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Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea The Roots of Militarism, 1866-1945
ISBN: HB: 9780674659865, Harvard University Press, November 2016
512 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 36 halftones, 2 maps
For South Koreans, the twenty years from the early 1960s to late 1970s were the best and worst of times – a period of unprecedented economic growth and of political oppression that deepened as prosperity spread. In this masterly account, Carter J. Ec...
Freud In His Time and Ours
ISBN: HB: 9780674659568, Harvard University Press, November 2016
592 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 chart
Elisabeth Roudinesco offers a bold and modern reinterpretation of the iconic founder of psychoanalysis. Based on new archival sources, this is Freud's biography for the twenty-first century – a critical appraisal, at once sympathetic and impartial, o...
Success and Suppression Arabic Sciences and Philosophy in the Renaissance
ISBN: HB: 9780674971585, Harvard University Press, November 2016
688 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 halftones
The Renaissance marked a turning point in Europe's relationship to Arabic thought. On the one hand, Dag Nikolaus Hasse argues, it was the period in which important Arabic traditions reached the peak of their influence in Europe. On the other hand, it...
Life Worth Living Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning
ISBN: PB: 9780674970861, Harvard University Press, November 2016
240 pp., 19x12.7 cm
In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Albert Camus declared that a writer's duty is twofold: "the refusal to lie about what one knows and the resistance against oppression". These twin obsessions help explain something of Camus' remarkable character,...
New Geographies 8: Island
ISBN: PB: 9781934510452, Harvard University Press, November 2016
192 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 40 colour illus., 13 halftones, 23 line illus., 9 maps
As a master metaphor, the island has been a fecund source of inspiration across many domains. From More's "Utopia" to Darwin's evolutionary theory to Ungers's archipelago, insights derived from "island thinking" are commonly extrapolated across diver...
Good Occupation American Soldiers and the Hazards of Peace
ISBN: HB: 9780674545700, Harvard University Press, November 2016
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 25 halftones
Waged for a just cause and culminating in total victory, World War II was America's "good war". Yet for millions of GIs overseas, the war did not end with Germany and Japan's surrender. "The Good Occupation" chronicles America's transition from warti...
Scriptural Universe of Ancient Christianity
ISBN: HB: 9780674545137, Harvard University Press, November 2016
192 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The passage of texts from scroll to codex created a revolution in the religious life of late antiquity. It played a decisive role in the Roman Empire's conversion to Christianity and eventually enabled the worldwide spread of Christian faith. "The Sc...
Obstetrics and Gynecology in Low-Resource Settings A Practical Guide
ISBN: PB: 9780674731240, Harvard University Press, November 2016
376 pp., 23.5x16.2 cm, 29 colour illus., 9 halftones, 37 tables
Responding to the growing need for tried-and-trusted solutions to the reproductive health care issues confronting millions of women worldwide, "Obstetrics and Gynecology in Low-Resource Settings" provides practical guidelines for ensuring the deliver...
Makers of Modern Asia
ISBN: PB: 9780674970809, Harvard University Press, November 2016
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Hardly more than a decade old, the twenty-first century has already been dubbed the Asian Century in recognition of China and India's increasing importance in world affairs. Yet discussions of Asia seem fixated on economic indicators – gross national...
Courting Death The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
ISBN: HB: 9780674737426, Harvard University Press, November 2016
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 line illus.
Unique among Western democracies in refusing to eradicate the death penalty, the United States has attempted instead to reform and rationalize state death penalty practices through federal constitutional law. "Courting Death" traces the unusual and d...