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PUBLICATIONS & DISTRIBUTED TITLES Autumn 2019

Archaeology • Ancient Near East Anglo-Saxon & Viking • Greece & Rome Landscape • Prehistory • The Medieval World Arts & Culture • Music & Film • Military History • Social Sciences


Welcome to the Autumn 2019 Catalogue from Oxbow Books We are very pleased to present to you books for the Autumn 2019 season in this catalogue. The first half of the catalogue contains books on archaeology, ancient history, and the middle ages from our own imprints and our distributed publishers. The second half, beginning on p. 44, contains books on arts and culture, film and cinema, philosophy, politics, and social sciences. We also welcome Holy Trinity Publications as a distributed publisher. Upcoming books from their imprints, Printshop of St Job of Pochaev and Holy Trinity Seminary Press, can be found on p. 68-69. With so much packed into this catalogue, we’re sure that there will be something in here to interest you. Trade ordering information can be found inside the back cover.

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Archaeology, Ancient History & Middle Ages Prehistory..................................................................1 Aegean Prehistory......................................................8 Ancient Egypt and the Near East.........................10 Greece and the Hellenistic World.........................14 Rome & the Roman Provinces..........,,...................15 Late Antique & Byzantine Archaeology..............18 Medieval Archaeology..............................................19 Archaeological Method & Theory..........................25 British Archaeology..................................................29 Numismatics & Philately.........................................33 Museums & Heritage Management......................37 World History.............................................................38 Texts & Literature.....................................................39 New in Paperback .....................................................40 Backlist Bestsellers ..................................................41 Recent Highlights ....................................................42

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Humanities, Arts & Culture Post-Medieval History..............................................44 Art & Photography...................................................45 Film & Cinema............................................................49 Music & Dance............................................................52 Landscape & Nature................................................56 Military History............................................................57 Philosophy..................................................................61 Politics, Economics & Law......................................63 Psychology & Psychotherapy...............................66 Civil Rights & Equality.............................................67 Christian Theology....................................................68 Civil Rights & Equality.............................................70 Sociology & Cultures ................................................71 American History......................................................73 Sports & Sports History ..........................................75 Fiction, Poetry & Literature .....................................76 Backlist Bestsellers...................................................77 Recent Highlights......................................................79

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Fossil and Archaeological Evidence of the Lived Lives of Plio-Pleistocene children By April Nowell (University of Victoria) Draws on a range of evidence to examine the various roles of Paleolithic children.

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GROWING UP IN THE ICE AGE

It is estimated that in prehistoric societies children comprised at least forty to sixty-five percent of the population, yet by default, our ancestral landscapes are peopled by adults who hunt, gather, fish, knap tools and make art. But these adults were also parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles (however they would have codified these kin relationships) who had to make space physically, emotionally, intellectually, and cognitively for the infants, children and adolescents around them. The economic, social, and political roles of Palaeolithic children are often understudied because they are assumed to be unknowable or negligible. Drawing on the most recent data from the cognitive sciences and from the ethnographic, fossil, archaeological, and primate records, Growing Up in the Ice Age challenges these assumptions. This volume is a timely and evidence-based look at the lived lives of Palaeolithic children and the communities of which they were a part. By rendering the “invisible” children visible, readers will gain a new understanding not only of the contributions that children have made to the biological and cultural entities we are today but also of the Palaeolithic period as whole. Oxbow Books • December 2019 • 9781789252941 • £38.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 256 pages • b/w illus.

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PANTALICA IN THE SICILIAN LATE BRONZE AND IRON AGES

Excavations of the Rock-cut Chamber Tombs by Paolo Orsi from 1895 to 1910 Edited by Robert Leighton (University of Edinburgh) Comprehensive study and illustrated catalogue of finds from 250 LBA–A Pantalica tombs, Sicily. A comprehensive study and illustrated catalogue of all the finds from the Pantalica tombs, along with new information from Orsi’s original excavation notebooks about their original context. The authors also present the results of original research on different aspects of the evidence, including topography, funerary architecture, funerary practices, ceramics, metals and other finds, and chronology. Oxbow Books • August 2019 • 9781789253023 • £40.00 Hardback • 297 x 210mm • 232 pages • b/w and colour illus.

REPEOPLING LA MANCHE Repeopling La Manche New Perspectives on Neanderthal Lifeways from La Cotte de St.Brelade. edited by Beccy Scott & Andy Shaw

New Perspectives on Neanderthal Lifeways from La Cotte de St Brelade Edited by Rebecca Scott (British Museum) and Andrew Shaw (Wessex Archaeology)

Repeopling La Manche

Major multi-disciplinary exploration of Neanderthal occupation of the English Channel region.

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A starting point for approaching the Middle Palaeolithic record of the English Channel region and considering the ecological opportunities and behavioural constraints this landscape offered to Neanderthal groups in north-west Europe. It reviews the Middle Palaeolithic archaeological record in light of recent advances in quaternary stratigraphy, science-based dating, and palaeoecology. PREHISTORIC SOCIETY RESEARCH PAPERS

Oxbow Books • December 2019 • 9781789251524 • £35.00 • Hardback 280 x 220mm • 224 pages • b/w and colour illus.

THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF TECHNOLOGY

Non-ferrous Metalworking in Later Prehistoric Britain and Ireland By Sophia Adams (University of Glasgow), Joanna Brück (University of Bristol) and Leo Webley (Oxford Archaeology South) An assessment of evidence for non-ferrous metalworking in the Bronze and Iron Ages of Britain and Ireland. Explores non-ferrous metalworking in Britain and Ireland during the Bronze and Iron Ages. Analysis is focused on metalworking tools and waste, such as crucibles, moulds, casting debris and smithing implements. The find contexts of these objects are examined, both to identify places where metalworking occurred, and to investigate the cultural practices behind the deposition of metalworking debris.

PREHISTORIC SOCIETY RESEARCH PAPERS

Oxbow Books • December 2019 • 9781789251760• £35.00 • Hardback 280 x 220mm • 288 pages • b/w illus.

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New Evidence from Archaeology and Historical Linguistics Edited by Birgit A. Olsen (University of Copenhagen), Thomas Olander (University of Copenhagen) and Kristian Kristiansen (University of Gothernburg)

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TRACING THE INDO-EUROPEANS

Examines the origins, chronology and spread of Indo-European cultures. A longer blurb to fill the space better: Recent developments in aDNA have reshaped our understanding of later European prehistory, and at the same time also opened up for more fruitful collaborations between archaeologists and historical linguists. Two revolutionary genetic studies, published independently in Nature, 2015, showed that prehistoric Europe underwent two successive waves of migration, one from Anatolia consistent with the introduction of agriculture, and a later influx from the Pontic-Caspian steppes which without any reasonable doubt pinpoints the archaeological Yamnaya complex as the cradle of (Core-)Indo-European languages. Now, for the first time, when the preliminaries are clear, it is possible for the fields of genetics, archaeology and historical linguistics to cooperate in a constructive fashion to refine our knowledge of the Indo-European homeland, migrations, society and language. For the historical-comparative linguists, this opens up a wealth of exciting perspectives and new working fields in the intersections between linguistics and neighbouring disciplines, for the archaeologists and geneticists, on the other hand, the linguistic contributions help to endow the material findings with a voice from the past. The present selection of papers illustrates the importance of an open interdisciplinary discussion which will gradually help us in our quest of Tracing the Indo-Europeans.

Oxbow Books  • July 2019 • 9781789252705 • £25.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 160 pages • b/w and colour illus.

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Oxbow Books • Available Now 9781842175293 • Hardback £60.00 • 237 pages

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PERSONAL ORNAMENTS IN PREHISTORY

Beads, Bracelets and other Adornments from the Palaeolithic to the Early Bronze Age By Emma L. Baysal (Trakya University, Turkey) Explores the human relationship with ornaments such as beads, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants. Beads, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and many other ornaments are familiar objects that play a fundamental role in personal expression and communication. This book considers how and why the human relationship with ornaments developed and continued over tens of thousands of years, from hunter-gatherer life in the cave to urban elites, from expedient use of natural resources to complex technologies. Evidence comes from archaeological sites across Turkey, the Near East and the Balkans. Oxbow Books • September 2019 • 9781789252866 • £38.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 176 pages • b/w and colour illus.

THE NEOLITHIC OF NORTHERN ENGLAND IN A NEW LIGHT Edited by Gill Hey (Oxford Archaeology) and Paul Frodsham

The latest research into the Neolithic settlement of northern England/southern Scotland. These papers highlight recent archaeological work in Northern England and Southern Scotland in the commercial, academic and community archaeology sectors, which have fundamentally changed our perspective on the Neolithic of the area. The papers cover a wide geographical area, from Lancashire north into the Scottish Lowlands, recognising the irrelevance of the England/ Scotland Border. They also take a broad chronological sweep, from the Mesolithic/Neolithic transition to the introduction of Beakers into the area.

Oxbow Books • November 2019 • 9781789252668 • £40.00 • Paperback 280 x 216mm • 192 pages • b/w and colour illus.

A TASTE FOR GREEN

A Global Perspective on Ancient Jade, Turquoise and Variscite Exchange Edited by Carlos Rodríguez-Rellán (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela), Ben Nelson (Arizone State University) and Ramón Fábregas Valcarce (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela) Examines artefacts made from distinctive green rocks throughout prehistoric Europe and the Americas. Ancient societies often traded commodities that were considered valuable either for functional or symbolic reasons – or both. This book addresses the acquisition of jade, turquoise or variscite, which share a characteristic greenish colour and engaging appearance. Papers explore how, in addition to constituting economic transactions, these materials were also statements of social liaisons, personal capacities, and relation to places or to unseen forces. Oxbow Books • September 2019 • 9781789252743 • £45.00 • Hardback 280 x 216mm • 208 pages • b/w and colour illus.

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Volume 1: Fieldwork and excavations 2004-2017 by Barry Cunliffe and Emma Durham

A Sacred Island By Barry Cunliffe (University of Oxford) and Emma Durham (Reading University) A detailed archaeological survey of Sark in the context of Atlantic maritime networks.

Oxford University School of Archaeology: Monograph 81 School of Archaeology, University of Oxford Société Serquaise

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SARK

Sark: a Sacred Island?

The Archaeological Survey of Sark began in 2004 with a view to studying the island in the context of Atlantic maritime networks to explore the themes of remoteness and connectivity. This volume contains full reports on eight archaeological excavations including details of an early Neolithic settlement, a middle Neolithic ritual site, a Beaker cist burial a Mid–Late Bronze Age settlement, a Gallo-Roman ritual site (from which the Sark hoard came) and an early Medieval farm. OXFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHAEOLOGY MONOGRAPHS

Oxbow Books • October 2019 • 9781789253382 • £40.00 • Hardback 297 x 210mm • 280 pages • b/w and colour illus.

EMBRACING BELL BEAKER

Adopting new Ideas and Objects across Europe during the later 3rd Millennium BC (c. 2600-2000 BC) By Jos Kleijne (Kiel University) Investigates the adoption of the Bell Beaker phenomenon during the 3rd millennium BC. This book looks at how communities across Europe during the later 3rd millennium BC adopted and transformed the Bell Beaker phenomenon differently. By looking at these processes of change from the perspective of settlements and settlement material culture, an interpretation is given to the development of this phenomenon that is alternative to the currently prevailing migration models. SCALES OF TRANSFORMATION

Sidestone Press • May 2019 • 280 x 210mm • 290 pages • 91 colour illus. 9789088907555 • £50.00 • Paperback 9789088907548 • £150.00 • Hardback

LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN THE BIG WORLD OF PREHISTORIC NORTHWEST EUROPE

Edited by Corrie C. Bakels, Quentin P.J. Bourgeois, David R. Fontijn and Richard Jansen (University of Leiden) Explores how communities in prehistory, by shaping their landscape, carved out a place for themselves. Focuses on how local communities in prehistory defined themselves in relation to a bigger social world. Communities in the past managed to make a living in landscapes we tend to perceive as inconvenient, build complex and elaborate monuments with relatively simple tools, and by shaping their landscape carved out a place for themselves in a much bigger social world. These contributions underscore how small worlds can be big at the same time. ANALECTA PRAEHISTORICA LEIDENSIA

Sidestone Press • December 2019 • 265 x 210mm • 156 pages • 91 colour illus. 9789088907463 • £35.00 • Paperback 9789088907470 • £95.00 • Hardback

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DYNAMIEK IN BEELD

Onderzoek van Westfriese nederzettingen uit de bronstijd By Wouter Roessingh An exploration of Bronze-Age settlements in West-Frisia. This book focuses on the Bronze Age settlements of West-Frisia (The Netherlands). This area consisted mainly of lowland wetlands but, nonetheless, extensive settlement sites dating to the Middle and Late Bronze age have been documented and excavated. Text in Dutch.

Sidestone Press • Available now • 280 x 210mm• 420 pages • 160 b/w and 170 colour illus. 9789088907418 • £75.00 • Paperback 9789088907395 • £225.00• Hardback

DAS JUNGNEOLITHIKUM IN SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN By Sebastian Schultrich

A comprehensive study of the Younger Neolithic period of Schleswig-Holstein. This book offers a comprehensive study of the Younger Neolithic period of Schleswig-Holstein. Apart from presenting all currently known artefacts and contexts of that period in detail, a particular focus was placed on the examination of Younger Neolithic battle axes. They appear to be the most common artefact that is preserved from the Younger Neolithic period, and they are very well suited for investigating social phenomena. Text in German.

SCALES OF TRANSFORMATION

Sidestone Press • Available now • 280 x 210mm • 488 pages • 43 b/w and 103 colour illus. 9789088907425 • £65.00 • Paperback 9789088907432 • £195.00 • Hardback

COMBINEREN EN DEDUCEREN By J.N. Lanting

Articles linked through their combination of data from different sources for new insight. The articles in this book, though disparate, have the common characteristic that they combine data from different sources, leading to new insights. Articles include a short treatise on an undecorated cup from Angelslo, and a fully illustrated treatise on the Middle Neolithic hammer axes in the Netherlands, among others. Text in Dutch.

Barkhuis • Available now • 9789492444783 • £27.50 • Paperback 297 x 210mm • 259 pages

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Annual publication of Groningen Institute of Archaeology. This annual publication provides insight into the ongoing research at the Groningen Institute of Archaeology. Text in Dutch.

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PALEO-AKTUEEL

Barkhuis • Available now • 9789492444769 • £23.50 • Paperback 254 x 254mm • 113 pages

ENGRAVED LANDSCAPE, VOLUME 1: SYNTHESIS Rock Carvings in the Wadi al-Ajal, Libya By Tertia Barnett

Synthesis of a new corpus of engravings from the Wadi al-Ajal. A contextual analysis of a substantial new corpus of engravings from the Wadi al-Ajal, situated in the Central Saharan region of south west Libya. Prior to the fieldwork detailed in this volume, only a handful of carvings had been recorded in the wadi. This volume is based on systematic survey, conducted between 2004 and 2009, which recorded around 2,500 previously unknown or unpublished engraved and inscribed rock surfaces. Volume 1 contains the synthesis of results.

Society for Libyan Studies • April 2019 • 9781900971515 • £80.00 • Hardback 310 pages

AN ENGRAVED LANDSCAPE, VOLUME 2: GAZETTEER Rock Carvings in the Wadi al-Ajal, Libya By Tertia Barnett

Gazetteer of engravings from the Wadi al-Ajal. A contextual analysis of a substantial new corpus of engravings from the Wadi al-Ajal, situated in the Central Saharan region of south west Libya. Prior to the fieldwork detailed in this volume, only a handful of carvings had been recorded in the wadi. This volume is based on systematic survey, conducted between 2004 and 2009, which recorded around 2,500 previously unknown or unpublished engraved and inscribed rock surfaces. Volume 2 contains the gazetteer.

Society for Libyan Studies • April 2019 • 9781900971522 • £80.00 • Hardback 582 pages

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AEGEAN PREHISTORY

DEATH IN MYCENAEAN LAKONIA (17TH TO 11TH C. BC) A Silent Place By Chrysanthi Gallou (University of Nottingham)

First systematic study of Late Bronze Age burial traditions in southeastern Peloponnese, Greece. The first book-length systematic study of the Late Bronze Age (LBA) burial tradition in south-eastern Peloponnese, Greece, and the first to comprehensively present and discuss all Mycenaean tombs and funerary contexts excavated or reported in the region from the 19th century onwards. It discusses and reconstructs the development of the Mycenaean mortuary tradition in Lakonia by examining the landscape of death, burial architecture, funerary and post-funerary customs and rituals.

Oxbow Books • August 2019 • 9781789252422 • £48.00 • Hardback 280 x 216mm • 288 pages • 550 illus.

THE MYCENAEAN SETTLEMENT ON TSOUNGIZA HILL

By Mary K. Dabney (Bryn Mawr College) and James C. Wright (Bryn Mawr College) Presents the results of excavations in the Nemea Valley, Tsoungiza. Excavations on a hill dominating the Nemea Valley, Tsoungiza, have uncovered the remains of a Late Helladic settlement that stood at its southern end. This volume presents the results of these investigations with an unprecedented study of a small settlement’s economy and society in the Mycenaean period. Through an interdisciplinary study, the authors demonstrate how agricultural production, craft activities, and ceremonial practices integrated the inhabitants of Tsoungiza into a regional exchange system within the Bronze Age world.

NEMEA VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT

American School of Classical Studies at Athens • December 2019 • 9780876619247 • £95.00 • Hardback 305 x 229mm • 1140pp • 499 b/w figs, 155 tables

EUDAIMÓN. STUDIES IN HONOR OF JAN BOUZEK

Edited by Peter Pavúk (Charles University, Prague), Věra KlontzaJaklová and Anthony Harding (University of Exeter) Papers in honour of Professor Jan Bouzek discussing the archaeology of Europe and the Black Sea. The book presents the contributions offered to Professor Jan Bouzek at the conference “Contacts, Migrations and Climate Change” in honour of his 80th birthday. Contributions relating to the prehistoric Aegean, to Bronze and Iron Age central Europe, to the Classical and Hellenistic Balkans, and to the ancient Pontic world are among those which reflect the many interests of this wide-ranging and learned scholar, and the numerous friendships he formed over the whole of Europe and beyond. OPERA FACULATIS PHILOSOPHICAE UNIVERSITATIS CARAGENSIS

Czech Institute of Egyptology • Available now • 9788073087678 • £35.00 • Hardback • 245 x 175mm 574 pages • b/w and colour illus.

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Edited by Colin Renfrew, Olga Philaniotou, Neil Brodie, Giorgos Gavalas and Michael Boyd (University of Cambridge) Full illustration and description of marble finds from Kavos. During the 1960s large numbers of broken marble Early Cycladic sculptures appeared on the illicit market. Excavations 2006-2008 revealed an undisturbed location at Kavos, on the island of Keros, from which hundreds more were recovered. This volume details the marble sculptures and vessels, almost always broken in the course of ritual practice, which formed the key part of the systematic depositions undertaken at this time during the Early Bronze Age.

AEGEAN PREHISTORY

THE MARBLE FINDS FROM KAVOS AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF RITUAL

THE SANCTUARY ON KEROS AND THE ORIGINS OF AEGEAN RITUAL PRACTICE

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research • Available now • 9781902937779 • £63.00 • Hardback 280 x 216mm • 600pages • b/w illus.

FROM ‘LUGAL.GAL’ TO ‘WANAX’

Kingship and Political Organisation in the Late Bronze Age Aegean Edited by Dr. Jorrit Kelder (University of Oxford) and Willemijn J.I. Waal (Leiden University) Explores political organisation in Mycenaean Greece through archaeology and textual evidence. In this book the much-debated problem of political organisation in Mycenaean Greece is analysed and contextualised through archaeology and contemporary textual evidence. Papers address the apparent dichotomy of such evidence and the prevailing view of the Mycenaean world, and discuss interpretations of the available evidence, contextualising the role of the ruler in the Mycenaean world through comparisons with the contemporary Near East. Sidestone Press • October 2019 • 254 x 178mm • 140 pages • 15 b/w and 2 colour illus. 9789088907982 • £25.00 • Paperback 9789088908002 • £75.00 • Hardback

PALAIKASTRO BUILDING 1

By J.A. MacGillivray and L.H. Sackett Results of excavations of Building 1 at Palaikastro. This volume presents the results of the British School at Athens excavations into the complex stratigraphy in and around Building 1 from 1986 to 1989 that revealed a monument, unique at Palaikastro, perhaps ritual in function, and whose occupation history takes us from the Minoan Renaissance following the Thera eruption to the twilight of the Bronze Age.

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British School at Athens • Available Now • 9780904887709 • £165.00 • Hardback 292 x 210mm • 614 pages • 325 illus.

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ANCIENT EGYPT & THE NEAR EAST

NAIRI LANDS

The Identity of the Local Communities of Eastern Anatolia, South Caucasus and Periphery During the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age. A Reassessment of the Material Culture and the SocioEconomic Landscape By Guido Guarducci First detailed study of pottery production, socio-economic development and trade in the ‘Nairi Lands’. Analyses the social and symbolic value of the material culture and the social structure of the local communities of a broad area encompassing Eastern Anatolia, the South Caucasus and North-western Iran during the last phase of the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age.

Oxbow Books • July 2019 • 9781789252781 • £60.00 • Hardback 297 x 210mm • 288 pages • b/w and colour illus.

INHABITING THE PROMISED LAND

Exploring the Complex Relationship between Archaeology and Ancient Israel as Depicted in the Bible By Margreet L. Steiner Elucidates the lives and beliefs of peoples that inhabited the land in which the Bible was written. This book describes the often-complicated relationship between archaeology and the Bible. It is not a book on ‘biblical archaeology’, and archaeology is not used to illustrate the biblical stories, nor to prove that the Bible is right. Instead, it focuses on the information that archaeology can provide of the lives and beliefs of the ancient peoples that inhabited the land in which the Bible was written, and on how this information relates to the biblical stories.

Oxbow Books • August 2019 • 9781789253306 • £30.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 128 pages • b/w illus.

GILDED FLESH

Egyptian anthropoid coffins and the quest for the immortal body Edited by Rogério Sousa (University of Porto) Examination of decorative elements applied to over 600 Egyptian coffins of the 21st Dynasty. Examines twelve non-royal tombs found relatively intact, from the plains of Saqqara to the sacred hills of Thebes, that managed to escape ancient looters. Each one of these sites reveals a time capsule, where coffins and tombs were designed together as part of a social, political, and religious order. The book unveils a silent revolution which managed to open to the common people horizons of divinity previously reserved for the royal sphere.

Oxbow Books • November 2019 • 9781789252620 • £60.00 • Hardback 240 x 170mm • 272 pages • b/w illus.

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A Monument for the Reawakening of Osiris By Dr. Marco Zecchi (University of Bologna) Examines a striking naos dedicated by King Amasis. This book explores the naos AM 107 of the Museum of Antiquities of Leiden, built by King Amasis in the 6th century BC, a period that saw an intense production of monolithic shrines. Though small, it stands out for its originality: Amasis dedicated the naos to Osiris Hemag, one of the most important and enigmatic Osirian forms of the first millennium BC. This naos is not only a shrine, but also a monument conveying a new definition of Osiris and his rebirth.

Sidestone Press • May 2019 • 280 x 210mm • 146 pages • 85 b/w and 15 colour illus. 9789088907968 • £90.00 • Hardback 9789088907951 • £30.00 • Paperback

ANCIENT EGYPT & THE NEAR EAST

THE NAOS OF AMASIS

LOOKING CLOSELY

Excavations at Monjukli Depe, Turkmenistan, 2010 – 2014 Edited by Susan Pollock (Freie Universität Berlin), Reinhard Bernbeck (Freie Universität Berlin) and Birgül Öğüt (Freie Universität Berlin) Results of excavations at the late Neolithic and early Aeneolithic village of Monjukli Depe in Turkmenistan. Soviet archaeological research in southern Turkmenistan revealed a series of small Late Neolithic (ca. 6200-5600 BCE) and Aeneolithic (ca. 4800-4350 BCE) villages. This volume examines the small village of Monjukli Depe, exploring microhistories of cultural techniques as a source of insights into longterm change, as well as internal variations and similarities in material practices.

Sidestone Press • October 2019 • 280 x 210mm • 500 pages • 117 b/w and 195 colour illus. 9789088907654 • £95.00 • Paperback 9789088907678 • £285.00 • Hardback

CREATURES OF EARTH, WATER AND SKY

Essays on Animals in Ancient Egypt and Nubia Edited by Stéphanie Porcier, Salima Ikram and Stéphane Pasquali (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3) Essays exploring diverse topics related to animals in ancient Egypt and Nubia. Ancient Egyptians had an intense and complex relationship with animals. This volume presents over 30 contributions that explore Human-Animal relationships from the Predynastic to the Roman period. The diversity of topics makes the volume of interest for professionals, and those interested in Egyptology and the relationship between humans and animals. This book is the result of International Symposium on Animals in Ancient Egypt, 2016.

Sidestone Press • September 2019 • 280 x 210mm • 310 pages • 75 b/w and 125 colour illus. 9789088907722 • £55.00 • Paperback 9789088907715 • £165.00 • Hardback

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THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FOOTWEAR PROJECT The Ancient Egyptian Footwear Project By André Veldmeijer (American University in Cairo)

Explores ten years of the Ancient Egyptian Footwear Project. This volume evaluates, summarises and discusses the results of the study of footwear carried out by the Ancient Egyptian Footwear Project for the last 10 years. It consists of the study of actual examples of footwear, augmented by pictorial and textual evidence. All published material is depicted and some previously unpublished material is added here. The work on physical examples of footwear has brought to light exciting new insights into ancient Egyptian technology and craftsmanship.

Sidestone Press • Available Now • 280 x 210mm • 244 pages • 12 b/w and 1458 colour illus. 9789088907326 • £55.00 • Paperback 9789088907333 • £165.00 • Hardback

PERSPECTIVES ON LIVED RELIGION

Practices Transmission Landscape Edited by Nico Staring, Huw Twiston Davies and Lara Weiss (National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden) How cultural geography was shaped in ancient and medieval cultures. Bringing together papers by experts in a variety of Egyptological disciplines and other fields of study, this volume discusses the archaeology of religion and religious practices, landscape archaeology and ‘cultural geography’, and the transmission and adaptation of texts and images, across not only the history of Egypt from the Early Dynastic to the Christian periods, but also in ancient Sudanese archaeology, the Arabian peninsula, early and medieval south-eastern Asia, and contemporary China. PAPERS ON ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE LEIDEN MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITIES

Sidestone Press • September 2019 • 279 x 210mm • 315 pages • 70 b/w & 80 colour illus. 9789088907920 • £50.00 • Paperback 9789088907937 • £150.00 • Hardback

TOMBS TROWELS AND TREASURES

The First 40 Years of Egyptology at Macquarie University Edited by Leonie Donovan and Susanne Binder A celebration of 40 years of Egyptology at Macquarie University, Australia. To celebrate 40 years of Egyptology at Macquarie University, this book provides an overview of the fieldwork undertaken in Egypt from the early days until the present, and records their engagement in teaching, research and community outreach. Part one presents the fieldwork projects conducted by Macquarie in over 20 sites and 80 tombs. Part Two has three sections reflecting the distinct areas of their engagement in teaching and researching Egyptology, and making it accessible to the wider community. ACE STUDIES

Australian Centre for Egyptology • November 2018 • 9780856688577 • £50.00 Paperback • 255 x 210mm • 368 pages • 690 illus.

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The Tomb of Baqet lll By Naguib Kanawati and Linda Evans Publication of architecture and wall scenes of the chapel of Baqet III. Baqet III was the ‘great overlord’ of the Oryx province, located in the most fertile region of Egypt. The well-preserved wall scenes in his chapel record activities undertaken in the desert, on land and river, in workshops, wars, and entertainments. The tomb is dated to the end of the Eleventh dynasty, a critical time in Egyptian history. The architectural features, the scenes and inscriptions are published here in colour photographs and detailed line drawings, accompanied by explanatory text.

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Australian Centre for Egyptology • Available now • 9780856688676 • £80.00 • Paperback 290 x 217mm • 51 pages • 100 colour plates and 32 b/w pls

ANCIENT EGYPT & THE NEAR EAST

BENI HASSAN, VOLUME IV

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Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium of the ICAZ Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia and Adjacent Areas Working Group, Groningen Institute of Archaeology, June 14-15 2015, University of Groningen, the Netherlands Edited by C. Çakırlar, J. Chahoud, R. Berthon and S. Pilaar Birch Papers on the Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia in honour of Dr. Hijlke Buitenhuis. Sixteen papers presented at the 12th ASWA (Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia and Adjacent Areas) meeting to celebrate the career of Dr. Hijlke Buitenhuis, coorganiser of the first ASWA meeting. This volume is full of novel theoretical and methodological approaches and new research results, tackling a large variety of topics. Barkhuis • Available now • 9789492444745 • £50.00 • Paperback 297 x 210mm • 262 pages

THE ART OF DESCRIBING

Studies in Honour of Yvonne Harpur Edited by Peter Jánosi and Hana Vymazalová Well-illustrated exploration of the visual culture of the Old Kingdom. This superbly illustrated volume presents a wide array of subject-matter dealing with the visual culture of the Old Kingdom. Topics include in-depth studies of various two-dimensional motifs and sculpture encountered in the tombs of the Memphite necropolises; the presentation of complete overviews of wall scenes, and the art of carving; selected royal scenes, and the decorative programme of burial chambers. Many of the issues touch upon hitherto unpublished material and tombs only recently discovered.

Czech Institute of Egyptology • Available now • 9788073087708 • £65.00 Hardback • 270 x 210mm • 307 pages • b/w and colour illus.

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GREECE & THE HELLENISTIC WORLD

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES IN ANCIENT GREECE

Edited by Marina Panagiotaki (University of the Aegean), Ilias Tomazos (University of Connecticut) and Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos (University of Connecticut) Major new contribution to understanding technical innovations in metallurgy. Fire-based technologies have been considered high-tech developments, and they have contributed significantly to the evolution of humanity throughout history. This volume examines the material produced with the use of such fire-based technology, mostly kilns (metals, plasters, glass and glaze, aromatics) and highlights the technical innovations in the Aegean during the Bronze Age, the Classical and the Byzantine periods.

Oxbow Books • August 2019 • 9781789252989 • £40.00 • Hardback 240 x 170mm • 256 pages • b/w and colour illus.

THE ANCIENT HARBOURS OF PIRAEUS

Volume II. Zea Harbour: the Group 1 and 2 Shipsheds and Slipways – Architecture, Topography and Finds By Bjørn Lovén and Ioannis Sapountzis Archaeological investigations of shipsheds and slipways in Zea Harbour. Expanding on the publication of the shipsheds and slipways found in the northern half of Group 1 (Area 1) on the eastern side of Zea Harbour in Volume I of this series, Volume II presents further results of the archaeological investigations conducted by the Zea Harbour Project (ZHP) in 2004–2010 and 2012 of ancient shipsheds and slipways in Zea Harbour (Pashalimani).

MONOGRAPHS OF THE DANISH INSTITUTE AT ATHENS

Aarhus University Press • April 2019 • 9788771848021 •£30.00 • Hardback 240 x 170mm •221 pages • 37 figs., 32 plates

POTTERS AT WORK IN ANCIENT CORINTH

Industry, Religion, and the Penteskouphia Pinakes By Eleni Hasaki The first comprehensive register and discussion of all known Penteskouphia plaques. An unparalleled assemblage of Archaic black-figure painted plaques uncovered near Penteskouphia, west of ancient Corinth, provide a uniquely rich source of information about Greek art, technology, and society. In this volume, the findspot of the plaques is identified and the assemblage is fully contextualised within the Archaic world. It also illuminates the relationship between Corinthian and Athenian art, the technology used in ancient pottery production, and religious anxiety in the 6th century B.C. HESPERIA SUPPLEMENT

American School of Classical Studies at Athens • December 2019 • 9780876615539 • £45.00 • Paperback 279 x 203mm • 456 pages • 251 b/w figs, 14 colour figs, 14 tables

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Architectural Terracottas and Decorative Roof Systems in Italy and Beyond Edited by Patricia Lulof (Amsterdam Centre of Ancient Studies and Archaeology), Ilaria Manzini and Carlo Rescigno (University of Campania) The fifth volume in a prestigious series on archaic architectural terracottas from Italy. Investigates craft communities, workshop organisations and networks responsible for the sophisticated terracotta decoration of temples in Italy, 600-100 BC, in a wider Mediterranean context. Papers aim to improve our understanding of roof production and construction in this period, to reveal relationships between main production centres, and to study the possible influences of immigrant craftspeople. DELICIAE FICTILES

ROME & THE ROMAN PROVINCES

DELICIAE FICTILES V. NETWORKS AND WORKSHOPS

Oxbow Books • October 2019 • 9781789253108 • £60.00 • Hardback 280 x 216mm • 620 pages • b/w and colour illus.

KALE AKTE, THE FAIR PROMONTORY

Settlement, Trade and Production on the Nebrodi Coast of Sicily 500 BC­–AD 500 By Adam Lindhagen Investigates the archaeology and economic development of an ancient Sicilian town. Investigates the interaction between the natural environment, market forces and political entities in an ancient Sicilian town and its surrounding microregion over a thousand years. Focusing on the ancient polis of Kale Akte (Caronia) and the surrounding Nebrodi area on the north coast of Sicily, the book examines the city’s archaeology and history from a broad geographical and cultural viewpoint. UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA STUDIES IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

Oxbow Books • July 2019 • 9781789252507 • £60.00 • Hardback • 297 x 210mm 464 pages • b/w and colour illus.

THE SOUTHERN LEVANT DURING THE FIRST CENTURIES OF ROMAN RULE (64BCE-135 CE) Interweaving Local Cultures By Paolo Cimadomo

Explores local attitudes towards the Roman annexation of territories of the Near East. Starting from the issues of globalisation and mechanisms of absorption of cultures into the Roman Empire, this book focuses on the Near East, an understudied area in the context of the Romanisation debate. It seeks to develop new understandings of imperialism and colonialism, highlighting numerous cultural elements that existed in the eastern provinces and raising many questions, such as bilingualism, the relationship between cultures, and the difficulty of using modern terminologies to explain ancient phenomena. Oxbow Books • May 2019 • 9781789252385 • £50.00 • Hardback 240 x 170mm • 224 pages • b/w illus.

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ROME & THE ROMAN PROVINCES

WHAT DID THE SARCOPHAGUS OF SYMMACHUS LOOK LIKE? Late Antique Pagan Sarcophagi By Niels Hannestad

Re-examines the chronology of Roman mythological sarchophagi. This book explores the chronology of Roman mythological sarcophagi, which traditionally assumes a peak in production during the reign of Gallienus (AD 259-268), fading away with the reign of Constantine. At that time, it is believed that production of pagan sarcophagi had ceased, to be replaced by Christian sarcophagi. This raises the simple question that forms the basis of this book: how were pagans buried?

Aarhus University Press • September 2019 • 9788771847437 • £20.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 160 pages

THE GIRL IN RED

Burial Customs and Clothing in Roman Iron Age Edited by Tinna Møbjerg, Lise Ræder Knudsen, Hans Rostholm and Ulla Mannering Analyses well-reserved organic remains to explore daily life in the Danish Roman Iron Age. This is the story of a burial site told by more than 20 academics – a fascinating combination of different archaeological and scientific studies analysing individuals, objects and context from different angles. It focuses on the grave of the ‘Hammerum girl’, in which all that was left of the deceased was her hair and her dress, the best-preserved Danish Iron textile from an inhumation grave.

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Aarhus University Press • September 2019 • 9788793423237 • £25.00 • Hardback 297 x 210mm • 240 pages • b/w and colour illus.

THE JULIAN BASILICA

Architecture, Sculpture, Epigraphy By Paul D. Scotton, Catherine de Grazia Vanderpool and Carolynn Roncaglia Contextual study of the Julian Basilica, with new photos and colour reconstructions. Early-20th-century explorations of the Roman Forum at Ancient Corinth revealed a massive early imperial building now known as the Julian Basilica. This richly illustrated volume provides a thorough, contextual study of this important building. It showcases the architectural and sculptural remains, and presents the epigraphical material, providing extensive catalogues with new photos, in addition to colour reconstructions. CORINTH

American School of Classical Studies at Athens • December 2019 • 9780876610237 £95.00 • Hardback • 305 x 229mm • 448 pages • 8279 b/w figs, 23 b/w pls, 16 colour pls, 17 tables

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The politics of the past in early imperial Rome Edited by Ingo Gildenhard, Ulrich Gotter, Wolfgang Havener and Louise Hodgson Ten case studies examine conceptions of history in the Augustan era. Explores the intense controversies over the meaning and profile of the past that accompanied the violent transformation of the Roman Republic into the Augustan principate. Chapters consider both hegemonic and subaltern endeavours to reconfigure Roman memoria and pay special attention to power and polemics, chaos, crisis and contingency.

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ROME & THE ROMAN PROVINCES

AUGUSTUS AND THE DESTRUCTION OF HISTORY

Cambridge Philological Society • Available Now • 9780956838162 • £60.00 • Hardback 210 x 148mm • 370 pages • 10 b/w illus.

TELL ME WHO YOU ARE

Labeling Status in the Graeco-Roman World Edited by Maria Nowak, Adam Łajtar and Jakub Urbanik Discussion of identities and identification in the ancient world. Twelve articles focus on various issues surrounding personal identification from the classical period, through Hellenistic and Roman times and up to the early Byzantine era. Research into methods of identification employed in the ancient world is important not merely in terms of understanding how people were described, but also why they were described in a particular way and what those descriptions can tell us about the cultures that imposed them.

Journal of Juristic Papyrology • November 2018 • 5550210059 • £21.95 • Paperback 235 x 165mm • 299 pages

CLASSICAL ANTIQUITIES OF ALGERIA

A Selective Guide By Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès, Claude Sintes and Philip Kenrick Guidebook and detailed gazetteer of principal Algerian Roman museums and sites. Algerian monuments of the Roman period are many, and particularly impressive. Algeria is not yet in the grip of the mass tourism which is engulfing better known destinations; now is therefore the time to explore its beautiful landscapes and rich cultural heritage. This is a guide to all the sites, with a historical introduction, a detailed gazetteer of the principal museums and Roman sites, and lavish provision of maps, plans and photographs.

Society for Libyan Studies • Available Now • 9781900971546 • £20.00 • Paperback 210 x 130mm • 328 pages

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BUTRINT SERIES ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONOGRAPHS LATE ANTIQUE & BYZANTINE ARCHAEOLOGY

BUTRINT 6: EXCAVATIONS ON THE VRINA PLAIN VOLUME 1 The Lost Roman and Byzantine Suburb Edited by Simon Greenslade

Traces development of a Roman suburb to Byzantine residential centre. Describes the excavations carried out on the Vrina Plain by the Butrint Foundation from 2002–2007. Volume I traces the development of the area from an early Roman bridgehead suburb to a major 3rd-century domus, its transformation into a new residential centre dominated by a Christian basilica in Late Antiquity, to becoming the home of a Byzantine archon, and its subsequent uses following its abandonment.

Oxbow Books • Available Now • 9781789252132 • £65.00 • Hardback 297 x 210mm • 448 pages • b/w and colour illus.

BUTRINT 6: EXCAVATIONS ON THE VRINA PLAIN VOLUME 2 The Finds Edited by Simon Greenslade

Discusses finds from excavations on the Vrina Plain. Describes the excavations carried out on the Vrina Plain by the Butrint Foundation from 2002–2007. Volume 2 provides an insight into how the Vrina Plain community lived, worked, and ultimately died, and includes chapters on the medieval and post-medieval ceramics from the excavations, analysis of the human and faunal remains, environmental evidence, Roman and Medieval coins, a detailed study of the small finds, as well as a discussion of the glass.

Oxbow Books • June 2019 • 9781789252170 • £55.00 • Hardback 297 x 210mm • 280 pages • b/w and colour illus.

BUTRINT 6: EXCAVATIONS ON THE VRINA PLAIN VOLUME 3

The Roman and late Antique pottery from the Vrina Plain Excavations By Paul Reynolds Discusses the Roman and late Antique Pottery from excavations on the Vrina Plain. Describes the excavations carried out on the Vrina Plain by the Butrint Foundation from 2002–2007. Volume 3 studies the ceramics recovered from the excavations in chronological order and provides a comprehensive and indepth review of the pottery, context by context, offering an important insight into the supply and typology of local and imported pottery during this period.

Oxbow Books • August 2019 • 297 x 210mm • b/w and colour illus. 9781789252217 • £60.00 • Hardback

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Insular and Continental Sacred Objects in Viking Age Contexts in Norway By Egil Mikkelsen Presents a new interpretation of sacred objects found in pagan Viking graves. Until now, insular and continental material found in pagan Viking Age graves in Norway has been interpreted as looted material from churches and monasteries on the British Isles and the Continent. This book looks at the use and functions of these sacred objects in their original Christian contexts. Based on such an analysis the author proposes an alternative interpretation of these objects: they were brought by Christian missionaries from different parts of the British Isles and the Continent to Norway. Mikkelson interprets the sacred objects found in Viking Age pagan graves as objects that originate from the many unsuccessful mission attempts in Norway throughout the Viking Age, which changed function and were integrated in the pagan tradition.

MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOGY

LOOTING OR MISSIONING

The conversion and Christianisation of Norway can thus be seen as a long-lasting process, at least from about 800 to the beginning of the eleventh century. As the written sources on the subject are incomplete, the archaeological evidences are the main source. The main part of the manuscript regards the context of all these sources, studied in each part of Norway separately: Where do we find concentrations of objects that could support the interpretation of these being the result of mission attempts, and where can we combine archaeological and written sources to tentatively create more complete stories related to mission? Oxbow Books • July 2019 • 9781789253184 • £48.00 • Hardback 280 x 216mm • 288 pages • colour illus.

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THE VIKING WAY

Magic and Mind in Late Iron Age Scandinavia By Neil Price New edition of a multi-award-winning book on magic in the Viking era. Examines the evidence for Old Norse sorcery, looking at its meaning and function, practice and practitioners, and the complicated constructions of gender and sexual identity with which these were underpinned. We find magic in the Vikings’ bedrooms and on their battlefields, and we meet the sorcerers themselves through their remarkable burials and the tools of their trade. Combining archaeology, history and literary scholarship, this multiaward-winning book shows us the Vikings as we have never seen them before. “As brilliant and original a book on the Vikings as I have ever read. It is so thrilling that I found myself eking it out - a chapter each night as a treat.” –Tom Holland, author of Persian Fire and Rubicon Oxbow Books • April 2019 • 9781842172605 • £30.00 • Hardback 280 x 216mm • 336 pages Twelfth-Century Sculptural Finds at Canterbury Cathedral and the Cult of Thomas Becket

BRITISH MUSEUM RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

TWELFTH-CENTURY SCULPTURAL FINDS AT CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL AND THE CULT OF THOMAS BECKET By Carolyn Malone (University of Southern California)

Reconstructs twelfth-century sculptural and architectural finds from Canterbury Cathedral.

Carolyn Marino Malone

This study reconstructs twelfth-century sculptural and architectural finds, found during the restoration of the Perpendicular Great Cloister of Christ Church, Canterbury, as architectural screens constructed around 1173. As well as proposing new interpretations, it includes a catalog raisonné and an account of the discovery of the finds. All the finds were photographed by the author as the restoration progressed and 16 pieces have since been lost, making some of the unpublished photographs essential evidence of the archaeological record.

Oxbow Books • May 2019 • 9781789252309 • £55.00 • Hardback 280 x 216mm • 288 pages • b/w illus.

MOUNT GRACE PRIORY: EXCAVATIONS OF 1957–1992 Edited by Glyn Coppack and Laurence Keen

Results of large-scale excavation and recording of Mount Grace Priory, Yorkshire. Mount Grace Priory in North Yorkshire, established in 1398 and suppressed in 1539, was one of only nine successful Carthusian monasteries in England and one of the best-preserved medieval houses of that order in Europe. This volume covers the results of large-scale excavation and recording, including re-excavation of areas previously studied, and reviews its significance as a later medieval charterhouse.

Oxbow Books • August 2019 • 9781789253146 • £30.00 • Hardback 297 x 210mm • 400 pages • b/w and colour illus.

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The Excavation of an Early Medieval Royal Site in the Kingdom of Brycheiniog By Alan Lane (Cardiff University) and Mark Redknap (Amgueddfa Cyrmu National Museum Wales) Uses a range of evidence to explore the only known crannog mound in Wales. The crannog on Llangorse Lake near Brecon in mid Wales was discovered in 1867 and first excavated in 1869 by two local antiquaries, Edgar and Henry Dumbleton. In 1988, dendrochronological dates from submerged palisade planks established its construction in the ninth century, and a combined off- and on-shore investigation of the site was started as a joint project between Cardiff University and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

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LLANGORSE CRANNOG

Subsequent surveys and excavation (1989-1994, 2004) resulted in the recovery of a remarkable time capsule of life in the late ninth and tenth century, on the only crannog yet identified in Wales. This publication re-examines the early investigations, describes in detail the anatomy of the crannog mound and its construction, and the material culture found. The crannog’s treasures include early medieval secular and religious metalwork, evidence for manufacture, the largest depository of early medieval carpentry in Wales and a remarkable richly embroidered silk and linen textile. The crannog’s place in Welsh history is explored, as well as the significance of the crannog in local traditions after its destruction in 916 by Aethelflaed. The cultural affinities of the crannog and its material culture is assessed, as are their relationship to origin myths for the kingdom, and to probable links with early medieval Ireland. The folk tales associated with the lake are explored in a book that brings together archaeology, history, myths and legends, underwater and terrestrial archaeology. Oxbow Books • October 2019 • 9781789253061 • £40.00 • Hardback 280 x 216mm • 400 pages • b/w and colour illus.

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ANGLO-SAXON STUDIES IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY 21 Edited by Helena Hamerow

Papers exploring aspects of England and its neighbours during the Anglo-Saxon period. Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History is a series concerned with England and its neighbours during the Anglo-Saxon period. This volume contains a range of papers touching on themes from ethnic identity and dress, to the exploration of Anglo-Saxon sites in Staffordshire and Suffolk.

ANGLO-SAXON STUDIES IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY

Oxford University School of Archaeology • Available now • 9781905905447 • £30.00 Paperback • 295 x 210mm • 110 pages

VIKING ENCOUNTERS

Proceedings of the 18th Viking Congress Edited by Anne Pedersen and Søren M. Sindbæk Presents and discusses significant new findings in Viking Studies. Explores themes across Viking Studies, presenting the proceedings from the 18th Viking Congress, held in Denmark in 2017, which is a common forum for current research and theories within Viking-Age studies. It brings together leading scholars in the fields of archaeology, history, philology, place-name studies, numismatics, runology and other disciplines, including the natural sciences, relevant to the study of the Viking Age.

Aarhus University Press • November 2019 • 9788771842654 • £50.00 Hardback • 240 x 170mm • 580 pages • 120 illus.

SCOTLAND IN EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Edited by Alice E. Blackwell (National Museums Scotland) Examines Scotland in the context of Early Medieval Europe. This edited volume explores how Scotland can be compared with, contrasted to, or was connected with other parts of Early Medieval Europe. Far from a ‘dark age’, Early Medieval Scotland (AD 300–900) was a crucible of different languages and cultures, the world of the Picts, Scots, Britons and AngloSaxons. This cross-disciplinary volume includes contributions focusing on archaeology, artefacts, art-history and history, and considers themes that connect Scotland with key processes and phenomena happening elsewhere in Europe.

Sidestone Press • May 2019 • 254 x 178mm • 175 pages • 8 b/w and 28 colour illus. 9789088907524 • £30.00 • Paperback 9789088907517 • £90.00 • Hardback

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The Pavements and Royal Tombs: History, Archaeology, Architecture and Conservation By Warwick Rodwell and David S. Neal A holistic study of an outstanding group of mosaic pavements, tombs and shrines. Westminster Abbey contains the only surviving medieval Cosmatesque mosaics outside Italy. They comprise: the ‘Great Pavement’ in the sanctuary; the pavement around the shrine of Edward the Confessor; the saint’s tomb and shrine; Henry III’s tomb; the tomb of a royal child, and some other pieces. Surprisingly, the mosaics have never before received detailed recording and analysis, either individually or as an assemblage.

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THE COSMATESQUE MOSAICS OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY

This publication, in two volumes, will present a holistic study of this outstanding group of monuments in their historical architectural and archaeological context. The shrine of St Edward is a remarkable survival, having been dismantled at the Dissolution and re-erected (incorrectly) in 1557 under Queen Mary. Large areas of missing mosaic were replaced with plaster onto which mosaic designs were carefully painted. This 16th-century fictive mosaic is unique in Britain. Conservation of the sanctuary pavement was accompanied by full archaeological recording with every piece of mosaic decoration drawn and coloured by David Neal, phase plans have been prepared, and stone-by-stone examination undertaken, petrologically identifying and recording the locations of all the materials present. It has revealed that both the pavements and tombs include a range of exotic stone types. The Cosmati study has shed fresh light on every aspect of the unique series of monuments in Westminster Abbey; this work will fill a major lacuna in our knowledge of 13th-century English art of the first rank, and will command international interest. Oxbow Books • September 2019 • 9781789252347 • £65.00 • Hardback 305 x 240mm • 560 pages • b/w and colour illus.

Pictured [above]: A selection of images from the book

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THE STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD

An Anglo-Saxon Treasure Edited by Chris Fern, Tania Dickinson and Leslie Webster The story of the Staffordshire Hoard’s discovery, acquisition, restoration and subsequent analysis. Tells the story of the Staffordshire Hoard’s discovery and acquisition, and the six-year research project that pieced its fragments back together, identified its objects and explored their manufacture. Key chapters discuss the decoration and meaning of the Hoard’s intricate ornaments, the techniques of Anglo-Saxon craftsmen, the religious and historical background, and places it in the context of hoarding practice in Britain and Europe. It also explores the impact that the find has had locally, nationally and internationally. RESEARCH REPORT OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON

Society of Antiquaries of London • June 2019 • 9781527233508 • £45.00 • Hardback 280 x 220mm • 640 pages • 355 illus.

HUISPLAATSEN IN DE ONLANDEN

De geschiedenis van een Drents veenweidegebied Edited by J.A.W. Nicolay Results of excavations south of Groningen. Details extensive archaeological research carried out in a popular nature reserve south of the city of Groningen, which can store excess water during heavy rainfall. The research provided a wealth of new data, from the formation of the landscape since the last ice age, to the exploitation of the peat since the late 10th century, and medieval solutions against flooding. Text in Dutch.

Barkhuis • Available now • 9789492444721 • £85.50 • Hardback 305 x 203mm • 1072 pages

MAGIC, METALLURGY AND IMAGINATION IN THREE STUDIES Three Studies Edited by John Carey (University College, Cork)

A study of the status and associations of smiths and metalworking in early Irish literature. A study of the fascinating traditions found in early Irish literature concerning smiths and the fashioning of metal. The smith had a special status within the traditional societies of early Ireland and the Celtic-speaking world, being associated with magic and the supernatural, holding special legal status, and existing as a marginal and ambiguous position within the community. It includes texts and translations of magical spells, incantations, and narratives connected with smiths and their craft. Celtic Studies Publications • Available now • 9781891271281 • £14.95 • Paperback 211 x 147mm • 148 pages • 2 illus.

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Dress and Identity in Antiquity Edited by Megan Cifarelli (Manhattanville College) A wide ranging examination of the social roles of dressed bodies in ancient contexts. Following the notion of dress as the “assemblage of modifications of the body and/or supplements to the body,” this volume studies varied materials, including physical markings on the body; durable goods related to dressed bodies in archaeological contexts; and dress as represented in the visual arts and texts, bringing overlapping bodies of evidence into play. It examines materials from a range of geographic and chronological contexts from the prehistoric Caucasus to the Roman world and Late Antique Central Asia.

Oxbow Books • July 2019 • 9781789252545 • £38.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 256 pages • b/w and colour illus.

QUANTIFYING THE DEAD

ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD & THEORY

FASHIONED SELVES

Using Bone Counts and Mortality Profiles in Burial Archaeology By Pascal Sellier (Musée de l’Homme, Paris) A handbook on the quantitative aspects of human burials. This is the first comprehensive account on the quantitative aspects of human burials. It is both a handbook for bioarchaeologists dealing with mass graves, burial selection phenomena or fragmented and commingled human remains, and a theoretical statement on the use of mortality profiles and quantitative osteological data in funerary archaeology. For instance, it shows how to calculate probabilities of death and the other parameters of a life table, but also the basic hypotheses involved.

STUDYING SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY

Oxbow Books • November 2019 • 9781789252903 • £35.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 320 pages • b/w and colour illus.

DOCUMENTING ANCIENT RHODES

Archaeological Expeditions and Rhodian Antiquities Edited by Stine Schierup Archaeological Expeditions and Rhodian Antiquities. From the earliest documented discoveries to the more systematic work done by British, French, Danish and Italian archaeologists, this book examines the history of the exploration of Rhodes. It covers the sources for these early activities, asks how finds that came to European museums in this period can be re-contextualised, and explores the challenges of continued work on sites first excavated in the early, formative period of archaeological research.

GÖSTA ENBOM MONOGRAPHS

Aarhus University Press • May 2019 • 9788771249873 • £35.00 • Hardback 245 x 225mm • 336 pages

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE DANISH INSTITUTE AT ATHENS VOL. 9 Edited by Nicolai Mariegaard

Articles on art history and modern Greece, and Danish fieldwork in Greece. This volume contains a wide range of articles divided into two themes: those on art history and modern Greece, and reports on Danish fieldwork in Greece. In the first section, papers cover everything from modern perceptions of Ancient Greek music, to representations of classical antiquity in Star Trek. In the second section, reports cover fieldwork of Aitolia, Kalydon, and Rhodes.

Aarhus University Press • May 2019 • 9788771848182 • £28.00 Paperback • 275 x 210mm • 195 pages

ESTATE LANDSCAPES IN NORTHERN EUROPE

Edited by Signe Boeskov, Kristine Dyrmann, Jonathan Finch and Mikael Frausing Studies the role of the landed estate in the shaping of landscapes and societies across northern Europe. Leading us into the fascinating variations of manorial worlds, this book seeks to open the field to include a broader perspective on estate landscapes. While existing works have tended to emphasise the economic and agricultural aspect of estate landscapes, this volume draws out the social, cultural and political impact of manors and estates on landscapes throughout northern Europe.

Aarhus University Press • June 2019 • 9788771845198 • £35.00 Hardback • 270 x 230mm • 300 pages

ANIMO DECIPIENDI?

Rethinking fakes and authorship in Classical, Late Antique, & Early Christian Works Edited by Antonio Guzmán and Javier Martínez New approaches to fakes and forgeries in the past. New avenues of investigation open up when forgery is considered a creative act rather than a crime. The contributions in this book all share a willingness to consider new approaches to the subject of ancient fakes, forgeries and questions of authenticity. It is the latest instalment of an ongoing inquiry into how the ancient world appears when viewed through the lens of fakes and forgeries, sincerities and authenticities, genuine signatures and pseudepigrapha.

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Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife Edited by Candi K. Cann The first interdisciplinary book to examine the role of food in death, bereavement, and the afterlife. Food has played a major role in funerary and memorial practices since the dawn of the human race. In the ancient Roman world, for example, it was common practice to build channels from the tops of graves into the crypts themselves, and mourners would regularly pour offerings of food and drink into these conduits to nourish the dead while they waited for the afterlife. Funeral cookies wrapped with printed prayers and poems meant to comfort mourners became popular in Victorian England; while in China, Japan, and Korea, it is customary to offer food not only to the bereaved, but to the deceased, with ritual dishes prepared and served to the dead.

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DYING TO EAT

This is the first interdisciplinary book to examine the role of food in death, bereavement, and the afterlife. The contributors explore the phenomenon across cultures and religions, investigating topics including tombstone rituals in Buddhism, Catholicism, and Shamanism; the role of death in the Moroccan approach to food; and the role of funeral casseroles and church cookbooks in the Southern United States. This innovative collection not only offers food for thought regarding the theories and methods behind these practices but also provides recipes that allow the reader to connect to the argument through material experience. Illuminating how cooking and corpses both transform and construct social rituals, Dying to Eat serves as a fascinating exploration of the foodways of death and bereavement. University Press of Kentucky • November 2019 • 9780813178516 • £26.50 New in Paperback • 229 x 152mm • 208pp • 7 b/w photos

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IN DIE TÖPFE GESCHAUT

Biochemische und kulturgeschichtliche Studien zum früheisenzeitlichen Essen und Trinken Edited by Philipp W. Stockhammer (Ludwig-Maximillians-University, Munich) and Janine Fries-Knoblach Papers exploring Mediterranean imported pottery and local Early Iron Age pottery north of the Alps. Volume 2 of the BEFIM series contains seven papers in which the interim reports of BEFIM 1 are enhanced, finalised, and integrated into overall interpretations. The final archaeo-scientific results of the project are explored, as well as their museological results. Further papers examine the implications of the projects results in gender history in the Iron Age. Text in German. BEFIM

Sidestone Press • September 2019 • 280 x 210mm • 330 pages • 10 b/w and 100 colour illus. 9789088907685 • £85.00 • Paperback 9789088907708 • £165.00 • Hardback

POTS AND PRACTICES

An Experimental and Microwear Approach to Early Iron Age Vessel Biographies Edited by Annelou van Gijn (Leiden University), Janie Fries-Knoblach and Philipp W. Stockhammer (Ludwig-Maximillians-University, Munich) Experimental research into Celtic pottery and food habits. Volume 3 of the BEFIM series addresses the life history of vessels from the Early Celtic hillfort settlements of Heuneburg and Vix-Mont Lassois, from the manufacturing process to the use and modifications of the final products. Archaeological observations from dozens of practical usage experiments are presented, providing detailed insight into foodways and drinking habits of Early Celtic communities. BEFIM

Sidestone Press • November 2019 • 280 x 210mm • 230 pages • 4 b/w and 492 colour illus. 9789088907746 • £45.00 • Paperback 9789088907753 • £135.00 • Hardback

MANAGING ARCHAEOLOGY IN DYNAMIC URBAN CENTRES Edited by Paul Belford and Jeroen Bouwmeester

How archaeologists deal with pressures arising from redevelopment of rich urban centres. This book looks at how archaeologists in the early 21st century are dealing with the challenges and opportunities presented by development in archaeologically sensitive urban centres. Based on a session held at the 2017 EAA conference in Maastricht, the volume features case studies from across Europe and beyond – including Norway, Lithuania, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy and Israel. This book is the first publication of the EAA Urban Archaeology Community.

Sidestone Press • April 2019 • 254 x 178mm • 240 pages • 58 colour and 34 b/w illus. 9789088906046 • £40.00 • Paperback 9789088906053 • £120.00 • Hardback

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HISTORIC TOWN ATLASES SERIES

Edited by Alan Crossley

Traces the origins and growth of Oxford from prehistory to the modern city. The latest volume of the British Historic Towns Atlas covers the internationally-renowned city of Oxford. Famed for its university and its many outstanding historic buildings, the volume presents in mapped form the history of its topographical development. From its prehistoric setting, through its contentious Anglo-Saxon foundation, the medieval establishment of its university, and its sporadic growth after that, the atlas charts how it became a nineteenth-century city dominated by colleges, churches, university buildings, and its associated publishing industry.

BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY

BRITISH HISTORIC TOWNS ATLAS VOLUME VII. OXFORD

The atlas is presented as a large-format portfolio containing a series of maps showing the city at key points in its history, many illustrations of its buildings and streets, maps to show its setting, and reproduction early maps of the city. A readable text introduces and explains the maps, giving the reader a thorough grounding in how and why Oxford developed, and an explanation of its changing fortunes. A supplementary chapter brings the situation up to date. Whilst there have been many histories of the university written, the atlas concentrates on the topographic development of Oxford as a settlement, and explains it in mapped form. A comprehensive gazetteer lists every building and street shown on the maps, with a short history and references for further reading. As with the previous volumes in the series, the large-format book is held in an attractive presentation folder, which also contains 16 large fold-out maps, 5 sheets of illustrations, and a comprehensive gazetteer. Oxbow Books • November 2019 • 9781789253269 £70.00 • Hardback • 420 x 297mm • 144 pages b/w and colour illus.

Also available in this series: Volume IV. Windsor and Eton 9781782978282 - £55.00 Volume V. York 9781785701276 - £70.00 Volume VI. Winchester 9781785706660 - £70.00

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THE ARRAS CULTURE OF EASTERN YORKSHIRE Celebrating the Iron Age Edited by Peter Halkon (University of Hull)

New Research focused on the ‘Arras Culture’ of the East Yorkshire Iron Age. This volume brings together papers presented by leading experts at the Royal Archaeological Institute Annual Conference, held at the Yorkshire Museum, York, in November 2017. The remarkable Iron Age archaeology of eastern Yorkshire is set into wider context by views from Scotland, the south of England and Iron Age Western Europe. The book covers a wide variety of topics including migration, settlement and landscape, burials, experimental chariot building, finds of various kinds and reports on the major sites.

Oxbow Books • September 2019 • 9781789252583 • £38.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 192 pages • b/w and colour illus.

THE MEDIEVAL PRIORY AND HOSPITAL OF ST MARY SPITAL AND THE BISHOPSGATE SUBURB Excavations at Spitalfields Market, London E1, 1991-2007 By Chiz Holder, Nick Holder, Christopher Phillpotts and Christopher Thomas

Archaeological and documentary evidence surrounding London’s Spitalfields Market. London’s Spitalfields Market was the location of one of the city’s largest archaeological excavations, carried out by MOLA between 1991 and 2007. This book presents the archaeological and documentary evidence for its medieval activity, and the site of the Augustinian priory and hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate, later known as St Mary Spital. MOLA MONOGRAPH

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) • April 2019 • 9781907586484 • £32.00 • Hardback 297 x 210mm • 315 pages • 477 illus.

A BRONZE AGE BARROW CEMETERY AT ANDOVER AIRFIELD, PENTON MEWSEY, NEAR WEYHILL, HAMPSHIRE

Excavations 2007–10 By Isca Howell, Lyn Blackmore, Jon Cotton and Michael Henderson Reports on funerary and other activity on a chalk downland site near Andover, Hampshire. Fieldwork between 2007 and 2010 near Andover, Hampshire, revealed evidence of activity from the Chalcolithic period to the Late Bronze Age. This report includes full details of the burials, a regionally significant pottery assemblage, catalogues of the illustrated worked flint and accessioned finds, and a chronology supported by ten radiocarbon dates. MOLA STUDIES SERIES

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) • April 2019 • 9781907586491 • £15.00 • Paperback 297 x 210mm • 92 pages • 477 illus.

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Middle Bronze Age Enclosure at Rodway and Roman Villa at Sandy Lane By Jonathan Hart and Andrew Mudd Results of excavations at Cannington Bypass, Somerset. This book records excavations at Cannington Bypass, Somerset. Two enclosures were recorded – near Rodway, a small Middle Bronze Age farmstead containing evidence of two roundhouses was discovered, with associated pottery and plant remains; and at Sandy Lane, a Roman villa was shown to have developed from a Late Iron Age ridge-top settlement.

BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY

CANNINGTON BYPASS, SOMERSET: EXCAVATIONS IN 2014

COTSWOLD ARCHAEOLOGY MONOGRAPH

Cotswold Archaeology • Available now • 9780993454547 • £19.95 • Hardback 300 x 210mm • 157 pages

THE PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE A477 ST CLEARS TO RED ROSES ROAD IMPROVEMENT SCHEME 2012 By Alistair Barber, Alan Hardy, Andrew Mudd

Results of excavations along the A477 during the Road Improvement Scheme, 2012. Results of excavations along the A477 from St Clears to Red Roses. Finds include a Mesolithic site in the lower Tâf valley; early Neolithic pits and a post-built structure at Cildywyll; the remains of an Early Bronze Age barrow, 38 burials, a pyre site, and a Middle Bronze Age drying oven near St Clears; and a Bronze Age burnt mound near Red Roses.

COTSWOLD ARCHAEOLOGY MONOGRAPH

Cotswold Archaeology • April 2019 • 9780993454554 • £19.95 • Hardback 300 x 210mm • 180 pages

EAA 166: LATE BRONZE AGE HOARDS New Light on Old Norfolk Finds By Andrew J. Lawson

Evidence for discovery of Late Bronze Age Hoards in Norfolk before 1950. This report presents evidence for the discovery of Late Bronze Age hoards in Norfolk before 1950. The evidence has been derived from the historic manuscripts, correspondence, drawings and publications of a small group of antiquaries, most of whom lived in the county. Short biographies of the principal antiquaries are also presented.

EAST ANGLIAN ARCHAEOLOGY MONOGRAPH

East Anglian Archaeology • Available now • 9780905594545 • £20.00 • Paperback 297 x 210mm • 112 pages • 54 illus.

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EAA 167: A ROMANO-BRITISH INDUSTRIAL SITE AT EAST WINCH, NORFOLK

By Mike Lally, Kate Nicholson, Andrew Peachey, Leonora O’Brien and Andrew A. S. Newton Results of excavations at East Winch in north-west Norfolk. This book covers excavations at East Winch on the Greensand Belt in northwest Norfolk, which revealed a Romano-British pottery production site — part of the Nar Valley industry — and limited evidence of iron smelting and possible habitation. The principal features were a trackway, potentially linking the site to the nearby iron smelting site at Ashwicken, and part of a ditched enclosure containing an aisled building, a stone-founded workshop, four Nar Valley kilns and a drying oven. EAST ANGLIAN ARCHAEOLOGY MONOGRAPH

East Anglian Archaeology • Available now • 9780993247736 • £20.00 • Paperback 297 x 210mm • 104 pages • 44 illus.

PARTERRES BRIGHT WITH FLOWERS

A History of the Walled Gardens at Alnwick Castle as Revealed through Excavations and Standing Building Survey By Victoria Ridgeway (Pre-Construct Archaeology) and Jennifer Proctor Examines the history and development of Alnwick Castle’s walled kitchen garden. Reports on excavation and survey carried out within Alnwick Castle’s walled kitchen garden. The book charts the changing fortunes of the garden, including detailed descriptions and illustrations of the layout of successive gardens, hothouses, and conservatories. These are set alongside discussions of the plants and produce grown and the people who worked there, concluding with a consideration of the garden in its wider landscape setting. PRE-CONSTRUCT ARCHAEOLOGY MONOGRAPH SERIES

Pre-Construct Archaeology • Available now • 9781999615505 • £28.00 • Hardback 300 x 240mm • 264 pages • 243 illus.

STONEHENGE FOR THE ANCESTORS

Part 1: Landscape and Monuments By Mike Parker Pearson (University College London), Joshua Pollard (University of Southampton), Colin Richards (University of Manchester), Julian Thomas (University of Manchester) and Kate Welham (Bournemouth University) First of four volumes presenting the results of The Stonehenge Riverside Project. In 2003 a team of archaeologists commenced a long-term fieldwork project at Stonehenge for the first time in decades. The Stonehenge Riverside Project (2003-2009) aimed to investigate its purpose by considering it within its wider archaeological context. This is the first of four volumes presenting the results. THE STONEHENGE RIVERSIDE PROJECT

Sidestone Press • September 2019 • 279 x 203mm • 520 pages • 202 b/w and 190 colour illus. 9789088907029 • £90.00 • Paperback 9789088907036 • £180.00 • Hardback

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By David Sear

A general background to the fascinating world of ancient Greek and Roman coins. Ancient coins have long fascinated us by virtue of their beauty, their stories, and the unique insight they give into the history of the time in which they were made. This guide provides a general background to ancient Greek and Roman coins, looking back more than 26 centuries to the eastern Mediterranean, at how coins were designed and produced, and at how they can reveal so much to us of the time in which they were produced.

NUMISMATICS & PHILATELY

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ANCIENT GREEK COINS

LIVING HISTORY

Spink Books • November 2019 • 9781907427657 • £25.00 • Paperback 216 x 138mm • 240 pages • colour illus.

SPINK MAURY CATALOGUE DE TIMBRES DE FRANCE 2019 122nd Edition

2019 edition of the catalogue which is an absolute must for collectors of French stamps. Provides the highest level of detail for the stamps and covers of France and the French colonies, with thousands of top-quality illustrations and prices updated every year. It includes stamps on cover, tete-beche issues, blocks, reprints, military mail, specimens, telegraphs, officials, parcel post, booklets, essays, proofs, airmails, precancels, postage dues, imperforate issues, balloon mail, occupation issues, telephone stamps, siege mail and war stamps, and is the authoritative work for any collector of French stamps, or anyone interested in this fascinating area of philately. Spink Books • Available Now • 9781907427923 • £27.50 • Hardback 210 x 148mm • 1144 pages

SPINK MAURY CATALOGUE DE TIMBRES DE FRANCE 2020 123rd Edition

2020 edition of the catalogue which is an absolute must for collectors of French stamps. Provides the highest level of detail for the stamps and covers of France and the French colonies, with thousands of top-quality illustrations and prices updated every year. It includes stamps on cover, tete-beche issues, blocks, reprints, military mail, specimens, telegraphs, officials, parcel post, booklets, essays, proofs, airmails, precancels, postage dues, imperforate issues, balloon mail, occupation issues, telephone stamps, siege mail and war stamps, and is the authoritative work for any collector of French stamps, or anyone interested in this fascinating area of philately. Spink Books • August 2019 • 9781912667147 • £27.50 • Hardback 210 x 148mm • 736 pages

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MEDIEVAL SLAVIC COINAGES IN THE BALKANS By Martin Dimnik and Julijan Dobrinic

Introduces the English-speaking reader to the medieval Slavic coinages of the Balkans. This book does not intend to present an in-depth analysis of any individual coinage or an analysis of specific coin hoards, but to make available a general synthesis of the up-to-date scholarship on medieval coinages of the Balkans. Until now, these coinages have been examined only in specialised articles on the problems of attribution and identification of specific coins, or in lists and catalogues of the coinages struck by specific rulers, states and towns. This is the first attempt at a comprehensive review of coinages issued by all the Slavic political authorities of the medieval Balkans.

Spink Books • Available Now • 9781902040851 • £40.00 • Hardback 280 x 210mm • 256 pages

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF 18TH CENTURY NUMISMATIC BOOKS Volume VI

By Christian Dekesel and Yvette Dekesel-de Ruyck A new standard work of reference for early numismatic books. Early numismatic publications contain invaluable evidence which can throw new light upon unsolved numismatic questions. This work contains over 6000 numismatic works published between 1700 and 1800. The authors have studied each publication page by page and have meticulously categorised and analysed their contents. Along with the Dekesels’ bibliographies of 16th and 17th century numismatic books, this bibliographic opus is destined to become the standard work of reference for early numismatic books. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF 18TH CENTURY NUMISMATIC BOOKS

Spink Books • October 2019 • 9781912667192 • £135.00 • Hardback 297 x 210mm • 976 pages

ROMAN IMPERIAL COINAGE VOLUME II, PART 3 From AD 117 to AD 138 - Hadrian By Richard Abdy (British Museum) and Peter Mittag (Cologne University)

Fully revised and expanded edition of a classic reference work. The standard reference work for Roman Imperial coinage of Hadrian now occupies a fully revised and greatly expanded standalone volume to cover the last epoch of what many consider the apogee of Roman coinage – begun with Nero’s reform of AD 64 when great effort was taken over their iconographic designs. It is also a long overdue attempt to reconcile our increased 21st century understanding of this otherwise lightly-documented reign of one of the key figures in Roman history. THE ROMAN IMPERIAL COINGAGE

Spink Books • September 2019 • 9781912667185 • £150.00 • Hardback 216 x 210mm • 608 pages

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Pre-decimal Issues, 55th Edition Edited by Emma Howard

Up-to-date reference work for pre-decimal British coins. This historic reference work for British coins is still the only catalogue to feature every major coin type from Celtic to the present day, arranged in chronological order and divided into metals under each reign, then into coinages, denominations and varieties. Under Elizabeth II the decimal issues are separated from the pre-decimal coinages, with all decimal coinage since 1968 listed in a separate volume, available as an independent publication for the first time in 2020.

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Spink Books • December 2019 • 9781912667208 • £30.00 • Hardback 216 x 138mm • 576 pages

COINS OF ENGLAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM 2020 Decimal Issues, 6th Edition Edited by Emma Howard

Up-to-date reference work for decimal British coins. This historic reference work for British coins is still the only catalogue to feature every major coin type from Celtic to the present day, arranged in chronological order and divided into metals under each reign, then into coinages, denominations and varieties. This Decimal Issues volume lists all individual coins and sets issued by the Royal Mint from 1971, offering an authoritative catalogue of all modern British coins

Spink Books • December 2019 • 9781912667215 • £9.99 • Paperback 216 x 138mm • 302 pages

THE COINAGE OF THE BOMBAY PRESIDENCY A study of the records of the EIC By Paul Stevens

By the IAPN Prize-winning author of The Coins of the English East India Company. The Coinage of the Bombay Presidency: A Study of the Records of the EIC is a companion volume to Dr Stevens’ widely acclaimed catalogue of the Presidency Series of Coins of the East India Company. The latest book contains numerous extracts from the records, relating them to the known coins and showing why and when they were issued. It also contains much information about the working of the mint and the people who undertook that work.

Spink Books • June 2019 • 9781912667123 • £60.00 • Hardback 246 x 189mm • 376 pages

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Coinage, Money, and the Economy By Katerina Panogopoulou Explores the nature of the Antigonid cash economy during the third century BC. This systematic analysis of the gold and silver coinages of “King Antigonos” is intended to explore the nature of the Antigonid cash economy during the second and the third quarter of the third century BC. The authors’ principal aim in reconstructing the precious metal coinage of “King Antigonos” is to comprehend the way in which the mints concerned functioned and to identify the major issues of the period.

American Numismatic Society • May 2019 • 9780897223553 • £115.00 • Hardback 279 x 216mm

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS 30 (2018) Edited by Nathan Elkins and David Yoon Vol. 30 of the American Journal of Numismatics featuring 9 articles. Vol. 30 of the American Journal of Numismatics featuring articles on the earliest Alexander III tetradrachm coinage of Babylon, the posthumous Alexander tetradrachms of Magnesia on the Maeander, the personification of Apameia, coins of the Pompeian pseudomint from France, Iberian lead tokens at the ANS, base-metal coinage circulation in Byzantine Beirut, kings’ names on Visigothic bronze coins, medieval coins from the site of San Vincenzo on Stromboli, and the history of the Chinese collection at the ANS.

American Numismatic Society • June 2019 • 9780897223546 • £60.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 292 pages • 36 illus.

KUSHAN COINS

A catalogue based on the Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian and Kidarite Hun coins in the British Museum, 1st−5th centuries AD By Joe Cribb and Robert Bracey A comprehensive account of Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian and Kidarite Hun coinages. The coinage of the Kushan kings (1st to 4th centuries) and of their immediate successors the Sasanian Kushanshahs (3rd−4th centuries) and the Kidarite Hun Kushanshahs (4th−5th centuries) are a key component of our understanding of the history of ancient Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan during the early centuries AD. This landmark publication will give a comprehensive account of the coinages, as well as put them into a wider historical and cultural context. British Museum Press • December 2019 • 9780861591916 • £40.00 • Paperback 297 x 210mm • 410 pages

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Threats and Solutions Edited by Michael Dawson, Edward James (Historic England) and Mike Nevell (University of Salford) Major examination of professional archaeology in relation to heritage management policies. Examines the relationship between the political perspective of the UK government on ‘soft power’ and the globalising effect of projects carried out by archaeologists and heritage professionals working in the historic environment. It exemplifies the nature of professional engagement and the role of the profession in working towards a theory of practice based on the integrity of data, the recovery and communication of information, and the application of data in real world situations. Oxbow Books • August 2019 • 9781789252460 • £38.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 288 pages • 124 illus.

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Ethnographic Museums in a Changing Europe Edited by Wayne Modest, Nicholas Thomas, Doris Prlić and Claudia Augustat Examines creative and collaborative practices within ethnographic and world cultures museums. This book foregrounds critical practices within ethnographic museums in relation to their diverse stakeholders, with a special focus on collaboration with artists and differently constituted, self-identified communities. Addressing diverse political climates and citizenship regimes, legal frameworks and colonial/migratory histories, the articles seek to question the role of ethnographic and world cultures museums within contemporary negotiations of how to define Europe, Europeans, and European heritage. Sidestone Press • October 2019 • 229 x 165mm • 150 pages • 16 b/w and 25 colour illus. 9789088907777 • £30.00 • Paperback 9789088907784 • £90.00 • Hardback

CHARLES MASSON: COLLECTIONS FROM BEGRAM AND KABUL BAZAAR, AFGHANISTAN 1833–1838 By Elizabeth Errington

Discusses and catalogues Charles Masson’s collections from the site of Begram and Kabul bazaar. Discusses and catalogues Charles Masson’s 1833–8 collections from the urban site of Begram and Kabul bazaar. It utilises archival material which appears as a supplementary BM online publication. The catalogued objects will be selected from coins and artefacts from Begram and Kabul bazaar now in the British Museum, supplemented by illustrated coins recorded in Masson’s archival manuscripts (F526/1a) and in H.H. Wilson (Ariana Antiqua London 1841), but no longer in the collection. BRITISH MUSEUM RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

British Museum Press • November 2019 • 9780861592197 • £40.00 • Paperback 297 x 210mm • 120 pages

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FROM GOLDEN ROCK TO HISTORIC GEM

A Historical Archaeological Analysis of the Maritime Cultural Landscape of St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean By Ruud Stelten Detailed analysis of the maritime cultural landscape of St. Eustatius over the past four centuries. St. Eustatius was one of the busiest ports in the eighteenth-century Atlantic World and played an important role in the American War of Independence. Relics of its turbulent past are found all over the island and in its waters. Through archaeological and documentary research, this book provides a detailed analysis of St. Eustatius over the past four centuries, bridging the gap between marine and terrestrial worlds, and demonstrating that land and sea must be studied in relation to each other. Sidestone Press • April 2019 • 229 x 165mm • 230 pages • 11 b/w and 54 colour illus. 9789088907890 • £40.00 • Paperback 9789088907906 • £120.00 • Hardback

EARLY SETTLERS OF THE INSULAR CARIBBEAN Dearchaizing the Archaic

Edited by Corinne L. Hofman (Leiden University) and Andrzej T. Antczak (Leiden University) Recent advances in interdisciplinary research on early settlement of the Caribbean islands. This book offers a comprehensive coverage of the most recent advances in interdisciplinary research on the early human settling of the Caribbean islands. It covers the time span of the so-called Archaic Age and focuses on the Middle to Late Holocene period which – depending on specific case studies discussed in this volume – could range between 6000 BC and AD 1000. Such an approach to the early settlers of the Caribbean islands has never been published in one volume. Sidestone Press • May 2019 • 254 x 178mm • 320 pages • 20 colour and 40 b/w illus. 9789088907807 • £45.00 • Paperback 9789088907814 • £135.00 • Hardback

INDIGENOUS ANCESTORS AND HEALING LANDSCAPES

Cultural Memory and Intercultural Communication in the Dominican Republic and Cuba By Dr. Jana Pešoutová Focuses on current healing practices from a cultural memory perspective. Jana Pešoutová presents new interpretations of current healing practices in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, juxtaposed against the European colonization of the Caribbean after 1492. The study examines current healing landscapes and their background in both countries, and focuses on practices promoting physical, mental and spiritual healing of individuals and communities. It is aimed at the academic public, and those interested in Caribbean cultures and the history of medicinal practices. Sidestone Press • August 2019 • 254 x 178mm • 390 pages • 13 b/w and 73 colour illus. 9789088907647 • £55.00 • Paperback 9789088907623 • £165.00 • Hardback

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Syriac Dialogue Poems from the Late Antiquity By Sebastian P. Brock The main purpose of the book is to provide the Syriac texts and annotated English translations of four anonymous dialogue poems (with separate introductions to each) where the protagonists are, respectively, Synagogue and Church, Sion and Church, Jesus and the Synagogue, Jesus and the Pharisees. JOURNAL OF JEWISH STUDIES SUPPLEMENT SERIES

TEXTS & LITERATURE

THE PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLES

Journal of Jewish Studies • May 2019 • 9780957522817 • £25.00 • Paperback 240 x 160mm • 150 pages • 15 illus.

RE-WIRING THE ANCIENT NOVEL, (2 VOLUMES)

Volume 1: Greek Novels, Volume 2: Roman Novels and Other Important Texts Edited by Edmund Cueva The Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel brought together scholars and students of the ancient novel from all over the world in order to share new and significant developments about this fascinating field of study and its important place in the field of Classical Studies. The essays contained in these two volumes are clear evidence that the ancient novel has become a valuable part of the Classics canon. Barkhuis • December 2018 • 9789492444561 • £180.00 • Hardback 240 x 170mm • 773 pages

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Tracing Ancient India, through Texts and Traditions: Contributions to Current Research in Indology Edited by Heleene De Jonckheere (Ghent University), Marie-Hélène Gorisse (Ghent University) and Agnieszka Rostalska (Ghent University) Research into the texts, languages, as well as literary, philosophical and religious traditions of South Asia. The articles here collected offer a broad range of disciplinary perspectives on a wide array of subjects with a specific “Jains and the others” main theme.

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The first study of the archaeology of religion of Christian Nubia, presenting the material record of Nubian monasticism and offering a comparative analysis of this phenomenon. On the basis of archaeological and epigraphic data, the author reconstructs life in Nubian monasteries. The work features a catalogue of archaeological sites tentatively identified as locations of monastic communities, as well as an overview of pertinent textual sources.

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JJP Supplement XXXVI

Oxbow Books • October 2019 • 9781789252828 • £30.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 176 pages

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Journal of Juristic Papyrology • June 2019 • 9788394684860 • £43.00 • Hardback 228 x 165mm

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NEW IN PAPERBACK BEYOND PILGRIM SOUVENIRS AND SECULAR BADGES Edited by Sarah Blick

Papers on medieval pilgrim souvenirs and secular badges.

Oxbow Books 9781789252293 • £36.00 Paperback • 208 pages 120 illus.

EVERYDAY PRODUCTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES Edited by Gitte Hansen, Steven Ashby and Irene Baug

A series of case studies focusing on the identity and activities of individuals associated with crafts in the Middle Ages. Oxbow Books 9781789252118 • £38.00 Paperback • 352 pages b/w and colour illus.

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VIKING WORLDS

Edited by Marianne Hem Eriksen, Unn Pedersen, Bernt Rundberget, Irmelin Axelsen and Heidi Lund Berg Explores inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding the Viking past.

TEXTILES AND THE MEDIEVAL ECONOMY Edited by Angela Ling Huang and Carsten Jahnke

Investigates the production, trade and consumption of textiles in Scandinavia in the medieval period.

Oxbow Books 9781789252101 • £36.00 Paperback • 176 pages b/w and colour illus.

Oxbow Books 9781789252095 • £38.00 Paperback • 256 pages b/w and colour illus.

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF HOUSEHOLD

MARKETS IN EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Edited by Marco Madella, Gabriella Kovacs, B. Berzsenyi and Ivan Briz i. Godino Examines the living domain, through archaeology of the small scale. Oxbow Books 9781789252125 • £38.00 Paperback • 248 pages 125 b/w and colour illus.

Edited by Katharina Ulmschneider and Tim Pestell Examines the understudied small and rural medieval trading centres.

Windgather Press 9781911188476 • £30.00 Paperback • 304 pages b/w illus.

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BACKLIST BESTSELLERS

STONEHENGE

By Mike Parker Pearson, Joshua Pollard, Colin Richards, Julian Thomas and Kate Welham Professor Mike Parker Pearson presents an up-to-date interpretation of Stonehenge and its landscape. Council for British Archaeology • Out Now 9781909990029 • £14.00 Paperback • 120 pages

Some of the most interesting and entertaining myths and legends from Ancient Egypt are given a lively re-telling by Joyce Tyldesley.

BETWEEN THE WIND AND THE WATER By Caroline Wickham-Jones

By Jennifer R. March Authoritative A–Z guide to all the gods, heroes, remarkable women and monsters of Greek and Roman mythology.

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By Joyce A. Tyldesley and Illustrated by Julian Heath

Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781842175057 • £8.95 Paperback • 112 pages

DICTIONARY OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY

Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781782976356 • £29.95 Paperback • 432 pages

STORIES FROM ANCIENT EGYPT

A highly readable and i n f o r m a t i ve ove r v i ew o f Orkney’s archaeological heritage, illustrated with beautiful photography. Windgather Press • Out Now 9781909686502 • £19.99 Paperback • 178 pages

THE ANGLO-SAXON FENLAND By Susan Oosthuizen

New interdisciplinary history of the Anglo-Saxon fenland combining historical, ecological and archaeological data.

Windgather Press • Out Now 9781911188087 • £29.95 Paperback • 160 pages

LOST LIVES, NEW VOICES

By Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis and Anwen Caffell

The stories of Scottish soldiers captured at the Battle of Dunbar, 1650. Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781785708473 • £20.00 Paperback • 384 pages

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS THE SELHURST PARK PROJECT By George Anelay

Presents results of the excavation of a Middle-Late Iron Age farmstead and its enclosures on the South Downs above Chichester, West Sussex.

Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781789251166 • £40.00 Paperback • 152 pages

FRESHWATER FISH IN ENGLAND By Alison Locker

Charts the exploitation of native freshwater fish by man from food to sport based on a wealth of archaeological data and medieval and artistic evidence. Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781789251128 • £38.00 Paperback • 172 pages

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REINVENTING SUSTAINABILITY By Erika Guttman-Bond

Discusses the potential significance for the reintroduction of ancient technologies.

Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781785709920 • £25.00 Paperback • 192 pages

BRITANNIA ROMANA By R. S. O. Tomlin

Definitive and comprehensive presentation, translation and interpretation of all the known, major inscriptions from Roman Britain.

Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781785707001 • £48.00 Hardback • 464 pages

ANCIENT TEXTILES MODERN SCIENCE II

Edited by Heather Hopkins and Katrin Kania Describes and discusses recent advances in scientific analysis of ancient textiles.

Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781789251203 • £35.00 Paperback • 146 pages

ENCLOSING SPACE, OPENING NEW GROUND Edited by Tanja Romankiewicz, Manuel Fernández-Götz, Gary Lock and Olivier Büchsenschütz

New approaches to understanding how and why Iron Age communities in Europe enclosed space. Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781789252019 • £55.00 Hardback • 208 pages

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

GILL MILL

LES ENLUMINURES: FOUR REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES

By Paul Booth and Andrew Simmonds

By Christopher de Hamel

Lavishly illustrated exploration of four extraordinary medieval books. Les Enluminures • Out Now 9780997184273 • £30.00 Paperback1 • 144 pages

Reports on excavations of the valley floodplain landscape covered by the Gill Mill quarry.

Oxford Archaeology Out Now • 9781905905423 £35.00 • Hardback 916 pages

By John Waddell

FROM ROMAN CIVITAS TO ANGLOSAXON SHIRE

An exploration of the notion t h at my t h , e s p e c i a l l y i n medieval Irish literature, may illuminate archaeology, and vice versa.

A comprehensive examination of the development of territorial organisation within the Wessex region.

MYTH AND MATERIALITY

Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781785709753 • £15.99 Paperback • 192 pages

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By Bruce Eagles

Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781785709845 • £34.99 Paperback • 260 pages

THE MCCARTHY COLLECTION By Gaudenz Freuler

This handsome book is the first of a two volume set exploring an outstanding collection of leaves and miniatures from medieval manuscripts. Ad Ilissum • Out Now 9781912168071 • £90.00 Hardback • 304 pages

THE VIKING AGE By Caroline Arcini

This book explores life during the Viking period from a new perspective, examining attitudes towards visible aspects of demography and health. Oxbow Books • Out Now 9781785709388 • £38.00 Hardback • 128 pages

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POST-MEDIEVAL HISTORY

MANUFACTURED BODIES

The Impact of Industrialisation on London Health By Gaynor Western and Jelena Bekvalac (Museum of London) Research on 2,000 skeletons reveals the impact of the Industrial Revolution on human health. Industrialisation is a complex issue in terms of the hazards and benefits it has brought to human beings in our endeavours to improve our lives. The archive of human skeletal remains at the Museum of London provides a large bank of evidence, explored here along with other skeletal collections from around England, to investigate how far some diseases go back in time and what we can tell about the influence of living environments past and present on human health.

Oxbow Books • June 2019 • 9781789253221 • £12.99 • Paperback 280 x 216mm • 160 pages • b/w and colour illus.

COPERNICUS BANNED

The Entangled Matter of the anti-Copernican Decree of 1616 Edited by Natacha Fabbri (Stanford University) and Federica Favino Aims to bring the anti-Copernican degree of 1616 into the foreground. Nine essays examine the causes, the figures involved, and the consequences of the anti-Copernican decree of 1616. Together, they shed light on various philosophical, theological, political and cultural aspects of the discussions that arose around the ‘temerity’ of Copernicanism and that eventually led to its prohibition by the Church. The chapters form a mosaic whose pieces not only contribute to the picture outlined by other studies, but which also give new meaning to the whole scenario.

Olschki • April 2019 • 9788822265845 • £30.00 • Hardback 240 x 170mm • 280 pages

VRYSAKI

A Neighborhood Lost in Search of the Athenian Agora By Sylvie Dumont Illustrated exploration of the neighbourhood demolished for the excavation of the Athenian Agora. Between 1931 and 1939, central Athens was transformed by the expropriation and demolition of the Vrysaki neighbourhood at the foot of the Acropolis. More than 5,000 inhabitants were displaced and 348 properties were torn down so that the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) could excavate the ancient Agora. Using materials from the ASCSA Archives and photographs from the 1930s, this volume details the history of the negotiations, the expropriations, and the Vrysaki neighbourhood itself.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens • June 2019 • 9780876619698 • £60.00 Hardback • 229 x 305mm • 224 pages • 326 b/w figs, 33 colour figs, 1 colour foldout, 2 tables

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The Lurie Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Late Ming Dynasty By Teresa Canepa Celebrates the Lurie Collection, Chinese export porcelain from late Ming dynasty Jingdezhen. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates one of the most comprehensive and meticulously assembled private collections of Chinese export porcelain from the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644) made at Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province. The Lurie Collection contains pieces exceptional for both their beauty, and their rarity and historical importance. This book makes a contribution to several fields of study, most notably around the production, design and trade of Jingdezhen export porcelain in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

JINGDEZHEN TO THE WORLD

Ad Ilissum • November 2019 • 9781912168095 • £90.00 • Hardback 300 x 250mm • 304 pages • 300 illus.

FRANCESCO NOLETTI

The Grand Roman Baroque Still-life Edited by Keith Sciberras (University of Malta) The first monograph and proper study on Francesco Noletti (c.1611–54). This is the first monograph and proper study on Francesco Noletti (c.1611–54), called il Maltese (and popularly known as Francesco Fieravino), one of the most significant yet enigmatic artists in the study of still-life painting of the Roman seicento. His work encapsulates the spirit of the ‘baroque still-life’, primarily through a typology of ‘carpet paintings’ that he popularised in Rome during the 1640s and early 1650s.

Midsea Books • July 2019 • 9789993276159 • £60.00 • Hardback 284 x 216mm • 192 pages

AUTORÉFÉRENCE INFINIE

Individual, Community and History in Miquel Barceló’s Works By Irene Biolchini (University of Malta) Situates Miquel Barceló within contemporary critical debate. In past years, Miquel Barceló has been depicted in various and yet contrasting ways: the new Picasso, the rebel, the genius, the joker. This book’s primary goal is to situate the artist within contemporary critical debate, discussing his production during the Postmodern Era and analysing his affinity with Hypermodernity. Through the comparison of Barceló’s writings, declarations, and works, the study examines the artist’s autofiction, creating a connection between his hyperindividualism and the oceanic feeling.

Mimesis International • July 2019 • 9788869772214 • £21.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 220 pages • 35 colour illus.

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FOREVER SEEING NEW BEAUTIES

The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams, 1857−1907 By Eve M. Kahn Reveals the life and work of understudied artist Mary Rogers Williams. Revolutionary artist Mary Rogers Williams (1857−1907), from Hartford, Connecticut, biked and hiked from the Arctic Circle to Naples, exhibited globally, trained at the Art Students League, chafed against art world rules that favoured men, and taught at Smith College for nearly two decades, but sadly ended up almost totally obscure. The book reproduces her unpublished and offers a vivid portrayal of an adventurer who defied her era’s expectations. Wesleyan University Press • November 2019 • 9780819578747 • £27.00 • Hardback 228 x 228mm • 240 pages

FRAGILE EARTH

The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art By Jennifer Stettler Parsons (Florence Griswold Museum) Showcases the role of the artist in advocating for the preservation of earth. Motivated by the inexorable rise of urban-industrial development and the subsequent deterioration of our planet, artists confront the contemporary vulnerability of our natural world, and illustrate the continued relevance of ecology and nature conservation to contemporary artistic practice, and global climate change. In Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art, leading artists Jennifer Angus, Mark Dion, Courtney Mattison, and James Prosek make natural elements their medium conceptually and literally.

Wesleyan University Press • October 2019 • 9781880897317 • £20.00 Paperback • 273 x 229 mm • 120 pages

THE SO-CALLED ALDOBRANDINI WEDDING Research from the Years 1990 to 2016 By Frank G.J.M. Müller

Art-historical study of the famous Roman wall painting known as ‘The Aldobrandini Wedding’. Explores research on the famous Roman fresco known as the Aldobrandini Wedding and its main research questions. These include the original shape and form which the fresco must have had in antiquity; when and where it originated; why it cannot possibly be the representation of ancient wedding rituals (as is generally assumed); the meaning of the image depicted on the wall painting; problems relating to the original archaeological context; and the formal relationship with other representations which are also considered to be ‘Brautbilder’. Sidestone Press • May 2019 • 280 x 210mm • 200 pages • 64 b/w and 59 colour illus. Paperback • £35.00 • 9789088907364 Hardback • £95.00 • 9789088907371

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Edited by Christopher Fulton

Combines historical and biographical research with cultural and artistic criticism. Milton Rogovin (1909-2011) dedicated his photographic career to capturing the humanity of working-class people around the world. This is a multidisciplinary study of photographer Milton Rogovin’s historical achievement and continuing relevance. Inspired by a recent donation of his work to the University of Louisville, this compilation of essays examines Rogovin’s work through multiple lenses. Contributors analyse his photographic career and political motivations, as well as his relationship to economic history and current academic interests.

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

THE SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY OF MILTON ROGOVIN

University Press of Kentucky • June 2019 • 9780813177489 • £30.00 Paperback • 229 x 152mm • 170 pages • 83 b/w photos

FAABORG MUSEUM AND THE ARTISTS’ COLONY

By Gry Hedin, Gertrud Hvidbjerg Hansen, Peter Thule Christensen, Flemming Brandrup and Anders V. Munch Presents the history of Faaborg Museum, its architecture, collection and artists. Faaborg Museum, with its boldly coloured walls and decorative floors made from local clay, has quite literally sprung from Funen’s soil in a symbiosis of local nature and culture. Inside is art by the ‘Funen Painters’ from 1880 to 1928, when Faaborg was home to one of Denmark’s pre-eminent artists’ colonies. This book presents the museum’s history, architecture, collection and artists to international audiences for the first time, with architectural photographs and plans, and pictures of the art.

Aarhus University Press • June 2019 • 9788771847758 • £35.00 • Hardback 270 x 220mm • 320 pages

FUTURISM: ANTICIPATING POSTMODERNISM A Sociological Essay on Avant-Garde Art and Society By Ilaria Riccioni (Free University of Bolzano)

What can we still learn from the radical claims of avant-garde art? The first Manifesto of Futurism was published in Le Figaro on February 20th, 1909. It was to become the first avant-garde movement in art – it aimed to change the function of art within society, foster Italian culture beyond its provincial domains, and last but not least, to extend language as free expression of a new and forthcoming society of technology. What can we still learn from the radical claims of avant-garde art?

SOCIOLOGY

Mimesis International • April 2019 • 9788869772313 • £15.00 • Paperback 176 x 140mm • 176 pages

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ON PORTRAITURE

(Do Tirar Pelo Natural) By Francisco De Holanda Brings back into circulation the earliest treatise dedicated to portraiture. Francisco de Holanda was a court painter, architect and essayist at the Lisbon court of John III of Portugal and Catherine of Austria. His work On Portraiture is the first treatise dedicated to portraiture, published in 1563. This volume, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Holanda’s birth, provides an English translation of Holanda’s portrait treatise and a transcription of the Portuguese original, with commentaries and essays regarding Holanda’s output as portraitist and theorist.

Ad Ilissum • April 2019 • 9781912168118 • £25.00 • Paperback 270 x 195mm • 128 pages

GIAMBOLOGNA AND THE GARDENS OF HENRI IV Giambologna and the Gardens of Henri IV

Examines bronze sculptures made by Giambologna for Henri IV.

By Alexander Rudigier Recently discovered documents show that Giambologna, the great sculptor at the court of the Medici whose bronzes delighted all Europe, made six large garden sculptures for King Henri IV of France, otherwise unknown. This book describes the garden project and discusses three bronzes identified as from the project, in particular a hitherto unknown Venus.

Ad Ilissum • September 2019 • 9781912168149 • £50.00 • Hardback 300 x 245mm • 320 pages

AMERICAN FURNITURE 2018 Edited by Luke Beckerdite

An annual publication forging a link between social history, American studies, and the decorative arts. Acknowledged as the journal of record in its field, American Furniture presents new research on furniture design, use, production, and appreciation. Begun in 1993, this award-winning annual provides a comprehensive forum on furniture history, technology, connoisseurship, and conservation by the foremost scholars in the field. It is the only interdisciplinary journal devoted exclusively to furniture made or used in the Americas from the seventeenth century to the present.

AMERICAN FURNITURE ANNUAL

Chipstone Foundation • July 2019 • 9780986385742 • £61.00 • Hardback 279 x 203mm • 204 pages • 276 illus.

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Lady Triumphant By Victoria Amador

An in-depth tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest legends. Victoria Amador utilises extensive interviews and forty years of personal correspondence with Olivia de Havilland to present an in-depth look at the life and career of this celebrated actress.

FILM & CINEMA

OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND

The book begins with Havilland’s early life and her theatrical ambitions at a young age. It then follows her career as she skyrocketed to star status, becoming one of the most well-known starlets in Tinseltown. Readers are given an inside look at her love affairs with iconic cinema figures such as James Stewart, and John Huston, and her onscreen partnership with Errol Flynn. It is a tribute to one of Hollywood’s greatest legends, who has evolved from a gentle heroine to a strong-willed, respected, and admired artist.

SCREEN CLASSICS

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177274 • £26.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 406 pages • 54 b/w photos

HITCHCOCK AND THE CENSORS By John Billheimer

An exploration of Alfred Hitchcock’s relationship with film censors. Throughout his career, Alfred Hitchcock had to deal with a wide variety of censors attuned to the slightest suggestion of sexual innuendo, undue violence, toilet humor, religious disrespect, and all forms of indecency, real or imagined. This book traces the forces that led to the Production Code and describes Hitchcock’s interactions with code officials on a film-by-film basis as he fought to protect his creations, bargaining with code reviewers and sidestepping censorship to produce a lifetime of memorable films. By examining Hitchcock’s priorities in dealing with the censors, this work highlights the director’s theories of suspense as well as his magician-like touch when negotiating with code officials.

SCREEN CLASSICS

University Press of Kentucky • July 2019 • 9780813177427 • £37.50 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 360 pages • 42 b/w photos, 1 table

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RIDLEY SCOTT

A Biography By Vincent LoBrutto (School of Visual Arts, Manhattan A fully realised, critical biography of Ridley Scott. With celebrated works such as Alien (1979), Blade Runner (1982), Thelma & Louise (1991), and Gladiator (2000), Ridley Scott has secured his place in Hollywood as a legendary director and filmmaker with an undeniable influence on art and the culture of filmmaking. This book presents a unique crosscut between the biographical facts of Ridley Scott’s personal life and his career. Every film is presented, analysed, and probed for a greater understanding of the visionary, his personality, and his thought process. The voices of cast and crew who have worked with Ridley Scott, as well as the words of the man himself, are woven throughout this book for a fully realised, critical biography, revealing the depth of the artist and his achievements. SCREEN CLASSICS

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177083 • £30.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 252 pages • 11 b/w photos

THE PHILOSOPHY OF CHARLIE KAUFMAN Edited by David LaRocca and Contributions by Samuel A. Chambers

A philosophical exploration of Kaufman’s films. From the Academy Award-winning Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Academy Award-nominated Adaptation (2002) to the cult classic Being John Malkovich (1999), screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is widely admired for his innovative, philosophically resonant films. This is the first collection of essays devoted to a rigorous philosophical exploration of Kaufman’s work by a team of capable and critical scholars from a wide range of disciplines. From political theorists to philosophers, classicists to theologians, professors of literature to practicing filmmakers, the contributors delve into the heart of Kaufman’s innovative screenplays and films, offering not only original philosophical analyses but also extended reflections on the nature of film and film criticism.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF POPULAR CULTURE

University Press of Kentucky • June 2019 • 9780813176215 • £22.50 • Paperback 229 x 152mm • 312 pages

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Early Tamil Cinema and the Making of Modern Bharatanatyam By Hari Krishnan (Wesleyan University) The first scholarly exploration of Tamil Cinema and Bharatanatyam Dance. A rich and detailed history of two important modern South Indian cultural forms: Tamil Cinema and Bharatanatyam dance. The book addresses representations of dance in the cinema from an interdisciplinary, criticalhistorical perspective. It rethinks the history of Bharatanatyam in the twentieth century from an interdisciplinary, transmedia standpoint and features 130 archival images.

FILM & CINEMA

CELLULOID CLASSICISM

Wesleyan University Press • November 2019 • 228 x 152mm • 250 pages Paperback • £22.00 • 9780819578877 Hardback • £66.00 • 9780819578860

POP CULTURE AND THE DARK SIDE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies By Paul A. Cantor (University of Virginia)

Examines why we as viewers are drawn to darker characters in popular culture. The many con men, gangsters, and drug lords portrayed in popular culture are examples of the dark side of the American dream. Viewers are fascinated by these twisted versions of heroic American archetypes, like the self-made man and the entrepreneur. This book finds new depth in familiar landmarks of popular culture, and invokes Shakespearean models to help us understand why we are both repelled by and drawn to figures such as Vito and Michael Corleone or Walter White. University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177304 • £30.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 224 pages

CLARENCE BROWN

Hollywood’s Forgotten Master By Gwenda Young (University College Cork, Ireland) Explores the forces that shaped a complex man who left an indelible mark on cinema. In this first full-length account of the life and career of the pioneering filmmaker, Gwenda Young discusses Clarence Brown’s background to show how his hardworking parents and resilient grandparents inspired his entrepreneurial spirit. She reveals how the one–time engineer and World War I aviator established a thriving car dealership, the Brown Motor Car Company, in Alabama—only to give it all up to follow his dream of making movies. She follows his rise as a brilliant director and craftsmen in the film industry. SCREEN CLASSICS

University Press of Kentucky • Available Now • 9780813175959 • £45.00 • Hardback 228 x 152mm • 448 pages • 74 b/w photos

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HARBINGERS OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY NEO-CLASSICISM By Finn Egeland Hansen

Proposes a new theory about the neo-classical style in music. Finn Egeland Hansen uses three composers – the French Camille SaintSaëns and Charles Gounod, and the Danish Niels W. Gade – to discuss his thesis that the classical-romantic main current in classical music represents two sub-currents: one focusing on the romantic aspects, the other on the classical. He demonstrates how in different aspects they were harbingers of the neo-classical style – a style usually exemplified through later composers.

Aarhus University Press • August 2019 • 9788771847116 • £15.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 100 pages

A NEW AND CONCISE HISTORY OF ROCK AND R&B THROUGH THE EARLY 1990s By Eric Charry (Wesleyan University)

An introduction to Rock and R&B, their history and new trends. Ethnomusicologist Eric Charry’s innovative and road-tested textbook is an introduction to Rock and R&B suitable for general education courses in music and also accessible for general readers interested in a novel approach to gaining a historically rich, yet concise understanding of these genres. The book is organised around a series of timelines, tables, and figures, providing fresh perspectives that bring readers into the heart of the social and cultural import of the music.

Wesleyan University Press • November 2019 • 9780819578952 • £22.00 • Paperback 203 x 184mm • 272 pages

PLAYING IT DANGEROUSLY

Tambura Bands, Race, and Affective Block in Croatia and Its Intimates By Ian MacMillen (Oberlin College & Observatory) Ethnographic fieldwork into the genre-crossing performance practice of Tambura. Playing It Dangerously questions what happens when feelings attached to popular music conflict with expressions of the dominant socio-cultural order, and how this tension enters into the politics of popular culture at various levels of human interaction. This study combines ethnographic fieldwork with archival research and music analysis to expound affective block: a theory of the dialectical dynamics between affective and discursive responses to differences in playing styles. Wesleyan University Press • November 2019 • 228 x 152mm • 288 pages Paperback • £22.00 • 9780819579027 Hardback • £66.00 • 9780819579010

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Sound and Sense in a Contemporary City By Lorraine Plourde (State University of New York) Examines the sensory experience of urban listening as a dimension of everyday city life. Examines how the sensory experience of the city informs how people listen to both music and everyday, ubiquitous sounds. Drawing on recent scholarship in the fields of sound studies, anthropology, and ethnomusicology and over fifteen years of ethnographic fieldwork in Japan, Lorraine Plourde traces the linkages between sound and urban space.

MUSIC & DANCE

TOKYO LISTENING

Wesleyan University Press • August 2019 • 229 x 152mm • 220 pages Paperback • £20.00 • 9780819578846 Hardback • £63.00 • 9780819578839

WILD MUSIC

Sound and Sovereignty in Ukraine By Maria Sonevytsky (University of California) Examines the uses of musical exoticism in Ukranian tradition and culture. What are the uses of musical exoticism? In Wild Music, Maria Sonevytsky tracks vernacular Ukrainian discourses of “wildness” as they manifested in popular music during a volatile decade of Ukrainian political history bracketed by two revolutions. From the Eurovision Song Contest to reality TV, from Indigenous radio to the revolution stage, Sonevytsky assesses how these practices exhibit and re-imagine Ukrainian tradition and culture.

MUSIC/CULTURE

Wesleyan University Press • December 2019 • 229 x 152mm • 288 pages Paperback • £20.00 • 9780819579164 Hardback • £67.00 • 9780819579157

USING THE SKY A Dance By Deborah Hay

Explores Deborah Hay’s unique approach to bodily practice. Deborah Hay is an internationally renowned dance artist whose unique approach to bodily practice has had lasting impact on American choreography. Her commitment to dance as a process is as exquisite as it is provoking. Rooted in NYC’s 1960s experimental Judson Dance Theater in New York, Hay’s work has evolved through experimentation with a use of language that is unique to dance. This book is an exploration and articulation of Hay’s process, focusing on several of her most recent works.

Wesleyan University Press • November 2019 • 9780819579119 • £18.00 • Paperback 108 x 159mm • 148 pages

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DRAWING THE SURFACE OF DANCE A Biography in Charts By Annie-B Parson

A unique graphical examination of the choreography of Annie-B Parson. Choreographer Annie-B Parson rethinks choreography as dance on paper. Parson draws her dances into new graphic structures calling attention to the visual facts of the materiality of each dance work she has made. These drawings serve as maps of her pieces after a performance, and a consideration of the elements of dance itself. Exploring the meanings that form itself holds, Parson’s visual maps of choreographic ideas inspire new thinking around the shared elements underneath all art-making.

Wesleyan University Press • November 2019 • 9780819579065 • £20.00 • Paperback 304 x 152mm • 96 pages

ADORNO AND POPULAR MUSIC

A Constellation of Perspectives Edited by Colin J. Campbell (OCAD University), Samir Gandesha (Simon Fraser University) and Stefano Marino (University of Bologna) Collects Adornian contributions on different trends, genres and artists in the field of popular music. On the 50th anniversary of Adorno’s death, this book represents an important contribution for the international community of Adorno scholars and for scholars of both philosophy and musicology in general. It seeks to assess and celebrate the persistent actuality of Adorno’s contribution to the understanding of popular music in the context of the dynamics and processes of the culture industry, but also to critically rethink some of the main concepts and themes of his influential philosophy of music. AESTHETICS

Mimesis International • November 2019 • 9788869772238 • £14.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 140 pages

TUNES FOR ALL?

Music on Danish Radio Edited by Morten Michelsen, Steen Kaargaard Nielsen, Mads Krogh and Iben Have Ten original essays discussing music on Danish radio. Danish music and media scholars discuss aspects of music on the radio from the 1920s until today. Understanding music radio as a distributed phenomenon or as a multiplicity, they draw upon anthropology, cultural studies and media studies along with sociological and historiographical theory. The intention is to further develop interdisciplinary approaches that may grasp the complex interrelations between radio as an institution and as practices on the one hand and music, musical practices, and musical life on the other.

Aarhus University Press • Available Now • 9788771843798 • £30.00 • Paperback 245 x 175mm • 300 pages

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By Hans Joachim Offenberg (Aarhus University)

A collection of fascinating facts about ants. Famed for its industriousness and urge to conquer, this species practises farming and uses chemical weapons. Humans? No, ants! This book shares fascinating facts about these tiny creatures – so stealthy and stalwart they even endure ruthless onslaughts from those who think that these cannibals, slave drivers and infiltrators of our homes and gardens deserve no better. But why not domesticate ants and join forces with one fourth of the planet’s animal biomass? The latest book in the Reflections series from Aarhus University Press, the book is sixty pages, designed to be read in sixty minutes, in an accessible way with no footnotes, references, or academic nonsense.

LANDSCAPE & NATURE

ANTS

REFLECTIONS

Aarhus University Press • September 2019 • 9788771848137 • £4.99 • Paperback 180 x 110mm • 60 pages

WILDFLOWERS AND FERNS OF RED RIVER GORGE AND THE GREATER RED RIVER BASIN By Dan Dourson and Judy Dourson

A comprehensive natural guide to one of Kentucky’s most wellknown natural recreational areas. Authors Dan and Judy Dourson introduce the geology and cultural history of the Red River Gorge, Kentucky, but focus on the incredible diversity of both common and rare flora of this unique ecosystem. With over 1,000 colour images and numerous illustrations covering over 1,500 species currently known to exist in the watershed, Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge is designed to be accessible to the casual hiker and of use to the seasoned naturalist.

South Limestone • May 2019 • 9781949669008 • £30.00 • Paperback 229 x 152mm • 488 pages • 815 color photos, 1 map, 68 line drawings, 8 figs

WILD YET TASTY

A Guide to Edible Plants of Eastern Kentucky By Dan Dourson and Judy Dourson A handy guide to wild edibles in Kentucky. This compact guide provides a useful introduction to the most commonly found and easily identified species in Kentucky, ranging from well-known edibles like morels, blackberries, and persimmons to ones that are not as commonly eaten, such as toothwort, common greenbrier, and redbud. Included are detailed line drawings and descriptions to help with identification, habitat information, specifics on what parts are eatable, and suggestions for the best time to harvest.

South Limestone • May 2019 • 9781949669039 • £11.00 • Paperback 229 x 152mm • 42 pages • 1 llus., 29 line drawings

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LITERATURE & LITERARY CRITICISM

FIVE CENTURIES LATER

Aldus Manutius: Culture, Typography and Philology Edited by Natale Vacalebre (University of Pennsylvania) Interdisciplinary essays on humanist and publisher Aldus Manutius. This volume publishes the proceedings of the international conference held at the Ambrosiana Library in Milan in 2015. The essays provide an informed presentation of the new research centred on the figure of the great humanist and publisher Aldus Manutius. The fourteen interdisciplinary contributions by European and American authors offer a rich overview of the research trends of Aldine studies developed by scholars in recent decades.

Olschki • April 2019 • 9788822266019 • £30.00 • Paperback 240 x 170mm • 282 pages

TRANSIT – ‘NORDEN’ OCH ‘EUROPA’

IASS XXXI 2016 Edited by Petra Broomans, Ester Jiresch and Janke Klok Reflections on Nordic literature, culture and linguistics. The 2016 IASS (International Association for Scandinavian Studies) conference revolved around the 21st century as an era characterised by dynamics with different implications. This book explores how these ongoing global transitions are reflected in the humanities, and the way that the dichotomy between centre and periphery has invaded the literary discourse. Contains a selection of contributions, some in English.

Barkhuis • Available Now • 9789492444776 • £54.50 • Paperback 254 x 178mm • 408 pages

THE LOST LIBRARY OF THE KING OF PORTUGAL By Angela Delaforce

An exploration of the King of Portugal’s library, destroyed in 1775. The destruction on the morning of All Saints Day 1755 of the heart of the city of Lisbon by an earthquake, tidal wave and the urban fires that followed was a tragedy that divides the 18th century in Portugal. One casualty on that fatal morning was the Royal Library, one of the most magnificent libraries in Europe at the time. This book tells the story of the lost library – its creation, collection and significance.

Ad Ilissum • November 2019 • 9781912168156 • £45.00 • Hardback 280 x 240mm • 208 pages

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Edited and translated by Katharine R. Wallace A gripping diary-like personal account of espionage during the Second World War. Colonel Nikolaus Ritter, following a brief World War I career and over ten years as a businessman in America, returned to Germany in spring of 1935 and became Chief of Air Intelligence in the Abwehr. With a combination of collected documents, correspondences, personal notes, communications with peers, and memories, this captivating account by the espionage agent reveals an insider’s glimpse of the German intelligence service and of a handler’s expansive and diverse agent network.

MILITARY HISTORY

COVER NAME: DR. RANTZAU

INTERNATIONAL MILITARY STUDIES

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177342 • £34.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 208 pages • 14 b/w photos

MAXWELL TAYLOR’S COLD WAR From Berlin to Vietnam By Ingo Trauschweizer

Describes and analyses a polarising figure in American history. General Maxwell Taylor served at the nerve centres of US military policy and Cold War strategy and experienced first-hand wars in Korea and Vietnam, as well as crises in Berlin and Cuba. He became an adversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s nuclear deterrence strategy and a champion of President Kennedy’s shift toward Flexible Response. This book traces his career, working with newly accessible and rarely used primary sources, including the Taylor Papers and government records from the Cold War crisis.

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177007 • £34.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 302 pages • 20 b/w photos

SUBORDINATING INTELLIGENCE

The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship By David P. Oakley Examines the relationship between the CIA and DoD and its development. Since September 11, 2001, the CIA and DoD have operated together in Afghanistan, Iraq, and during counterterrorism operations. Demands to make intelligence support to the military the Intelligence Community’s top priority led to policy and organisational changes that altered the CIA/DoD relationship. In this book, David P. Oakley reveals that, despite these concerns, no major changes to either national intelligence organisation or its priorities were implemented.

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813176703 • £37.50 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 264 pages

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MILITARY HISTORY

WAR IN THE AMERICAN PACIFIC AND EAST ASIA, 1941-1972 Edited by Hal M. Friedman

Provides a path to ground-breaking areas of research about the Pacific. Nine essays explore lesser-known aspects and consequences of America’s military expansion into the Pacific during and after World War II. The collection explores the role of the US military in the Pacific Basin by presenting essays on interservice rivalry and military advising as well as unique topics that are new to military history, such as the investigations of strategic communications, military public relations, institutional cultures of elite forces, foodways, and the military’s interaction with the press. AUSA BOOKS

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813176550 • £45.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 278 pages • 3 b/w photos, 13 maps

FOREIGN FRIENDS

Syngman Rhee, American Exceptionalism, and the Division of Korea By David P. Fields New perspectives on Syngman Rhee and the division of Korea. David P. Field argues that the division of Korea resulted not from a snap decision made by US military officers at the end of World War II but from a forty-year lobbying campaign spearheaded by Korean nationalist Syngman Rhee. Through its systematic use of the personal papers and diary of Syngman Rhee, as well as its serious examination of American exceptionalism, Foreign Friends synthesizes religious, intellectual, and diplomatic history to offer a new interpretation of US-Korean relations. STUDIES IN CONFLICT, DIPLOMACY, AND PEACE

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177199 • £37.50 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 256 pages • 5 b/w photos

BIPLANES AT WAR

US Marine Corps Aviation in the Small Wars Era, 1915-1934 By Wray R. Johnson Sheds light on the history of the US marines’ use of aviation between the world wars. A riveting history of the US military’s use of aviation between the world wars, a time in which young soldiers were volunteering to fly in combat when flying itself was a dangerous feat. Starting with Haiti in 1915, it follows the marines’ aviation experiences in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, China, and Nicaragua, chronicling how aircraft provided supporting fires to ground troops, evacuated the sick and wounded, transported people and cargo, and even supported elections in furtherance of democracy. AVIATION & AIR POWER

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177045 • £37.50 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 426 pages • 61 b/w photos, 6 maps, 6 tables

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Edited by Phil Haun

Examines the theory of high-altitude daylight precision bombing and its reality in WW2. Editor Phil Haun brings together nine lecture transcripts from the US Army Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS), which have been preserved in Air Force archives, exactly as delivered to the airmen destined to lead the US Army Air Forces in World War II. Presented is a distinctive American strategy of highaltitude daylight precision bombing as told through lectures given at the ACTS during the interwar period and how these airmen put the theory to the test.

MILITARY HISTORY

LECTURES OF THE AIR CORPS TACTICAL SCHOOL AND AMERICAN STRATEGIC BOMBING IN WORLD WAR II

AVIATION & AIR POWER

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813176789 • £37.50 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 288 pages • 24 b/w photos, 2 maps, 2 charts, 27 tables

THE STRUGGLE FOR COOPERATION

Liberated France and the American Military, 1944-1946 By Robert L. Fuller A re-examination of the relationship between the US and France in WW2. Robert L. Fuller presents a unique perspective on the relations between France and the United States during the Second World War, revealing how the French handled various issues that demanded cooperation, including the requisition of French property, the treatment of Axis prisoners of war, the utilization of French transportation networks, GI crime, and the effective American takeover of the port of Marseille.

AUSA BOOKS

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813176628 • £45.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 260 pages • 4 b/w photos, 1 map, 3 tables

LANDPOWER IN THE LONG WAR Projecting Force After 9/11 Edited by Jason W. Warren

Argues that landpower should be a useful concept for warfighters and government agencies. This is the first holistic academic analysis of American strategic landpower. Divided into thematic sections, this study presents a comprehensive approach to a critical aspect of US foreign policy as the threat or ability to use force underpins diplomacy. The text begins with more traditional issues, such as strategy and civilian-military relations, and works its way to more contemporary topics, such as how socio-cultural considerations effect the landpower force. AUSA BOOKS

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177571 • £52.50 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 328 pages • 2 figs

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MILITARY HISTORY

DECISION IN THE ATLANTIC

The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War Edited by Marcus Faulkner (King’s College London) and Christopher M. Bell (Dalhousie University) A new perspective of German assault on seaborne trade in WW2. The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest campaign of the Second World War. This volume highlights the scale and complexity of this bitterly contested campaign, one that encompassed far more than just attacks by German U-boats on Allied shipping. The team of leading scholars assembled in this study situates the German assault on seaborne trade within the wider Allied war effort and provides a new understanding of its place within the Second World War. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Andarta Books • May 2019 • 9781949668001 • £37.50 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 328 pages • 4 b/w photos, 12 tables

SABERS THROUGH THE REICH

World War II Corps Cavalry from Normandy to the Elbe By William Stuart Nance with a foreword by Robert M. Citino The first comprehensive operational history of American corps cavalry in Europe. In Sabers through the Reich, William Stuart Nance provides the first comprehensive operational history of American corps cavalry in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II. From D-Day and Operation Cobra to the Battle of the Bulge and the drive to the Rhine, these groups had the mobility, flexibility, and firepower to move quickly across the battlefield, enabling them to aid communications and intelligence gathering and reducing the Clausewitzian friction of war. BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS

University Press of Kentucky • April 2019 • 9780813177533 • £27.50 • Paperback 229 x 152mm • 366 pages • 3 b/w photos, 21 maps, 1 figure

THE SEA AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict Edited by Marcus Faulkner (Kings College London), Alessio Patalano and James Goldrick Illustrates the impact of naval operations in WW2. The sea shaped the course and conduct of World War II, from the first moments of the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939, to the Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945. This volume illustrates the impact of naval operations on the Second World War by highlighting topics previously neglected in the scholarship. In doing so, it provides new insights into political, strategic, administrative, and operational aspects of the maritime dimension of the war. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Andarta Books • December 2019 • 9781949668049 • £37.50 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 352 pages • 6 tables

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Edited by Maria Fabricius Hansen, Rosanna Tindbæk and Gundhild Ravn Borggreen Explores the image as an ontological paradox throughout history. The image is an ontological paradox; it is made of dead matter, yet appears to be alive. This book addresses the perpetual relevance of images’ enigmatic life-likeness by asking the question: what qualifies animation? Covering a wide range of image practices, from early Palaeolithic stone engravings to baroque painting, and from modern fashion to early cinema, the chapters demonstrate that the ontological paradox of the image is not limited to a specific historical period or type of image.

PHILOSOPHY

DEAD OR ALIVE

Aarhus University Press • November 2019 • 9788771843514 • £40.00 • Hardback 250 x 200mm • 304 pages

WE AND THEY

Decolonizing Biblical and Graeco-Roman Antiquities Edited by Jonathan Cahana and Karmen MacKendrick Attempts to decolonise our understanding of antiquity. This volume’s goal is to decolonise our understanding of antiquity. Rather than seeing antiquity as a direct and linear predecessor to modernity, or as entirely unrelated, it allows a more nuanced exploration of antiquity and modernity together. History has repeatedly demonstrated that colonialism has never contributed to mutual understanding and constructive exchange of ideas, and this book proposes that it is in this light that we should study our ancestors – and our contemporaries.

AARHUS STUDIES IN MEDITERRANEAN ANTIQUITY

Aarhus University Press • September 2019 • 9788771844436 • £25.00 • Hardback 240 x 170mm • 200 pages

UNFRAMING AESTHETICS

By Pietro Conte (Ca’ Foscari University) Introduces the concept of “un-framing” of images. The world of the image has traditionally been considered as separate from the real world. This separation has been ensured by framing devices, whether the pedestal of a statue, the frame of a painting, or the cinema screen. However, developments in image-making techniques have resulted in the production of hyper-realistic, immersive, and interactive virtual environments that blur the threshold between image and reality. This book introduces the concept of “un-framing” to understand this radically new iconoscape.

AESTHETICS

Mimesis International • December 2019 • 9788869772221 • £12.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 110 pages • 10 colour illus.

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PHILOSOPHY

ASIAN PHILOSOPHICAL TEXTS

Exploring Hidden Sources Edited by Takeshi Morisato (Université libre de Bruxelles) and Roman Pașca (University of International Studies, Chiba) Compiles translations of hitherto neglected texts in Asian philosophical traditions, along with critical essays dealing with the philosophical issues of translating them into western languages. It is the inaugural volume of a series dedicated to making hidden primary sources of Asian philosophies available to the wider audience in western academia and beyond. ASIAN PHILOSOPHICAL TEXTS Mimesis International • November 2019 • 9788869772245 • £16.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 170 pages

THUS REPLIED ZARATHUSTRA By Ann Van Sevenant

Unlike other books on Zoroastrianism, this study focuses on the existential philosophy of the Persian thinker Zarathustra. It demonstrates the influence of Zarathustra’s thinking on the philosophy of Ancient Greece, Persian Neo-Platonism, Italian Renaissance, and Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche. Written in accessible language, it deals with the philosophic dimension of the Gathas, the hymns of Zarathustra, as no study has before. PHILOSOPHY

Mimesis International • December 2019 • 9788869772252 • £18.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 160 pages

NEW PHENOMENOLOGY

A Brief Introduction By Hermann Schmitz and Edited by Tonino Griffero (Unveristy of Rome Tor Vergata) This book, the first English translation of Herman Schmitz, insightful philosopher and founder of New Phenomenology, is a comprehensive introduction in the wide-ranging field of New Phenomenology – a new and revolutionary approach to phenomenological philosophy. ATMOSPHERIC SPACES

Mimesis International • September 2019 • 9788869772184 • £16.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 144 pages

AESTHETICS OF VALUES

Edited by Claudio Rozzoni (University of Lisbon) and Nélio Conceição Within a landscape in which studies on the notion of the image proliferate through multiple disciplinary fields, this book proposes a path dedicated to the analysis of the status of the image, taking its relationship with the notion of value as a starting point. It fills a gap in the field of value aesthetics, at a time when there is a need for research that returns to investigate the theme of aesthetic value starting from the analysis of experience.

AESTHETICS

Mimesis International • November 2019 • 9788869772276 • £20.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 210 pages

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Edited by Karen Gram-Skjoldager and Haakon A. Ikonomou An accessible and richly illustrated exploration of the impact and legacy of the League of Nations. A series of bite-size studies investigates how the League of Nations affected the world around it and the lives of the people became part of this ‘first great experiment’ in international organisation, as well as its continued impact. With an introduction by Director-General Michael Møller of the United Nations Organisation in Geneva, it is a timely reminder of the fragile, varied and enduring history of multilateralism, on the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

POLITICS, ECONOMICS & LAW

THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS – PRESENT PERSPECTIVES

Aarhus University Press • July 2019 • 9788771846201 • £30.00 • Hardback 250 x 240mm • 200 pages

THE COMMON GOOD

N.F.S. Grundtvig as Politician and Contemporary Historian Edited by Edward Broadbridge Highlights the lesser-known roles of N.F.S. Grundtvig as politician and historian. N.F.S. Grundtvig is best known globally as the founding father of the ‘People’s High School’, with his emphasis on lifelong learning and the living word in interactive conversation. In Denmark his next greatest achievement is his hymn-writing and song-writing. Few think of Grundtvig as a politician or historian, but his historical interests were the driving-force in his entry into public politics, and the texts in this volume demonstrate that.

N.F.S. GRUNDTVIG: WORKS IN ENGLISH

Aarhus University Press • September 2019 • 9788771848311 • £40.00 • Hardback 240 x 170mm • 400 pages

ORIGINAL SINS

Globalization, Populism, and the Six Contradictions Facing the European Union By Andrew Spannaus Defines the challenges facing the European Union, and the West as a whole. The author who predicted the victory of Donald Trump and Italy’s Five-Star Movement before they happened now turns his attention to the prospects for survival of the European Union. The book cuts through the standard, superficial treatment of populism to define the essential challenges facing the West as a whole. With an in-depth understanding of the political dynamics on both sides of the Atlantic, it offers a roadmap to navigate the upheaval facing the European Union as it occurs. Mimesis International • July 2019 • 9788869772269 • £10.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 70 pages

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POLITICS, ECONOMICS & LAW

A PETTY STATESMAN

Writings on War and International Affairs By David Hume and Edited by Spartaco Pupo (University of Calabria) Seeks to rediscover David Hume as a political figure. David Hume has, until now, not been adequately considered as a statesman, despite his participation in public affairs and politics. To fill this historiographic gap, this book collects for the first time the five writings, long unpublished, concerning Hume’s military, diplomatic and political experience. It is conceived in the awareness that for the purposes of an organic and objective reconstruction of Hume’s political thought, his involvement in the practice of policy is as important as his theory.

POLITICS

Mimesis International • July 2019 • 9788869772283 • £16.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 170 pages

THE US SENATE AND THE COMMONWEALTH

Kentucky Lawmakers and the Evolution of Legislative Leadership By Mitch McConnell, Roy E. Brownell and Afterword by Lamar Alexander Lively portraits of prominent Kentucky senators and lawmakers. Kentucky has long punched above its weight in the US Senate, as some of the nation’s most distinguished senators have hailed from the Commonwealth. This book, the first book of its kind, provides a detailed, yet accessible, discussion of the US Senate’s leadership throughout its 225-year history. Senator Mitch McConnell and Roy E. Brownell II weave together the history of the Senate with lively portraits of prominent Kentucky senators as well as firsthand reflections about legislative leadership by a Senate majority leader.

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177458 • £30.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 432 pages • 39 b/w illus.

THE RISING CLAMOR

The American Press, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Cold War By David P. Hadley An account of the relationships between the CIA and the press. The US intelligence community has been deeply influenced by the press. This book explores the relationships that developed between the CIA and the press, its evolution over time, and its practical impact from the creation of the CIA to the first major congressional investigations of its activities in 1975-76. It draws on a combination of archival research, declassified documents, and more than 2,000 news articles.

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177373 • £37.50 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 244 pages

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By Joseph A. Fry

Examines the partnership between President Lincoln and Secretary of State William Henry Seward. Joseph A. Fry examines the foreign policy decisions that resulted from the partnership between President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Henry Seward, and the legacy of those decisions. Fry’s analysis of the Civil War from an international perspective and the legacy of US policy decisions provides a more complete view of the war and a deeper understanding of this crucial juncture in American history.

POLITICS, ECONOMICS & LAW

LINCOLN, SEWARD, AND US FOREIGN RELATIONS IN THE CIVIL WAR ERA

STUDIES IN CONFLICT, DIPLOMACY, AND PEACE

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177120 • £45.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 248 pages • 5 b/w photos

THE SOLDIER IMAGE AND STATE-BUILDING IN MODERN CHINA, 1924-1945 By Yan Xu

Opens up a new area in modern Chinese history and Chinese military history. Based on ground-breaking research, this book is the first of its kind to provide a close examination in English of the extensive imagery of the soldier figure in the war culture of early twentieth-century China. This study moves away from the traditional military history perspectives and focuses on the neglected cultural aspect of the intersection of war and society in China during a crucial period that led to the eventual victory of the Chinese Communist Party over the Nationalist Party. ASIA IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813176741 • £60.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 258 pages • 12 b/w photos, 3 maps

THE POLITICAL CAREER OF W. KERR SCOTT The Squire from Haw River By Julian M. Pleasants

A thoughtful examination of the life and career of W. Kerr Scott. This meticulously researched book traces W. Kerr Scott’s productive and controversial political career, from his years as North Carolina commissioner of agriculture, through his governorship, to his brief tenure as a US senator. This long overdue look at his political career illuminates the spirit that transformed an introspective, segregated society dependent on tobacco and textiles into a vibrant, diversified economy at the center of the industrial, banking, and information revolution in the South.

University Press of Kentucky • June 2019 • 9780813177557 • £22.50 • Paperback 229 x 152mm • 414 pages • 28 b/w photos

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PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

THE BRUTALITY OF THINGS

Psychic Transformations of Reality By Lorena Preta An exploration of how psychoanalysis can offers tools against psychic conflict. In every psychic experience, even in the production of a work of art, there exists a nucleus that is impossible to transform. We are used to dealing with these irreducible and radical othernesses by adapting them to our own way of knowing and our experience. The author examines this theme through the psychoanalytic approach, as well as through philosophy, science and art, and using stories based on personal life and clinical experiences.

AESTHETICS

Mimesis International • July 2019 • 9788869772177 • £12.00 Paperback 210 x 140mm • 136 pages

INTERVISION HANDBOOK – THE GIPSY MODEL

The Art of the Comparison Between Peers in Psychotherapy and in the Helping Professions Edited by Eugenia Trotti, Chiara Odobez, Silvia Rinaldi, Simona Bennardo and Giuliano Tinelli The theoretical premise and practical plan of ‘intervision’. The GIPsy intervision group describes the theoretical premises and the practical plan of its supervision experience. Starting from the first historical cases of supervision between peers, it presents the most important forms of professional support in the helping professions areas, where intervision sets out as a considerably distinguished experience from supervision. The Handbook contains three clinical cases which have chosen as emblematic to illustrate the modalities through which the intervision work is effectively carried out and includes interviews with Giorgio Rezzonico and Christine Meier, as well as an articulated outlook on the individual representations of the group. PSYCHOLOGY

Mimesis International • September 2019 • 9788869771996 • £23.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 252 pages

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Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis By Keona K. Ervin

Investigates black working-class women’s struggle for economic justice. This impressive study presents a stunning account of the ways in which black working-class women creatively fused racial and economic justice. By illustrating that their politics played an important role in defining urban political agendas, it sheds light on an unexplored aspect of community activism and illuminates the complexities of the overlapping civil rights and labour movements during the first half of the twentieth century.

CIVIL RIGHTS & EQUALITY

GATEWAY TO EQUALITY

CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR BLACK EQUALITY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177540 • £18.50 • Paperback 229 x 152mm • 294 pages • 11 b/w photos

FOR A VOICE AND THE VOTE

My Journey with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party By Lisa Anderson Todd The first full account of the organisation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. During the summer of 1964, hundreds of American college students descended on Mississippi to help the state’s African American citizens register to vote, organising the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), a group that sought to give a voice to black Mississippians and demonstrate their will to vote in the face of terror and intimidation. Lisa Anderson Todd gives a fascinating insider’s account of her experience volunteering in Greenville, Mississippi, when she participated in organizing the MFDP. CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR BLACK EQUALITY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

University Press of Kentucky • June 2019 • 9780813177564 • £22.50 • Paperback 229 x 152mm • 468 pages • 34 b/w photos

FAITH IN BLACK POWER

Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois By Kerry Pimblott Groundbreaking contribution to the history of the black freedom struggle in America. Based on extensive primary research, this ground-breaking book contributes to and complicates the history of the black freedom struggle in America. It not only adds a new element to the study of African American religion but also illuminates the relationship between black churches and black politics during this tumultuous era.

CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR BLACK EQUALITY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

University Press of Kentucky • August 2019 • 229 x 152mm • 334 pages • 12 b/w images Paperback • £22.50 • 9780813178479 Hardback • £34.00 • 9780813168821

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CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

PRAYER BOOK AND PSALMS

Pocket Edition By The Holy Trinity Monastery, translated by David Mitchell James A convenient, truly pocket-sized prayer companion for every day life From the publisher of the Jordanville Prayer Book and A Psalter for Prayer comes the perfect devotional companion for travel and everyday life. This truly pocket edition brings together prayers for use throughout the day with all one hundred fifty Psalms of David adapted from the classic Miles Coverdale translation. Designed with convenience and affordability in mind to encourage all Christians to “pray without ceasing.” Combines material from two of Holy Trinity Publications’ bestselling works, The Prayer Book and A Psalter for Prayer.

Printshop of St Job of Pochaev • November 2019 • 9780884653448 • £6.99 • Paperback 115 x 90mm • 416 pages

A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK FOR PRIESTLY MINISTRY

A Compilation from the Heritage of the Russian Orthadox Church By The Holy Trinity Monastery Guidance for the Orthodox priest in fulfilling his vocation; this topic has not had a recent treatment in the English language. The Apostle Paul commands his disciple Timothy to “be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” This exhortation encapsulates the Orthodox Church’s expectations from her clergy and forms the basis of her Pastoral Theology. The aim of the present work is to guide the contemporary Orthodox priest in his application of the Apostle’s words to his everyday life as a conduit of Divine Grace and shepherd of Christ’s flock. At the same time, its focus on the proper formation of the soul will benefit every Christian, whether ordained or not. Compiled from recent and historical sources reflecting the rich heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church. Holy Trinity Seminary Press • October 2019 • 9781942699248 • £15.99 • Paperback 216 x 140mm • 240 pages

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The Nous in Dostoevsky’s Ridiculous Man By Mary Naumenko Uses Dostoevsky’s The Dream of a Ridiculous Man to illuminate an oft-used term in Orthodox Christian theology and anthropology: the ‘Nous’. In this eye-opening literary study, the title character and his spiritual metamorphosis are examined in depth in light of the ancient concept of Nous as it developed from the Greek philosophers to the Christian fathers. By comparing the “Ridiculous Man” to similar characters in Dostoevsky’s corpus, the author shows how an Orthodox Christian understanding of the Nous underpins Dostoevsky’s own anthropology and how his literary works in turn guide the reader toward a truer vision of humanity.

CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

RESTORING THE INNER HEART

Holy Trinity Seminary Press • October 2019 • 9781942699125 • £14.99 Paperback • 216 x 140mm • 160 pages

THE REFUGE

Anchoring the Soul in God By Ignatius Brianchaninov, translated by Nicholas Kotar Continues Holy Trinity Publications’ series of translations of St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov). The Refuge is an exposition of the concrete actions we should take if we truly desire to live with and in God. It weaves together meditations on scripture (from the Psalms in particular) and amplifies these with the wisdom of early Christian saints, in particular the ascetical writings of St John of the Ladder, St Macarius the Great and St Isaac the Syrian. It is an active exhortation for us to reacquire the original nobility with which God fashioned us in the beginning.

Printshop of St Job of Pochaev • November 2019 • 9780884654292 • £16.99 • Paperback 230 x 150mm • 448 pages

THE DIVINE LITURGIES OF THE HOLY APOSTLE JAMES, BROTHER OF THE LORD Slavonic-English Parallel Text Edited by Vitaly Permiakov

Presents the ancient eucharistic liturgies of the Church of Jerusalem in a format and size ideal for liturgical use. This service book offers for the first time a parallel Church Slavonic-English text, suitable for use by clergy and servers. It also contains the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts of the Holy Apostle James, which is rarely served today but has been preserved in part in a few Greek manuscripts and in full in several Georgian sources. An introduction by Dr Vitaly Permiakov, a specialist in the Jerusalem liturgy, explains the provenance and development of the Divine Liturgy of St. James from antiquity to today. Printshop of St Job of Pochaev • November 2019 • 9780884654308 • £20.00 • Hardback 230 x 150mm • 320 pages

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CIVIL RIGHTS & EQUALITY

THE DREAM IS LOST

Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia By Julian M. Hayter An important view of an underexplored aspect of the post-civil rights era. Describes more than three decades of national and local racial politics in Richmond, Virginia and illuminates the unintended consequences of civil rights legislation. It uses the city’s experience to explain political abuses that often accompany American electoral reforms. It not only re-examines the civil rights movement’s origins, but also seeks to explain the political, economic, and social implications of the freedom struggle following the major legislation of the 1960s. CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR BLACK EQUALITY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

University Press of Kentucky • August 2019 • 229 x 152mm • 346 pages • 13 b/w images 26 tables, 1 figure Paperback • £22.50 • 9780813178462 Hardback • £45.00 • 9780813169484

THE STRUGGLE IS ETERNAL

Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation By Joseph R. Fitzgerald An exploration of one of the unsung leaders of the civil rights movement. Many well-known figures greatly impacted the civil rights movement, but one of the most influential and unsung leaders of that period was Gloria Richardson, leader of the Cambridge Nonviolent Action Committee (CNAC). This book explores her largely forgotten but deeply significant life and her determination to improve the lives of black people. Using a wide range of evidence, including interviews with Richardson, her personal papers, and interviews with her friends, relatives, and civil rights colleagues, it presents an all-encompassing narrative. CIVIL RIGHTS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR BLACK EQUALITY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

University Press of Kentucky • December 2019 • 229 x 152mm • 3360 pages • 13 b/w photos, 2 maps Paperback • £22.50 • 9780813178745 Hardback • £37.50 • 9780813176499

WILLIS DUKE WEATHERFORD

Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South By Andrew McNeill Canady A comprehensive biography of Andrew McNeill Canady, influential educator. Willis Duke Weatherford (1875-1970) defied convention as one of the first prominent white southern liberals to dedicate his life to reforming the South’s social system. At times, his own beliefs prevented him from advocating for absolute racial equality, and so historians debate Weatherford’s legacy: aas he a forward-thinking supporter of human rights or merely a moderate paternalist? In this comprehensive biography, Andrew McNeill Canady offers a reassessment of the influential educator’s life and work. NEW DIRECTIONS IN SOUTHERN HISTORY

University Press of Kentucky • December 2019 • 229 x 152mm • 348 pages • 24 b/w photos Paperback • £22.50 • 9780813178486 Hardback • £45.00 • 9780813168159

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An Authentic Agromafia By Fiammetta Fanizza (Univeresity of Foggia) and Marco Omizzolo Investigates effects of criminal networks involved in the agricultural production. This book investigates the effects produced by criminal networks involved in the production and harvest of agricultural products. Focused on the analysis of caporalato, it explores the enslavement of immigrant agricultural labourers and territorial segregation practices. Moreover, it deals with the topic of the agromafias’ role and discusses matters related to the deregulation of the agricultural market, as well as the general crisis of the agroindustries.

SOCIOLOGY & CULTURE

CAPORALATO

SOCIOLOGY

Mimesis International • July 2019 • 9788869772191 • £14.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 104 pages

SOLIDARITY BODIES

A Storytelling on Workfare and Volunteering Policies Edited by Anna D’Ascenzio and Stefania Ferraro (Suor Orsola Benincasa University, Naples)

Investigates the volunteering phenomenon through sociological criteria of ‘risk’ and ‘border’. This book aims to investigate the phenomenon of volunteering as a workfare event, as a synchronous rewriting of territorial policy  and  advocacy, according to the principles of risk and border. The two terms, as a solid sociological category, shed light on the material and semantic shift of European welfare. The assumption of this survey is that the field of volunteering is the result of distinctive and discriminatory practices and forces produced by the individuals who participate in it as volunteers. SOCIOLOGY

Mimesis International • October 2019 • 9788869772290 • £14.00 • Paperback 210 x 140mm • 160 pages

LIFECYCLE RISKS AND THE POLITICS OF THE WELFARE STATE By Carsten Jensen

Presents the dual risk model of the welfare state. This book presents the dual risk model of the welfare state. Previous research on the welfare state has predominantly studied the role of modernisation and the associated labour market risks. As a corrective to this focus, this book discusses a distinct class of social risks, namely those related to the life cycle. It relates the two types of risks to the political process of the welfare state, which encompass public opinion formation, party competition, and public policy-making.

Aarhus University Press • June 2019 • 9788771845686 • £20.00 • Paperback 210 x 150mm • 180 pages

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SOCIOLOGY & CULTURE

DIVERSE SOCIETY DIVERSE CLASSROOMS Critical, Creative, Cooperative and Interculturally Competent Learners and Teachers – Ready for the 21st Century By Gudrun Petursdottir

A practical toolkit for teachers, trainee teachers and others active in the field of education. Our classrooms are multicultural, even where there are no learners from minority ethnic backgrounds. All of our learners have different cultures: socioeconomic status, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, health and other factors contribute to these differences. We continue to find learners for whom traditional teaching approaches don’t work - so we need to provide active, creative learning environments and methods to reach all learners and give them an equal chance to thrive and learn. This book is a practical toolkit for teachers, trainee teachers, and others active in the field of education. The main focus is on the application of a range of co-operative learning approaches, and how to use them with diverse groups of learners. University of Iceland Press • Available Now • 9789935243751 • £25.50 • Paperback 265 x 198mm • 146 pages

LIVING SUSTAINABLY

What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence By A. Whitney Sanford Demonstrates how individual citizens can make a difference by living mindfully. In light of concerns about food and human health, fraying social ties, economic uncertainty, and rampant consumerism, some people are foregoing a hurried, distracted existence and embracing a mindful way of living. Over the course of four years, A. Whitney Sanford visited ecovillages, cohousing communities, and Catholic worker houses and farms where individuals are striving to “be the change they wish to see in the world.” In this book, she reveals the solutions that these communities have devised for sustainable living. She examines their methods of reviving and adapting traditional agrarian skills, testing alternate building materials for their homes, and developing local governments that balance group needs and individual autonomy. CULTURE OF THE LAND

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177526 • £27.50 • Paperback 229 x 152mm • 302 pages • 21 b/w photos, 1 fig

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The Hidden History of a New England Meetinghouse By Carolyn Wakeman Tells the story of a New England meeting house through understudied local resources. This book uncovers the hidden past of a New England Meetinghouse, through the words of those whose lives the meetinghouse shaped. It begins with the displacement of Indigenous people in the area before Europeans arrived, continues with disputes over worship and witchcraft in the early colonial settlement, and looks ahead to the use of Connecticut’s most iconic white church as a refuge and sanctuary.

AMERICAN HISTORY

FORGOTTEN VOICES

Wesleyan University Press • October 2019 • 9780819579232 • £18.00 • Paperback 229 x 184mm • 200 pages

SLAVES, SLAVEHOLDERS, AND A KENTUCKY COMMUNITY’S STRUGGLE TOWARD FREEDOM By Elizabeth D. Leonard

Delves into the stories of Kentuckian individuals during the Civil War. Examines a community of black and white Kentuckians whose lives were intertwined throughout the Civil War era. Bringing new insights into the life and legacy of Breckinridge County native Joseph Holt, and his former slave Sandy Holt, the book examines their shared Kentucky community during and after the war, and shows how a small corner of this border state experienced one of the most defining conflicts in American history.

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813176666 • £37.50 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 196 pages • 1 map

BOONESBOROUGH UNEARTHED

Frontier Archaeology at a Revolutionary Fort By Nancy O’Malley 30 years of ground-breaking research into Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky. Throughout the Revolutionary War, Fort Boonesborough was one of the most important and defensively crucial sites on the western frontier, serving not only as a garrison against the British but also as a sanctuary, land office, and a potential seat of government. This book is the result of more than 30 years of research, presenting new information and fresh insights about Fort Boonesborough and life in frontier Kentucky.

University Press of Kentucky • June 2019 • 9780813177618 • £20.00 • Paperback 229 x 152mm • 214 pages • 31 figs, 1 table

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AMERICAN HISTORY

FOR SLAVERY AND UNION

Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War Kalinago Territory, Dominica By Patrick A. Lewis A deeply nuanced look at the development of the New South. This book follows the story of Benjamin Buckner, an ambitious Bluegrass aristocrat who was sympathetic to fellow slave owners, but was also convinced that the Peculiar Institution could not survive a war for Southern independence. It uses his story to illuminate the origins and perspectives of Kentucky’s conservative proslavery Unionists and explain why this group eventually became a key force in repressing social and political change during the Reconstruction era and beyond.

University Press of Kentucky • January 2019 • 9780813177519 • £22.50 Paperback 229 x 152mm • 272 pages • 1 photo

KENTUCKY’S COOKBOOK HERITAGE

Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture By John van Willigen Explores Kentucky’s history through its changing food culture. This book is a journey through the history of the commonwealth through its cookbooks, showcasing the shifting priorities and innovations of the times. Analysing the historical importance of a wide range of publications, from the non-profit and charity cookbooks that flourished at the end of the twentieth century to the contemporary cookbook that emphasizes local ingredients, it provides a valuable perspective on the state’s social history.

University Press of Kentucky • July 2019 • 229 x 152mm • 306 pages • 33 b&w photos Paperback • £18.50 • 9780813178493 Hardback • £30.00 • 9780813146898

KENTUCKY AND THE GREAT WAR World War I on the Home Front By David J. Bettez

The first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the Great War on Bluegrass society, politics, economy, and culture. The first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the Great War on Bluegrass society, politics, economy, and culture, contextualising the state’s involvement within the national experience. It examines the Kentucky Council of Defense, military mobilisation and preparation, opposition and dissent, and the role of religion and higher education in shaping the state’s response to the war. It also explores the impact of the conflict on women’s suffrage, child labour, and African American life.

University Press of Kentucky • September 2019 • 229 x 152mm • 440 pages • 44 b/w photos, 1 map Paperback • £20.00 • 9780813178509 Hardback • £34.00 • 9780813168012

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By James Duane Bolin

A fascinating and in-depth biography of the life of Adolph Rupp. Adolph Rupp (1901-1977) is a towering figure in the history of college athletics. He coached the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team to unprecedented success, and his teams won four NCAA championships. Based on over 100 interviews with Rupp, his assistant coaches, former players, University of Kentucky presidents and faculty members, and his admirers and critics, as well as court transcripts, newspaper accounts, and other archival materials, this biography presents the fullest account of Rupp’s life to date.

SPORTS & SPORTS HISTORY

ADOLPH RUPP AND THE RISE OF KENTUCKY BASKETBALL

University Press of Kentucky • May 2019 • 9780813177205 • £30.00 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 432 pages • 26 b/w photos

SIR BARTON AND THE MAKING OF THE TRIPLE CROWN By Jennifer S. Kelly and Foreword by Steve Haskin

The thrilling story of champion Thoroughbred Sir Barton, and his legacy. The first book to focus on the prizewinning racehorse Sir Barton, his career, and his historic impact on horse racing. It uses extensive research and historical sources to examine this champion’s life and achievements, and charts how Sir Barton broke track records, scored victories over other champions, and sparked the yearly pursuit of Triple Crown glory. It reveals the legacy of Sir Barton and his seminal contributions to Thoroughbred racing one hundred years after his pioneering achievement.

HORSES IN HISTORY

University Press of Kentucky • April 2019 • 9780813177168 • £22.50 • Hardback 229 x 152mm • 304 pages • 46 b/w photos, 4 charts

TAKING SHERGAR

Thoroughbred Racing’s Most Famous Cold Case By Milton C. Toby A riveting account of the most notorious unsolved crime in the history of horse racing. In 1983, a group of armed thieves crept onto Ballymany Stud, County Kildare, Ireland, to steal Shergar, one of the Thoroughbred industry’s most renowned stallions. An engaging narrative that is as thrilling as any mystery novel, this book provides new analysis of the body of evidence related to the stallion’s disappearance, delves into the conspiracy theories that surround the inconclusive investigation, and presents a profile of the man who might be the last person able to help solve part of the mystery. HORSES IN HISTORY

University Press of Kentucky • Available Now • 9780813176239 • £22.50 • Hardback 225 x 152mm • 272 pages • 23 b/w photos, 3 maps, 1 chart, 1 table

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FICTION, POETRY & LITERATURE

FRAYED LIGHT

By Yonatan Berg and Joanna Chen An honest and deeply reflective look at life overshadowed by disputed settlements and political upheaval in the Israeli− Palestinian conflict. November 2019 Wesleyan University Press 203 x 152mm 88 pages PB • £12.00 • 9780819579133 HB • £23.00 • 9780819579126

THE COLLECTED POEMS OF LORENZO THOMAS By Sandra Simonds

Encompasses the entire writing life of Lorenzo Thomas.

Wesleyan University Press January 2019 229 x 152mm • 498 pages PB • £20.00 • 9780819578990 HB • £65.00 • 9780819578983

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THE POETRY WITCH LITTLE BOOK OF SPELLS By Annie Finch

Acclaimed “Poetry-Witch” Annie Finch harvests her Spells, spun at the intersection of magic, word, and world.

ATOPIA

By Sandra Simonds Grapples with the political climate of the United States m a n i f e s t e d t h ro u g h o u r everyday lives.

November 2019 Wesleyan University Press 9780819579102 • £10.00 Paperback • 152 x 101mm 62 pages

December 2019 Wesleyan University Press 9780819579041 • £12.00 Paperback • 229 x 152mm 88 pages

FISHING THE JUMPS

MAKE WAY FOR HER

More than just fishing tales: a story of the relationship between to men and the binding and nourishing effect of family.

A gripping collection of stories about love and desire featuring female narrators.

By Lamar Herrin

University Press of Kentucky • January 2020 9780813176826 • £18.50 Hardback • 229 x 152mm 216 pages

By Katie Cortese

Available Now University Press of Kentucky 9780813175126 • £18.50 Hardback • 229 x 152mm 200 pages

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BACKLIST BESTSELLERS

MUSICKING

By Christopher Small Acclaimed scholar rethinks the nature and meaning of music.

TWO TITANS, ONE CITY

ZONG!

By Andrew Reekes

By Setaey Adamu Boateng and M. NourbeSe Philip

Compares and contrasts the lives of Joseph Chamberlain and George Cadbury.

A haunting lifeline between archive and memory, law and poetry.

West Midlands History 9781905036349 • £14.99 Paperback • 156 pages

Wesleyan University Press 9780819522573 • £22.00 Paperback • 238 pages

MILLENNIUM LONDON

TIME WITHOUT BECOMING

Explores different visions of contemporary London using the tools of cultural and literary studies and comparing works by Iain Sinclair and Will Self.

The text of a conference given by Quentin Meillassoux, who has opened up a new path in the history of philosophy.

By Nicoletta Vallorani

Mimesis International 9788857513393 • £10.00 Paperback • 122 pages

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By Quentin Meillassoux and Edited by Anna Longo

Mimesis International 9788857523866 • £15.00 Paperback • 70 pages

Wesleyan University Press 9780819571694 • £17.00 Paperback • 224 pages

CRITIQUE OF AESTHETIC CAPITALISM By Gernot Böhme

This is the expanded edition of the famous essay Atmosphären, the most brilliant book about Aesthetics of the recent years. Mimesis International 9788869770296 • £8.00 Paperback • 104 pages

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BACKLIST BESTSELLERS WORDS AND DEEDS

BURY IT

By sam sax

By Nicola Gauld

Winner of the 2017 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Wesleyan University Press 9780819577313 • £14.00 Paperback • 88 pages

West Midlands History 9781905036431 • £14.99 Paperback • 128 pages

A VERY SEDUCTIVE BODY POLITIC

ISLAM

Maps the multi-layered narratives that the cinema has created on and around Silvio Berlusconi as a means to explore the age of Berlusconismo.

L a v i s h l y i l l u s t ra t e d a n d accessible, this book tells the story of Islam, the fastest growing religion in the world practised by more than a billion people.

By Nicoletta Marini-Maio

Mimesis International 9788857526683 • £8.50 Paperback • 118 pages

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Exploring the campaign for women’s suffrage in Birmingham and the West Midlands from 1832-1918, this book examines both constitutional and militant approaches to the issue.

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By Farhad Daftary and Zulfikar Hirji

Azimuth Editions 9781898592358 • £35.00 Hardback • 344 pages

BEASTS, BIRDS AND GODS By Chris Fern and George Speake

An introduction to the art of the Staffordshire Hoard by experts, through a selection of key objects.

West Midlands History 9781905036202 • £6.00 Paperback • 40 pages

SUNNINESS IN PAINTING By Nicola Vitale

This essay builds an argument in favour of tracing a different path for the visual arts, in which art might be able to recover its fullness and universality. Mimesis International 9788869771712 • £18.00 Paperback • 240 pages

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ZIEGFELD AND HIS FOLLIES

By Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson Lavishly Illustrated book presenting an in-depth portrait of a figure who profoundly changed American entertainment.

University Press of Kentucky 9780813168371 • £22.50 Paperback • 576 pages

THE MYTH AND REALITY OF GERMAN WARFARE

By Gerhard P. Gross and edited by Major General David T. Zabecki A comprehensive examination of the development and failure of German operational thinking over more than a century. University Press of Kentucky 9780813176000 • £49.00 Hardback • 464 pages

By Mollie Gregory

PRAGMATISM AND VAGUENESS

Presents the first history of stuntwomen in the film industry from the silent era to the twenty-first century

Explores the pragmatist notion of vagueness.

STUNTWOMEN

University Press of Kentucky 9780813175836 • £15.00 Paperback • 360 pages

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By Claudine Tiercelin and Edited by Giovanni Tuzet

Mimesis International 9788869771767 • £34.00 Paperback • 86 pages

NATIVE AMERICANS ON FILM

Edited by M. Elise Marubbio and Eric L. Buffalohead Explores Native Americans in film and Native American filmmakers.

University Press of Kentucky 9780813175799 • £22.50 Paperback • 398 pages

CRITIQUE OF AESTHETIC CAPITALISM By Gernot Böhme

This is the expanded edition of the famous essay Atmosphären, the most brilliant book about Aesthetics of the recent years. Mimesis International 9788869770296 • £8.00 Paperback • 104 pages

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RECENT HIGHLIGHTS FROG POND PHILOSOPHY

By Strachan Donnelley and edited by Ceara Donnelley and Bruce Jennings Illuminates Donnelley’s intellectual identity as a philosopher, naturalist, agitator, and spiritualist. University Press of Kentucky 9780813176697 • £22.50 Paperback • 266 pages

LOVE

By Anne Marie-Pahuus A philosophical exploration of love, in all its forms through the ages.

Aarhus University Press 9788771844337 • £4.99 Paperback • 60 pages

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THE BIRMINGHAM POLITICAL MACHINE By Andrew Reekes

The first full study of the electioneering methods by which Joseph Chamberlain and his loyal allies dominated Midlands politics for 30 years. West Midlands History 9781905036424 • £14.99 Paperback • 208 pages

MUSIC & CAMP

Edited by Christopher Moore and Philip Purvis Illuminates the expressive, social, and political stakes of style.

Wesleyan University Press 9780819577825 • £26.00 Paperback • 292 pages

FORGING AUTHENTICITY By Anita Moskowitz

Giovanni Bastianini was a sculptor and forger. This book explores both hiw own style of and demand for the works he sold as Renaissance art. Ad Ilissum 9788822261717 • £70.00 Hardback • 190 pages

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF JIHAD

By Anna Zizola and Paolo Maria Inghilleri Explores what leads young Western women to support jihadi ideology, violence and sometimes suicide. Mimesis International 9788869771316 • £10.00 Paperback • 120 pages

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