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Fairest of Them All Snow White and 21 Tales of Mothers and Daughters
ISBN: HB: 9780674238602, Harvard University Press, April 2020
256 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 4 photos, 28 colour photos
The story of the rivalry between a beautiful, innocent girl and her equally beautiful and cruel mother has been endlessly repeated and refashioned all over the world. In Switzerland you might hear about seven dwarfs who shelter a girl, only to be mur...
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Reconstructing Democracy How Citizens Are Building from the Ground Up
ISBN: HB: 9780674244627, Harvard University Press, March 2020
96 pp., 18.1x11.1 cm
Across the world, democracies are suffering from a disconnect between the people and political elites. In communities where jobs and industry are scarce, many feel the government is incapable of understanding their needs or addressing their problems....
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Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 110
ISBN: HB: 9780674237315, Harvard University Press, March 2020
550 pp., 21.2x14.2 cm, 2 illus., 1 map, 4 tables
This volume includes: Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz, "Half Slave, Half Free: Partial Manumission in the Ancient Near East and Beyond"; Chris Eckerman, "I Weave a Variegated Headband: Metaphors for Song and Communication in Pindar's Odes"; Alexander Nikol...
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Spenserian Moments
ISBN: HB: 9780674988446, Harvard University Press, January 2020
480 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
There is more adventure in "The Faerie Queene" than in any other major English poem. But the epic of Arthurian knights, ladies, and dragons in Faerie Land, beloved by C. S. Lewis, is often regarded as quaint and obscure, and few critics have analyzed...
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Blood Libel On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth
ISBN: HB: 9780674240933, Harvard University Press, January 2020
304 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 30 black&white images
Accusations that Jews ritually killed Christian children emerged in the mid-twelfth century, following the death of twelve-year-old William of Norwich, England, in 1144. Later, continental Europeans added a destructive twist: Jews murdered Christian...
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Demetrios of Scepsis and His Troikos Diakosmos Ancient and Modern Readings of a Lost Contribution to Ancient Scholarship
ISBN: PB: 9780674237933, Harvard University Press, January 2020
276 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Ancient scholarship had many faces, but most have faded away over time. Demetrios of Scepsis is one of the more shadowy of these lost figures, best known for his commentary on the Trojan Catalogue in Book 2 of the "Iliad". Alexandra Trachsel's work r...
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Epic of Ram, Volume 5 Murty Classical Library of India 24
ISBN: HB: 9780674986145, Harvard University Press, January 2020
416 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"The Epic of Ram" presents a new translation of the Ramcaritmanas of Tulsidas (1543-1623). Written in Avadhi, a literary dialect of classical Hindi, the poem has become the most beloved retelling of the ancient Ramayana story across northern India. A...
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Allegories of the "Odyssey"
ISBN: HB: 9780674238374, Harvard University Press, November 2019
384 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey" were central to the educational system of Byzantium, yet the religion and culture of the Homeric epics – even the ancient Greek language itself – had become almost unrecognizable to Byzantine Greek readers coming to the...
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Imaginative Mapping Landscape and Japanese Identity in the Tokugawa and Meiji Eras
ISBN: HB: 9780674241121, Harvard University Press, August 2019
300 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 photos, 20 colour illus., 3 tables
Landscape has always played a vital role in shaping Japan's cultural identity. "Imaginative Mapping" analyzes how intellectuals of the Tokugawa and Meiji eras used specific features and aspects of the landscape to represent their idea of Japan and pr...
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Boatman Henry David Thoreau's River Years
ISBN: PB: 9780674237414, ISBN: HB: 9780674545090, Harvard University Press, April 2019
336 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 19 photos, 2 illus., 3 maps
"The Boatman" gives readers a Thoreau for the Anthropocene epoch. As a backyard naturalist and river enthusiast, Thoreau was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. And he recognized t...
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