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Origin of the German Trauerspiel
ISBN: PB: 9780674744240, Harvard University Press, December 2018
336 pp., 21x14 cm
"Origin of the German Trauerspiel" was Walter Benjamin's first full, historically oriented analysis of modernity. Readers of English know it as "The Origin of German Tragic Drama", but in fact the subject is something else – the play of mourning. How...
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Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Volume 72
ISBN: HB: 9780884024378, Harvard University Press, December 2018
352 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm
Published annually, the journal Dumbarton Oaks Papers was founded in 1941 for the publication of articles relating to Byzantine civilization. In this issue: Audrey Becker, "Verbal and Nonverbal Diplomatic Communication at the Imperial Court of Const...
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Homeric Imagery and the Natural Environment
ISBN: PB: 9780674987357, Harvard University Press, December 2018
310 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm , 6 colour illus., 1 table
Responding to George Lakoff's and Mark Johnson's analysis of metaphor, William Brockliss explores the Homeric poets' use of concrete concepts drawn from the Greek natural environment to aid their audiences' understanding of abstract concepts. In part...
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Long Emancipation The Demise of Slavery in the United States
ISBN: PB: 9780674986558, ISBN: HB: 9780674286085, Harvard University Press, November 2018
240 pp., 18.2x11.7 cm
Perhaps no event in American history arouses more impassioned debate than the abolition of slavery. Answers to basic questions about who ended slavery, how, and why remain fiercely contested more than a century and a half after the passage of the Thi...
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Civilizing Torture An American Tradition
ISBN: HB: 9780674737662, Harvard University Press, November 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 16 photos
Most Americans believe that a civilized state does not resort to torture, and yet, as W. Fitzhugh Brundage reveals in this essential and disturbing study, there is a long American tradition of excusing as well as decrying its use. The pilgrims and m...
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Global Interior Mineral Frontiers and American Power
ISBN: HB: 9780674984257, Harvard University Press, October 2018
360 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 25 photos, 4 maps
When one thinks of the history of U.S. global expansion, the Department of the Interior rarely comes to mind. Its very name declares its narrow portfolio. Yet "The Global Interior" reveals that a government organ best known for managing domestic natu...
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What Works Gender Equality by Design
ISBN: PB: 9780674986565, ISBN: HB: 9780674089037, Harvard University Press, October 2018
320 pp., 21x14 cm , 11 halftones
Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people's minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often...
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Rage for Order The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1800-1850
ISBN: PB: 9780674986855, ISBN: HB: 9780674737464, Harvard University Press, September 2018
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 7 halftones
International law burst on the scene as a new field in the late nineteenth century. Where did it come from? "Rage for Order" finds the origins of international law in empires – especially in the British Empire's sprawling efforts to refashion the imp...
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Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral Conflict
ISBN: PB: 9780674983991, ISBN: HB: 9780674050181, Harvard University Press, July 2018
832 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm
In 1858, challenger Abraham Lincoln debated incumbent Stephen Douglas seven times in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. More was at stake than slavery in those debates. In "Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism", John Burt contends that the very le...
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Ransom of the Soul Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity
ISBN: PB: 9780674983977, ISBN: HB: 9780674967588, Harvard University Press, June 2018
288 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm , 1 map, 2 tables
Marking a departure in our understanding of Christian views of the afterlife from 250 to 650 CE, "The Ransom of the Soul" explores a revolutionary shift in thinking about the fate of the soul that occurred around the time of Rome's fall. Peter Brown...
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