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Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, January 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm , 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
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£54,00
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Art of Being Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9780674983656, Harvard University Press, December 2018
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 1 photo
"The Art of Being" is a powerful account of how the literary form of the novel reorients philosophy toward the meaning of existence. Yi-Ping Ong shows that for Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Beauvoir, the form of the novel in its classic phase yields the c...
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£32,00
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Arts of Iran in Istanbul and Anatolia Seven Essays
ISBN: PB: 9780674987340, Harvard University Press, December 2018
225 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm , 67 halftones
Many spectacular examples of Persianate art survive to the present day, safeguarded in Istanbul and beyond – celebrating the glory of the Persian Empire (and, later, the Ottoman Empire). These include illustrated books, featuring exquisitely painted...
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Achilles Unbound Multiformity and Tradition in the Homeric Epics
ISBN: PB: 9780674987364, Harvard University Press, December 2018
225 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm , 8 colour illus.
Though Achilles the character is bound by fate and by narrative tradition, Achilles's poem, the "Iliad", was never fixed and monolithic in antiquity – it was multiform. And the wider epic tradition, from which the "Iliad" emerged, was yet more multif...
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£19,00
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Aquinas and the Market Toward a Humane Economy
ISBN: HB: 9780674986404, Harvard University Press, November 2018
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 2 tables
Economists and theologians usually inhabit different intellectual worlds. Economists investigate the workings of markets and tend to set ethical questions aside. Theologians, anxious to take up concerns raised by market outcomes, often dismiss econom...
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Academy of Fisticuffs Political Economy and Commercial Society in Enlightenment Italy
ISBN: HB: 9780674976641, Harvard University Press, October 2018
688 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 33 photos, 2 maps, 6 illus.
The terms "capitalism" and "socialism" continue to haunt our political and economic imaginations, but we rarely consider their interconnected early history. Even the eighteenth century had its "socialists", but unlike those of the nineteenth, they pa...
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Agamemnon, the Pathetic Despot Reading Characterization in Homer
ISBN: PB: 9780674984455, Harvard University Press, September 2018
275 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
Agamemnon led a ten-year-long struggle at Troy only to return home and die a pathetic death at his wife's hands. Yet while Agamemnon's story exerts an outsize influence – rivalled by few epic personalities – on the poetic narratives of the Iliad and...
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Accounting for Slavery Masters and Management
ISBN: HB: 9780674972094, Harvard University Press, August 2018
312 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 28 halftones, 2 charts, 2 graphs, 2 tables
"Accounting for Slavery" is a unique contribution to the decades-long effort to understand New World slavery's complex relationship with capitalism. Through careful analysis of plantation records, Caitlin Rosenthal explores the development of quantit...
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Adorno and Existence
ISBN: PB: 9780674986862, ISBN: HB: 9780674734784, Harvard University Press, August 2018
272 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
From the beginning to the end of his career, the critical theorist Theodor W. Adorno sustained an uneasy but enduring bond with existentialism. His attitude overall was that of unsparing criticism, verging on polemic. In Kierkegaard he saw an early p...
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£21,00
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As the World Ages Rethinking a Demographic Crisis
ISBN: HB: 9780674504639, Harvard University Press, May 2018
260 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm , 1 table
eople are living longer, creating an unexpected boom in the elderly population. Longevity is increasing not only in wealthy countries but in developing nations as well. In response, many policy makers and scholars are preparing for a global crisis of...
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£28,00
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