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Pirates A New History, from Vikings to Somali Raiders
ISBN: HB: 9780300180749, Yale University Press, June 2019
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 colour illus., 6 black&white illus., 6 maps
In the twenty-first century piracy has regained a central place in Western culture, thanks to a surprising combination of Johnny Depp and the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise as well as the dramatic rise of modern-day piracy around Somalia and th...
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Mescaline A Global History of the First Psychedelic
ISBN: HB: 9780300231076, Yale University Press, May 2019
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 colour illus., 12 black&white illus.
Mescaline became a popular sensation in the mid-twentieth century through Aldous Huxley's "The Doors of Perception", after which the word "psychedelic" was coined to describe it. Its story, however, extends deep into prehistory: the earliest Andean c...
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Palaces of Pleasure From Music Halls to the Seaside to Football, How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment
ISBN: HB: 9780300224634, Yale University Press, April 2019
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 colour illus.
The Victorians invented mass entertainment. As the nineteenth century's growing industrialized class acquired the funds and the free time to pursue leisure activities, their desires were satiated by determined entrepreneurs building new venues for po...
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Promise of the Suburbs A Victorian History in Literature and Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780300179330, Yale University Press, March 2019
296 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 black&white illus.
Literature has, from the start of the nineteenth century, cast the suburbs as dull, vulgar, and unimaginative margins where, by definition, nothing important takes place. Sarah Bilston argues that such attitudes were forged to undermine the cultural...
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Seeing Trees A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin
ISBN: HB: 9780300225785, Yale University Press, February 2019
328 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 20 colour illus., 120 black&white illus.
Today, cities around the globe are planting street trees to mitigate the effects of climate change. However, as landscape historian Sonja Dumpelmann explains, this is not a new phenomenon. In her eye-opening work, Dumpelmann shows how New York City a...
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Ganges The Many Pasts of an Indian River
ISBN: HB: 9780300119169, Yale University Press, February 2019
456 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 66 black&white illus.
Originating in the Himalayas and flowing into the Bay of Bengal, the Ganges is India's most important and sacred river. In this unprecedented work, historian Sudipta Sen tells the story of the Ganges, from the communities that arose on its banks to t...
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Social Life of Books Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home
ISBN: PB: 9780300240252, ISBN: HB: 9780300208290, Yale University Press, January 2019
360 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 57 black&white illus.
A vivid exploration of the evolution of reading as an essential social and domestic activity during the eighteenth century. Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainme...
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Haunted On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural Worlds
ISBN: PB: 9780300239997, ISBN: HB: 9780300203806, Yale University Press, October 2018
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 black&white illus.
An award-winning scholar and author charts four hundred years of monsters and how they reflect the culture that created them Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has won accolades for rev...
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Vampire A New History
ISBN: HB: 9780300232233, Yale University Press, October 2018
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 colour illus., 4 black&white illus.
Published to mark the bicentenary of John Polidori's publication of "The Vampyre", Nick Groom's detailed new account illuminates the complex history of the iconic creature. The vampire first came to public prominence in the early eighteenth century,...
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Bedroom An Intimate History
ISBN: HB: 9780300167092, Yale University Press, October 2018
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The winner of France's prestigious Prix Femina Essai (2009), this imaginative and captivating book explores the many dimensions of the room in which we spend so much of our lives – the bedroom. Eminent cultural historian Michelle Perrot traces the ev...
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