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  • The Origin of Others

    The Origin of Others
    av Toni Morrison

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674976450

    America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What…

  • The Black Death and the Transformation of the West

    The Black Death and the Transformation of the West
    av David Herlihy

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674076136

    In this small book David Herlihy makes subtle and subversive inquiries that challenge historical thinking about the Black Death. Looking beyond the view of the plague as unmitigated catastrophe, Herlihy finds evidence for its role in the advent of n…

  • Out of My Skull

    Out of My Skull
    av James Danckert

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674984677

    No one likes to be bored. Two leading psychologists explain what causes boredom and how to listen to what it is telling you, so you can live a more engaged life. We avoid boredom at all costs. It makes us feel restless and agitated. Desperate for so…

  • Roman History, Volume I

    Roman History, Volume I
    av Appian

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674996472

    Appian (Appianus) is among our principal sources for the history of the Roman Republic, particularly in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, and sometimes our only source, as for the Third Punic War and the destruction of Carthage. Born circa AD 95, Appian…

  • The People vs. Democracy

    The People vs. Democracy
    av Yascha Mounk

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674237681

    A New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceA Newsweek "50 Coolest Books to Read This Summer" ChoiceA Financial Times Summer Book of 2018The world is in turmoil. From Russia and Turkey across Europe to the United States, authoritarian populists have…

  • Air & Light & Time & Space

    Air & Light & Time & Space
    av Helen Sword

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674737709

    From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background…

  • The Anatomy of Disgust

    The Anatomy of Disgust
    av William Ian Miller

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674031555

    William Miller embarks on an alluring journey into the world of disgust, showing how it brings order and meaning to our lives even as it horrifies and revolts us. Our notion of the self, intimately dependent as it is on our response to the excretion…

  • The Colosseum

    The Colosseum
    av Keith Hopkins, Mary Beard

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674060319

    Byron and Hitler were equally entranced by Rome's most famous monument, the Colosseum. Mid-Victorians admired the hundreds of varieties of flowers in its crannies and occasionally shuddered at its reputation for contagion, danger, and sexual temptat…

  • The Art of Ancient Egypt: Revised Edition

    The Art of Ancient Egypt: Revised Edition
    av Gay Robins

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674030657

    From the awesome grandeur of the Great Pyramids to the delicacy of a face etched on an amulet, the spellbinding power of ancient Egyptian art persists to this day. Spanning three thousand years, this beautifully illustrated history offers a thorough…

  • How to Do Things with Words: Second Edition

    How to Do Things with Words: Second Edition
    av J. L. Austin

    Häftad - 1975 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674411524

    John L. Austin was one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century. The William James Lectures presented Austin's conclusions in the field to which he directed his main efforts on a wide variety of philosophical problems. These talks became…

  • The Great Cauldron

    The Great Cauldron
    av Marie-Janine Calic

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674983922

    A sweeping history of southeastern Europe from antiquity to the present that reveals it to be a vibrant crossroads of trade, ideas, and religions.We often think of the Balkans as a region beset by turmoil and backwardness, but from late antiquity to…

  • Roman History, Volume II

    Roman History, Volume II
    av Appian

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674996489

    Appian (Appianus) is among our principal sources for the history of the Roman Republic, particularly in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC, and sometimes our only source, as for the Third Punic War and the destruction of Carthage. Born circa AD 95, Appian…

  • What It Means to Be Human

    What It Means to Be Human
    av O. Carter Snead

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674987722

    A leading expert on public bioethics advocates for a new conception of human identity in American law and policy. The natural limits of the human body make us vulnerable and therefore dependent, throughout our lives, on others. Yet American law and…

  • The Hacker and the State

    The Hacker and the State
    av Ben Buchanan

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674987555

    "One of the finest books on information security published so far in this century-easily accessible, tightly argued, superbly well-sourced, intimidatingly perceptive." -Thomas Rid, author of Active Measures "The best examination I have read of how i…

  • The Alchemy of Race and Rights

    The Alchemy of Race and Rights
    av Patricia J. Williams

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674014718

    Looks at racism in America, describes examples of its everyday occurrence, and discusses its implications for the practice and teaching of law

  • Cultivating Humanity

    Cultivating Humanity
    av Martha C. Nussbaum

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674179493

    How can higher education today create a community of critical thinkers and searchers for truth that transcends the boundaries of class, gender, and nation? Martha C. Nussbaum, philosopher and classicist, argues that contemporary curricular reform is…

  • Not Enough

    Not Enough
    av Samuel Moyn

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674241398

    The age of human rights has been kindest to the rich. Even as state violations of political rights garnered unprecedented attention due to human rights campaigns, a commitment to material equality disappeared. In its place, economic liberalization h…

  • Not Enough

    Not Enough
    av Samuel Moyn

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674737563

    "Samuel Moyn breaks new ground in examining the relationship between human rights and economic fairness. If we don't address the growing global phenomenon of economic inequality, the human rights movement as we know it cannot survive or flourish." -…

  • Countertraditions in the Bible

    Countertraditions in the Bible
    av Ilana Pardes

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674175457

    In this eye-opening book, llana Pardes explores the tense dialogue between dominant patriarchal discourses of the Bible and counter female voices. Pardes studies women's plots and subplots, dreams and pursuits, uncovering the diverse and at times co…

  • Philosophy in a New Key

    Philosophy in a New Key
    av Susanne K. Langer

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674665033

    Modern theories of meaning usually culminate in a critique of science. This book presents a study of human intelligence beginning with a semantic theory and leading into a critique of music.By implication it sets up a theory of all the arts; the tra…

  • Research Interviewing

    Research Interviewing
    av Elliot G. Mishler

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674764613

    Interviews hold a prominent place among the various research methods in the social and behavioral sciences. This book presents a powerful critique of current views and techniques, and proposes a new approach to interviewing. At the heart of Mishler'…

  • Private Wrongs

    Private Wrongs
    av Arthur Ripstein

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674659803

    A waiter spills coffee on a customer. A person walks on another person's land. A frustrated neighbor bangs on the wall. A reputation is ruined by a mistaken news report. Although the details vary, the law recognizes all of these as torts, different…

  • Internal Time

    Internal Time
    av Till Roenneberg

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674975392

    Winner of a British Medical Association Book Award A Brain Pickings Best Science Book of the YearEarly birds and night owls are born, not made. Sleep patterns may be the most obvious manifestation of the highly individualized biological clocks we in…

  • Internal Time

    Internal Time
    av Till Roenneberg

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674065857

    Early birds and night owls are born, not made. Sleep patterns may be the most obvious manifestation of the highly individualized biological clocks we inherit, but these clocks also regulate bodily functions from digestion to hormone levels to cognit…

  • The Logic of Collective Action

    The Logic of Collective Action
    av Mancur Olson

    Häftad - 1974 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674537514

    This book develops an original theory of group and organizational behavior that cuts across disciplinary lines and illustrates the theory with empirical and historical studies of particular organizations. Applying economic analysis to the subjects o…

  • History, Theory, Text

    History, Theory, Text
    av Elizabeth A. Clark

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674015845

    In this work of sweeping erudition, one of our foremost historians of early Christianity considers a variety of theoretical critiques to examine the problems and opportunities posed by the ways in which history is written. Elizabeth Clark argues for…

  • Island on Fire

    Island on Fire
    av Tom Zoellner

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674984301

    From a New York Times bestselling author, a gripping account of the slave rebellion that led to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. For five horrific weeks after Christmas in 1831, Jamaica was convulsed by an uprising of its enslaved peo…

  • Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

    Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
    av Rob Nixon

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674072343

    The violence wrought by climate change, toxic drift, deforestation, oil spills, and the environmental aftermath of war takes place gradually and often invisibly. Using the innovative concept of "slow violence" to describe these threats, Rob Nixon fo…

  • Virtue Politics

    Virtue Politics
    av James Hankins

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674237551

    A bold, revisionist account of the political thought of the Italian Renaissance-from Petrarch to Machiavelli-that reveals the all-important role of character in shaping society, both in citizens and in their leaders.Convulsed by a civilizational cri…

  • The Great Reversal

    The Great Reversal
    av Thomas Philippon

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674237544

    In this much-anticipated book, a leading economist argues that many key problems of the American economy are due not to the flaws of capitalism or the inevitabilities of globalization but to the concentration of corporate power. By lobbying against…

  • Globalists

    Globalists
    av Quinn Slobodian

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674244849

    George Louis Beer Prize Winner Wallace K. Ferguson Prize Finalist A Marginal Revolution Book of the Year "A groundbreaking contribution...Intellectual history at its best." -Stephen Wertheim, Foreign Affairs Neoliberals hate the state. Or do they? I…

  • Globalists

    Globalists
    av Quinn Slobodian

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674979529

    Chosen by Pankaj Mishra as one of the Best Books of the SummerNeoliberals hate the state. Or do they? In the first intellectual history of neoliberal globalism, Quinn Slobodian follows a group of thinkers from the ashes of the Habsburg Empire to the…

  • Apollonius of Tyana, Volume I

    Apollonius of Tyana, Volume I
    av Philostratus

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674996137

    This biography of a first-century CE holy man has become one of the most widely discussed literary works of later antiquity. With an engaging style, Philostratus portrays a charismatic teacher and religious reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern…

  • Apollonius of Tyana, Volume II

    Apollonius of Tyana, Volume II
    av Philostratus

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674996144

    This biography of a first-century CE holy man has become one of the most widely discussed literary works of later antiquity. With an engaging style, Philostratus portrays a charismatic teacher and religious reformer from Tyana in Cappadocia (modern…

  • Orations, Volume I

    Orations, Volume I
    av Aelius Aristides

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674996465

    Publius Aelius Aristides Theodorus was among the most celebrated authors of the Second Sophistic and an important figure in the transmission of Hellenism. Born to wealthy landowners in Mysia in 117, he studied in Athens and Pergamum before he fell c…

  • The Return of Martin Guerre

    The Return of Martin Guerre
    av Natalie Zemon Davis

    Häftad - 1984 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674766914

    The clever peasant Arnaud du Tilh had almost persuaded the learned judges at the Parlement of Toulouse when, on a summer's day in 1560, a man swaggered into the court on a wooden leg, denounced Arnaud, and reestablished his claim to the identity, pr…

  • Menander Rhetor. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ars Rhetorica

    Menander Rhetor. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ars Rhetorica
    av Menander Rhetor

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674997226

    This volume contains three rhetorical treatises dating probably from the reign of Diocletian (AD 285-312) that provide instruction on how to compose epideictic (display) speeches for a wide variety of occasions both public and private. Two are attri…

  • When More Is Not Better

    When More Is Not Better
    av Roger L. Martin

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781647820060

    American democratic capitalism is in danger. How can we save it?For its first two hundred years, the American economy exhibited truly impressive performance. The combination of democratically elected governments and a capitalist system worked, with…

  • Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia

    Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia
    av Hesiod

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674997202

    Hesiod describes himself as a Boeotian shepherd who heard the Muses call upon him to sing about the gods. His exact dates are unknown, but he has often been considered a younger contemporary of Homer.The first volume of this revised Loeb Classical L…

  • The Inner Citadel

    The Inner Citadel
    av Pierre Hadot

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674007079

  • The Law of Peoples

    The Law of Peoples
    av John Rawls

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674005426

    This book consists of two parts: "The Law of Peoples," a major reworking of a much shorter article by the same name published in 1993, and the essay "The Idea of Public Reason Revisited," first published in 1997. Taken together, they are the culmina…

  • The Price of Democracy

    The Price of Democracy
    av Julia Cage

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674987289

    Why and how systems of political financing and representation in Europe and North America give outsized influence to the wealthy and undermine democracy, and what we can do about it. One person, one vote. In theory, everyone in a democracy has equal…

  • Crime in the Making

    Crime in the Making
    av Robert J. Sampson

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674176058

    This new theory of crime over the life course provides an important foundation for rethinking criminal justice policy. It is based on the reanalysis of a classic set of data: Sheldon and Eleanor Gluecks' mid-century study of 500 delinquents and 500…

  • The Footnote: A Curious History

    The Footnote: A Curious History
    av Anthony Grafton

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674307605

    The weapon of pedants, the scourge of undergraduates, the b te noire of the "new" liberated scholar: the lowly footnote, long the refuge of the minor and the marginal, emerges in this book as a singular resource, with a surprising history that says…

  • The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture

    The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture
    av Benjamin G. Martin

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674545748

    Following France's crushing defeat in June 1940, the Nazis moved forward with plans to reorganize a European continent now largely under Hitler's heel. While Germany's military power would set the agenda, several among the Nazi elite argued that per…

  • Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis

    Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis
    av Walter Burkert

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674023994

    At the distant beginning of Western civilization, according to European tradition, Greece stands as an insular, isolated, near-miracle of burgeoning culture. This book traverses the ancient world's three great centers of cultural exchange--Babylonia…

  • First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within, Second Edition

    First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within, Second Edition
    av Geoffrey Hosking

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674304437

    The First Socialist Society is the compelling and often tragic history of what Soviet citizens lived through from 1917 to 1993, told with great sympathy and perception. Tracing the evolution of the Soviet political system from its origins in 1917, G…

  • Freedom

    Freedom
    av Annelien De Dijn

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674988330

    The invention of modern freedom-the equating of liberty with restraints on state power-was not the natural outcome of such secular Western trends as the growth of religious tolerance or the creation of market societies. Rather, it was propelled by a…

  • The Evolving Self

    The Evolving Self
    av Robert Kegan

    Häftad - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674272316

    The Evolving Self focuses upon the most basic and universal of psychological problems-the individual's effort to make sense of experience, to make meaning of life. According to Robert Kegan, meaning-making is a lifelong activity that begins in earli…

  • The Culture of Education

    The Culture of Education
    av Jerome Bruner

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674179530

    What we don't know about learning could fill a book--and it might be a schoolbook. In a masterly commentary on the possibilities of education, the eminent psychologist Jerome Bruner reveals how education can usher children into their culture, though…

  • Hierarchy in the Forest

    Hierarchy in the Forest
    av Christopher Boehm

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674006911

    Are humans by nature hierarchical or egalitarian? Hierarchy in the Forest addresses this question by examining the evolutionary origins of social and political behavior. Christopher Boehm, an anthropologist whose fieldwork has focused on the politic…

  • Just around Midnight

    Just around Midnight
    av Jack Hamilton

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674416598

    By the time Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet a mere ten years earlier, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and…

  • Foretelling the End of Capitalism

    Foretelling the End of Capitalism
    av Francesco Boldizzoni

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674919327

    Intellectuals since the Industrial Revolution have been obsessed with whether, when, and why capitalism will collapse. This riveting account of two centuries of failed forecasts of doom reveals the key to capitalism's durability. Prophecies about th…