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Boxing A Cultural History (New Edition)
ISBN: PB: 9781789140514, Reaktion Books, June 2019
576 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 152 illus.
Throughout history potters, sculptors, painters, poets, novelists, cartoonists, song-writers, photographers and film-makers have recorded and made sense of boxing. In her encyclopaedic investigation of the shifting social, political and cultural reso...
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£12,99
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Eyewitnessing The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence
ISBN: PB: 9781789140613, Reaktion Books, June 2019
304 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 82 illus.
"Eyewitnessing" evaluates the place of images among other kinds of historical evidence. By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium, and looking at the pragmatic uses of images (e.g. the Bayeux Tapestry, an engraving of a p...
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£12,99
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Five Years Ahead of My Time Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9781789140651, Reaktion Books, May 2019
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
"Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present" tells of an explosive musical phenomenon whose continuing influence on popular culture is dramatic and deep. The tale begins in 1950s America, when classic rock 'n' roll was rea...
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£9,95
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Arnold Schoenberg
ISBN: PB: 9781789140873, Reaktion Books, February 2019
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 35 illus.
The most radical and divisive composer of the twentieth century, Arnold Schoenberg remains a hero to many, and a villain to many others. Born in the Jewish quarter of his beloved Vienna, Schoenberg's early career took him to Berlin, as a leading ligh...
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£11,99
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Gilded Youth Privilege, Rebellion and the British Public School
ISBN: HB: 9781789140668, Reaktion Books, February 2019
296 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 9 illus.
The British public school is an iconic institution, a training ground for the ruling elite and a symbol of national identity and tradition. But beyond the elegant architecture and evergreen playing fields is a turbulent history of teenage rebellion,...
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£18,00
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History of Feelings
ISBN: HB: 9781789140675, Reaktion Books, January 2019
240 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 19 illus.
What does it mean to feel something? What stimulates our desires, aspirations and dreams? Did our ancestors feel in the same way to us? Historians have tried to make sense of our feelings, passions, moods, emotions and sentiments over the last decade...
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£25,00
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North Pole Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781789140088, Reaktion Books, December 2018
208 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 100 illus., 50 in colour
In "North Pole", Michael Bravo explains how visions of the North Pole have been supremely important to the world's cultures and political leaders, from Alexander the Great to neo- Hindu nationalists. Tracing poles and polarity back to sacred ancient...
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£14,95
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Pierre Loti
ISBN: PB: 9781780239958, Reaktion Books, September 2018
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 35 illus.
Few authors have led lives as interesting as the French novelist and travel writer Pierre Loti (1850-1923) – nor have they worked harder to make it appear even more romantic than it already was. As a career officer in the French navy, Loti participat...
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£11,99
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Anatomy of Riches Sir Robert Paston's Treasure
ISBN: HB: 9781780239798, Reaktion Books, August 2018
280 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 26 illus., 17 in colour
"The Anatomy of Riches" tells the story of one family's long rise from rags to riches, and their rapid reversal of fortune. It focuses on the life of Sir Robert Paston, who experienced the family's fall from grace at a time of momentous change, the b...
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£20,00
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Angels in Mourning Sublime Madness, Ennui and Melancholy in Modern Thought
ISBN: HB: 9781780239729, Reaktion Books, July 2018
176 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Sublime madness and ennui: melancholy is a condition of imbalance, chaotic and desolate, and a keystone of modern Western thought. In "Angels in Mourning", Roger Bartra explores how three lucid European thinkers – Immanuel Kant, Max Weber and Walter...
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£15,99
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