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Why Liberalism Failed
ISBN: PB: 9780300240023, ISBN: HB: 9780300223446, Yale University Press, May 2019
256 pp., 21x14 cm
Of the three dominant ideologies of the twentieth century – fascism, communism, and liberalism – only the last remains. This has created a peculiar situation in which liberalism's proponents tend to forget that it is an ideology and not the natural e...
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£12,99
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£20,00
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On Political Obligation
ISBN: PB: 9780300214994, Yale University Press, May 2019
264 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
This stimulating collection of lectures by the late Judith Shklar on political obligation is paired with a scholarly introduction that offers an overview of her life, illuminates the connections among her teaching, research, and publications, and exp...
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£35,00
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Pocket A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900
ISBN: HB: 9780300239072, Yale University Press, May 2019
264 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 200 colour illus.
Pencils, a sketchbook, cake, yards of stolen ribbon, thimbles, snuff boxes, a picture of a lover, two live ducks: these are just some of the fascinating things carried by women and girls in their tie-on pockets, an essential accessory throughout the...
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Power of Color Five Centuries of European Painting
ISBN: PB: 9780300237191, Yale University Press, May 2019
312 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 204 colour illus., 8 black&white illus.
This expansive study of color illuminates the substance, context, and meaning of five centuries of European painting. Between the mid-15th and the mid-19th centuries, the materials of painting remained remarkably unchanged, but innovations in their u...
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£30,00
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Russia's Crony Capitalism The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy
ISBN: HB: 9780300243093, Yale University Press, May 2019
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 black&white illus.
This insightful study explores how the economic system Vladimir Putin has developed in Russia works to consolidate control over the country. By appointing his close associates as heads of state enterprises and by giving control of the FSB and the jud...
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£25,00
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Sentence to Hope A Sa'dallah Wannous Reader
ISBN: HB: 9780300221343, Yale University Press, May 2019
464 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm
Sa'dallah Wannous is acknowledged to be one of the Arab world's most significant playwrights, writers, and intellectuals of the twentieth century. This first English-language collection brings together his major plays and essays. Selections include t...
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£25,00
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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...
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£55,00
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Emperor A New Life of Charles V
ISBN: HB: 9780300196528, Yale University Press, May 2019
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 colour illus., 24 black&white illus.
The life of Emperor Charles V (1500-1558), ruler of Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and much of Italy and Central and South America, has long intrigued biographers. But the elusive nature of the man (despite an abundance of documentation), his relen...
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Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000
ISBN: PB: 9780300244366, ISBN: HB: 9780300208511, Yale University Press, May 2019
296 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 4 black&white illus.
Five centuries of Irish history are explored in this informative and accessible volume. John Gibney proceeds from the beginning of Ireland's modern period and continues through to virtually the present day, offering an integrated overview of the isla...
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£16,99
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Sophie Whettnall (at) Work
ISBN: PB: 9780300233278, Mercatorfonds, May 2019
208 pp., 31.8x22.9 cm, 200 colour and black&white illus.
This unconventional publication explores the process of making art through the work and studio practice of Sophie Whettnall (b. 1973), a contemporary Belgian artist whose works range from video art, installation, and performance to sculpture and draw...
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£40,00
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