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

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Security Empire The Secret Police in Communist Eastern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780300242577, Yale University Press, August 2020
416 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 16 black&white illus.
This book examines the history of early secret police forces in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany in the aftermath of the Second World War. Molly Pucci delves into the ways their origins diverged from the original Soviet model based on differi...
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£45,00
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Third Walpurgis Night The Complete Text
ISBN: HB: 9780300236002, Yale University Press, August 2020
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 black&white illus.
Now available in English for the first time, Austrian satirist and polemicist Karl Kraus's "Third Walpurgis Night" was written in immediate response to the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 but withheld from publication for fear of reprisals against Jews...
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£25,00
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Compensations of Plunder How China Lost Its Treasures
ISBN: PB: 9780226712017, ISBN: HB: 9780226711966, University of Chicago Press, July 2020
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 32 halftones
From the 1790s until World War I, Western museums filled their shelves with art and antiquities from around the world. These objects are now widely seen as "stolen" or "plundered" from their countries of origin, and demands for their return grow loud...
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£22,00
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£66,00
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Late Stalinism The Aesthetics of Politics
ISBN: HB: 9780300198478, Yale University Press, July 2020
576 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 5 black&white illus.
Not for sale in Russia! In this nuanced historical analysis of late Stalinism organized chronologically around the main events of the period – beginning with Victory in May 1945 and concluding with the death of Stalin in March 1953 – Evgeny Dobrenk...
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£45,00
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Golden Horde Revolutionary Italy, 1960-1977
ISBN: HB: 9780857427465, Seagull Books, June 2020
600 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The Golden Horde is a definitive work on the Italian revolutionary movements of the 1960s and '70s. An anthology of texts and fragments woven together with an original commentary, the volume widens our understanding of the full complexity and richnes...
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£35,00
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Patterns of Russia History, Culture, Spaces
ISBN: HB: 9781789142259, Reaktion Books, June 2020
272 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 107 illus., 45 in colour
"Patterns of Russia" shows how the public face of Russia developed and evolved through its distinct architecture, its astonishing art and its varied spaces. What emerges is a clear picture of how Russians fashioned their identity and the national mon...
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£25,00
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Archipelago of Justice Law in France's Early Modern Empire
ISBN: HB: 9780300244007, Yale University Press, June 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 14 black&white illus.
This book is a groundbreaking evaluation of the interwoven trajectories of the people, such as itinerant ship-workers and colonial magistrates, who built France's first empire between 1680 and 1780 in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. These imperial su...
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£50,00
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Field of Cloth of Gold
ISBN: PB: 9780300248029, ISBN: HB: 9780300148862, Yale University Press, June 2020
288 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 12 black&white illus.
Glenn Richardson provides the first history in more than four decades of a major Tudor event: an extraordinary international gathering of Renaissance rulers unparalleled in its opulence, pageantry, controversy and mystery. Throughout most of the late...
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£12,99
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£35,00
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Time Travelers Victorian Encounters with Time and History
ISBN: PB: 9780226676791, ISBN: HB: 9780226676654, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones
The Victorians, perhaps more than any Britons before them, were diggers and sifters of the past. Though they were not the first to be fascinated by history, the intensity and range of Victorian preoccupations with the past was unprecedented and of la...
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£22,00
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£66,00
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Scenes and Traces of the English Civil War
ISBN: HB: 9781789142280, Reaktion Books, May 2020
296 pp., 24.6x18.9 cm, 111 illus., 48 in colour
The English Civil War has become a frequent point of reference in contemporary political debate. A bitter and bloody series of conflicts, it shook the very foundations of seventeenth-century Britain. This is the first attempt to portray the visual le...
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£40,00
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