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City on a Hill A History of American Exceptionalism
ISBN: HB: 9780300229752, Yale University Press, April 2020
392 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 19 black&white illus.
In this illuminating book, Abram Van Engen shows how the phrase "City on a Hill", from a 1630 sermon by Massachusetts Bay governor John Winthrop, shaped the story of American exceptionalism in the twentieth century. By tracing the history of Winthro...
How to Find a Higgs Boson and Other Big Mysteries in the World of the Very Small
ISBN: HB: 9780300244182, Yale University Press, April 2020
272 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 18 black&white illus.
How did physicists combine talent and technology to discover the Higgs boson, the last piece in our inventory of the subatomic world? How did the Higgs change our understanding of the universe? And now, nearly a decade after its detection, what comes...
S.M.A.K. Highlights for a Future The Collection
ISBN: HB: 9780300248012, Yale University Press, Mercatorfonds, February 2020
304 pp., 26.4x22.2 cm, 200 colour and black&white illus.
The Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (translated as the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art and commonly abbreviated as S.M.A.K.), located in Ghent, Belgium, has quickly established a reputation for both a superlative permanent collection and pro...
New Science
ISBN: PB: 9780300191134, Yale University Press, February 2020
480 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
"The New Science" is the major work of Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico. First published in 1725 and revised in 1730 and 1744, it calls for a reinterpretation of human civilization by tracing the stages of historical development shared by all so...
Herbs and Roots A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace
ISBN: HB: 9780300243611, Yale University Press, January 2020
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
Chinese medicine has a long history in the United States, with written records dating back to the American colonial period. In this intricately crafted history, Tamara Venit Shelton chronicles the dynamic systems of knowledge, therapies, and materia...
Becoming Diaspora Jews Behind the Story of Elephantine
ISBN: HB: 9780300243512, Yale University Press, November 2019
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
This book tells the story of the earliest Jewish diaspora in Egypt in a way it has never been told before. The colony that lived at Elephantine Island in the fifth century BCE is an icon of the Jewish diaspora, but there is something unusual about it...
Shinto Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art
ISBN: HB: 9780300237016, Yale University Press, May 2019
400 pp., 25.4x30.2 cm, 195 colour illus.
A central feature of Japanese culture for many centuries, the veneration of kami deities – a practice often referred to as Shinto – has been a driving force behind a broad swath of visual art. Focusing on the Heian period (795-1185) through the Edo p...
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, April 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...
Behind Closed Doors At Home in Georgian England
ISBN: PB: 9780300245721, Yale University Press, January 2019
400 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 80 black&white illus., 25 colour illus.
In this brilliant work, Amanda Vickery unlocks the homes of Georgian England to examine the lives of the people who lived there. Writing with her customary wit and verve, she introduces us to men and women from all walks of life: gentlewoman Anne Dor...
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...