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On Not Being Someone Else Tales of Our Unled Lives
ISBN: HB: 9780674238084, Harvard University Press, June 2020
192 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 3 illus.
We each live one life, formed by paths taken and untaken. Choosing a job, getting married, deciding on a place to live or whether to have children – every decision precludes another. But what if you'd gone the other way? It can be a seductive thought...
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£23,95
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Origins of You How Childhood Shapes Later Life
ISBN: HB: 9780674983458, Harvard University Press, June 2020
400 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 28 illus.
Does temperament in childhood predict adult personality? What role do parents play in shaping how a child matures? Is daycare bad – or good – for children? Does adolescent delinquency forecast a life of crime? Do genes influence success in life? Is h...
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£28,95
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Out of My Skull The Psychology of Boredom
ISBN: HB: 9780674984677, Harvard University Press, June 2020
256 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 6 photos, 2 illus.
We avoid boredom at all costs. It makes us feel restless and agitated. Desperate for something to do, we play games on our phones, retie our shoes, or even count ceiling tiles. And if we escape it this time, eventually it will strike again. But what...
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£22,95
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On Morals or Concerning Education
ISBN: HB: 9780674244634, Harvard University Press, May 2020
320 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"On Morals or Concerning Education" is an exhortation on the importance of education by the prolific late-Byzantine author and statesman Theodore Metochites (1270-1332), who rose to the aristocracy from a middle-class background but fell from favor l...
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£28,95
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One Man Show Poetics and Presence in the "Iliad" and "Odyssey"
ISBN: PB: 9780674980020, Harvard University Press, March 2020
445 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 8 halftones, 18 line illus.
This book plumbs the virtues of the Homeric poems as scripts for solo performance. Despite academic focus on orality and on composition in performance, we have yet to fully appreciate the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" as the sophisticated scripts that they a...
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£19,95
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Other Digital China Nonconfrontational Activism on the Social Web
ISBN: HB: 9780674980921, Harvard University Press, January 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 17 illus., 1 map, 3 tables
The Chinese government has increased digital censorship under Xi Jinping. Why? Because online activism works; it is perceived as a threat in halls of power. In "The Other Digital China", Jing Wang, a scholar at MIT and an activist in China, shatters...
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£31,95
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Orthodox Passions Narrating Filial Love during the High Qing
ISBN: HB: 9780674241176, Harvard University Press, December 2019
370 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 6 illus., 3 tables
In this groundbreaking interdisciplinary study, Maram Epstein identifies filial piety as the dominant expression of love in Qing dynasty texts. At a time when Manchu regulations made chastity the primary metaphor for obedience and social duty, filial...
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£54,95
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Old English Lives of Saints, Volume I
ISBN: HB: 9780674425095, Harvard University Press, November 2019
400 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm
"Old English Lives of Saints", a series composed in the 990s by the Benedictine monk Aelfric in his distinctive alliterative prose, portrays an array of saints – including virgin martyrs, married virgins, aristocrats, kings, soldiers, and bishops – f...
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Old English Lives of Saints, Volume II
ISBN: HB: 9780674241299, Harvard University Press, November 2019
400 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm
"Old English Lives of Saints", a series composed in the 990s by the Benedictine monk Aelfric in his distinctive alliterative prose, portrays an array of saints – including virgin martyrs, married virgins, aristocrats, kings, soldiers, and bishops – f...
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Old English Lives of Saints, Volume III
ISBN: HB: 9780674241725, Harvard University Press, November 2019
400 pp., 25.7x17.8 cm
"Old English Lives of Saints", a series composed in the 990s by the Benedictine monk Aelfric in his distinctive alliterative prose, portrays an array of saints – including virgin martyrs, married virgins, aristocrats, kings, soldiers, and bishops – f...
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£28,95
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