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New Herodotos Laonikos Chalkokondyles on the Ottoman Empire, the Fall of Byzantium, and the Emergence of the West
ISBN: HB: 9780884024019, Harvard University Press, December 2014
336 pp., 20.3x12.7 cm, 1 table
This companion to the two-volume Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library edition and translation of The Histories by Laonikos Chalkokondyles is the first book-length investigation of an author who has been poorly studied. Providing biographical and intellect...
"Greatest Problem" Religion and State Formation in Meiji Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674491991, Harvard University Press, December 2014
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones
At its inception in 1868, the modern Japanese state pursued policies and created institutions that lacked a coherent conception of religion. Yet the architects of the modern state pursued an explicit "religious settlement" as they set about designing...
Dante and the Greeks
ISBN: HB: 9780884024002, Harvard University Press, December 2014
288 pp., 25.7x17.8 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...
Freaks of Fortune The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America
ISBN: PB: 9780674736351, Harvard University Press, November 2014
432 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 5 tables
Until the early nineteenth century, "risk" was a specialized term: it was the commodity exchanged in a marine insurance contract. "Freaks of Fortune" tells the story of how the modern concept of risk emerged in the United States. Born on the high sea...
Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life with a new afterword
ISBN: PB: 9780674735378, Harvard University Press, November 2014
272 pp., 21x14 cm
The monarchical presidential regimes that prevailed in the Arab world for so long looked as though they would last indefinitely – until events in Tunisia and Egypt made clear their time was up. "The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life" exposes...
Ataturk in the Nazi Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780674368378, Harvard University Press, November 2014
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 halftones, 1 map
Early in his career, Adolf Hitler took inspiration from Benito Mussolini, his senior colleague in fascism – this fact is widely known. But an equally important role model for Hitler and the Nazis has been almost entirely neglected: Mustafa Kemal Atat...
Tale of Two Plantations Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia
ISBN: HB: 9780674735361, Harvard University Press, November 2014
540 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 line illus., 31 tables
Forty years ago, after publication of his pathbreaking book "Sugar and Slaves", Richard Dunn began an intensive investigation of two thousand slaves living on two plantations, one in North America and one in the Caribbean. Digging deeply into the arc...
Planet Without Apes
ISBN: PB: 9780674416840, Harvard University Press, November 2014
272 pp., 19x12.7 cm, 4 halftones
"Planet Without Apes" demands that we consider whether we can live with the consequences of wiping our closest relatives off the face of the Earth. Leading primatologist Craig Stanford warns that extinction of the great apes – chimpanzees, bonobos, g...
Sasha and Emma The Anarchist Odyssey of Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman
ISBN: PB: 9780674416734, Harvard University Press, November 2014
528 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 36 halftones
In 1889 two Russian immigrants, Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, met in a coffee shop on the Lower East Side. Over the next fifty years Emma and Sasha would be fast friends, fleeting lovers, and loyal comrades. This dual biography offers an unprec...
Policing Sexuality The Mann Act and the Making of the FBI
ISBN: HB: 9780674368118, Harvard University Press, November 2014
276 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 halftone
America's first anti-sex trafficking law, the 1910 Mann Act, made it illegal to transport women over state lines for prostitution "or any other immoral purpose." It was meant to protect women and girls from being seduced or sold into sexual slavery....