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Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State
ISBN: HB: 9780300208269, Yale University Press, February 2019
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In this bold debut work, historian James M. Vaughn challenges the scholarly consensus that British India and the Second Empire were founded "in a fit of absence of mind". He instead argues that the origins of the Raj and the largest empire of the mod...
Spirit of Zen
ISBN: PB: 9780300221459, Yale University Press, November 2018
272 pp., 21.6x14 cm
Leading Buddhist scholar Sam van Schaik explores the history and essence of Zen, based on a new translation of one of the earliest surviving collections of teachings by Zen masters. These teachings, titled "The Masters and Students of the Lanka", wer...
Bruegel's Winter Scenes Historians and Art Historians in Dialogue
ISBN: HB: 9780300236927, Mercatorfonds, October 2018
352 pp., 30x24.1 cm, 310 colour illus.
This focused volume presents a deep exploration and new interpretations of the winter paintings of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1525-1569). By applying new methodological approaches and interdisciplinary research to these masterpieces of Flemish Ren...
Collectors' Visions Arts of Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia and the Americas
ISBN: HB: 9788874398157, 5 Continents Editions, September 2018
320 pp., 28.9x24.8 cm, colour illus.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, at a time of turmoil when art was undergoing unprecedented upheaval, the West and especially France, began to turn its eyes towards distant cultures until then largely neglected. Artists were in the throes o...
Nocturne Night in American Art, 1890-1917
ISBN: HB: 9780300223996, Yale University Press, June 2018
256 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 116 colour illus., 35 black&white illus.
The turn of the 20th century witnessed a surge in the creation and popularity of nocturnes and night landscapes in American art. In this original and thought-provoking book, Helene Valance investigates why artists and viewers of the era were so capti...
Reform Catholicism and the International Suppression of the Jesuits, 1554-1791
ISBN: HB: 9780300228465, Yale University Press, June 2018
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The Jesuits devoted themselves to preaching the word of God, administering the sacraments, and spreading the faith by missions in both Europe and newly discovered lands abroad. But, in 1773, under intense pressure from the monarchs of Europe, the pap...
Van Gogh and Music A Symphony in Blue and Yellow
ISBN: HB: 9780300228335, Yale University Press, May 2018
184 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 58 colour illus., 11 black&white illus.
This engaging book is the first in-depth investigation of the influential role that music and sound played throughout Vincent van Gogh's (1853-1890) life. From psalms and hymns to the operas of Richard Wagner to simple birdsong, music represented to...
Van Gogh and Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780300233261, Mercatorfonds, April 2018
200 pp., 29.8x22.9 cm, 200 colour and black&white illus.
Vincent van Gogh's (1853-1890) encounter with Japanese ukiyo-e prints during his time in Paris was decisive for the direction that his art would take in the years to come. He enthusiastically assembled a collection of the prints with the idea of deal...
Book of Whispers
ISBN: HB: 9780300223460, Yale University Press, February 2018
360 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
The grandchild of Armenians who escaped widespread massacres during the Ottoman Empire a century ago, Varujan Vosganian grew up in Romania hearing firsthand accounts of those who had witnessed horrific killings, burned villages, and massive deportati...
Big and Small A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies
ISBN: HB: 9780300228861, Yale University Press, November 2017
360 pp., 21x14 cm, 17 colour illus., 15 black&white illus.
Author, scholar, and editor Lynne Vallone has an international reputation in the field of child studies. In this analytical tour-de-force, she explores bodily size difference – particularly unusual bodies, big and small – as an overlooked yet crucial...