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Scarlet Letter
ISBN: PB: 9780674035744, Harvard University Press, December 2009
336 pp., 21x14 cm
Nathaniel Hawthorne's greatest romance, "The Scarlet Letter", is often simplistically seen as a timeless tale of desire, sin, and redemption. In his introduction, Michael J. Colacurcio argues that "The Scarlet Letter" is a serious historical novel. I...
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Odes I Tatti Renaissance Library 41
ISBN: HB: 9780674035638, Harvard University Press, November 2009
480 pp., 21x14 cm
Francesco Filelfo (1398-1481), one of the great scholar-poets of the Italian Renaissance, was the principal humanist working in Lombardy in the middle of the Quattrocento and served as court poet to the Visconti and Sforza dukes of Milan. His long li...
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Kristallnacht 1938
ISBN: HB: 9780674036239, Harvard University Press, November 2009
224 pp., 21.6x14.9 cm
On November 7, 1938, a Jewish teenager, Herschel Grynszpan, fatally shot a German diplomat in Paris. Within three days anti-Jewish violence erupted throughout Germany, initially incited by local Nazi officials, and ultimately sanctioned by the decisi...
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History of Venice, Volume 3: Books IX-XII I Tatti Renaissance Library 37
ISBN: HB: 9780674022867, Harvard University Press, November 2009
416 pp., 21x14 cm
Pietro Bembo (1470-1547), a Venetian nobleman, later a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, was the most celebrated Latin stylist of his day and was widely admired for his writings in Italian as well. His early dialogue on the subject of love great...
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Jewish Renaissance in the Russian Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9780674035102, Harvard University Press, October 2009
408 pp., 22.6x15.2 cm, 13 halftones illus.
Between 1917 and 1921, as revolution convulsed Russia, Jewish intellectuals and writers across the crumbling empire threw themselves into the pursuit of a "Jewish renaissance". At the heart of their program lay a radically new vision of Jewish cultur...
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Force and Freedom Kant's Legal and Political Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9780674035065, Harvard University Press, October 2009
416 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm
In this masterful work, both an illumination of Kant's thought and an important contribution to contemporary legal and political theory, Arthur Ripstein gives a comprehensive yet accessible account of Kant's political philosophy. Ripstein shows that...
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£46,95
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How Fat Works
ISBN: PB: 9780674034990, Harvard University Press, September 2009
272 pp., 21x14 cm
An experimental pathologist and molecular geneticist, Philip Wood uses gene-knockout technology to study the way mouse genes regulate the metabolism of fat – research that provides insights into the workings of fatty-acid metabolism in humans and wha...
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Case against Perfection Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering
ISBN: PB: 9780674036383, Harvard University Press, September 2009
176 pp., 17.8x10.8 cm
Breakthroughs in genetics present us with a promise and a predicament. The promise is that we will soon be able to treat and prevent a host of debilitating diseases. The predicament is that our newfound genetic knowledge may enable us to manipulate o...
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Daphnis and Chloe. Anthia and Habrocomes Loeb Classical Library 69
ISBN: HB: 9780674996335, Harvard University Press, June 2009
384 pp., 16x10.8 cm
In Longus's ravishing "Daphnis and Chloe" (second or early third century CE), one of the great works of world literature, an innocent boy and girl gradually discover their sexuality in an idealized pastoral environment. In Xenophon's "Anthia and Habr...
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Learned Banqueters, Volume V: Books 10.420e-11 Loeb Classical Library 274
ISBN: HB: 9780674996328, Harvard University Press, June 2009
528 pp., 16x10.8 cm
In "The Learned Banqueters", Athenaeus describes a series of dinner parties at which the guests quote extensively from Greek literature. The work (which dates to the very end of the second century CE) is amusing reading and of extraordinary value as...
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