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Baking Emily Dickinson's Black Cake
ISBN: PB: 9780674980099, Harvard University Press, July 2019
56 pp., 15.2x17.8 cm, 20 colour illus.
The Emily Dickinson manuscripts are a cherished part of Houghton Library's collections and – while it is her poems and letters that are most often celebrated – the poet's lesser known lines: "2 Butter. / 19 eggs. / 5 pounds Raisins" are also cause to...
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Njinga of Angola Africa's Warrior Queen
ISBN: PB: 9780674237445, ISBN: HB: 9780674971820, Harvard University Press, March 2019
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 14 halftones, 5 maps
Though largely unknown in the Western world, the seventeenth-century African queen Njinga was one of the most multifaceted rulers in history, a woman who rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. Linda Hey...
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Boston's Massacre
ISBN: PB: 9780674237384, ISBN: HB: 9780674048331, Harvard University Press, March 2019
384 pp., 21x14 cm, 24 halftones, 5 maps
On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston's Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one...
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Short History of European Law The Last Two and a Half Millennia
ISBN: PB: 9780674237865, Harvard University Press, March 2019
296 pp., 21x14 cm
To many observers, European law seems like the endpoint of a mostly random walk through history. Certainly the trajectory of legal systems in the West over the past 2,500 years is far from self-evident. In "A Short History of European Law", Tamar Her...
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Bound in Wedlock Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century
ISBN: PB: 9780674237452, ISBN: HB: 9780674045712, Harvard University Press, March 2019
416 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 17 photos, 4 illus.
Americans have long viewed marriage between a white man and a white woman as a sacred union. But marriages between African Americans have seldom been treated with the same reverence. This discriminatory legacy traces back to centuries of slavery, whe...
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Voting as a Rite A History of Elections in Modern China
ISBN: PB: 9780674237223, ISBN: HB: 9780674237216, Harvard University Press, January 2019
316 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 photos, 4 illus., 1 table
For over a century, voting has been a surprisingly common political activity in China. "Voting as a Rite" examines China's experiments with elections from the perspective of intellectual and cultural history. Rather than arguing that such exercises w...
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Marvellous Thieves Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights
ISBN: PB: 9780674986596, ISBN: HB: 9780674545052, Harvard University Press, December 2018
384 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 26 halftones
Although many of its stories originated centuries ago in the Middle East, the "Arabian Nights" is regarded as a classic of world literature by virtue of the seminal French and English translations produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries....
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Specter Haunting Europe The Myth of Judeo-Bolshevism
ISBN: HB: 9780674047686, Harvard University Press, November 2018
368 pp., 21x14 cm
The first comprehensive account of the evolution and exploitation of the Judeo-Bolshevik myth, from its origins to the present day. For much of the twentieth century, Europe was haunted by a threat of its own imagining: Judeo-Bolshevism. This myth –...
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Our Friends the Enemies The Occupation of France after Napoleon
ISBN: HB: 9780674972315, Harvard University Press, November 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 18 photos, 5 maps
The Napoleonic wars did not end with Waterloo. That famous battle was just the beginning of a long, complex transition to peace. After a massive invasion of France by more than a million soldiers from across Europe, the Allied powers insisted on a lo...
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Hesiod, Volume I: Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia Loeb Classical Library 57
ISBN: HB: 9780674997202, Harvard University Press, November 2018
408 pp., 16x10.8 cm
Hesiod describes himself as a Boeotian shepherd who heard the Muses call upon him to sing about the gods. His exact dates are unknown, but he has often been considered a younger contemporary of Homer. This volume of the new Loeb Classical Library edi...
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