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Eating the Empire Food and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain
ISBN: HB: 9781789142075, Reaktion Books, March 2020
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 85 illus.
When students gathered in a London coffeehouse and smoked tobacco, Yorkshire women sipped sugar-infused tea or a Glasgow family ate a bowl of Indian curry, were they aware of the mechanisms of imperial rule and trade that made such goods readily avai...
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End Artists' Late and Last Works
ISBN: HB: 9781789141313, Reaktion Books, October 2019
248 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 60 illus., 24 in colour
When is a work of art finished? Can it be complete in a mental sense? And who decides? In this highly original and wide-ranging study, Carel Blotkamp explores the concept and manifestations of "the end" in art. From the idea of a mortal end to the n...
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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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Earthly Immortalities How the Dead Live On in the Lives of Others
ISBN: HB: 9781789140583, Reaktion Books, April 2019
304 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
In this thought-provoking and book, Peter Moore examines the often overlooked issues concerning human mortality – the fragile ways in which the dead can be said to 'live on' in earthly terms: through their children, their work, the memories of others...
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Europe Illusion Britain, France, Germany and the Long History of European Integration
ISBN: HB: 9781789140606, Reaktion Books, March 2019
368 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
In "The Europe Illusion", Stuart Sweeney considers Britain's relationships with France and Prussia-Germany since the map of Europe was redrawn at Westphalia in 1648. A timely and far-sighted study, it argues that integration in Europe has evolved thr...
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£25,00
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Edge of Empires A History of Georgia
ISBN: PB: 9781789140590, ISBN: HB: 9781780230306, Reaktion Books, February 2019
528 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 40 illus.
Georgia is the most Western-looking state in today's Near or Middle East and, despite having one of the longest, most turbulent histories in the Christian or Near Eastern world, no proper history of the country has been written for decades. Donald Ra...
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Empire of Tea The Asian Leaf that Conquered the World
ISBN: PB: 9781780238982, Reaktion Books, May 2018
328 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 50 colour plates, 27 halftones
Tea has a rich and well-documented past. The beverage originated in Asia long before making its way to seventeenth-century London, where it became an exotic, highly sought-after commodity. Over the subsequent two centuries, tea's powerful psychoactiv...
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£18,00
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Etruscans Lost Civilizations
ISBN: HB: 9781780238326, Reaktion Books, October 2017
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 40 colour illus., 17 black&white illus.
The Etruscan people were a powerful and influential civilization in ancient Italy. Despite their prominence, however, they are often misrepresented as mysterious: a strange unknowable people whose language and culture have largely vanished. Lucy Ship...
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Empires and Anarchies A History of Oil in the Middle East
ISBN: HB: 9781780238104, Reaktion Books, July 2017
256 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 57 illus.
?Nothing can compare with the oilfields of the Middle East, which has the greatest oil reservoirs in the world. But, having created immense wealth, oil has not brought universal happiness to the region. The history of oil is about not only the great...
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Eileen Agar Dreaming Oneself Awake
ISBN: HB: 9781780237275, Reaktion Books, June 2017
224 pp., 25x19 cm, 130 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1899, and reborn in Paris in 1928, Eileen Agar was an artist whose work throughout her long career synthesized elements of the two main art movements of the twentieth century: Cubism and Surrealism. This monograph, the first f...
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