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Selected "Ghazals" and Other Poems Murty Classical Library of India 21
ISBN: HB: 9780674919204, Harvard University Press, January 2019
704 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
Mir Muhammad Taqi Mir (1723-1810) is widely regarded as the most accomplished poet in the Urdu language. His massive output – six divans – was produced in Delhi and Lucknow during the high tide of Urdu literary culture. "Selected Ghazals and Other P...
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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, January 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
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Remembrances Murty Classical Library of India 22
ISBN: HB: 9780674660298, Harvard University Press, January 2019
400 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
Mir Muhammad Taqi Mir (1723-1810) is the author of six collections of Urdu poetry and widely regarded as the finest ghazal poet in that language. However, he also wrote one volume of verse and three prose works in Persian, including "Zikr-e Mir", or...
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In Her Own Words The Life and Poetry of Aelia Eudocia
ISBN: PB: 9780674987371, Harvard University Press, December 2018
275 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
"In Her Own Words: The Life and Poetry of Aelia Eudocia" is the first full-length study to examine Eudocia's writings as a unified whole and to situate them within their wider fifth-century literary, social, and religious contexts. Responsible for ov...
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Lives of the Milanese Tyrants I Tatti Renaissance Library 88
ISBN: HB: 9780674987524, Harvard University Press, December 2018
304 pp., 21x14 cm
"Lives of the Milanese Tyrants" brings together two biographies by the most important Milanese humanist of the early fifteenth century. Pier Candido Decembrio (1399-1477) served as secretary and envoy to the bizarre and powerful Filippo Maria Viscont...
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"Tria sunt" An Art of Poetry and Prose
ISBN: HB: 9780674987531, Harvard University Press, December 2018
544 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
The "Tria sunt", named for its opening words, was a widely used and highly ambitious book composed in England in the late fourteenth century during a revival of interest in the art of poetry and prose. The backbone of this comprehensive guide to wri...
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Achilles Unbound Multiformity and Tradition in the Homeric Epics
ISBN: PB: 9780674987364, Harvard University Press, December 2018
225 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 colour illus.
Though Achilles the character is bound by fate and by narrative tradition, Achilles's poem, the "Iliad", was never fixed and monolithic in antiquity – it was multiform. And the wider epic tradition, from which the "Iliad" emerged, was yet more multif...
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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...
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Two Works on Trebizond
ISBN: HB: 9780674986626, Harvard University Press, December 2018
320 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm, 2 maps, 3 charts
In 1204, brothers Alexios and David Komnenos became the unwitting founders of the Empire of Trebizond, a successor state to the Byzantine Empire that emerged after Crusaders sacked Constantinople. Trebizond, which stretched along the coast of the Bla...
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History of Akbar, Volume 5 Murty Classical Library of India 19
ISBN: HB: 9780674983953, Harvard University Press, December 2018
784 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"Akbarnama", or "The History of Akbar", by Abu'l-Fazl (d. 1602), is one of the most important works of Indo-Persian history and a touchstone of prose artistry. Marking a high point in a long, rich tradition of Persian historical writing, it served as...
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