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Dante and the Greeks
ISBN: HB: 9780884024002, Harvard University Press, December 2014
288 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 7 line illus.
Although Dante never traveled to Greek-speaking lands in the eastern Mediterranean and his exposure to the Greek language was limited, he displays a keen interest in the cultures of Greece, both ancient and medieval, pagan and Christian. Bringing tog...
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Becoming Byzantine Children and Childhood in Byzantium
ISBN: PB: 9780884023982, Harvard University Press, April 2014
344 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 16 colour illus., 12 halftones, 2 line illus.
Despite increased interest over the last fifty years in childhood in Byzantium, the bibliography on this topic remains rather short and generalized. "Becoming Byzantine: Children and Childhood in Byzantium" presents detailed information about childre...
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Travel Report An Apprenticeship in the Earl of Derby's Kitchen Gardens and Greenhouses at Knowsley, England
ISBN: HB: 9780884023890, Harvard University Press, September 2013
144 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 9 colour photographs, 13 halftones
For centuries, travel was an important part of a gardener's initial and continuing professional training. Educational journeys to parks and gardens at home and abroad were consistently recorded in lengthy reports and articles for professional journal...
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Viewing the Morea Land People in the Late Medieval Peloponnese
ISBN: HB: 9780884023906, Harvard University Press, May 2013
504 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 10 maps, 4 tables, 65 halftones, 131 colour illus.
The fourteen essays in "Viewing the Morea" focus on the late medieval Morea (Peloponnese), beginning with the bold attempt of Western knights to establish a kingdom on foreign soil. Reinserted into this tale of Crusader foundation are the large numbe...
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£61,00
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Designing Wildlife Habitats
ISBN: HB: 9780884023852, Harvard University Press, April 2013
304 pp., 26.6x21.5 cm, 2 tables, 27 halftones, 126 colour illus.
The vision of a garden shared peacefully by humans and animals is a familiar, but elusive, landscape trope. Whether threatened by habitat destruction or climate change, displaced by urbanization or invasive species, poisoned by industrial toxins, or...
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£36,00
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Trade and Markets in Byzantium
ISBN: HB: 9780884023777, Harvard University Press, September 2012
472 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 49 maps, 2 tables, 82 colour illus., 59 black&white illus.
How are markets in antiquity to be characterized? As comparable to modern free markets, with differences in scale not quality? As controlled and dominated by the State? Or as a third way, in completely different terms, as free but regulated? In "Trad...
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£61,00
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Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: HB: 9780884023753, Harvard University Press, May 2012
584 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 2 colour maps, 17 tables, 222 colour illus., 174 black&white illus.
Based on the comprehensive study of one of the most important collections of Maya art in the United States, "Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks" is a scholarly introduction to one of the great traditions of sculpture and painting in ancient America....
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£64,00
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Art of Urbanism How Mesoamerican Kingdoms Represented Themselves in Architecture and Imagery
ISBN: PB: 9780884023784, Harvard University Press, April 2012
488 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 3 maps, 5 tables, 13 colour illus., 243 black&white illus.
"The Art of Urbanism" explores how the royal courts of powerful Mesoamerican centers represented their kingdoms in architectural, iconographic, and cosmological terms. Through an investigation of the ecological contexts and environmental opportunitie...
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Their Way of Writing Scripts, Signs, and Pictographies in Pre-Columbian America
ISBN: HB: 9780884023685, Harvard University Press, October 2011
398 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 5 maps, 9 tables, 55 colour photographs, 136 black&white illus.
Writing and recording are key cultural activities that allow humans to communicate across time and space. Whereas Old World writing evolved into the alphabetic system that is now employed around the world, the indigenous peoples in the Americas auton...
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£46,00
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Tombs for the Living Andean Mortuary Practices
ISBN: PB: 9780884023746, Harvard University Press, October 2011
440 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 11 tables, 90 black&white illus.
In the Andes, a long history of research on burial records and burial contexts exists for the purpose of reconstructing cultural affiliation, chronology, socioeconomic status, grave content, and human body treatment. Less attention is paid to the lar...
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