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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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Capital and Ideology
ISBN: HB: 9780674980822, Harvard University Press, March 2020
1150 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 158 illus., 9 tables
Thomas Piketty's bestselling "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history. He exposes the ideas...
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Italian Renaissance of Machines
ISBN: PB: 9780674984394, Harvard University Press, March 2020
220 pp., 24.7x15.5 cm, 107 colour illus.
When we celebrate the achievements of the Renaissance, we instinctively refer, above all, to its artistic and literary masterpieces. During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, however, the Italian peninsula was the stage of a no-less-impressive re...
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In Praise of Annada, Volume 2 Murty Classical Library of India 25
ISBN: HB: 9780674970984, Harvard University Press, January 2020
400 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
In 1752, the Bengali poet Bharatchandra Ray completed a long narrative poem dedicated to the glory of Annada, the consort of Shiva and the divinity who, as her name proclaims, "bestows the bounty of rice". A poet well-versed in Sanskrit, Persian, an...
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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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Logical Alien Conant and His Critics
ISBN: HB: 9780674335905, Harvard University Press, January 2020
944 pp., 23.5x16.1 cm
Could there be a logical alien – a being whose ways of talking, inferring, and contradicting exhibit an entirely different logical shape than ours, yet who nonetheless is thinking? Could someone, contrary to the most basic rules of logic, think that...
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Lovers of the Soul, Lovers of the Body Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in Late Antiquity
ISBN: PB: 9780674241329, Harvard University Press, January 2020
600 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 12 photos
The relationship between the soul and the body was a point of contentious debate among philosophers and theologians in late antiquity. Modern scholarship has inherited this legacy, but split the study of the relation of body and soul between the disc...
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Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science
ISBN: PB: 9780674241565, ISBN: HB: 9780674967984, Harvard University Press, January 2020
304 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 1 photo, 2 illus.
A falling apple inspired Isaac Newton's insight into the law of gravity – or so the story goes. Is it true? Perhaps not. But the more intriguing question is why such stories endure as explanations of how science happens. "Newton's Apple and Other Myt...
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Other Digital China Nonconfrontational Activism on the Social Web
ISBN: HB: 9780674980921, Harvard University Press, January 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 17 illus., 1 map, 3 tables
The Chinese government has increased digital censorship under Xi Jinping. Why? Because online activism works; it is perceived as a threat in halls of power. In "The Other Digital China", Jing Wang, a scholar at MIT and an activist in China, shatters...
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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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