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Selected Works Early Modern and Modern Greek Library 4
ISBN: HB: 9780983532248, Harvard University Press, December 2020
176 pp., 20.3x13.5 cm
Writers and scholars from the early nineteenth century to the present day have never ceased to be intrigued by the life and work of Konstantinos Kaisarios Dapontes (1713-1784), a curious and captivating individual who left a lasting mark on the cultu...
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Singer of Tales Third Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780674975736, Harvard University Press, December 2020
350 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 halftone
First published in 1960, Albert B. Lord's "The Singer of Tales" remains the fundamental study of the distinctive techniques and aesthetics of oral epic poetry. Based upon pathbreaking fieldwork conducted in the 1930s and 1950s among oral epic singers...
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Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter
ISBN: PB: 9780674244726, ISBN: HB: 9780674983700, Harvard University Press, July 2020
472 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 21 photos, 4 illus.
Facebook makes us lonely. Selfies breed narcissism. On Twitter and comment boards, hostility reigns. Pundits and psychologists warn us that digital technologies substantially alter our emotional states. But in this lively and surprising account, we l...
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Capital without Borders Wealth Managers and the One Percent
ISBN: PB: 9780674244771, ISBN: HB: 9780674743809, Harvard University Press, July 2020
400 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 2 halftones, 6 line illus., 1 map, 2 tables
How do the one percent hold on to their wealth? And how do they keep getting richer, despite financial crises and the myriad of taxes on income, capital gains, and inheritance? "Capital without Borders" takes a novel approach to these questions by lo...
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Chinese Ways of Seeing and Open-Air Painting
ISBN: PB: 9780674244450, ISBN: HB: 9780674244443, Harvard University Press, July 2020
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 photos, 67 colour photos
How did modern Chinese painters see landscape? Did they depict nature in the same way as premodern Chinese painters? What does the artistic perception of modern Chinese painters reveal about the relationship between artists and the nation-state? Coul...
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Deconstructing Islamic Studies
ISBN: PB: 9780674244689, Harvard University Press, July 2020
376 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The study of Islam has historically been approached in two different ways: apologetical and polemical. The former focuses on the preservation and propagation of religious teachings, and the latter on the attempt to undermine the tradition. The dialec...
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Freedom An Unruly History
ISBN: HB: 9780674988330, Harvard University Press, July 2020
400 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 29 photos
We tend to think of freedom as something that is best protected by carefully circumscribing the boundaries of legitimate state activity. But who came up with this understanding of freedom, and for what purposes? In a masterful and surprising reapprai...
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Methodists and Muslims My Life as an Orientalist
ISBN: PB: 9780674244672, Harvard University Press, July 2020
186 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Richard W. Bulliet is an innovative historian of the Islamic world. His contributions have changed the way scholars think about the history of medieval city life, animal domestication, wheeled transport, religious conversion, Islamic institutions, an...
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Raising Keynes A Twenty-First-Century General Theory
ISBN: HB: 9780674971028, Harvard University Press, July 2020
720 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 316 illus., 73 tables
John Maynard Keynes's "General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money" was the most influential economic idea of the twentieth century. But, argues Stephen Marglin, its radical implications were obscured by Keynes's lack of the mathematical tools...
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Smellosophy What the Nose Tells the Mind
ISBN: HB: 9780674983694, Harvard University Press, July 2020
352 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 8 photos, 9 illus., 1 table
Decades of cognition research have shown that external stimuli "spark" neural patterns in particular regions of the brain. This has fostered a view of the brain as a space that we can map: here the brain responds to faces, there it perceives a sensat...
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