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Hans Holbein The Artist in a Changing World
ISBN: HB: 9781789142112, Reaktion Books, May 2020
280 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus., 65 in colour
Immensely skillful and inventive, Hans Holbein moulded his approach to art-making during a period of dramatic transformation in European society and culture: the emergence of humanism, the impact of the Reformation on religious life and the effects o...
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£15,95
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Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages
ISBN: HB: 9781789142129, Reaktion Books, May 2020
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 32 illus.
"Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages" is a history like no other: it is a history of the imagination, presented through two celebrated groups of the period. One group consists of heroes: Charlemagne, El Cid, King Arthur, Orlando, Pope Joan, Melusin...
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£14,95
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Human
ISBN: PB: 9781789142143, Reaktion Books, May 2020
208 pp., 19x13.5 cm, 40 colour illus.
What does it mean to be human? And what, if anything, does it have to do with being a member of the animal species Homo sapiens? This dazzling book gets to the very heart of our rather unscientific motivations and prejudices, showing how they are of...
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£12,95
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Hinterland America's New Landscape of Class and Conflict
ISBN: PB: 9781789142136, ISBN: HB: 9781780239026, Reaktion Books, March 2020
192 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Over the last forty years, the landscape of the United States has been fundamentally transformed. It is partially visible in the ascendance of glittering, coastal hubs for finance, infotech and the so-called "creative class". But this is only the tip...
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£9,99
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Hat Origins, Language, Style
ISBN: HB: 9781789141368, Reaktion Books, November 2019
240 pp., 24x15.6 cm, 120 illus., 100 in colour
The hat is one of our most beloved pieces of clothing, appearing in virtually every society. Through the centuries, hats have represented the most important structures of culture ­­– governance (the crown), religion (the turban), traditions (the bonn...
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£18,00
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Hans Holbein Revised and Expanded Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9781780231716, Reaktion Books, October 2019
352 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 288 illus., 85 in colour
Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543), one of the most versatile and admired painters of the Northern Renaissance, trained under his father in Augsburg and then worked for leading patrons in Switzerland before settling in England as Court Painter to...
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£20,00
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History of Reading
ISBN: PB: 9781789140682, Reaktion Books, March 2019
416 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 20 illus.
Steven Roger Fischer's fascinating book, now available in an updated B-format edition, traces the complete story of reading from the time when symbol first became sign through to the electronic texts of the present day. Describing ancient forms of re...
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£9,99
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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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Happy Future is a Thing of the Past The Greek Crisis and Other Disasters
ISBN: HB: 9781780239859, Reaktion Books, August 2018
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Since 2010 Greece's social and economic conditions have been irreversibly transformed, a result of austerity measures imposed by the European troika and successive Greek governments. These stringent restructuring programmes were intended to make it p...
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£14,95
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History of Language
ISBN: PB: 9781780239033, Reaktion Books, June 2018
240 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 12 illus.
It is tempting to take the tremendous rate of contemporary linguistic change for granted. What is required, in fact, is a radical reinterpretation of what language is. Steven Roger Fischer charts the history of language from the times of Homo erectus...
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