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Opium's Long Shadow From Asian Revolt to Global Drug Control
ISBN: HB: 9780674976306, Harvard University Press, November 2018
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 23 photos
The League of Nations Advisory Committee on the Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs, created in 1920, culminated almost eight decades of political turmoil over opium trafficking, which was by far the largest state-backed drug trade in the age...
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Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World
ISBN: HB: 9780674982994, Harvard University Press, November 2018
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 5 maps
The success of the English colony of Barbados in the seventeenth century, with its lucrative sugar plantations and enslaved African labor, spawned the slave societies of Jamaica in the western Caribbean and South Carolina on the American mainland. Th...
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People's History of Computing in the United States
ISBN: HB: 9780674970977, Harvard University Press, October 2018
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 photos, 4 tables
Silicon Valley gets all the credit for digital creativity, but this account of the pre-PC world, when computing meant more than using mature consumer technology, challenges that triumphalism. The invention of the personal computer liberated users fr...
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Academy of Fisticuffs Political Economy and Commercial Society in Enlightenment Italy
ISBN: HB: 9780674976641, Harvard University Press, October 2018
688 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 33 photos, 2 maps, 6 illus.
The terms "capitalism" and "socialism" continue to haunt our political and economic imaginations, but we rarely consider their interconnected early history. Even the eighteenth century had its "socialists", but unlike those of the nineteenth, they pa...
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Accounting for Slavery Masters and Management
ISBN: HB: 9780674972094, Harvard University Press, August 2018
312 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 28 halftones, 2 charts, 2 graphs, 2 tables
"Accounting for Slavery" is a unique contribution to the decades-long effort to understand New World slavery's complex relationship with capitalism. Through careful analysis of plantation records, Caitlin Rosenthal explores the development of quantit...
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£27,95
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Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts
ISBN: HB: 9780674984219, Harvard University Press, July 2018
260 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 2 colour illus., 1 line illus., 1 map
This book presents an in-depth exploration of the administration of justice during Islam's founding period, 632-1250 CE. Inspired by the scholarship of Roy Parviz Mottahedeh and composed in his honor, this volume brings together ten leading scholars...
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£32,95
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Dignity Its History and Meaning
ISBN: PB: 9780674984059, Harvard University Press, May 2018
200 pp., 19x13.5 cm
Dignity plays a central role in current thinking about law and human rights but there is sharp disagreement about its meaning. Combining conceptual precision with a broad historical background, Michael Rosen puts these controversies in context and of...
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£10,95
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Right of Publicity Privacy Reimagined for a Public World
ISBN: HB: 9780674980983, Harvard University Press, May 2018
256 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 18 halftones
Who controls how one's identity is used by others? This legal question, centuries old, demands greater scrutiny in the Internet age. Jennifer Rothman uses the right of publicity – a little-known law, often wielded by celebrities – to answer that ques...
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Carving Up the Globe An Atlas of Diplomacy
ISBN: HB: 9780674976245, Harvard University Press, May 2018
240 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 180 colour illus.
Where do you draw the line? In the context of geopolitics, much hinges on the answer to that question. For thousands of years, it has been the work of diplomats to draw the lines in ways that were most advantageous to their leaders, fellow citizens,...
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Navigating Semi-Colonialism Shipping, Sovereignty, and Nation-Building in China, 1860-1937
ISBN: HB: 9780674983847, Harvard University Press, April 2018
396 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones, 4 line illus., 5 maps, 1 table
China's status in the world of expanding European empires of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has long been under dispute. Its unequal relations with multiple powers, secured through a system of treaties rather than through colonization,...
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