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Treatise on Dharma Murty Classical Library of India 20
ISBN: HB: 9780674277069, Harvard University Press, December 2018
432 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"A Treatise on Dharma", written in the fourth or fifth century, is the finest example of the genre of dharmasastra – texts on religious, civil, and criminal law and the duties of rulers – that informed Indian life for a thousand years. It illuminates...
Medieval Latin Lives of Muhammad
ISBN: HB: 9780674980730, Harvard University Press, May 2018
712 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians wrote about Islam and the life of Muhammad. These stories, ranging from the humorous to the vitriolic, both informed and warned audiences about what was regarded as a schismatic form of Christianity. "Medieval L...
Students of the Dream Resegregation in a Southern City
ISBN: HB: 9780674971905, Harvard University Press, November 2017
236 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 tables
For decades, Marietta High was the flagship public school of a largely white suburban community in Cobb County, Georgia, just northwest of Atlanta. Today, as the school's majority black and Latino students struggle with high rates of poverty and low...
From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea
ISBN: HB: 9780674976979, Harvard University Press, August 2017
220 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The notion of the individual was initially translated into Korean near the end of the nineteenth century and took root during the early years of Japanese colonial influence. Yoon Sun Yang argues that the first literary iterations of the Korean indivi...
Making History Matter Kuroita Katsumi and the Construction of Imperial Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674975170, Harvard University Press, March 2017
382 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones, 1 table
"Making History Matter" explores the role history and historians played in imperial Japan's nation and empire building from the 1890s to the 1930s. As ideological architects of this process, leading historians wrote and rewrote narratives that justif...
Society of Genes
ISBN: HB: 9780674425026, Harvard University Press, December 2015
278 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 57 halftones
Nearly four decades ago Richard Dawkins published "The Selfish Gene", famously reducing humans to "survival machines" whose sole purpose was to preserve "the selfish molecules known as genes". How these selfish genes work together to construct the or...
Selling Paris Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siecle Capital
ISBN: HB: 9780674088214, Harvard University Press, November 2015
350 pp., 23.5x15.7 cm, 33 halftones, 2 maps, 1 graph, 4 tables
In 1871 Paris was a city in crisis. Besieged during the Franco-Prussian War, its buildings and boulevards were damaged, its finances mired in debt, and its new government untested. But if Parisian authorities balked at the challenges facing them, ent...
Chinese Political Novel Migration of a World Genre
ISBN: HB: 9780674504356, Harvard University Press, May 2015
464 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones, 11 line illus.
The political novel, which enjoyed a steep yet short rise to international renown between the 1830s and the 1910s, is primarily concerned with the nation's political future. It offers a characterization of the present, a blueprint of the future, and...
Greek Mythologies Antiquity and Surrealism
ISBN: HB: 9780983532217, Harvard University Press, June 2014
220 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
The hegemonization of European thought by Greek antiquity was famously questioned by major representatives of the avant-garde. However, this is only one ideological dimension of the extraordinarily intricate politics of the European avant-garde's res...
Music and Cultural Politics in Greek and Chinese Societies Volume 1: Greek Antiquity
ISBN: HB: 9780983532200, Harvard University Press, August 2012
196 pp., 21x14 cm, 20 black&white illus.
"Music and Cultural Politics in Greek and Chinese Societies, Volume 1: Greek Antiquity" is the first part of a three-volume set that focuses on the intriguing but often underexplored interaction between music and song-making, on the one hand, and pra...