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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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£28,95
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Foretelling the End of Capitalism Intellectual Misadventures since Karl Marx
ISBN: HB: 9780674919327, Harvard University Press, May 2020
304 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
Prophecies about the end of capitalism are as old as capitalism itself. None have come true. Yet, whether out of hope or fear, we keep looking for harbingers of doom. In "Foretelling the End of Capitalism", Francesco Boldizzoni gets to the root of th...
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Fairest of Them All Snow White and 21 Tales of Mothers and Daughters
ISBN: HB: 9780674238602, Harvard University Press, April 2020
256 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 4 photos, 28 colour photos
The story of the rivalry between a beautiful, innocent girl and her equally beautiful and cruel mother has been endlessly repeated and refashioned all over the world. In Switzerland you might hear about seven dwarfs who shelter a girl, only to be mur...
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Forgotten Healers Women and the Pursuit of Health in Late Renaissance Italy
ISBN: PB: 9780674241749, Harvard University Press, March 2020
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 10 photos
In Renaissance Italy women played a more central role in providing health care than historians have thus far acknowledged. Women from all walks of life – from household caregivers and nurses to nuns working as apothecaries – drove the Italian medical...
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£39,95
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Flowering Tales Women Exorcising History in Heian Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674244405, Harvard University Press, February 2020
330 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 photos, 16 illus.
Telling stories: that sounds innocuous enough. But for the first chronicle in the Japanese vernacular, "A Tale of Flowering Fortunes" ("Eiga monogatari"), there was more to worry about than a good yarn. The health of the community was at stake. "Flow...
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Food, Social Politics and the Order of Nature in Renaissance Italy
ISBN: PB: 9780674244085, Harvard University Press, February 2020
304 pp., 20.9x15.2 cm, 36 colour illus., 5 illus.
The act of eating is a basic human need. Yet in all societies, quotidian choices regarding food and its consumption reveal deeply rooted shared cultural conventions. Food goes beyond issues relating to biological needs and nutrition or production and...
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Four Walls and a Roof The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession
ISBN: PB: 9780674241466, ISBN: HB: 9780674976108, Harvard University Press, November 2019
528 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 70 halftones
Architecture, we like to believe, is an elevated art form that shapes the world as it pleases. "Four Walls and a Roof" challenges this notion, presenting a candid account of what it is really like to work as an architect. Drawing on his own tragicom...
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Feeling the Past in Seventeenth-Century China
ISBN: HB: 9780674241114, Harvard University Press, October 2019
320 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 2 tables
During the Manchu conquest of China (1640s-1680s), the Qing government mandated that male subjects shave their hair following the Manchu style. It was a directive that brought the physical body front and center as the locus of authority and control....
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£48,95
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Finding Time The Economics of Work-Life Conflict
ISBN: PB: 9780674241497, ISBN: HB: 9780674660168, Harvard University Press, October 2019
360 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 3 photos, 30 illus., 10 tables
Employers today are demanding more and more of employees' time. And from campaign barbecues to the blogosphere, workers across the United States are raising the same worried question: How can I get ahead at my job while making sure my family doesn't...
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Famine Relief in Warlord China
ISBN: PB: 9780674241145, ISBN: HB: 9780674241138, Harvard University Press, September 2019
340 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 7 photos, 1 illus., 5 maps
"Famine Relief in Warlord China" is a reexamination of disaster responses during the greatest ecological crisis of the pre-Nationalist Chinese republic. In 1920-1921, drought and ensuing famine devastated more than 300 counties in five northern provi...
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