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Chinese Ways of Seeing and Open-Air Painting
ISBN: PB: 9780674244450, ISBN: HB: 9780674244443, Harvard University Press, July 2020
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 photos, 67 colour photos
How did modern Chinese painters see landscape? Did they depict nature in the same way as premodern Chinese painters? What does the artistic perception of modern Chinese painters reveal about the relationship between artists and the nation-state? Coul...
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£36,95
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Making Civilizations The World before 600
ISBN: HB: 9780674047174, Harvard University Press, June 2020
1136 pp., 23.5x16.1 cm, 84 photos
In this volume of the six-part series "A History of the World", Hans-Joachim Gehrke, a noted scholar of ancient Greece, leads a distinguished group of historians in analyzing prehistory, the earliest human settlements, and the rise of the world's fir...
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Inky Fingers The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780674237179, Harvard University Press, June 2020
352 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
From Francis Bacon to Barack Obama, thinkers and political leaders have denounced humanists as obsessively bookish and allergic to labor. In this celebration of bookmaking in all its messy and intricate detail, renowned historian Anthony Grafton invi...
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Who Needs a World View?
ISBN: HB: 9780674245938, Harvard University Press, May 2020
208 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 3 illus.
We live in a unitary cosmos created and cared for in all its details by a benevolent god. That, for centuries, was the starting point for much philosophical and religious thinking in the West. The task was to accommodate ourselves to that view and re...
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Napoleon and de Gaulle Heroes and History
ISBN: HB: 9780674988385, Harvard University Press, May 2020
400 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Historians have taught us that the past is not just a tale of heroes and wars. The anonymous millions matter and are active agents of change. But in democratizing history, we have lost track of the outsized role that individual will and charisma can...
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Dead March A History of the Mexican-American War
ISBN: PB: 9780674244740, ISBN: HB: 9780674972346, Harvard University Press, April 2020
512 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 11 photos, 13 maps
By focusing on the experiences of ordinary Mexicans and Americans, "The Dead March" offers a clearer historical picture than we have ever had of the brief, bloody war that redrew the map of North America. Peter Guardino invites skepticism about the...
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£18,95
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Italian Renaissance of Machines
ISBN: PB: 9780674984394, Harvard University Press, February 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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Recognizing Wrongs
ISBN: HB: 9780674241701, Harvard University Press, February 2020
392 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Tort law is badly misunderstood. In the popular imagination, it is "Robin Hood" law. Law professors, meanwhile, mostly dismiss it as an archaic, inefficient way to compensate victims and incentivize safety precautions. In "Recognizing Wrongs", John G...
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Neptune's Admiral The Life of Sir Bertram Ramsay, Commander of Dunkirk and D-Day
ISBN: HB: 9780674049826, Harvard University Press, February 2020
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25-30 photos
Admiral Bertram Ramsay may not be the most familiar World War II commander, but he was critical to the Allied victory. He orchestrated the dramatic evacuation of British expeditionary forces at Dunkirk, planned the invasions of North Africa and Sicil...
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Wolf at Door The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It
ISBN: HB: 9780674980884, Harvard University Press, February 2020
368 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
This is an age of crisis. That much we can agree on. But a crisis of what? And how do we get out of it? Many on the right call for tax cuts and deregulation. Others on the left rage against the top 1 percent and demand wholesale economic change. Voic...
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£23,95
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