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Statelessness A Modern History
ISBN: HB: 9780674976313, Harvard University Press, July 2019
330 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Two world wars left millions stranded in Europe. The collapse of empires and the rise of independent states in the twentieth century produced an unprecedented number of people without national belonging and with nowhere to go. Mira Siegelberg's innov...
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Baking Emily Dickinson's Black Cake
ISBN: PB: 9780674980099, Harvard University Press, July 2019
56 pp., 15.2x17.8 cm, 20 colour illus.
The Emily Dickinson manuscripts are a cherished part of Houghton Library's collections and – while it is her poems and letters that are most often celebrated – the poet's lesser known lines: "2 Butter. / 19 eggs. / 5 pounds Raisins" are also cause to...
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Lokaprakasa by Ksemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674984363, Harvard University Press, July 2019
500 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
The "Lokaprakasa" by well-known Kashmirian author Ks?emendra (fl. 1050 CE) is a unique Sanskrit text that deals with details of public administration, from the king down to the village level. It includes private sale and mortgage documents as well as...
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Poetic Transformations Eighteenth-Century Cultural Projects on the Mekong Plains
ISBN: HB: 9780674237230, Harvard University Press, July 2019
300 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 2 maps
In the eighteenth century, multiple migratory groups with competing political ambitions converged on the Mekong plains. In the frontier region, literati?officials of a territorially-expanding Vietnamese state crossed paths with a network of diasporic...
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Guardian of a Dying Flame Sariputra (c. 1335-1426) and the End of Late Indian Buddhism
ISBN: HB: 9780674984356, Harvard University Press, July 2019
450 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
Arthur McKeown presents the first full-length analysis of the continuation of Buddhism in India after the thirteenth century. This study describes later Indian Buddhism through a detailed examination of the life of Œariputra (c. 1335-1426), the last...
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Appeal to the Ladies of Hyderabad Scandal in the Raj
ISBN: HB: 9780674987654, Harvard University Press, July 2019
352 pp., 21x14 cm, 15 photos
In April 1892, a damning pamphlet circulated in the south Indian city of Hyderabad, the capital of the largest and wealthiest princely state in the British Raj. An anonymous writer charged Mehdi Hasan, an aspiring Muslim lawyer from the north, and El...
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End of Forgetting Growing Up with Social Media
ISBN: HB: 9780674976696, Harvard University Press, July 2019
180 pp., 21x14 cm
Until recently, the awkward moments of growing up could be forgotten. But today we may be on the verge of losing the ability to leave our pasts behind. In "The End of Forgetting", Kate Eichhorn explores what happens when images of our younger selves...
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Arithmetic
ISBN: PB: 9780674237513, ISBN: HB: 9780674972230, Harvard University Press, July 2019
240 pp., 21x14 cm, 58 line illus.
Because evolution endowed humans with a complement of ten fingers, a grouping size of ten seems natural to us, perhaps even ideal. But from the perspective of mathematics, groupings of ten are arbitrary, and can have serious shortcomings. Twelve woul...
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Worship of Confucius in Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674237261, Harvard University Press, July 2019
450 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 34 photos
How has Confucius, quintessentially and symbolically Chinese, been received throughout Japanese history? "The Worship of Confucius in Japan" provides the first overview of the richly documented and colorful Japanese version of the East Asian ritual t...
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Crime and Forgiveness Christianizing Execution in Medieval Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780674659841, Harvard University Press, July 2019
560 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 15 colour photos, 11 black&white photos
The public execution of criminals has been a common practice ever since ancient times. In this wide-ranging investigation of the death penalty in Europe from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, noted Italian historian Adriano Prosperi identifie...
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