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San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice
ISBN: HB: 9780884023609, Harvard University Press, December 2010
304 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm, 131 halftones illus., 12 colour illus.
The church of San Marco of Venice has long played a central role in Venetian political, ceremonial, and religious life. Its renowned assemblage of mosaics, sculpture, metalwork, and reliquaries are, in origin, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, or Venetian...
Great Wall A Cultural History
ISBN: HB: 9780674047877, Harvard University Press, December 2010
232 pp., 21.1x14.2 cm, 6 maps, 17 halftones
Carlos Rojas presents a sweeping survey of the historical and political significance of one of the world's most recognizable monuments. Although the splendor of the Great Wall has become virtually synonymous with its vast size, the structure's concep...
Culture of Kitharoidia Hellenic Studies Series 15
ISBN: PB: 9780674021389, Harvard University Press, December 2010
230 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 10 black&white illus.
Kitharoidia was arguably the most popular, most geographically widespread, and longest-running performance genre in antiquity. From the archaic period to the late Roman imperial era, citharodes enjoyed star status, playing their songs to vast crowds...
Multitextuality in the Homeric "Iliad" The Witness of Ptolemaic Papyri
ISBN: PB: 9780674053236, Harvard University Press, November 2010
200 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Graeme Bird examines a small group of early papyrus manuscripts of Homer's "Iliad", known as the Ptolemaic papyri, which, although fragmentary, are the oldest surviving physical evidence of the text of the Iliad, dating from the third to the first ce...
Persian Literature and Judeo-Persian Culture Collected Writings of Sorour S. Soroudi
ISBN: PB: 9780674053427, Harvard University Press, November 2010
275 pp., 22.6x15 cm
This volume presents several articles and other writings of Sorour S. Soroudi (1938-2002), who taught in the Department of Iranian Studies at the Hebrew University for three decades. Soroudi's research was concentrated in three main areas, all of whi...
My Dearest Friend Letters of Abigail and John Adams
ISBN: PB: 9780674057050, Harvard University Press, November 2010
528 pp., 23.7x16.2 cm, 9 halftones illus., 19 colour illus.
In 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to "Miss Adorable", the 17-year-old Abigail Smith. In 1801, Abigail wrote to wish her husband John a safe journey as he headed home to Quincy after serving as president of the nation he helped create. The...
Fugitive Justice Runways, Rescuers, and Slavery on Trial
ISBN: HB: 9780674047044, Harvard University Press, November 2010
384 pp., 23.6x16.3 cm
During the tumultuous decade before the Civil War, no issue was more divisive than the pursuit and return of fugitive slaves – a practice enforced under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. When free Blacks and their abolitionist allies intervened, prosec...
Naive and the Sentimental Novelist
ISBN: HB: 9780674050761, Harvard University Press, November 2010
208 pp., 21.5x15 cm
What happens within us when we read a novel? And how does a novel create its unique effects, so distinct from those of a painting, a film, or a poem? In this inspired, thoughtful, deeply personal book, Orhan Pamuk takes us into the worlds of the writ...
Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion
ISBN: PB: 9780674057418, Harvard University Press, November 2010
320 pp., 20.8x13.7 cm
If we want nonscientists and opinion-makers in the press, the lab, and the pulpit to take a fresh look at the relationship between science and religion, Ronald Numbers suggests that we must first dispense with the hoary myths that have masqueraded to...
Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume I: From the Pharaohs to the Fall of the Roman Empire
ISBN: HB: 9780674052710, Harvard University Press, November 2010
416 pp., 28.9x25.6 cm, 5 maps, 50 halftones illus., 345 colour illus.
In the 1960s, as a response to segregation in the United States, the influential art patron Dominique de Menil began a research project and photo archive called "The Image of the Black in Western Art". Now, fifty years later, as the first American pr...