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"Tria sunt" An Art of Poetry and Prose
ISBN: HB: 9780674987531, Harvard University Press, December 2018
544 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
The "Tria sunt", named for its opening words, was a widely used and highly ambitious book composed in England in the late fourteenth century during a revival of interest in the art of poetry and prose. The backbone of this comprehensive guide to wri...
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£19,95
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Little Juggler
ISBN: HB: 9780884024361, Harvard University Press, September 2018
52 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 19 colour illus., 14 black and white illus.
Like many others who have retold the tale of the juggler, the American children's book author and illustrator Barbara Cooney (1917-2000) dropped clues about her sources of inspiration. In the foreword to the first edition of 1961, she reported having...
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£10,95
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People's Zion Southern Africa, the United States, and a Transatlantic Faith-Healing Movement
ISBN: HB: 9780674737785, Harvard University Press, June 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 halftones, 2 maps
In "The People's Zion", Joel Cabrita tells the transatlantic story of Southern Africa's largest popular religious movement, Zionism. It began in Zion City, a utopian community established in 1900 just north of Chicago. The Zionist church, which promo...
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£32,95
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Bannermen Tales (Zidishu) Manchu Storytelling and Cultural Hybridity in the Qing Dynasty
ISBN: HB: 9780674975194, Harvard University Press, May 2018
330 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 colour illus., 20 halftones, 1 line illustration, 4 tables
"Bannermen Tales" is the first book in English to offer a comprehensive study of zidishu (bannermen tales) – a popular storytelling genre created by the Manchus in early eighteenth-century Beijing. Contextualizing zidishu in Qing dynasty Beijing, thi...
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£35,95
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Poems of Christopher of Mytilene and John Mauropous
ISBN: HB: 9780674736986, Harvard University Press, May 2018
624 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
The witty and self-assertive poetry of Christopher of Mytilene and John Mauropous provides unique snapshots of eleventh-century Constantinople at the height of its splendor and elegance. Their collections, aptly called "various verses", greatly range...
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£19,95
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Emerging Modern World 1750-1870
ISBN: HB: 9780674047204, Harvard University Press, May 2018
1020 pp., 23.5x16.2 cm, 55 halftones, 24 maps
For as long as there have been nations, there has been an "international" – a sphere of cross-border relations. But for most of human history, this space was sparsely occupied. States and regions were connected by long-distance commerce and the spasm...
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£32,95
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Colonial al-Andalus Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780674980327, Harvard University Press, April 2018
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 21 halftones
Through state-backed Catholicism, monolingualism, militarism, and dictatorship, Spain's fascists earned their reputation for intolerance. It may therefore come as a surprise that 80,000 Moroccans fought at General Franco's side in the 1930s. What bro...
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£32,95
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Law of Blood Thinking and Acting as a Nazi
ISBN: HB: 9780674660434, Harvard University Press, April 2018
512 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 table
The scale and the depth of Nazi brutality seem to defy understanding. What could drive people to fight, kill, and destroy with such ruthless ambition? Observers and historians have offered countless explanations since the 1930s. According to Johann C...
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£25,95
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Holy Humanitarians American Evangelicals and Global Aid
ISBN: HB: 9780674737365, Harvard University Press, April 2018
344 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 halftones
On May 10, 1900, an enthusiastic Brooklyn crowd bid farewell to the Quito. The ship sailed for famine-stricken Bombay, carrying both tangible relief – thousands of tons of corn and seeds – and "a tender message of love and sympathy from God's childre...
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£21,95
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Minds on Fire How Role-Immersion Games Transform College
ISBN: PB: 9780674984097, Harvard University Press, March 2018
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 8 halftones, 1 map, 12 tables
Why are so many students intellectually disengaged? Faculty, administrators, and tuition-paying parents have been asking this question for nearly two centuries. And the answer is always more or less the same: students are so deeply absorbed in compet...
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£13,95
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