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Great Economic Thinkers An Introduction - from Adam Smith to Amartya Sen
ISBN: PB: 9781789142105, ISBN: HB: 9781789140057, Reaktion Books, March 2020
304 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm
"Great Economic Thinkers" presents an accessible introduction to the lives and works of the most influential economists of modern times. Free from confusing jargon and equations, the book describes and discusses key economic concepts – from the role...
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Madrid Midnight City
ISBN: HB: 9781789142198, Reaktion Books, March 2020
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 105 illus., 75 in colour
Spain's top city for tourism, Madrid attracts more than six million visitors a year. Helen Crisp and Jules Stewart relate the story of a city and its people through the centuries, while their carefully curated listings give a nod to well-known attrac...
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Storyworlds of Robin Hood The Origins of a Medieval Outlaw
ISBN: HB: 9781789142327, Reaktion Books, March 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 20 illus.
Robin Hood is one of the most enduring and well-known figures of English folklore. Yet who was he? Lesley Coote re-examines the early tales about Robin in light of the stories, both English and French, that surrounded them. In the process, she return...
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Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens
ISBN: HB: 9781789142341, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 98 illus., 59 in colour
The Danish aristocrat and astronomer Tycho Brahe personified the inventive vitality of Renaissance life in the sixteenth century. Brahe lost his nose in a student duel, wrote Latin poetry and built one of the most astonishing villas of the period, as...
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Mulberry
ISBN: HB: 9781789141429, Reaktion Books, October 2019
264 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 95 in colour
Since Antiquity few trees have had a greater impact on the world's culture and economy than the mulberry. The sole food of the silkworm, the leaves of the mulberry brought prosperity not only to ancient China, but to all nations that learned the art...
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Donatello and the Dawn of Renaissance Art
ISBN: HB: 9781789141306, Reaktion Books, August 2019
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 60 in colour
The Italian sculptor known as Donatello helped to forge a new kind of art – one that defines the Renaissance. His work was progressive, innovative, challenging and even controversial. Using a variety of novel sculptural techniques and perspectives, D...
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Psyche on the Skin A History of Self-harm
ISBN: PB: 9781789141481, ISBN: HB: 9781780237503, Reaktion Books, July 2019
320 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 55 illus.
Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mu...
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Creative Gatherings Meeting Places of Modernism
ISBN: HB: 9781789140552, Reaktion Books, June 2019
288 pp., 22.4x16.8 cm, 206 illus., 128 in colour
Art is seen as a solitary, even a reclusive, endeavour. But visual artists, writers and musicians often find themselves energized by a collective environment. Sharing ideas around a table has always provided a starting, and a continuing, place for fr...
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Mexico City Cradle of Empires
ISBN: HB: 9781789140736, Reaktion Books, May 2019
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 107 illus., 75 in colour
Mexico City has always been a seat of empire. In its grandiose pretentions and sheer swagger, it gives the impression of power exercised over great distances. And yet this power has frequently been contested, lending the city a tough, battle-hardened...
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Madness of Knowledge On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing
ISBN: HB: 9781789140729, Reaktion Books, March 2019
384 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
Many human beings have considered the powers and the limits of human knowledge, but few have wondered about the power that the idea of knowledge has over us. The Madness of Knowledge is the first book to investigate this emotional inner life of knowl...
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