Ewa Ledóchowicz - Książki według tematyki
Hell and Its Rivals Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages
ISBN: HB: 9781501707803, Cornell University Press, June 2017
432 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 1 halftones, 3 tables
The idea of punishment after death – whereby the souls of the wicked are consigned to Hell (Gehenna, Gehinnom, or Jahannam) – emerged out of beliefs found across the Mediterranean, from ancient Egypt to Zoroastrian Persia, and became fundamental to t...
HB: £36,95
Fear and Fortune Spirit Worlds ad Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush
ISBN: PB: 9781501707551, Cornell University Press, May 2017
184 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 14 halftones, 6 line figures, 1 table
Contents: Introduction: Land of Fortune 1. The Burden of Patriarchy 2. The Power of Gold 3. Angered Spirits 4. Polluted Money 5. Wealth and Devotion 6. Trading Gold
PB: £18,95
Moral Technology Electrification as Political Ritual in New Delhi
ISBN: PB: 9781501707520, Cornell University Press, May 2017
256 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 8 halftones
In India over the past century, electrification has meant many things: it has been a colonial gift of modern technology, a tool of national integration and political communication, and a means of gauging the country's participation in globalization....
PB: £22,95
Viking Friendship The Social Bond in Iceland and Norway, c. 900-1300
ISBN: HB: 9781501705779, Cornell University Press, March 2017
200 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 2 tables
"To a faithful friend, straight are the roads and short" – Odin, from the Havamal (c. 1000) Friendship was the most important social bond in Iceland and Norway during the Viking Age and the early Middle Ages. Far more significantly than kinship ties...
HB: £32,95
Killing Others A Natural History of Ethnic Violence
ISBN: PB: 9781501704888, Cornell University Press, January 2017
256 pp., 15.2x22.8 cm, 4 halftones, 11 charts
In "Killing Others", Matthew Lange explores why humans ruthlessly attack and kill people from other ethnic communities. Drawing on an array of cases from around the world and insight from a variety of disciplines, Lange provides a simple yet powerful...
PB: £20,50
Governing Habits Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic
ISBN: PB: 9781501703133, ISBN: HB: 9781501703126, Cornell University Press, December 2016
264 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm
Critics of narcology – as addiction medicine is called in Russia – decry it as being "backward", hopelessly behind contemporary global medical practices in relation to addiction and substance abuse, and assume that its practitioners lack both profess...
PB: £17,95
HB: £60,50
Merlin Knowledge and Power through the Ages
ISBN: PB: 9781501705694, ISBN: HB: 9780801443657, Cornell University Press, December 2016
296 pp., 15.5x23.6 cm, 25 halftones
Merlin, the wizard of Arthurian legend, has been a source of enduring fascination for centuries. In this authoritative, entertaining, and generously illustrated book, Stephen Knight traces the myth of Merlin back to its earliest roots in the early We...
PB: £13,95
HB: £24,50
Native to the Republic Empire, Social Citizenship, and Everyday Life in Marseille since 1945
ISBN: HB: 9781501704772, Cornell University Press, December 2016
280 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 10 halftones
In "Native to the Republic", Minayo Nasiali traces the process through which expectations about living standards and decent housing came to be understood as social rights in late twentieth-century France. These ideas evolved through everyday negotiat...
HB: £33,50
Anthropologies of Unemployment New Perspectives on Work and Its Absence
ISBN: PB: 9781501704666, ISBN: HB: 9781501704659, Cornell University Press, October 2016
288 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 3 halftones, 1 table, 1 chart
"Anthropologies of Unemployment" offers accessible, theoretically innovative, and ethnographically rich examinations of unemployment in rural and urban regions across North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The diversity of case studies de...
PB: £19,95
HB: £60,50
Salvage Cultural Resilience among the Jorai of Northeast Cambodia
ISBN: PB: 9781501703034, ISBN: HB: 9781501703027, Cornell University Press, October 2016
264 pp., 15.2x22.9 cm, 6 halftones, 2 line figures, 1 map
In "Salvage", Krisna Uk draws on extensive research in a Cambodian village she calls Leu to provide a unique ethnography of the Jorai, an ethnic minority group that lives in Vietnam and in the most heavily bombed region of northeast Cambodia. The Jor...
PB: £19,95
HB: £60,50