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Time’s Monster

How History Makes History Priya Satia

“Bracingly describes the ways imperialist historiography has shaped visions of the future as much as the past since the nineteenth century.” —Pankaj Mishra, New York Review of Books “Satia delivers volley after volley of ferocious attacks on ‘the selfpitying liberal view of empire.’…Raises an important question about whether historians are prosecutors and history is a court in which judgments should be passed on accused individuals.” —Tony Barber, Financial Times Belknap Press 13 photos 384 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 Not for sale in the UK, Commonwealth (ex Canada), South Asia, South Africa, and Middle East cloth 9780674248373

Atomic Doctors

Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age James L. Nolan, Jr.

“[A] powerful and readable book.” —Thomas E. Ricks, New York Times Book Review “Fascinating and disturbing…It’s a crucial addition to the literature of the atomic age. It also raises essential questions about science, society, and the moral compromises made in their service.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction Belknap Press 52 illus. 304 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674248632


How Thousands Lost Their Citizenship and Lives in Vichy France Claire Zalc Translated by Catherine Porter

“Zalc combines in an accessible style…the stories of people trapped within a bureaucracy that was as obsessed, perhaps, with clearing files as with hunting Jews. In other words, Zalc reminds us how cruel the banality of indifference could be.” —Wall Street Journal Belknap Press 14 photos, 3 tables 408 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674988422

The Horde

How the Mongols Changed the World Marie Favereau

“Outstanding, original, and revolutionary. Favereau subjects the Mongols to a much-needed re-evaluation, showing how they were able not only to conquer but to control a vast empire. A remarkable book.” —Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads Belknap Press 21 photos, 15 maps 304 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674244214


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The Greek Revolution A Critical Dictionary

Edited by Paschalis M. Kitromilides • Constantinos Tsoukalas The Greek war for independence (1821–1830) often goes missing from discussion of the Age of Revolutions. Yet the rebellion against Ottoman rule was enormously influential in its time, and its resonances are felt across modern history. In this collection of essays, Paschalis Kitromilides and Constantinos Tsoukalas bring together scholars writing on the many facets of the Greek Revolution and placing it squarely within the revolutionary age. Belknap Press 44 photos, 30 color photos, 13 maps, 2 tables 816 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674987432


Belonging in the Modern City Chad Bryant What does it mean to belong somewhere? For many of Prague’s inhabitants, belonging has been linked to the nation, embodied in the capital city. Grandiose medieval buildings and monuments to national heroes boast of a glorious, shared history. Past governments, democratic and Communist, layered the city with architecture that melded politics and nationhood. Not all inhabitants, however, felt included in these efforts to nurture national belonging. Socialists, dissidents, Jews, Germans, and Vietnamese—all have been subject to hatred and political persecution in the city they called home. 26 photos, 3 maps 336 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674048652

Burning the Books

A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge Richard Ovenden “The sound of a warning vibrates through this book…Takes a nightmare that haunts many of us—the notion of the past erased—and confirms that it is no fiction but rather a recurring reality.” —Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian “Ovenden argues that libraries should be used to safeguard our digital data, so that the powerful don’t simply delete anything they don’t like or wish to repudiate.” —Michael Dirda, Washington Post Belknap Press 16 photos 320 pp. $29.95 • North America only cloth 9780674241206

Tacky’s Revolt

The Story of an Atlantic Slave War Vincent Brown Finalist, 2020 Cundill History Prize ★ ★ Phillis Wheatley Book Award

“Brilliant…groundbreaking…Brown’s profound analysis and revolutionary vision of the Age of Slave War—from the toooften overlooked Tacky’s Revolt to the better-known Haitian Revolution—gives us an original view of the birth of modern freedom in the New World.” —Cornel West Belknap Press 24 illus., 12 maps 336 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674737570

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Underground Asia

Global Revolutionaries and the Assault on Empire Tim Harper

“A marvel of a book. I have never seen anything like it. Harper has the storyteller’s gift. He makes connections across space and time and race and place that most people can’t dream of emulating. No one understands the warp and weft of the absolute powderkeg explosion of the beginnings of nationalism in Asia writ-large better than Tim Harper.” —Eric Tagliacozzo, Cornell University Belknap Press 20 illus. 864 pp. $39.95 United States and its dependencies only cloth 9780674724617

China’s Good War

How World War II Is Shaping a New Nationalism Rana Mitter “[By] one of Britain’s foremost historians of modern China…A detailed and fascinating account of how the Chinese leadership’s strategy has evolved across eras.” —Howard W. French, Wall Street Journal “Allow[s] the reader—and the next US administration—to prepare for what China may do next.” —James Kynge, Financial Times Belknap Press 336 pp. $27.95 • £22.95 cloth 9780674984264

Empire and Righteous Nation 600 Years of China-Korea Relations Odd Arne Westad “The relationship between China and Korea is one of the most important, and least understood, in Asia. With the wisdom and clarity we have come to expect from Westad, this book illuminates the long history of these two neighbors. He tells a story both of closeness brought about by Confucianism and Communism and of prickliness that comes from two fierce and rival nationalisms, providing compelling insights on the future of this volatile partnership.” —Rana Mitter, author of China’s Good War The Edwin O. Reischauer Lectures | Belknap Press 4 maps 216 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674238213

We Shall Be Masters

Russian Pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin Chris Miller Since Peter the Great, Russian leaders have been lured by opportunity to the East. Under the tsars, Russians colonized Alaska, California, and Hawaii. The Trans-Siberian Railway linked Moscow to Vladivostok. And Stalin looked to Asia as a sphere of influence, hospitable to the spread of Soviet Communism. In Asia and the Pacific lay territory, markets, security, and glory. But all these expansionist dreams amounted to little. In We Shall Be Masters, Chris Miller explores why, arguing that Russia’s ambitions have repeatedly outstripped its capacity. 7 maps 336 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674916449


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From Rebel to Ruler

One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party Tony Saich Mao Zedong and the twelve other young men who founded the Chinese Communist Party in 1921 could hardly have imagined that less than thirty years later they would be rulers. On its hundredth anniversary, the party remains in command, leading a nation primed for global dominance. Tony Saich tells the authoritative, comprehensive story of the Chinese Communist Party—its rise to power against incredible odds, its struggle to consolidate rule and overcome self-inflicted disasters, and its thriving amid other Communist parties’ collapse. Belknap Press 25 photos, 3 maps 544 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674988118

Prisoners of the Empire Inside Japanese POW Camps Sarah Kovner “Forces readers to rethink the morality-tale version of cruel Japanese treatment of Allied POWs. Kovner is unflinching in presenting harsh treatment by Japanese prison commanders or guards and unsparing in her attention to racism on all sides. Above all, she is clear-eyed in explaining how confusion and ignorance, more than consistent policy, shaped this tragic episode in the fog of war.” —Andrew Gordon, author of A Modern History of Japan 15 photos, 1 illus., 2 maps, 2 tables 336 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674737617

Making China Modern

From the Great Qing to Xi Jinping Klaus Mühlhahn

“Chronicles reforms, revolutions, and wars through the lens of institutions, often rebutting Western impressions…[And] warns against thinking of China’s economic success as proof of a unique path without contextualizing it in historical specifics.” —New Yorker “This thoughtful, probing interpretation is a worthy successor to the famous histories of Fairbank and Spence and will be read by all students and scholars of modern China.” —William C. Kirby, coauthor of Can China Lead? Belknap Press 34 halftones 736 pp. $24.95 • £19.95 paper 9780674248311

China and Japan Facing History Ezra F. Vogel ★ A Financial Times “Summer Books” Selection “Elegantly written…with a confidence that comes from decades of deep research on the topic, illustrating how influence and power have waxed and waned between the two countries.” —Rana Mitter, Financial Times “Will become required reading.” —Alexis Dudden, Times Literary Supplement Belknap Press 536 pp. $24.95 • £19.95 paper 9780674251458

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The Perfect Fascist

A Story of Love, Power, and Morality in Mussolini’s Italy Victoria de Grazia ★A New Statesman Best Book of the Year

“Fascinating…The brilliance of de Grazia’s book lies in the way that she has made a page-turner of Teruzzi’s chaotic life, while providing a scholarly and engrossing portrait of the two decades of Fascist rule.” —Caroline Moorhead, Wall Street Journal “Through the story of Teruzzi’s marriage to Lilliana Weinman, an American-Jewish opera singer, de Grazia has produced a masterwork on the nature of fascist politics and culture.” —Gavin Jacobson, New Statesman Belknap Press 37 photos, 6 maps 528 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674986398

The Fiume Crisis

Life in the Wake of the Habsburg Empire Dominique Kirchner Reill

“A superb book, smartly conceived and beautifully written. With a genius for unearthing fascinating stories of local people, then using them to illuminate larger issues, Reill forces us to reconsider in profound ways how we conceive the history of the immediate postwar period in Europe. This history from below questions stale nationalist certainties and depicts vividly how communities worked to create their own options in a challenging postwar world.” —Pieter Judson, author of The Habsburg Empire Belknap Press 30 photos, 3 maps 312 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674244245

Survival on the Margins

Polish Jewish Refugees in the Wartime Soviet Union Eliyana R. Adler “This intriguing, well-written social history is the most detailed treatment to date in English of the Polish Jews who spent the war years in the USSR, either because they fled the Germans or because they were arrested and deported. One of the book’s major achievements is Adler’s mastery of an impressive array of personal interviews and testimonies from various archives in Poland, the United States, Israel, and elsewhere.” —Samuel D. Kassow, Trinity College 15 photos, 4 maps, 1 table 456 pp. $49.95 • £39.95 cloth 9780674988026

The War Within

Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad

Alexis Peri ★ Pushkin House Russian Book Prize ★ University of Southern California Book Prize “Fascinating and perceptive.” —Antony Beevor, New York Review of Books “Stand aside, Homer. I doubt whether even the author of The Iliad could have matched Alexis Peri’s account of the 872-day siege which Leningrad endured.” —Jonathan Mirsky, The Spectator 20 halftones, 2 maps 384 pp. $22.95 • £18.95 paper 9780674248335

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Heart of Europe

A History of the Holy Roman Empire Peter H. Wilson ★A n Economist Best Book of the Year ★A Sunday Times Best Book of the Year “Ambitious…seeks to rehabilitate the Holy Roman Empire’s reputation by re-examining its place within the larger sweep of European history…Succeeds splendidly in rescuing the empire from its critics.” —Wall Street Journal “Engrossing…Wilson is to be congratulated on writing the only Englishlanguage work that deals with the empire from start to finish…A book that is relevant to our own times.” —Brendan Simms, The Times Belknap Press 10 color illus., 10 photos, 20 illus. 1008 pp. $24.95 USA paper 9780674244863


A Father, a Son, and the Rise of Athens David Stuttard “Cimon, son of Miltiades of Marathon fame, has left virtually no autobiographical trace in the historical record of fifth-century BC Athens and Greece. With masterly intuitiveness and scrupulous scholarship adeptly combined, this always engaging life-and-times biography at last does justice to the achievements of both father and son, achievements that set the tone and the stage for the extraordinary political and cultural flowering that has left its mark on modernity no less than antiquity.” —Paul Cartledge, University of Cambridge 20 photos, 4 maps 400 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674988279

Inky Fingers

The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe Anthony Grafton

“Grafton describes magnificent achievements, storms of controversy, and sometimes the pure devilment of scholars and printers, from the 15th to the early 17th centuries…Captivating and often amusing.” —Wall Street Journal “Ideas, in this vivid telling, emerge not just from minds but from hands, not to mention the biceps that crank a press or heft a ream of paper.” —Leah Price, New York Review of Books Belknap Press 6 illus. 392 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674237179

Conquering Peace

From the Enlightenment to the European Union Stella Ghervas Political peace in Europe has historically been elusive and ephemeral. Stella Ghervas shows that since the eighteenth century, European thinkers and leaders in pursuit of lasting peace fostered the idea of European unification. Conquering Peace illustrates how peace as a value shaped the idea of a unified Europe long before the EU came into being. 7 photos, 6 maps 528 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674975262

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To Repair a Broken World

The Life of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah Dvora Hacohen Translated by Shmuel Sermoneta-Gertel Foreword by Ruth Bader Ginsburg Noted Israeli historian Dvora Hacohen captures the dramatic life of this remarkable woman. Long before anyone had heard of intersectionality, Henrietta Szold maintained that her many political commitments were inseparable. Based on letters and personal diaries, many previously unpublished, as well as thousands of archival documents scattered across three continents, To Repair a Broken World provides a wide-ranging portrait of a woman who devoted herself to helping the disadvantaged and building a future free of need. 50 photos 416 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674988095


The Making of an Economist Who Unmade Economics Charles Camic

“Weaves together narrative, analytic interpretation, and social theory to create a compelling, engaging, and revolutionary account that tells us something new about a familiar and fascinating figure while conveying a powerful sense of melancholy. There is really nothing quite like it.” —George Steinmetz, University of Michigan “This brilliant book is certainly the definitive contribution to our understanding of Veblen and the context that made his pathbreaking approach possible.” — Michèle Lamont, past president of the American Sociological Association 15 illus. 504 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674659728

Blood and Diamonds

Germany’s Imperial Ambitions in Africa Steven Press

“Empirically rich and elegantly written, Blood and Diamonds will be received as an important landmark in the history of German colonialism and more broadly of the entanglements between colony and metropole. Press aptly combines meticulous and rigid scholarship with remarkable narrative talent.” —Andreas Eckert, Humboldt University, Berlin 10 photos, 3 maps 320 pp. $35.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674916494

The Thirty-Year Genocide

Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894–1924 Benny Morris • Dror Ze’evi ★ A Financial Times Best History Book of the Year ★ A Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year ★ A Spectator Book of the Year

“A subtle diagnosis of why, at particular moments over a span of three decades, Ottoman rulers and their successors unleashed torrents of suffering.” —Bruce Clark, New York Times Book Review 30 photos, 7 maps, 2 tables 672 pp. $18.95 • £15.95 paper 9780674251434

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The August Trials

Songs in Dark Times

Paris to New York

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Harvard Studies in Business History 304 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674237407

Milan Undone

A Full-Value Ruble

Out of the Ordinary

The Deepest Dye

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Love and Sex in the Time of Plague

Niccolò di Lorenzo della Magna and the Social World of Florentine Printing, ca. 1470–1493

Tuscany in the Age of Empire

Abortion in Early Modern Italy

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The Blood of the Colony

Wine and the Rise and Fall of French Algeria Owen White

“A tour de force. This lively book explores the centrality of vineyards and wine to Algeria’s economy and society in a revealing, longneglected story about the crown jewel in France’s colonial empire. White uses wine to shed new light on Algeria’s links with France, colonial labor relations, capitalism, and trade. He also engages with the history of science and technology and environmental studies while providing insight into a devastating war of decolonization and its fallout.” — Eric T. Jennings, author of Escape from Vichy 25 photos, 2 maps, 1 table 336 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674248441

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Market Maoists

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A Social Theory of Corruption

The Loss of Hindustan

The Armenians of Aintab

The Rise of the Arabic Book

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The Suicide of Miss Xi

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The Tragedy of Empire

From Constantine to the Destruction of Roman Italy Michael Kulikowski

“As Kulikowski presents it, the end of the Roman Empire in the West was mean and dirty—and thoroughly Roman…In a brilliant tour d’horizon of the West from Ireland to the Black Sea, he measures the effect of the fall of Rome on the world beyond Rome.” —Peter Brown, New York Review of Books “A tour de force history of the inner workings of the late Roman Empire. Kulikowski tells a vivid, compelling story of the humans who fought to control the machinery of the empire until the entire system could no longer hold.” —Kyle Harper, author of The Fate of Rome History of the Ancient World | Belknap Press 25 color photos, 14 maps 424 pp. $35.00 North America only cloth 9780674660137

Island on Fire

Blood Libel

Not Enough

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Njinga of Angola

The Shenzhen Experiment

Spies and Scholars

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Linda M. Heywood

★A Time “6 Queens You Should Know About for Women’s History Month” Selection 320 pp. $18.95 • £15.95 paper 9780674237445

Magda Teter

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Making Civilizations Edited by

Samuel Moyn

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Hans-Joachim Gehrke A History of the World | Belknap Press 1216 pp. $45.00 • £36.95 cloth 9780674047174

Ruling the Savage Periphery

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Stalin and the Fate of Europe

The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty Norman M. Naimark

★A Financial Times Best History Book of the Year “Naimark has few peers as a scholar of Stalinism, the Soviet Union and 20th-century Europe, and his latest work Stalin and the Fate of Europe is one of his most original and interesting.” —Financial Times “A timely and instructive account not merely of our own history but also of our fractious, unsettling present.” —Daniel Beer, The Guardian Belknap Press 14 photos, 8 maps 368 pp. $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674238770

De Gaulle Julian Jackson ★D uff Cooper Prize ★E lizabeth Longford Prize ★A Financial Times, Spectator, Times, and Telegraph Book of the Year “Jackson has come closer than anyone before him to demystifying this conservative at war with the status quo, for whom national interests were inseparable from personal honor.” —Richard Norton Smith, Wall Street Journal “Classically composed and authoritative…Jackson writes wonderful political history.” —Adam Gopnik, New Yorker Belknap Press 85 photos, 7 maps 928 pp. $24.95 • United States and its dependencies only paper 9780674241459

To See Paris and Die

The Soviet Lives of Western Culture Eleonory Gilburd ★L aura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies ★M arshall Shulman Book Prize ★S hortlist, European Studies Book Award

“Offers a glimpse into a side of the Soviet Union that’s often given short shrift in our cultural memory: its incredibly international orientation.” —Jennifer Wilson, New Republic Belknap Press 17 photos 480 pp. $36.00 • £28.95 cloth 9780674980716


Strategist and Visionary Wolfram Siemann

Translated by Daniel Steuer “The most comprehensive, absorbing and authoritative biography of the man we have.” —Brendan Simms, Wall Street Journal “Siemann brilliantly refreshes our understanding of Metternich and his era.” —Christopher Clark, London Review of Books Belknap Press 72 photos, 2 illus., 6 tables 928 pp. $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674743922

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The Republic of Arabic Letters Islam and the European Enlightenment Alexander Bevilacqua ★A Longman–History Today Book Prize Finalist ★A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year “A closely researched and engrossing study of…those scholars who, having learned Arabic, used their mastery of that difficult language to interpret the Quran, study the career of Muhammad…and introduce Europeans to the masterpieces of Arabic literature.” —Robert Irwin, Wall Street Journal “[A] tour de force study of the origins of modern Islamic scholarship in the West.” —Jacob Soll, New Republic Belknap Press 18 color illus., 2 maps 368 pp. $21.95 • £17.95 paper 9780674244870

Virtue Politics

Soulcraft and Statecraft in Renaissance Italy James Hankins ★A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year

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A Convert’s Tale

Art, Crime, and Jewish Apostasy in Renaissance Italy Tamar Herzig

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The Untold Story of the Panama Canal Marixa Lasso ★ Friedrich Katz Prize in Latin American and Caribbean History

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The Habsburg Empire A New History

Pieter M. Judson ★A EuropeNow Editor’s Pick ★A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year “Lucid, elegant, full of surprising and illuminating details, it can be warmly recommended to anyone with an interest in modern European history.” —Tim Blanning, Wall Street Journal “An engaging reappraisal...Judson rejects conventional depictions of the Habsburg empire as a hopelessly dysfunctional assemblage of squabbling nationalities and stresses its achievements in law, administration, science and the arts.” —Tony Barber, Financial Times Belknap Press 40 halftones, 7 maps 592 pp. $25.00 • £20.95 paper 9780674986763

The Thirty Years War

Peter H. Wilson

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When the King Took Flight Timothy Tackett

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Iron Kingdom

Christopher Clark

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Dance of the Furies Michael S. Neiberg

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The Return of Martin Guerre

Life and Death in the Third Reich

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Natalie Zemon Davis

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The Two Princes of Calabar

Avengers of the New World

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★A Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

Randy J. Sparks

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The Last Utopia

Human Rights in History Samuel Moyn ★A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the Year

“The triumph of The Last Utopia is that it restores historical nuance, skepticism and context to a concept that, in the past 30 years, has played a large role in world affairs.” —Brendan Simms, Wall Street Journal “One of those rare and brilliant books that compelled readers to reexamine their most cherished beliefs. It fundamentally changed the tone and tenor of human rights history.” —Patrick William Kelly, Los Angeles Review of Books Belknap Press 1 line illus. 352 pp. $23.00 • £18.95 paper 9780674064348

The People vs. Democracy Yascha Mounk

★A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

The Black Death and the Transformation of the West David Herlihy 128 pp. $24.00 • £19.95 paper 9780674076136

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The Fires of Vesuvius Mary Beard

The Global Transformation of Time Vanessa Ogle

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The Art of Ancient Egypt Gay Robins

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The Parthenon, Revised Edition

★W olfson History Prize

Mary Beard

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After the Ice

Religions of the Ancient World

Steven Mithen

★A Discover Book of the Year

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Harvard University Press Reference Library | Belknap Press 736 pp. $73.00 • £58.95 cloth 9780674015173

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Racism in America A Reader

Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed Racism in America: A Reader is an invitation to understand anti-Black racism through the eyes of our most incisive commentators. This anthology is for all curious readers, teachers, and students who wish to discover for themselves the complex and rewarding intellectual work that has sustained our national conversation on race and will continue to guide us in future years. D OW N LOA D T H E B O O K F O R F R E E AT H U P. H A R V A R D . E D U / R A C I S M - I N - A M E R I C A

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