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Crime and Forgiveness Christianizing Execution in Medieval Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780674659841, Harvard University Press, May 2020
560 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 15 colour photos, 11 black&white photos
The public execution of criminals has been a common practice ever since ancient times. In this wide-ranging investigation of the death penalty in Europe from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, noted Italian historian Adriano Prosperi identifie...
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We Are Cuba! How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World
ISBN: HB: 9780300230031, Yale University Press, February 2020
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In the aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba faced the start of a crisis that decimated its economy. Helen Yaffe examines the astonishing developments that took place during and beyond this period. Drawing on archival research and interview...
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Provincializing Global History Money, Ideas, and Things in the Languedoc, 1680-1830
ISBN: HB: 9780300237160, Yale University Press, February 2020
224 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 7 black&white illus.
"Provincializing Global History" explores the subtle transformation of the coastal province of the Languedoc in the eighteenth century. Mining a wealth of archival sources, James Livesey unveils how provincial elites and peasant households unwittingl...
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Invention of the Restaurant Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780674241770, Harvard University Press, January 2020
368 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 27 photos
Why are there restaurants? Why would anybody consider eating alongside perfect strangers in a loud and crowded room to be an enjoyable pastime? To find the answer, Rebecca Spang takes us back to France in the eighteenth century, when a restaurant was...
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Price of Aid The Economic Cold War in India
ISBN: PB: 9780674241671, ISBN: HB: 9780674659599, Harvard University Press, January 2020
512 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 photos, 1 map, 3 tables
Debates over foreign aid can seem strangely innocent of history. Economists argue about effectiveness and measurement – how to make aid work. Meanwhile, critics in donor countries bemoan what they see as money wasted on corrupt tycoons or unworthy re...
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Roman History, Volume I Loeb Classical Library 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674996472, Harvard University Press, January 2020
454 pp., 16x10.8 cm
Appian (Appianus) is among our principal sources for the history of the Roman Republic, particularly in the second and first centuries BC, and sometimes our only source, as for the Third Punic War and the destruction of Carthage. Born circa AD 95, Ap...
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Roman History, Volume II Loeb Classical Library 3
ISBN: HB: 9780674996489, Harvard University Press, January 2020
356 pp., 16x10.8 cm
Appian (Appianus) is among our principal sources for the history of the Roman Republic, particularly in the second and first centuries BC, and sometimes our only source, as for the Third Punic War and the destruction of Carthage. Born circa AD 95, Ap...
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Roman History, Volume III Loeb Classical Library 4
ISBN: HB: 9780674997264, Harvard University Press, January 2020
391 pp., 16x10.8 cm
Appian (Appianus) is among our principal sources for the history of the Roman Republic, particularly in the second and first centuries BC, and sometimes our only source, as for the Third Punic War and the destruction of Carthage. Born circa AD 95, Ap...
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Shenzhen Experiment The Story of China's Instant City
ISBN: HB: 9780674975286, Harvard University Press, January 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 32 colour photos, 12 colour maps
Shenzhen is ground zero for the economic transformation China has seen in recent decades. In 1979, driven by China's widespread poverty, Deng Xiaoping supported a bold proposal to experiment with economic policies in a rural borderland next to Hong K...
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Tacky's Revolt The Story of an Atlantic Slave War
ISBN: HB: 9780674737570, Harvard University Press, January 2020
336 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 24 illus., 12 maps
In the second half of the eighteenth century, as European imperial conflicts extended the domain of capitalist agriculture, warring African factions fed their captives to the transatlantic slave trade while masters struggled continuously to keep thei...
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