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

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Jewish Woman of Distinction The Life and Diaries of Zinaida Poliakova
ISBN: PB: 9781684580019, Brandeis University Press, December 2019
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 35 halftones
Zinaida Poliakova (1863-1953) was the eldest daughter of Lazar Solomonovich Poliakov, one of the three brothers known as the Russian Rothschilds. They were moguls who dominated Russian finance and business and built almost a quarter of the railroad l...
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£23,00
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Literate South Reading before Emancipation
ISBN: HB: 9780300112535, Yale University Press, August 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 30 black&white illus.
A pervasive assumption about the culture of the southern United States is that it is firmly rooted in an oral tradition, not a written one. Schweiger complicates our understanding of literacy and reading in the American South before emancipation by s...
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£25,00
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Mutual Accompaniment and the Creation of the Commons
ISBN: PB: 9780300236149, Yale University Press, August 2019
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
This timely and pathbreaking volume maps a radical model of accompaniment, exploring its profound implications for solidarity. Psychosocial and ecological accompaniment is a mode of responsive assistance that combines psychosocial understanding with...
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£23,00
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Statelessness A Modern History
ISBN: HB: 9780674976313, Harvard University Press, July 2019
330 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Two world wars left millions stranded in Europe. The collapse of empires and the rise of independent states in the twentieth century produced an unprecedented number of people without national belonging and with nowhere to go. Mira Siegelberg's innov...
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£25,95
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Performing Arts in Prison Creative Perspectives
ISBN: HB: 9781783209972, Intellect, July 2019
250 pp., 22.8x17.7 cm, 8 halftones
This book explores prison arts in Australia, USA, UK, and Chile, and creates a new framework for understanding its practices. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests music, theatre, poetry, and dance can contribute to prisoner wellbeing, ma...
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£79,00
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Crime and Forgiveness Christianizing Execution in Medieval Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780674659841, Harvard University Press, July 2019
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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£28,95
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Human Trafficking An Organised Crime?
ISBN: HB: 9781787381285, Hurst Publishers, July 2019
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
For sale in CIS only! "Human trafficking" brings to mind gangsters forcing people, often women and girls, to engage in dangerous activities against their will, under threat of violence. However, human trafficking is not limited to the sex trade, and...
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£35,00
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Coming Together The Cinematic Elaboration of Gay Male Life, 1945-1979
ISBN: PB: 9780226634371, ISBN: HB: 9780226634234, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
264 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 40 halftones
In "Coming Together", Ryan Powell captures the social and political vitality of the first wave of movies made by, for, and about male-desiring men in the United States between World War II and the 1980s. From the underground films of Kenneth Anger an...
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£27,00
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£79,00
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Dante and the Early Astronomer Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens
ISBN: HB: 9780300239898, Yale University Press, June 2019
232 pp., 21x14 cm, 27 black&white illus.
In 1910, Mary Acworth Evershed (1867-1949) sat on a hill in southern India staring at the moon as she grappled with apparent mistakes in Dante's "Divine Comedy". Was Dante's astronomy unintelligible? Or was he, for a man of his time and place, as ins...
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£18,99
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Women of Atelier 17 Modernist Printmaking in Midcentury New York
ISBN: HB: 9780300238501, Yale University Press, June 2019
296 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 76 colour illus., 63 black&white illus.
In this important book Christina Weyl takes us into the experimental New York print studio Atelier 17 and highlights the women whose work there advanced both modernism and feminism in the 1940s and 1950s. Weyl focuses on eight artists – Louise Bourge...
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£50,00
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