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Marvellous Thieves Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights
ISBN: PB: 9780674986596, ISBN: HB: 9780674545052, Harvard University Press, December 2018
384 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 26 halftones
Although many of its stories originated centuries ago in the Middle East, the "Arabian Nights" is regarded as a classic of world literature by virtue of the seminal French and English translations produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries....
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£14,00
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£21,00
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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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£19,00
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Progressive New World How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform
ISBN: HB: 9780674975958, Harvard University Press, December 2018
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The paradox of progressivism continues to fascinate more than one hundred years on. Democratic but elitist, emancipatory but coercive, advanced and assimilationist, Progressivism was defined by its contradictions. In a bold new argument, Marilyn Lake...
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£25,00
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Just a Song Chinese Lyrics from the Eleventh and Early Twelfth Centuries
ISBN: HB: 9780674987128, Harvard University Press, December 2018
350 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
"Song Lyric", ci, remains one of the most loved forms of Chinese poetry. From the early eleventh century through the first quarter of the twelfth century, song lyric evolved from an impromptu contribution in a performance practice to a full literary...
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£35,00
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Cyrus the Great Life and Lore
ISBN: PB: 9780674987388, Harvard University Press, December 2018
250 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm , 20 halftones
The edited volume "Cyrus the Great: Life and Lore" re-contextualizes Cyrus's foundational act and epoch in light of recent scholarship, while examining his later reception in antiquity and beyond. Among the many themes addressed in the volume are: th...
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£17,00
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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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£21,00
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Opera, Society, and Politics in Modern China
ISBN: HB: 9780674987166, Harvard University Press, December 2018
380 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm , 21 line illus., 6 maps, 1 table
Popular operas in late imperial China were a major part of daily entertainment, and were also important for transmitting knowledge of Chinese culture and values. In the twentieth century, however, Chinese operas went through significant changes. Duri...
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£35,00
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Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos
ISBN: HB: 9780674987142, Harvard University Press, December 2018
330 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm , 10 line illus., 3 tables
"Shrines to Living Men in the Ming Political Cosmos", the first book focusing on premortem shrines in any era of Chinese history, places the institution at the intersection of politics and religion. When a local official left his post, grateful subje...
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£32,00
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Urban Commons How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities
ISBN: HB: 9780674975293, Harvard University Press, December 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 1 photo, 1 map, 21 illus., 19 tables
The future of smart cities has arrived, courtesy of citizens and their phones. To prove it, Daniel T. O'Brien explains the transformative insights gleaned from years researching Boston's 311 reporting system, a sophisticated city management tool that...
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£25,00
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Railroads and the Transformation of China
ISBN: HB: 9780674368170, Harvard University Press, December 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 26 photos, 9 maps, 6 tables
As a vehicle to convey both the history of modern China and the complex forces still driving the nation's economic success, rail has no equal. "Railroads and the Transformation of China" is the first comprehensive history, in any language, of railroa...
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£31,00
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