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

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Bedouin Culture in the Bible
ISBN: HB: 9780300121827, Yale University Press, January 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 28 black&white illus.
Written by one of the world's leading scholars of Bedouin culture, this groundbreaking book sheds new light on significant points of convergence between Bedouin and early Israelite cultures, as manifested in the Hebrew Bible. Bailey compares Bedouin...
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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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£25,00
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Baga Visions of Africa
ISBN: PB: 9788874398201, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
152 pp., 24.4x16.4 cm, colour illus.
The Baga, along with the Nalu and the Landuma, are a small rice-growing community living along the coast of Guinea, in West Africa. They became famous following the discovery of their extraordinary sculptures by explorers, colonial administrators, et...
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£29,00
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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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Buried Norsemen at Herjolfsnes An Archaeological and Historical Study
ISBN: PB: 9788763523226, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
268 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
This is the facsimile version of the fascinating book, originally published in 1924, in which Poul Norlund gives the first gathered, concise description of the old Norse settlement of Herjolfsnes on the south tip of Greenland, presenting the archaeol...
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£36,00
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Brattahlid
ISBN: PB: 9788763524261, Museum Tusculanum Press, October 2017
163 pp., 27.9x21 cm
This is the facsimile edition of the original 1934 volume describing the process and findings of the archaeological expedition carried out over three months, from June till September, in 1932 to the old Viking settlement of Brattahlid ("Brattahlio" o...
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£21,00
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Bottleneck Moving, Building, and Belonging in an African City
ISBN: PB: 9780226488905, ISBN: HB: 9780226488875, University of Chicago Press, October 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
In "Bottleneck", anthropologist Caroline Melly uses the problem of traffic bottlenecks to launch a wide-ranging study of mobility in contemporary urban Senegal – a concept that she argues is central to both citizens' and the state's visions of a succ...
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£22,00
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£67,00
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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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Bone Rooms From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums
ISBN: HB: 9780674660410, Harvard University Press, March 2016
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In 1864 a U.S. army doctor dug up the remains of a Dakota man who had been killed in Minnesota. Carefully recording his observations, he sent the skeleton to a museum in Washington, DC, that was collecting human remains for research. In the "bone roo...
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£21,00
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Banking on Words The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance
ISBN: PB: 9780226318776, ISBN: HB: 9780226318639, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
176 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
In this provocative look at one of the most important events of our time, renowned scholar Arjun Appadurai argues that the economic collapse of 2008 – while indeed spurred on by greed, ignorance, weak regulation, and irresponsible risk-taking – was,...
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£17,00
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£50,00
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