a light on the footloose Arab peoples and tribes who conquered lands and disseminated their language and culture over vast distances. Tracing this process to the origins of...
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£12,99
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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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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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Cultural Histories of the Material World
ISBN: PB: 9781941792186, University of Chicago Press, Bard Graduate Center, November 2019
295 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Bringing together the work of over twenty international scholars from various disciplines, "Cultural Histories of the Material World" provides a substantial collection of works that explore materiality and material culture from a historical perspecti...
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£19,00
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Ethics of Space Homelessness and Squatting in Urban England
ISBN: PB: 9781912808281, University of Chicago Press, HAU, November 2019
290 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Across the Western world, full membership of society is established through entitlements to space and formalized in the institutions of property and citizenship. Those without such entitlements are deemed less than fully human as they struggle to fin...
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£28,00
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For Money and Elders Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya
ISBN: PB: 9780226655758, ISBN: HB: 9780226655611, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
216 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
Many observers of Kenya's complicated history see causes for concern, from the use of public office for private gain to a constitutional structure historically lopsided towards the executive branch. Yet efforts from critics and academics to diagnose...
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£22,00
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£62,00
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People and the Land through Time Linking Ecology and History (Second Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9780300225808, Yale University Press, October 2019
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 75 black&white illus.
"People and the Land through Time", first published in 1997, remains the only introduction to the field of historical ecology from the perspective of ecology and ecosystem processes. Widely praised for its emphasis on the integration of historical in...
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£30,00
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Contesting Leviathan Activists, Hunters, and State Power in the Makah Whaling Conflict
ISBN: PB: 9780226657400, ISBN: HB: 9780226657370, University of Chicago Press, October 2019
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 22 halftones
In 1999, off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, the first gray whale in seven decades was killed by Makah whalers. The hunt marked the return of a centuries-old tradition and, predictably, set off a fierce political and environmental debate. Whalers...
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£24,00
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£68,00
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Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780226684444, ISBN: HB: 9780226298993, University of Chicago Press, October 2019
360 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
Who owns the past and the objects that physically connect us to history? And who has the right to decide this ownership, particularly when the objects are sacred or, in the case of skeletal remains, human? Is it the museums that care for the objects...
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£15,00
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£22,50
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Colombia: Bajo Caguan-Caqueta
ISBN: HB: 9780982841983, University of Chicago Press, Field Museum of Natural History, September 2019
452 pp., 27.3x20.9 cm, 13 colour plates, 14 halftones
In April 2018, a large multidisciplinary team of geologists, biologists, social scientists, and local residents explored the rivers, forests, and human communities around the junction of the Caguan and Caqueta Rivers in the lowland Amazonian departme...
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£23,00
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