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Lokaprakasa by Ksemendra with the Commentary of Sahaja Bhatta, Volume 2
ISBN: HB: 9780674984363, Harvard University Press, January 2019
500 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm,
The "Lokaprakasa" by well-known Kashmirian author Ks?emendra (fl. 1050 CE) is a unique Sanskrit text that deals with details of public administration, from the king down to the village level. It includes private sale and mortgage documents as well as...
Guardian of a Dying Flame Sariputra (c. 1335-1426) and the End of Late Indian Buddhism
ISBN: HB: 9780674984356, Harvard University Press, January 2019
450 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm,
Arthur McKeown presents the first full-length analysis of the continuation of Buddhism in India after the thirteenth century. This study describes later Indian Buddhism through a detailed examination of the life of Œariputra (c. 1335-1426), the last...
Aesthetic Life Beauty and Art in Modern Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674975163, Harvard University Press, January 2019
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus., 5 halftones
This study of modern Japan engages the fields of art history, literature, and cultural studies, seeking to understand how the "beautiful woman" (bijin) emerged as a symbol of Japanese culture during the Meiji period (1868-1912). With origins in the f...
Afghanistan A History from 1260 to the Present Day
ISBN: HB: 9781789140101, Reaktion Books, November 2018
784 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 105 illus.
Located at the intersection of Asia and the Middle East, Afghanistan has been strategically important for thousands of years. Its ancient trade routes and strategic position between India, Inner Asia, China, Persia and beyond has meant the region has...
Arthur God and Hero in Avalon
ISBN: HB: 9781780239996, Reaktion Books, October 2018
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 50 illus., 10 in colour
For fifteen centuries, legends of King Arthur have inspired generations. In the misty past of a Britain under siege, half-remembered events became shrouded in ancient myth and folklore. The resulting tales were told and retold, until over time Arthur...
Inventing American Tradition From the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo
ISBN: HB: 9781780239866, Reaktion Books, August 2018
352 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 48 illus.
What really happened on the first Thanksgiving? How did a British drinking song become the national anthem of the United States? And what makes Superman so darned American? Every tradition, even the noblest and most cherished, has a history, nowhere...
Legal Lessons Popularizing Laws in the People's Republic of China, 1949-1989
ISBN: HB: 9780674983854, Harvard University Press, July 2018
406 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones
The popularization of basic legal knowledge is an important and contested technique of state governance in China today. Its roots reach back to the early years of Chinese Communist Party rule. "Legal Lessons" tells the story of how the party-state at...
Study of al-Andalus The Scholarship and Legacy of James T. Monroe
ISBN: PB: 9780674984462, Harvard University Press, July 2018
245 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 2 halftones
"The Study of al-Andalus" is a collection of essays by students and colleagues of James T. Monroe, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and Arabic at the University of California, Berkeley, and the premier scholar of Andalusi (Hispano-Arabic)...
Fate of the New Man Representing and Reconstructing Masculinity in Soviet Visual Culture, 1945-1965
ISBN: HB: 9780875807836, Northern Illinois University Press, July 2018
324 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 14 illus.
Between 1945 and 1965, the catastrophe of war – and the social and political changes it brought in its wake – had a major impact on the construction of the Soviet masculine ideal. Drawing upon a wide range of visual material, "The Fate of the New Man...
American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century A Social and Cultural History
ISBN: HB: 9780300226737, Yale University Press, July 2018
400 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 8 black&white illus.
In the eighteenth century, three-quarters of Americans made their living from farms. This authoritative history explores the lives, cultures, and societies of America's farmers from colonial times through the founding of the nation. Noted historian R...