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Virtues and Vices of Speech I Tatti Renaissance Library 87
ISBN: HB: 9780674987500, Harvard University Press, December 2018
400 pp., 21x14 cm
Giovanni Pontano, who adopted the academic sobriquet "Gioviano", was prime minister to several kings of Naples and the most important Neapolitan humanist of the quattrocento. Best known today as a Latin poet, he also composed dialogues depicting the...
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£19,95
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Vatican I The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church
ISBN: HB: 9780674979987, Harvard University Press, May 2018
320 pp., 20.9x13.4 cm, 9 halftones
The enduring influence of the Catholic Church has many sources – its spiritual and intellectual appeal, missionary achievements, wealth, diplomatic effectiveness, and stable hierarchy. But in the first half of the nineteenth century, the foundations...
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£17,95
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Viruses Agents of Evolutionary Invention
ISBN: HB: 9780674972087, Harvard University Press, June 2017
356 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
Viruses are the most abundant biological entities on Earth, and arguably the most successful. They are not technically alive, but – as infectious vehicles of genetic information – they have a remarkable capacity to invade, replicate, and evolve withi...
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Virtual Competition The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy
ISBN: HB: 9780674545472, Harvard University Press, March 2017
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 halftones, 3 graphs
Shoppers with Internet access and a bargain-hunting impulse can find a universe of products at their fingertips. In this thought-provoking expose, Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice Stucke invite us to take a harder look at today's app-assisted paradise of di...
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£21,95
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Visualizing Community Art, Material Culture, and Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia
ISBN: HB: 9780884024132, Harvard University Press, March 2017
558 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 410 colour illus., 18 halftones, 90 line illus., 4 maps
Cappadocia, a picturesque volcanic region of central Anatolia, preserves the best evidence of daily life in the Byzantine Empire and yet remains remarkably understudied, better known to tourists than to scholars. The area preserves an abundance of ph...
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£64,95
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Vicarious Brain, Creator of Worlds
ISBN: HB: 9780674088955, Harvard University Press, January 2017
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Groping around a familiar room in the dark, or learning to read again after a traumatic brain injury; navigating a virtual landscape through an avatar, or envisioning a scene through the eyes of a character – all of these are expressions of one funda...
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Vanishing America Species Extinction, Racial Peril, and the Origins of Conservation
ISBN: HB: 9780674971561, Harvard University Press, November 2016
264 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 26 halftones
Putting a provocative new slant on the history of U.S. conservation, "Vanishing America" reveals how wilderness preservation efforts became entangled with racial anxieties – specifically the fear that forces of modern civilization, unless checked, wo...
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£28,95
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Voice, Silence, and Self Negotiations of Buraku Identity in Contemporary Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674088405, Harvard University Press, November 2015
200 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
The Burakumin. Stigmatized throughout Japanese history as an outcaste group, their identity is still "risky", their social presence mostly silent, and their experience marginalized in public discourse. They are contemporary Japan's largest minority g...
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Violence All Around
ISBN: HB: 9780674057692, Harvard University Press, May 2015
300 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm
A human rights lawyer travels to hot zones around the globe, before and after the September 11 attacks, to document abuses committed by warlords, terrorist groups, and government counterterrorism forces. Whether reporting on al Qaeda safe houses, the...
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Vanishing into Things Knowledge in Chinese Tradition
ISBN: HB: 9780674335912, Harvard University Press, April 2015
304 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm
"Vanishing into Things" explores the concept of knowledge in Chinese thought over two millennia, from Confucius to Wang Yangming (ca. 1500 CE), and compares the different philosophical imperatives that have driven Chinese and Western thought. Challen...
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