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  • From Shame to Sin

    From Shame to Sin
    av Kyle Harper

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674660014

    When Rome was at its height, an emperor's male beloved, victim of an untimely death, would be worshipped around the empire as a god. In this same society, the routine sexual exploitation of poor and enslaved women was abetted by public institutions.…

  • From Shame to Sin

    From Shame to Sin
    av Kyle Harper

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674072770

    When Rome was at its height, an emperor's male beloved, victim of an untimely death, would be worshipped around the empire as a god. In this same society, the routine sexual exploitation of poor and enslaved women was abetted by public institutions.…

  • Technosystem

    av Andrew Feenberg

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674971783

    We live in a world of technical systems designed in accordance with technical disciplines and operated by personnel trained in those disciplines. This is a unique form of social organization that largely determines our way of life, but the actions o…

  • Dominance without Hegemony

    Dominance without Hegemony
    av Ranajit Guha

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674214835

    What is colonialism and what is a colonial state? Ranajit Guha points out that the colonial state in South Asia was fundamentally different from the metropolitan bourgeois state which sired it. The metropolitan state was hegemonic in character, and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Neutron Stars

    Neutron Stars
    av Katia Moskvitch

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674919358

    The astonishing science of neutron stars and the stories of the scientists who study them. Neutron stars are as bewildering as they are elusive. The remnants of exploded stellar giants, they are tiny, merely twenty kilometers across, and incredibly…

  • Automation and Utopia

    Automation and Utopia
    av John Danaher

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674984240

    Automating technologies threaten to usher in a workless future. But this can be a good thing-if we play our cards right.Human obsolescence is imminent. The factories of the future will be dark, staffed by armies of tireless robots. The hospitals of…

  • The Black Box Society

    The Black Box Society
    av Frank Pasquale

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674970847

    Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior-silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. The data compiled and portraits created are incredibly detailed, to the point of being invasive.…

  • Biography

    av Nigel Hamilton

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674034716

    For thousands of years we have recorded real lives--the lives of others, and of ourselves. For what purpose and for whom has this universal and timeless pursuit endured? What obstacles have lain in the path of biographers in the past, and what conti…

  • 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 Harm in Hate Speech

    The Harm in Hate Speech
    av Jeremy Waldron

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674416864

    Every liberal democracy has laws or codes against hate speech-except the United States. For constitutionalists, regulation of hate speech violates the First Amendment and damages a free society. Against this absolutist view, Jeremy Waldron argues po…

  • Constitutional Choices

    Constitutional Choices
    av Laurence H. Tribe

    Häftad - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674165397

    Constitutional Choices illuminates the world of scholarship and advocacy uniquely combined by Laurence Tribe, one of the nation's leading professors of constitutional law and most successful practitioners before the Supreme Court. In his new hook, T…

  • The Black Book of Communism

    The Black Book of Communism
    av Stephane Courtois

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674076082

    Already famous throughout Europe, this international bestseller plumbs recently opened archives in the former Soviet bloc to reveal the actual, practical accomplishments of Communism around the world: terror, torture, famine, mass deportations, and…

  • Lost Histories

    Lost Histories
    av Kirsten L. Ziomek

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674237285

    A grandson's photo album. Old postcards. English porcelain. A granite headstone. These are just a few of the material objects that help reconstruct the histories of colonial people who lived during Japan's empire. These objects, along with oral hist…

  • Lost Histories

    Lost Histories
    av Kirsten L. Ziomek

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674237278

    A grandson's photo album. Old postcards. English porcelain. A granite headstone. These are just a few of the material objects that help reconstruct the histories of colonial people who lived during Japan's empire. These objects, along with oral hist…

  • The World Republic of Letters

    The World Republic of Letters
    av Pascale Casanova

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674010215

    The "world of letters" has always seemed a matter more of metaphor than of global reality. In this book, Pascale Casanova shows us the state of world literature behind the stylistic refinements--a world of letters relatively independent from economi…

  • Ugly Feelings

    Ugly Feelings
    av Sianne Ngai

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674024090

    Envy, irritation, paranoia--in contrast to powerful and dynamic negative emotions like anger, these non-cathartic states of feeling are associated with situations in which action is blocked or suspended. In her examination of the cultural forms to w…

  • Colors of the Mind

    Colors of the Mind
    av Angus Fletcher

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674334137

    Angus Fletcher is one of our finest theorists of the arts, the heir to I. A. Richards, Erich Auerbach, Northrop Frye. This, his grandest book since the groundbreaking "Allegory" of 1964, aims to open another field of study: how thought--the act, th…

  • The Mind of a Mnemonist

    The Mind of a Mnemonist
    av A. R. Luria

    Häftad - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674576223

    This study explores the inner world of a rare human phenomenon-a man who was endowed with virtually limitless powers of memory. From his intimate knowledge of S., the mnemonist, gained from conversations and testing over a period of almost thirty ye…

  • Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind

    Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
    av Wilfrid Sellars

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674251557

    The most important work by one of America's greatest twentieth-century philosophers, Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind is both the epitome of Wilfrid Sellars' entire philosophical system and a key document in the history of philosophy. First pub…

  • The Union War

    The Union War
    av Gary W. Gallagher

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674066083

    Even one hundred and fifty years later, we are haunted by the Civil War-by its division, its bloodshed, and perhaps, above all, by its origins. Today, many believe that the war was fought over slavery. This answer satisfies our contemporary sense of…

  • Famous Women

    Famous Women
    av Giovanni Boccaccio

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674011304

    The more than 100 women whose life stories make up this volume range from the exemplary to the notorious, from historical and mythological figures to Renaissance contemporaries of its author, the master storyteller Giovanni Boccaccio. The first coll…

  • Four Walls and a Roof

    Four Walls and a Roof
    av Reinier de Graaf

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674241466

    A Financial Times Best Book of the YearA Guardian Best Architecture Book of the Year"Sharp, revealing, funny."-The Guardian"An original and even occasionally hilarious book about losing ideals and finding them again... [De Graaf] deftly shows that a…

  • Four Walls and a Roof

    Four Walls and a Roof
    av Reinier de Graaf

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674976108

    Architecture, we like to believe, is an elevated art form that shapes the world as it pleases. Four Walls and a Roof challenges this notion, presenting a candid account of what it is really like to work as an architect.Drawing on his own tragicomic…

  • Posthomerica

    av Quintus Smyrnaeus

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674997165

    Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica, the only long mythological epic to survive in Greek from the period between Apollonius' Argonautica (3rd century BC) and Nonnus' Dionysiaca (5th century AD), fills in the whole story of the Trojan expedition between…

  • The Confederate War

    The Confederate War
    av Gary W. Gallagher

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674160569

    If one is to believe contemporary historians, the South never had a chance. Many allege that the Confederacy lost the Civil War because of internal division or civilian disaffection; others point to flawed military strategy or ambivalence over slave…

  • The Anatomy of Racial Inequality

    The Anatomy of Racial Inequality
    av Glenn C. Loury

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674012424

    Speaking wisely and provocatively about the political economy of race, Glenn Loury has become one of our most prominent black intellectuals--and, because of his challenges to the orthodoxies of both left and right, one of the most controversial. A m…

  • Neptune's Laboratory

    Neptune's Laboratory
    av Antony Adler

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674972018

    A eyewitness to profound change affecting marine environments on the Newfoundland coast, Antony Adler argues that the history of our relationship with the ocean lies as much in what we imagine as in what we discover.We have long been fascinated with…

  • Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons

    Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons
    av Igor Stravinsky

    Häftad - 1974 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674678569

    One of the greatest of contemporary composers has here set down in delightfully personal fashion his general ideas about music and some accounts of his own experience as a composer. Every concert-goer and lover of music will take keen pleasure in hi…

  • Outbreak Culture

    Outbreak Culture
    av Pardis Sabeti

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674976115

    The award-winning genetic researcher who helped tame the Ebola epidemic pairs up with a prize-winning journalist to tell the story of what happened and what would have to change to prevent the next outbreak from spiraling out of control.At the heigh…

  • Metternich

    av Wolfram Siemann

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674743922

    A compelling new biography that recasts the most important European statesman of the first half of the nineteenth century, famous for his alleged archconservatism, as a friend of realpolitik and reform, pursuing international peace.Metternich has a…

  • You Can't Say You Can't Play

    You Can't Say You Can't Play
    av Vivian Gussin Paley

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674965904

    Who of us cannot remember the pain and humiliation of being rejected by our classmates? However thick-skinned or immune to such assaults we may become as adults, the memory of those early exclusions is as palpable to each of us today as it is common…

  • The Scientific Method

    The Scientific Method
    av Henry M. Cowles

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674976191

    The surprising history of the scientific method-from an evolutionary account of thinking to a simple set of steps-and the rise of psychology in the nineteenth century. The idea of a single scientific method, shared across specialties and teachable t…

  • Allegories of the Odyssey

    Allegories of the Odyssey
    av John Tzetzes

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674238374

    Homer's Iliad and Odyssey were central to the educational system of Byzantium, yet the religion and culture of the Homeric epics-even the ancient Greek language itself-had become almost unrecognizable to Byzantine Greek readers coming to the texts n…

  • The Averaged American

    The Averaged American
    av Sarah E. Igo

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674027428

    Americans today "know" that a majority of the population supports the death penalty, that half of all marriages end in divorce, and that four out of five prefer a particular brand of toothpaste. Through statistics like these, we feel that we underst…

  • The Gnostics

    The Gnostics
    av David Brakke

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674066038

    Who were the Gnostics? And how did the Gnostic movement influence the development of Christianity in antiquity? Is it true that the Church rejected Gnosticism? This book offers an illuminating discussion of recent scholarly debates over the concept…

  • A History of Private Life, Volume II: Revelations of the Medieval World

    A History of Private Life, Volume II: Revelations of the Medieval World

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674400016

    The second volume of "A History of Private Life" contains much rich and colourful detail culled from a considerable variety of sources. This "secret epic" aims to construct a vivid picture of peasant and patrician life in different places in the 11t…

  • A History of Private Life, Volume III: Passions of the Renaissance

    A History of Private Life, Volume III: Passions of the Renaissance

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674400023

    Readers intersted in history, and in development of the modern sensibility, should relish this large-scale yet intimately detailed examination of the blossoming of the ordinary and extraordinary people of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. This…

  • QBism

    av Hans Christian von Baeyer

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674504646

    Measured by the accuracy of its predictions and the scope of its technological applications, quantum mechanics is one of the most successful theories in science?as well as one of the most misunderstood. The deeper meaning of quantum mechanics remain…

  • Appendix Ovidiana

    Appendix Ovidiana

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674238381

    When does imitation of an author morph into masquerade? Although the Roman writer Ovid died in the first century CE, many new Latin poems were ascribed to him from the sixth until the fifteenth century. Like the Appendix Vergiliana, these verses ref…

  • The Enchantments of Mammon

    The Enchantments of Mammon
    av Eugene McCarraher

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674984615

    Far from displacing religions, as has been supposed, capitalism became one, with money as its deity. Eugene McCarraher reveals how mammon ensnared us and how we can find a more humane, sacramental way of being in the world.If socialists and Wall Str…

  • Analog Days

    Analog Days
    av Trevor Pinch

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674016170

    Though ubiquitous today, available as a single microchip and found in any electronic device requiring sound, the synthesizer when it first appeared was truly revolutionary. Something radically new--an extraordinary rarity in musical culture--it was…

  • The End of Forgetting

    The End of Forgetting
    av Kate Eichhorn

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674976696

    Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, our childhoods have been captured and preserved online, never to go away. But what happens when we can't leave our most embarrassing moments behind?Until recently, the awkward moments of growing up could be forgotte…

  • Epistemic Cultures

    Epistemic Cultures
    av Karin Knorr Cetina

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674258945

    How does science create knowledge? Epistemic cultures, shaped by affinity, necessity, and historical coincidence, determine how we know what we know. In this book, Karin Knorr Cetina compares two of the most important and intriguing epistemic cultur…

  • The Great Chain of Being

    The Great Chain of Being
    av Arthur O. Lovejoy

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674361539

    From later antiquity down to the close of the eighteenth century, most philosophers and men of science and, indeed, most educated men, accepted without question a traditional view of the plan and structure of the world.In this volume, which embodies…

  • The Romantic Imperative

    The Romantic Imperative
    av Frederick C. Beiser

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674019805

    The Early Romantics met resistance from artists and academics alike in part because they defied the conventional wisdom that philosophy and the arts must be kept separate. Indeed, as the literary component of Romanticism has been studied and celebra…

  • On Morals or Concerning Education

    On Morals or Concerning Education
    av Theodore Metochites

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674244634

    On Morals or Concerning Education is an exhortation on the importance of education by the prolific late-Byzantine author and statesman Theodore Metochites (1270-1332), who rose to the aristocracy from a middle-class background but fell from favor la…

  • A History of Private Life, Volume I: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium

    A History of Private Life, Volume I: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674399747

    First of the widely celebrated and sumptuously illustrated series, this book reveals in intimate detail what life was really like in the ancient world. Behind the vast panorama of the pagan Roman empire, the reader discovers the intimate daily lives…

  • The Ukrainian West

    The Ukrainian West
    av William Jay Risch

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674050013

    In 1990, months before crowds in Moscow and other major cities dismantled their monuments to Lenin, residents of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv toppled theirs. William Jay Risch argues that Soviet politics of empire inadvertently shaped this ant…

  • The First Crusade

    The First Crusade
    av Peter Frankopan

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674970786

    According to tradition, the First Crusade began at the instigation of Pope Urban II and culminated in July 1099, when thousands of western European knights liberated Jerusalem from the rising menace of Islam. But what if the First Crusade's real cat…

  • The Pasteurization of France

    The Pasteurization of France
    av Bruno Latour

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674657618

    What can one man accomplish, even a great man and brilliant scientist? Although every town in France has a street named for Pasteur, was he alone able to stop people from spitting, persuade them to dig drains, influence them to undergo vaccination?…

  • Instruments of Desire

    Instruments of Desire
    av Steve Waksman

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780674005471

    Around 1930, a group of guitar designers in Southern California fitted instruments with an electromagnetic device called a pickup--and forever changed the face of popular music. Taken up by musicians as diverse as Les Paul, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendri…