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publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Diaspora of the Middle East and North Africa
ISBN: PB: 9783037785447, Lars Muller Publishers, October 2020
320 pp., 23.5x17.1 cm, illus.
Through a series of essays, photographs, and archival content, this book highlights the diverse young and old diaspora communities of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) around the world. Drawing on topics from the ten-year archive of Brownbook m...
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£30,00
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Just the Job How Trades got their Names
ISBN: HB: 9781851245505, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2020
224 pp., 18.4x11.8 cm, 30 black&white illus.
What did a gongfarmer do? How is a chaperone connected to a bird of prey? What is the etymology behind cloud architect? And is there a link between secretaries and secrets? The story behind these (and many more) job titles is rarely predictable and...
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£12,99
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Reynard the Fox
ISBN: HB: 9781851245550, Bodleian Library Publishing, October 2020
464 pp., 20x14.5 cm
Reynard – a subversive, dashing, anarchic, aristocratic, witty fox from the watery lowlands of medieval East Flanders – is in trouble. He has been summoned to the court of King Noble the Lion, charged with all manner of crimes and misdemeanours. How...
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£20,00
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Vampire A New History
ISBN: PB: 9780300254839, ISBN: HB: 9780300232233, Yale University Press, September 2020
320 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 35 colour illus., 4 black&white illus.
Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori's publication of "The Vampyre", Nick Groom's detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature. The vampire first came to public prominence in the early eighteenth century,...
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£9,99
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£16,99
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Polymath A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag
ISBN: HB: 9780300250022, Yale University Press, September 2020
352 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 24 colour illus.
From Leonardo da Vinci and John Dee to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge. Nonetheless, in our current age of specialization, polymaths are often remembered for only one part of their varied achievements....
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£20,00
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Under the Red White and Blue Patriotism, Disenchantment and the Stubborn Myth of the Great Gatsby
ISBN: HB: 9780300228908, Yale University Press, July 2020
176 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm, 4 black&white illus.
Renowned critic Greil Marcus takes on the fascinating legacy of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". An enthralling parable (or a cheap metaphor) of the American Dream as a beckoning finger toward a con game, a kind of virus infecting artists of...
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£18,00
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Virus in the Age of Madness
ISBN: PB: 9780300257373, Yale University Press, July 2020
128 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm
With medical mysteries, rising death tolls, and conspiracy theories beamed minute by minute through the vast web universe, the coronavirus pandemic has irrevocably altered societies around the world. In this sharp essay, world-renowned philosopher Be...
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£10,99
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London's New Scene Art and Culture in the 1960s
ISBN: HB: 9781913107109, Yale University Press, June 2020
416 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 80 colour illus., 120 black&white illus.
In the 1960s, London became a vibrant hub of artistic production. Postwar reconstruction, jet air travel, television arts programs, new color supplements, a generation of young artists, dealers, and curators, the influx of international film companie...
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£35,00
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Naked Truth Viennese Modernism and the Body
ISBN: HB: 9780226669984, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 43 halftones
Viennese modernism is often described in terms of a fin-de-sieclefascination with the psyche. But this stereotype of the movement as essentially cerebral overlooks a rich cultural history of the body. "The Naked Truth", an interdisciplinary tour de f...
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£36,00
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Epidemics and Society From the Black Death to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9780300256390, Yale University Press, May 2020
608 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 40 black&white illus.
This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases have not only inf...
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£16,99
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